So there's only been two of @frenchcricket 's frenetic quirk-pop songs this year so I thought: Dare I attempt writing one myself? Could I get anywhere close to those nifty licks and amazing rhythms?
The answer of course, is no, but I had a go anyway. I drank 5 cups of coffee, built a drum track, cranked up the tempo and flung angular riffs at it until it looked vaguely Cricketsian ...
I'm fond of the @frenchcricket song The Empty Set so I thought The Box Set would be a good homage title and then I chucked in some maths ...
EDIT: When I posted I had a typo in my .mp3 url so it didn't play for about ten minutes until I spotted it. Sorry about that.
In the box set of my life there are six series
But the ratings follow a catenary curve
It starts well but it's sagging in the middle
Like a hanging chain
At least the last few series have picked up a bit
I haven't been written out of my own script
At least not yet
I'm living in the margin of error
Where y = a cosh (x/a)
I got a chain from Shaws the Ironmonger
And played a game of German Rounders
My character development got a boost
When in Series 5 I found a typo on
Wikipedia and corrected it myself
Infusing me with community spirit
And a sense of being right
I made a tune from the sound of a
squeaky escalator in Meadowhall
North is relative
It all looks the same
Under a fractal sky