SONG: Iguana Rosada


“Iguana Rosada” [Download]
(To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: “Rare, Storied Pink Iguana Discovered”, Popular Science, 5 Jan 2009, as used in the post “Pink Iguana!”

Subject: More than a week late, another song about Darwin and the Galapagos – and more specifically, another song about things Darwin overlooked. Isopods and polychaetes are easy to not notice. But a pink iguana?

Like dinosaurs by Hello, Kitty…. What relict lineage could be so…pretty?

Execution: Part of the point of this site is creative limits – a set of arbitrary rules (once a month, must be about science) to make me (and anyone else who cares to join in) make something. This song had additional limits. I know the weakest point of my songs tends to be my vocals, so this, inspired by Petra Haden and Imogen Heap*, is an a capella song. I was also moving this month, limiting my access to instruments and recording time, so I dedicated myself to simply getting down the right vocals and mixing them.

Despite that, I managed to get away with not singing the actual song… just the bits behind it. I suppose that makes this an experiment inside an experiment.

Next up: a penitential cover to make up for my tardiness.

*both of whom are better about things like “key” and “harmony” than I.