Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mashing the music (again). Memory of a Free Festival

Regulars at fasterfuture may recall this (Rewritten for the networked world) and the rewrites of lyrics it inspired.

Here's another, from the brilliant mind of Ivan Pope. (good to see Chris Saad joining the JS-Kit party, btw, via Ivan. Congrats all round on the series B funding too, guys.)

David Bowie wrote Memory of a Free Festival after playing at one (in Beckenham of all places, I believe, way back when).
Ivan Pope wrote this after FOWA in London.

Memory of a Future of Web Apps (MOFOWA)

The Children of the bubble's end
Gathered in the conference
We showed our decks and felt the London web
Resting on our laptops
It was God's code
It was ragged and naive
It was Heaven

Code, We coded the very soul
Of building each and every app
We claimed the very source of joy ran through
It didn't, but it seemed that way
We kissed a lot of people that day

Oh, to capture just one drop of all the Twitter that swept that afternoon
To paint that love
upon a #FFFFFF balloon
And fly it from
the topest top of all the tops
That man has pushed beyond the web
Funding must be something
just the same

We scanned the skies with rainbow eyes and saw startups of every shape and size
We talked with tall VCs passing through
And Scoble tried to climb aboard but Arrington shook his head
And away they soared
Climbing through
the wifi vibrant cloud
Someone passed some schwag among the crowd
And we walked back to the office, unchained

"The Funding Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party
The Funding Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party
The Funding Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party
The Funding Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party
The Funding Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party."

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