The 'Shroom:Issue 105/12 Days of 'Shroom Christmas
Seasons greetings, all you readers and listeners! We're a bit late getting this special section published, aren't we?
"12 Days of 'Shroom Christmas" is a song that was conceived and written by Crocodile Dippy (talk), and then composed and mixed by myself, Stooben Rooben (talk). The idea was to create as unorthodox a Christmas song as possible. After juggling various songwriting possibilities around, Dippy eventually suggested a circus-oriented track that homages all of The 'Shroom's current, hard-working staff. Despite me having very little prior knowledge regarding circus music (except for that "Scaretale" chiptune, which was my first foray into such genres and scales), I found the proposed idea very creative and jumped on it.
The song itself almost did not see realization, though. My computer's hard drive failed during the middle of recording audio last week, leaving me with no way to record more until the 24th of December. Since then, Dippy and I have put an enormous amount of nonstop work into seeing this song completed, even forgoing fun, family, relaxation, and entire nights of sleep just to get the project done. That's what being a musician is all about, though: not sleeping.
Well, that's only partially true. It's also about doing everything you can to please your fans or potential listeners. And that's exactly what we've tried to do here, because you all deserve an entertaining song. The song is chock full of lyrical references and musical acknowledgements to The 'Shroom staff, and the many circumstances and jokes we've all found ourselves being a part of. Regardless of our extremely pressing time constraints, this ended up being a very enjoyable project to work on. I'm glad it's finally finished, though! Both Dippy and myself hope you all enjoy the goofy-if-bizarre final product, we put a lot of affection into making it.
Below is the song in two downloadable formats (.mp3 and .wav), and beneath that are the lyrics as penned by Dippy.