It’s a DS106 World

DS106_4LifeNanalou and I had a visit with the Burgeron Memory Mirror this week and what a treat.  @Cogdog and @Cris2B and I had evidentally created a fun parody of Mad World by Gary Jules during our lost week last summer.  With the help of a shared Google Doc Alan (aka @Cogdog) and Cris wrote new lyrics, and I sang the new song while accompanying myself on the 12-string guitar. Without a sound studio we had improvised using GarageBand on the iPad recording separate tracks adding some cool effects: dreamy vocals, large room guitar 1 and small room guitar 2.  The final sound editing and mixing were completed much easier by e-mailing the separate tracks to Nanalou’s computer where she keeps and old copy of GarageBand 6.0.5. The editing capabilities on the iPad version of GarageBand are pretty dismal.

When we checked Soundcloud we discovered two versions of the song:  An earlier draft with only Cris’s lyrics– sung twice for some odd reason.  (That Burgeron Backwoods Brew strikes again?)  Then a final version with both Cris’s and Cogdog’s lyrics. Through a misty fog and a lot of static we think the memory mirror was trying to show us something about a music video that was created to go with the parody, but we couldn’t find it. Maybe another Burgeron family member has seen it?  Well… you can at least listen to the audio version.

UPDATE: June 20, 2015 – In the #DS106 world you never know what will happen with the art you create.  Maybe nobody says anything, or maybe someone will riff on it and create something new. In this case Ron Leunissen was inspired to add keyboard and strings to the audio track.  It is beautiful.  Thank you Ron.


It’s a #DS106 World
by Rochelle Lockridge, @Cris2B, @Cogdog

Making art damn it keeps me sane
clears my mind, revs my brain
to create is better than champagne
makes me happy, makes me happy

There’s a freedom when you open up
Fill your cup, fill your cup
Ride the tension to a new creation
Live your vision, Live your vision

And I find it really funny, I find it really grand
to share my stuff with others makes my world expand
And some call it community, or maybe family
People creating art together, it’s a very very
DS106 World… DS106 World…

In front of me are familiar tweets
Blog updates, down under mates
Bright and early for the Daily Create
Making art, making art

Dancing Jim is filling up their GIFs
No layer masks, no layer masks
Going headless, don’t wanna do my work
Boss is a jerk, boss is a jerk

And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of mad
The dreams in which I’m clone brushing are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
When people share in circles it’s a very, very
DS106 World…  DS106 World…

Bloggers waiting for the moment they get pings
Read your post, loved your remix
And I feel the way when Kernohan sings
Sit and listen, sit and listen

Went to school and I was very nauseous
No one knew my blog, nor my soundcloud
Hello Assignment Bank, where’s my example?
Tagged right to me, tagged right through me

And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of mad
The dreams in which I’m clone brushing are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
When people share in circles it’s a very, very
DS106 World… DS106 World…  DS106 World…  DS106 World…


Lost in Time and Space?


Burgeron Beauty Memory Mirror

NanaLou here…The Burgeron family reunion and concurrent celebration of my 100th birthday at the end of August 2014 was an amazing event – reminiscent of the ’82 Bovine Hoedown. Or so we’ve been told and what glimpses we can gather from the drone-a-chrome camera and the Burgeron Beauty Memory Mirror we found following that wild week of merriment & moonshine.

It turns out we partook of more than a little too much of the Burgeron Backwoods Brew and woke up moaning on Monday morning having misplaced an entire week, except for the snippets of events we think may’ve gone on.  Not sure myself, but there might’ve been at some point a greased pig running around Dr. M’s treehouse, more joy riding on Cousin Reggie’s time cycle, our lovely Anna Cow, in all her finery, giving dance lessons atop the trailer and more joy rides with Don’s drones with trips into the mysterious Area 106.  And I’m pretty sure there was some sort of dispute involving a game of Dungeons and Dragons where members of the Boo family were angrily accusing the Dungeon Master (my great grandson-in-law) of running the game with a corporeal bias.

“How can a ghost take a -2 handicap due to blood loss? There’s no blood to lose!”

“Fine, call it ectoplasm loss, then.  You’re still down two on strength unless you’ve got a healing spell I don’t know about.”

One memory I hope not to recover is what led to the recording of this “interesting” duet of our trailer house blues song with me and Cousin Froid.

When I stumbled onto the front porch of my shed that first day of September, more bleary eyed than usual, I nearly tripped over the magic memory mirror that has been slowly revealing our lost week.  But she’s a temperamental beauty and is selective on what and when she chooses to reveal her secrets.  It seems each of the family members is allowed to see only a portion of the week, or a certain event. I wonder if the details of Don’s abduction will be brought to the surface.  Dr. M has offered to keep the memory mirror at her place so that she and her professional expertise will be nearby if any traumatic memories should arise. If we really want to know what happened we are going to have to reassemble events memory by memory.


“To The Bovine Signal” Original image by Skye McAllister. GIF remix by Rochelle Lockridge

We need all the help we can get to reclaim our lost week. The bovine signal was flashing when we finally came to, but the only signs of our caped crusaders Super Moo & Cowgirl were a couple of GIFaChrome snaps thought to be taken during a rescue attempt for cousin Stefanie.  Even our own Betsy de R., ace reporter for the Bovine County Daily and her trusty sidekick Aunt Sappy are struggling with this one.  The family blog is ready and waiting for any and all Burgeron friends and family members to add their recollections of the biggest, baddest, best Burgeron family reunion ever.  Feel free to post any audio versions on our family Soundcloud group.  And keep it clean guys.  Remember, the Burgeron children are reading this too.


#DS106 #4Life

But I don’t want to end my post with only lost memories.  I want to remind the family that we’ll be making new memories this summer.  It’s once again time for us to host the world renowned bi-annual Bovine County Storytelling Fair.  This year’s theme will be Fairytales and it runs all summer long.  We’ll be immersed in all number of storytelling platforms, with workshops and a culminating collection of our favorites to be published in an official multi-media flipbook.  I can’t wait to read the wonderful stories that will fill those empty pages at the end of the summer. More details to come.