Φ-bonacci nova

So, as you know, the universe had a big bloody gaping bossa-nova-tune-about-the-fibonacci-series-shaped hole in it, so for the sake of humanity I most humbly filled it.

Since its composition, an imminent geek-pop song writing competition deadline was discovered, which spurred the song’s hurried 2-hour recording session, with the multi-talented and accommodating musical genius, Bridget – more known for her phenomenal eclectic guitar skills than her (equally impressive) vocal work, she did a perfect job of capturing that Astrud Gilbertian vibe, and added some cool melodic and harmonic ideas.

[Did it win?  Well not in the traditional sense, not even in a post-modern sense.  Speaking completely without bitterness, the whole competition was entirely rigged and a conspiracy designed since the birth of David Icke to try and upset me.  No mention of the self-self-referencing, the clever Phi-Phib-Phibona-Fibonacci line, the cute idiomatic harmony- NOTHING.]

***EDIT!  The previous bracketed paragraph is an (unintentional) house of lies. I did in fact discover in my junk folder, a nice message explaining that despite the song’s brilliance, it was out-brillianted by others (you can hear the winning song at the end of this podcast) and maybe we can do something in the future.  Although my comments here were intended to amuse and to poke fun at only myself, it’s not true that they didn’t respond – so that inaccuracy is hereby rectified.***

Still- as a phoenix– I rise above it all like David Blaine’s little trick when everyone has to line up behind him, and he uses that contraption to lift him a few inches. “Watch..”

Anyhow, I know YOU will get something out of it, because you’re one of the special chosen people who are smart and funny and brilliant, and have you been working out? – because I’m sorry if this is forward – but you ARE looking rather hot these days.

Here she is:

And the lyrics:

Phi-bonacci Nova
©2010 Milton Mermikides (no touchy)

Ph-Ph-Phi Fib –Fibo –Fibonacci- Fibonacci Series

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, (34, 55)

When you add the last 2 numbers together, (Given zero and 1)

A beautiful sequence emerges that goes on for ever. (quite a long time)

Did Fibonacci know that when,

You add n-1 to n

A pattern is born that’s found all around us?

Leaves, ferns, pineapples

Pyramids, cathedrals

The evidence is oversold

But we all love a rectangle of Gold.  *(Gold)                  *[5/8 the way through the tune]

Phi- Fib –Fibo –Fibonacci- Fibonacci Series

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, (34, 55)

89. 144, 233, 377. Six hundred and ten

On and on (on an on)

[Repeat cumulatively]

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13 Comments on “Φ-bonacci nova”

  1. Gruff Davies says:

    Well, you may not have won the competition, but you won me over with it. Brilliant! And I’m sure it will become a cult classic over time.

  2. Carriep says:

    Yummy.

  3. Where can we get a copy of this? Is there a way to buy it?

    • miltcentral says:

      Thank you. Am (slowing and in downtime) working on an album of such bagatelles. This track is not (yet) for sale, but I will happily send it if you like.

  4. geekpop says:

    Milton!! Did we not say in our email that your song was “BRILLIANT”? (Yes we did). We were judging on songwriting skills for this particular contest and the judges felt there some songs that just edged it on that front. Musically and production-wise, we can’t fault it! And check your emails – we extended an offer of a further collaboration… 🙂

    • miltcentral says:

      Actually you are right!
      I found your message in the junk folder, and you were indeed very nice and explained why it didn’t win. I will edit the post accordingly not to taint the good name of geekpop.

  5. […] (The lyrics can be found in this blogpost.) […]

  6. Craig Tovey says:

    It is very pretty. Lovely vocals! And as math guy I especially like the
    lyrics and the 5/8 time. –cat

  7. Biscuit says:

    Great work Milt! (And Bridget!!)

    Love this song, cool idea, and I think it works great with the A.Gilberto style 🙂

    Haven’t seen you or B in ages now… I hope you are both well, and I’m glad a stumbled across your site again. Hopefully see you soon!

    Bic


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