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Colby Nolan

By Jim Wood on February 10, 2016 8:44 pm

Colby Nolan was a housecat who received an MBA from Trinity Southern University in 2004. When I read about him on the Wikipedia site "Animals with Fradulent Degrees," I immediately stopped work on my intended piece for this week and dragged my wife over to the studio to record the chorus vocals.

Peripheral referential thanks to Biber's "Die Katze."

Mac computer voices Fred and Kathy (chosen for their robotic phrasing); sung vocals Holly Wood. Trumpet and diffuse brass choirs derived from her voice via Melodyne Studio. Very approximately E Major.

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February 15, 2016 12:54 am

Cool back story on this one and a cool track, too.  Dig that chorus.

February 15, 2016 1:20 am

great textures!

February 15, 2016 2:09 am

I want my cat to have a Princeton Degree... but then he will have even more attitude, which it seems almost impossible smile

Pretty innovative use of Melodyne and nice work on that textures and sound design, as usual

February 15, 2016 2:12 am
laguna wrote:

I want my cat to have a Princeton Degree... but then he will have even more attitude, which it seems almost impossible smile

Princeton's overrated -- insist on MIT.

February 15, 2016 6:32 am

wow, surreal, trippy, off the wall, good!

February 15, 2016 7:14 am

This is absolutely wonderful. Great work, and great chorusing by Mrs Wood.

February 15, 2016 8:36 am

This is a beauty!

February 15, 2016 11:01 am

Awesome, loved reading through all the backstory. 'Animals with Fraudulent Degrees' sounds like an indie band name. I love it when subject matter can re-direct the whole creative process.

February 15, 2016 3:46 pm

I wouldn't mess with that cat

February 15, 2016 4:08 pm

Shit. What a track. I love it.

February 15, 2016 5:23 pm

The Eb B Eb E Eb B motif is really good. Cat with Fraudulent Degree is a tough theme, but somehow you've nailed it.

February 15, 2016 6:04 pm

Thanks for the apreciation!

kevanatkins wrote:

Shit. What a track. I love it.

Brackleforth wrote:

The Eb B Eb E Eb B motif is really good. Cat with Fraudulent Degree is a tough theme, but somehow you've nailed it.

You must have perfect pitch. Having a specific theme actually makes things easier :-))

February 15, 2016 6:41 pm

I will love this song forever.

February 15, 2016 6:48 pm

"In one case, a cat's degree helped lead to a successful fraud prosecution against the institution that had issued it." This is so unbelievable and hilarious. And the track is fantastic, truly unique.

February 16, 2016 11:31 pm

Haha, this is lovely XD

February 17, 2016 9:09 pm

I feel like I've been wandering in a street party in a Dali painting, serenaded by brass-playing, melting cats.  Bravo!

February 18, 2016 12:19 am
Q-Rosh wrote:

I will love this song forever.

The song feels the same way about you.

Sodabelly wrote:

"In one case, a cat's degree helped lead to a successful fraud prosecution against the institution that had issued it." This is so unbelievable and hilarious. And the track is fantastic, truly unique.

Rabovenk wrote:

Haha, this is lovely XD

onezero wrote:

I feel like I've been wandering in a street party in a Dali painting, serenaded by brass-playing, melting cats.  Bravo!

Thanks all, from the melting cats!

February 19, 2016 7:15 am

Perfect song for my today's morning exercises which is sitting in a chair doing nothing except thinking about who might most probably call me today to tell me a surreal story. Very inspiring music. Muchas gracias.

February 20, 2016 5:23 am

Haha funny! Love the crunchy endings of the voice samples.

February 21, 2016 6:45 pm

holy fug, with the silliness aside this is a solid track. At moments it sounded like caribou meets minimal techno. But those voices those! And the CATS CATS CATS!!!

February 21, 2016 7:58 pm
Fred und Luna wrote:

Perfect song for my today's morning exercises which is sitting in a chair doing nothing except thinking about who might most probably call me today to tell me a surreal story. Very inspiring music. Muchas gracias.

colorful grey wrote:

Haha funny! Love the crunchy endings of the voice samples.

Mr Mort wrote:

holy fug, with the silliness aside this is a solid track. At moments it sounded like caribou meets minimal techno. But those voices those! And the CATS CATS CATS!!!

I owe it all to Holly's voice (and Colby, of course) ;-)

March 1, 2016 9:11 pm

Wow, definitely love this track!!! Incredible work, voice and everything are outstanding!

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