– More Cowbell

MoreCowbell.djSaturday Night Live adepts will probably remember the infamous comedy sketch which featured Christopher Walken and Will Ferell as music producer and cowbell player respectively. This particular sketch was broadcast in early 2000, and it gave birth to the pop culture catch phrase “More Cowbell”.

In a more recent note, it has just given birth to the website we are discussing right now, an online endeavor that will let you recreate Messrs. Walken and Ferrell finest hour from the comfort of your own room.

Basically, you upload a song of your choice (in MP3 format) and then add either “Cowbell” or “Christopher Walken” to it by means of the provided slide bars. When this has been dealt with, you hit the “Gimme more cowbell!” button and away you go (or away go Messrs. Walken and Ferell, that depends on the vantage point of the user).

Additional tomfoolery is provided via the “Recent Cowbells” sections, which stands as the place to go in order to check previous creations and see how yours fares in relation to them. In Their Own Words

“MoreCowbell.DJ is an application built using The Echo Nest Analyze API. Analyze API is a tool that enriches your software’s understanding of music. It uses a perceptual model of human listening to generate detailed XML descriptions of a song’s structure and musical content to power music applications with a much deeper musical understanding.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

A good laugh is always appreciated.

Some Questions About

Are there other sites that use the same technology and which can produce similar sonic collages?