No More DLL Hell (mp3)
Written and Performed By: Dan Wahlin & Spike Xavier
For those unfamiliar with the term "DLL Hell" (that's pretty much anyone who isn't a software developer), it's a term used by programmers to refer to versioning problems with Microsoft's older software. My good buddy Spike Xavier and I came up with the idea of writting a song about the concept while stuck in Phoenix traffic one day. Basically we wanted to write about how much better Microsoft's .NET platform is compared to their older technologies....mainly because we were bored I guess and because we're happy we don't have to use COM technologies much anymore. Some will like the song's style (or lack thereof), some won't depending upon what type of music you listen to. Here's the feedback we've received to date:
Heedy Wahlin (my wife): "I think that kind of music is detrimental to your health!".
Jeffery Wahlin (age 10): "[Comment made during a mixing session] Dad....please turn it down!"
Danny Wahlin (age 11): "[Comment made while listening to the song in my truck] Spike's quite the screamer."
Even though feedback from the family hasn't been overly encouraging, Spike and I had a lot of fun recording it. It was recorded in my office so my neighbors probably thought someone was being killed or something since the process was pretty loud. But, the cops didn't show up fortunately. If you're into more mellow music, here's some of the stuff I've written and recorded recently. Both songs are quite a bit more mellow....by several orders of magnitude.
No Shame In Crying (mp3)