Some of My Best Friends are Evil Madmen
The Choclate of my Youth
(As sung by Professor Snodgrass, Ph.D and his intrepid-if-dim
Out of all the sidekicks I chose you, Kenneth,
To fight crime today.
There's a madman on the loose, Kenneth.
We've got to make him pay.
It's a tale of woe and sadness,
From long ago, and far away.
This man, he has the atom...
The atom - you know the atom...haven't you been paying attention?
I will explain. Hang on a second, let me get my groove in...
Back to Some of my Best Friends are Evil Madmen
- The reason that the Professor's voice changes halfway through the
song is that when we started it we weren't thinking about which of
us (Michael or Alex) was going to play what character. So by the
time we had decided that Alex would play the Professor, Michael had
already recorded the first bit, and we liked the bit about the
In an effort to make Michael's voice a little bit more like Alex, we
added some E.Q., boosting the midrange and bass. This only made it
sound muffled. Oh well.
- The few times that the Professor's organ playing stops briefly, you are
invited to imagine that he is gesturing with both hands.
- We felt very strongly that the Professor's "groove" would have to
be a built in organ sound like a rhumba or a bossa nova. But we couldn't
remember what these rhythms would sound like, so we turned to the
little-known rhythm section built into my Mellotron sample set.
But in the end, we just threw some random notes together on a GM drumkit,
and put it through one of Logic's groove templates.