I still have a mix tape1 a friend made for me back in college. The last song on Side A is Round Here by Counting Crows, but as the song ends it fades into an instrumental tune that I don’t know. My guess is that there was something else originally on the tape before the mix I have now was recorded over it.
Anyway, I love the mystery tune and I’ve never been able to identify it. I remember a bunch of us sitting around the dorm soph year trying to figure it out. One gal swore it was a Phish tune, but could never identify it. Listening to it today, I think it sounds a little like Joe Satriani’s guitar work.
Here is an MP3 of the clip of the song I have:
There is a $5 bounty (via PayPal) for the first person to correctly identify the song in the comments.
I was surprised at the hoops I had to jump through to get this into MP3 format. I tried recording it directly into the Mac using WireTap, but they charge $20 now or they talk over the audio. This is what I finally did:
- Hook a line out from the headphone jack on my little stero to the microphone in port on my video camera.
- Play/record to get the audio onto the video camera.
- Import the video into iMovie.
- Crop the clip to the length I wanted.
- Extract the audio.
- Import the audio clip into iTunes.
- Convert to MP3.
I’m sure there is an easier way to do this2 – tips?
UPDATE: The song is ‘The Divided Sky’ by Phish. The clip I posted starts around 4:23 into the song. Thanks Bill!