Take This Mega Man: A Musical Adventure

by Kyle Hilliard on Aug 11, 2012 at 08:08 PM

Many, many years ago, when you had to call the Internet on the phone to request permission to surf the web, my brother and I discovered a music program called Fruity Loops. This is what happened.

After figuring out the basics of Fruity Loops, my brother and I went to work and we created what can only be referred to as a masterpiece. In truth, I don't remember if it was a team effort. I am not sure if my brother Tristan wants to take any credit for this disaster beautiful piece of artwork.

The liberal use of the digitized voice saying "check this out!"* at around 20 seconds layers perfectly with the repetitive drum-beat and what can only be described as patterned shrieks. Just when you start getting into the groove, the off-key piano kicks in at around 50 seconds to introduce the riotous breakdown. Also, I have to toot my own horn a little bit and declare that the false ending is simply inspired.

After I finished the project, I saved the file with the name "Take This Mega Man!" and walked away. Ten years later, I asked my brother to send it to me in an e-mail, and he obliged. I thought the world was finally ready to hear the greatest piece of digital music ever created. Fair warning, once you listen to this, all other music will sound boring and inadequate.


Here's a dancing Mega Man to help you get in the mood.

Everyone has been clamoring (and by that, I mean one guy on Twitter casually requested) that I make the mp3 downloadable. Your patience has been rewarded. Right-click here to download the song and share it with all the people you don't like.

*My wife insists that the voice is saying "make this stop!" instead of "check this out!" but, I think she is just hearing what she wants to hear.

The Photoshop photograph above was created taken by my brother, Tristan Hilliard.