• Band of Bronies: Meghan McCarthy's Musical Ambitions

    Psst. Hey. Hey you. Over there in the back. Yes, you, with the hat. You wanna be in a band? What about the rest of you? Awesome! I like to see initiative. Well, guess what? Meghan McCarthy has a spot open for you in her band. Yes, that Meghan McCarthy. The one who writes episodes of Friendship is Magic. She's got a dream, of creating a song and bringing people of all different talents and lifestyles together to play it. And this is awesome, so we're going to help her.

    Here's how this works. Meghan has already put together some lyrics, which you can read right here. What it needs right now is a melody, so if you're inspired and so inclined you should whip one up and record the first verse and the chorus and send that in to her soundcloud at http://soundcloud.com/band-of-bronies

    You'll have until Wednesday, June 27 at 8 PM, Pacific Time (UTC -8:00) to get that in. Don't worry about being perfect; we're painting in broad strokes right now. After that, we'll get a poll going for everyone to decide which of the submitted melodies they think works best for the song. Once we have that, Meghan will take the winning melody and hand it off to, "someone much more musically inclined than [she] is" (or me, for that matter) to get a piano and vocal track together for everyone to listen to.

    Then the real fun begins! Once we've got that track, it'll be up to every last one of you with a voice, violin, tuba, tuna fish, or dream and a pocketful of stardust to record your contribution and send it in. If you're absolutely convinced of you're total lack of talent, there's also going to be a chance to shout "love and tolerate", so don't hang back for fear you'll harm the project. We want this to be the biggest band ever! So as soon as we give the green light, get to singing, playing, clapping, and any other way you can think of to add your own sound to the piece! The final product will be used to raise money for charity, and I think that's something we could all use a little more of in our lives.

    So what do you say? Come on, it'll be fun!