Over the past decade, new computer programs such as GarageBand and Pro Tools have made it possible for millions of musicians to become recording artists. So this past weekend, NPR Music gave its followers two days to write and produce a song: any kind, any length, any genre.
The only restriction was that it had to include one of the following words or phrases: dog, firecracker, lampshade, Japan or NPR. We received more than 150 submissions, including one from composer Brad Mossman. Here, he talks about his song "NPR" with host Scott Simon.