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The Decade In Music: '00s

Record A Song This Weekend!

Stevie at age 13. Can you do better than him? (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) hide caption

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Stevie at age 13. Can you do better than him?

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While we may not agree as to whether new recording technology makes music better or worse (see Douglas Wolk's fantastic essay), I think we'd all be willing to admit that technology has made making music a whole lot easier, cheaper and more accessible. We can be more agile, impulsive, nimble, reactionary and spontaneous than ever before. Right? Well, that's the idea anyway.

So let's try!

Here at NPR Music, we could have given you a mere 24 hours to do this, but we'll be generous and allow you the entire weekend in which to record an original song.

Here are the rules:

Your song needs to include one of the following words:

dog
firecracker
lamp shade
Japan
NPR

Your song can be any genre or length.

Please include the name of the song and how you'd like to be credited. Send your songs to:

monitormix@npr.org

All songs are due by this Sunday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. ET.

We'll feature the songs next week as part of our continuing Decade In Music coverage.

Thanks, and have fun!

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