From the 2007 kick-off

Here are our recorded songs from the 11/01 kick-off event:

From the 2007 pre-kick-off

Here are our recorded songs from the 10/27 pre-kick-off event:

From the 2006 kick-off

5 Mb .mp3 of our 2006 shout-out (complete with initial blooper where the library announcement interrupted us). The lyrics are here. There is also a karafun karaoke file of the song.

From the 2006 Word War With Montreal

In 2006, half-way through November, Illinois::Naperville challenged Quebec::Montreal to a total regional wordcount war, with the terms: the losing region would sing the winning region’s song. Montreal, at the time of the challenge, was two places above Naperville in the world wordcount rankings. Naperville passed them by and was 3-6 places above them for the remainder of the month. Then, in the last hours of the last day, Montreal put forth great effort and apparently passed by Naperville, rising three spots in the world wordcount rankings. Fortunately for Illinois::Naperville, they didn’t win, though they came within a very slim 38k words!

Here is Montreal’s rendition of Typin’ Away Again Near Dear Old Naperville (2.9Mb mp3)

Naperville, ever a gracious victor, went ahead and sang O Dear Brave Montreal (and other songs) (pdf file with lyrics). See the Word War results + pointers to the Quebec::Montreal and Illinois::Naperville forums.

Here are the Illinois::Naperville mp3 files:

From the 2006 TGIO 9 December

At our TGIO party we re-recorded all four songs, just for the fun of