Shannon's just blogged about a song that I asked her to write for Ben and Mena for their birthdays. (In case you've ever wondered, the reason their company is called Six Apart is because they're birthdays are six days apart...) Shannon went above and beyond the call of duty and did a most amazing job. In order to get the humor/wit balance just right, she read everything Ben and Mena had ever blogged and probably knows more about them now than even the most dedicated stalker.

She ended up with a song called "Your Own Dot Org." I love it. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 1.0 deed of course.

Thanks again for this great work and welcome back, wherever you've been Shannon. Your new site looks great. Now come and hang out with us again on #joiito. ;-)

Lyrics follow.

Your Own Dot Org - Shannon Campbell
Money, fame, and the tiki room
but all it took was a domo kun
now you have more than just donations
board of directors, new location

baseball cards, edgar allen poe
by now we've read enough to know
we never need to hear you speak
just read your archives every week

you're unbelievably adorably cute
benevolent, witty, and brilliant to boot
you're a stupid fool with your own dot org
you're a day late and a dollar short

always together and never apart
never mind the ridiculous rumors it sparks
even four days alone reveal this is true:
ice cream... is so sad... without you

you're unbelievably adorably cute
witty, benevolent, and brilliant to boot
you're a stupid fool with your own dot org
you're a day late and a dollar short

It's been a long, long time since high school halls
Friday nights & notebook scrawls
and you still watch each other move
like no one's watching you at all

the world has watched you build your dreams
prey to hype and drama queens
and sometimes you still lie in bed
and wonder where the old days went

you're unbelievably adorably cute
benevolent, witty, and brilliant to boot
you're a stupid fool with your own dot org
you're a day late and a dollar short (x2)

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> In case you've ever wondered, the reason their company is called Six Apart is because they're birthdays are six days apart...

And I always thought it had something to do with six degrees of separation.

The song sounds super-professional. You really should release that on the College radio circuit. Catchy, beautiful sound, very obscure lyrics (well for most college students I'd guess) - It'd be huge!

When's the single coming out? ;-)

Thats a really cool song, just put it into my iTunes, it got a 4 star rating. College hit for sure! I go to Grand Valley State in Michigan and all my roomates liked the song on first listen too.

Hey man! Where is the MP3? I want to compare it to the McKinsey anthem!

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