What could go wrong if I swallowed a microphone?

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Post by adam » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:48 pm

Take a look at the heavy metals that go into the construction of that thing, consider how quickly your bodily fluids will displace them and how long it will take, and then think about if it really matters whether you jam the thing down your throat or up your ass. Probably not a good idea.

Having said that, I think you need to try again...

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Post by Isolation » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:06 pm

but hey, you're dedicated...
if it'll wang your chung then it'll thompson my twins...

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Post by wedge » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:35 pm

Electricide wrote:swallowing workstation
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Post by rwc » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:55 pm

Smitty wrote:my gut tells me this is going to become one of my favorite threads ever.
megajoe wrote:Pulling that wire back out of your throat is going to be fun.
jrsgodfrey wrote:You mean besides dying?
KilledByAlbany wrote:I'm curious how the phantom power may react if it ends up immersed in some conductive bodily fluid... 8)
Agreed with all of the above.

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Post by i am monster face » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:21 pm

Hey! C'mon. I'm not familiar with the human...anatomy.

Of course, now that I think about it...with hindsight, not the best idea ever.

So, I did it again, only this time in my mouth. It sounds pretty good. I like it a lot. Couldn't keep it in there the whole time.

Regardless, we got what we wanted and, well, I'm still stupid. STUPID LIKE A FOX.

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Post by rwc » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:27 pm

hindsight is 20/20 vision.

I still can't believe you actually went ahead and tried this. When I read weird shit on the internet, the shock wears off after a certain amount of time, but this shocks me as much now as it did when I first read it. wow.
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Post by i am monster face » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:19 am

I just view it as trying something that ultimately will get used on a nice, pretty record.

After editing, it sounds pretty cool. We're going to use it.

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Post by Brett Siler » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:26 am

ha this is funny stuff.

My bandmate did something similar to what you tried in an old band he was in. They were recording a song live and he had a cheap radio shack lavalier mic in his mouth. They recorded the song and he would open and close his mouth periodically through out the song. I still haven't heard it yet but I really really want to.

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Post by darjama » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:18 am

There's a non invasive way to do this. Get your hands on a fetal doppler.
The real ones are more expensive, but the cheap ones might give a fun result.

My wife's pregnant so we were considering getting one of these. We didn't do it because it seemed like it would give her a reason to freak out if she couldn't find the heartbeat.

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Post by Jon Nolan » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:59 am

i am monster face wrote:It didn't work. It got about halfway down twice, then I gagged/threw it up.
these are the takes that I want to hear. Please tell me you were rolling.

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Post by Smitty » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:01 am

Jon Nolan wrote:
i am monster face wrote:It didn't work. It got about halfway down twice, then I gagged/threw it up.
these are the takes that I want to hear. Please tell me you were rolling.
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Post by Jeff White » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:01 am

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Post by weatherbox » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:44 am

you could just be a man and cut a hole in yourself for the mic to go in. i'm sure that's what Rollins would do.

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Post by i am monster face » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:12 am

Jon Nolan wrote:
i am monster face wrote:It didn't work. It got about halfway down twice, then I gagged/threw it up.
these are the takes that I want to hear. Please tell me you were rolling.
I do have these takes. You really want them? I can post them tonight when I get back to the studio.

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Post by The Garage » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:32 am

If you actually want to get mic into your stomach, you should send the mic up your nose to get down your throat. This will prevent you from gagging.

p.s. Don't actually do this.

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