Usually our Vanyaland Challenges involve songs that are difficult to listen to all the way through, and the challenge is often in how long a listener can go before turning it off. There’s a lot of Paris Hilton, and that creepy guy who rolls out tween pop hopefuls. But this is a whole new challenge, as Hallelujah The Hills have commemorated today’s “Leap Second”, celebrating the world getting one extra second in our day by releasing a one-second song.
Well, it’s not even a song, really. But it’s something, yeah — and we keep hitting “play.” Frankly, “yeah” has never sounded so good. Maybe it’s because we have that extra second to spare.
“Tomorrow we will have an extra second, a leap second, to account for the slowing of the Earth’s rotation by about 2/1000’s of a sec/day,” tweeted Jah Hills frontman Ryan Walsh last night. “If I were a smart man, I would’ve recorded /released a one second long song that I asked the world to play during this bonus sec, tomorrow.”
“I have stayed up late to make this a reality,” he tweeted in a follow-up. “Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you my one-second “Leap Second Song.” Use the “leap second” or the “leap second” uses you, friends.”