Music: Poppy Ackroyd
Director: Ainslie Henderson
Producers: Puppet Animation Scotland
When Ian McCulloch wondered “what the chords of Space Oddity would sound like backwards“, here’s what he came up with:
The Oxford English Dictionary defines seventeen as: “One more than sixteen, or seven more than ten; 17.” Janis Ian defines it like this:
The mouth is almost like a percussive instrument. If you use it in the right way, your flow can have melody coming from the vowel sounds, but then percussion coming from the consonant sounds. And your flow of how you divide up these consonants and vowels determines how nice an instrument your rapping can become.