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Google Voice has an option to transcribe and send a text version of voicemails as they're left on your Google Voice account. Blame technology or your friend who always mumbles through a voicemail, but the transcription doesn't always come out right. And that's where local artist Krystofer James VanSlyke (@krysvs) comes in.
VanSlyke's not out to fix the service or translate; he's more about putting your transcripts to music.
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He writes, "I look through all the submissions for stuff that hits me just right. This is usually a combination of ridiculousness and a phrase that I think would make a good hook. I try to set a few aside during the week. Then on the weekend, after my kids go to sleep, I get all my gear out and set it up at the kitchen table."
The submission: "Hey it's Haiti it stamp again. I was just calling to confirm your 3:30 appointment tomorrow which is now and you will absolutely love herself."