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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.
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."
Check out one of his interpretations after the jump and more of his work on the Voicemuze website. And submit your own awful voicemail transcription here.
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."