The main use of #7E7E7E (say “hash seven ee seven ee seven ee”) was to acknowledge connections that “cross” my different music identities.
For example, when I remixed a song by Silva Hound that represents a type of music I particularly hate, I acknowledged the fact that Silva Hound was (at the time) mostly known for his My Little Pony fan music (and indeed the first song I heard from him was “Hooves Up High”).
This acknowledgement takes the form of a mark that I included in the corner of the cover art (example below):
On YouTube, the mark previously had an annotation with information about the connection and a link to the relevant video.
In addition to the marking, I also used “7e7e7e” as my username on Dubtrack.fm and Plug.dj, two music-sharing sites that have both shut down.
List of Marks
If you’re curious, here are all the times I used the mark on the cover art:
- Katy Perry - California Gurls (126 Remix) and FiM - Equestria Girls (Jack Grayson Remix): Because “Equestria Girls” (the 2011 promotional song) is a parody of “California Gurls,” I remixed the two in essentially the same way. The YouTube annotations each linked to the other YouTube video.
- 126mix - *A Cappella: Most instances of people spelling it wrong that I came across were within the brony fandom. The YouTube annotation linked to a video about a sign reading “*A CAPPELLA” that I wore at a fan convention in 2013.
- Silva Hound - Bass Rocket (126’s “Failure to Launch” Remix): As mentioned previously, Silva Hound was (at the time) mostly known for his My Little Pony fan music. The YouTube annotation linked to the YouTube video for “Hooves Up High”, which was the first song of his that I heard.