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Call it. (Yes, from your phone. Yes, it's free.) This is only a test. More to come if people enjoy it.

Jon / CapitalQtalk ♪ 11:45, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

BEAUTIFUL. i've been hoping for something like this for ages. BRAVO. --ant 11:56, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
OMG <3 -- Jason DeLima - ! - 19:34, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
TMBW, I LOVE YOU. -Apollo 19:50, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
This is terribly exciting. -Lekker 22:22, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

People are happy! And thus, Dial-A-Wiki (at (505) TMBW-505) is born. The unfortunate limitation with its current form is a 60-second length limit on the recordings, but perhaps this is for the better in order to uphold the legal principle of fair use, since the end result comes out as a low-quality (and time-limited) sample.
By the way, YES, you can leave voicemail messages. And I'll try to update the song daily for as long as I can. Keep calling, and if this starts getting a lot of feedback, I guess I'll spread it beyond this talk page. Tell your friends, I suppose! See how people feel about it! -Jon / CapitalQtalk ♪ 02:38, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

It's incredible even with the limitations! Do They know about it? -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 13:19, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
I haven't made any effort past this page yet to spread the word about the service, so if they do find out, it's going to take a while for it to reach them.
Anyway, I received some great voicemail messages today from fans! Perhaps I'll eventually post some of the voicemail recordings up for posterity (after asking permission from the original callers, of course).
For those wondering how this service is run, I'm using the free Google Voice service as an answering machine; there's no actual tape involved. :] -CapitalQtalk ♪ 01:26, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
This is fantastic! -j2
Anyone here leave the voicemail message consisting of a little kazoo+ukulele rendition of Drinkin'? It's fantastic and charming! -CapitalQtalk ♪ 01:19, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Really really cool. I'll be sure to leave a message once I think of something to say!! - Goodtimes2
So wait. Wait. If it's so easy to do this sans-tape then WHAT THE HELL IS THE JOHNS'S EXCUSE? >:( >:( >:( (awesome though!) --Self Called Nowhere 01:05, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
AAHHH!! So true!! -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 01:53, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Too cool! This made my day! <3 (Also, thank you for making a Wiki article for this! It bothered me that there wasn't one for it at first Great idea though!) --Sparkling_Omelets 21:14, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for making this! I became a fan too late to experience the real DAS so this makes me incredibly awesome. The best thing about this is now i have a purpose for my cell phone besides randomly texting User Sparkling Omelets if she found her ipod yet. And now Dad doesn't get mad that i never use my cellphone so he buys prepaid minutes for nothing! ;^) awesome idea! --Nerdy4ever95

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Cool! Maybe we could make a page for Dial-A-Wiki. Thank you so much for making this Dial-A-Wiki by the way. -- Buzzmusic100 ("Keep your voice down...")

You're welcome! I'll create that page when the time is right. :] I'm trying to pace all of this as slowly as possible to not get ahead of myself. Thanks for the awesome voicemail this morning--that was you and your brother, right? I had quite a laugh from it. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 00:53, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes, that was us. Glad you liked it! I'm also glad we made it through without a cough or something that would ruin the effect. I can't wait till They find out about DAW (assuming They don't sue us)! :D -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 01:08, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Outside the USA[edit]

This doesn't seem to work in the UK, unless I'm being blatantly stupid. Is there some international area code that needs to be used? --༺𝄞𝄆Ⓠⓤⓔⓛ⎈Ⓓⓞⓜⓜⓐⓖⓔ𝄇༻ 19:43, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

you'll want to dial 00.1.505.8629.505, i believe. --ant 20:06, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you! It works :D --༺𝄞𝄆Ⓠⓤⓔⓛ⎈Ⓓⓞⓜⓜⓐⓖⓔ𝄇༻ 18:46, 16 August 2010 (UTC)


As nobody really heard the first three songs, I thought eventually it would be nice to rerun them.


-A person in the world 9:25 8-16-10

Plenty of people heard them, but I will "rerun" them at some point. :] -CapitalQtalk ♪ 17:59, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Rerun notice: I'll be rerunning the first three DAW messages tomorrow through Wednesday, so call in if you want to hear them. :] -CapitalQtalk ♪ 15:31, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
The messages? In place of the songs, or after the songs? -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 15:35, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
I mean the songs, silly! -CapitalQtalk ♪ 16:20, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

I want to hear Somebody's Body :(

Wish granted. Sorry for all the reruns; it's been an unusually busy week. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 12:48, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
When are they ending? --Veggieman 20:02, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Tomorrow. I move back to college on Sunday, so this will be quite a busy weekend, but I will try my best to keep up with DAW! -CapitalQtalk ♪ 21:40, 27 August 2010 (UTC)


Would it be worthwhile adding DaW to the releases bit on each song featured on DaW? I know it's not an official release or anything, but it'd be nice to have something to link them all together... --༺𝄞𝄆Ⓠⓤⓔⓛ⎈Ⓓⓞⓜⓜⓐⓖⓔ𝄇༻ 11:52, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

No, the service shouldn't be confused with anything official. Also, apologies for the poor fidelity and lack of editing on today's song; I was in a rush on the way to work. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 13:51, 17 August 2010 (UTC)


Where do you get these uber-rare tracks? --Veggieman 22:12, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Well, all the cool kids have them. ;) I suspect he's cobbled them together from all sorts of places and people, that's what I've done anyway... --Self Called Nowhere 22:20, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
You can find some cool stuff at Free Tunes and all the Frank O'Toole stuff can be downloaded because it, unlike Mrs. Roosevelt, was on the radio (I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry) so there's a link to that on the show page, in case you don't have it already. Otherwise, like Quinn said, basically, just make a lot of friends. Not that I should be talking, I barely have anything. But I assume that this works. -Apollo 23:00, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I got some o them stuffs like Frank O' Toole, PODAS I, all of the podcast stuff (cut it out myself), but I really want that Lincoln Demo version of INMB. --Veggieman 19:21, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
I think if everyone loves you, someone will give you the Bill Krauss demos as a prize eventually. -Apollo 23:24, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Or maybe it's just for torrent people. --veggieman.//(leave a message after the click?) 19:08, 28 August 2010 (UTC)


All songs from here on out will be in the MUCH higher quality/fidelity heard today, thanks to Google implementing a Google Voice calling system in Gmail, so I can record directly from the computer's stereo out mix to Dial-A-Wiki. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 13:57, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

when i saw that i was hoping this could be done. awesome! --ant 17:58, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
Are you using Jack to do this? I've tried that for better quality, but it doesn't seem to catch. Iamdooser 19:04, 28 September 2010 (UTC)


You okay, Dial-A-Wiki?

SO BUSY; SCHOOL. For the time being this might no longer be a song-a-day thing. :[ I'll try my bestest! -CapitalQtalk ♪ 02:38, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
I know the feeling. Good luck, Q! --j2


Seriously? Studio, commercial recordings? One or two probably won't detract from band sales, but five have been aired. TMBW was asked to take down the Free MP3 section a while ago, which had non-commercial mp3s. All of these commercial songs are under a minute, so they can be easily ripped with an audio program such as Audacity now that you can call using Gmail. Something needs to be changed. --veggieman.//(leave a message after the click?) 21:22, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

You may have a point there, magbatz, but I feel that the broadcast of commercial recordings is illegal without royalties or permission. Radio stations, internet or otherwise, must do this, and this phone line is similar to an online radio station. --veggieman.//(leave a message after the click?) 01:19, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
This is a non-profit promotional service for the band, effectively, but okay, point taken. I guess. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 03:16, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
I'm not trying to sound mean, just want to make sure of this. :)--veggieman.//(leave a message after the click?) 03:27, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Strong Bad?[edit]

Rumor has it that a fan convinced Matt Chapman to leave a message on Dial-A-Wiki as Strong Bad... Matt claimed that the deed was done. Did this happen, and is there any chance of hearing it?

If so, I'd love to hear it! -- Buzzmusic100 ("Keep your voice down...")
I don't even like HR at all but that's pretty legit, yo. I hope it's true. --Self Called Nowhere 23:22, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Indeed, he did leave a message! Here it is! Strongbad_daw.mp3 -CapitalQtalk ♪ 15:38, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

That's amazingly awesome. --veggieman.//(leave a message after the click?) 22:51, 20 September 2010 (UTC)


YEAH! --veggieman.//(leave a message after the click?) 03:31, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

A Message I Left[edit]

Hey, do you mind if I have an mp3 of the message I left at around 8:08-8:10 EST on October 3rd? It's basically me thanking you for running this new Dial~A~Wiki thing. Tvfactoryguy


I noticed that the song has been going for about a month! What's up with that? -- Buzzmusic100 ("Keep your voice down...")

I believe that Dial-A-Wiki may have died. --$¥Šтəмд†↓к є┌╓☼╔ (talk) 03:11, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
Sad. Sooooooo sad. ;_; -- Buzzmusic100 ("Keep your voice down...")
I hope CapitalQ knows how much this is going to alienate his fans. :[      -magbatz 03:19, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, folks, for not saying anything official on the matter. When the fall semester began, it became a bit tedious trying to maintain DAW and balance school, because of how difficult it was to get an okay-sounding recording onto the service (often taking way too much time for a single song). Perhaps I'll resume it some time in the future when I have the time. It was a fun run; sorry to disappoint people. :( -CapitalQtalk ♪ 18:08, 31 December 2010 (UTC)


Is DAW coming back this spring break?


I called this number tonight and heard one of the demos of "Everything Right is Wrong Again", and I wanted to know if I just heard some leftovers from when the service was up in 2010 or if it's starting back up again. I'd really love to get some insight into this!

Nope - I haven't touched it since 2010. But on the bright side, the real Dial-A-Song is back (at a new toll-free number). -CapitalQtalk ♪ 11:01, 22 December 2014 (EST)

I simply wanted to ask because earlier this year, I called it and only heard the "System Standard" voice message, so I was taken aback when I re-dialed and heard an actual song