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September 1+1 Song Competition RESULTS POSTED!!! WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:43 PM

For Contest Results

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September 1+1 Song Competition


Click HERE for contest rules.

The philosophy of the 1+1 comp is that it is something someone could perform at an open mic night. Typically it would be one guitar, one voice. Simple effects may be used but bear in mind the open mic idea of one voice and one live instrument and you won't go far wrong.

You are not allowed to enter your song if you have paid for the production, mixing, mastering, writing or performance of either the Lyric or Music. For no part of your song can you have paid anyone money.


Deadline For Entries: 6th - 11th
Voting: 12th - 15th

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:39 AM

The Thinman figures that the first entry could be a good ploy

This is definitely a popular open mic number !

Robby

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Burn 'Em All
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Iím comin
And hells comin with me
Itís drinking up time
In this old saloon

You had an ugly world
But now it's over
And not a moment
Too soon

He stood on a mountain top
In a ghost city of soldiers
This time itís got to stop
This time itís over


Burn Ďem all
Letís burn Ďem all
God said to the Devil
Letís burn them all


What makes people do
All the things they do ?
They can never steal enough
And now they just ran out of room

They die for fun
Burned out like the sun
No pride no dignity
Theyíve even got suicide bombs

He stood on a mountain top
In a ghost city of soldiers
The devil said to Jesus
Whereís your mother tonight ?


We're gonna burn Ďem all
Letís burn Ďem all
God said to the Devil
Letís burn them all


So set fire to the night
Paint darkness on the morning light
This place is history
Like an iron star in the sky

Their hearts pound so loud
They canít hear nothing else
They pray right out loud
Just to save themselves

Listen to the thunder
As the lightnin strikes
Theyíre going under
Itís happening tonight

We're gonna burn Ďem all
Letís burn Ďem all
God said to the Devil
Letís burn them all


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:08 PM

Civilized Men
by Jonie and Daddio

Fresh from their musters and straight into war
Battalions of soldiers marched onto the shore.
Some there for love of their God and their country
Others were fighting for more
In a war between civilized men.

Praying for silence that follows the storm
They called out to mothers and wives safe at home.
Barraged and beleaguered, they fell like a forest
Then bled side by side, all alone.
And they died there like civilized men.

I look to the heavens and wonder at us
How angry we all seem to be.
While inside a doorway, a victim of war
Longs for a moment of peace.

The winners and losers, the treaties and deals
The wounds that will fester and never quite heal
The soldiers amassed at the edge of a nightmare
Eating their last blessed meal
In the strongholds of civilized men.

I look to the heavens and wonder at us
How angry we all seem to be.
While inside a doorway, a victim of war
Longs for a moment of peace.

There are no martyrs who die to defend
Just fathers and brothers, our children, our friends.
All that remains of the valor and vengeance
Are the tears we all cry in the end.
And we call ourselves civilized men.
Lately I'm feeling my inner dog.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:31 PM

Hey There, Dad

Copyright 2010 Colin Ward


CH
Hey there Dad,
Been thinking 'bout you lately,
Are you looking down at me,
Wherever you are,
Sure hope you're doing OK,
I hope you're happy with what you see

V1
You raced your motorcycle,
In a muddy country field,
'Til I came along and changed your plans,
Sold your bike,
To spend your time with me,
I wonder if I thanked you for all that

CH

V2
You worked hard in the factory,
While I went to school,
Chased the girls and played my guitar,
You and Mom took care of me,
'Til I moved out on my own,
Can you hear me saying thanks from where you are?

CH

Bridge
I hope I haven't let you down
Your memory guides the things I do,
Now its my turn to leave a legacy,
Maybe they'll remember me too

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CH
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:57 AM

Chances

Words and Music: Alistair S

She may look into your eyes for reassurance
May look to see what trace of her remains
May come to your back door
As so many times before
There's a chance she may do that again

She may call you in the early hours of morning
May call you when she's lost or needs a friend
May catch you unawares
Off your guard and unprepared
There's a chance she may do that again

A woman, once a lover, a promise you can't keep
An itch you can't identify on nights you cannot sleep
Her finger tracing patterns of a man you used to be
A woman, once a lover, now a distant memory

Who once knew all there is to know about you
How you changed because nobody stays the same
But she's been changing too
She's not the girl you knew,
(And) Chances are you'd fall for her again

That woman, once a lover, that promise you can't keep
That itch you can't identify on nights you cannot sleep
That finger tracing patterns of a man you used to be
That woman, once a lover, now a distant memory

She has needs and she has hopes and aspirations
She has plans and she has roles that you could fill
She had you in her sights, and
There's chance that she still might
But chances are, you know, she never will

She has seas you never charted, she has depths left unexplored
Conversations never started, feelings unaccounted for
There's much left to discover, but it's best you let her be
A woman, once a lover, and a distant memory
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:58 AM

And now for something completely different..(my kid loves Monty Python)

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
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He loves me
He loves me not
He loves me
He loves me not
And the flowers bloom all around me
And they never stop

Petals coming down
On the ground they rot
Petals sliding down
Little forget-me-nots
They are silent
They are sad
And they never stop

(Bridge)
And they feel like silk
On my fingertips
But they cut like knives
Falling from your lips

He loves me
He loves me not
He loves me
He loves me not
And the flowers bloom all around me
And they never stop

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:19 PM

My Baby Doesnít Do Shoes

(Nigel Quin)

She can walk across the water
She can walk upon the sand
Maybe travel on horseback
Or just walking hand in hand

A carriage will be just fine
Maybe a Limo sometimes
We can go anywhere I choose
But my baby doesnít do shoes
No my baby doesnít do shoes

She will smile at the people
When she walks down the street
They stop and stare
At the girl with nothing on her feet

There can be no denial
The charm of a barefoot smile
I donít mean to confuse
But my baby doesnít do shoes
No my baby doesnít do shoes

When the weatherís not nice
I will carry her over the ice
She likes it when I take control
And she can really bare her sole

She can walk across the stream
Thereíll be no cause for alarm
(but) make sure you use those stepping stones
Or hold on to my arm

No rocks or glass,
No nails or screws
And no burning embers
Coz my baby doesnít do shoes
No my baby doesnít do shoes
Have you heard the news?

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 08:24 PM

It's not great, but it's my first solo effort and although it doesn't get
better, I would appreciate it if you could listen through to the end :)

Leaving You Words & Music By Tracy-Ann Edridge

I have lived and I have loved
I have caused much pain
I would do things differently
If I had my time again

I know you want me to stay
And I donít want to go
But when you ride the tidal wave
Youíve got to go with the flow
Youíve got to go with the flowÖ

Of all this world has thrown at me
And everything Iíve been put through
The hardest part of my life
Will be leaving you

I've said this before, and I'll say it again
Don't spend too long on grieving
Feel the loss
Cry, then stop
And then get on, get on with living
Please get on, get on with living

Of all this world has thrown at me
And everything Iíve been put through
The hardest part of my life
Will be leaving you

If loveís all I believe it is
Then we will still stay connected
I cannot be born again
But each day resurrected
In your heart and in your mind
I'll be there with love divine
But the hardest part in my lifetime
Is leaving you...

I have lived and I have loved
I have caused much pain
I would do things differently
If I had my time again

Of all this world has thrown at me
And all the heartache Iíve been through
The hardest part of my life
Will be leaving you
The hardest part of my life
Will be leaving you

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 10:21 PM

Been workin too much, Here's mine that I cut about an hour ago.. It's called Need Yo Love

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I been up baby and I been down

Just like a basketball I been dribbled and passed around

I've lived in the finest places and I've hung with the bums

Til I met you baby lawd I never had a need for love


Now I need yo love love love

I need yo love yea yea yea yea yea

love love love I need yo love


Hey I bought you a big ole diamond ring I let you drive my Cadillac

When it comes to my sweet little thing man I don't know how to act

Cause I need some love love love

I need yo love


Love love love I need yo love

yea yea yea yea yea love love love

I need yo love


I been racked up baby got bounced and banked

Like an old 9 ball no time to think

Tween you my business deals lord there ain't no time that I can kill


I need some love love love I need yo Love

yea yea yea yea yea love love love

I need yo love

I said love love love

I need yo love

love love love yea yea yea

Love love love I need yo love
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 11:54 PM

Okay. It's late. Not quite midnight, but I'm going to close the thread for submissions. I'll post again in the morning so the voting can begin! :)

Looks like a grand offering for this 1+1! :)

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 11:34 AM

Wowza!

Here's the VOTING STATION link for your convenience! Voting Rules can be found here!

Bravo to Alistair S for being the first to send in votes! LOL You are off and running, my friend! :D

Here's the list:
Burn 'Em All - Thinman
Civilized Men - jonie & daddio
Hey There, Dad - Colin Ward
Chances - Alistair S
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not - Wendy D
My Baby Doesn't Do Shoes - NigeQ
Leaving You - starsinmyeyes
Need Yo Love - SoddyBottoms

Voting is open until the Wednesday, September 15th. Send all votes to me via PM and I will confirm receipt of your scoring. I'll tally and post the results on Thursday, September 16th.

Happy listening! :)
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:33 AM

Here is the result of the September 1+1 Comp:

1st - Chances - Alistair S

2nd - Civilized Men - jonie & daddio


23 scorecards. 15 non-contestant voters were: Neal K, DonnaMarilyn, graybeard, garymc, kimberlyinnc, Simple Simon, somefellow, neuroron, Zeek, Salley Gardens, FunkDaddy, John Paragreen, Stewart Alexander, SatanInventedBras, & bubblingsoul.

Full result

Chances - Alistair S (average 7.87)
7 7 8 9 8 8 7 5 10 9 8 8 7 9 7 7 10 7 7 8 8 9 8

Civilized Men
- Jonie & Daddio (average 7.57)
8 10 8 7 9 7 6 7 8 8 6 8 9 6 5 7 9 9 8 7 5 10 7

My Baby Doesn't Do Shoes - NigeQ (average 6.91)
8 7 7 6 7 9 6 5 6 7 7 9 6 6 5 8 8 8 7 5 7 8 7

Need Yo Love
- SoddyBottoms (average 6.74)
9 6 10 6 6 7 6 5 5 4 6 7 4 8 9 7 8 6 9 3 10 6 8

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
- Wendy D (average 6.48)
6 8 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 8 5 5 8 3 4 6 10 6 9 6 7 8

Hey There, Dad
- Colin Ward (average 6.17)
5 5 7 6 7 10 5 6 6 6 5 8 6 6 5 6 7 6 5 5 9 5 6

Burn 'Em All - Thinman (average 6.09)
6 7 9 6 6 7 5 6 5 3 7 8 7 7 3 6 7 8 6 4 4 6 7

Leaving You
- starsinmyeyes (average 3.91)
3 4 5 4 4 8 3 2 5 3 4 5 4 5 1 1 7 2 5 2 3 4 6

Chances and Civilized Men
qualify for the year-end final. Congratulations!! Please post in the 2010 - Song Competitions thread which is pinned on this board.

Thanks to all who took part either by entering or voting! Hats off to those 15 non-contestants!! Glad you didn't mind my personal invitations! LOL You are ALL stars!

Next will be Open Format Comp in October! Happy writing!

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:57 AM

Congrats to Alistair and daddio/jonie!

SoddyB you had my top vote, great tune my man, Alistair had my second place.
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:56 AM

I voted too... :P


I loved the top two!

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:08 AM

Congrats! I had Civilized men far in front. GREAT chording, Don. Had Alistair #2, with Sod and Robbie (Thinman) in 3rd.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:45 AM

Congratulations to Alistair, jonie and daddio :)

I am really pleased with 3rd place, especially with this crop of songs :D Just for the record I had Civilised Man as my top pick but it was really hard to separate out some of the songs.

A big thanks to all the non-contestant voters and to Bubbles for running the show this month

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:58 AM

Congrats to the winners. I noticed the final order is pretty much how I voted so you are a smart bunch.

Interesting how the same song received votes from 3 to 10 in a couple of cases. Some songs move one person and not another. All comes down to taste.
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:04 AM

A good bunch of songs. I had Alistair and Wendy tied at the top with Thinman next but like someone else said, I had a hard time separating the songs.
Lately I'm feeling my inner dog.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 10:31 AM

Just listened to the top two brilliant!

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 10:31 AM

Well done everyone! And a special "congrats" to Alistair, Joni and Don. :)

I *love* the 1+1 Contests!

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 10:59 AM

Wow. I'm very suprised (but grateful!). Many thanks to Bubbles for running the comp and to all who voted (especially the non-contestants).

Like Zeek, I had "Civilized Men" way in front. It's a great song with a great lyric and is one of the best 1+1s I have heard. It moves me every time I listen to it. I think it should have won.

Wendy's was also great. Very atmospheric! I think I had Don top, followed by Wendy, with Nige and Thinman jointly running close behind. I enjoyed all the songs, but those were my picks (as someone said, it's all personal preference).

Sorry, Don (and Jonie). You wuz robbed .. :( ..... (yay, me!) :lol:
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 11:14 AM

Stewart, you are right of course! That's what I get for trying to do this from home and from work on short breaks. I'll get your name up there and make the necessary adjustments as well. Still don't think it will have much bearing on the top two slots, but will change the averages slightly.

:( Sorry.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 01:35 PM

Well done musers, I liked them all but Soddy you had me inventing lyrics on that track,
all the best,john.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 02:49 PM

Had Alistair top and three tied for third including Don/Jonie's Civilised Men. Nice contest enjoyed the listen!

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 04:52 PM

The Thinman is undeterred and will bust your songwriting asses in the next competition for sure !!!

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Congrats to those who finished above me and to Tracy-Ann below me - last place is better than 2nd last Tracy don't let it deter you either

Hugs to all - even those tight arses who couldn't muster more than a 3 !!

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:00 PM

Congrats to Alistair on placing first. I voted it as my top choice as well,

with Jonie/Daddio in 2nd

and Nigel 3rd.


I had the others in a bit different order than the turnout, but it is all a mater of taste as I think Colin said. It was a good group of songs, and a good amount of voters this time. It's always nice to see participation. :)

Thanks for running the contest Bubbles.:)

Whatever happened to the Collaboration contest? It seems we should have had one last month?


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#27 User is offline   Wendy D Icon

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:58 PM

Congratulations to all the entrants and thanks to Bubbles! I had the top two contenders reversed (Daddio/Jonie 1st and Alistair 2nd). It was hard to decide how to score the other songs though. I really enjoyed all of the songs. Colin's song was very nice, I loved the bridge in Nigel's tune, Soddy had some cool blues working, and Thinman had that cool rhythm guitar working. Stars In My Eyes (Tracy), I was last in one of these contests too. Don't let it discourage you. Mostly the judging is a matter of taste and it is subjective. Thanks to all the non contestant voters too.
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:13 PM

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:39 PM

Great efforts by everyone this month ! Congrats Alistair on the win. Well Deserved.. If it wouldn't for the Hiss I would have had to given you a 10.. So I didn't give a 10 .. Nige was my favorite and got my nine.. I like the light heartedness of his tune.. plus Nige reminds me of my childhood friend of 50 years ,, :D Nige Im referrin to what he used to look like, I know you are a young man !

After that for me Daddio , Alistair , Colin and Thinman were subjective and I went the easy way and gave all the same marks..

My little Diddy was 1 that I had written about 5 years back and recorded shortly before the deadline ,this was the 1st time it has ever been on a word processor .. I also improvise this one and it varies ,sometimes it comes out better than others..

I really appreciate the High marks and comps from you folks.. Looking forward to the next time..


Thanks to Bubbles for keepin us straight and her extra effort to increase the voting pool.. Goood Job !!!

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:23 PM

View Poststewart alexander, on 16 September 2010 - 06:56 AM, said:

I voted too... :P

Um... I voted, too! :D


Civilized Men and Chances were my top picks, been a HUGE fan of Jonie and Daddios collab since I first read/heard it; same with Alistair's, too, actually! :)

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 06:14 AM

View PostSatanInventedBras, on 16 September 2010 - 07:23 PM, said:

View Poststewart alexander, on 16 September 2010 - 06:56 AM, said:

I voted too... :P

Um... I voted, too! :D

Civilized Men and Chances were my top picks, been a HUGE fan of Jonie and Daddios collab since I first read/heard it; same with Alistair's, too, actually! :)

Okay. NOW it is REALLY all fixed. Still didn't change any of the final standings for anyone. I apologize for the shoddy work - multitasking is usually my thing . . . :ph34r:

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:48 PM

If I'd have voted (Daddio got that chore) I would have put Chances right on top where it is with Wendy's a close second. I also liked Nige's, Soddy's and Colin's songs and would probably have had them in a three way tie for third. BTW, Nige's title threw me because, as everyone here in the states knows, it should be "My Baby Don't Do No Shoes".

Had this been the lyric comp, Leaving You, would have received a very high mark from me. I did listen all the way through and think the effort was commendable but I have to say, I the lyric is good enough to warrant a real production and vocal if starsinmyeyes decides to revisit it at some point.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:31 PM

Congrats to everyone, and especially to the top two! Nicely run, Bubbles. :)

I was one of those with Civilised Men out in front, simply because I found it the most interesting original, musically. I had Chances and Burn 'Em All tied for second place.

I thought the overall standard was about the highest I can recall hearing in a 1+1 contest, so well done everyone!





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Posted 18 September 2010 - 08:08 PM

Hey everyone! Congratulations to the winners Alistair and Daddio (you were amongst my top votes as well) for their two fabulous songs! That's real talent for you, well done guys! I wanted to mention that I loved Colin Wardsí song and of course Nige Q always produces quality songs as well.
Thanks Thinman for the encouragement, but I donít mind coming last, coming last means I am participating :) . It is very liberating to be able to convey (even badly) a song that has been living inside of me and I'm truly grateful to all of you for putting up with me :) To jonie, thank you for your praise on my lyric, and I would be only too happy to hand over the production reigns to someone else ;) :lol: !

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 01:45 PM

Tracy..


I always come last... :P


You are in fine company me dears!!! x


I loved your lyric .. work on the vocals, I feel.. they are always the hardest my friend! :)

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 11:01 PM

View Poststewart alexander, on 19 September 2010 - 12:45 PM, said:

I always come last... :P

It is written,

Those who are last shall be first...


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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:16 AM

Sorry for missing this one, but having had the pleasure of hearing two of the top three performed live I thought I'd better come and have a listen :) A strong selection of songs as ever, and two outstanding winners. Special mention to Colin too, I thought that was a lovely, heartfelt song.
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