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Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:34 AM

View Postfabkebab, on 06 November 2010 - 10:59 AM, said:

Just to let you all know, with the extended deadline it looks like me and John are well on track for getting an entry in!


Although I liked the idea of the "quiok turnaround" this contest originally started with - In restrospect I like this longer time much better. First, since real life often imposes other commitments that might occupy a given week-end or two - with 4 - 6 weeks, there's a much higher chance that more musicians will be able to find enough time to do what they feel is a satisfactory lob over a longer time span. Second, It's nice to have time to let things sit a little bit and evaluate, revise and evolve the piece.
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:10 PM

Wendy and Daddio masquerading as Sonny & Cher or perhaps James Taylor and Carly Simon. Heaven forbid, I hope it's not the Captain and Tennille.

The Baby Song
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Lyrics:Wendy
Music:Daddio

Key change at 2:10.

Don't you
Take my candy from me, baby.
Don't you throw me out with the bath water yeah.
Oh you, I'm talking to you, baby
Yeah you
Can you hear what I'm saying?

Yeah your baby blue eyes
And your baby soft lies
Are gonna break my heart in two.

Don't you
Make your baby cry, baby.
Don't you
Leave your babe all alone in the woods yeah
You don't be making me blue, baby
Yeah you
I'm talking to you, baby

Yeah your baby blue eyes
And your baby soft lies
Are gonna break my heart in two

I wear my hear on my sleeve, baby
But I ain't so naive, baby
I just want to believe, baby
That I'm the only one.

Don't you
Take my candy from me, baby.
Don't you throw me out with the bath water yeah.
Oh you, I'm talking to you, baby
Yeah you
Can you hear what I'm saying?

Yeah your baby blue eyes
And your baby soft lies
Are gonna break my heart in two.
Lately I'm feeling my inner dog.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 04:00 PM

Team: Neuroron and SatanInventedBras

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Song Title: Fright Night

Lyrics: Sarah Frohmberg and Ron Tintner, © 2010
Music: Ron Tintner
All performances and production: Ron Tintner

From 0:02 – 0:16: Tempo 75 --> 120 (accelerando)
Initially: 4/4 Time – Key: Gm
2:08 Tempo 167 – 3/4 Time – Key: Cm
2:36: Tempo 120 – 4/4 Time – Key: Gm

V1:
Yeah, yeah, it's late October and the moon shines bright
A proper young lady walks the street at night
She pulls her baby blue scarf close against the cold
A stranger says, "Baby, may I be so bold"
V2:
I see your straight-laced outfit and your school marm bun
But down below your blood is boiling for fun
You read trash romances to excite your thoughts
But follow me baby, I’ll show you hot
There’s a party starting, baby don't be late
Yeah, down at the club called Hades' Gate

CHORUS:
Yeah, it's fright night baby, all the ghosts dance close
It's fright night baby, every zombie knows
It's where ghouls that rate take their Halloween date
It's Fright night, yeah, welcome to Hades Gate

V3:
Yeah, yeah, her eyes took in all the blacks and reds
She watched them dance, the not-quite-dead
She shook her hips to the devil’s beat
Fantastic, frenzied feeling the heat
But baby, baby, it’s getting late
Don’t tempt fate at Hades' Gate

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

V4:
She thought for a moment, twisting a curl
His eyes promised more than some good, little girl
Her collar felt tight, her scarf too snug
So off they came with a wicked shrug
There’s a party baby, baby, let’s not be late
Yeah, down at the club called Hades Gate

CHORUS X 3 – with ad lib fade
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:59 PM

My Baby's Coming Back
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Lyrics: Billy
Music: Neal K

Key Changes:
Modulates between the keys of A and B throughout the song, but here are the specific points:
0:00 - A
0:42 - B
1:21 - A
2:00 - B
2:45 - A
3:15 - B

Tempo Changes:
None that you'd notice, but the time signature varies from 4/4 to 6/8 (which can also be heard as one bar of 2/4 + one bar of 4/4). For example, opening bar is 6/8, while the second bar is 4/4. This happens frequently throughout the song.



Yeah, he'll always be my baby, though he's my eldest son
He signed up for the army at the age of 21
In six long weeks of bootcamp he wrote me when he could
And told me that he loved me like every good boy should

Yeah, my baby's coming back to me tomorrow
Though I'm not sure I want that boy to see
His Mamma fighting back these tears of sorrow
As he tries to be the man he think's he ought to be

Yeah, for months he's been in Kabul, seems like a million miles away
I've been praying for his safety each and every day
Now my baby's coming home on a two week leave
And the thought of him returning brings me to my knees

Yeah, my baby's coming back to me tomorrow
Though I'm not sure I want that boy to see
His Mamma fighting back these tears of sorrow
As he tries to be the man he think's he's got to be

When they approached the doorstep I did my best to hide
They said he was a hero as I collapsed and cried

Yeah, my baby's coming back to me tomorrow
And I don't care if everybody sees
His Mamma crying tears of sorrow
Now that my baby, my baby's come home to me
The forest would be silent if only the best birds sang.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 07:35 AM

Saturday Night

Lyrics: MrFitz
Music: Fabkebab

Key change - verse and chorus are in different keys (C#m and A).

There is also a creepy child scream hidden in the 2nd verse, on account of my 7yo daughter having a fight with my 5yo son during the recording of the song! I clarify this in case anyone thinks that it was a reaction to the song genre I chose. Posted Image


Lyrics:


I am John Travolta baby
I got all the moves yeah!
Baby you're a ballroom beauty
You have any man you choose yeah
Stars fly from the mirror ball moon
and the 7s always spin
we wont come home any time soon
because we're too busy hustling


Gimme a Rum and coke
Gimme Disco baby
Lets boogie on down tonight yeah
We've been working too hard baby
Yeah give me a saturday night


I'm Medallion man baby

Ive got a 24 carat chest yeah
Baby you've got your platforms on
just like all the rest yeah
Rainbows scatter on the dancefloor
neon beneath our feet
shining light to the disco grooves
as we stike poses to the beat


Gimme a Rum and coke Gimme Disco baby
Lets boogie on down tonight yeah
We've been working too hard baby
Yeah Give me a saturday night

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Gimme a Rum and coke Gimme Disco baby
Lets boogie on down tonight yeah
We've been working too hard baby
Yeah Give me a saturday night

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:07 PM

The GrayDaddy FunkBeards present...

Banging My Head Against The Wall

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Lyric: Nathan A. Baker (graybeard)
Music: Mark C. Smith (FunkDaddy)

Tempo Change: Verse at 80bpm, Chorus/Bridge at 95bpm
Time Signature Change: Verse in 4/4, Chorus in 6/8
Key Change in Bridge


Banging My Head Against The Wall

Verse 1
Yeah, Baby cuts down a tree for every toothpick
Baby leaves me feeling I’ve been whipped with a stick
When fighting demons whom do you call?
Yeah, she’ll stop at bottom when her engine stalls

Chorus
Yeah, I’m banging my head against the wall
Baby makes my passion rise and fall
Unending sound of her voice
Baby doesn’t leave me any choice
I’m banging my head against the wall
Yeah, I’m banging my head against the wall

Verse 2
Baby’s love is a short leash on addiction
Yeah, truth can be stranger than fiction
Yeah, her desire was too strong; Baby ran away
I haven’t seen her for seven long days

Chorus
Yeah, I’m banging my head against the wall
Baby makes my passion rise and fall
Unending sound of her voice
Baby doesn’t leave me any choice
I’m banging my head against the wall
Yeah, I’m banging my head against the wall

Bridge
Yeah Baby, I hope you come home soon or call
My head can’t take much more of these walls
Lord, Baby needs divine intervention
Yeah, maybe you can get her attention

Chorus
Yeah, I’m banging my head against the wall
Baby makes my passion rise and fall
Unending sound of her voice
Baby doesn’t leave me any choice
I’m banging my head against the wall
Yeah, I’m banging my head against the wall

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Yeah, yeah I’m banging my head against the wall
Baby, Baby I'm banging my head against the wall
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:36 PM

Team: Jonie & JP

Song Title: Baby Says

Song Link: Soundclick Hi-Fi

Musical Note:Tempo change at 3:11

Lyrics by: Jonie (Joan Hajduk)

Music by: Decker (John-Paul McCorley)

Lyric:

Verse 1
My baby says she hates
My good for nothing mates
She’ll stomp about then lock me out
When I get home late.
Yeah baby says I'm worthless
It’s a sorry shape I'm in
Yeah baby says she's leaving
She's leaving me again. No.

Verse 2
Yeah baby says I never
Never tell her how I feel
She'll fuss and curse because I flirt
With every single skirt I see
So baby says she's sailing
And when her ship comes in
Yeah baby says she's leaving
She's leaving me again. No.

Verse 3
And now baby says she's getting (yeah)
All dressed up tonight
She's says she’s giving me another chance
So I'd better get it right (yeah)
Because baby's got no memory
When baby's had some gin
And now baby's into lovin
Into loving me again now.
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:04 AM

Gee, I think I'm missing one team here, as the deadline has now past. Perhaps their song is in transit as I speak, I'm sure once I get back from making my coffee, their song will be posted. Posted Image

Oh and by the way, the station for this contest is now up and running for those who like to listen to all the songs in one go, or you may choose to listen to them individually, by clicking on the link on the teams song posting.

Quick link: http://www.musesmuse...showtopic=47865
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:26 AM

It's still the 12th in the Pacific you know :) 10pm central time is the middle of the night for us.

I've just posted the song up.
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:33 AM

Team: LyD and Len

Song Title: Fourth of July

Song Link: Fourth of July

Musical Note: Key change in last chorus

Lyrics by: Len

Music by: LyD

Lyric:
Verse
Do you get a feeling
This could be our time
Do you get a tingling
Up and down your spine
Yeah I might be yours
And baby you might be mine
Yeah baby, this could be our time

Chorus
Yeah baby, I think Im gonna love you
Yeah baby, you're gonna love me too
Girl we're gonna take a ride
Like a fifty dollar rocket on the Fourth of July

Verse
So your heart's been broken
That's the price you pay
But baby we take the pain
To love another day
Yeah and if we have some faith
The chances come our way
Yeah baby, it could be today

Chorus

Bridge
Now take a little time to lie
And look back at the starry sky
Yeah watch the shooting stars pass by
And baby do you wonder why
It was never you or I
But baby it's our chance to learn to fly
Yeah on our Fourth of July

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:40 AM

Looks like Len beat me to it :)

Oh, and then edited his post to make me look foolish!
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:44 AM

Heh heh! I realised that the song page has all the lyrics in it so I thought I should jump in...
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:47 AM

Geezz you guys are lucky I take long coffee breaks. Posted Image

Okay, all songs and voting procedures can be found at this link: http://www.musesmuse...showtopic=47865

And Len, It's always well after mid-night someplace on this planet. Posted Image
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:52 AM

I think he was simply confirming that it was the 13th well before the song was posted. :lol:

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:53 PM

Three non-contestant votes in so far, and four contestant votes to be received as of now. If you have PMed your votes to me and have not received a conformation from me within a day or two, please PM again.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 02:34 PM

Last day to vote and just waiting for one contestant to vote, not trying to single that person out, and it may be because he's a busy dude, but his name starts with a B and rhymes with Willy. Posted Image

Five non-contestants have taken the time vote and that's greatly appreciated.

It's a close race to the finish folks, stay tuned.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 09:38 AM

I've just got home from the hospital mate..
tiem to vote? I'm in all day.. so if you PM me..
I'll send you my scores asap!

if not.. sorry.. but I'm feeling better, still 3 months on a new
med.. then see if I need an op. but, much happier :)

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 10:14 AM

I'm furiously trying to work out Bruce's conundrum here:

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his name starts with a B and rhymes with Willy


Based on Stewart's post above, I was way off! lol

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 01:37 PM

Not to worry Stew, your scores have been received and counted along with Willy's, all votes are now in and a couple of last minute scores from two non contestant voters.

Voting is now officially closed.

Resaults will be posted sometime later today, but first I got to go shovel the 20cm of snow that just got dumped on us, I hate winter and,

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 07:14 PM

It was in the high 60's again here in Virginia today. Good to know things are normal somewhere.
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Posted 20 November 2010 - 08:17 PM

It was in the low 70's here and that's quite normal, thank you. :)
Lately I'm feeling my inner dog.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 08:22 PM

Resaults for the Fall Collaboration Contest.

Theme " That '70s Song "

First off a big thank you to all involved, it's the participation of the members here, both contestant and non contestant that makes this competition possible.

Secondly, while trying to merge two topics together I lost some posts, including the station link, ( well actually the entire thread that I had pinned Posted Image ) but the song and lyric entries are still in this thread....some place... and the station link can be reached here.

" That '70s Station "

A thank you to all the non contestant voters, your peer votes are true validation to the members here and greatly appreciated.

Non contestant voters: Salley Gardens, Kimberlyinnc, Bubbling Soul, StarsInMyEyes, Jason Kalman, Simple Simon and Nige Q.

Contestant votes for their own song entry were averaged from their votes on the other songs and rounded to the nearest .5 increment (if applicable.)

Now on to the announcement of the first place finisher and winner......(dramatic pause )..........



Wendy and Daddio - "The Baby Song" with a score 181.5 - Congratulations

Right behind them in 2nd place with a score of 175

SatanInventedBras and Neuroron - " Fright Night " - Well done

And oh so close in third spot with a score of 172.5

Jonie and Decker - " Baby Says " - Way to go.

And congratulations to the rest on the participants, the song entries were just as varied in their genres and styles as one would have found the pop charts of the '70s to be. Well done.

Line scores of songs totaled and averaged.

Fright Night - 8,7.5,7,10,5,5.5,8,8,8,8.5,9,6,8,5,9,8.5,10,7,6,9,8,7,7 = 175 / 7.61
Saturday Night - 7.5,8,7,7,5,6.5,6,6,7,6,7,5,6,5,6,6.5,7,6.5,9,7,7,8,5 = 154 /6.70
My Baby's Coming Back - 8,7,6,6.5,6.5,7,5,6,6,3,8,6,5,4,5,5,8,7,5,8,5,9,4 = 140 / 6.09
Fourth Of July - 9,8.5,9,7.5,6,6.5,6,7,9,8.5,7,7,6,7,8,8,7,8,7,8,5,8,6,7,5 = 166 / 7.22
The Baby Song - 8,9,7,7,9,8,7,9,7,6,10,8,8,6,8.5,6.5,9,8.5,7,8,9,8,8 = 181.5 / 7.89
B.M.H.A.T.W. - 7,6,6,4,6,7.5,5,8,6,2,8,6.5,4,6,4,6.5,6,7.5,8,10,5,9,4 = 145 /6.30
Baby's Just Having Fun - 8.5,7,7,6.5,7,6,5,7,7,6,8,4,7,6,7,5,6,9,7,8,5,7,5 = 151 /6.57
Baby Says - 8,8,9,5.5,8,8.5,6,7,8,6.5,8,9,10,9,7,6.5,5,7.5,9,7,7,8,5 = 172.5 / 7.50

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Fright Night - This was so much fun to listen to. Ron and SIB wrote a great lyric and the music fit perfectly. Ron did an outstanding job bringing it all together - loved the creepy organ solo. Reminded me of Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. Great fun, from the almost operatic start through to the finish. A fun lyric, treated well. My fav. i thought we were gonna break into thriller after the intro! love this. has everything melody, lyric, instrumentation, production, drama, might be limited to the halloween genre, but great stuff all the same!


Saturday Night - This song is the only one of the bunch that really reflects the 70's disco vibe. Full marks for getting into the spirit of the seventies! like the lyric, not a huge fan of the chorus musically, verses are spot on. loving the disco beat and the funk guitar.



My Baby's Coming Back - I think it would have worked much better if the singer was the wife rather than the mother of the soldier. I found the lyric a little odd, and the musical and vocal treatment didn't really fit it for me. lyric's not really my cup of tea. vocals are great though.


Fourth Of July - 2 Brits join forces to write a song with a treasured American holiday as their hook. And bless the queen, they pull it off. A lovely song all around. David's melodies are always lovely to listen to. The higher reaches of his voice are something we should hear more of! Really like the harmonies in the chorus and the melody's very strong also.


The Baby Song - This would have been my top pick but I had to score it down a bit for the missing "yeahs" in the bridge. - Don and Wendy should do more duets together. Their vocals are heavenly. And a new duo is formed! I really enjoyed the song and I would have scored it even higher had it complied with all of the constraints. Like the idea of the conversational vocal, not 100% sure of the lyric, and the vocals get a bit busy at the end.



B.M.H.A.T.W. - I just loved the shifts in meter/tempo. - The drums are great and the lyric is thought provoking but I think Mark missed the mark vocally. Pretty experimental but, for me, the experiment didn't work. Production & vocal are good but lyrics get lost in some of the verses. think the time changes conflict a bit much, and take away from the song.



Baby's Just Having Fun - Great lyric and a good vocal by Stew. Given the extra time, I think Stew could have filled out the recording a bit more. Maybe play to click or drumbeat next time, perhaps a bit more of a quiet loud dynamic to the various sections, time change perhaps sounds unintentional rather than purposeful? (if that makes sense) i like the guitar solos though, but i would perhaps slow down the guitar strumming slightly to give a tidier feel to the playing.



Baby Says - Loved it. Great vocal, great treatment and great song. Good song, kind of has a U2 vibe to it, but would still have fit in quite well into the progressive side of the '70s

Well that about raps it up here folks, had great fun hosting this comp. as I hope everyone else did. Hope to see everyone back for the next one, maybe sometime in January.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 08:32 PM

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 09:01 PM

Well done, folks! It's a hard ask to put together an 70's style song in a1+1 format, but these were magnificent efforts overall. Congrats to the winners and to all who took part.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 09:29 PM

Congratulations to the winner - I had Neuroron and SIB my top pick with a very rare 10 - I loved it

I am a bit dissapointed by our own team entry, but I realize most musicians dont appreciate disco so fair enough!
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Posted 20 November 2010 - 10:48 PM

Ahhh well, congrats to the winners! This was a really fun collab for me, graybeard had a lyric right away that I really dug leaving me lots of time to experiment and try to get into the retro vibe, maybe I went a little crazy trying to get all the "challenges" in but we both (unless he was just being nice) were really stoked on our entry. My experimental side never does well in contests on the Muse though :lol:

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 11:03 PM

Congratulations to the winners! I had Don and Wendy as my top pick and Decker and Jonie 2nd. I felt as though Don and Wendy had more of a 70's vibe going on and I dug the duo, while Decker and Jonie's song sounded much more modern and contemporary. I liked that aspect of it a lot but felt it didn't meet the requirements quite as much in that regard.

Overall, I felt as though everybody's entry had something interesting going on. I loved the almost Tom Waits-like vocals in the verses of Mark and Graybeard's song and I always love listening to Stews music and Alistairs lyrics. I find them both very intriguing. I liked the fright night song but it really sounded a lot like all of the other fright-night type songs I hear. I don't mean that to sound overly critical but there's a certain sound that's associated with many of these halloween-like songs. Although I must say, it did have some interesting lines!

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 11:14 PM

Wow, I can't believe we won! I believe this is mostly due to Don's music and not my lyric. We did have "yeahs" in the bridge but we both forgot to sing them. I noticed it after we posted. The idea behind the lyric was an attempt to use any idiom, cliche, or expression using the word baby (like taking candy from a baby, throwing the baby out with the bathwater, like a babe in the woods, baby blue, baby soft, etc.) So I got ambitious trying to play on the many different uses of baby and make it into a "don't break my heart" kind of duet. Thankfully, Don had better musical ideas than my lyrical ones.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 04:57 AM

I thought Decker and Jonie's was great... congrats to all..


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Posted 21 November 2010 - 05:21 AM

Well done, everyone and congratulations to the winners!

The top 3 matches my top 3, and I expected one of those to win, but couldn't guess who - I liked them all. Wendy and Daddio put together a wonderful song and it was great to hear them collaborate on the vocal as well as the composition. Ron and Sarah really got into the spirit with a fun lyric and a really good musical treatment. My personal favourite (because I had to pick one) was Decker/Jonie's, which I scored a 10 (which I very rarely give). I also had to PM Decker to ask how he had created the sound. It was like an Irish John Martyn.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:09 AM

Congrats guys :)

I thought Don and Wendy's song was wonderful. The vocals complement each other perfectly, and it has a lovely tune. Wendy, I actually thought the lyric was an excellent take on the "baby" theme. I loved the "candy" line especially.

"Fright Night" was close behind, what a great song, and I thought "BMHATW" was a real achievement and fully deserving of its own acronym :)

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:29 AM

Hey congrats everyone!

I had Decker and jonies top of my pile, followed by Daddio and wendy both great songs!

In fact lots of great songs - Im personally pleased with our entry because of all the trials and tribulations we had (we were on then we wernt then perhaps we were then we were!) and we made a very decent 70s attempt i think! it was fun trying to write in a genre im not used to! Was very good fun!

If I am honest though the song i have been singing all week is Baby's just having fun by alistair and stew havent been able to stop singing that for days now - damn you boys!!

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:54 AM

When I listened to Ron and SIB's song the first time, I thought it was the sure winner. Then I heard lyd's and thought that was the sure winner. I voted them tied for top honor with Jonie/Decker's song close behind.
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 10:40 AM

Congrats Everybody! I picked the same top two, but in reverse. "Fright Night" was *fantastic*!

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:34 PM

Congrats to the winners, :) Wendy and Daddio and to SIB and Neuroron, and Decker and Jonie on 2nd and 3rd!!

I am not going to give an individual "critiques" on every song here, but I will admit to who I had as top spots. ;) and why...

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Alistair S - Stewart Alexander - "Baby's just having fun" AS my top choice. I felt it had a great mood to it, fun lyrics, and just a general feel good song! It was something I feel I could hear on the radio, and one I would want on my mp3 player, among others.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:54 PM

Hey!

Thanks a mil for all the kind comments, twas a great competition, very high standard of song & production throughout.

Jonie made my job relatively easy with an extremely strong lyric & concept that i could bed into very quickly.

My top tunes were 'Fright Night' and 'Fourth of July', I was particularly blown away by Fright Night, had a bit of a broadway feel to it. Produced, performed and written brilliantly. There was something that I could pick out of each song that i liked, and the genres spanned boggles the mind.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 03:59 AM

Congrats to the winners!

SIB and Ron's Fright Night was my top pick, great fun right out of the Alice Cooper school of rock.

Wendy and Daddio were my next, a very well put together song.

My third picks were Jonie and Decker, and MrFitz and Fabkebab (guys, I tried to put those high vocals out of my mind when I listened... Fab, hope you had some throat pastels for afterwards :)). MrFitz/Fab's song was a big piece of fun and it was nice to hear you throw yourselves into it with abandon.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:34 AM

Congrats to everyone!! Every song was very distinctly different from each other - and so makes comparative scoring difficult.

By my own idiosyncratic scoring, I had Wendy and Daddio as my top pick - I thought that the harmony and interplay was magical. Then Len/LyD's "Fourth of July" - I really like the elements built as the song went along. Then a tie between Decker/Jonie - really good sounding and nice combination of minimal pieces - and Mr Fitz/Fabkebab, I liked their chutzpah in going for broke on the disco thing.

This is the second of these I've done with SIB and I really like the process we've used. While the easiest thing as the "musician" is to get a lyric and set it to music, I much prefer brainstorming, coming up with an idea and then letting the music and lyrics evolve together - It feels more like a "collaboration" rather than just working in sequence [i.e., a parallel vs serial process].

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:47 PM

I can't say that I'm very surprised (but I'm still thrilled for them) - Don and Wendy had a great lyric and sound beautiful together - I hope this means we'll get to hear more duets from them now. I would have had them tied for first with "Ron and SIB's "Fright Night" were it not for the missing "yeahs" in the bridge. Not that it mattered obviously. :lol:

"Fright Night" - a fantastic piece of production. It is absolutely a song I would have heard and loved in the 70's. A bit Thriller, a bit "Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs". Great work you two.

David and Len's got my third highest score. Very, very pretty. I think I listened to it after Funk's and Graybeard's "BMHATW". :lol: Thank you for the "Easy Listening" respite.

I enjoyed listening to all the songs, as I always do, and the great stuff that keeps coming out of this competitions never ceases to amaze me.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:33 PM

View Postneuroron, on 22 November 2010 - 07:34 AM, said:

This is the second of these I've done with SIB and I really like the process we've used. While the easiest thing as the "musician" is to get a lyric and set it to music, I much prefer brainstorming, coming up with an idea and then letting the music and lyrics evolve together - It feels more like a "collaboration" rather than just working in sequence [i.e., a parallel vs serial process].

That explains it!

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:28 AM

View Postjonie, on 22 November 2010 - 05:47 PM, said:

"Fright Night" - a fantastic piece of production. It is absolutely a song I would have heard and loved in the 70's. A bit Thriller, a bit "Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs". Great work you two.


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