Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby patzer » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:13 pm UTC

Oooooo Oh me yarm I won!!! Didn't expect that!!

Hmm.
To theme or not to theme...

Got a theme!

TIME FOR ROUND 7!
aka. the Obscure Song Round.
This round, you have to submit a song with less than 50,000 views on Youtube. (Songs that aren't on Youtube at all are allowed too, as long as they have under 50,000 views on whatever site they are on.)

(details: that's less than 50,000 views for the most popular youtube video for that song. In other words, submitting a video with 10,000 views isn't allowed if there's another video of the exact same song by the exact same artist also on youtube but with 2 million views...)

Submit your entries via PM. Deadline is 18:00 UTC, on 8 July.
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby SuperJedi224 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:34 pm UTC

Alright, I'm in.

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Postby commodorejohn » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:06 pm UTC

Ooh, now this is an interesting little challenge...
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Postby flicky1991 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:11 pm UTC

Sent mine in.
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby somitomi » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:26 pm UTC

I'm not sure I'd call this their best song
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but top this one for obscurity.

I realised this might give away my song, so read after voting or something. Of course it might turn out you lot know even more obscure songs, in which case save me the humiliation and don't read it at all.
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby Flumble » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:05 pm UTC

My submission is in the ballpark of 50,000 plays. (I hope saying that doesn't make me identifiable.)

I guess only fewer than a thousand plays would be really obscure, but then again, if you really liked a song you'd account for a thousand plays by yourself. :roll: (I wonder how I got to this round's artist in the first place though, since it's a bit weird for the youtube algorithm to suggest something obscure.)

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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby patzer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:54 pm UTC

Have now received entries from all the regulars :)

Now just to wait until 8 July, in case anyone new pops up...

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Postby commodorejohn » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:57 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:I'm not sure I'd call this their best song
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but top this one for obscurity.

Challenge accepted :D
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby Flumble » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:45 pm UTC

patzer wrote:Now just to wait until 8 July, in case anyone new pops up...

<crosses fingers>

Fingers still crossed? :oops:

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Postby somitomi » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:10 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:
patzer wrote:Now just to wait until 8 July, in case anyone new pops up...

<crosses fingers>

Fingers still crossed? :oops:

We can still hope someone sent a song in PM quietly.
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby patzer » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:12 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:
Flumble wrote:
patzer wrote:Now just to wait until 8 July, in case anyone new pops up...

<crosses fingers>

Fingers still crossed? :oops:

We can still hope someone sent a song in PM quietly.

Sadly not yet...
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby patzer » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:50 pm UTC

Time to vote! PM your votes to me.

The six songs (sorted by URL):

Cub - My Chinchilla (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u3fG2eJvCc)
Reverend Glen Armstrong - Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grvZsPK6AU4)
Miyolophone & Crankshaft - Ardens (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMeb0QifMe4)
Caroline Blundell - Weeping (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbpEpFWC90I)
Colonel Bagshot - The Dreamer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OipFx0RfUm0)
emmy Curl - Eurídice (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrDJFjzM6M8)

Voting deadline: 18:00 UTC, 15 July.
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby SuperJedi224 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:25 pm UTC

I intend to send in my votes this afternoon if I have time.

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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby patzer » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:55 pm UTC

Have received votes from: patzer, SuperJedi

stll waiting for: Flumble, flicky, commodorejohn, somitomi.
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Postby flicky1991 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:37 pm UTC

Sent mine in!
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby Flumble » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:13 pm UTC

I'll send mine tomorrow

...and patzer.

[edit]Who listens to christmas songs this time of year? :roll:

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Postby commodorejohn » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:35 am UTC

Just sent mine in. Quite a strong crop this round!
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby patzer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:00 pm UTC

Round 7: the results!


18 points: Caroline Blundell - Weeping (patzer)
17 points: Reverend Glen Armstrong - Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas (commodorejohn)
16 points: Colonel Bagshot - The Dreamer (somitomi)
16 points: emmy Curl - Eurídice (Flumble)
12 points: Miyolophone & Crankshaft - Ardens (SuperJedi224)
11 points: Cub - My Chinchilla (flicky1991)

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↓Song↓      \\\       →Votes from→ | pat. | com. | som. | Flu. | Sup. | fli. ||  TOTAL
Weeping (patzer)                   |  -   |  3   |  4   |  2   |  4   |  5   ||   18
Squeaky Fromme (commodorejohn)     |  5   |  -   |  5   |  1   |  3   |  3   ||   17
The Dreamer (somitomi)             |  1   |  4   |  -   |  4   |  5   |  2   ||   16
Eurídice (Flumble)                 |  2   |  5   |  3   |  -   |  2   |  4   ||   16
Ardens (SuperJedi224)              |  4   |  1   |  1   |  5   |  -   |  1   ||   12
My Chinchilla (flicky1991)         |  3   |  2   |  2   |  3   |  1   |  -   ||   11


I appear to have won again. :shock:

Shall I host the next round, or hand the baton to commodorejohn as I've just done the last round?
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Postby flicky1991 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:39 pm UTC

Oof, last again...
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Postby commodorejohn » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:04 pm UTC

I'm kinda shocked that I placed as well as I did :lol: Of course I have to thank the mad bastards at WFMU for the 365 Days Project...the challenge wasn't so much finding something obscure as it was choosing one that's also relatively listenable :D flicky totally shoulda placed higher though.

Anyway, I'm good either way - don't mind running it again, also don't mind handing it off to patzer for a second go.
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby somitomi » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 pm UTC

patzer wrote:I appear to have won again. :shock:

You've also picked the most obscure song at least according to the particular metric you've chosen.
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby patzer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:36 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:
patzer wrote:I appear to have won again. :shock:

You've also picked the most obscure song at least according to the particular metric you've chosen.

Yep!
I almost chose a different, less obscure, one, but then realised that some versions of it had more than 50k views so switched to the one I chose, to be on the safe side.
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby patzer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:38 pm UTC

commodorejohn wrote:Anyway, I'm good either way - don't mind running it again, also don't mind handing it off to patzer for a second go.


In that case, might as well host another round as I have an idea for a round.

Round 8: The Cover Song Round

This time, your entry has to be a cover of a song, rather than a recording by the original artist.

Submit your entries via PM. Deadline is 18:00 UTC, on 22 July.
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Postby flicky1991 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:11 pm UTC

Ooh, nice category. Will have to think about this one.
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby Flumble » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:52 pm UTC

Congratulations on winning your own round, patzer! :lol: (btw 2+5+3+2+4 is also 16, otherwise the point totals don't add up to a multple of 6)

commodorejohn wrote:I'm kinda shocked that I placed as well as I did :lol:

Me too. Everyone but patzer is beaten by a bloody christmas song!

Also a theme suggestion for a future round: no guitars. Only SuperJedi224's entry wasn't heavy on guitars and vocals.

patzer wrote:This time, your entry has to be a cover of a song, rather than a recording by the original artist.

How lenient is the jury regarding covers/tributes/remixes?

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Postby commodorejohn » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:29 am UTC

patzer wrote:In that case, might as well host another round as I have an idea for a round.

Round 8: The Cover Song Round
This time, your entry has to be a cover of a song, rather than a recording by the original artist.

Intriguing. Of course, the funny part is that a whole lot of iconic recordings are actually covers ;)
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Postby patzer » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:19 am UTC

Flumble wrote:Congratulations on winning your own round, patzer! :lol: (btw 2+5+3+2+4 is also 16, otherwise the point totals don't add up to a multple of 6)

Ah, my apologies. Fixed.

patzer wrote:This time, your entry has to be a cover of a song, rather than a recording by the original artist.

How lenient is the jury regarding covers/tributes/remixes?

I won't be too strict about it. If it's clearly based on the original song, but performed by a different artist, that's good enough.
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Postby SuperJedi224 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:59 pm UTC

I'm in now BTW

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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Postby flicky1991 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:13 pm UTC

I've sent my entry in.

By the way, I was thinking - for a future round, is there anyone here who'd be interested in a theme of "songs you've made yourself"? Obviously the mechanics of it might need to be a bit different, because anywhere you've posted it on the internet might give away who you are, so we might have to figure out a system where everyone sends the music in and the person running the round uploads them all together somewhere with no identifying information other than titles. But I was just curious who would enter if there was such a round.
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Postby somitomi » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:44 pm UTC

flicky1991 wrote:Ooh, nice category. Will have to think about this one.

I don't.
flicky1991 wrote:By the way, I was thinking - for a future round, is there anyone here who'd be interested in a theme of "songs you've made yourself"? Obviously the mechanics of it might need to be a bit different, because anywhere you've posted it on the internet might give away who you are, so we might have to figure out a system where everyone sends the music in and the person running the round uploads them all together somewhere with no identifying information other than titles. But I was just curious who would enter if there was such a round.

Depends on your definition of "you made yourself" and we're probably going to need a longer deadline on that one, but I'm interested.
Flumble wrote:Also a theme suggestion for a future round: no guitars. Only SuperJedi224's entry wasn't heavy on guitars and vocals.

I had a similar idea on the lines of "mad solo on something other than a guitar" and I think we could do an instrumental round sometime, perhaps more than once with different restrictions.
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Postby commodorejohn » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:49 pm UTC

flicky1991 wrote:By the way, I was thinking - for a future round, is there anyone here who'd be interested in a theme of "songs you've made yourself"? Obviously the mechanics of it might need to be a bit different, because anywhere you've posted it on the internet might give away who you are, so we might have to figure out a system where everyone sends the music in and the person running the round uploads them all together somewhere with no identifying information other than titles. But I was just curious who would enter if there was such a round.

That'd be fun for me anyway :) Though I'm curious how many participants we'd get...?
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Postby flicky1991 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:22 pm UTC

commodorejohn wrote:Though I'm curious how many participants we'd get...?
Same, that's why I asked the question now. :mrgreen:
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Postby patzer » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:10 am UTC

A thought: we should post a link to the song contest in the music subforum (viewforum.php?f=23). Might be some people in there interested in it.

flicky1991 wrote:By the way, I was thinking - for a future round, is there anyone here who'd be interested in a theme of "songs you've made yourself"? Obviously the mechanics of it might need to be a bit different, because anywhere you've posted it on the internet might give away who you are, so we might have to figure out a system where everyone sends the music in and the person running the round uploads them all together somewhere with no identifying information other than titles. But I was just curious who would enter if there was such a round.


oooo, interesting one
I've never made my own songs but I have recorded some by others. Which I could post. So I'd be in for that round!

Though if it's too challenging for most people, an easier one would be "songs made by someone you know personally", maybe.
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Postby flicky1991 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:54 am UTC

patzer wrote:I've never made my own songs but I have recorded some by others. Which I could post. So I'd be in for that round!
Oh yeah, obviously covers would be allowed. Ambiguous use of "made", there - sorry.
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Postby Freddino18 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:01 pm UTC

Are entries still open for this round?
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Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

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