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#1
Ok, Christmas song recording contest.

Yeah it's two months away, but you can have three/four weeks to write and record something. It can be instrumental with a Christmas vibe, a cover or an original (possibly a song you've recorded in the past?).

Try and make it with alt/indie music in mind, but that doesn't mean you have to write a radio styled indie track, there's no reason why it can't be a drone track or a lo-fi punky song.
Originality will probably score extra points.


Sign up if you're interested.


Current signees:
K-Lizzle
sre9981
somewhat_here
Fugazirancid
Arthur Curry
uhh_me?
snipelfritz
julio1987
Cobain_Is_King
freshtunes
Monkeygone2hvn
Mister.Y
fake_sk8r182
* DigUpHerBones
st.stephen
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#3
If that was anywhere other than the Pit I would probably care

People are welcome to submit songs they've written for that into this competition (if it takes off).
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#4
cool, good luck with this anyways
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#6
I'm surprised my "contest" crapshoot actually took wing.

Anyway. This sounds fun. I'm in.
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#10
i'll write a tune!
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#13
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Christmas. Srsly?

You know i gots no spirit.


You could write an anti-Christmas song. It just seemed like the logical theme for this time of year.

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I'm surprised my "contest" crapshoot actually took wing.

Anyway. This sounds fun. I'm in.


It'll be a laugh if nothing else (hopefully).

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can i be jury with you andrew? pretty plz?


Jury or poll?
I guess a jury could eliminate bias. Will have to think about that though.


Anyone got any ideas for a prize?
The best I could think of is renaming the chat thread to, '.... is the king/queen of chat', which is rather lame.

Good that people are interested
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Anyone got any ideas for a prize?

mawd 4 a day!
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#15
So I reread the first post... Does it have to be christmas theme'd or is it just called a christmas contest based on time?

kthxbai
#17
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Anyone got any ideas for a prize?
The best I could think of is renaming the chat thread to, '.... is the king/queen of chat', which is rather lame.

Arrange it so that one of these prizes ends up in the hands of the winner

edit: Oh and I'd like to submit my craptastic attempt too.
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#18
I want the Motley Crue one.

If I win, that is.
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#19
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mawd 4 a day!


I don't think that would be worthwhile - as you wouldn't be able to do anything without a bunch of passwords that I don't think they'd want to give away for a day. Might look into trying to get another colour for the username though...

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So I reread the first post... Does it have to be christmas theme'd or is it just called a christmas contest based on time?

kthxbai


With Christmas in mind.
It doesn't have to be about Christmas but it would get you more points if there was a Christmas vibe to it in some way.

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Arrange it so that one of these prizes ends up in the hands of the winner

edit: Oh and I'd like to submit my craptastic attempt too.


If only I could.
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#22
^ Added. That makes 8. Is that enough or would 10 be a better number?

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a jury would be better than a poll



It's in consideration.
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#23
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It's in consideration.


really! think about it...

if i can't be jury i can record too
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#24
Put me on the list, thanks.
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#26
I'd like to try as well, though I'm bad with deadlines.
And what is more, there's been a bloody purple nose and some bloody purple clothes that were messing up the lobby floor. It's just apartment house rules so all you 'partment fools remember : one man's ceiling is another man's floor.
#28
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^ Added. That makes 8. Is that enough or would 10 be a better number.

12 would be perfect.
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#29
If there's room, I'd love to have a go (if I can get recording sorted out).
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#30
Ok, that's 13 people signed up. Stars are beside Digupherbones and Mister.Y for the time being because of the tentative ins.

Deadline by the 7th December?

I'll PM round on the weekend.
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#31
Am I too late to sign up

I also have an idea for a prize: make the username green and red, for Christmas cheer! And make their avatar a big fat guy with a size too small santa suit on.
#33
^ It can be anything Christmasy you want. No reason why it can't be, "I saw mummy kissing, Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe last night" or taken further.

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Am I too late to sign up

I also have an idea for a prize: make the username green and red, for Christmas cheer! And make their avatar a big fat guy with a size too small santa suit on.


I've added you onto the list. Some probably won't get submitted anyway, not everyone will have the time and some might just forget. I guess it doesn't really matter how many people get involved anyway.
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^ It can be anything Christmasy you want. No reason why it can't be, "I saw mummy kissing, Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe last night" or taken further.

something like "i saw mommy getting it on with santa claus in front of the fireplace last night"?
#35
Or possibly further... We won't have the Daily Mail on our backs so language is irrelevant (although some kind of heads up would probably be good).
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#36
Mine is going to be "It's The Least Wonderful Time Of The Year."

lolspoiler?
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#38
I'm glad you lot have motivated yourselves because I just realised that I forgot to PM everyone about it - distractions, distractions.

Old songs with jingle bells solos? Very tenuous. I don't know if you'd end up winning the comp (unless it's absolutely amazing) but I'm sure it could be accepted.
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#39
Sent an update to everyone on the list, but just in case people don't see it the deadline is Friday 12th December.

I'll try and send round another update closer to the time as a reminder.

Looking forward to hearing them.


Andrew
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