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The "Get Shorty" Contest - Results Are In!!

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Paulski

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« on: August 12, 2018, 01:20:40 AM »
@pompeyjazz and myself are pleased to launch the "Get Shorty" Song Contest.  :D :D
So get out your paring knives and cut, cut, cut your 8 minute masterpiece to 60 seconds or so (i.e. only keep the best parts  :o)
Here are the rules:

- any genre/style/theme/mood/vibe/speed
- may enter as solo, or additionally, as part of maximum one collab.
- no voting for your own song!
- entrants must vote at the end of the contest or face disqualification of their entry
- Sept. 30th, 2018 midnight is the deadline for submissions
- To enter, post your song in the Finished songs section and PM @pompeyjazz or @Paulski and we'll add the link to this thread.

Who says size matters?
Get Shorty!

Here are the contestants:

The Lizards of Silicon Valley - Micky Plankton
Always in a Hurry  - CaliaMoko
Too Hot To Move - collab Jzr171/CaliaMoko
Project 1 Minute - Skub
Sweetest Little Melody - tboswell
Oranges - pompeyjazz
Demons Within - Neil C
Click Bait - collab Paulski/pompeyjazz
Keys to the Kingdom - Paulski
I'll Find The Time - Viscount Cramer & His Orchestra
A Little bit of a Rush - Binladeda
Suspend My Karma! - crystalsuzy
I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend - jacksimmons



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Paulski

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 01:29:51 AM »
The ballots have been counted and recounted every which way imaginable so pomp and I are pretty sure we counted them right, and if we didn't, well who's to know?  ;D Anyhoo without pontificating further here are the winners -
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to them, and all who entered!!

First prize goes to : tboswell - Sweetest Little Melody

Second place to: Skub - Project 1 Minute

Third goes to: pompeyjazz - Oranges

Fourth awarded to: jacksimmons - I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend

And a fifth of scotch for: Neil C - Demons Within
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pompeyjazz

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 06:28:49 AM »
Bump, bump, bump - Who's up for this one ?

Any creations taking shape ?

It's a tricky remit to cram all those ideas into 1 minute  :)

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 06:56:38 AM »
im very excited about this competition and ive written a song especially for it. its currently playing in my head at the moment. the music is nailed and im about 50% through the lyric process. Hope to do an acoustic demo over the weekend. Will put in Works in Progress initially.

Paulski

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 12:36:32 PM »
Any creations taking shape ?

Yeah - where are all those "I got mine done already", "done and dusted", "what's takin' you guys so long?" folks now eh?

All hat and no horse!  ;D ;D (all flat and no chorus?  :o)

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2018, 01:37:53 PM »
I think I mentioned I'm part of a collaboration in this challenge. The original song we were going to use has turned out to be too long, so we've written a new one which is now in production. It's getting close to done but, because of circumstances sort of beyond our control, it will likely be at least another two weeks before it is done. So it's coming.

I suspect, with a deadline so far in the future, some people are procrastinating due to the illusion there is "plenty of time"!

Paulski

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2018, 01:45:09 PM »
I think I mentioned I'm part of a collaboration in this challenge. The original song we were going to use has turned out to be too long, so we've written a new one which is now in production. It's getting close to done but, because of circumstances sort of beyond our control, it will likely be at least another two weeks before it is done. So it's coming.

I suspect, with a deadline so far in the future, some people are procrastinating due to the illusion there is "plenty of time"!
Take your time Vicky - I'm just yankin' your chain!  ;D ;D
Mine is going to take a while too..

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2018, 04:16:26 PM »
Good bump...zero ideas, no idea where to start, not a clue. But we’ve got six weeks to do something that lasts a minute. How hard is that?!

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 04:31:10 PM »
I've got 2 songs done but only started working on one of them. For this one I will need to collab with a female jazz vocal or it will not see the light of day. The other is my second string effort which I will sing so that should be done in time.
Take it easy.

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Paulski

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2018, 04:44:55 PM »
Forgot to mention that it must contain an intro, at least 2 verses, three choruses, a bridge, a solo and an outro.

JUST KIDDING!!  ;D ;D
(you don't need to have an outro  ;D)

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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2018, 09:16:14 AM »
Yeah, I did all that Paul.

My track is actually 10 minutes long,but I put 10 compressors on the stereo out channel,which brings it down to 1 minute.

Cool trick eh?  8)
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2018, 10:01:50 AM »

 Hey Guys  ;D ;D

 Great idea....I'm up for it  ;D ;D

 I'm away atm......full time grandad duties, while my daughter has another one  ;D ;D
 I'll be back amongst you after she's given birth and the other one is back at school. 
 It's hard to focus on music right now, so a minute is just about right  ;D ;D

 Wasn't there a Minute Waltz....or something like that ?   ;)

Nowt as queer as folk...........my gran

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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2018, 12:21:29 PM »
Glad to have you on board @Binladeda - and congrats/good luck on the new grandchild  ;D
I've got 5 of the little ankle-biters now and they're great to see  ;D

I just have to add a drum solo and the 5 min organ interlude to my entry  :D

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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2018, 10:50:56 AM »
I think I have a candidate for this comp, which is a great little idea!

Just need to record it.
You know the drill, hours and hours of work compressed into 60secs of music.... ;D

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2018, 08:44:46 PM »
Am still alive. This could be my come back. Vamos!