Festive 2019 Send-off Contest! Results!

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Paulski

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« on: September 18, 2019, 04:57:41 PM »
After hearing that hundreds of forum members are interested in entering  (well, actually only a few have expressed that  :D) I have the huge honour of announcing this new holiday song contest. My co-host @adamfarr and I will be herding the proverbial cats according to the following rules:

"The Rules"

Submissions:
The theme is "Songs for Christmas, New Year's Eve, or both".
Open to all current forum members no matter how many posts etc.
A new song please.
Entries to be submitted by end of the day 1st 22nd December 2019.
You can have one solo entry and one colab. Or two colabs instead.
Please add your name to this thread if you're in.
Please put Lyrics, WIP and Finished Songs into the relevant thread on the forum, as usual, not here! For voting we'll gather them all together here.
Mark entries with #festivecomp for easy searching.
Your competition song won't count towards the one-song-per-two-weeks rule, but also won't be eligible for song of the month.

Voting:
Anyone can vote.
All entrants must vote, but not for themselves or a song they collaborated on.
Vote for your top 3 in order of preference, by PM to both the co-hosts.
3pts for 1st, 2pts for 2nd, 1pt for 3rd. As you can't vote for a song you colaborated on, colabs get an extra 2 points headstart (4 for 3 or more person colabs). Minus 10pts for sleighbells (just kidding).
Voting closes end of day 5th January 2020.

Any questions or problems are to be reported to Adam  ::). If you have any compliments or praise about how the contest is being run, you can report that to me  :D

Here are the entries so far:

Sozzled (On Christmas Day) - @adamfarr and @MichaelA
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17074.0
https://soundcloud.com/lutehill/sozzled-on-christmas-day-25-11-2019a

Not Such A Silent Night - @pompeyjazz
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17076.0
https://soundcloud.com/pompeyjazz/silentnight

Circuit of the Sun - @PaulyX
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17079.0
https://soundcloud.com/commodore-64/circuit-of-the-sun/s-4HhZZ

RESOLUTIONS - @CaliaMoko  and @pompeyjazz
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17077.0
https://soundcloud.com/pompeyjazz/resolutions

Christmas Like it Used to Be - @PaulAds
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17086.0
https://soundcloud.com/thefuneralcrasher/christmas-like-it-used-to-be

Beware High Trees - @dinnerwithgreedo
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17089.0
https://soundcloud.com/dinnerwithgreedo/beware-high-trees

Christmas - I Love Its Guts - @Paulski
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17125.0
https://soundcloud.com/paulcanuck/christmas-i-love-its-guts

Homeless In A Heartless Land! - @crystalsuzy
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17138.0
https://soundcloud.com/crystalsuzy/homeless-in-a-heartless-land

Keeping Christmas - @Neil C
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17137.0
https://soundcloud.com/neilconnor-2/keeping-xmas-demo-master-1-dec-2019

Christmas...what's it all about - @Binladeda
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17142.0
https://soundcloud.com/binladeda/christmas-whats-it-all-about/s-6QaAN


« Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 04:56:09 PM by Paulski »

Paulski

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 04:58:08 PM »
Drum roll please (not MIDI please!  ;D)...

And the winners are:

1st place - PaulAds/Christmas Like it Used to Be
2nd place - MichaelA,Adam/Sozzled on Christmas Day
3rd place - PaulyX/Circuit of the Sun


Congratulations to our podium members and to everyone who entered - what great participation and voter turn-out  ;D ;D
.. and thanks to my illustrious co-host @adamfarr  :D
« Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 04:55:11 PM by Paulski »

CaliaMoko

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 06:11:59 PM »
I'm in. Hopefully, with a collaborator who is good at production, but if not, I'll do something simple. But weird. Definitely weird.

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 10:43:55 PM »
I'm in! :)
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 01:29:59 PM »
How's everyone doing with this? Time moving on (as it has a relentless habit of doing!)

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 03:53:09 PM »
I have words, melody, and chord progression. Haven't figured out what I'll do about recording it yet. I'm trying to learn how to play bass, so maybe I'll make a bass line myself. It's short and doesn't need (or at least it doesn't have) a middle 8. Got a few things to work out yet, anyway. But, if nothing else, I can make it a simple 1+1.

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2019, 06:05:25 PM »
Anybody have a good ol' Christmassy or a good ol' New-Yearssy lyric lying around?

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2019, 07:41:10 PM »
Hi @Paulski I have some lyrics about a guy who forgets about all the important things he needs to do at Christmas time. They are in an old songbook somewhere. If I can remember where it is  ;D I could send them to you.

Interested?

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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2019, 03:23:20 PM »
Hi @Paulski I have some lyrics about a guy who forgets about all the important things he needs to do at Christmas time. They are in an old songbook somewhere. If I can remember where it is  ;D I could send them to you.

Interested?

Sure - if you're open to a collab entry. Can't promise my part will be any good ;)

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2019, 04:23:34 PM »
Hi again @Paulski . I have just set out on a collab with @adamfarr for this competition and that will keep me busy enough. But I will send you the said  lyrics by PM and see if you like them. Then the musical treatment would be entirely down to you. I always like your theatrical, retro style, so I would be thrilled if you could do something with those lyrics that would be inevitably so different to what I would do.  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2019, 07:52:03 PM »
I think I just wrote a chorus, so that's a start :p
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2019, 08:08:48 PM »
I think I just wrote a chorus, so that's a start :p


That's the most impotent part! :)


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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2019, 08:57:22 PM »
@MartynRich  - welcome aboard!  :D :D

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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2019, 10:59:39 AM »
I’m in and up for a collab too?
:-)
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