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June Song Contest Results!

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Welcome to the June Song Contest – an open format contest.

 

For any newcomers, open format means the entry can be at any production level - from just you and your guitar to a fully orchestrated masterpiece :)

 

PLEASE NOTE: This month we will be trying something a little different. To enter this month's contest, you must post your song in the Songs (Inc Instrumentals) feedback forum. This contest thread will be used to show a list of links to those threads rather than the songs themselves. So to enter a song - create a new Topic in the Songs (Inc Instrumentals) forum and send me the link to it by Private Message. I will add your link to the list of entries in this thread. If you have any questions please PM me.

 

The timeline is as follows:

• Entries will be accepted now through Midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) Wed, June 28th, 2017.

• Voting (scorecards) will take place Thurs June 29th through Sunday EST July 9th, 2017.

• Don’t start voting until I officially post the scoring instructions on Thurs June 29th.

• You must score all other entries or your entry will be disqualified from the contest

• I'll post the results shortly after scoring is completed.

 

If you plan to enter, please review the revised rules, pinned in this forum.

 

When posting your song to the Songs Feedback Forum, please include:

•song title

•writer credits (If it’s a collab with another Muser please make that clear by including their M/M id)

•audio link

 

Please include the lyrics on your post. Videos are permitted. (Voters are encouraged to refrain from watching any video until after they've scored the song.) All Musers are welcome to submit songs as contestants or score the songs as non-contestants. Any questions or problems should be sent to me (paulcanuck) via private message (PM).

 

Here are the entries:

 

Muse Name Song (opens in new tab)
Eric Borgos
Interesting Times
ScenesFromPalacio Girls on the Beach
RoadDog Keepin' it Real
GocartMoz 100 Days
RickDieffenbach Friend to the End
Scotto Run Away With Me
Jambrains Since I Met You
Fabkebab One Love Manchester
Ironknee Won't be Your Tool

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Hey everyone - good turnout again!

 

Now it's time to score.

 

PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR SCORES:

 

1. Please send your scores via PM with the title "JUNE SONG SCORES."

2. When you send me your scores, put the number to the left of the song title, like this: “1.5 - Song Title.”

3. Also important…leave a blank spot for your song, but keep the title in the list. For example, if your song title is “Hilary Lost” your scores should look like this:

 

4.5 Song Title

3.0 Song Title

....Hilary Lost

1.5 Song Title

 

4. Please read and rate each song using the scoring table below (Scores of 1.0 and 5.0 should be rare). Copy and paste the list at the bottom of this post and insert your score to the left of each title. Then send your scores to me (paulCanuck) in a Private Message before Midnight, (EST) Sunday July 9th, 2017.

 

- Do not rank the songs, from 5 down to 1; use the criteria below

- Do not rank the songs against each other; use the criteria below

- Do not score your own song

 

1.0 - Excellent

1.5 - Almost Excellent

2.0 - Very Good

2.5 - Good

3.0 - Above Average

3.5 - Average

4.0 - Below Average

4.5 - Poor

5.0 - Very Poor

 

IF YOU HAVE ENTERED A SONG IN THIS CONTEST YOU MUST SUBMIT A SCORE FOR ALL OTHER ENTRIES BEFORE THE DEADLINE OR YOUR SONG WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AS AN ENTRY - SO THERE!!

 

Please note that I reserve the right to give everyone's entry a score equal to the average of the scores they have given others to ensure no one can benefit from bias or being unduly harsh to the other entries. Here's the list again:

 

Eric Borgos - Interesting Times

ScenesFromPalacio - Girls on the Beach

RoadDog - Keepin' it Real

GocartMoz - 100 Days

RickDieffenbach - Friend to the End

Scotto - Run Away With Me

Jambrains - Since I Met You

Fabkebab - One Love Manchester

Ironknee - Won't be Your Tool

 

Good luck everyone!

 

 

 

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And the winners are:

 

FIRST PLACE - Jambrains - Since I Met You :D

SECOND PLACE - Ironknee - Won't be Your Tool :D:D

THIRD PLACE - ScenesFromPalacio - Girls on the Beach :D:D:D

 

Jambrains - Since I Met You                    1.5    2.5    2.0    2.5    2.5    2.0    2.5    1.5    1.5    3.5    3.0    25.0
Ironknee - Won't be Your Tool               2.0    2.5    2.5    2.0    1.0    2.5    2.5    2.0    3.5    2.0    3.0    25.5
ScenesFromPalacio - Girls on the Beach    1.5    3.0    2.0    2.5    1.5    2.5    2.0    2.0    2.5    3.0    3.5    26.0
RickDieffenbach - Friend to the End         2.0    3.0    2.5    2.0    2.0    2.5    3.0    1.5    3.5    2.5    3.5    28.0
Fabkebab - One Love Manchester            2.0    3.0    3.0    2.5    1.5    3.0    2.0    3.0    3.0    2.5    2.5    28.0
Scotto - Run Away With Me                   2.5    2.5    2.5    3.0    2.5    3.0    2.5    3.0    2.0    2.5    3.0    29.0
GocartMoz - 100 Days                            2.0    1.5    3.5    3.0    2.0    2.5    2.5    2.5    3.5    3.0    3.5    29.5
RoadDog - Keepin' it Real                       2.5    3.0    3.0    1.5    3.0    2.0    3.5    2.5    3.0    3.0    4.0    31.0
Eric Borgos - Interesting Times               2.5    2.5    3.0    3.5    2.5    3.5    3.0    3.5    4.0    3.0    3.5    34.5

 

Congrats to the winners and all who entered. Thanks to our non-contestant scorers - short order kook, Barneyboy and graybeard :)

If you haven't already done so, I'm sure the participants would love to get your comments on their songs (in the songs thread!).

Of course you can now congratulate on this thread and any feedback on this new format would be welcomed.

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Thanks for organizing everything PaulCanuck

 

Nice to have a slight variation in the format - although every time I open the thread I get a notification that there are additional replies - like somehow you broke the forum :-)

 

A good crop of songs for sure - I have to say my top pick was RoadDog - often the "average score" doesnt reflect that people really appreciate your music as individuals - so I like the display of all of the votes! I will go into the threads and leave individual comments....

 

 

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Congrats to the winners JamBrains, IronKnee, and Scenes!!!

 

Thanks Paul for hosting and thanks fabkebab for the kind words!  I agree -  nice idea on the shakeup of format.  Keep writing everyone!

 

Cheers,

Pete

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CONGTRATULATIONS JAMS!!!

And to all the participants in this months comp.:D

 

Just a few words on all the great tunes in the comp.:

 

On 6/29/2017 at 10:14, PaulCanuck said:

Eric Borgos - Interesting Times..........Good tune, good recording........good stuff

ScenesFromPalacio - Girls on the Beach...............tied for my first choice........just another great listen and a fun run

RoadDog - Keepin' it Real.........I particularly liked the lyrics....a lot! The recording was so-so.....but, a fine song, none the less.

GocartMoz - 100 Days.....great crafting; but, I think protest lyrics should present clever and or inspirational ideas. IMHO. These were a bit whiney.

RickDieffenbach - Friend to the End.....loved the song....upbeat, and delivered a beautiful message. Good stuff!

Scotto - Run Away With Me.......loved the energy...flowed well and had a great punch. Loved it

Jambrains - Since I Met You.......My tie for first! A marvelous hook and a great recording

Fabkebab - One Love Manchester.......another beautiful recording, and some marvelous playing. Not so keen on the lyrics.....but, I'm a simple man!

Ironknee - Won't be Your Tool.....intended to be a 1+1......I doubled the acoustic, added a shaker, and on-spotted an electric guitar accompaniment to make it a legit "full production".

 

Thanks soooooo much for the very generous marks on my song. It is most appreciated :D

And thanks to Paul for running this comp...............B)

                                                                                                  -Tom

 

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"....and as the confounding effects of the shell-shock wore off the other contestants, a cloudy and unclear truth arose from out of their fog...........there will always be July".                             

:D

 

Where's the rest of you buskers!!!:P

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