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Welcome to the April Song Contest – a 1+1 contest.

 

For any newcomers, 1+1 means the entry must be only one voice and one instrument - think open mic and you should be fine. :)

 

TO ENTER: You must post your song in this thread.

 

The timeline is as follows:

• Entries will be accepted now through Midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) Monday, May 7th, 2018.

• Voting (scorecards) will take place Tuesday. May 8th through Midnight EST Sunday May 13th, 2018.

Please note that these time frames are more accelerated than usual.  This is in an effort to leave room for a true May contest since the April one was delayed.

• Please don’t start scoring until I officially post the scoring instructions.

• 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 (Oswlek) via private message (PM).

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Now open for business!  Please note the accelerated time frames, I'm trying to have this be April's contest and leave room for another May one.  

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The Countless Few (#meToo)

Words and Music by Neel Modi

 

 

Can’t believe what I see
The shame of our time
What we've put you though
It weighs on our minds

 

You said, “Me Too”
Of course we believe you
Wishin' it weren't true
Join the countless few

 

There is no excuse
For stealing your pride
Sorrys won’t fix the pain
You don’t need to hide

 

You said, “Me Too”
Of course we believe you
Wishin' it weren't true
Join the countless few

 

How has this been taught to us?
Can’t we respect the lot of you?
Gotta unlearn the hurtful stuff
Gotta change our attitude

 

You said, “Me Too”
Of course we believe you
Wishin' it weren't true
Join the countless few

 

Must listen to what you say
It’s our time to change

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Cold Lover

 

Music/lyrics Steve Ison

 

 

On a ride to free the lost & lonely
You decide I’ll be your one & only
but I’m on the outside of the pain, let’s talk about it
yeh I’m on the outside of the play in your mind

Where the fire of loves claimed in the morning
& our lives become a passion story
but I’m on the outside of a dream you brought in for me
yeh I’m on the outside of the dream in your mind

I’m just a leaf free to swing in the open sky, never burning in an old wood pile
You wanted me as a vision of love you caught in the shadow of a song gone by
I tried to dance, dance away from your whirling flame, wearing nothing but a hopeless smile
You took a chance -that the fun of a friend would grow to become a lovers’ road in time


A dream has passed , its gone so fast, goodbye
Back inside on your own

U-uh oh U-uh oh yeh

Drinking fast, talking loud, see the world spinning around you
Getting up, falling down, screaming “I hate you” once again


You were in love & I was your friend
You were in love ‘cos love never ends


Saying I’ve got no heart, all your loves wasted upon me
& what I play is faker art because I’m not feeling anything


You were in love & I was your friend
You were in love but love never ends


Cold Lover -Cold Lover yeh
Cold Lover -Cold Lover yeh

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Vampyres & Nuclear War (aka 'Predetermined')

 

Verse 1:
Can I buy me a beer with a pint of my blood? 
I know you can’t resist a sanguine flood … and ... it may …
sound pathetic but these are desperate times!
I’ve got the good stuff,  and it flows like wine.

 

Verse 2:

Been living like this since the end of World War Three.
They just had to pull the trigger  ... on destiny … 
and open ..the … gates of hell, 
to a winter dark and cold, 
oh and the cholera,   it’s gettin’ old.

 

Chorus:

Was I … predetermined to be hiding in the dark?
I can see that everybody knows …
that this inferno began with just a spark.
Could we have stopped it?  I suppose.

 

Verse 3:

(I guess) it was worth it to the powers that be but there’s a catch.
Y’ see we’re living underground like a mole in hole. 
Don’t forget to close the hatch!
Machiavelli, could make prince even out of me. He said..
the end, justifies the means,
the end, justifies the means,

 

Verse 4:

I need a vampyre tending bar and workin’ late.
I’ve got a pint of the good stuff, 
let’s make a trade … of precious …
red ambrosia for your finest IPA,
Now sink your teeth in, before the break of day.

 

 

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Just Trust the Tales (music and lyrics Zeligovitch)

 

These words of mine are leading you on

I tell you of my travels at dawn

Imagination can lead you where

You shouldn't take your luggage but air

 

 

Chorus :

Just trust the tales you are hearing

Made by my mind for your thoughts

I'm making up and you're believing

It's about walking on the moon

 

 

LikeLlittle Thumb when he had boots

You'll escape from your ogre and find our roots

Weightlessness is a treasure for the woman who

is taken by the pleasure of you

 

 

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Places

by RWade

 

We all went down to the river

to watch the water flow

to watch the water flow

and feel the summer on our faces

and chase the things

we didn’t know

 

like time was a waistin

sun and moon spinning around

looking for those tiny places

we can hunker down

we can hunker down

 

we all went to church on sunday

to hear the man

to hear the man

tell us where our souls are headed

the promise land

oh the promise land

 

looking for sweet salvation

comforts what we found

looking for those tiny places

we can hunker down

we can hunker down

 

and here we are

starring up at the stars

down here roaming around

between the places

we hunker down

 

you and I went into the city

to see the show

to see the show

and you always look so pretty

all the way down

to your soul

 

and everything just seems better

whenever you are around

wherever you are

is where I’ll

hunker down

 

we all went down to the river

to watch the water flow

to watch the water flow

 

 

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Tangled in My Hairbrush

 

Piano/Vocals: John Davey

Lyrics: Donna Devine

 

V1
Tangled in my hairbrush
You gaze into the mirror
Lick your lips and wonder
How you’ll find the words you need

 

V2

Tangled in my hairbrush
You ponder in the mirror
Imaging the changes
That your heart’s begun to feel

 

Bridge
I thought our love might reach
A mythic sort of elegance
But raw now, and unfinished
Somehow it’s been diminished
And here I lie, longing just for relevance

 

V3
Tangled in my hairbrush
You watch me in the mirror
Try to smile a warning
As you slowly turn to speak

 

© 2017 Donna Devine

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Against my better judgement, I'm entering another Muse contest!  Competing to beat out David (Hobosage) for the bottom of the rankings.

 

This is the finished/mastered version of the closing song for my next album.

 

 

PASSENGERS

 

V1

Every day another revolution

Men in charge not seeking solutions

Only thinking of themselves

While the common man sweats

Doing his best, no chance to rest

Completely overwhelmed

 

Ch

Are we passengers

Watching the world go by

Only passengers  

Until the day we die

 

V2

Greedy men driven by ambition

No concern for the human condition

It’s not what they care about

We must awaken before the fall

Listen to the warnings, heed the call

Remove every doubt

 

Chorus

 

Br

Let’s make a resolution

A cultural evolution

Correct the past errors

Make this world better

 

V3

This whole world’s gone absurd

But we still need to be heard

Don’t be afraid

Can’t just go along for the ride

Have to give it a try

Before it’s too late

 

Chorus

 

 

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I'm committed to posting videos for 1+1 contests :D . I think it is helping me improve actually.  I know this is far from perfect and I missed some notes here and there... but it will have to do.

 

 

When I Find My Way

 

a million drops of rain
crashing on the ground 
hammering my path
drowning out the sounds
even set out before me
my destination can't be found
 
begging wolves ahead
pulling on my threads
weeks of endless sprints
attention thinly spread
and I feel my own desires
fall heavy from my hands again
 
a gleaming dream worth holding
the means to realize
shielded from the nays and blinded eyes
through chaos and the clutter
i'll stumble day to day
with cynics held at bay
i'll know it when i find my way
 
a message from above
rights me on my stride
narrow is the view
from the center of my eye
may the sound of victory bells
ring louder in my head again
 
a gleaming dream worth holding
the means to realize
shielded from the nays and blinded eyes
through chaos and the clutter
Ill stumble day to day
with cynics held at bay
i'll know it when i find my way
 
sleepless nights and lonely days
fingers tips are worn to the bone
i may not have the answer now
but i know it will be my own
 
everyday begins a chance
for the rain to subside
searching for the strength within
hoping i will find
 
a gleaming dream worth holding
the means to realize
shielded from the nays and blinded eyes
through chaos and the clutter
i'll stumble day to day
with cynics held at bay
and clarity displayed
i'll know it when i find my way

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Hang on Shep

 

https://soundcloud.com/paulcanuck/hang-on-shep

 

Hang on Shep
Until the vet gets here
You took the shot
Meant for that deer
Take another breath
Of this mountain air
And hang on Shep
Until the vet gets here

 

Hang on Shep
Al's gone down the hill
Just a couple miles
Where he can use his cell
Keep your eyes on mine
Don't you let 'em fade
Hang on Shep
Help is on the way

 

Hang on Shep
We've been through so much
I've had to lean on you
Since you were a pup
And when Martha passed
You were there to sooth
Hang on Shep
Don't you leave me too

 

Now our shadows stretch
And it's been too long
Your body's limp
And I know you've gone
Yeah, I know you've gone..

 

Good ol' Shep
May you find your peace
Headin' down that road
You won't need no leash
But there's just one thing
I hope you don't forget
Take this love, old friend
And hang on to it

 

Yeah, just one thing
I hope you don't forget
Take my love, old boy
And hang on, Shep

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In My Memory   © 2018   J. B. Mack 

 

I'm drowning on dryland

Stuck in the quicksand

I'm caught in a whirlwind

Swept up in a dustpan

 

And I love you, though I don't know who you are

Stick around son, don't stray too far

From my memory 3x

 

What will I remember

The pain and the heartache

Lost hope for April

Your birthday, your wake

 

Or will I remember

How I dreamt it would be

Playing ball out in back

And lit Christmas trees

 

And I love you, and I can't know who you'd be

You are fading, but I'll never let you flee

From my memory 3x

 

On that cold April morning

I held you close, you were so light

It was that April morning

We passed just like two ships in the night

 

My heart is an eggshell

Dropped down in a well

And gravity's pulling me

Toward my own private hell

 

But I'll climb up those walls

And I'll try to conceive

Why you passed by so quickly

Like a wave in the sea

 

And I love you, and I miss you oh so much

I can't hold you, but I imagine your touch

In my memory 3x

 

On that cold April morning 

I held you close, you were so light

It was that April morning

We passed just like two ships in the night

 

Memories dangle off heartstrings

Weathered by the winds of time

But I'll hold on to you

With this song of mine

 

And I love you, and I miss you so much

I can't hold you, but I imagine your touch

In my memory 4x

 

 

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I didn't have anything for this, everything I was trying all week just wasn't working. But one song appeared in my head after reading an interview with someone in a newspaper yesterday, a fairly famous singer, and it gave me an idea which I have tried to turn into a song.

 

I have not worked on this at all, and this is my first every attempt at a "live" entry to anything here, i.e. single take ignore mistakes. This is nothing more than a dirty demo really, but I like to have an entry in these things, it is the only thing that forces me to write sometimes - no matter how bad the outcome is.

 

 

 

Perfect Light

 

 

You're like a rabbit in the headlights
Seem surprised by all the headlines
But you crossed the street
Before you looked 
 
In the shelter there's a safe space
A little corner where you feel grace
Why did you leave 
Just to come unstuck
 
Just live like you mean it, one-time
Be what you're preaching to the choir
Live like you care about the fight
You could be, you might see, the world in a perfect light.
 
You like to talk before engaging
The brain of yours is always raging
Against the lines
Pushing back on truth
 
If you believe in all your leanings
And stand up to those demons
You could show them all
You could raise the roof
 
Live like you mean it, one-time
Be what you're preaching to the choir
Live like you care about the fight
You could be, you might see, the world in a perfect..
 
You could talk or you could walk the walk
You could shine a light and give us warmth
Shine through the gloom lift your eyes
Light up the truth not just lies
 
If you could see that you have got choice
You could prove that you’re just not noise
So follow through
Light up the world
 
And live like you mean it, one-time
Be what you're preaching to the choir
Live like you care about the fight
You could be, you might see, the world in a perfect light.
You could be, you might see, the world in a perfect light.
You could be, you might see, the world in a perfect light.

 

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intro/
I was at a party having fun  - BBQ in the cool evening sun
Saw a cute girl by the wooden gate. I “thought make a move, before its too late”...

1/
She said hello there my name  is Marie
I believe in spirituality
To learn of the world to take photographs
Philosophize, meditate in the bath
Read Sartre and Kant, eat grass fed meat
Discover myself and walk barefeet
She said I study science and biology
The actions of chimps and humanity
All part of a whole - a holistic one
An applause for a world of pluralist fun

Ch/
 I said “that’s nice but I think I better walk
(A) I wanted a chat and a giggle , not a Ted talk”

2/
She said but love is all, it's a currency
It runs through the stars, The earth and through me
A cure for life, or at least for the heart
The joy in reunion , the peace in depart
She said don't you see, your blood needs to course
With raw emotion from some primal source
Natural numbers where data predicts
The balance of life and what make us tick
Social media, soul and being
Opening the third eye and really seeing

Ch/
I said “that’s nice but I think I better walk
I wanted a chat and a giggle , not a Ted talk”

Br/
Your smart and all but it would be a plus
Is to have a little less you and a little more us
She looked sad but said “ok”. 
Said “take my number anyway”

Chorus/
I said “that’s nice but I think I better walk
I wanted a chat and a giggle , not a Ted talk”

 

 

 

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"That Empathetic Man"

Words & Music by Tom Tognaci

 

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13724069

Could I walk a hundred miles, on the soles of broken shoes?
Could I lose everything I ever had to lose?
Could I sleep aside a road?
Could I dream shivering cold?
Could I be that homeless face, wrung out and old?

I once was known as a man who gave a damn
The kind of guy who would strive to understand
But as this Country now bemoans
White guilt and comfort zones….
It’s getting hard to be that empathetic man

~ Instrumental~

Yea, I once was known as a man who gave a damn
The kind of guy who would strive to understand
But using kids to lite the fuse
On the bombs thrown by fake news
Yea, it’s getting hard to be that empathetic man

Would I stand, could I face, those hateful hearts of stone?
Could I practice what I preach when I stand alone?
Could I kick the man (that’s) down?
Or, would I help him off the ground?
Would I show mercy when the tables turn around?

Yea, I once was known as a man who gave a damn
The kind of guy who would strive to understand
But, berate this great Country,
With a finger and a knee……
You aren’t going to find that empathetic man

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Games Already Lost

©I.Wolosenko 2018

 

 

 

Verse 1

 I know ..I'm your part time lover                 

And I don't ever get to stay

I'm in your bed with you at midnight

Forgotten...  by the break of day

 

Chorus A:

I know, ..  I can never have you

Still I feel.... it's worth the cost                 

So, I hold you.... then I leave you

I'm playing games,

I'm still playing games

Playing games........already lost

 

 

Verse 2

No warm body I can cling to 

There's nothing  left for me to keep

With only memories of your fragrance

To fill my dreams while I'm asleep

 

Bridge

Part time lover never lingers

Knows  just when his time is through                                   

Never hoping, never asking

Never hearing I love you

 

Chorus B:

There's no blame for what I've chosen                 

Only I ..................can make that call

But that part time love feels better                               

Than to have

What  I've never had

I've never had...your love at all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sweet!  We had a nice flurry of action yesterday and ended up with a good number of entries.  There was some concern that the collab contest would suck energy out of the room, but you guys came through.  :)

 

We're moving on to the scoring phase.  Comprehensive rules can be found here, but the general gist is as follows.

 

1)  Entrants must submit scores or they are disqualified.

2)  Scores are PM'd to me.

3)  Do not rank the entries.  Each song is to be given a score from 1-5, with 1 being "absolutely awesome", 5 being "absolutely awful" and gradations in between.  It is entirely possible that you give several songs the same score.  

4)  Half-scores (1.5, 2.5, etc.) are permitted.  

 

Please note once again that this phase is also accelerated to leave room for a true May contest.  :)

 

Rock on!

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I should add one other guideline that makes things easier for me to enter everything into Excel.  Please list all the songs, including your own, when you submit the scores.  For your own song, just list a score of "X".  For copy-paste convenience, here are all the entries.

 

The Countless Few (#meToo) - MondoArt

Cold Lover - ScenesFromPalacio

Vampyres & Nuclear War - RoadDog

Just Trust the Tales - Zeligovitch

Total Loser Song - Hobosage

Places - rwade

Tangled in My Hairbrush - DonnaMarilyn

Passengers - Mike B

When I Find My Way - Triffid

Hang on Shep - PaulCanuck

In My Memory - Short Order Kook

Perfect Light - Murphster

Ted Talk - fabkebab

That Empathetic Man -  Ironknee

Games Already Lost - Iggy

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We're still waiting on scores from 7 entrants, and there are only two days left.  I'd rather not have to postpone the deadline, so please send your scores by Sunday night!

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A couple score sheets that were sent in had inadvertent omissions, so I'll post the results once those get updated.  It's a close one, a single point separates #1 and #4 at the moment.  

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Here are the results of the April 2018 1+1 song contest (edited to correct for the errors discussed below):

 

Gold Medal: That Empathetic Man - IronKnee

Silver Medal: Ted Talk - Fabkebab

Bronze Medal: When I Find My Way - Triffid

 

Congratulations to our podium achievers!

And thanks to our non-contestant scorers: Peko, Barneyboy and Tunesmith

 

 

That Empathetic Man IronKnee 2.0 2.5 1.5 2.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 1.5 2.0 3.5 3.0 4.0 2.0 43.5
Ted Talk Fabkebab 1.5 3.0 1.5 2.5 4.0 3.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 2.5 3.0 2.0 1.5 3.0 2.0 4.0 2.5 44.5
When I Find My Way Triffid 1.5 3.5 1.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.5 2.5 3.5 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 45.0
Tangled in My Hairbrush DonnaMarilyn 2.0 2.5 2.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 2.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.5 47.0
Perfect Light Murphster 2.5 2.5 2.0 2.5 2.0 3.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.5 1.5 2.5 4.0 3.0 4.5 3.0 47.0
Places rwade 3.0 2.5 1.5 2.5 4.0 1.5 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.5 47.5
Games Already Lost Iggy 3.0 2.5 2.0 2.0 3.5 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.0 2.5 3.0 1.5 3.5 2.5 47.5
Total Loser HoboSage 2.5 3.0 2.5 1.0 3.0 2.0 1.5 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 4.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 48.0
Passengers MikeB 2.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.5 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 2.5 49.5
Hang on Shep PaulCanuck 2.5 2.5 2.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 2.5 3.0 4.0 2.5 3.5 1.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 1.5 49.5
Cold Lover Scenes 2.5 1.5 1.5 3.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 5.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.5 3.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 51.0
Just Trust the Tales Zeligovitch 3.5 2.0 2.0 4.0 2.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 2.5 2.5 2.0 2.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 51.5
In My Memory Short Order Kook 3.0 3.0 1.5 3.0 4.0 2.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 3.0 4.0 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 3.0 51.5
Vampyres & Nuclear War RoadDog 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 1.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 52.5
The Countless Few Mondo Art 3.0 1.5 2.5 3.0 4.5 3.0 3.5 4.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 53.0

 

Very tight grouping this month.  FWIW, after the correction my usual "run the averages of each entrant's scores so they can't disproportionately affect the outcome" test no longer has any impact on the top three.  

 

Congrats everyone!  Commence the insightful discussion and don't forget that there's a true May song contest coming very soon.  :)

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Everything should be good to go now.  :)

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Congratulations to Fabkebab, Triffid, IronKnee and Donna Marilyn!  Thank you Justin for hosting this month's 1 and 1 contest.  Thank you non-contestant scorers for listening to our songs.  I would love to get feedback (good and bad) on the song I entered.  I will post my feedback on all the songs later.  I'm at work right now and my notes are at home.

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Wow that was fun! Thanks for hosting Justin. Congrats all. Love Kook's idea, when, where is the best place to add feedback to each song?

 

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BTW. I think i messed up. I graded as if 5 is the top, and 1 is the bottom :( Just went back and reread the rules, I did it wrong... sorry

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2 hours ago, Oswlek said:

FWIW, I did my usual "run the averages of each entrant's scores so they can't disproportionately affect the outcome" test and that is what elevated Donna's song into a tie for 3rd place.  Please let me know if you need any elaboration on this. 

I got a couple PMs, so it appears as if it is warranted.

 

Imagine someone entering the contest and then giving every song a 5 on their scorecard.  Even if this is their honest opinion, theirs being the only song excluded from this negative slant will have an impact on the results.  Obviously it isn't typically this overt, usually it manifests in a couple more 4s or 1s than the norm, but it can still have an influence.  To combat this, I give each entrant a score equal to the average of the scores on their scorecard, and it is this number that moves Donna up into a tie for 3rd.  

 

Hopefully this makes sense.  :)

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Thanks for hosting the competition, and the numerous scoring gyrations. Thanks to all the non-entrant voters.

 

I think the competition was honestly close enough that it would be best to consider monthly competition as more like a group playlist with many enjoyable songs - so well done all. I think I scored everything as a 3.0 or above.

 

I have comments on each song which I can cut-and-paste into this thread, and I will gladly do so (hopefully nobody is offended) - IMHO the post-mortem and sharing song notes is the best bit!

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10 minutes ago, rwade said:

BTW. I think i messed up. I graded as if 5 is the top, and 1 is the bottom :( Just went back and reread the rules, I did it wrong... sorry

Oops.  I just had to make a similar correction and if I have to do it again it won't happen today.  I'll leave it up to the board to decide what we do.  

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9 minutes ago, rwade said:

BTW. I think i messed up. I graded as if 5 is the top, and 1 is the bottom :( Just went back and reread the rules, I did it wrong... sorry

I did the same thing in the lyrics competition a couple of months ago and nobody even noticed my comment :-) I wont be offended by any re-count which pushes me off the podium

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@fabkebab so, you scored 5 as the best, and 1 as the worst? I assume since you said "so well done all. I think I scored everything as a 3.0 or above" 

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Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone for participating. If anyone's curious about the songwriting and production process behind my song, it's on my blog:

 

http://neelmodi.com/the-countless-few-metoo/

 

I'll reply here later on with my comments for each song as well, and I welcome any feedback on mine

 

Cheers

 

Neel

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While it's nice to think 'Tangled' tied for third place, I feel it would be good to have the adjusted correct scores even if the song ends up not being 'placed'. ;) 

 

(By the way, @rwade, I misinterpreted the instructions, and scored the wrong way for the recent Collaboration contest. ;) Luckily, Alistair caught the error, and was able to re-tally. So nobody's perfect. ;) )

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3 minutes ago, rwade said:

@fabkebab so, you scored 5 as the best, and 1 as the worst? I assume since you said "so well done all. I think I scored everything as a 3.0 or above" 

I'm pretty sure he means "3.0 or better", so it is higher on the scale, not in raw numbers.  :)

 

Maybe next time I'll just switch it around, sorry if I somehow created confusion for everyone.  

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Yikes! To be honest, I always found it strange to say "1" was best and "5" worst. I think that "1-star" to "5-star" like ratings in iTunes would make sense to most people.

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4 minutes ago, rwade said:

@fabkebab so, you scored 5 as the best, and 1 as the worst? I assume since you said "so well done all. I think I scored everything as a 3.0 or above" 

Oh I see how that could be misinterpreted...  I scored as per scoring rule #3 : 

 

Do not rank the entries.  Each song is to be given a score from 1-5, with 1 being "absolutely awesome", 5 being "absolutely awful" and gradations in between.  It is entirely possible that you give several songs the same score

 

So I voted all songs somewhere between decent (3.0) and awesome (1.0). Thats my memory anyways

 

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I personally think it's all good. I really enjoyed the songs, and it was a great experience. I just wanted to be transparent when I realized my mistake, and apologize. You could take my votes out and re tally if you needed to. Was a great event!

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Yeah, I would agree with changing it in the future. I think people are more used to "on a scale from x to y" with y be better. But, I could also have done a better job of reading the rules :)

 

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19 minutes ago, rwade said:

Yeah, I would agree with changing it in the future. I think people are more used to "on a scale from x to y" with y be better. But, I could also have done a better job of reading the rules :)

 

In fairness to me, I was going by the official scoring rules stickied at the top of this forum.  So let's all just blame Nige for that.  :)

 

Regardless of whether the scores get updated and if the results change, I think everyone should feel free to move on to the next level discussion about the songs themselves.  That's when the real fun begins.  😎

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On that note...CONGRATS to the winners & here's a list of my top scores - 

 

PASSENGERS – 2

The Countless Few (#meToo) – 2 ½

Total Loser Song – 2 ½

When I Find My Way – 2 ½

 

*and I did score "1" as the highest..."5" as the lowest.

 

Tom

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Hey folks!  Good fun as usual!  Congrats to Fabkebab, Triffid, Ironknee, and Donna!!!

 

Here are my comments,

 

The Countless Few (#meToo) - MondoArt

 

I love the whole feel of this one.  The music matches the lyrics quite well.  Not sure I dig the choice of almost falsetto-like voice, but overall the sometimes gentle/sometimes not piano and the words along with the pace is so very pleasing for me.  

 

Cold Lover - ScenesFromPalacio

 

Great melody and at first I feel that it sounds quite familiar but then quickly and nicely takes me in a different direction.  Also this is a great open verse :

“On a ride to free the lost & lonely

You decide I’ll be your one & only

but I’m on the outside of the pain, let’s talk about it

yeh I’m on the outside of the play in your mind” - it grabs my attention right away.  

 

Just Trust the Tales - Zeligovitch

 

Cool intro!  And this is deliciously different!  The melody suits the song well and my favorite line is “You shouldn’t take your luggage”

 

 

Total Loser Song - Hobosage

 

Oh I can sadly identify with this one!  Ha!  It is reminiscent in terms of idea of Nowhere Man, but the approach is fresh.  The chord choices are great and I really really like that they are arpeggiated for much of the song!  This nicely contrasts to the point where it builds “Same thing ..”  My favorite line “I’m a major misfit but it kinda makes me free” - oh god if only I’d recognized that years ago.

 

Places - rwade

 

Americana Nouveau!  This is great and somewhat reminiscent of a childhood I did not have.  Not sure if that makes sense.  The line about “…where our souls are headed” - well for me I expected…, well not the Promised Land,…. on that one - makes me reflect on a life of regret.  The lyrics dance between the literal and symbolic.  So well done!

 

Tangled in My Hairbrush - DonnaMarilyn

 

The piano is fantastic. When I hear the vocal I hear an almost phantom of the opera mood.  This has broadway written all over it to me.  “And here I lie, longing just for relevance”  - what a fantastic line!  Real nice.

 

Passengers - Mike B

 

Transported back in time am I on this one.  A proper laid back protest. I’d like to hear more power in the chorus (such as you do in the bridge).  The guitar is quite fitting.

 

When I Find My Way - Triffid

 

Oh I really really like the guitar!  Really nice melody here.  I love the ‘minor surprise’ when you sing “with cynics held at bay i'll know it when i find my way”  Keep the listener on guard!  Also very good use of dynamics here Triffid.  Good stuff!

 

 

 

Hang on Shep - PaulCanuck

 

Wow! And the reason for the wow is my surprise at the music.  What I mean by that is that I read the lyrics before listening and I imagined totally different music (maybe more Disney sad - more with like an Old Yeller feel) - but this is cool because it’s almost like an old Fistful of Dollars Eastwood Spaghetti western feel.  Nice work!

 

 

In My Memory - Short Order Kook

 

Oh the music here takes me back to my youth in VT and Cape Cod for some reason.   Really nice guitar, familiar but oh so good. But this line “We passed just like two ships in the night” - too cliche for me.  But the line “My heart is an eggshell” - awesome!

 

Perfect Light - Murphster

 

Cheers mate for the single take - I am not so brave!  50 takes minimum!  So this line grabbed me “Be what you're preaching to the choir” Yes!  This line however, “You could raise the roof” - I’ve heard it too many time (yes I am a hypocrite) - but I love love love the change in the tempo/feel at ~ 1:32 - this is brilliant.

 

 

Ted Talk - fabkebab

 

Brilliant Mate!  Grass-fed meat!  This is fun!  But oh, unlike my many MANY of my friends, I’ve never been to  a Ted Talk.  But maybe that’s why I love this!  Don’t get me wrong, science is my career, but man - sometimes I need to just chill and rock ’n’ roll or not.  But I love this.

 

 

That Empathetic Man -  Ironknee

 

Foot-tappin’ goodness right here.   It’s like idealistic John Denverism crossed with the harsh reality of life.   Im not sure if that makes any sense but I hope it does.  Well done on the superb lyrics, married in the only way they could, to the wonderful wonderful guitar playing.

 

 

Games Already Lost - Iggy

 

Sweet guitar intro, the initial feel of the chord progression is familiar.  The delivery combined with the lyrics is sweet and simultaneously hopeless (and I assume intended!) - nicely done here.  It’s almost like a defeated Gordon Lightfoot feel.  Sad - and man oh man, we have all been there - and when it happens to you, this is what you want to hear.

 

Cheers,

Pete

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2 hours ago, rwade said:

BTW. I think i messed up. I graded as if 5 is the top, and 1 is the bottom :( Just went back and reread the rules, I did it wrong... sorry

Looking at how many '4's  (and one 4.5 and one 5) are shown, I'm wondering if some others might have done some 'backwards' scoring, too.  I didn't give anyone lower than a 3.5.

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Thanks for running the contest , Justin.

I noted some of you had problems with the rules, so I read them as well to make sure I didn't miss some kind of "Bibel Rule" like " the last will be first, and the first will be last:" But no. I'm last!  In good company, though (thanks for the kind comment , Pete).

It was still  a pleasure to participate and to listen to all those nice songs. My top 3 were Hobosage, Scenes and Iggy (very moving interpretation). 

 

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1 hour ago, Mike B said:

Looking at how many '4's  (and one 4.5 and one 5) are shown, I'm wondering if some others might have done some 'backwards' scoring, too.  I didn't give anyone lower than a 3.5.

I consider this unlikely given the discussion to date.  Certainly no one else has mentioned it since Wade's comment and I've seen activity from most everyone.

 

4 minutes ago, Zeligovitch said:

I noted some of you had problems with the rules, so I read them as well to make sure I didn't miss some kind of "Bibel Rule" like " the last will be first, and the first will be last:" But no. I'm last!  In good company, though

:D

 

Last place is no shame when it's a three way tie and you are all within 10 points of first place.  :)

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Here are my notes taken during the judgement phase. I am sorry to admit that one score did slip below the 3.0 mark, hopefully no offence taken

 

The Countless Few (#meToo) - MondoArt ----- 3.0
I enjoyed this melody and the way it was delivered. The variation between quiet falsetto and louder, regular voice added an emotional character to the song - it sounded notably unpolished and vulnerable. To be honest though I thought the lyrics were a bit of letdown - I am fully aware of the "metoo" movement but I am not sure I felt any connection with what you were singing. I was looking for an "angle" that would make the hairs on my arm stand up, but in spite of a lovely music stage, it didnt quite deliver for me

 

Cold Lover - ScenesFromPalacio --- 3.0

There was something surprisingly lo-fi about this as a recording! This was my first observation knowing years of "ScenesFromPalacio" song entries. I felt like the song was artistic and I appreciated it without ever feeling pulled in and "enthusiastic" about listening to it. I know your songwriting can hit the heights, but this one didnt grab me quite so much. The most intriguing thing over multiple listens ended up not being the song itself but ultimately the mystery of how/why the recording was so quiet compared to your other songs.

 

Vampyres & Nuclear War - RoadDog -- 2.5

The lyrics for this are intriguing - nonlinear with some interesting imagery. Musically I thought it was pretty good - the chord choices for the chorus were a welcome change from the otherwise pretty straight chord sequence. After multiple listens I think this would be nice at an open mic, I enjoyed it overall - but musically is a little bit too anonymous to be something that would be on my playlist as a recording


Just Trust the Tales -  -- 2.0
Although it has nothing to do with my score, I thought the video of the two superimposed performers was very well done!
The song came across as a kind of flawed creativity to me - the musical performance was very off kilter and the vocal delivery was quirky with some struggled intonation (especially on that line about ogres). It was almost like someone who cannot speak english singing over a song by someone who doesnt quite know the rythm of the music they are performing. sorry that sounds a bit mean, but for all of that, those impressions aside I enjoyed the creativity of the melody, with its modulations and unexpected turns, and I enjoyed the lyrics with their imagery. I didnt understand the song exactly, but the more I listened the more I liked it


Total Loser Song - Hobosage - 2.5
Good vocals and performance. It reminded me of a lot of the bands I enjoyed in my youth - sort of prog rock - Especially Marillion! - I must admit because of this I wanted the instruments to kick in and rock the song up a bit (of course not doable in a 1+1 song). Although I enjoyed a lot about this song, the "I'm a loser" vibe was completely against my personal tastes. I felt it restricted the song's potential to be recorded by others and spread organically. I know your lyric hints at a kind of positivity, a freedom granted by the rejection of your peers, I felt a bit depressed every time I heard it! If it was simply something like "I'm a seeker" I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more. I didnt mark it down too much because I recognized its good qualities, but still!!

 

Places - rwade - 3.5
I was perhaps influenced by the title of your youtube video, but it felt like you had a full produced song and just deleted a lot of tracks to leave a rythm guitar and the vocal. It gave the song a bit of an empty, unintentionally sparse sound to my ears - like there were too many empty spaces in the song and it didnt move quickly enough for me. In delivery it reminded me a bit of Niel Young - but his songs have more variation in the backing guitar, and a raised amount of poetry in the lyrics so that you are hanging on every word. I found this song pleasant, but by focusing on the "entertainment" I think you could pack a lot more into this with simply one voice and guitar

 

Tangled in My Hairbrush - DonnaMarilyn - 2.5
My favorite part about this was the piano - it had a really soothing, pure sound to it - very nicely played. the overall music was nicely done and the builds were effective. But... I had no idea what the lyric was about - My visual was something like a kids TV show where a human is having a conversation with a hairbrush they had adorned with a couple of googly eyes. It made for a bizarre mix of the emotional and absurd. I know you are a multi-winning muse lyricist, so its something where I am sure with an explanation I would understand - but listening to this multiple times for the competition I just didnt get it

 

Passengers - Mike B -- 2.5
I thought this was solid, but suffered from a lack of ideas - I will explain what I mean - Each verse was really 2 verses - the same musical phrase occurs twice, repeated. Same for the chorus - it was the same musical phrase x2 (with a bit of a pause). The changeup in the rythm for the chorus was nice, as was the bridge, but I couldnt escape the predicable repeating melody. Reminded me a bit of an acoustic version of "that's entertainment" that Paul Weller does as an acoustic version - his song might be a good reference for how he mixes it up a bit


When I Find My Way - Triffid - 2.0

This was a very nicely balanced song, with equal measure of musical interest and enough there in the lyrics to keep me actively listening. Enjoyed the raising emotional content as the song progressed. Nice one


Hang on Shep - PaulCanuck - 1.5
There is something so risky/absurd about the concept of this; singing about a dog and the overly dramatic chords and wrought singing - but... it works! I didnt feel that the lyrics or melody were strong enough to pull me in, but after a while this was a standout song in the bunch for me, and the more I listened to it the more I enjoyed it. I felt the emotion of the singer who was losing his dog

 

In My Memory - Short Order kook -- 2.5
This is a nice recording, where every nuance of the vocal is caught and adds to the song. I remember the lyric from the lyric competition and I felt like there were some very strong verses (the first and the last) but that some of the others felt underdeveloped. Still good though. I thought the backing performance could have had a bit more variety, but there were some interesting chords in there

 

Perfect Light - Murphster -- 1.5
I really enjoyed the quick delivery of this song - as you can see in my own song, I think a lot of words can make up for the tendency of a 1+1 to be a bit boring. Of all the songs I think this one has the potential to be built into a full song - it has enormous potential for development. Good job and quite uplifting

 

Ted Talk - fabkebab -- MINE

 

That Empathetic Man -  Ironknee - 2.0
I thought this was an interesting lyric with a nice folksy vibe - you have a voice and delivery that compliments this style perfectly. I thought the fake news line was very powerful, but a lot of the other lyrics could benefit from being tightened a bit. Overall this was strong! Just left the player on so I could enjoy "she's in love" more than once!!

 

Games Already Lost - Iggy - 2.5
Good recording. I enjoyed the plaintative singing which really supported the sad melody. I think it was an enjoyable well crafted song which maybe was a bit too "safe" in terms of a topic, echoing a timeless (but well worn) topic. Good job.

 

 

 

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Huge congrats everyone!

 

I am stoked that my song did so well! Really pleased as I wasn't expecting it to do well at all. It was the quickest thing I have ever done from idea to demo. 

 

I have notes on my computer so will get them later on, but for now I can say that Ironknee was may favourite very closely followed by Fabkebab, Triffid and Donna. All great songs. I do have some questions, certainly to Donna, but will grab my notes first.

 

There was a nice selection of songs here again and I enjoyed my afternoon listening to them all.

 

Cheers 

 

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Congratulations, fabkebab, Triffid, and IronKnee. 👍

 

Again, a tremendous selection of songs. I’m surprised and honoured that ‘Tangled’ ended up in the top four. Thank you. :) 

 

My own favourites were tied for first place: ‘Vampyres & Nuclear War’ (Road Dog) and ‘Places’ (rwade). After that came 'When I Find My Way', 'Passengers', 'That Empathetic Man', 'Total Loser Song', and 'Games Already 'Lost'. The rest followed closely. 

 

I now need to make my scribbled notes on the entries coherent. 

 

Re ‘Tangled’: I’m especially pleased some of you enjoyed the piano and vocal performance. My co-writer, John Davey, did a wonderful job. 

 

By way of explanation, @fabkebab (and @Murphster ;) ), the singer/narrator is watching his lover’s face as she brushes her hair (using his hairbrush) while looking at herself in the mirror. As she ponders, he sees the emotions that cross her face, and knows they don’t bode well for him.  Possibly she’s not aware he’s watching her.

 

The verses: The action in each is subtle, culminating with the lover turning to face the narrator in V3. No doubt her expression shows she wants to soften the blow, but the guy knows she’s about to tell him the relationship is over.

 

The bridge: He knows what’s coming. He’s aware there’s been a shift in the woman’s emotions (which he can read on her face). He’d wanted a wonderful, long-lasting relationship, but knows it’ll never happen. All he hopes for now is that he might have meant – perhaps might still mean - at least something to her, however little.

 

(Both lyric and music were written quickly during last year’s FAWM songwriting challenge [14 lyrics/songs in 28 days]. David, I take your point that the story could be a little longer and with less instrumental fill. I know John is open to re-recording.  But maybe the lyric works best – if at all – simply as a vignette. It’s a break-up song. Maybe a kind of brief reflective interlude in a musical. :) )

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Congrats to fab, Triffid, IronKnee and Donna - well done winning the hardware :)

I had Places - rwade, Tangled in My Hairbrush - DonnaMarilyn, Passengers - Mike B, When I Find My Way - Triffid and Ted Talk - fabkebab all knotted up in a 5 way tie for top score.

Thanks Justin for hosting :)

 Here are my (uncensored 👺) cryptic notes:

 

The Countless Few (#meToo) - MondoArt
nice piano
chorus drops melody, lifts volume
good vox
lyric is solid, hook is a bit weak

 

Cold Lover - ScenesFromPalacio
nice chord progs
hook is hidden - late, could be set up/supported better
good vox
too many sections in arrangement
lyrics a bit 2 cryptic for my tastes

 

Vampyres & Nuclear War - RoadDog
too slow
solid lyrics
like the carry-over lines
not catchy verses
like chord prog in chorus
sung a tad low register

 

Just Trust the Tales - Zeligovitch
excellent studio guitarist
almost competes with lead vox
melody not memorable, almost extemporanious
lyrics cryptic, not relatable

 

Total Loser Song - Hobosage
a bit over-produced for a 1+1
good guitar work
lyrics - I can't connect - i'm a total winner!
too long
vox perfectly in tune - a bit strained

 

Places - rwade
sb called tiny places
nice folky tune
good melody, lyrics
30 sec too long
good intro/outro

 

Tangled in My Hairbrush - DonnaMarilyn
nice vibe, vox
memorable hook
cool piano work
should have repeated bridge
good length

 

Passengers - Mike B
nice chorus
bridge a bit preachy
vox solid
verse lyrics a bit biased

 

When I Find My Way - Triffid
hook is late
nice chord prog, guitar work
a bit wordy, self-absorbed
speeds up?
vox good - a bit pitchy here and there

 

In My Memory - Short Order Kook
nice earthy vox
good chorus
too long
timing issues?
lyrics a bit cliche in places
good hook

 

Ted Talk - fabkebab
wordy verses
simple chorus - maybe too simple
what's a ted talk? ( I actually know..)
good energy
good bridge
perfect length

 

That Empathetic Man -  Ironknee
great vox, guitar
nice progs
lyrics a bit trumpian

 

Games Already Lost - Iggy
vox good
melody changes a lot
lyrics cliche a bit
hook is late, abandoned
 

Perfect Light - Murphster

Good vox - a bit low register

Good lyric

verse melody a lot like Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark"

Great change-up, timing changes

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Big congrats to Fabkebab, IronKnee & DonnaMarilyn!  & Thanks, Oswlek, for running the show!  

 

Also thanks to everyone who had a listen and voted.  I am truly really surprise I placed in this one.  I've gotten in the habit of pitch checking my melodies and vocals before ever posting... but I decided not to on this one and just go with whatever came out.  The fact that I can at least tell now where I went off pitch without software encourages me.

 

Donna... I had yours as my top pick but I have to admit to being influenced by the performance.... it was fantastic.  I've had a listen to 4 or 5 other songs from John Davey and am really impressed and an instant fan.  So, thanks for that.

 

My other top picks, among many good ones, were "In My Memory" - Short Order Kook and "Places" - rwade.  Both touching and well performed.

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mWell that was a lot of fun!  My laptop keeps erasing my comments so I'm going to submit my feedback in pieces...

 

I used the criteria from this post to score all of your songs (minus some of the criteria that were not applicable to 1 + 1 format): https://www.musesongwriters.com/forums/index.php?/topic/35154-critique-form/.  I think there were 13 criteria each given equal weight.  Each song seemed to outshine others depending on the criteria resulting in a lot of songs getting ranked toward the middle ranging from 2.5 to 3.5.  My 2.5's went to The Countless Few, Just Trust The Tales, Places, Hang on Shep, Perfect Light, and Ted Talk.

 

The Countless Few:  This song grew on me each listen.  I thought the dynamics between the verse and the chorus was a good idea, but either a tad too much volume in the chorus or a tad too little volume in the verses at least listening on headphones.  Great timely lyrics, I'm surprised I haven't come across any songs on this topic yet.  The song seemed a little short, like it needs something else...a bridge?

 

Cold Lover:  Each part of the song had a nice melody in its own right.  The mix seemed lower quality to me and detracted from the listening experience a little.  Seemed like parts of the song the voice was held back, it seems like you could belt it out more.

 

Vampyres and Nuclear War:  I really enjoyed the quirky lyrics.  The cholera line made me crack up!  The Machiavelli line went over my head.  Melody and guitar work are a little plain, though that isn't necessarily a bad thing.  I picture this song being featured in that Robert Rodriguez film "From Dusk Till Dawn" in one of those vampire bars!

 

Just Trust The Tales:  Your guitar work is very clever, original and does this interesting dance with the melody throughout the song which I thought was really cool.  The lyrics and the vocal performance gave off an unsettling vibe like a strange acid trip, but it was so unique and interesting that I had to listen to it again and again.

 

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Hi. I really, really enjoyed listening to everyones songs. It's so great to be amongst peers. Again sorry for my noob move.

 

If I had to choose a winner, I would have to pick 'empathetic man', very clever and great voice. Below are my thoughts and feedback on the list.

 

The countless few - impressed by the very full sound with just a simple piano and voice. Great ambiance and very different. Love it's uniqueness, and slight "bizarre?" feel. My only real critique is how loud you bring in the vocals each time you switch, especially the first time (:27), could stand to ease a bit more or bring it down a wee bit. Otherwise, I like the songs dynamics.

 

Cold Lover - Very cool groove. I also like your falsetto voice with the acoustic. Compliments well. My only suggestion is about your delivery. Sometimes, your vocals are strong and sweet, but sometimes it feels a little weak, or too airy. For example, the first 2 lines seem airy, second lines a bit better... but you nail it with "I'm on the outside of the pain..." I would try and maybe let that be your bar for all vocals...

 

VampyresandNuclearWar - One of my favorites. I actually went back to just "listen" because I genuinely liked it. Super tight, clever lyrics and awesome story. I have nothing to give. Wouldn't change a thing.

 

Just trust the tales - Another top one for my ears. It was a close second. The guitar licks were solid throughout, especially loved the scale under "walking on the moon". The voice is very relaxing and sexy. There are a couple of times the vocals and guitar clashed a little awkwardly, and the breathing (panting) at the end was weird, but that's just being picky. Otherwise very nice.

 

Total Loser Song - I can't really tell if you are tongue in cheek, or super serious, and I like that about it. The subject is intriguing and relatable. The music is tight, and melody goes well with the song. Nice ending.

 

Tangled in my hairbrush - First, I love your voice. It's regal. The song is well structured, and your delivery is very emotionally on point. Got chills when you crescendo'd towards the end, and then ended it elegantly. My only critique is fairly petty: the vocals and piano are sort of fighting for dominance some times. I think your voice is in the same range as the piano, so your mid range get a little muddy in a few spots. If there were a way to contrast a bit more, it might help add some clarity and harmony. Maybe some keys higher up on the piano, when your voice goes low?? Don't think it's a problem by any stretch, might just be a way to fine tune. Also, you play the piano very well. I sort of feel like the song is missing a few more spaces of that great playing. Great song.

 

Passengers - Deep song. I like the words and subject, very poetic. I like the way you voice sounds over the acoustic. They balance each other nicely. Guitar part is nice, but feels a little hurried to me at times.

 

When I find my way - Another top favorite of mine. Very nice melody, and great words. Your voice is very nice as well. Goes well with acoustic. The first few lines felt a little light, like when you sang "crashing on the ground", later in the song you start hitting the second lines, but you should try and nail them in the beginning. Your guitar strum could be a little softer during the peaks, maybe a thinner pick? Most of the time it sounded really nice, but got a little harsh when you built it up.

 

Hang on Shep - I think this song is the epitome of why I am digging this contest so much. Where else can you get amazingly unique songs like 'hang on shep'. It's so out of left field, but your awesome voice and tight guitar carries well. It's bizarre and classic at the same time. Kind of like 'old yeller' meets modern country. The strongest part is your voice. You really have a gift. I don't really have any suggestions, other than your vocals are a little loud in parts... Otherwise, was very entertaining.

 

In my memory - I have played this song several times. I really like it. It's a great song. It actually touches on a recent personal tragedy, and helps a ton. I like the mini bridges at the end of each verse and the chorus is sweet. Your voice is very distinct, and the lyrics and song structure professional. You hit some awkward high notes that sour a bit, but overall it's a honest delivery that feels real, I suspect because it is.

 

Perfect Light - Sounds a bit like the bare naked ladies. Neat run on lyrics. I like your voice, the words and music. I'll be honest, it started off weak, but after the first few lines, by the time you got going, I really started to dig it. It's just the first few lines don't seem to be at the same level as the rest of the song. The tempo drop could be a little tighter, but again, once you got going, it was very nice.

 

Ted Talk - I can relate to this person you speak of. Very clever, hilarious and creative. Wouldn't change a thing about your vocals, your voice works well with a comedic song like this. The guitar is little intrusive at times with the hard strum, but overall works well.

 

The Empathetic Man - This was my favorite song. Kind of felt like dropping out when you posted it :) Like how it comes across at first as a classic country picker, then roles into a very clever political message. Top picking, top voice and top story IMO. I especially enjoyed the dainty echoing melody you pick behind "empathetic man". very solid. My only critique is the ending. With your chops, I expected a finale. The fading out was a bit disappointing, but that's probably just my opinion. Otherwise awesome song.

 

Game already lost - Did the link get removed for this one? I remember listening to it when voting, but don't see the link now. From what I can remember, very clever hook. I think this song could resonate with a lot of listeners. 

 

 

 

 

 

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