We started with 60 competitors, then the first deadline cut it to 37. The judges further cut the number down to 26 by eliminating 11 in round 1. Of those 26 that still had a shot at SpinTunes glory, 21 turned in a song by the deadline tonight. We also had 4 shadow entries turned in before the deadline. The listening party was pushed back 1 day because of the holiday, so if anyone wants to finish a late shadow entry, you have plenty of time to get it in before the LP.
The listening party will be hosted by me on July 5th, and it starts at 8PM. I know you're used to the LP's being on Monday, so don't forget...it's TUESDAY this time. I hope you decide to stop by, and bring friends. I'll probably get there 15-20 minutes early, but the SpinTunes songs won't start until 8PM. The album will be available for FREE listen & download shortly after the LP.
Listening Party Location: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/spintunes
Deadline Eliminations: Byron Blocker & The Offbeats, "BucketHat" Bobby Matheson, Jason Morris, Tally Deushane & Brian Daniell.
I'll probably post a link to the new SpinTunes store in the next 24 hours or so. The items for sale all include the new SpinTunes logo made by Happi, and Dr. Lindyke also helped get the graphics ready for Cafepress. I'll probably tweet the link today, then include it in the next blog post here. Whatever small profits are made will go towards getting shirts for our past & future champions. They will also go towards other costs of running the contest & blogs. For instance, we ran out of free BandCamp downloads last month. For $20 I could have bought 1,000 free downloads to insure the music is always available to download.
Geeky Pleasures Radio Show:
Julia "Jules" Sherred wants to interview a bunch of SpinTunes musicians, past and present, on the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show. So if you classify yourself as a 'geek', and would be available the first Friday in August, you might want to drop her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can give you more details when you contact her.