.

Time is up:

Friday, January 18, 2013

SpinTunes #6: Profiles

If you waited until the last second to sign-up it's possible that your e-mail didn't show up in my inbox by the given deadline. I will check my e-mail again when I get home from work. If there were any that showed up late, but had the correct time stamp, I'll add them to the list. Keep in mind that even if you were late, we love to get shadows.

While you're waiting for the round 1 challenge to be posted, I suggest checking to make sure your links work. If you find one not working just let me know via e-mail & I'll fix it as soon as I can.

Good luck to all the old & new faces in this edition of SpinTunes,
Spin.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Round 1 Album - Round 2 Album - Round 3 Album - Round 4 Album


Round 1 Challenge:  Ceiling Cat Is Watching You Songwrite - Write a song about a meme. (2 minute minimum) (they had 9 days) (Results)

Round 2 Challenge: Song Fight - Write a fight song for your favorite sports TEAM. It doesn't have to be a professional team. This should be about the team, not 1 or 2 athletes working together. (1 minute minimum) (they had 8 days) (Results)

Round 3 Challenge: Occupy SpinTunes - Write a protest song in which you try to convince your listeners about something you strongly believe. (2 minute minimum) (they had 8 days) (Results)

Round 4 Challenge: Mulligan - Write a protest song about the same topic you picked in round 3. (2 minute minimum) (they had 8 days) (Results)



(Profile order is based on who sent in their entry form first.)


Edric Haleen:  Edric writes a lot of point-of-view songs. He has sung songs as an evangelical preacher, a Greek hero, a Jesuit priest, an engagement ring, a liver, a meme, and the moon. He has portrayed a despondent inventor, a frustrated songwriter, a would-be superhero (?), and Mother Culture. He’s sung both as a guy frustrated by NOT being in a relationship and by BEING in a relationship, as a romantic facing a tough choice -- and once he even (sort of) sung as himself! Care to know more? Visit his website!

LinksWebsite

R1For Zoe

R2:  A Father's Fight Song - ICA School Song (Shadow)

R3On The Matter Of Bullying (Part 1)

R4:  On The Matter Of Bullying (Part 2) (runner up)



Dr Lindyke:  Dr Lindyke is two people. One of them talks. One of them writes. If they were magicians, they'd be Penn & Teller, only shorter and taller.





Links:  Website@dr_lindyke - YouTube

R1Famous Last Words

R2Cock Fight

R3:  Voted Out The Square - Memory Of A Future Past (Shadow) - It's A Joke, Not A Dick (Don't Take It So Hard) (Shadow)

R4:



Andy Glover:  Hi, I’m Andy. I started playing acoustic guitar at the tender age of 13 and never really stopped. I got my start in songwriting after friends I’d made on youtube encouraged me to start writing my own songs rather than just posting covers. I’m a somewhat “spiritual” fellow, and I enjoy writing songs about the great unknown. And love songs. Those too. I hope some day to turn the touring musician life into a financially viable profession. I’m an avid concert goer and adore the Seattle folk scene.

Links:  Website - @andyglover - YouTube

R1Hey, Winnebago Man

R2:  Deadline Victim

R3:

R4:



The Chocolate Chips:  Creating magical sounds with musical science since 2011.









R3:

R4:



MC Ohm-I:  Originally from Brooklyn, NY (now residing in San Diego, CA), MC Ohm-I is an up-and-coming nerdcore rapper. Some of his biggest songs include "All Mah Math Nerds" and "Nerd You Up". His music is made purely for entertainment and he's shown is capable of writing about even the silliest things.


Links:  Website - @mcohmi - YouTube

R1Down In Plankistan

R2Let's Go Mets

R3If You Don't Like Gay Marriage

R4If You Were Gay (placed 3rd)



Kevin Savino-Riker:  Kevin is the guitarist for the Write Bloody House Party 2 Band, formerly of the Lightbulb Mouth Radio Hour variety show and podcast in Long Beach, CA.  He is also an unsigned and unknown independent musician on YouTube.  Kevin has served as drummer, bassist, guitarist, and lead vocalist in a number of bands over the last 15 years, though never all at the same time.  Kevin is the champion of the first Spintunes contest, and he is still uncomfortable writing about himself in the 3rd person.

Links:  Website - @RITmusic2k - YouTube

R1The Ballad Of Andrew Meyer

R2The 12th Man

R3:  Voted Out Dinosaur Sam

R4:



The Orion Sound:  Sup ma bros, ya be chillin’ wi’ the king o’ sound, biatch. Who dis be, you sayin’? Boy, youre about to find out! Ma name be Oliver Parsons and I’m up 4 spanking dem hoes left, right and cen’re. I got dis sick do on ma heyd dat makes me look like pussay magnet – and it works. I get dem bitches in ma car and show ‘em ma yootoob swag. Dey don’t know what’s hit ‘em (it’s usually ma pen15) and dem gurls (and guys when I feel like it) are just begging 4 mor’.  I not got school smarts, cuz dey is 4 nurds, but ma street cred is off da chartz. Gimme yo’ support or I’ll steal ya fuckin’ cat so I can say I got ya pussy! Also I play music.

Links:  Website@olirulz_747 - YouTube

R1Hashtag (Damien's Story)

R2:  Deadline Victim

R3:

R4:



Ross Durand:  Ross writes songs. He plays guitar and sings so that he can deliver his songs. He hopes his songs can make people think, laugh, and/or not feel alone in the world. Concerning Spintunes - there is a popular definition of insanity that says it is the state of doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. Apparently Ross is insane.


Links:  Website - @rossdurand - YouTube

R1First World Blues

R2Bigger In Texas

R3Don't Send Them Away

R4Someone's (winner)



"BucketHat" Bobby:  Veteran of Song-Fu and Spintunes, Bobby fears he peaked too early. However, He will continue doing what he does, because, y'know, he can only get better, right?




Links:  @buckethatbobby - YouTube

R1Problems

R2YTCWGWCT

R3:  Deadline Victim Knock Off (Shadow)

R4:



RC:  I'm made of meat.







Links:  Website - @RCOhio - YouTube

R1The Philosoraptor

R2We Will Bury You

R3An Equal Start

R4Get Out Of My Way (placed 4th)



Steven Wesley Guiles:  It's not every year an artist writes 70+ songs so that he can release 9 songs for his first solo album. It's also not always possible when said artist is a devoted husband, father of two, and a full-time middle school teacher. If you find Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver good company, then you will be right at home pulling up a chair and a pair of earbuds and soaking his gorgeous records.  He also likes to rock and write songs about tacos and exploding weasels   So put THAT in your pipe and smoke it.

Links:  Website - @sguiles - YouTube

R1Boom Goes The Dynamite

R2:  Voted Out Minecraft Fight Song (DQ)

R3:

R4:



Atom & E.V.:  DFW based retro jazzed-up folk & primitive rock. We're just trying to become as popular as our guitars.






Links:  Website

R1:  Voted Out Welcome Wagon

R2:

R3:

R4:



Wait What (the Band):  Wait What is a band from Long Beach, Ca.  Snoop says hi.






Links:  YouTube

R1:  Voted Out We R Not Gay

R2:

R3:

R4:




Jerry Skids:  NYC songwriter who constantly style-jumps (from acoustic rock to nonsensical comedy to angry political punk to whatever else).   Lead singer in anarcho-punk band Street Army Gospel and cover band Punk 77.  He is currently working on his 6th solo album, Blame It On The Belmonts.



Links:  Website - YouTube

R1Not A Good Guy

R2Psyche 'Em Out! (The Beers Fight Song)

R3:  Voted Out The Separation Of State And Nothing

R4:



Jenny Katz:  A storyteller with soul, Jenny released her first album in 2012. She currently performs with her brother and her father in the jazz trio "Katz Family Picnic."





Links:  Website - YouTube

R1Boom Goes The Dynamite

R2Load The Cannon, Light The Fuse

R3:  Voted Out Next Nice Town

R4:



The Middle Relievers:  The Middle Relievers were started in early January of 2013 by the forgotten memory of hundereds of professional pitchers who never were good enough to start, close, or set-up, but were needed to mop up large leads or horrific blow-outs.  These men always had a tune in their heart while hoping to some day be something other then a frequently disregarded card with bubble gum.  These memories were turned into the yet-to-be discovered sound that will soon be.

Links:

R12 Eyes 1 Regret

R2Here's To Joe's

R3:  Voted Out Love Builds Homes

R4:



Vincent Black Shadow:  I've loved, I've lost, I've loved again, I've been wary of losing love, love has stuck around, then it was lost, but then it came back, then it somehow was found naked in the back of a '76 Buick station wagon.




Links:  @fetworks

R1:  Voted Out Baby Panda Sneeze

R2:

R3:

R4:



TurboShandy:  Conjured from the mind of a disgruntled songwriter from Northern Ireland with no band in late 2011, TurboShandy is a one-man powerpop project inspired by alcohol, sugar, and girls. The music takes its cue from bands like Ramones, the Wildhearts, 90s/00s pop punk, post punk, and pretty much anything with big hooks they think cool. Their first mini-album, 'No Wonder No One Talks to Her' was released in August 2012 and a follow up is currently being written.

Links:  Website - @stu_hig - YouTube

R1Piss Lightning (My Canine Friend)

R2Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch FC

R3:  Voted Out Guns

R4:



Q:  Professional Dabbler. Knows just enough to be dangerous.







Links:  @Q_The_Mediocre - YouTube

R1:  Voted Out Chuck Norris

R2:

R3:

R4:



Jailhouse Payback:  Guitars, drums, a bicycle, a shotgun, and the truth.






Links:  Website

R1:  Voted Out Gem Sweater Lady

R2:

R3:

R4:



Army Defense:  The Deans of Pop, hailing from all over Minnesota and Wisconsin.






Links:  Website

R1Miss Teen South Carolina

R2:  Voted Out 72Dolphins (DQ)

R3:

R4:



Blimp Exhaust:  Lovingly handcrafted in a garage.







Links:

R1S.A.P. (Socially Awkward Penguin)

R2:  Voted Out Checkmate!

R3:

R4:



Glen Raphael:  Though born hairless and unable to fend for himself, Glen Raphael overcame these humble beginnings to develop useful skills such as spinning fire, juggling, and writing funny songs about quantum physics, bedbugs, and gorillas. He sometimes wins awards doing it. You should buy his album _Lady Liberty_. Click the Band Website link! Click it! NOW!!!


Links:  Website@glenraphael - YouTube

R1Ask A Ninja!

R2:  Voted Out Gunn High Chess Team Fight!

R3:

R4:



The Boffo Yux Dudes:  Humerus fellows. No bones about it. The Dudes reformed in 2009, creating music new music for the confused masses. Allan Morgan and Tom Giarrosso head this version of BYD with rabid optimism that they'll be remembered for more than just all those replays on Dr. Demento. We also do the Watusi.


Links:  Website - @BoffoYuxDudes - YouTube

R1:  Deadline Victim Life Is A Meme (So The Internet Told Me) (Shadow)

R2Go, Trenton Wolverines! (Shadow)

R3Eat The Whales (Shadow) - The Ballad Of The Last Of The Hackers (Shadow)

R4Wireless Head (Shadow) - Tear It Down, Build It Up Again (Shadow) - Operating System (Shadow)



Brandon Lorrekovich:  If you had to sum Brandon Lorrekovich up in one word, it would have to be: All. All of the words would be needed to describe him, because his character is frightfully complex; his mind, a labyrinth of great wisdom and ‘90s film and television references. Brandon is highly regarded for his contributions to publications such as JET and Modern Falcon. He is being tested rigorously to prove he is the 'preincarnation' of Fergie's first born son, Keith. He also attends regular glass-staining seminars.

Links:  Website

R1Hankey Plankey

R2:  Deadline Victim

R3:

R4:



Brian Gray:  My name is Brian Gray. I am soooo cute, but I am not good at doing the dishes 'cause I only do the dishes. I can walk on my hands and do a forward 1/2 pike. I like to feed my wife fried duck fat when she is on a diet. In return, she writes my bios for me.



Links:  Website - @BrianGrayMusic

R1Descartes And I

R2Fei Gong!

R3:  Voted Out Walk (Live From Woodbury)

R4:



Steve Durand:  Steve Durand is a trumpet player and songwriter who likes to infuse his music with swing and jazz stylings.





Links:

R1One Red Paperclip

R2Put Your Mettle To The Pedals

R3:  Voted Out Just War

R4:




Foobar:  Just another anonymous songfight'er.







Links:

R1:  Voted Out Leeroy Jenkins

R2:

R3:

R4:



T.C. Elliott:  T.C. is a songwriter, guitarist, black belt in Songham TaeKwonDo and bald. He is a self taught guitarist and has played in local cover bands. He is currently a guitarist in the band Melancholy Trousers. T.C. has written well over 600 songs and at least one of them doesn't suck.



Links:  Website - @TCElliottMusic - YouTube

R1:  Voted Out One Red Paperclip

R2:

R3:

R4:



Josh Holober-Ward:  "Josh has never understood why most bios are written in third person. He thinks it's weird that the person you're reading about is clearly just the same person that's writing. And what does the way they choose to use their precious 500 character limit say about themselves?  The whole thing is just a big psychological mess.

Anyway, Josh is an aspiring musician with a penchant for overthinking things. He lives in a house of bacon with his two robot cats."

Links:  YouTube

R1Internet Cats

R2Let's Go Ravens!

R3:  Deadline Victim

R4:




Godz Poodlz:  Icon/Geek/Dad Pop-Rock. Two neighborz and friendz unite to form
“Gödz Pöödlz!" Gödz Pöödlz are Rüss Rögers and Rhöd Dürre.




Links:  Website - @GodzPoodlz - YouTube

R1Miss Carolina

R2:  Deadline Victim

R3:

R4:



Shadows:




Dex01: Dex01 is a British, rock based, songwriter who has been writing music for almost two years, which qualifies him as a musician (it doesn’t). Inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s approach to writing and recording material, Dex decided to try and see if he could turn his hand at writing material instead of playing along and jumping up and down. The past two years have seen Dex record an EP turned demo album and acquire a professional mic which makes him some sort of big shot (it doesn’t).

Links: Website - @Dex01 - YouTube Channel

R1:  I Hate A Meme

R2:

R3:

R4:

13 comments:

  1. YAY!!!! Josh is back!!! Hi, Josh!!!

    (And hi to the 37 others of you, too!)


    :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Edric!! That was one of the best things about checking the bios- seeing you at the top, man! It's been a while, I'm excited to hear everyone's stuff and to start again myself :)

      Delete
  2. 39 - Vincent Black Shadow: VBS understands the best bios tell you nothing about the artist and everything about your own life.
    38 - Denise Hudson: the level of bio one expects from this artist.
    37 - Brian Gray: drop the last line and you may just have won this round!
    36 - RC: nicely surreal, knows that having a cute animal in your profile picture will rack up points.
    35 - Jailhouse Payback: truly, what's best in life.
    34 - Blimp Exhaust: I can only imagine!
    33 - Spencer Sokol: strong contender, will be difficult to beat.
    32 - Summer: great on first read, doesn't hold up on repeated readings unfortunately.
    31 - Elsewheres: everything a good bio should, strong play out the gate by the newcomer.
    30 - Glen Rapheal: as Godz Poodlz well know, shameless advertisement will get you far.
    29 - Q: You have me intrigued, good job!
    28 - Youth Hostel: GOOD TO KNOW!
    27 - Steven Wesley Guiles: going this long with a bio is always dangerous, you did well to pull it off.
    26 - Army Defense: oh hey, I liked you guys in Song Fight!
    25 - Dr Lindyke: clear description, could have done with names to help distinction.
    24 - The Chocolate Chips: short and sweet, I like it.
    23 - Jenny Katz: solid, experienced bio writing.
    22 - The Boffo Yux Dudes: I read the last line as "the Walrus" first time round, still disappointed.
    21 - Kevin Savino-Riker: "unsigned and unknown independent musician on YouTube", are there any other kind?
    20 - Josh Holober-War: what a shame, if you'd just gone with the second bit you'd be higher up the rankings.
    19 - The Middle Relievers: this was strangely beautiful, I do enjoy the alternative.
    18 - Steve Durand: workmanlike
    17 - Edric Haleen: shows your dynamic range, perhaps ran a little long.
    16 - Ross Durand: covers all the basses, touch of humour.
    15 - "BucketHat" Bobby: I feel like you've written better bios in the past.
    14 - Jerry Skids: eh, this one pretty much left me cold.
    13 - Atom & E.V.: I'm not sure I understand any of this. Good closing line, though.
    12 - Matt Walton: good to have you back, next time up your bio game, son.
    11 - Wait What (the Band): hi Snoop!
    10 - Side Brown: love the chord progression.
    9 - T.C. Elliot: how hard is it to turn in a square profile picture, I mean really.
    8 - Hannah-Rei: wow, that's pretty intimidating. O_o
    7 - Andy Glover: it's a concrete bio but I would have added a little humour.
    6 - MC Ohm-1: I think its strange that you put your currant abode in the brackets, I'm San Diego a swell place too!.
    5 - Brandon Lorrekovich: this is all over the place, Brandon, tighten it up next time!
    4 - TurboShandy: grammar mistakes will cost you I'm afraid.
    3 - Mariah Mercedes: straight to the point, but you really don't need to point out your age.
    2 - Foobar: you just told us you are Foobar!
    1 - The Orion Sound: Dad?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL that's the first time a judge went through & reviewed the bios. This should be a new thing.

      Delete
    2. Woah, and here I thought "Welllll, at least my bio won't be judged..."

      Thanks for the insight though, it's always good to have an outside perspective. I probably could've tightened mine up, but I'm a little too much of a goofball ;)

      Delete
    3. We appreciate the profile review and are placing it under consideration. We believe that we once had names, prior to the experiment leading to our fusion. The years have dimmed our memory of them. Having experienced this difficulty, we believe it would perhaps be useful if, upon completion of gestation, infants were to be issued some certificate to commemorate the event, to include the name imparted at that time. Then important details like this may not be forgotten. We will suggest this to the civil authorities.

      Delete
  3. If this is a new thing, is Jules going to explain the bio voting now?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow. And I was just excited Josh is back in the game. Now we're judging the BIOs? I never META MEME I didn't like.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Bio voting counts as 8% of the total final count in the event of af 3 way tie on the second Tuesday of the month. Only on full moons.


    *Purchase may be necessary.

    ReplyDelete