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by MicahSommer
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:58 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 23
Views: 2576

Re: Crossword Puzzles

I've got the LA Times crossword again! Today, Monday April 15.

Solve in the US: https://www.latimes.com/games/daily-crossword

Solve in Europe: https://www.washingtonpost.com/crossword-puzzles/daily/

Enjoy!
by MicahSommer
Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: A Grand Parade
Replies: 58
Views: 1976

Re: A Grand Parade

A Grand Parade All the Robots Every night I’m dreaming Of my affairs from way back when And I wake up screaming From that same nightmare again All my doomed romances On the boulevard arrayed The flings and dalliances Form a sinister parade Yes it’s all in my mind This obscene cavalcade But how it d...
by MicahSommer
Mon Mar 11, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 22 Round 1 Challenge - 'Weather Report'
Replies: 11
Views: 1084

Re: SpinTunes 22 Round 1 Challenge - 'Weather Report'

arby wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 9:11 pm
Did I hallucinate or did somebody say there's a Discord? If so, anybody got a link?
If you signed up for SpinTunes 22, the email I sent on March 1 announcing the first challenge also has a Discord invite link.
by MicahSommer
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:43 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 22 - March 2 to May 6, 2024
Replies: 1
Views: 252

SpinTunes 22 - March 2 to May 6, 2024

Sign-ups are now open for SpinTunes 22, which will run from March 2 to May 6, 2024. In each of the four rounds of competition, contestants will have nine days to write and record a brand-new song in response to a specific challenge prompt. You'll receive feedback from our judges and get ranked again...
by MicahSommer
Tue Oct 17, 2023 1:55 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 21 Round 3 Challenge - 'Connect the Thoughts'
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Re: SpinTunes 21 Round 3 Challenge - 'Connect the Thoughts'

I don't know that anyone has been disqualified since Dave (and later Micah) took the reins, but I don't follow as closely as I used to, so they might have. Dave DQed Glen Raphael in ST15.2 for writing a parody song without original music - that's the only time I can remember anyone getting disquali...
by MicahSommer
Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:54 am
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 21 Round 2 Challenge - 'Modulator, Alligator'
Replies: 5
Views: 900

SpinTunes 21 Round 2 Challenge - 'Modulator, Alligator'

ST21 Round 2 Challenge September: it's a time of changes. In the Northern Hemisphere, you may be seeing leaves begin to turn, and feel that first fall chill in the air. In the Southern Hemisphere, the days are getting longer and flowers are beginning to bloom. Wherever you are, change is key. So we...
by MicahSommer
Wed Sep 06, 2023 8:32 am
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: All request Listening Party 9/11 at 10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1139

Re: All request Listening Party 9/11 at 10 pm

Third Cat - Hideaway
Vom Vorton - One Turkey Sandwich
Nick Work - All Kinds
Also in Blue - Mr Alarm
Glen Raphael - Humans Seem the Same to Me
by MicahSommer
Fri Aug 25, 2023 11:12 am
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 21 begins August 26
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: SpinTunes 21 begins August 26

SpinTunes 21 sign-ups close tonight at midnight US Eastern time! I hope you'll consider signing up if you haven't already!
by MicahSommer
Mon Aug 21, 2023 11:21 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight Live Online 2023
Replies: 57
Views: 75057

Re: Song Fight Live Online 2023

I'm in with my band Mother Tree. (We haven't submitted anything to Song Fight under that name, but the video is of us playing one of my songs from Song Fight and one from Nur Ein.)
by MicahSommer
Tue Aug 01, 2023 7:13 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 23
Views: 2576

Re: Crossword Puzzles

After a bit of a dry spell, I've got another crossword in the LA Times today (August 1)!

Solve in the US: https://www.latimes.com/games/daily-crossword

Solve in Europe: https://www.washingtonpost.com/crossword-puzzles/daily/
by MicahSommer
Mon Jul 31, 2023 12:51 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 21 begins August 26
Replies: 7
Views: 712

SpinTunes 21 begins August 26

A new SpinTunes tournament begins August 26, and sign-ups are open until August 25. SpinTunes is a four-round elimination tournament for songwriters. Each round, contestants receive a challenge, and they have nine days to write and record a brand-new song in response to it. The panel of judges rank ...
by MicahSommer
Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:07 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: ST20 Round 2 Challenge - 'May I Have a Word?'
Replies: 20
Views: 1657

Re: ST20 Round 2 Challenge - 'May I Have a Word?'

CynicalMonkey wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2023 12:52 pm
There’s a spin tunes discord?
Yes. If you sign up for SpinTunes you get the invite via email.
by MicahSommer
Fri Feb 24, 2023 9:35 am
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 20 begins March 11
Replies: 2
Views: 519

SpinTunes 20 begins March 11

SpinTunes is a four-round elimination tournament for songwriters. Each round, contestants receive a challenge, and they have nine days to write and record a brand-new song in response to it. The panel of judges rank and give feedback on every entry, and the highest-scoring entrants move on to the ne...
by MicahSommer
Mon Dec 12, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 23
Views: 2576

Re: Crossword Puzzles

Got a crossword in newspapers today (Monday December 12) through Universal/Andrews McMeel syndication.

It's also available online today only at https://www.puzzlesociety.com/crossword ... -crossword
by MicahSommer
Thu Sep 15, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 23
Views: 2576

Re: Crossword Puzzles

The LA Times accepted another of my crosswords and it's running today! Give it a try:

https://www.latimes.com/games/daily-crossword

If you're in Europe the LA Times might block your access, but it's also in the Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/crossword-puzzles/daily/
by MicahSommer
Fri Aug 26, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 23
Views: 2576

Re: Crossword Puzzles

More silly puns in today's crossword on my blog:

https://crosshare.org/crosswords/o42gah ... e-last-job
by MicahSommer
Sat Aug 13, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 23
Views: 2576

Re: Crossword Puzzles

Thanks everybody! It's been really cool to see my puzzle published and the (surprisingly positive!) reaction to it. That is super rad! He mentioned it on Facebook. And owl helped test it out for him too, I think she said. Congrats Micah! It was a fun puzzle. Too bad there was no mention of Song Figh...
by MicahSommer
Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Concerts and Events
Topic: Micah Sommersmith at Black Hawk Folk Festival (video)
Replies: 0
Views: 744

Micah Sommersmith at Black Hawk Folk Festival (video)

The Black Hawk Folk Festival is a small annual music festival in beautiful Mt. Morris, Wisconsin. This year I played a set of three Song Fight tunes at the open mic: Safe Harbor, Incandescent, and The Supper Club.

Video:


Next time I'll remember that my zoom lens exists.
by MicahSommer
Mon May 23, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII Round One "Deified"
Replies: 78
Views: 5794

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round One "Deified"

arby wrote:
Mon May 23, 2022 3:53 pm
Can we get an example of a musical palindrome, please? thanks :D
This minuet by Joseph Haydn is one big palindrome, made of nested palindromes:



0:01-0:20 is reversed at 0:20-0:38
0:38-0:59 is reversed at 0:59-1:21
Then the first section is repeated
by MicahSommer
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 19 Round 3 'Let's Circle Back to That' Challenge, reviews and comments
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: SpinTunes 19 Round 3 'Let's Circle Back to That' Challenge, reviews and comments

It's funny you said my songs get bogged down in military jargon, because despite being raised amongst mormons, I'm not following everything here. Lol what is a pentecost 😆. That is totally fair, and I hope my original comment didn't come off as dismissive! Pentecost is the day when (it's taught) th...
by MicahSommer
Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Spintunes 19 R3 - Let's Circle Back to That
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Spintunes 19 R3 - Let's Circle Back to That

Ordinary Time Micah Sommersmith It's coming up on Easter, the sky is full of rain Important folks are saying life will soon begin again I've heard the Bible story, I’ve heard the preacher say That the tomb was standing empty and the stone was rolled away And I'm still waiting I’m still waiting I’m ...
by MicahSommer
Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 19 Results and Album Links
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: SpinTunes 19 Results and Album Links

Reviews from Matthew Keeler are now up at the blog: https://spintunescontest.blogspot.com/2 ... tthew.html