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by Manhattan Glutton
Thu May 25, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4
Replies: 16
Views: 3967

Re: The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4

Ned's Atomic Dustbin. Hope it's not offensive to say. ;) This would probably be a decent comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4a9E89Iq3o
by Manhattan Glutton
Thu May 25, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4
Replies: 16
Views: 3967

Re: The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4

I think we all agree. Different arguments and points of view can all be equally valid but on different planes. To me, a marathon is a type of game, but the difference is that you are playing against yourself and the monumental challenge, too. I think what happened, in retrospect, is that I made a va...
by Manhattan Glutton
Wed May 24, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4
Replies: 16
Views: 3967

The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4

Like every episode, this is either the greatest, or the worst. I don't blame you for feeling either way.

http://podcast.songlander.com/?name=201 ... isode5.mp3
by Manhattan Glutton
Wed May 24, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Five "Elevator Men"
Replies: 43
Views: 8485

Re: Nur Ein XII Round Five

Had I known you'd written about the Eiffel Tower I might have put you last. :mrgreen:
by Manhattan Glutton
Mon May 22, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: The New Ugly podcast episode 4 - Nur Ein XII round 3
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: The New Ugly podcast episode 4 - Nur Ein XII round 3

If anyone's waiting - my recording PC took a dump on itself. I'm working on getting the last episode up with backup gear.
by Manhattan Glutton
Mon May 22, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Five "Elevator Men"
Replies: 43
Views: 8485

Re: Nur Ein XII Round Five

I'm going to go to my judging booth and ponder how to rank these. You all put in some great work - but someone's gotta get cut, and that makes me sad. 73 Keep It Beautiful - This is fantastic. Cute drum sounds. Nice synth. Very solid - I have nothing critical or interesting to say - in a good way. B...
by Manhattan Glutton
Thu May 18, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: RIP Chris Cornell
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Re: RIP Chris Cornell

Why do all of my musical heros die tragically?
by Manhattan Glutton
Wed May 17, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 12399

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Ok so I don't want to get too crazy pie-in-the-sky, but what if we alternate 8 week competitions and the top contestants become judges? Maximize the inbred music taste.
by Manhattan Glutton
Wed May 17, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 12399

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

I didn't even realize it was in the realm of possibilities! I would have volunteered 2 years ago, too, though we wouldn't have seen me flame out with my awesome Caravan Ray impersonation.
by Manhattan Glutton
Wed May 17, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 12399

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Here is how much each judge was "off" by, compared to the final results:P Ah, I see what you're doing now. I think this might be a little more enlighting? J1: 0 0 4 5 5 2 1 0 6 5 = avg 2.3, median 3, min 0, max 6, range 6 J2: 0 5 2 2 1 2 4 2 1 1 = avg 2.0, median 2, min 0, max 5, range 5 J3: 1 1 1 ...
by Manhattan Glutton
Wed May 17, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 12399

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Could you post algorithm used or how to read that grid? Should I put that on the website? :)
by Manhattan Glutton
Wed May 17, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Five "Elevator Men"
Replies: 43
Views: 8485

Re: Nur Ein XII Round Five

glennny wrote:This is good to hear. The current version of the Cavedwellers song has pretty much one chord and one repeated phrase.
You are wagering a lot on a single phrase. Hope it's good! ;)
by Manhattan Glutton
Tue May 16, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: The New Ugly podcast episode 4 - Nur Ein XII round 3
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: The New Ugly podcast episode 4 - Nur Ein XII round 3

I haven't the foggiest idea what boundaries you thought the Cavedwellers were pushing. I thought all the rhythms melodies and chords were rather standard rock. This is what makes you special, because your music usually sounds like you're trying to be different! It's a gift. Just because it isn't al...
by Manhattan Glutton
Tue May 16, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 12399

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

73 Keep It Beautiful - Sugar Ray wants his intro back. Nice work but very repetitious without much dynamics. Balance Lost - Great production on top of your typical thang. I wonder what would happen if you slowed down or went half-time on the beats for once, cause it comes off a bit spastic sometime...
by Manhattan Glutton
Mon May 15, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Five "Elevator Men"
Replies: 43
Views: 8485

Re: Nur Ein XII Round Five

All music is repetitive by nature, and there's a lot of interpretation to be had. Don't sweat it. Look at the genres from that article: Examples include minimalist music, krautrock, disco (and its later derivatives such as house music), some techno, some of Igor Stravinsky's compositions, barococo a...
by Manhattan Glutton
Wed May 10, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Ohne Ruhm
Replies: 89
Views: 16418

Re: Ohne Ruhm

WendyWisemanFisher wrote: I want a piece of bacon
You incorporate a lot of meat products into your songs.
by Manhattan Glutton
Tue May 09, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Three "Regime Change"
Replies: 81
Views: 12787

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

73 Keep It Beautiful - Very unique take on the title. Nice song - musically, a bit cliche in your catalog (I'm starting to be able to call the minor chord changes, mister). Challenge-wise, I said I didn't want quaint voiceovers, but this tells a good story so... it's a draw. Balance Lost - This is ...
by Manhattan Glutton
Thu May 04, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Three "Regime Change"
Replies: 81
Views: 12787

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Just an FYI - the last thing I want is a quaint guest vocal in the beginning, a quaint guest vocal at the end, and then a 3 minute song in-between. So if you get past that low hurdle, I'm probably okay with your take on the challenge.
by Manhattan Glutton
Wed May 03, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Two "Tired of Talking"
Replies: 41
Views: 7632

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Two

I just updated the site with my copy of the numbers. Zed came in #2 for that judge. http://nurein.songlander.com/titles/7C8 ... B9F9195BD6
by Manhattan Glutton
Mon May 01, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Three "Regime Change"
Replies: 81
Views: 12787

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Jerkatorium wrote:So... it would be fine to submit a duet sung by two "non-Nur Ein" vocalists? Chumpy and I don't have to do any vocal work at all?
Yes, please do! Contestants who don't just phone-in the challenge will be appreciated.