JoCo Cruise 2018 - Feb 18-25 - Artists and Inspirations Panel

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JoCo Cruise 2018 - Feb 18-25 - Artists and Inspirations Panel

Postby BoffoYux » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:33 am

Are there any SongFighters going to be on the 2018 JoCo Cruise? I'm hosting a panel again this year, with an emphasis on how artists take on a challenge prompt in their creative process. Scheduled to appear are SpinTunes artists Brian Gray, Zoe Gray, Spenser Sokol and Nur Ein participant Glen Raphael.

MC Frontalot will be on the boat performing as the opening act for the on land Loreto concert - It'll be nice to catch up with him - haven't seen him in a while.

Time got away from me in asking for contributions to a SongFight lp - I'm cobbling a ST sampler disk and having it online like last year as a fun freebie for the audience.

Here's the official blurb going in the schedule.
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SpinTunes Songwriting Challenge: Artists and Inspirations

SpinTunes panelists discuss their thoughts on song creation when using a challenge prompt as inspiration. They'll give insight on their work process, and workshop a new song idea with audience participation.

Hosted by Tom Giarrosso of the Boffo Yux Dudes. Scheduled to appear: Brian Gray, Zoe Gray, Glen Raphael, and Spenser Sokol.

SpinTunes is an internet songwriting competition started in 2010, and has spawned 1300+ original songs to a prompt. Round #14 starts in March!
Thursday February 22, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward - Shadow Cruise
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Re: JoCo Cruise 2018 - Feb 18-25 - Artists and Inspirations Panel

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:07 pm

I wish I were going, it sounds so awesome. My better half wasn't interested enough to justify the expense and the vacation time. Maybe next year. Have a great time!
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Re: JoCo Cruise 2018 - Feb 18-25 - Artists and Inspirations Panel

Postby fluffy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:26 pm

BoffoYux wrote:SpinTunes is an internet songwriting competition started in 2010, and has spawned 1300+ original songs to a prompt.

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Postby BoffoYux » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:05 am

Panel went well. I'll post a link to the video when it's edited.

I did get a chance to chat with Frontalot. We talked about SongFight, and he has a great fondness for the place. He was the opening act for the Loreto concerts, and also did an amazing 'Worst Chapter Ever' reading with other authors on the boat.

I'm probably going on again in 2019, which is coming back to the East Coast with stops in the Bahamas, Tortola and San Juan.
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Re: JoCo Cruise 2018 - Feb 18-25 - Artists and Inspirations Panel

Postby Lunkhead » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:20 am

Cool. How did you get your panel in the schedule? I would love to go one of these years. Not sure if it would be presumptuous of me as the johnny-come-lately fightmaster but I wonder if a similar thing for Song Fight could go over OK? Song Fight's got 10 years seniority on Spin Tunes. :P I wonder if Song Fight is the oldest continuously running songwriting contest on the Internet...?
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Re: JoCo Cruise 2018 - Feb 18-25 - Artists and Inspirations Panel

Postby BoffoYux » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:47 pm

I'm sure you could do a panel. I just request a room in advance and they schedule it for me, and put it in the listings. Any person on the cruise can do a shadow event if it fits guidelines. (free to attend, no sales) They even will supply a PA/mics, TV for powerpoint, etc. Several of the panelists held their own shadow concerts. It's about a 3:1 radio to shadow events to main acts.

I'd love to host something SongFight related, but I wasn't aware many artists who have done a fight were on the boat, other than Frontalot and Glen Raphael.

We've managed to snag a few newbies each year after the cruises, and I'm hoping 2 or 3 more will tryout after seeing the panel.

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