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Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:40 pm
by Mike Lamb
While traditionally a Yule phenomenon, there has been some interest in running a Gift of Music during these strange and unsettling times.

SPECIAL OPTIONAL VIRAL CHALLENGE: Choose songs which are apocalyptic or relevant to current circumstances!

DEADLINES:
- 22 Mar 2020 - Song links must be posted in this thread by 23:59 PDT.
- 23 Mar 2020 - Randomized submissions sent out via board PM
- 05 Apr 2020 - Songs submitted via email to mikelamb at sheepsound dot com by 23:59 PDT.
- 11 Apr 2020 - Songs submitted via email to mikelamb at sheepsound dot com by 23:59 PDT (UTC-7). Links to MP3/FLAC acceptable.

I am including Niveous' instructions from years past, slightly edited.

Feel free to discuss or join us on IRC at irc.us.mibbit.net channel " #songfight! "

-mikelamb

EDIT: Here are the songs!

Albatross for Owl - Shark Smile
Caravan Ray for Sleepysilverdoor - 39 By Design
Cavedwellers for Jocko Homomorphism - Some Kind of Nature
Crumpart for Chumpy - Motor Scooter
Cybronica for Albatross - Zombie Eaters
Geech for Fluffy - Rift
JB for Micah Sommersmith - Hotel Song
Jerkatorium for Boffo Yux Dudes - Heaven on the 7th Floor
Johnny Cashpoint for Ujnhunter - Panik Panik
Jocko Homomorphism for Mike Lamb - The Noah Plan
Micah Sommersmith for Crumpart - Die
Mike Lamb for Johnny Cashpoint - Orange Juice
Neutronflow for Glennny - Dylan Thomas
Owl for Neutronflow - Strange Walking Man
Paco del Stinko for Vowlvom - Don't Fear the Reaper
Phlebia (Sleepysilverdoor) for Geech - Streets of Philadelphia
Sockpuppet for Caravan Ray - Avant Gardener
Ujn Hunter for Paco del Stinko - The Joke
Ujn Hunter & Friends for Cybronica - Kooks
Vom Vorton (Vowlvom) for JB - Malibu

Bonus tracks! Glennny was very kind to also submit a cover for latecomer Toothdreams! Additional contributions listed below:

Glennny for Toothdreams - Idiotique
Owl for JB - Blackstar (Radiohead)
Caravan Ray for Crumpart - Better Be Home Soon

If anyone wants to grab the raw tracks, you can just pull them all from here.


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How do you play along?

Step 1. Post in this thread that you'd like to take part. That's the easy part! Start today!

Step 2. Post a list of 4 songs (not your own songs or SF songs) that you would like to hear someone cover. Provide links to youtube videos or other sources, especially if the song is esoteric. Put some thought into it as someone will be giving you a cover of one of those 4 songs as a gift in April.

Step 3 is for me! On 23 March 2020, I'll review the entrants and list of titles and cycle them through the Magic Sorting Hat of Utter Randomness.

Step 4. You are given the name of one of the other entrants.

Step 5. Find their list and pick a song from that list and cover it! Now, don't go blabbing about whose list you have, keep the "secret santa" tradition!

Step 6. Send the cover to "mikelamb" at "sheepsound.com." Deadline is 5 April 2020 by 23:59 PDT.

Step 7. After the deadline, I will post all the songs on a website. Everyone gets their presents of song, everyone else gets to hear the covers, and everyone stays safely sheltered in their studio! Yay!

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Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:54 pm
by jb




Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:06 pm
by Caravan Ray




Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:09 pm
by owl




Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:34 pm
by sleepysilverdoor
All of these seem to fit the optional challenge...





Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:34 pm
by MicahSommer
DAR WILLIAMS - THE OCEAN


TEGAN AND SARA - THE OCEAN


BASIA BULAT - RUN


REGINA SPEKTOR - HOTEL SONG

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:54 pm
by Jocko Homomorphism
Devo - Go Monkey Go


The Rudy Scwhartz Project - A Better Tomorrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

Crankbox - Hard Candy


Gorillaz - Some Kind of Nature

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:14 pm
by fluffy
They Might Be Giants - Fingertips


Rebecca Sugar ft. Estelle & AJ Michalka - Here Comes a Thought


Phish - Rift


A Tribe Called Quest - Ham and Eggs

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:18 am
by glennny
Clutch- X-Ray Visions


Better Oblivion Community Center- Dylan Thomas


The Scorpions- The Sails of Charon


Rogue Wave- Lake Michigan

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:29 am
by Chumpy
The Chiffons - One Fine Day


Maxine Nightingale - Right back where we started from


Guided By Voices - Dodging Invisible Rays


The Surrealists - Motor Scooter

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:15 pm
by crumpart
Firstly, I'd like to thank @MicahSommersmith for posting a bunch of the songs I was going to choose and therefore narrowing my giant list down.

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Stella Donnelly, Die


Crowded House, Better Be Home Soon


Regurgitator, ! (The Song Formerly Known As)


The Lucksmiths, If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:35 am
by vowlvom
Sprites - George Romero


Ramones - My Brain is Hanging Upside Down


Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together in Electric Dreams


Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:00 pm
by j$
Yeah, count me in. Time I got back in the saddle. Songs to follow .... j$

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:51 pm
by fluffy
omg it's j$

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:44 pm
by j$
j$ wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Yeah, count me in. Time I got back in the saddle. Songs
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Pere Ubu - 30 Seconds Over Tokyo -

Talking Heads - Flowers

Clash- Four Horsemen -

And just cos it's a traditional pass (not apocalyptic but) ...

Stanley brinks and the wave pictures orange juice -

Sorry, long time out of the game and can't remember how to short-url stuff here .... [EDIT] Yes I can! [/EDIT]

j$

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:45 pm
by j$
fluffy wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:51 pm
omg it's j$
I serve only to disappoint :) j$

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:07 pm
by fluffy
I look forward to being disappointed

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:45 pm
by neutronflow
The Moody Blues: "This is My House (but Nobody Calls)"


Eurythmics: "She's Invisible Now"


The Rolling Stones: "In Another Land"


Mandrake Paddle Steamer: "Strange Walking Man"

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:53 am
by sleepysilverdoor
I'm glad Nothing but Flowers got posted, I'd totally forgotten about that song!!

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:36 pm
by Mike Lamb
Don't forget folks, title/song links for GoM COVID-19 Special Edition end this Sunday at midnight pacific!

Glad to see a good turnout so far!

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:02 am
by Caravan Ray
Mike Lamb wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:36 pm
Don't forget folks, title/song links for GoM COVID-19 Special Edition end this Sunday at midnight pacific!

Glad to see a good turnout so far!
Eastern pacific or western pacific?

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:55 am
by Mike Lamb
US/Pacific - PDT - UTC-7 :-)