The 8th Annual Gift of Music

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The 8th Annual Gift of Music

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'Tis the season for our yearly version of Secret Santa, it's:

2010/2011 GIFT OF MUSIC
http://www.soultreerecords.com/GOM/2010.html

Here's the concept:
Anyone who wants to be a part of this cover challenge simply needs to post here, telling me that they're in and listing 4 songs (links to the songs are appreciated). These 4 songs are 4 songs that you really like and would like to hear covered. Once the list of participants is compiled, the names will be tossed into a hat and paired off.

From there, each participant will get a private message telling them who they'll be giving the gift of music to as well as the 4 songs that person chose. The participant picks 1 song from the 4 and covers the song. Then on the due date, we post the results and everybody wins.

It's Secret Santa meets Coverfight meets Hxaro with incredible results. The previous GoMs have been exceptional. Check them out on Eddiebangs' website Soul Tree Records:

2003 http://www.songfight.org/giftofmusic.php?key=gom_one
2004 http://www.songfight.org/giftofmusic.php?key=gom_two
2005 http://www.songfight.org/giftofmusic.php?key=gom_three
2006 http://www.soultreerecords.com/GOM/2006.html
2007 http://www.soultreerecords.com/GOM/2007.html
2008 http://www.soultreerecords.com/GOM/2008.html
2009 http://www.soultreerecords.com/GOM/2009.html

SONGS ARE DUE 1/11/11.

Finished songs should be named in the same manner as songfight entries.

1st Place: $150.00 donation in artists name to the JDRF & a GOM t-shirt & Soul Tree Records Prize Pack
2nd Place: $100.00 donation in artists name to the JDRF & a GOM t-shirt & Soul Tree Records Prize Pack
3rd Place: $50.00 donation in artists name to the JDRF & a GOM t-shirt & Soul Tree Records Prize Pack

To submit your finished song, send it as an attachment in an email to:

GOM (at) SOULTREERECORDS.COM

ALSO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFO
(copy & paste, then add your answers please)

1. Original atrist:

2. Song Title:

3. Your Name/Group Name (as you want it displayed):

4. Link to your website(s):

5. Quote:

6. Requested by:

The deadline to be eligible for prizes is Jan 11, 2011
Late entries will be included in the GOM, but will be flagged as ineligible for prizes.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE:
The email address you use to send your submission will be used to verify your identity during prize voting. Please only use an email address you check/use regularly to facilitate prompt and accurate voting results. Your email address will not be sold or shared, and will be discarded by soultreerecords.com upon completion of voting.
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When Niv returned after the 09/10 season I offered that he could take back running the GOM show since it was his to start with and he accepted. I'll help out if he needs it.

But in any case, I am IN

Edit: songs!
David Bowie - Sound + Vision
Kinky - The Headphonist
Joy Division - She's Lost Control
Spiral Starecase - More Today than Yesterday (M's pick)

Song links to follow.
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Hey! This is Shane, the artist formerly known as Raised by Wolves. Quelle Horreur! is my new solo project, and I am in, yo!
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Quelle Horreur! wrote:Hey! This is Shane, the artist formerly known as Raised by Wolves. Quelle Horreur! is my new solo project, and I am in, yo!
What a name. That's terrible. :)
Welcome back Shane.
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Nothing says the holidays like a gift of music, both giving and receiving. Now to think up my 4 songs. WoOo HoOo! :P
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Niveous wrote:
Quelle Horreur! wrote:Hey! This is Shane, the artist formerly known as Raised by Wolves. Quelle Horreur! is my new solo project, and I am in, yo!
What a name. That's terrible. :)
Welcome back Shane.
Why, thank you sir!
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In! (flips through pocket notebook...)

The Temptations - "Ball of Confusion"
Tom Waits - "Singapore"
The Stabilisers - "Do the Brane"
Chron Gen - "Fiasco"

That should be a decent enough spread across the alt-spectrum, heh.

Oh noes, I'm adding a "potentials" list (just to remind myself, it'll be down to 4 when it's time):

Patrik Fitzgerald - "Irrelevant Battles"
Kinks - "I'm On An Island"
Fishbone - "Servitude"
P.J. Harvey - "Me-Jane"

* for the stuff @ pats-lies.com, you can right-click the song's link to download it, since I just bought Ball of Confusion & Do The Brane, and once I strip the DRMs, they'll be up...

Edit: MP3s!
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I'm definitely in.

Here are my 4 songs:
"Hero" by Skillet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avUTaohfc3U)
"The Truth" by Jason Aldean (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tZaIDo_ULk)
"Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror" by Jeffrey Lewis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSdZ_yZP8bk)
"Don't Close Your Eyes" by Kix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcEu47mR43U)
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Going with some 80s faves this year:

"Love Like Blood" - Killing Joke (long version)
"It's Too Late" - Jim Carroll Band
"Walking In LA" - Missing Persons
"Anne's Song" - Faith No More
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I am In.

my songs:
"clavicle" by alkaline trio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxOiD1W0 ... re=related
"everything evil" by coheed & cambria http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjcdNXJvWLc
"sweet little thing" by lucero http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-RhFaRFB1g
"six underground" by sneeker pimps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrvk1bmTayg

this is awesome, cant wait

i can give mp3s for all of these... especially clavicle, there is not a good version on the youtubes. this video is the best of a lot of bad ones, and an acoustic version. if you want the song i can get it to you.

link to "clavicle" by alkaline trio: http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/search/ ... y=clavicle
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Totally in. When do we have to have our picks in?
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Quelle Horreur! wrote:Hey! This is Shane, the artist formerly known as Raised by Wolves. Quelle Horreur! is my new solo project, and I am in, yo!
Good to have you back, Shane!

Now if Shane's in, I guess I gotta be. :)

1.) The Band - "Acadian Driftwood" - Northern Lights, Southern Cross (1975) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZwkxHYM7lI
2.) XTC - "Ballet For a Rainy Day" - Skylarking (1986) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a11mwm0rXX4 *
3.) Barenaked Ladies - "A" - Maybe You Should Drive (1994) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E82XRwJGzMk **
4.) The Mountain Goats - "Against Pollution" - The Mountain Goats (2004) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsrdOC2Gjes

*Bonus points if you also include the song this segues into on the album, "1,000 Umbrellas"
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Aww, what the heck. Haven't missed one of these yet.

[edit]
DBX - Hard for a 'Tard
Dwarves - Better be Women
Venom - Acid Queen
The Who - Pictures of Lily

(links fixed)
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i won 2nd place? that's crazy! i didn't even know there was a vote. so i get a shirt or something?

anyhoo, i'm in.

these ARE in order-

1. Gemini (Birthday Song) - Why? (lyrics) (tabs)
2. Offline PK - Pinback (lyrics)
3. Fatilist Palmistry- Why? (lyrics)
4. Prog- Pinback (lyrics) (tabs)
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Kasper is IN. We'll post our song picks when we decide. :-)
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Yes, naturally, count me in.

Half Man Half Biscuit - Joy Division Oven Gloves VIDEO TAB
Spinal Tap - Big Bottom VIDEO TAB
The Clash - Clampdown VIDEO TAB
Lester Bangs - Let It Blurt VIDEO


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In!

namco - lonely rolling star (Katamari Damacy soundtrack)
john brodeur - remains of a heart (tiger pop)
bird and the bee - polite dance song (please clap your hands / rayguns are not the future)
leonard nimoy - the ballad of bilbo baggins

edit: now with youtube links. also I can provide high-quality MP3s to all of these.

edit: you may or may not find higher quality versions of music if you were to look somewhere that I will not specify
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Sonata Arctica - Don't Say a Word (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-3DWfKxxV8 - This has been on my list every year thus far; anyone dare to give it a shot?)
The Books - A Cold Freezin' Night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqlVCKfX3hk)
The Yummy Fur - Shoot the Ridiculant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2LsktPloK4 - live version, not the single version)
Sebastian Tellier - Divine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz58Hw9hldw)
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I'm in. My song choices:

Game Theory "Erica's Word" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ2Cdw8T ... re=related
Toby Goodshank "Pulled Pork" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAO8UQzP ... =1&index=9
Schwervon! "Poseur" http://schwervon.bandcamp.com/track/poseur
Belinda Carlisle, "Leave a Light On" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEnbPy_ixb8&ob=av2e
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idiot kings are in.

my four:

sender -pinback (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwVtTdu ... =1&index=1)

arming eritrea - future of the left (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkTvISL5 ... re=related)

spider in the snow - dismemberment plan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ4TeC4cVcg)

coming back to life - pink floyd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KehgoTuT3uw)
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In and stuff

"Little Green Bag" - The George Baker Selection (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L1hD5OlPtw)
"Heaven" - Lake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjh735FfGPk)
"Theme Song" - Super Tennis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my2NjDE38ho)
"Pants on Fire" - Buck 65 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YsmRzNVwxs)
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I'm in!!! My 4 picks are:


Splender - "Yeah Whatever" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUyjePuBTXk
The National - "Conversation 16" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEE0OGJUE-4
Engine Down - "And Done" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQIslAMBT8s
The Church - "Reptile" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWhV2l9QPxw
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