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Nur Ein XI

Postby Niveous » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:57 pm

The spring hasn't arrived yet but thanks to climate change, seasons don't matter! It's time to start preparations for the Nur Ein.

I'm starting a little earlier this year because I'm excited for this. I'm back in full for this year's competition (Thanks Jon Eric for your help last year) and this year is the 10th anniversary of the first Nur Ein back in 2006.

Welcome to Nur Ein XI!

The Nur Ein is a 8 round song competition. In each round, the participants are given a song title and a mandatory challenge and are given a week in which to finish that song. Then this year's group of Nur Ein Judges (TBA) will listen to the songs and rate them from best to worst. Each round whittles down the field until we are left with only 1 competitor. Creativity x Skill x Time Management = Nur Ein!

This year's Nur Ein will start on Monday, April 11th with Round Zero. Round Zero is open to all who wish to take on the Nur Ein. The participants will have until Monday April 18th at 12:01AM (Eastern Daylight Time) to create a song from the title and complete the challenge. When a competitor completes a song, it is to be e-mailed to nurein.sidefight which is a gmail address. The songs will then be posted at the Nur Ein website (http://nurein.songlander.com) and the next title and challenge will be announced at the same time. The Judges will have the next two days to listen to the songs and make their decisions and then the judges will cut down the field to 25 with an announcement at some point on the evening of the 19th.

Here's the schedule:
(Obviously, this is subject to change if something catastrophic happens, or if we don't get 25 bands in Round 0)

Round 0:
April 11-17
Judging April 18-19
<X> bands, <X-25> eliminations

Round 1:
April 18-24
Judging April 25-26
25 bands, 5 eliminations
Judges favorite gets immunity

Round 2:
April 25-May 1
Judging May 2-8
20 bands, 4 eliminations
Judges favorite gets immunity

Round 3:
May 2-8 (the guest round!)
Judging May 9-10
16 bands, 4 eliminations
Judges favorite gets immunity

Round 4:
May 9-15
Judging May 16-17
12 bands, 4 eliminations

Round 5:
May 16-22
Judging May 23-24
8 bands, 3 eliminations

Round 6:
May 23-29
Judging May 30-31
5 bands, 3 eliminations

Final Round:
May 30-June 5
Voting June 6-7
2 bands, 1 elimination

The final round is a battle between the two remaining competitors with the votes of the eliminated competitors and the Nur Ein Jury will choosing the winner (one vote per "act," whether you're a band or a solo competitor; if you're a duo, trio, quartet, quintet, or more, you'll need to discuss internally how to allocate that one vote).

The game is on. Nur Ein!!!!!!!!!!!

Also I just started a Nur Ein facebook page that I will be manning. It's got a whole lot of nothing on it right now other than the logo, but as we get closer to the first round, I'll be posting up some stuff looking back on the last decade of this competition and all the amazing music it has produced.

I started this up early so people can get prepared, judges can get chosen, website logistics, all that good stuff.

Glad to be back. It feels like home. Nur Ein!
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:48 pm

Nice! Glad you're back at it, Niv! I am in. NUR EIN!
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby iVeg » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:45 pm

In it to... Write better songs than last year, and remember to attach them :)
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby Caravan Ray » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:05 am

Nur Ein!!!

Time I started recording/writing again.

I'm in.
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Postby BoffoYux » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:52 pm

This could be our year! (Then again, we might go out again on Round 1, who knows!)

Boffo Yux Dudes are in.

I'm also looking for promos and IDs from people in NE XI for the Listening Party bumps.
I should have enough time on Monday nights to make this happen if enough people want to hear things and have a live chat at the same time.

I also seem to have straightened out the audio and video by dumping ustream and moving to my YouTube channel. Worked fine for ST11.2 & 4 this year.

Thanks to Paco, we have a cool theme song.
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby Generic » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:28 pm

After two years judging, I'd like to throw my hat back into the ring this year. However, I've got a six-month-old in the house and my wife and I have work schedules that don't overlap, so I may miss a deadline. Oh, and we're moving sometime in the middle there.

Still gonna try it!

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Postby Rabid Garfunkel » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:59 am

The more limitations, the more interesting the music(al creation process) and results are, JonEric ;-) From a wholly fanboy side of things, of course.

Also, let someone else have a chance to complain about my vocal lack-of-style, heh.

Belated congrats on the sprog, btw, been a little wrapped up in my own space to be too terribly social of non-recent late.
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:33 pm

I can't seem to music anymore. I lost my mojo. Good luck to all. I'll be listening. ;)
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby Niveous » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:56 am

Billy's Little Trip wrote:I can't seem to music anymore. I lost my mojo. Good luck to all. I'll be listening. ;)


Wouldn't competing be a great way to help you find your lost mojo?
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Postby pegor » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:09 am

Billy's Little Trip wrote:I can't seem to music anymore. I lost my mojo. Good luck to all. I'll be listening. ;)

That just means you should use Nur Ein to start the BLT sensitive GuyNGuitar phase like Mark Walberg at the end of Rock Star. Or the BLT self indulgent Jazz phase like Sting or Brian Setzer
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby noma » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:23 pm

Nur Ein!!!!!!!!!!!
Guess who's gonna be a judge this year? Yes, that's right! But don't worry, it's not too late to run and hide... yet!
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby Rabid Garfunkel » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:51 pm

Freeform jazz odyssey?
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:47 pm

Do it, Chrispy. I won't beat on ya. Too badly, that is. ;)
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby Caravan Ray » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:32 pm

Niveous wrote:
Billy's Little Trip wrote:I can't seem to music anymore. I lost my mojo. Good luck to all. I'll be listening. ;)


Wouldn't competing be a great way to help you find your lost mojo?

That's what I'm counting on. I know I left a mojo around here somewhere...
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Postby RangerDenni » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:13 am

pegor wrote:
Billy's Little Trip wrote:I can't seem to music anymore. I lost my mojo. Good luck to all. I'll be listening. ;)

That just means you should use Nur Ein to start the BLT sensitive GuyNGuitar phase like Mark Walberg at the end of Rock Star. Or the BLT self indulgent Jazz phase like Sting or Brian Setzer


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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby Niveous » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:38 am

As we inch closer, I'm seeking a judge. Drop me a PM if you're interested.
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby Niveous » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:07 am

This year's panel of judges is in place:

  • Nur Ein X champion Nick Soma
  • Johnny Cashpoint
  • Chumpy (of Jerkatorium)
  • Naked Philosophy
  • Niveous
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Postby Paco Del Stinko » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:50 am

Great panel. Good/bad they're not entering. :)
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Postby inevitableguy » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:59 pm

Paco Del Stinko wrote:Great panel. Good/bad they're not entering. :)


You know what they say: Those who can, do. Those who can't, judge.

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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby iVeg » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:08 pm

Good panel of judges. I know first rounds have many songs to judge. Please comment, tho. I really appreciate it. Even if it's just "+ chorus lyrics, - everything else"
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Postby Chumpy » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:26 pm

BoffoYux wrote:Thanks to Paco, we have a cool theme song.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8Udmy ... sp=sharing

Oh man, this is great. 25 will enter, all of them will try, only one will stand alone and 24 will die, this is Nur Ein! Nur Ein! Nur Ein! Nur Ein! ... NUR EIN!
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Re: Nur Ein XI

Postby noma » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:13 pm

iVeg wrote:Good panel of judges. I know first rounds have many songs to judge. Please comment, tho. I really appreciate it. Even if it's just "+ chorus lyrics, - everything else"


As for me, I'll try to comment on all the entries for each round. I know the comments are part of the fun with the Ein, and as a past contestant I always anticipated them eagerly. Won't promise anything though. ;)

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