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Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby Niveous » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:50 pm

Welcome to the second round of the eleventh edition of the Nur Ein.

Title: Teeth Marks
Non Optional Challenge: Write a song about a current event or news story
Songs are Due on: Monday, May 2nd @ 12:01 AM Eastern
Send your MP3 to nurein.sidefight@gmail.com

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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby BoffoYux » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:37 pm

Round 2 Listening Party
Monday, May 2 - 9 pm EST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXZIZ0P0CHs
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby glennny » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:45 pm

I suddenly miss Ross. I think he would have posted this Monday morning.
I have no opinion about the title, I just thought this was funny and wanted to share:

Brain Teaser

Here's the Brain Teaser from Essential Teacher, Spring 2004: Is it teeth marks or tooth marks? Only one is correct. Which is it, and what’s the rule if there is one?

The first correct reply was sent in by Evelyn Uyemura of El Camino College, Torrance, California, in the United States. Here’s what Evelyn wrote:

I say it's tooth marks, no matter how many teeth made the marks. The rule is that when a noun is used as an adjective, the singular form is used. Thus we don't use teethpaste buttoothpaste, and we don't put our shoes in a shoesbox but a shoebox, and we don't buy our books at a booksstore but a bookstore. (This being English, there are exceptions, of course. We keep our clothes in a clothes closet because there is no singular with the same meaning as clothes.)

You hit the nail right on the head, Evelyn! We can add to this by saying that the first element in a noun adjunct (two nouns written as separate words, like post office) or a compound noun (two nouns written as one, like bedroom), which, as you said, acts as an adjective, is never made plural since adjectives are never made plural in English. Thank you for such a clear, succinct answer, Evelyn.

Some more examples that clearly show how the first element is never pluralized are as follows:

the light from the stars = starlight
a player for CDs = a CD player
a kennel for dogs = a dog kennel
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby j$ » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:49 am

Hmmm, interesting. I would say in this instance, it would be 'teeth' marks to distinguish from multiple marks caused by a single tooth. Two of the examples given , 'player' and 'kennel' are thus because they only have room for one item, CD or a dog, at a time. A dog kennel for more than one dog is/are referred to as 'Dog Kennels', at least round my way. Because there's more than one kennel to house the multiple dogs.

The 'starlight' example doesn't fit that theory, though. Maybe because all that light is consideered merged into one before you experience it? A little weak, I know.

Cerrtainly if someone aid to me 'look at my tooth-marks', it wouldn't be clear whether it was a lot of marks all made at once or a single tooth biting over and again. Also, no-one says 'tooth-marks'. :)

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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby noma » Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:32 am

I don't give a shit if you say "teeth marks" or "tooth marks", just make your song good.
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby Caravan Ray » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:11 am

j$ wrote:Cerrtainly if someone aid to me 'look at my tooth-marks', it wouldn't be clear whether it was a lot of marks all made at once or a single tooth biting over and again. Also, no-one says 'tooth-marks'. :)

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Postby BenKrieger » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:33 am

In! Lyrics posted.
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby Caravan Ray » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:56 pm

The story behind my song:

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Postby Niveous » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:30 pm

BTW, I may not have mentioned it but BSS are immune this round because they won Round One. Just making sure it gets said.
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Postby Lunkhead » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:11 pm

We understood, at least. We're going to enter anyway because by the time we'd heard the news we'd already recorded the core tracks for our song and written the lyrics and melodies.
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Postby bgm » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:12 pm

I love my family to bits and I think I'm a pretty good dad but when everyone's home on a Saturday, stomping around upstairs, flushing the toilet, clanging pots and pans, our giant dog galloping around...and I'm down in the basement trying to record for the first chance I've had all week: my interior monologue is like FUCK FUCK FUCK SHUT THE FUCK UP EVERYBODY.
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Postby Paco Del Stinko » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:14 pm

Hope you get it done, BGM. I need to do vocals, mix and mail tomorrow, before I leave for work at 2:30PM. Im at work now and on what they call the Force List. Meaning, if there's need for bodies due to callouts etc., I will get forced to work til 7AM. Then Back in for 3PM. Not a chance to finish if that happens. Crossing fingers...now!
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby bgm » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:39 pm

Ouch, that's rough Paco.
I'll stop complaining. Hope your night goes okay.
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Postby josh » Sun May 01, 2016 7:33 am

Doh, no excuses here, had plenty of time, I just didn't make it happen and I'm about to head into work for the rest of the day. Wasn't for lack of trying though. I wrote some alright lyrics and recorded a few different basslines and drum takes, but never figured out how to put it together. Oh well, maybe next year! Good luck to the rest of you.
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby noma » Sun May 01, 2016 9:16 am

Haven't yet heard any of those songs, but after reading lyrics I must say that Cavedwellers, I love your interpretation of "current" events.
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Sun May 01, 2016 10:58 am

In. Off to work and the Force List but at least I made it. NUR EIN!
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby BenKrieger » Sun May 01, 2016 1:58 pm

I'm suspicious anytime bgm posts one of his
excuses, because he usually drops something cool. I think it's a psyche out.
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby bgm » Sun May 01, 2016 3:45 pm

If only.
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Gotta make dinner.
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby PepperJane » Sun May 01, 2016 6:16 pm

Wow this week's topics are so heavy (insert anvil) :|
Caravan Ray - I can never see your attachments on here ... are they apple specific?
Everything is about perspective. :shock:
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Sun May 01, 2016 6:18 pm

Sorry you're out, Josh. Glad you made it in, BGM. That said...NUR EIN!
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby Caravan Ray » Sun May 01, 2016 7:32 pm

PepperJane wrote:Wow this week's topics are so heavy (insert anvil) :|
Caravan Ray - I can never see your attachments on here ... are they apple specific?

Dunno. It's just a link YouTube clip from The Insiders

I can't see it on my iphone either.
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Re: Nur Ein XI- Round Two

Postby ken » Sun May 01, 2016 8:16 pm

My song is about the scandal surrounding UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi.

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/ ... story.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/29/us/uc ... .html?_r=0
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