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Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby HeuristicsInc » Sun May 07, 2017 9:01 pm

Welcome to the fourth round of the twelfth edition of the Nur Ein.

Title: A Sense of The Absurd
Non-optional challenge: Write your lyric around a mondegreen (reference)

The judges suggest, as examples, telling a story about a mondegreen causing chaos, take a famous lyric mondegreen and build your song about it, write half your lyric and then turn the other half into a mondegreen of it, etc. Do all of these things? Be creative!

Songs are Due on: Monday, May 15th @ 12:01 AM Eastern
Send your MP3 to nurein.sidefight@gmail.com

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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby Caravan Ray » Sun May 07, 2017 9:10 pm

.....Nice!!
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby Niveous » Sun May 07, 2017 9:14 pm

Title's a bit on the nose, no?
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby noma » Sun May 07, 2017 9:26 pm

Wait, did iVeg build a time machine and then write his shadow entry for round three based on the challenge for round four? :o
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby WendyWisemanFisher » Tue May 09, 2017 5:32 pm

I just put my shadow entry in Ohne Ruhm. I'm heading to Thailand/China starting Saturday and will return to the States on the 23rd; I'm opting not to pack my laptop and mic, so I won't be shadowing or songfighting during that time. I'll be back after, though, and I'll be following along as well as my connectivity/battery will allow via phone.
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby BoffoYux » Tue May 09, 2017 5:42 pm

WendyWisemanFisher wrote:I'm heading to Thailand/China starting Saturday and will return to the States on the 23rd


Sweet! Have a fun time.
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby iVeg » Wed May 10, 2017 1:27 am

Very cool! Hope you have a great time!
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby glennny » Fri May 12, 2017 3:38 am

Walking women want to see
The Southern Cross at night
And so they set aside a sock
And tie their laces tight
Yes mournful is the melody
That echoes in their heads
Without a beat they march along
Believing Mac is dead
Mac is dead

(my Mac is dead)
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby Caravan Ray » Fri May 12, 2017 3:03 pm

While researching, I found this quite amusing:

https://secure.brightcove.com/services/ ... ecure=true
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby j$ » Sat May 13, 2017 3:21 am



Now *that's* a top song and a good cover.
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby j$ » Sat May 13, 2017 3:21 am

Caravan Ray wrote:While researching, I found this quite amusing:

https://secure.brightcove.com/services/ ... ecure=true


If this turns out to be ransomware, CR ...
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby Caravan Ray » Sun May 14, 2017 12:37 am

j$ wrote:
Caravan Ray wrote:While researching, I found this quite amusing:

https://secure.brightcove.com/services/ ... ecure=true


If this turns out to be ransomware, CR ...

Oh ok - here's a youtube link of the same video:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6jRICTGmnM
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby MicahSommer » Sun May 14, 2017 5:52 pm

I submitted my Round Four entry yesterday evening and have not received a confirmation reply. Did it arrive safely?

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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby Chumpy » Sun May 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Man, we had like a whole three minutes to spare.
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby noma » Sun May 14, 2017 9:00 pm

Not really pleased with my entry, but I think I did quite well with the challenge this time. :)
BTW, my voice is total shit again. You might like this one. I mean, my voice really sucks. Might sound even more like the Psych Furs this time. ;)
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby Niveous » Sun May 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Hey folks. It may take me a little to get the songs up. I just arrived in Houston and then found out that there's a family emergency back home. :(
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby Jerkatorium » Sun May 14, 2017 11:01 pm

Best wishes and good luck to you Niveous.
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby furrypedro » Mon May 15, 2017 3:02 am

My intention this week was to try and write lyrics with a story, but I failed completely so instead you've got more nonsensical bollocks from me.

Also, I saved recording vocals for when I was properly hungover. That's how the pros do it, right?
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby noma » Mon May 15, 2017 1:03 pm

Wow, really great songs by everyone. Glad I don't have to judge ;)

Every time I listen to my submission though, it bugs the hell out of me. I am still really proud of that composition, but the recording is total shit. :x
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby noma » Mon May 15, 2017 3:20 pm

Jerkatorium's back-to-school lyric reminded me of a nice TMBG track I figured I'd post here just for fun. It would easily have made a top spot in Nur Ein VII Round Five.
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby j$ » Mon May 15, 2017 4:25 pm

W.A.I.L. 1+1+2+5+?=?

73 Keep It Beautiful - I think I'd have liked it to stay 'acoustic' a little longer - pretty, pretty harmonies! Maybe the drum machine is a little high in the mix- makes it sound a little rough - which may be the intention, of course. I would also liked it to kick into a faster punkier section around the bridge - it shuffles along very nicely but it's so close to f**ing amazing, I'm a little frustrated. But I'm digging the appropriate 'Midnight Cowboy' vibe, so no biggie.

Balance Lost - great opening. Loving that louche bass (though it could do with a low-pass maybe). Oh not a fan of the drop in octave in the chorus. But it's a good song and the glitchy percussion is top stuff as is the 'rock-out' guitar section. Suitably absurd. Should have probably stopped there but yeah, good tuneage but less said about the lyric the better, one feels.

BSS - Those drums are either too crunchy or too loud in the mix, it's slightly distracting. "Oh yeah"? Are they really neccessary? Those sections are way too fine, they don't need vocals. All that said, top song. Oh stop it with it the 'Oh Yeah's already. You can be absurd without being annoying ;)

Cavedwellers - Wow, that vocal is great and so is the tune. One could make accusations of trying too hard but then again I think this shit comes so easily to you I can't really begrudge you for it. It's almost like you wanted to bring in a little 'Balance Lost' style into your writing. If that was your intention, please do it more as this is fab. ( I don't like 'tools sublime' but otherwise, all good).

Glenn Close - While in the verse the panned lead sounds a little weird, it merges into the chorus beautifully. That falsetto towards the end is a little wobbly. I think I could FBF doing a cover of this. About half of the lyric is wonderful. The rest doesn't get in the way. I'm just trying to list the things I *don't* like about this song.

Jerkatorium - Is the mix a bit sludgly at the high points or is just my cloth ears? I love the vocal phrasing here (from the pre-chorus and chorus especially, not so much on the verses but it's in no way bad). Ah ha! Love the little'Pink Floyd' moment. Very well done. Bonus points for that. Also you do have a descending bassline and I always do bang on about how much I love 'em, so bonus points there too. Fun cubed.

Merisan - Oooh, great opening. The voices sound great together, which is something I feel may have been lacking from the Merisan entries so far (it's something I think is one of your high points). I love the arpeggio keys, is that being played live or sequenced? Either is fine - I could never play that fast, that accurately! I'm getting a Blondie / 80s pretty pop vibe, which may not be intentional but is not unwelcome by a long way. Nice solo too (though is it a tad too loud in the mix? I dunno, I'm crap at these things). Yeah, I'm digging this, as no self-respecting kids are saying. The 'ah ah ah ah's are spot on.

Micah Somersmith - The drum sample is a bit grotty in tone. This lyric is cute as! Like the plinky-plink too. Yeah, that was a fun listen.

Nick Soma - yeah, that mix is a bit distracting. Ew, hexed ya and dsylexia? I guess it's funny but it seems soooo stretched to fit. I think the song could be a classic, but the drum should come down, along with the vocal and guitar have a different amp setting / not panned so far. Also the vocal misses a few beats, shall we say? Still, I like the song behind the song,if you know what I mean?

Strangelove - Hell yeah, I was worried about the mix for the first ten seconds or so but it finds itself happy very quickly. Ah, I do love 1.5 entendres! I like the electro-folk approach. Not sure the chorus is quite big enough to enter the disco pantheon it wants to rule but hey, it's a damn fine attempt. The lyric is great,a realy good take on the challenge. And that little squinty synth towards the end is very welcome.
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Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Postby BoffoYux » Mon May 15, 2017 5:15 pm

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