Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"

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Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"

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Can you handle the Round Two challenge?!

Submit an original song by May 30th at 11:59 PM (EDT) that fits the following criteria

Title: "Drag Me Around"
Non-optional challenge: Song must serve as a bridge between your Round 0 and Round 1 songs.

Send your MP3 to nurein.sidefight@gmail.com

Good luck!
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I know a band that was doing this before it was cool 8-)
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owl wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 10:16 pm
I know a band that was doing this before it was cool 8-)
Yes, Radiohead.

Message Received was written in order. This challenge is writing out of order...
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Oh gosh I didn’t know Radiohead did Nur Ein
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With these Radiohead songs, whether they actually "form a bridge" is very subjective. For example, when I hear 15 Step it doesn't really sound like it definitely belongs in between Airbag and Paranoid Android. I'm not a judge, and maybe I'm just ignorant but I can't see how 15 Step would pass that challenge, or any other song of these. Unless the challenge is met automatically as long as the band themselves say it is a bridge track...
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Well I followed the link to the Radiohead article and listened to the 2 songs described as a bridge in the playlist, bookended by the songs they are supposed to bridge and I guess I don't really get it. Maybe one has to have been a fan of these albums to grasp whatever higher concept is supposed to make these two songs bridge the first and second half of the playlist. Maybe I have to listen to the whole play list to get it (I know Radiohead is supposed to be part of a balanced diet but not really my jam - is that what I'm missing? Am I musically deficient?). Not that I don't have a strategy for this challenge... It's Nur Ein. I was prepared.
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It'll take more than a Nur Ein challenge to get me to listen to Radiohead.

But it pleases me that WHAT MAY HAVE SEEMED like a somewhat arbitrary part of my R1 song was was actually a callback to the R2 song I hadn't written yet.
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WreckdoMelle wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 7:26 am
Well I followed the link to the Radiohead article and listened to the 2 songs described as a bridge in the playlist, bookended by the songs they are supposed to bridge and I guess I don't really get it. Maybe one has to have been a fan of these albums to grasp whatever higher concept is supposed to make these two songs bridge the first and second half of the playlist. Maybe I have to listen to the whole play list to get it (I know Radiohead is supposed to be part of a balanced diet but not really my jam - is that what I'm missing? Am I musically deficient?). Not that I don't have a strategy for this challenge... It's Nur Ein. I was prepared.
I am a fan, at least of OK Computer era Radiohead (most of their post-2003 or so material is hard for me to get into, though I do like the highly experimental Kid A and Amnesiac albums) and I don't get it either. Sure, some of them sound good in sequence. But you could just as well, like, for a more universal example, put Strawberry Fields Forever into any spot on the Sgt. Pepper's album and it wouldn't sound out of place, that still doesn't make Strawberry Fields Forever a bridge track between Fixing a Hole and Mr. Kite, or whatever.
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I must admit that this challenge initially confused me rather more than other challenges as it's slightly ambiguous how you could define a bridge track. However, I will attempt in good faith to make as creative an approach to this one as I can. What's the cleverest way I can interpret this...
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Reminds me of the Fear trilogy
We got Part 3- Witch Hunt on Moving Pictures
Part 2 - the Weapon- on Signals
And Part 1- The Enemy Within on Grace Under Pressure

Then the 3 were finally played in order on the P/G tour.
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I only posted the Radiohead Binary thing jokingly as that's more theory than fact. It's the Dark Side of the Moon/ Wizard of Oz mix of Radiohead lore.
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Ugghhhhhh this challenge is BRUTAL.

What

the

actual

fuckkkk
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For real!! Haha when I saw the title I was like "sweet, gonna do a bangin punky song, time to show the versatility"

Ooooop actually it's time to show the flexibility it seems... hmmmmmmmmm... or time to weasel my way to convince you that a bangin punky track bridges between two quiet contemplative ones. maaaybe?
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When I think of distinct songs blending together, I am fondly reminded of my youth and this song between songs:


In fact, that whole album. Apologies in advance, j$.
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That's not how I read the challenge but happy to be persuaded by the final song.

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Well, you see, I wasn't posting about the challenge but rather apologizing in advance for this 90s pastiche I'm making.
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grumpymike wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 9:50 pm
Well, you see, I wasn't posting about the challenge but rather apologizing in advance for this 90s pastiche I'm making.
How is that different than your other songs? :P

j/k I love a 90s pastiche
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grumpymike wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 9:50 pm
Well, you see, I wasn't posting about the challenge but rather apologizing in advance for this 90s pastiche I'm making.
Well, you see, I wasn't posting about the challenge either but rather your forthcoming song. Can't wait to review it poorly :)

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Any word on getting Memorial Day to finish this one?

I had a late start and have family here Friday through apparently Monday morning so chances of me getting a song in otherwise are slim.
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Personally I'd prefer to stick to the original schedule. The title and challenge were released on time so we weren't held back starting our songs. Also a delay would mess up my recording routine and my song is already finished so an extension wouldn't benefit me at all.

Fine with whatever. Just my 2 yen.

(I don't even know when memorial day is.)
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Lucky Spoon wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 2:25 pm
Any word on getting Memorial Day to finish this one?
As far as I know there isn't even a discussion going on. Unless something changes, I would go on the assumption the schedule will not change.
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just sent mine in !
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