Nur Ein II Round Zero "Let Me In"

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Nur Ein II Round Zero "Let Me In"

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Welcome to Nur Ein: Round Zero

This is an open round of the Nur Ein to determine the 25 entrants into the big battle. This round will appear only on the forum and will not appear on the Nur Ein website.

Title: "Let Me In"
Due Date: May 2nd at 1PM EST
Non-optional Challenge: Unconventional Percussion
Send a link to your completed song to nurein.sidefight@gmail.com

Make your percussion acoustically with things that aren't usually used for percussion. Put away your drums, tambourines, cymbals, triangles, cowbell, etc. and remember we did the hand claps thing last year.

There will be no immunity granted to the creator of the top song of this round.

You can't bang a gong but still let's get it on. Nur Ein!

Clarification- There can be conventional percussion in the song but there has to be some significant use of non-conventional percussion.

(5/3/2007 UPDATE)

Here are the songs:

Title: "Let Me In"

Abominominous

Balance Lost/Balance Regained

The BeWells

Billy's Little Trip

The Bovine Recyclery

Bryan Kandel

Calfborg

Cynthia Size and the @eclectic sp00ns

Frankie Big Face

Ice 9

Jim Tyrrell

Jolly Roger

Marcus Kellis

MC Eric B

Merisan

Mico Suadad

Mr. Lostman

Paco Del Stinko

Puce

Rabid Garfunkel

Ross Durand

Sausage Boy

Spinlock

Steve Durand

Tex Beaumont and the Dirty Hearts

Thank Glennny For The Frisbee

WreckdoM

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Please note- Luke Henley's band is called ";)" but that doesn't make for good html.
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Don't you mean bang a gong?
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Thanks Luke for the catch on that one.

Clarification- There can be conventional percussion in the song but there has to be some significant use of non-conventional percussion.
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OK, so I can rock the song right and do a cool unconventional percussion bridge or something of that nature, right?
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Niveous wrote:Non-optional Challenge: Unconventional Percussion
What, like hand farts, explosions, competently played maracas? :wink:

I'm joking. Good challenge!

Looks like it's time to take the tape recorder to work, heh.

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Billy's Little Trip wrote:OK, so I can rock the song right and do a cool unconventional percussion bridge or something of that nature, right?
Yes.

And RG, if you can rock real explosions, this judge may be swayed.
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Is beat-boxing "nonconventional" enough?
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How about box-beating?
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Lunkhead wrote:Is beat-boxing "nonconventional" enough?
If you wanna go Lunky McFerrin, be my guest.
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I think the "real" drummers here have a significant advantage with this one, but it hardly matters because the bar is still so goddamned low at this point.

Part of the challenge of Nur Ein is to be creative and work with what we give you. Don't ask us if "banging your head against a brick wall at 97bpm" would be okay. Use your song to convince us that it is. Present a good argument, in song, that whatever you did meets the challenge.

Future challenges will (probably) be harder, but the same theory applies.
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Awesome challenge.
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bzl wrote:I think the "real" drummers here have a significant advantage with this one, but it hardly matters because the bar is still so goddamned low at this point.

Part of the challenge of Nur Ein is to be creative and work with what we give you. Don't ask us if "banging your head against a brick wall at 97bpm" would be okay. Use your song to convince us that it is. Present a good argument, in song, that whatever you did meets the challenge.

Future challenges will (probably) be harder, but the same theory applies.
I like having Ben on the jury. :)
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"let me in"?*

you couldn't come up with something a little more original? ;)



considering the first song last time was called "pencil me in". i'll shut up now since i'm not playing....
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I think I understand the intent, but the language bothers me. Handclaps and stomping and beatboxing have become plenty conventional. Justin Timberlake beatboxed on a song. Beatles were throwing handclaps around forty-five years ago. I don't mean to complain.
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mkilly wrote:I think I understand the intent, but the language bothers me. Handclaps and stomping and beatboxing have become plenty conventional. Justin Timberlake beatboxed on a song. Beatles were throwing handclaps around forty-five years ago. I don't mean to complain.
So go out there and dazzle us with your innovations. Creativity is a big plus. :)
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an excuse to hit random things in my house with other random things!
Awesome! I am so there.

In fact, to be fair, I think i have been there before.
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Let the hostilities begin!
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Tex Beaumont wrote:Let the hostilities begin!
Here's a shot over your collective bows
I was on your side, but...Never complain about the scheduling disadvantage again.


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Post by Me$$iah »

Nur Ein time again....

I hope the song quality is as high as last year.... it was an amazing competition


Open round eh??? Hmmmm might have to get a thinking cap on


And Tex with finished lyrics already.. outrageous..
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