Nur Ein IX Round Zero "Full of Courage"

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What if I write a song about a bridge and sing it courageously?
If I had a dollar for every one of my songs j$ has called a 90s pastiche, I'd have $1 for every song I've written.

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I bet you would if all your friends were doing it.
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Caravan Ray wrote: So Jon - would "Are You Lonesome Tonight" pass with you? (assuming Elvis was still alive, and playing Nur Ein, and he hadn't recorded it 60 years ago).

Not that it really matters to me in any way. By pure accident - my spoken word bit is definitely not a verse, and can I think be certainly considered a bridge. Or at least, a fairly substantial culvert.
Good points.

Yes, "Are You Lonesome Tonight" would pass muster easily. Even though the instrumentation and chord progressions are basically the same as the previous two verses, which technically means that that section is another verse and not a true bridge, I think it counts because the words being spoken rather than sung make it sufficiently different from the verses.

This is also what I figured was the point of saying "Spoken word bridge" instead of just "spoken word vocals." Admittedly, I can't read the mind of the person who thought this challenge up, so my opinion isn't necessarily any more valid than any of yours - except that I get to rank y'all. :P

In conclusion, I'm more concerned with the "bridge" vocals being different from the rest of the piece than it being an honest-to-goodness bridge.
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Caravan Ray wrote: So Jon - would "Are You Lonesome Tonight" pass with you? (assuming Elvis was still alive, and playing Nur Ein, and he hadn't recorded it 60 years ago).

Not that it really matters to me in any way. By pure accident - my spoken word bit is definitely not a verse, and can I think be certainly considered a bridge. Or at least, a fairly substantial culvert.
Good points.

Yes, "Are You Lonesome Tonight" would pass muster easily. Even though the instrumentation and chord progressions are basically the same as the previous two verses, which technically means that that section is another verse and not a true bridge, I think it counts because the words being spoken rather than sung make it sufficiently different from the verses.

This is also what I figured was the point of saying "Spoken word bridge" instead of just "spoken word vocals." Admittedly, I can't read the mind of the person who thought this challenge up, so my opinion isn't necessarily any more valid than any of yours - except that I get to rank y'all. :P

In conclusion, I'm more concerned with the "bridge" vocals being different from the rest of the piece than it being an honest-to-goodness bridge.
Fair enough. That is what I took it to mean too.

This is my favourite example of such a song. Arguably the greatest song ever written in Brisbane, and Queensland's Unofficial State Anthem (in my opinion, anyway) - the Go-Between's masterpiece from 1983 (spoken word at 2:50):


...and funnily enough, the Go-Betweens now have a bridge named after them across the Brisbane River.
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just sent mine in - I have no time to work on it this weekend so had to finish early - - - and now i'm very tired
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Niveous wrote:Non Optional Challenge: Must include a spoken word: "bridge"
Alright guys I think I finally got the challenge figured out. I've submitted a clip of my pronunciation of "bridge".
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Manhattan Glutton wrote:
Niveous wrote:Non Optional Challenge: Must include a spoken word: "bridge"
Alright guys I think I finally got the challenge figured out. I've submitted a clip of my pronunciation of "bridge".
Yep. Sounds legit to me. (I considered exactly the same thing).
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My only really concern is, does the "spoken word bridge" have to be actual "words" - you know, like from an actual human language - or is there wiggle room on that one?
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Like rambling off words from a 32-bit CPU? But then should we say them in binary, octal, hex, or decimal? Floating point or integral representation? Are double-words allowed? And do we use the architectural or the canonical definition of word?
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Hi all,

Whichever way the concept "spoken word bridge" appears, it will be good for this judge. Better as the more obvious or surprising.

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Hola Carlo! Welcome back dude!
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10,000th post in the Nur Ein forum and it was by me. ME! Nur Ein!!!!!!!!!
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Seems like there was about a 50 percent chance of that.
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spoken word bridge is fun. I've had them several times. My favorite from my catalog is the Phillipso track "All Tan".
my wife (playing the character of the girl in the bar I'm trying to buy a drink for) delivers the spoken word:

"Why can't you men grasp, if it's one part right it's defacto wrong?
If left with the feeble choice, I would choose Black, the clearly obvious choice
you astonishingly inept man!"
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Ok, safety mix sent. Once again had to rush a bit, out ot town for easter weekend. Hopefully good enough to make it through round zero!
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Oh man, writing songs is a pain in the brain. Lucky it's round zero. Mic fart, anyone?
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My favorite spoken word bit should be no surprise. The bridge is before the amazing long solo in Packard Goose off Joe's Garage (Frank Zappa):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKZV2rViulY
the spoken word comes in around 2:50

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Remember? The last tour? Well...
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Beauty is not love
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Of a short cloth neck ornament
Currently in resurgence... "
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The Tydon Docks are in
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The Stink is in. I brought jus' a lil' bit of rock in case no-one else did. pussies. :) NUR EIN!!!!!!!!!
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In.

Oh yes.
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I'm in!
I meant to submit a piece of arse, but I think it turned out quite well
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In. Nothing good ever comes from thinking "Let's get the Cowardly Lion drunk", I'd wager.

Now off to put the lyrics up in the lyrics thread (judges like that sort of thing ;) )

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