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7 Dying Trees
02-23-2019, 09:25 PM
Into Week 7 of this season, we have 0 elimination (still more than welcome to contribute!)

Still in the running are:
Iron1
scole
T Gobbs

Final Frenzy of season 1! We have had the same guys for 3 weeks now, so it's time to add some spice. Same rules apply this week, but:

First song submitted = 10 points
Second Song = 9 Points
etc
10th = 1 point, and 1 point for every other song

No submitting unfinished place holder songs, first submission is final per song, no cheating, we'll work a gentlemans honour system here.

The person with the most points at the end of play will be crowned champion of season 1!

Rules:
1) All Submissions by end of play 1st of March
2) Even if noone can check, the spirit is writing a song a week
3) No rules on genre, you don't even need to do the same style next week
4) Must be a song, unless you have a very (and I mean the kind that is beyond the ability of mere mortals) good argument for playing the same riff for 3+ minutes it won't fly
5) Entries composed on a tascam or without drums, whatever, also welcome, this is about writing a song, not dressing it up in lipstick and a short skirt
6) If you don't submit, you're eliminated (but you can still keep on submitting anyway as practice, this way the competitives get to be competitive, and the less so inclined still get to join in).

We will not:
1) Make people feel bad about mixing skills by turning this into a mixtest competition, it's about getting a load of us writing to a deadline, this is about writing, not about how awesome your headless kiesel sounds through an axe fx with superior drummer
2) Make people feel bad about how well it's recorded
3) Spam thread with songs we've had lying around for ages or anything non relevant to this competition and it's rules
4) Discourage anyone from participating
5) Tell anyone they suck. Songwriting is a skill, you learn it, some people will be better, others worse, this isn't a pissing competition
6) Steal others work or ideas.

scole
02-23-2019, 09:40 PM
Oh, you Bastard. :damn:

Iron1
02-23-2019, 10:54 PM
Congrats to whoever wins - won’t be me as I’ve been writing mine on Sat-Mon and I’m sick today and going out of town tomorrow. But, it’s been a blast no matter what.

Iron1
02-24-2019, 03:41 AM
Ok, just cause I can't stand the idea of going out like that...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/rages-on-2-0-1

Not my best entry, but it's an entry.

Not Mr. Test
02-24-2019, 04:28 AM
This has been awesome to watch, I wish I had time for it. :lol:

Huge props to all of you guys! :hbang:

scole
02-24-2019, 06:00 AM
Ok, just cause I can't stand the idea of going out like that...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/rages-on-2-0-1

Not my best entry, but it's an entry.

Going out, kicking ass. Nice! :metal:

Only fitting since you've basically been first in pretty much every week.

astrocreep
02-24-2019, 07:47 AM
Congrats to everyone who has submitted, it's been awesome to see!

astrocreep
02-24-2019, 07:48 AM
Ok, just cause I can't stand the idea of going out like that...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/rages-on-2-0-1


Great work, I just played that too loud for this time in the morning! :)

Iron1
02-24-2019, 10:49 AM
This has been awesome to watch, I wish I had time for it. :lol:

Huge props to all of you guys! :hbang:

It has been! Thanks to whomever it was who thought it up - I've had a blast participating.


Going out, kicking ass. Nice! :metal:

Only fitting since you've basically been first in pretty much every week.

Thanks! Now, where's yours? I'm sure it's gonna slay, too.


Congrats to everyone who has submitted, it's been awesome to see!

I agree - it's been awesome to watch/hear all these great songs originate from scratch week in and week out. I really hope this stays a thing, and that we look back on it years from now with a ton of cool songs to enjoy.


Great work, I just played that too loud for this time in the morning! :)

Ha! Thanks for making me laugh while drinking my coffee... :lol:

7 Dying Trees
02-24-2019, 12:11 PM
Ok, just cause I can't stand the idea of going out like that...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/rages-on-2-0-1

Not my best entry, but it's an entry.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7p-ihYOG5s

scole
02-25-2019, 03:52 AM
Thanks! Now, where's yours? I'm sure it's gonna slay, too.

I'm trying! I'm still writing song sections. I ended up with an song idea that's in a weird key so it's been a challenge to add layers on top of it. No sitcom music this week! :lol:

Iron1
02-26-2019, 09:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7p-ihYOG5s

The world needs more Cypress Hill and less of whatever that "whine into a mic repeatedly" nonsense that passes for urban music these days is called....


I'm trying! I'm still writing song sections. I ended up with an song idea that's in a weird key so it's been a challenge to add layers on top of it. No sitcom music this week! :lol:

Come on! And, the other one wasn't sitcom-ish, but more dark TV drama. Me trying to write an entry in 30 minutes? Now that's comedy.

Blankplank
02-26-2019, 12:20 PM
The world needs more Cypress Hill and less of whatever that "whine into a mic repeatedly" nonsense that passes for urban music these days is called....

I saw Cypress at The Roxy in LA late last year, absolutely unreal show. The whole place lit up within 10 minutes and stunk the place out :lol:

Especially loved it when Mix Master Mike dropped the Lost Woods theme from Legend of Zelda into a mix :lol:

Iron1
02-27-2019, 11:08 AM
Back home, mostly recovered from the sinus infection that took me out last week and had another one percolating in my mind since I had to toss out the first one this week in such a hurry:

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/omega-syndrome-2-0-2

Gonna miss doing this every week, but I really need to go back and tighten up some of these, add vox and put 'em all together to pitch an album to some unsuspecting record label. :lol:

7 Dying Trees
02-27-2019, 11:40 AM
I think we'll have a rest after this week, and then fire it all up again beginning of april for a new season. Will do a thread about when to start next week that everyone can chip in so we get more people involved hopefully, as it has been fun, and I did get some usable stuff out of it

Cobra Commander
02-27-2019, 02:09 PM
Count me in! Hopefully I'll have my PC set up by then.

T Gobbs
03-01-2019, 01:31 PM
Gonna have to sit this one out, but awesome stuff, everyone! It's been so much fun to hear what everyone sounds like.

Thanks for keeping this going, 7DT. The final frenzy was fucking great idea.

scole
03-01-2019, 03:41 PM
I WILL be in later today. I think my song’s structure is there; I’m just hoping to add some additional leads here and there.

scole
03-02-2019, 04:25 AM
Ok, I guess here's my swansong. 8 minutes for 8 weeks of competition! Congrats to everyone else who participated. I hope y'all got as much out of the process as I did. Cheers! :cheers:

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-week-08

Iron1
03-02-2019, 10:45 AM
Gonna have to sit this one out, but awesome stuff, everyone! It's been so much fun to hear what everyone sounds like.



Bummed ya didn't cross the finish line with us T Gobbs.


Ok, I guess here's my swansong. 8 minutes for 8 weeks of competition!

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-week-08

That was cool - laid back epic-ness.

Like T Gobbs said, thanks to 7DT for keeping this rolling - it was a blast! :james: Are we going to compile these tracks on an MG.org SAW release of some sort, as was first suggested in the beginning? Would be cool to have them all on one playlist/compilation "album" thing...

7 Dying Trees
03-02-2019, 11:41 PM
Iron1 is crowned winner!

We'll start up again, i'll start a thread to find out when people are ready so we can have everyone who missed out participating next time, as it's been fun!

Iron1
03-03-2019, 10:21 AM
Iron1 is crowned winner!



Awesome!

Too bad we don't have a like an MG.org SAW Challenge denim vest back patch (the MG.org logo and two crossed chainsaws over a guitar trophy) for the winner. :lol: :james:

T Gobbs
03-03-2019, 07:43 PM
Ok, I guess here's my swansong. 8 minutes for 8 weeks of competition! Congrats to everyone else who participated. I hope y'all got as much out of the process as I did. Cheers! :cheers:

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-week-08

Finally got a chance to sit down and listen to this. Perfect way to round out the season.


Awesome!

Too bad we don't have a like an MG.org SAW Challenge denim vest back patch (the MG.org logo and two crossed chainsaws over a guitar trophy) for the winner. :lol: :james:

Congrats dude! You were a fucking machine.

I love the idea. If anyone else wants to figure out the logistics of that, they have my full emotional support. :lol:

scole
03-03-2019, 07:48 PM
Congrats, man. You were consistently in first each week so you earned it. I never expected that I'd end up top two finish so I'm stoked no matter what.

Iron1
03-04-2019, 10:50 AM
Congrats dude! You were a fucking machine.

I love the idea. If anyone else wants to figure out the logistics of that, they have my full emotional support. :lol:


Congrats, man. You were consistently in first each week so you earned it. I never expected that I'd end up top two finish so I'm stoked no matter what.

Thanks. Having y'all in it to the end made it worthwhile.