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Choose a songwriter to win the contest
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Okay, the lyric submissions for the contest have been given.
Thanks to the two lyric writers that participated by submitting lyrics
and anyone else who contributed helpful comments.
Now it's time to vote.

Note: I will work with the contest winner to make the final lyrics
best fit the accompaniment.So, changes to the lyric submissions are likely.
But I will give the lyric writer the ultimate choice on suggested changes.

As I requested in the announcement,
I ask that you vote for someone other than yourself. Thanks.

Lyric submissions can be viewed here.
http://www.thesongwritersforum.com/forum/view_topic.php?id=16211&forum_id=59

Judging criteria:
1) How well do the lyrics fit the track?
2) How well is the theme developed?
3) How original and creative are the lyrics?
4) Are the lyrics thought-provoking and memorable?
5) Grammatical accuracy. Correct spelling and word use? 

Song structure: Intro/5 verses/5 choruses
Intro - 6 bars
Verse - 8 bars
Chorus - 8 bars
After the intro the song alternates verse/chorus/verse/chorus 5 times (no ending)
The last chorus could be designated as the ending. Use the space as you see fit.
Note: verse and chorus are interchangeable.

Link to the track.
https://soundcloud.com/user-426611522
or
https://soundcloud.com/user-426611522/instrumental-pre-apocalyptic-theme

Let me know if you have questions. Thanks.

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I vote for Andrea ;)

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I vote for JAPOV :clappingface

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Thanks, you two.
Everyone else should vote anonymously.

And Andrea needs to use the poll function at the top of the page to vote. Thanks.

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Motorist Sketchbook wrote:
Thanks, you two.
Everyone else should vote anonymously.

And Andrea needs to use the poll function at the top of the page to vote. Thanks.

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And Done :thumbsup

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For those who would like to cast a vote, please use the poll at the top of the opening post. Thanks.

Voting instructions are in the first post as well.

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Heya,

Sorry I have been so busy with personal stuff that I didn’t got the time and space to participate. M‘excuse! But I hope it will turn out great and we’ll be able to listen to a great song!

Good luck!
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RainbowKeeper wrote: Heya,

Sorry I have been so busy with personal stuff that I didn’t got the time and space to participate. M‘excuse! But I hope it will turn out great and we’ll be able to listen to a great song!

Good luck!
RK

Thanks for checking in.
I was hoping you would participate again. Appreciated your input on the last project.

To everyone else...
Let's vote people. Only four votes so far. The deadline is Monday.
Six days from the launch of this topic the poll will stop taking votes.

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Let's vote people. Only four votes so far. The deadline is Monday.
Six days from the launch of this topic the poll will stop taking votes.

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Lyric submissions can be viewed here.
http://www.thesongwritersforum.com/forum/view_topic.php?id=16211&forum_id=59

Judging criteria:
1) How well do the lyrics fit the track?
2) How well is the theme developed?
3) How original and creative are the lyrics?
4) Are the lyrics thought-provoking and memorable?
5) Grammatical accuracy. Correct spelling and word use? 

Song structure: Intro/5 verses/5 choruses
Intro - 6 bars
Verse - 8 bars
Chorus - 8 bars
After the intro the song alternates verse/chorus/verse/chorus 5 times (no ending)
The last chorus could be designated as the ending. Use the space as you see fit.
Note: verse and chorus are interchangeable.

Link to the track.
https://soundcloud.com/user-426611522
or
https://soundcloud.com/user-426611522/instrumental-pre-apocalyptic-theme

Let me know if you have questions. Thanks.

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Bonjour,
Yeah I noticed it and wanted to check what’s going on but I was so busy ...with all these questionnaires for the hospital and health insurance and and and I’m still not completely finished but have to wait for some infos I need from the institutions. And there also were 2 birthdays in one week...and and and... and in the end i got a call from one of these institutions and they had no clue about what the others should have informed them about and all of that sh**. I love the feeling of „floating“ in between 🙄 but yeah. I just pray now that it all will turn out the right way for me.

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RainbowKeeper wrote: Bonjour,
Yeah I noticed it and wanted to check what’s going on but I was so busy ...with all these questionnaires for the hospital and health insurance and and and I’m still not completely finished but have to wait for some infos I need from the institutions. And there also were 2 birthdays in one week...and and and... and in the end i got a call from one of these institutions and they had no clue about what the others should have informed them about and all of that sh**. I love the feeling of „floating“ in between 🙄 but yeah. I just pray now that it all will turn out the right way for me.

Yes, I pray that it all works out as well. (usually does)

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Ty, I hope so!

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Let's vote people. Only four votes so far. The deadline is Monday.
Six days from the launch of this topic the poll will stop taking votes.

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Lyric submissions can be viewed here.
http://www.thesongwritersforum.com/forum/view_topic.php?id=16211&forum_id=59

Judging criteria:
1) How well do the lyrics fit the track?
2) How well is the theme developed?
3) How original and creative are the lyrics?
4) Are the lyrics thought-provoking and memorable?
5) Grammatical accuracy. Correct spelling and word use? 

Song structure: Intro/5 verses/5 choruses
Intro - 6 bars
Verse - 8 bars
Chorus - 8 bars
After the intro the song alternates verse/chorus/verse/chorus 5 times (no ending)
The last chorus could be designated as the ending. Use the space as you see fit.
Note: verse and chorus are interchangeable.

Link to the track.
https://soundcloud.com/user-426611522
or
https://soundcloud.com/user-426611522/instrumental-pre-apocalyptic-theme

Let me know if you have questions. Thanks.

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Well, looks like we have a winner.

Congratulations Andrea.

Thanks to JAPOV as well for participating.

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Cool! Look forward to hearing the recorded version!

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??? (crickets...) ???

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JAPOV wrote: ??? (crickets...) ???
LOL
I was thinking about you folks today.

I haven't forgotten about you, or this song project.
It is taking longer to get with it than anticipated.

One big issue is the arrival of Summer with fan noise and window AC noise.
I need a quiet and empty house to record vocals. Even in a closed studio the microphone
will pick up someone closing doors or rummaging around in the kitchen. And the
hum of fans or window AC as well.

Additionally, I need to move my home this Summer, and my son was recently
hospitalized with a diagnosis of MS. He's back home and able to walk. So, we are thankful,
but this has been an adjustment. On top of everything else, Minneapolis has
been at the center of the George Floyd protests and BLM/AntiFa rioting.
Some parts of the city resemble a war zone. Everyone is on edge.

Anyway, I haven't forgotten about the project.
I might be able to record another instrumental that I have been working on.
That doesn't require a room microphone.

The new instrumental I am working on is inspired by Yvette Young and one of her
alternative tunings. FACGBE Very interesting.

To learn more, check out her interview with Anderton's music on YouTube.

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Yvette Young Anderton's Interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSxL7zOzY30&t=2s

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Here at long last is the track for the lyric writing contest winner. (see topic link)

http://www.thesongwritersforum.com/forum/view_topic.php?id=16690&forum_id=4

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