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  • BLOCKBUSTER CHALLENGE AUG 2012 (Using IllinoisJack Lyrics)

    Hello

    It's been a while and Illinois Jack posted some lyrics that seem to have perked the interest of a few people here.

    I thought I'd make it an official challenge.

    Lyrics. (i'm sure he doesn't mind if you alter slightly to fit.)


  • #2
    Some VERY strong contenders here. This is more fun than I'm allowed. I have to go hit myself with a hammer now. brb.
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="6"><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/Totally_jammin_out.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Jammin'" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/Totally_jammin_out.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Jammin'" class="inlineimg" /></font>Illinois Jack<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/Totally_jammin_out.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Jammin'" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/Totally_jammin_out.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Jammin'" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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    Some of my lyrics are posted on <a href="http://illinoisjack.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://illinoisjack.blogspot.com/</a></div>

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    • #3
      Cool idea, Stick. Are you going to participate?

      LCK
      “I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.” —James Taylor.

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      • #4
        Awesome idea. I had to make sure to write my song before listening to any of the others, but here it is: http://soundcloud.com/shortchord/theres-that-moon-again

        Some VERY strong contenders here. This is more fun than I'm allowed. I have to go hit myself with a hammer now. brb.


        I have to say: you write lyrics that are easy to put a tune to.

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        • #5
          Oh, man, if Stick's 'competing,' I'm not gonna stick around and get beat up further.

          LCK already delivered a really nice improvement on my now humbled effort.


          Seriously, cool Challenge!


          I'm listening to shortchord's version. A little more on the gentle folkie side. Nice. :thu:

          It's fun seeing what you came up with separately. LCK had built on a couple elements in my version, but made some very nice improvements. Interesting to see a pretty different musical take on the lyrics.


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          The chorus seems a little weak... I think it needs more lasers.

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          • #6
            shortchord's version. Nice. :thu:


            Agreed.

            LCK
            “I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.” —James Taylor.

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            • #7
              I had a lot of fun playing with this. This was done very quickly. And, ah... I may have ripped some songs off. Not purposely, just did this quickly.

              Jack - just wanted to say - I absolutely loved your lyrics. Superb.

              Redwing Blackbird
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              • #8
                Hey Rick,

                I love what you did with the chorus. Really cool idea.

                LCK
                “I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.” —James Taylor.

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                • #9
                  WHAT A FUN IDEA!!! OK, my verse is definitely ripped from something, but it might fly if I were to consciously rework the melody around that same rhythm. The chorus is kinda interesting though. Maybe. I added a line doe-c-doe for temp filler, it felt like it wanted a group of 3 there for my treatment.

                  Anyway... you've guys have been busy! So here's my rush job. 15 minutes after reading the lyric and challenge. Man, you guys are quick!

                  ___

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                  • #10
                    I didn't listen to any before I did mine. Boy, everybody's is really good. It's funny how similar they are, all of ours, in some respects. Very cool idea.
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                    • #11
                      WHAT A FUN IDEA!!! OK, my verse is definitely ripped from something, but it might fly if I were to consciously rework the melody around that same rhythm. The chorus is kinda interesting though. Maybe. I added a line doe-c-doe for temp filler, it felt like it wanted a group of 3 there for my treatment.


                      Fabulous. You knocked it out of the park!

                      Man, I need to take guitar lessons...

                      LCK
                      “I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.” —James Taylor.

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                      • #12
                        So many creative people here. So many great musical ideas. I don't want to single anyone out for fear of slighting someone - suffice it to say - this is one of the greatest experiences I've had (musically). You guys blow me away. Great ideas, things I NEVER would have thought of. Thank you all. I am humbled.
                        <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="6"><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/Totally_jammin_out.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Jammin'" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/Totally_jammin_out.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Jammin'" class="inlineimg" /></font>Illinois Jack<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/Totally_jammin_out.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Jammin'" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/Totally_jammin_out.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Jammin'" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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                        Some of my lyrics are posted on <a href="http://illinoisjack.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://illinoisjack.blogspot.com/</a></div>

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                        • #13
                          Lee Knight wins on stage patter.

                          Rick D. wins for full-on arrangement.

                          shortchord sounded least like I thought he would.

                          chris c has the mellowest version.

                          I still like Blue2Blue and LCK's versions.

                          It's interesting to hear all these different approaches to the same lyric. :thu:
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                          • #14
                            I threw a couple of arrangement ideas on my track:

                            http://soundcloud.com/shortchord/theres-that-moon-again-1

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                            • #15
                              I threw a couple of arrangement ideas on my track:

                              http://soundcloud.com/shortchord/theres-that-moon-again-1


                              I really like it.

                              Once again, I feel the need to take guitar lessons...

                              LCK
                              “I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.” —James Taylor.

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