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Music => Challenges => Open DAW Challenge (the ODC) => Topic started by: way2lon on November 01, 2018, 06:00:32 AM

Title: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on November 01, 2018, 06:00:32 AM
It's 100 years since the end of the first world war.
In Britain we have a ceremony all over the country on the 11th of Nov at 11am where we have a silence for 2 mins to remember the dead and those who fought in that war and all other wars since. The 1st world war was supposed to be 'The War To End Wars' but it didn't so this month I'd suggest a song or tune to show your feelings about war.
So long as it's obvious to listeners what you are trying to say is all the rule there is.
Please let's try to show the we at TTM remember the war heros too and have a few more entries than previous 2 months.
A poem (spoken and recorded of course) will be just as welcome. Some poetry is so poignant that it does not need music .
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: RedJoker on November 01, 2018, 02:05:24 PM
Disclaimer: THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY

I just wanted to re-share a song I wrote when a friend of mine was recently deployed to Kuwait. Verse 2 is my veterinarian and verse 3 is for another veteran friend that does a lot to help prevent veteran suicides.

It may not be a fantastic song but it means a lot to me and my friends.


Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: onetrack on November 01, 2018, 10:46:57 PM
Sorry but I have to be honest. No offence meant. Life has taken over in the past few months. Plus I don’t feel too inspired to write new music of late and I feel the last few challenges are going over old ground.

Here’s a similar themed challenge entry of mine from a few years back. I’d say it’s probably my favourite instrumental composition and one where I got the nice rarity of achieveing the song I set out.


https://soundcloud.com/honeycroft/comrades-alternate
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: Smurf on November 02, 2018, 10:31:36 AM
.....and I feel the last few challenges are going over old ground.

We have been doing this for a LONG time, so keeping it fresh and energizing is really difficult at times. It always picks back up for everyone....and it always seems to slow around this time of year some.

This is a good challenge W2L & some good tracks you two....I pray that everyone does not have a sad real-life story related to this months challenge.....
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: agradeleous on November 02, 2018, 10:33:16 PM
I was going to post thread on the topic about me but I didn’t . I already said my situation more then enough times to feel no one gave a crap lol which is right after all I repeated myself enough times .

On the challenge I just say my peace .  At the moment which has been on going for awhile , I’m not interested about the topics . I truly don’t know why as I remember my beginnings with you all and journey and the end result Which everyone here has helped me to achieve and for that I thank you !

I got to deep into buying guitars doing repairs etc it’s like a drug to be honest and has got out way out of hand lol so I’m slowing down selling the ones not needed keeping the ones that I feel will help me to create with thier diversity but time will tell .

I have projects and my home is a mess , is your a mess ? I don’t feel happy . I love but hate my job . I truly don’t paid enough I’m actually 14,000 under paid but I’m stuck . I also have a son to raise . Now think about income vrs bills and in my case I ride the wire and i’m Sure when you struggle financially none of use are bubbly happy .  I struggle to maintain my home and the must haves that our society says we have to have and I’m getting very angry over the whole thing about inflation and no wage adjustments. My son is a growing boy and those who have sons can agree they living eating pooping machine let activity costs .

That won’t change for me so in a sense since I can’t do much so the guitars became my crutch!

Let me touch again on the challenges . First I think there great especially for new blood I feel strongly are old asses need to rope new folks in ! I gave promoted the forum to do many I can’t count and still do when the opportunity presents itself.

Challenges for me I’d rather focus on my own style of writing and ideas .
I’m not motivated to write about a defined subject at this point .

Maybe that will change in time but honestl I can’t when .
We need new blood to fill the voids ! So start selling !

I see plenty of guests showing up though I don’t know if there bots or spammers but we need to find a way to point them in our direction .

If your not interested in bring new blood in then we deal with our short fallings and just press on .

Luv u guys each and everyone of you past and present!!!
Ugh if there typos I’m to tired to fix lol


 



Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: neilmac on November 03, 2018, 01:22:55 AM
 :-* :-*

I care....and I’m willing to bet everyone else around here will join in giving you a giant TTM hug......or at least a couple of banana gunners....

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C’mon everyone.....banana gunners for Agamundo!!
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on November 03, 2018, 05:58:05 AM
What Neil said but with beer and sausage. We have banana laws in Britain.
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Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: RedJoker on November 03, 2018, 11:27:48 AM
 ~:)


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Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: agradeleous on November 05, 2018, 04:57:13 PM
What I meant by not giving crap was just the reading of posts me repeating why I can’t enter this or that challenge not that didn’t care about me personally but I thank you for guns and beer , there was beer right ?
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: RedJoker on November 05, 2018, 06:50:01 PM
What I meant by not giving crap was just the reading of posts me repeating why I can’t enter this or that challenge not that didn’t care about me personally but I thank you for guns and beer , there was beer right ?

Well... There WAS beer.... ;)
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on November 06, 2018, 05:59:00 AM
Listen guys...... Am I getting the impression that this is not a popular challenge? Let me know quickly and I can change it before I post a deadline.
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: Cottonwood on November 06, 2018, 07:36:03 AM
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Listen guys...... Am I getting the impression that this is not a popular challenge? Let me know quickly and I can change it before I post a deadline.

This is the first challenge in a few months that I`ve actually come up with something...I`ve just got to do the vocals.

Doing a challenge every month, its inevitable we come up with ideas which have been covered before, but there`s so many ways of looking at a subject, I think we can take at it as part of the challenge to come up with something fresh and new...actually, I wouldn`t like to guess how many songs have been written about "Love"...
our outlook on life keeps changing as we get older as well!!

I think its a good challenge Dave!!
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on November 06, 2018, 10:11:59 AM
OK Pat. That settles it because I too have an entry almost complete. I'm hoping there will be other tracks as well as you and me. I'll finish mine soon but I'm waiting for a new HDD for my music pc first.
Deadline will be midnight 29th Nov (Fri)
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: neilmac on November 06, 2018, 05:58:53 PM
Since you boys are almost done... the Soundcloud ODC Page is cleaned out ready for new uploads  :D
You're welcome  ;D
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on November 06, 2018, 07:33:58 PM
Thanks Neil. Hope you have one in the pipe.
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on November 09, 2018, 07:13:02 AM
Mine's in
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: Smurf on November 09, 2018, 03:18:07 PM
I really feel that everyone that is a regular on here cares about all the others on here, sometimes life situations do not allow use to voice that either in a timely matter, or "out in the open"....rest assured folks DO care!

As for this challenge I started with a 80's New Wave style that went no where, but it had it's moments. Today I hit upon my typical Rock / Hard Rock style......lets see what happens!
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: agradeleous on November 11, 2018, 12:37:32 AM
Nice Dave , I believe you served yes ? For what’s worth from my side of the pond thanks :)

I’m still blown away on how the heck you get backing tracks and or arrangements in the key you want let the instruments all falling into place .

Very interesting 🙂
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on November 11, 2018, 06:10:31 AM
Thanks Ags. That track was made in garage band. I just made the melody and vocals fit the track.
It's meant represent how some veterans feel after they have witnessed the horrors of war
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: onetrack on November 14, 2018, 06:41:24 AM
Did anyone see the Peter Jackson documentary on First World War?

They Never Grow old (or something). Oh my lord. That was astonishing. Painstakingly concerted grainy out of time black and white original footage to HD colour. Amazing job.

I learnt more about the war in 90 minutes than past 47 years.
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: whitestrat73 on November 14, 2018, 12:49:26 PM
Was an excellent program, OT. Yes, very revealing. War is such a waste of lives, in many ways......  :-[

Jackson's team's work was absolutely amazing.  8)
UK TV can be so good! If you can avoid the dross.... LOL
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: neilmac on November 27, 2018, 10:45:45 PM
I got nothin’.......just sayin’......  8)
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: Cottonwood on November 28, 2018, 11:10:17 AM
Very busy month helping friends move house but here`s mine for this months challenge...
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on November 28, 2018, 02:47:55 PM
Thanks Pat for that entry. We may have another yet from Buster so we'll hold the deadline til tomorrow at midnight (wherever you are. Is there anyone else wanting to enter a track? or are you all feeling non-creative this month (and last for that matter).?
Does anyone want to volunteer tally service please?
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: papaG on November 28, 2018, 03:35:42 PM
The extra day would help. Or even Friday night, if possible.
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on November 28, 2018, 04:22:05 PM
Yes I'm sure no-one will object to any extension if we are to get more entries. provisionally Fri 30th midnight then.
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: Gazebo on November 28, 2018, 05:19:58 PM
I also have three quarters of an entry, so a couple of days would help, as I am a bit busy tonight so won't finish before the deadline.

Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on November 28, 2018, 06:37:49 PM
go ahead and finish it in your own time Gaz. What's a couple of days anyway? Nearly all ODCs have been extended so I can't see ojections.
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: neilmac on November 28, 2018, 11:25:37 PM
Since everyone else is doing something I’ll take the tally  (-!)
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on November 29, 2018, 04:16:07 AM
Thanks Neil. You can go ahead once Gazebo's track is up or Papa G whichever is the latter......UNLESS ?????????
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: papaG on November 30, 2018, 04:29:38 PM
I'm out
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: Gazebo on December 01, 2018, 03:05:15 PM
I'm in!!

Entry is now posted   (-!) (-!) (-!) (-!) (-!)
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: way2lon on December 01, 2018, 03:27:49 PM
Over to you Neil
Title: Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
Post by: neilmac on December 03, 2018, 02:15:01 AM
I declare this contest officially CLOSED!!
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