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Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« on: December 10, 2018, 05:41:34 AM »
 StoryTime.

This might sound complicated but I'm hoping not
It's a sort of colab  or individual challenge..

 I want a story.

Now some of you are brilliant instrumentalist.
Some are good lyricist.
Some can sing a little.
Some would like to take part in a challenge but don't have all those talents.
Some may just have an idea in their head.

So, if you have tune or a word or two or even a story that you can't put to rhyme, just say so and we'll take it from there.
You can either do it on this board by showing what you've got and asking for help or by private message to anyone you think will help you.

It does not matter if someone  helps 1,2,,3 or as many others as they want. The contest will be decided on what each individual decides is the best musical story.

The winning song will then have one of it's participants choose between them who is  to set the next challenge.

There is no time limit on this as we have Christmas and New Year to contend with but I would rather it did not drag out longer than  the end of Feb but I'm open for anything you decide.
What a pity we can't know in advance who the spoiling minority are!

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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 11:07:41 AM »
Interesting..... :)

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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 12:31:31 PM »
I love this idea!

Can we ask for help on this thread?  I'm asking because I don't know who I need help from.  I have a line stuck in my head that I think is a great basis for a song but I have so many ideas that it could actually be 4 or 5 different songs.  Or, I could keep it outside of this thread and start a new thread.

Which would you prefer?

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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 04:22:32 PM »
Red. There are no hard rules for this challenge. It's aimed at getting people involved. So, ask here or anywhere you like. You could PM all or some members en bloc and see which appeals to you if you wish.
I'm glad you've got something already and I hope it develops into a great track eventually.
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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 11:38:26 AM »
So here is my idea.  I was reading a Stephen King book and it contained the line "When it comes to our past, we're all just writing fiction."  That really struck me as an interesting phrase.  I've been working on how to make that a song but I've ended up with a huge variety of ideas.  It could be about the 'Good old days' that aren't really that good.  Love lost that maybe wasn't a great relationship to begin with.  Abuse that we rationalize as not being that bad.  That horrible experience that probably wasn't as bad as we thought it was.  Etc, etc....

So lets work together.

What if several of us write our own verse about how we view something in our past that probably wasn't how we remember it.  Once we have the verses, we can put together a chorus that kind of ties it all together.  Ideally, we would each sing our verse individually and the chorus together.  I'm thinking of a music version of telling lies at the bar.

Thoughts? Interest?

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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 07:17:10 PM »
So here is my idea.  I was reading a Stephen King book and it contained the line "When it comes to our past, we're all just writing fiction."  That really struck me as an interesting phrase.  I've been working on how to make that a song but I've ended up with a huge variety of ideas.  It could be about the 'Good old days' that aren't really that good.  Love lost that maybe wasn't a great relationship to begin with.  Abuse that we rationalize as not being that bad.  That horrible experience that probably wasn't as bad as we thought it was.  Etc, etc....

So lets work together.

What if several of us write our own verse about how we view something in our past that probably wasn't how we remember it.  Once we have the verses, we can put together a chorus that kind of ties it all together.  Ideally, we would each sing our verse individually and the chorus together.  I'm thinking of a music version of telling lies at the bar.

Thoughts? Interest?

I haven't thought about putting this into a song format, but instead kind of wrote a poem, which COULD be re-imagined as a song.

We’re all Writing Fiction
There once was a time, when my mind was my own
A time before marriage, children, and a home
There once was a time, when I thought for myself
A time long before, I was covered with debt
A time when I could live, without any restrictions
But when it comes to our past, we’re all writing fiction

Nobody remembers, the bustle of school
Nobody thinks of the time we were fools
Nobody thinks of that long-broken heart
When the love of our life, tore it apart
Or that stab in the back, by your supposed best friend
When dreaming of the past, perhaps think again

It was never as rosy, as you perhaps might think
So, sit back my friend and enjoy your warm drink
Be warm and cozy, with dreams of the past
Just remember, my friend, that those memories don’t last
Be boisterous and sing your song with passion
But when it comes to our past, we’re all writing fiction

Now as night comes, and you snuggle in bed
Your kids are asleep and your debts in the red
Ponder what you have, and what’s coming ahead
Think on the things you should or shouldn’t have said
Your life is so hard, we know that is so
But the life you have now, is reaped from what you sow

There really are no “good old days”
Accept what’s lived now as your new “old” ways
Live life to the fullest, each day a new gift
Hold your spouse close and give them a kiss
When it comes to the now, don’t lose focus and reason
But when it comes to the past, we’re all writing fiction

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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 05:24:35 AM »
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I haven't thought about putting this into a song format, but instead kind of wrote a poem, which COULD be re-imagined as a song.

We’re all Writing Fiction
There once was a time, when my mind was my own
A time before marriage, children, and a home
There once was a time, when I thought for myself
A time long before, I was covered with debt
A time when I could live, without any restrictions
But when it comes to our past, we’re all writing fiction

Nobody remembers, the bustle of school
Nobody thinks of the time we were fools
Nobody thinks of that long-broken heart
When the love of our life, tore it apart
Or that stab in the back, by your supposed best friend
When dreaming of the past, perhaps think again

It was never as rosy, as you perhaps might think
So, sit back my friend and enjoy your warm drink
Be warm and cozy, with dreams of the past
Just remember, my friend, that those memories don’t last
Be boisterous and sing your song with passion
But when it comes to our past, we’re all writing fiction

Now as night comes, and you snuggle in bed
Your kids are asleep and your debts in the red
Ponder what you have, and what’s coming ahead
Think on the things you should or shouldn’t have said
Your life is so hard, we know that is so
But the life you have now, is reaped from what you sow

There really are no “good old days”
Accept what’s lived now as your new “old” ways
Live life to the fullest, each day a new gift
Hold your spouse close and give them a kiss
When it comes to the now, don’t lose focus and reason
But when it comes to the past, we’re all writing fictio

Yeah! Great lyrics. Somebody give us a BT for that and I, for one, would love to give the vocals a go.
What a pity we can't know in advance who the spoiling minority are!

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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2018, 05:13:41 PM »
What style are we seeking for this? With the line formatting I am hearing a 6/8 feel.....med tempo Rock Ballad/Southern Rock style.....
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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2018, 08:04:35 PM »
That sounds good for me Smurf...a kind of Rock Waltz.
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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2018, 08:09:32 PM »
Got ya....and I meant a 12/8 feel, but a 3/4-ish thing could work also, I will see what I can work up this weekend....
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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2018, 04:28:44 AM »
I'm sure whatever you do Jim will be to your excellent standards.
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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 04:44:51 AM »
Anything happening here?  )(?
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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 09:50:47 PM »
Nothing on my end Way2 .

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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 10:58:32 PM »
Anything happening here?  )(?

I hope so, W, I like story based songs.  Bring 'em on...
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Re: Dec/Jan 2018/19 Challenge
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2019, 05:04:23 AM »
I have something going. Whether I get the time when I have energy is the big question.