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by Spintown
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"
Replies: 67
Views: 1301

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"

This round, I ranked people only by how much I enjoyed listening to the song. I’m letting the judges a little more qualified handle the challenge aspect of this round. Agony Sauce Last time I mentioned you may have reached a point where your self imposed challenge of doing ALL previous challenges ma...
by Spintown
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms
Replies: 41
Views: 540

Re: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms

I like the idea of allowing forum members (maybe long time members given a rank?) to vote on Nur Ein as long as the votes aren't public until the results are in. When doing SpinTunes the hardest thing for me was getting judges & guest judges willing to do reviews in the time they were given. I alway...
by Spintown
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Replies: 68
Views: 1633

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"

Berkeley Social Scene ...so I guess the one thing I’d like is for the lyrics to be smoothed out a little more. For instance “terrible place”...”terrible face”... I'm not sure if I'm getting you here, but the use of these specific words in this way was intentional - it's a reference to Where the Wil...
by Spintown
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Replies: 68
Views: 1633

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"

Agony Sauce A song that actually hits home with me a little atm. You can’t tell a story backwards much clearer than this. Unfortunately, for the first time your cumulative challenges mission kinda affected the song for me a little. The sample you used threw me a bit because I couldn’t make out what...
by Spintown
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"
Replies: 67
Views: 1301

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"

mo wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Spintown wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:30 am
I'm a little worried that the next time Niveous doesn't say "no U2 references" he'll get one in every song. lol
you think only one in each song?
Was being optimistic. Lucky for me though, I don't listen to U2. Won't get any of them. ;p
by Spintown
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"
Replies: 67
Views: 1301

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"

I'm a little worried that the next time Niveous doesn't say "no U2 references" he'll get one in every song. lol
by Spintown
Fri May 31, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"
Replies: 69
Views: 1909

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"

After running SpinTunes for 7 years or so, and judging Nur Ein multiple times, there is one thing I KNOW about judging. People will take issue with reviews & results no matter what. It's 100% subjective & sometimes it's hard to justify where you put things in your ranking to yourself, justifying it ...
by Spintown
Wed May 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"
Replies: 69
Views: 1909

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"

Agony Sauce Again, I’m impressed you’re making this harder on yourself than needed...and still killing it. Good use of the title, and the chiptune sounds fit in perfectly. The only part I didn’t really care for was the break. The less dominate sound just made me cringe. Really enjoyed the story &am...
by Spintown
Thu May 23, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"
Replies: 113
Views: 2481

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"

For example, your Grumpy Mike review is relatively lukewarm “I’ll have to see how much I enjoy this after repeated listens” Seems written as an initial impression. Maybe he’s the only judge person in the world who gave it a second chance. It was my first impression, and it grew on me as I did my ra...
by Spintown
Wed May 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"
Replies: 113
Views: 2481

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"

Abominominous With your previous songs I struggled to follow the story because of the lyrics. This time I couldn’t understand 90% of your lyrics without reading along on the Song Fight website. The vocals are totally lost in this mix. I enjoyed this more just reading without the MP3. I actually thi...
by Spintown
Wed May 15, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"
Replies: 142
Views: 3259

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"

Before I get to the individual reviews I just want to say that the talent level in this contest is amazing. So it pains me that so many of you either didn’t like the challenge or didn’t have the balls to really embrace it. I normally focus on the lyrics & this was a lyrical challenge. You can make t...
by Spintown
Mon May 13, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: hey listen to my new song (thread)
Replies: 833
Views: 178519

Re: hey listen to my new song (thread)

I wrote a new parody. Song Fighter Jonathan Mann did the music & SpinTuner Jenny Katz did the vocals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9XblMshL0s
by Spintown
Fri May 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"
Replies: 77
Views: 2428

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"

Boffo Yux Dudes I swear I don’t understand why people would Yoda the first line of a song. (unless it’s a Weird Al Star Wars parody) Just use your best Yoda voice, and read your first line. Don’t set the tone of your song that way. It’s more annoying when the song overall isn’t bad. Interesting sto...
by Spintown
Fri May 10, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"
Replies: 77
Views: 2428

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"

Abominominous Pawn Shop, the rock band. Lyrically it’s a little hard to follow the first time around, but with the lyrics in front of me it was easier. You had my head movin’ to the music, and the more I listen to this the more I like it. Really enjoyed the use of alliteration in this song as well....
by Spintown
Wed May 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"
Replies: 77
Views: 2428

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"

Lucky Spoon wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:41 am
WEW!!! Thanks for the save, Spin.
lol no problem. I actually had no idea my ranking of you was so different from the other judges. I'll try to get my reviews posted later today. I've been swamped lately & struggled just to get my rankings in a place I was happy with.
by Spintown
Fri May 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"
Replies: 121
Views: 5877

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"

Thanks for the heads up, but I didn't ding them in the rankings. Just dinged them by not reviewing them. So shouldn't affect the outcome at all. At least on my part.
by Spintown
Fri May 03, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"
Replies: 121
Views: 5877

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"

For those who don’t know me, I used to run SpinTunes. I’m not a musician, I’ve only written lyrics for a few songs/parodies/jingles, and I have no real background that qualifies me as an expert of any kind. This won’t stop me from judging you & possibly talking out of my ass from time to time. How I...
by Spintown
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV
Replies: 23
Views: 3683

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Hey, if you really need someone message me on Facebook Niv. I'm not that great with reviews, but I'm pretty reliable. Either way, looking forward to hearing the songs again this year.
by Spintown
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: Welcome to the SpinTunes Sidefight!
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: Welcome to the SpinTunes Sidefight!

Dave told me about this today, so I had to stop by to see it for myself. Cool to see both communities come together a little more. Props to those involved in this.
by Spintown
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: hey listen to my new song (thread)
Replies: 833
Views: 178519

Re: hey listen to my new song (thread)

Ok, so I don't really consider myself a songwriter at all, but this is the first song (that's not a parody) that I helped write. Unless you play Minecraft on the same mini games servers as I do, or have watched my Minecraft videos, you probably won't get most of the references. That being said I've ...
by Spintown
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Seven "Now Get Out"
Replies: 42
Views: 7862

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Seven

Congrats on a well deserved victory.
by Spintown
Mon May 29, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Six "Excuse Me"
Replies: 29
Views: 5799

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Six

Glenn Case - Best 5 minute song about the Wheel Of Fortune I’ve heard today. Another great job with the lyrics. I’m starting to think we should have got rid of the letter “E”, this sounds easy for you. Then the rapping...you’re just rubbing our face in this challenge like, “THIS IS NOT WORTHY OF ME...