The 5th Annual Gift of Music!!!!

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The 5th Annual Gift of Music!!!!

Postby Niveous » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:46 am

'Tis the season for our yearly version of Secret Santa, it's:

2007/2008 GIFT OF MUSIC

Here's the concept:
Anyone who wants to be a part of this cover challenge simply needs to post here, telling me that they're in and listing 4 songs (links to the songs are appreciated). These 4 songs are 4 songs that you really like and would like to hear covered. Once the list of participants is compiled, the names will be tossed into a hat and paired off.

From there, each participant will get a private message telling them who they'll be giving the gift of music to as well as the 4 songs that person chose. The participant picks 1 song from the 4 and covers the song. Then on the due date, we post the results and everybody wins.

It's Secret Santa meets Coverfight meets Hxaro with incredible results. The previous GoMs have been exceptional. Check them out on Eddiebangs' website Soul Tree Records:

2003 http://www.songfight.org/giftofmusic.php?key=gom_one
2004 http://www.songfight.org/giftofmusic.php?key=gom_two
2005 http://www.songfight.org/giftofmusic.php?key=gom_three
2006 http://www.soultreerecords.com/GOM/2006.html

More news to come.

Finished songs should be named in the same manner as songfight entries.

To submit your finished song, send it as an attachment in an email to:

GOM (at) SOULTREERECORDS.COM

ALSO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFO
(copy & paste, then add your answers please)

1. Original atrist:

2. Song Title:

3. Your Name/Group Name (as you want it displayed):

4. Link to your website(s):

5. Quote:

6. Requested by:



The deadline to be eligible for prizes is Jan 10
Late entries will be included in the GOM, but will be flagged as ineligible for prizes.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE:
The email address you use to send your submission will be used to verify your identity during prize voting. Please only use an email address you check/use regularly to facilitate prompt and accurate voting results.
Your email address will not be sold or shared, and will be discarded by soultreerecords.com upon completion of voting.

Any questions/problems/requests, send a message here
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Postby j$ » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:52 am

Are there going to be any other stipulations (like last year's Collaborators thing)? If not, I'd be well up for this and you can count me in.

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Postby Niveous » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:00 am

Last year's stipulation thing went over like a lead balloon. No stipulations this year.
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Postby anti-m » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:29 am

Yay! I'm gonna make it in this year!

Ok, I'm posting the same (aborted) list as last year, I think:

Pere Ubu: "Heaven"
Built to Spill: "Joyride"
Palace Bros: "New Partner"
Shellac: "The Guy Who Invented Fire"

I will attempt to update this list with actual links to the music when I'm not at work.

Thanks for organizing this, Niv!
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Postby HeuristicsInc » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:56 am

Yeah! I was just thinking a day or two ago that this should be coming up. I am in, and hope to get started earlier this year. Will post my list later on, need to think on it.
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Postby roymond » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:58 am

In as always, but hopefully more responsive to due dates this year :)

OK, cause I've given it some thought...

David Bowie: Joe the Lion
David Lindley: Quarter Of A Man
XTC: Chalkhills and Children
Brian Eno: The Fat Lady of Limbourg
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Postby Rabid Garfunkel » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:19 am

Fun fun! I'll post songs (and the correct titles) as I think of 'em and find 'em in my library. Oh, and, IN!

Vandals - Christmastime for my penis
Stooges - I wanna be your dog
Ramones - We're a happy family
Muttniks - Execution man

List subject to change up until the deadline. Links to follow. Trust your mechanic.
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Postby GlennCase » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:31 am

I am in.

If it's not bending the rules too much, I would like to suggest that <a href="http://www.glenncase.com/10000/byartist.html">ANY SONG from my top 10,000 list</a> would be a satisfactory gift. There's bound to be 'something' in there that someone would recognize and love to cover.

Rachael is also in, and I'm sure that she would also be fine with <a href="http://www.glenncase.com/10000R/byartist-r.html">anything from her top 10,000 blog.</a>

I'll leave this up to Niveous. I'm fine with narrowing down my choices to 4 if need be.

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Postby j$ » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:33 am

Do you really want to post links to 10,000 songs? :)
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Postby GlennCase » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:37 am

j$ wrote:Do you really want to post links to 10,000 songs? :)
Heh. I'm only up to 384 choices as of yesterday, but it is true that I don't care to have mp3 links for each.

What I am figuring is that there is bound to be something that my gifter will recognize that won't require an mp3 link. In many cases, my song choices also have YouTube links (if they haven't been removed).

The <a href="http://www.glenncase.com/10000/bycover.html">sort by cover</a> page would work best for seeking out the songs with YouTube links if my gifter wanted to challenge themselves with a song they are unfamiliar with.

I've gotta say, if I had a big list like this to choose from, I would actually be a little relieved. Sometimes you're stuck with a list of 4 songs that you've never heard, and none of them jump out at you. Then again, maybe the challenge is one of the appealing things about the small list.

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Postby Paco Del Stinko » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:41 am

I'd like to participate and will think about choices while I'm travelling. (I'll be back in a week) Hey, if I can mutilate Songfighter songs, why not go for the big leagues too, eh?
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Postby GlennCase » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:44 am

Paco Del Stinko wrote:I'd like to participate and will think about choices while I'm travelling. (I'll be back in a week) Hey, if I can mutilate Songfighter songs, why not go for the big leagues too, eh?

Unless someone gets sneaky and picks all Song Fight! songs, and you get their list. ;)

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Postby Niveous » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:50 am

GlennCase wrote:Sometimes you're stuck with a list of 4 songs that you've never heard, and none of them jump out at you. Then again, maybe the challenge is one of the appealing things about the small list.


Yep. Pick 4.
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Postby Paco Del Stinko » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:56 am

Glenn Case wrote:Unless someone gets sneaky and picks all Song Fight! songs, and you get their list.
Doh! That's quite true. But I don't think you'd dare after what I did to your Take A Pill earlier this year! :lol:
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Postby GlennCase » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:11 am

Niveous wrote:
GlennCase wrote:Sometimes you're stuck with a list of 4 songs that you've never heard, and none of them jump out at you. Then again, maybe the challenge is one of the appealing things about the small list.


Yep. Pick 4.


Drat! Oh well, it was worth a shot. I'll narrow it down and come up with a list in the near future. Rachael will too.

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Postby roymond » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:52 am

j$ wrote:Do you really want to post links to 10,000 songs? :)

Yeah, the going rate is $9,250 per song :)
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Postby Albatross » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:22 pm

I am in, as per usual-like. I am in completely and utterly. Bask in my inner in-ness. Remember the sound effect when the bionic people ran in slow-mo: "in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in"? Yeah, it's like that.

It seems like I really want Jim Tyrrell's list every year, and this year is most definitely no exception. Bungle AND Police AND Joe Jackson??? Holy crap...

Song and links to come.
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Postby Billy's Little Trip » Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:27 pm

I'm in. Just back from vacation, so I'm running around. I'll post my 4 tunes in this post.........that you are reading
......and still reading..........stop reading so I can quit typing!
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Postby anti-m » Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:28 pm

So... I've actually found all of my music online... but some of it is in podcasts, which I know is less convenient than just pointing to an MP3.

If someone picks my name and doesn't want to deal with the podcast thing, enlist a third party to contact me and I'll post the files to him / her and he/she can then forward them on. (I'm too paranoid to host 'em publicly myself.)

Here are the links! (Hopefully they'll stay put):

First, the podcast ones.

"The Guy Who Invented Fire" is more or less the first song in a podcast on THIS page. Scroll down to the show titled "The Ninth Configuration." You can opt to download or stream the show. The song starts at about 2 minutes 50 seconds in.

"New Partner" is the first song on the first podcast HERE

The other two are easier.

"Heaven" is HERE

"Joyride" is HERE

Whew. Next time I'm picking slightly less obscure songs.
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Postby Caravan Ray » Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:29 pm

How To Make Gravy - Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls
Khe Sahn - Cold Chisel
<strike>Swing For The Crime - The Saints</strike>
Quasimodo's Dream - The Reels
<strike>Happy Man - The Sunnyboys</strike>
Two Cabs For The Toucan - The Models

...these will probably change as I think more about it
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Postby Märk » Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:42 pm

In. List to follow.
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<strike>1) Judas Priest - Victim of Changes</strike>
1) Kings of Leon - King of the Rodeo
2) Built to Spill - Randy Described Eternity
3) Jawbox - Savory (this is the Far/Deftones cover)
4) Urge Overkill - Sister Havana
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