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Nur Ein XII Round Three "Regime Change"

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:06 pm
by HeuristicsInc
Welcome to the third round of the twelfth edition of the Nur Ein.

Title: Regime Change
Non-optional challenge: Two or more guest vocalists, each appearing in a separate section of your song.

Guests should not be involved in the current Nur Ein, or have previously appeared on songs in previous Nur Eins.
Songs are Due on: Monday, May 8th @ 12:01 AM Eastern
Send your MP3 to nurein.sidefight@gmail.com

NUR EIN!!!

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:57 pm
by iVeg
That was early :) Thanks!

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:57 am
by furrypedro
God dammit. I'm in Japan right now so getting a song in is hard enough. Organising multiple guests by proxy is gonna be a mountain to climb, you absolute bastards.

Alright alright I'm over it. Focus! I can do this!

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 5:04 am
by BoffoYux
I was going to offer BYD to help out, since most of the previous guest challenges forced you to use Nur Ein contestants.

We'll eagerly sit on the sidelines and see how this one shapes up. Good luck!

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 7:31 am
by j$
Wheat / chaff moment. However if the consensus is this is too challenging for round 3, happy personally to make it '.. And not previously appeared on any of *your* nur ein songs'?

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 7:38 am
by Manhattan Glutton
furrypedro wrote:God dammit. I'm in Japan right now so getting a song in is hard enough.


This struggle might make your song the best. You can do it!!!

(Tastefully consider my anime theme song challenge before proposing it to strangers after sake bombs)

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:48 am
by furrypedro
Manhattan Glutton wrote:
furrypedro wrote:God dammit. I'm in Japan right now so getting a song in is hard enough.


This struggle might make your song the best. You can do it!!!

(Tastefully consider my anime theme song challenge before proposing it to strangers after sake bombs)



Thanks for the encouragement, dude. After my initial "logistical nightmare" moment I must admit this title is right up my alley. Lyrics nearly done, so now I must become the Quincy Jones of email. Maybe I was born for this moment.

As for the optional challenge, i'm not sure I have an energetic enough rock band on call for this, but negativity will get me nowhere!


I will also add that on top of attempting to meet the challenge I may also be enlisting guests that I have Nur Eined with before in order to circumvent said logistical nightmares. I presume this won't disqualify me and if it does I will throw down :P

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 10:47 am
by MicahSommer
HeuristicsInc wrote:Non-optional challenge: Two or more guest vocalists, each appearing in a separate section of your song.


Question: Can multiple individuals appear together in a section (essentially as one guest), as long as there is at least one other section featuring someone else?

For example: If I have a friend who is a rapper and four friends who sing in a barbershop quartet, can the rapper get a verse, and the four singers do the chorus together? Or does the ratio of guests to sections have to be exactly 1:1?

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 10:49 am
by Manhattan Glutton
furrypedro wrote:I may also be enlisting guests that I have Nur Eined with before in order to circumvent said logistical nightmares. I presume this won't disqualify me and if it does I will throw down :P


As long as they live in Japan, yes.

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:21 am
by j$
Having heard your round two song, I would say you have *nothing* to worry about, Pete :)

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:46 am
by Paco Del Stinko
Do not the rules for the non-op clearly state no current of former EIN participants? Then tough titty, Pedey.

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 12:35 pm
by HeuristicsInc
MicahSommer wrote:
HeuristicsInc wrote:Non-optional challenge: Two or more guest vocalists, each appearing in a separate section of your song.


Question: Can multiple individuals appear together in a section (essentially as one guest), as long as there is at least one other section featuring someone else?

For example: If I have a friend who is a rapper and four friends who sing in a barbershop quartet, can the rapper get a verse, and the four singers do the chorus together? Or does the ratio of guests to sections have to be exactly 1:1?


If I read the challenge carefully it says each guest vocalist in their own section.
I don't necessarily like it, but it is clear, is it not?
-bill

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 12:42 pm
by j$
Yes, one guest vocalist per section. It's just whether you count BVs as 'vocals' or not. Your own individual calls, we'll decide on a case by case basis.

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 5:52 pm
by Jerkatorium
So... it would be fine to submit a duet sung by two "non-Nur Ein" vocalists? Chumpy and I don't have to do any vocal work at all?

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 7:30 pm
by Manhattan Glutton
Jerkatorium wrote:So... it would be fine to submit a duet sung by two "non-Nur Ein" vocalists? Chumpy and I don't have to do any vocal work at all?

Yes, please do! Contestants who don't just phone-in the challenge will be appreciated.

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:56 pm
by Caravan Ray
So - if I use 2 robot voices that are different to the one I used last round, that will be fine, right?

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 2:13 am
by furrypedro
Paco Del Stinko wrote:Do not the rules for the non-op clearly state no current of former EIN participants? Then tough titty, Pedey.


They sure do, but my previous Ein participants are not involved for the purposes of challenge completion. Merely for making a more kick-ass song.

j$ wrote:Having heard your round two song, I would say you have *nothing* to worry about, Pete :)


Touché. I was being more than a tad presumptuous.

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:08 pm
by WendyWisemanFisher
Manhattan Glutton wrote:
Jerkatorium wrote:So... it would be fine to submit a duet sung by two "non-Nur Ein" vocalists? Chumpy and I don't have to do any vocal work at all?

Yes, please do! Contestants who don't just phone-in the challenge will be appreciated.


I can read this answer in two ways, one that means "Yes, please do submit a duet sung by two guest vocalists" and one saying "Yes, please do sing yourself, don't phone this in..."
Do you mind clarifying which one you meant?

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:15 pm
by Märk
I think this challenge might sink me :(

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 5:42 pm
by j$
Oh dear, what is it with lightweights?

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:40 pm
by Märk
j$ wrote:Oh dear, what is it with lightweights?


Do you bohemian types think that everyone in the world sits around all day with their musician friends?

Hint: I don't have any friends.

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:43 pm
by glennny
If only there was some online community to appeal to, where people are used to tight deadlines.