Sunday, March 01, 2009

Masters of Song Fu #3, Round 2 voting starts

Well, after the voting for the last round, it would be easy to get discouraged, since I got a grand total of 43 votes, which fell way below what I call "the line of suck". What that means, is, that if you figure out how many votes each person would have gotten if they were randomly distributed, I got (far) less than that. While Molly Lewis may be aiming to better her 649 votes, and Hank Green may well double that since he now has mentioned the contest one of his videos, I would be happy to just end up above the line of suck.

About the song itself. The requirement was to write a song lasting at least 1 minute-15 seconds using only ten unique words. There was much confusion and general unhappiness about the task among contestants, but I liked the challenge from the beginning and I wrote my song, entitled You and I, within five minutes of reading the challenge. Given all of the limitations, including my own, involved in the song, I really like how it turned out. It is posted to the right.

Based on the two songs I've heard so far, and little hints from some remaining contestants, this round of Song Fu promises to be a wacky one. Hear the songs here.

5 comments:

Edric said...

Hello, Bryce! It's Edric.

I'm sorry my submission seems to be stressing you out. It does seem odd to me, since this "competition" is for naught more than questionable bragging rights -- and since, clearly, neither one of us are going to survive being thrashed by Molly and Hank. :-)

Anyway -- I thought I'd go ahead and respond to your concerns, since you seem so passionate about them. If you listen from 0:23 to 2:02, I think you'll agree that I did in fact write a stand-alone song using exactly ten words that ran longer than 1:15.

Now -- you wrote that "the whole difficulty of the challenge was trying to do something with JUST those ten words, and no ability to set it up or elaborate." The question that then comes to mind is whether you have a problem with people who "set up" their songs in the _title_. (I'm not talking about BucketHat, which is clearly tongue-in-cheek -- but how about Paul & Storm? Ian? Mike? Hazen?) There are people who went outside of their ten-word allowance to title their song, much as I went outside of my ten words to intro my song. As a "by-the-book [person] who likes rules," are you okay with that?

Understand -- I'm not at all bent out of shape about this. I had a great time creating this song and meeting this challenge. And I don't begrudge you your opinion. (I also don't plan on defending myself in any other forum.) But since you seemed so passionate about this, I thought that I'd take the time and post this message. Congratulations on your continuing participation in Song Fu. I hope you're having as much fun as I am!


:-)

Edric

Bryce R. Jensen said...

Edric,

I sent a reply as a private message on the JoCo forums.

:)

Bryce

Edric said...

Hey, Bryce!

I'm sorry to see there's no song from you this round. Is everything all right? Hope things are well with you...


:-)

Edric

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