Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nur Ein Round 4, wherein the poet sings

Round 4 of Nur Ein has been underway for two days at this point, with my new song "What Once Was Grand" is among the competition. There's nine other songs in the running, and four will be eliminated. Will I make the cut? Who knows! All I know is it was very fun to engage in this week's non-optional challenge: lyrics must be in the form of a sonnet.

EDIT: Well, I'm finally eliminated. Finished dead last. It was a fun ride while it lasted. See you all next song!

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posted by Jon Eric  11:23 PM 

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Round 3 - Herein there be rap!

Round 3 of Nur Ein IV begins at midnight tonight, and my new song "Silver Tongue" will be among the thirteen entries posted. One artist has already declared he won't be able to get his song in, so there will be three cuts this round. Will I make the grade? Hopefully the stylings of R. Mosquito and my new Roland P101 should help.

The non optional challenge was "Guest appearance. Guest must rap in your song." I didn't want Reve to feel all alone on the mic, so I rapped too. Fair warning.

Hear the song here.

UPDATE: Out of 13 songs, I finished 8th. Not stellar, but enough to continue to the next round. See you there!

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posted by Jon Eric  4:15 PM 

Monday, May 4, 2009

Round 2

Round 2 of Nur Ein has begun! With three acts having missed the deadline, there will be only two cuts this round. Will my song make the grade? You tell me.

The title was "Schadenfreude," and the non-optional challenge was "Song must argue two sides of an argument."

Oh, and one more thing... I've been trying to keep it relatively clean, but this song happens to have a dirty word in the chorus. If you're particularly sensitive to the "f-word," then I'd advise you to steer clear of this one.

EDIT: The results are in, and I finished in 5th place!

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posted by Jon Eric  2:04 AM 

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