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Oh god there's a Tom Cruise banner ad in my Post an Entry window make it stop make it stop [Aug. 11th, 2008|09:53 am]

turkeyanne
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I actually had a window open to write a post reminding everybody that the deadline for Rainbow Connection singing was yesterday, but then I myself forgot why I'd opened it.

I'm not extending the deadline anymore, but I intend to post the finished bout on this Saturday the 16th — so in the meantime you can still send your vocals in and I'll put it into the mix.
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HIIIIII [Aug. 7th, 2008|04:02 pm]

turkeyanne
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Just reminding everyone that the deadline for Sing Along Club is THIS SUNDAY, the 10th.

So far I have 3. Not complaining or anything. Really.

3 appears to be my magic number. I always get 3 as the calm before the storm.
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ROUND THREE - The Rainbow Connection [Jul. 28th, 2008|02:47 pm]

turkeyanne
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By two votes, Round Three's song is
The Rainbow Connection
[backup link in case the first one doesn't work]


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Deadline for the vocals will be Sunday, August 10th.

Synchronize our watches and... GO!
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end of round two [Jul. 25th, 2008|01:22 am]

turkeyanne
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[Current Mood |giddygiddy]
[Current Music |us. HUZZAH.]

IT'S FINISHED.
Video Killed The Radio Star
[ backup ]


I'm really pleased with this one. A lot of people really went for broke on these vocal tracks, and I can't help but fall in love with people like that. This one has much more character than Round 1, I feel. It really kind of shows what potential this group has to transform songs completely, and I'm really excited by what else we could do. Today, old pop songs - tomorrow, THE WORLD.

Interesting factoid: In this round, the gender ratio is perfectly balanced, 1:1. Like, the way IRL chorales are, sometimes.

Thank you to Lori, Jeannie, Mark, Ken, Josh, Jen, Ronald, Matthew, Becky, Ivan, Dawn-Marie, and Stu for singing it; and to Jeannie for making the album artwork.

You are all the various cheeses in this fondue of music and love that is sing_along_club – each delectable and unique individually, but unbelievably rich and tasty when stirred together over a low-burning flame... or something. The point is, I could put just about any song onto a tiny fork and I'm certain you would make it even more delicious.

I'm hungry.

(And thank you to Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes, and Bruce Woolley for writing it.)




If you haven't already, remember to vote for the song for Round 3.
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This LJ poll thing has failed me thrice tonight. [Jul. 23rd, 2008|09:25 pm]

turkeyanne
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[Current Music |Grounds for Divorce / Elbow]

Ok. This time around I'm not extending the deadline, but I will have the thing finished and posted by this Friday (the 25th), so if you're thinking of getting your voice in under the wire, tomorrow would be the day to do it.

I'm really happy with Video Killed's mix so far. I don't know what my whining did to earn any last minute submissions, but boy did I get a lot. So far there are 13 voices in this round!


IN THE MEANTIME...
Poll #1228709 Round three!
This poll is closed.

Ooooohhhh Yo-o-oko. OOOOOHHH YO-O-OKO.

After Hours / The Velvet Underground
1(4.3%)
Baby I'm An Anarchist / Against Me
0(0.0%)
Code Monkey / Jonathan Coulton
1(4.3%)
Creep / Radiohead
0(0.0%)
Gay Bar / Electric Six
2(8.7%)
Ghost of Corporate Future / Regina Spektor
1(4.3%)
Good Day Sunshine / The Beatles
0(0.0%)
High & Dry / Radiohead
0(0.0%)
If I Had $1,000,000 / Barenaked Ladies
1(4.3%)
I've Just Seen A Face / The Beatles
2(8.7%)
July, July! / The Decemberists
0(0.0%)

My loooove will turrrn you on.

Miracles From Molecules / Disney
0(0.0%)
Mr. Jones / Counting Crows
1(4.5%)
Never Gonna Give You Up / Rick Astley
0(0.0%)
Nugget Man / Paul & Storm
1(4.5%)
Paper Planes / M.I.A.
0(0.0%)
Pork & Beans / Weezer
0(0.0%)
The Rainbow Connection / The Muppets
4(18.2%)
Still Alive / Jonathan Coulton
0(0.0%)
Super Rad / The Aquabats
0(0.0%)
What Would Brian Boitano Do? / DVDA
1(4.5%)
You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record) / Dead Or Alive
1(4.5%)

Voting closes on Sunday, July 27th.


If there's a song you think would be good for sing alonging that I have not included in the polls, let me know on this post.
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This makes your mod a sad panda. [Jul. 20th, 2008|07:04 pm]

turkeyanne
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[Current Mood |disappointedineffective]

DUDES.

LADIES.

DUDES.

LADIES.




I think this exact same thing happened last time.

The deadline I set is tomorrow, and I have 3 people, not including myself. I haven't even put the aforementioned third set of vocals in yet.

Really. So many people voted, too. Where did you all go?

singalongclub@gmail.com. COME ON COME ON COME ON.
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Some FAQs and tips. [Jul. 4th, 2008|10:27 am]

turkeyanne
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Oh crap, I can only record in .wav/.flac/.aiff format, I can't get it to an mp3. Can you receive those?
I've got some programs that can convert that stuff, and so far I haven't had any problems with file format. Which isn't to say I've been at this for so so long, but still.
:( I really really wanted to sing "Still Alive".
It'll be up for voting in the next round, I promise. You can vote for it then.
O noz the song fades out rather than stopping, how do I sing that?
Yes, the song fades out at the end rather than something self-explanatory. Well, I, turkeyanne, am going to lovingly tame this beast once all my vocalists are shipped in, so just keep singing in full voice, even after the music starts to fade, and I will fade you all down in synch with my music.
Uh, there are also multiple parts to this song. Which one I do I sing?
One of them. Any of them. All of them. It's up to you. They kind of do this overlappy thing at the end, and I'm also stumped on how we'll deal with it. I'm going to advise that you pick just one of the overlappity voices and stick with it, and if you'd like you can send in another separate track of you singing the other parts you missed.
Why did you pick such a confusing song for us to sing? Why couldn't you take executive privilege and bump "Still Alive" up?
WAAAAH I'M SORRY I WILL NOT DISPLEASE YOU AGAIN.
Hey, turkeyanne.
What?
You just lost The Game.
DAMMIT.
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ROUND TWO - Video Killed the Radio Star [Jul. 3rd, 2008|09:52 pm]

turkeyanne
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[Current Music |Video Killed the Radio Star / The Buggles]

Maintaining a narrow two point lead at the end of the voting, Video Killed The Radio Star is our winner for round two. Most of the songs from the voting will be up again in round three, except the ones that got only one or two votes. They're pathetic.

Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles
[backup]


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Please mail your vocals to me on or before Monday, July 21st. That's enough time for you to put it off, maybe buy a $10 Radio Shack desktop microphone (because I know you're DYING to participate), to record multiple takes.


Just reminding you of a couple rules and guidelines:
  • Record yourself a capella, by listening through headphones as you record. I can only mix you in if your track is a capella.

  • Try to record yourself loudly, but not to the point of distortion or mic popping. Last go-round some tracks were really quiet and I had to bring everyone else's volume down to accommodate.
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DANGER, DANGER WILL ROBINSON [Jun. 24th, 2008|06:10 pm]

turkeyanne
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I can't really make any definitive decision based on the last poll. Trying again.

Poll #1210504 Ruh roh
This poll is closed.

Runoff election. Choose wisely.

Never Gonna Give You Up / Rick Astley
6(21.4%)
If I Had $1,000,000 / Barenaked Ladies
6(21.4%)
Video Killed the Radio Star / The Buggles
9(32.1%)
Still Alive / Jonathan Coulton
7(25.0%)


Voting closes 11:59 PM, Wednesday the 2nd of July (thank you). If it's tied by then, I'm flipping a coin.
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OH MY GOD WE'RE BACK [Jun. 22nd, 2008|10:35 pm]

turkeyanne
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[Current Mood |curiouscurious]
[Current Music |Airbag / Radiohead]

Poll #1209313 Round two!
This poll is closed.

Which song?

Awesome Forces! / The Aquabats
0(0.0%)
Baby I'm An Anarchist / Against Me
0(0.0%)
Code Monkey / Jonathan Coulton
1(5.0%)
Good Day Sunshine / The Beatles
0(0.0%)
I've Just Seen A Face / The Beatles
2(10.0%)
Miracles From Molecules / Disney
0(0.0%)
O Do Not Forsake Me / They Might Be Giants
0(0.0%)
Paper Planes / MIA
0(0.0%)
Pork & Beans / Weezer
1(5.0%)
Still Alive / Jonathan Coulton
2(10.0%)
Super Rad / The Aquabats
1(5.0%)
There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow / Disney
0(0.0%)
Video Killed the Radio Star / The Buggles
2(10.0%)
What Would Brian Boitano Do? / DVDA
0(0.0%)
You Won't See Me / The Beatles
0(0.0%)

Or try THESE on for size!

Before He Cheats / Carrie Underwood
0(0.0%)
Boyz N The Hood / Dynamite Hack
0(0.0%)
Bye Bye Baby / OK Go
0(0.0%)
Creep / Radiohead
0(0.0%)
Gay Bar / Electric 6
1(6.2%)
Get Over It / OK Go
0(0.0%)
Ghost Of Corporate Future / Regina Spektor
2(12.5%)
High & Dry / Radiohead
0(0.0%)
If I Had $1,000,000 / Barenaked Ladies
2(12.5%)
Jessica / Adam Green
0(0.0%)
July, July! / The Decemberists
0(0.0%)
Never Gonna Give You Up / Rick Astley
1(6.2%)
Real Love / The Beatles
0(0.0%)
Strawberry Fields Forever / The Beatles
0(0.0%)
You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record) / Dead Or Alive
0(0.0%)



EDIT: It occurs to me that if you don't have a LiveJournal, you're kind of at a disadvantage in this one aspect.

I guess just comment with your vote, I've turned off non-user screening.
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