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Saturday, January 19, 2013

SpinTunes #6: Round 1 Challenge

Ceiling Cat Is Watching You Songwrite - Write a song about a meme.  (2 minute minimum) (your submission is due January 27th 11:59PM (Sun)

Because the term 'meme' can refer to countless things, you are going to be restricted to using memes from the list below.  You can find more information about most of these memes from Know Your Meme.

Joseph Ducreux
Sneezing Baby Panda
Rage Guy
Angry German Kid
Afro Ninja
Keyboard Cat
Don't Tase Me, Bro!
Ask A Ninja
Miss South Carolina
Battle At Kruger
Boom Goes The Dynamite
Advice Dog
Winnebago Man
Bert Is Evil
Where The Hell Is Matt?
Dramatic Chipmunk
Photo Bombing
Socially Awkward Penguin
Nyan Cat
First World Problems
2 Girls 1 Cup
Leeroy Jenkins
Epic Beard Man
Star Wars Kid
Techno Vikings
Long Cat
Chuck Norris Facts
Tron Guy
Happy Tree Friends
Tourettes Guy
Mark Mathis
Mosh Girl
Randy Pausch (Last Lecture)
Kimbo Slice
Disaster Girl
Gem Sweater Lady
One Red Paper Clip
Courage Wolf
Forever Alone

Submitting Entries:
- Entries must be received by the given deadline. Otherwise it'll be posted as a shadow. Received means that it has to appear in my e-mail inbox by the given deadline. I will be going by the time stamp on the e-mail in my inbox. PLEASE do not wait until the last hour to send me something. If there is a blackout in your area, your computer crashes, or your dog actually eats your thumb drive...I will not care. You are allowed to send in a draft of your song early just in case something horrible happens & you miss the deadline. Then you can add polish to your song & send in a better version closer to the deadline. 1 minute late is still late people.

- Send your file in a format that Bandcamp accepts. (.aiff, .wav or .flac) (at least 16-bit/44.1kHz) You can find the specific requirements for Bandcamp files HERE.

- Name your file the song's title, but without spaces & punctuation.

- Title of the e-mail should be the title of the Challenge & your band's name.

- Include the song lyrics in the body of the e-mail. (If your song doesn't have lyrics...consider yourself eliminated. Instrumentals can be pretty, but SpinTunes does require lyrics.)

- Include information on anyone that needs credited if you collabed with someone.

- If you have a BandCamp account, you can just send me a link to your song on BandCamp if you include all the info I mentioned above. Make sure you have it set as a free download, and have it set so that I don't have to put in an e-mail to download it if you pick this option. THIS IS THE BEST FILE SHARING OPTION!

- Other file sharing options if you need them: YouSendIt, Sound Cloud & Drop Box. Please send an e-mail as I already stated, but with the download link if you need one of these services. Please follow directions so your file doesn't wind up in my spam or trash folder accidentally.

Side Notes:
- Good luck everyone. I don't care who wins, but I hope you all have fun & maybe even learn a little something along the way.

- Remember that you are allowed to send in a little background about your song. Some people don't like to do that, and you don't have to, but if you want to write a couple sentences about your song I'll post it on the BandCamp page for people to see. Some judges will look at the lyrics & this extra info, but they aren't required to.

- If you didn't sign-up in time to compete in SpinTunes #6, you can still complete the challenge & send in a song. It'll be uploaded with the other entries as a "Shadow Song". Check the FAQ if you don't know what that means. You can even complete past challenges from previous contests.

- If you didn't sign-up you can also do a song for "Single Rainbow Across The Internet". You're song would be played during the LP as well.

- The only other way to get your music played at the LP is to cover "Today's The Day" by Inverse T. Clown.

- Feel free to leave any questions in the comments.


  1. Chunk Norris? Do you mean, "Chuck Norris"? ;)

    1. does this mean we could, in theory, write about "Chunk Norris," and thereby create a juxtaposition of Cult Classic References that will result in So much Hipness that Spintunes itself could become its own meme?

    2. Sort of like Chuck Norris in his Fat Elvis phase...

  2. What an odd collection of memes. This should be fun though.

  3. Been thinking for an hour or so. Sudden realisation of how much fun this is going to be.

    Oh my.

    Best first challenge ever.

  4. I think I've chosen my meme - should be fun

  5. Done. :)
    Inspired by this. Rockin' my meme like a donkey.
    Can't wait to hear everyone's take on this.

  6. What a phenomenal challenge! My meme called to me like the stone. I'm stoked!

  7. Too many memes to choose from. ;D

  8. This is exactly the kind of challenge where I really want to write a meta song about how we only have the attension span to express ourselves and consume information in short soundbytes. And I'd do that if I were shadowing (see "News to Me"). But I also want not to be eliminated, so I'll play along. For now...

  9. First I came close to giving up. Then I came close to writing what would have been a terrible song about Chuck Norris. Then a different meme jumped out of the list and DEMANDED I write a song about it. So I did!

  10. There's nothing worse than a pushy meme.

  11. I just sent mine in (twice)

    I'm looking forward to hearing what other people came up with