wagtunes wrote:beanpole wrote:Why's everybody worrying over this theme it's basically a free-for-all. Think New Order's World in Motion or all those songs they play at breaks in American sports like Song 2 or Rock n Roll Part 2. These have naff all to do with the sport in question but could still be considered for the compo. I'll be doing a song about Scotland's continuing failure to qualify for the World Cup, which probably doesn't fit in with the theme but who really cares, its only for a bit of fun.
Well, in that case then, why bother having a theme at all? What's the point? And like it or not, there are going to be voters who will knock off points if they think your song has literally nothing to do with sports. And if it's all just for a bit of fun, why bother having a contest at all? Why not just everybody post their tracks and we all just make comments and that's that?
The reality is, this IS a contest. And like it or not, there are egos involved to some degree, especially when nobody wants to finish dead last. It's not a great feeling. I mean we're only human. We're not machines. If we were, we wouldn't make music in the first place.
So I can't share your sentiment. And I'm sure there are others here who don't either, whether or not they'll admit it. I'm not entering because I have no desire to write a sports themed song, in spite of my failed attempt at lyrical humor earlier, and I have no desire to have some crap that I come up with (theme wise) end up at the bottom of the trash heap.
But I am going to be voting this month. Can't wait to hear what you guys come up with. And yes, anything not remotely theme related is going to get voted down.
Otherwise why bother having this contest at all?
Again, I think you're taking the 'theme' aspect of it all a bit too seriously In this type of contest it's just there as a loose starting point. There have been other themes where it's more explicit what's required - e.g. time signatures, genre based ones, but ones like this are more about your own interpretation.
In the end, it's for fun...