Friday, January 20, 2017

SpinTunes #12: Profiles

Time to meet your fellow competitors!  I suggest you all test out your links to make sure they are working, and if you notice anything else that's missing or wrong just let me know.  I'll fix them as soon as I can.  The first challenge gets posted later tonight...get ready.

(Profile order is based on who sent in their round 1 song first.)





Edric Haleen:  "Ol' Man Edric" is back!  One of the few surviving relics from Masters of Song Fu, Edric has been part of every SpinTunes except ST9 (when he went on a honeymoon instead) and the two "Champion versus Shadow" competitions (the two summers during which he first wrote and then worked to produce a full-length musical based on Jonathan Coulton's song, The Princess Who Saved Herself)!  Edric would like to thank Travis for his seminal role in everything that SpinTunes is, has been, and continues to be . . . and to encourage him to seize upon the nearest excuse, any excuse, whatever excuse, to escape the confines of the hell that is, has been, and will in all likelihood continue to be Ohio.

Links:  Website

R1:  This Changes Everything (DQ)


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Emperor Gum:  Chamber rock.







LinksWebsite


R1:  Lucifier


R2:  Singalong


R3:  Deadline Victim


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Dr. Lindyke:  Two people, one name. It's mad science.







Links:  Website - @dr_lindyke - YouTube


R1:  Doom's Day - A True Democracy (Shadow) - It Happens To Everyone (Shadow)


R2:  On My Way


R3:  Deadline Victim


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Jerry Skids:  Immaculately conceived by the Borough of Brooklyn, NY, I was spawned to play folk punk and acoustic rock for small groups of people on a black Martin guitar.  That is all.





Links:  Website - @JerryTheSkids - YouTube


R1:  The Ethical Ballad Of Mayor Goldie Wilson


R2:  Deadline Victim


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Zoe Gray:  Zoe Gray is a 16 year old musician, activist, writer, actor, hooligan, punk, patriarchy-smasher, Shakespeare enthusiast, fangirl, and gay dork. She is also the youngest ever winner of a Spintunes competition, and the daughter to fellow contestant Brian Gray.



Links:  Website - @ZoeSGray - YouTube


R1:  Long Live The Queen


R2:  Drive To California


R3:  Lullaburbia


R4:  The Coven (placed 4th)





Mariah Mercedes:  I'm just a potato.







Links:  Website - @_MariahMercedes


R1:  Election Of Love


R2:  Deadline Victim Runnin' Free (Shadow)


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Adam Sakellarides:  Adam is just your average nerd who sings songs about science, time-travel, and love. His music video about the NASA Juno spacecraft, “She’s Checking In,” was featured on iO9/Gizmodo. He’s also made an entire series of music videos about random episodes of Star Trek (every series), entitled “Song Trek” on YouTube. In his spare time Adam is trying to get the cat off of his lap so he can get some work done.

Links:  Website - @AdamSounds - YouTube

R1:  A Better Place To Live


R2:  I Need A Break


R3:  Voted Out Delbajifrasticderigibalistic


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James Young:  UK-based. One third of rock bands AvidFan and Good Guy Sôjàbé. SpinTunes 9 finalist. Notable skills are guitar, grunting in time & knowing what ~5% of the functions in Logic Pro do.




Links:  Website - @avidfanman


R1:  Vote For Me!


R2:  Drive-Thru!


R3:  Deadline Victim


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Jailhouse Payback:  Guitars, drums, a bicycle, a shotgun, and the truth.






Links:  Website


R1:  How To Lose A School Board Election


R2:  Wall


R3:  Voted Out Nojrelias


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Army Defense:  Army Defense is: Dave Lehnen, Jon Sailer, Brandon Chitwood, Jose Ferreira, and Shannon Roberts. We are renegade singers/songwriters/musicians. Since 2004 we have recorded over 700 Sparkling Pop Tunes.




Links:  Website - @armydefense


R1:  Elected


R2:  Autoreise


R3:  Voted Out Splying


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Caravan Ray:  Caravan Ray is a loose collective of musicians, poets and performance artists who currently reside within an old, derelict public servant in suburban Brisbane. He is available for parties.




Links:  Website - @caravanray - YouTube


R1:  Party Games


R2:  Deadline Victim


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The Boffo Yux Dudes:  Old guys who do know better. The Dudes started in 1987, reformed in 2009, and got time off for good behavior. Now they attempt to do music. Allan Morgan, Tom Giarrosso and Scott Mercer head this version of BYD with rabid optimism that they'll be remembered for more than just all those replays on Dr. Demento. Chris Cogott is also soft in the head and offered to help us with the talent portion of our program. Record holder of most ST shadow songs submitted. We live 3000 miles apart, so cut us some slack. For a good time call... damn, we're so old, the time and temp number doesn't exist any more. Crap.

Links:  Website - @BoffoYuxDudes - YouTube


R1:  Bully For You


R2:  The Last Road Trip - Roadside Attraction (Shadow)


R3:  Voted Out Bilpm - The Ballad Of Don Martin (Cracked Up)


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Heather Zink:  The Blamed One.







Links:


R1:  BeFührer


R2:  Deadline Victim


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Domingo:  Opera performance major with a double major in cultural anthropology and international affair concentration. Yes this is all for the MUSIC! My goal is to bridge worlds with music. My objective to is create conscious music in which real people think about real things and not the superficial or material. Music is about expression but is not imperialism nor is it imposition. More background: I have sang in salsa groups, operas, musical theaters, flamenco, mariachi, arabic, gospel,alternative.... All in all I want to do it ALL! 

Links:  Website - YouTube

R1:  Bulería de Persuación


R2:  Deadline Victim


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Turtle Fence:  Turtle Fence is the novelty and experimental side-project of Andy (Atom) of Atom & EV, a Dallas area torch-song-infused garage rock band with a retro flavor.





Links:  Website - @Andy_AtomandEV


R1:  Mr. Brexit (or, Nobody Loves EU)


R2:  Best Man


R3:  Deadline Victim


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Sumner Wynn:  A song writer, I used to go by Trader Jack, but people made fun of that name for being grocery store related.






Links:  Website - YouTube


R1:  The Great Weight


R2:  Singing My Heart Out


R3:  Deadline Victim


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Rob From Amersfoort:  Dutch, works at HQ of large DIY chain. Likes Beatles, Nilsson, Prince, Elliott Smith, Roxy Music, Michael Penn, Fiona Apple.





Links:  Website


R1:  Why


R2:  Still On The Road


R3:  Voted Out The Ignorists


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Lucky Witch And The Righteous Ghost:  NYC Antifolk duo, LW⚡RG consists of singer/guitarist E. Niveous Rayside and singer/omnichordist R. Brookes McKenzie. Their sound is like Soundgarden if they were on the soundtrack of the Nightmare before Christmas.



Links:  Website - @lucky_witch_rg


R1:  Spoiler


R2:  Hey Mister


R3:  Voted Out Hatebaby - Dissomnience (Twice The Madness Mix) (Shadow)


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Ross Durand:  I was born and went to school, my parents gave me French Horn lessons, but I wanted to be a rock star so I got a guitar. Then I heard Dylan and fell in love with songwriting. I studied science in college. Then I got married and had kids. I still like writing songs.



Links:  Website - @rosterand - YouTube


R1:  Homeroom


R2:  Till I Get There


R3:  Voted Out Amoreliebephilia


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Megalodon:  The "Big mighty" band is an extinct species of shark  rock that lived long ago, during the Cenozoic Era.

Megalodon is regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predator bands in vertebrate rock history,  and likely had a profound impact on the structure of marine rock. Primative recordings suggest that this giant shark rock band reached a maximum awesomeness. The Megalodon showing in Spin Tunes 11 was that of a mitsukurina. We were bested by the Jailhouse Payback, we hope they comeback to defend their title. Sharks always move forward, especially big and mighty sharks. Looking forward to the hunt.


Links:

R1:  Democrat Pixie


R2:  Accelerator


R3:  Deadline Victim


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Governing Dynamics:  They told me I could pick any name for my one man band that I wanted... so I picked "Governing Dynamics".






Links:  Website - @daxloren


R1:  Concessions


R2:  Three Places (I-80)


R3:  Voted Out [broken/lost/alone/adrift]


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Ryan M. Brewer:  A singer/songwriter by trade, Ryan M. Brewer is more accurately described as a traveling musical storyteller. Having always placed the primary importance on lyricism, his songs tend to float effortlessly between genres...each one falling precisely where it needs to in order to most accurately tell the story. And that's all that matters - songs and stories.


Links:  Website - @ryanmbrewer - YouTube


R1:  ReCount, Revenge


R2:  Existentialism On Senior Spring Break


R3:  Mareno (The Biggest Little Casino On The Seven Seas)


R4:  Second Coming Semantics (Part And Parcel Bound) (runner up)





Bryan Schumann:  Bryan Schumann is a composer and performer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. An eclectic composer, Bryan embraces an immense spectrum of music. He writes and produces songs in many popular genres, as well as music for classical ensembles of all sizes (from chamber duos to large orchestras). He also creates ambient, electro-acoustic/avant-garde, and improvisatory music, and produces music and sound design for video games and film. He practices the amalgamation of all styles and is excited by the idea of crumbling the walls of genre.

Links:  Website - @Bryan_Schumann - YouTube


R1:  Royal Blood


R2:  Open Road


R3:  Voted Out oblagetauta agmepulot


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Ominous Ride:  I teach, I complain, I write and make music to escape, I come back to reality. Rinse, repeat.






Links:


R1:  19 Never Comes


R2:  Colipsis


R3:  Voted Out Wrenchion di Gnausque


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Steve Stearns:  I write songs and music for TV and indie movies. I'm told that on occasion people enjoy listening to it.






Links:  Website - @IS3B - YouTube


R1:  Overthrown


R2:  The Ride


R3:  The Ineffable Moment Of Mazoom


R4:  Shiny And New (placed 3rd)





Kevin Savino-Riker:  The champion of Spintunes #1, and coming out of semi-retirement, Kevin has served as drummer, bassist, guitarist and lead vocalist in a number of bands over the last two decades.  He is uncomfortable writing about himself in the 3rd person.



Links:  Website - @RITmusic2k - YouTube


R1:  The Damn Breaks


R2:  Deadline Victim


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Shyfox:  Independent singer/songwriter who started with violin back in elementary and made my way through the "rock band" instruments in a pursuit to become a one man band. I've accompanied a few bands for live performances in total of about a dozen live shows. No formally released tracks to this date but I am currently working on improving my "studio" to produce better records.

Links:

R1:  Berdie


R2:  Are We There Yet?


R3:  Voted Out Am I Yurtinforfum?


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Brian Gray:  If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O! it came o’er my ear like the sweet sound that breathes upon a bank of violets, stealing and giving odour.



Links:  Website - @BrianGrayMusic


R1:  Abernathy Fitzgerald


R2:  Code Red


R3:  St Wendigo's Day


R4:  Happy Me (winner)




Mick Bordet:  When not Lunacy Boarding or Dreiviertel Dreing, Mick mostly creates instrumental music that combines timbres in unexpected ways using a range of instruments from self-built synthesizers to broken zithers rescued from a flea market. Past SpinTunes efforts have resulted in songs about fabulous vikings, psychopathic lollipop ladies and tasty highland cows, so don’t expect any boy-meets-girl songs!

Links:  Website - @MickBordet


R1:  Democracy Inaction


R2:  Autobahn Hype


R3: Voted Out Gazebonea


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DJ Ranger Den:  DJ Ranger Den often refers to herself and her alleged identities in the third person but you don’t know her and neither do they. She suddenly no longer feels the need to yammer on in this bio which might belong to someone else or even to you, should you want to purchase it for a small fee. These were lies an hour ago. In exchange for your silence, we give you this pensive and tiny sullen photograph of ourselves. Also, we are not “real” DJs, but are like über authentic.

Links:  Website - @RangerDenni - YouTube


R1:  My Fellow Mannabadoos


R2:  Deadline Victim


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27 Tikis:  We are 27 Tikis. We will aloha your socks off.







Links:  Website - @SpencerSokol


R1:  Kahuna Of The Corn Tropics


R2:  Deadline Victim


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Kyleen Downes:  The guitar has been a part of Kyleen's life since she was 12. She's always enjoyed creating music with it and eventually she started writing songs during her time in the Army. After moving to the Dayton area in 2008 she paired up with different musicians and played in the acoustic duo Smilin' Gray and party band The Undercovered. She and fellow songwriter, Emma Woodruff, released the album "Longing for Something” in 2014.  In 2015, Kyleen branched off into her solo career and she has performed in songwriter showcases, at Dayton Sideshow, LadyFest Dayton, and GemFest.  Her solo album “Maybe Sometimes” was released in July 2016.

Links:  Website@kyleendownes - YouTube


R1:  Do What You Do


R2:  Taking Daisy For A Drive


R3: Voted Out Pondle


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Alex Forger:  Alex is a singer song writer from the Lansing area always looking to improve his craft and collaborate!






Links:  Website - @AlexForger

R1:  Change The World (I Hope)


R2:  Deadline Victim


R3:  Televice (Shadow)


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The Crack Fox:  I don't really know what the fuck to tell you. I'm high right now and am more focused on this sandwich.






Links:

R1:  Erection (DQ)


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SHADOWS




Andy Glover:  Hi, I’m Andy. I started playing acoustic guitar at the tender age of 13 and never really stopped. I got my start in songwriting after friends I’d made on youtube encouraged me to start writing my own songs rather than just posting covers. I’m a somewhat “spiritual” fellow, and I enjoy writing songs about the great unknown. And love songs. Those too. I hope some day to turn the touring musician life into a financially viable profession. I’m an avid concert goer and adore the Seattle folk scene.

Links:  Website - @andyglover - YouTube

R1:  Highway Memories


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Wendy Wiseman Fisher:  I'm a director of music at a church, a choir nerd, a piano and voice teacher, and have resting derp face. I enjoy composing choral music, which is why I tend to release a cappella multitracks.




Links:  Website - @ChimericalSoup

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R4:  Clickie Clappie