Saturday, August 26, 2017

SpinTunes #13 Winner: JERKATORIUM!

Winner: Jerkatorium (31 points)

Runner Up: Menage a Tune (38 points)
3rd: Jailhouse Payback (44 points)
4th: Sara Parsons (47 points)

Jerkatorium: (3 + 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 4 1 2 1 2)
Menage a Tune: (4 3 1 1 1 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 4 2)
Jailhouse Payback: (2 2 4 4 3 3 2 2 3 1 3 4 3 4 3 1)
Sara Parsons: (1 4 3 2 4 2 3 4 4 4 1 3 4 3 1 4)

Votes* were cast by:
Army Defense - Micah Sommersmith - Rob from Amersfoort - Governing Dynamics - Melissa Phillips - Kevin Savino-Riker - Boffo Yux Dudes - Megalodon - Jerkatorium - Jailhouse Payback - Boy on the Wall - Sara Parsons - Emperor Gum - Little Bobby Tables - Edric Haleen - Menage a Tune

* With the exception of Boy on the Wall (who wrote reviews), votes are private so the order of both these names and the scores were scrambled.

Congratulations JERKATORIUM!

Thanks and congrats to every one of the finalists, as well as to all those who competed as well as the judges and anyone I've left out. If you've done this, you already know that while winning is nice, the real reward is getting together to make and share music with friends both new and old.

Special thank-yous to Tom Giarrosso, who hosts our listening parties, as well as to Matt "Shoobs" Schubbe, the superb graphic designer who constantly delights us with his album covers, each one a graphical take on the challenge that you answer musically.

SpinTunes #13 Judges: 
Brian Gray - Denise Hudson - Paul Rosenbluth - Daniel Prince - Dave Cheetham
Guest Judges: 
Round 2: Josh Holober-Ward
Round 4: Caleb Hines
Alternate Judge: Dave Leigh

I've had a blast being in the driver's seat this first time. The next scheduled SpinTunes will be this Winter, so make sure you follow @SpinTunes on Twitter for contest updates.  

But we will have OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS from time-to-time! One of the suggestions we received in the Suggestion Box is to have year-long string of Holiday challenges. Keep your eye on Twitter and Facebook for that as well!

And in the meantime, remember that you can keep writing songs and keep answering challenges. Song Fight offers a new prompt every week, and many SpinTuners compete there as well, so check it out!

If you've completed at least 1 song for SpinTunes, at any time now or in the past, you are also welcome to join the SpinTunes Facebook group.  It's a good way to keep in touch, and we post about related news in there as well, and generally just pal around.

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