A Song for Moopy: UNDERCOVER. SIGN UP THREAD. Closes SUNDAY.

Discussion in 'Moopy Moop' started by ButterTart, Sep 14, 2020.

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Would you like to express your interest in taking part in this excellent contest?

  1. Yes, that sounds excellent, fatty

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  1. ButterTart

    ButterTart Ты меня не тролль!

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    So I've seen a LOT of chatter on Iguana's thread about the next ASFM contest, so I thought I'd start the sign-up process now as this weekend is apparently MUCH too far away for that sort of caper.

    I also thought you might need time to familiarise yourself with the theme and the attendant labyrinthine network of rules and regulations so, for the purpose of disambiguation, mythbusting and disaster preparedness, a comprehensive list of rules can be found in BOLD TEXT below.


    covers


    A handy rule of thumb I use for determining whether a song is a cover is to check Wikipedia. If someone has commercially released the song before the artist you're looking at (Be it as a single, an album track or original cast recording) then you, my friend, have a cover on your hands. If your song's only previous version was unreleased and by Tina Cousins, then what you're looking at is a demo. I don't think we need any more rules than that because we all know what a cover is and anyone who doesn't should already be in jail.

    More details to follow at the weekend, when I was originally planning to formally announce the fucking thing. If you're interested and would like an outlet through which to express that, you have until this Sunday (20th September year of our lord 2020) to express your interest using the expression of interest poll above.
     
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  2. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    There doesn't seem to be an option for 'you've forgotten to make the results of the poll public, you fool'.
     
  3. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    I'm assuming people are signing up because they were just so impressed by mine that they just want more :love:
     
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  4. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    Adds to the surprise!
     
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    ButterTart Ты меня не тролль!

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    I actually didn't want to step on your toes this quickly but the thirst is clearly there and it'd be daft not to keep the momentum up.
     
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  7. Chlammy

    Chlammy Climb on through my window.

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    If the original writer of the song releases a version after the first recording artist is it a cover?

    No ignore me, I'm just bored.

    Sounds great BT
     
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    ButterTart Ты меня не тролль!

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    Did you vote? I've got it set so that people can view without voting.
     
  9. Rita

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    I may enter a little unknown lady who wrote and sang a song called JOLENE’s version of a little known Whitney CLASSIC. :o
     
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    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    Oh absolutely!
     
  11. Ag

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    Who fancies ABBA but with RAP? It's by two men dressed as LADIES.

    I think it's going to blow your mind!
     
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  12. COB

    COB Pop it in here thanks

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    SNEAKY C***
     
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  13. ButterTart

    ButterTart Ты меня не тролль!

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    I'll also clarify that if your song contains enough ELEMENTS of the original but isn't a straight word-for-word version, then it's a cover (As long as it doesn't feature the original singer). The rules are deliberately loose because mob rule will keep us all on the straight and narrow.
     
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  14. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    I did vote. I meant that you can't see who has voted yes, which is fine to surprise us but will make it a little tricky for you to chase up people who said they were going to enter should that be something that you feel like doing.
     
  15. ButterTart

    ButterTart Ты меня не тролль!

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    I see what you mean now, and I can't find the option to change that for some reason.
     
  16. Chlammy

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    Tips if anyone is struggling

    If anyone is stuck there was a great version of Somewhere Only We Know that Lily Allen released. Or this great young guy covered Dancing On My Own by Robyn but made it sort of slow and subtle.
     
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    ButterTart Ты меня не тролль!

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    @octophone @Indie why don't I have the option to make the results of the poll public?
     
  18. Kate

    Kate dumps like a truck

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    List of things that will get 0 from me:

    Anything from a John Lewis advert (or that FUCKING TUI advert)
    Anything that SOUNDS LIKE a John Lewis advert
    Anything by Atomic Kitten
    "Heartbeats" by Jose Gonzalez
     
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  19. Chlammy

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    What if it was a really nifty cover of an Atomic Kitten song?
     
  20. Kate

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    Like a death metal version of "Whole Again", perhaps retitled "Loosen My Hole Again"? I would consider that.
     
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  21. Chlammy

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    Quick @SDF, get in the studio, whip up a recording of this and bang it out on Spotify STAT.
     
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    ButterTart Ты меня не тролль!

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    Oh that version of Heartbeats will earn instant disqualification, disqualification from any and all future Moopy contests, a three month ban from Moopy itself, and a sternly worded e-mail explaining that I'm not angry, just disappointed.
     
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  23. ButterTart

    ButterTart Ты меня не тролль!

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    Then that still classes as a cover. If there was a version commercially available before your version was released, it's a cover.
     
  24. Win_the_game

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    Well at least 'Hand On Your Heart' by Jose Gonzalez is still eligible.
     
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  25. Kate

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    On a practical note I am hoping to be away from Sunday to Sunday next week so if the submission deadline is before the 28th I will have to send mine early. Which means I've got to find it this week. SHIT
     
  26. Chlammy

    Chlammy Climb on through my window.

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    Ok sorry last question!

    If there are no decent videos on YT because it's an album track or something, can we submit live videos for the performance show?

    I might be getting ahead of myself and asking for details that will be revealed in due course.
     
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    Tisch Superwomaning

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    @ButterTart I can't seem to pick both poll options?
     
  29. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    Can the first option not be "Yes, that sounds excellent, fatty"?
     
  30. Tisch

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    I need more like "yes that sounds excellent, now fuck off fatty"
     
  31. Rita

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    Is the consensus still it’ll get zero points if it’s known?
     
  32. octophone

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    Fixed.
     
  33. Rita

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    Ladies Night is such a CLASSIC aswell. :(
     
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  34. Tisch

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    Amazing :D
     
  35. octophone

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    They are. Or, at least, should be, you have the right option selected.
     
  36. Kate

    Kate dumps like a truck

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    I was thinking if the original is known that's fine, so long as the cover isn't? But that's just like my opinion, man
     
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    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    :D

    Well now I feel bad :shy:
     
  38. ButterTart

    ButterTart Ты меня не тролль!

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    Yeah, it's definitely gonna be before the 28th. Just reschedule your holiday.
     
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    ButterTart Ты меня не тролль!

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    I thought so - I'm just getting the number of voters but no option to find out who.
     
  40. Rita

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    I may investigate to some degree this time.
     

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