July MORPH 1 Recording challenge

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The Morph songwriting Recording Challenge

Place - Writer - Status
Songwriter One (seed song) - @plainwhitetoast - http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/36766
Songwriter Two - @john crossman - http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/37694
Songwriter Three - @sunnymae - http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/38204
Songwriter Four - @kahlo2013 - http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/38245
Songwriter Five - @nateger - http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/38732
Songwriter Six - @splittybooms - http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/39177
Songwriter Seven - @plainwhitetoast - http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/40144

For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, it goes like this:

Songwriter One posts a link in this thread to a seed song recording from the current 50/90 and includes in the song posting (or relays supplemental information to Songwriter Two on their soundboard) musical information such as bpm, time signature, lyrics chords in the note that it is Songwriter Two's turn.

Songwriter Two listens to Songwriter One's song and changes approximately 50 percent of the song. Could be all different music with identical lyrics. Could be the exact same music with all different lyrics. Or, my favorite, it could be changes to both music and lyrics keeping approximately 50 percent. Ideally each succeeding song is written in five days or less. Songwriter Two posts the song with a tag #morph1 and link in this thread. Songwriter Two sends a note to Songwriter Three with music information and that it is their turn.

Songwriter Three only listens to Songwriter Two's song and does NOT listen to Songwriter One's song. Songwriter Three changes 50 percent of Songwriter Two's song, posts it and contacts songwriter Four.

Songwriter Four (and succeeding songwriters) only listens to the prior songwriter's (in this case Songwriter Three) song in the chain and does NOT listen to any other previous songs in the chain, changes 50 percent of the prior song, posts it and contacts the next songwriter in the chain, and so on......

Typically at some point late in the game the seed songwriter can rejoin to finish the morph.

To avoid chain confusion if there is sufficient interest (ideal number is five to seven songwriters to a morph) there can be another recording morph chain. Like to start around August 1 or when this chain nears completion, whichever comes first.

I would like to play.
If you don't get any seed song salespeople, I might offer one of my songs (probably "flicker"). There's probably better seed stock.

wow this sounds super fun...but I'm...kinda wanting to just see how it goes first. (read as: I'm a scaredy-cat) Lame, I know.
Maybe I'll jump in once I (insert non-existent road block here).

I like to morph.

Edits made to top post. I plugged myself in for the moment but will happily step aside if more peeps join in.

@splittybooms yes it is great fun. One of my favorite songwriting games. Send me a message on soundboard or post here if you have a question.

@john crossman you're up to morph the @plainwhitetoast song http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/36766

I'm in @AndyGetch

I could do one if you still need one!

I have added you to the lineup @sunnymae and @kahlo2013

Sign me upppppp!

With the addition of @nateger Morph 1 is now full. Everyone please post your songs and progress here. Especially if you get delayed or waylaid for any reason. For those who did not sign up in time, Morph 2 (for lyrics only) is also posted http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/content/july-morph-2-lyric-challenge .

I have started pondering my transmogrification....

This'll be fun!

Ok, finally moving forward on the #morph1 - here's my entry: http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/37694
@sunnymae is up next!

Great @johncrossman I'm slammed through the weekend but will get it around Sunday or Monday. Looking forward to following you once again :0)

Hi Morphers! I'm recording my song today and will get it out to @kahlo2013 late this evening if not sooner!

I am tuning my guitar in anticipation!

@kahlo2013 and life keep happening....Saturdays the day. Sheesh...

Here is mine:
Tag, Nate, you’re it

After a bit of a stutter-start, which is okay since we have over two months left in the challenge, thanks to @john crossman @sunnymae and @kahlo2013 for advancing the morph, @nateger looks like you are up!

Hey y'all. I'm working on this! I apologize for the delay. My thinking brain is like, "AH! This is hard!" I think I need to just dive in and see what happens Smile

Thanks for checking in @nateger and just have fun with it!

..n-no, @nateger...(please) take all the time you want! in fact, didn't you say you had a 3 week emergency vacation you had to take with no access to instruments or a computer?? Smile (read as: I'm nervous cause i'm next!)

@splittybooms why yes! I just flew back in town from my emergency vacation. I'm back with my instruments and I should have the song ready to go in a day or 2 Smile

@nateger DOH!

Oy ok.
So I change either the music or the lyrics, correct?
And whatever I don't change, I have to reproduce exactly what the prior person did?
Well I can't play guitar and I cannot sing this. So...I dunno what I'm gonna try to do.
@nateger you got the info for the song? I'll try my best here but don't get mad if I butcher this great song you've put together. Love your vocals!!

@splittybooms - sort of. you basically take 50% of the song, whatever you determine to be 50 % some lyrics, some music. 60/40, 25/75, 0/100. It's all up to your subjective opinion of what 50% is. Then you make up the other 50%. Don't worry about exact replication or any of that. Just because you take 50%, doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't interpret it in your own way.

If you like to see and hear me babble about it... https://youtu.be/NwzlTMUP8zw

@splittybooms to add to @plainwhitetoast comment and super helpful video, just do your musical thing and have fun. Changes to the music could mean changing the tempo, time signature, chords, or melody. You can play a different instrument, or even be in a different octave, or I say even speak instead of sing as long as the lyric rhythm and emphasis emphasis is the same, and that can count as the 50% that does not change. Or maybe the music is mostly/completely different and the lyric is the same or very similar. When I sign up for this I know the next person is going to change my song just like I had to change the song I followed. It's all good.

ok, thanks @plainwhitetoast and @AndyGetch...this is gonna be a challenge.
But hopefully also fun!
I know it says within 5 days, but gonna need a little longer.

[@splittyboom] no worries and thanks for the update. The idea behind 5 days is to keep the game in motion, and a flag if someone drops out. I'll leave that for you and @plainwhitetoast to work out since you are the last two and there are 50 days left in 5090.

Oy, ok @plainwhitetoast...sorry this is taking so long.
I've been doing everything BUT working on this. I admit, intimidation is a factor.
But I've got a free weekend so I will get it done by the end of it.

Here you go, @plainwhitetoast
any info you need just hit me up

I finally got mine done. I was sitting on an acoustic version for about two weeks, were I reused my lyrics from "flicker" but I wasn't buying it.
Recorded this with the Catalytic Perverters the other night and just got vocals on it today.