Sorry for the delay. This one was MUCH closer than I previously expected. In the past we’ve done some “tournament style” judging, but since there weren’t as many contestants on this one, I opted to open this one up for all of you.
As usual, this contest produced some great stuff. You’re all VERY talented and deserved to all be in the running.
I don’t expect the other judges to volunteer their opinions or to even mention that they were a judge. That is totally at their discression, but I’ll go ahead and comment briefly on everyone’s entry.
Keep in mind, my breakdown is not in any particular order at all. I’m going to run through them in the order they are currently listed on the page (by date).
@Wicked : This one ROCKS. Personally, I think you should get this one out there. I could see someone making a hilarious video to go with it. Funny and clever for sure!
@feaker : Man, you did awesome on this one and should be proud! It’s one of your most polished pieces of work I’ve heard you do so far. Great harmonies and creative touches! Love what you did lyrically and the style. Killer job!
@jamestoffee : Honestly James, this is seriously one of my personal favorites. It TOTALLY brings me back to when I used to listen to Dr. Demento on the radio late at night when I was a kid. You knocked that style out of the park! So clever. You better get this one out there to the Demento crowd!
@Chordwainer : Dude! What can I add that hasn’t already been said. This one was clearly right up your alley and you did a fantastic job with it. I’m glad you utilized the “bash this” to work out any kinks. You did great!
@Aef : This one is killer! This one really surprised me. Going into it I almost expected that “funky” would equal “cheesy”. This simply wasn’t the case. You did this with musical maturity and class. Awesome job!
@steban : Liking this vibe you gave it. I didn’t think anyone could give this tune a laid back feel and you totally did! Fun version!
@ManAbyss : I became a fan of your band thanks to this entry. Awesome job and you nailed the feel! Those vocals!!! so tasty!
@Cristina : I at least should give you an honorable mention for your cover! Although you didn’t end up doing an “official” entry, that video you did was awesome!! I hope it works out for you to do some of the next covers! For those that haven’t heard it, make sure you check it out. Its awesome
SO… hopefully I didn’t forget anyone!
Now for the Top 3
I’m wishing I had been in a position to come up with a 3rd and 2nd prize, 'cause you both totally deserve one. At the very least, you scored some good points for the overall contest.
2nd place (and SOOO close to pulling off the win) : @Wicked. It was seriously close and I still want to see you release this one. It’s awesome!
and the winner…
@Chordwainer takes it by the slimmest of margins! Awesome work!!