Friday, 6 January 2012


So, I did a crazy thing a couple of days ago and signed up to the SpinTunes songwriting contest. I followed it pretty closely last year after finding out about it from somewhere (though I don't rightly recall exactly where) and made a mental note to sign up for the next years contest.

I signed up because it looked like a really fun thing I could get into though now that I have officially sent in my credentials (see:none) and been added to the list of people competing, I am, shockingly, nervous and apprehensive.

The contest is designed to push you outside of your comfort zone which is something I know I need to happen. The problem is once I get out there I've no idea what's going to come out of it. I'm hoping for something good and I have the support of my friends who are backing me and assuring me that I do write good material. I am very likely worrying about nothing and will be most likely able to meet the first challenge with no problem. What I'm dreading is "write a song that is based on [insert musical style I know nothing about]" I really, REALLY hope that does not happen.

Writing the first song and making it to round 2 are two entirely different things of course. Mostly I'm just hoping for some good feedback from the judges even if I don't make it past round 1. I'm fairly confident that there's at least some chance of me making it to round 2. round 3 though, well, I guess we'll see what happens.

Other than all this competition shenanigans I have come into the possession of a professional microphone and it is the best thing I have ever owned ever. Soon (basically whenever the competition ends/I get voted out/I have time away from university things) I will begin re-recording my songs and make them sound good! maybe even write some NEW ones!

Yes, things are kind of crazy in terms of music things right now. It's going to be a very interesting journey for this creative endeavor.

Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year! let's hope the world doesn't end!

- Dex01

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