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Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:57 pm
by biscuit
I have a million things I should be doing, like finding a new place to live and organising a Christmas Fair at my kid's school, but all I can do is sit on the sofa and play my uke. I'm getting nowhere with new material, and so I thought if I made this an open challenge I wouldn't feel so guilty for wasting my time :D

I present to you:

Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge

Rules:

1)It must be an original

2)It must involve a uke

3)It must be about Christmas (but you don't have to use the word Christmas)

4)You can enter as many songs as you wish

5)The song can be as short or long as you wish

6)The deadline is 10th December (to allow for shipping the prize)

And don't come telling me that you cannot write songs :wink:

The prize will be a Norwegian Christmas ornament with 'Best WTF Uke Corner Christmas Artist' written on the back with black marker :)

Post your entries in this thread :rock:

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:35 pm
by mohumbhai mania
That's a great contest idea! I can't wait to hear the entries!

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:27 am
by Faith
If I do enter, it's probably going to be a very short song! :lol: So many contests announced today... I need to start thinking up some ideas. :hrm:

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:07 am
by kellysouthpaw
I must enter this. But I'm no good at writing music or lyrics. So...it's probably going to be a 30 second jingle LOL

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:38 am
by Venus
Wow, this sounds great! Although I honestly feel as though I'm not quite up to the point where I can compose music and lyrics. :hrm: It'll be great to see the entries though :D

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:16 am
by biscuit
Aw, c'mon girls. Just relax. I bet most of you already play random chord progressions on your ukes in between other songs. Maybe some of you even hum a little tune over the chord progression... Now just add a few words and Robert's your father's brother 8)

I'll have a go myself, but will obviously not be in it for the win :wink:

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:41 am
by LauraK
Lol, I'll give it a go. Can't be worse than playing/singing good songs badly, lol. (While loving every second!)

Thanks for doing this, biscuit. :hug:

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:09 am
by Faith
Too true, Laura. I'm not too worried about coming up with the music, the lyrics will be a bit of a challenge though. Maybe I should start writing silly haikus again just the get the lyrical ball rolling... :D :hrm:

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:37 am
by Nancy
Gee, a song parody wouldn't be too bad, I've done that a lot before, but a whole song, both music and lyrics, that could be tough! :doh:

Faith, I wish we could team up - you write a melody, I'll write lyrics. :hrm: Maybe an idea for another contest???

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:11 am
by mockingbird
This sounds like so much fun. I can not WAIT to hear everyone's entries, lol. :rock:

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:03 pm
by ZebraWarriorPrincess
If I get my shi' together it may be haikus spoken over some bad uke playing.

Christmas is awesome
Yule logs, turkey and mulled wine
Gain 8 pounds a day. :D

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:18 am
by nonchalant obsession
I've discovered that I simply cannot write lyrics.
I've thought of about 20 really lame beginnings. And when I try to sing it, I sort of go like this.....Image because my songs are so bad.

Hey, I tried. :dunno: So unless I get a quick visit from the talent fairy, there will be no entry from me. :? Sorry, B.

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:23 am
by Faith
I have the opposite problem. I have the lyrics, but anything I come up with to play sounds like crap. But I want to try and finish it no matter how bad it is just to say I wrote a song... the trouble will be finding the time to do it.

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:58 am
by LauraK
Yeah, my song will def not be a traditional Christmas one.....humorous, yes. I'm ok with the lyrics but music? No idea....

Re: Biscuit's Original Christmas Song Challenge :)

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:12 am
by biscuit
Trying doesn't cut it, Nonch!

Don't get too worked up about this then, ukuladies:) It is only a bit of silly fun :wink: