To Contest or Not To Contest - Again

Last week I talked a bit about a few pros and cons of entering music contests. Kind of. I talked about entering one, and I probably will. The deadline is in May. However, during this past week, I became aware of another one which requires residents live within 110 miles or so (don’t recall the actual number) of the ration station’s location in Madison, WI. The deadline was last night.

I entered. I’d include a link, but the contest is closed.

This one was free, and assuming I make the first cut, I think I have a damn good chance. Why? The contest requires entrants to write a new song every week. A topic is given, contestants play the tune a week later in a local club, and one person is eliminated until there are three finalists are left. The whole thing takes 7 weeks.

You might remember that I wrote a new song every week for a full year in 2008; check my discography. Doing it for a few weeks sounds fairly easy. Of course, that doesn’t mean the judges will like my stuff - again, assuming I make that first cut. If I don’t, life goes on. I still have things I want to do, including writing new songs.

Oh, as my entry, I re-recorded “One Last Time.” I played and sang at the same time, with no added effects of any kind. Feel free to listen:

One Last Time

Last week I also said I might be finished writing the new songs; that’s not the case. Right now, I have 9 I’d call done and 4 others in various stages of the process. I don’t know if they’ll all make the cut, but I want to finish them and see what I have before I make a decision.

That’s it for now. Be good.

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