Dr. Lindyke - A Tune For You (The SpinTunes Montage) (Shadow)

from by Various Artists

/
  •  

about

I don't much "meta" when it's done gratuitously. But in THIS case I think it's appropriate to the challenge. We needed to write something that's motivational, and what is a SpinTunes challenge if not motivation? Since I'm shadowing I feel fine with enduring a few disapproving looks in order to give a little wink and nod to the folks who are competing for real.

Actually though, this was mostly written as a response to Travis Langworthy's bitching about not having a theme song for SpinTunes. Something about Chris Cogott promising to write one... (not really, no. Yes. No.)

Everything I could fit in about the challenge is included: the tweet announcing the round, the usual moment of "what were they thinking?", the challenge itself and actual examples given, the real timeline and my real hurdle, even the countdown clock and the post-deadline shadow rule.

This is basically a live recording, one take. The piano and vocals are miked separately (I usually don't mike the piano, but just take the output). The rhythm track is simply taken straight off a vintage Casio CT-6000 and played straight through without even a fill. I thought it was pretty ironic to do such crappy production given the lyrics.

lyrics

Saturday night,
More anxious than annoyed
Sitting on pins and needles,
Staring at my Droid
Waiting for the tweet
To tell me when and where
To find the place where songsters meet
And face my challenge there.

I read the post, it's W.T.F.
My comfort zone is a burden, not a gift
Rocky Balboa and the Karate Kid...
I've gotta pump up like they did!

Now it's my time to go
Spin vinyl into gold
I've got just eight short days
And the real world in the way
But it's my time to shine
And give you something new
I'm gonna spin a tune for you!

Gotta get through...

Gotta be in Spintown by the time the clock strikes zero...
Or all that's left of me is gonna be my shadow...

I read the post, it's W.T.F.
My comfort zone is a burden, not a gift
Eye of the Tiger, a Real American...
I've got to do the best I can!

Now it's my time to go
Spin vinyl into gold
I've got just eight short days
And the real world in the way
But it's my time to shine
And give you something new
I'm gonna spin a tune for you!

Now it's my time to go
Spin vinyl into gold
I've got just eight short days
And the real world in the way
But it's my time to shine
And give you something new
I'm gonna spin a tune for you!

A Tune for You....

credits

from SpinTunes #5: Round 2, released July 17, 2012

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Spintown Middletown, Ohio

I run a songwriting contest called SpinTunes. Most of the material hosted on this account is a result of that contest. You can follow the contest on Twitter (@SpinTunes) or my personal account (@Spintown).

contact / help

Contact Spintown

Streaming and
Download help