March 20, 2019

June 26, 2018

May 11, 2018

June 8, 2017

May 22, 2017

March 22, 2017

January 30, 2017

Please reload

Recent Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Featured Posts

Nur Ein XII

May 22, 2017

The field was so strong this year. I was eliminated in the second round, but I'm still writing shadow entries for the "Ohne Ruhm" thread. The challenges are fun. The interest rate is nearly 0%.


Round Zero: "Fingers Crossed". We had to have a backward section. Being a glutton for punishment, I tried to learn how to sing my bridge in reverse. Then I played it backwards. If I had done a perfect job it would have sounded like really good background singers. Mine sounds like very shy guys with weird accents. The judges were wildly divided.


Round One: "After You". We had to have a counter-melody. I went "moody spy movie" on this. The judges were wildly divided.


Round Two: "Tired of Talking". The lyrics had to be one sentence. I used a long, complex sentence, then repeated parts of it. The judges said, "You're out!"


Round Three: "Regime Change". Two guest vocalists in their own sections. If I hadn't gotten knocked out round two, this one would have done it. First, I could NOT write "Regime Change".  So I wrote "Regina Chang" about a kid who spray-paints graffiti to impress a girl in his chemistry class, and accidentally starts a movement to overthrow the government. Unfortunately, I could not get ONE guest vocalist, let alone two. This song met the challenge for Round Four.


Round Four: "A Sense of the Absurd". Mondegreen [misheard words]. I wrote this song as "Essence of Theo's Bird" about egrets. This song met the challenge for Round Five.


Round Five: "Elevator Men". Prominent musical repetition. The chorus goes up and down like the elevator men. The verses hang on the "E" note, just like the narrator and his floor scrubber. He just stays at the same level. This song did not meet the challenge for Round Six.


Round Six: "Excuse Me". A lipogram that doesn't use the letter "A" anywhere in the lyrics. I'm free to be silly, so I'm going to violate the rules completely, and use ONLY the letter "A" as my vowel for the verses. In fact, I'm also going to write in the key of A Major, use an A Major 7 chord, and hang mostly on the note A. 


Round Seven. This is the finals, and I may or may not write a song for this round. 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Follow Us
Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
inflatable music





Every 10 days or so... 

Get a title. Write a song. Think it's great. Reviews say  it's not.

NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

JAN 14-29

Send in a video, along with 7000 other people. 1 artist will do a 30 minute concert @ NPR.



Write 14 songs in 28 days. Reviews say it's great, even if it's weak, dawg.

Nur Ein!


Get a title and a challenge. Write a song. Hope the judges like it. Try not to get eliminated.

LINK to Nur Ein! 



Write 50 songs in 90 days.   Hawaii, USA

© inflatable vegetables. Proudly created with