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Topic: SP Early Years Cover Song Contest!

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On davidp2007 wrote:

Sorry for the lateness of posting this but I was having trouble logging into my account. Thanks to Arthur for helping me out. Anyways, we are doing a new SP Cover Song Contest, sponsored by SPFreaks among other SP fan sites. Below is the press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ACT IV AND THEPUMPKINS.NET PRESENT ‘SP: THE EARLY YEARS’ COVER SONG CONTEST

Four years ago, Act IV and ThePumpkins.net collaborated on the successful Zeitgest Cover Song Contest, where fans were asked to submit covers of their favorite Zeitgeist era tracks to win some cool Smashing Pumpkins-related prizes. Now, with the recent re-issues of the first two classic Smashing Pumpkins albums, Gish and Siamese Dream, Act IV and ThePumpkins.net are collaborating to once again bring the fans another special contest.

The SP: THE EARLY YEARS COVER SONG CONTEST will be along similar lines to the Zeitgeist cover song contest. But this time around, fans are asked to submit covers of their favorite Pumpkins originals spanning the early part of The Smashing Pumpkins’ career (1988-1994), from the earliest pre-Gish demos to Pisces Iscariot and Vieuphoria. In addition to winning some great Pumpkins-related merch, the winners of the contest will earn a spot on an extended version of Ghost Children/Machines of God, a digital EP being given away as a free incentive with the Ghost Children 2/Friends and Enemies charity compilation. Two spots are up for grabs, with the ‘Best Cover Song’ being awarded by selection committee, and the ‘Fan Favorite Cover’ being selected by you, the fans!

The winners of both the ‘Best Cover Song’ and ‘Fan Favorite Cover’ selections will receive:

1) A copy of the Deluxe CD/DVD re-issues of both Gish and Siamese Dream
2) A spot on the extended version of the Ghost Children/Machines of God digital EP.
3) A copy of the Ghost Children 2/Friends and Enemies charity CD, the Ghost Children/Machines of God digital EP, and a recently unearthed original CD copy of the Ghost Children compilation, not available to the public for nearly 10 years!

For the contest, organizers have reached to out all corners of The Smashing Pumpkins Fan Community for help. We are pleased to announce exciting partnerships with our Pumpkins fan site sponsors, , who will be celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2012. Act IV also would like to welcome back, Neil Main, the creator of the popular, original Ghost Children charity compilation, to the fold. Neil was also an integral participant and collaborator with the Act IV organizers during the two Act IV charity concerts at the legendary Metro in Chicago in 2001 and 2002. The organizers also welcome, Ashley Fahey, former webmaster of the Smashing Pumpkins UK fan group.

In addition, we have developed a special partnership with Nameless Entity Media (formerly Tranquilizer Records), an online radio station and fan community. All contest entrants are invited to join their fan community and contact to explore the possibility of having your cover and your original music featured on the radio (where applicable), being interviewed on air, and much more!

Depending on the success of the contest, organizers will consider the possibility of future contests and digital releases. So keep CD quality versions of your covers available, just in case! Please note that covers of songs the Pumpkins covered themselves will not be accepted. Before uploading your cover, please carefully review the .

Submissions will be accepted starting on December 21, 2011 and the contest will run until February 21, 2012.

After the submission deadline passes, voting will commence. The winners are tentatively set to be announced on March 17, 2012.

For more information about the contest, please visit website. Act IV is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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On davidp2007 wrote:

Anyone planning on submitting for the contest? We have an impressive list of covers submitted so far including:
She
Pulseczar
Daydream
Whir
Bury Me
Obscured

I dare you to do better! Good luck everyone! You have till February 21 to submit.

On another note, Nameless Entity Media, one of our sponsors is currently trying to raise funds to get a new broadcasting license. If anyone can help them by donating, that would be greatly appreciated: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/102 … icago-home

If you love music and unsigned and underground artists, please keep helping Nameless Entity Radio (formally Tranquilizer Radio https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nameless … 1671824764) be able to interview, do PR, put on events, and showcase new artists by making a donation towards growing the company in their new home, Chicago.

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

umm im really good at guitar and i guerantee i could shock and awe so and cover requests? BTW love this site its so sic[/quote:1vz2fkq2]
please record a cover of "nothing and everything". thank you.

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On jupiter wrote:

i want to hear a full version of Orpheus Descending
:)

speed kills but beauty lives forever
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On Arthur wrote:

i want to hear a full version of Orpheus Descending
:)[/quote:38y15x2r]
Absolutely second that!

Billy Corgan, December 2, 2008 : "Not everyone understands our death trip. But you do. And that's what matters."
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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

is that an old song? i thought that was zeitgeist era.

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On jupiter wrote:

i think you’re right, but a full version would be awesome anyway………from anyone!

speed kills but beauty lives forever
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On jupiter wrote:

when was jupiter’s lament written?

speed kills but beauty lives forever
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On davidp2007 wrote:

when was jupiter’s lament written?[/quote:2lf0s0tp]
The demo was part of the early Mellon Collie Demos in 1994. The contest covers everything before that, not including it. "Jupiter’s Lament" is fair game if we do a Mellon Collie era contest.

The latest additions to the contest are covers of "Today" (an instrumental piano rendition), "Plume", and "Glynis".

If you’re interested in submitting, you have until February 21st! That’s 6 days away. Good luck to everyone who has submitted and will submit!

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On davidp2007 wrote:

Only 1 more day left everyone! If you know anyone interested in submitting, let them know to get cracking on that cover! We have now officially surpassed the amount of entries that we received for the Zeitgeist contest with 25 entries thus far. Good luck to everyone who has submitted :).

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On jupiter wrote:

can we hear these?
:)

speed kills but beauty lives forever
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On manillascissor wrote:

http://thepumpkins.net/contests/78-sp-t … ng-contest

some of these are pretty damn good. i liked the pulseczar one. 8)

in my time of dying
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On jupiter wrote:

i havent got to that one yet.

agreed……..they are good/excellent
8)

speed kills but beauty lives forever
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On davidp2007 wrote:

There is a lot of covers to choose from and soon you guys will have your chance to vote for the fan favorite selection. We are going to announce the winners hopefully on Billy’s birthday.

In other news, we have some big news to report: Billy Corgan will be a judge for the SP Early Years Cover Song Contest for a new category called \"Best New Interpretation of a Song\". You can read more details here:
[url:3js27p64]http://www.act4.net/sp_earlyyears-announcement.html[/url:3js27p64]

[url:3js27p64]http://crestfallen.com/2012/02/22/act-iv-thepumpkins-net-sp-the-early-years-cover-contest-adds-new-category-and-new-judge/#more-4185[/url:3js27p64]

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On manillascissor wrote:

awesome

in my time of dying
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On marigold wrote:

:shock: I would be so nervous if I knew he was judging. Not that I can play music as well as any of these people!

 
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On davidp2007 wrote:

😯 I would be so nervous if I knew he was judging. Not that I can play music as well as any of these people![/quote:2rgncjn9]
Yeah. We will be narrowing down for him as he doesn’t have time to listen to all the covers, but I imagine everyone is nervous to see who he picks. It’s going to be very hard to pick a favorite and very hard to narrow it down for Billy for his category.

You can now vote. Please listen to all the covers before voting. You only get one vote, so make it count: http://thepumpkins.net/contests/78-sp-t … ng-contest

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On davidp2007 wrote:

You still have time to vote. Get your votes in and let us know which one you chose and why!

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On davidp2007 wrote:

In case anyone missed it, the top 5 for the ‘Best New of Interpretation of A Song’ category were announced yesterday. I joined Monte on Crestfallen Radio to help him make the announcement: [url:270n7v7n]http://crestfallen.com/2012/03/06/crestfallen-radio-podcast-announcement-of-the-nominees-for-best-new-interpretation-of-a-song/[/url:270n7v7n]

We narrowed down the field of entries to 5 that we thought reflected the best of that category. Now, Billy Corgan will review those 5 songs and choose a winner. Meanwhile, the selection committee is currently busy at work to determine the winner of the ‘Best Cover Song’ category.

Remember, that you can still vote for the ‘Fan Favorite Cover’ selection. Please listen to all the entries before choosing your favorite, as you only get one vote! You have until March 16th at 7 PM Eastern Time to vote: [url:270n7v7n]http://thepumpkins.net/contests/78-sp-the-early-years-cover-song-contest[/url:270n7v7n]

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On davidp2007 wrote:

Just under an hour left to vote everyone! Remember, that the results are not final until everything has been verified. Things are not yet finalized, so please wait until we make an announcement to make things official. We are planning make some sort of announcement tomorrow.

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On davidp2007 wrote:

We can now officially announce the winners (two of them anyway, we are awaiting Billy’s choice) of the contest! It was a tough choice for everyone involved I’m sure. To check out the details, including who won, go here: [url:2371wz0p]http://thepumpkins.net/news/39-site-news/1655-sp-the-early-years-cover-song-contest-the-winners#comments[/url:2371wz0p]

As soon as we know Billy’s choice for ‘Best New Interpretation of A Song’, we will let you know!

You can also find out more info here: [url:2371wz0p]http://www.act4.net[/url:2371wz0p]

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On manillascissor wrote:

Thanks for the update and holding the contest as well!

in my time of dying
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On manillascissor wrote:

Any news on the final ‘BC Approved’ winner?

in my time of dying
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On Arthur wrote:

Any news on the final ‘BC Approved’ winner?[/quote:n9unpgy6]
No :(

Billy Corgan, December 2, 2008 : "Not everyone understands our death trip. But you do. And that's what matters."
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On manillascissor wrote:

Congratulations to Michael Taylor Alexander (Jennifer Ever).

in my time of dying
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On davidp2007 wrote:

Congratulations to Michael Taylor Alexander (Jennifer Ever).[/quote:tk1dgt90]
You beat me to it :).

To read the full press release, including what happens now (eg. how to get your hands on downloads of the three winning covers), please go to the Act IV site: http://www.act4.net/sp_earlyyears-announcement2.html

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On davidp2007 wrote:

Version 2.0 of the Ghost Children/Machines of God digital EP is now available! It includes the cover of \"Set the Ray To Jerry\" by The iOs from GC2, the 3 winning tracks from the SP Early Years Contest and more. You get the EP as a FREE bonus for purchasing the Ghost Children 2/Friends and Enemies tribute/charity compilation, which is on sale for a reduced price of $7. You get 20 tracks for the price of 13! All profits from the sale of GC2 go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

http://www.act4.net/gc-machines.html
http://www.act4.net/ghostchildren2.htm

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On davidp2007 wrote:

Recently, Nameless Entity Media’s Jyn and her co-host, Bratley had me on their show, Chicago Underground. I talked about the contest, some background on the winners (and where to find their original music), the Ghost Children/Machines of God EP, Make-A-Wish and more. I actually felt like I talked too long, hopefully they will have more time to play more original music from related artists in the future:
http://soundcloud.com/jynradakovits/cuwithdavid

They are always looking for new music, so if you or anyone has music that you would like to share with the world, send them a long some song links. Then it could be played on either their show or one of the others on Nameless Entity Media.

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