• Socksual
    Music,  Song Fu / SpinTunes

    Highly Socksual

    Our last SpinTunes song received a much better reception from the judges, though it still resulted in some widely different scores (which is a good thing, I think). This time around we came up with a piece that sounds like…

  • Kalimba & Blades
    Music,  Song Fu / SpinTunes

    Schnipp, Schnapp!

    Our new song, for SpinTunes round two, has now hit the net: I was very pleased with the reviews we received for our first round song, both from the official judges and from others who took the time to review…

  • Studio Drums
    Music,  Song Fu / SpinTunes

    Gag me with a spurtle

    The deadline for round 1 of SpinTunes 10 has finished and we have a new song! Despite having two weekends to complete the challenge, this one was submitted at the last moment as it took us a while to come…

  • Spintunes8
    Music,  Song Fu / SpinTunes

    The Unexpected Guest

    It’s SpinTunes time again and though I have not joined in as a competitor, I did offer up my services to the Boffo Yux Dudes, who have an ongoing tradition of carpet-bombing the last round of SpinTunes with ‘shadow’ songs…

  • Cookbooks
    Other Stuff

    A Tasty New Year

    Anyone who visits here with any sort of regularity will have noticed that I am partial to the odd challenge now and again. From the latest String Quartet to Every Photo Tells… or SpinTunes, challenges are a great way to…

  • Music,  Song Fu / SpinTunes

    Digging into SpinTunes

    I have been doing a bit of work recently with the stats package R and trying out the visualisation library d3, so it seemed reasonable to load them up with some musical data and see what I could come up…

  • SpinTunes Logo
    Music,  Song Fu / SpinTunes

    Judging the Spin

    As competitors in SpinTunes 4, we have the opportunity to cast a vote for the ultimate winner of the competition. In the spirit of the event, we felt it was only fair to provide some feedback to the artists in…

  • Music,  Song Fu / SpinTunes

    Igor’s Jigsaw

    Our last song for this SpinTunes is a creepy little number inspired in part by the challenge and in part by the classic Universal Frankenstein movies, with a tongue-in-cheek nod towards Carry On Screaming. The challenge itself was to produce…

  • Music,  Song Fu / SpinTunes

    Autopsy of a Lollipop Lady

    SpinTunes is back! After sitting out the last couple, I’m back in the game with twist. As “Drei Viertel Drei”, Katharina and I entered our song “Lollipop Lady” into the first round. The challenge was to write a song about…