The Exquisite Corpse Thread

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  • @sph  3 weeks

    I shamelessly copied this text from @metalfoot :
    The Exquisite Corpse is one of my favourite FAWM/50-90 games. In it, each participant tries to continue the song based on a small (10 sec) snippet of the chunk which came before it. The stitcher takes all the pieces (typically 45s-1m in length) and compiles a song from it, which is then posted to great mirth and hilarity for all involved.

    I'm willing to start and stitch the first one. To keep the whole endeavour manageable I suggest not more than 6 contributors to each corpse.

    Well, and here are the first two Freeform Exquisite Corpses:

    Freeform Exquisite Corpse 1
    1. @metalfoot
    2. @declan
    3. @w1n
    4. @andygetch
    5. @downburst
    6. @tesla3090

    Freeform Exquisite Corpse 2
    1. @sph
    2. @seemanski
    3. @ballyhoot
    4. @ampersandman
    5. @lowhum
    6. @nateger

    Freeform Exquisite Corpse 3 (Stitcher @marvsmooth )
    1. @lokimotive
    2. @bradbrubaker
    3. @saumera
    4. @wazylizard
    5. @ballyhoot
    6. @marvsmooth
    Waiting for next freeform corpse:
    @lokimotive

  • @ampersandman  3 weeks

    Definitely in for one!

  • @declan 3 weeks

    I'm in.

  • @w1n  3 weeks

    I'm in

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    I've started an Acoustic Corpse thread so I'll wait out regular corpse #1 but might be free to jump in later in the month 😁

  • @downburst  3 weeks

    I'm in, but could I suggest that we wait for the first to start these organizing posts? Some people won't show up until then and it's dispiriting to come to these posts to find there are already umpteen people ahead of you.

  • @sph  3 weeks

    @downburst Point taken. As I wrote above a corpse with a lot of contributors is a strenuous affair, because most people involved are waiting: either for their call or they're waiting to hear the tune in its entirety. Therefore I suggested to have only six participants for each corpse.
    I will wait for Feb 1st and then arrange enough corpses for all interested. We even could shuffle the positions.

  • @downburst  3 weeks

    The multiple corpses proviso definitely helps ease the pain!

    I'm kind of interested in running a themed corpse (theme to be determined, but it might be something like picking a tempo or a key or a mood). It's fun to have some differentiation (along with, of course, good old anything goes).

  • @ballyhoot 3 weeks

    I love corpses!
    Ur... I mean..
    I love participating in exquisite corpse music challenges!
    It helps to be specific.
    So I definitely want to be included whenever we start organizing some of these....
    😀

  • @tesla3090  3 weeks

    I'm in! I missed out on the last few years, so it will be fun to get around to it again.

  • @cairobraga  3 weeks

    @sph is this the "master" thread where, in previous years, we would organize all the corpses by category (acoustic, lyric only, full production, mixed) and letters (A, B, C, D...)?

  • @sph  2 weeks

    @cairobraga did not think about this. I would like this thread to be for the "freeform" category: do whatever you like with your contribution, be it full production, LoFi, electronica or whatever else spurs your creativity.
    If anyone wants a master thread, please create one.

  • @seemanski  2 weeks

    This sounds fun, I'm in

  • @lowhum 2 weeks

    Sure! Count me in!

  • @downburst  2 weeks

    @sph Maybe change the title of this thread to reflect that? And then somebody (it could be me) could start the "official" thread.

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    @downburst That'd be awesome if you'd be willing to start the 'official' index thread.

  • @sph  2 weeks

    @downburst When I find out to change the title I will do this.

  • @downburst  2 weeks

    Oh! I though you just hit edit on your post.

  • @andygetch  2 weeks

    In

  • @sph  2 weeks

    @downburst unfortunately not. 😞 Just create "The official Exquisite Corpse Master Thread"

  • @downburst  2 weeks

    Well, dang. OK, the "official" thread is https://fawm.org/forums/topic/8869/

  • @sph  2 weeks

    Well, and here are the first two Freeform Exquisite Corpses. Please tell me if you want another title for this.
    Anyway: have fun!

    Freeform Exquisite Corpse 1
    (Stitcher @sph)
    1. @metalfoot
    2. @declan
    3. @w1n
    4. @andygetch
    5. @downburst
    6. @tesla3090

    Freeform Exquisite Corpse 2
    (Stitcher @sph - I promise to listen only to the last 10 seconds of @seemanski's tune)
    1. @seemanski
    2. @sph
    3. @ballyhoot
    4. @ampersandman
    5. @lowhum
    6. ---

  • @nateger  2 weeks

    Please sign me up if its not too late!

  • @seemanski  2 weeks

    @sph I have come down with the flu and I don't think I am going to be able to start this anytime soon. It might be best to reorder so you can get started.

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    I'll get at my opening chunk either late tonight or tomorrow while the rest of the North American market is watching the Super Bowl. Trying to juggle work, family and play commitments but after tonight's show I have a few days off from the play!

  • @sph  2 weeks

    @seemanski ok, i see what i can come up with. Get well soon

  • @sph  2 weeks

    @nateger you can take the open slot in the second one

  • @nateger  2 weeks

    @sph perfect!

  • @lokimotive  2 weeks

    Id be interested in something like this. I'm producing electronically over here so LMK!

  • @saumera  2 weeks

    Sign me up too!

  • @wazylizard 2 weeks

    I'd be happy to join the exquisite corpse - I've always loved this writing game, I wonder how it might work with songs!

  • @declan 2 weeks

    @metalfoot please use the email in my profile to forward on my 10 secs. When you are ready. Its Liverpool v West Ham tonight a far bigger event than the Catch Championships, so don't feel under pressure.

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    @declan Will do. Sorry I've not moved on this yet.

  • @bradbrubaker  1 week

    I'll do one if another thread starts. Preferably earlier, like spot #2 or #3.

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    OK first chunk of Corpse 1 done. Sending full bit to @sph and 10s to @declan.

  • @declan 1 week

    I didn't get the email @metalfoot

    (I wasn't hassling in my earlier message).

  • @declan 1 week

    @metalfoot thanks. Is it in a specific Key?

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    It ended on an F#m - G thing, kinda alternating between the chords, but it was very much in D.

  • @declan 1 week

    @metalfoot thank you.

  • @ballyhoot 1 week

    I'm a little confused who's supposed to start the freeform exquisite corpse #2. At the top of the thread, it lists @sph as the lead-in. But in the middle of the thread, it lists @seemanski . But then there's a post from @seemanski that they got sick and suggesting a re-order. After that, there are a couple of posts that suggest that @nateger is going to lead off the second one. So is the order now:

    1. @nateger
    2. @sph
    3. @ballyhoot
    4. @ampersandman
    5. @lowhum
    6. @seemanski

  • @nateger  1 week

    @ballyhoot thanks for clearing this up. I'll get started!

  • @ballyhoot 1 week

    @nateger , I don’t know if I’m clearing it up. I may have muddied it more. I just realized that the earlier posts had said you could take the “open slot”, which probably meant slot 6 but I had misread it as “opening slot”.... my bad.... I’ll be quiet now....

  • @declan 1 week

    @w1n should have recieved 10 secs and @sph my song

  • @w1n  1 week

    I have received @declan s 10sec, I'll record my part tomorrow.

  • @lokimotive  1 week

    Any progress on a new exquisite corpse list?

  • @marvsmooth  1 week

    Any openings?

  • @sph  1 week

    Hi all: I'm still alive but was caught by "this thing called life". Will do my two corpse tunes tonight and try to get this thread sorted.
    Sorry to let you wait so long.

  • @ballyhoot 5 days

    For what it's worth, the following people have expressed an interest in this thread in joining an exquisite corpse, who aren't already part of the first two corpses. Just need a stitcher.

    @lokimotive
    @bradbrubaker
    @saumera
    @wazylizard
    @marvsmooth

    And I don't mind being the 6th participant, so we just need a stitcher. If nobody else wants to do it, I can try my hand at it. I've never done it before.

  • @marvsmooth  5 days

    I can finish and stitch.

  • @ballyhoot 5 days

    Awesome! Thanks @marvsmooth

  • @metalfoot  5 days

    i was going to say, @marvsmooth is an old hand at organizing and stitching corpses!

  • @marvsmooth  5 days

    @ballyhoot @lokimotive @bradbrubaker @saumera @wazylizard - how about this;

    1. Lokimotive
    2. Bradbrubake
    3. Saumaker
    4. Wazylizard
    5. Ballyhoot
    6. Marvsmooth

    Stitched by me?

  • @marvsmooth  5 days

    ^sorry about the names, I can’t edit on a phone^

  • @saumera  5 days

    Yeah Saumaker's in

  • @ballyhoot 5 days

    Works for me

  • @bradbrubaker  5 days

    @marvsmooth - Sounds good.

  • @marvsmooth  5 days

    @saumera - thank you, lol 😀

  • @declan 3 days

    How’s progress on exquisite corpse 1 coming along? @w1n @andygetch ?

  • @declan 3 days

    If there’s a forth I’m in?

  • @wazylizard 2 days

    Good for me too, sorry for the delay

  • @marvsmooth  6 hours

    Nothing from @lokimotive yet. I might start this

  • @declan 6 hours

    Has Corpse 1 Stalled?

    1. @metalfoot - done
    2. @declan - done
    3. @w1n
    4. @andygetch
    5. @downburst
    6. @tesla3090

  • @andygetch  6 hours

    @declan @metalfoot to date, I have heard nothing on this from @w1n

  • @w1n  6 hours

    @declan sorry I had completely forgotten about it, I'll get it done today

  • @declan 6 hours

    Cool, there's still time.

  • @declan 6 hours

    Cool, there's still time.

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