Friday, November 10, 2006

Proposal with graphics

There are no graphics in this post.

I have a proposal for you all. If you accept, you will be a part of the greatest competition since that one time we all tried to hold our breaths the longest and kyle passed out.

How often does one go to a region dance and find themselves terribly disappointed with the DJ's selection of music? I'll tell you:

too often

This is your chance to do what you've always said you could - create a better playlist than the DJ.

The challenge: create the greatest region dance song list ever. Then burn a copy and give it to me.

The details: Region dances are three hours long. You are assigned to create an hour and a half list at minimum, with a maximum of three hours. Good luck fitting that on one CD, I'd suggest a DVD. Details aren't too necessary, it's pretty self explanatory. You need to find a healthy balance between fast songs and slow songs, pumping songs and lyrical songs, white guy music and black guy music.

Really it's up to you. The destiny of 200 region dance kids is in your hand. Are they going to have a good night or not?

The contest will be judged by myself, and some others if I feel like it. I will be analyzing every CD I get to determine the very best. The winner's prize will be discussed a little lower.

Here are some helpful hints.
  1. Only like, 3 people know how to swing dance. Keep that in mind.
  2. Points will be seriously deducted for including boot/scoot/boogie. Inversely, failure to include cotton eye joe will also be punished.
  3. You can't please everybody, so please the people that are important to you.
  4. Find a healthy balance of slow songs. That's why half of the people go to region dances. How many slow songs are too many slow songs? No one knows, but I'm all about more slow songs.
  5. Trends are important, notice them. It might not be the best idea to place a slow song right after a really fast song. People like me get sweaty during fast songs.
  6. The end is crucial. It is critical for you to end in a slow song. Failure to do so will result in riots.
  7. Remember to keep it region dance appropriate. I don't want to hear swearing whilst I'm grooving.
  8. If you feel like being creative you can designate certain slow songs as girl's choice, although this is risky and the actual benefits haven't been conclusively studied yet.
  9. Bonus points if your region dance has cookies.
That's the contest. Here's why you should play, check it out ->
  • It gives you an opportunity to explore your own musical tastes. It's a challenge to see how good you are.
  • It gives you a greater appreciation for the DJ's. They don't know what they're doing either.
  • It gives me a greater musical library. Hahaha, burn your cd's so I can "analyze" them. Please, I just want your music.
  • ....and your ideas. Right.
  • They'll be analyzed and mocked/praised publicly by yours truly on this here blog. I'm going to have good times with these, letting you know exactly how I feel. "Yeah, maybe that'd work at a Granger region dance."
  • One day I'm going to host a rebel dance. You know that it's going to happen one of these days. This insight will prove invaluable in my quest to create the greatest region dance ever.
  • It lets you finally say "I made a better region dance song list than this crappy DJ..." instead of the less-than-awesome "I could make a better song list...". Impress your friends with some genuine credibility behind your statement. This'll hold up in court. It's going to be that good.
  • It'll be very interesting to see the differences between boys and girls. I wonder who'll put more slow songs, the guys or the girls. I bet guys, but then again, I don't have any data to go from yet.
  • If you're crowned region dance song list champion of the world, I'm going to make a killer music video using a bunch of music from your list. I'll even dedicate it to you. You can count on this one, because I've been dying to make a music video for a long time now. But, I won't do it if only like, two people play. If more than 6 do it, I'm going to be all over it.
  • Yes, you can work in partners. You can build friendships through region dance music. Hooray.
There you go friends. The challenge has been raised. Can you do it? Do you have the management, organization, and hip skills it requires to create a killer region dance song list?

There's only one way to find out.

Many will enter, few will win.

The official challenge begins right now. It'll be publicized more throughout this next week, you can help with that too. Dooooo it. Let me know if you're going to play or not. If you need a cd/dvd let me know. It'll make me feel better about myself because I've got something that you don't. Maybe I'll give you one too, we'll see.

Region Dance IV Life.


Trevor Poulson said...

interesting I think i would suck at it, but just maybe i might have to take a wack at it i'll think about it Molly is going to win she is the musical genius of the world

Anonymous said...

A proposal without graphics, eh? Hmmm.... I haven't done anything in photoshop for a while.... Who knows, maybe college will slow down enough this coming week that I can make you a schnazzy photoshop flyer for this - could be fun. Any photos that you (Thatcher) have of yourself doing the disco or similar region-dance-themed Thatcher-craziness would probably come in handy. Send them along to me, and I'll see if I can throw in a nifty lens flare or some such (consider that a hint as to the identity of the poster of this message, and if you're still confused, check the name for another). Anyway, yeah, sounds fun, good chance to exercise the ol' atrophied photoshop muscle. (oh, and if you still can't figure out who this is, then just reply to the comment and i'll belittle you for not figuring it out and then tell you on msgr)

Courtney said...

hmm... i'm liking this.

let me see what i can come up with. :D

trevor's right, molly will win. :D

Anonymous said...

Haha...sounds fun. This is a cool idea. Molly is going to win.