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  1. October's challenge is on...

    Here's the image for inspiration, chosen by last month's winner the indefatigable Dad3353:

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    Usual rules apply. You know the drill:

    ✔️ Entries must be <5 minutes and written/recorded this month.

     No illegal samples, copyright infringements or other snide goings-on

     Bagpipes. Never. Also on thin ice with panpipes, to be perfectly honest.

     No voting for your own entry. We'll know. And we'll shame you.

    Deadline for entries is midnight on Saturday 24th October.

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  2. May’s challenge is on!

    Here's the image for your inspiration, chosen by last month’s winner bobbass4K...

    IMG_20200202_020522.jpg

    Usual rules apply:

    ✔️ Entries must be <5 minutes and written/recorded this month.

     No illegal samples or other funny business.

     No bagpipes. Ever.

    Deadline for entries is Sunday 24th May.

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  3. Voting thread is up! Sorry again for the delay... technical issues now resolved:

    Really good crop of entries this months guy. Well done 👏

    I had started one myself (Yeah I know! Been ages...), but then work got in the way and I didn't finish it. Damn my optimism... might finish it anyway and bung in the Share Your Music forum.

    Hope you're all well and stay safe.

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  4. Sorry for the delay guys, SoundCloud appear to have changed something with their 'embedding widget' and I'm struggling to get hold of the links to your tracks for setting up the voting thread.

    Working on it now... hopefully won't be long.

    EDIT: seems to be a problem just with Dad3353's track. You'll notice it doesn't have a 'Share' option in the top-right hand corner of the SoundCloud player, so I can't copy the link to embed it in the voting thread. Clicking on the track titles also no longer links to people's individual SoundCloud pages. It's all a bit FUBAR.

    Douglas: PM incoming...

    I'll have to revisit this tomorrow and get it sorted then. I'll add extra days on to the voting. Thanks for your patience all!

  5. 2 hours ago, BigRedX said:

    You should do what I do, which is to claim that the EULA of these various invasive communications apps are incompatible with an NDA you have had to sign for another client (actually if you have had to sign any serious NDA for work purposes you would almost definitely find that the T&Cs of apps such as Zoom, WhatsApp etc will be in violation of it - especially if you do business with companies and organisations in the EU) and therefore you are unable to install and use them.

    We've had some concerns already about Zoom re. data privacy. Clients seems to love it though... like Skype has become 'old hat' (it is admittedly much better than Skype). We ran a conference last week using Zoom: 200 participants, was less of a nightmare than I'd expected and actually worked quite well. Saved a few air miles, at least.

  6. Working as normal from home. Listening out for war-cries form the pent-up savages downstairs (aged 8 and 4) as they fight each other like the feral kids from Mad Max 3 (the crap one with Tina Turner) and generally drive my wife crazy. Ok, crazier.

    Also trying to fend off multiple Zoom meetings each day. I'm honestly seeing more of clients now than I ever did before... "Why send your message in a short and convenient email, when you can soil my laptop screen with your grinning mug and waste a good half hour of my day!?"

    Honestly, being a sociopath* I'm quite well suited to social avoidance.

    *not my day job.

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  7. April's challenge is on!

    Here's the image for your inspiration, chosen by last month’s winner fingers211...

    april 20 basschat.jpg

    Usual rules apply:

    ✔️ Entries must be <5 minutes and written/recorded this month.

     No illegal samples or other funny business.

     No... you know what. None of that.

    Deadline for entries is Thursday 23rd April.

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  8. On 29/03/2020 at 17:26, MoonBassAlpha said:

    Is it too late to enter?  Had a bit of  time on my hands today and tried some jazz rock  drumming 

    Sorry, only just spotted the PM about this! (operating a reduced service under lockdown 😉).

    Have added your track to the voting thread.

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  9. I run a small consultancy in the UK doing environmental and tourism work; and another split between Estonia and Netherlands working on science/tech projects across EU and further afield (commencing Latin America later this year). Genuinely enjoy my work, despite it eating up a large portion my life - always balancing with family, etc.

    Lucky to have a really great team - all of them close friends - and a good amount of respect in our field, having been at it for 18 years now. We’re fortunate in being able to work from home during the lockdown, so for me it’s pretty much business as usual. Only I have to make my own coffee 

    Have also had lots of other varied jobs in the past… farm and building site labourer; factory worker; fruit picker; waiter; call centre operator; private security; martial arts instructor; aid worker; once looked after Robert Plant's pigs at his smallholding in Hereford (true dat); and some I can’t mention without having to kill you all 😋

    It’s good to keep busy, I always say.

  10. Voting has now started on March's Composition Challenge.

     

    Just one vote this month (yeah, we're rationing - it's very topical). So make it count...

    Dad3353

    Leonard Smalls

    lurksalot

    SH73

    upside downer

    fingers211

    And a very last minute addition from MoonBassAlpha:

    Voting ends at midnight on Tuesday 31st March.

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  11. March’s Challenge is upon us!

    Here's the image for your inspiration, chosen by last month’s winner SH73...

    _BC_Comp_Chal_2020_03.png

    Usual rules apply:

    ✔️Entries must be < 5 minutes and written/recorded this month. 

    No illegal samples or other funny business.

    No vigorously annoying pipe instruments

    Deadline for entries is Tuesday 24th March.

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