: The reinstatement of the MetaFilter Music Challenge
! (*cue applause*) REQUESTING
: Your ideas on Challenge categories and structure.
posted by flapjax at midnite to MetaFilter Music at 5:16 PM (97 comments total)
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A quick update: the MetaFilter Music Challenge was first proposed and discussed in this thread
and was a functioning reality for several months, resulting in the submission of many fine songs
. But of late, it had fallen by the wayside. This recent MeTa thread
rekindled the discussion, and there emerged (thanks, sleepy pete!) a new idea on how to retool the Challenge. It would go like this:
Suggestions for the monthly Challenge Theme may be made by any and all
MeFiers. The gates have been thrown open! Everyone is urged to submit an idea for any given month's Challenge to yours truly, flapjax at midnite
, via MeFiMail. From among the submissions I would choose one (or more?) for the month, send it (them?) to jessamyn, and posting to the the Music page would follow.
Now, what I'd like to do at this point is to encourage a bit more discussion on the Challenge itself. Up to now the Challenge has usually consisted of single words like "water" or "spooky". I see no reason to stop doing that, but I wonder if there aren't other ideas that might make for an interesting Challenge. So, I'd like to urge anyone and everyone interested in this (musicians and non-musicians alike) to add your two cents here. Any and all ideas welcomed. One thing I've been thinking: should there be 2 or 3 categories for the Challenge (i.e. word, exact phrase, purely musical guidelines) each month? And does anyone have any brilliant ideas about how to make the MeFi Music Challenge something that will be of greater interest to MeFiers on the whole?
There have been a number of suggestions made in the past that I think are worth consideration, in this thread
as well as that first thread
Your interest and participation will be greatly appreciated.