TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:47 am

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batmagadanleadoff wrote:McDonald's, Church Avenue and Kings Highway, Brooklyn, New York


They sell donuts in McDonalds?

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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:23 pm

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Well, it's been a fun ride. I (yes, I am one of your mystery finalists) pulled back from three votes down and won by the skin of my teeth in the semis, but I don't see that happening again from six votes down. I concede to my unknown opponent.

I actually weighed "Down on the Corner" as an option, as well as the only other "Korner" pop song I could think of: Genesis's "Lonely Man on the Corner." I wasn't able to make either work, and besides, given only Ralph Kiner as a subject, I became committed early to writing about his love life.

I actually wanted to go hip-hop here. My wife really wanted me to go with Positive K's "I Got a Man," reset as a conversation between Ralph and Liz Taylor.

    >I got a man!
    >I'm not tryin' to hear that, see.
    >But I got a man!
    >How many homers he hit in '53?

But that was a really tall order (long song, lots of words, complex meter) and (story of my life) I found myself on the eve of the due date with my assignment unbegun. I apologize for adapting a largely unfamiliar song, but heck with it, it was the song I wanted to write and that's the tune it fit into. I salute my worthy opponent for finding a familiar song and making it new.

Had I started a day earlier, I would have cut the song myself, which might have gotten me a little over the unfamiliarity hump. So late last night, I snuck down and stole my wife's laptop, and that's what I did. I dedicate this to my mysterious opponent, the 2013-2014 Crane Pool Parody Invitational Champion, and of course, to my hero, Ralph Kiner.



(Please forgive the flubs. It's a one-take special and I didn't have Fman to help out on leads.)
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Edgy MD wrote:Well, it's been a fun ride. I (yes, I am one of your mystery finalists) pulled back from three votes down and won by the skin of my teeth in the semis, but I don't see that happening again from six votes down. I concede to my unknown opponent.

I actually weighed "Down on the Corner" as an option, as well as the only other "Korner" pop song I could think of: Genesis's "Lonely Man on the Corner." I wasn't able to make either work, and besides, given only Ralph Kiner as a subject, I became committed early to writing about his love life.

I actually wanted to go hip-hop here. My wife really wanted me to go with Positive K's "I Got a Man," reset as a conversation between Ralph and Liz Taylor.

    >I got a man!
    >I'm not tryin' to hear that, see.
    >But I got a man!
    >How many homers he hit in '53?

But that was a really tall order (long song, lots of words, complex meter) and (story of my life) I found myself on the eve of the due date with my assignment unbegun. I apologize for adapting a largely unfamiliar song, but heck with it, it was the song I wanted to write and that's the tune it fit into. I salute my worthy opponent for finding a familiar song and making it new.

Had I started a day earlier, I would have cut the song myself, which might have gotten me a little over the unfamiliarity hump. So late last night, I snuck down and stole my wife's laptop, and that's what I did. I dedicate this to my mysterious opponent, the 2013-2014 Crane Pool Parody Invitational Champion, and of course, to my hero, Ralph Kiner.



(Please forgive the flubs. It's a one-take special and I didn't have Fman to help out on leads.)



Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby TransMonk » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:07 pm

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Excellent job, Edgy! I was thinking of doing a couple of these this year, but time did not cooperate.

I was very much inspired to come up with this little 3 track jingle this evening after hearing yours, though. I think I sense a tradition.



That might only be up for a couple of days...I don't need Fogerty suing me.

It was nice to have a change to the format this year that made things more interesting. Kiner was a tough pull for the finals...I was so used to having options in years past.

I thought about VU's "Sweet Jane" after riffing off the first line featuring "corner" (Standing on the corner, suitcase in my hand). But Sunday morning quickly faded into Sunday afternoon and the CCR was easier for me to get a handle on.

Again, great work, everyone!
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Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:17 pm

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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:58 pm

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TransMonk wrote:

I... HATE YOU! I hate you and your stupid three-track-mixing, lead-guitar-playing FACE!
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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby TransMonk » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:10 am

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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:21 am

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You had to go and beat me TWICE.

Stupid jukebox hero.
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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby TransMonk » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:32 am

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No way, man. My intent wasn't to beat you, only to share. Without your song, I wouldn't have posted my song. I'm sorry if I stepped on toes.

We should go on the road. We could set up outside MLB parks when the Mets are playing and do parodies for pocket change. I'm not sure we would make any money at it, but it would be fun.
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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:47 am

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Just funning. And being highly jealous of your skill set.

I was thinking we set up a band and do some of the tournament's historical greatest hitz at a future Queens Baseball Conference.
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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

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We would like to thank the contestants and voters -- the entire forum -- for making this year's tournament so special. And to this year's champion, TransMonk, who persevered despite being randomly ranked 16th out of 16 contestants, we present the 2014 Crane Pool Kranepool Cup.

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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:16 am

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The Current World Universe Coaches Poll Song Parody Rankings:

1 TransMonk
2 Edgy MD
3 sharpie
4 LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr
5 John Cougar Lunchbucket
6 G-Fafif
7 Lefty Specialist
8 Kong76
9 Zvon
10T Fman99
10T metirish
12 A Boy Named Seo
13T Ceetar
13T seawolf17
15 metsmarathon
16 Trachsel My Tears


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Postby MFS62 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:18 am

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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby Zvon » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:41 pm

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Edgy MD wrote:




AMAZIN'! Both excellent.

Very kool u guys did that.
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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby metsmarathon » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:20 am

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batmagadanleadoff wrote:The Current World Universe Coaches Poll Song Parody Rankings:

1 TransMonk
2 Edgy MD
3 sharpie
4 LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr
5 John Cougar Lunchbucket
6 G-Fafif
7 Lefty Specialist
8 Kong76
9 Zvon
10T Fman99
10T metirish
12 A Boy Named Seo
13T Ceetar
13T seawolf17
15 metsmarathon
16 Trachsel My Tears


damn, that hurts. i'm ranked only ahead of the new guy.
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Postby LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:35 pm

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Correction: you're ranked ahead of the new guy who didn't submit a song.
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Postby Lefty Specialist » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:12 pm

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LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr wrote:Correction: you're ranked ahead of the new guy who didn't submit a song.


Ouch. That'll leave a mark.
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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby metsmarathon » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:14 pm

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i think i'm being penalized for not providing either a song title or a link to the source material. or for tardiness. or because bml hates a lack of punctuation.
the first step is admitting you're a runner.

running is a mental sport, and we're all insane.

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Re: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: THE CPF 2013-14 SONG PARODY CONTEST

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:17 pm

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metsmarathon wrote:i think i'm being penalized for not providing either a song title or a link to the source material. or for tardiness. or because bml hates a lack of punctuation.


Blame it on the purely objective proprietary mathematical algorithms that determine the CPF song parody rankings. If it was up to me, I'da ranked you in the top one or two.

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