I now give you the the rules for Volume 4 and 5 of the Green Monkey Music Project.
Volume 4 will be called, What’s In A Word?
What’s In A Word? is a mix that once again has a rather simple rule to follow. All songs submitted must have a title consisting of only one word. The word can’t be a proper noun (a person’s name, a place — if it has a capital letter, it’s a no-no).
When in doubt, use the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary. If it can’t be found there, it’s not allowed. Hey, I’d love to use Neil Young’s “Powderfinger” and Yo La Tengo’s “Sugarcube”, but they’re just not words you find in a dictionary (well, this particular one, at least).
I also want to give you the rules of Volume 5, because I don’t someone missing out on Volume 4 and automatically sign up for the next volume without knowing what they are getting into. Volume 5 will require participants to be at least a little versed in music of a more international flavor.
Volume 5 is called No Speak English. Songs for this mix must have some kind of vocals in them. Whatever singing or speaking there is in the song, it can’t be in English.
I’m not doing these mixes concurrently. You can sign up for Volume 5, and once I finalize the participants, you can submit your songs, but just be aware that I’m not going to get to it until Volume 4 is published.
Volume 4 will have five participants, but with me in the mix, that only leaves four open slots. Allen L. and Anandamide expressed interest in joining the next mix, so I’m holding two openings for them at the moment.
Volume 5 will have up to five participants as well — all four slots are open.
After these two volumes, I think I’ll take a break for a couple weeks on these mixes. But fear not, there will be a nice holiday-themed mix coming up in late September!
We have our participants for Volume 4, “What’s In A Word?”!
Participants, please add a comment to this post indicating your song choices (w/artist). Please provide no less than five songs, and no more than eight.
We also have our participants for Volume 5!
Volume 5 participants, please feel free to leave your choices as a comment as well. No pressure, though — like I said, I’m not starting on putting together Volume 5 until Volume 4 is published and available for download.
Thanks everyone for your participation!