When the idea for this forum section started out, it was no more than a simple thread posted, and an idea by a member. The member chose the song, and a bunch of people joined in on covering the song along with her (ahem, Jan). That amazing member then became a moderator here, with the main purpose of helping out in this new section of the forums created to carry on the idea of a Featured song of the month!
We continued picking songs as moderators. Then we asked for song suggestions. We picked names out of a hat at times and have gone back and forth with asking for song suggestions or names. The section moderators have tried to keep things fresh and mix it up a little here and there with how the Featured song is chosen each month. We had some great suggestions on how to run it for the next month and have come to a decision on how to change it up - yet again! Get ready...
Would YOU like to be the one to pick ONE of the songs of the month for NOVEMBER?
This month will be similar to previous months, with a twist! We'll place your names in a hat and we'll pick ONE person's name from the hat, and let YOU pick one of the songs to feature as the Song of The Month!
We will still have two songs... the moderators of this section (UJB, Jandle, and myself) will take a list of ALL the song suggestions previously made in other months that were NOT chosen, and we'll choose one of those songs as the second song to feature as the Song of The Month!
What? That's right! If you have previously submitted a song suggestion for the Featured Song of The Month and it wasn't chosen in that month, there's a chance that it could still get chosen THIS month! We thought this was a fair way to try to ensure that MORE people get a chance to have their suggestion chosen, as well as to try to balance things a little. There were a few months where we had some songs that were very very similar. Other months the songs chosen were unknown to some of our friends across the pond (awesome songs, but sometimes it's difficult to try to cover something totally unknown). There's some members who are far more talented than others and they may choose a song that's maybe a bit more advanced to play. The PLAN with this is by moderation choosing a song that's already been suggested, you have a second chance at "winning" and we can try to ensure that there's two songs next month that are complementary and hopefully everyone can participate a little more. We would like to thank easybeat for putting us on track with this suggestion!
Now, that said - some have expressed an interest in a vote and there was some confusion last month. I'd like to clarify. We try every month to make the determination by the end of the month. SO - by about the 25th of October, the song will be chosen! If you want to put your name in the hat, or put your thoughts in and try to sway moderation to to choose a specific song from those previously suggested, you'll need do to so before that date! (cheat like Roger - ) We are very sorry for any confusion caused last month; we were hoping you all would share your thoughts on song suggestions made before the hat came out. Because we didn't hear much feedback on those songs that were already suggested in the thread, and just received a bigger list, we just tossed 'em in the hat. That said, holy crows the list is now HUGE for us to choose from!
If YOU would like to choose the next Featured Song of the Month
Reply to this thread with something interesting that indicates your desire!
No need to pick the song yet! Surprise everyone with your choice if your name gets pulled from the hat!
Just enter your name in this thread for a chance to WIN your choice of song!
Examples: "PICK ME! PICK ME!"
"I want to pick the song"
"Tomatoes are fruits. Drop my name in the hat please!."
*or whatever imaginable thing you can add that also includes something that makes it clear that you want a chance to choose the next FSOTM! We'll try to pay attention to those saying, "don't put my name in, I just wanted to comment" this time! I know there were some past months where folks wanted to add their thoughts in the thread, but didn't want ther name in the hat. We'll do our best! So if you DO want your name in, make sure you say so!
Everyone that posts in this thread indicating their desire will have their name "placed in a hat" and the name will be randomly chosen. If you are chosen, you then get to choose the song of the month! The winner will be chosen with names pulled from a hat and it will be broadcast via VIDEO! The winner's name shall be posted in this thread near the end of October. The winner must submit the ONE song of their choice for the song of the month by the end of the Month.
This thread is now open, and we're ready! NOW TAKING NAMES! If you posted in the past that you wanted to be in for this month, it does NOT count! You've got to post in THIS thread. Also, feel free to cheat, try to sway moderator's decisions, trick others into not submitting their names so that you can win, tell us that we have to pick a certain song from the previous ones submitted, insist that Christmas is coming and you want to hear Christmas music for the ENTIRE month of November, etc... just keep it clean and in good fun!
So what are you waiting for? READY? SET? GO!