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#426964 - 08/21/17 11:37 AM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners!
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1125
Loc: Victoria, BC
We've enjoyed listening to all of the songs submitted for our Xtra Styles Song contest - thank you to everyone who entered!

The winners are:

Americana:
Captain Arnold's Liquer Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Rob4580
Xtra Style used: _SECLUDE.STY 
Original Forum Post

Country:
The Music of Life Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Jon Thomas
Xtra Style used: _HARPING.STY
Original Forum Post

Jazz:
In a Latin Mood Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: MusicStudent
Xtra Style used: _BOSSOUL.STY
Original Forum Post

Rock-Pop
Great White Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Buford
Xtra Style used: _BIGWAVE.STY
Original Forum Post

Congratulations!
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#426978 - 08/21/17 01:41 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Noel96 Offline
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Congratulations everyone!
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#426982 - 08/21/17 02:56 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
MusicStudent Offline
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Who said an instrumental could not win? Oh, I guess that was me... which is why I added the "verbal count in" at the beginning.

Thank you so very much. I am pleased to be a winner. Congratulations to winners and all who participated.
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#426984 - 08/21/17 03:42 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Jon Thomas Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 107
Wow!!! smile
Thank you so much guys!!
This is a nice, nice surprise!!
I guess in the eclipse day, many strange things may happen, including an Italian winning a country competition! smile smile
Congratulations to all, not just the winners but all participants as well. A lot of very nice songs!
Most of all, thank you PG Music !!!
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#426985 - 08/21/17 03:56 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Buford Offline
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Congratulations to all the entrants and winners.

Bob grin
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#426988 - 08/21/17 04:31 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 272
Loc: Washington State
Dear "Rob4580", Jon Thomas, "MusicStudent" and Buford...

Now you that you talented gents have been handed the sweet, juicy apple of success (crunch, slurp, mmm-mmm!) why don't you tell us what was the inspiration for each of your songs! laugh

Congratulations, "Xtra Styles Contest Winners"!

Most sincerely and respectfully,

"bluage" a.k.a. LOREN
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#426995 - 08/21/17 05:05 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Congratulations to all of the winners, but moreover, thanks to everyone who contributed. There has been some remarkable material put forward.
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#426997 - 08/21/17 05:12 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: bluage]
Buford Offline
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Registered: 12/03/03
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Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: bluage
Dear "Rob4580", Jon Thomas, "MusicStudent" and Buford...
why don't you tell us what was the inspiration for each of your songs! laugh

"bluage" a.k.a. LOREN


Hi Loren,

I think each of my entries has info about the motivation/inspiration for each song at the top of the post. Check out the original post on each song.

Thanks for listening,
Bob
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#426998 - 08/21/17 05:15 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: VideoTrack]
Buford Offline
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Registered: 12/03/03
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Congratulations to all of the winners, but moreover, thanks to everyone who contributed. There has been some remarkable material put forward.


Hey VT,

Thanks so much. There were a lot of good entries in this competition. A great, inspirational STYLE PAK didn't hurt either.

Thanks for listening,
Bob
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#427009 - 08/21/17 06:25 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Well done to the winners and thanks to PG Music for the opportunity.

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#427018 - 08/21/17 07:35 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: bluage]
Jon Thomas Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 107
Hi Loren
In my case the inspiration for the lyrics came from my profound love for animals and nature. And the idea that we all are basically the same - us, animals, plants, everything. We are one giant choir, and with slightly different voices we sing the same, beautiful song. It also came from my passion for science. In physics, string theory basically argues something quite similar: the fundamental components of reality are tiny strings, and everything - energy, matter etc - is the result of their viibrations. The universe is music, in a sense. We are music. How beautiful is that? String theory is not proven yet, but I thought it would make a nice starting point for a song anyway smile
Jon
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#427022 - 08/21/17 09:33 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Jon Thomas]
bluage Offline
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Posts: 272
Loc: Washington State
Dear Jon Thomas...

Thank you SO much for responding to my request of all the winners!

I am in totally agreement with you about the "string" that ties everything together in this inexpressibly beautiful world -- that is, as Our Creator originally designed it.

Your song clearly and jubilantly expressed your feelings about the glorious, harmonious inter-relatedness of everything.

Here are the powerful words of Ludwig Van Beethoven on the nature of music:

"The vibrations on the air are the breath of God speaking to man's soul. Music is the language of God. We musicians are as close to God as man can be. We hear his voice, we read his lips, we give birth to the children of God, who sing his praise. That's what musicians are."

Gratefully,

LOREN


Edited by bluage (08/21/17 09:34 PM)
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#427023 - 08/21/17 09:36 PM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Buford]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 272
Loc: Washington State
Dear Buford...

I'll do just that very thing!

Thanks for responding.

Sincerely,

LOREN
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#427032 - 08/22/17 01:48 AM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 669
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Congratulations to all the contest winners.
It was fun for me to participate in the competition and listen to my competitors' songs.

Best regards.

From Japan
Shigeki Adachi

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#427037 - 08/22/17 04:04 AM [2017 Xtra Styles Contest] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1496
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Congratulations to the winners and thank you all for your kind words.
Ive been using Band in a Box since the early 90's.
When I first purchased BB it arrived in floppy disk form.

Ive been using BB for so long that it has become second nature to me.
Sometimes I am guilty of taking BB for granted because it has become such a part of my life.

When I hear a great style, I hear an unwritten song. Just gotta keep chopping bits off till I find it.
The inspiration for my song was the drum beat in SECLUDE.STY and to me that was the star of the whole effort.
Thank you guys for the great support and thank you PG music.
Rob

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