Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New logo, and "Meat Grinder" results are in

Jerkatorium came in 3rd place (out of 11 entries) for our entry to the "Meat Grinder" Song Fight, which sounds about right for the song.  Our entry is an eccentric piece, and not a barn-burner by any means.  It got mostly "meh" reviews on the bulletin board.  The vote margin was very small, with almost all of the songs getting 7 to 11 votes each, which might help to explain why the winning song was essentially an instrumental 'throwaway track'.  This is not sour grapes on my part; I don't think Jerkatorium deserved to win the Meat Grinder Song Fight, but I strongly believe that Glenny should have won for his inventive and interesting submission, and I believe that the winning entry should have received a much smaller fraction of the votes.

The default Jerkatorium logo/image up until now (if Jerkatorium could be said to have one) had been my self-portrait from the January 2013 Commuter Challenge:

That image was always a place-holder at best, and it has been outdated since April, when Chumpy became a regular collaborator/member of Jerkatorium.  Chumpy has been half of Jerkatorium for the past 8 months already, and having my face as the logo/image is really inadequate.  In order to spur myself to take action, I decided to update the logo as part of the "independent project" November/December 2015 Commuter Challenge.  I am still tweaking the logo, but this is the current idea:

The other parts of that Commuter Challenge were to continue to submit songs for at least half of the Song Fights (The Rat Brain, Day of the Dead, The War On, and Meat Grinder), and cover art for at least one Song Fight per month (The Rat Brain, The War On, and Fearless Love), and I/we met those goals.  So huzzah!

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