Jerkatorium won SpinTunes 13 last year (which is something I already bragged about in a previous bog post), and SpinTunes winners are generally expected to be judges for the following SpinTunes. SpinTunes 14 officially started up March 2018, and Jerkatorium is participating as one of the five competition judges.
Our intent was to submit our reviews in the form of podcasts. Travel and other issues got in the way of submitting our Round 1 reviews as a podcast, so Chumpy composed written reviews. Since then, we have caught up and created the podcast for the Round 1 reviews. The appeal of these review podcasts might be limited to SpinTunes followers and contestants, but if you are interested in listening to us yammer for a while the various ways to access the podcast are listed below:
https://twojerksonevote.com <-- minimal website
https://twojerksonevote.com/ST14R1_TJ1V.mp3 <--- direct link to mp3
http://twojerksonevote.com/feeds/podcast.xml <-- xml feed for iTunes or other podcast listening software
The podcast does include a new short song from Jerkatorium, which is our SpinTunes Judge's Theme. You can hear the theme separately at:
This next bit is going to require a little bit of explanation: Bands may participate in SpinTunes competitions without actually competing, and they call that "shadowing". SpinTunes shadow entries are songs that meet the challenge criteria and are submitted and posted along with the competing entries, but shadow entries are not competing and they are not rated, and shadowing bands are not eligible to win SpinTunes. Jerkatorium's alter ego band Matchy Matchy has been submitting shadow entries to SpinTunes 14. Obviously it would be unethical for Matchy Matchy to compete in SpinTunes 14 while we are judging SpinTunes 14, but we didn't want to miss out on the fun of participation.
The first challenge was to "refer to your pet as your roommate and write a song about what your roommate did today, never mentioning its species in the lyrics." We submitted the song "One Of These Days" as Matchy Matchy, and you can hear it and download it for free at the link below (adult language warning):
The second challenge was to write a prequel to a famous song. We decided to do "I Think You're Okay" (as Matchy Matchy) as a prequel to "I Think I Love You" by the Partridge Family. You can hear the song and download it for free at the link below: