So I listen to The Really Big Show on ESPN 850 AM Cleveland almost every day. Been a fan since I first heard them back in June. So I find out they're holding a contest for musicians from Ohio, and I thought "oh man this is going to be great!" Never intended on entering or anything. So The first day of the contest is here, and Rizzo and Hammer decide they're going to play a few of the stand out entries over the air and give their thoughts and try to encourage others. One of the main critiques was the "cellphone type" quality the entries were sounding like. So I thought "oh man that's too bad since decent equipment these days is cheap if you have the knowledge to use it." So I keep listening and there really were some great voices that came on. Then after they played about 5 entries they talk about the contest and say how it can be anything musically even rap. In fact they even encouraged rap submissions, which I assumed they wouldn't want. So I had an idea to do a beat box track anyway but I left it on the back burner since I really just wanted to focus on more serious music. But I wrote down about 12 great bars and that motivated me to get moving and sure enough I made the track with my friend Kevin helping me out on ideas for the sounds. I send the track in Friday night and sure enough, today they played it! I caught the audio using a program I have and I uploaded it to YouTube.
Now I totally get that they didn't really lose their minds to my entry, and I don't think anyone other than a hip hop head who will really dig into the lyrics will. I will say I have gotten positive reviews from a few of the people I've showed so I stand by my product.
You can follow the contest by listening into the show here: http://espncleveland.com/common/page.php?pt=reallybigshow&id=127#