April 12th, 2012

New Tilley Hat

Encore: The Encore

A Minicon 47 Moment
Encore: The Encore
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Team Chas,  Minicon 4/24/11 Team Chas, Minicon 4/24/11
The Encore game at Minicon 46, Team Chas, second place finishers

Last year, chasophonic and chirosinger introduced the game Encore to Minicon. They tapped me, a radio dj, to host the event. The game is so easy that I felt compelled to make up rules and bend the old ones as I saw fit.
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I kept track, and here is the list of words I slung at the contestants. Number by the word is the how many songs the group came up with that had the word in the lyric, minimum six words. A parenthetical number is how many of those songs they "filked", ie wrote a song on the spot, minimum 12 words and a rhyming couplet.

Hotel 6 (1 filk)
Brother 10
NCAA 1 (1; not merely filked but choreographed)
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One of my rules for the game of Encore is that you can filk (ie make up) a song with the word in it, as long as the lyric is 12 words and has at least one rhyming couplet. Here, Chas and Becca not merely filk to "NCAA", but choreograph the song.

Basketball 2 (1 filk)
Italy 2 (1 filk)
Shit 3 (1 filk)
Redemption 1 (1 filk)
Minnesota 8
Eggplant 2 (1 filk)
Halloween 3
Highway 17
Death 3
Bivalve 0 (though a good attempt from pieeyed) (ETA from mle292 song with the word 'bivalve' in it)
Circle 7
Bob Dylan 2 (note: merely "Dylan" would have generated more songs)
Hound 2
Happy 18 (ending on a high note)
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After the last year's game, Team Chas kept encountering the words from the game in songs they hadn't thought of. At the filk circle at this year's con, they had already come up with several more from this list. Though not "bivalve".