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Whisky Soul – The First Entry #contests

Whiskey Soul - fixed

"Don't Lose Your Soul" – performed by: Allister Bradley from LCBO on Vimeo.

Even if it feels like an after school special asking you not to smoke or do drugs, you need to put aside the longing stares straight into the camera and the painful religious infomercial vignettes and hear his voice – which isn't bad. It's a shame he hired a Sears videographer to direct his video as I couldn't imagine a worse vehicle for his not all that original sound.

He's got a great voice, and we all know I'm a sucker for a piano but many of the verses feel cramped in his composition and as someone who seeks out different sounds and ideas (even the bad ones) I don't see many here – Maybe next time!

View other entries or enter the contest for links below – and if your curious be sure to checkout our initial launch here



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  • Isn't it amazing what rude and uninformed crap people will write on the internet when they get to sit behind a wall of anonymity… How about we all put our real names on posts, along with a bit of background to give readers a reason why our opinions are worth the time to read them.

    Dude, if it isn't your cup of tea, then don't listen to it. It won't bother me. As for the video, I apologize that I didn't have more time to dedicate to making your day. I would have loved to bring in my favourite rhythm section and really kill it, but I was on a tight schedule. All I could squeeze in was one take with two static cameras and a few hours of post-production.

    In case you weren't aware, the idea behind the competition was to take the existing lyric and write a new song around it, and to stay within 3 minutes – so it's a little natural that some of the verses sound cramped. You'll notice that on the other submissions, too.

    You'll be hard-pressed to find truly original work when songwriters are asked to come up with their own melody and harmony to an existing lyric. It's a tough job, but I'll tell you what – I'm pretty happy with my version of the song. I think I did the lyric a fair justice by shaping the melody so that a minimum of the lines felt cramped, and the message of the song was suitably spotlighted.

    I hope you find something to enjoy in the rest of the submissions. It sounds like you could use a little pick-me-up.

    Oh, and say "no" to drugs…

    Allister Bradley

    Allister Bradley November 14, 2010 9:39 PM Reply
    • easy there Bradley.. we all understand that you won't make everyone happy, but sadly some people just might have a venue to voice their opinions – shit right? right.

      electblake November 14, 2010 10:16 PM Reply
  • lmao

    mkniazeff November 15, 2010 10:39 AM Reply
  • you know what though, i dig this. bradley, rock on.

    Crimestein November 15, 2010 3:32 PM Reply

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