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Less Ashamed Of Self

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  1. Quickly scanned through the pages and saw NOTHING about music videos. I know it's been a while since I was involved with the music videos that turned up around here (or since I contributed anything around here for that matter) but I would LOVE to see more of those.

    In fact, I still have several larger scale projects I wanted to work on. If we had high enough quality material, would it be considered for release on the ocremix channel as a secondary video for a given song? I haven't even scratched the surface of how cool some of my ideas could be.

  2. Hey guys,

    As some of you may know I'm part of a convention team called ConBravo based out of the Hamilton Convention Center.

    We've hosted some awesome vgm people in the past like MegaRan, Danimal Cannon, and Skrypnyk and we've got some more awesome gigs planned for 2013.

    Musicians will include brentalfloss and local nerd rapper Wordburglar. In conjunction with this, and leading up to the show, we're holding a remix contest for one of his songs 'Drawings With Words'. All of the details can be found


    Good luck all, and happy remixing. :smile:

  3. Can I just say, I don't hate that Nicky Minaj song on page one, but by the like ratio, it seems I'm a minority? What are we all worried about again?

    Yeah pop music sucks these days but to me that wasn't the best example. Obnoxious female rapping a la Missy Elliot is a style I seem to have more tolerance for than the average person. :tomatoface:

  4. Queasy Games (who's office is actually just a few blocks from where I live) just finished Sound Shapes, a PS3 and Vita exlusive that has tracks you progressively influence through the levels. It has music by I Am Robot And Proud, Jim Guthrie (Sword & Sworcery), deadmau5 and Beck. I know the Beck songs feature lyrics.

    Nothing else INDIE comes to mind.

  5. I always thought that Zelda 1's dungeon theme sung operatically would make a good rap hook. As for specific examples, I can't think of any of the top of my head but I 100% agree it's a cool fusion concept if done well. Rap tends to be able to fuse with almost anything with a little precision.

  6. Wow. Wasn't aware of this system. I should really come around here more often. :<

    The only reason I don't think a second tier of OCR membership would work is because it would probably serve as a deterrent for new members. People would abuse it, show elitism because of it, and generally be jerks about it. Inevitable.

    While I don't think it would completely scare newbies off consistently (many of them might just want in the club) you may have a point about the abuse thing. We have enough dicks around these parts.

    We don't really need more methods of fundraising though, nor do we have a shortage of music contributions... our backlog is enormous and the rate of submission is only increasing. If we did implement a fancy submission form, the rate will go up even further.

    It isn't really the submission format I'm talking about here, that would only need to change if change would help it in some way. I'm just looking, as an outsider, at how demand exceeding supply is working out and how it seems to be increasingly disproportionate; worse still unsustainable. The reason I mention VGA and their 'company' is that, while it's still just a meager couple of guys out of a house they've always treated it like a business and have been able to consistently improve their product because of it.

    I'm not suggesting that OCR charge for server access, but yeah, if a badge system, or WHATEVER system, meant that OCR wasn't just meeting their hosting fees but actually cutting a profit, as law would allow, then maybe, perhaps, some more dedicated volunteers could afford a salary and leave their day job to focus on OCR full time. Ugh, I'm probably talking out my ass. I don't mean to belittle the massive amount of work already being put in, I just want things to be moving towards greater functionality and not the opposite. It's also seems unfair to have only djp manning the posting write-ups and such.

    Another idea, just spit-balling here, my brother's webcomic operates on a buffer. He works on about 4 comics a week for a 3 comic week, MWF, and he didn't even launch the comic until he had over 100 strips (ie: nearly 8 months) ready to go. His buffer keeps increasing so that he can take time off as he needs, kind of like how tv series have everything done WAY before it gets to the tv station and it's just a matter of how/when they release it.

    If we had it so that we averaged about 40 songs/month and even if we had 2 or 3 songs ready that day, released at a rate of 1/day... or 5 a week on weekdays and the page/post was time-delayed to being launched, would that not start shifting things back in our favour? I know submission quality/frequency ebbs and flows, but even still, I would think working towards something like that might help.

  7. Love all of you and everything about the mission statement of the site, but it's late and I have a life so I'll be the first to admit I tl;dr'd this one.

    I'll assume that someone mentioned the voting system a la VGmix by now, and I'll agree that there's pitfalls to that system when any/all users can vote... I've also seen first-hand from having met Stevo and some of the gang at PAX East this year that I know you guys work RIDICULOUSLY hard considering you're all glorified volunteers. As someone who just finished putting everything he had into ConBravo, I can sympathize for how much the kickstarter thing must've hurt. To think many of you have time to make music on the side is insane.

    I've been pretty inspired by another new media business model from entertainers/gamers/entrepreneurs VGA Live. They've got a membership fee and suggested yearly membership re-donation of $50 to go 'turbo' and access their minecraft server, tf2 server, and be able to chat live on the show as well as other benefits. Not unlike Something Awful's paid forum membership, it really helps to weed out the idiots.

    My suggestion is that, perhaps, a 2nd tier of membership for OCR would work well. I can donate, and I would support the kickstarter v2, but what gets me REALLY excited as a potential contributor to the site is the opportunity to help in a tangible WORKLOAD way.

    If there was, for example, a pre-judge judging system, one which premium members of a sort were allowed to help with or vote on, which allowed us to weed out the really awful stuff and save the judges time, I, for one, would happily pay for the opportunity. Hell I would happily pay just for a permanent acknowledgement of raised status.

    Call it a pride thing but I've been with the site for nearly a decade and I want to do what I can to build this brand with you guys too. It sucks to think that great musicians might be withholding contributions when they see a backlog of a year and I want to do what I can to contribute to a solution.

  8. Going.

    Tried to go the last two years straight but something always came up. Can't wait to meet all of you ass holes in person.

    Getting a room with my gf. Paying for the flight with airmiles. Vacation pay accumulated and accounted for since Sept '11.

    I plan on cooking food while drinking and djing vg remixes out of my room at stupid times like 5am. I am going to tear this mother down and have more fun than any of the rest of you.

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