And, in case you were unaware of how fucking cool the internet is:
On one hand, we have SongFight, where computer-recorders such as (but not yet including) myself vie every week to write the best song to match titles like “Tomorrow’s Almost Over,” “Soft Orange Glow,” and “What We Need More Of Is Science.” Everyone discusses the merits of the tunes, but the audience is the ultimate arbiter of the winner. I need to find the time to participate, as i always have some catchy idea when i see the titles. If the idea sounds intriguing but you’re afraid you will be eaten alive (ahem), Sharing Machine might be more your speed — their winners are crowned by a panel of constructive judges rather than the whims of the democratic process.
On yet another hand, which might just be the first hand wearing a glove to disguise itself (or maybe not giving the finger), there is Some Songs, where anyone can submit a song for rating (and occasional praise or drubbing) by an audience of their peers. While the singing is sometimes slightly under my par of expectations, the mixing is often far, far above. With nearly thirteen hundred songs in their archive you could easily find a new favorite song once every week.
Between the three hands, it’s enough to keep you busy for weeks!