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ESA2 Song Contest...

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
OK, here's a little contest which will run for a while. I'm not claiming the idea as mine, it came from AC.
Re-Write a song suitable for the Academy, or about skiing, and either you can perform it, or Ydnar, Ziggy and I will.
1. It needs to be a well known tune
2. It would help if it worked on guitar, e.g. Eminem doesn't write stuff that sounds good on guitar, REM does.

And now it's over to you.

I'll copy over the song that started the ball rolling to give you an idea.


P.S. Apart from having your song performed live at the Academy, prixes will be awarded to the winner(s)
post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 
Wish you were here(part 2)

So, so you think you can tell Seventh Heaven from hell
Bump runs from pain
Can you tell a green piste from a snow park rail?
An instructor from Vail?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to ski with your heroes who post
About stashes through trees?
Big air in a cool breeze?
Cold fingers for a change?
And did you exchange a warm up pint in the bar
for a last ride in a chair?

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls searching for powder bowls
year after year
Skiing over the snow covered ground
What have we found?
Our EpicSki peers.
Wish you were here

[ May 29, 2003, 01:24 AM: Message edited by: Wear the fox hat ]
post #3 of 16

A- well- a everybody's heard about the bird.
Bird, bird, bird is the word......etc.

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
While I appreciate your effort, and I'll give you 10 out of 10 for actually replying to the post, I was kinda hoping for a bit more than a 2 liner...

post #5 of 16
sung to the tune of Springsteen's Atlantic City

well they blew up the lodge in vail last night
and heavenly's new gondola too
out at stowe they're gettin' ready for a fight
and mammoth's gettin' the airport if it's the last thing they do

now there's trouble brewin' in the skies
ozone can't get no relief
gonna be snowless winters and plenty of golf
ski trade commission's hangin' on by the skin of its teeth

everything dies baby that's a fact
but if it came from the skies it may come back
put your seeds in the clouds, make your groomed look pretty
and meet me tonight in Panic City


now our powder is gone and our bases are thrashed
but with you forever i'll stay
we're goin' out where the sands turn back into snow
so put on your base layer 'cause the night's gettin' cold
and maybe everything dies, that's a fact
but if it came from the skies it may come back

post #6 of 16
Since it's Alta:

Imagine-John Lennon

Imagine there's no boarders,
It's easy if you try,
with Alta snow below us,
Above us Utah sky,
Imagine all the people
with independent feet...

Imagine there's no halfpipes,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to grab, grind, or slide for,
No board parks too,
Imagine all the people
with skipoles in their hands...

Imagine no truncated moguls,
I wonder if you can,
No need for skiddin' n' sideslippin',
A brotherhood of bumpskiing man,
Imagine all the people
Carving all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one,
I hope some day you will join us,
And have two boards on your feet, not one.
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post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

post #10 of 16
Fox, I'm working on an extra one! give me a couple of days...inspiration slowly seeping back into me
post #11 of 16
Ok, this is not the main one I'm working on, but it came up last night while I was talking to a friend who tore her ACL this winter:

Enter Snowman (Metallica)

Ski your groomers little one
Don’t forget my son
To avoid everyone

Tuck hips in, CM within
Keep you free from skid
Till the Snowman comes

Carve with one edge holding
Gripping the hardpack tight

Exit slide
Enter ride
Take my hand
We’re off to powder powderland

Now I lay me down and fold
Pray the Lord my knee to hold
If I crash before I brake
Pray that it’s a piece of cake

Hush little skier, don’t scream if it hurts
And never mind that “Crack!” you heard
It’s just the ice under your base
You won’t need any X-rays…
post #12 of 16
Ganjala's is best, but here goes:
To Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere up on a mountain
way up high
There's a place where the bumps are
so high they touch the sky

Bob Barnes, Nolo, Vail Snopro
Glide right by
They look so very lovely
Sometimes it makes me cry

Someday I'll get upon my skis
and just take in the mountain breeze
around me

As rhythmic as the Boston Pops
I'll ski across those mogul tops
While joy abounds me

Somewhere up on a mountain
way up high
Weems flies over the moguls
Why oh why can't I?

My request is to have Keoki perform this in the style of that hawaiian singer, whose name I cannot recall [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks, LM,
That one may well make the play list.

post #14 of 16

Don Ho? (Tiny Bubbles with ukelele?)

(My try, sung to Summertime from Porgy & Bess)

Wintertime, when the snow's deep and greasy,
Our poles'll be swinging,
When the bumps are thigh high.
My Daddy's rich,
And I'm spending his money,
On lift tickets, lodging, and drinking all night long.

Then in the morning,
We're gonna rise up the tram line,
We'll take a run down Regulator,
And bystanders will cry,
Then at the bottom,
They'll want to sign us to contracts,
With K2, Rossi, and Volkl,
Standing by.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'm not sure if I can accept a song with such a blatant product placement from a company you rep for.

Of course, you'd never catch me doing that.

...I must go now and do some work updating www.theskishop.co.uk for a friend of mine...

post #16 of 16
Cedric rules! <img border="0
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