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We all know that rainbows are produced by the batch in a factory in some cloud or another, but how are they really made?
Where do rainbow's really come from?

Is it concentrated happiness, or the most mundane, formulaic substance that can be produced?

This week's theme is: the begining of a rainbow.

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You have ONE WEEK to create a song (original, remix, or whatever) in response to the theme.
Get your entries in by 8/13/2011 10:00pm CST, then head to irc for a sync-listen!
Start: 8/6/2011 11:44pm|Deadline: 8/13/2011 10:10pm|Voting ends: 8/20/2011 9:00pm


click here to view the votes
click here to view the entries in order of submission (for reading along with the sync-listen chatlog)
click here to view the chat log for this round's sync


Rainbow's Blood Interrobang Pie 8/11/2011 12:05:13pm No.10 - Score: 10
Apparently you all really like my voice SO HERE'S 2 MINUTES OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WITH EXTREMELY BAD SYNCING

Lyrics to my incomprehensible rapping (spoilered due to explicitness and spoilers) - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8670757/RainbowsBlood.txt
(in fact if sci could just copy pasta the whole thing into here on the big day that'd be swell. if not GJGJGJJG)

I won't be here for the synchlisten cause I'm going on holiday RIGHT NOW until MONDAY. You can always postpone the whole thing just for me, hahahahaha

(is this a troll entry)


Rainbow Factory Glaze 8/13/2011 3:48:18pm No.24 - Score: 9
So with taking a darker tone on this it wouldn't make much sense without lyrical content, sucks for you, HAR HAR.

Now A Rainbow's tale isn't quite as nice as the story we knew of sugar and spice
But a rainbow's easy once you get to know it with the help of the magic of a pegasus device

Let's delve deeper into rainbow philosophy
Far beyond that of cloudsdale's mythology
It's easy to misjudge that floating city
With it's alluring decor and social psychology
But with all great things comes a great responsibility
That of Cloudsdale's being weather stability
How, you ask, are they up to the task
To which the answer is in a simple facility

In the Rainbow Factory, where your fears and horrors come true
In the Rainbow Factory, where not a single soul gets through


Fluttershy Likes Being Nice(CUTENESS OVERLOAD MIX) FoozogzPepperBrony 8/13/2011 8:33:09pm No.27 - Score: 6
Rainbows = Concentrated Happiness
Rule 244 = Diabetes

This one's for sci cuz he wanted me to make more of this kind of stuff.


Rainbow Castle Horrors Overkillius 8/13/2011 10:00:17pm No.34 - Score: 6
Excuse the shitty vocals and shitty mixing. I tried.

You are a pony. One day you find yourself wandering deep into the Everfree Forest.

You come across a castle. You feel something calling you. As you explore its dark corridors you hear screams. You can hear the screams grow louder but still you press on.

Lyrics:
As you wander through this darkness still you hear their sceams of horror

Ponies crying Ponies dying What is going on

Now They've caught you locked and chained up even now your screams are pointelss

they said don't bother no one can save you All Hope is Lost

Ah---

The aboninations live inside this castle and turn ponies into rainbows. They have you chained up to a wall. You see the gruesome process and know you are next.

You feel completely helpless until you hear the sound of hoofsteps echo past the all the screams.

Suddenly a rainbow maned pony comes dashing into the room. She easily defeats a group of the abominations and frees you from your chains.

The battle rages on as more ponies are freed.

Eventually you have defeated the abominations and left the castle... the thought of those horrors still linger in your mind though... you wonder if one will jump at you from the trees.

You make it out of the Everfree safely, but the thoughts of what you saw that night... will haunt you forever


Pony Village - Summer Jackle App !2Uqe0sHWIk 8/13/2011 10:02:33pm No.36 - Score: 6
I'm thinkin' of starting a little side-project that functions as either a tribute, or a parody of Owl City (A musician/band that I adore)
Probably gonna call it "Pony Village" for obvious reasons.

This first song's called Ponyville Summer! It's about a pegasus who's vacationing from Cloudsdale to come see Ponyville, but unfortunately gets his shit wrecked by a tree and breaks both of his wings.
Nurse Redheart fixes him up as best as he can, but now that he's unable to fly back home, and all of the inns in Ponyville are full, he either sleeps on the street or he accepts the kind offer of Lyra and Bon-Bon to stay in their cottage.


Lyrics:

Plucking strings and broken wings
are the things that defined my Ponyville Summer
When Nice Nurse Mare, from urgent care
put my wings in slings oh gosh what a bummer
(But I'll abscond)
But you wouldn't care when you're in the care of
(Where I'll have fun)
When you're in the care of Lyra and Bon-Bon

I looked all day, for a place to stay
But "No Vacancy" signs went on for miles
They saw my cast, they didn't even ask
they took me right in to stay for a while
(But I don't mind)
You wouldn't ask why when you were as desperate as I
(Out of the sun)
You don't ask why when it's Lyra and Bon-Bon

I watched them together while under the weather
and couldn't believe my eyes
two ponies like this who share every kiss like they'll share the rest of

their lives
It made me blue and a little bit green
that they were flushed red with love
I'm too yellow to tell them that I'm leaving today
under the orange sunset up above

(Ooooooh)

Plucking strings and broken wings
are the things that defined my Ponyville summer...


Taste The Rainbow Tarby !GTaRByqUR2 8/9/2011 7:16:14am No.3 - Score: 5
Why am I ALWAYS the second one to post? xD

Anyway, This is it. Somebody on the skype chat dared me to do dubstep. I tried and failed. Though, I did fit some serious dubstep elements into it, including a really snazzy breakdown xD

Almost 10 minutes of synth strings, Guitars tuned to open C, an extended solo, a bass drop that almost broke my computer, piano out the ass, 4 part guitar harmonies, a dubstep breakdown, a church organ, and, if I get to it in time, metaphorical lyrics. After this, I'm not sure what I'm gonna do next...

Now, how is this anywhere near related to Rainbows and how they're created? Well, if I manage to get my notebook from work and record lyrics, or write new ones, It'll be clear through the words, but if not I'll clarify:

A rainbow is the result of the sun shining on moisture in the air. The moisture acts like tiny prisms, which projects one or more arcs consisting of the entire visible spectrum of light. The moisture needed to pull this off is why you normally see rainbows after a storm, which was just begging to be used as a metaphor. The lyrics reflect both struggle against life and the spoils and rewards of getting through it, but the song is also structured in a manner which reflects a storm brewing, hitting, and leaving aftermath.

And it is pony related :P the entire song is written from the perspective of rainbow dash.

ALSO! A WARNING! The bass drops like a fucking bomb as the song crecendoes. You might wanna turn the song down for that bit.


Interrobang Pie and Circuitfry Try to Collaborate on a Song but Inevitably Fail Circuitfry 8/11/2011 8:28:28pm No.13 - Score: 5


Lunar Rainbows Circuitfry 8/11/2011 5:37:11pm No.12 - Score: 4
I did pretty much everything that I really never do. Beatboxing, synth pads, and sampling. The concept is a ChainAlgorithm-ish kind of song (but with my twists, I guess), and it's a song about the true and rare lunar rainbow (moonbow). These happen at night and are a spectacular phenomenon in only certain parts of the world. Must be amazing to witness.

Ingredients are the moon
and the rain and refracted light
the setting has to be perfect
the location in twilight

It's a magical occurrence
inspiring awe and clarity
and cannot happen everywhere
so enjoy this rarity.

From the sky you may spy a circle
illuminated lunar-wise
and eventually you'll sink in a dream
and finally close your eyes

It's a moonbow in curvy shape
The lover's perfect ring.
from the charming way hues blend and shine
We can open up our wings.


Rainbow Matrix Soupy Derper 8/13/2011 6:41:23pm No.26 - Score: 4
Worked out of my comfort zone and tried to make a song entirely out samples I clipped myself. It kinda sounds like a rainbow.


Mango Rainbow Plains sci 8/13/2011 9:59:35pm No.33 - Score: 4
rainbows = happiness/etc blah blah blah

this is mostly just me messing with a kirby soundfont for an hour.
it was way more fun that it should be.


Rainbow Blood Sadsic 8/12/2011 10:03:08am No.15 - Score: 3
Colors rise out of the murky black and form a beautiful rainbow that Pinkie Pie may or may not love


All Across The Sky Tarby !GTaRByqUR2 8/13/2011 5:11:23am No.18 - Score: 3
So, I'm back for more. Did a genre swap with Derpy Grooves, ended up not really sticking to his genre all that well, but came up with a kick ass song resulting! Even came up with lyrics! Don't feel like singing at 5 am, though, and my voice has been kinda shot anyway lately. STILL! It's SUPPOSED to be the counterpart to my first submission, being from Rainbow Dash's point of view as opposed to Applejack's (I MADE AN ERROR ON THE FIRST PIECE'S DESCRIPTION: IT'S NOT FROM RD'S PERSPECTIVE, IT'S APPLEJACK THINKING OF RD. THINKING LOTS OF STUFF THAT'D I'D PROBABLY GET BANNED FOR DESCRIBING).

Also, the title for the song is a pun. First person to guess it wins my eternal love and affection :P


Just a Dash Artemus 8/7/2011 12:47:36am No.1 - Score: 2
of Rainbow. Composed in half an hour.

It's short because I had fuck-all of an idea on how to make chamber strings about rainbows. So deal with it :P


INTERROBANG'S VOICE ArtAttack 8/13/2011 9:50:36pm No.31 - Score: 2
Re-Up, Forgot to embed right


Rainbow Dash must dye zorg 8/10/2011 4:46:28pm No.9 - Score: 1
her hair because it's white originally...

that fic is awesome btw :3

colors of the rainbow ~ multigenre ahoy

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Rainbow DJShamrock 8/12/2011 5:25:05pm No.16 - Score: 1
A few notes before I talk about the piece:

1) I am not a composer. This is my first ever composition. That includes lyrics and notes.
2) I have not played the piano or violin in over 4 years, it is far from a perfect performance.
3) My recording hardware and software is not the best. I just have a simple mic and laptop, using Audacity.
4) I had to record all three of the sound files separately, then I spliced them all together. So, you may notice the timing being a bit off in some parts, but I hope I spliced them close enough that it isn't too bad.

You'll notice for this piece in the beginning I went with more of a operatic style, tending not to overlap the vocals and the instrumentals much. My goal here was expressing a story to match the contest. The point was to in some way express through music the coming of a rainbow. I went with the interpretation of a major horror occurring, like an extremely thick darkness. As fear turns to sorrow and depression there is a moment of pause, then something of an awakening. As the depression and the sorrow passes there is a renewed faith in life, and finally an overjoyed sight at the majesty that is the formation of a rainbow. Struck in awe, one then comes to a realization that in order for there to be true and pure happiness there must also exist sadness. I don't have the perfect song here in practice, but I hope you can imagine the idea behind it, and see past the many mistakes within the physical song itself.


Ten Seconds Flat DerpyGrooves 8/13/2011 3:57:15pm No.25 - Score: 1
It’s a hot day in the orchard, but this girl is
Whipping up a whirlwind in my heart
My legs might be tired, and I have sweat in my eyes
But I know we’ll never be apart

Chorus:
I look up to the sky
And I all can see is rainbows in my eyes,
Kicking the clouds away
Cooler than heaven,
Her kiss is bliss on my parched lips
She stole my heart in ten seconds flat

Such a pretty thing, so not like me at all,
I’m here below, drinking iced tea, working all day long
Swatting flies, I see an angel sometimes, though
What I’d give for wings like those…

Won’t you come down to the ground
And taste my sweet sweet apples
Won’t you come to the ground
And taste my sweet sweet apples


RAINBOW EYES 100% (Derpy Grooves "Ten Seconds Flat" cover) Cat Milly 8/13/2011 9:25:15pm No.29 - Score: 1
Realized the Toast Beard thing was tonight so I ripped off the lyrics for Derpy Groove's "Ten Seconds Flat" and slapped together some extreme riffs.

NO SECOND TAKES NO REGRETS. SO YEAH COOL DONT H8


INTERROBANG'S VOICE ArtAttack 8/13/2011 9:46:23pm No.30 - Score: 1
Because that's obviously where rainbows are emitted from. Didn't turn out quite how I thought it would, but it's...nice.


Piebutts 8/13/2011 10:16:09pm No.40 - Score: 1
This isn't Pie, btw


Sonic Representation of a Rainbow Slowed Down 1 Trillion Times Chain Algorithm 8/10/2011 1:49:57pm No.7 - Score: 0
I actually worked pretty hard on this. :/

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With Thee Conversing... Senator Myth 8/13/2011 1:30:57am No.17 - Score: 0
...I forget all time;
All seasons, and their change, all please alike.
Sweet is the breath of Morn, her rising sweet,
With charm of earliest birds: pleasant the sun,
When first on this delightful land he spreads
His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower,
Glistering with dew; fragrant the fertile earth
After soft showers; and sweet the coming on
Of grateful Evening mild; then silent Night,
With this her solemn bird, and this fair moon,
And these the gems of Heaven, her starry train:
But neither breath of Morn, when she ascends
With charm of earliest birds; nor rising sun
On this delightful land; nor herb, fruit, flower,
Glistering with dew; nor fragrance after showers;
Nor grateful Evening mild; nor silent Night,
With this her solemn bird, nor walk by moon,
Or glittering star-light, without thee is sweet.
But wherefore all night long shine these? for whom
This glorious sight, when sleep hath shut all eyes?


Rainbow Castle Horrors Overkillius 8/13/2011 10:03:40pm No.37 - Score: 0
Excuse the shitty vocals and shitty mixing. I tried.

You are a pony. One day you find yourself wandering deep into the Everfree Forest.

You come across a castle. You feel something calling you. As you explore its dark corridors you hear screams. You can hear the screams grow louder but still you press on.

Lyrics:
As you wander through this darkness still you hear their sceams of horror

Ponies crying Ponies dying What is going on

Now They've caught you locked and chained up even now your screams are pointelss

they said don't bother no one can save you All Hope is Lost

Ah---

The aboninations live inside this castle and turn ponies into rainbows. They have you chained up to a wall. You see the gruesome process and know you are next.

You feel completely helpless until you hear the sound of hoofsteps echo past the all the screams.

Suddenly a rainbow maned pony comes dashing into the room. She easily defeats a group of the abominations and frees you from your chains.

The battle rages on as more ponies are freed.

Eventually you have defeated the abominations and left the castle... the thought of those horrors still linger in your mind though... you wonder if one will jump at you from the trees.

You make it out of the Everfree safely, but the thoughts of what you saw that night... will haunt you forever





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