Steemit's Official Open Mic Judge @Verbal-D's Top 5 Entries For Week 47 (Original Blog)

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Steemit Open Mic Week 47


Original Artists


My Top 5 In Order


As one of the 5 judges, and as an original artist also, I aim to represent the best original artists in this contest from our wonderful Steemit community. I am keeping my ears open for cover artists as well, don't worry but creating an original song is indeed impressive, especially if executed and performed well. Best of skill and performance to you all next week. This week was really good and I simply couldn't write about all of the talented performers who entered so forgive me if I didn't list you, I definitely heard everyone's entries. See you next week!



1. @clintjunior's "Hang The Prophet" Original Song
I truly enjoyed this piece. This is a powerful song to wake up the masses from the genocidal brainwashing and homicidal deception. Truly a moving and impacting piece of art needing to be highlighted and acknowledged with respect and open ears, as well as open minds. Your driving emotional delivery, charged guitar playing and accompanying harmonica sounds brought this song to full circle and spoke to me on a deep level, I completely understand the depth and intentions you have with your music and I respect it and acknowledge your efforts wholeheartedly. Thank you for this gift to bless our ears with.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@clintjunior/steemit-open-mic-week-47-hang-the-prophet-original-song



2. @melbookermusic's "Guitar Loop Jam" Original Song
Talk about smooth technique, you were shredding, vibing, free flowing and effortlessly jamming out on this loop. Truly a blessing to the ears to hear all your skills. It is so easy to hear the experience in your playing. This definitely has a lot of replay value, thank you for this gift!

https://steemit.com/openmic/@melbookermusic/steemit-open-mic-week-47



3. @fulcanelli's "Life On The Blockchain By Tim Wakefield" Original Song
We truly need more people creating Blockchain inspired music, I would love to see more of that, and this was a very passionate, feel-good performance the lightens up the soul and shows the potential of the Blockchain community and what revolutionary moments we can create using cryptocurrency in our aims to decentralise further away from corruption. This is an important way to raise awareness and still a new topic that is why your song is placed as high as it is. Harmonica, singing, and guitar playing. What a trio force to elevate crypto consciousness! Great stuff.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@fulcanelli/steemit-open-mic-week-47-life-on-the-blockchain-original-song-by-tim-wakefield



4. @spaceballoon's "Waver" Original Composition/Song
Very talented song writing skills and a very easy going, melodic feeling. I really enjoyed the silk smooth performance. Especially the high note run downs. The gentle guitar accompaniment was a nice fluid combination to this moving song. This piece actually reminds me of some special family members deep in my heart, thank you for the reminder. Looking forward to more of your original music.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@spaceballoon/steemit-open-mic-week-47-original-composition-waver


Cover Artists



5. @leoandbell's "And I Love Her" Cover Song
This duo original piece was very soothing and well presented with a strong chemistry between you two as always. Lovely singing, guitar and violin intertwined and a fine tuned sound. When I pick any cover artist to be on my list, the near flawless performance you two give definitely set the bar high for expectations, and rightfully so. Anybody can sing a cover song, few can bring it to life, and even fewer can twist it into something more beautifully creative with a original approach. With that said, your high quality entries are definitely appreciated and not overlooked.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@leoandbell/open-mic-week-47-and-i-love-her-passenger-cover-by-tamar-and-netanel




Honourable Mentions

My Top 5 In No Particular Order


  1. @steamrolla's "I Want To Go To Heaven" Original Song
    May your mother rest in peace, a beautiful song and tribute to her. I hope you can reunite with her when the time comes. May you live long and prosperously in blessings. Thank you for sharing this sentimentally priceless piece with us

https://steemit.com/openmic/@steamrolla/steemit-open-mic-47-i-want-to-go-to-heaven-original-song


  1. @passion-ground's "Here Now, There & Then" Original Song
    A very soul touching song with the passion you poured into this one. I loved the simplicity of the lyrics and the deep feelings behind it and the way you delivered the melodic aura with your singing and guitar strumming. Nice one!

https://steemit.com/original/@passion-ground/steemit-open-mic-week-47-here-now-there-and-then-original


  1. @oliverwaterman's "Fly Me To The Moon In Other Words By Bart Howard" Original Arrangement
    Wonderfully played and I really enjoyed the smooth transitioning and changing of rhythmic approaches. Truly a blessing to listen to your creatively skillful playing. This definitely was creative and truly inspiring.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@oliverwaterman/steemit-open-mic-week-47-org-arr-of-fly-me-to-the-moon-in-other-words-by-bart-howard


  1. @atulmittal's "Bheega Bheega" Original Song
    The cultural textures and your soulful singing in the Hindu language present a beautiful combination with your guitar playing and the soft gentle lamenting of your voice really evokes a true emotion in this wonderful piece. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful song with us.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@atulmittal/steemit-open-mic-week-47-bheega-bheega-original-song


  1. @jaybird's "Turn Back " Original Song
    I always love hearing your original music. Your voice and the way you style your melodies and compositions always have that unique sound that makes you a force to reckon with. You are a song creator to the fullest and even your rough drafts have a lot potential and I look forward to more of your work, especially your album whenever that comes to fruition. .

https://steemit.com/openmic/@jaybird/steemit-openmic-week-47-original-song-turn-back-time



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Wow, thanks for the mention @verbal-d! I read through your entire rundown for the week along with your picks. I must say that your inclinations run totally in tandem with my own. If I were a judge on last weeks panel, you and I would have been on the same page... Great choices, write ups, and reviews!

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Thank you very much, I appreciate your feedback, I wanted to give back quality and you are most welcome.

Really appreciate the insightful words and beautiful shoutout. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us!

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You are most welcome, I am glad to give back when I can. Thank you for your truly beautiful entry.

Excellent choices. It's not easy picking from all the talent on Steemit Open Mic. You help and energy is much appreciated. Thank you.

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You're most welcome bro, I know how difficult it is! Glad to be a helping hand.

Holy shit! Thank you so much @verbal-d!! No-one has ever written a blurb for my music before.. I really appreciate this - what a glorious surprise when I logged onto Steemit today, I wasn't expecting this..! Completely over the moon with the fact that out of all the entries you have me pinned at number 1 in your books! 😱
Thank you brother, really, thank you.

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You are most welcome @clintjunior, this is not the first time I have written about you. Only this list is public, I had actually picked you in my list for week 42 as well when you placed top 3 for your Elliott Smith "Angeles" cover as well. You are most definitely talented and I look forward to more of your impacting entries. You sure know how to fine tune your performances.

I enjoyed your lyrics so much, I think you will enjoy the message and lyricism with my new single I just posted a couple of days ago. It might not be your genre of choice, but I hope it still inspires. https://steemit.com/adsactlyrecords/@verbal-d/adsactly-records-steemit-exclusive-single-life-changer-by-verbal-d-conscious-positive-lyricist-charged-hip-hop

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Well thank you for continuing to appreciate my playing, it means a hell of a lot to me to receive this kind of attention... I had a listen to your track, really nice man, I always appreciate good hip hop, with mind inspiring beats and lyrics, so I'll be keeping my ear to the Adsactly wall from now on!

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Thank you I appreciate you listening and you are most welcome bro, looking forward to more of your entries, take it easy and yes keep an eye out for ADSactly Records :) More music definitely coming soon

Thanks Brotha for the shout out! I love these post from the judges!

a) bc all of you seem to select wildly different songs to highlight (how do you guys even come up with a consensus lol)

b) it gives me (and I assume everyone else) the opportunity to check out some of the entries I probably wouldn't have seen. Being totally real, there's zero chance of me going through all 100 entries. So i appreciate the opp to tag along and reap the benefits of all your hard work ;)

C) I get, if even a tad, more insight into who you guys actually might be. (i've know u and jess for example since pretty much my beginning here) It's soo freakin hard to determine what someone is actually like/who they really are, however, music doesn't lie and when you hear someone talk about music that too provides a bit of a window into the type of person they might be and the values they probably have.

You making it to steemfest?

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You're most welcome bro, us judges truly have different lists with one or two similarities, and when we list Honorable Mentions those also help to align our choices for the top 3 winners believe it or not lol

And yeah anything over 50 entries is really overwhelming, but I push through till the end because I know the courage it takes for some people to even submit an entry for those who are camera shy, and others who put forth music with a purpose such as myself, especially when it is original material.

And that is a big question bro. I would love to, but it is all up to timing. I wanted to go last year, and this year, it just never seems to favor my scheduling. Are you making it to steemfest?

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I hear that, I'd be lying if I said that It didn't start out that exact same way on openmic for a lot of us... Personally, never put up anything before that (despite being a full time musician for 15years lol)

And Yea, I'm going to get there one way or another. Going to try and make a fundraising post to help out with the expense. I'm taking off a week a work already to get there.. And man I know that this is the year that I need to be there if I'm going to take my steem dream to the next level.

Was hoping you were gona be there... Would have liked to hang out with ya in the flesh bortha , makes some jams!

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Appreciate the kind words bro, but don't worry, I am sure somehow someway we will be able to make some jams, and even now we could be working on collaborations. I have done plenty of collaborations internationally, so if you want to start mapping something out, let me know! and i wish you the best of success with your fundraising bro, you will definitely make it, try and post every day too, that helps a lot, every bit counts for sure!

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Ya I haven't done any over the internet style collabs yet. Mostly, bc nothing beats real life jamming. I'll definitely think about something that might work between us tho.

Ya, I post every day already or did u mean for a fundraising post? lol. Might try this fundraising post idea out if I can think of a good way to approach it.

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Yeah just let me know, I'm a bit busy at the moment, but I am open to hearing ideas bro, i have been knocking out collaborations one by one, about to go in the booth and lay down a blueprint for a collaboration with @alao right now so I can get that progressing forward
And definitely, best of success with that fundraising bro, Steemit helped me reach my goal as well for a previous target I was aiming for. The community here is so supportive.

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Ya we would have to aim for maybe December, I'm usually super swamped sept-nov because I'll my dayjob stuff starts back up etc. I'm pretty much playing every day for 3 months straight at work lol.

And thanks! I remember you had a little fundraising thing going on. Glad that worked out! Gives me hope ;0

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Alright sounds good bro, December it is then. Let us both not forget and we can work on a collaboration then. Enjoy your work, it sounds cool. And yeah, there is definitely hope for your success on this goal of yours.

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Hey man, thanks for this. It's great that you guys are sorting through the entries and highlighting a few here and there and representing them in another post. I for one always appreciate a bit of feedback, particularly when it's as positive as this, and it's nice to have a bit of insight into your selection process. Thanks and best wishes to you! :-)

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You are most welcome, I am glad to have provided you some positive feedback and insight, comments like yours make this all worthwhile. Judging is never easy, but the outcome of selection based on all of the judge's differing preferences is a beautiful thing because I feel a lot of people are getting the deserved love and reocgnition in this fair open mic contest

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Ha ha yes! It really is the taking part that counts. :-)

A very appropriate choice @verbal-d .... i also love their show. I appreciate ... Tumbs up fot u

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Thank you, glad I could highlight a few nice performances for you to enjoy. This week was definitely worth listening to.

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Of course. I would love to wait

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You're most welcome, please keep entering and sharing your wonderful talents. It is so highly regarded and respected for musicians of your caliber.

Thank you verbal-d to pick my song out into this list of your choice picks. I am really honored. I know it is very difficult to understand a foreign language and feel the song. But you have given me a big honor by doing so. All the musicians mentioned are really deserving as they are outstanding. I really like the original music that is coming out every week. The performance too is getting better and better.

Thank you again for your kind words.

Peace and love !!!

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You are most welcome and I really enjoyed your performance piece.
I agree, the performances are getting better and the originality is very creative.

Peace and love indeed!

Great critiques and rundown of openmic week 47!

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Thank you very much, I appreciate the nice comment and everyone did a great job who I have listed here, for sure!

Awesomeness. I use to rock the mic back home in the Caribbean

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That's great to hear, I would love to visit the Caribbean for sure. I am sure you brought life to every event and occasion you performed at.

Great pics! So many talented musicians, it's wonderful. :)

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Thank you very much, yeah they were really creative and on point this week!

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