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I play a number of snippets from a top 20 record from the
50's (1955 through 1963), the 60's (1964 through 1969) or the
70's (1970 through appx. 1976).
These snippets are of different lenghts, some are backward,
some are repeated and there is no set or chronological order
in the way they are presented.
There is also apply a sharp variable pitch curve applied to mish
mash of snippets. I have a version of this where the variable or
changing pitch curve is substantially reduced or less and yet
another version without the variable pitch curve all together.
If we do not get a winner from the first 'sharp varible pitch'
contest, you can request 'more' in chat and I will then play
the 2nd easier version and if needed the 3rd easiest version
as well. Clues can also be provided.
The first person to guess the song title correctly after the green
go-ahead banner (see below) according to myself and any judges
assisting me (there are usually two) will be declared the winner.
We do try to mention all the winners on these contests.
In addition, you will need to have at least 2 words from the actual
song title. Subtitles and added tyrics to your guess, do not help or
hurt your guess, as long as you have three words from the actual
song title itself. Obvioulsy, if the song title has only one or two
words, then that's all you need for your song title guess.
NOTE: With contests like these we have waiting period or delay
before any guesses are allowed. The reason for this has to do with
the fact that the program is streamed over the internet and there
is a delay that varies from listener to listener. Meaning the time
it takes for the contests, music or anything said on the air, reaches
our listenning audience is not the same for everyone. The typical
delay is 8 seconds, but it can be longer for others. In fact, some
won't hear the contests until 10,15 or even as long as 20 seconds
Meaning, without this self impossed guessing delay, we often end up
with some folks guessing, while others are still listening to the actual
We do make this an easy procedure to follow, however. Right before
these contests start, one of the judges will put a bright red banner
in chat asking that all guesses (and chat) be held until the green
banner or go ahead banner is placed into chat. I do this myself and
it's typically 20-25 seconds after I hear the contest itself end.
While no guesses before the banner are official and will not be
counted, should you find yourself inadvertanty jumping the gun
(and it does happen), you are allowed to guess after the green
'go ahead' banner and you are encouraged to do so. In fact, if
your 'jump the gun' guess is correct and you do not guess again,
someone else may end up 'stealing' your guess and winning with it.
As rules and key points go, that's it for Jumbled Oldies. If you
have any ideas you'd like to forward to me or if you just want
to provide some feedback, feel free to email me at