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by lichenthroat
Thu May 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"
Replies: 138
Views: 2776

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"

thirdcatmusic wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:53 am
Lichen Throat - I'm going to read Bleak House because of you.
This is the best review I have ever received. Enjoy!
by lichenthroat
Wed May 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIV - Pump the Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 385

NUR EIN XIV - Pump the Brakes

Pump the Brakes by Lichen Throat (Ohne Ruhm entry) House of children, with their necks stuck in the rails, Or tumbling down the stairs, head over heels. Eldest daughter, with an ink-stained ponytail, And all so pale and thin from uncooked meals. Listen, mother, charity begins at home; Watch your ki...
by lichenthroat
Wed May 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Ohne Ruhm
Replies: 65
Views: 13778

Re: Ohne Ruhm

Alas, I've been eliminated. Here's my Ohne Ruhm entry for "Pump the Brakes," which is yet a third song about Bleak House. And yes, Ryan and Chumpy, you should definitely read it (or at least watch the 2005 BBC adaptation).
by lichenthroat
Wed May 08, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"
Replies: 77
Views: 2131

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"

Abominominous – This feels very rich and fully realized. I don’t usually like noodley guitar bits, but they fit well here. The bass/piano rhythm works well. Agony Sauce – I’m pretty heavily genre-biased against this—sorry! The performances are good, though. You’ve also incorporated the challenge in...
by lichenthroat
Sun May 05, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"
Replies: 77
Views: 2131

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"

Lots of original lyrics this week! I just wrote about Bleak House again.
by lichenthroat
Sun May 05, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIV - Shock Value - Dynamics
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: NUR EIN XIV - Shock Value - Dynamics

Shock Value by Lichen Throat Let me tell you some events I wrote in my new book. It's set in 1828; Won't you take a look? Fog and mud obscure the streets, Wrapping all in autumn chill. Eyes are downcast; no one greets Fellow men on Holborn Hill. In the rag and bottle shop Lives the greedy Mr. Krook...
by lichenthroat
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"
Replies: 121
Views: 5422

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"

I had a lot of trouble coming with a lyrical subject for this one, but I eventually got a song put together. I'm guessing I'm the only one who wrote about Bleak House.
by lichenthroat
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIV - Message Received
Replies: 21
Views: 536

Re: NUR EIN XIV - Message Received

Message Received by Lichen Throat Feel the warmth of summer sun. Is it time to cast my dice? Dare I hope that she’s the one; Will this humble man suffice? Give to her my household keys; Trust her with my hearth and home. Would she be content with me? Does her heart more widely roam? Sweet and lonel...
by lichenthroat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't forget to write some notes. You know... (Whichever Whenever Reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 4791

Re: Don't forget to write some notes. You know... (Whichever Whenever Reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene—I like the marimba (or whatever that is); it contributes to a pleasant overall tone of the song. The bass is nice, too. The handclaps are integrated well, the James Brownesque vocals are fun, and the solo at the end is great. dark side of the attic—This is a little rambling, bu...
by lichenthroat
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Whichever Whenever
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: Whichever Whenever

Whichever Whenever by Lichen Throat You say you hate the gatekeepers, So you kick them out of your community. You say the flu shot makes you sick, So you never obtain immunity. Someone’s got to be violent if he owns a knife, But you’re proud of your new sword. You tease us with hints about your new...
by lichenthroat
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)
Replies: 32
Views: 4346

Re: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)

Thank you for the kind words, owl, but except for last week, most of the songs have been played one note at a time, and then edited together later, so the only thing that might be impressive is the amount of time I had to spend on the editing process. Your songs always sound great; I would be thrill...
by lichenthroat
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)
Replies: 32
Views: 4346

Re: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)

Just wondering about your recording process-- do you ever track guitar and vocals simultaneously? Are you recording to a click or the actual drum track? I'm not really the right person to give anyone advice on how to improve performances or recordings, but just speaking from personal experience as ...
by lichenthroat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)
Replies: 32
Views: 4346

Re: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)

Small correction, I think you guys misread my comment; the robotic drums/guitar timing remark wasn't directed at Paco, but Lichen Throat. Yes, it was I, not Paco, whose song might benefit from drum removal. I thought this made sense in theory, so I tried it out. In practice, I'm not sure whether it...
by lichenthroat
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)
Replies: 32
Views: 4346

Re: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene—I like the guitar. I think maybe that something (guitar, vocal, or drums) should be faster. Having them all on the slow side (for metal) makes it feel like the song never really gets going. The mix is great, and that guitar solo is awesome. clavikill—This is funny, which is gre...
by lichenthroat
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I don't believe you can get me through the night (The Dream Crusher prefight)
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Re: I don't believe you can get me through the night (The Dream Crusher prefight)

I am considerably later, and I also request mercy. To those of you who have given me advice recently about improving my phrasing and timing, I suspect that this song may sound as if I have deliberately rejected you. This one just came out weird; I really do appreciate and value your advice. Eventual...
by lichenthroat
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: The Dream Crusher
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

Re: The Dream Crusher

The Dream Crusher by Lichen Throat I thought about what if things had been different, If I’d got a degree in English, not engineering, Or moved to Seattle, not to Albuquerque. What would my life be like right now? Would I have done something greater? Would I be living on an island in the Puget Soun...
by lichenthroat
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Is it all in my head? (My Favorite Monster Reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 7065

Re: Is it all in my head? (My Favorite Monster Reviews)

Thanks for posting this, and for making the effort to record it. I've been continuing to enjoy it since you sent it to me privately a couple of weeks ago.
by lichenthroat
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Make Some Noise With Your (Silent Advance Reviews)
Replies: 22
Views: 4749

Re: Make Some Noise With Your (Silent Advance Reviews)

Cody Walker Jr.—I like the beginning of this, but then it gets kind of repetitive. I think a more distinctive chorus might have been welcome. The mix is good, and I think I actually like the robo voice. This has grown on me over multiple listens. Far North Daylight—This reminds me of The Mountain Go...
by lichenthroat
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)
Replies: 27
Views: 5968

Re: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)

How were The Chills, where'd you see the show? I really like that band. The show was great. Strangely, it was at a club in a strip mall in Costa Mesa, California. The set list was well chosen from all eras of the band's history. Martin Phillipps's voice sounded exactly the same, and the rest of the...
by lichenthroat
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)
Replies: 27
Views: 5968

Re: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)

Thanks for the great podcast! You have, however, gone much too far down the rabbit hole. I am not much of a video game player, and the only thing in my "My Favorite Monster" song that was an explicit reference to anything was "Green-Eyed Owl," which is the title of a song by The Chills about a clock...
by lichenthroat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)
Replies: 27
Views: 5968

Re: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)

Lichen Throat --I was interested to see that we chose a similar lyrical theme for this fight, but they're different enough approaches, I suppose! I thought it was interesting that we had chosen the same theme, too! I'm surprised there aren't more songs about this topic; I can only think of two othe...
by lichenthroat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't run away screaming (Silent Advance prefight)
Replies: 7
Views: 2631

Re: Don't run away screaming (Silent Advance prefight)

MicahSommer wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:21 am
And here I thought my one-year absence was impressive. I'm in too; I had fun with this one.
I just read your lyrics and immediately heard them in my head in your voice. I wonder how similar the song sounds to what I have imagined. Welcome back!