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by Geech
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 2019-08-08
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: New Music Friday - 2019-08-08

One of my best friends from way back is based in LA. His band released a new single. Their debut EP came out earlier in the year.

Which Wave - https://www.whichwave.net

LA psych rock, with bands like Love and the Brian Jonestown Massacre as touchpoints.
by Geech
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Prepare to elucidate (The Way It Isn't Reviews)
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Re: Prepare to elucidate (The Way It Isn't Reviews)

Coming in after the starting gun went off, I felt I really needed to at least contribute some reviews this round... Balance Lost - This is so shimmery and slick sounding. You maxed the loudness pretty high. I took a look at the wave form, and as I suspected, except for the brief intro, outro and bre...
by Geech
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Podcasts
Topic: Your favorite music podcast?
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Your favorite music podcast?

The Trap Set, which used to focus solely on drummers, is solid. Marc Maron often interviews musicians on his WTF podcast. The Talkhouse also has great moments.
by Geech
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Prepare to elucidate (The Way It Isn't Reviews)
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Re: Prepare to elucidate (The Way It Isn't Reviews)

Jast - That is an amazing, detailed set of reviews, especially considering your humblebrag prelude. The specifics really direct people how to make point improvements. I mean, assuming they come to agree with you :) . I'm glad you liked my song. I have to admit, though, I don't understand this commen...
by Geech
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: The Way It Isn't
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: The Way It Isn't

The Way It Isn’t Geech Sorensen After we met I tried to think of anything else I wandered for days under the cast of your spells How you looked at me seemed almost divine Even your offhand words were etched into my mind I played it over in my head so many times What needed to be said for our storyl...
by Geech
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein Site Redesign
Replies: 18
Views: 603

Re: Nur Ein Site Redesign

Been using this lately to re-acquaint myself with songs from this year's competition. Overall, this is a nice upgrade. Some feedback: o It is not clear how to play a track. Can you put a play button right next to the song in the list, like in SoundCloud? o The site itself is very narrow, but the pla...
by Geech
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Acting on Song Fight feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Acting on Song Fight feedback

There are some really thorough and thoughtful responses here. Thanks, everyone, for contributing. Fundamentally, it gets to the heart of what Song Fight is about, at least for me. I was working on a song for Freak Flag and decided to let it go - I felt what I had put together was pretty basic and I ...
by Geech
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Acting on Song Fight feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Acting on Song Fight feedback

I started working with BSS and doing my own submissions only this year. In that short amount of time I have noticed themes in feedback I have received. Some of it I agree with and want to act on and some of it, well, the constructive feedback anyways... even if I agree with it, I may actually consid...
by Geech
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)
Replies: 38
Views: 1731

Re: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)

You know, earlier this weekend, I thought, "bummer, I had hoped (against hope perhaps?) that there'd be more SF reviews." Now with both Micah and Leaf going off, there's a flood. Thank you both so much for taking the time to really listen, take notes and write in-depth reviews. I am going to try to ...
by Geech
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)
Replies: 38
Views: 1731

Re: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)

This is a collection of hippy dippy songs. Mostly. Cybronica - You have guts to put a long, minimalist, slow, tender piece on SF. You have done some solid work with your lyrical layering. I feel like it would have benefitted from varying using a single vocal at times and not just harmonized vocals. ...
by Geech
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms
Replies: 41
Views: 974

Re: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms

Seems like you're asking two different things - one is how to arrive at more consistency for judging in general and another to bring over more enthusiasm to SF. I think a conference for judging is unrealistic for the reasons you state, but I also think it could be bad because some judges will be bet...
by Geech
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Replies: 68
Views: 2392

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"

Berkeley Social Scene ...so I guess the one thing I’d like is for the lyrics to be smoothed out a little more. For instance “terrible place”...”terrible face”... I'm not sure if I'm getting you here, but the use of these specific words in this way was intentional - it's a reference to Where the Wil...
by Geech
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Replies: 68
Views: 2392

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"

This is a really solid round. Not a clunker in the bunch. More than ever, the judges are in an unenviable position. Nit-picking it will have to be, and, clearly, because of whatever seemingly arbitrary criteria they use, hellfire will be sworn up and down the boards at the result. Judges, whatever y...
by Geech
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Replies: 68
Views: 2392

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"

theSundayColors
Berkeley Social Scene - "....Not sure exactly what the story is..."
This is why I posted a painting of a minotaur along with our lyrics.

It's the story from his perspective; the labyrinth is where the streets have no name.
by Geech
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XIV - R5 - WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Nur Ein XIV - R5 - WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/6f/87/c5/6f87c5a8eb40cbe179bd4707859ba18c--minotaur-matador.jpg Where The Streets Have No Name Berkeley Social Scene Vox: Geech Crunch Guitar: Glennny Clean Guitar: Geech Bass: Martin Drums: Ken Keys: Lunkhead Lyrics: Geech I was resting in my own home I didn't hear him sn...
by Geech
Thu May 30, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"
Replies: 69
Views: 2688

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"

I don’t like explaining lyrics, but what with the compressed timeframe to judge and what not, I wanted to clarify something in the BSS track. I thought about this song as a setup for a Twilight Zone episode. The narrator recounts mundane stories of annoyance in Rod Serling-style fashion to sell you ...
by Geech
Thu May 23, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Hope Against Hope
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Hope Against Hope

Hope Against Hope Geech Sorensen When I look back at my time I see how it all began But the first one happened ages ago Separating God and man One to have the other But not to hold his hand If I leave here on my own Can I become un-damned There isn’t a reason I can explain Can any of it matter Is i...
by Geech
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Nancy Pelosi For President! (Two Hits Reviews)
Replies: 28
Views: 4292

Re: Nancy Pelosi For President! (Two Hits Reviews)

Geech Sorensen - Are you doing the thing where you start on a G chord and then you move your index and middle fingers up a string to a C chord, but keep your other fingers where they are so you get a Cmaj7 or Cadd2 or something? It’s not the worst effect, but I find it overused, and unless I’m mist...
by Geech
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Nancy Pelosi For President! (Two Hits Reviews)
Replies: 28
Views: 4292

Re: Nancy Pelosi For President! (Two Hits Reviews)

Two Hits Feedback This is a pretty good crop of songs overall. BSS - Sam led this and it turned quickly into a catchy rocker. I often have "1, 2, make it 4 on the floor" in my head these days. I played bass and tried to push the rhythm. The various percussion instruments later helped the overall fee...
by Geech
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Two Hits
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Re: Two Hits

Two hits Geech Sorensen Never had to look over my shoulder Never had to wonder which way it comes Never had to run for cover Never had to reach for my guns And the first was not what it would be And the worst was coming up on me I don’t remember falling An echo of a voice was calling It barely got ...
by Geech
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't forget to write some notes. You know... (Whichever Whenever Reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 5221

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

BSS - I played the drums and contributed some vocals. An absurd attempt at a party jam, but there is a naive charm to it. The claps are, by far, the best part. I would like to make a whole song based on just that. Ken’s keyboard line is very catchy. Recording it was pretty fun. dark side of the atti...
by Geech
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Whichever Whenever
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Re: Whichever Whenever

Whichever Whenever Geech Sorensen God I give up I can’t fight this anymore There’s no way I can wage this kind of war Can we arrive at a shared belief A struggle like this to end in some relief Whichever whenever you want I need some kind of detente Just think of the damage we brought Whichever whe...