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by noma
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VIII
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Circle of Titles VIII

Hi folks! It's a bit late this year, hope you don't mind. I was wondering if anyone wanted to do that Circle of Titles thing again, so I started this thread. If you are interested, let me know right here, and if some people want to do it, I'll post a schedule and stuff. I'll also have to talk to Jan...
by noma
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VI
Replies: 69
Views: 4870

Re: Circle of Titles VI

Guess what? It took me over two years, but I just finished my entry for CoT VI. The two titles, provided by Cookie Blue, were "Strange Promise" and "Larger than Eternity". I went with the first of these. Hope you'll enjoy the song. CoT VII entry is hopefully going to follow soon...
by noma
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 2176

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Also, congrats to Vom Vorton!
I'm curious if we're going to have a Vom Vorton vs. Merisan final round this year. Sure looks like it.
by noma
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 2176

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Thanks to y'all for your kind words, and criticism also. :) It was a pleasure participating, as always, and I'm kind of sad it's going to be another year until the next one. I probably won't do a shadow entry for the next round, taking some time off, but maybe I'll do one next week. The podcast was ...
by noma
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 2176

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Nick - nice harmonies. Lead is good, but i’m not fond of the lead in the chorus. Pretty catchy. Another one that loses too much momentum in the bridge. Thank you for your constructive criticism! You are right, the bridge is too long and boring. Maybe I should have made it build up in its second hal...
by noma
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 2176

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Let's start reviewing! Interestingly, many of these songs didn't feel biographical to me. Like, I wouldn't think of them as a biography of Jesus or St Peter or Superman (that's three mythological characters in one sentence!) Maybe that's just me. I don't view the Beatles' "Mean Mr. Mustard"...
by noma
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 2176

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Submitted a song. It's more of a typical Nick Soma kind of song than my submissions in the last few rounds. (Although the upbeat music vs. grim subject matter would make for a good Matchy Matchy song, too.) Lyric mentions a bike accident leaving the guy's "left hand crippled", unable to pl...
by noma
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIII: Never Knew the Guy lyrics
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: NUR EIN XIII: Never Knew the Guy lyrics

Nick Soma - Never Knew the Guy Kevin was born in the middle of nowhere In the year of 1979 His life would soon get worse Although at first it was all fine. Kevin's mother was protective, Shielded him from all that's wrong. His stepfather was difficult, They couldn't get along. His real father fathe...
by noma
Tue May 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 2176

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

OK, clarification needed. Does this have to be the biography of a person who exists or has at one point existed in real life, or can it be a fictional person's biography?
by noma
Sun May 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"
Replies: 55
Views: 2623

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"

I just sent in my song. It's among the weirdest ones I've ever done for SF or Nur Ein. Don't know if it's weird genius or weird crap. Perhaps just mediocre as usual. :mrgreen: It's written from the point of view of someone with a mental illness such as schizophrenia, in whose mind a thought is slowl...
by noma
Sun May 27, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIII - We Should - Lyrics
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: NUR EIN XIII - We Should - Lyrics

Nick Soma - We Should featuring Cookie Blue on scissors, clip machine, frying pan, hairdryer, tea cup and box grater This song is from the point of view of a person with a mental illness, something along the lines of schizophrenia. His thoughts, disjointed at first, build towards a more concrete id...
by noma
Wed May 23, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"
Replies: 57
Views: 2885

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"

Nick Soma crickets for ambience – seriously? Well, OK cos I quite like Echo & the Bunnymen though they’re mediocre, as well. Hahaha. One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces. :roll: (sorry Caravan for the Pink Floyd reference) No but seriously, those crickets make up, like, on...
by noma
Tue May 22, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"
Replies: 55
Views: 2623

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"

I see they mostly did that in live performances. You could say they suck live. :mrgreen: Any of their avid fans would kill me for this, but I actually prefer their studio work by far. They can even be kind of accessible if they don't let themselves get carried away with their jams. Speaking of jams,...
by noma
Tue May 22, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"
Replies: 55
Views: 2623

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"

Caravan Ray wrote:Any more pink Floyd references and you are out

Judges - amiright?

Yeah, to hell with that guy! Any more Floyd references and he can't have any pudding! ;)
by noma
Tue May 22, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"
Replies: 55
Views: 2623

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"

I plan on using scissors, clip machine, etc. Do these count as household items? Kitchen utensils or vacuum cleaners pretty clearly do, right? Pink Floyd once had the idea of doing an album entirely from the sound of household objects. Ultimately they scrapped the project, but there are a few demos a...
by noma
Mon May 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"
Replies: 57
Views: 2885

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"

Nick, This is an homage to Echoes by Pink Floyd. Its done very well, I enjoyed it immensely! You are correct. Still, thanks to Mike for the Metallica / Soundgarden comparison; it's not what I aimed for, but I like those bands, too. :) In fact it's an homage to PF in general, especially Echoes, Brea...
by noma
Sun May 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"
Replies: 57
Views: 2885

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"

You guys were really creative with your lyrics this round. Can't wait until I get to hear the songs! I like the Biblical references especially. Ecclesiastes is my favorite book in the Old Testament (from what I remember), because it's more philosophical and less sanguinary than the others. :) BTW, o...
by noma
Sun May 20, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"
Replies: 57
Views: 2885

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"

Just finished my song. It's about a guy and girl who took a trip of whatever drug to then wake up at 3:20 AM in the middle of nowhere, wondering how they wound up there. Oh, and it's more than twice as long as 3 minutes and 20 seconds. That's partly because it's very slow as well, though, about 66 B...
by noma
Sun May 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIII - 3:20 - Lyrics
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: NUR EIN XIII - 3:20 - Lyrics

Nick Soma - 3:20 3:20 AM I was lying in the grass I had just woken from a dream About the future, and the past I touch your skin to see if you are real 'Cause I can't quite believe the things I feel And there is something strange about your face And why are we even here in this place? 4:00, we're l...
by noma
Fri May 18, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Early signs your house is falling apart (Crack In The Wall prefight)
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Early signs your house is falling apart (Crack In The Wall prefight)

Cool, another ambience challenge! I have not yet written lyrics to my Nur Ein song, but I won't be lazy, so I'll write a separate song for this fight. Also, I kind of like the challenge. A lot, in fact. I probably wouldn't even mind if the Nur Ein challenge was "Ambience" each week.
by noma
Fri May 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Who's Gonna Win? (Guessing Game Reviews)
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Who's Gonna Win? (Guessing Game Reviews)

Wow! This is my first SF win. Four years, 32 songs. Thanks to you all for your votes! :)
by noma
Tue May 15, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VII
Replies: 66
Views: 4437

Re: Circle of Titles VII

Hi everyone! CoT VII has become kind of a mess not unlike VI, which is mostly my fault. I'm terribly sorry for having suddenly disappeared from SF altogether last year, including the Circle of Titles. I wasn't too well overall, but I'm feeling better now and recording songs and stuff. I have sent ja...

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