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by lichenthroat
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: It packs a wallop (Spiked Punch prefight)
Replies: 16
Views: 332

Re: It packs a wallop (Spiked Punch prefight)

I'm in, unusually early. Somebody suggested that I try to write a contemporary pop song. I tried, but I ended up with something rap-adjacent instead. Well contemporary pop often IS pretty rap-adjacent to be fair. I was trying to emulate Taylor Swift's "Out of the Woods." You'll see how not close I ...
by lichenthroat
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: The stairway to heaven leads to (A Long Plastic Hallway reviews)
Replies: 27
Views: 759

Re: The stairway to heaven leads to (A Long Plastic Hallway reviews)

Amby Moho—I’m getting a 60s British feel on this. Maybe bring the vocal up a bit; I think you could get away with a more adventurous delivery, too. The timbre sounds good. The guitar tone is good and is mixed well. Brown Word and the Big Whine—This is among my favorites of yours. The lyrics, vocal p...
by lichenthroat
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: It packs a wallop (Spiked Punch prefight)
Replies: 16
Views: 332

Re: It packs a wallop (Spiked Punch prefight)

I'm in, unusually early. Somebody suggested that I try to write a contemporary pop song. I tried, but I ended up with something rap-adjacent instead.
by lichenthroat
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Spiked Punch
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Spiked Punch

Spiked Punch by Lichen Throat Halloween night and I’m out with the fellas. Jimmy said the KitKats smelled like marijuana. We threw them in the desert, across the street. No junkie’s going to slip no drugs to me. Junior high dance at a rented club, Girls look pretty, and the guys look dumb. Momma sa...
by lichenthroat
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Pimps and thieves run free in (A Long Plastic Hallway prefight)
Replies: 23
Views: 483

Re: Pimps and thieves run free in (A Long Plastic Hallway prefight)

SweeneyToad wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:55 pm
lichenthroat wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:26 pm
fluffy wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:15 pm


the entire genre of hip-hop would like a word with you
I kind of thought about that. Perhaps I should have tried to rap it. I'm not much of a rapper, though.

I implore you to rap.
Every time I've tried it's just been a complete shapeless, rhythmless mess.
by lichenthroat
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Pimps and thieves run free in (A Long Plastic Hallway prefight)
Replies: 23
Views: 483

Re: Pimps and thieves run free in (A Long Plastic Hallway prefight)

I tried an experiment I'd had in mind for a long time: trying to make the vocal part of the rhythm rather than the melody. It turns out there's a reason people don't usually do this; I ended up with a vocal that just seems like a boring melody. I'm sure someone has done this effectively, sometime, ...
by lichenthroat
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Pimps and thieves run free in (A Long Plastic Hallway prefight)
Replies: 23
Views: 483

Re: Pimps and thieves run free in (A Long Plastic Hallway prefight)

I tried an experiment I'd had in mind for a long time: trying to make the vocal part of the rhythm rather than the melody. It turns out there's a reason people don't usually do this; I ended up with a vocal that just seems like a boring melody. I'm sure someone has done this effectively, sometime, b...
by lichenthroat
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: A Long Plastic Hallway
Replies: 11
Views: 220

A Long Plastic Hallway

A Long Plastic Hallway by Lichen Throat Plastic blocks on the tile floor Are a barefoot hazard I can’t ignore. This was supposed to be a fire station But instead, he’s building a new creation. He ignores the colors and ignores the sizes, Keeps going straight with no surprises. Parallel walls three ...
by lichenthroat
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I drink alone because (I'd Rather Drink With The Devil reviews)
Replies: 30
Views: 1193

Re: I drink alone because (I'd Rather Drink With The Devil reviews)

Brown Word and the Big Whine—I love the intro. Your vocal recording sounds a little thin; I think a fuller-sounding recording would suit this song better. Your delivery in the spoken word parts is very good. CazaroTaro—Give us a fatter low end. The effect on the vocals (or parallel synths, whatever ...
by lichenthroat
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Forget Elvis, (I’d Rather Drink With The Devil prefight)
Replies: 38
Views: 878

Re: Forget Elvis, (I’d Rather Drink With The Devil prefight)

I'm in, with less atrocious vocal timing than last week.
by lichenthroat
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: I'd Rather Drink With the Devil
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: I'd Rather Drink With the Devil

I'd Rather Drink with the Devil by Lichen Throat Yellow leaves on the aspens, Thin clouds in the sky. Cold breeze through the tavern walls Makes lanterns flicker inside. After six months in the gold fields, He takes a seat at the rail. With sunburned hands not yet peeled, He raises his first mug of...
by lichenthroat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't look now... (Miss Lovely Eyes reviews)
Replies: 76
Views: 2230

Re: Don't look now... (Miss Lovely Eyes reviews)

Wow, so many! I’ll keep the comments short so I can finish. This was an above-average fight, for sure. Balls to Monte—I would accept this as an authentic song from 1973. Pretty well done. The vocal style is a good match with the genre. Brown Word and the Big Whine—I like the intro. The doubled vocal...
by lichenthroat
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't look now... (Miss Lovely Eyes reviews)
Replies: 76
Views: 2230

Re: Don't look now... (Miss Lovely Eyes reviews)

LibraryDogs wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:58 am
Lichen - I like the groove you started out with, then your vocals trample everything. Maybe put a high-pass filter on the vox to separate out the parts.
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that after the fact, and it helped a lot.
by lichenthroat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't let the glasses fool you (Miss Lovely Eyes prefight)
Replies: 34
Views: 879

Re: Don't let the glasses fool you (Miss Lovely Eyes prefight)

A day late, but at least I met the optional challenge. This was one of those times when I was happy with the instrumental and then managed to ruin it with my vocal.
by lichenthroat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Miss Lovely Eyes
Replies: 20
Views: 383

Re: Miss Lovely Eyes

Miss Lovely Eyes by Lichen Throat I’m a cold-hearted assassin. I’ve slain seventy-four. I’ve killed generals and political bosses, On the right and on the left. CEOs who incurred big losses, Have sometimes found their foreheads cleft. I’ve put them underneath white crosses, With grieving spouses be...
by lichenthroat
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: The government bail out won't (Break the Bank reviews)
Replies: 30
Views: 1074

Re: The government bail out won't (Break the Bank reviews)

Brown Word and the Big Whine—The 3/4 section feels very slow, especially when the chorus picks up. I like your guitar tone and the swirly—for lack of a better word—playing. CazaroTaro—I like the bass. The piano, however, has kind of a lounge act feel that I didn’t care for. I do, however, like the c...
by lichenthroat
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't break the Internet, (Break the Bank prefight)
Replies: 21
Views: 585

Re: Don't break the Internet, (Break the Bank prefight)

I'm in with verses in 4/4 and chorus in 3/4. Since I missed out on the shoegaze fight, I figured I'd try to make up for it here, but the end result doesn't sound entirely shoegazey.
by lichenthroat
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Break the Bank
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Break the Bank

Break the Bank by Lichen Throat I only sign checks on the back. My balance is so swelled That any farther in the black, I’d be a gravity well. I’m going to break the bank. I’m going to break the bank. Write me a check that’s blank. I’m going to break the bank. Money dam number seventeen broke; The ...
by lichenthroat
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 17 Round 1 Challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 678

Re: SpinTunes 17 Round 1 Challenge

vowlvom wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:08 am
Just sent mine in. Was really struggling for energy and motivation this week, but coffee came to the rescue. I think my song came out really well!
I had a very similar experience: a strange lack of motivation, followed by what I thought was a pretty good result.
by lichenthroat
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: From Grey to Gandalf (The White Morph reviews)
Replies: 42
Views: 1222

Re: From Grey to Gandalf (The White Morph reviews)

Lichen Throat : The guitar sounds a little "rapid fire". It's programmed, right? What's your workflow for that? I'm curious. I suspect you're placing notes with the mouse - it's really, really hard to humanize a performance that way, unfortunately. Everything but the vocal is programmed. I compose ...
by lichenthroat
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: From Grey to Gandalf (The White Morph reviews)
Replies: 42
Views: 1222

Re: From Grey to Gandalf (The White Morph reviews)

I’ve had unusually little time to review this week, so reviews are late and short. Brother Baker—I like the music: heavy but still melodic. The dueling vocals work well together, as usual for you. Brown Word and the Big Whine—Certainly metal. Good musicianship on the guitar. The vocal matches the st...
by lichenthroat
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Hanky Code wants to cover your song
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: Hanky Code wants to cover your song

I love this! I tried to pick songs where I thought the music was solid but my original vocal could be improved upon. Of the three I submitted, this was the one I though you'd be least likely to do. Shows what I know. With regard to your transfer from 11/8 to 4/4, I basically sang the original as 4/4...