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by Stubby Phillips
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2012 Seattle Gear List
Replies: 40
Views: 7058

Re: Song Fight! Live 2012 Seattle Gear List

If you guys need a guitar amp, I have a small Fender Sidekick Reverb 25 that I repaired (I think). It tests OK. Solid state, 25 watts, 10" speaker, pre out, main in, headphones (or line) out, but no ext. speaker jack. Fairly loud, and sounds good for SS. Also a good music stand. I plan on coming to ...
by Stubby Phillips
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: How long does it take to make a review thread?
Replies: 30
Views: 6710

Re: How long does it take to make a review thread?

Cody Walker Jr.: This reminds me of Lindsey Buckingham & Fleetwood Mac - in a non-derivative way - except Stevie sounds better. Nice soundscape. It might have been cool to have call/response or parallel lyrics instead of the echoed back-up. Nice. Vote G.U.N.S.: This is the extended dance version of ...
by Stubby Phillips
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: How long does it take to make a review thread?
Replies: 30
Views: 6710

Re: How long does it take to make a review thread?

Paco del Stinko: Nice light guitar fest. I especially like the trem riff -- nice details. The lyric/concept doesn't do much for me, but that's my problem. If Steve Miller had joined the Guess Who, they would have played this song. Vote Johnny and the Rays: This reminds me of when internal organs roa...
by Stubby Phillips
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You got a week (pre-fight)
Replies: 19
Views: 2541

Re: You got a week (pre-fight)

wow that sucks
I hope it gets better soon
by Stubby Phillips
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Write It Up (Beat Me Up Reviews)
Replies: 28
Views: 9201

Re: Write It Up (Beat Me Up Reviews)

If the connection between the choruses and verses isnt clear, Then I didnt do a good enough job on the song lyrically. thx for the reveiw Your lyric kicks ass, and it was clear; my review -- not so much. I should have said: Repeating the events/chorus to the Sheriff seems like filler in an otherwis...
by Stubby Phillips
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Write It Up (Beat Me Up Reviews)
Replies: 28
Views: 9201

Re: Write It Up (Beat Me Up Reviews)

Hey, Spud -- are you trying to paint me as a curmudgeon? Just like Picasso, I had my 'Blue' period -- and now I've moved on. Plus, I don't want to get beat up if I stop in at the live event!
by Stubby Phillips
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Write It Up (Beat Me Up Reviews)
Replies: 28
Views: 9201

Re: Write It Up (Beat Me Up Reviews)

The Sky Looks Pissed: You have the bones of a great song. The lyric is great, the singer is pushing it (in a good way), and the structure is cool and fairly interesting. All it needs is some polish/practice to tighten things up. Keep submitting... Chocolate Chips: This is really good. I don't think ...
by Stubby Phillips
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: All Kinds of Opinions (...sorrow reviews)
Replies: 55
Views: 9270

Re: All Kinds of Opinions (...sorrow reviews)

More reviews: Paco del Stinko's riff-driven entry is pretty engaging, and has lots of parts that resolve well. I especially like the transition after the bridge, also the ending. The build-up is subtle. The solo is a slap in the face I hoped was coming. The drum beat adds urgency, like the guitar ri...
by Stubby Phillips
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: All Kinds of Opinions (...sorrow reviews)
Replies: 55
Views: 9270

Re: All Kinds of Opinions (...sorrow reviews)

Time for some song reviews on a sunny afternoon on the Salish Sea. Love Dot Bodega was first up, and it's an eye-opener. And a brain-twister. I tend to analyze complex rhythms, but after a while I gave up and just listened to the song. Or tried to, anyway. The psycho-acoustic effect is strong with t...
by Stubby Phillips
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: All Kinds of Opinions (...sorrow reviews)
Replies: 55
Views: 9270

Re: All Kinds of Opinions (...sorrow reviews)

Spud wrote:A lesson learned, no? Write reviews off-line and then come back and post them. That's what us professional reviewers do.
Too bad that professional reviewers, by definition(?), don't review songs on a website they moderate. It'd be interesting to see what musical musings inhabit that potato, Spud.
by Stubby Phillips
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: All kinds of excuses (prefight)
Replies: 30
Views: 3925

Re: All kinds of excuses (prefight)

OK, Hillbilly. You win, I lose. Didn't get 'er done. The previously mentioned relative can be reached at 1-800-HOT-GRLS; ask for Kelly and have a credit card handy.
by Stubby Phillips
Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: All kinds of excuses (prefight)
Replies: 30
Views: 3925

Re: All kinds of excuses (prefight)

I don't mind being a muse, but I ain't no pimp, Hillbilly. Get your own sister.
As for the avatar -- that's an old photo.
by Stubby Phillips
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: All kinds of excuses (prefight)
Replies: 30
Views: 3925

Re: All kinds of excuses (prefight)

RangerDenni wrote:refrains from making poortaste jokes about 'swallow'

[EDIT] refrains from refraining from making poor-taste jokes about 'swallow.'
That didn't take long.
Tell you what -- I don't want to cramp your style. You can have "swallow". I don't really need it.
by Stubby Phillips
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: All kinds of excuses (prefight)
Replies: 30
Views: 3925

Re: All kinds of excuses (prefight)

Almost done with the lyric.
I claim the words wallow, follow, swallow, borrow, and tomorrow -- so don't copy me.
Oh yeah, and the utterance "yi".
by Stubby Phillips
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: The Oxford Commentaries (Skoochies Reviews)
Replies: 21
Views: 5510

Re: The Oxford Commentaries (Skoochies Reviews)

FauX: Punk energy is good for the soul. This is screaming for some screaming, but I'll take what I can get. This has a place in the world. King Arthur: I can relate to the "all treble and hiss -- don't forget to turn the Dolby on" line. Good story. Good song. Paco del Stinko: I like the country solo...
by Stubby Phillips
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Can we talk about these songs?(A Conversation reviews)
Replies: 109
Views: 15427

Re: Can we talk about these songs?(A Conversation reviews)

Experiment for the weekend... If you're going to experiment, you might try recording a keyboard/piano (w/ sustain) playing the vocal melody, and then singing along with it (in headphones) when you record. When you deviate, the dissonance will let you know. For acoustically bad rooms, you can probab...
by Stubby Phillips
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Can we talk about these songs?(A Conversation reviews)
Replies: 109
Views: 15427

Re: Can we talk about these songs?(A Conversation reviews)

jast wrote:
Stubby Phillips wrote:The first half of this thread was funny as hell, but the second half is just a conversation.
Yeah, we stopped talking about your face.
What's wrong with my face?
by Stubby Phillips
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Can we talk about these songs?(A Conversation reviews)
Replies: 109
Views: 15427

Re: Can we talk about these songs?(A Conversation reviews)

The first half of this thread was funny as hell, but the second half is just a conversation.
by Stubby Phillips
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Reviews are the Heartbeat of this Fight (YATHOTOFS Reviews)
Replies: 108
Views: 14869

Re: Reviews are the Heartbeat of this Fight (YATHOTOFS Reviews)

Manhatton Glutton: I can't hear the drums, dude. Or the bass. Hey thanks for the review. Out of curiosity, what speakers/headphones is this based on? So that I can get better at mixing/production. I probably should have said "bring the bass and drums up a bit." I was listening to some admittedly ti...
by Stubby Phillips
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Reviews are the Heartbeat of this Fight (YATHOTOFS Reviews)
Replies: 108
Views: 14869

Re: Reviews are the Heartbeat of this Fight (YATHOTOFS Reviews)

Today I voted for songs that didn't bore me. The Yyarrell Bros. Band: I kinda like this -- the vocals, harmonies, intruments, and variations are all good. It's a little low-key for my tastes; I want something to hit me, even a glancing blow -- and this just flows over me. Very competent presentation...
by Stubby Phillips
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Live Pre-Fight
Replies: 134
Views: 10299

Re: Live Pre-Fight

For inspiration, check out this youtube video. The first half and second half are very different, but both are interesting.
by Stubby Phillips
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Chock full of calcium (Bag of Bones reviews)
Replies: 123
Views: 16156

Re: Chock full of calcium (Bag of Bones reviews)

jeez... get a room, you guys. You're getting this thread all sticky...