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by jkelver
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Hanky Code wants to cover your song
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: Hanky Code wants to cover your song

I only have three songfight submissions, so I guess I just barely qualify:

How It Comes Apart
Another Mystery Solved
A 9/11 Every Day

Thanks!
by jkelver
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Not front page news (A 9/11 Every Day prefight)
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Not front page news (A 9/11 Every Day prefight)

I got a song in. It's my least favorite I've done so far, but I did all the arranging and layering and stuff myself, so I guess that feels good. SunLite normally does all that for me. He still mixed and mastered and cleaned up a few bits.
by jkelver
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: A 9/11 Every Day
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: A 9/11 Every Day

Giraffes for Wings Kentucky doctor born in Pakistan First Black mayor of Manchester, Tennessee, an honest man Transformative leader of St Augustine’s U Critical care nurse, fierce and true Leader of teachers and a source of relief College student set to help children navigate grief A senior who drea...
by jkelver
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello World
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Hello World

Glad to see you! I don’t know much about production, either, so I mostly do lo-fi stuff, but I’m trying to go out on a limb in the next fight by adding more elements. We will see how it goes. Looking forward to submissions from both BB and FireBear.
by jkelver
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Scooby Snacks for (Another Mystery Solved reviews)
Replies: 46
Views: 1642

Re: Scooby Snacks for (Another Mystery Solved reviews)

Giraffes for Wings : This is a fun arrangement. I mean, guitar, stomps and vocal isn't the most adventurous arrangement. But for songfight I could see you getting a bit of look down the nose (although that maybe was more prevalent a few years back.) I liked it though. Unfortunately, I have no produ...
by jkelver
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Scooby Snacks for (Another Mystery Solved reviews)
Replies: 46
Views: 1642

Re: Scooby Snacks for (Another Mystery Solved reviews)

For most artists, I am just pointing out my personal highlight from your song. If you’re new, and I didn’t say welcome, I’m sorry. I’m fairly new myself, and I just barely know who the regulars are at this point. Welcome! add – Soothing backing synths, vocal melody in the verses. Brother Baker – Tha...
by jkelver
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Hellos
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: The Hellos

I checked out the tribute album; I liked your contributions a lot. They weren’t MF songs that I particularly remembered, which makes me think I should revisit his catalog to see what else I’ve passed over.
by jkelver
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Hellos
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: The Hellos

That is accurate. Big Magnetic Fields fan, at least up to "I" - the albums after that are weirdly missing... something, for me. But anyway, welcome! I haven't really been listening or taking part lately but looking forward to hearing your contributions when I can pull myself out of this rut! Thanks...
by jkelver
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Hellos
Replies: 7
Views: 266

The Hellos

I entered my first SF about a month ago, but I only just discovered this thread. I guess I will put a basic intro here if anyone is interested. I find a lot of joy in writing my little songs. Mostly I just crank out chuggy or bouncy acoustic guitar stuff, but sometimes I write on ukulele, and more r...
by jkelver
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you find out about Song Fight?
Replies: 175
Views: 65472

Re: How did you find out about Song Fight?

I listened to Jonathan Mann’s podcast “As It Happens”, which chronicles his songwriting process. For one of the episodes, he composed a SF entry. By the by, Mann has written a song every day since 2009, so I recommend him as someone to follow for inspiration.
by jkelver
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Another Mystery Solved
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Another Mystery Solved

Another Mystery Solved - Giraffes for Wings Shhhhhhh! Rats in the walls That’s another mystery solved Three inches of space Between the panel and the inner hull Some nights I stand and stare Into the terrarium Till what I saw on that tape Just dissipates Rats in the walls That’s another mystery solv...
by jkelver
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Case closed! (Another Mystery Solved prefight)
Replies: 34
Views: 1011

Re: Case closed! (Another Mystery Solved prefight)

I’m in with a song that reflects my roots: writing third-rate boombox-era Mountain Goats songs. It’s just me, a guitar, and a desk. Credit to my students for the subject matter.
by jkelver
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Aarararrrargh! (Screaming Into the Void reviews)
Replies: 52
Views: 1954

Re: Aarararrrargh! (Screaming Into the Void reviews)

Tomdg – How do you say Tomdg? The long chains of lyrics are pretty interesting. The lyrics themselves could do, I think, with more specificity. Almost every noun in there is abstract: dream, news, soul, nightmare, fears, terror, heart, pain, disbelief, hate, prejudice, lust, power, curse, state, po...
by jkelver
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Aarararrrargh! (Screaming Into the Void reviews)
Replies: 52
Views: 1954

Re: Aarararrrargh! (Screaming Into the Void reviews)

Apologies to all for any wildly inaccurate comparisons I make here. add – First of all, I love this song. I played it Thursday as the intro music for all of my classes. I mean, the guitar coming in and out. The bass line. When the synth pops in and out during the verse. The jazzy drums and that circ...
by jkelver
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Aarararrrargh! (Screaming Into the Void reviews)
Replies: 52
Views: 1954

Re: Aarararrrargh! (Screaming Into the Void reviews)

the panna cotta army wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:39 am
Hmmmm...SF website is showing that I already voted for this fight when I haven't yet.
Same for me.
by jkelver
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: How It Comes Apart
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: How It Comes Apart

Spring breezes in the trees Hall of college grads with fresh degrees Check out your haircut in the mirror That’s how you know that something heavy’s drawing nearer Things are good so far That’s how it comes apart Steel runners deep in the snow You start the climb for another go That’s when you feel ...
by jkelver
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: And now you see (How It Comes Apart reviews)
Replies: 42
Views: 1468

Re: And now you see (How It Comes Apart reviews)

Giraffes For Wings - This is kind of cute on a budget. I really like the constantly evolving arrangement. You won me over at handclaps and I'm totally sold when the synth arpeggio comes in. My favourite for this fight. I don't totally know what "cute on a budget" means, but it's my new favorite phr...
by jkelver
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: And now you see (How It Comes Apart reviews)
Replies: 42
Views: 1468

Re: And now you see (How It Comes Apart reviews)

Giraffes for Wings : Is there a vinyl simulator periodically popping up in this? Or am I hearing things? Typically I’m not one for obviously programming/generated drums but the tom rhythm that drives this is groovy and I enjoy it. Not sure how much I like the kind of twee beep boop synth, and the b...