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by Generic
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles - The Return
Replies: 15
Views: 159

Re: Circle of Titles - The Return

Well, that sounds like enough of a consensus for me. Everyone, if you wish to participate, PM me two different titles.
by Generic
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles - The Return
Replies: 15
Views: 159

Re: Circle of Titles - The Return

I would participate! I like what we've done recently which is to come up with two titles and let the other participant pick which one to use - and then unused titles are up for grabs after. But I'll participate regardless! I piloted the idea of two titles per participant last time I ran it. I perso...
by Generic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 67
Views: 966

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

Jon Eric: ... The mix is tasteful but I really want to hear a live drumkit on this, maybe with brushed snares (think Violent Femmes). Hey, is that an offer? I can mix it down without drums and send it to you! I've been happy with SuperiorDrummer, but I do know its limitations, and felt them pretty ...
by Generic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 67
Views: 966

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

Yay Congrats Jon Eric :) Who'd have thought it, considering after most rounds you were stating this is my last round. Yeah, let's see... Round 0 - "Eh, I haven't done a Nur Ein in years, but I like this title and challenge. Let's see what happens." Round 1 - "Holy cow that was a lot of songs! I can...
by Generic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 67
Views: 966

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

Two acts enter. One act leaves. Congrats to both the finalists, and Jon Eric for a rarely precedented victory! (Unless my information is incorrect and no one has actually won Nur Ein without winning a round before the last one). It happened once before, in Nur Ein X, when Nick Soma won round 7 with...
by Generic
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 67
Views: 966

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

Phew! What an evening! Glen and Truth, your song was fantastic, and truly represented your "A" game. I would not have been disappointed to lose to you. Well played all around. I'm also grateful that Balance Lost had already been eliminated, because I'm reasonably sure he had us both beat with his "P...
by Generic
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles - The Return
Replies: 15
Views: 159

Circle of Titles - The Return

Hi everyone! I used to run a side fight each year near the end of Nur Ein called Circle of Titles. Looks like it lost a lot of steam when I took some time off, but I'd love to bring it back if people are interested. The idea is that everyone gets to make up a title and then everyone records a song f...
by Generic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 67
Views: 966

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

Cavedwellers - I really like what you did with the title! It's amazingly dynamic; it almost feels like a different song in each section. I was hoping that listening to our songs side by side would give me enough information to make a prediction, but honestly I still have no idea. May the best man/ba...
by Generic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 1880

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"

Late! The New Ugly is now The Old Ugly! Some priorities took precedence. I humbly submit to you how dumb we sound. http://podcast.songlander.com/?name=2020-06-24_north_beach_v_ires.mp3 Hey, Mike and Ben, I listened to the podcast a couple of days ago. I was disappointed that it was late, but holy c...
by Generic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 67
Views: 966

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

Mine is submitted. For liner notes... Well... I actually would prefer not to elaborate on my lyrics. They're coming from a somewhat similar place to my "This is Fine." Musically, though, I don't mind saying, I chose to focus on the "your" part of "Bring your A game." I haven't really painted with th...
by Generic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn
Replies: 8
Views: 116

NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn

Pistols at Dawn by Jon Eric This bed's a battleground Our house is upside-down My mouth a gunshot wound Landmines in every room Time was, you couldn’t help but hold me Nothing could keep us apart (chorus) Everything you say to me Becomes some kind of machinery That I fall upon Every night we're tra...
by Generic
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 73
Views: 1393

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

Well, I'm stunned and humbled.

But also, I'm never doing a synthpop anthem on a one-week deadline, ever again. That was very time consuming and exhausting.

Cavedwellers, I will see you at the dueling ground.

NUR EIN!!!!!!!
by Generic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Four "Carte Blanche"
Replies: 149
Views: 2635

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Four "Carte Blanche"

Bravo. It syncs up surprisingly well! I must admit, though, I was mildly disappointed that the name "Skyfall" wasn't hastily scribbled over with "Carte Blanche." My own fault for expecting a joke.
by Generic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 67
Views: 966

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

* I think now would be a good time to reminisce about Nur Ein finalists who actually wrote their best song of the competition in Round 7 Three come to mind for me, and two of them are Frankie Big Face songs. Frank's "Heart of a Lion" is one of my favorites of his, and I'm still honestly a little su...
by Generic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 73
Views: 1393

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

Quick first impressions. Disclaimer - I only listened once, and I'm very tired. I miss things. Opinions are subject to change in the clear light of day. Cavedwellers - This might be the best lyrics I've heard from you this year... Or possibly ever? A couple of the transitions were a little awkward, ...
by Generic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 67
Views: 966

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

The first Nur Ein happened while I was in college and not paying much attention to Song Fight! and sidefights. I think I became aware of Nur Ein between III and IV. I know that the first time I participated was for Nur Ein IV. Looking over the titles and challenges, I remember getting goosebumps at ...
by Generic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 73
Views: 1393

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

Mine is submitted. I'm not sure if anyone other than iVeg checks the lyrics prior to listening, but I did make some small adjustments to mine after I posted them. There are three polyrhythm sections in my piece. The pulses are played on a drum machine hand clap sound, with the different rhythms pann...
by Generic
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 73
Views: 1393

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

@JonEric: Cool perspective in your lyrics. Congrats on doing so well this year. Myself: Whine whine whine :) Hey, thank you! Might as well do the "liner notes" thing since you brought it up. When I saw the title "Homestretch" and the challenge (and assumed for the fourth straight week that I was du...
by Generic
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Homestretch
Replies: 12
Views: 146

NUR EIN XV - Homestretch

Homestretch by Jon Eric There’s a moment in every race When you give yourself permission to quit You've already given your best Haven't you earned some rest? The kid hanging off your back Is losing patience fast He just wants to go home (chorus) At the starting line, he’s there for the ride And at ...
by Generic
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 73
Views: 1393

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

Upgrading my DAW when I'm further along in the contest than I've ever gotten before may prove to have been a tactical error. :shock:
by Generic
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 1880

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"

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by Generic
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 1880

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"

The ones that really stood out for me this round were Max Bombast, Mandibles, Frankie Big Face and Jon Eric. I thought they were really fun and there were elements in the tracks that made me smile. [/quote] Hey, thank you! I was especially proud of my song this week; glad to see positive attention o...