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by Generic
Sat May 23, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"
Replies: 88
Views: 1134

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"

Here's all you need to know for my song. "Chupacabra" is from Spanish, translating literally to "goat sucker." "Cabra" means "Goat," "Chupa," from the infinitive "Chupar," meaning "To suck." Young goats are called "kids." So are young humans. My lyrics compare a certain public figure's policies to "...
by Generic
Sat May 23, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Chupacabra
Replies: 14
Views: 148

Re: NUR EIN XV - Chupacabra

Jon Eric - Chupacabra Chupacabra chupa, chupacabra [repeat throughout as ostinato] He takes kids You better huddle your family close, ‘mano Calamity flows, autocrat scrambles for those bravos No boogeyman can hold a candle to man When you dance through the shadow he casts on the land It’s a failure ...
by Generic
Fri May 22, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"
Replies: 90
Views: 2024

Re: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"

Jon Eric - This is an extremely Mountain Goats song in so many ways. It reminds me a lot of “Up the Wolves,” maybe a bit of “Magpie” in the phrasing. And, well, I like the Mountain Goats, but this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Why, whatever do you mean? Is that a band? What a silly name for a band! ...
by Generic
Thu May 21, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"
Replies: 88
Views: 1134

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"

This is a cool challenge because it has me creating something quite unlike my usual tracks. This makes me happy to read! Can't speak for all the judges, but this is precisely the kind of outcome I was hoping for. Something that takes you a little outside your comfort zone, and forces you to conside...
by Generic
Tue May 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"
Replies: 90
Views: 2024

Re: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"

I sat down to write reviews, but instead I found myself whining about every single song, even the ones that the judges and other competitors seem to be enjoying a lot. This suggests to me that I'm in a poor mindset for receiving and reviewing these, and I should try again later. I don't want to fire...
by Generic
Mon May 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"
Replies: 88
Views: 1134

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"

Where did we land with percussive mouth sounds? I’m taking this challenge to mean as many vocal tracks as you like, but only two instrumental tracks. I figure body percussion is its own instrument, but What about percussive vocal takes? If any clarification is forthcoming, this would be useful to m...
by Generic
Mon May 18, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"
Replies: 88
Views: 1134

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"

ken wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:37 am
Maybe it is because Mo... This Nur Ein keeps bringing me back:

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I actually assumed that your posting a Chewbacca Bra song last week was likely to have inspired this week's title. The world may never know.
by Generic
Mon May 18, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"
Replies: 88
Views: 1134

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"

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by Generic
Mon May 18, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"
Replies: 90
Views: 2024

Re: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"

Here are some "liner notes" on my song. I wanted to avoid what I felt was the "obvious" approach to this challenge: A handbook is a thing that could be expected to have instructions in it, so the "step by step" portion of the lyrics could easily be presented as what one would find inside the titular...
by Generic
Sun May 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"
Replies: 88
Views: 1134

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"

Well, I guess I'll be "that guy" this time... Where do the judges land on the idea of overdubbing our two instruments? If I play three or four separate parts looped on the same physical guitar, is that kosher? And what about layered vocals? Four part harmony, etc? Also, do handclaps, finger snaps, a...
by Generic
Sun May 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"
Replies: 90
Views: 2024

Re: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"

I'm in under the wire.

I started on Monday morning. Then restarted on Wednesday.

Then restarted again Thursday night.

It was a rough week for me, creatively. But I'm really happy with how it turned out. :mrgreen:
by Generic
Sat May 16, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - The Handbook
Replies: 27
Views: 432

Re: NUR EIN XV - The Handbook

Jon Eric - The Handbook (apologies for editing this twice since posting the lyrics... twice) [verse 1] Establish a presence In another tribe's fort Make a ghillie suit , keep a low profile Observe and record [chorus 1] Row the boat with your bare hands Forge ahead with no scout You will overcome mis...
by Generic
Sat May 16, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"
Replies: 90
Views: 2024

Re: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"

vowlvom wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:04 am
We've had a quick judge summit and nobody's going to dock points for not using numbers, as long as there's a clear set of instructions in there you'll be fine.
Okay, that's what I figured. Thank you for the quick response!
by Generic
Sat May 16, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"
Replies: 90
Views: 2024

Re: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"

Might as well clarify this before I record my vocal...

Are the judges looking for us to actually number our steps in the lyrics? "Step one," "Step twp," etc.? Or would a series of imperative sentences in narrative sequence fit the bill?
by Generic
Wed May 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"
Replies: 90
Views: 2024

Re: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"

Generic wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 7:57 pm


Meanwhile... Jon is trying to write a hippie anthem. Send help.
Thank god, I've abandoned that idea.
by Generic
Tue May 12, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 148
Views: 2885

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

Ok folks, I got about three quarters through reviews before I got total fatigue from coming up with things to say and also I still have a bunch of work to do and apparently also need to write a round one song even though I was like 95% sure I wouldn't crack the top 25. So... In the interesting of so...
by Generic
Tue May 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 148
Views: 2885

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

Hey, Judge #1...

Thanks!

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by Generic
Mon May 11, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"
Replies: 90
Views: 2024

Re: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"

Since Jon Eric is also in Nur Ein, I'd like to point out how awesome Chewbacca Bra's Dinga Da Donda is, how it rules this challenge, and how is it still one of my favorite songfight songs I've had a hand in making. http://www.songfight.org/music/dinga_da_donga/chewbaccabra_ddd.mp3 Wow, what a blast...
by Generic
Mon May 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 148
Views: 2885

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

Keep those liner notes coming! There were a lot of you who didn’t seem to have really fulfilled the challenge, but a good explanation of what you intended might help, for me at least. This came up a couple of times when I was judging too. We didn't want to single anyone out, but some explanation wa...
by Generic
Mon May 11, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 148
Views: 2885

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

I just read all the judges' statements and saw that Owl requested "liner notes" for our songs, if we have any tidbits to share. This is the kind of thing I generally prefer to do after the judging is over, but per the jury's request... I started out thinking, "Well, everyone's going to go sarcastic ...
by Generic
Mon May 11, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 148
Views: 2885

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

I'm in. Unless I'm mistaken, I haven't been a Nur Ein competitor since Nur Ein XIII. And this is the first Nur Ein I've ever participated in for which there were more than 25 entries in Round Zero. (Cheese and crackers, sixteen cuts!) I went out of my comfort zone this time around and approached the...
by Generic
Mon May 11, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - This Is Fine
Replies: 37
Views: 649

Re: NUR EIN XV - This Is Fine

Jon Eric - This is Fine Today I almost ran my car off the road on purpose this is fine I got to work early so I could cry before clocking in this is fine It’s only a platitude, it may be an insincere line It’s practically meaningless, and this is fine The china in the cabinets rattled when you slamm...