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by frankie big face
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Song Fight!
Topic: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!
Replies: 118
Views: 4837

Re: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!

We lived for the reviews. We took them seriously. We had a list on our whiteboard, with every single reviewer and what their beef was with us, and we vowed to get a good review (or at least a passable) one, from each and every one of them. One of Frankie's first reviews of us was "buy a three-prong...
by frankie big face
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 79
Views: 2457

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

Yay, Jon Eric! Congrats to you, my man.
by frankie big face
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight Live Online 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 721

Re: Song Fight Live Online 2020

I would most likely participate in this. As long as I can also sell my merch. :P
by frankie big face
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Song Fight!
Topic: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!
Replies: 118
Views: 4837

Re: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!

I used to be pretty harsh with reviews. I recall one of you first reviews for me when I first started here. You wrote (something along the lines of) “ there is absolutely nothing I can find to like about this”. That sounds pretty accurate. And look at you now! You're a Nur Ein champion! But serious...
by frankie big face
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Song Fight!
Topic: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!
Replies: 118
Views: 4837

Re: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!

Yeah, and I've noticed a long-term tendency for people to try to be "nicer" by saying "sorry, not my thing" instead of being, like, "this sucks." Like, "sorry, not my thing" is such a non-review as to be useless. This is precisely the reason I posted no real reviews for Nur Ein this year. I've adop...
by frankie big face
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Song Fight!
Topic: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!
Replies: 118
Views: 4837

Re: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!

And while we’re on the subject, can anyone believe we are about to complete the FIFTEENTH Nur Ein?! That seems impossible.
by frankie big face
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Song Fight!
Topic: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!
Replies: 118
Views: 4837

Re: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!

And I was welcomed back with open arms. (I still remember Frankie’s response: “magenta! Welcome back you crazy broad!”) The internet was a weird time back then. Everyone had to learn how to behave, including me. I'm almost there. Twenty years, wow! I came on the scene in March of 2001, fight #14 ("...
by frankie big face
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 76
Views: 2265

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

See-man-ski: +1000 for everything leading up to that acoustic break and then -800 for that acoustic break. What I took from this, I should definitely do more acoustic breaks :P Absolutely! Although I am a Two-Time Nur Ein Champion®, I am also a Six-Time Nur Ein Loser so you really shouldn’t listen ...
by frankie big face
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 76
Views: 2265

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

I gave the songs a spin. Here are my nontraditional reviews (don't be offended - I'm just being playful and I'm bored): Cavedwellers: +100 points for that acoustic guitar sound at the beginning. Also, +20 for not over-indulging on the challenge Frankie Big Face: -1000 points for being so depressing ...
by frankie big face
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 76
Views: 2265

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

Frankie Big Face - Moody, atmospheric, slow-burn songwriting. The various polyrhythm layers work well, although I'm not a huge fan of the scattered drums. Lots of sibilance in the vocals. This feels like it'd be perfect on a film soundtrack to set a mood, but within this batch of songs it sounds ki...
by frankie big face
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 79
Views: 2457

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

Jon Eric, you’re bringing back some tough memories! Of course, I was robbed in the Nur Ein 2 final. That is common knowledge. ;) It is hard to do anything in the final round other than what you’ve been doing all along. I could not have remembered that “Source of the Light” was the final without look...
by frankie big face
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 76
Views: 2265

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

Frankie - This is atmospheric and moody. I feel like it's building to something that never quite comes. On the other hand, it's late at night and I only listened once. Good chance this song grows on me when I listen more. Thanks for the quick listen and comments, Jon. It’s interesting you should sa...
by frankie big face
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Homestretch
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: NUR EIN XV - Homestretch

Homestretch - Frankie Big Face Running down the homestretch Neck and neck with my deepest regrets Face to face with the universe Counting all my missteps Taking the long odds on every bet Trying to shake this wretched curse Looking to claim my cut of the purse Lumbering down the homestretch Making a...
by frankie big face
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 2748

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

Thanks for the reviews, Mo and Owl. I’m not sure what to do about my mixes on various listening devices but, for now, I’m opting not to let it drive me crazy (as it has in the past) and just mix in headphones, figuring that’s how most people are listening these days. Owl, thank you for always paying...
by frankie big face
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 2748

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

Haha. Yes, that is a good philosophy when maintaining one’s curmudgeon status. You do realize you don't have to be a curmudgeon, right? Hahaha Well, I never said I was a curmudgeon only that I had the status! Everyone knows I’m a softie on the inside. 🤪 And anyway, I’m supposed to be in Tuscany rig...
by frankie big face
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 76
Views: 2265

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

I think the challenges have mostly been fine. Oftentimes, it's the combo that creates the problem. But as I said to Mike at precisely 11:49am, "Problem is just another word for opportunity, Mike!"
by frankie big face
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 76
Views: 2265

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

Haha. Well, I hadn't listened to the examples yet. However, I do have proof that I said to Mike at 12:01pm that I expected most people would interpret this as polymeter rather than polyrhythm. And at 12:29pm, I said "I was considering asking them to clarify but I figured I'd listen to the examples f...
by frankie big face
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 76
Views: 2265

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

Glennny, you beat me to it! Mike and I were just having this very discussion.
by frankie big face
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 2748

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

Haha. Yes, that is a good philosophy when maintaining one’s curmudgeon status.
by frankie big face
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 2748

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

Congrats to Frankie. I dig your more rockin stuff so I'm glad you did this. Unfortunate that there's no more immunity now you've finally won a round, eh? Thanks furrypedro. It dawned on me yesterday that I haven’t touched my acoustic guitar the entire competition! Feels good to win a round, but of ...
by frankie big face
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 2748

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

Frankie Big Face - Bold panning decisions! I like how the guitars sound in my headphones but might have been tempted to drop it when the vocals come in on the first verse as it maybe feels a little overdone. I really like how the doubled vocals drop out to the solo voice before the chorus and then ...
by frankie big face
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 2748

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

Seemanski, I think you met the challenge too. I never even listen to the examples (although I did have “Black Water” in the front of my mind as an example since I know it so well). But mostly, I was just razzing lunkhead. I mentioned it earlier because I noticed the discrepancy so I wasn’t too surpr...