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by Ryan Rickenbach
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: I am releasing an EP!
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: I am releasing an EP!

my friend cass dillon has a studio and is a budding producer (http://www.cassdillonproductions.com - check out kim vogels' song "call of the wild" for a good example of his abilities). i hired a drummer, bassist and keyboardist and we banged the whole EP out in 6 days. after mixing and mastering (i ...
by Ryan Rickenbach
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: I am releasing an EP!
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: I am releasing an EP!

I'll be at the open mic on the 28th!
by Ryan Rickenbach
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: I am releasing an EP!
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

I am releasing an EP!

Songfighters! This website inspired me to write my very first song "So Kind Stacey" at the tender age of 15. After many, many embarrassing entries (and even one victory!) the song-fighting gradually succumbed to the booze-induced haze of higher education, and I wasn't around here so much. I did keep...
by Ryan Rickenbach
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Write a Hatchet Job (Reviews)
Replies: 22
Views: 6603

Re: Write a Hatchet Job (Reviews)

glenny - you need some more support behind your vocals. bongo is fun, but a bit out of place. synth kicks in, the song starts to take shape. the sound changes a lot. i like the build ups and change ups, but i think the sound could be a bit more focused. the lead guitar riff is pretty bad ass. paco d...
by Ryan Rickenbach
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Top 10 funniest of Song Fight
Replies: 37
Views: 13141

I have songs that are so bad they're funny. Does that count?
by Ryan Rickenbach
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: This Ain't Your Father's Holy Relic (Georgia's Hand reviews)
Replies: 82
Views: 39037

Ehh, everytime I make a generalization about songfight, I regret it.


But trumpet solos would be awesome.


I review on impulse, which usually doesn't carry much value. But the first thing that popped into my mind was Sublime.
by Ryan Rickenbach
Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: This Ain't Your Father's Holy Relic (Georgia's Hand reviews)
Replies: 82
Views: 39037

Haha, I suppose it is a vocalist vs. guitarist thing. I mean no offense by it. Glenny, I went back to the song and I'm listening and I can't remember what I was talking about. I know I meant the tone, not the quality of the guitar playing. I write the reviews as I listen, and I think the sudden appe...
by Ryan Rickenbach
Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: This Ain't Your Father's Holy Relic (Georgia's Hand reviews)
Replies: 82
Views: 39037

Well, sorry if it came off self centered. There isn't a "dress code", it's just a bit of advice. It's your song and you can do anything you want with it. Electric guitar solos, unless they are very good, are usually just filler and it seems like you're just showing off how you can play lead guitar. ...
by Ryan Rickenbach
Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: This Ain't Your Father's Holy Relic (Georgia's Hand reviews)
Replies: 82
Views: 39037

8LO - Great hook at the beginning. This song has a good sound and I have a soft spot in my heart for erotic lyrics. This reminds me of Phantom Planet. I'm left wanting something else, though. Everything is well put together, but it's missing some kind of climax. (See what your lyrics have done?) Cra...
by Ryan Rickenbach
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: This Ain't Your Father's Holy Relic (Georgia's Hand reviews)
Replies: 82
Views: 39037

Ryan Rickenbach - Best vocal performance of the fight. The Elliot Smith strum pattern on the acoustic is done really well also. This is fantastic. I'm very jealous of the vocals. Wow, I never noticed that cymbol before this listen. I think I liked not noticing it better than noticing it. Wonderful ...
by Ryan Rickenbach
Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: This Ain't Your Father's Holy Relic (Georgia's Hand reviews)
Replies: 82
Views: 39037

EightLeggedOedipus wrote:Ryan Rickenback
This song song encourages me to troll the archives and see what other Ryan tracks I'm missing. +++
You will be severely dissappointed.

But thank you for the compliment.
by Ryan Rickenbach
Wed May 10, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Hey, what's that in my beer? (A Tear reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 21244

Thanks guys!

It feels great to finally get a win.
by Ryan Rickenbach
Wed May 03, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Hey, what's that in my beer? (A Tear reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 21244

You know, people keep saying my track sounds like Dylan, but (and this will probably sounds like sacrilege to most of you) I've only heard a few tracks of his in my life. He's been on my "need to get me some of that" list for a long time now but he's just one of those guys that you know you should n...
by Ryan Rickenbach
Tue May 02, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Hey, what's that in my beer? (A Tear reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 21244

No review?
by Ryan Rickenbach
Tue May 02, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Hey, what's that in my beer? (A Tear reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 21244

just because lonbob called it a remix, doesn't mean he didn't write it for the fight. he's been around for a while, and knows how the game is played. i think he just meant he had an alternate mix (or arrangement) he was debating and picked one and posted the other. big deal. Yeah, that's why I said...
by Ryan Rickenbach
Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Hey, what's that in my beer? (A Tear reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 21244

Hmm, I'm not sure why. Maybe the word "remix" just jumped off the page at me.

My bad.
by Ryan Rickenbach
Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Hey, what's that in my beer? (A Tear reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 21244

I'm pretty sure Songfight is for songs you wrote this week.
by Ryan Rickenbach
Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Shoot For Tuesday (reviews)
Replies: 49
Views: 28098

Sorry to all my listeners about the balance of the mix . I just found out how heavy my mix is to the right side. I thought something was wrong in Logic so I spent hours recording different tracks for L and R side to make it sound equal to me. I was listening to some different music today and found o...
by Ryan Rickenbach
Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Shoot For Tuesday (reviews)
Replies: 49
Views: 28098

slowRodeo wrote:first impressions are very important.
When it comes to music, I couldn't disagree more. :)
by Ryan Rickenbach
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't Think I Don't Like Your Song (or Miss You reviews)
Replies: 161
Views: 72290

I'd like to apologize for my production. I recorded and produced it in one night. The levels sounded great at the time. So I'm really looking forward to doing this one over. It seems that when I produce on headphones it sounds great, but the jump to car or home sounds a lot worse. Is there an easy w...
by Ryan Rickenbach
Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Adonai Galaxies Floating on a Dark Prefight Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 18198

Google hits for "Adonai" up .0003%
by Ryan Rickenbach
Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't Think I Don't Like Your Song (or Miss You reviews)
Replies: 161
Views: 72290

With big fights come few reviews. 'Shame. The last two fights I've been in were gi-normous. Why did we wittle it back down to two titles? (Maybe this has been discussed, but I wasn't present.) And what pisses me off the most is coming back to the board after a few hours and seeing the posts double a...