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by AJOwens
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Go ahead (Try Me prefight)
Replies: 21
Views: 408

Re: Go ahead (Try Me prefight)

fluffy wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:13 am
. . . I'll probably have an idea at the most inconvenient time.
Hmm, that gives me an idea. And it's midnight on the day before the deadline. . .
Lunkhead wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:08 pm
FYI I'm out of town and won't be replying to folks' emails with their songs till Monday night.
Oh, well then! Maybe I can squeeze something in.
by AJOwens
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Go ahead (Try Me prefight)
Replies: 21
Views: 408

Re: Go ahead (Try Me prefight)

I feel like I should have something to say for this fight, but so far I don't.
by AJOwens
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Turn left by the three legged dog (Right Town, Wrong Address Reviews)
Replies: 34
Views: 572

Re: Turn left by the three legged dog (Right Town, Wrong Address Reviews)

James Owens: . . . I’m not entirely sure where the title relates to the lyrics. . . Generational thing, probably. There's a 1957 musical called The Music Man, with a classic number called "Ya Got Trouble" -- arguably the first rap song (https://www.mypalladium.org/broadways-first-rap-song-arguably-...
by AJOwens
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Music and the Brain
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Music and the Brain

Here's an article from the CBC on "Why studying music and the brain is so fascinating, and so difficult." I thought people here might find it interesting. It's also full of interesting-looking links to related articles like "Music rewards brain like sex or drugs," but I haven't looked at them. https...
by AJOwens
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You're making me uncomfortable... (Personal Space Reviews)
Replies: 51
Views: 1022

Re: You're making me uncomfortable... (Personal Space Reviews)

furrypedro wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:59 am
Æpplês&vØdkã wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:37 am
Both of you were quite good.
Has there ever been more than a double win?
"Day of the Dead" had a three-way tie. The moderators said it had happened twice before, but they didn't say which fights.
by AJOwens
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Right Town, Wrong Address
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Right Town, Wrong Address

Ya got trouble Right here in River City And that starts with T And that rhymes with P And that stands for Pneumonia The Department of Health Has sent me to say That you've all got To change your ways You're going out Without a hat Without a scarf We can't have that As a result City Council is recomm...
by AJOwens
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Remember that one time? (I Used To Know You Better Reviews)
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

Re: Remember that one time? (I Used To Know You Better Reviews)

Better late than never! . . . It's never too late for reviews! James Owens: The synths add some interesting movement but I don't think the song needs them. . . didn't notice any particular issue with the long A chord pause Thanks. Nobody else here seemed bothered by the long A's either. You're righ...
by AJOwens
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I was in the (Right Town, Wrong Address prefight)
Replies: 34
Views: 586

Re: I was in the (Right Town, Wrong Address prefight)

I had an idea for a lame joke. I spent a few hours putting it to lame music, and I'm in.
by AJOwens
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You're making me uncomfortable... (Personal Space Reviews)
Replies: 51
Views: 1022

Re: You're making me uncomfortable... (Personal Space Reviews)

Balance Lost -- Solid guitar-riff rock, with dreamy psychedelic interludes. Good performances. The mix is very clear. Nice use of the vibraslap. Berkeley Social Scene -- The vocals sound like they're coming through a mic pointed at something else. It certainly brings out the sense of a live performa...
by AJOwens
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I was in the (Right Town, Wrong Address prefight)
Replies: 34
Views: 586

Re: I was in the (Right Town, Wrong Address prefight)

(the lack of chopping board in that video is killing me. Knife! Hitting the bench straight up! Argh!) The lack of safety gloves is what gets me. Drilling a straight hole through a cylinder is harder than it looks. If that bit came out the side, some fingers could get hurt. And don't even think of t...
by AJOwens
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Remember that one time? (I Used To Know You Better Reviews)
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

Re: Remember that one time? (I Used To Know You Better Reviews)

Twenty-three songs is a lot of reviewing. My stamina may have faltered now again, but I hope I treated everybody fairly. I'm trying to offer helpful criticism where I can, but I think I'm from another generation, which sometimes feels like being from another planet. Absolutely Credible -- Tight, cri...
by AJOwens
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Remember that one time? (I Used To Know You Better Reviews)
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

Re: Remember that one time? (I Used To Know You Better Reviews)

James Owens: There's absolutely nothing wrong with using conventional chords but I love to hear some kind of invention in an arrangement, and this just doesn't offer anything that I've not heard before. You've got yer A, D and E chords, you throw in an F#m to switch it up, you do a rudimentary fing...
by AJOwens
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You must respect it (Personal Space prefight)
Replies: 26
Views: 514

Re: You must respect it (Personal Space prefight)

I'm in with some vibraslap.
by AJOwens
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You must respect it (Personal Space prefight)
Replies: 26
Views: 514

Re: You must respect it (Personal Space prefight)

I've been told mine sounds like Neil Diamond, or the Dave Clark Five, or basically "old-guy stuff" is I think what my reviewers are saying here. That's not what I was going for, but neither was I avoiding it. It just came out that way. The problem is in the structure, not something to be fixed in th...
by AJOwens
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Personal Space
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: Personal Space

Some say space is an illusion I say space is personal Some say time is an illusion I say my time is my own Some say the world has ten dimensions I say the world is personal I can see more than ten dimensions I can't even count them all Don't you try to kid me, I'm as real as you And if you don't bel...
by AJOwens
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Recreating Motown sounds
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Recreating Motown sounds

One of the things that is searingly obvious to me in retrospect is something that someone mentioned in the comments. They said they'd done a tour of the building years ago, went up into the attic where a bunch of vocals were recorded, and mentioned all the sheet metal on the walls up there. I'm not...
by AJOwens
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You won't believe what happened next (Long Story Short Reviews)
Replies: 56
Views: 1305

Re: You won't believe what happened next (Long Story Short Reviews)

Leppakron: Whoever is playing lead guitar needs to chill for a minute, they are just noodling nonstop, in a way that is fun for the person playing and really not fun for the listener, and it is SO distracting from the other stuff going on. It's not nearly as much as in "Hope Against Hope" (which, t...
by AJOwens
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You won't believe what happened next (Long Story Short Reviews)
Replies: 56
Views: 1305

Re: You won't believe what happened next (Long Story Short Reviews)

Absolutely Credible -- Exciting textures. The vocal cuts like a razor through an abstract painting. I can't make out all the words. That's a habitual problem for me, not necessarily anything to worry about, but it means I can't review them. The composition is simple and effective. The melody is taut...
by AJOwens
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: I Used To Know You Better
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: I Used To Know You Better

If you ask me to find you something you need It might be a garden, it might be a seed If you ask, I might know just where to go But chances are it's gone If you ask me to take you by the best way It might be an hour, it might be a day If you ask, I might know just where to go But chances are it's go...
by AJOwens
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Before you were famous (I Used to Know You Better prefight)
Replies: 31
Views: 655

Re: Before you were famous (I Used to Know You Better prefight)

I'm in a little early, leaving myself room for Canadian Thanksgiving.
by AJOwens
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Before you were famous (I Used to Know You Better prefight)
Replies: 31
Views: 655

Re: Before you were famous (I Used to Know You Better prefight)

LADS! RECORDING WITH A REAL MICROPHONE IS GREAT! (Lads is gender neutral, btw. So say the Irish.) I agree. This is my first chance to try out my new AT2035, and I'm loving it. What a sweet mic. I'm also loving the optional synth arpeggio challenge, using the plugin that comes with Reaper. I've neve...
by AJOwens
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Before you were famous (I Used to Know You Better prefight)
Replies: 31
Views: 655

Re: Before you were famous (I Used to Know You Better prefight)

LADS! RECORDING WITH A REAL MICROPHONE IS GREAT! (Lads is gender neutral, btw. So say the Irish.) I agree. This is my first chance to try out my new AT2035, and I'm loving it. What a sweet mic. I'm also loving the optional synth arpeggio challenge, using the plugin that comes with Reaper. I've neve...