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by AJOwens
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What do you see? (Sing Of The Times prefight)
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: What do you see? (Sing Of The Times prefight)

I'm in with a folk song.

PS Grammar grouchies take note: The required subject line is all capitals (Sing Of The Times).
by AJOwens
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What do you see? (Sing Of The Times prefight)
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: What do you see? (Sing Of The Times prefight)

I will be in with a hippie-dippie protest song. Actually more beatnik, daddy-O.

The recording is done, but if the past is any guide, I'll be tweaking it up until the deadline.
by AJOwens
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Sing of the Times
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Sing of the Times

Sing of the Times I dreamed of a wood where the birds were all tweeting And the sound that they made filled the world to the skies And the air it created became the new wisdom And everyone thought their tweeting was wise. There was one among them who tweeted more loudly And trying to seduce them, he...
by AJOwens
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Time to post some (inter)stellar (The Thirteenth Moon Reviews)
Replies: 26
Views: 1292

Re: Time to post some (inter)stellar (The Thirteenth Moon Reviews)

Pigfarmer Jr - Some vocal timing issues particularly on the very last line, which always leaves a slightly bad taste in my... erm... ears when this song finishes I know you're busy, but any other parts except the Thirteenth coming in a fraction early on that last line? It's noticeable to me, but it...
by AJOwens
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Television
Topic: Tricky Dick and the Man in Black
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Tricky Dick and the Man in Black

I just meant that Cash was singing of the times. I have a habit of drawing tenuous connections -- by way of segue, sort of. He didn't write a song called "Sing of the Times." But if you have Netflix, I recommend checking out the documentary. Apparently it's part of a series called [EDIT] "Remastered...
by AJOwens
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Television
Topic: Tricky Dick and the Man in Black
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Tricky Dick and the Man in Black

I just watched this one-hour Netflix documentary, about how Richard Nixon accidentally made Johnny Cash "sing of the times" (that's this week's fight title). And did he ever! Stay with it, even if (or maybe especially if) you have an aversion to Johnny Cash. You'll be rewarded not only with insight ...
by AJOwens
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Time to post some (inter)stellar (The Thirteenth Moon Reviews)
Replies: 26
Views: 1292

Re: Time to post some (inter)stellar (The Thirteenth Moon Reviews)

. . . Whatever that non-lyrical vocal sound you are using is, use that more. . . I think you mean the electric guitar lead, for which I used a rapid tremolo picking technique usually heard on a mandolin. To augment my imperfect string-tickling, I also put the guitar through a tremolo pedal switched...
by AJOwens
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Time to post some (inter)stellar (The Thirteenth Moon Reviews)
Replies: 26
Views: 1292

Re: Time to post some (inter)stellar (The Thirteenth Moon Reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene -- You said you wanted to break out of the box, and you've done it in many ways. First there's the studio sound, with its managed, intimate compression and careful balance, in contrast to the rough edges of live performance. Then there's the predominance of crisp, undistorted ...
by AJOwens
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: It's on the calendar (The Thirteenth Moon prefight)
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: It's on the calendar (The Thirteenth Moon prefight)

I just resubmitted after applying a pop-and-click filter on one track. Everything else is identical. Sorry for any trouble this may cause. I assume the confirmation emails are delayed because it's a busy season. Also, if it's worth anything, "They Meet" (my first fight!) probably had the same MP3 na...
by AJOwens
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: It's on the calendar (The Thirteenth Moon prefight)
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: It's on the calendar (The Thirteenth Moon prefight)

Caravan Ray wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:10 pm
AJOwens wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:07 am
In with a short instrumental.
Hello ladies
Just think of them as musical etchings . .
by AJOwens
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)

. . . it puts me more in mind of my Republican friends who complain about the left more than my Democrat friends that complain about the right. . . The right worries me deeply, but the left is hopelessly bourgeois. James Owens: I sort of wish this didn’t start with the chorus. . . That never occurr...
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)

. . .James Owens. . . evoked everything I love about Robin Hitchcock and none of the things I don't like about Robin Hitchcock. Thanks for the favourable comments. I'd never heard of Robyn Hitchcock, but I checked him out and I agree we're coming from the same musical space. We also share the same ...
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)

James Owens - very well done, my only criticism is that I liked this one more the first time I heard it than I did on subsequent listens, unlike others that improved with time. Is that even criticism? I don't really know. I like the vibe though, and you sing it well, and I think it's another vote. ...
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)

James Owens - I think you really killed it with the vocals and the lyrics. Not to say the backing instrumental isn't cool too - because I think it really works, cool how it's mostly this sort of stately thing but there's some distorted guitars in the background too giving it some bite. I kinda want...
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)

Songs posted. 8 of the 12 submissions this time had problems and they weren't all from first timers. PLEASE read the FAQ/tips for submitting: http://www.songfight.org/faq.html#file_name I think I did it right, but I've been wrong about such matters before. Maybe you could mail or IM the offending p...
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene The tight unison of the guitar-bass riff stands out, along with the chorus harmonies suspended like stratified clouds over the frenetic energy. The lyrics feel paranoid, which is a theme in this fight. I'm having trouble pinning them down -- also a theme in this fight, which o...
by AJOwens
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Mmmm, so sweet (The Sugary Goo Inside prefight)
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

Re: Mmmm, so sweet (The Sugary Goo Inside prefight)

Potential album art?

"Chocolate meltdown closes German road"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46537552
by AJOwens
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Let's all work hard on (Nights And Weekends Reviews)
Replies: 20
Views: 2407

Re: Let's all work hard on (Nights And Weekends Reviews)

In my long and undistinguished Song Fight! career, three of my four wins have been ties: with Paco, Jerkatorium, and Here, Atticus (listed last because the name has a comma). One of them was a three-way tie. Congratulations to Third Cat for joining the growing legion of SongFighters who have tied wi...
by AJOwens
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: They Know
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: They Know

They know, they know, but what can they do? I’m standing at a party with a whiskey in my hand Talking to opinionated guests Everyone is wise to what is really going on Everyone agree’s it’s all a mess The people in the hallway are deconstructing media The people in the kitchen are discussing CNN The...
by AJOwens
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: First they live, now (They Know prefight)
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: First they live, now (They Know prefight)

In with one of those cheesy prog-rock epics that occasionally beset me. I'm imagining french horns and the whole kaboodle, but when I add stuff like that it sounds even worse.
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: First they live, now (They Know prefight)
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: First they live, now (They Know prefight)

Likewise. I have something in progress, but it needs work. It will probably still need work by the deadline, because I don't know what I'm doing, but Ill send it anyway.