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by AJOwens
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Better Than Everything
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Better Than Everything

Better Than Everything Don't you worry about a thing, everything's under control Everything will be fine in a little while Don't you know that our man is on it, he's the guy for the goal He'll get it done, that's just his style The man is capable of miracles He's the Anointed One from God, oh yeah A...
by AJOwens
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give us some (Love In The Time Of Reviews)
Replies: 20
Views: 483

Re: Give us some (Love In The Time Of Reviews)

Smalltown Mike wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:30 pm
. . . I also feel like you’re trying to hard to make your vocals sound emotional. . .
The sad truth is that I'm actually trying to make my vocals sound less emotional. I don't know why, but my singing voice goes all maudlin at the faintest opportunity.
by AJOwens
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give us some (Love In The Time Of Reviews)
Replies: 20
Views: 483

Re: Give us some (Love In The Time Of Reviews)

(updated with a review for Pigfarmer Jr) Reviewed over a few days, mostly in alphabetical order; occasionally I went back with an afterthought. If I seem critical in places, it's not meant to put anybody down; I'm just sharing impressions in what I hope is a helpful way. ---- Berkeley Social Scene -...
by AJOwens
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: firefox ignores mp3 preference (Ubuntu)
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: firefox ignores mp3 preference (Ubuntu)

Thank you, that worked like a charm.
by AJOwens
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: 2/13/2020 - What love song do you wish you'd written?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: 2/13/2020 - What love song do you wish you'd written?

Harvest Moon by Neil Young. Perfect for sexagenarians.
by AJOwens
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: firefox ignores mp3 preference (Ubuntu)
Replies: 2
Views: 74

firefox ignores mp3 preference (Ubuntu)

In Firefox > Preferences > General > Applications, I can set "MP3 Audio" to "Save file", or to use the Ubuntu default app (Audacious or VLC Media Player, depending how I've set the Ubuntu default), but no matter what I do, it opens in some nameless browser player with one thin line. When I change th...
by AJOwens
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Not cholera but (Love In The Time Of prefight)
Replies: 21
Views: 361

Re: Not cholera but (Love In The Time Of prefight)

I'm in. Just sent the file. I did not EQ a single track; everything is right off the board.
by AJOwens
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Not cholera but (Love In The Time Of prefight)
Replies: 21
Views: 361

Re: Not cholera but (Love In The Time Of prefight)

Lunkhead wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:53 pm
I plan to post the songs closer to the deadline than usual, so if anyone is still working on songs, get 'em in soon!
I've got a famous-song-sound-alike problem, so don't wait for me. Maybe I can fix it, maybe not.
by AJOwens
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Ye Olde Lyric Marte
Replies: 79
Views: 46768

Re: Ye Olde Lyric Marte

(just found these lyrics hanging around, never wrote the song) The Password Is I've got to find the password to your heart Started an investigation, tied me up in costs Appealed to the admin, but she told me to get lost Tapped into messages that could have been Chinese Hacked at the encryptions, loo...
by AJOwens
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Love in the time of
Replies: 14
Views: 286

Re: Love in the time of

Love in the time of You were talking on the phone With someone far away Everyone is calling someone To see if they’re OK Social distance, isolation Buzzwords of the year Strange how this distancing Makes us feel so near It’s pretty quiet here at home Just you and me We stay inside, read our books Ma...
by AJOwens
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Not cholera but (Love In The Time Of prefight)
Replies: 21
Views: 361

Re: Not cholera but (Love In The Time Of prefight)

The title appealed to me, so at the last minute I came up with some words and music. I'll try to get a recording together in time, maybe just G&G.
by AJOwens
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Ye Olde Lyric Marte
Replies: 79
Views: 46768

Re: Ye Olde Lyric Marte

KISSING CONTEST When am I contagious? I really need to know 'Cause I'm in love with Martha And tomorrow is the show Last night I kissed Brenda And today she is not well And I might have caught her virus At the old kissing well. Tomorrow is the contest Martha will be there And I really want to kiss h...
by AJOwens
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You're a winner (Kissing Contest prefight)
Replies: 29
Views: 429

Re: You're a winner (Kissing Contest prefight)

I got as far as writing lyrics for this fight, but unfortunately I've been tied up with fixing our second bathroom so our daughter can more effectively quarantine herself after returning from Denmark. (We're planning to sell the house and there was a problem with the tile floor, so I removed the fix...
by AJOwens
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Anything but "you know what" discussion thread
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: Anything but "you know what" discussion thread

If you're stuck at home and looking for new sources of entertainment, you might give some time to the Internet Archive. (If you like what's there, you might even give them a donation.) Also, check whether your local library supports the Kanopy service -- it's more or less like Netflix, but with diff...
by AJOwens
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Stubbed my toe on all (Four Corners Reviews)
Replies: 26
Views: 597

Re: Stubbed my toe on all (Four Corners Reviews)

sleepysilverdoor wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:27 pm
. . .the chord progression is pretty good (if not particularly novel). . .
We chose a chord progression with four corners.
by AJOwens
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Stubbed my toe on all (Four Corners Reviews)
Replies: 26
Views: 597

Re: Stubbed my toe on all (Four Corners Reviews)

Once the songs come out, if anyone can explain, from a musical theory perspective, why my chorus sounds like a metal ballad, I would appreciate the insight. Let me know if you want to see the sheet music. For some reason, all the music I wrote sounded sinister, even though I was trying to write a h...
by AJOwens
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Knives Out
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Knives Out

Just got home from seeing this on the big screen. The script has plenty of camp characters and great dialogue, brought to life by fine performances all round. The plot has lots of twists, in the manner of good old-fashioned detective stories. The set almost steals the show. An homage to a classic ge...
by AJOwens
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: All possible melodies are now in public domain
Replies: 6
Views: 144

All possible melodies are now in public domain

Well, so says a story reported on slashdot: https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/20/02/25/1720216/musicians-algorithmically-generate-every-possible-melody-release-them-to-public-domain "Two programmer-musicians wrote every possible MIDI melody in existence to a hard drive, copyrighted the whole ...
by AJOwens
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: One Two Three (Four Corners prefight)
Replies: 26
Views: 524

Re: One Two Three (Four Corners prefight)

Lots of angles on this one.
by AJOwens
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: The Fallen Idol
Replies: 0
Views: 68

The Fallen Idol

I caught this old British film on a weekend TV matinee. Directed by Carol Reed and starring Ralph Richardson, it tells an adult story through the eyes of a young boy. In this way it reminded me a little of Jojo Rabbit, but it has a much subtler subversive humour, reminiscent of Hitchcock. HIghly rec...
by AJOwens
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Uncut Gems
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Uncut Gems

There are many ways to build suspense and tension. Unfortunately, this film relies on incessant noise and the occasional sporting event. In scene after scene, everyone is shouting all at once, and in many of these scenes, distressing music is thrown in for good measure. The score is interesting, but...