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by AJOwens
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Jojo Rabbit
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Jojo Rabbit

Some very young children might be upset by. . . the scene where a Nazi snaps the neck of a bunny rabbit. It''s not gory, but a cute bunny rabbit is killed. and the scene where Jojo and his mom pass some people hung by the neck, and the scene where Jojo discovers his mom hung by the neck. We see only...
by AJOwens
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Replies: 0
Views: 33

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Before seeing this film, I watched the Netflix documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?", and I'm glad I did. It provided essential context. Also, I was able to spot the real Joanne Rogers during the restaurant scene. "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" is a thought-provoking film with some cha...
by AJOwens
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Jojo Rabbit
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Jojo Rabbit

This is destined to be a cult classic up there with Harold & Maude. It's taking flak from some reviewers for its flippant portrayal of Hitler, but you have to remember that this is about a ten-year old boy in Nazi Germany, and everything is seen through the lens of his half-formed understanding. Tru...
by AJOwens
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Nature's Way
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Nature's Way

The current Song Fight title "Something's Wrong" reminds me powerfully of Spirit's "Nature's Way." I'm not posting a link so as not to shipwreck anybody's inspiration, but it's a song worth checking out someday. Once back in the seventies when I was slightly delerious with the flu, this song actuall...
by AJOwens
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: The Australian government has axed the federal Department of Arts
Replies: 14
Views: 271

Re: The Australian government has axed the federal Department of Arts

THe NSW Premier has denied this report as "inaccurate." https://www.news.com.au/national/berejiklian-says-report-she-refused-federal-help-inaccurate/video/0c5b2edf1c75078212410a5bab14ca86 [edit] A summary quote from the Australian is presented on some search engines. On pasting part of it ("naval sh...
by AJOwens
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Look at these cool (Secret Handshake Reviews)
Replies: 58
Views: 1302

Re: Look at these cool (Secret Handshake Reviews)

Huh, those reviews made me realise that I'd completely forgotten about the optional challenge. . . did anyone do anything particularly clever that I might have missed? My nod to the optional challenge was to pile up various triads (in what I thought was an obvious way) during the lounge-style piano...
by AJOwens
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I definitely know it (Secret Handshake prefight)
Replies: 55
Views: 1084

Re: I definitely know it (Secret Handshake prefight)

. . . the optional challenge is totally bogus anyway. More about that next week. There's no such thing as two chords played at the same time, just sayin'. OK, we get it! And yet, for some reason, everyone knows exactly what "two chords at the same time" means. Probably a conceptual thing; where's a...
by AJOwens
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Secret Handshake
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Secret Handshake

So you want to be in movies and be a big star You want to be famous, you want to go far You want to see your picture on a magazine stand Well come on pretty baby and take my hand If you want lots of money and the things it buys And you don't mind secrets and you don't mind lies If that's what it wil...
by AJOwens
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I definitely know it (Secret Handshake prefight)
Replies: 55
Views: 1084

Re: I definitely know it (Secret Handshake prefight)

In with an ugly song to match the ugly lyrics.
by AJOwens
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You wouldn't dare... (Try Me Reviews)
Replies: 59
Views: 1688

Re: You wouldn't dare... (Try Me Reviews)

I haven't even listened to all the entries yet, didn't vote, and I probably won't be doing reviews for this fight. But I did get as far as The Magnetic Letters and I would definitely have voted for it on the strength of the lyrics, which had two takes on the title within an interesting composition. ...
by AJOwens
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: It's a bit white and bony (Skeleton Key reviews)
Replies: 39
Views: 1103

Re: It's a bit white and bony (Skeleton Key reviews)

Leppakron - I’m not often up for a shanty, but I was quite enjoying this until you tried to make disintegrate fit. Otherwise a nice bit of fun. I admit I wasted altogether too much time thinking you were singing Skeleton Quay and wondering if I would 'allow' a sneaky move like that. 'Disintegrate' ...
by AJOwens
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I definitely know it (Secret Handshake prefight)
Replies: 55
Views: 1084

Re: I definitely know it (Secret Handshake prefight)

Is this title too meta? Is it about inside jokes at Song Fight? That would make it meta-meta. Sometimes I feel like the title for one fight is an echo of an entry in the previous fight. Specifically, my entry. That's paranoid, isn't it? This started long ago, when I submitted an entry that some peop...
by AJOwens
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I definitely know it (Secret Handshake prefight)
Replies: 55
Views: 1084

Re: I definitely know it (Secret Handshake prefight)

this deadline may be enforced more strictly than usual, just to put y'all on notice. Also there have been a record number of mix updates sent in lately. I've done it twice, both in recent fights. Firstly, I apologize and secondly, I think a more strict deadline will fix this more than anything. I k...
by AJOwens
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Skeleton Key
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Re: Skeleton Key

Skeleton Key (Leppakron) Buy me a drink and I'll tell you a story A larcenous tale of hardship and glory We were all young men when we set sail that day The sea she was heaving, the sky it was grey In the rain we said farewell to those on the quay With the womenfolk wailing, our ship left the bay By...
by AJOwens
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Unlock your dreams with the (Skeleton Key prefight)
Replies: 29
Views: 688

Re: Unlock your dreams with the (Skeleton Key prefight)

In just slightly late, with a submission on behalf of Leppakron. I'd like to continue working on the production, but time's up and there's other stuff I have to do.
by AJOwens
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Lyric craft
Replies: 53
Views: 626

Re: Lyric craft

I probably wouldn't have even been satisfied with "and am able", because I would have thought "able to what?". I used "able" in the (now possibly archaic or antiquated) sense of "capable," for example, not sick or otherwise incapacitated, and not prevented by some other obligation. Why do I like un...
by AJOwens
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Lyric craft
Replies: 53
Views: 626

Re: Lyric craft

Somehow something went awry here. I didn't mean to call you dishonest if that's what was taken. Sorry about that. That was the part about someone being lazy and then pretending it was deliberate, but I think you were speaking generally. so I'm wondering why you like plain old "song" better? Because...
by AJOwens
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Lyric craft
Replies: 53
Views: 626

Re: Lyric craft

I dunno, man, it just seemed to me the moment I listened to his song that the lyrics had been well crafted. I thought they were funny, lyrical, and perfect for the piece he was writing. I think it’s hard to say, “upon listening to this, it’s clear you made no effort!” We don’t know how hard he work...
by AJOwens
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You wouldn't dare... (Try Me Reviews)
Replies: 59
Views: 1688

Re: You wouldn't dare... (Try Me Reviews)

There: https://songfight.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11628&p=213336 I tried splitting some of the posts off into another topic first and I don't know what happened to them. The new topic seems to have disappeared. I dunno. Looks good now. Everything is consolidated under a thread called "Lyric c...
by AJOwens
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Lyric craft
Replies: 53
Views: 626

Re: Lyric craft

bending rules, in a deliberate and intelligent way, as a legitimate move in any kind of art. Whether a bent rule actually reflects deliberation and intelligence, or just laziness, is a question best approached on a case-by-case basis. That's the crux of the matter IMO. And whether a given song empl...
by AJOwens
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Lyric craft
Replies: 53
Views: 626

Re: You wouldn't dare... (Try Me Reviews)

"Serve Somebody" is a good call out. Ostensibly, it's a great demonstration of the problem I'm talking about. However.... First off, he's not singing a finely crafted melody that suffers much from loose lyric writing. Second, there IS significant attention to craft here, in the clean structure, whe...
by AJOwens
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Lyric craft
Replies: 53
Views: 626

Re: You wouldn't dare... (Try Me Reviews)

it's something I wish people would notice more about good songs - that the lyrics are good for their craft and not just for their sentiment or imagery, and often even instead of it. That's an interesting take, but it begs the question Raises the question. Begging the question is something else . Je...