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by MicahSommer
Sun May 31, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Rear Window
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: NUR EIN XV - Rear Window

Rear Window Micah Sommersmith with guest vocalist Hilary Kathryn I remember that summer, I was nine years old / I remember that summer, I had just turned ten Mom and dad said, let’s hit the road / When my mama that said we had to move again Their jobs weren’t paying them enough to live / Johnny’d b...
by MicahSommer
Sun May 24, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"
Replies: 146
Views: 2409

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"

My song is in Spanish. In the lyrics thread I have included an English translation along with the lyrics. My hope is that each judge, as much as they consider lyrics, will consider both the meaning as indicated by the translation (if they don't speak Spanish), and the sound/form/structure (rhyme sch...
by MicahSommer
Sun May 24, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Chupacabra
Replies: 25
Views: 325

Re: NUR EIN XV - Chupacabra

Chupacabra Micah Sommersmith Lyrics in Spanish - English translations in italics every two lines Me gritaste anoche con palabras de enojo Hoy solito en el coche, pienso en nosotros You shouted at me last night with words of anger Today, alone in the car, I think about us En las noticias, el cuerpo ...
by MicahSommer
Thu May 21, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Mbira Google Doodle
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Mbira Google Doodle

Today's (5/21/2020) Google Doodle is really cool. It's an interactive doodle celebrating the mbira, and includes a mbira playing game like a low-stakes Guitar Hero or DDR. Don't skip the animated cutscenes.

https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-mbira
by MicahSommer
Tue May 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"
Replies: 98
Views: 2384

Re: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"

Best advice I can offer is something I picked up in broadcast school that might sound confusing at first. Hopefully this will make sense: Sing or talk with your mouth pointed slightly away from the microphone. Thanks for taking the time to respond, and thanks for this advice. Makes a lot of sense t...
by MicahSommer
Tue May 19, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"
Replies: 98
Views: 2384

Re: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"

Micah Sommersmith ... Your vocals sound super crispy in the mix when you're hitting S sounds, and not in a good way. Thanks for the review! I struggled a lot trying to tame the S sounds in my vocals on this entry - sometimes it's an issue when I'm recording, sometimes it's not, so I'm not sure how ...
by MicahSommer
Sun May 17, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - The Handbook
Replies: 27
Views: 491

Re: NUR EIN XV - The Handbook

The Handbook Micah Sommersmith I know it’s hard to live in a world surrounded by other people This would all be so much easier on your own If you think this way, you’re forgiven But it’s just not the world that we live in So I’ve compiled this resource to let you know Whenever you need, just stop a...
by MicahSommer
Wed May 13, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 149
Views: 3146

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

BTW - Micah - as a linguist, let me express how much I hate that guy Chomsky. Not as a person, not for his political views, but for how he totally ruined my interest in everything syntax-related (I'm more of a semantics guy, and I love historical linguistics) with his bullshit theories I had to rea...
by MicahSommer
Tue May 12, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 149
Views: 3146

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

Micah Sommersmith ... the bridge crosses a line into "you will only get anything out of this if you read all of these citations", which I'm not doing because I don't think a song should really need that much additional info to stand up (plus I have 42 other songs to get through). I had a suspicion ...
by MicahSommer
Sat May 09, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - This Is Fine
Replies: 37
Views: 699

Re: NUR EIN XV - This Is Fine

This Is Fine Micah Sommersmith They told me to be sensible, they told me to be smart They told me not to waste my time with music or with art They said to pick a discipline to make my wallet fat And diagramming sentences is where the money’s at The subject is determined syntactically The agent is d...
by MicahSommer
Thu May 07, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Original Flava Coverfight - COVID-19 Special Edition
Replies: 103
Views: 2053

Re: Original Flava Coverfight - COVID-19 Special Edition

I accidentally chose the first song I listened to. I tried to give some others a chance, but I keep coming back to that first one because it killed me dead. What a song. Thanks crumpart, and thanks for your cover. It has a kind of eerie otherworldliness to it which I love and which I think is impli...
by MicahSommer
Sat May 02, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Original Flava Coverfight - COVID-19 Special Edition
Replies: 103
Views: 2053

Re: Original Flava Coverfight - COVID-19 Special Edition

I'm in! I hope you like my submission, giftee. I did change the key and the tempo, and the instrumentation. Also the chord progression, and a bit of the melody. Also some of the lyrics. Other than that, it's an entirely faithful cover.
by MicahSommer
Fri May 01, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Masters of Song Fu returning as SongAlong
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Masters of Song Fu returning as SongAlong

They've posted their first prompt: Write a song about an unlikely friendship.

https://songalong.wtf/prompts/01

Due at the end of Thursday May 7.
by MicahSommer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Masters of Song Fu returning as SongAlong
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Masters of Song Fu returning as SongAlong

Ken Plume, who ran the "Masters of Song Fu" competition years ago, is bringing it back as "SongAlong". It will be noncompetitive this time, with prompts issued on Fridays and songs due a week later. The first prompt will be released tomorrow, May 1. All the details are here: https://songalong.wtf/ I...
by MicahSommer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!
Replies: 178
Views: 3857

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

sleepysilverdoor wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:46 pm
I could write reviews for everyone if y'all are interested?
BRING THE REVIEWS!!!
by MicahSommer
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Original Flava Coverfight - COVID-19 Special Edition
Replies: 103
Views: 2053

Re: Original Flava Coverfight - COVID-19 Special Edition

I'm in!

Song Fight entries

I think the intent is that everyone picks from everyone's Song Fight entries, but if you want to venture further afield:
Nur Ein
SpinTunes 13, 14, 15, 16
More piles of songs

Micah Sommersmith
by MicahSommer
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!
Replies: 178
Views: 3857

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Covering each other's songs would definitely be fun. How has it worked in the past - do you just peruse the other person's Song Fight archive and pick a song you like, or does everyone pick a small number of their own songs to choose from? The latter might even the scales for people who don't have m...
by MicahSommer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!
Replies: 178
Views: 3857

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Mike Lamb wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:32 am
jb wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:01 pm
Sorry I'm late, sent mine in just now.

JB
Thanks! Added JB for Micah Sommersmith - Hotel Song
Oh man, I love the full-on vocal arrangement! Thanks JB, this is so much fun!
by MicahSommer
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!
Replies: 178
Views: 3857

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

sleepysilverdoor wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:23 am
Thanks Micah! Something to listen to at work today. Given that it's Spotify I want to cover the recurring Kroger commercial that pops up every 3 or 4 songs.
Gift of Music - Jingle Edition???
by MicahSommer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!
Replies: 178
Views: 3857

Re: Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition!

Just for fun, I made a Spotify playlist of everyone's selections.* Fee free to jam out to six hours of your songwriter friends' favorite songs: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5eLP6gtrW6dho3JYQf4Keq?si=uZnY_4IGSWaScvd2_i6J4Q *A handful of songs were not on Spotify, including, unfortunately 3 of Jo...
by MicahSommer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 175
Views: 3373

Re: Cooking

So much stress cooking/baking going on right now chez owl. The week’s meals (no pics sorry!) have included: Dutch baby pancake with fresh lemon curd We saw multiple friends posting online about making Dutch babies, and owl's post was the last straw. We had ours with yogurt, apple pie filling and st...
by MicahSommer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: RIP Adam Schlesinger
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: RIP Adam Schlesinger

I don't even really know his work with Fountains of Wayne (other than the ubiquitous "Stacy's Mom") or his other bands, but his work for movies and TV makes for an impressive resume in its own right - for "That Thing You Do" and "Music and Lyrics" he had the daunting task of writing songs that could...