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by MicahSommer
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2020/2021
Replies: 100
Views: 2189

Re: Gift of Music 2020/2021

sleepysilverdoor wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:03 pm
You waste no time.
My wife took the kids out of the house for a few hours. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't have a 1- and 4-year-old demanding your constant attention!
by MicahSommer
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2020/2021
Replies: 100
Views: 2189

Re: Gift of Music 2020/2021

My entry has been sent!
by MicahSommer
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2020/2021
Replies: 100
Views: 2189

Re: Gift of Music 2020/2021

Was just thinking about Songfight stuff and then I was like "Wasn't there a Gift of Music going on? What happened to that?" And then I remembered that the deadline got extended to January 14 and I then I remembered that today was January 15 and then I remembered that I very much have not sent someth...
by MicahSommer
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Hellos
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: The Hellos

I find a lot of joy in writing my little songs. Mostly I just crank out chuggy or bouncy acoustic guitar stuff, but sometimes I write on ukulele, and more rarely, on accordion. In college, I wrote exclusively on accordion, but it’s been a decade since that time. SF may be a good chance to try it ou...
by MicahSommer
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2020/2021
Replies: 100
Views: 2189

Re: Gift of Music 2020/2021

Micah's picks:

Stan Rogers - The Mary Ellen Carter


The Rankin Family - Rise Again


John McCutcheon - The Great Storm Is Over


Stephen Foster - Hard Times Come Again No More
This has been recorded hundreds of times; here’s a good one:
by MicahSommer
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: hey listen to my new song (thread)
Replies: 892
Views: 195852

Re: hey listen to my new song (thread)

My church had an online Thanksgiving service yesterday. We did a virtual choir video for a song I wrote a while ago. Check it out if you're into that kind of thing:

by MicahSommer
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2020/2021
Replies: 100
Views: 2189

Re: Gift of Music 2020/2021

I will be in as soon as I finish making my selections. In the meantime, I've made a Spotify playlist with everyone's selections, like I did for the last Gift of Music back in March. I will add to it as more people sign up. The following songs are not on Spotify and thus are not on the playlist: The ...
by MicahSommer
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Original Flava Coverfight - Video Edition
Replies: 159
Views: 3192

Re: Original Flava Coverfight - Video Edition

Blown away by the quality in this fight, both music and videos.

Here's mine:


And here's the mp3, which I promise does not start with 28 seconds of silence:
MicahSommersmith-WTSAHTSI-Original_Flava.mp3
(3.7 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
by MicahSommer
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Original Flava Coverfight - Video Edition
Replies: 159
Views: 3192

Re: Original Flava Coverfight - Video Edition

Just exported an mp4. Not sure if this will be the final version, but I'm pretty happy with what I've got!
by MicahSommer
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Original Flava Coverfight - Video Edition
Replies: 159
Views: 3192

Re: Original Flava Coverfight - Video Edition

How should the videos be submitted? DropBox? Some other way?
by MicahSommer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Original Flava Coverfight - Video Edition
Replies: 159
Views: 3192

Re: Original Flava Coverfight - Video Edition

Okay, I'm in! In descending order of likelihood you'll find something worth covering: Micah Sommersmith Jerkatorium feat. Micah Sommersmith Levenhagen-Sommersmith Micah Sommer If sidefights are allowed, you can also peruse my Nur Ein archive , or my individual albums for SpinTunes 13 , 14 , 15 , or ...
by MicahSommer
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Television
Topic: Song Exploder on Netflix
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Song Exploder on Netflix

I watched all 4 episodes in one sitting and really enjoyed them. It's an interesting contrast to the podcast, because on the podcast you don't hear from Hrishikesh except in his introduction, so the effect is that the musician is in complete control. Here, hearing Hrishikesh's questions and seeing t...
by MicahSommer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 6696

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

fluffy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:45 pm
Looks like it did, yes.
Cool, thanks! I know there was some talk about having so many submissions we may need to add extra nights, which is the best kind of problem to have.
by MicahSommer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 6696

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

jb wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:46 am
Night 3 set is frozen
Did my set make it in for tonight? I submitted it on Thursday. Just curious.
by MicahSommer
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 6696

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

BTW a lot of cameras will only record for 10-20 minutes, both for weird tax reasons (Japan taxes the sale of video cameras differently than photo cameras, and being able to record video past a certain length of time makes it count as a video camera) and due to thermal designs that lead to overheati...
by MicahSommer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 6696

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

Recorded a set this evening. Recorded audio and video separately. Audio turned out great. Video did not save. Wheeeeeeee. Going to try again tomorrow, hopefully.
by MicahSommer
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 6696

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

I'd like to formally join the angry horde demanding a Lichen Throat set.

Also, I just had my piano tuned in preparation for my set. Do I forward the invoice to Spud or JB?
by MicahSommer
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 145
Views: 4796

Re: Niv and the Exploration

Songs per year.png I couldn't resist making a graph of songs per year. Obviously we're nowhere near the peak anymore, but if 2020 continues apace (I multiplied the current 2020 number by 12/7 to get a projection of 555 songs by the end of the year), it will make three straight years of growth and t...
by MicahSommer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Circle of Titles IX
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Circle of Titles VIII

Long Term Strategy by Micah Sommersmith title by fluffy * These lyrics are heavily inspired by the book of Ecclesiastes (from the Hebrew Tanakh / Christian Old Testament), which is highly recommended reading if you are mired in existential despair and are looking for some ancient wisdom to validate...
by MicahSommer
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles - The Return
Replies: 69
Views: 2071

Re: Circle of Titles - The Return

I thought it was going to happen tonight; it did not. Hopefully tomorrow night.
by MicahSommer
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 79
Views: 3865

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

Niveous wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:35 pm
All the recordings will be placed on a single flash drive, locked in golden case and hidden in the floor boards of a house whose location can only be figured out through a DaVinci code style puzzle built into the cover art.
As long as Martin Shkreli doesn't end up with it, sounds great!
by MicahSommer
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Ye olde songfight?
Replies: 28
Views: 1080

Re: Ye olde songfight?

Love it. I'm in.