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by MicahSommer
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 15 Round 3 Results and Reviews
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: SpinTunes 15 Round 3 Results and Reviews

We Cavedwellers had Cybroinica play bass for us along with an old pal Bobby on drums. Here we are performing Mandibles- Right Again there was no sound man and only one mic. Fun! https://youtu.be/MXr_w2xNPS4 This is awesome - "Right Again" was one of the top songs in the whole tournament so I'm glad...
by MicahSommer
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 15 Round 4 Challenge (Final Round)
Replies: 28
Views: 2059

Re: SpinTunes 15 Round 4 Challenge (Final Round)

Micah- ... The bass line is probably my favorite part. ... Thank you! I very consciously decided to do all live instruments for this song. Since I don't own a bass, I had to borrow one, and this is actually the first time I've recorded with an actual bass rather than sampled/synth MIDI bass sounds....
by MicahSommer
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 15 Round 4 Challenge (Final Round)
Replies: 28
Views: 2059

Re: SpinTunes 15 Round 4 Challenge (Final Round)

I'm unsure if I'm supposed to send in a vote for this thing; if I get a vote #1 is definitely going to Faster Jackalope, imo it's not even close. No offense intended to the other three, except to Third Cat. Screw that guy. I just think this challenge was... challenging. It's very difficult to write...
by MicahSommer
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: Spintunes 15 Round 3 Challenge
Replies: 21
Views: 1626

Re: Spintunes 15 Round 3 Challenge

Here are my reviews and rankings, cross-posted from the official site , so that you may more easily yell at me about how wrong I am. PREAMBLE This was a very difficult round to evaluate. It seems to me the judges were tasked with ranking each song along three independent axes: 1. Similarity to the t...
by MicahSommer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Where's The Shredder for the (Tearing Down History Reviews)
Replies: 26
Views: 3622

Re: Where's The Shredder for the (Tearing Down History Reviews)

I had to go relook at my Phillipso lyrics, I thought I was just improvising about a broken up relationship. However, the Kavanaugh angle totally works. It's all around, so I'm sure subconsciously it's an influence, but that wasn't what I was really thinking about. I did wonder if I might be reading...
by MicahSommer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: hey listen to my new song (thread)
Replies: 823
Views: 160161

Re: hey listen to my new song (thread)

I wrote a protest song in response to US immigration policy: http://micahsommer.bandcamp.com/track/let-them-in It's available for free download but if you buy it, I'll donate my cut to immigration advocacy groups. Last week I got to sing it at a religious conference in front of a few hundred people,...
by MicahSommer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VIII
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Re: Circle of Titles VIII

CoT might be cursed, but I've gotten two pretty good songs out of it, so I would likely participate!
by MicahSommer
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2017-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 8766

Re: Gift of Music 2017-2018

Here's my version of Regina Spektor's song "The Calculation", for Micah. Thanks for picking a bunch of great songs, Micah! I really liked all four of them, and hadn't heard any of them before this. This is great, VV - I love your synthpop take on the song! Glad you liked my entries - it was to come...
by MicahSommer
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun
Replies: 1
Views: 970

They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun

I have a sneaking suspicion there are more than a few TMBG fans around here.

Their new album "I Like Fun" is out, and I think that much of it ranks among the best music of their career. They are in fine form.

Here they are playing "I Left My Body" on Conan:
by MicahSommer
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Television
Topic: The Good Place
Replies: 15
Views: 2264

Re: The Good Place

Just watched the season 2 finale of The Good Place. It offered up... not another twist exactly, but certainly an exciting turn, which bodes well for season 3. Assuming the writing and acting stay at the quality level we've seen (and I don't see why they wouldn't) I'm very very excited for season 3.
by MicahSommer
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You won't appreciate a kind review (Until It Happens To You reviews)
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Re: You won't appreciate a kind review (Until It Happens To You reviews)

Wow, I'm kind of glad I didn't get it together to submit for this one. There are some heavy hitters in this fight.
by MicahSommer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Top Scientists: Pop Music is Getting Worse
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Top Scientists: Pop Music is Getting Worse

I thought technically you couldn't actually increase the real loudness beyond a certain amount (e.g. the output of your audio file is 0db the entire time). You can increase the "apparent" loudness up toward that real ceiling though, I thought, which is what has been happening. And the way to do tha...
by MicahSommer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Top Scientists: Pop Music is Getting Worse
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Top Scientists: Pop Music is Getting Worse

Ah yes, the old “science proves that pop music is garbage” claim. And now five for the price of one! I checked out the BBC link (https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/fb84bf19-29c9-4ed3-b6b6-953e8a083334) and strap in because I have some thoughts (or feel free to ignore this entire post). 1. Slower a...
by MicahSommer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2017-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 8766

Re: Gift of Music 2017-2018

Here are my picks!
Micah Sommersmith

TEGAN AND SARA - SPEAK SLOW

Lyrics

DAR WILLIAMS - IOWA

Lyrics

REGINA SPEKTOR - THE CALCULATION

Lyrics

VIENNA TENG - NEVER LOOK AWAY

Lyrics
by MicahSommer
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Television
Topic: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Re: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

I have really enjoyed this show through its entire run. I think its recent darker turn is a necessary consequence of taking seriously Rebecca’s unhealthy behavior throughout the show. And the increased focus on secondary characters goes along with her increased awareness that other people have their...
by MicahSommer
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2017-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 8766

Re: Gift of Music 2017-2018

I would participate. A January schedule would work well for me since my November and December were pretty crazy this year.
by MicahSommer
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't have a cow! (Sacred Coward Reviews)
Replies: 18
Views: 2205

Re: Don't have a cow! (Sacred Coward Reviews)

Congrats to Minty Handy! Welcome back. Congratulations Minty Handy! Good songs all around. Just out of curiosity - do you tabulate the votes immediately before posting the results, or is there a lag in which votes might not get counted if they are too late? I voted just I think a couple hours befor...
by MicahSommer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't have a cow! (Sacred Coward Reviews)
Replies: 18
Views: 2205

Re: Don't have a cow! (Sacred Coward Reviews)

Chumpy - Good solid tune although it doesn’t stick very strongly in my head. Nice guitar playing, lead and backing vocals, etc. The snare drum feels a little thin and monotonous, but other than that the production is solid. Some clever lines, especially the one about that damn high note in the nati...
by MicahSommer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't embarrass the (Sacred Coward prefight)
Replies: 16
Views: 1762

Re: Don't embarrass the (Sacred Coward prefight)

Chumpy wrote:sometimes you can be a real jerkatorium
I learned from the best.
by MicahSommer
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't embarrass the (Sacred Coward prefight)
Replies: 16
Views: 1762

Re: Don't embarrass the (Sacred Coward prefight)

Technical difficulties resulted in me sending my entry over a day past the deadline. If it appears in the fight, it is thanks to the gracious and generous Fightmasters. If not, I have no one to blame but myself.
by MicahSommer
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: "Flamethrower" weirdness in the jukebox
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

"Flamethrower" weirdness in the jukebox

In the Jukebox, I noticed that chronologically, "Flamethrower" is listed first, before the actual first fight, "Golfpunk Drives a Cadillac," even thought the dates are correct. Also, not that I'm complaining, but Jerkatorium feat. Micah Sommersmith are currently listed on the Jukebox with 4 wins out...