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by MicahSommer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight Live 2017 in ... ???
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Song Fight Live 2017 in ... ???

I wouldn't be able to travel outside the midwest. I don't know how many other midwestern Songfighters there are. Is it true that SF Live was in Madison, WI at one point? That's barely an hour from me. But Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul are happenin' cities too. Not that I know anything about anyth...
by MicahSommer
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Audio-Technica AT2035 mic
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Audio-Technica AT2035 mic

I'm looking into upgrading my condenser mic (I currently am using the PreSonus M7 which came with the AudioBox USB bundle and which was itself an upgrade from the RadioShack dynamic mic I got in high school). The Audio-Technica AT2035 has great reviews everywhere online that I've seen, and is priced...
by MicahSommer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Like Bert and Ernie (Old Friends prefight)
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Like Bert and Ernie (Old Friends prefight)

Stop.
Collaborate and listen.
Jerkatorium featuring Micah Sommersmith are back with their brand new invention.
by MicahSommer
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What, me worry? (It Hasn't Hit Me Yet reviews)
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: What, me worry? (It Hasn't Hit Me Yet reviews)

Caravan Ray wrote:I do not play a banjo

I am cool.

Cool people don't play banjos.


Not all cool people play banjos, but all banjo players are cool.
by MicahSommer
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Collaborations
Topic: Open to anything
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Open to anything

Thanks Chumpy and jast. Just thinking out loud here, but it'd be really cool to be able to automate stem generation, such that anybody can share projects with anybody regardless of DAWs. And then you could even use a source control during the writing phases. For instance, in my DAW of choice, I cou...
by MicahSommer
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

As for consonance vs. assonance, I present to you some German and Italian lyrics from songs popular in my country: Thanks for these examples! The only exposure I really have to song texts in German or Italian is the classical music I sang in college. Curious what kind of rhymes they used, I went ba...
by MicahSommer
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

I SAID I WAS DONE BUT I WASN'T, SORRY EVERYONE. if that's a rhyme, fall . I'd count soul/fall as a partial rhyme like many others on my chart - e.g. road, know, etc. However yours is the only one that matches the consonant vs the vowel (consonance vs assonance). I think that assonance is much more f...
by MicahSommer
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Collaborations
Topic: Open to anything
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Open to anything

kaz wrote:Anybody want to work on anything together? Songfights or not, either way is okay with me. I feel I've been stagnating lately, and so I'm looking for new experiments.


Love me some Tuners Union. I would be happy to collaborate somehow.

Micah Sommersmith
by MicahSommer
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

Here is the corrected chart with all of Nick Soma's rhymes credited:
Oh My Soul rhymes updated.PNG
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by MicahSommer
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

First of all, thanks for your in-depth analysis. I enjoy it as much as everyone else here. Perhaps even a bit more, because I'm slightly autistic. Yes, you just got praised by an autistic. I guess that makes you super nerdy. :P Hey, I'll take your autistic praise over boring old neurotypical praise...
by MicahSommer
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2016-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 2191

Re: Gift of Music 2016-2017

Not 100% sold on this mixdown and I may rework it later, but it's after 2 am and I didn't want my giftee to wait another day. So I present to you: Albatross covers Leonard Cohen's "Lover, Lover, Lover" for Micah Sommersmith Have sent to j$ as well for him to post at his leisure. Again, I ...
by MicahSommer
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

I have to confess that, if "see my face staring back at me" is a reference, it was not intentional. What did you take it as a reference to? I thought you were making a reference to "Mr. Jones," by Counting Crows: "When I look at the television, I wanna see me, staring right...
by MicahSommer
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

EDIT: See later post for corrected chart! More analysis that no one asked for! I got interested in what people were rhyming "soul" with, so I crunched the numbers! Oh My Soul rhymes.png Here we can see who rhymed "soul" with what, and the total rhymes per artist, and artists per...
by MicahSommer
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

I’m going to guess that you wrote the lyrics first and then wrote the music separately. Yes, I did. The main thing I learned from the experiment was not to do it again. The more you write, the more you will write automatically with an ear for how your words will work musically, even if you aren't w...
by MicahSommer
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2016-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 2191

Re: Gift of Music 2016-2017

While I patiently wait for my gift to appear, here are some thoughts on the others. Most of these songs I was not familiar with, and it was fun listening to both the gifts and the originals to see how everyone made each song their own. Fluffy - One of the few songs I had already heard and I like wha...
by MicahSommer
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

toby roktot - Great lyrics with some very nice imagery, though clinical words like “beneficial” and “insouciance” stick out oddly. It also sounds a little odd when you slip into speech at “refusing to let go.” Simple guitar and harmonica accompaniment works for the song. toby roktot.png Your use of...
by MicahSommer
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

Micah Sommersmith - I agree with the criticism of the chorus vocals. I think I need to cut the vocal harmony during the choruses (except the a cappella intro) and probably re-record the melody. I woke up my baby recording the rap verse to “Dad Joke,” so this time the verses were muttered while sitt...
by MicahSommer
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

Cory A.G. - Nice backing vocals when they pop up, nice subtle synth strings underneath the guitar. The lyrics might be a bit on the melodramatic side. Your voice is straight out of the 90s but you use it well so I’m not complaining. Cory A.G..png The loose rhythm of this hook made it difficult for ...
by MicahSommer
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

This title lends itself very well to vocal hooks, more so than most recent Song Fight titles. So in addition to reviewing your song as a whole, I will also be reviewing your melodic setting of the title. Balance Lost - This song definitely grows on me as I listen more. Your voice suits the melanchol...
by MicahSommer
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Women's March on Washington
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Women's March on Washington

Moda Magazine, a University of Wisconsin life and style publication, published a collection of images and quotes from the Women's March on Madison: http://modamadison.com/2017/01/22/solidarity-a-collection-of-moments-from-the-womens-march-on-madison/ If you scroll way way way down, you'll find me th...
by MicahSommer
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2016-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 2191

Re: Gift of Music 2016-2017

Mine is in!
by MicahSommer
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Women's March on Washington
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Women's March on Washington

Anyone planning on attending the Women's March on Washington, or one of the affiliated local marches? My wife and I considered traveling to Washington, but instead we are planning to march in Madison, Wisconsin with our tiny baby. I don't know if, in future years, people will look back on this as a ...

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