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by Sober
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: The Bad, The Ugly, and The (Good Trouble prefight)
Replies: 19
Views: 319

Re: The Bad, The Ugly, and The (Good Trouble prefight)

Have something written, will see if I can do a marathon record and mix day tomorrow.
by Sober
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1108

Re: Niv and the Exploration

So, as of yesterday, I had gone through 2489 songs. That means I'm just about at 20% done with the archive! Here is where my findings stand: 227 GEM 1583 OKAY 669 TRASH 10 OTHER ~10% gem rate seems awfully generous. Exhibit A: There Are So Many Possibilities by The Sober Irishman I feel you on the ...
by Sober
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: mixing tips
Replies: 9
Views: 2298

Re: mixing tips

Produce Like A Pro. I pick and choose what I want to watch from this channel, and have learned some really useful things. https://www.youtube.com/c/Producelikeapro Produce Like a Pro is great. Also have found a lot of good stuff via Musician on a Mission - particularly their videos/articles on para...
by Sober
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)
Replies: 40
Views: 910

Re: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)

Lol ok. I can find you other examples of my music being terrible over the last 17 years if that'll make you feel better. My sucking then or now doesn't change the faults in your music. You can claim that the imperfections in your music are intentional artistic choices, but if that's all you ever do,...
by Sober
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)
Replies: 40
Views: 910

Re: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)

- odd syllables accented, and strange rhythms applied that don't seem to serve the melody or the story. Honestly, trying to figure out where you’re coming from with this so I listened back to my track. There are no odd syllables accented as far as I can tell — I think what you’re hearing is my acce...
by Sober
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)
Replies: 40
Views: 910

Re: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)

Yes I'm doing the annoying "respond to everyone" multi-quote, and yes it's more annoying as the fight's already over. As a general response, thanks for the kind comments. I hope the reaction to my song makes folks think about how they feel about country music. Saying "I hate country" because you've ...
by Sober
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)
Replies: 40
Views: 910

Re: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)

Sorry all for the late notes; spent half the week driving all over Texas to see family. Met my 5 month old niece for the first time! I listened to the whole fight in the car right when these came out, and now I'm listening again on my mix headphones. Balance Lost : Owl City feeling right out the gat...
by Sober
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)
Replies: 40
Views: 910

Re: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)

Neat, thanks. Reviews still forthcoming, promise!
by Sober
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)
Replies: 40
Views: 910

Re: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)

Out of town, so my reviews will be a day or two late 🤦‍♂️
by Sober
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Emojis?
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Emojis?

Oh 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
by Sober
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Emojis?
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Emojis?

Would love to have access to the full range of human expression that is emoji. A quick google suggests that this is possible within phpBB, perhaps with extensions. Would this be a huge lift? Is anyone else actually interested in this?
by Sober
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1108

Re: Niv and the Exploration

Niveous wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:35 pm
As for the snubs, it's bound to happen. This is one man's journey through the archive. Someone else's will be far different. YMMV.
I'm just poking fun. You're undertaking a monstrous task - one with likely seriously mental health implications. Godspeed, Niv.
by Sober
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1108

Re: Niv and the Exploration

Unforgivable snubs to Brother Machine and Melody Generator for their Space Cadet entries. Truly a legendary fight. ...And then Sober did the one thing that you should never do. He fed the trolls. He made a "rap" song calling out Catknife and LEF for trolling and that only made LEF troll harder and c...
by Sober
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)
Replies: 40
Views: 910

Re: Face down in a mud puddle (Floating Away Reviews)

First listen through the lot in the car: rough fight. I'll listen again to the ones I can stand and write notes later.
by Sober
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Song Fight!
Topic: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!
Replies: 101
Views: 3132

Re: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!

Seeing King Arthur's name in the "10 years ago" side panel makes me wonder how he's doing. I recall him being an older guy.
by Sober
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Sweetwater and less-unethical consumption
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Sweetwater and less-unethical consumption

It's hard to keep track of all the places I can't shop/products I can't buy, but I do try. Bulleit whiskey, Ballast Point beer, etc.

Would be nice to have an app that notifies me if I'm about to buy something questionable. Elections are once a year, but we vote every day with our dollars.
by Sober
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Game Show Test
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Game Show Test

Can we be drunk?
by Sober
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Another black eye (I Had It Coming reviews)
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: Another black eye (I Had It Coming reviews)

My reviews: Lichen Throat : Fun track! The zero-effort head-cold vocal isn't bad necessarily, but pitchwise it's all over the place. I don't have great pitch myself, so what I sometimes do is record a piano or something playing the exact melody I want to sing, and later mute that track. Not feeling ...
by Sober
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Another black eye (I Had It Coming reviews)
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: Another black eye (I Had It Coming reviews)

Seriously. A fight with 13 entries should have at least 13 sets of reviews. If you have time to fart into a microphone, you have time to type up reviews of your fellow songfighters' efforts. Lead by example bro! :P I review every fight I'm in, and some I'm not. The least I can do when I subject oth...
by Sober
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Another black eye (I Had It Coming reviews)
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: Another black eye (I Had It Coming reviews)

Seriously. A fight with 13 entries should have at least 13 sets of reviews. If you have time to fart into a microphone, you have time to type up reviews of your fellow songfighters' efforts.
by Sober
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Hold me down I'm (Floating Away prefight)
Replies: 22
Views: 466

Re: Hold me down I'm (Floating Away prefight)

In.

A neighbor came by for some last-minute fiddle tracking. Wish we'd had more time, but I was able to chop together a decent part. Other than wanting a 10% better fiddle track, I'm really happy with this one.
by Sober
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1108

Re: Niv and the Exploration

To save you a little time, I highly recommend skipping any Sober Irishman songs from before Romantic Cheapskate. And maybe after, as well.