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by Jefff
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: The Endless Song Fight (Jukebox) Playlist
Replies: 25
Views: 1116

Re: The Endless Song Fight (Jukebox) Playlist

I pick the classic "More than Soup" from Starfinger. Goes straight through goofy then stupid to sublime.

http://www.songfight.org/music/more_tha ... er_mts.mp3
by Jefff
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Silence blaring for (A 9/11 Every Day reviews)
Replies: 30
Views: 1910

Re: Silence blaring for (A 9/11 Every Day reviews)

AMERIKKKA THE GREAT - Reminds me of a song I wrote last inauguration day called "You Dumb Motherfuckers" because all I had to say was that over and over. Which is to say, I feel it. Balls to Monte - I love the arrangement. Great to have two acoustics. - The melody on the chorus is good and non-obvio...
by Jefff
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Scooby Snacks for (Another Mystery Solved reviews)
Replies: 46
Views: 2489

Re: Scooby Snacks for (Another Mystery Solved reviews)

Brother Baker - The shouting is not my thing. - I do like the "At least now I know" backing vocals. - The shouting hits a little better as the song becomes more of an epic. Brown Word and the Big Whine - Oh, I like it. The instrumentation grabs me immediately. - The melody is nice, especially on lin...
by Jefff
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: It's not my fault (I Can’t Turn It Off reviews)
Replies: 43
Views: 2184

Re: It's not my fault (I Can’t Turn It Off reviews)

Alright, for what it's worth: Balls to Monte - "The spotlight was yours to bask in" is a good line/rhyme. This seems well-structured. The different sections flow naturally into the next. Brown Word and the Big Whine - Very cool arrangement and groove. A lot of noises that are hard to distinguish but...
by Jefff
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: It's not my fault (I Can’t Turn It Off reviews)
Replies: 43
Views: 2184

Re: It's not my fault (I Can’t Turn It Off reviews)

I love the drum beat, so inventive – I hope it’s all your own work from scratch. I'll get this out of the way so folks can vote accordingly. It's all loops. There's no way I could play that. I've wanted to inject some afrobeat into my music for a long time, so I finally just googled "afrobeat drum ...
by Jefff
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

Shocked and honored.
by Jefff
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

NOTE: I feel like there's a more than usual amount of genre/familiarity bias in my reviews this time around. Apologies to those that only got a few words, but know that I listened to the whole fight many times over, generally enjoyed it, and just didn't end up with interesting thoughts you need to h...
by Jefff
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

jpnickolas wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:04 pm
Do you come up with chords and noodle (or mix/match) over it? Or do you find notes you like first and have that dictate the chord progression?
This is all after the song is written, so the chords are set.
by Jefff
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

Not really. Or maybe in the loosest of ways. I guess I must have some kind of feeling for what I want, but I really do just randomly try notes to see what works. That's kind of fascinating to me. So do you have tricks for finding notes, like you know you like certain intervals already, or is it mor...
by Jefff
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

2. play each interval and match both notes. So, play a C and then a D, then C and D#, then C and E. Work your way all the way up to C again, practicing the octave jump. This seems like a great exercise for more than vocals. When I'm recording lead guitar or a keyboard melody, I just stumble around ...
by Jefff
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

2. play each interval and match both notes. So, play a C and then a D, then C and D#, then C and E. Work your way all the way up to C again, practicing the octave jump. This seems like a great exercise for more than vocals. When I'm recording lead guitar or a keyboard melody, I just stumble around ...
by Jefff
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

Title idea: "Victim of Song"
by Jefff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

If you think folks should strive not to take reviews as personal attacks (and I do think that) then you should probably treat the songs themselves the same way. Also, this vocal advice is great. I've struggled with the same thing over the years. I've mostly done what Ken says, but I might try mholla...
by Jefff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

Thank you, this is awesome.
by Jefff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

Be negative, sure. Be mean, fine. But put some effort in it. And own it.
by Jefff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

j$ wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:40 pm
No-one forced you to read it, or comment on it, but if you are going to dismiss every review you disagree with as "whining" then this conversation is over. And sadly, you proved my point. j$
Sure, keep ignoring what I'm complaining about and pretend the problem is that I disagree with you.
by Jefff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

Specifically aimed at you :} And then you joke about how your comment was simultaneously directed at everyone and no one. No I don't. And also, whining about reviews ? Grow a pair. If you can whine about songs no one forced you to listen to, I can whine about a lazy, mean-spirited post that doesn't...
by Jefff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

sleepysilverdoor wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Eh, I did a "wife is busy and not wanting to listen to music right now, how many seconds of each song will she put up with before telling me to change it" set once. Ruffled quite a few feathers...
Sounds shitty.
by Jefff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

j$ wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:05 am
Specifically aimed at you :}
And then you joke about how your comment was simultaneously directed at everyone and no one.
by Jefff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)
Replies: 101
Views: 4667

Re: What was that? (Disembodied Voice reviews)

I always wonder how to strike a balance in reviews between being constructive, honest, respectful, and enthusiastic when possible. Arguably being negative but specific is the most respectful you can be because of the work you have to put in. And it can give you something useful. But dismissing a fig...
by Jefff
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Aarararrrargh! (Screaming Into the Void reviews)
Replies: 52
Views: 2816

Re: Aarararrrargh! (Screaming Into the Void reviews)

Sober wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:40 am
Very Doors
How dare you sir
by Jefff
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: And now you see (How It Comes Apart reviews)
Replies: 42
Views: 2180

Re: And now you see (How It Comes Apart reviews)

I'm late, so here are... not so much reviews, but random comments. Phlebia - Soothing guitar tone. I like the relaxed vibe of the vocals. It fits the arrangement and the story. There's a nice trick there where the lines sound sort of banal until you realize they're not figurative ("when they tear us...