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by Niveous
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Day 19. Knocked 200 more songs off the list getting me to September 2004. Day 20 will include the Cur fight which I'm really looking forward to hearing with 2020 ears. It was the fight where SF pushed for experimentation (which I think should always happen anyway) and I wanna listen again to the res...
by Niveous
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Archive Cringe:
In the Gutter by Chris Voss.
"Her heart began to flutter as he fucked her in the gutter then left her body there where it belongs".
What? What??
And it's power pop.
What???
by Niveous
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Day 17 & 18 These two days comprised the nearly 300 songs of late May 2004 to late July 2004. And it was a lot of OKAY songs which is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it's a bunch of songs that I didn't kill me when I heard them. On the other hand, there was a lot of stuff that was just middle-o...
by Niveous
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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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
by Niveous
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Day 16 Still knee deep in 2004. Made my way from April to May. Lots of smaller fights. 160+ songs in a month's time. This section included a couple of songs that raised an eyebrow for me. For instance, "A Promise is a Promise" by Pompeii. I used to love that song wholeheartedly. But now it's 2020 an...
by Niveous
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Day 15 Today was sexy day. Dinga da Donga got a little sexy. Gettin' All Sweaty got a lot sexy. Lucky Man, Lavender Splendor, She's on My Mind... yep. There was just something about April 2004. It was everyone sharing those hot hot Gmail invites. Remember those? Maybe it wasn't that. What was the to...
by Niveous
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Day 13-14 I put these two days together because yesterday's listening was literally interrupted by construction. I jumped back in today and between both days went through about 270 songs. The craziest thing is all I got through is Feb and some of March 2004. Is this my favorite time in SF. Not reall...
by Niveous
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Fun fact: There are 3285 artists listed in the archive but only 504 of those have 5 songs or more attached to them. Of course, there's some funny business with that stat (like it doesn't include songds with features) but it is interesting that there are only about 500 artists at a base level who hav...
by Niveous
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Hmm, that could definitely do it. I always found the idea of doing multiple titles in one week kind of daunting -- seems like trying to do all of them would be a good way to get a lot of kind of half-assed songs. But then again that's just me. I guess our intrepid Niveous will be finding out firsth...
by Niveous
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Circle of Titles IX
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Circle of Titles VIII

Tracing Circles by Niveous Title by gizo It never gets easier (I) keep making the same mistakes Why won't I ever learn Love doesn't work that way It never gets better The stinging in your heart Like threadbare tapestries I just fall apart I'm tracing circles down the drain I'm gonna hurt myself aga...
by Niveous
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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I was wondering how long I would be in the 2004 fights and the answer is a while. Number of songs (with some small disparities): 2000: 25 2001: 500 2002: 233 2003: 936 2004: 1685 2005: 1399 2006: 1283 2007: 827 2008: 752 2009: 820 2010: 488 2011: 461 2012: 466 2013: 396 2014: 389 2015: 331 2016: 323...
by Niveous
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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jb wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:12 am
Trivia: 15-16 Puzzle and I swapped songs for “Firebomb”. So my entry was written by him and vice verse.
Both very good songs. I wouldn't have known about the swap.
by Niveous
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Day 12- Memory is a funny thing. I was just going through the songs when I got to the Spalding Grey is Missing fight and my brain goes... "I remember liking the Historyman song from that fight". Minutes later, I sat in stun as I hear the lyric "This life is a deadpool, you were my absinthe bride" an...
by Niveous
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Before I jump headlong into today's listening, I wanted to give a look back at the songs from Day 11's listen through. That's an important time for me because it's when I entered my first Songfight entry. It was in the "I Don't Believe You" fight. While lyrically it's an okay song, my god is the pro...
by Niveous
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Day 11. I'll talk more about this day's finds later. But here are the GEMS: Please Don't Call Me Ken by Doctor Worm Please Don't Call Me Ken by Starfinger Feathers by Jute Gyte Feathers by Lonbobby + M0bo1d I Don't Believe You by Doctor Worm House In My Head by Rachael Layne House In My Head by Rais...
by Niveous
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Have a new occasional category. ‘Guilty Pleasures’ I stopped believing in guilty pleasures when it comes to music. Love whatever music you wanna love. But I will continue to pepper this project with SF stories as they come to mind. You have to realize that at the point where I am in the archive, I ...
by Niveous
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Holy crap,you were only 18. Definitely, you get a pass. 18yo in 2003 doesn't know not to make a diss track about a troll.

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.
by Niveous
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Day 10 You might look at my GEMS for the day and think it's another day of NIv being stingy with the big likes. But it's not just that, I hit a very special time in 2003. Songfight decided to have 2 simultaneous fights running. That was great because if you didn't like one title, you could shoot for...
by Niveous
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Television
Topic: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Replies: 29
Views: 6764

Re: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

This show is such an underrated piece of goodness.
by Niveous
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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It may seem like I'm a bit stingy with these GEM scores but right now it seems that I'm giving out 1 for every 10 songs. That's not too bad.
So far, I've been scoring per ten songs- 1 GEM, 6 OKAY, and 3 TRASH.
by Niveous
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Day 9 How strong is nostalgia. That was a question I needed to address today. I hit a time where there are memories attached. Lots of great groups arrived as well as several people who I became friends with. How was I going to address this? One of the criterion of my GEMS score is that I would liste...
by Niveous
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 60
Views: 1112

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Day 7 & 8 Been sick the last two days and that has definitely affected this project. Somehow, I still was able to do 250 more songs. And now I'm at a good place to do some catch up/ charging ahead. I'm about to reach the point in 2003 where I started following SF. But to get there I had to get throu...