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by Mostess
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: My Valentine (McCartney)
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

My Valentine (McCartney)

Damn that's a fine song. I'd listen to a whole album of covers of that song. It's fertile soil. The mix of minor and major modes is heartbreaking, the lyrics are sweet and dark at the same time, and it's all baked into such a deceptively simple ditty with no chorus. Just verse-with-hook, verse-with-...
by Mostess
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Web code for album preview?
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Web code for album preview?

Let's say I have an "album" with 10 tracks (WAV and MP3) and front and back cover art and I want to put it on the web for anyone to grab. I have access to web-server space that will allow PHP/mySQL. Is there a good template for this? Or some little-known-but-awesome free service? I've Googled around...
by Mostess
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Mix it in the car.
Replies: 13
Views: 1394

Re: Mix it in the car.

BLT! Thanks! I always mix on $20 decent open-air headphones for all those reasons you cite (plus it doesn't bother the family if I'm mixing at night). But for some reason (and it could be my ears) the low end always sounds muddy in the car. Maybe I just got lucky this time around, but I found that g...
by Mostess
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Mix it in the car.
Replies: 13
Views: 1394

Mix it in the car.

Every song I've ever recorded has disappointed me the first time I listen to it in the car. Every single time. I have actually told my family to wait until we get home before you hear daddy's song for the first time, though I never say why. And what good is a song that sounds crappy on the best and ...
by Mostess
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Your yet to be written song has me on the... (prefight)
Replies: 17
Views: 2047

Re: Your yet to be written song has me on the... (prefight)

Thank you but by all means let the dogs play.

Though I did give myself a black eye recording this song. It's that fucking good.
by Mostess
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Your yet to be written song has me on the... (prefight)
Replies: 17
Views: 2047

Re: Your yet to be written song has me on the... (prefight)

Hostess Mostess is in. It's already done. I'm afraid to tweak it anymore because I might make some of the awesome fall out.
by Mostess
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Concerts and Events
Topic: Mostess is in a musical
Replies: 2
Views: 1102

Re: Mostess is in a musical

Just to bump this up in case anyone is in the Ann Arbor area next week. The show is going great and is a light, witty, sweet way to spend an evening: outdoors in a pretty park with a colorful, catchy musical going on live in a newly refurbished art deco bandshell. For $10 a ticket. 3 more nights: Th...
by Mostess
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Parents of Songfight
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Parents of Songfight

I started songfighting in 2001. Daughter 1 arrived in 2003. Daughter 2 arrived in 2005. Daughter 3 arrived in 2008. You can graph the decline in my songfighting productivity as a function of that.
by Mostess
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Music Experiment Results
Replies: 1
Views: 1358

Music Experiment Results

If I recall correctly, someone here participated in the experiment Franck describes in this NYT article . It was years ago so I'm not going to dig through the archives to make sure. Anyone else remember a "rate the indie songs and pass along to your friends" website? I remember noticing that the fro...
by Mostess
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Concerts and Events
Topic: Mostess is in a musical
Replies: 2
Views: 1102

Mostess is in a musical

If you're in the greater Detroit area this late July/early August, come see Mostess play Ladslav Sipos in an outdoor production of "She Loves Me!"
by Mostess
Thu May 17, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Help and suggestions wanted ... recording on Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 1248

Re: Help and suggestions wanted ... recording on Linux

I tried a Linux set up a while back (Ubuntu). I got Ardour working after dealing with something called JACK. I got my hardware set up right and got to recording. It was sheer nonsense. There were these tiny buffer under-runs that would happen once every few seconds because the OS would ignore the in...
by Mostess
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: One can only hope (prefight thread)
Replies: 41
Views: 4224

Re: One can only hope (prefight thread)

We're working on an entry. Here's the first sketch. And because it sounds like Dan Fogelberg on valium, here's the second. Ugh. It might not be worth it.
by Mostess
Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Paper Doll Prefight
Replies: 21
Views: 1892

Re: Paper Doll Prefight

Ding! Hostess Mostess is in with a wah-wah guitar solo. And 8 vocal tracks. And live drums.
by Mostess
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Reviews: Write There at the Edge
Replies: 23
Views: 6747

Re: Reviews: Write There at the Edge

That cover art is amazing!
by Mostess
Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: nanostudio and garageband
Replies: 22
Views: 2278

Re: nanostudio and garageband

This is why I like GarageBand: even a crummy vocal take can be normalized, pitch- and time- corrected a tad, . Oh? Can it? Do you use that stuff? I haven't. Not out of any sort sense of it is "cheating" or anything - I know my vox very often need pitch or time correcting - I have just never found t...
by Mostess
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: nanostudio and garageband
Replies: 22
Views: 2278

Re: nanostudio and garageband

The one fight I've ever won by myself as RangerDen (Vest Factory) was recorded with the laptop mic in my Smackbook inside my closet. I clipped twice. I apologized with reverb and effects and mysteriousness. Goes to show that there is a sweetspot between songwriting and production in order to place ...
by Mostess
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A Very Oust The Mods Prefight
Replies: 40
Views: 3250

Re: A Very Oust The Mods Prefight

Billy's Little Trip wrote:Reminds me of something Peter Gabriel would do. Which I'm a fan of.
The only reason I record anymore is to try to recapture a moment of the joy I felt when I discovered Security.
by Mostess
Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A Very Oust The Mods Prefight
Replies: 40
Views: 3250

Re: A Very Oust The Mods Prefight

Feels like old times around here! Only the brave will post OtM's name: hungry troll is hungry.

Too bad I didn't get my entry finished past the I-wonder-what-this-would-sound-like phase. But here's a taste of what might have been...
by Mostess
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Concerts and Events
Topic: Hostess Mostess Album Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Hostess Mostess Album Help

Imagine if Hostess Mostess made an album consisting of songs from their SongFight! catalog---all re-recorded with solid performances, all mixed carefully and mastered properly. If you have any opinions about such a thing, I have 2 questions for you: 1) What is the ideal song list? 2) What tracks wou...
by Mostess
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Merde! (The Only French I Know Reviews)
Replies: 72
Views: 11334

Re: Merde! (The Only French I Know Reviews)

Spintown wrote:Sammy Kablam did another NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT review for this fight:

http://spintown79.blogspot.com/2011/09/ ... ement.html
That was great! Thanks for the link.
by Mostess
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Threatening to Enter? (prefight)
Replies: 42
Views: 3394

Re: Threatening to Enter? (prefight)

We are so in. You guys better bring some game, 'cause here comes Hostess frickin' Mostess.
by Mostess
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: The only music I know... (pre-fight)
Replies: 37
Views: 3565

Re: The only music I know... (pre-fight)

Ding! I'm in. I screwed up the title. Deal with it.