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by Chumpy
Thu May 23, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"
Replies: 113
Views: 6674

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"

I do feel like maybe I've heard the complaint before that you're not sure exactly what the lyrics mean or what the song is about. As someone who has been traditionally quite literal in his lyrics, I've been trying to move away from that. I'm finding the lyrics I am really enjoying these days (Jeff ...
by Chumpy
Thu May 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"
Replies: 113
Views: 6674

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"

Another self-indulgent Nur Ein podcast is available for your listening .... I'm going to go with pleasure. Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast software at the feed View the podcast on iTunes Tell me about the rabbits, George: feedback@...
by Chumpy
Wed May 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"
Replies: 69
Views: 4799

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"

You and your tricky domain. No alternate AWS download link for your reaction image?! Sigh, sorry Owl. I was about to blame your ISP for this, but I have a feeling it's something subtly misconfigured on our end. You're not missing much, it's Admiral Ackbar with a caption in impact font that reads "T...
by Chumpy
Wed May 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"
Replies: 69
Views: 4799

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"

grumpymike wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:19 am
I'm torn on whether I want to try to make something clever or phone-in a song about not having enough memory to save a video game, because clearly that's what we're being asked for with this combo.
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by Chumpy
Tue May 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"
Replies: 113
Views: 6674

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"

glennny wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:56 am
here's a distraction since Pentangle was brought up.
My first girlfriend was really into Pentangle's Sweet Child album and played it a lot when we lived together. I really loved Bruton Town and was stoked to find this live performance of it, thanks Glennn!
by Chumpy
Tue May 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Television
Topic: Something Rotten in Songland
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Something Rotten in Songland

Here is the YouTube trailer: kH9b-tBvbNg I admit, when I watched this I threw up in my mouth a bit. I just can't bring myself to watch this kind made-for-tv pap, even when it's about a subject I'm quite interested in. I already spend too much time watching videos about music theory, production, and ...
by Chumpy
Thu May 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"
Replies: 142
Views: 8168

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"

I’ll say it again: I recommend judges using criteria as reward rather than penalty. It will help avoid this type of sour discussion. Unless someone is flagrantly not competing in the spirit, you just kind of come off a little mean-spirited by emphasizing penalty. You can characterize it as a penalt...
by Chumpy
Thu May 16, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"
Replies: 142
Views: 8168

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"

Ranking is definitely hard. I personally try to score the song in three equal areas: title, challenge, and a more subjective 'do I like it and want to listen again?' I give an extra scoring boost to whomever I feels best exemplifies one of these areas. Title Should the song rightfully be titled some...
by Chumpy
Wed May 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"
Replies: 142
Views: 8168

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"

I guess we're not pumping the brakes on this whole podcast thing. Here is the evidence: Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast software at the feed View the podcast on iTunes Tell us things at: feedback@twojerksonevote.com. INDEX: 00:00:0...
by Chumpy
Sun May 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"
Replies: 142
Views: 8168

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"

As in the previous rounds, I've packaged up the mp3s in a zip file and added all the appropriate metadata to the ID3 tags so these songs appear as part of a Various Artists album and not just a pile of random tracks. Download Nur_Ein_XIV_Round_Two.zip from twojerksonevote.com Alternate download from...
by Chumpy
Wed May 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A Foreign Traveler's Phrasebook (What To Say And How To Say It Reviews)
Replies: 28
Views: 2543

Re: A Foreign Traveler's Phrasebook (What To Say And How To Say It Reviews)

You might have thought we'd be too preoccupied with Nur Ein to do a podcast for this fight, but think again! We save all our best commentary for the folks who make this place awesome week in and week out -- you guys. Here's how to get the good stuff: Download or point your browser directly at the mp...
by Chumpy
Wed May 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"
Replies: 93
Views: 6062

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"

Once again Ryan and I are presenting our reviews in podcast form, because that's what all the cool kids are doing. Here is how you can jibe with this: Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast software at the feed View the podcast on iTunes ...
by Chumpy
Mon May 06, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"
Replies: 142
Views: 8168

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"

I think the obvious answer to this challenge is to diss the idiots who came up with this challenge.
by Chumpy
Mon May 06, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"
Replies: 93
Views: 6062

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"

If someone wants to write the PHP to put somewhere in the site, we can make this easier. I don't think the built in PHP id3_set_tag function supports id3v2, so I'd just shell out and exec id3v2 which works great. I don't think the hard part is going to be setting the tags, but having all the inform...
by Chumpy
Mon May 06, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"
Replies: 93
Views: 6062

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"

Do you like to play music on your computer that lives on your hard drive? Are you passionate about metadata? Does an unordered mess of mp3s in your media player stress you out? Do you have feelings about spaces in filenames? Do you like to view your music collection as albums rather than songs? If y...
by Chumpy
Thu May 02, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"
Replies: 121
Views: 9899

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"

I knew intrinsically that the song ‘felt’ lower when I plugged it into audacity to make an mp3 and boosted the gain a bit, but wasn’t aware of how ornate the signal processing needed to be. If you use Audacity this can be pretty easy. I found an oddly specific video on YouTube that explains how to ...
by Chumpy
Wed May 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"
Replies: 121
Views: 9899

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"

I'm using somewhat new software which chides me for going over 0dB in my final output, but that seems to make the volume pretty low comparatively, so I need to either ignore that or tweak the output accordingly, I think. Anyway, my point is you gave HELPFUL feedback, so thanks muchly. These days wh...
by Chumpy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"
Replies: 121
Views: 9899

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"

Instead of writing reviews for the songs this round, Ryan and I thought we'd record some random mouth sounds and share them with you. There are a few ways you can experience this auditory delight: Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast so...
by Chumpy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"
Replies: 93
Views: 6062

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"

Caravan Ray wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:38 pm
So....is the bit in parentheses part of the challenge? Or is it just a suggestion based around around one very narrow interpretation of the word “dynamics”?
It's a suggestion for people who haven't read the Wikipedia article on Dynamics.
by Chumpy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"
Replies: 121
Views: 9899

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"

I went through the trouble to organize all the songs from round zero into a zip file for people who like to listen to mp3s in a music player like iTunes or WinAmp or something. Because I'm anal, I went through all the songs and massaged all the ID3 metadata so the songs will appear to the applicatio...
by Chumpy
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Rode NT1A or Audio Technica AT2035 or . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Rode NT1A or Audio Technica AT2035 or . . .

I used an AT2035 from 2016-2018 and I was quite happy with it for my vocals. I'd say I got my money's worth. I much preferred it over my AKG C1000S small diaphragm condenser because it was more sensitive and picked up every nuance in my voice, which is great for singing, but not so great for voice o...
by Chumpy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Nancy Pelosi For President! (Two Hits Reviews)
Replies: 28
Views: 5010

Re: Nancy Pelosi For President! (Two Hits Reviews)

The Jerks are back in podcast form, this time joined by our special guest Owl! Here is how you can play along at home: Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast software at the feed View the podcast on iTunes You can also hit us up at: feedb...