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by j$
Wed May 17, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 13138

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

With the Skub comment I was just attempting and apparently failing per usual to make a joke (specifically about Skub being tough competition) as I attempted to indicate via the :P emoji. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Ah no, I got it, found it funny, made a joke back, which is why I used the :) You see, perfect example...
by j$
Wed May 17, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 13138

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Here is how much each judge was "off" by, compared to the final results ... You just never know how things are going to play out. Except when Skub is in the round, then Skub wins. :P Hmm are you just working the average here? I don't see how that shows anything particularly profound, unless you're ...
by j$
Wed May 17, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Five "Elevator Men"
Replies: 43
Views: 8956

Re: Nur Ein XII Round Five

Sadly, moot...
by j$
Wed May 17, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 13138

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

I was surprised by the voting patterns of the judges this time round. I thought I'd figured out a fair few of the variants (geographical, genre bias etc) but these scores wrong-footed me. Anyway, that's the rub of the (monde)green, I guess. Just wanted to say that I'm really disappointed personally ...
by j$
Wed May 17, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Five "Elevator Men"
Replies: 43
Views: 8956

Re: Nur Ein XII Round Five

Yeah, I agree. I mean by the terms of the challenge, a prominent enough repeating riff would be enough to 'pass the challenge', though I think it might be seen as a cop-out ...
by j$
Wed May 17, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 13138

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Sorry in delay for results, folks. We're waiting on one more judge, who has a knock-on delay from the slightly late posting of the songs. Should be today some time.
by j$
Wed May 17, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Five "Elevator Men"
Replies: 43
Views: 8956

Re: Nur Ein XII Round Five

This would pass the challenge. It's prominent use of musical repetition - which this has in spades. I love Can. I imagined this along with Stereolab would be go-tos for reference but plenty of punk and post punk songs fit the model as well - 'Public Image' by PIL and 'Boredom' by Buzzcocks spring to...
by j$
Mon May 15, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 13138

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

W.A.I.L. 1+1+2+5+?=? 73 Keep It Beautifu l - I think I'd have liked it to stay 'acoustic' a little longer - pretty, pretty harmonies! Maybe the drum machine is a little high in the mix- makes it sound a little rough - which may be the intention, of course. I would also liked it to kick into a faster...
by j$
Mon May 15, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Cassini
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: Cassini

Cassini by mister Johnny Cashpoint I am Cassini, out In the Big Empty You will not tempt me to Final re-entry, not Since I found out you're Planning to fry me, In Saturn's skies, for My grand finale Making it crueller, NASA's solution - to Broadcast my last hours, as Live execution. Twenty years' s...
by j$
Mon May 15, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Five "Elevator Men"
Replies: 43
Views: 8956

Re: Nur Ein XII Round Five

You guys have been seriously overly prescriptive with these challenges. Telling us what to write our songs about, telling us what kind of music to make, conscripting our lyric, forcing instrumentation and arrangement details, etc. etc. I think the result has been a lot of songs that are too similar...
by j$
Mon May 15, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII: Songs, Scores and Titles (no comments)
Replies: 15
Views: 5121

Re: Nur Ein XII- Songs, Scores and Titles (no comments)

Round Four
Title: A Sense of The Absurd
Non-optional challenge: Write your lyric around a mondegreen.

http://nurein.songlander.com/titles/E96 ... E1C11A4729
by j$
Mon May 15, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Five "Elevator Men"
Replies: 43
Views: 8956

Nur Ein XII Round Five "Elevator Men"

Welcome to the fifth round of the twelfth edition of the Nur Ein. Title: Elevator Men Non-optional challenge: Prominent musical repetition - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repetitive_music / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repetition_(music) Songs are Due on: Monday, May 22nd @ 12:01 AM Eastern Send yo...
by j$
Sat May 13, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 13138

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Caravan Ray wrote:While researching, I found this quite amusing:

https://secure.brightcove.com/services/ ... ecure=true
If this turns out to be ransomware, CR ...
by j$
Sat May 13, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Four "A Sense of The Absurd"
Replies: 76
Views: 13138

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Four

Now *that's* a top song and a good cover.
by j$
Wed May 10, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Something More Than A Drop In The (Ocean of Love Reviews)
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Re: Something More Than A Drop In The (Ocean of Love Reviews)

cheapish in-ear headphones so don’t expect me to notice too many details. Johnny Cashpoint:... bog standard angry-at-the-world lyrics ... I would say you may have missed the point but a combination of cheap earphones and muddy vocals may well contribute to the nuances, such as they are, not being p...
by j$
Wed May 10, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII: Songs, Scores and Titles (no comments)
Replies: 15
Views: 5121

Re: Nur Ein XII- Songs, Scores and Titles (no comments)

Round Three of Nur Ein XII is in the record books.

The winner of Round Three is Skub (who, as the judges' favourite, gets immunity next round).

Paco Del Stinko, Pig farmer Jr and RTOR failed to submit an entry (tsch!) so there were no eliminations this round.
Round 3 Scores
Round 3 Scores
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by j$
Tue May 09, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Something More Than A Drop In The (Ocean of Love Reviews)
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Re: Something More Than A Drop In The (Ocean of Love Reviews)

coryag wrote: ,,, i'm having a hard time understanding much of the lyrics.
Well, listen harder, then ;)
by j$
Tue May 09, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Three "Regime Change"
Replies: 81
Views: 13597

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vocalist An interesting point. My interpretation of a 'vocalist' was one who 'vocalises' - so http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vocal but it turns out once again, that I'm nowhere near as smart as the interwebz. Since the challenge was (in its first iterati...
by j$
Tue May 09, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Three "Regime Change"
Replies: 81
Views: 13597

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

Lunkhead wrote:Get a room, you two!
We did. Yours. Sorry about the mess. It has a half-life but you should be fine.
by j$
Tue May 09, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: The Littlest Fightmaster
Replies: 10
Views: 3841

Re: The Littlest Fightmaster

Where's that massive thumbs up icon when you need it? Congrats!
by j$
Mon May 08, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Three "Regime Change"
Replies: 81
Views: 13597

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Three

[ {I've} always relied on the judges good judgement to assess that the challenge has at least been addressed, even if not in a manner they were anticipating... Bingo! We are not the enemy, while completely understandably some might paint us that way -all I think we ask is entertain us! {also, CR, t...
by j$
Mon May 08, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Something More Than A Drop In The (Ocean of Love Reviews)
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Re: Something More Than A Drop In The (Ocean of Love Reviews)

Ah, sorry, everyone, in a grumpy mood tonight so grumpy reviews. Blame Furrypedro. F U Milburys - you can't hide 'Blue Vevet' by changing one of the chords. That said, lovely vocal. Personal taste aside, it's a bit thin in the arrangement but it's still a pretty damn pretty song. In all honesty, les...