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by Jefff
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't wink at me (Eyes In The Dark reviews)
Replies: 69
Views: 2859

Re: Don't wink at me (Eyes In The Dark reviews)

Owl - Cool chorus. Your singing is real nice there. The vocal is eq'd a little harshly. I like the way these guitars crunch. thanks for the review! Can you clarify what you meant as far as the harsh vocal EQ—too much high end? (I think I just put on some preset like “Mud Free” in Reaper) I don't kn...
by Jefff
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't wink at me (Eyes In The Dark reviews)
Replies: 69
Views: 2859

Re: Don't wink at me (Eyes In The Dark reviews)

Some short ones: Night Sky - Fun arrangement. Some really good chord changes and transitions in there. I'm torn on the vocals. In some spots, the muttering quality is nice, but I feel the urge to hear some real belting. Owl - Cool chorus. Your singing is real nice there. The vocal is eq'd a little h...
by Jefff
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Did you see that?! (Eyes in the Dark prefight)
Replies: 36
Views: 1202

Re: Did you see that?! (Eyes in the Dark prefight)

I just tacked the Vincent Price monologue from Thriller onto the end of my track. Hope that satisfies the challenge.
by Jefff
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: If we make it (Better Luck Next Year reviews)
Replies: 72
Views: 2857

Re: If we make it (Better Luck Next Year reviews)

Third Installment: Sweeney Toad - Moodly. The plodding quality has some pros and cons to it. It builds a nice atmosphere. The bowling alley and beer line seems like a bad tonal fit. Switching to the other vocal style is smart for variety's sake. Hardmonica - Thick sound. There are a lot of good voca...
by Jefff
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: If we make it (Better Luck Next Year reviews)
Replies: 72
Views: 2857

Re: If we make it (Better Luck Next Year reviews)

Second Installment: Cavedwellers - Cool riff, especially that line that sometimes extends past the chords. The vocal sounded way too loud but then I realized I was listening on my computer monitor's speaker again. Better on the headphones, so must be a mono/stereo thing. Could still stand to be lowe...
by Jefff
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: If we make it (Better Luck Next Year reviews)
Replies: 72
Views: 2857

Re: If we make it (Better Luck Next Year reviews)

Paco Del Stinko wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:49 am
Complaint: Would love the key stuff to be more spatial. Spacial?
Yeah, this is a good comment. It turned out as more of a wash than I'd wanted, but I hadn't thought of making the notes jump around in stereo, which would probably be awesome.
by Jefff
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: If we make it (Better Luck Next Year reviews)
Replies: 72
Views: 2857

Re: If we make it (Better Luck Next Year reviews)

First installment: Paco: I didn't quite buy the title line the first time, but it clicked once the whole band was behind it. Probably the intended effect. Once the band came in, I was said for them to go because I knew it meant I'd have to wait to hear the chorus again. I could've used a lot more of...
by Jefff
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 9572

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

Nevertheless, as did the early hosts of SF!L, someone needs to lead the way, create a flexible "template", and be available as the default host to ensure that it continues when there are no such volunteers. I am working (with others) on such a template, and am willing to be that default host. I wil...
by Jefff
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 9572

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

My humble suggestion: I think SF!L works and happens every year because we just need to convince one person a year to take it on. Whatever the format of a regular broadcast, it should be easy for any given volunteer to claim and execute an instance.
by Jefff
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 147
Views: 6083

Re: Niv and the Exploration

ken wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:40 pm
Niveous wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:36 am
Jeff "Flapjack" Robertson
This stirs something in my lizard brain, but all I can come up with is a sling blade voice saying "They call me flapjack".
by Jefff
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Not much to do but (Sitting In The Life Boat reviews)
Replies: 39
Views: 1879

Re: Not much to do but (Sitting In The Life Boat reviews)

I think maybe the thing with my synth patch is its burbly attack and how it puts too much weight on the rhythm SI TTING IN THE. I chose the patch for the interlude between verses, and it works better there. Paco, I spaced the optional challenge completely in my song and in my reviews. Props for tack...
by Jefff
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Not much to do but (Sitting In The Life Boat reviews)
Replies: 39
Views: 1879

Re: Not much to do but (Sitting In The Life Boat reviews)

add - Laid back but not lazy. The beat is somehow almost wrong to my ears, I don't understand why. Regardless, a pleasant chorus and warm vocals sell this easily, along with the tasty right amount synths. I like the blend of synth into guitar there, very nice. I'm interested if others heard the sam...
by Jefff
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 9572

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

Folks, I'm excited for this weekend.
by Jefff
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Not much to do but (Sitting In The Life Boat reviews)
Replies: 39
Views: 1879

Re: Not much to do but (Sitting In The Life Boat reviews)

Balls - I love classic power pop like this. Those high notes in the chorus are wonderful. BW+BW - I don't listen to much prog or metal, so this is not my thing overall, but the rockout at 2:20 did grab me. I liked that momentary sense of losing control. Evermind - I like the casual tone. The vocals ...
by Jefff
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 9572

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

I would add that mixing in some non-set content could help the vibe. Like the sets, could be gathered from folks. Segment ideas: * Songfighter interview or round table - talk history, creative process, recording techniques, etc. * Song appreciation - talk about a song you love from the archive * Son...
by Jefff
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 9572

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

Yeah, at the end of the month whoever wants to should announce their one-time follow-up event and we'll see how it goes. Personally, I'm interested in this too, but I know how my interest/energy waxes and wanes.
by Jefff
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 9572

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

I was struck by how positive and excited everyone was in the live youtube chat. Very much had the encouraging vibe of real songfight live events. If you're on the fence because the review threads get a little mean sometimes, there's none of that here 💗 The open secret is that Song Fight! Live == So...
by Jefff
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 9572

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

This really is the best opportunity to try out performing. You can do extra takes, you don't have to face the audience, in the stream we'll just be happy to see more faces.
by Jefff
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 9572

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

Yeah more bathroom Phlebia may be submitted! I gotta do some frame in frame like the cool kids did... On a related not, are music videos By songfighters that weren't made for songfight desired? I have a few audiovisual performances from a few years ago if they fit, but they have nothing to do with ...
by Jefff
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 9572

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

This should be the link that the stream will be on when we start: https://youtu.be/yTU3ZxLSBOs
by Jefff
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 9572

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

About an hour away from kickoff. We've got some fun interview material to show until we start the sets. The set lineup as we have it now is: Add, Phlebia, Caravan Ray, Heine, Charm Offensive, and Glenn Case.