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by lichenthroat
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Read 'em and weep! (Ace In The Hole Reviews)
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

Re: Read 'em and weep! (Ace In The Hole Reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene This song is too much on the languid side for my taste, but I do enjoy the vocal performance. I appreciate you finding a way to make this a protest song, too. (Apparently a lot of us start each fight by thinking, "Let's see, can I make this a political protest song?") Jeff DeS...
by lichenthroat
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Ace In The Hole
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Ace In The Hole

Ace in the Hole by Lichen Throat By the time I could remember my grandfather, he was a nice old guy who lived in a pink house in San Diego and liked to give me silver dollars in my Christmas stocking and on my birthday. But before that, he’d been a Navy man all his life. He joined in 1931 when he co...
by lichenthroat
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Better than a deuce (Ace In The Hole prefight)
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Better than a deuce (Ace In The Hole prefight)

I'm pretty close to done. Fair warning: this is by far the most mumbly song I will have submitted so far.
by lichenthroat
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You've been a bad songwriter! (Dominatrix Reviews)
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Re: You've been a bad songwriter! (Dominatrix Reviews)

One thing you might want to try in the future is to build a song around your vocals, instead of the other way around. I think your voice has a lot of potential, I heard Love Will Tear Us Apart playing in the car dealership this morning while I was waiting for some maintenance to be done this mornin...
by lichenthroat
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You've been a bad songwriter! (Dominatrix Reviews)
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Re: You've been a bad songwriter! (Dominatrix Reviews)

Good fight, everyone. I genuinely liked everybody else's songs. Berkeley Social Scene —This is sweet as punch. I really like the rapid guitar notes. The gunshots are well placed in the context of the song. Overall, everything’s good, nothing’s bad. My favorite of the week. The Fonzees —Great beginni...
by lichenthroat
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Dominatrix
Replies: 3
Views: 1374

Re: Dominatrix

Dominatrix by Unsharp Mask See you on the TV screen, talking about Bowling Green. I need you to punish me— make me blind so I can see. Tell me every- thing I lack; convince me of alternative fact. Drain the blood from my vein. Baby, make me scream in pain. Dominatrix of the 202, I’ll meet you on Pen...
by lichenthroat
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 6968

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

MicahSommer wrote:I have to confess that, if "see my face staring back at me" is a reference, it was not intentional. What did you take it as a reference to?
I thought you were making a reference to "Mr. Jones," by Counting Crows: "When I look at the television, I wanna see me, staring right back at me."
by lichenthroat
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 6968

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

I’m going to guess that you wrote the lyrics first and then wrote the music separately. Yes, I did. The main thing I learned from the experiment was not to do it again. Thank you for all the work you put into transcribing everyone's songs. This was very interesting, and I appreciate that you expend...
by lichenthroat
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)
Replies: 36
Views: 6968

Re: I Made a Deal with the Devil (Oh My Soul Reviews)

Just out of curiosity, has anyone found that Song Fight affects how you listen to other music? Now, whenever I hear a new song, I find myself deciding whether I would vote for it. Balance Lost—My favorite thing about this song is the interplay between the vocal melody and the instrumental music, whi...
by lichenthroat
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Should all the bad songs be forgot (Auld Lang Syne reviews)
Replies: 17
Views: 5858

Re: Should all the bad songs be forgot (Auld Lang Syne reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene—The vocal is really interesting, particularly the first few lines of each verse. However, there’s something weird on the vocal track, most notably at 1:01–1:09, and again at 1:59. I like the drunken musings vibe. Cornfield—This feels a little loose, but I like the sorrowful, wi...
by lichenthroat
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Oh My Soul lyrics
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Oh My Soul lyrics

Oh My Soul by Lichen Throat Oh my soul Is uneasy. When I think about all I haven’t done. When I see Such injustice Perpetrated with a gavel or a gun. To the woman crying face-down on Central Avenue While I drove right on by, without seeing what I could do, I offer an apology I know you’ll never hear...
by lichenthroat
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You sound like that one band, you know, the one with the people (Dad Joke reviews)
Replies: 13
Views: 3944

Re: You sound like that one band, you know, the one with the people (Dad Joke reviews)

Apparently it was the Mortal City 20th anniversary tour, so she played every song from Mortal City HOW. DID. I. NOT. KNOW. ABOUT. THIS. AND. MISS. HER. PLAYING. IN. MINNEAPOLIS. IN. NOVEMBER. *bangs head on table repeatedly* I can feel your pain through my laptop screen. I probably would have misse...
by lichenthroat
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You sound like that one band, you know, the one with the people (Dad Joke reviews)
Replies: 13
Views: 3944

Re: You sound like that one band, you know, the one with the people (Dad Joke reviews)

How was the Dar Williams concert, lichenthroat???? It was really good. Apparently it was the Mortal City 20th anniversary tour, so she played every song from Mortal City , along with "The Babysitter's Here" and "I Won't Be Your Yoko Ono." Her band consisted of a guitarist, drummer, and keyboardist....
by lichenthroat
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You sound like that one band, you know, the one with the people (Dad Joke reviews)
Replies: 13
Views: 3944

Re: You sound like that one band, you know, the one with the people (Dad Joke reviews)

Your vocal is muddy and I don’t think it’s entirely the fault of your singing abilities. I’m going to guess you’ve got a pretty cheap microphone, and when your voice is paired with sampled/synthesized instruments the difference in quality is all the more evident. You might consider upgrading to a h...
by lichenthroat
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You sound like that one band, you know, the one with the people (Dad Joke reviews)
Replies: 13
Views: 3944

Re: You sound like that one band, you know, the one with the people (Dad Joke reviews)

Who knew we'd have two acorns in this one? Berkley Social Scene : I really, really like the chorus. The repeating, elliptical (for lack of a better word) instrumental melody is nice, too. Other than that, I don't have much more insight. Good work. VOTE Jeff DeSantis : The completely non-funny delive...
by lichenthroat
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Dad Joke
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Dad Joke

Dad Joke by Lichen Throat Mom works four to close, Blisters on her toes. Dad lives out in Riverside In a beat up single wide. My friends’ dads all tell dumb jokes, But my dad is just a joke, And the joke’s on me. Disassembled cars, Parts strewn in the yard. He says he’ll fix them some day, But I kno...
by lichenthroat
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Stick it in your ear! (High School Safety Pin Parade reviews)
Replies: 24
Views: 5735

Re: Stick it in your ear! (High School Safety Pin Parade reviews)

This was a really strong fight with lots of good songs. Nice work, everyone! Berkeley Social Scene —Great guitar sound. The vocal performance is good, but the vocal melody itself is a bit on the dull side. Overall, though, this is a well-crafted, well-performed song, probably my favorite of yours fr...
by lichenthroat
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Got off my mic, you kids! (Dad Joke prefight)
Replies: 14
Views: 2472

Re: Got off my mic, you kids! (Dad Joke prefight)

Dad: What do you call a singer who can't sing?
Kid: Unemployed?
Dad: Lichen Throat!

I'm in. For the first time ever, some (though by no means all) of the heterophony is intentional!
by lichenthroat
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Hold me closer, Tony Danza (Hugs review thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 6866

Re: Hold me closer, Tony Danza (Hugs review thread)

Berkeley Social Scene— This is pleasantly reminiscent of something from the 90s that I can’t quite bring to mind. It’s hard to pick up on the song structure; this can be either good or bad in different contexts. Here, I’m not sure it works, but on the other hand, it might also be the source of the ...
by lichenthroat
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)
Replies: 23
Views: 6084

Re: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)

Lichen Throat Buddy, I know you're just getting your feet wet and I hope this doesn't discourage you, but this entry is three minutes and 13 seconds of tuneless singing with little variation. It’s recorded pretty well, but it doesn’t matter because man it’s just not listenable. Don’t let me put you...
by lichenthroat
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)
Replies: 23
Views: 6084

Re: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)

I have noticed that a lot of the music I compose has the "Oriental"-sounding characteristic that you mentioned. I don't know why this happens, and it's not something I do intentionally. If anyone can identify the cause, I'd certainly be interested. A few things I noticed about your music that, to m...
by lichenthroat
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)
Replies: 23
Views: 6084

Re: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)

Lichen Throat - The music is complex and very oriental, for lack of a better term, sounding. The vocals need much work in both delivery and perhaps whittling off some of the lyrics bulk. Maybe fewer lines/syllables and focus on simple melody. I have noticed that a lot of the music I compose has the...