Circle of Titles VII

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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby Milo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:33 am

lichenthroat wrote:Do we start at Glacier Point,
Or where the river joins
Up with the creek from Mirror Lake?
Can we get all the way
To Mount Clark in four days,
Without having our feet ache?

Heh. I submitted "Glacier" as my title because my wife and son and I were just about to leave for nine days of hiking in GNP and I thought the word gave a writer a lot of different ways to go. Who would have thought there would be another song that perfectly fits my suggestion? When I click, it tells me the attachment doesn't exist any more - looking forward to hearing this!
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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby lichenthroat » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:46 am

Milo wrote:
lichenthroat wrote: When I click, it tells me the attachment doesn't exist any more - looking forward to hearing this!


I had a little trouble attaching the file, but I think I got it right now.
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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby vowlvom » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:12 am

Milo wrote:Heh. I submitted "Glacier" as my title because my wife and son and I were just about to leave for nine days of hiking in GNP and I thought the word gave a writer a lot of different ways to go. Who would have thought there would be another song that perfectly fits my suggestion?


And I submitted "Sweetest Trails"! The circle of life is complete.

Also I saw this news article about a glacier today that I would totally have used for inspiration if it wasn't several days too late.
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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby MicahSommer » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:30 am

Doot do doo, sorry I missed that folks were posting their entries here!

I received the title "Not Sorry," and two optional challenges which I promptly ignored. (Not) sorry!


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NOT SORRY - MICAH SOMMERSMITH
I’m not sorry for the times I interrupt
To explain why your ideas are the worst
I’m not sorry when I restate your opinions
Pretending that I opined them first
I’m not sorry for labeling you abrasive or shrill
Just for trying to sound like me
Or else dismissing you with gentle condescension,
For that I’m also not sorry.

I’m not sorry for the toxic office culture
Telling you you need to take a seat
I’m not sorry for my fellow corporate vultures
Who look at you like just a piece a meat
I’m not sorry for the fact that being male
Beats out a PhD
For an environment in which you’re doomed to fail
You best believe I’m not sorry.

But you say sorry in your email reminding me
That my reports are a week behind
The smallest request, you preface nonetheless
With “Sorry, if you don’t mind.”
And when the wheels of civilized conversation
Just seem to need some grease
You do what considerate people do:
You go ahead and say sorry.

Now the journalists and bloggers and the corporate consultants
Say you’re the one with whom the problem lies
You see you can’t say “Sorry” and you can’t say “Just”
And you’ve gotta fix that vocal fry
But when you realize no matter what you do
That you just can’t yourself free
Well maybe the problem doesn’t lie with you
Maybe the problem’s with me

But I’m not sorry for the ways I sabotage you
And then tell you that you’re to blame
I’m not sorry at all for whatever you’d call
This sick, sadistic game
See I made the rules, so I know that you’ll lose
And that’s how it’ll always be
While I sit alone atop my manly throne
You’ll never hear me say sorry
No, no, no I don’t have to be sorry, oh no
So you’ll never hear me say sorry
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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby MicahSommer » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:15 am

lichenthroat wrote:I feel like I learned a lot with this song


LT, I've been AWOL from Songfight for a bit recently, so I'm sure I've missed some of your more recent songs, but this is far and away the best song of yours I've heard. Your delivery is confident, your rapid-fire verse lyrics are great, you've got a catchy chorus melody, and your arrangement is in fine form (I love the drums under the chorus, and the instrumental melody under the verses).
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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby HeuristicsInc » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:25 am

I'm still working on mine. I tried to work on it while on vacation but all I could do were the drums, the rest was really awkward. Stay tuned...
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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby iVeg » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:12 am

Just got back from a tech-free vacation. I had something started...
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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby iVeg » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:01 pm

And it was worse than I remembered. :( Sorry "Sandwich"/ "Arrowroot" person.
Maybe Rev 3 will be better.
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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby iVeg » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:48 pm

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxyEJ ... 0lMVUh4YVE

Arrowroot - Inflatable Vegetables

Arrowroot was a knight banned from the round table
Highly gluten intolerant, his body was not able
To process his daily bread and his daily beer
Deadly gasses passing out, thru his armored rear

The damsels called him Tootsalot, the butt of every joke
The courtiers made farting sounds, every time he spoke
The other knights said "You can't charge, always stay downwind"
Even stinky beggar folk would laugh and point at him

Arrowroot, Arrowroot

Arrowroot felt sad and hurt, which sapped his will to fight
Captured by some cannibals, they thought they'd roast the knight
They built a roaring fire, and tied him to a spit
His gasses were explosive, blew the cannibals to bits

Arrowroot, Arrowroot

Arrowroot's a mighty hero, so he's changed his meals
He cut out wheat, drinks water, and he checks out how he feels
He always eats a loaf of bread before entering cannibal lands
What seems like weakness can be strength, Arrowroot understands
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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby HeuristicsInc » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:14 pm

Well, it wasn't the song I had meant to record, but what I learned is that I'm not that good at writing lyrics with meter and rhyme and stuff, so I mostly talked through this one. I had big plans for this one that didn't come to fruition. Not sure how many songs there are out there about cryptography, but here's one more.

http://www.heuristicsinc.com/media/vocal/HeuristicsInc-FinallyFound.mp3

One challenge was to use ring modulation, which I did. The other was some thing about root notes in keys and I'm not really sure what the root note of my key is, so I don't know if I did that or not. I'm so lame.

Heuristics Inc. - Finally Found

We work every day, we never take vacation
Trying our hardest to stop the invasion

So it all started with these three Polish guys, Rejewski, Zygalski, and Rozycki. And they figured out that the Germans were using the same indicator settings for all their traffic for the day, and they could use that to figure out these cycles and determine what the substitution was for the cipher… and that was the first time it got broken.

Chorus:
We finally found the key
To unlock this mystery
We finally found the key
Enigma

Then the French had this spy named Hans-Thilo Schmidt who was able to get copies of the manuals for the Enigma, and also some of the daily keys that the Germans were using, and he gave them to Rejewski. And from that they were able to figure out the wiring inside the rotors, and they were able to build doubles of the Enigma machines and use them to decode a lot more of the messages.

[Chorus]

Now the Poles were using all kinds of devices like these perforated sheets full of holes, and bomba. And eventually they had to flee the country, because they thought the Germans were going to invade Poland… which they did. And so the three Poles moved to Bletchley Park in England and started working with the British there.
At Bletchley Park they worked with this guy named Alan Turing, who had developed these bombs (again) which turned out to be one of the first computers. They used them to eliminate solutions that didn’t work and saved a lot of analyst time. These guys kept on working together for a long time and really helped the Allies to win the war.

[Chorus][Chorus]
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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby jast » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:31 am

Can I ask everyone to please send me the titles/challenges they submitted and the ones they got assigned (as a private message or e-mail to jast@srcd.de to keep the suspense up for a little longer ;))? I can't reach Nick and I'd like to get the website done, even if it's dreadfully late...
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Re: Circle of Titles VII

Postby jast » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:25 am

A handful of people have responded already. Thanks, guys! Unfortunately it's not enough yet to publish all of the songs posted so far, too many unknowns...

Anyone else? I'll send out a round of private messages in a couple of days, but feel free to respond earlier (in private to keep things interesting). :)
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