Niv and the Exploration

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What do you mean by "ducks"? They got 0 votes? Or they just didn't win?
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iVeg wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:41 pm
What do you mean by "ducks"? They got 0 votes? Or they just didn't win?
No votes.
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Day 44
(54.9% done)

Welcome to 2008. I have made it through the last few fights of 2007 and now I'm back in multiple fights. I don't recall why we went back. This was an awkward set of fights. There was just a lot of music that I didn't dig. Take for instance, the Mexican Chimpanzees "501" is just them saying that they sang 501 Bottles of Beer on the Wall but didn't record it. I only gave GEMS score to 12 songs today. I gave TRASH to 43. So, that's a bit above my usual average for hate in a day. Let's keep it positive though and look at those GEMS.

GEMS:
  • 501 by chonny
  • 501 by Max The Cat
  • 501 by Melvin
  • Just To Be Difficult by Melvin
  • I Want To Get On It by Steve Durand
  • Credible Threat by The Idiot Kings
  • Credible Threat by Merisan
  • Credible Threat by Pumpkin Buzzard
  • The Last Year by Jach S Feat Iona
  • The Last Year by Lockheed Symphony
  • The Last Year by Those Meddling Kids
  • Mobile Home House Party by WreckdoM
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Fact: I was trying my hardest to write the most blatant rip-off of "Tomorrow Never Knows" I could. Glad it was well received in retrospect!
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Niveous wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:10 pm
iVeg wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:41 pm
What do you mean by "ducks"? They got 0 votes? Or they just didn't win?
No votes.
I was thinking it'd be cool to look at lowest point total as well, but that seems like a lot more work.
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Day 45
(56.4% done)

Made my way through another 180 or so songs today. I wasn't thrilled with yesterday's listen. Today's was full 180. That's just how it is with the Songfight archive. What was in this group? Well, it includes Songfight Presents: New York. That's represented in the Cute Boots fight where you get live songs from Jim Tyrrell and myself. There wasn't a huge live fight that second night. I think Roymond also competed but he sent in the studio version of his song to the actual fight. SFP: NY was at a place called Goodbye Blue Monday. GBM was in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Luke Henley had booked the place, not knowing that Ben Krieger already had ties to there. Luke didn't play at the show. I think it was already after he decided to move back to AZ. I ran point for the whole thing and probably dealt with a bunch of people who I met again years later at Sidewalk and Little Skips without knowing it. There was a lot of fun stuff to those shows. Night one had me, Roymond, Heuristics Inc, Ziplee, a surprise appearance by Boltoph, and Ben Krieger who did his entire Cable Beach. Night two had Glennny and Friends, Charcoal, and Jim Tyrrell.

Look at these youngsters:
Bill (HInc), Roymond & Me.
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Other things in this set of songs. The Howling Monkeys make their appearance and pick up 3 of their 4 winners (one under the name Uncle Gravy Biscuits). The band that is called Qwayne Hange in the archives makes their first appearance. I have no idea when they changed their name because they were known as Enter It In The Art Show back in the day. Lonbobby and Freddielove teamed up and have one of the best band names in the archive- Atari in the Desert. Lots of appearances by the Pathetic Wannabees. Ease Up On The Drugs includes a song by Mandy on Fire which I rated a GEM but your mileage will definitely vary. There was the epic Killer Whales/ Sherman's Way incident (3 entries, all the same song). Lots of stuff going on here and knowing what's coming tomorrow, I'm excited for 2008.

Here are the GEMS:
  • They Control the Weather by The Howling Monkeys
  • Cute Boots by Niveous
  • Cute Boots by roymond
  • Ease Up On The Drugs by Mandy On Fire
  • Ease Up On The Drugs by Melvin
  • Why So Serious? by Atari in the Desert
  • Why So Serious? by the LMNOPotamus
  • Why So Serious? by Precarious Loaf
  • Why So Serious? by Uncle Gravy Biscuits
  • Ark of Philadelphia by Stu Jordan
  • Ark of Philadelphia by Zipline
  • At the Arcade by Hostess Mostess
  • At the Arcade by Renwick
  • Radio Ready by The Hell Yeahs
  • Radio Ready by The Howling Monkeys
  • Radio Ready by roymond
  • Client No. 9 by The Capitalist Youth
  • Client No. 9 by Qwayne Hange
  • Client No. 9 by Renwick
  • Switcheroo by Cthonic Youth
  • Switcheroo by The Hell Yeahs
  • Switcheroo by Melvin
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Day 46-48
(58.8% done)

A couple of wacky days at work have made me have to lump a lot of songs together into this one update. Plus sometimes doing these updates is harder than the actual listen. So, what was in this set? I know for me personally this was the time at Songfight where I was doing a lot of work as a lyricist. There were a couple of songs in this bunch by Billy's Little Trip and Paco del Stinko that I wrote. I also wrote a song for Merisan. That lead to the angriest I recall myself being at Songfight (that was Nur Ein related). See, I wrote a pretty good lyric (coming from me, my harshest critic) and Merisan turned it to an amazing song for the "A Problem of Perspective". It came in second place. Now, I'm not one to gripe about a second place except for this time. The winner of that fight was a band called Kid Cruiser and that week, they entered a song about raping 12 year olds. Still bitter about that one.

Speaking of Merisan, this set of songs included the debut of the Berkeley Social Scene. It's wild that it took me this long to get to BSS. Who else debuted during this time (Spring/Summer of 2008)? Todd McHatton, Jan Krueger, SomeGuyCalledNoel. There were a couple of rebrandings as Jolly Roger switched to Andrew Reist and Caravan Ray was suddenly Give Our Regards To The Earth's Core. But this set of songs was all about just a solid group of SFers going at it. There was i.p., Jonathan Mann, Melvin, J$, Paco del Stinko, just lots of really good stuff.

Here are the GEMS:
  • God's Thumb by Billy's Little Trip featuring Paco del Stinko
  • Morning on Bourbon by Flinstones II
  • Morning on Bourbon by The Seamus Collective
  • A Problem of Perspective by Anja Claire feat. Evil-E
  • A Problem of Perspective by Merisan
  • Robot Candidate by Ben Krieger
  • Robot Candidate by G3RT
  • Robot Candidate by Renwick
  • Robot Candidate by Robots do the Work
  • Empty Wednesday by chonny
  • Empty Wednesday by King Arthur
  • I'm Outstanding by Stopwatcher
  • Walking The Border by i.p.
  • Walking The Border by Octothorpe
  • Walking The Border by Prose/AIC Industries
  • Walking The Border by SomeGuyCalledNoel
  • In the Valley by Johnny Cashpoint
  • In the Valley by Melvin
  • In the Valley by Signboy
  • Cryptic Comment by Boltoph
  • Cryptic Comment by Caravan Ray
  • Cryptic Comment by Glenn Case
  • Cryptic Comment by i.p.
  • Cryptic Comment by Paco del Stinko
  • Mediocre Savior by Berkeley Social Scene
  • Mediocre Savior by Frosty The Showman and MC Squared
  • Mediocre Savior by Hello, California
  • Calico Alley by Berkeley Social Scene
  • Calico Alley by Dollar Bill & the Inkpoints
  • Interesting Times by Billy's Little Trip featuring Paco Del Stinko
  • Interesting Times by Johnny Cashpoint
  • Interesting Times by Jonathan Mann and the Not-So-Flats
  • Paper Thin by Andrew Reist
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Day 49-50
(60.6%)

2008 Complete!

How have the GEMS been going? Here are some fuzzy numbers!
2000: 2/25 (8%)
2001: 51/500 (10.2%)
2002: 25/233 (10.7%)
2003: 78/936 (8.3%)
2004: 150/1685 (8.9%)
2005: 134/1399 (9.6%)
2006: 128/1283 (10.3%)
2007: 72/827 (8.7%)
2008: 82/752 (10.9%)

2008 was a good year. I feel like the class of 2008 may not have been the biggest when it came to debuts but there were lots of good songs in the year.

Oddity: MC Denyer's "City in Fog". The clearest form of plagiarism I have found in the archives. It's just a song from an Aussie rap group and he just put his name on and scored 10 votes for it. It makes you wonder how many times a person has pulled this off?

I've honestly been doing this little write up for hours. hours. It's just been one of those days. Here are the GEMS.
  • Everybody Calm Down by Finding Nemoy
  • Everybody Calm Down by Jonathan Mann and the Berkeley Social Scene
  • In The Tank by Max The Cat
  • In The Tank by Tonetripper
  • Shoelace Soup by Elaine DiMasi
  • A Scary Thing by B. Ellison
  • A Scary Thing by Lonbobby
  • A Scary Thing by Manhattan Glutton
  • A Scary Thing by Paco del Stinko
  • Stomach For It by Johnny Cashpoint
  • Stomach For It by Josh Woodward
  • Hollywood Wax by Make Spoons Not Knives
  • Hollywood Wax by Quimby
  • Hollywood Wax by Steve Durand
  • City in Fog by Howl Down the Chimney
  • City in Fog by Jan Krueger
  • Rattlesnake by Billy's Little Trip featuring Spud and Paco
  • Rattlesnake by oddbod
  • Rattlesnake by Quimby
  • Half a Million Nerds by Abominominous
  • Half a Million Nerds by Jan Krueger
  • Half a Million Nerds by MC Milk-Plus
  • Diggin' Out by Howl Down the Chimney
  • Diggin' Out by Steve Durand
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