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coverfight

Post by Rinkydink » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:42 pm

Hello?...Hello?...Hello?...Hello?...

Anybody still come in here?
Fancy a Sonics cover fight?
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Re: coverfight

Post by fluffy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:24 pm

There's currently a David Bowie one ongoing. And after that I'd really like to see an Original Flava since we haven't had one of those in a while.

[EDIT] By popular request, here's the current coverfight's status!

Participants have been notified. They are:

HeuristicsInc
inflatable vegetables
Jerkatorium
Johnny Cashpoint
King Arthur
Octothorpe
Paco del Stinko
Schlimminy Cricket / Trotsky and Marx
Sockpuppet
Tiny Robots / Loyalty Day

Entries are due March 21, 2016. wait I mean April 4, 2016

EDIT: http://songfight.net/cf2016
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Re: coverfight

Post by Rinkydink » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:52 pm

cheers Fluffy, haven't been here in a while, i'll check out the bowie one
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Re: coverfight

Post by Chumpy » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:18 pm

In case anybody else was wondering, an Original Flava fight is where you are randomly assigned one of the other participants and you must cover a song from their SF catalog. Sounds super fun.
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Re: coverfight

Post by Paco Del Stinko » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:29 pm

I'd be into the Flava. First year here there was something similar. Total Request, or something?
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Re: coverfight

Post by fluffy » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:51 pm

IIRC, Total Request (which I didn't participate in) was where the covermaster (JB, I think?) chose not only who was going to cover whom, but which song of theirs they would do. Which seems like it would be really really difficult for the covermaster. It was a simpler time with a much smaller archive.
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Re: coverfight

Post by king_arthur » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:59 am

I would surface for an OFCF.
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Re: coverfight

Post by Chumpy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:26 pm

Let's do this.
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Re: coverfight

Post by fluffy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:41 pm

I'm in.
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Re: coverfight

Post by Paco Del Stinko » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:58 pm

Count me in.
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Re: coverfight

Post by fluffy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:05 pm

Come to think of it, who's organizing this thing? I'm willing to do it.
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Re: coverfight

Post by fluffy » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:08 pm

Okay so nobody else has stepped up so I'm running this one.

Either post in this thread or PM me by Sunday, February 21 to state your interest in joining, and ideally say which music is up for grabs if you're one of those weirdoes who submits under multiple band names or whatever.
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Re: coverfight

Post by Jerkatorium » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:53 pm

Chumpy and I are joining as Jerkatorium.

Hey, how about starting a new thread for OFCF 2016?
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Re: coverfight

Post by HeuristicsInc » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:59 pm

I'll do one, but not til after this month o' Feb.
I'm in some other bands but if you cover one of those it should be one where I did the vocals. And if you can't figure that out, then just do one under my bandname.
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Re: coverfight

Post by SchlimminyCricket » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:21 am

I'd like to join in.
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Re: coverfight

Post by Paco Del Stinko » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:12 am

I am in, too. The Paco catalog is deep enough for whomever to rummage through, but if you want to try one of my other entries, go for it. Some are listed somewhere on the boards, somewhere...
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Re: coverfight

Post by fluffy » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:11 pm

HeuristicsInc wrote:I'll do one, but not til after this month o' Feb.
I'm in some other bands but if you cover one of those it should be one where I did the vocals. And if you can't figure that out, then just do one under my bandname.
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Re: coverfight

Post by j$ » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:18 am

I'm in. In. In.
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Re: coverfight

Post by jb » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:35 am

fluffy wrote:IIRC, Total Request (which I didn't participate in) was where the covermaster (JB, I think?) chose not only who was going to cover whom, but which song of theirs they would do. Which seems like it would be really really difficult for the covermaster. It was a simpler time with a much smaller archive.
It's not that bad if you restrict covers to the people who are participating. Then you just choose from the back catalog of the participants-- not the whole SF archive.

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Re: coverfight

Post by fluffy » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:19 am

jb wrote:
fluffy wrote:IIRC, Total Request (which I didn't participate in) was where the covermaster (JB, I think?) chose not only who was going to cover whom, but which song of theirs they would do. Which seems like it would be really really difficult for the covermaster. It was a simpler time with a much smaller archive.
It's not that bad if you restrict covers to the people who are participating. Then you just choose from the back catalog of the participants-- not the whole SF archive.

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It was the back catalog of participants that I felt wouldn't scale - some people here have lots and lots of songs, and having to actually listen to each participant's back catalog in order to figure out what should be covered and whose styles would fit is still a pretty big burden. Unless you're Niveous and know every song by everyone already. :)
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Re: coverfight

Post by jb » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:32 am

fluffy wrote:
jb wrote:
fluffy wrote:IIRC, Total Request (which I didn't participate in) was where the covermaster (JB, I think?) chose not only who was going to cover whom, but which song of theirs they would do. Which seems like it would be really really difficult for the covermaster. It was a simpler time with a much smaller archive.
It's not that bad if you restrict covers to the people who are participating. Then you just choose from the back catalog of the participants-- not the whole SF archive.

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It was the back catalog of participants that I felt wouldn't scale - some people here have lots and lots of songs, and having to actually listen to each participant's back catalog in order to figure out what should be covered and whose styles would fit is still a pretty big burden.
Sure, but if it's too much trouble then you just don't volunteer to be covermaster. ;) Honestly the biggest PITA is putting the songs up somewhere and running the voting and whatever else you choose to do. Picking who does what is almost certainly the least amount of work. The absolute MOST amount of work is steeling yourself to be ok with the fact that the people you assign songs to definitely won't create the masterpiece you hear for them in your head.

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Re: coverfight

Post by fluffy » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:31 pm

Funny, for me "putting the songs up somewhere" seems like the easiest part. It's the assigning and cat-herding and sending a bunch of PMs manually (even with copy-paste) and so on that seems like the difficult bit.
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