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Postby Caravan Ray » Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:48 pm

jb wrote:
this includes polar bears making love, as adorable an image as that may be.


OK OK, me and my polar bears know when we're not wanted....

... I am working on another song though - it's about a lesbian anteater - I just need a line to rhyme with "...24 inch tongue..."
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Postby Calfborg » Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:07 pm

I found an instrumental I made a long time ago (about 5 years ago, I think). I'm pretty sure it was my first actual song. It's kind of repetitive, but still sounds pretty much like a kids song. I used it in a Songfight entry, but fucked it up by putting some completely horrible vocals on it, which I'd like to forget altogether. Anyway, maybe you could use it.

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Postby j$ » Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:16 am

HeuristicsInc wrote:drink drank drunk always reminds me of the song from "when the grinch stole christmas" --- "stink stank stunk!"
maybe the kids too.
-bill


I personally think 'Stink Stank Stunk' is a very cool band name and would be a better 'pseudonym' than DDD - which reminded me of ADD ....

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Postby Jim of Seattle » Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:35 pm

Caravan Ray wrote:... I am working on another song though - it's about a lesbian anteater - I just need a line to rhyme with "...24 inch tongue..."


How about A new way to be well-hung
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Postby HeuristicsInc » Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:38 pm

Wow, Jim, I had no idea.
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Postby erik » Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:14 pm

Okay, a better mix of this song may appear to usurp this song's authority, but here's my song:

http://www.15-16puzzle.com/songs/german ... tecake.mp3
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Postby ken » Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:40 pm

15-16 puzzle wrote:Okay, a better mix of this song may appear to usurp this song's authority, but here's my song:

http://www.15-16puzzle.com/songs/german ... tecake.mp3


Erik: someone thinks this song is awesome! Me.

Ken

P.S. Please remix so that the cymbal doesn't hurt my ears so much.
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Postby ken » Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:43 pm

Spud wrote:We have finished ours:

<a href="http://www.mightyoctothorpe.com/music/The_Endless_Path_Through_the_Forest_of_Diffusion.mp3">The Endless Path Through the Forest of Diffusion (I Like Mud)</a>


Hey Spud,

Just taking a listen to this song and thinking that the vocals could be louder. The bass seems to be the loudest part of the mix as it is. I like it a lot though, just maybe raise the vocal level a db or two.

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Postby Spud » Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:00 pm

ken,

thanks. both blue and jb had a similar response. blue thought the accordian could come up a bit as well. the tracks have been turned over to blue for mixing.

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Postby j$ » Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:55 am

Hmmm, I know the whole voting thing will take place on coverfight but I thought you might alll like some reviews. As it happens I like them all, so they pretty much say the same thing.

I didn't review the JoS selections - but as documented at the time, Madi's 'Martians' got my vote for inclusion so I'd probably use that one if I was asked.

# - Yes. Excellent oompah. Accordian is always a good thing and this is great. I love your 'feelgood hits' because they're totally toe-tapping while retaining just enough good oddness to make me wish I could have heard Octothorpe as a kid rather than the stuff I did listen to. I probably would be the same nutjob but I could have at least got there quicker :) I'm not sure the accordian needs to be louder, given it's playing the same riffs but the vocals wouldn't hurt to be turned up.

15-16 Puzzle - I like this a lot and it's surprisingly skate-punk-pop in tone, so it makes a nice contrast to the other stuff. At first I wasn't sure the verses were catchy enough but that chorus totally wins me over. 'Shopping list' lyrics usually turn me off, but for kids it's a good-un. Nice.

Caravan Ray (foodfight one) - Love the aussie chanting at the beginning. Cute bassline could be a little louder, perhaps. Love the breakdown chorus from 0:40. It has a little feel of an E-Z listening version of some lost Devo song, which is a good thing.

E-Money - hey, that's great! Is turd too rude a word for kids? Over here (UK) it's gone from being almost jokey to being quite a mean nasty word again. Anyhoo, good tune, like Simon & Garfunkel with a sense of humour!

JS - Cool sproingy snyth sound. That chorus is genius. I like the fact that they don't all line up - it has such a an energy. Made me think of the Monkies. What more can I say - that's reccommendation enough in my book!

DDD - Nice castinets (?) Great overall sound. A slightly wistful tone to music and lyrics which is nice, because that's a whole genre of kids' music (as i remember it) that doesn't seem to have been touched upon anywhere else. Had me involuntarily tapping my toe, which is a good thing, right?

I think my favourite (the one I'd vote for) was either Jack Shite or Octothorpe, but everything above this line should be included on the CD, along with Madi's 'Martians' and Bill's 'Attack of the Zombie Kittens' only maybe under a different name?

If I've missed your song, let me know and I'll review it. If anyone's not above, it's simply because I'm no good at spotting links in a mass of posts, not because I hate yr song or anything :)

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Postby erik » Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:15 am

j$ wrote:15-16 Puzzle - I like this a lot and it's surprisingly skate-punk-pop in tone, so it makes a nice contrast to the other stuff. At first I wasn't sure the verses were catchy enough but that chorus totally wins me over. 'Shopping list' lyrics usually turn me off, but for kids it's a good-un. Nice.


What are "shopping list" lyrics?
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Postby j$ » Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:53 pm

Oh, describing a shopping list lyric should be easy - but i'm struggling - does this make any sense? 'A lyric where each line is related to the title but there is no other, or little, thematic progression between the lines themselves.' (my definition)

I'm trying to think of a famous example. As soon as I can, I'll come back to you.

It's not a bad thing at all. It's just personal taste. It certainly wasn't meant as a major criticism of the song, if you read it that way. just expressing my own personal opinion.
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Postby Niveous » Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:05 pm

An example of "shopping list" lyrics would be Kapitano's "Goodbye Monster". It's a list of horror movie characters and other horror related things.
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Postby Jim of Seattle » Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:11 pm

"You're the Top" by Cole Porter is a famous list song

You're the top
You're the Coisseum
You're the top
You're the Louvre Museum
You're melody from a symphony by Strauss
You're a (something) bonnet
A Shakespeare sonnet
You're Mickey Mouse

You're romance
You're the steppes of Russia
You're the pants
On a Roxy usher
I'm a canceled check
A total wreck
A flop
But if baby I'm the bottom, you're the top

Future Boy's "I Don't Like Eggplant" is another list song, but I'm not going to quote it here, you can hear it yourself.
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Postby j$ » Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:31 pm

Yes, two very good examples. thanks for coming to my aid there, fellahs.
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Postby roymond » Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:21 pm

I haven't been reading much of the posts lately, but here's something I did last night and had our neices sing for their dad's birthday. Sort of specific lyrics, but fun nonetheless.

Happy Birthday Daddy
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Postby j$ » Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:47 am

roymond wrote:I haven't been reading much of the posts lately, but here's something I did last night and had our neices sing for their dad's birthday. Sort of specific lyrics, but fun nonetheless.

Happy Birthday Daddy


Hehehe - I really like this. Michael should be rightly proud! Are you offering it up for poss. inclusion on the comp? It would definitely get a push from me. I like the Blockheads-ish groove and your neices have nice rap voices in a baby Le Tigre kind of way. I might have inserted an instrumental breakdown/bridge between the first 4 and last 4 chorus repeats at the end, but it seems churlish to offer critical ideas to a song that's so perfectly achieves its purpose.

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Postby roymond » Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:06 am

j$ wrote:Hehehe - I really like this. Michael should be rightly proud! Are you offering it up for poss. inclusion on the comp? It would definitely get a push from me. I like the Blockheads-ish groove and your neices have nice rap voices in a baby Le Tigre kind of way. I might have inserted an instrumental breakdown/bridge between the first 4 and last 4 chorus repeats at the end, but it seems churlish to offer critical ideas to a song that's so perfectly achieves its purpose.
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Hey, thanks. If it fits the compilation's goals, sure. They'd get a kick out of that. They're 7, 9 and 12. I've just lost track of what this thread is and whether Talk About Your Feelings is in and generally what's going on in the world. I like your suggestion, and given more than a few hours to record and produce it for them to bring a CD back to London today for his birthday, I would have done some other things, too.
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Postby HeuristicsInc » Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:54 am

the kids are good!
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Postby Spud » Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:31 pm

here is a new mix by Blue:

http://www.songhole.org/octo/octo-mud-02.mp3

We like this a lot. Thanks, Bllue.
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Postby HeuristicsInc » Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:07 am

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second time in 12 hours :)
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Postby Eric Y. » Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:39 am

http://www.songhole.org/octo/octo-mud-02.mp3 is what i think you meant to say, spud.

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