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Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby Niveous » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:04 pm

Okay folks, I am back from my wedding and subsequent honeymoon and subsequent 36th birthday and now I'm ready to jump back into the world of Songfight. And it's November, so all you long term songfighters know what that means. It's time for the organization of our yearly musical Secret Santa: The Gift of Music.

For those new to the GoM, here's a quick breakdown.

1. Post in this thread that you'd like to take part.
2. Post a list 4 songs (not your own songs or SF songs) that you would like to hear someone cover. (Links to the songs are very helpful)
3. On 11/29/13, I collect all the entrant's names and put them in a hat.
4. You are given the name of one of the other entrants.
5. Find their list and pick a song and cover it. Keep it hush hush, this is a Secret Santa.
6. Send the cover to "iamniveous" at Gmail. Deadline is 1/8/14.
7. After the deadline, I will post them all the songs on my website.
8. Holiday joy ensues.

So, who's in?
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby SchlimminyCricket » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:05 pm

I would like to take part.

1. I Know There's An Answer - The Beach Boys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtAhuchxIkk
2. Guitar - Cake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp6_UuYNn4c
3. Los Angeles, I'm Yours - The Decemberists http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e41ygKJ3ABk
4. Walt Disney - Rivers Cuomo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPc7kZsZEnQ

These are my songs. What is the deadline/ when is all this happening?
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby Niveous » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:33 pm

SchlimminyCricket wrote:These are my songs. What is the deadline/ when is all this happening?


I have updated the first post with some dates.
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby Caravan Ray » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:55 pm

i'll be in
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Postby j$ » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:34 pm

Count me in, comme toujours
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby Caravan Ray » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:19 am

Caravan Ray wrote:i'll be in


4pm - The Clouds

and here is the studio version of this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntE4WaCGHU4


Horror Movie - Skyhooks


Happy Man - The Sunnyboys

Spooky. Sunnyboys are one of my favourite all-time bands. But just noticed on this clip that lead singer Jeremy Oxley - a huge influence on me - has a guitar that looks exactly the same as mine! Must have been a subliminal choice when I bought mine.

Everyday Formula - Regurgitator
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:06 am

I've been thinking about the GOM. So yes, count me in. This year I am submitting GUILTY PLEASURE SONGS. If you ask me after the GOM is over if I like these songs I may deny it.

Marina and the Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot

Night Ranger - Don't Tell Me You Love Me

Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You

Cock Robin - The Promise You Made
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:35 am

Oh yeah, one of my favorite side fights here on the mighty Song Fight! It's so nice to give as well as receive. I should be done with my home projects soon (before Thanksgiving is my unofficial deadline) so I can get back into making glorious moozok.

Here are my picks:
1. J. Roddy Waltson and the Business - Heavy Bells


2. Purling Hiss - Lolita


3. Pixies - Indie Cindy


4. J. Roddy Waltson and the Business - Take it as it comes
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby chocolatechips » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:58 pm

can't do it: bailing.
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby Albatross » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:26 pm

OK, here are my four picks from really obscure bands no one has ever heard of:

…wait, I don’t know any bands no one has heard of. I guess I’m one of those people that has never heard of any of them.

Tell you what, I’m gonna pick four songs that led to four of my all-time favorite covers. I will post links to both for each pick.

“Got The Time” - Joe Jackson (cover by Anthrax)
“Alone Again Or” - Love (cover by the Damned)
“Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” - Rod Stewart (cover by Revolting Cocks)
“Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” - J.S. Bach (cover by Toy Dolls)

GoM 4-EVAR!!!!
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby Niveous » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:01 am

I'm in. (of course)

"MIss Murder" by AFI


"Two Headed Boy" by Nuetral Milk Hotel


"Pet Sematary" by The Ramones


"On To The Next One" by Jay Z
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby j$ » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:20 pm

This will almost certainly change, but tonight I am in a reflective mood so -
2013/14 - "Songs my Parents Taught Me" - All these songs I heard first from my parents and continue to temper my otherwise 1979 mentality.

Supertramp - Breakfast in America
This is not a great recording of the album track, but it's the only version I could find that wasn't live and therefore bereft of the harmonies that make it. It was this, or "The Logical Song", but I think the latter would prove a b*stard to re-do, so BiA it is. Unless you want to prove me wrong, of course..
Don Maclean - Vincent
Definitely first song I remember ever weeping to, on hearing. But I was about 6, so it's excusable
Grace Jones - Love is the Drug
Better than the original? I think so but do it like Roxy if you must :)
Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
No, really, a true story. My dad came home with the cassette, simply because he "liked the name". It got more play from me than him, but props for giving stuff a go, old man! I prefer late JatMC but to keep with the theme, it will be this.

Be glad you've been spared "Venus and Mars" by Wings and the whole of Elton John's 'Greatest Hits II''. And a whole bunch of really obscure avant-jazz. I fully expect to be stiffed this year.

EDIT: Oh, and always I am only interested in the melody, and its relation to the chords. F**k all that showy arrangement shite.

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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby HeuristicsInc » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:54 pm

oh yes, i do love the gom. songs to follow later. i had some in mind but i didn't write them down, like an idiot.
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby furrypedro » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:13 pm

Hmmm. Told myself I was gonna abstain from GoM after last few times due to a combination of stiffing my giftee (which I felt pretty bad about) and being underwhelmed by my gift (which I also felt like an arsehole about), buuuuut, there are some awesome tunes named here, so fuck it, I'm in. Here's my ill-considered drunken choices...

Chvrches - Lungs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoQXkQ_WmN4

Hot Snakes - LAX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3CbY2_QL_M

Beastie Boys - Just a Test
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLZOXw6RUqE

Lake - Distant Stars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDOjCu6RTFw
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby glennny » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:45 pm

I'm really liking the lists I'm seeing so far!!!

Here's mine, I'm in!!

Stevie Wonder- All Day Sucker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz3rrESMnzI
Neil Young- Cowgirl in the Sand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fAXl97-RFg
Louis Jordon- Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt6-ArY-LcY
Fleetwood Mac- Oh Well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b19PcuJsQbA
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby LSK » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:15 am

I'm in!

Songs:

KLF - Last Train to Trancentral


Scatman John - Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)


Dan Balan - Лишь до утра (Dance Version) ["Just Until Morning"]


Big Freedia - Y'All Get Back Now
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby Albatross » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:15 pm

glennny wrote:Fleetwood Mac- Oh Well

I very nearly picked that one due to Joe Jackson's cover.

Oh, and he covered that Louis Jordan tune too.
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby anti-m » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:32 pm

Oops, sorry kids! I need to bail on this!

--Em

Okey dokey then. Let's go 80s pop:

"Save it For Later" English Beat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bM0wVjU2-k

"The Promise" When in Rome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HI_xFQWiYU

"Earn Enough for Us" XTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8wnKMI6Jkc

"Gates of Steel" Devo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goV57pGmiCk
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby Niveous » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:09 pm

anti-m wrote:"The Promise" When in Rome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HI_xFQWiYU

"Gates of Steel" Devo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goV57pGmiCk


The Promise is awesome.
Johnny Cashpoint does a great cover of "Gates of Steel".
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby anti-m » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:21 am

Niveous wrote:Johnny Cashpoint does a great cover of "Gates of Steel".


Link me up, dude! :D
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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby jlampson » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:31 pm

Hello! This all sounds wunderbar and I am eager to officially participate in my first SongFight. I'll try to pick a few songs that someone might actually want to cover. Of course, maybe the point is that they're songs that I would like to hear someone else cover. That changes things.

Here are my four. Feel free to "mess them up":

1. Camera Obscura - Hey Llloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken


2. Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark


3. The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star


4. Jimmy Gnecco - Mystery


Grazie!

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Re: Gift of Music 2013-14

Postby inevitableguy » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:12 pm

Wow. Lots of good picks out there so far. I'm excited to throw my hat in the ring:

Japandroids - Adrenaline Nightshift
New Order - Regret
Smashing Pumpkins - Mayonnaise
Bloc Party - Waiting for the 7:18

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