Circle of Titles IV

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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby Mike Lamb » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:30 am

fluffy wrote:Or you could just see the wonderful default index page at that site, Jon. I am happy with who got mine.


Doh. :(

Knew I shouldn't have sent my unfinished one up. Hardly seems worth updating now that this version is out there. Oh well, I guess it's close enough to done. Enjoy...
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby Generic » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:16 am

I'm sorry if that sapped your motivation.

For what it's worth, I think your song sounds great as is. The lo-fi disco vibe is really fun in this context.

(Also, for what it's worth, it's your server, and you can pull it back down if you want. :-) I'll take it back down when I get home if you haven't yet.)
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby cookie » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:37 pm

I apologize for being late. I finished writing today and I will record my song tomorrow. :)
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby fluffy » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:40 pm

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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby HeuristicsInc » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:29 pm

I am going to try to rerecord my vocals tonight... waiting for my wife to go to bed :)
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby jast » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:41 am

I'm not finished, and I'm not sure I'll be able to finish it over the weekend. I'm going to skip the bit where I make excuses.
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby josh » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:41 pm

Okay, since I'm way past the original deadline, let me check in and say sorry for slowing the boat down. I actually was going to weasel out, but Jon talked some sense into me :-) I think the problem is that I ended up going down kind of a serious/emo route for the lyrics which has made it extra hard to complete. Better go back to a more goofy approach for the next fight I attempt. Anyway, excuses aside I made enough progress last night and have enough free time tonight, so I should have something up here by tomorrow afternoon. Jon, is dropbox a good way to submit to you?
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby Generic » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:58 pm

josh wrote:Okay, since I'm way past the original deadline, let me check in and say sorry for slowing the boat down. I actually was going to weasel out, but Jon talked some sense into me :-) I think the problem is that I ended up going down kind of a serious/emo route for the lyrics which has made it extra hard to complete. Better go back to a more goofy approach for the next fight I attempt. Anyway, excuses aside I made enough progress last night and have enough free time tonight, so I should have something up here by tomorrow afternoon. Jon, is dropbox a good way to submit to you?


Yes, Dropbox is fine. I've also discovered that you can attach an mp3 to a PM right here on the Song Fight board! Wow, that simplifies a lot of things, right? Anyway, I'm not picky about how the song gets to me, as long as an mp3 winds up on my hard drive (which I then upload to Mike's server). :geek:
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby josh » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:25 pm

Oh, cool, I'll do that then. Wrote a few more lyrics then went for a power nap. Haha. Slowly but surely.
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby BBABM » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:19 pm

so recording this evening has been a wonderful series of disasters, near-comebacks, and ultimate failures on the part of coming up with a better recording. i did manage to find the microphone.. however, the drivers seem to have been messed up or lost, because reaper wont recognize it anymore. so rather than battle with this stupid computer all night to get a forced, and rushed recording i am going to let you post the potato version, with an expressed promise to play this very song live during my SongFight Live! set... and hope that you accept my humble apologies and don't hate me forever.
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby josh » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:21 pm

Alright, I did it! And in everyone's favorite format: One guy, one guitar, one mic. Again, really cool title, thanks.
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby HeuristicsInc » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:53 pm

hey, i finished mine.
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby Caravan Ray » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:57 pm

Sorry - can't do this at the moment. I have always done these as "double-title' songs with the current Songfight! Maybe in a few weeks I will try to do that. But now I still have a Nur Ein hangover, I have a lady coming around for dinner, and then I have to fly to Quilpie.

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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby Generic » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:31 am

The entries by Zack Facco and Heuristics, Inc. are both uploaded now.

We're up to eight out of eleven. 8-)
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby josh » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:32 am

So your date is going to end with a trip to the quill pie?
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby Caravan Ray » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:52 am

josh wrote:So your date is going to end with a trip to the quill pie?

No, it didn't. Never mind - another date tomorrow with another lady. Such is the life of an internet rock star.
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby HeuristicsInc » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:41 am

mine is obviously fictional since the bills don't win any games. but we cheer for them anyway.
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby jast » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:50 am

I'm finished! Yay! Sending PM now.
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby Generic » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:09 am

That brings our count up to 9 out of 11, and I'm pretty sure the two stiffers aren't coming through anytime soon, so...

Here's the official site!

http://joneric.table2.com/Circle4.html

Everyone, feel free to try to tackle one of the neglected titles. :-)
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby BBABM » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:18 am

When I listen to mine on speakers rather than headphones, it actually doesn't sound as awful as I remember. Cheers.
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby josh » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:34 am

Surprisingly playing the mp3's off that site actually worked on my system (I use Linux... trust me, this is a big deal :-)

Mike Lamb: Some fun lyrics. I really like the bass line and tone. The high hat panned off to the side is perhaps a little too forward in the mix. Guitar tone is a bit thin. Like the overall feel.

Heuristics, Inc: Great concept. Took me a couple of reads through the lyrics to get it. Bass is umm... maybe too low or something. Feels like an ear test going on in the background. I like the dark, paranoid kinda feel, it fits the lyrics well.

BBaBM: Vocals are kinda low and difficult to understand. Maybe I'm just biased because it's my title, but I'd like to be able to hear the lyrics :-) However I did read them over on the lyrics thread and they're strange and enigmatic. I like that. I will say that the title isn't particularly well represented though. Is that a regular guitar, btw? It has a uke kinda feel to it, but somehow sounds a little bigger.

Nick Soma: I like the rhythm guitar sound. Overall the mix feels kinda messy. But it's a pretty competent sounding pop punk song.

Paco del Stinko: It struck me that some harmony/background (oh's ahs) are missing on this. But the recording sounds great and it's a cool arrangement. Lots of interesting parts working together and mixed well. Decent guitar solos, too.

Sockpuppet: I'm a big fan of dissonant chord changes. I like the minor fourth sound a lot. So that immediately got my attention (and yeah, I had to pick up my guitar to figure out exactly what it was). The beats are cool, too and the ambient sections between the choruses. The pithiness on the high vocals is a little distracting, but with the kind of offbeat sound of the song, it's actually not entirely a problem for me and I enjoyed the song a lot.

Jon Eric: Many thanks to our dutiful facilitator. Okay, I feel like piano players have the unfair advantage of having some instant "classiness" added to their recordings. I like the piano sounds. The bass isn't very present. The lyrics didn't catch me much. There's a nice lighthearted feel to the song. It's funny, your vocals remind me a lot of a friend of mine I used to play with.

Jan: I'll try and come back and review this. It wasn't posted yet when I listened.

Oh, yeah, and of course...

Zack Facco: I really like the bridge section... Vocals came off whiny and occasionally pitchy sounding, which always drives me nuts, but I haven't figured out how to "fix" that yet. Maybe other folks can relate to this, usually it sounds better right after recording, worse the next day and then better again if I listen after a long time. Never satisfied, though. One potential positive is that I feel like I end up having a somewhat distinctive "sound" to my singer/songwriter type songs...
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Re: Circle of Titles IV

Postby jast » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:54 am

Generic wrote:Here's the official site!

And my song is missing... well, it's listed but the link is broken. Should I start taking this personally? ;)

(The link goes to jankrueger_... but the file is currently named jast_...)
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