Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

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Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Lunkhead » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:00 pm

High School Safety Pin Parade
Due: Wednesday 12/14/16 9:59am PDT
yourbandname_hsspp.mp3 sent to fightmaster@songfight.org
subject: High School Safety Pin Parade
body: (your band name)

Don't say that Deep Throat and the Fightmasters never listen:

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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Toby Roktot » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:42 pm

Hmmmm.....
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Lunkhead » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:15 pm

Deadline posted.
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Chumpy » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:59 pm

Thanks a lot for posting the titles early. Having more weekend time to work on the song is super helpful.
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby noma » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:37 pm

Hmm. Think I'm gonna do this. It's been quite a while.
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Chumpy » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:30 pm

noma wrote:Hmm. Think I'm gonna do this. It's been quite a while.

Welcome back Noma! Glad you're in the the fight, the more the merrier. This is my favorite title since Good Luck Charm.
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Here, Atticus » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:55 pm

Alright, I'm in. I think it's been like a year :P
But what is this title even?
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby PepperJane » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:55 pm

Here, Atticus wrote:But what is this title even?


You are right there, Atticus
Everything is about perspective. :shock:
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Chumpy » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:20 pm

Here, Atticus wrote:Alright, I'm in. I think it's been like a year :P
But what is this title even?

Woot! Glad to see you back, and good to know that soundcloud is good for something. :)
I dunno about this title, but I'm often told there have been some better and some worse. The winners of these fights wrote great songs and made the titles work for them, pretty cool.
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Pigfarmer Jr » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:02 pm

In. Only posting in case the email goblins do battle with the deadline gremlins and something gets lost again.

Translation: Don't expect much.
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Chumpy » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:43 am

As usual we're working like crazy 'til the last minute. Got two days to get it squared away. Writing a song about High School has been weirdly cathartic.
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby jb » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:23 pm

In like Dylan!

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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby MicahSommer » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:45 pm

Just sent in my silly little tune!

noma wrote:Hmm. Think I'm gonna do this. It's been quite a while.


Great to have you in the fight. I hope I get my euphonium bonus. :D
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Here, Atticus » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:08 pm

Chumpy wrote:
Here, Atticus wrote:Alright, I'm in. I think it's been like a year :P
But what is this title even?

Woot! Glad to see you back, and good to know that soundcloud is good for something. :)
I dunno about this title, but I'm often told there have been some better and some worse. The winners of these fights wrote great songs and made the titles work for them, pretty cool.

No joke about soundcloud!
Now for the bad news. The stupid awful corporate piece-of-shit restaurant that employs me awarded my 4 years with a 50% payrate reduction (along with the rest of the FOH staff company wide), so I've been job hunting instead of song writing. Sorry for this brief slide into the excuses thread. Hopefully life will be stable enough for the next one. What an awful way to spend winter break, I thought I'd be writing so much music :cry:
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Chumpy » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:37 am

The Jerks are in, we leisurely submitted our song with with hours to spare before the deadline.
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:26 am

Just mailed it in. Nearing the completion of submitting for every title this year...
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby PepperJane » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:44 pm

Hmm a couple hours late I believe, but it's now 6:36am in Canberra (relevant because I'm here, in Canberra, disclaimer for the trolls *cough* C-Ray) and I spent a good couple hours editing etc. woe is me I know.

It's a capella, cos I wrote it in the car over the lion's lunch of a nine hour drive for a songwriters showcase Monday evening, for which the challenge had been "write a singalong song". Sadly I didn't get to do even play it, arriving all afluster as they were beginning to pack up... which means I also didn't get to do the live video I had planned, which is why there are odd 'comedic' elements that don't work so well without a visual, and I left a couple of comments out like "and look at me go, I made it", and all the cool choir conducting I was gonna have to do, leading the band of people I'd never met.

Atticus man, I am sorry to hear that. I think that's one of those dreadful things that doesn't really happen in Australia (7-11'a chronic underpayment scam aside). You might have to become a rock star after all?
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby Here, Atticus » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:43 pm

Thanks, Pepper! Yeah, this puts rockstar (or at least famous engineer) back on the front burner. Got a new job this morning already, though! Apparently I'm marketable in this space now. :)
I'm literally gonna start writing as soon as the next title is posted. I have to write a song that's so good that it's worth two, since I missed this one.
Also ps I'm stupid excited to hear your track, based on that description!
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Re: Back in style (High School Safety Pin Parade prefight)

Postby PepperJane » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:52 pm

Here, Atticus wrote:Also ps I'm stupid excited to hear your track, based on that description!


Sadly, being 4am after a little nap and trying to keep a little quiet since I was staying at a minister's house in Canberra, I think the performance is quite lack lustre. In front of a live audience would have been so much more exciting:-D

Also FYI the percussion couldn't continue because I wasn't good enough at the words to continue playing it in the same track as the main vocals, and not having my earphones meant that I couldn't add percussion without having yet another track where you can still hear the first layer. Meh.
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