When you turn 47 (Peak Misery prefight)

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When you turn 47 (Peak Misery prefight)

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Peak Misery
Due: Friday, 02/14/20 9:59am PST
optional challenge: 1 4 5
yourbandname_pm.mp3 sent to fightmaster@songfight.org
Subject: Peak Misery
Body: (your band name)

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Re: When you turn 47 (Peak Misery prefight)

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Oh good this title is sure to lift my spirits
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Re: When you turn 47 (Peak Misery prefight)

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I challenge you to write a happy one!
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Peak Misery by definition means things can only get better.
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I just had a look at the optional challenge. Well done for pairing that with “peak misery”. 😍
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Things I've learned songfighting: my depressive and moody entries usually never get many votes, while my peppy ones do. And now we've got "Peak Misery" for a title? Must. Suppress. Gothy. Tendencies...
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Huh, I turn 47 next month. I guess that means I should do a song. Plus, it's FAWM.
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My five year old said he was going to try and write a song for this. We'll see if he remains committed.
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Re: When you turn 47 (Peak Misery prefight)

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HeuristicsInc wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:35 pm
Huh, I turn 47 next month. I guess that means I should do a song. Plus, it's FAWM.
47 was a great year. I won Nur Ein when I was 47. Went to SF live in DC. The peak misery preceded it. 47 was my rebirth year.
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In, uncharacteristically early, with a glum little 1-4-5 number about some family stuff. I realized I probably won't get around to doing a better recording/mix in the next week, and so I might as well submit it now. I still kind of want to write a happy one...
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I am currently 47, so I have a song for this fight.
blippity blop ya don’t stop heyyyyyyyyy
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I'm only 37 so I'm going to write a song, but spend ten years on it.

Actually I've gotten the music recorded but lost my voice due to annual cold / flu that literally always occurs during FAWM when I most want to be singing. Hopefully I'll be fighting fit by the weekend, otherwise I'll have to recruit an assistant. Or croak my way through it anyway.
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I'm so far out of my comfortable genres with this one, I have no idea how it'll turn out. But that was the most fun I've had recording bass in a long time...
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re: ART
I really like my art entry for this fight but I wanted to give a shout out to Vom. Simple, elegant and cool. I like it.
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Thank you! I drew it in Paint.net.

I really liked yours too, but I wish one of the phrases was "song fight", because it'd make me laugh to see it in there among the miseries.
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yeah, I thought about that after I had uploaded. I was even looking for an extra phrase or two there towards the end.
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Brown Word in, with something definitely different and yes, even the ol' 1-4-5. Just some backstory on the lyrics as they are predictably depressing. I was once a young foolish punk rocker palling around with other young foolish punk rockers and we were staying at a this massive party house (as in the house was huge, probably 10 people lived there). There was a wall where folks had left their names, various graffiti, wiener doodles, and in the midst of all of this someone had written in the smallest most defeated-looking script "I hate my friends". My own friends at the time weren't too bad but I also knew how crappy people you think are your buddies can turn out to be. You think everything is so severe as a youngster- the hurts are all new. Later in life it's more of a dull thud :D Then you find yourself in your 40's and start looking around and you either find some really stalwart pals, or a bunch of flakes who you really love but never see anymore :D
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Got my track submitted, and yet again went for an entirely new style! Because somehow "Peak Misery" translated to a funky number about a sexy flight attendant, though I only know one flight attendant and it's definitely not about her. Maybe the end is a little bit abrupt, and I realized that "this is misery..." is kind of buried under a snare fill. But y'know what. It brought the funk. And it's got hand claps, skweee synths, "yeah yeah yeahs", "ooooooooo"s, and a sample of my son's toy airplane.

I did successfully incorporate the optional challenge, though the chord progression in the chorus was IV-V-IV-V-I. It's mostly just vamping in E dorian though.
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47 jab is on point. *cough*

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I've managed to write and record a song for this fight. Thanks to my lovely partner for making me make time and for providing some valuable suggestions for my song.

I get to stare into her eyes as we sing duets at our show this evening, if'n ya'all are into love and all that, this is "peak love". ha.
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In! I managed a slightly less broken lead vocal before submitting, thankfully. Really enjoyed this one, had fun going a bit retro wall-of-sound.
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sleepysilverdoor wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:26 am
Things I've learned songfighting: my depressive and moody entries usually never get many votes, while my peppy ones do. And now we've got "Peak Misery" for a title? Must. Suppress. Gothy. Tendencies...
But you know the votes you do get are "big love" votes, yo.
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vowlvom wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:23 am
Actually I've gotten the music recorded but lost my voice due to annual cold / flu that literally always occurs during FAWM when I most want to be singing. Hopefully I'll be fighting fit by the weekend, otherwise I'll have to recruit an assistant. Or croak my way through it anyway.
Sad you're not gonna be Celine Dion-ing this one (said nobody ever) but maybe this is life's way of telling you to make instrumental music. P.s. hope you get better soon. P.p.s I love the sound of your voice. P.p.p.s. I think I'm suffering sarcasm withdrawal from living in a country which doesn't understand sarcasm. Don't take it personally (hugs)
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