Pimps and thieves run free in (A Long Plastic Hallway prefight)

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Pimps and thieves run free in (A Long Plastic Hallway prefight)

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A Long Plastic Hallway
Due: Friday, 04/23/21 9:59am PDT
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Subject: A Long Plastic Hallway
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Write to a feeling?

Like “ dear happiness, where did you go?”
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The random song title generator seems to be in a particular bad mood this week
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I was curious about the title, I assume this is the source:
Hunter S Thompson wrote:The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
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Who can say what Deep Throat (our secret source for titles) was thinking but I am familiar with a version of that quote that's about the music industry, which looks like it's a misquote. https://allanshowalter.com/2018/08/16/t ... -misquote/ I guess a similar sentiment applies to probably any "industry".
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"Down a long and plastic hallway
East of Omaha...."
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Can I borrow a feeling?

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I have more than a feeling
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Turns out I'm in, even though I don't have a proper recording setup.
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I tried an experiment I'd had in mind for a long time: trying to make the vocal part of the rhythm rather than the melody. It turns out there's a reason people don't usually do this; I ended up with a vocal that just seems like a boring melody. I'm sure someone has done this effectively, sometime, but that person isn't me.
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lichenthroat wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:36 pm
I tried an experiment I'd had in mind for a long time: trying to make the vocal part of the rhythm rather than the melody. It turns out there's a reason people don't usually do this; I ended up with a vocal that just seems like a boring melody. I'm sure someone has done this effectively, sometime, but that person isn't me.
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fluffy wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:15 pm
lichenthroat wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:36 pm
I tried an experiment I'd had in mind for a long time: trying to make the vocal part of the rhythm rather than the melody. It turns out there's a reason people don't usually do this; I ended up with a vocal that just seems like a boring melody. I'm sure someone has done this effectively, sometime, but that person isn't me.
the entire genre of hip-hop would like a word with you
I kind of thought about that. Perhaps I should have tried to rap it. I'm not much of a rapper, though.
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lichenthroat wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:26 pm
fluffy wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:15 pm
lichenthroat wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:36 pm
I tried an experiment I'd had in mind for a long time: trying to make the vocal part of the rhythm rather than the melody. It turns out there's a reason people don't usually do this; I ended up with a vocal that just seems like a boring melody. I'm sure someone has done this effectively, sometime, but that person isn't me.
the entire genre of hip-hop would like a word with you
I kind of thought about that. Perhaps I should have tried to rap it. I'm not much of a rapper, though.

I implore you to rap.
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SweeneyToad wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:55 pm
lichenthroat wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:26 pm
fluffy wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:15 pm


the entire genre of hip-hop would like a word with you
I kind of thought about that. Perhaps I should have tried to rap it. I'm not much of a rapper, though.

I implore you to rap.
Every time I've tried it's just been a complete shapeless, rhythmless mess.
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lichenthroat wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:59 pm
SweeneyToad wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:55 pm
lichenthroat wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:26 pm


I kind of thought about that. Perhaps I should have tried to rap it. I'm not much of a rapper, though.

I implore you to rap.
Every time I've tried it's just been a complete shapeless, rhythmless mess.
It doesn't matter if you add enough bass.
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lichenthroat wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:36 pm
I tried an experiment I'd had in mind for a long time: trying to make the vocal part of the rhythm rather than the melody.
To make that work, you have to be very, very good with rhythm and timing, and also need to inject enough energy into the vocal so that it sounds interesting even without a melody. Your vocals tend to sound rather laid back - that's even more difficult to make work if you're not "allowed" to add emphasis and movement via melody. Your performance - and the words - have to carry all of the weight.
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Brown Word is in. I wanted that sort of song you’d hear someone beating the shit out of a guitar downtown to. You know what I mean. Throw your spare change into my hat please.
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Brown Word is in. I wanted that sort of song you’d hear someone beating the shit out of a guitar downtown to. You know what I mean. Throw your spare change into my hat please.
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Duncan Martin is in -- before they're posted, hopefully in time to get in. A tribute to all the tubular creations of mankind.
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I'm in. It's rough, going to have to fix a bunch of stuff later on.
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So hilariously, I sent the wrong file the first time. Sent the right one after. Not sure who checks that! Anyway.
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