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Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby Niveous » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:29 am

My birthday is coming up very soon. To celebrate this, I have come up with an idea. I want to write lyrics for as many bands as I can for the next fight after The Rat Brain (the songs should come out around the time of my birthday if my estimates are correct). Would anyone be interested in helping me in this endeavor (i,e. being the bands I write the lyrics for)?
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby josh » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:58 am

I'm in! Writing the lyrics is often the hardest part.
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby jb » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:52 am

sure man, hit me.
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby ken » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:10 am

Me too. I've always wanted to do something like this: http://sfjukebox.org/fights/postcard
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Postby Lunkhead » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:43 am

Count me in as Lunkhead. I'll check with Erin if she has time to try to do a Merisan entry too. Sounds like fun!
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Postby HeuristicsInc » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:09 am

If the new title comes out soon, this sounds pretty cool... next week I'm on my own so more time for music.
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby user » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:11 am

Free lyrics! Come on down and pick up some free lyrics! Ahem, sign me up, please.
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby Jerkatorium » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:19 pm

Jerkatorium would love to use your lyrics for a song.

Having said that, we are the 7th band (or 8th, if you're going to submit a song for the Day of the Dead fight too) to request lyrics from you. That's a lot, especially considering everyone will want lyrics immediately so they can start putting them to music. If you're getting overwhelmed, we can retract our request.
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby Niveous » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:41 pm

Fear not, Jerkatorium. The urgency is part of the fun. And it's a good title. I can't wait to dig into it.
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby Jerkatorium » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:49 pm

Alright then, it's your funeral.

Also: we want our lyrics immediately.
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby Jerkatorium » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:50 pm

Hahaha. Just kidding. Totally, totally kidding.

Actually only half-kidding.
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby josh » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:31 pm

Yeah, take your time, it's a heavy load! But seriously, where the heck are those lyrics you promised!
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby Caravan Ray » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:30 pm

Sure - I'll have some if you got 'em.

Need to get back into recording - may be just the prompt I need
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby AJOwens » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:20 pm

If you give me lyrics for this fight, I will write a song.

[EDITED] But that's a lot of lyrics. I don't know if you had this in mind, but I would also be willing to write an alternative song for the same lyrics you give somebody else. That could be interesting.
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby fluffy » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:06 am

I'd be up for this if you still have time.
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby Niveous » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:44 am

For those who are wondering...
I've written 5 lyrics (that I like) so far. Halfway point!
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby iVeg » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:18 pm

Congrats, Niv! I have none :)
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Postby Lunkhead » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:52 pm

I've got drums, bass, acoustic guitars, and some lead guitar done. I could just do vocals and a solo and call it done, but, I'll probably sprinkle in some more stuff too (Rhodes, accordion, pedal steel, etc.). This is fun, thanks for the lyrics, Niv!
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby HeuristicsInc » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:36 pm

I started recording, with drums and some keyboard, and then I put down some (terrible) vocals so I could remember how I was planning to sing it. Good progress for the first day! Thanks Niv.

Question: how do we credit you? New bandnames? feat. Niveous? Just in the id3 tags somewhere?
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby user » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:01 pm

HeuristicsInc wrote:Question: how do we credit you? New bandnames? feat. Niveous? Just in the id3 tags somewhere?


That's a good question. My plan was to just put "lyrics by Niveous" in the Composer id3 tag. Options like "feat. Niveous" or "with Niveous" seem misleading to me, since that most often means that the person being feat.'d can be heard on the track. (Of course, if someone were to sample Niveous... but that would be ridiculous.) Although I do kind of like the idea of something like, say, Niveous Presents Heuristics, Inc., Niveous Presents Lunkhead, and so on. I dunno, I'll wait for a verdict from the man himself and go along with that.
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby Niveous » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:36 pm

I'm okay with just a mention in the id3 tag
But if y'all wanna go the Niveous Presents route, I think that's awesome.

Popular vote from the bands who are participating should be the decider: composer id3 tag or "Niveous Presents (your name here)"?
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Re: Niveous' Lyrical Marathon

Postby Lunkhead » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:18 pm

Well, there is sort of an historical precedent of using "... with (collaborator)" from the "Postcard" fight. Several folks collaborated with Patrick Clayton of The Suzies.

http://sfjukebox.org/fights/postcard

Dan with Patrick Clayton
Doctor Worm with Patrick Clayton
etc.

In spite of that, I personally prefer crediting in the ID3 tags, since for now a song can only be associated in the official archive with just one artist. As a listener and browser, it's nice to be able to see all the songs of the "primary" artist under their name, even if some songs are collaborations. But I'll go with the crowd consensus if there is one.

Some day we will add the ability to specify a "secondary" artist or to credit multiple artists somehow...

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