Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!

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Re: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!

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I'm another from the class of '03, my first being "So Aggravating". It gets hazy after that...

The friendships that have come out of this place are priceless.
The music that has come out of this place is insane!
You all rock and I'm very grateful.
Thank you Songfight!
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Spud wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:10 pm
We lived for the reviews. We took them seriously. We had a list on our whiteboard, with every single reviewer and what their beef was with us, and we vowed to get a good review (or at least a passable) one, from each and every one of them. One of Frankie's first reviews of us was "buy a three-prong adapter". We did. His reviews got better. MC Frontalot told us to "eat a cheese wheel and choke on it" after hearing our entry to the "A Thousand Swords" fight. Our very next entry was about choking on a cheese wheel, and we won him over, sort of. The point is that these ultra-negative reviews were USEFUL. We never took them personally, because they were correct, but we took them to heart. Eventually, everyone on the white board had a red line through their name, meaning that we had gotten at a minimum a non-negative review from them. I wish I had a picture of that white board, but you know who you are.
Priceless! Truth is, we had no idea who we were dealing with. You guys were artists. We didn't understand. :D
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Holy crap!

The memories. Somesongs. Achewood. Homestar Runner. Dumbrella. IRC. This place was incredibly important to me at one time. I guess it still is, even if I haven't participated in ages. I always want to. My back catalog here as Sven is kind of embarrassing. But THAT'S OKAY, it is the same way for pretty much everyone here. I'm way better at everything than I used to be. I used to be a total jerk with the reviews sometimes. I'm sorry, I was trying to be funny I guess. Some of y'all did deserve it though!

I miss this place. I never really stopped doing music.

If anyone even remembers who I am, you wanna collab on something?
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Märk wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Holy crap!

The memories. Somesongs. Achewood. Homestar Runner. Dumbrella. IRC. This place was incredibly important to me at one time. I guess it still is, even if I haven't participated in ages. I always want to. My back catalog here as Sven is kind of embarrassing. But THAT'S OKAY, it is the same way for pretty much everyone here. I'm way better at everything than I used to be. I used to be a total jerk with the reviews sometimes. I'm sorry, I was trying to be funny I guess. Some of y'all did deserve it though!

I miss this place. I never really stopped doing music.

If anyone even remembers who I am, you wanna collab on something?
Anytime Sven
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I'd be up for that, mark (and CR)

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Thank goodness for Songfight. I first found out about it in 2009 and made my first appearance with WreckdoM that year. At that time I was courting King Colon of WreckdoM and he gave me a CD with a bunch of WreckdoM songs. I was already impressed with the guy, who appeared mild-mannered and endearingly nerdy, for his involvement in a crazy intstrumental shreddy, noisey, heavy band around Austin called Rubber Robot where everyone wore masks (I love the Residents, so masked band = big plus in my book). So I thought, well I like this guy, let's check it out and gave it a listen. You know this wasn't the first time a friend or acquaintance or a fella I was chasing around said "hey I have a band, listen to our CD" and most of the time it would get played once out of politeness and would turn out, well, not great. I threw the CD on and laid down on the couch and by the 2nd or 3rd song I was sitting up really paying attention. Silver Tongue blew my mind. Holy shit, I loved this music. Then I got to join the band, not as a Yoko, but as, like, an accessory Ringo that didn't play drums and got to play bass or guitar or synths or sing or whatever was called for and turn knobs too. Colin showed me around FL Studio and I started doing my own stuff as Brown Word and the Big Whine, which name comes from a certain kitty cat band that did or didn't form within the household (he will hit the bongos, she will strum the uke, I will improvise as best I can). I jumped on the boards and wasn't terribly surprised by either WdM or BW's reception (positive and negative); our goals were never commercial viability, nor always even a stated desire to be as out there as possible, this was the stuff that flowed naturally out of us - and here pretty much everything we'd want to do is permitted. WreckdoM has had a stellar lineup over the years and in particular 2012 was one of my favorites, as well as the Nur Eins VII and VIII and I can never forget Songfight Live 2013 in Austin when WreckdoM adapted our favorite studio creations for the live stage and got to meet real live songfighters in person - what a blast! I was pleased to have participated lightly in this year's Nur Ein for the first time as BWatBW and the creation of music has really been keeping me afloat during the pandemic. I thank everyone for bringing their songs and listening to all of us, the reviewing and the banter, the advice, the passion. This thing is awesome - here's to 20 more years.
YYYYYeeeeeaaaaahhhhh boy, I tell ya!

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http://brownwordandthebigwhine.bandcamp ... timekiller
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Paco Del Stinko wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:23 am
Great stuff, Spud. Any chance of an Octothorpe 20th anniversary nugget? Blue plate special?
I never say never, Paco. Gotta put the Basso Del Stinko to use again at some point!
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Märk wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Holy crap!
If anyone even remembers who I am, you wanna collab on something?
Glad to see you back here! I guess I really should record some vocals to a couple of those tracks we still have lying on the stacks, eh?
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Märk wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Holy crap!

The memories. Somesongs. Achewood. Homestar Runner. Dumbrella. IRC. This place was incredibly important to me at one time. I guess it still is, even if I haven't participated in ages. I always want to. My back catalog here as Sven is kind of embarrassing. But THAT'S OKAY, it is the same way for pretty much everyone here. I'm way better at everything than I used to be. I used to be a total jerk with the reviews sometimes. I'm sorry, I was trying to be funny I guess. Some of y'all did deserve it though!

I miss this place. I never really stopped doing music.

If anyone even remembers who I am, you wanna collab on something?
I'd be down!
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Seeing King Arthur's name in the "10 years ago" side panel makes me wonder how he's doing. I recall him being an older guy.
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He's on Facebook. Looks to be doing OK, posting stuff semi-regularly. I can send you his info if you want to friend him. (Sent now, just in case.)
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Yeah I’ve had a few PM exchanges with him on the forum recently. He’s around and generally answers pretty quickly. I’m sure he’d appreciate someone saying hi. :)
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Märk wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Holy crap!

The memories. Somesongs. Achewood. Homestar Runner. Dumbrella. IRC. This place was incredibly important to me at one time. I guess it still is, even if I haven't participated in ages. I always want to. My back catalog here as Sven is kind of embarrassing. But THAT'S OKAY, it is the same way for pretty much everyone here. I'm way better at everything than I used to be. I used to be a total jerk with the reviews sometimes. I'm sorry, I was trying to be funny I guess. Some of y'all did deserve it though!

I miss this place. I never really stopped doing music.

If anyone even remembers who I am, you wanna collab on something?
DUDE!... v v v
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Re: Song Fight! Is 20 Years Old!!!

Post by mo »

I'm also always around for some collabs.

And Mark, should we Guiterrorize them once again?
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