lichenthroat wrote:Do we start at Glacier Point, Or where the river joins Up with the creek from Mirror Lake? Can we get all the way To Mount Clark in four days, Without having our feet ache?
Heh. I submitted "Glacier" as my title because my wife and son and I were just about to leave for nine days of hiking in GNP and I thought the word gave a writer a lot of different ways to go. Who would have thought there would be another song that perfectly fits my suggestion? When I click, it tells me the attachment doesn't exist any more - looking forward to hearing this!
Milo wrote:Heh. I submitted "Glacier" as my title because my wife and son and I were just about to leave for nine days of hiking in GNP and I thought the word gave a writer a lot of different ways to go. Who would have thought there would be another song that perfectly fits my suggestion?
And I submitted "Sweetest Trails"! The circle of life is complete.
Also I saw this news article about a glacier today that I would totally have used for inspiration if it wasn't several days too late.
Doot do doo, sorry I missed that folks were posting their entries here!
I received the title "Not Sorry," and two optional challenges which I promptly ignored. (Not) sorry!
https://songfight.net/forums/download/file.php?id=1050 NOT SORRY - MICAH SOMMERSMITH I’m not sorry for the times I interrupt To explain why your ideas are the worst I’m not sorry when I restate your opinions Pretending that I opined them first I’m not sorry for labeling you abrasive or shrill Just for trying to sound like me Or else dismissing you with gentle condescension, For that I’m also not sorry.
I’m not sorry for the toxic office culture Telling you you need to take a seat I’m not sorry for my fellow corporate vultures Who look at you like just a piece a meat I’m not sorry for the fact that being male Beats out a PhD For an environment in which you’re doomed to fail You best believe I’m not sorry.
But you say sorry in your email reminding me That my reports are a week behind The smallest request, you preface nonetheless With “Sorry, if you don’t mind.” And when the wheels of civilized conversation Just seem to need some grease You do what considerate people do: You go ahead and say sorry.
Now the journalists and bloggers and the corporate consultants Say you’re the one with whom the problem lies You see you can’t say “Sorry” and you can’t say “Just” And you’ve gotta fix that vocal fry But when you realize no matter what you do That you just can’t yourself free Well maybe the problem doesn’t lie with you Maybe the problem’s with me
But I’m not sorry for the ways I sabotage you And then tell you that you’re to blame I’m not sorry at all for whatever you’d call This sick, sadistic game See I made the rules, so I know that you’ll lose And that’s how it’ll always be While I sit alone atop my manly throne You’ll never hear me say sorry No, no, no I don’t have to be sorry, oh no So you’ll never hear me say sorry
lichenthroat wrote:I feel like I learned a lot with this song
LT, I've been AWOL from Songfight for a bit recently, so I'm sure I've missed some of your more recent songs, but this is far and away the best song of yours I've heard. Your delivery is confident, your rapid-fire verse lyrics are great, you've got a catchy chorus melody, and your arrangement is in fine form (I love the drums under the chorus, and the instrumental melody under the verses).
"you did a skillful job pulling off the sexy" - RangerDenni
Arrowroot was a knight banned from the round table Highly gluten intolerant, his body was not able To process his daily bread and his daily beer Deadly gasses passing out, thru his armored rear
The damsels called him Tootsalot, the butt of every joke The courtiers made farting sounds, every time he spoke The other knights said "You can't charge, always stay downwind" Even stinky beggar folk would laugh and point at him
Arrowroot felt sad and hurt, which sapped his will to fight Captured by some cannibals, they thought they'd roast the knight They built a roaring fire, and tied him to a spit His gasses were explosive, blew the cannibals to bits
Arrowroot's a mighty hero, so he's changed his meals He cut out wheat, drinks water, and he checks out how he feels He always eats a loaf of bread before entering cannibal lands What seems like weakness can be strength, Arrowroot understands
Well, it wasn't the song I had meant to record, but what I learned is that I'm not that good at writing lyrics with meter and rhyme and stuff, so I mostly talked through this one. I had big plans for this one that didn't come to fruition. Not sure how many songs there are out there about cryptography, but here's one more.
One challenge was to use ring modulation, which I did. The other was some thing about root notes in keys and I'm not really sure what the root note of my key is, so I don't know if I did that or not. I'm so lame.
Heuristics Inc. - Finally Found
We work every day, we never take vacation Trying our hardest to stop the invasion
So it all started with these three Polish guys, Rejewski, Zygalski, and Rozycki. And they figured out that the Germans were using the same indicator settings for all their traffic for the day, and they could use that to figure out these cycles and determine what the substitution was for the cipher… and that was the first time it got broken.
Chorus: We finally found the key To unlock this mystery We finally found the key Enigma
Then the French had this spy named Hans-Thilo Schmidt who was able to get copies of the manuals for the Enigma, and also some of the daily keys that the Germans were using, and he gave them to Rejewski. And from that they were able to figure out the wiring inside the rotors, and they were able to build doubles of the Enigma machines and use them to decode a lot more of the messages.
Now the Poles were using all kinds of devices like these perforated sheets full of holes, and bomba. And eventually they had to flee the country, because they thought the Germans were going to invade Poland… which they did. And so the three Poles moved to Bletchley Park in England and started working with the British there. At Bletchley Park they worked with this guy named Alan Turing, who had developed these bombs (again) which turned out to be one of the first computers. They used them to eliminate solutions that didn’t work and saved a lot of analyst time. These guys kept on working together for a long time and really helped the Allies to win the war.
Can I ask everyone to please send me the titles/challenges they submitted and the ones they got assigned (as a private message or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to keep the suspense up for a little longer )? I can't reach Nick and I'd like to get the website done, even if it's dreadfully late...
I didn't get enough responses to even figure out the full circle. Seemed kind of lame to publish a fraction of the entries or leave the rest with "who submitted this? Beats me" or "who got this? Beats me"...
Title sets where I know all of the titles, the submitter and the assignee: 6 Title sets where I know all of the titles and who submitted them: 3 Title sets where I know all of the titles and who received them: 4 Title sets where I know one of the titles and who received it: 1
So, if you do the math, apparently there's even one title set I know nothing about...
? -> Johnny Cashpoint Primitive (Anything else? I don't know)
? -> Sockpuppet Strategies to Live
? -> Micah Sommersmith Not Sorry Challenge 1: Use of distortion on as many tracks as possible, but not on guitars Challenge 2: Underwater
? -> Milo Dunderville Door Jam Eggplant Jellybean
Sockpuppet -> ? Something Fishy Shallow Pond
Micah Sommersmith -> ? Eight Pound a Gallon The Shirt
Heuristics, Inc. -> ? IPA Challenge 1: Hoppy
Johnny Cashpoint -> Jan Krueger Tips on How to Win at Life Too Short; Didn't Read
Jan Krueger -> Heuristics, Inc. Finally Found Challenge 1: In at least one repeating section, don't use the base note of the section's key. For example, in a chorus in C, don't use C-the-note. Challenge 2: Prominently use ring modulation in your song. Ring modulator plugins, including free ones: https://www.kvraudio.com/plugins/ring-modulation; the effect can also be achieved using a very fast tremolo.
Vom Vorton -> Lichen Throat Sweetest Trails Zero or Nothing
Milo Dunderville -> Vom Vorton Glacier
Lichen Throat -> Skub Two-Toned Chimera Ice Time
inflatable vegetables -> Pigfarmer Jr Forgiveness Raptor of Love
Oh I was actually given two options, “Alleviate the Guilt” and “Strategies to Live.” Sorry to omit that!
Also, technically I could extract the rest of the information from the forum database but that feels incredibly sketchy and like a potential violation of privacy to me. I’ll do it if enough people think it’s worth it but I’d be worried about accidentally seeing something private. Not that I expect anyone to be making intimate conversation in forum PMs, but, you know. (If I do go this route I will take every precaution to ONLY look at initial CoT PMs sent from noma to the participants. Also that won’t work for any PMs which the recipient deleted.)
Hi everyone! CoT VII has become kind of a mess not unlike VI, which is mostly my fault. I'm terribly sorry for having suddenly disappeared from SF altogether last year, including the Circle of Titles. I wasn't too well overall, but I'm feeling better now and recording songs and stuff. I have sent jast the complete list of assignments for CoT VII, and am planning to have my own submission finished by the end of this month. So, what do you guys think of Circle of Titles VIII, later this summer or early fall? Yes / no?