Having Sex With Angelina Jolie (Happy Life Reviews)

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Having Sex With Angelina Jolie (Happy Life Reviews)

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So what if your marriage failed? Hey, you got to bone Angelina Jolie. Cheer up, tiger.
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Hmmm I only wish...!!!

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...ooops! Sorry that sentiment's not conducive with the content and lyrics of my song. So I will replace AJ with the delightful Mrs. stueym who celebrated 21 years of incarceration with me last Thursday and therefore gets to be the focus of my chorus in Happy Life.

Bjam says its way too schamtlzy and Mrs stueym says it sounds like I am straining (which probably speaks volumes about her sound musical judgement) but I don't care I really enjoyed doing this as my first solo effort. Have fun all and look forward to seeing those of you that will be in 'Baustin' there in August.
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And may I just point out that even though my father(stueym) has a verse about my brother, a chorus about my mom, and a verse about getting upgrades in planes, is there any mention of me? No. Feeling the love, Dad :P
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...err let's talk about love!!

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Errr....Caribbean cruise with the school?? and a father that's prepared to drive his beloved daughter all the way to Baustin so she can see her much beloved songfighters?? Letting her abuse my much beloved Adamas guitars??.....Oh no...thats nothing like love at all :-)

P.S. songfighters, checkout the bridge where I sing "hug that girl and boy" and then tell me if I am guilty of callous neglect of Bjam's affections?

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Re: ...err let's talk about love!!

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I just figured you decided Bjam had enough SongFight! airtime.
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Heh... dads.
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I'd like to inform you all that this is my 20th songfight! entry. You should all show your appreciation by not even listening the fight and voting for me.
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NeilThrun wrote:I'd like to inform you all that this is my 20th songfight! entry. You should all show your appreciation by not even listening to my song.
consider it done.
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blue wrote:
NeilThrun wrote:I'd like to inform you all that this is my 20th songfight! entry. You should all show your appreciation by not even listening to my song.
consider it done.
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REVIEW

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Okay here goes!

Eddie Bangs – Love the funky eastern mystical guitar riff and the overall mix of sounds is nice with the Detroit industrial pipe bangs and scratching…lyrics aren’t making me think of happy life though. Big chorus is fun though and oooh there’s those guitar riffs in stereo spread again for the link! I liked this and would drive to it.

Evil-E – Nice for what it is….too long for my taste was bored at 2m when bridge thing kicked in. Vocals reverbed apart form the rest of the mix makes them sit apart in a weird way sort of disjointed kinda late 60’s hippy weird…now maybe if I was high?...hmmm. Not sure it would make it to the i-Pod

Exiletoelba – rhythm ‘guitar’ was annoying sounded too in front of the mix dominating the vocal which sounded nice. Another ironic “Happy Life” which is really a Sad life entry …and so much ground hum at end! Short. Won’t make the i-pod

Johnsonic – Good fun start. Maybe some eq needed as the cymbals of rhythm seemed to sizzle in the mix. Like the groove and rhythm. Yep could drive to this. Rhythm guitar instrumental bridge link was nice. Short though!

Jutegyte – oooh auto panning guitar of doom!!!! Hmm another screaming Happy life….but I am not seeing sunshine and rainbows with this  It’s nicely produced for what it is, just not my cup of tea 3:57 ooh thank goodness its over!. Won’t be on the i-pod

Lukehenley – Another (thankfully short) ironic take on Happy Life….really guys there was a song category called Sad life if you really needed to express yourself this way  Not going on the i-pod

Neilthrun – Oh my goodness…more irony LOL….Surely not I thought Americans didn’t understand it and here it is again LOL. Well constructed song but not my thing. One take recording by the sounds of it.

Ryanrickenbach – Good rhythmic little romp…nice song…could have used the vocals a bit stronger and the bongos brought up a little more. Nice blues, yeah I could listen to this again.

Shovelssittingdown – Love the Harp loop…. Nice lyric (yes I get the bum looking up vibe). Was good vibe, liked this a lot. Most likely to put a smile on my face so gets on the i-pod

Smalltownmike – Its okay….like the interpretation in the lyrics.

SFO – This is sooooo pretty and soo short…is it a jingle or a song hmmmm but I like it

Southwest Statistic – Pretty and nice lyrics and structure… Would have liked it to step up to more like percussion and bass. 4:27 maybe a little too long on just boys and guitars. Vocals sounded a little thin??deliberate style or victim of 64kbs? All that said…very nice job boys. Definitely on the i-pod

Stueym – oh yes its me…..I had fun and meant the lyrics however schmaltzy they sound. Someone has to give me a master class in mastering so I can get the levels compressed up to make them fit better! I would have liked more time, but with traveling out west so much I find I forget as much about using cubase as I remember. Enjoy

Will ponder a winner from the obvious favourites above ...good luck everyone.
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Re: REVIEW

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stueym wrote:Neilthrun – Oh my goodness…more irony LOL….Surely not I thought Americans didn’t understand it and here it is again LOL. Well constructed song but not my thing. One take recording by the sounds of it.
You too, lousy Kraut.

EDIT:Sorry If this offends anyone who is German, Its ment mostly in jest since his location is listed as Penslyvania.
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Re: REVIEW

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NeilThrun wrote:lousy Kraut.
WTF?! You gonna throw out the dozen other derogatory terms for people of other races, too? Totally uncalled for.
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Re: REVIEW

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boltoph wrote:
NeilThrun wrote:lousy Kraut.
WTF?! You gonna throw out the dozen other derogatory terms for people of other races, too? Totally uncalled for.
Did he not call me an american or something?
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Re: REVIEW

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NeilThrun wrote:
boltoph wrote:
NeilThrun wrote:lousy Kraut.
WTF?! You gonna throw out the dozen other derogatory terms for people of other races, too? Totally uncalled for.
Did he not call me an american or something?
:lol: Now Neil, do some research first...you being in Wisonsin and having a nasally whine (usually a hint that you might be American, so my comment was accurate) does NOT make you a Scandanavian cheese scoffing pig sniffer!! :-) and being in PA doesnt make me of german descent. If you want accuarate slanderous term I prefer skirt wearer, sweaty sock, hairy jock, sheep shagger or other insult associated with my Scottish nationality and birthright.

In the meantime save the insults and get some reviews done :-)
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Post by johnsonic »

American can be a dirty word these days.

Wow - looks like more songwriters are happy than I expected.

Eddie Bangs
Haaahaaaa - like it! The Mike Patton sounding vocals are really low at about 1:10, you have a good voice I'd like to hear it louder. This is a fun song. Almost could have taken a turn into the Phish zone, but I'm glad it didn't.

Exile to Elba
It's pretty, would like to hear vocal harmonies and a bit smoother guitar tone. Holy shit turn that distorted electric down. All the parts are there for a kick-ass song, I think with more time to work on harmonies and ambience I could really be a "watch the raindrop roll down the windowpane" kind of song.

Jute Gyte
Deep purple with Ozzy getting tortured. OK, I have a really hard time listening to this, grates on me. Good death metal rhapsody, I couldn't take the voice.

Smalltown Mike
Holy chit nice lyrics! I'd like to hear a counter melody to that main guitar part, mebbe in the bass?

Phunt Your Friends
No Phuckin way I'm listening to 17 minutes of a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g. Sounds like one of those annoying flash videos with badgers or bunnies dancing or something. You obviously put a ton of work into this, and it doesn't sound bad, but it's more like an aural trip than a song.

Stuey M
Hmmm... sorry - it kind of sounds like a song that someone wrote for their wedding. Or a theme song for a cheap sitcom. I know you're hearts in it so it's cool.

Luke
Fuckin' Smashmouth, sucked from the beginning. :-P You have good ideas, I'd like to hear a drum kit or something, it may glue some stuff together. Interlude - awesome start to it.

Neil Thrun / Doom Fairies
It was good for a "sittin' round the campfire" song. Don't have much to say about it.

SFO
Awesome harmonies in this segment

Evil E
This reminded me of Herb Alpert for some reason. Can't say there's there's much wrong with this, just dated a bit.

Shovel Sitting Down
Damn. This is really well done. The tone of the voice doesn't quite fit the song. Could stand some harmonies in spot. Lyrics are soopa awesome! I'd like to hear a meandering bassline too. I like this one alot man.

Southwest Statistic
why-oh why-oh why-oh did I ever leave ohio? Sounds radio ready with production. Nice harmonies.

Ryan Rickenbach
Awesome voice... what's going on with that tone? Lemmeknow, sounds like some mic emulation or something? Careful EQ? I like it a lot. This just made my "chilling around the house" playlist. Thanks!

Johnsonic
Hmmm... not sure what to say about this, except I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Decided to experiment and nix the computer for this, use my vs880, drum machine, guitars / bass straight in, and a sm57 straight in.





My vote is split between Eddie, Shovel, and Ryan... Gonna have to lissen a bit more...

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What hairstyle? All I saw was her chest.
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Post by Smalltown Mike »

Great fight.

Eddie Bangs:

The verses are sooo funky that I wish the chorus was funkier. I like the subtle breakdown at :53, but then the chorus changes the groove too much (for me). Good voice, could be louder. First time I listened I thought the intro was too long, but maybe not.

Evil E

I like the first line, and the chord progression. (Not to say I dislike every line after the first one.) The vox are hard too hear. My six year old just called out with the utmost enthusiasm: “Nice solo! I love this one.” And he’s honest, too; he tells me all the time if he doesn’t like one of my tunes. (Insert cruel joke about Smalltown Mike here.) I think this is interesting, but I don’t think the vox are right yet; sung differently, different mix, effects, something’s needed.

Exile to Elba

Great lyrics. “I’m tired of this happy life.” Vox need to be louder I think, and it would be nice to hear some additional instrument or something come in for the second verse. I like this. The vox could be more energetic. I like the solo, but I think it needs to be quieter to fit the song better. Off in the distance. Sort of a strange, abrupt ending.

Johnsonic

Great first line. Great groove. I was so disappointed when this got heavy, though. It didn’t need to get heavy. Why is this called History in the tags, though? Shouldn’t it be called, uh, Happy Life?

Jute Gyte


You do what you do very well, of course. This one I like better than the last one, the slower breakdown in the middle is strong. I don’t really have anything to suggest other than that you bring your neighbours a coffee cake now and again, because I can’t imagine you make them very happy. Great work.

Luke Henley

I don’t really have anything constructive to say. I don’t love it, I don’t hate it, I can see a place in the world for it, and I think you really like making the kind of songs you make so what does it matter? Was the phone ringing really spontaneous? Sounds good. Everything after 1:50 is just achieves what you want it to, I think.

Neil Thrun and the Doom Fairies

The chorus made me laugh. This is a good one to hear someone play at a party when everyone’s drunk, and I mean that in a good way. Great harmonica solo.

Ryan Rickenbach

Love this groove. Very funky. Your voice sounds really good too. I like when those bongos come in. Love the fast “living in the happy life.” Very soulful. I think it needs some variety, like more of the drums that come in about 2:50.

Shovel Sitting Down


Great drum sound, nice dreamy feel. I’ve never heard “ladies bleeding” sung so prettily. The lyrics are really good, and so haunting when sung over such a pretty dreamy tune. It fades out way too quickly.

Smalltown Mike

Me. I tried a lot of different arrangements, and ran out of time. The overall track needs to be louder, but in my defence, it’s tough to do the final mix and master when my two-year-old is yelling “too loud” at me.

Songfight Orchestra


I’m not a big fan of barbershop—which I know this isn’t, but it’s too for me. (Yes, I was hear for the whole “what is barbershop” debate a few weeks ago, and no I don’t want to open that can of worms again.) In the overall scheme of the project, though, I look forward to hearing how it fits.

Southwest Statistic


I like the chorus a lot. Everything is pretty good, though it does get a little repetitive near the end. But what a great chorus. Great backing vox. Wow—what a sappy song, but what a good one. But man, do I dislike fading songs out.

Stueym

The vox seem a little loud, which contributes to them sounding separate from the rest of the song. But man, why is everyone else too cool to write a loving song about their family? I like it, and in my head I’m watching a Dad sing it to his daughter at her wedding. All right, the open bar’s about to kick in.

Favs are Shovel Sitting Down, Southwest Statistic and Eddie Bangs, though I really want him to funkify his chorus.
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Post by WeaselSlayer »

In the face of sadness there is always the hope that life will be happy. So don't be a condescending prick. Oh and I could give two fucks if I'm on your ipod, I'm on a lot of cool people's ipods already.

Also, johnsonic, hahaha, I'm sorry but it was my friend what bashed your last song so bad. Anyway, thanks for the review, likewise to Mike. I'll be reviewing shortly.

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WeaselSlayer wrote:In the face of sadness there is always the hope that life will be happy. So don't be a condescending prick. Oh and I could give two fucks if I'm on your ipod, I'm on a lot of cool people's ipods already.

Also, johnsonic, hahaha, I'm sorry but it was my friend what bashed your last song so bad. Anyway, thanks for the review, likewise to Mike. I'll be reviewing shortly.

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Wow first time I enter anything on my own ever and first reviews in six months and I have already upset two 'delicate/fragile' souls and I thought I was such a nice person!!! :wink:

With respect Luke, if you considered me in the slightest bit cool, I would be concerned for your spirit of individuality and creativity so no offence taken by me that you consider me to be on one far extreme of your continuum of coolness.

However, I think you need to learn to shrug, move on and not be so mean in your reaction when you don't like how other people express their opinions kinda the point of reviewing on sonfight really...but hey of course you could always just be right the whole time instead :lol:
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Post by jack »

stueym wrote: ....... and I thought I was such a nice person
you are. i don't know what the hell these other guys problems are with your reviews. i didn't find them condescending at all.

if you're that thin skinned about a bad review, then quit posting your music on a public forum. or shut the fuck up about it.

they outta be thankful they got a review.
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Post by WeaselSlayer »

I've gotten plenty of bad reviews, this one bugged me because I don't need to have my use of the title attacked because someone misinterpreted what I was doing. Anyway, maybe I need to chalk it up to facetiousness not translating well over the internet or me not getting enough sleep. Sorry.
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