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by lichenthroat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't forget to write some notes. You know... (Whichever Whenever Reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 1570

Re: Don't forget to write some notes. You know... (Whichever Whenever Reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene—I like the marimba (or whatever that is); it contributes to a pleasant overall tone of the song. The bass is nice, too. The handclaps are integrated well, the James Brownesque vocals are fun, and the solo at the end is great. dark side of the attic—This is a little rambling, bu...
by lichenthroat
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Whichever Whenever
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Whichever Whenever

Whichever Whenever by Lichen Throat You say you hate the gatekeepers, So you kick them out of your community. You say the flu shot makes you sick, So you never obtain immunity. Someone’s got to be violent if he owns a knife, But you’re proud of your new sword. You tease us with hints about your new...
by lichenthroat
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)
Replies: 32
Views: 2245

Re: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)

Thank you for the kind words, owl, but except for last week, most of the songs have been played one note at a time, and then edited together later, so the only thing that might be impressive is the amount of time I had to spend on the editing process. Your songs always sound great; I would be thrill...
by lichenthroat
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)
Replies: 32
Views: 2245

Re: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)

Just wondering about your recording process-- do you ever track guitar and vocals simultaneously? Are you recording to a click or the actual drum track? I'm not really the right person to give anyone advice on how to improve performances or recordings, but just speaking from personal experience as ...
by lichenthroat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)
Replies: 32
Views: 2245

Re: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)

Small correction, I think you guys misread my comment; the robotic drums/guitar timing remark wasn't directed at Paco, but Lichen Throat. Yes, it was I, not Paco, whose song might benefit from drum removal. I thought this made sense in theory, so I tried it out. In practice, I'm not sure whether it...
by lichenthroat
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)
Replies: 32
Views: 2245

Re: A support group for (The Dream Crusher Reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene—I like the guitar. I think maybe that something (guitar, vocal, or drums) should be faster. Having them all on the slow side (for metal) makes it feel like the song never really gets going. The mix is great, and that guitar solo is awesome. clavikill—This is funny, which is gre...
by lichenthroat
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I don't believe you can get me through the night (The Dream Crusher prefight)
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

Re: I don't believe you can get me through the night (The Dream Crusher prefight)

I am considerably later, and I also request mercy. To those of you who have given me advice recently about improving my phrasing and timing, I suspect that this song may sound as if I have deliberately rejected you. This one just came out weird; I really do appreciate and value your advice. Eventual...
by lichenthroat
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: The Dream Crusher
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: The Dream Crusher

The Dream Crusher by Lichen Throat I thought about what if things had been different, If I’d got a degree in English, not engineering, Or moved to Seattle, not to Albuquerque. What would my life be like right now? Would I have done something greater? Would I be living on an island in the Puget Soun...
by lichenthroat
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Is it all in my head? (My Favorite Monster Reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 5006

Re: Is it all in my head? (My Favorite Monster Reviews)

Thanks for posting this, and for making the effort to record it. I've been continuing to enjoy it since you sent it to me privately a couple of weeks ago.
by lichenthroat
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Make Some Noise With Your (Silent Advance Reviews)
Replies: 22
Views: 2986

Re: Make Some Noise With Your (Silent Advance Reviews)

Cody Walker Jr.—I like the beginning of this, but then it gets kind of repetitive. I think a more distinctive chorus might have been welcome. The mix is good, and I think I actually like the robo voice. This has grown on me over multiple listens. Far North Daylight—This reminds me of The Mountain Go...
by lichenthroat
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)
Replies: 27
Views: 4082

Re: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)

How were The Chills, where'd you see the show? I really like that band. The show was great. Strangely, it was at a club in a strip mall in Costa Mesa, California. The set list was well chosen from all eras of the band's history. Martin Phillipps's voice sounded exactly the same, and the rest of the...
by lichenthroat
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)
Replies: 27
Views: 4082

Re: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)

Thanks for the great podcast! You have, however, gone much too far down the rabbit hole. I am not much of a video game player, and the only thing in my "My Favorite Monster" song that was an explicit reference to anything was "Green-Eyed Owl," which is the title of a song by The Chills about a clock...
by lichenthroat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)
Replies: 27
Views: 4082

Re: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)

Lichen Throat --I was interested to see that we chose a similar lyrical theme for this fight, but they're different enough approaches, I suppose! I thought it was interesting that we had chosen the same theme, too! I'm surprised there aren't more songs about this topic; I can only think of two othe...
by lichenthroat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't run away screaming (Silent Advance prefight)
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: Don't run away screaming (Silent Advance prefight)

MicahSommer wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:21 am
And here I thought my one-year absence was impressive. I'm in too; I had fun with this one.
I just read your lyrics and immediately heard them in my head in your voice. I wonder how similar the song sounds to what I have imagined. Welcome back!
by lichenthroat
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Silent Advance
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Silent Advance

Silent Advance by Lichen Throat Girls in white dresses march in a line, Candles in hand and books at their sides. Swearing an oath of deeds left undone, Hearing that they’re not the fortunate ones. Keep yourself pure, or you’ll be damaged goods; Your value depends upon your maidenhood. Keep their h...
by lichenthroat
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)
Replies: 27
Views: 4082

Re: Give me a hand with these (Walk Steady Reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene—The chorus is sweet. I feel kind of like the rest of the song is just a vehicle for presenting the chorus, but I’m not troubled by that, since the chorus is so good. The long guitar notes on the left side are a nice touch. Glennny—There’s almost too much going on to process all...
by lichenthroat
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Is it all in my head? (My Favorite Monster Reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 5006

Re: Is it all in my head? (My Favorite Monster Reviews)

...they just feel a bit too straight and filk-y. Uh-oh, this is the second time in the last few fights that someone has used the word filk in reference to my lyrics. I'm going to have to be careful--three strikes and you're out. I was trying to make a more charming (and maybe more awkwardly realist...
by lichenthroat
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Walk Steady
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

Re: Walk Steady

Walk Steady by Lichen Throat You hurry through the downtown streets, Your briefcase in your hand, Maneuver through the taxi fleets And past the hot dog stand. You hear them talk behind your back, And though you are no prude, It’s getting hard not to attack These dumbass, foul-mouthed dudes. Walk st...
by lichenthroat
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Is it all in my head? (My Favorite Monster Reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 5006

Re: Is it all in my head? (My Favorite Monster Reviews)

LICHEN THROAT: I like this very much. I like the guitar. I like the structure. I like the lyrics. I like the cello. The vocals are slightly dodgy - but I assume you know that. As another gravelly throated old bastard I am wondering if maybe I could nail it better. Happy to have a crack if you want ...
by lichenthroat
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Is it all in my head? (My Favorite Monster Reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 5006

Re: Is it all in my head? (My Favorite Monster Reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene—I’m not sure what to make of the lyrics, but I like the music on this one. The shoutalong backing vocals were a good idea. One of my favorite BSS tunes. Cybronica—I admire your ability to combine traditional vocal melodies with contemporary instrumentation. My opinion of this s...
by lichenthroat
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: He lives in my basement (My Favorite Monster prefight)
Replies: 15
Views: 2972

Re: He lives in my basement (My Favorite Monster prefight)

I appreciate the lyrics explanation, owl! You've packed even more in there than I had thought! It makes me happy that I am not alone in sometimes trying to stuff lyrics full of seemingly unrelated combinations of allusions. I like your lyrics even more now. The Danae part was what really grabbed my ...
by lichenthroat
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: He lives in my basement (My Favorite Monster prefight)
Replies: 15
Views: 2972

Re: He lives in my basement (My Favorite Monster prefight)

I'm in, with what may be the Lichen Throatiest song yet recorded.