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by vowlvom
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV, Final Round: Survival
Replies: 20
Views: 502

Re: Nur Ein XIV, Final Round: Survival

Yes!!!! Wow! Thank you voters and judges and Niveous and everyone, I am delighted! Congratulations to Agony Sauce for a superb final song and to Glenn's dogs for their featured vocal that carried us to victory and also to Max for writing considerably more songs than everyone else. Nur Ein is excelle...
by vowlvom
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)

I remember getting similar comments re: vocal doubling before, most notably in the TMK Kim Deal entry, which had a pretty shit vocal performance and I've taken note since. This time, I've listened again, and while I acknowledge it's not Taylor Swift-perfect, and I probably just about had time for a...
by vowlvom
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV, Final Round: Survival
Replies: 20
Views: 502

Re: Nur Ein XIV, Final Round: Survival

Thanks Sam!

Really enjoying the final songs and the shadows. Amazing work from Max Bombast! And do I hear clav and synth arpeggios on that Mandibles song? Jerkatorium will be after you for stealing their sound ;)
by vowlvom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)

Mildly tipsy reviews between Nur Ein mixes! I listened a couple of times when they were posted and now listening again as I write. Balance Lost - love the music on this one, there are a load of interesting jangly guitar layers that would put this musically on the Balance Lost top tier for me. Vocall...
by vowlvom
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"
Replies: 70
Views: 1501

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"

The Vegan Wigs were actually our main political party in the 18th Century, if I'm remembering correctly.
owl wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Also: "in the old days people took hair off of human corpses to make these wigs" :shock:
Hehe yeah, the 90s were a crazy time.
by vowlvom
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Acting on Song Fight feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Acting on Song Fight feedback

Well, now I'm hungry for excessively spicy goulash. Thanks , jb. Those are some good points, well made. And this thread has also made me think more about the kind of feedback I offer. I've been making a point of commenting on every fight / Nur Ein round etc. since I got involved with SF, and I will ...
by vowlvom
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Acting on Song Fight feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Acting on Song Fight feedback

This is definitely an interesting question. Music is so subjective that I've often found the idea of constructive criticism in this area to be quite tricky - I think I generally try to phrase my own reviews / comments in a kind of "I liked these things but not these things and that is why this one d...
by vowlvom
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread
Replies: 1355
Views: 149713

Re: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

Happy birthday Glenn, Ken and fluffy! Fine week for a birthday.
by vowlvom
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"
Replies: 70
Views: 1501

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"

Vowl Sounds - Canine Surprise. This was so much fun. I'm amazed you were able to do two false starts, your real song, and still come out with this. Happy belated birthday, Vom! Thank you! I am also amazed. Canine Surprise was all owl's work, I just had to drop her vocals into the existing mix and r...
by vowlvom
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"
Replies: 70
Views: 1501

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"

Vowl: I'll be honest, I thought this was a step down from your last couple of entries That's okay! I agree. I felt totally burned out last week, WTSHNN took all my creative energy (worth it though) and I really struggled with this challenge, luckily owl is a True Pro and dragged us through. Thanks ...
by vowlvom
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread
Replies: 1355
Views: 149713

Re: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

No promises, but: Yes
by vowlvom
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)
Replies: 38
Views: 1138

Re: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)

Congrats both! Nice writing. Hoping to hear more from both of you soon!
by vowlvom
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread
Replies: 1355
Views: 149713

Re: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

Thanks! I got some bongos. So when my next SF song is all bongos and shouting, that is why.
by vowlvom
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)
Replies: 38
Views: 1138

Re: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)

Excellent podcast, very much enjoyed hearing from Lichen Throat! And I like that we got a sizable diversion into talking about fade-outs in a fight with no fade-outs.
by vowlvom
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"
Replies: 70
Views: 1501

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"

Some reviews, imagine me performing them over the chord sequence from... ooh... La Bamba, I don't know. Agony Sauce - it's so obvious that you had a blast making this, and that sense of fun carries over to the listener too. owl and I were joking about referencing Who Let The Dogs Out? in our song, w...
by vowlvom
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"
Replies: 70
Views: 1501

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"

Wow, thanks judges! That was definitely the toughest challenge yet... I think there's a good chance I'd have dropped out if I hadn't had a bandmate to keep me going. Incredibly pleased that we stuck with it and made it to the final! Cheers to the other contestants for a great bunch of songs! Ready y...
by vowlvom
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"
Replies: 70
Views: 1501

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"

As a special treat, since I'm awake in the middle of the night on my birthday listening to the torrential rain, here's an alternate version of our song with the original melody and the lyrics that The Beatles SHOULD have used, if they ever wanted to be taken seriously and / or if they got super into...
by vowlvom
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIV - Round 6 - You Too
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: NUR EIN XIV - Round 6 - You Too

You Too by Vowl Sounds Verse / Pre-Chorus / Chorus borrowed from Eleanor Rigby - Middle 8 is original In the shadows behind the door, I see a body sprawled across the floor but in the headlights of a passing car it's just a fallen coat and nothing more What are you so afraid of? The dog next door b...
by vowlvom
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)
Replies: 38
Views: 1138

Re: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)

Not Blue Dolphins - I like the intro, with that catchy lead guitar melody, and the chorus with doubled vocals is pretty solid. I’m not sure if I’m missing something stylistically with the lead vocal in the verses but it’s a real struggle for me, the timing is so weird and the lyrics feel kinda poet...
by vowlvom
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 6/7/19
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: New Music Friday - 6/7/19

I just listened to some Palehound on my drive home from work! Pretty good stuff.

Earlier I checked out Withdraw by Fresh, which was decent, but I expected it to be fuzzier and punkier and think I would have liked it more that way.
by vowlvom
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: What would you ask a songwriter about a song?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: What would you ask a songwriter about a song?

Did the song all explode out of you fully-formed, or was it a gradual process of adding things / sections? Did the song get substantially longer or shorter at any point in the process, when you realised it was too short, or long? Did you have another song, artist or particular genre in mind that yo...
by vowlvom
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Replies: 68
Views: 1676

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"

Thanks Glenn, I appreciate the vote of confidence! But this competition is far from over, and our Round Six entry is currently going about as well as everything else seems to be for me this Cursed Week (I can't sleep, I've smashed my phone and later I have to apply flea-drops to two boisterous kitte...