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by MicahSommer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Where's The Shredder for the (Tearing Down History Reviews)
Replies: 26
Views: 1327

Re: Where's The Shredder for the (Tearing Down History Reviews)

I had to go relook at my Phillipso lyrics, I thought I was just improvising about a broken up relationship. However, the Kavanaugh angle totally works. It's all around, so I'm sure subconsciously it's an influence, but that wasn't what I was really thinking about. I did wonder if I might be reading...
by MicahSommer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: hey listen to my new song (thread)
Replies: 823
Views: 154420

Re: hey listen to my new song (thread)

I wrote a protest song in response to US immigration policy: http://micahsommer.bandcamp.com/track/let-them-in It's available for free download but if you buy it, I'll donate my cut to immigration advocacy groups. Last week I got to sing it at a religious conference in front of a few hundred people,...
by MicahSommer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VIII
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: Circle of Titles VIII

CoT might be cursed, but I've gotten two pretty good songs out of it, so I would likely participate!
by MicahSommer
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2017-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 5568

Re: Gift of Music 2017-2018

Here's my version of Regina Spektor's song "The Calculation", for Micah. Thanks for picking a bunch of great songs, Micah! I really liked all four of them, and hadn't heard any of them before this. This is great, VV - I love your synthpop take on the song! Glad you liked my entries - it w...
by MicahSommer
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun
Replies: 1
Views: 333

They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun

I have a sneaking suspicion there are more than a few TMBG fans around here.

Their new album "I Like Fun" is out, and I think that much of it ranks among the best music of their career. They are in fine form.

Here they are playing "I Left My Body" on Conan:
by MicahSommer
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Television
Topic: The Good Place
Replies: 15
Views: 1507

Re: The Good Place

Just watched the season 2 finale of The Good Place. It offered up... not another twist exactly, but certainly an exciting turn, which bodes well for season 3. Assuming the writing and acting stay at the quality level we've seen (and I don't see why they wouldn't) I'm very very excited for season 3.
by MicahSommer
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You won't appreciate a kind review (Until It Happens To You reviews)
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: You won't appreciate a kind review (Until It Happens To You reviews)

Wow, I'm kind of glad I didn't get it together to submit for this one. There are some heavy hitters in this fight.
by MicahSommer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Top Scientists: Pop Music is Getting Worse
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Top Scientists: Pop Music is Getting Worse

I thought technically you couldn't actually increase the real loudness beyond a certain amount (e.g. the output of your audio file is 0db the entire time). You can increase the "apparent" loudness up toward that real ceiling though, I thought, which is what has been happening. And the way...
by MicahSommer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Top Scientists: Pop Music is Getting Worse
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Top Scientists: Pop Music is Getting Worse

Ah yes, the old “science proves that pop music is garbage” claim. And now five for the price of one! I checked out the BBC link (https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/fb84bf19-29c9-4ed3-b6b6-953e8a083334) and strap in because I have some thoughts (or feel free to ignore this entire post). 1. Slower a...
by MicahSommer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2017-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 5568

Re: Gift of Music 2017-2018

Here are my picks!
Micah Sommersmith

TEGAN AND SARA - SPEAK SLOW

Lyrics

DAR WILLIAMS - IOWA

Lyrics

REGINA SPEKTOR - THE CALCULATION

Lyrics

VIENNA TENG - NEVER LOOK AWAY

Lyrics
by MicahSommer
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Television
Topic: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

I have really enjoyed this show through its entire run. I think its recent darker turn is a necessary consequence of taking seriously Rebecca’s unhealthy behavior throughout the show. And the increased focus on secondary characters goes along with her increased awareness that other people have their...
by MicahSommer
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Gift of Music 2017-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 5568

Re: Gift of Music 2017-2018

I would participate. A January schedule would work well for me since my November and December were pretty crazy this year.
by MicahSommer
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't have a cow! (Sacred Coward Reviews)
Replies: 18
Views: 1591

Re: Don't have a cow! (Sacred Coward Reviews)

Congrats to Minty Handy! Welcome back. Congratulations Minty Handy! Good songs all around. Just out of curiosity - do you tabulate the votes immediately before posting the results, or is there a lag in which votes might not get counted if they are too late? I voted just I think a couple hours befor...
by MicahSommer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't have a cow! (Sacred Coward Reviews)
Replies: 18
Views: 1591

Re: Don't have a cow! (Sacred Coward Reviews)

Chumpy - Good solid tune although it doesn’t stick very strongly in my head. Nice guitar playing, lead and backing vocals, etc. The snare drum feels a little thin and monotonous, but other than that the production is solid. Some clever lines, especially the one about that damn high note in the nati...
by MicahSommer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't embarrass the (Sacred Coward prefight)
Replies: 16
Views: 1431

Re: Don't embarrass the (Sacred Coward prefight)

Chumpy wrote:sometimes you can be a real jerkatorium

I learned from the best.
by MicahSommer
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't embarrass the (Sacred Coward prefight)
Replies: 16
Views: 1431

Re: Don't embarrass the (Sacred Coward prefight)

Technical difficulties resulted in me sending my entry over a day past the deadline. If it appears in the fight, it is thanks to the gracious and generous Fightmasters. If not, I have no one to blame but myself.
by MicahSommer
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: "Flamethrower" weirdness in the jukebox
Replies: 2
Views: 582

"Flamethrower" weirdness in the jukebox

In the Jukebox, I noticed that chronologically, "Flamethrower" is listed first, before the actual first fight, "Golfpunk Drives a Cadillac," even thought the dates are correct. Also, not that I'm complaining, but Jerkatorium feat. Micah Sommersmith are currently listed on the Juk...
by MicahSommer
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Television
Topic: The Good Place
Replies: 15
Views: 1507

Re: The Good Place

The Good Place has just been renewed for a third season!
by MicahSommer
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Take A Deep Breath And Smell Those (Foxglove reviews)
Replies: 15
Views: 1641

Re: Take A Deep Breath And Smell Those (Foxglove reviews)

ARSEnal - I like the MIDI arrangement, having done plenty of this kind of thing myself. It presents the melodies cleanly and lets them be clearly heard against each other. In this case, the overlay of instrumental sounds works pretty well, though after the solo opening I was hoping for some thunder...
by MicahSommer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Television
Topic: The Good Place
Replies: 15
Views: 1507

Re: The Good Place

We're still enjoying it but to be honest I'm wondering now how long they can stretch this out. I suspect maybe they are leading up to another big twist near the end of the season that recontextualizes everything again. That might work, but doesn't seem like a sustainable strategy for the show over ...
by MicahSommer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Television
Topic: The Good Place
Replies: 15
Views: 1507

Re: The Good Place

I just finished the first season a couple of days ago. I'm not in love with the show as a whole, but the plot twists have been superb so far (and incredibly audacious, especially for a sitcom) which will definitely keep me watching a little longer. Keep at it! Now that the central twist has been re...

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