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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: 6624

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: 2813

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: 2415

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: 6624

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: 7752

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: 2829

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: 7752

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: 7752

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: 4400

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: 4400

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

I'm in, with what may be the Lichen Throatiest song yet recorded.
by lichenthroat
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: My Favorite Monster
Replies: 11
Views: 3903

Re: My Favorite Monster

My Favorite Monster by Lichen Throat Sitting in the Green-Eyed Owl at night, Troubadours play by the lantern light. Cold rain falls on the black tar roof; It’s warm inside and waterproof. Ale is flowing, and tales are told. Pockets full of silver and gold. See that girl over there, Wary eyes, raven...
by lichenthroat
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: He lives in my basement (My Favorite Monster prefight)
Replies: 15
Views: 4400

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

The lyrics are great, owl! I'm really looking forward to hearing this one. The mixture of classical and contemporary imagery is very effective, even just in text.
by lichenthroat
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A Room With Some New Unused (A Doom With A View Reviews)
Replies: 44
Views: 11317

Re: A Room With Some New Unused (A Doom With A View Reviews)

Lichen Throat- Why do you hate snare drums? There’s lots of boom but no thak. I want some thak! Parts of the music are very interesting and cool, other parts are awkward to me. It sounds like you wrote the lyrics before you sang them. This is the opposite of my approach. I start out singing nonsens...
by lichenthroat
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A Room With Some New Unused (A Doom With A View Reviews)
Replies: 44
Views: 11317

Re: A Room With Some New Unused (A Doom With A View Reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene—Great intro, and some interesting lines in the lyrics. I’m not wild about the chorus, but everything else is pretty good. Solid work. foobar—As someone else remarked, this would not have been out of place on Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut . (I made the same association before readi...
by lichenthroat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Time to Sing your Predictions of the Future (Sing of the Times Reviews)
Replies: 23
Views: 8644

Re: Time to Sing your Predictions of the Future (Sing of the Times Reviews)

But yes, the way I’m getting that across is also tongue-in-cheek because I fear sincerity. This is interesting. I think I may have a bit of the same phenomenon. I had to force myself to be completely earnest, rather than funny or ironic, on my "A Doom with a View" lyrics. It was surprisingly hard t...
by lichenthroat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: A Room With Some New Unused (A Doom With A View Reviews)
Replies: 44
Views: 11317

Re: A Room With Some New Unused (A Doom With A View Reviews)

Wow, the songs are great this week! I'll do full reviews later, but great work, everyone!
by lichenthroat
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Book yours now! (A Doom With A View prefight)
Replies: 13
Views: 5087

Re: Book yours now! (A Doom With A View prefight)

My friend, who was supposed to come over to sing and play guitar, canceled three times. Thus, you're stuck with an old school Lichen Throat arrangement that was intended to be the demo, though I was fairly happy with it. Is there a tradition of musicians being flaky? I don't think I've had a single ...
by lichenthroat
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: A Doom With A View
Replies: 7
Views: 3723

Re: A Doom With A View

A Doom with a View by Lichen Throat Saturday morning in bed: Sleep still lingers in my head. I hear your sweet voice, but I can’t make out what you said. Start to feel a gentle shake. It’s just a little earthquake, Barely enough to get me fully awake. Wander barefoot down the hall, Past our photos ...
by lichenthroat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Time to Sing your Predictions of the Future (Sing of the Times Reviews)
Replies: 23
Views: 8644

Re: Time to Sing your Predictions of the Future (Sing of the Times Reviews)

Why does everyone sound like it’s 1975? I wonder if the title provided a subconscious impulse to evoke a particular style of music. Berkeley Social Scene—The bass line is a highlight here. I’m not wild about the vocal melody in the bridge, but the guitar solo is nice. Overall, it’s a little too 70s ...
by lichenthroat
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: What do you see? (Sing Of The Times prefight)
Replies: 14
Views: 4613

Re: What do you see? (Sing Of The Times prefight)

It's the return of Sparetooth.
by lichenthroat
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Sing of the Times
Replies: 7
Views: 2976

Re: Sing of the Times

Sing of the Times by Sparetooth First born in Duluth, Second in Tucson, Freewheeling in my youth, But truth keeps moving on. When I first plugged in, Electricity Shot through every love-in, From Berlin to D.C. Sing of the times When we marched in the street. I think sometimes That I’ll die on my fe...
by lichenthroat
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Time to post some (inter)stellar (The Thirteenth Moon Reviews)
Replies: 26
Views: 9170

Re: Time to post some (inter)stellar (The Thirteenth Moon Reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene—My favorite aspect of this song is the combination of percussion and guitar rhythm, which is done very well. Nice mix, pleasant vocals. My attention is not fully seized, but there’s nothing that stands out negatively, either. If I listened to this 20 more times, I can imagine t...