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by AJOwens
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)

. . .James Owens. . . evoked everything I love about Robin Hitchcock and none of the things I don't like about Robin Hitchcock. Thanks for the favourable comments. I'd never heard of Robyn Hitchcock, but I checked him out and I agree we're coming from the same musical space. We also share the same ...
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)

James Owens - very well done, my only criticism is that I liked this one more the first time I heard it than I did on subsequent listens, unlike others that improved with time. Is that even criticism? I don't really know. I like the vibe though, and you sing it well, and I think it's another vote. ...
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)

James Owens - I think you really killed it with the vocals and the lyrics. Not to say the backing instrumental isn't cool too - because I think it really works, cool how it's mostly this sort of stately thing but there's some distorted guitars in the background too giving it some bite. I kinda want...
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)

Songs posted. 8 of the 12 submissions this time had problems and they weren't all from first timers. PLEASE read the FAQ/tips for submitting: http://www.songfight.org/faq.html#file_name I think I did it right, but I've been wrong about such matters before. Maybe you could mail or IM the offending p...
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Cutting corners on your mix? (They Know reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene The tight unison of the guitar-bass riff stands out, along with the chorus harmonies suspended like stratified clouds over the frenetic energy. The lyrics feel paranoid, which is a theme in this fight. I'm having trouble pinning them down -- also a theme in this fight, which o...
by AJOwens
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Let's all work hard on (Nights And Weekends Reviews)
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: Let's all work hard on (Nights And Weekends Reviews)

In my long and undistinguished Song Fight! career, three of my four wins have been ties: with Paco, Jerkatorium, and Here, Atticus (listed last because the name has a comma). One of them was a three-way tie. Congratulations to Third Cat for joining the growing legion of SongFighters who have tied wi...
by AJOwens
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: They Know
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: They Know

They know, they know, but what can they do? I’m standing at a party with a whiskey in my hand Talking to opinionated guests Everyone is wise to what is really going on Everyone agree’s it’s all a mess The people in the hallway are deconstructing media The people in the kitchen are discussing CNN The...
by AJOwens
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: First they live, now (They Know prefight)
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: First they live, now (They Know prefight)

In with one of those cheesy prog-rock epics that occasionally beset me. I'm imagining french horns and the whole kaboodle, but when I add stuff like that it sounds even worse.
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: First they live, now (They Know prefight)
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: First they live, now (They Know prefight)

Likewise. I have something in progress, but it needs work. It will probably still need work by the deadline, because I don't know what I'm doing, but Ill send it anyway.
by AJOwens
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: First they live, now (They Know prefight)
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: First they live, now (They Know prefight)

I have some lyrics I'm not sure I like, and some music I definitely don't. . . we'll see what happens
by AJOwens
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Let's all work hard on (Nights And Weekends Reviews)
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: Let's all work hard on (Nights And Weekends Reviews)

First off, thanks for doing the podcast and reviewing everybody's songs. I admire your imagination in coming up with the idea, and your energy in getting it done, and not least your commitment and contribution to the Song Fight community. I don't follow podcasting, but I've figured out that it's oft...
by AJOwens
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Let's all work hard on (Nights And Weekends Reviews)
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: Let's all work hard on (Nights And Weekends Reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene -- Opens with a big crashing guitar hook, settles into a contrasting straight-ahead beat that sets up the verse, goes quickly to a chorus with harmonies -- this has pop intentions, and does a pretty good job of realizing them, although some eccentric rhythms may be a little ad...
by AJOwens
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Let's all work hard on (Nights And Weekends Reviews)
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: Let's all work hard on (Nights And Weekends Reviews)

. . . the guitar riff in James Owens track, definitely sounds like something I've heard before. . . The Rolling Stones always had great guitar riffs, and I was looking for something along those lines. The one I ended up with might have something to do with "Under My Thumb," which I happen to be pra...
by AJOwens
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: WTF Are The Modes?!
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: WTF Are The Modes?!

The wikipedia article covers what I was taught in school: pick a white key on the piano, any key, and march up an octave on the white keys. That's a mode. Stick to those notes in your melody (in the same or other octaves) and you're using a modal melody. But I've also encountered a broader definitio...
by AJOwens
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nights And Weekends
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Nights And Weekends

I'm working nights and weekends trying to make ends meet I got a wife and kids and nothin’ to eat If I get sick, well I'm gonna die Can't afford to get better 'cause the fee's too high If I had the strength I might put up a fight But I’m so dog tired when I get home at night I can’t take a sick day ...
by AJOwens
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Surft the (Indigo Wave prefight)
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Surft the (Indigo Wave prefight)

I just posted three verses in Ye Olde Lyric Marte if anyone needs them. They're about a tsunami.

I think I messed up and posted them somewhere else too. Not sure where those ended up.
by AJOwens
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Ye Olde Lyric Marte
Replies: 76
Views: 32903

Re: Ye Olde Lyric Marte

INDIGO WAVE We watched the tide leave Without even a wave Without even saying good-bye Leaving fish on the sand They were flopping like hands They didn't know how to cry The children ran out and They scattered about Gathering fish in their vests A stillness came on And a silence began As we waited f...
by AJOwens
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Problem with account approval
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Problem with account approval

All is good now. Thanks!
by AJOwens
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Problem with account approval
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Problem with account approval

He's not the most Internet-savvy person I know. Anyway I'll PM Lunkhead.
by AJOwens
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Problem with account approval
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Problem with account approval

A friend is having trouble signing up to write comments. A year ago he attempted to open an account to the point of requring administration appoval, and now when he tries to log on, he gets a message saying he still needs approval.