Covering random songs from the archive

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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:01 am

First off, what a great reworking of that song, Lunk! Hope those verse vocals didn't hurt to do but good job and on the weirdo bridge as well. Super guitar work of course and thumping bass. This instantly joins my library and goes with other covers of my songs where the one covering it shows me how it should be done. A delight, thank you.

With regards to hosting links, I meant could Somesongs be used as a source for you to link to? I am thinking that I need to post the song somewhere versus mailing it in like a regular fight. Is this correct? I don't currently have a spot to post things, kinda gave up on that thinking I wouldn't need to. Suggestions welcome, of course.

I can not turn that song around within 24 hours, this time anyway, but am excited to tackle it and won't dawdle around to get it done. Thanks!
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby user » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:50 am

You can upload an mp3 straight to the messageboard as an attachment. No need for external hosting.

That Napoleon's Toes song is in 13/8, in case you're trying to figure it out. I wouldn't blame you for rounding to the nearest friendly time signature. :)
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:57 am

Oh that's right, thanks. Never done it is all. 13/8? Yeah, I'll be rounding that for sure. I am famous for not being able to count. I have a rough idea in my head, we'll see where it goes. It'll be fun
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:13 am

Oh I see. SomeSongs actually doesn't host any files at all, all the songs posted there are just posted as links to mp3s hosted somewhere else. So that wouldn't be an option. You can upload the file to a comment on the boards like user suggested, or email it to me and I'll post it to my site for you, or check out SoundCloud, they offer free mp3 hosting with a ton of options and features on top. Can't wait to hear your cover, and I'm glad you enjoyed my cover of your song. It was a ton of fun to make! Those are some literally blistering bass lines. All the guys in BSS were like "Who's singing?" They didn't realize it was me. Now they want me to sing like that all the time, ha!
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby king_arthur » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:16 pm

http://www.charleswolff.com/kingarthur_ ... ughter.mp3

lyrics posted at: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=537&p=198025#p198025

Go ahead and give me another one, though if it's not done by early next week, it'll probably be the new year before I get it in...
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:09 pm

OK King, leaderboard updated. Great work! I enjoyed what you did with that one.

Here's what came up next for you:

"September" by Inflatable Vegetables

http://sfjukebox.org/songs/september/In ... Vegetables
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:16 pm

I don't get sick often but when I do, I do. Had a ring modulator in my ear for a few days which is nowhere near as cool as that may appear. Respiratory nastiness, hacking, crud, I'm still not better and am on the mend. However, I have the music for this near ready and am not far off. I hope. Just feeling guilty cos I hate to be late, deadline or no. Soon!
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:22 am

Priorities, priorities. Did Songfight! proper, GOM, will finish this next. Building momentum!
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:25 pm

Hmm. Have my song ready, too big a file I am being told. How much smoosage do I need to do...

Meanwhile, I'll go post what I interpreted the lyrics to be.
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:32 pm

I did this for lyrics...viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10071#p198325
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Lunkhead » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:33 pm

I'm excited to hear the cover! I'm not sure I understand what that lyric post is meant to be. Is that you transcribing them as you think they originally were? Or is that you interpreting and deliberately changing them for your cover?

I'm asking because a) I hear some differences in the song vs what you wrote there and b) so far what folks had been doing mostly was trying to transcribe the original song's lyrics as accurately as they could, then posting that to the original lyric thread for that fight, and/or deliberately modifying them and posting them in this thread (like j$ and King Arthur). I like the idea of a separate thread for that stuff. I might edit that thread's title though so it is different from this thread's.

Re: a) the differences I hear are:

"Indra" ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indra )

"Fibonacci's dancing round the golden ratio"
"e to the i pi plus one equals zero"

"If your nature is to destroy"
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:39 pm

Ugh. That's all me misunderstanding the lyrics. I do it in person as well, have some hearing damage in speech frequencies. Apologies to all concerned.

Yeah, I wasn't sure whether to add the lyrics to the original threads or not, especially if they're wrong. I'll be glad to put'em where they belong though.

Is the file size limited to 4 mb? I'll have to re-cook it tomorrow. Thanks for all of your patience and ' help.
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Lunkhead » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:55 pm

No problem at all, totally understandable as they are pretty odd lyrics. Like I said I think it's fun to have a lyric thread for these covers in the cases where the covers' lyrics differ, so, it's fine where it is. Not to be a bit of a stickler for paperwork but for the Chumpy bonus would you mind also posting the lyrics to the lyric thread for the original fight?

And if the file's too big to post here you could email it to me. I can PM you my email if you want to send it that way.
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:44 am

Ok. I'm back. I posted the lyrics in the original thread, noted as interpreted by me. Sending PM now...
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Lunkhead » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:19 am

PM received, I've sent you an email, you can send the song in your reply. I'll post it when I can. It may not be till late tonight though.
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Lunkhead » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:22 pm

I updated the leaderboard with your cover. I really dug the cover, good stuff! Let me know if you'd like another random song to cover.
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:27 pm

Hey, thanks Lunk. Fun to do. I'll take another song but may take a bit to get to.
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby user » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:09 am

Great job, Paco!
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:45 am

Glad you liked it, User. Bit sloppy, but thought the straight forward approach best. Sorry about the lyrics, I've always struggled hearing them correctly. Cheers!
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:09 pm

Paco, here's your next assignment, if/when you want to get back to this:

"A Woman On Paper" by Billy's Little Trip

Wow, is BLT using a drum machine on that song? Weird!

Let me know if you want to pass and get another random song or if you'll try your hand at this one. Lyrics
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:26 pm

Hey, alright. I'll kick it around. BLT started here still using tape, I believe, and an Alesis drum machine he called Al.
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Re: Covering random songs from the archive

Postby user » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:17 am

Paco Del Stinko wrote:Glad you liked it, User. Bit sloppy, but thought the straight forward approach best. Sorry about the lyrics, I've always struggled hearing them correctly. Cheers!
I think I prefer the new lyrics. I don't know what "e to the high five" means, but I know I like it.

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