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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:12 pm
by Adam!
On my father's recommendation I borrowed A Brief History of Time from the public library which--in a roundabout way--lead me to google Steven Hawking about 10 years later, at which point I discovered MC Hawking who linked to MC Frontalot who linked here.

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:16 pm
by LMNOP
USA Today "Hot Sites" - Feb 2004

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:17 pm
by c.lÄyne
word of mouth---magnatune---brad sucks

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:42 pm
by Tonamel
It was mentioned on the Through the Looking Glass forums.

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:32 pm
by Leaf
Puce wrote:On my father's recommendation I borrowed A Brief History of Time from the public library which--in a roundabout way--lead me to google Steven Hawking about 10 years later, at which point I discovered MC Hawking who linked to MC Frontalot who linked here.
Oh, that is so you.

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:00 pm
by Albatross
Heard about it from Rabid Garfunkel. He found it when it was linked directly from Penny Arcade - that was the same week that MC Frontalot got 600+ votes.

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:03 pm
by jack
blue posted something about it on craigslist in the musician section, where i always surf for cheap gear.

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:43 pm
by Lunkhead
Shouldn't fluffy be chiming in with "I heard of SongFight! before you were a gleam in your daddy's eyes, you whippersnappers!"? He's been posting a little longer than I've been listening.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 6:47 am
by Denyer
al gore told me about it.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:24 am
by jimtyrrell
I had a long bout of writer's block, and was looking for a bit of lyric writing help. In my search I happened upon the Narbotic site Lunkhead mentioned earlier in this thread, and then found SF. This was the day before Moscow, Idaho entries were due. I had a song written that night.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:08 am
by j$
Are you guys talking about the not very lamented actually Sharemachine? Or is that something else entirely?

I remember they had some good titles but were far too discouraging in the entry stakes. And some people think songfight's tough!

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:48 am
by sausage boy
for some reason, I read that as Chermachine... which, to me, seemed so terrifingly scary.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 9:47 am
by Eric Y.
i said "link from a songfighters website" but that isn't quite accurate...

the short answer: i found songfight through kompressor.

the less short answer: i found drew through kompressor and came to songfight directly via the short-lived sharing machine competition.

* * * * stop reading here if you are lazy or don't care * * * *

the LONG answer: sometime around 2001 or 2002 the girl i was dating at the time got kompressor's song "don't dance" e-mailed to her, and we liked the song a lot. a few months after this i was searching out more kompressor stuff (i think this is when his songs were posted at ampcast or wherever) i found the original songfight site -- poked around a bit (discovered octothorpe in the process) and i thought it was about the coolest idea ever. however the site was pretty much dead at the time (whenever that was) and i found elsewhere something called "meanwhile", evidently a sort of songfight-junior for those unhappy with the site being dead. too lazy or pressed for time to investigate further, i forgot about it.

around the same time, i found that kompressor cds and t-shirts were being sold via the "drew store" (at corrupt.net), and poking around a bit i found stuff like "lego porn" and weird stories about ninja squirrels. kept an eye on the site for a while, and maybe a year later "toothpaste for dinner" was born. read this daily and when "the sharing machine" wannabe-songfight began, i wrote and submitted a couple songs, and also in e-mail communication with drew said the concept reminded me of the old songfight website, which i remembered had died some time back. he wrote back that it had been reborn and was going strong again. or something like that. so a week or two later when sharing machine bit the big one (insert witty commentary here), i decided to test the waters at songfight proper -- "troublemaker" was the title; i wrote some reviews and then recorded/submitted several songs beginning with "direct to helmet". and here we are.

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j$ wrote:Are you guys talking about the not very lamented actually Sharemachine? Or is that something else entirely?
i'm not sure whom you refer to when you say "you guys" but immediately prior to your message jim t. was talking about narbotic's website... this is totally unrelated. after dropping songfight, for a few years narbotic had operated a personal site which was precisely the opposite concept: other people sent him titles and he wrote the songs. (now also defunct, but formerly linked via the "originated by narbotic" text on the SF main page).

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:10 am
by Niveous
jolly roger wrote:Dr. Spectacular's Power Circus entered their Adonai song ... I'm actually their drummer, but I was left out of the recording for that song (I was at school, apparently) and our guitarist and keyboardist did the drum tracks. They told everyone to go on and vote for them, so I checked it out, and I loved it. So now I am here.
Let that be a lesson to you: Wanna stay in the band, cut class.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:10 am
by Lunkhead
I thought Colin/Narbotic was running his "send me a title and I'll write a song" site before he started SongFight!, but I could be wrong.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:33 pm
by Spud
Lunkhead wrote:I though Colin/Narbotic was running his "send me a title and I'll write a song" site before he started SongFight!, but I could be wrong.
I believe you are correct, sir.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:37 pm
by Spud
Kompressor > Exploding Dog > Dumbrella > Song Fight!

Or something similar, perhaps in a slightly different order.
It was Stubs who found it and insisted that we enter.
Octothorpe was formed for the sole purpose of entering Song Fight!

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 2:05 pm
by roymond
Spud wrote:Octothorpe was formed for the sole purpose of entering Song Fight!
No wonder the general public has problems with genetic modification, cloning, etc.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 6:37 pm
by Kweep
them wreckdom fellers let me play on a couple of their tracks... and i dug it! one thing lead to another... and a sheep and a fifth of bourbon later and here i am.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 6:51 pm
by king_arthur
I think I heard about songfight on the rec.music.makers.songwriting newsgroup, way, way back. Although it might have been a reference on Glade's songwriting bulletin board, but probably r.m.m.s.

Charles

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:36 pm
by Hoblit
i was listening to 99x in Atlanta via web stream. (Back when they had the best morning show in the world) They had a guy who came on once a week and touted off a few cool websites in his bit. Songfight was one of them.

--don't bother past this point--

Another guy was here who was listening that same morning. He's not been around in years but he entered a few songs too. Broken Class... Sore Looser... Gkort was his messege boards handle. Whats funnier...I called that morning show once after that because they were looking for people in other cities listening to their show via web...and Gkort heard me on the radio that particular morning. Oh and we laughed...good times...good times.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:47 pm
by obscurity
Someone linked to Songfight! (and somesongs) from slashdot (not an article, but buried in the comments somewhere).