My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Reviews)

Discuss upcoming, current, and previous song fights.
User avatar
Billy's Little Trip
Odie
Posts: 12000
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:56 pm
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums, Skin Flute
Recording Method: analog to digital via Presonus FireBox, Cubase and a porn machine
Submitting as: Billy's Little Trip, Billy and the Psychotics
Location: Cali fucking ornia

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:14 am

Manhattan Glutton wrote: Denny and the Psycho - I love how the groove builds up. I'm not sure how I feel about Chris's vocal role in this song - it makes me feel uncomfortable. Denny's vocals are awesome as usual. Vote.
You might be more comfortable if you take the stick out of your ass. :P And yeah, I do suck, thanks for the vote. ;)
User avatar
Manhattan Glutton
Loris
Posts: 1530
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:10 pm
Instruments: Angst
Recording Method: REAPER
Location: Madison, WI
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by Manhattan Glutton » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:14 pm

Billy's Little Trip wrote:And yeah, I do suck
I'm just sayin'... hearing you make those sounds was not on my list of things to do before I die. I made no judgement on the quality of those sounds. 8-)
If I had a dollar for every one of my songs j$ has called a 90s pastiche, I'd have $1 for every song I've written.

Nur Ein Archives | The New Ugly Podcast
User avatar
dirgetheband
Marmoset
Posts: 115
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:52 pm
Instruments: Guitar, Bass
Recording Method: Pro Tools 8 M-Powered, Dell XPS 630, M-Audio Delta 66/44, Tascam 488 & 424, NCH WavePad
Submitting as: Dirge
Location: St. Louis MO
Contact:

Re: First impressions, from a prick

Post by dirgetheband » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:31 pm

Meatwad wrote:
Märk wrote:I hate synthpop and rap, and love rock and roll. There, I said it.
Klownhole: I wish I could vote for this 1000 times. "No more buttsecks" Awesome.
It's awesome that you could tell we were saying "No more buttsecks" instead of "No more buttsex". You have a very discerning ear. For quality.
Would you post the rest of the lyrics in the ol' archive? 'Twould be much appreciated.
DT
User avatar
RangerDenni
Loris
Posts: 1205
Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:00 am
Instruments: vocals, piano, other noisy stuff
Recording Method: cubase, pianoteq, desperation.
Submitting as: DJRD, BatP, Mr.N's BoS, MPDG
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by RangerDenni » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:46 pm

Billy's Little Trip wrote: And yeah, I do suck, thanks for the vote. ;)
I thought you sounded nice; and that we sounded pleasant singing together, and that you mix well as per usually :) that is my tiny review-let for YOU, sir! :)

Next time I shall probably write lyrics which are slightly more angsty tho; but that is just me :)
"Really interesting how the point you’re making slowly emerges like Martin Sheen from the mud in Apocalypse Now..." ~j$
hillbilly

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by hillbilly » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:35 pm

Meatwad---- just say no, to that buttsecks stuff :0
User avatar
Märk
Chimpanzee
Posts: 2019
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 8:35 pm
Instruments: Guitar, bass
Recording Method: Presonus Audiobox 44VSL
Submitting as: Sven Mullet
Location: Not the USA
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by Märk » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:17 pm

I wrote a song about buttsecks a while ago. I wrote it for Billy's Little Trip, who gave me the title "Uranus Looks Beautiful Tonight". I am definitely in the pro-buttsecks category, although it has to be the hetero kind (a dude and a chick)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36459750/svenmullet_uranus.mp3
like a shark riding on an elephant's back, trampling and devouring everything in its path
User avatar
Manhattan Glutton
Loris
Posts: 1530
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:10 pm
Instruments: Angst
Recording Method: REAPER
Location: Madison, WI
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by Manhattan Glutton » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:45 pm

This may or may not be interesting to folks - just me singing the song with my acoustic. youtube
If I had a dollar for every one of my songs j$ has called a 90s pastiche, I'd have $1 for every song I've written.

Nur Ein Archives | The New Ugly Podcast
User avatar
Spintown
Tamarin
Posts: 392
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:27 pm
Submitting as: Spintown
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by Spintown » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:14 am

http://spintown79.blogspot.com/2011/12/ ... nough.html

I'm going to be really short on time for awhile. I'm in the process of moving, I have SpinTunes #4 to plan & other things going on taking up a lot of time. So in an effort to plow through this round quickly I will not be commenting on songs unless the lyrics have been posted in the Song Fight Lyric Archive.

bgm - Very sad song. Enjoyed the overall experience & thought the vocals were perfect for such a lonely song. (voted)

Semolina Pilchards - My favorite story of the fight. It's funny without being too silly. Musically it kinda bored me though, and at times the singer seemed bored. (voted)

The John Benjamin Band - Music was cool at times, but the first "Let's be together/Let's be interstellar" line jarred me a bit. The transitions weren't bad, but it's an unusual sound & I think I just wasn't ready for it. Lyrically it's not for me, but it's the most memorable song of the fight. (voted)

Billy & The Psychotics - When it started...honestly I about did a facepalm for you. BUT, it didn't take long for me to hear that you actually came up with a nice sound. Musically it was fun & the vocals were great. Lyrically not for me.

Berkeley Social Scene - Too repetitive for me, and I didn't care for the bare bones story.

heine - Felt really long, and the performance was too robot like for me to get into it.

Paco del Stinko - Enjoyed the music throughout. I liked the angle you took, telling people to be more independent. Just didn't think the lyrics were as creative as your music.

Pigfarmer Jr - You made me hungry.

Ross Durand - The first half is something I'd expect off a children's CD. Raffie-ish. The 2nd half went in a different direction lyrically, and it tried to make the song more than I felt it should have been.

(I also voted for Hip Hop Anonymous & Manhattan Glutton)
user
Tamarin
Posts: 287
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:43 am

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by user » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:40 am

Unfortunately, my enjoyment of a song is not necessarily proportional to the amount of work, thought, talent, or skill put into it.

That said, I voted for Guiterrorists, JBB, ShotPounder, and Monkey Touchers. No offense to all the songfighters who know their song was way better than Monkey Touchers'. Great fight!
User avatar
wickedcripple
A New Player
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:20 am
Instruments: Lyrics, Vocals (raps,rymes, Whatever).80'S SYNTH
Recording Method: Adobe Audition, Samson (Shure knockoff)
Submitting as: Billy Oh!
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by wickedcripple » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:03 am

Correct me if I'm wrong (cause I know you will ) :) ... I thought we can only vote for 2 artist. Cause that's what I did. It was SOOO hard to narrow it down to 2 this week.
User avatar
wickedcripple
A New Player
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:20 am
Instruments: Lyrics, Vocals (raps,rymes, Whatever).80'S SYNTH
Recording Method: Adobe Audition, Samson (Shure knockoff)
Submitting as: Billy Oh!
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by wickedcripple » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:05 am

Never mind .. i guess we can ... for some reason i thought only 2. (sigh) Mow I know, and KNOWING is half the battle. :)
User avatar
RangerDenni
Loris
Posts: 1205
Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:00 am
Instruments: vocals, piano, other noisy stuff
Recording Method: cubase, pianoteq, desperation.
Submitting as: DJRD, BatP, Mr.N's BoS, MPDG
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by RangerDenni » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:45 am

Manhattan Glutton wrote:This may or may not be interesting to folks - just me singing the song with my acoustic. youtube
Thanksa! :) I am your new subscriber. That's a nice green hoody and I do really still enjoy your last belty singy note. This is true of your song as well.
"Really interesting how the point you’re making slowly emerges like Martin Sheen from the mud in Apocalypse Now..." ~j$
User avatar
Billy's Little Trip
Odie
Posts: 12000
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:56 pm
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums, Skin Flute
Recording Method: analog to digital via Presonus FireBox, Cubase and a porn machine
Submitting as: Billy's Little Trip, Billy and the Psychotics
Location: Cali fucking ornia

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:13 pm

Märk wrote:I wrote a song about buttsecks a while ago. I wrote it for Billy's Little Trip, who gave me the title "Uranus Looks Beautiful Tonight". I am definitely in the pro-buttsecks category, although it has to be the hetero kind (a dude and a chick)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36459750/svenmullet_uranus.mp3
You did that prompt title Justice. :D
User avatar
Heine
Tarsier
Posts: 95
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:25 pm
Instruments: Guitar, Bass
Recording Method: Presonus FP10, Cubase
Submitting as: SoFa Productions Inc., heine
Location: Hannover, Germany
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by Heine » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:08 pm

Reviews "That's enough" - Besprechung "Das ist genug"

Votes in order I like:

the pannacotta army - Wow! Music and words melt into each other. Perfect production. It carries such a beautiful feeling. If you ever put out a record please tell me. I want more of that. My number one, this time. Vote.

The John Benjamin Band - Fine melodies, fine production. But what really got me was (listening while driving) when I misheard "Let's pee together". (I ever hear it since then. I had to read your lyrics: O.k., I was wrong.) Shame on me. To me a really funny song, so: Vote.

Billy Oh! - Oh, I really like this. Fine harmonies. I like it very much when your voice gets to the edge. Really… so: Vote!

Manhattan Glutton
- We are in SongFight! And I really love this song (itself). Production would benefit from a wider dynamic range. Well, it's not that I could do it better but maybe you can: try to sing these lyrics much "dirtier"! I love the "aaahhh"-part around 3:50 (A day in a life-feel). Clear vote!

Pigfarmer Jr - Nearly the same as Manhattan Glutton. I really love the song itself. I would love to hear it from a real band. In my mind I hear it a little slower and sloppier; maybe in style of Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Because I love the song: Vote.

bgm - Very pleasing. A simple but fine production. Vote.

Dejected Motives
- Electronic body music, kinda DAF style. Nice keys like MGMT's Kids or Caravan's Land of grey and pink. Don't mind too much that it's overdriven. To me it sounds more like a really cool bootleg recorded in an old factory ruin. Vote.

Others in random order:

Monkey Touchers - The falsetto part shows that there's a feeling for nice melodies. Work it out.

Klownhole - Very violent. Nice playing but I really couldn't get into it.

Paco del Stinko - I really like your most of your work. But this time I… just… don't like it. The best part (for me) is that much too short guitar solo. Sorry.

Mike Lamb (feat. Suckweasel) - Vocoder vocals. Nice backing track.

Ripping Hammer - Hmmm… What first grabbed me were the drum breaks. Great playing. The rest is o.k., too.

Life In Decibels - The beginning grabbed my attention but then it went. I don't know why.

heine - Yes, too long. Even to me it's boring. Lyrically not my best but still there's a little message: Sometimes you gotta say no to live satisfied and self-determined. That's not too bad, isn't it?

Berkeley Social Scene
- Nice song, I particularly enjoyed drums and bass playing.

Semolina Pilchards
- Hohoho Heeheehee Huhuhu, nice name. I like the arrangement of natural guitars and drums quite much. The verses are very pleasing but when it comes to the chorus it somehow needs something more catchy.

Billy & The Psychotics
- Me, I'm not fond of that a capella thing. But I really like these irresistible female vocals.

Ross Durand
- You're really a great song wrighter (oh… did I create a new mixture for writer and fighter?!? ;-)) But I don't understand the Ukulele hype. I like your guitar more. (BTW: While I'm writing this the sound of one of my favorite collabs Durand Durand comes outa my speakers...)

ShotPounder - A bit too violent for me. But nice playing, anyway.

GreaseMonkey
- Is it the Commodore 64? (I still got mine!) First time listening wasn't easy but after sometimes I got some wonderful melodies. Did you program all this? If you did, you've got a very fine taste for harmonies, melodies and stuff. Vocal recording could be reworked to make it a real fine piece of nerd music. (Maybe collab with someone?)

Hip Hop Anonymous
- Production seemed a little flat to me. But in its genre it seemed to have everything.

Guiterrorists - Nice guitar treatment (or torture). You've got a lot of ideas and good feeling. Great talent. Drums are a little static; they could be just a little groovier. I used to like this in the nineties. Because there were no lyrics I couldn't figure out what in there is enough.
www.heine-musik.de - Paragon of Teutonic Gloominess
hillbilly

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by hillbilly » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:21 pm

Wicked, Bgm and Panty Army got my votes
User avatar
RangerDenni
Loris
Posts: 1205
Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:00 am
Instruments: vocals, piano, other noisy stuff
Recording Method: cubase, pianoteq, desperation.
Submitting as: DJRD, BatP, Mr.N's BoS, MPDG
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by RangerDenni » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:33 pm

Dear BLT, maker of silly-sandwiches,
I shall try to PROMPT-ly get all tracks and lyrics to you. Like, as in a timely fashion.

For this PROMPT!!!
x
iRoll-ingesquely,
DJRD :)

Oh, and !!!
Dear People
thank you for your reviews so very much :) writing these lyrics made the tips of my ears feel funny - but I felt good about my singing and like how we sound singing together on the track in an Office for Surely-type of way. We are ready to go backBack and do something more similar-yet-different as well, I think! :) who knows these things?
"Really interesting how the point you’re making slowly emerges like Martin Sheen from the mud in Apocalypse Now..." ~j$
User avatar
Spud
Lemur
Posts: 4744
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:25 am
Instruments: Bass, Keyboards, eHorn
Submitting as: Octothorpe
Location: Seattle
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by Spud » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:29 am

Let me make this perfectly clear. There are no prompts.
"I only listen to good music. And Octothorpe." - Marcus Kellis
Song Fight! The Rockening
User avatar
Billy's Little Trip
Odie
Posts: 12000
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:56 pm
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums, Skin Flute
Recording Method: analog to digital via Presonus FireBox, Cubase and a porn machine
Submitting as: Billy's Little Trip, Billy and the Psychotics
Location: Cali fucking ornia

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:42 pm

Spud wrote:Let me make this perfectly clear. There are no prompts.
Prompts are for dorks. :P
User avatar
RangerDenni
Loris
Posts: 1205
Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:00 am
Instruments: vocals, piano, other noisy stuff
Recording Method: cubase, pianoteq, desperation.
Submitting as: DJRD, BatP, Mr.N's BoS, MPDG
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by RangerDenni » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:48 pm

Billy's Little Trip wrote:
Spud wrote:Let me make this perfectly clear. There are no prompts.
Prompts are for dorks. :P
well gee whiz.. you told me that a dork was actually whale penis too. urk. :/
"Really interesting how the point you’re making slowly emerges like Martin Sheen from the mud in Apocalypse Now..." ~j$
user
Tamarin
Posts: 287
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:43 am

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by user » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:40 pm

dork |dôrk|
noun
informal a dull, slow-witted, or socially inept person.
• vulgar slang the penis.
DERIVATIVES
dorky adjective
ORIGIN 1960s (originally U.S., in the sense ‘penis’ ): perhaps a variant of dirk , influenced by dick 1 .
Not even necessarily specific to whales, apparently.
User avatar
Spud
Lemur
Posts: 4744
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:25 am
Instruments: Bass, Keyboards, eHorn
Submitting as: Octothorpe
Location: Seattle
Contact:

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by Spud » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:57 pm

the panna cotta army wrote: Henceforth, "The Pannacotta Army" is how I will submit. I doubt spud would be arsed to go back and change names now even if it was possible, not surprisingly!
PS - maybe I shouldn't mention it but also entered under the name of oddbod in the past
I have consolidated all the Panna Cotta and Pannacotta entries under "The Pannacotta Army". I have left Oddbod on its own.

SPUD
"I only listen to good music. And Octothorpe." - Marcus Kellis
Song Fight! The Rockening
User avatar
Mike Lamb
Marmoset
Posts: 183
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:34 pm
Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Tin Whistle
Recording Method: Reason
Submitting as: Mike Lamb, The Nutwalls, Kasper, The Narcaloungers, Die Toten Schlaghosen
Location: Woodland, CA

Re: My caffeine intake, however, is not (That's Enough Revie

Post by Mike Lamb » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:59 pm

the panna cotta army wrote: Mike Lamb (feat. Suckweasel) - no vote because with all those mixed era retro sounds (ring my bell syndrum, DX7 bassline, vocoder, etc) this should really be some sort of pastiche but it clearly isn't. Not floating my boat but I am slightly curious as to what Suckweasel's contribution was however.

I feel bad about this. Suckweasel came up with the synth bass in the chorus part ("the truth is so unkind.") I took the bass and manipulated it into a song.
"Admittedly, I did not know what to expect with Kasper, but they, I think, just rocked our collective socks off." - GlennCase
Post Reply