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Old 05-01-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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All details on Song Fu 2012 Prompt #5 can be found HERE: http://www.asitecalledfred.com/songfu2012

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #2
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Oh, I'm going to have fun with this one.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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Aaron? You wanna give it another go?
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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Song: http://soundcloud.com/jmaq2/little-jimmy-from-grade-2
MP3: http://soundcloud.com/jmaq2/little-j...ade-2/download

This is a sloppy punk song about a fight on the schoolyard called Little Jimmy From Grade 2.

I was anguished over how I was going to do the guitar, but solved that problem by not including any guitar whatsoever. I think it sounds good without it, but I might be the only one.

It's danceability is questionable, but that depends on how broad your definition of dance is. If you wish to simply slam yourself against others, this song should suffice.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:30 AM   #5
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Aaron? You wanna give it another go?
Yeah, I was thinking about it. I'll see if I can get you some lyrics by the end of the day.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:09 AM   #6
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Just sent you the lyrics via PM
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #7
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Hear is my track for prompt#5. it's called "Battling Big-C" enjoy.

http://davidlightman.bandcamp.com/track/battling-big-c

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Old 05-09-2012, 06:43 AM   #8
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Moved home from college for the summer and, somewhere along the line, my microphone went missing. Noooooooooooooooooo. ;__; Will be sitting it out until I find or replace it, I guess. Just wrote my entry last night, too.
Still looking forward to listening to all of yours.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #9
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Song: http://soundcloud.com/jmaq2/little-jimmy-from-grade-2
MP3: http://soundcloud.com/jmaq2/little-j...ade-2/download

This is a sloppy punk song about a fight on the schoolyard called Little Jimmy From Grade 2.

I was anguished over how I was going to do the guitar, but solved that problem by not including any guitar whatsoever. I think it sounds good without it, but I might be the only one.

It's danceability is questionable, but that depends on how broad your definition of dance is. If you wish to simply slam yourself against others, this song should suffice.
Nice. I could definitely hear a ratty, slightly out of tune guitar for this song in my head. But it works as it is. I like the energy and lyrics. Fun tune.

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Hear is my track for prompt#5. it's called "Battling Big-C" enjoy.

http://davidlightman.bandcamp.com/track/battling-big-c

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"Child, what part of upbeat and danceable didn't you understand?"




Ha. Just kidding. You were probably being ironic. Nice track.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #10
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Now I'm plagued by the desire to see footage of HeyLightman dancing to that song.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #11
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Now I'm plagued by the desire to see footage of HeyLightman dancing to that song.
trust me, nobody wants to see that.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:50 PM   #12
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"Child, what part of upbeat and danceable didn't you understand?"


Ha. Just kidding. You were probably being ironic. Nice track.

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Old 05-10-2012, 10:09 PM   #13
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ok, you want upbeat and danceable? here you go.

"Shortest Battle Ever" Featuring John Hodgman and a special guest appearance by Ken Plume.

This entry is just for fun...

http://davidlightman.bandcamp.com/tr...st-battle-ever

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #14
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I couldn't shake the notion that my song would indeed sound better with guitar, so I added the most basic guitar accompaniment possible (a technique commonly known as "punk guitar"). Bass also, when really shines where the guitar takes a break in the bridge. I used Guitar Hero 4's songmaking tools so they sound like canned garbage, but it's canned garbage that gets the job done.

The song sounds less unique and different this way, but infinitely better. Give it another listen if you're feeling charitable.


(Link is unchanged, because I like Aaron.)


Quick edit for additional thought: Holy crap do I love Shortest Battle Ever. Brilliant and stupid and quick and fun.

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Old 05-12-2012, 07:40 AM   #15
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(Link is unchanged, because I like Aaron.)
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #16
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Hi! This is "This Stupid War", which is a waltz (DANCE!) that may or may not have an anacrucis (UPBEAT!), and may or may not be optimistic (ALSO UPBEAT!).

It's in a major key, anyway.

It is about our ongoing war on insect pests, which increases crop yields wonderfully. And is also, apparently, damaging our brains enough to lower our IQs.

http://guildofscientifictroubadours....is-stupid-war/

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"Shortest Battle Ever" is awesome.
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Moved home from college for the summer and, somewhere along the line, my microphone went missing. Noooooooooooooooooo. ;__; Will be sitting it out until I find or replace it, I guess. Just wrote my entry last night, too.
Still looking forward to listening to all of yours.

Lo-fi trick - you should know that any earphone or speaker can, in a pinch, double as a microphone. It might not be *pretty*, but it's something that works. (Mics and speakers work by converting vibrations - usually from a paper cone {speaker} or diaphragm {microphone} - through a conductive material - a magnet and coil, usually - into electrical signals - through the wire, then vice versa at the other end.)

Metafilter proves I'm not lying: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/728447...se_headphones/

Don't sit it out! MacGyver it!
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:02 PM   #19
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(And just by coincidence, I found this thing seconds after leaving here: http://www.waterstonesoxfordstreet.c...f-the-triffids Glad I didn't hear that before recording.)
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:57 AM   #20
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Here's my entry:

http://nuzzlingwithgnus.bandcamp.com...nt-suck-at-all

I'm not sure how danceable it is. Also, it's more of a temper tantrum than a battle.

I'm looking forward to listening to all the entries! Will there be a listening party?
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