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April 26, 2013 at 2:02 am #388502
Finally settled in to my new home. Woo Portland.
I don’t have a background in customs, since I’ve been doing RBN since forever instead. And I’m not done with that yet, but I will be, and there are certainly customs I’d rather do than my actual obligations.
Nonetheless I am gonna contribute, and I am gonna be super unreliable.
Century of Jazz project
Somewhere around 1914/1915 (etymology is tough to pin down), “jazz” became the name of the music genre. Thus, early next year I’d like to put out a “Century of Jazz” mega-pack that celebrates one of the under-appreciated forces behind rock and roll as we know it. Classic jazz (in all its forms), modern jazz (in all its forms), everything in between. Any and all contributions are appreciated.
St. Germain – “Rose Rouge” (Hop)
Weather Report – “Birdland” (Hop)
Moon Hooch – “Number 9” (Hop)
Us3 – “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)” (Hop)
Frank Zappa – “Peaches en Regalia” (Hop)
PLANNED (subject to change, feel free to claim or collab)
The Dismemberment Pack 01
“What Do You Want Me to Say?”
“The Face of The Earth”
The Dismemberment Pack 02
“A Life of Possibilities”
Moby Pack 01
“We Are All Made of Stars”
“Lift Me Up”
They Might Be Giants Pack 01
“Boss of Me”
“I Can Hear You”
“I Palindrome I”
Swing Revival Pack 01
Squirrel Nut Zippers – “Hell”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – “Zoot Suit Riot”
Brian Setzer Orchestera – “Jump Jive ‘n’ Wail”
New Wave Pack 01
Gary Numan – “Cars”
Murray Head – “One Night in Bangkok”
Thomas Dolby – “She Blinded Me with Science”
90s Alternative Pack 01
Fastball – “Fire Escape”
Semisonic – “Closing Time”
Jesus Jones – “Right Here, Right Now”
90s Alternative Pack 02
Better Than Ezra – “Good”
Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy”
Soul Asylum – “Runaway Train”
Not-Quite-Surf Pack 01
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet – “Having an Average Weekend”
Man or Astro-Man? – “The Human Calculator”
Heuvos Rancheros – “Night of the Iguana”
Midimidis – “There’s Just Far Too Much Going on Upstairs for Me to Feel Comfortable with Myself”
— Salvaged from the RBN lands of “label doesn’t want the band promoting itself”. The rolliest of eyerolls about that.
Big Star – “Don’t Lie to Me”
— I can do this one off an mp3 since it’s all talkies and there’s no keys so my terrible pitch sense shan’t fail me too badly!
Sugarhill Gang – “Rapper’s Delight”
— Radio edit, because I’m not that much of a lunatic.
Johnny Rivers – “Secret Agent Man (Live)”
— There has to be a custom of this out there somewhere already. No way it hasn’t been done.April 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm #398826
Full song or bust.
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I’m going to use this as evidence in the Attempted Murder case against you, as authoring 14 minutes of rap vocals would kill me. I would be dead.
But to that point. Part 1 is a little over 4 minutes, so Part 2 would hit under 10. Making both Magma-safe, so we can get lipsync for the whole thing. I don’t know the technical stuff here yet, but is it possible to append/concat the lipsync results and get around the “lipsync breaks after 10 minutes” issue? ‘Cause I really don’t want to have 4 minutes of rapping with no lipsync when there’s nothing else in the venue worth looking at anyway.April 28, 2013 at 5:11 am #398872
I don’t know if anyone figured out a way to successfully hex edit them together…April 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm #398919I don’t know if anyone figured out a way to successfully hex edit them together…
In that case, bugger. I’ll probably just do Pt. 1, it’s what everyone knows anyway.
I also did a lot of midi hunting, and put a bunch of picks in the first post. Not officially claiming them until I give what I found a better look, but just in case any of those are already in the works…
Also. Surely someone has done some of these They Might Be Giants songs, right? ‘Cause if not here’s three mega-packs worth…
Boss of Me
Working Undercover for the Man
It’s Not My Birthday
I Palindrome I
I Can Hear You
They’ll Need a Crane
I Should Be Allowed to Think
Nothing’s Gonna Change My Clothes
Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
The Statue Got Me High
They Got Lost
James K. Polk
Hey Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had a Deal
Certain People I Could Name
She’s an Angel
Museum of Idiots
Boat of Car
We’re the Replacements
Birdhouse in Your Soul
New York City
Where Your Eyes Don’t Go
Exquisite Dead Guy
Maybe I KnowApril 29, 2013 at 12:01 am #398922Also. Surely someone has done some of these They Might Be Giants songs, right? ‘Cause if not here’s three mega-packs worth…
Well, is espher is who I think he is,
Looks like that could be a From the Vault release.April 29, 2013 at 12:16 am #398923
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Oh, I just assumed so because you had a post where you said you did “Walkie Talkie Man,” and that guy’s channel had “Walkie Talkie Man,” so I put two and two together and… apparently I got twelve.April 29, 2013 at 12:22 am #398925No, that one’s not mine. ” src=”/wp-content/uploads/invision_emoticons/default_SA_emot-3.gif” />
Well, nonetheless that chart has… room for improvement, certainly. 😡April 29, 2013 at 1:06 am #398927No, that one’s not mine. ” src=”/wp-content/uploads/invision_emoticons/default_SA_emot-3.gif”>
Oh, I just assumed so because you had a post where you said you did “Walkie Talkie Man,” and that guy’s channel had “Walkie Talkie Man,” so I put two and two together and… apparently I got twelve.
Yeah, someone else had also done Walkie Talkie Man, as I found out finishing mine up. Our vocal charts were eerily similar (so much so that I think I nicked a couple of his phrase placements when I was comparing them) but the others differ iirc.May 1, 2013 at 11:53 pm #399056
My first proper custom is Gary Numan – “Cars”. Because it’s dumb simple. Notes on the current version (b050113):
May 2, 2013 at 2:42 am #399066
- There’s a lyrics typo I forgot to fix.
- No venue yet.
- I haven’t recorded a dryvox for lipsync.
- Mix needs a little more work.
- The version of the song I have is only about 3:30 and fades out; I’ve seen info that says the song should be closer to 4:00. Don’t know what happened there, don’t remember where I got it from (it was early college era). I think the end drags enough as it is, but I want comments and advice on how the ending was approached.
Well, you handled the fade-out better than I handle them. Then again, I don’t handle them and chart as much of the fade-out as my ears allow.
One thing I wanna point out is the first tambourine break. I usually prefer to leave a little more space between the last hit and the next word so the singer has time to get the mic to their mouth (and their thumb to the Back button). Mostly because I don’t think anyone wants another “Flathead.”
Also, a proper count-in would be dandy.
Everything with the “guitar” seems all honky-doory Expert and Hard, even though they’re the same chart. Then again, the song is so simple, there’s not much you can do about it. One alternate I can offer to the Medium difficulty’s ending riff would be Y
>B->Y->R->Y->R->G. Nothing really wrong with it as it is, my suggestion just goes with my authoring style of green being the lowest note in a wrapped up sequence. For Easy, I’d move the opening riff to O—->B->O->Y.May 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm #399125
I’ll be updating Cars and the Danza tracks tonight.
Question for peoples (mostly the C3 coordinators): is there any preference on packs vs. singles? Just about any song I can think to consider doing, I quickly think of some artist or theme pack to toss it in. And half of those, I can actually get material to make them work. I have no issue spacing out my releases into eclectic packs, vs. a more frequent stream of random singles. So I’m curious if people think I should stop looking at packs or start looking at more packs.May 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm #399126
I don’t think there’s a formal preference either way, but speaking personally, I would rather see a pack from an artist than three singles at a rate of one per month.May 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm #399128I don’t think there’s a formal preference either way, but speaking personally, I would rather see a pack from an artist than three singles at a rate of one per month.
Agreed. How about theme/genre packs? The jazz pack in the OP is starting to become a pet project, but it’s also starting to splinter into three or four different genre packs (thinking about jazz century/swing revival/jazz royalty, just so far).
(I like discussing and planning way more than is healthy. :x)
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