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Music Buddies 2: The Summer of Songs

Last posted Jun 11, 2013 at 01:37AM EDT. Added May 31, 2013 at 11:07PM EDT
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So, as some of you may remember, Verbose had this great idea several months ago. I was on a bit of a break at the time, so I missed all of the fun, but I think sufficient time has passed for us to try this fun little game again. So Verbose and I have agreed to revive the idea and we’ll be working together to do this again. Well, most of the work will be done by him, but still.

Here’s how this goes: the majority of us, from what I can tell, really enjoy music, and I’ve found that great joy can be had in sharing that music with others. Plus, as a listener, hearing various styles of music and being attentive to others’ tastes can introduce you to some great music you might have otherwise never heard. Therefore, we’re going to take that premise and organize it into a game, stealing using the same pattern Verbose did eight months or so ago.

That’s right, it’s a forum game, but unlike other forum games, there are no winners and losers per se, outside of individual enjoyment. This is simply a chance for the community to get together, share some tracks, and have a good time.

Now, for the mechanics I’m stealing straight from good old Verbs:

1) If you’re interested in joining something like this, post here. This is not a huge commitment of any sort, but we want things to run effectively, so please don’t sign up if you know you’re not going to do with it.

2) Everyone will be assigned a number based on when, after these intro posts by me and Verbose, he/she posts in the thread; I.E., the first person to post that they’re interested is no. 1, the second no. 2, and so forth.

3) Verbose will work his voodoo magic, and everyone will be randomly assigned a partner based on the pool of those interested. See where this is going yet?

4) This is your buddy. Love your buddy. Cherish your buddy. But don’t abuse your buddy, please. You’ll be with your buddy for 7 days.

5) During that week, you will give your buddy a link to one song per day for each day of the week. Try to share things you really like, and variety is encouraged, but not required (heck, none of this is required). Be nice, and actually listen to the song you receive each day. It’ll take just a few minutes of your life.

6) If you like your buddy’s taste, great! Don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to one song a day if you’re really enjoying what you’re hearing. Just be sure to tell your buddy that you want to hear more.

7) Be honest, but not mean. If you really just don’t like what you’re hearing, don’t lie about it. But don’t be a jerk. Just ask you buddy to mix it up a little.

Other things to remember, again stolen from Verbose:

- Make sure you can actually participate during the week. Nothing sucks more than to get bailed on while everyone else is having fun. Should this happen, or should we have an odd number of people sign up, I’ll volunteer to be the odd man out. In other words, I will partner up with whoever does not have a partner at any given time. Trust me, I’ve got plenty of weird music to share with you people.

-Keep in mind your partner has 24 hours to post his/her link. Crap happens. Don’t get worried if your buddy hasn’t posted late into the day. If they miss a day, give them time to catch up.

-If you fall behind, catch up. If you miss a day, post two songs the next day, and so forth. But don’t be that guy. Don’t abandon people.

-If you’ve been abandoned or feel like you have, contact me or Verbose and we’ll sort it out.

-Post your song links on walls or via PM. If we get a million embeds in this thread, browsers will react poorly. That being said, feel free to discuss your buddy’s posts in here. But again, let’s not embed in this thread to save everyone the headaches.

Well, are you interested in doing this, guys? If not, that’s cool. But it seemed a fun thing to bring back. Any questions?


List of interested users:

  • Mack
  • *Verbose (if needed)
  • Adam DeLand
  • opspe
  • Crouching Sloth
  • Mike
  • Ωuantum Meme
  • Kyntak
  • level4outbreak
  • Vino

(Total of 10 so far. I expect to begin randomizing at Saturday (today) 11pm Eastern, and have the pairs by 11:59pm Saturday night.)

Last edited Jun 01, 2013 at 07:22PM EDT
May 31, 2013 at 11:07PM EDT
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You’re almost as stupid as the OP of the first one for making this thread. Count me in.

May 31, 2013 at 11:20PM EDT
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One other thing I forgot to mention: assuming more than a few people are interested, I intend for the first full day to begin Saturday night/Sunday morning at midnight, making Sunday the first full day and the first 24 hour period to post your first song to your respective buddies.

Obviously that would be difficult to do without a partner, so we’ll have that all squared away by tomorrow night, and we’ll be sure to contact you regarding who your buddy is before midnight, most likely listing the full pairings here in this thread.

So, tomorrow night we’ll get started. I realize that some who may want to join (assuming anyone wants to join) may not see the thread until after that time, so we can make concessions to those who want to jump in late. Despite all of the guidelines, this is a very casual enterprise.

So, any more questions?

May 31, 2013 at 11:21PM EDT
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I’ll get in this again.

May 31, 2013 at 11:23PM EDT
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I’m in

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Jun 01, 2013 at 06:04AM EDT
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I’ll involve myself this time, despite technically not being able to do this even more so this time round.

Jun 01, 2013 at 10:21AM EDT
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I agree with Blue Screen, I feel this will end badly for me.
But I will, in spite of that, participate. This probably won’t end too horribly..

I hope.

Jun 01, 2013 at 10:52AM EDT
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Oh, come now. What’s the worst thing that could happen?
 

 
…Y’all like Kenny G Holiday albums, don’t you?
 
 
 
 
Just out of curiosity. It’s unrelated probably I think.

Jun 01, 2013 at 11:09AM EDT
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Verbose wrote:

Oh, come now. What’s the worst thing that could happen?
 

 
…Y’all like Kenny G Holiday albums, don’t you?
 
 
 
 
Just out of curiosity. It’s unrelated probably I think.

Maybe someone sends me a link to music thats wave frequency is so intense, it liquefies my brain!
I COULD DIE!!

And, I like jazz in general, so, yeah, like Kenny G :o

Jun 01, 2013 at 11:48AM EDT
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Ok, I guess I’m in.

…Y’all like Kenny G Holiday albums, don’t you?

…Lord have mercy.

@Mack
Love that Nujabes image.

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Jun 01, 2013 at 11:50AM EDT
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Top Fun wrote:

Ok, I guess I’m in.

…Y’all like Kenny G Holiday albums, don’t you?

…Lord have mercy.

@Mack
Love that Nujabes image.

Thanks man. If I end up participating (and let’s face it, I hope I do) my buddy will be hearing some Nujabes. Nujabes rocks my socks.

Jun 01, 2013 at 01:03PM EDT
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Hey Verbose, if you spam me, I’ll spam you with Daft Punk back!

Jun 01, 2013 at 02:26PM EDT
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Alright, gents and…I think we’re all gents?

This is what I do’ed:

  • First, I took the people who said they wanted to participate (BSOD, if your post was in interest of playing, then you’ll take my spot.)
    • I assigned them numbers 1 through 10 as they first posted and expressed interest (as they are listed in the OP. I have mine under Mack, because we both expressed interest before the thread got started.)
  • Second, I randomly assigned each participant a unique number 1 through 10. We all had numbers to begin with, but the assignment wasn’t random. It was based on order of expressed interest.
  • This list is as follows:
    • Mack 10 – Mike 1
    • Verbose 4 – Crouching Sloth 2
    • Adam DeLand 8 – opspe 3
    • opspe 3 – Verbose 4
    • Crouching Sloth 2 – Kyntak 5
    • Mike 1 – Vino 6
    • Ωuantum Meme 7 – Ωuantum Meme 7
    • Kyntak 5 – Adam DeLand 8
    • level4outbreak 9 – level4outbreak 9
    • Vino 6 – Mack 10
  • Third, I simply ran multiple randomizations where the only numbers available were 1 and 2 in a draw of 10 numbers. The first instance where there were 5 “1” draws and 5 “2” draws determined the pairings. Number 1 got the first instance of 1 or 2 and was paired with the next instance of the number that was not drawn.

  • The pairings are listed below:
    • Mike 1 – opspe 3
    • Crouching Sloth 2 – Verbose 4
    • Kyntak 5 – Ωuantum Meme 7
    • Vino 6 – Adam DeLand 8
    • level4outbreak 9 – Mack 10

If I had more time, then I would have ran sequences with pairs of 5 or figured out a way to make pairs unique, but it’s about 11:57pm now, and you guys need time to learn of your buddy, hunt him down, and start sending him music.
 
Have at it.

Jun 01, 2013 at 11:57PM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

@Verbose

It was. Hence “I’m in”.

Soooo I’m with Crouching Sloth?

Actually I think I’m with Verbose. Not that I have any problems with being you’re buddy. I’m sure you’d make a lovely skin suit.

Jun 02, 2013 at 12:16AM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

@Verbose

It was. Hence “I’m in”.

Soooo I’m with Crouching Sloth?

Yep.

I went by your first post, and I was in a rush to catch the text of the second one.

Jun 02, 2013 at 12:17AM EDT
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@Sloth

Verbose is swapping himself for me. So we’re buddies.

I’m not worried, I’m safely inside your computer, crashing your software. You might want to save your work more frequently though

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Jun 02, 2013 at 12:32AM EDT
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Oh :o
So, double check: Ωuantum Meme is my buddy, correct?
Also. Verbose, you’re a mathmagician ._.

Jun 02, 2013 at 12:33AM EDT
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Hey, Verbose! What would happen if a new challenger appears and wants to join in the shenanigans?

Jun 02, 2013 at 12:47AM EDT
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Jostin Asuncion wrote:

Hey, Verbose! What would happen if a new challenger appears and wants to join in the shenanigans?

BSOD. Jostin is your partner now.

Jun 02, 2013 at 02:19AM EDT
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opspe wrote:

I’ll get in this again.

I’ll help you through what will happen

comrade

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Jun 02, 2013 at 09:22AM EDT
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Vino sent me “St. James Infirmary Blues” by Cab Calloway, and I was quite surprised that STDs were mentioned in songs back then, though I couldn’t quite hear them in the lyrics. As for the music, I didn’t think there was much power to it like I’d expect from Big Band music, but once Cab started singing, that’s were the power came in. He certainly knew how to perform, and he kept doing so until his death at age 86.

Jun 03, 2013 at 07:27PM EDT
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I haven’t gotten songs yet, so still waiting. Did send opspe two songs a few minutes ago, forgot it yesterday :/

Jun 04, 2013 at 03:49AM EDT
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Hey mike, I can figure out what’s going on. sorry to just get on that.

Anyone else having problems? how were your last couple of songs?

Jun 05, 2013 at 08:55AM EDT
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My partner showed me porn (;¬д¬)

lol, not really. Turns out, we both like Classical and electro musicses, so that’s good o3o (bout to send my next pick in a few minutes)

Jun 05, 2013 at 08:58AM EDT
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My day 2 song was “Sweet Chin Music (Fisher King’s Anthem)” by milo. Now normally, I don’t like rap, especially underground rap due to its tendency to curse every other line, and I get real mad when an act gets into the Top 40 (lookin’ at you A$AP Rocky). However, this was much better than expected. As you said, it seemed to be a form of nerd rap kind of like B.o.B., and there wasn’t much cursing to distract me.

My day 3 song was “Take My Time” by Junior Senior, I thought it was a very interesting one indeed. I came in expecting some sort of bubblegum pop like Toy Box or Aqua, but I got something much better instead. In fact, I swear I heard it somewhere before, but I have no idea where. I was also surprised to find out the singers on the track were Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson of The B-52’s. Interesting that a European indie act would recruit singers from a American mainstream act.

Jun 05, 2013 at 09:57AM EDT
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Still haven’t received songs, nor an answer to the ones I sent :/

Jun 05, 2013 at 10:25AM EDT
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Mike wrote:

Still haven’t received songs, nor an answer to the ones I sent :/

I assume you sent them via PM, because I don’t see any links or embeds on his wall. But opspe’s been active on KYM, so maybe’ he’s just been busy. It’s not like him to miss something like that.

Give it another day, and if he doesn’t respond, PM me, and I’ll make new arrangements.

Jun 05, 2013 at 01:51PM EDT
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Verbose wrote:

I assume you sent them via PM, because I don’t see any links or embeds on his wall. But opspe’s been active on KYM, so maybe’ he’s just been busy. It’s not like him to miss something like that.

Give it another day, and if he doesn’t respond, PM me, and I’ll make new arrangements.

I indeed sent him the links via PM, so he may have overlooked it.
Anyway, if I get no respond, I’ll PM you

Jun 05, 2013 at 01:54PM EDT
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Kyntak wrote:

My partner showed me porn (;¬д¬)

lol, not really. Turns out, we both like Classical and electro musicses, so that’s good o3o (bout to send my next pick in a few minutes)

Well, it technically classes as musicporn™ right?

Jun 05, 2013 at 05:30PM EDT
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So, he we are at the end. Aside from me and Mike, I think everyone else is (or should be by the end of the night) done. How did it go, everyone? How was the week? Did you get introduced to any new genres?

I myself was brought into the fold of folk-y traditional stuff by our own Level4outbreak. Anyone else?

Jun 09, 2013 at 09:56PM EDT
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The week went well. Crouching Sloth is a man of metal and rock. Fortunately, he sent me two songs from Iron Maiden, a band I’ve heard of but never listened to with any intent. So now I know a metal band from whom I’ve liked a couple of songs.

Jun 09, 2013 at 10:18PM EDT
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I’ll do a recap of all the songs I received from Vino and have my thoughts with them.

I was quite surprised that STDs were mentioned in songs back then, though I couldn’t quite hear them in the lyrics. As for the music, I didn’t think there was much power to it like I’d expect from Big Band music, but once Cab started singing, that’s were the power came in. He certainly knew how to perform, and he kept doing so until his death at age 86.
Normally, I don’t like rap, especially underground rap due to its tendency to curse every other line, and I get real mad when an act gets into the Top 40 (lookin’ at you A$AP Rocky). However, this was much better than expected. As you said, it seemed to be a form of nerd rap kind of like B.o.B., and there wasn’t much cursing to destract me.
I came in expecting some sort of bubblegum pop like Toy Box or Aqua, but I got something much better instead. In fact, I swear I heard it somewhere before, but I have no idea where. I was also surprised to find out the singers on the track were Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson of The B-52’s. Interesting that a European indie act would recruit singers from a American mainstream act.
At first, I thought it would be like a basic New Edition song, essentially sounding like a poor man’s Jackson 5 (I mean seriously, Candy Girl is essentially a carbon copy of ABC). But then I found out it was after Bobby left, so I thought it would have a different sound to it, and it did…but not one I liked. I don’t mean to insult the genre if you like it, but it basically sounds like all the boring R&B songs that oversaturated the 90s.
I thought the song was a more interesting sounding R&B song. Since the only song I know by him is his biggest hit, which has a Quiet Storm sound to it, I was also expecting that with this song. It was different than expected and more interesting, but it’s still not quite my type of music.
Normally I don’t like the music in video games. Basically I consider anyone who only likes video game music, and from lesser known title, to be ultimate hipster. However, as soon as the singing came in, it sounded like a song I’d probably hear on a rock radio station, but that’s just me.
Before this, there was only one Coheed and Cambria song that I knew, and that was “Welcome Home” because it was on Rock Band. Since then, I always had the feeling they were more like Tool or Dream Theater, but after hearing these songs, I realize they are actually more like Muse. By saying this, their songs do have major depth to them, but they are also not very long songs. So these songs definitely helped me understand them more.
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Jun 09, 2013 at 11:08PM EDT
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Verbose wrote:

The week went well. Crouching Sloth is a man of metal and rock. Fortunately, he sent me two songs from Iron Maiden, a band I’ve heard of but never listened to with any intent. So now I know a metal band from whom I’ve liked a couple of songs.

A man of metal and rock, eh? That makes me sound a lot more badass than I actually am. I’ll be using that on my resume from now on. Anyways, my buddy of buddies, Verbose gave me some interesting chiptune and video game music to listen to, along with some rock and blues. Also, I had no idea elctroswing was a genre of music before this.

Jun 09, 2013 at 11:29PM EDT
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Q. M. wrote:

Well, it technically classes as musicporn™ right?

:D Musicgasm, for the win!

I’d say we had a good week (though, I only posted 6 songs, since I missed a day due to my incompetence T.T) I liked pretty much all the songs I was sent
We are people of classical and electric stylings. Clactrics if you would :3

Jun 10, 2013 at 01:51AM EDT
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Since Vino hasn’t mentioned anything about what I sent him in this thread, I’ll put down the songs I sent him and his reactions (in his words)

Nice nice, sounds like it has influences from funk rock and a bit of funk. I like it.
It’s a pretty great little tune. I like the juxtaposition that the name Joy Division has with their actual songs. Love how the tune is upbeat and the lyrics have a theme of the insanity and happiness that loneliness can bring. The vocals give a sort of cold and unfeeling air to it, as well.
It’s a nice song about a housewife that dreams of going into space. It seems like she’s doing it just to escape from the daily grind, though. The instrumentals give it a nice tropical feeling to it.
Eh… It’s nice pop song, I hear a bit of an Indian influence. I think I hear the sitar in the hook.
The lyrics are a bit hit and miss in some lines, the vocals are great, if sometimes a bit over-sung. The song’s instrumental is a bit generic, but all in all, it’s an OK song.
It’s got a whole blues feel to it, though the music is distorted somewhat, giving it and old timey feel to it.
You can’t go wrong with Stevie Nicks. I personally love this song, having heard it before.

I totally didn’t expect what he would say about my last one.

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Jun 10, 2013 at 02:55PM EDT
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My week with Mack isn’t over yet, but I thought I’d share our sent music and reactions as they are now. It’s been really fun, with quite a few of different types of music. We shared things from hardcore house ’til jazz, and from metal ’til instrumental hip-hop.
These are the songs I shared with Mack, and what he thought of it:


Yo Mike, the song:

That was freaking epic. It’s actually hard to describe just how large the scale of the whole thing was, and how powerful it was on many levels. I could give a longer description (I mean, it was a twenty minute song and extremely intricate, not to mention technically stunning) but I feel like I couldn’t really do it justice. It’s just a song that has to be heard. Good stuff bro.

So dude, I’m digging the song. Good stuff. I liked that it WAS melodic, and flowed very well. It also really felt like house music, if that makes sense. I might have to look up more stuff by the same audience.

Haven’t gotten a reaction to this one

So that song you posted I think I just fell in love with. That was freaking awesome. It kinda has a Foo Fighters feel to it, I think. I’ve listened to it like five times since you posted it. You know how to pick em, Mike.

By the way, can somebody help with the code for changing the font size? I copied the one from the textile thread, but it only works under the spoiler for the first song.

Last edited Jun 10, 2013 at 09:13PM EDT
Jun 10, 2013 at 03:07PM EDT
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@Mark

Fixed it for you. You needed to split the font textile between the image so the image textile code isn’t inside the font textile code.

Textile cannot handle textile within textile


So Jostin is not getting back to me so I guess that concludes our music week. Here’s the summary

BSOD Jostin
Day 1    Telemetrik – Cosmos The Queenstons (Renard) – What you do
Day 2 Cooh&DJ Hidden – Sleepwalkers Touhou Metal/Techno 89
Day 3 Weird Al Yankovich – White and Nerdy Disasteradio – Gravy Rainbow
Day 4 Richard Cheese – Down with the Sickness    Tim Minchin – Dark Side
Day 5 Trei – Backburner FreddeGredde – Video Game Rock Medley
Day 6 Trei – Two Minds ????
Day 7 ???? ????

 
Jostin kicked things of with Renard, enlightening me to the fact he does make D&B. I respond with my favorite D&B song from Telemetrik because it has Carl Sagan in it…
…Realising we like dark and evil music I go for DJ Hidden who’s known for making creepy shit. Jostin goes with a fantastic metal remake of a Touhou track…
…Then we decide to the opposite way and post something stupidly happy. Jostin chooses a kiwi band called disasteradio which was interesting because I had never heard of them before. I reply with my favorite song from Weird Al. My loyalty to Al pleases Jostin…
…Following the comedy route, I also post my favorite from Richard Cheese since Jostin asked about him while Jostin shows me a live performance from Tim Minchin. I was extremely impressed by Tim Minchin…
…We finish up with a video game medley which was loaded with nostalgia and I post some songs from a DJ that I heard live recently.

So yea…that happened

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Jun 10, 2013 at 09:32PM EDT
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