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Friday, February 26, 2010

Song Fu 6 Round 2 Review

Ok, I know my reviews aren't as useful as what my guest bloggers have provided, but it's time to share my votes for Song Fu 6 round 2. I listened to every song at least twice, although most of them got listened to about 4-5 times. The challenge for this round was:

Write a song that does not rhyme.

CLARIFICATION: Your song can be in any style, but must not contain any rhymes of 2 dissimilar words within a traditional verse structure. Exact repetition of a phrase or word is permitted. Your song must run no shorter than 1 minute 30 seconds..
My Votes:
Right Click "Save As" on the names of the artist to download a MP3 of their entry.

Edric Haleen (This Song Doesn’t Rhyme) - What I'm going to do is enter "excellent" into Merriam-Webster's Online Thesaurus & copy & paste the results. Add in "Edric" & "Musicals", then arrange your own review of this song. "crackerjack, dandy, divine, fabulous, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful"

Caleb Hines (Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliaphobia) - This is the first time I've voted for Caleb...I think. I know I've liked a couple of his previous entries, but this is the second song in a row that I thought was catchy, fun & just made me smile. It's a bitch to sing, but fun to attempt.

Inverse T. Clown (An Angry Rant) - Agreed with most of his comments (except the Lombardo comment & the escalator comment) while laughed almost constantly. Not only is it funny, but the performance actually has some personality in it this round.

Mike Lombardo (I Found You) - If I could only snap my fingers. *snap fail* I LOLed at the cough, and have to say...this didn't suck. Got my vote for not sucking...that's how much it doesn't suck. :p

Jeff MacDougall (Ken Plume Is To Blame) - I enjoy singing this song the way Jeff starts to sing it. Of all the songs that went in this direction, this was my favorite.

Honorable Mentions:
To listen to the following songs you'll have to go to "A Site Called Fred". Please listen to all the songs, then vote for yourself.

Godz Poodlz (Blue Sky Thinking) - It was catchy & a good idea. Had I ever worked in an office environment....it could easily have got a vote from me.

Glen Raphael (Song That Doesn’t Rhyme) - This didn't get a vote, but it was very close. Both of Glen's Song Fu songs have been very enjoyable, and I'm thrilled I found him on one of my "YouTube Treasure Hunts". He's bound to get votes from me eventually if he keeps this up.

Ian "2 Shades" Johnson (Two Words) - During the LP, I wasn't impressed, but the lag was really hitting me at the time. When I listened later on I enjoyed the idea & the song. It was a little long for me, I didn't really see why the simple story needed to be close to 5 minutes. A trimmed down more compressed version might have got a vote.

Zero Guy (Guitar Tonite) - LYRICS!!!! HOLY *&#@! I can actually consider you for a vote this round....considering....considering.....CONSIDERING....nope. I did like the tune for the most part, and I can honestly say I look forward to hearing more songs with lyrics from you.

Shadow Entries:

Joe "Covenant" Lamb (The “Jay Is Awesome” Polka) - I like Joe, I like Bobby & I like accordion...somehow this missed with me. I don't have anything constructive to say, but Joe is one person I always look forward to getting new music from.

Side Notes:

- At one point in Song Fu 5 I was hoping to hear instruments & music in Kylie's entries. With recent entries I've been longing for just Kylie's voice again. You can sing, and you can keep my attention with just your voice. So if you add anything, don't let whatever you add cover up, distort or distract me from your voice.

- If your song wasn't mentioned, it obviously wasn't one of my favorites. But it doesn't mean I didn't like it, could just mean that I didn't have any feedback that I thought would be helpful. But I did take notes down for each entry as I listened...so if you want to see the notes for your song just leave a comment below. As I already mentioned...they probably won't be helpful.

- Taryn Miller...I REALLY didn't like your round 1 entry, but I was looking forward to seeing if you could produce something closer to what you have on MySpace. I know that sometimes "Life Happens", and there are good reasons for skipping a round that can come up. Hopefully all is well with you, and you're back for round 3.

Ken Plume Is To Blame
Jeff MacDougall sang his entry for his latest "YouTube Tuesday" video.


  1. Just posting some requested notes:

    "Buckethat" Bobby Matheson - If I was to make a top 10 list of my all time favorite Song Fu'ers, Bobby would probably be on it. This song just didn't do it for me. Not bad, just felt rushed & didn't do much for me. It's lacking the cleverness I normally enjoy from Bobby. Good thing he's got a positive attitude, because I'm sure he'll be getting votes from me again in the future. Not this time though.

    Spencer Sokol - Enjoyed the mellow music, but the vocals didn't impress me. The lyrical style was the big hang up for me with this entry.

    Governing Dynamics - Suffering from the same problem I have with Denise. I like clear stories, and I don't want to think "Well what does that mean?" Loved the music throughout the song. Guitar was awesome.

  2. ;')
    Don't worry about mine 'passing you by'.
    It was only ever intended as a wee jokey song.
    Written in 3 minutes, recoorded in 5 and then Bobby's accordian.
    It was a small diversion...
    (And a laugh!)


  3. Spintown, thanks for another great review of Song Fu 6. We are spoiled. Thanks for mentioning "Blue Sky Thinking." There is a remix of the song that sounds significantly different from the Song Fu version on our bandcamp page: http://godzpoodlz.bandcamp.com/

  4. Ooooooo Blue. I like it. And I almost completely agree with your review.