Today I'm reviewing a side project that Jon Eric started over at Song Fight. This is from the project site:
"In March 2010, fourteen Songfighters each suggested a title. Jon Eric then randomly assigned each title to one other participant. The result was the Circle Of Titles."I wanted to wait until everyone finished their song before reviewing this, but I'm not sure how long it'll be before the last 2 get done. I thought some of the song titles were a little silly if not stupid, but most of the participant did a good job with what they were given. You can download all the finished songs over at Jon's site, but my recommendations are below.
(Right Click "Save As" on the artist's name for a MP3 of their entry.)
Billy's Little Trip - Look To The Skies (suggested by Rabid Garfunkel) - The 50 second intro made me think of Edric Haleen (Song Fu reference). The song is totally inappropriate, juvenile & .... hilarious. The intro isn't as funny as I think it's meant to be, but but once the music starts all is good. If you're into alien sex, this is your song.
Chris Cogott - The Prisoner's Dilemma (suggested by Caravan Ray) - I liked the prompt, and Chris capitalized on it. Catchy, funny & well produced like all of his songs...from what I've heard at least.
Ross Durand - Cocobolo Glow (suggested by Mike Lamb) - I didn't like the prompt, but Ross manages to write a sweet tune anyways.
Jon Eric - Viva La Narcissism (Suggested by Heuristics, Inc.) - This is another prompt I didn't like, but I think Jon did a good job with it. Way to step up, especially since this was your idea Jon.
Lithic - Show All History (Suggested by Jan Krueger) - I struggled to understand all the lyrics, but considering it's metal...that didn't shock me. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but not bad.
Mike Lamb - Count To Ten (suggested by Jon Eric) - This must have been inspired by one of the millions of nagging wives out there. I'm sure a lot of guys will relate.
Suckweasel - Nickelback Is My Favorite Band Ever (suggested by Sven Mullet) - I like this only because I'm picturing Mike Lombardo singing it. To be fair, I can't picture anyone doing much better considering the stupid prompt.
Caravan Ray - That's How I Feel (suggested by Ross Durand) - This song was entered in the "Front And Center" fight a few weeks ago. I've got no problem with someone killing 2 birds with 1 stone, but I'm just going to cut/paste my comments from that review:
"I think this guy must have at least a couple restraining orders out against him. I little creepy, but entertaining."Side Notes:
- The 2 people who have not finished their song yet are Rabid Garfunkel & Lord of Oats. When they finish I might mention it in the blog later on.