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Driusan: driusan_sweethomebaltimore.mp3   4 votes - 8 %
cam: superhappy_nolovehereforyou.mp3   12 votes - 26 %
fff: Guda.mp3   8 votes - 17 %
vorheesleatherface: GOING_DEAF-The_Ballad_of_Rick_Blaine.mp3   4 votes - 8 %
Nigga: moodysynth.mp3   3 votes - 6 %
Nigga: tomgroove.mp3   2 votes - 4 %
Nigga: funkyScreetch.mp3   3 votes - 6 %
Bob Abooey: Funk_War.mp3   10 votes - 22 %
blixco v. ni: mfc7_2.mp3   9 votes - 20 %
blixco v. jason: fwtm.mp3   15 votes - 33 %
ana: civitas1.mp3   6 votes - 13 %
polaris: die.mp3   13 votes - 28 %
clock: eow.mp3   21 votes - 46 %
motty: motty-mfc7.mp3   8 votes - 17 %
The Fool: when_my_rocket_comes_in_stereo.mp3   3 votes - 6 %
AND NOW THE ALBUM ART   4 votes - 8 %
cam: camcover_mfc7.jpg   8 votes - 17 %
lindze: mreyeballheyhey.jpg   5 votes - 11 %
Scrymarch: Glass Tank.jpg   2 votes - 4 %
polaris: DEATHY.jpg   8 votes - 17 %
TPD: stINKS_sml.jpg   11 votes - 24 %
blixco: mfc7.jpg   13 votes - 28 %
 
45 Total Votes
And lo by Scrymarch (4.00 / 2) #1 Mon Aug 14, 2006 at 09:40:09 PM EST
The people looked upon the article, and voted it to the Front Page, for it was good.

The Political Science Department of the University of Woolloomooloo

Poll moved and promoted to Main Poll by BadDoggie (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 01:11:56 AM EST
I'm sure there's a rusty/Scoop/"Maine Poll" joke in there somewhere.

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

My votes by gazbo (4.00 / 4) #3 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 01:38:28 AM EST
Cam: liking the frantic feel of the song.  A bit different to your usual song structures

fff: Fucking amazing!  Love the synths with the delay (what synth are you using for that, by the way?) and love the fucked-up electronica guitar at the end.

polaris: It's like Atari Teenage Riot.  Needs Keith Flint screaming over the top of it to really set it off.

Honourable mention for Nigga's stuff.  I was hoping for some rhymes here, but it seems that we've just got the loops.  A better drum loop for the first track would improve it a lot.  Love the beats for the second and third tracks though.  Would probably have vorted for one of these if you'd added some old school vocals over the top.


I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

180bpm cant be wrong by cam (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 03:16:51 AM EST
Thanks gazbo. There is also a 7/4 section in the song which gives that funny halting feel. 606 has done a couple of remixes of the song too; hopefully he wont mind me linking directly to them;

No Love Here For You (Keys Quiet)
No Love Here For You (ReEQ)

This was a strong mfc with some rocking newcomers. Where has polaris been hiding? A punk electronia song? Short and fast - rocking!

FFF's song has a Thrusty type feel of wild guitar in the middle of it. Clock's first entry in an mfc is awesomely moody. Clock needs to enter these things more often ....

Blixco proves again that he has the best voice amongst us, while Bob demonstrates that he has the best guitar sound (again). Ana's production values keep increasing and now it sounds like there is a choir in the song. Motty is his normal brilliant and highly consistent self.

My top vote goes to VLF this time. That is a kicking song that really does it for me.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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Yeah, the 7/4 really makes it by gazbo (4.00 / 2) #10 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 04:21:29 AM EST
I'm downloading the remixii now - hoping it's as good as the previous one he did that I really liked.

I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

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Perhaps by ana (4.00 / 1) #21 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 05:26:48 AM EST
if there's an MFC xxxiv I'll have the production thing down. I learn some new tricks every time, but it's still in the "needs improvement" category.

Can you introspect out loud? --CRwM

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I am in the same boat by cam (2.00 / 0) #23 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 06:09:48 AM EST
Writing and recording is the easy part, production is where it is hard. Each time I learn something new in the production component which makes the song sound better than the last.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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The job still expands by ana (4.00 / 1) #24 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 06:14:25 AM EST
to take up all the attention and time I care to give it. Spent an extra hour working on mine and discarded the results cuz my voice was for shit that night. I rather like your idea of doing things in very short snippets, so you have to discard less if you make a mistake. I think I've figured out how to snip a track into two and delete one of them without the other now, so that's a good thing. Getting re-started is something of a bitch, though, especially with one eye on the "record" button and the other on the music.

Can you introspect out loud? --CRwM

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(Comment Deleted) by vorheesleatherface (2.00 / 0) #40 Wed Aug 16, 2006 at 04:09:36 AM EST

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First entry by fff (4.00 / 1) #17 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 05:07:50 AM EST
cam sent me to the site, so I thought I'd contribute.  Whole this is electronic.  Knew how I wanted the guitar to sound but can't play fast enough so I 'drew' the guitar.

Clips from Mystery Men.

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You drew that??? by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #19 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 05:13:47 AM EST
What software did you use? That must have taken some time.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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FruityLoops by fff (4.00 / 1) #28 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 08:19:57 AM EST
I used FL5 and Audacity for the clips.  It did take a while.

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thaks for the feedback by Nigga (4.00 / 2) #25 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 06:36:39 AM EST
as for the lyrics...  my pc mic just sounded too bad and you could hear my cpu fan...  I need better equipment.



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I bet you say that to all the girls! by TPD (4.00 / 1) #26 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 06:43:08 AM EST
all 3 were Great tracks... but I particularly liked MoodySynth which narrowly missed out on one of my votes. I really liked the cheesy Sci-fi series vibe (or at least that's what it said to me).

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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Who is fff? by blixco (4.00 / 2) #5 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 03:43:28 AM EST
I've been away from the site for too long.  That tune should win on samples alone; great goddamn movie, and an excellently produced and played track.

Polaris' tune is great, as well; I played it in the office and my office roommate thought I was playing some frantic new game.

Cam, as always, is excellent.  I'd tie him with Bohb four third; Bob's come a long long way with both keyoard and guitar, and the sampled bits at the front are funny as heck.

Goddamn.  These things are getting to be much more difficult to judge.  Production qualities are way, way up.  Musicianship is way up.  And all but three of these are original, correct?  My two covers (I really wish I could write a lyric) and Ana's brilliant track.

Well done, everyone.  Very well done.
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco

Crap! by blixco (4.00 / 1) #6 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 03:47:14 AM EST
Forgot to mention that clock track is stuning.  I'd put it up front; I just got caught up in trying to figure out who fff is.  I'm a huge fan of Explosions in the Sky and other well-heeled ambient stuff.  clock's track is going to supply a soundtrack for my entire day.

Aw, heck with it.  Everyone is excellent.  We put this one out, people.  I'll sell it at CD Baby, we send the profits to Hulver.
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco

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thanks, yo... by clock (4.00 / 1) #34 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 01:28:10 PM EST
...it was done a little too quickly, but i'll make a more stable version when i release TEH ALBUM!

really glad you liked it!

now i need to listen to everybody else's!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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fff == Dr. Thurstgood??? by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 03:53:14 AM EST
At least that was my first thought. It's a nice track regardless of who did it.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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They are different people by cam (4.00 / 1) #8 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 04:13:00 AM EST
I can see why you'd think that by gazbo (4.00 / 2) #9 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 04:14:30 AM EST
But I thought he'd only just started playing guitar?  That doesn't sound like a beginner...

Of course, it's so fucked up with distortion and phasers etc that it could be synth-guitar.  Doubt it though.


I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

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Ah right by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #15 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 04:43:32 AM EST
I guess it's still a mystery then.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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See here: by blixco (4.00 / 1) #20 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 05:16:40 AM EST
http://www.hulver.com/scoop/comments/2006/8/15/14710/2457/18#18
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
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fff is... by fff (4.00 / 3) #18 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 05:08:57 AM EST
an old coworker of cam. 

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Yo Motty by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 3) #11 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 04:32:09 AM EST
Is that a real piano on your entry? Or is that a soundfont or VST? It sounds great.

Anyways, I voted for Motty and Cam. Motty's style is fresh and funky and the piano work is terrific. Cam's a terrific songwriter, with some increased production your stuff would sound at home on the radio.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

Cheers, Bob by motty (4.00 / 2) #16 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 05:05:39 AM EST
That would be the trusty old Yamaha P60 Grand Piano 1 sound, recorded directly, no effects.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T
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This here compu-thingy shore is compilcated by The Fool (4.00 / 2) #12 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 04:35:51 AM EST
I think I get how this MP3 encoding thing works. If you want to hear the way it's supposed to sound, the file is at
http://256k.org/mfc7/files/when_my_rocket_comes_in_last_try.mp3

No last minute by blixco (4.00 / 2) #14 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 04:41:44 AM EST
production work! You're fired!

Just kidding.  Well done!
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco

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Best MFC yet!!!! by TPD (4.00 / 3) #13 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 04:41:31 AM EST
I was sorely tempted to vote for more than the customary 3, but in the end just about narrowed it down:

Polaris.... Excellent, Intense!

Cam.... I originally had discounted this one, but I kept coming back to listen to it again and again.... it's a real grower!

VLF.... Here's voting for you kid! definitely best track from the House of Leather (face) yet. Lyrics and mood are superb.

Polaris also scored a double by getting my cover vote... great art, concept and boobies!

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt by The Fool (4.00 / 2) #22 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 05:56:20 AM EST
I liked all of the entries. My own special favorites were both of blixco's songs (mind if I cover these some time, blix?), and clock's guitar piece. clock--what kind of effects were you using? Beautiful. I gave TPD the nod for album cover. It has a bit of the P-Funk vibe to it.

Mine are both by blixco (4.00 / 1) #29 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 09:00:00 AM EST
cover tunes.  First We Take Manhattan is a Leonard Cohen song that everyone has covered, I think (my arrangement is based on part on REMs verion).  The other track is Aenema, by Tool, but only the words and three of the chords.
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
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Ah, that explains it by The Fool (4.00 / 2) #30 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 09:07:49 AM EST
When I heard "First We Take Manhattan", I almost curled up into fetal position, in horror that you had written and recorded such an incredible song in a couple of weeks, and guys like Bob Dylan weren't making pilgramages to your house.

But if it's a cover, I guess I'll survive. Great performance, in any case.


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Thanks! by blixco (4.00 / 1) #31 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 09:15:55 AM EST
Yeah, I can't write lyrics to save my life.
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
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Cohen's by ni (4.00 / 1) #46 Wed Aug 16, 2006 at 09:58:31 PM EST
lyrics are consistently disgustingly good. He's always said that he considers himself more a poet than a musician, which is probably for the best, since is voice is a bit of an acquired taste.

I'm prone to going all ranty-Leonard-Cohen-fanboi given the chance, so I'm going to keep this brief. You should check out "Suzanne", "Famous Blue Raincoat", and maybe "Bird On A Wire". Oh, and everything else he's written. Then you can move onto the prose and non-musical poetry collections. Then you can begin the quiet conversion of that extra closet into a small shrine to him.


[explaining the sledge-hammer] We had to maintain discipline among the floorboards. -- MissTrish

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I used to play by blixco (2.00 / 0) #48 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 03:14:19 AM EST
both Famous Blue Raincoat and Suzanne.  I'll have to dig those recordings up.
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
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thanks! by clock (4.00 / 1) #35 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 01:38:22 PM EST
it was my trusty martin geetar with an ebow (3 tracks).  i recorded it quickly in garageband on my powerbook and added a default effect that sounded cool.  no real magic.  at all times my fingers were attached to my hands.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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Ebow! by The Fool (4.00 / 2) #37 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 01:40:47 PM EST
I thought you were doing something with a slide and some weird delay and reverb settings.

By the way, how's the guitar project coming?


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slowly... by clock (4.00 / 2) #39 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 04:41:17 PM EST
...it's really, really, really hot here.  so it's hard to get motivated to work in the garage.  95F+ is just a bit much for a yankee like me.

but come next month, i'm guessing i'll have a new guitar to look at...as it will likely suck.

but that's what v0.02 is for!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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Mad props to Teh Foole for the concept. by polaris (4.00 / 3) #27 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 07:35:12 AM EST
Thanks for the comments, folks. It was fun, even though I wasn't really happy with the track (it should have been longer and more interesting.)

Personally, I was blown away by clock's entry. I really love the sound of it, so much so that I don't have anything to say about other entries at this time. Vote for it. (But vote for my art. :P)

Re: die by MM (4.00 / 3) #32 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 10:46:07 AM EST
FUCK YEAH!(&#(%$&^)#(*%#

clock's entry was amazing. Cam's pop rock is good as always. Blixco's voice also great as usual. Guda rocks as well as everyone else has said.

Umm, is it just me by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #33 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 01:11:22 PM EST
or can anyone else not download the files? I'll try again later, but I haven't been able to connect to 256k.org at all today.

Not just you. by ana (2.00 / 0) #38 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 04:02:21 PM EST
Several of us had a heck of a time uploading as well. Seems there's something slightly hacked about the DNS for ye olde 256e site.

Can you introspect out loud? --CRwM

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thanks to everyone who listened! by clock (4.00 / 4) #36 Tue Aug 15, 2006 at 01:40:00 PM EST
i'm glad so many people liked it.  now i really need to listen to the other entries so i can vote!

rock on, mah bitches...


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

i think this was an awesome mfc idea by 256 (4.00 / 3) #41 Wed Aug 16, 2006 at 07:16:52 AM EST
and i wish i had been able to get an entry in.

my votes: Driusan, polaris, blixco's fwtm
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I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni

I was by blixco (4.00 / 1) #42 Wed Aug 16, 2006 at 08:45:05 AM EST
waiting for the SMUT take on Nick Cave's Till the End of the World.
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
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For covers, by polaris (4.00 / 2) #44 Wed Aug 16, 2006 at 09:38:46 AM EST
I would have picked Maiden's The Number of The Beast, but I think that's largely due to Zwan's cover of it (Spun soundrack.) It's got this defeated-cum-resolute calm to it.

Not really a war song, but the mood of it really gets me.

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Maiden war covers by TPD (4.00 / 3) #45 Wed Aug 16, 2006 at 09:46:02 PM EST
come on great as number of the beast is, it's got to be THE TROOPER

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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Die with your boots on! by vorheesleatherface (4.00 / 2) #47 Wed Aug 16, 2006 at 10:31:58 PM EST
...or Tailgunner would be pretty cool too!


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Dudes dudes by blixco (4.00 / 3) #49 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 03:16:21 AM EST
dudes, it's obviously Run To The Hills done all frantic Ska style.  Think about it.
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
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PEACE! ;) by polaris (4.00 / 3) #50 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 12:29:56 PM EST
I think we can all agree Maiden is generally appropriate.

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Yup by The Fool (4.00 / 2) #51 Fri Aug 18, 2006 at 05:32:39 AM EST
I can't think of a single occasion for which there isn't an appropriate Maiden song. I mean, you could play "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" for a wedding, you know?


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Yep. by polaris (2.00 / 0) #43 Wed Aug 16, 2006 at 09:35:29 AM EST
It was the concept that convinced me to enter.

Glad you liked the track. :)

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Shit by debacle (4.00 / 1) #52 Fri Sep 01, 2006 at 02:39:29 PM EST
blixco, I can't get over how well you sing.

motty, all of your shit just sounds good.

vhl, probably some of the best whatever that was that I've ever heard.


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