Pay No Mind To What They Say, Doesn’t Matter Anyway

November 30, 2009 at 9:38 pm (Rock Band) (, , , , , , , , )

Ah, another girly song from my childhood released as DLC! Of course I couldn’t resist singing “Our Lips Are Sealed” by Go-Go’s for the blog…I just had to wait a few days for a path to be posted! My highest-scoring run of the half hour session came just six and a half minutes after I started, and though I sounded better on a bunch of my later runs, I never came close to squeezing as many points out of my first OD activation as I did on my 2nd FC. For the moment I have the highest score on any platform for this track, and of course 1st place on the 360, but that isn’t saying much since I’m the only person who’s bothered to enter a score for that console so far! Yeah, it’s easy to be #1 when there’s absolutely no competition, but I’m sure that will change soon enough…an awesome song like this won’t stay unplayed by the masses for long!
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Take A Bright Star And A-Place It On Your Forehead

November 29, 2009 at 8:30 pm (Rock Band) (, , , , , , , , )

Hmm, what to say about FCing T-Rex’s “Ride A White Swan”, the latest in my mini-run of LRB export tracks? Well, it took less than 10 minutes to get through my first 100% run, and within 15 minutes of starting, I’d taken the 1st place spot in the ScoreHero rankings. So why did I keep going for another 20 minutes?
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She Holds You Captivated In Her Palm

November 28, 2009 at 11:11 pm (Rock Band) (, , , , , , , , )

It’s the end of another work week, and yet again I’m feeling sickly. Luckily, I have someone here with me to help make me feel better, so it isn’t all bad. Of course, that means I can’t spend much time writing this post! I picked KT Tunstall’s “Suddenly I See” for last night’s FC because it was sorta familiar to me and I liked the bits of it I could recall, so I figured this was a good excuse to learn the rest of it. It took me just under half an hour to earn my 1st place FC, and while I was pretty pleased with how I sounded during that run, I admit there were still a few phrases that I had to mumble my way through. No matter though…at the very least I’ll be way better at singing this song than I could have hoped for before this particular FC session, and that counts as a win in my book! Ok ok, the 1st place ranking is nice too…while it lasts!
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Could It Be Could It Be That You’re Joking With Me

November 27, 2009 at 11:40 pm (Rock Band) (, , , , , , , , )

Just finished a 3-hour rehearsal session with one of my Rocky Horror castmates in preparation for his premiere performance on our stage tomorrow night and boy am I beat! I’m also starving, but I wanted to try to get this article out of the way first before raiding the fridge for a late dinner, so here goes!
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Put Up Your Dukes Let’s Get Down To It!

November 27, 2009 at 12:14 am (Rock Band) (, , , , , , , , )

Happy Thanksgiving! Things I’m thankful for this year: my family, great friends, having the cutest muppet puppy to cuddle with, getting my first job in my new career, being asked to do another play with the best theater group in Queens, the awesome new guy I’ve just started seeing, and of course my loyal blog readers! I’m also thankful that I didn’t have an entry on ScoreHero for one of my favorite songs to sing in RB2, Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, which I did for last night’s FC. Even though I lost 24 points on a phrase during the 2nd OD activation on my best run, I was still able to tie for 3rd place AND sound pretty decent while doing so, and that was plenty good enough for me! Now it’s time to eat a piece of apple pie before heading to bed to sleep off my big turkey dinner. Night!
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I’m Gonna Start A Revolution From My Bed

November 25, 2009 at 9:41 pm (Rock Band) (, , , , , , , , )

Not going to write much about FCing “Don’t Look Back In Anger” by Oasis because – you guessed it – I have company over! Hooray for pre-Thanksgiving date night! One thing I DO want to relate: for some reason I had a really tough time hitting the correct pitch at the start of the last word of the song’s first two phrases, even though I had no difficulty latching on to the same note during melodically identical phrases later in the song. Even when I came close enough for the game to think I was singing the right pitch I sounded downright awful, prompting me to restart the song a bunch of times even though I’d passed those phrases with Awesomes. It took me about half an hour to finish with a score that broke the top 10 on ScoreHero (9th place, to be precise), at which point I called it a night. Hope your ears don’t bleed too badly listening to this one!
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Your Very First Kiss Was Your First Kiss Goodbye

November 24, 2009 at 11:44 pm (Rock Band) (, , , , , , , , )

I was a bit wary of attempting to FC Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name” for the blog (even though I’ve been wanting this song in Rock Band FOREVER!), mostly because the optimal path on record had an asterisk next to the first activation notation. Usually this means that you have to use the oh-so-evil guide button trick to get OD to deploy, but the path’s contributor posted in the forums that his asterisk simply meant the window was difficult to activate normally rather than impossible, and that no guide button trick was needed. I figured I’d give it a whirl and see exactly how tough it was, especially since the finicky window came on the first activation in the path, rather than the 2nd or 3rd.
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Come On Come On And The World’s A Little Brighter

November 23, 2009 at 10:35 pm (Rock Band) (, , , , , , , , )

Picked up a used copy of GTA IV to amuse the boy while I write my daily post. Of course, all he seems to want to do in the game is steal cop cars & mow people down (what else is new?), so I’m a touch distracted by the sound of police sirens and gunfire at the moment. Did “Accidentally In Love” by Counting Crows for my FC yesterday…mostly because the song reminds me of the movie Shrek and makes me smile. Got through a bunch of 100% runs in the half hour I spent working on the song, all giving me the exact same score which tied for 1st place on the ScoreHero leaderboards. Basically I kept at it as long as I did to learn the song’s lyrics and avoid a total mumble-fest on my video…hope I succeeded!
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What’s With These Homies Dissin’ My Girl?

November 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm (Rock Band) (, , , , , , , )

NOTE: The following is a rant about trolls. You have been warned!

So ever since I started posting videos for the TB:RB songs I FC’d for this blog, I’ve noticed a definite increase in the number of trolls posting negative comments on my YouTube account. Oh sure, even from the beginning my vids attracted the attention of people who have nothing better to do with their time than spew criticism at strangers over the internet, but my Beatles vids garner way more negative commentary about my abilities than ANYTHING I’ve played in RB2.
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I Go Around A Time Or Two Just To Waste My Time With You

November 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm (Rock Band) (, , , , , , , , )

Had an extremely busy workday at the salon to top off an incredibly tiring week, and as soon as I got home I had to scramble to do all my Rocky Horror pre-performance prep for tonight’s show. Which basically means (cue fanfare) you’re getting yet another placeholder post for my latest FC! SURPRISE! I’m hoping to have some downtime tomorrow so I can get all caught up with the writing end of things, like, for reals! Sorry about all the slacking on my articles lately, but the important thing is I’m still getting a new song FC’d daily with videos uploaded to YouTube for your viewing/listening pleasure – or pain, depending on the song! Right? RIGHT?! :-D
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