Jerkatorium's "Unsubscribe" did pretty well for that Song Fight. After submitting, Chumpy and I decided we'd be happy if we were among the top 50% and we were, coming in at 5th place out of 12 entries. That's pretty good, especially considering we were only three votes short of matching the vote count for the winning bands; we got 9 votes and the two winning bands tied with 12 votes each.
Not that the vote count matters all that much. I think the feedback we get in the review threads is more valuable, and from recent comments it looks like I need to spend a little more time mixing and engineering the tracks prior to submission. I guess that means I should try to learn a little bit about sound mixing and engineering.
Jerkatorium's entry for "Watching the Riot" is posted at Song Fight right now, give it a listen and a vote.
More deserving of a listen and a vote is the entry by Margaret Benson And The Cheese Trio. Chumpy and I worked on various different ideas for "Watching the Riot" from the time the title was announced through the morning of submission and ended up with several different versions, and none of those versions really thrilled either of us. The day prior to submission Chumpy emailed me a first draft of the mashup that eventually became Margaret Benson And The Cheese Trio's entry. I think he was half joking about it, but I liked it much better than any of the individual versions we'd been working on.
In addition to cutting and pasting the previous versions together, Chumpy had recorded some new clips and incorporated them into the mashup. The new punk clip he'd added was so good that we worked to get that into shape as a separate song, and that became Jerkatorium's entry. Although it is strongly recommended that bands only submit one song per fight, Chumpy got permission from the Song Fight fightmaster to submit the mashup version too. The Margaret Benson And The Cheese Trio entry is mostly Chumpy singing, but my voice is unfortunately in there too (from an old, discarded draft), and Dr. Zoom's charming vocals figure prominently throughout. I hope to work with Dr. Zoom on future songs too.
They used my submission for the "Watching the Riot" cover art. My submission was just a cropped copy of Brian Raiter's December 2013 Commuter Challenge entry with words added (used with permission of the artist). His original collage is epic and you should take a look at it by clicking this sentence. The cropped version I submitted is below: