Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jerkatorium wins again for "Fashion". New song "Leave My Brother Alone" at

Jerkatorium won the most recent Song Fight with our song "Fashion".  It was a very last-minute composition, and it was a lot of fun.  Doing a song that uptempo was so much fun that I'm going to be reluctant to make anything that isn't 190 bpm or faster from now on.

We also submitted to the "Leave My Brother Alone" fight, and entries for that are posted at  Chumpy had the inspiration for this entry; he wrote nearly all of the words and music.  I did most of the music for the bridge, which Chumpy then improved with an additional vocal melody.  The song is nonfiction and biographical in nature, about a band named 'Dogbreath' that was only active around 1978-1979.

In an effort to continue including images in this blog (which I think is a good policy), I found this old photo of Jerkatorium from the 90s.

I can't even fit that costume over my ankle anymore, much less dance around in it.  I don't know what became of Chumpy's street organ.  Good times [sigh].

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Jerkatorium's "Deterioration" WINS! "Fashion" Song Fight songs posted.

Jerkatorium won the "Deterioration" Song Fight, and I am very happy about that.  I am not surprised though, because Chumpy wrote a great song with great lyrics.  I listen to that song daily.

Songs for the current Song Fight with the title "Fashion" have been posted at, and Jerkatorium has submitted a song for that fight too.  It was a very very last-minute composition, but I am pleased with how it turned out.  Go to and give it a listen (and vote, if you like it).  As I have mentioned before, you don't need to register for anything or pay for anything to listen or to vote; the only catch is that it only accepts your vote if you vote for more than one song.  I think that's a good idea - it makes people stick to the spirit of Song Fight, where voters should listen to the music and vote for their favorite instead of just hopping onto the site to vote for a friend.

I promised more pics to brighten up this drab blog, so here is what I had submitted for the "Fashion" song cover art.  It was not used for the Fashion fight, and that was the right thing to do because the art they went with was an original drawing by a different SongFighter (which is better than using my lazier entry, which is just a cropped photo with text superimposed over it):

Monday, September 7, 2015

Jerkatorium's "Deterioration" Song Fight entry posted at

Very pleased to announce that Jerkatorium's "Deterioration" Song Fight entry is up for votes at - please listen, and vote for it if you like it.  I am extremely happy with how it turned out, and I've been listening to it compulsively (and narcissistically) ever since we finished it.  'Narcissistic' might not be the most accurate word for me though, because the song was written entirely by Chumpy.  I did the backing vocals, piano and bass, but the great tune and the excellent lyrics are all from Chumpy.  It is one of Jerkatorium's very best songs.  Enjoy. 

In other news, we did not win the "Don't Come Here To Live" Song Fight, which was not a surprise.  Our "Don't Come Here To Live" was a very last-minute composition with minimal production, and to be honest I think that the three submissions that got more votes than Jerkatorium were considerably better than our entry.  Still we didn't do bad, tying for fourth place out of 13 entries, and only three votes short of the winners' vote count.

The next Song Fight title is "Fashion", and we're kicking around some ideas for a song submission.  I will keep you posted.  I'll also find some more pics to post (text-only posts are dull).