Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"Meat Grinder" posted at

Jerkatorium lost the "The War On" Song Fight pretty badly, tying for 6th place out of 9 entries; it is the worst we've scored since my first Song Fight submission (the embarrassing "Grim Reality" fiasco I described in the 27DEC2014 post).  I like "The War On."  Chumpy attributes the poor vote count to the song being too political and literal.  That's a fair assessment, but I thought the vitriol of it would somehow add to its charm.  I was wrong.

One of the main references in the song is the Starbucks red coffee cup "controversy".  It is a very timely reference, and it should make the song completely outdated by Xmas 2015 (just 9 days from now) and forever after, so I went ahead and slapped together a quick slideshow video and put it up on YouTube in order to share the song on Facebook before its relevance expires (I don't know how to share music on FB without posting it as a video on YouTube).  It is not my ideal vision of what a Jerkatorium music video should look like, but I didn't have time for anything more, and the only other viable option was a single static image - this seemed like an okay middle ground:

In other news, we submitted a song to the "Meat Grinder" Song Fight, and the songs are posted at the Song Fight website for your listening pleasure (and for voting, if you like the song).

We also committed ourselves to doing a cover song for a fellow SongFighter.  This cover project was organized "secret Santa" style, so I can't blab about what the song is or who we're recording it for.  It is due January 11, and I'll post a link to the song after it's finished.  With any luck Jerkatorium will have entered another Song Fight or two in the interim.  I will keep you posted.

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