Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Jerkatorium wins the "High School Safety Pin Parade" Song Fight, and how to download Jerkatorium music for free.

Jerkatorium won the "High School Safety Pin Parade" Song Fight, and Chumpy deserves all the credit for his excellent songwriting, performing and mixing skills.  You can hear the song here:

As most of you probably already know, you can download all of Jerkatorium's Song Fight entries for free at  Here's how:

1.  Click the "Jerkatorium SongFight archive" link at the upper right under the Many Jerkatorium Songs heading (or you can click anywhere on this line) to get our list of songs at

2.  Pick a song from the list to download.  For this example, we're downloading the song "Fashion".  Right-click the little speaker symbol 🔊  next to the song.  If you have a mac mouse without a right click option, hold down the Control key on your keyboard and click the speaker symbol.

3.  Right- or Ctrl-clicking will bring up a menu.  Click on "Download Linked File As...".

4.  Choose which folder you want to download the song to (I usually save to my Desktop and then move it later if desired) and click Save.  

Repeat for as many songs as you like.  Most of the downloaded files will have names like "jerkatorium_hsspp.mp3" (for High School Safety Pin Parade) or "jerkatorium_aitc.mp3" (for Adele In The Car), but almost all of the songs have proper ID tags so they should file themselves correctly in iTunes and/or your mp3 player.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

New Jerkatorium song "High School Safety Pin Parade" posted at

Jerkatorium got third place in the "Do You Have A Plan" Song Fight.  I think we would have placed better, but we were up against a collaboration between a couple of other great Song Fight regulars (Pepper Jane and Berkeley Social Scene submitting together as "Brisbane Social Scene"), and it's hard to win against a collab - the votes from their respective fans combine and overwhelm the competitors.  Jerkatorium probably benefited from that sort of dynamic in our win for the "Baked Out Of My Gourd" fight due to our collaboration with the extremely talented Micah Sommersmith.

Now we have a new song for the "High School Safety Pin Parade" Song Fight, please listen (and vote if you like it) at:

They also used our art for this Fight.  This cover art is Chumpy's idea, and I just tweaked it a little to make it easier to submit to the website:

The version of the cover art on the front page is missing the graffiti because it didn't show up very well at 150x150 pixels, but the version above (400x400 pixels) is at the main song page and at the Song Fight Art Archive.  I included doodles for each band that had mentioned on the boards that they were submitting, and only two are missing (Skadaddle and The Semolina Pilchards) because they hadn't spoken up by the time I'd submitted the art.