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I Like to Hit Things

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Last Update: Blarg! I just uploaded it and I played it back only to hear that one section had stuffed up volume levels, so I fixed that, tweaked a couple of things, and NOW it's absolutely final.

Update again: I think the composition aspect of this is absolutely final now, a little bit of extra dynamics, but it's only barely noticeable. Anyway, this is the final, the one for judging for the MAC8-Pillars of Pico, Dad 'n Me section. Enjoi!!!

While I'm at it I might as well do a bit of a story to it.
The song starts out with the father and son, going about their normal day, walking through the park, hitting anyone that gets in their way. What fun! Then the time change is their picnic spot, and there happens to be some kids in that spot. So they pick out their targets, and bash them one by one, a little slower, and more laborous task, but they've got their perfects spot now. But it's still mid-morning, lets go kiddie hunting. So the fast part is them running through the park swinging their fists all over the place, hitting lots of things. But oh-noes! There's another bully in the area, and him and his dad want to fight us! So dad 'n me wrestle with the other big guys, and manage to pin them to the ground until they call defeat, and they sit on the bench watching their defeated foes run away, distressed. That's the minor part, and the brief major part after it. Then they spend the afternoon tripping up the occasional kid, but they're getting a little tired. Dad says to me, we should probably go home soon, your mom will be waiting for us, so they make the most of the end of the day, a last ditch of beating up some more children, and they make their way towards home, as the sun sets on the horizon. (Would that not be the most awesomest newgrounds day movie ever?!)

Update: Here's a more coplete version, the slow section is shorter and I've added a fast section and a key change, so it gets a bit different near the end. It's not quite finished yet, further criticism is welcome, if you haven't reviewed it already, please do, tell me what you think.

I'd like to know what people think of this. It's simple, it's fun, but it's also repetitive, and I need to mix it up more and add a lot of variation to it. I really like the tempo shift, and if I could add a couple more, I could probably get the SMW ending theme type snazzy sound. It's still a long way off being finished, but here it is anyway, up for criticism. It's supposed to be in the style of Dad 'n Me. This song's for you, Dan Paladin! <3

Also: LOL


Nice Song

I've always wondered how people do these things, but nows not the time. Anyways i like how it starts to slow down and it's a good Dad n' Me theme. thats really all i have to say(i think there was something else >=(, oh well) and that "Blargh" comment reminds me of RvB so "Church if I die, I want you to have my orange juice"

WritersBlock responds:

lol, "blargh"
Thanks for the review, and the 10. I'm glad you liked it. =D

blarg 1. Yes 2. No 3. Apples...

You seem to be worried about the repetitive nature of the song, but when you acompany it with the story, it makes the music much less boring. It seems like this is the kinda song u want constantly going but only real noticable when a change occurs in the music which is obviously when the story hits a change.

that being said its still a little long, some of the repititions could be cut out to make a more enjoyable song. The solo piano is a good choice here, its kind of like an old fashion movie without words. Also the cheery theme nicely contrasts the storyline which is kind of...well not cheery... atleast shouldnt be.

I personally enjoyed it but wouldnt want to listen to it again without something for my eyes to concentrate on while the song is being played.

"Today is a good day to die!"
^ Sarge, i thought id leave u with my fav quote from there since u mentioned blarg(h)

WritersBlock responds:

Yeah, I thought I got thecontrast right with the dad'n'me style, it's fun and brutal at the same time, so, yeah!

Thanks for the review. I'm working on some more solo piano stuff at the moment that you might be interested in.

Gentle and funny!

I can see where this is going and it's surely in the style of the original dad'n me songs. Though, it's nothing too original when it comes down the contest. It lacks a little bit of own ideas. It's just a bit too much of that style. The story behind it though is very well written and surely would fit perfect in a well made flash movie.

The soundquality on this is very good. Everything sound clean and gentle! (at least on my ears) It's sure is catchy tune as well but a bit too long for my personal taste. The time changes are a good touch but I have to agree on several other reviews that not much is going on in this song.

Baah, anyways, all in all I still enjoyed it and will give my 5/5.

A good contender! Best of luck for the contest!

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WritersBlock responds:

Thanks, man! Yeah, this song has "cliche" written all over it. I played through the game a couple of times before I started writing this. The theme pretty much stays the same way all the way through, but I reached my target of successful time changes and a key change, and the variations on the theme was something I haven't done too much of in the past, so, even if I don't win anything in the comp, it was a big learning curve. Thanks for the review and the 5, much appreciated.
We've ended up with a good variation for the Dad 'n Me part of the competition. A piano solo, some drum 'n bass and some death metal. I guess those big purple thugs mean something different to all of us. I wouldn't be surprised if you won the section, with your weekly 5, and your deadset metal ways, lol. Cheers, darkside.

Its a good song...

But, there are some problems. I noticed that the style doesn't change even in the slow parts. It's always staccato, and there's no real change in dynamics, maybe a decrescendo into mezzo piano around 1:00, keeping the bass at the same volume, then at about 1:15 to 1:33 or so, a crescendo to forte with the bass crescendo starting at around 1:23. Near 1:55 to 2:02, decrescendo the treble to mezzo piano and the bass to mezzo forte, then raise the bass to fortissimo at 2:03 and dropping it gradually from 2:18 to piano at 2:30 with the treble dropping to pianissimo around the same point. Then, at 2:36, a crescendo again to fortissimo for both, and at 3:02, make a sfortzando and start Section A again (the happy part) and bring it back up to the original forte. After that, whatever the heck you want to be there. Maybe another key change, possibly a meter change to 3/4 time! Also, I think it belongs where you originally put it: the classical section. There's no real elements of jazz in there (no swing beat, no blues scales, etc.) if you think about it. Great song, and a dl once you finish it!

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WritersBlock responds:

It's got elements of ragtime...

Anyway, thanks for your comments, dynamics and all that have been noted.


A very catchy and upbeat song, made me tap along. Great piano work, you can tell you've got a great sense of structure, cause the different bits seemed to meld seamlessly into one another. Really good, great job

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WritersBlock responds:

I'm glad you liked the transitions, it would be a disaster if they sounded off, since there's so many in the song.
Thanks for the review.

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4.31 / 5.00

Feb 17, 2008
9:05 PM EST
File Info
3.6 MB
3 min 59 sec

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