"Nord Mead"

This was a very easy song to write and put together. I am, after all, an Irishman, and it's a song about getting drunk. It was also the first MOS I sang completely in my own Irish accent as it felt kind of fitting for the subject matter.

Some musically-minded fans noticed that the main chord sequence in the song has the same basic movement as the main Elder Scrolls theme, and that the song is in the same key and uses the same sounds as "Sovngarde Song," so the two seem to flow into eachother when listened to back to back. Yes, these are both intentional things and it's cool that people noticed. Think of them like sister songs, "Sovgarde Song" is the tall, elegant, sombre sister that's lovely to look at while "Nord Mead" is the short, slightly funny-looking one that's more fun to go drinking with.

The instrumentation and melodies were meant to sound kind of Celtic/Irish. I was thinking of a mix between the Dropkick Murphys and the Pogues, with a little bit of Viking metal for good measure. The odd song structure (verse, chorus, middle bit that's almost a new song / kind of chant thing, verse, chorus) was a direct result of people moaning that I always used the same structure. Whether or not it worked I shall leave up to you guys.

I absolutely loved Justin's video for this one. There were so many brilliant visual gags from the dancing Nord, to the Fus Ro Dah'ing of the Skooma and other drinks (I nearly fell off my chair laughing when he knocked over the barman at 2:06) and my all time favorite MOS video moment, walking in on alcoholic Lydia looking brazen and guilty at the same time in a sea of empty mead bottles ... with a bowl attacking her head. Amazing.

Criticisms:

That Irish accent was terrible. Please don't try to do one again.

I would pay ten dollars for a DLC that let me see the look on his face as he was promptly told by fans that I was Irish.

You need to change up your style once in a while.

What! This again? Rage! FUuuu - ah ... wait ... I see what you did there. It was a lampoon. A simple lampoon. [Runs off with briefcase] (that was an InBetweeners reference. I love that show).

Do you listen to Blind Guardian?

Never heard them but everyone seems to think I sound like them.

Is this sung to the tune of "Sovngarde Song," but sped up? Kind of sounds like it.

Not quite but you're on the right track (see above)

I think a round of applause to Justin for the video!

Agreed, and buy him a round of mead too while we're at it.

Smoke a bunch of weed
And another bunch of weed
smoke another bunch of weed
Till you fall down

Nice to see people interpreting the songs in a way that's relevant to themselves!

It could use an extra chorus at the end.

I used to put extra choruses at the end of my songs, but then I took a gaming community to the "You always use the same structure."

I have no idea which songs I'm going to talk about next month guys. I might do some older ones if there are any in particular you want. As always, let me know!

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