Rebecca Mayes Muses: Love Song for Yahtzee

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Had to register to Escapist to comment on this song, worth it.

Seriously, if she has been singing songs like this for 2 years now, she should give up now. The wit of a bloodhound? The wit of a bloodhound?

"Hm, what ends with an 'ound' sound? Oh yeah, bloodhound!"

I'm not an imbecile fanboy who will stick up for Yahtzee no matter what, but this woman seriously needs to take some classes in rhyming and making better songs, or just give up altogether. Holy crap what terrible music. No good hooks, no catchy lyrics, no nothing. Stupid attention-whoring, nothing more. Too bad Yahtzee actually tacked this excuse for a music video at the end of his video review, she might get the idea she's doing a good job.

I freaking LOVE Branston Pickle!

Never watched any of her videos before this one, so, regardless of her intent, she piqued my interest. I've taken a look at a few of her others since...and liked the one for the Sims 3, and discovered, much to my surprise, that I've got a Joker Girl fetish. :S

As for Bloodhound (a.k.a. Love Song For Yahtzee), however, I liked it overall. I thought that the first 40 seconds or so were somewhat weak rhythmically, but was hooked as soon as it, in my opinion, "found itself" during the chorus, which I rather liked. It sounds full of hope and yearning...for acceptance and a deeper meaning. I like that.

I've listened to the song several times since then, and, while I still don't care for parts of it, I think that it works overall. Despite comments about the repetitiveness or simplicity of the chorus, I don't think that really detracts from the song. Unimaginative filler or not, I like the chorus, as well as the "Raging Feminist" bit that follows the second refrain, though I think "Shit List" would have sounded better than "Black List."

I'm probably going to piss some people off with this comment, but I would like to see her re-use the chorus in something a little more mainstream, perhaps a song about social acceptance or the insecurity of youth. She'd probably make money hand over fist on the single, especially if the music video featured her singing it in the same unsure but sweetly hopeful way she does in this video.

Anywhoo, those are my two cents.

<Fades back into the shadows.>

MasochisticMuse:

Lol, you try going to a club in a sleeveless dress with bushes stickin' out of your pits, see how many guys want to buy you drinks.

Ah, but therein lies the key. It's still a choice.

A choice that I... for one... am glad you made.

Wanna go out for drinks sometime? :p

RE:

Ba5:
Had to register to Escapist to comment on this song, worth it.

Seriously, if she has been singing songs like this for 2 years now, she should give up now. The wit of a bloodhound? The wit of a bloodhound?

"Hm, what ends with an 'ound' sound? Oh yeah, bloodhound!"

I'm not an imbecile fanboy who will stick up for Yahtzee no matter what, but this woman seriously needs to take some classes in rhyming and making better songs, or just give up altogether. Holy crap what terrible music. No good hooks, no catchy lyrics, no nothing. Stupid attention-whoring, nothing more. Too bad Yahtzee actually tacked this excuse for a music video at the end of his video review, she might get the idea she's doing a good job.

The phrase "the wit of a bloodhound" is an old phrase common to the 19th and early 20th century first coined by E.E. Cummings. It is a term used to refer to the harsh comments of people who hone in on the slightest flaw of character as if driven by the very scent of that flaw.

of course i'm just making that shit up, she totally was reaching for a rhyme.

Oh god STOP POLLUTING yahtzees videos! Zero Punctuation is the only reason I go to "The Escapist", and yes, I checked every other "entertainer" here, and the only one I got a laugh out of were the guys from Unskippable.

Judging from the comments, 75% of all the website visitors just come here for Yahtzee,and I know The Escapist tries to promote the other stuff here, but seriously, nearly all of it is abyssaly BAD.

So please keep the shrieking harpy locked away in her section of this side.

Wow.

Words can't describe how fucking amazing that song was.

I suspect Yathzee agreed on having it placed behind the new Zero Punctuation as a tribute to Rebecca's effort, which was pretty nice of him.

Pro DELBOY:

cynik:

CZS PublicEnemy:
Ehhh... I'd do her.

Despite her armpit hair?

I watched that Heavy rain vid and god you were right. She has got hairy pits. I used to think she was quite cute and now shes been declassified as pretty but with hairy mole-holes. I'm so shallow but my personal prefference has always been to date people that look slightly less gross than me naked.

I like her singing though just not her beauty regime.

Pardon the tangent, but what exactly is the big deal about women having underarm hair?
You know... it grows there naturally. It's not like she grew a beard.
And are the armpits somewhere you really like to touch during sex? Like to get your face in there, do you?
I guess I can't speak for everyone, but I fairly ignore a person's armpits.
So why should I care whether a woman has hair there?

hmm. Love Hate Tragedy rings a bell.

It was good. Not my style, but I can respect it.

Yahtzee, your up; tear into her. "respectfully"

This is the one song I've been able sit through the entire video of, so that's.. Something, I guess.

I have mixed feelings about this song. First the lyrics in the first verse are just awkward. I really don't know how to put it correctly but awkward is a decent word for it. The second verse was much better. Granted it could be I really love irony but it is probably that the second verse just fit more. The bridge was okay and that is really all I am going to say. Now the chorus which counts for 60% since it should be what sticks in people's minds and it is 45% of the song. The chorus is awesome. It was catchy and makes me want to listen to the song repeatedly. All things considered 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

People seem to forget that she writes a song in a week every week. that's something pretty hard to work under and even if you don't like it you must at least respect the effort. But then again asking the nebulous bunch of semi-misogynist dickbags that make up the internet this is a big ask. Seriously guys, there are new accounts here just to personally tear into someone who writes songs and lets people veiw them for free?

There is some real irrational hate here, is rebecca mayes such a ubiquitous presense in your every day life she manages to annoy you that much? I can understand people hating on something if its' EVERYWHERE and an ultra-fad ala Twilight or Lady GaGa but this an obscure games reveiw song writer which is only acessible through you clicking on the escapist link? I just don't get why people go through the effort.

Persionally i liked the song, thought it picked up nicely towards the end.

That said the post-ending it's self was horrible, made me cringe a little. > . <

It was fine I spose. Forgive my apathy for this song, I tend to listen to music that is normally upwards from 130BPM :D

Nevertheless, keep up the good work!

Let's get one thing straight: I am not a fan. I saw your (Rebecca's) first song on the escapist-The Sims, I think it was- and remember thinking it was so awful that you should get the axe to clear space for a better skit. When I saw you at the end of my beloved ZP talking about a related song you were doing I was all, "Noooooo!"

So imagine my surprise when I effing loved this song. Seriously, it was really great; surprisingly deep and filled with the sort of caustic love that I think does honor to Yahtzee. The fact that I honestly can't tell if you would take him out for that drink to flirt or to stab him in the throat with a screwdriver is a good thing for a song like this.

It leaves me divided. Part of me wants to go back to your other videos and give you another chance, but I'm afraid that they will make me hate you again, which I don't want to do because I loved this song so much.

I'll probably just let this high note be the memory I keep of you after a terrible debut.

So...I'm confused.

Are you actually trying to excite Yahtzee by being passive aggressive and dangerous while simultaneously paying homage to his style of work?

Or are you really a feminist who is overreacting to some perceived slight by an Editorialist on the Interweb by writing a song that includes genuine depictions of how much you hate him?

Is the title "Bloodhound" supposed to be complimentary, or insulting? By love song, are you being sarcastic or serious? I dunna geddit.

oh darn, this song isn't on either of her albums.

I love reading my own posts, I had this page bookmarked obviously. Oh yes.

Scrumpmonkey:
People seem to forget that she writes a song in a week every week. that's something pretty hard to work under and even if you don't like it you must at least respect the effort. But then again asking the nebulous bunch of semi-misogynist dickbags that make up the internet this is a big ask. Seriously guys, there are new accounts here just to personally tear into someone who writes songs and lets people veiw them for free?

There is some real irrational hate here, is rebecca mayes such a ubiquitous presense in your every day life she manages to annoy you that much? I can understand people hating on something if its' EVERYWHERE and an ultra-fad ala Twilight or Lady GaGa but this an obscure games reveiw song writer which is only acessible through you clicking on the escapist link? I just don't get why people go through the effort.

Persionally i liked the song, thought it picked up nicely towards the end.

That said the post-ending it's self was horrible, made me cringe a little. > . <

I know it's not your fault, and you're not responsible for her actions in the slightest, but come on. I'm not an expert at songwriting, but there's a reason good artists take ages to make a good album: writing good songs takes time. Instead of making crap music every week (just assuming that it's all crap if this song was her at standard quality), she could make one slightly better song every 2 weeks, or every month.

Her lyrics are just terrible, with her reaching for rhymes, it's got nothing to do with her being a woman, or the Internet being filled with misogynists.
And how can Yahtzee "prop up the man for sure", while not being a corporate whore? If she means he's being nice to all videogame developers and publishers, did she ever watch his videos? If she means he's being negative to them, propping up means supporting something or someone. Her lyrics make no sense.

Also, I laughed at the bloodhound comment, and Googling "wit of a bloodhound" leaves you with two results, both on this website's forum. Yeah, she's a lyrical genius.

And no, she is not a presence in my life, but just like just about every visitor of this site, I only watch ZP. I've heard of this woman before, but it didn't appeal to me, so never watched her videos (just like everything else on this site except ZP). Now she's suddenly a part of ZP, so I had no choice but to watch. Obviously, I did have the choice to turn off the clip the entire time, but I watched it as Yahtzee, with his extremely high standards, pasted it in his video, so I expected it to be on par with his stuff. It wasn't. By a long shot.

THOUGHT EXPERIMENT:

Imagine if Yahtzee was a woman and the singer a man. Her videogame review videos would be as entertaining as ever, exactly the same, except with a female UK accent. His music video would be exactly the same, but with a male voice and singer near the end. Would everyone still like the song as much? Or laugh at him threatening to stab her with a screwdriver? Would that be funny? Or just stupid and creepy?

Or is it okay to post bad music because the singer has a vagina?

sigh... everyone on this site eventually uses a Yahtzee parody or reference to bolster their fame, oh well, at least it was decent

That was actually quite funny!

I'm a little confused though...yes it's called "lovesong for yahtzee" but I wasn't sure if it was a come-on or a threat...? If yahtzee does go out for a drink with you he would be well advised to keep a tazer in arms reach just incase! Good stuff :-)

It was an okay song...

but at what point has Yahtzee been misogynistic? If I recall correctly he thinks "people are shit" in general.

In the future, "wit of a bloodhound" will be the new "the cake is a lie".

CaseySmith:

MasochisticMuse:
Plus Rebecca... underarm hair, ew. If I have to shave my shit, so do you, lady.

That made my day.

Yes, conform to our expectations... Now get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich! :D

I used to think the "make me a sandwich" thing was funny, but now it's just getting tired. Can't you switch it up with other female stereotypes once in awhile, like "Go do my laundry" or "Go pop out a baby" or something? Maybe even "Go get sexually repressed by the Church for hundreds of years"? Gotta keep it fresh.

MasochisticMuse:

CaseySmith:

MasochisticMuse:
Plus Rebecca... underarm hair, ew. If I have to shave my shit, so do you, lady.

That made my day.

Yes, conform to our expectations... Now get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich! :D

I used to think the "make me a sandwich" thing was funny, but now it's just getting tired. Can't you switch it up with other female stereotypes once in awhile...

No. :>

To be perfectly honest, *I* have done more outwardly psychopathic women, so I'm sure Yahtzee could handle himself. Win her over with his natural wit and charm... Well, wit...

Personally, I liked the song, and I have enjoyed the majority of the ones that she has posted here for the lovely public. I can only assume from the deluge of vitriol that is due to my own musical taste, which obviously differs from that of a lot of angry people.
It would be 'nice' if Yahtzee decided to throw caution to the wind and recorded a response, but I doubt it will happen.

I'd just like to mention that nothing brings the heart-rate up, or brings the body in close proximity to another quite like wrestling a screwdriver off someone. It's a blatant come-on. :P

So I am still not sure.. did he knock her up and not call her?

Or is there a reason he likes that pickle spread so well?

(seriously though - was entertaining, but I have seen the jilted girl thing before, we just like to know why? Is it his personality? Cause that is kinda what makes him special)

CaseySmith:

MasochisticMuse:

CaseySmith:

MasochisticMuse:
Plus Rebecca... underarm hair, ew. If I have to shave my shit, so do you, lady.

That made my day.

Yes, conform to our expectations... Now get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich! :D

I used to think the "make me a sandwich" thing was funny, but now it's just getting tired. Can't you switch it up with other female stereotypes once in awhile...

No. :>

There is the new one thats similar to the get me a sammich, it's

"Hey can you get me a drink"

(See the video called cute asian girl breaks PS3) its all over youtube

You and me both! Its the only thing in my fridge right now lol

Khomatose:
I freaking LOVE Branston Pickle!

You and me both! Its the only thing in my fridge right now lol

Not so sure about this song now. its starting to pickle my brain.

I think this song is totally about getting his attention. The criticism and implied threats are there to mimic his style and show how hot she is for him. If Yahtzee is single (not something I follow) they'd probably end up in the sack on the first date. He'd be a fool not to.

So did Rebecca ever explain why she hates Yahtzee? I mean yes he makes an off-color joke now and again but why is she acting like she'd stab him? Or perhaps I'm missing something (I don't watch her so I don't know if this is what she's regularly like).

Also sorry but it's a pet peeve of mine but stop pretending people who make off-color (for lack of a better word) jokes always consider themselves to be ironic. It's just freaking lazy.

Well on the positive the singing is nice although the style's not really my cup of tea.

Boyninja616:

Yahtzee's opinions are his own. I have noticed he tends to go after female characters more than male characters.

Seems even to me.

In fact I can't think of a character he's brought more loathing to than Nathan Drake and he's not exactly hated by everyone else.

I feel the urge to groom her.

(After emptying the room of any potential weapons and giving her a thorough search. Seriously Yahtzee, if you ever meet up with Rebecca Mayes hide the knives!)

Giandroid:
I find myself grinding my teeth every time he casts his ire at the finer sex. I know he does it ironically, as his EP post about Wet clearly states,

Uh no. Read it again. He even bashed the 'it's ironic' excuse.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/6662-Extra-Punctuation-Wet

Ugh... Didn't like the song at all. I was cringing the whole time watching it.

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