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Looking back on yourself and everything you've done, you can't help but notice that you've grown.
You've met new people and learned so many new things.

Write a song looking back on how you (or anypony, mane6 or background) has grown over time.

This week's theme is: Retrospection.

(implied and optional technical challenge: remix an old song that you've made using your new knowledge. It can be from last month or last decade.)

ALTERNATE THEME: make a song in response to any element from season 2 episode 21 (in the place of ERS21)


You have ONE WEEK to create ONE (original, remix, or whatever) in response to the theme.
Get your entry in by SATURDAY 3/24/2012 6:00pm EST (this is the new normal time for even-numbered ZIQs), then head to irc (or the flash link if you like pony emoticons) for a sync-listen!
Start: 3/17/2012 11:28pm|Deadline: 3/24/2012 6:00pm|Voting ends: 3/31/2012 7:00pm

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Bleak (REMIX'D) NewWorldMare 3/19/2012 8:35:01pm No.2 - Score: 1
I did this song a while back with a shitty microphone, when I couldn't have told a DAW from a doorknob. Look at how I've grown...

The sound quality on this is terrible. FL Studio is such a derp. (Not in terms of sound quality, that's Audacity's fault, but it's FL's fault I had to use Audacity in the first place.)

(or a direct link)
Mirror Peak Freak 3/20/2012 12:23:17pm No.3 - Score: 1
A song I made, describing what has changed in the past 10 years inside me.

I look back to the things I have done.
Memories of good times sweep through my mind.
I was young, full of hopes, and had fun,
but some things stayed unclear and wind.

All the things I achieved
created this person in the mirror.
All the things I worked on
are now part of me.

Now I see I was wrong so often,
made mistakes, stupid things that I regret.
You can blame it on my youth and call me dumb
but I learned from things and try not to forget.

All the bads I have done
created this person in the mirror.
All the things I learned from
are now part of me.

Are now part of me.

And I know that I can't change,
the past is left behind, and all gone.
And I don't want to change all the things made
they belong to me, and describe me.

I look back to the things I have done.
And I feel happiness, and I just smile.


Vinyl's Bit House frkygp 3/21/2012 6:22:19pm No.5 - Score: 3
so this originally started out as a song i made a long time ago about vinyl scratch (because she is best pony). then i started to realize how horrible i was back then at pretty much everything. so i made some small tweaks, then some big tweaks, and ended up creating something that was pretty much completely different.

also soundcloud kinda messed up, and the actual thing sounds a lot better i promise.

(or a direct link)
treejetkey (VIP mix) Flutterbro 3/21/2012 6:56:12pm No.6 - Score: 2
some breakbeat thing I did many months ago, one of the first songs I ever completed too. I believe it also started my trend of zalgo-fied pony cover arts.

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[REDACTED] ft. [REDACTED] mycutiemarkisagun 3/22/2012 12:38:48am No.7 - Score: 0
This Toastbeard entry has been seized by ICE-Homeland Security Investigations, Special Agent in Charge, New York Office, in accordance with a seizure warrant obtained by the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and issued pursuant to 18 U.S.C ยงยง 981 and 2323 by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pinkie's Lie (Doofcake remix) Doofcake 3/22/2012 10:08:23am No.8 - Score: 1
I made a really bad WIP for a remix of Pinkie's Lie back when I first began learning to make music. I just pushed the project file away somewhere, but when I saw the theme for this TB I decided to make this track good.

Early Dawn Bounty 3/22/2012 3:27:35pm No.9 - Score: 1
Who remembers my first song?
...Yeah It was just as horrible

The Melancholy of Spike BronyTuber 3/22/2012 9:36:44pm No.10 - Score: 0
Decided to go with the alternate theme since I'm really new and don't have much to look back on.

Tried to base this track on the fact Spike will never have a place among his fellow dragons.

First Toast Beard submission yay!

Reflection Ralm 3/23/2012 2:19:21am No.11 - Score: 0
I made this track as one of my first songs (Or something much much worse with the same progression :p)
I was listening through my old songs and thought... "This would be really awesome as Drum&Bass"

This is kinda a song with two meanings the first is how my style has changed (This song was a hard-style song when I first made it)
And also how so many people helped me improve. Looking back Id like to think I learned a great lesson, asking for help is the fastest way to success

Home (The Dragon's Quest) Plain Blue Beanie 3/23/2012 2:42:58am No.12 - Score: 3
My response to Dragon Quest, or, rather, the episode attempted to be replayed in an instrumental song in a little over four minutes. Poor little Spikey Wikey...

(The description below explains the song's structure.)
Sometimes we forget what we wanted when we begin a journey to find ourselves. We want independence... freedom... knowledge... We leave into equestria and discover what we wanted, but everything seems... wrong, like all the effort we expended was for naught, and everything appears to be against us... but then we realize: everything we had was all we ever wanted. The only problem is now: we're in a bind, a trap; we can't escape... We just want to go home.

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Afraid To Get Your Wings Filthy? General Mumble 3/23/2012 2:50:22pm No.13 - Score: 5
A super-quick dubstep remix of my first ever Toast Beard song, back in ZIQ03.

Will probably be worked on more in the future, structure wise.

For anyone who's heard my album CLOP, my friend told me that I should do a remix album of it. So I've started doing that now. If I finish it, this will no doubt appear on it.

(or a direct link)
Big Mac Breaks A Wall Of Sound For Love Pinkie Guy 3/24/2012 12:52:22am No.15 - Score: 3
So, I haven't written a song for toastbeard in a while. I hope you all enjoy it despite it's total disregard for the theme.

This is how I imagine it would be feel to be stuck under that love potion that the cutie mark crusaders made.

Evdog brohoofs Glaze - "Pinkie's Issues" Evdog 3/24/2012 12:57:09am No.17 - Score: 2
I was listening to one of Glaze's old songs, "Pinkie's Lie", recently and realised how much one of my old songs, "Sound Issues", fit with it. So I made a mashup. 'Nuff said.

For those who haven't heard them, here's the original songs:
Glaze - "Pinkie's Lie":
Evdog - "Sound Issues":

Cloudsdale House Memories '89-92 Mix (Draft Version) Mallard (As Various) 3/24/2012 4:18:43am No.19 - Score: 4
Hey fillies and foals! Old uncle mallard here to bust out one of his ancient mixtapes with the real sound of house for you new generation to learn a thing or two about what house really means!

Bringin' back the soulful funky sound of cloudsdale house, a genre that brought the best of hi-nrg disco, detrot techno and early trance into one neat cloud shaped package, this largely instrumental genre was what we were tearing up the clouds with back in my day!


Mallard - Missing Somepony
Detrot Pegasis - Calling Home
Cloud Control - Who Are You?
Mallard - Rhythmic Desire
Mailmare - Bubbly Feeling

Woaaahhh this was a lot of fun to work on. I made all the little bits over the week and smashed them together awkwardly in audacity at the end, before bouncing the whole mess onto a casette deck and back into audacity again. I will post this mix with all the kinks ironed out sometime later in the week on youtube, SO PLEASE FEEDBACK OF ANY SORT IS NEEDED TO SHARPEN THIS UP THANX

-Mr Mallard Puddleduck

Learning HatBrony 3/24/2012 7:41:54am No.21 - Score: 0
BOY DO I SUCK AT MAKING MUSIC OR WHAT? Also, I took a stem from an unreleased song and made it into something.

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