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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby clive gash » 15 Feb 2018, 17:29

Yeah I can’t get into it, too much like homework.
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby harvey k-tel » 15 Feb 2018, 17:32

What BCB needs is more Cup competitions! How about an Ambient Cup? A 'Songs about war' Cup? A Bluegrass Cup?
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby Goat Boy » 15 Feb 2018, 17:36

Toby wrote:I think the issue (for me at least) is that the "route to the cup" is quite predictable. In order to really win ties, you need to play the consensus game.


I think there’s a backlash against that this year actually.

To me part of the fun was playing the consensus game to a a degree but also balancing that with your own taste. It was a high wire act but there was satisfaction there, for me at least.

Too many lists are niche, insular and the tracks I do listen rarely rise above “pleasant enough”. The cup has changed over the years, that’s to be expected as we exhaust certain tunes and artists but I feel it’s lost something along the way.
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby The Modernist » 15 Feb 2018, 17:36

Toby wrote:I think the issue (for me at least) is that the "route to the cup" is quite predictable. In order to really win ties, you need to play the consensus game.


I don't think that's true at all, it's often the more conservative lists that have been going out this year. It's true that lists that spread their net a bit wider have a better chance of doing well, but that's always been the case. One benefit of having a smaller voting base is people are more willing to give something a chance. Seven or eight years ago you had a lot of casual music fans who would just look at a list quickly and vote for what they recognised and reject what they didn't.

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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby The Modernist » 15 Feb 2018, 17:41

nev harp wrote:Yeah I can’t get into it, too much like homework.


Yeah, why do that when you can call K names in NDL.

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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby clive gash » 15 Feb 2018, 17:44

Yeah, much more fun.
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby clive gash » 15 Feb 2018, 17:56

The Insult Cup :idea: :?:
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby Goat Boy » 15 Feb 2018, 18:10

The Soul Jazz cup!
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby clive gash » 15 Feb 2018, 18:12

Let’s just cut out the middleman and go for a poster v poster comp.

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K-Tel v G the Mod
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby harvey k-tel » 15 Feb 2018, 18:35

Winner has to buy the loser's drinks for the rest of their life!
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby clive gash » 15 Feb 2018, 18:44

With power comes great responsibility.
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby Loki » 16 Feb 2018, 01:03

Harvey K-Tel wrote:What BCB needs is more Cup competitions! How about an Ambient Cup? A 'Songs about war' Cup? A Bluegrass Cup?

Yes! Harvey's got it.
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 now on

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 16 Feb 2018, 17:03

Having stepped away from the cup for several years - I’m enjoying returning to it.

If I come out the other end having discovered a handful of great records - I call that a win.
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 QF now on

Postby The Modernist » 19 Feb 2018, 22:57

Sorry the ties are posted a bit late in the evening - the Man City game turned out more exciting than I thought!

Please join in if you can, even if you haven't voted previously. Everyone's welcome.
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 QF now on

Postby The Modernist » 22 Feb 2018, 20:29

Just a couple more hours left to vote if you haven't already done so.

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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 QF now on

Postby Darkness_Fish » 22 Feb 2018, 20:32

Bugger. Sorry, not going to get around to begrudgingly casting a vote for anyone in the quarters with some passive-aggressive commentary. Half-term, wife's operation, general overly shitty few weeks have meant time hasn't been available.

I can probably manage a semi though...
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Re: IT'S BACK - BCB cup 2018 QF now on

Postby PENK » 22 Feb 2018, 21:41

Darkness_Fish wrote:I can probably manage a semi though...


I included a couple of editions of Hustler with my list if that helps.
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Re: BCB cup Semi Final - take a look!

Postby The Modernist » 26 Feb 2018, 19:47

The semi final is now on -three days to vote.
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Re: BCB cup Semi Final - take a look!

Postby toomanyhatz » 26 Feb 2018, 20:22

Who's left?
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Re: BCB cup Semi Final - take a look!

Postby The Modernist » 26 Feb 2018, 20:39

toomanyhatz wrote:Who's left?


Penk, T.Willy Rye, Mike Boom and er, me (perk of the job)