How do you choose songs for a cup?

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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby sloopjohnc » 07 Oct 2018, 18:18

Jumper K wrote:
Dayodead wrote:I think long and hard to find the best Molly Hatchet songs to put on the list..

Was Flirtin With Disaster from the 70’s?


Barely, I think. They played them on FM radio while I was in high school. I hated 'em.

Much more an Outlaws fan.
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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby sloopjohnc » 07 Oct 2018, 18:20

algroth wrote:I also tend to build my lists as a bit of an album/mix all of its own, even though that seems a little pointless what with the song v. song system and so on.


I do the same thing, for some reason. Maybe it's because I listen to my long list on my iphone after and try to figure out why I was kicked out in the second round.

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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby Loki » 07 Oct 2018, 22:59

That's the other beauty of the song vs song format - you can't get kicked out in the 2nd round.
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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby trans-chigley express » 08 Oct 2018, 02:08

Loki wrote:That's the other beauty of the song vs song format - you can't get kicked out in the 2nd round.

On the downside you get to see your well loved songs individually humiliated and torn to shreds in a soul destroying manner match by match.

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Postby Loki » 08 Oct 2018, 02:14

Yeah. There may be a masochistic component.
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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby C » 08 Oct 2018, 14:56

Jumper K wrote:
Dayodead wrote:I think long and hard to find the best Molly Hatchet songs to put on the list..

Was Flirtin With Disaster from the 70’s?


Good call Frank!

Great band, great album and a great track

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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby Count Machuki » 08 Oct 2018, 16:52

Start out pandering to BCB tastes, then remember a bunch of jams that people HAVE to hear, thereby screwing up the entire operation.
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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby fange » 09 Oct 2018, 00:54

Pick a bunch of songs that you just KNOW D_F will hate, and wait for the laurels to come.
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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby joels344 » 09 Oct 2018, 01:42

I brainstorm for a day or so about what styles of music I’d like to see on my list. I start by picking some obvious favorites from those particular genres, then use rateyourmusic as a guide for anything I may have forgotten or some deep cut track I’m missing from my library. I usually come up with 10-12 songs that could work and start eliminating from there.

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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby trans-chigley express » 11 Oct 2018, 05:57

I have different methods for every cup, non of which seem to work. This time I went with the first 8 70's tracks that came up on random play that I regard as 5 star songs, excluding anything too long and/or proggy as I fear attention spans and prog tolerance levels are low.

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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby PENK » 11 Oct 2018, 07:52

joels344 wrote:I brainstorm for a day or so about what styles of music I’d like to see on my list.


And I for one look forward to seeing how you squeeze neo acid folk, grandiose post-rock, and bedroom electronica into the ’70s! ;)
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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby Ranking Ted » 11 Oct 2018, 09:07

Eight songs either on my recent played lists or hangovers from old Cup longlists. It’s all good but probably not necessarily built for success given that strategy saw me get the wooden spoon in my group last time out.

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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby joels344 » 11 Oct 2018, 11:48

PENK wrote:
joels344 wrote:I brainstorm for a day or so about what styles of music I’d like to see on my list.


And I for one look forward to seeing how you squeeze neo acid folk, grandiose post-rock, and bedroom electronica into the ’70s! ;)


You will soon find out. :D

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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby Hightea » 11 Oct 2018, 19:31

stay away from obvious hits of the 70's, plenty voters think the obvious is not interesting enough and will not vote for it just because of that.
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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Oct 2018, 22:09

Hightea wrote:stay away from obvious hits of the 70's, plenty voters think the obvious is not interesting enough and will not vote for it just because of that.


That's a little of my downfall, I think. It's a careful line to tread.

We were discussing David Essex on here. My natural tendency would be to go for Rock On, and I think it would do pretty well, but then again, that's why I probably fall out of contention pretty quick in these things. I lack CQ, or cool quotient.
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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby The Modernist » 11 Oct 2018, 22:15

joels344 wrote: then use rateyourmusic as a guide for anything I may have forgotten .


That's cheating!
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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby Ranking Ted » 11 Oct 2018, 22:33

Hightea wrote:stay away from obvious hits of the 70's, plenty voters think the obvious is not interesting enough and will not vote for it just because of that.

Depends - a well chosen pop hit can often be worth a dozen deserved obscurities. But I would say that.

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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby Goat Boy » 11 Oct 2018, 22:33

I think what would Darkness Fish like?
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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

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Well, there's obvious and there's BCB obvious.
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Re: How do you choose songs for a cup?

Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Oct 2018, 22:42

Goat Boy wrote:I think what would Darkness Fish like?


I couldn't even begin to comprehend.
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