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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby The Red Heifer » 12 Apr 2008, 02:10

NMB wrote:And so another dream dies. Or not. As RCL pointed out, this is the stage of the competion where all the interesting lists are voted out in favour of the BCB canon. So I'm exiting with no surprises and in good company.

We are lucky enough to have over 100 years of recorded music at our disposal, and there's great stuff dotted throughout. I tried to reflect that in my list. Everything I chose is from my collection and loved by me. If other people are stuck in their safety zones of post 1965 rock, soul and reggae then that's their problem, not mine. But you're missing out, folks! Oh, and my 100+ years continues to the present day. Was I the only person to choose a song from 2008?

Maybe Flanagan and Allen sealed my demise. I did wonder whether including them was an act of genius or of lunacy. I'm now convinced that it was an act of genius, but one which you muppets weren't equipped to appreciate. But I'm disappointed at the number of negative comments it generated. It might not be cool (thank God!) but it's a charming and fun record.

Good luck to all who are left in the competition. I'll try and keep looking for the good stuff to vote for, but it's getting harder.


That Flanagan and Allen song is the basis of a stupid, annoying advert for Victoria down here, so that's the main reason why it annoys me so much. Charming and fun it may very well be, first impressions stick though.
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Postby purgatory brite » 12 Apr 2008, 12:42

Kenny Nightmare wrote:Not bad, apart from Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond, Marcus Garvey - Burning Spear, Hella Good - No Doubt, and Diamonds And Pearls - Prince & The New Power Generation.


:D

I've noted your admiration for Hall & Oates in my little black book JC!

The rationale behind the tracks -

Neil Diamond - a singer-songwriter from the 70s who is not Joni Mitchell, Neil Young or His Bobness and not part of the BCB Canon. After all he did feature in the Last Waltz. Brother Love etc is a mighty fine song - ask the Slider!

Burning Spear - reggae to avoid accusations of white, guitar rock tunnel vision. Bob Marley is way too obvious!

No Doubt - punkish, power pop/funk with girl singer (cf The Cardigans).

Prince - to keep Diamond Dog onside! ;)

Hall & Oates - I reckon American BCBers like them secretly!

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby king feeb » 12 Apr 2008, 14:22

Purgatory Brite wrote:
Hall & Oates - I reckon American BCBers like them secretly!


Not me... I like 'em overtly.

And "I Can't Go For That" is one of their best pop hits. But I was wondering, what is it that Darryl can't go for? Criminal activity? Deviant sex acts? Anchovies on his pizza?
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 12 Apr 2008, 14:34

king feeb wrote:
Purgatory Brite wrote:
Hall & Oates - I reckon American BCBers like them secretly!


Not me... I like 'em overtly.

And "I Can't Go For That" is one of their best pop hits. But I was wondering, what is it that Darryl can't go for? Criminal activity? Deviant sex acts? Anchovies on his pizza?


Duh. He can't go for that no can do.
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby The Red Heifer » 12 Apr 2008, 14:41

It's a good song, but Rich Girl is shorter and sweeter. Well, not if you're the bitch girl.
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 12 Apr 2008, 14:43

The Red Heifer wrote:It's a good song, but Rich Girl is shorter and sweeter. Well, not if you're the bitch girl.


'Private Eyes' is another goodie.

Maybe I'll start a thread...

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby Leg of lamb » 12 Apr 2008, 18:34

I might just have voted for you there PB. Love the Burning Spear, Prince and No Doubt choices. Although my own No Doubt choice would be 'Underneath it All' and I'd put it in my list in a heartbeat if I thought it stood the remotest chance of picking up the odd vote.
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby Copehead » 13 Apr 2008, 03:17

Leg of lamb wrote: Although my own No Doubt choice would be 'Underneath it All' and I'd put it in my list in a heartbeat if I thought it stood the remotest chance of picking up the odd vote.


Mine would be "Hey Baby", which would probably go exactly the same way that Avril Lavigne did.
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Postby The Red Heifer » 13 Apr 2008, 05:54

Copehead wrote:
Leg of lamb wrote: Although my own No Doubt choice would be 'Underneath it All' and I'd put it in my list in a heartbeat if I thought it stood the remotest chance of picking up the odd vote.


Mine would be "Hey Baby", which would probably go exactly the same way that Avril Lavigne did.


Not for me, "Hey Baby"'s a good song, the best one on Rock Steady by a fair distance.
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby The Modernist » 14 Apr 2008, 18:46

"She's Gone" is the tastemakers Hall & Oates of choice.

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby Arthur Crud » 15 Apr 2008, 02:08

Hmmmm...Hall & Oates......maybe time for a re-think?

Nah - I still just want to slap the short moustachioed one.

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby king feeb » 16 Apr 2008, 03:40

I had my bitter recrimination all written out, but I accidentally deleted it while throwing out a bunch of porn. So, instead, here is my original rough outline in note form. I apologize, and I promise to be prepared better when I get reamed again next year.

I) begin by complaining about the pathetic unwashed people who voted against me.
...a) look up the word cunt to see if it is strong enough
...b) optional: "hanging chad" reference

II) compare list that beat me to a curate's egg, even though I only have the vaguest idea what a curate's egg actually is
...a) optional: whine about no one liking the Bill Nelson song
...b) make suggestions of payola and sexual favors by opponent. Promise to supply evidence at undisclosed later date

III) insert off-the-cuff bon mots about LCD Soundsystem and "Sk8er Boi" HERE.
...a) optional: Sneering

IV) thank the voters with superior taste. intellect and instinct who voted for my list
...a) optional: make eyes well up with tears HERE for maximum Hillary Clintonesque emotional effect

V) insert colorful comparison of my ouster from the Cup to the crucifixion of Jesus HERE. If it looks like I can't get away with that, scale it down to Ghandi or Martin Luther King

VI) make salty double-entendres about Griff's sexuality HERE
...a) mention sailors if possible
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby The Modernist » 16 Apr 2008, 07:03

Fantastic Feeb! :lol:

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby Oscar » 16 Apr 2008, 08:04

king feeb wrote:I had my bitter recrimination all written out...
I looked at my list a couple of days ago and started to write out my cup acceptance speech. However, I soon estimated the situation that there had been around 50 dreadful lists which meant around 50 participants with dreadful taste in music. I deleted my speech.

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby The Red Heifer » 16 Apr 2008, 08:08

Oscar wrote:
king feeb wrote:I had my bitter recrimination all written out...
I looked at my list a couple of days ago and started to write out my cup acceptance speech. However, I soon estimated the situation that there had been around 50 dreadful lists which meant around 50 participants with dreadful taste in music. I deleted my speech.


Paradox: I voted for you, you didn't vote for me. If I have good taste by voting for you, my list should be automatically votable.

Robots would blow up at this stage.
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby Oscar » 16 Apr 2008, 08:16

The Red Heifer wrote:
Oscar wrote:
king feeb wrote:I had my bitter recrimination all written out...
I looked at my list a couple of days ago and started to write out my cup acceptance speech. However, I soon estimated the situation that there had been around 50 dreadful lists which meant around 50 participants with dreadful taste in music. I deleted my speech.


Paradox: I voted for you, you didn't vote for me. If I have good taste by voting for you, my list should be automatically votable.

Robots would blow up at this stage.


Not so. It just requires more analytical examination. Maybe you voted for me because in your state of poor judgement you felt my list to be the best of two poor ones or maybe you voted out of sympathy or maybe I didn't vote for you because your component also voted for me but had the better list or maybe I voted for your component out of sympathy or maybe I was blackmailed into voting for them .... etc.

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby The Red Heifer » 16 Apr 2008, 08:18

Cunt :lol:
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby whodathunkit » 16 Apr 2008, 11:43

king feeb wrote:I had my bitter recrimination all written out, but I accidentally deleted it while throwing out a bunch of porn.


Wot a waste. A mix-club bonus disc wouldn't have killed ya!
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 17 Apr 2008, 16:05

The Modernist! wrote:"She's Gone" is the tastemakers Hall & Oates of choice.


"Sara Smile" is even better.
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2008 Deluxe Edition

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Apr 2008, 17:09

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
The Modernist! wrote:"She's Gone" is the tastemakers Hall & Oates of choice.


"Sara Smile" is even better.


With the greatest of respect "I've Never Been To Me" is better.
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