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.