penk! wrote: Dr Modernist wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:
Fair enough. To me, that'd be like sending off your dog with two broken legs to the races, but each to their own.
I don't mean to say I couldn't care less what I picked or what people thought of them and I usually try and pick some tracks with a higher profile, but ultimately these lists are a reflection of our own tastes are they not. Is it really so necessary to have the validation of others? Yes it's a competition, but the competition is not the be all and end all of what it's about. This seems deja vu from the conversation I had with Copehead last year!
Yeah this is what I wanted to say, essentially. People are just picking the same old stuff that they know gets results, without any of the fun, novelty and personality that lists in previous years have had. And people are voting for it. It's just too predictable to be any fun any more.
Balboa wrote:You take this all too seriously.
How do you construe that from the comment "I'm finding it hard to give a fuck any more"?
I'm just fatigued by all this actually - the majority of the lists seem to be repeats of last year, and the year before. The few lists that have tried to do something different, my own included, have been shot down by "music fans" who can't even be bothered to spare ten or fifteen minutes to listen to some, you know, music when it's served up on a youtube plate for them. The BCB Cup was fun, once.
You do sound like you are taking this seriously. My case for this:
You remember which are repeats.
You "tried to do something."
You served up music from youtube.
You keep replying about it.
I am sorry that your list isn't doing better. My feeling on why we see a lot of the same songs (or at least the same artists) is because people see to like the same music from year to year. I still like the Beatles Rain, Only Ones Another Girl, Another Planet, and Help You Ann by the Lyres, I won't be submitting them this year, but if someone has them on their list, they'll get votes from me, and others as well I am sure. We come to BCB because we like a lot of the same artists and sounds...people way off in a certain direction must not find as much to read on BCB, but must be thrilled when they find others who like the Screaming Cheetah Wheelies or whoever the hell they like.
And shouldn't this stuff really be on the bitter recriminations thread? I am moving this there....actually I just moved this from one of the round one voting threads.
the Eagles suck.