Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Goat Boy » 02 Mar 2010, 21:48

If it's any consolation Marquis you lost to an unstoppable force!
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby The Modernist » 02 Mar 2010, 21:53

I think I said it was a little too tied to a UK pop perspective, but I still said I liked it and voted for it in a couple of ties, including the last one...so my conscience is clear!

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Doctor Jimmy » 02 Mar 2010, 21:53

Goat Boy wrote:If it's any consolation Marquis you lost to an unstoppable force!


Indeed, it blew my list away in the first round too.

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Marquis de Scarborough » 02 Mar 2010, 21:56

El Modernisto wrote:I think I said it was a little too tied to a UK pop perspective, but I still said I liked it and voted for it in a couple of ties, including the last one...so my conscience is clear!


I wasn't singling you out G, or Penk who also voted for it! I'm just irritated that it lost so badly to a list that could cause narcolepsy.
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 Mar 2010, 21:57

I probably need to add a bit more Duran Duran to next years list.
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Marquis de Scarborough » 02 Mar 2010, 21:58

Minnie the Minx wrote:I probably need to add a bit more Duran Duran to next years list.


As long as it's pre 1982, otherwise it'll be dismissed as too modern.
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Postby The Modernist » 02 Mar 2010, 22:09

Minnie the Minx wrote:I probably need to add a bit more Duran Duran to next years list.


Too divisive. A good tip is to add the naffest bit of Europop you can find then you'll get a lot of people voting for you saying that your list has a sense of fun and isn't afraid to look uncool. It's worked very well for a few posters both last year and this. Last year Heifer almost made it to the final off the back of Falco! :D

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Nolamike » 02 Mar 2010, 22:18

El Modernisto wrote: A good tip is to add the naffest bit of Europop you can find then you'll get a lot of people voting for you saying that your list has a sense of fun and isn't afraid to look uncool. It's worked very well for a few posters both last year and this. Last year Heifer almost made it to the final off the back of Falco! :D


Really? Hmmm....

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Count Machuki » 02 Mar 2010, 22:23

I'm so glad the Bizarro cup is moving along nicely.

When does the BCB Cup start this year?
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 Mar 2010, 22:42

El Modernisto wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:I probably need to add a bit more Duran Duran to next years list.


Too divisive. A good tip is to add the naffest bit of Europop you can find then you'll get a lot of people voting for you saying that your list has a sense of fun and isn't afraid to look uncool. It's worked very well for a few posters both last year and this. Last year Heifer almost made it to the final off the back of Falco! :D


Falco, eh?

*makes notes*

Falco.
Rufus Wainwright.
Duran Duran.
Maximo Park.



2011 is going to be a very, very good year *cackles*
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby RcL » 03 Mar 2010, 01:40

Marquis de Scarborough wrote:
A good run, except the list that has just beaten me is simply FUCKING DULL.


It's a good list but needs to liven up a little with some newer and more surprising stuff. Well done for bouncing me by the way - it was close, and my list was of course better, but they were well matched. ;)

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby never/ever » 03 Mar 2010, 08:08

Marquis de Scarborough wrote:I didn't think I'd be writing this feeling in any way bitter. I entered only as Griff was struggling to fill the last couple of places. I came through the first round, knocking out Bad Ambassador after a tie break by ONE vote (sorry fella). I won the next two against Mentalist and RCL by just 6 votes in each round, so I was riding my luck all the way.

Then I get properly beaten in the fourth round.

A good run, except the list that has just beaten me is simply FUCKING DULL. Utterly dreary dull tedious shite. I stand by every track of mine, regardless of the canonist or popularist bullshit names that get thrown at it. Each track is gold. Too deep rooted in British Indie? Fuck off. I won't apologise for having musical tastes that stretch beyond 1982.

Good luck in the next round to whoever list A is, although you won't need it with all the dinosaurs here still voting.



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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Wally Bingbang » 03 Mar 2010, 13:48

Never/Ever wrote:
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Harvey K-Tel wrote:‘Enlightenment’. That’s what drew us here, it’s what drew us to Mojo4music.com in the first place, and I’ll tell you one last thing: that list up there, that list was made by someone from the Q message boards. Can’t you see it? Dollars to donuts it’s Fartpants’ list. Do you see what you’re voting for, now, oh enlightened ones? Do you?



I take it back. I'm now convinced I was up against Martha's list.

Enjoy your 10-page long bitter recrimination when it comes, chumps!


So you've been beaten by the better woman? :lol:


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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Ray K. » 03 Mar 2010, 14:49

I’m not bitter yet (winning three rounds is not bad) but when I sit back down later and bask in the greatness that my list was I’ll be furious.

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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Count Machuki » 03 Mar 2010, 21:43

I got nothing.

I've had more fun with this year's Cup than any other so far. In fact, this is the most fun I've had, generally, in a while.

Big thanks to the organiser, my 'trainers', those enlightened ones who voted for my list, and especially to my wife. She's been my sounding board for every song selected, and we've had a lot of fun carefully watching the results together.

So, no bitter recriminations here (at least yet). Good luck to my competitor...you hung with the best, now go beat the rest!
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Nolamike » 03 Mar 2010, 21:47

Count Machuki wrote:I got nothing.

I've had more fun with this year's Cup than any other so far. In fact, this is the most fun I've had, generally, in a while.

Big thanks to the organiser, my 'trainers', those enlightened ones who voted for my list, and especially to my wife. She's been my sounding board for every song selected, and we've had a lot of fun carefully watching the results together.

So, no bitter recriminations here (at least yet). Good luck to my competitor...you hung with the best, now go beat the rest!


On the plus side, you lost to a good list. On the bad side, your losing means that a majority of people voted against a list featuring Mulatu of Ethiopia. Bastards...
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Neil Jung » 03 Mar 2010, 23:08

I'm really, really annoyed. I was in it to win it. I don't mind going out to a decent list, but you should be ashamed of yourselves, those who voted for A. Las ketchup? What THE FUCK?

..and this lot? You like these? Over MINE?

Man of Mystery - The Shadows - has to be one of their worst tunes - I was bored after 5 seconds
Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna - incomprehensible twaddle and ting
Ballade de Melody Nelson - Serge Gainsbourg - he may be good in bed but he can't sing
Old - Dexy's Midnight Runners - never heard it but I've never heard a Dexy's song that was any good
Hawaii 5-O Theme - The Ventures - how is this better than any of my tracks? It isn't is it.
Aserejé – Las Ketchup - probably the worst link I've clicked on in the last month. You want this fucking shit? Well you're fucking welcome to it.
Kites – Simon Dupree - well it's a nice song; I even own a copy, but it's the choice of someone who thinks they need some late 60s psych and doesn't know anything about it.

My list had beauty, it had style, it had old, it had NEW. It had The Besnard Lakes. They are new. At least Goatboy gave me props for including it, but sadly apparently there were better tracks on the album and he voted for A. There's no pleasing some people.

You didn't listen to the songs on List B did you? You didn't click the fucking links. Were you too busy? You hadn't heard of the Besnard Lakes, or ever heard Kitchens Of Distinction, and thought they couldn't possibly be as good as The Four Tops *yawns* or the Hawaii 5-0 Theme or an ugly man wearing a dress and singing like a market trader being strangled. You thought Family was prog and therefore not worthy of a listen? It's bloody magnificent. As is the George Harrison song. Don't you like The Blue Nile? What about Lady Friend - the Byrds finest moment? How could you vote against it? And in favour of what exactly? There's nothing in A that I'd want in my list. NOTHING.

Well, it's your loss. Here they are again. How could you? How fucking could you? I thought you were my friends.

List A:

Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops link
Man of Mystery - The Shadows link
Search & Destroy - Iggy & The Stooges link
Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd link
Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna link
Ballade de Melody Nelson - Serge Gainsbourg link
The Wind Blows Your Hair - The Seeds link
I'm Gonna Run - Fiery Furnaces link
Old - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Dizzy, Dizzy - Can link
Resurrection Shuffle - Ashton, Gardner & Dyke link
Tiny Tears - Tindersticks link
The Persuaders Theme - John Barry link
Lorraine - Explainer link
Elephant Gun - Beirut link
Hawaii 5-O Theme - The Ventures link
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson link
Road House - Flamin' Groovies link (click on 'play' in Millroy's bubble)
Carmensita - Devendra Banhart amusing link
Sodade - Cesaria Evora link
Aserejé – Las Ketchup link
Little Red Corvettte – Prince link
Bo Diddley – Mumblin’ Guitar link
Fast Food Senegal - Amadou and Mariam link
Kites – Simon Dupree link

List B:

1 Walking In The Rain - The Ronettes link
2 She's A Rainbow - Rolling Stones link
3 Going Down - Freddie King link
4 Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush – Traffic link
5 Paperback Writer - The Beatles link
6 I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night - The Electric Prunes link
7 Old Man - Neil Young link
8 Going Back - Dusty Springfield link
9 Pearly Dew-drops Drops - The Cocteau Twins link
10 Transmission - Joy Division link
11 Waterfall - The Stone Roses link
12 Monday-Paracetemol – Ulrich Schnauss link
13 Flower King Of Flies – The Nice link
14 Big Bird – Eddie Floyd link
15 Hurry On Sundown – Hawkwind link
16 The Great Dominions – The Teardrop Explodes link
17 The Weaver’s Answer – Family link
18 Black and White Town – Doves link
19 The Downtown Lights – The Blue Nile link
20 Sister Surround – The Soundtrack Of Our Lives link
21 Lady Friend – The Byrds link
22 Railwayed – Kitchens Of Distinction link
23 Go Now – The Moody Blues link
24 Albatross – Besnard Lakes link
25 Awaiting On You All – George Harrison link
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Matty Red Sox » 03 Mar 2010, 23:13

Bo Diddley – Mumblin’ Guitar - really great song. Runs and ducks for cover....
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Neil Jung » 03 Mar 2010, 23:20

Matty Red Sox wrote:Bo Diddley – Mumblin’ Guitar - really great song. Runs and ducks for cover....


Just remember. I know where you live. :lol:
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Re: Bitter Recriminations 2010: Twice as bitter as before!

Postby Matty Red Sox » 03 Mar 2010, 23:31

Neil Jung wrote:
Matty Red Sox wrote:Bo Diddley – Mumblin’ Guitar - really great song. Runs and ducks for cover....


Just remember. I know where you live. :lol:


Yes, but NYC is a big fucking city, and I am already brave enough to walk around it with a Boston Red Sox cap on... and Kitchens of Distinction are pretty lame imho.
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