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jsem's roulette (Round 9 results are up!!!)
« on: May 04, 2014, 03:49:45 PM »
So, I'm about to start my first roulette. I have participated in a few back in the day though, so I'm no stranger to the process. I don't have any participants in advance, but I need something like 8-12 participants. If you are interested, drop a response below. First 8-12 guys to respond gets to participate.

The scoring
I will rate each song out of 10, with the lowest possible score being 0.

Also, if there is a certain section in a song that makes me eargasm, that will earn the song an extra point or two, but it won't necessarily enhance the entire song. It might be out of place, or other parts of the song may drag the total score down, but the section alone will be rewarded. (A.C.T - Useless Argument | This song has a wonderful groove breakdown, but feels a little bit out of place and the rest of the song is only OK) The reason these extra points are up for grabs are because it might be indicative of a bands ability to write some good creative stuff.

My last.fm & forbidden bands
http://www.lastfm.se/user/jsemdtf

Any bands or artists with less than 50 scrobbles on my last.fm is fair game, unless I have listened to that specific song or album before enough times to have made a proper judgement. If I have only listened to it once, I may not even necessarily remember it if it didn't specifically stick to me somehow. My last.fm probably reflects my listening behavior to 90-95%.

If you happen to send me something I have already heard, I will let you know by PM and you can send something else.

Some tips for contestants
-I love nearly all branches of the jazz tree, but free jazz is very hit and miss.
-When it comes to metal I can easily get bored by it. Power metal, NWOBHM and even Thrash can get stale for me. Harsh vocals are very hit and miss. Lately I've been enjoying "djent" a lot.
-Classical rock, blues rock etc can be very enjoyable, but sometimes just fall flat
-My favorite composer of all time is Bach. I am quite fond of the Baroque era, but don't hold the Romantic era in as high of a regard (even though there are some exceptions).

My last tip would be to look through my "loved" tracks on last.fm. I may not actually love those tracks completely, but they might contain some part that was worthy of a heart on last.fm. That will give you an idea of what I really enjoy.

The structure of the roulette
The roulette will consist of 10 rounds. The first 6 rounds will have the contestants submitting one song each. After these 6 rounds, the first five contestants in terms of score will move on to the latter stages and the rest will be eliminated. The next three rounds will have the five contestants send in two songs each. For the final round, the top three contestants at the time will send me an album each. The winner of the roulette will be whoever sends the best albums, adding the scores of the two albums.

Again:
Round 1-6: One song from each participant.
Round 7-9: Two songs each from 5 participants.
Round 10: Twp album each from the top three contestants.

I'm also not a fan of being a slave to the theme of a round, so all rounds will be open. But please feel free to send me various styles of music that you happen to like.

I'll have another post announcing round one once I have gotten all the participants in. Please leave a response in this thread it you're interested in participating.

EDIT:

Participants:
senecadawg2
wolfking
Scorpion
Ben_Jamin
Shadow Ninja 2.0
Nekov
Big Hath
adace
Tyrias
kingshmegland
YtseBitsySpider
« Last Edit: July 15, 2014, 04:51:50 PM by jsem »

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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 03:59:56 PM »
If you'll have me, I'd like to play!  :biggrin:
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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 04:03:11 PM »
You sound like a challenge.  I'll have a go.

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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 04:07:15 PM »
I'll give this a try, if you'll have me.
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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 04:13:10 PM »
Ooooo....this sounds fun. I read you like djent. What bands have you heard in the djent genre
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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 04:26:39 PM »
You probably won't like the crap I listen to, but what the heck I'll send it anyway.
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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 04:35:29 PM »
Question: concerning Bach being your favourite composer, could you list some of your favourite stuff of his? Or at least tell if you prefer his instrumental or his work for choir?
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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 04:39:43 PM »
Ooooo....this sounds fun. I read you like djent. What bands have you heard in the djent genre
Periphery, TesseracT and Intervals are some top picks. But don't lock yourself into the actual djent sound. Scale The Summit, Disperse etc are excellent. There's probably a lot I haven't heard in that realm that I have to be introduced to.

Question: concerning Bach being your favourite composer, could you list some of your favourite stuff of his? Or at least tell if you prefer his instrumental or his work for choir?
His cantatas are brilliant, but require me to be in a certain state of mind to listen to them. My favorite works are the Violin Concertos, Brandenburg Concertos, his Inventions & Sinfonias and Chamber music. I am specifically fond of chamber music in general.


All right. So 5 participants so far. I'll check in on this thread tomorrow morning and see if there are enough participants to start this whole thing off.

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 06:05:38 PM »
I'm in
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2014, 07:10:38 PM »
I'll join.
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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2014, 07:33:02 PM »
I'll give it a go.

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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2014, 09:44:47 PM »
Following... but sitting this one out.
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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2014, 10:54:57 PM »
I'd like to join  as well :D

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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 02:12:05 AM »
9 so far. I'll take a few more if there's anyone interested.

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2014, 05:54:31 AM »
The hell with it!  I'll do 2.  It's been a while!
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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2014, 06:41:18 AM »
still room?
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Re: jsem's roulette (In need of participants)
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2014, 10:42:10 AM »
OK. 11 participants will do. We'll get this underway.

ROUND 1: OPEN ROUND
Completely open round, send your song to me by PM.

I'm sending out PMs to all the contestants too to notify everyone.

I'm eagerly awaiting all the entries.  :metal

Edit: Youtube, Grooveshark & Spotify links will do.

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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2014, 10:59:04 AM »
Sent
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2014, 11:19:06 AM »
gotta figure out how to get that last.fm in english

*edit* never mind figured it out
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 1 underway)
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2014, 01:51:18 PM »
gotta figure out how to get that last.fm in english

*edit* never mind figured it out
Fixed that in the OP now, so it doesn't link to the Swedish last.fm. It's in English for me, despite the Swedish domain, so I didn't even notice that it had the .se-domain.

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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2014, 01:56:33 PM »
sent!
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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2014, 01:57:56 PM »
sent btw
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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2014, 02:38:02 PM »
Sent!
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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2014, 04:03:58 PM »
Sent!
Lol, making you resend twice. Sorry about that, :P. (Had you done research, you would've seen that the latter song in mind actually has been scrobbled 6 times, so I'm no stranger to it)

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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2014, 05:20:05 PM »
Yeah, about that... is there any way to actually have a look at which songs of a band you have scrobbled, when you are on this page? 'Cause if I click the artist, it just takes me to the artist's page, not to the amount of scrobbles that YOU have.
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« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2014, 05:44:32 PM »
Hmm. Didn't think about that. Anyway, your last submission will be accepted at least. :lol

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 1 underway)
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2014, 05:45:33 PM »
If you go to the A-Z list, you can see which songs were played.
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 1 underway)
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2014, 05:56:54 PM »
Yeah, about that... is there any way to actually have a look at which songs of a band you have scrobbled, when you are on this page? 'Cause if I click the artist, it just takes me to the artist's page, not to the amount of scrobbles that YOU have.

Click any hyperlink which is "## plays" and it will show precisely which songs, and when.
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« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2014, 07:09:12 PM »
Yeah, about that... is there any way to actually have a look at which songs of a band you have scrobbled, when you are on this page? 'Cause if I click the artist, it just takes me to the artist's page, not to the amount of scrobbles that YOU have.

Click any hyperlink which is "## plays" and it will show precisely which songs, and when.

Right, thanks! I knew that I had forgotten a valuable way of Last.fm navigation during my long roulette absence. :tup
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 1 underway)
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2014, 09:26:41 PM »
Question about rounds 7-9.  Do the two songs need to be from the same album?  Or even the same band?
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« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2014, 05:48:01 AM »
sent mine last night
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« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2014, 06:04:01 AM »
Sent

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« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2014, 07:41:37 AM »
Sent yesterday

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« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2014, 09:30:46 AM »
Question about rounds 7-9.  Do the two songs need to be from the same album?  Or even the same band?
No. I'd rather have them not be from the same band :lol