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Big Hath's Roulette The 2nd - We Have A Winner!
« on: February 15, 2015, 10:10:10 PM »
Wow, I can't believe it's been a year and a half since I last ran one of these.  Time flies.

The format will be a little different than last time.  Looking for 10 participants.  Right now I am planning on 8-10 rounds.  Someone will be cut after the second round, and one player will be cut each round after that until we get down to 6 players.  If you followed last time, my rounds were pretty open as far as what could be sent.  This time they are even more open.  In fact every round is open.  The only restriction is that you send some awesome music.

Here is a link to my last.fm, my previous roulette, and my top 50 albums to get an idea of what I like and what is banned from sending.  I'll try to update the banned list here soon.  In general if I've listened to an artist more than 10-20 times, they are probably banned (ask if it looks like a may have overlooked something awesome by that artist).

http://www.last.fm/user/bighath

1st Roulette

Top 50 List



Participants
Tom Bombadil
LieLowTheWantedMan
adace
Sacul
bl5150
Scorpion
Elite
Bolsters
kingshmegland
senecadawg2
« Last Edit: April 23, 2015, 10:30:01 PM by Big Hath »
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 10:17:44 PM »
Your banned list is pretty big for me, but what the hell I'll give it a shot anyway. You did great in my roulette so hopefully it works both ways.

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 10:33:49 PM »
I'll give it a shot. :)

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 10:41:06 PM »
Count me in.

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 11:01:34 PM »
This should be interesting - I'll join :hat .

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 11:44:56 PM »
I'll have a go BH.................your taste blows mine away in terms of diversity , but I can probably come up with a few things within my little area of interest .
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 12:10:53 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 12:17:14 AM »
If you'll have me, I'll play.
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 05:04:18 AM »
I should be able to scrape up at least 8-10 things to send, though I'll probably be eliminated before I need to send all of them. :lol Sign me up.

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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 05:26:01 AM »
If You'd have me sir.
“I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.” - Bob Newhart

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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2015, 07:00:06 AM »
I'd like the chance to please you, good sir.
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2015, 09:12:48 AM »
ok, that's 10.  This is looking like a strong group of participants!

Elite is back to defend his crown as he won my last roulette.  Scorp and LieLow are also repeat contenders, trying to improve on their finishes last time out.

Lots of newcomers headlined by one of the most successful roulette players recently, senecadawg2.  Will someone keep Elite from back to back Big Hath roulette glory?
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2015, 09:15:48 AM »
First round is open for business!  It will be very interesting to see what kind of submissions we have and what scores well.






« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 02:54:39 PM by Big Hath »
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2015, 09:31:27 AM »
I'm gonna study your first roulette, top 50 and last fm real quick and send in a few hours... should be a good one!
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Re: Big Hath's Roulette The 2nd - Round 1! Fight!
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 09:50:49 AM »
To all participants: please PM youtube or grooveshark links if you can find your songs there.  If you need to send me an email with an attachment, let me know.
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2015, 10:15:48 AM »
When I get home form work, I'll do my homework on you :lol and send a song tonight!
“I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.” - Bob Newhart

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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2015, 03:34:51 PM »
Sent!
“I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.” - Bob Newhart

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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 03:48:43 PM »
Sent
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Re: Big Hath's Roulette The 2nd - Round 1! Fight!
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2015, 03:10:16 AM »
I won't copy the quote, but the sentiment is the same!

Also, I was wondering how you will do the scoring? Is it the same as in last roulette, or a different system overall?

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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2015, 08:06:20 AM »
Also, I was wondering how you will do the scoring? Is it the same as in last roulette, or a different system overall?

this time around I'm going to rate on a scale from 1.0 to 10.0 (hopefully not too many songs will be in the 1 - 4ish range), and two songs can theoretically receive the same score instead of the stacked ranking from my last roulette.
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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2015, 09:04:58 AM »

I'M HERE TO DEFEND MY CROWN APPARENTLY SO YOU ALL BETTER BEWARE

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*Then coughs from holding in breath to make check big*
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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2015, 10:34:07 AM »
I believe everyone has sent except lielow at this point.

I can tell you from listening to about half the submissions thus far that you guys have come out of the gate with guns blazing!
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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2015, 01:36:18 PM »
Sweet!  Can't wait for the reviews!
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Re: Big Hath's Roulette The 2nd - Round 1! Fight!
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2015, 11:03:39 PM »
still need a song from LieLow.
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« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2015, 11:49:20 PM »
My bad. Sent!

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« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2015, 12:52:32 AM »
:caffeine:
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2015, 10:19:46 PM »
now that all songs are in, I am listening and will have the results by Friday night (US) at the latest.
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Re: Big Hath's Roulette The 2nd - Round 1! Listening Mode
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2015, 10:58:21 PM »
okay boys and girls, we've got scores!


LieLowTheWantedMan: Kairon; IRSE! - Valorians: I can appreciate the music, and the dreamy kind of atmosphere is pretty cool, but for the most part this genre is not for me.   I like really clean production and it sounds like the band is playing inside a running washing machine.  There is a twinge of In The Court of the Crimson King that comes through though, that is pretty cool.
Score: 6.0


Scorpion: Dark Empire - The Forgotten Sin: For some reason the production seems a bit off during the heavy sections – almost has a doomy/sludgy feel when the music seems like it should be more in my face.  The vocals aren't really my favorite.  There's not toooo much wrong with the song, but it just kind of sits there for me while listening.
Score: 7.0


adace: Scale The Summit - Atlas Novus: Kind of lulls you into a trance.  A bit reminiscent of Yes at times.  Ultimately a really nice instrumental piece, but it lacked a bit of magic that they typically need to draw you in and become memorable.
Score: 7.0


Tom Bombadil: Wings Denied - Generation Y: Slightly too busy for me, but I appreciate the heaviness, and extremely tight playing.  Sounded a bit too "generic modern prog metal", if that is the right phrase.  Good song but doesn't grab me as much as some of the better ones this round.
Score: 7.5


Sacul: Throne Of Chaos - The Window: Vocals are a little weird for me, kind of too theatrical is my first thought.  Nice Rhodes during the break.  And after the break I like the shift back into the faster pace with the soaring guitar solo – that kind of had a 70's tv show feel to me for some reason.  My wife just walked in and said she liked this song, so that's worth an extra half point.  Overall a really cool song.
Score: 8.0


senecadawg2: Angra - Make Believe: Feels like I'm at church at the beginning, I like the Hammond.  The guy obviously has a great voice, but the vocals are slightly too emotional for me with a very slight whiny component.  I kind of wanted him to be quiet for a bit so I could hear the guitar solo better.  I like the acoustic playing over the crunchy rhythm guitar.  Very cool relaxed feel to the song even though there is a lot going on.
Score: 8.0


Elite: Darkwater - Again: I like the low key opening in the verses with the extremely crunchy guitars.  Tasty riffing during the second half of each verse.  Very tight playing by these guys.  The bass guitar is really punchy and cuts through in the mix, I like that sound.  Portions of the song, primarily the chorus I think, reminds me of Speaking To Stones.
Score: 8.5


Bolsters: Thoughts Factory - No Way Out: So far this wins the title for best riffage this round (probably the quickest way to my heart in the musical sense, hint hint).  The vocals remind me of Circus Maximus/Michael Eriksen, which is not a bad thing.
Score: 8.5


bl5150: Arion - Shadows: Nice and heavy!  I really like the guitar tone.  What does that keyboard solo remind me of?  Going to have to think about that one for a bit – maybe something from Images & Words?  This song really grabs you and doesn't let go.
Score: 9.0


kingshmegland: A.C.T. - A Truly Gifted Man: Cool reggae groove.  This guy sounds like Michael Jackson at the beginning.  Pretty cool 80s rock throwback sound with a bit of hip hop production in the vocals.  Love that Toto influence.  Really enjoyed the vocal performance.  My one concern: does this band have enough variety in their music to keep me interested over an entire album, and with multiple listens?
Score: 9.0


Guys, this was an awesome round.  If the rest of the roulette is of this quality, I will be very happy.  Every song provided at least some level of enjoyment and those at the top were really, really good to my ears.


Rankings
kingshmegland - 9.0
bl5150 - 9.0
Bolsters - 8.5
Elite - 8.5
senecadawg2 - 8.0
Sacul - 8.0
Tom Bombadil - 7.5
adace - 7.0
Scorpion - 7.0
LieLowTheWantedMan - 6.0
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Re: Big Hath's Roulette The 2nd - Round 1 Results
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2015, 12:06:16 AM »
Very glad you liked it. I'd convinced myself that the song wasn't going to be good enough after I'd sent it, which I do all the time in roulettes. I really should try to have more confidence. :lol

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Re: Big Hath's Roulette The 2nd - Round 1 Results
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2015, 01:06:07 AM »
Dang. Oh well, not everyone can like good music. :P

Will send later.
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« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2015, 04:32:49 AM »
Sent Rd 2
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