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I don't normally participate in long form threads here due to time restraints, but now I have the time, energy, and desire to run a roulette! I have never participated in one of these, so I apologize in advance if I do something wrong or out of the norm. For simplicity's sake, I am using TAC's rules as a template.

1.   Nothing complicated.  10 people (+/- depending on interest)
2.   8 rounds.
3.   No eliminations
4.   Scoring from 1-10 points per song
5.   Submit by Wednesday Night, my thoughts and rankings posted Sunday night. 
6.   Submit your song however it best works for you. If it doesn't work well for me, I will update this.
7.   If you are torn between 2 songs for a round, I will allow everyone to use a Wild Card, which means you can send two, and I'll use the best one. You can only use this Wild Card ONCE.
 
Sign up now! More details to come!

Stuff I love, and am saturated on:
•   Classic Rock. When I was growing up in the PNW in the early 90s and grunge was taking over everything, I was confounding my friends by listening to stuff like The Wall and Quadrophenia. I still love, and listen to, classic rock today. My wheelhouse, my go-to music.
Stuff I love to listen to, without really identifying with particular artists:
•   Techno. I love to dance (said the straight, white, married, 40 year old). And I can still dance till 4am when the techno is good.
•   Disco. Fuck off. It’s awesome. And see above.

Stuff I enjoy listening to, but am far from saturated on:
•   Prog-Metal.
•   Symphonic Metal.
•   80s glam/hair metal.

Stuff I hate: Rap and country. Yes I am that person. And jazz.

Stuff I hate that dtf.org likes:
•   Genesis, King Crimson, Marillion, lots of growlie stuff, Genesis.

Stuff I am ambivalent about: Everything else. I am clueless about what is popular these days. I know there is a singer named Taylor Swift. I could pick her out of a line-up of average-looking blondes. I couldn’t name or identify one of her songs.

Bands I am saturated on:

  • Dream Theater and all Mike Portnoy-related projects.
  • Ayreon, Iron Maiden/Solo Bruce, Circus Maximus, Deep Purple, Nightwish, Queensryche, Sym X, Within Temptation
  • Any major artist in the "classic rock" genre or any classic rock radio staples and one-hit wonders Don McLean, "American Pie." .
  • Any major artist that got heavy rotation on MTV in the 80s.

Bands I want to get in to more:

  • Kamelot, Epica, other symphonic metal artists
  • Second tier and lesser known rock/meal bands from the 80s and 90s - think (sorry Bosk) Y&T.

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Round 1: Open - Due Wed 9/13
Round 2: Song off a live release
Round 3: Open
Round 4: Instrumental
Round 5: Song with both male and female lead vocals
Round 6: Open
Round 7: Song released in the 1980s
Round 8: Epic Round - define epic as you wish
« Last Edit: September 21, 2017, 03:35:25 AM by Cool Chris »
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Re: The Coolest Roulette around! Cool Chris' first roulette!
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 04:03:10 PM »
I've had me the roulette itch for a while.  Don't know much about your tastes, but I've got an internet connection and figured 'what the hell?'

I'm in like Flynn.
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Re: The Coolest Roulette around! Cool Chris' first roulette!
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 04:19:44 PM »
The roulette game is picking up at a time when I really can't commit to one  :\

I'd love to join but I should probably stand aside at this point, until I have time to go all in. I'll follow along for sure though.

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 04:22:01 PM »
Wanna see banned list first so I have some idea of what your tastes are before I go ahead and send some awful metal you'll hate

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 04:37:55 PM »
Wanna see banned list first so I have some idea of what your tastes are before I go ahead and send some awful metal you'll hate

Good call. I actually struggled with your roulette dude as I had a limited amount that I thought you'd actually like, that you hadn't already heard. Damn you :getoffmylawn:

If Cool Chris's banned list gives me plenty of options I could possibly enter  :corn :corn :corn

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Re: The Coolest Roulette around! Cool Chris' first roulette!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 04:42:41 PM »
Pardon the dumb question, but the "Banned" list is my list of stuff I don't like/want to hear?
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 04:48:03 PM »
banned list is artists you're familiar with & know a decent amount of stuff from
i color code my banned list with stuff i like/dislike too but that's not really necessarily, the goal is more to get a sense of what kind of music you actually do like & which artists can't be sent because you already know them

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Re: The Coolest Roulette around! Cool Chris' first roulette!
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2017, 04:52:32 PM »
Pardon the dumb question, but the "Banned" list is my list of stuff I don't like/want to hear?

No, it's more like a list of all the stuff you already love and listen to. It's all the stuff that is 'banned' because you don't want to be receiving songs you already know. We can then also get an idea of your tastes.

To be fair you can also add bands to your banned list that you don't want to be sent. Like, my banned list was all the bands off my iPod but I could've added something like Guns n Roses as I really don't like them and wouldn't want to receive something by them!

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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2017, 04:58:53 PM »
Makes sense. Will post updates on banned list, stuff I like, and more later tonight.
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2017, 05:19:51 PM »
Hey I guess I can join this. I have plenty of terrible music for you to hate.
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2017, 05:52:37 PM »
I will join, too :tup want to see you band list but there is always stuff to send so I'm in
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2017, 06:06:29 PM »
ME! ME! ME! ME! ME!
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2017, 10:34:15 PM »
It's been too long since I played a roulette. If you'll have me, I'll join.
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2017, 11:01:11 PM »
also i should said consider me tenatively in but if your banned list is all like, classic rock and lighter prog metal i won't have much to send so  :lol

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 12:09:45 AM »
I'm not sure if our tastes are really a match, but I'd like to join!
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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2017, 11:53:11 AM »
The OP is mildly helpful.  I suppose if I go a couple layers deep into my library I won't run in to any problems.  Usually, people post an actual list of bands that equates to "don't bother sending cuz I already know them".

Do you have a last.fm profile by any chance?
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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2017, 11:58:40 AM »
You must hate Genesis a lot :lol
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2017, 12:12:32 PM »
i am gonna take that as "don't send any growls, ever, or you'll get a 0/10" then

okay. well. i have some stuff at least  :lol

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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2017, 12:38:00 PM »
Usually, people post an actual list of bands that equates to "don't bother sending cuz I already know them".

Do you have a last.fm profile by any chance?

I do not, but I will update my post with more detail later.

I don't hate all growlie stuff. My limited experience has just not been favorable.
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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2017, 01:26:57 PM »
I'm in if there's room!
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: The Coolest Roulette around! Cool Chris' first roulette!
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2017, 02:18:36 PM »
, I am using TAC's rules tastes as a template.



Stuff I hate that dtf.org likes:
•   Genesis, 
 
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« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2017, 03:06:56 PM »
  When I was growing up in the PNW ...

So I'm not picking on Chris because he's surely not the only one who says this, but isn't the Pacific North West redundant? I mean, they don't say Atlantic North East, right?

Isn't it clear to everyone that the North West is on the Pacific???
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« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2017, 03:29:16 PM »
It is just something I have always heard this area referred to. *Shrug. I say it because I don't want to say what city I live in, because it wouldn't mean anything to anyone outside the state, and I don't want to say Seattle, because that isn't where I live, or even want to be associated with.
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« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2017, 03:32:53 PM »
why don't you want to be associated with seattle :(

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« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2017, 04:27:38 PM »
I am about 20 miles, or 1.5 hours by traffic, outside the city, and not even in the same county. It is also a not-so-subtle jab at my distaste for Seattle's politics.
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« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2017, 04:32:12 PM »
It is just something I have always heard this area referred to. *Shrug. I say it because I don't want to say what city I live in, because it wouldn't mean anything to anyone outside the state, and I don't want to say Seattle, because that isn't where I live, or even want to be associated with.

Don't you Shrug me.
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« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2017, 04:48:44 PM »
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« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2017, 11:36:19 PM »
I'll join if there is room
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« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2017, 08:42:05 AM »
I'm in, if you'll have me!

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« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2017, 02:38:21 PM »
Are we good to go now?  Questions:

Any theme's?  What submission format do you want - YouTube, Spotify, mp3s (if so, we'll need an email address to send them to)? I also like to ask people what their goals are with their Roulette.  Is it to get some wicked-awesome songs you're not familiar with?  Just for shits-and-giggles?  Are you ok with expanding on bands you 'kinda' know, or are you wanting to discover completely new bands you know nothing about?  All of the above?

Oh, and as I always say when starting a roulette.... you're all playing for 2nd place, bitches.

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« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2017, 02:40:35 PM »
Only J Boy would pick a fight with a guy with one leg.
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« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2017, 02:57:54 PM »
Nah jingle you're wrong

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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2017, 03:08:44 PM »
Only J Boy would pick a fight with a guy with one leg.

That's the best way to win an ass-kicking contest!
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« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2017, 03:27:29 PM »
Any theme's?  What submission format do you want - YouTube, Spotify, mp3s (if so, we'll need an email address to send them to)? I also like to ask people what their goals are with their Roulette.  Is it to get some wicked-awesome songs you're not familiar with?  Just for shits-and-giggles?  Are you ok with expanding on bands you 'kinda' know, or are you wanting to discover completely new bands you know nothing about?  All of the above?

Good questions.

Round themes will be added to first post later this week, with round 1 to commence next week.

You can send either youtube links, the actual files, or the name/artist if on Spotify via PM (is that how everyone else does it)?

I would like to expand my musical horizons, yet at the same time, I know the genres I like and don't like, so don't try to convert me to a fan of Rap/Country/Genesis. When I get in to a band, I tend to go all-in, so will post a list of those bands later. So I would prefer to be exposed to bands I may have heard of (here, most likely) but don't know anything about.
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