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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 2 Results & Round 3 Theme)
« Reply #140 on: March 06, 2014, 09:04:36 AM »
I'm going to be going into the wilderness for a couple days, starting on Sunday. I'd like to be able to get results when I get back on Wednesday, as I plan on listening to them on my way out and back from the woods, so the sooner I get songs the better.
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« Reply #141 on: March 06, 2014, 09:17:23 AM »
Can you tell me what songs the lyrics you posted are from?
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« Reply #142 on: March 06, 2014, 09:32:18 AM »
Kayo Dot- Pitcher of Summer
Agalloch- In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion
Anathema- Hindsight
David Gray- Ain't No Love
David Gray- Birds Without Wings
Tool- Lateralus
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« Reply #143 on: March 06, 2014, 10:07:33 AM »
Ahhh... no wonder I didn't recognize anything.  Saves me from having to google them.
Can you imagine some alien race comes to a large nebula they've never seen before, and it just turns out it's the Federation's dumping ground for space-smile?
And TAC can suck it  :biggrin:, this is heavy in all the right places.  :tup

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« Reply #144 on: March 06, 2014, 08:49:29 PM »
Sent.  So everyone can get a good laugh, this is the song I hand picked just for Seneca, because I'm a grade A asshole

     

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« Reply #145 on: March 06, 2014, 09:24:12 PM »
 :lol that'll score well!
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« Reply #146 on: March 07, 2014, 10:46:13 AM »
Sorry for the massive spam in your mailbox, but you should have it now :lol
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« Reply #147 on: March 07, 2014, 11:11:07 AM »
Sorry pal, but Devin Townsend is also on my banned artists list  :lol

Both songs would have done quite well, but I'm already familiar. Sorry!
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« Reply #148 on: March 07, 2014, 01:56:44 PM »
It only said DTP, so I assumed the song I sent would be alright. I'll send a new one soon.
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« Reply #149 on: March 07, 2014, 02:38:32 PM »
Apologies, i definitely worded that incorrectly in the opening post
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« Reply #150 on: March 08, 2014, 09:10:45 AM »
Sent. Remembered to email this time. :lol

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« Reply #151 on: March 08, 2014, 01:59:35 PM »
Sent. Remembered to email this time. :lol

Ditto.
Can you imagine some alien race comes to a large nebula they've never seen before, and it just turns out it's the Federation's dumping ground for space-smile?
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« Reply #152 on: March 08, 2014, 04:33:06 PM »
Just waiting on elite now. And I'll be in the internet-less woods until Wednesday, providing I avoid angry bears
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« Reply #153 on: March 08, 2014, 05:12:25 PM »
:dammitrich:
Can you imagine some alien race comes to a large nebula they've never seen before, and it just turns out it's the Federation's dumping ground for space-smile?
And TAC can suck it  :biggrin:, this is heavy in all the right places.  :tup

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« Reply #154 on: March 08, 2014, 05:54:54 PM »
Meh, it's my fault for accidentally saying Devin Townsend related projects would be allowed.
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« Reply #155 on: March 08, 2014, 07:10:54 PM »
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Underway)
« Reply #156 on: March 08, 2014, 07:12:05 PM »
Meh, it's my fault for accidentally saying Devin Townsend related projects would be allowed.

YOU'RE NOT THE VICTIM!  Blame Rich.  He's not living up to his "Elite" title  as usual
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« Reply #157 on: March 08, 2014, 07:36:25 PM »
Just waiting on elite now. And I'll be in the internet-less woods until Wednesday, providing I avoid angry bears

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Underway)
« Reply #158 on: March 12, 2014, 09:13:15 PM »
So I'm back now! However, unless I somehow missed it, Elite still hasn't sent me his submission for this round…  :-\
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« Reply #159 on: March 12, 2014, 09:17:46 PM »
Sounds like he earned himself a big fat goose-egg.   :loser:

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Underway)
« Reply #160 on: March 12, 2014, 09:29:09 PM »
After round 3's standings are announced, I know one member who won't be among the elite.
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« Reply #161 on: March 12, 2014, 09:32:57 PM »
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Underway)
« Reply #162 on: March 12, 2014, 09:37:58 PM »
I said in the beginning that there would be strictly defined deadlines. Thankfully that hasn't been a problem until now, and I do plan on making an issue of it moving forward. However, I'll give Rich a pass on this round given that my list was originally misleading and that I myself was gone for the past 4 days anyways. With that being said, here's hoping it comes soon!
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« Reply #163 on: March 13, 2014, 08:04:01 AM »
A question, for all of the remaining 8! Scoring on this 10 point scale has been difficult for me, and I have a feeling the rankings are going to remain very tight the entire time if I continue this way. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but I'd like feedback on a possible alteration. What I propose is that from here on out I simply rank all of the songs, and then give 1-8 points to each person depending on where they land. For example, best song gets 8, next best gets 7, and so on. Simple enough? Issues with this scoring system? I, for one, worry about having to rank songs that may end up being very different. It's rough trying to compare  Dimmu Borgir with a beautiful classical song. Still, an idea to consider. I'm open to suggestions!

No one ever responded to this, but unless anyone has serious issues I'm going to go ahead and move forward with it.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Underway)
« Reply #164 on: March 13, 2014, 08:24:08 AM »
I don't have an issue with it, your roulette, your rules man. Good luck though, ranking is so much harder than you can imagine.
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« Reply #165 on: March 13, 2014, 08:32:11 AM »
I don't have an issue with it, your roulette, your rules man. Good luck though, ranking is so much harder than you can imagine.

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My only suggestion would be to reset the scoring though, so that the existing results don't skew the new system.
Can you imagine some alien race comes to a large nebula they've never seen before, and it just turns out it's the Federation's dumping ground for space-smile?
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« Reply #166 on: March 13, 2014, 08:39:23 AM »
I was thinking the same thing, per resetting the scoring. Although, I do think it would be fair to reward those who have performed the best in these opening two rounds. Maybe I'll use them as a one-time-only tiebreaker if I ever have significant trouble ranking in a given round. For example, if I can't decide on ranking between submissions from b_f and Elite I'll give the edge to b_f once, since he's earned a slight cushion.
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« Reply #167 on: March 13, 2014, 08:43:35 AM »
True, he needs all the help he can get.
Can you imagine some alien race comes to a large nebula they've never seen before, and it just turns out it's the Federation's dumping ground for space-smile?
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Underway)
« Reply #168 on: March 13, 2014, 09:04:59 AM »
Do it, give him the edge. Punish me for sending too late, I'll catch up later ;p
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Underway)
« Reply #169 on: March 13, 2014, 01:30:25 PM »
You n****s ain't got shit on me.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (Round 3 Underway)
« Reply #170 on: March 13, 2014, 01:30:52 PM »
I've got to make sure I get enough listens to judge Elite's fairly against the rest, but results should be up by the end of tomorrow.
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« Reply #171 on: March 13, 2014, 01:43:19 PM »
Jeez, how many listens does it take to realize Bonnie Raitt's marginal?
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« Reply #172 on: March 13, 2014, 01:53:50 PM »
Let's just say that it's comparable to the number of listens required to say the same about Tasmin Archer  :-*
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« Reply #173 on: March 13, 2014, 02:30:28 PM »
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« Reply #174 on: March 14, 2014, 09:35:01 PM »
I've had some time to digest everything, and I feel good about these rankings. I've kept you guys waiting long enough for the results on this round, so I'll keep the write-ups nice and short. HERE WE GO!

1. Dr. DTVT Kevin Gilbert- Song For a Dead Friend
What can I possibly say about this song, except  :'(
Okay… I'll try harder. This song is, at once, both captivating and poignant. The piano melody is is haunting, the vocals are appropriate, and the emotion couldn't possibly come across as any more authentic. A large part of that emotion is derived from the lyrics, which are both simple and thought provoking. The whole book, paragraph, word, etc. parallel is the highlight in the lyrics! I noticed that you also sent this for obfuscation's roulette, and scored a 10/10. While I'm only ranking here, I will say that you would have scored the maximum here as well. Best song of the roulette, thus far. THANK YOU!


2. Shadow Ninja Red House Painters- Katy Song
Before I heard the Doc's submission, I was convinced that this one would end up on top. Similar to his choice, this one also carries a more morose tone. While I think the lyrics in Kevin Gilbert's song are more effective, this one is also quite nice. My one complaint would be that it comes across as a little whiny at times ('without you is all I amount to'). Still, you are right about the delivery here: very evocative! This song also wins the title for most peaceful submission. It's the kind of song I find myself putting on repeat before I fall asleep at night. It's a little repetitive at times, and it drags on a touch at the end, but those are very minor flaws in an otherwise very interesting song. I will definitely be checking out more from this group.


3. jingle.boy Triumph- Magic Power
Since the Rush comparison seems like a natural one to make, I'll start there. Being a relatively big Rush fan, I was excited to hear how this one compared. While Geddy Lee has a peculiar voice it's really grown on me, and I probably prefer his to this particular Canadian vocalist. The guitar and drum work are both good on this one as well, but I'd obviously need to listen to a lot more Triumph to feel more comfortable comparing them to Rush. Thankfully, you've piqued my interest enough with this one to get me to put 'em on the list. I take it this same album would be the best starting place? As far as lyrics go, I really enjoyed these, and can definitely relate given that music is my primary mode of escape when things are getting rough in my life (albeit not a frequent problem).


4. lonestar Fish- Crucifix Corner
So I mentioned yesterday that I would be using the scores from the first two rounds as one-time tiebreakers moving forward, and that's what got you landed at 4, because I honestly couldn't pick between this and jingle.boy's submission. Firstly, I'm a big fan of Fish's work with Marillion, particularly Clutching at Straws, so I had high hopes for this song. On the lyrics, I have slightly mixed feelings. I appreciate the lyrics here, insofar as they do a good job of showcasing Fish's talent for story telling. With that being said, I'm not a big fan of the historical approach. It's just personal preference, but I don't care much for battlefield scenes, and that takes away a bit from this one I think. Still, an overall intriguing song that I enjoyed quite a bit.


5. black_floyd Tasmin Archer- Sleeping Satellite
Firstly, I have a really hard time imagining you jamming out to this tune  :lol
With that out of the way, this is actually a really nice one. Not something I would typically listen to, and not something I'm sure I will be going out of my way to listen to in the future, but a song I find myself enjoying quite a bit when I've made the tiny effort to put it on. The lyrics are nice, though I'd be lying if I said they struck me too much. The highlight of the song for me is definitely the little keyboard solo. Other than that I don't have too much to say. A nice, middle of the pack, song for this round.


6. LieLowTheWantedMan Bright Eyes- Old Soul Song (For the New World Order)
This one was definitely the strangest one for me this round, in the sense that I wanted to like it a lot more than I could and I suspect that it has a lot of really good things going for it. Somehow, though, it just doesn't quite add up the right way for me. The lyrics are nice, but I'm not sure I 'get' them. Everything else about the song is fine, but nothing too spectacular. It seems like pretty run of the mill indie rock, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's not necessarily a good thing either.


7. Elite David Bowie- Life on Mars?
Obviously a name I've heard before, and an artist I've been interested in checking out in the past just based on reputation alone. With that in mind, thank you for sharing. Interestingly enough, I find it interesting enough to maybe check out some more Bowie. And that truly is odd, because I don't like this song too much. It's just too weird for me in most places. Not necessarily weird in its arrangement, or even in the lyrics (though they are odd), but just in his voice. I can't help thinking that there is, in fact, life on Mars, and it's David Bowie.


8. Dark Castle Rivers of Nihil- Rain Eater
Right off the bat, I'm not sure how I feel about technical death metal. Looking specifically at this song, I have a few issues. While the riffing is interesting, I don't like the relative absence of nice melody. The guitar solo is an exception that stands out. The vocals are a little too much for me, particularly when they begin to leave the growl range and venture into something else, and especially when they are layered on top of each other. Overall, I worry that this song isn't going to give me much more than a headache. Sorry if that's too harsh, but it's the best I got. WELP, that's not entirely true…. I do actually have one nice thing to say. The LYRICS. Oh man, THE LYRICS. Just my cup of tea! You get an extra point for sending the best lyrics for this round. Just wish the rest of the song lived up to them, for me.

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Knowledge through growth,
My veins grow out into the Gaian essence which feeds all life.
Grow into the essence which feeds all life.
Isolation, paralysis: the state in which I spend eternity interned. Eternity flows.
Time moves slowly, work to emerge, fulfill my purpose within the natural world.
Within this temple of dirt.
But time is no more, where this seed is sewn.
The flesh no longer part of me: I am alive.




Standings

Dr. DTVT 8
Shadow Ninja 7
jingle.boy 6
lonestar 5
black_floyd 4
LieLowTheWantedMan 3
Elite 2
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