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Just now, rcam said:

I'm just typing in songs... I've had no part in running this behemoth. It can be a yes or no depending on those running this thing. If they aren't burnt out - neither am I. If they don't want to monitor skips/albums/years etc. etc. any longer - that is OK by me too.

I agree. Those doing the heavy lifting updating the playlist and spreadsheet are flying the plane. I will land when they say it’s time.

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Just now, Ilov80s said:

I agree. Those doing the heavy lifting updating the playlist and spreadsheet are flying the plane. I will land when they say it’s time.

 

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5 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Which is preferred:  "omelet" or "omelette"? 

"Scrambled"

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1 minute ago, krista4 said:

Just found this on grammarly:  "An omelet (or omelette) is a type of egg dish, often served at breakfast or brunch. Neither spelling is wrong, but there are some guidelines for when to use which. Omelet is the standard spelling in American English. ... The British spelling, omelette, is actually the modern French spelling."

You are tres chic.

stupid french

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11 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

Can we get a roll call on those that want to go to 50?

Binky - yes

Yup

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1 minute ago, krista4 said:

Just found this on grammarly:  "An omelet (or omelette) is a type of egg dish, often served at breakfast or brunch. Neither spelling is wrong, but there are some guidelines for when to use which. Omelet is the standard spelling in American English. ... The British spelling, omelette, is actually the modern French spelling."

You are tres chic.

:lol:

No, I think it's more that I pay zero attention. I see "omel...." and say "gimme one of those"

 

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15 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

Can we get a roll call on those that want to go to 50?

Binky - yes

#in, though it might take me a bit longer in the championship rounds 'cause there's stuff I want to listen to again before taking.

10 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Which is preferred:  "omelet" or "omelette"? 

Always "omelete" in Portuguese, but as far as English goes, I unconsciously opt for omelet. Omelette is decidedly fancier, though.

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35.25 - Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971)

I prefer the version of "Revolution" on his prior album (no flute!) and would have taken that since I love spoken-word poetry, if it were not for one track that I absolutely will not have on my island.  Let's say that he was not exactly progressive at the time when it came to LGBT matters.

A whole lot of the rap and hip-hop artists you guys have chosen owe a huge debt to this guy.

Song choices:  The rest of this album is nothing like "Revolution," which makes that piece seem almost misplaced, but it's a seminal work that I want on my island.   My second song choice is a phenomenal work that fits the Island of Sorrow and forms a good companion piece to "Livin' For the City" from my very first pick in the draft.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Home Is Where the Hatred Is

 

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On 5/27/2020 at 12:09 AM, krista4 said:

+1

Also +1 on Oxford comma.

Also +1 on buttered rum lifesavers or whatever they were.

The Oxford comma defenders spoke up, apropos of nothing, in my interpreting class's group chat today, by the way. I'm dying on this hill though. :ph34r:

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MOAR Kickers. Kinda chronologically picking rappers Eazy E -> Snoop Dogg -> Mase -> ?????. If we go up  to 50 rounds I might make another lap. 

Round 35) Harlem World - Mase (1997)

Feel So Good

What You Want

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21 minutes ago, rcam said:

My vote can be cast by those maintaining the spreadsheet.

Ditto

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42 minutes ago, Nigel Tufnel said:

Are we going to 40? More?

I was going to put a post up, I'm good to keep going as is or add supplemental rounds for greatest hits, Live albums EPs etc... whatever people like. 

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2 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

I was going to put a post up, I'm good to keep going as is or add supplemental rounds for greatest hits, Live albums EPs etc... whatever people like. 

We may receive a strongly worded letter from Spotify's general counsel due to bandwidth monopoly, but screw 'em.

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2 minutes ago, zamboni said:

We may receive a strongly worded letter from Spotify's general counsel due to bandwidth monopoly, but screw 'em.

And footballguys. I'm pretty sure this has been the top post here for the better part of a month. 

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5 minutes ago, Abrantes said:

The Oxford comma defenders spoke up, apropos of nothing, in my interpreting class's group chat today, by the way. I'm dying on this hill though. :ph34r:

Who doesn't like the Oxford comma?

Porn stars, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden had a good time at the bachelor party.

vs.

Porn stars, Barack Obama and Joe Biden had a good time at the bachelor party.

Two TOTALLY separate visuals. 

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Just now, Northern Voice said:

And footballguys. I'm pretty sure this has been the top post here for the better part of a month. 

There are at least 6 other threads on the first page alone that are larger than this one in terms of pages. We should  be good.

 

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Lol.  Picked it off the cuff, but this Cypress Hill album isn't that great top to bottom.  

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Round 35 $1.99 Romances (Live at Tri Studios) - God Street Wine (2014)

I've related my background with this band in other music drafts so I won't repeat myself. This is them playing their $1.99 Romances album from front to back live in Bob Weirs Tri Studios, with Bob joining them on two Dead covers at the end.

Wendy

Into the Sea

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2 minutes ago, rcam said:

Who doesn't like the Oxford comma?

Porn stars, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden had a good time at the bachelor party.

vs.

Porn stars, Barack Obama and Joe Biden had a good time at the bachelor party.

Two TOTALLY separate visuals. 

Not really. I just see porn stars.

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59 minutes ago, Raging weasel said:

Have got to get something from the best band from our friends to the south(sorry Rush fans)-- The Tragically Hip. This is my fav album by them and listen to it at least once a week when I need a break from the metal. The hard part is picking the 2 songs to spotlight- everyday it seems I change my mind as almost every track is stellar. After giving it a listen earlier today these are the 2 that made the cut for today.

The Tragically Hip- Road Apples(1991)

Little Bones

Cordelia

Friends to the south.....where exactly do you live?  Iqaluit?

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Just now, Steve Tasker said:

Friends to the south.....where exactly do you live?  Iqaluit?

Maybe he's Santa Clause.

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1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

####IMG PHONE.

just spent 10 mins writing this up and got nothing...will rewrite and add tracks later.

32.30....The Brand New Heavies- Heavy Rhyme Experience, vol 1 (1992)

ok... loved these guys' first acid jazz album. saw them play their first US gig at a small NYC club with tickets won from WFMU. the show was just all kinds of love and respect amongst the audience and band. IIRC, a couple of smaller rappers (at the time) opened for them. the show was such a lovefest, when they finished their encore it was clear the audience wasn't going to let them leave and the band didn't want to. they cycled back and played songs they'd already played, with the rappers jumping in to improv. audience lost their collective ####- I've never been to a show before or since that was so culturally blended and joyous... a rave without the obvious drugs or bpm. 

whoa... just looked it up and found this (I hadn't yet dived deeper into hip hop, but my gb who came to the show with my ex and I lived in the same building as Search, so recognized him):

While playing for the first time in New York at S.O.B.s in early 1991, the Heavies combined with rappers MC Search and Q-Tip, who jumped onstage during the Heavies’ encore and improvised to their music for a thrilled audience. The Heavies’ second album, Heavy Rhyme Experience, featured “the current cream of the East Coast hip-hop crop,” according to Reflex. Still, the album failed to garner altogether positive reviews.

I had always thought they joined MTV as their summer house band, and started adding hip-hop guys at that point... had no idea the show I was at was the genesis.

not all of them made it big or are remembered today, but at the time this was a murderers row of the current guys 

1."Bonafied Funk" (featuring Main Source)3:58

2."It's Gettin' Hectic" (featuring Gang Starr)4:00

3."Who Makes the Loot?" (featuring Grand Puba)3:25

4."Wake Me When I'm Dead" (featuring Masta Ace)3:41

5."Jump 'n' Move" (featuring Jamalski)3:18

6."Death Threat" (featuring Kool G. Rap)3:22

7."State of Yo" (featuring Black Sheep)3:36

8."Do Whatta I Gotta Do" (featuring Ed O.G.)3:22

9."Whatgabouthat" (featuring Tiger)3:07

10."Soul Flower" (featuring The Pharcyde)3:41

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I see I was ITC and timed out; that means I can pick any time, right?

35.14: To Our Children's Children's Children - The Moody Blues (1969)

Nothing that got airplay on this one, but I always enjoyed listening to it in one sitting.

For the playlist: Higher and Higher and Gypsy (of a Strange and Distant Time)

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i'll go past 40 rounds, but it will be all classical (maybe a li'l more jazz), not to be added to the mix

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35.35 Harvest Moon – Neil Young (1992)

Going mellower here, both in term of my picks and in terms of Neil's catalog. Love the album. Hadn't listened to it in a long time since I associate it heavily with my ex-wife. But I listened to it this morning and it is still great, even if she isn't.

Songs:

Unknown Legend

Harvest Moon

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Rd 35: Jolene by Dolly Parton (1974)

Dolly wrote both of these classic songs on the same day. 

Jolene

I Will Always Love You

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12 minutes ago, Charlie Steiner said:

I see I was ITC and timed out; that means I can pick any time, right?

35.14: To Our Children's Children's Children - The Moody Blues (1969)

Nothing that got airplay on this one, but I always enjoyed listening to it in one sitting.

For the playlist: Higher and Higher and Gypsy (of a Strange and Distant Time)

I grabbed the vinyl of this a couple of months back.  My favorite album title of all.

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6 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Rd 35: Jolene by Dolly Parton (1974)

Dolly wrote both of these classic songs on the same day. 

Jolene

I Will Always Love You

Nice rack of tunes.

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1 minute ago, zamboni said:

Nice rack of tunes.

At some point they got reduced.  Can only fit so much on a record.

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2 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

fyi ...since @cosjobs is on permaskip ...you have 2 picks at the turn

Ok. I'm reading back to see what has been taken.

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Who knew the names Karen and Richard would become slurs?  The names should be royalty. 👑 This is by far the best proper album Karen and Richard did from top to bottom. The earlier albums had a lot of filler, but not this one.  This one has A Song For You (by Mr. Russell), Hurting Each Other, Top of the World, Bless the Beast and Children, Goodbye To Love, I Won't Last A Day Without You, It's Going To Take Some Time, and lesser known goodies like Crystal Lullaby and Road Ode.  Richard takes a stab at singing with Piano Picker. Not bad, but he needed to leave the singing to sis. He excels in arranging and composing. Flat Baroque he shows off his piano skills. There is even a brief intermission tune incase you need to use the bathroom while listening, and the album bookends with a short reprise of A Song For You. The siblings did a great job on this one.

Round 35 

A Song For You - Carpenters (1972)

A Song For You

Goodbye to Love

 

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36.06 Night Time – Killing Joke (1985)
Adding another Killing Joke album, this one features a couple of their best known and best songs. It is pretty straight-forward mid-80s post-punk, but with a rawer edge than a lot of other stuff in that category. Love Like Blood is a classic post-punk song and Eighties is a banger.

Songs:

Love Like Blood

Eighties
 

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1 minute ago, RedmondLonghorn said:

36.06 Night Time – Killing Joke (1985)
Adding another Killing Joke album, this one features a couple of their best known and best songs. It is pretty straight-forward mid-80s post-punk, but with a rawer edge than a lot of other stuff in that category. Love Like Blood is a classic post-punk song and Eighties is a banger.

Songs:

Love Like Blood

Eighties
 

I stopped listening to them after this (went to college and got sidetracked into all kinds of stuff as college kids tend to do), but need to dive back in. This was a good one.

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4 minutes ago, simey said:

Who knew the names Karen and Richard would become slurs?  The names should be royalty. 👑 This is by far the best proper album Karen and Richard did from top to bottom. The earlier albums had a lot of filler, but not this one.  This one has A Song For You (by Mr. Russell), Hurting Each Other, Top of the World, Bless the Beast and Children, Goodbye To Love, I Won't Last A Day Without You, It's Going To Take Some Time, and lesser known goodies like Crystal Lullaby and Road Ode.  Richard takes a stab at singing with Piano Picker. Not bad, but he needed to leave the singing to sis. He excels in arranging and composing. Flat Baroque he shows off his piano skills. There is even a brief intermission tune incase you need to use the bathroom while listening, and the album bookends with a short reprise of A Song For You. The siblings did a great job on this one.

Round 35 

A Song For You - Carpenters (1972)

A Song For You

Goodbye to Love

 

I had a feeling you might take them. Was closely looking at them - but while I like a lot of their material, couldn’t come up with one particular album.

That guitar solo on Goodbye to Love is 💰

 

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33.11... Bill Evans- Portraits in Jazz (1960)

Picks to come...

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2 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

I stopped listening to them after this (went to college and got sidetracked into all kinds of stuff as college kids tend to do), but need to dive back in. This was a good one.

If only some iFriend would send you a curated playlist via DM. 

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48 minutes ago, RedmondLonghorn said:

35.35 Harvest Moon – Neil Young (1992)

Going mellower here, both in term of my picks and in terms of Neil's catalog. Love the album. Hadn't listened to it in a long time since I associate it heavily with my ex-wife. But I listened to it this morning and it is still great, even if she isn't.

Songs:

Unknown Legend

Harvest Moon

This is an album I heavily associate with my dad. He played it a ton when it came out. Neil Young was one of the few concerts I got to see with my dad before he died. 

Unknown Legend is maybe a top 5 Neil Young song in my eyes. I realize that may be a scorching hot take. 

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Since I took Grievous Angel, and this one is still out there, I'm taking it too. It's kinda like having a double album since they have the same vibe.

Round 36

GP - Gram Parsons (1973)

A Song For You (Not the same song by Leon Russell. Gram wrote this one)

Streets of Baltimore

 

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5 minutes ago, zamboni said:

I had a feeling you might take them. Was closely looking at them - but while I like a lot of their material, couldn’t come up with one particular album.

That guitar solo on Goodbye to Love is 💰

 

I know that you like them and was wondering if you were going to snipe me.

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1 hour ago, Steve Tasker said:

Friends to the south.....where exactly do you live?  Iqaluit?

Wondering if anyone would notice that. Here in Detroit, Canada is actually to the South.

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