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1 minute ago, Raging weasel said:
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.

Yeah, the guy in the journey song born in South Detroit is a Canadian from Windsor IMO

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Going a little off the beaten path because I'm assuming we're stopping at 40 and I don't want to accidentally miss a sound. And something Irish was always making its way to my island. It was just a matter of which one. I took longer than I care to admit deciding which band, but once I finally settled on one the album was an easy choice.

Round 35 - Flogging Molly, Swagger (2000)

While I think they have musically better albums I’ve always had a soft spot for their debut, mainly because of the song linked first – the one that drew me to them in the first place. That ####### tin whistle, man.

Devil's Dance Floor

Salty Dog

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50 is the new 40, let's do it, happy to continue to chip in with the spreadsheet here and there...

 

I have a bunch more.. plus I'm making my own spotify mix from my albums chosen here and would like to fully round it off...

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35.23 - Good As I Been to You - Bob Dylan (1992)

Artist drafted at 2.05 by @Bonzai (Bringing It All Back Home), 3.05 by @timschochet (Blood on the Tracks), 3.24 by @Oliver Humanzee (Hwy 61 Revisited), 4.09 by @Ilov80s (Blonde on Blonde), 7.37 by @Mister CIA (Basement Tapes).

Good As I Been to You and its darker sister album World Gone Wrong were the biggest revelations in last years 85 hour Dylan deep dive with Boz.  I wasn't familiar with them at all but they've become among my favorite Dylan albums.

This album was 50 year old Dylan's return to his folk roots.  The thirteen songs are all acoustic covers of traditional folk and blues numbers.  The two folk records are excellent and form a clear demarcation between Dylan's pop-focus in the 80s and the more idiosyncratic originals that followed. 

Dylan is in terrific form here.  The obvious point of comparison is to his earliest records of (mostly) acoustic folk songs.  His voice in his early 20s was clearer and had greater range but I think his gruff old man voice suits the material better, particularly on the bluesy numbers.  He's a more expressive singer and takes bigger swings with his phrasing.  His guitar playing is also very strong.

Blackjack Davey

Sittin' On Top of the World

 

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Totally disgusted today.   Some homeless guy followed Mrs. Eephus this morning yelling racist crap at her.  WTF is wrong with people.

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2 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Totally disgusted today.   Some homeless guy followed Mrs. Eephus this morning yelling racist crap at her.  WTF is wrong with people.

I bet that ####### hates vintage rock t-shirts

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3 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Totally disgusted today.   Some homeless guy followed Mrs. Eephus this morning yelling racist crap at her.  WTF is wrong with people.

the list is almost as long as our Spotify

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1 minute ago, Binky The Doormat said:

I bet that ####### hates vintage rock t-shirts

please stop

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7 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

@Hov34 gets his 10 min ITC clock (timed out earlier)

Skip me, I don't deserve a 10 minutes clock.

 

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22 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Totally disgusted today.   Some homeless guy followed Mrs. Eephus this morning yelling racist crap at her.  WTF is wrong with people.

I gave it a ❤️ because that's the only way to best this terribleness.

But ugh. Feel for Mrs E. 

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Well, I gave everyone 30+ rounds to pick another Violent Femmes album. I guess I am going to have to horde them like toilet paper.

Round 36) Why Do Birds Sing? - Violent Femmes (1991)

American Music

Out the Window

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Just now, El Floppo said:
24 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Totally disgusted today.   Some homeless guy followed Mrs. Eephus this morning yelling racist crap at her.  WTF is wrong with people.

I gave it a ❤️ because that's the only way to best this terribleness.

But ugh. Feel for Mrs E. 

Yeah I did the same, sending love to Mrs. E 

I think of SF as a place in the states where that #### shouldn't happen, though I know it's everywhere (here too) and I guess? as more people stand up more people reveal their ugly side in retaliation. Or something, I can't really make sense of it. 

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53.31 Crowded House - Temple of Low Men (1988)

Wore this album out my Freshman year of college.  Love every song on it. I think Neil Finn has been lauded here, but I can't emphasize how much I love his lyrics.

1. I Feel Possessed

2. Kill Eye

3. Into Temptation

4. Mansion in the Slums

5. When You Come

6. Never Be the Same

7. Love This Life

8. Sister Madly

9. In the Lowlands

10. Better Be Home Soon

Could have easily gone with "I Feel Possessed", "Mansion in the Sulms" "Love This Life" or "Be Home Soon".

 

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9 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

Or something, I can't really make sense of it. 

Now playing

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20 hours ago, PIK95 said:

@The Dreaded Marco

My son just tried to kill a spider and it bit him.  It seems painful and he has pins and needles in his hand.  Anything to see here?

Sorry.  In my rage over that joke of a ####show at St. John's Church last night I missed this post.

I hope he's doing okay today.

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By the way, my next post will be my 10,000th and you glorious people will be here to witness it.

Congrats!

 

(hope I don't #### it up)

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17 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

@krista4 ITC

I can be skipped.

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3 minutes ago, landrys hat said:

36.15 Baby Huey - The Baby Huey Story (1971)

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Thoughts for beyond round 40:

A - End the Draft - The pandemic is over (according to my employer), it's all business as usual, nothing going on in the world that we need distractions from.

B - Carry on as is to round 50 (for now) - keep with the clock and @Binky The Doormat and @mphtrilogy and @krista4 whipping everyone into shape while I pop in every few hours and tell people they still can't draft greatest hits albums.

C - Same as B but one pick in the AM, one pick in the PM. As I've said I don't prefer this method but I'm back working on the road Monday to Thursday now, so I haven't been the one steering the draft/spreadsheet the last 10 days or so.

D - Supplemental rounds - Greatest Hits, Live Albums, EP's. We can do this whenever we deem the "regular" draft order, so if people want to go to 50, which it seems many do, we can still tack this on to the end whenever that may be.

E - Some combination of B, C, D.

F - Something completely different (new rounds, new draft, whatever)

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For what it's worth based on the discussion earlier, I would go with Option B for now. The spreadsheet updaters seem to be sadists and want to keep steering and updating and most people who responded want to keep drafting, plus the pace seems to have settled at a level where we make a couple picks a day in order with lots of good discussion, so I'm still of the ain't broke, don't fix it mentality.

But also democratic process, open to ideas etc...

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1 hour ago, wikkidpissah said:

the list is almost as long as our Spotify

brilliant

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On 5/31/2020 at 3:17 PM, rcam said:

Again, not breaking any new ground here... but loved this album as a kid. I especially loved the pro wrestlers she had in her videos (though not in either of these)

Round 30) She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper (1983)

Time After Time

All Through the Night

Missed this being picked and just settled on it as my next selection before consulting the spreadsheet :(

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21 minutes ago, Hov34 said:

By the way, my next post will be my 10,000th and you glorious people will be here to witness it.

Congrats!

 

(hope I don't #### it up)

i quit the forum for 3 yrs on my 10,000th post, so you'll have at least one of us beat, ####itupwise. welcome to offical loudmouthhood

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1 hour ago, Raging weasel said:

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

One of my favorite geographical oddities, along with Ohio being considered part of the Midwest.

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1 minute ago, RedmondLonghorn said:
1 hour ago, Raging weasel said:

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

One of my favorite geographical oddities, along with Ohio being considered part of the Midwest.

Parts of 27 states are north of the southernmost part of Canada.

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16 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

 

C - Same as B but one pick in the AM, one pick in the PM. As I've said I don't prefer this method but I'm back working on the road Monday to Thursday now, so I haven't been the one steering the draft/spreadsheet the last 10 days or so.

 

 

At this point I think C would be fine.

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Just now, Northern Voice said:

Parts of 27 states are north of the southernmost part of Canada.

I read this in the voice of Alice Cooper

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1 minute ago, Dr. Octopus said:

At this point I think C would be fine.

Sure but then what will Binky do all day

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On deck but going for a walk.  Skip me for the next hour

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3 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

Parts of 27 states are north of the southernmost part of Canada.

In Washington there is a place that is part of the North American mainland that is only accessible over land via Canada.

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16 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

Parts of 27 states are north of the southernmost part of Canada.

Wait, what? 

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1 hour ago, rcam said:

Well, I gave everyone 30+ rounds to pick another Violent Femmes album. I guess I am going to have to horde them like toilet paper.

Round 36) Why Do Birds Sing? - Violent Femmes (1991)

American Music

Out the Window

I don't know any others :bag:

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2 hours ago, Raging weasel said:

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

I guess I'll start calling them our neighbors to the west.  I can dig it.

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37 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

Parts of 27 states are north of the southernmost part of Canada.

The closest geographic point in North America to Africa is in Newfoundland.

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I vote B, but I’m not doing any of the heavy lifting keeping this moving. 

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