And then I Beefhearted my way out
Has someone got something against you? Who would have that comment deleted?
Cool. Sorry you have a troll, TcM, but all the cool kids have one.
You are preaching to the choir, my beautiful, beautiful friend. One could posit: they are lacking in such abilities as you possess to comprehend anything and everything, therefore they troll.
I don't understand. Literally what is the point in having random posts deleted? Do you think it's somebody on this board? I've never seen this happen til now.
Old Tom - 2/1
Pete - 3/1
Eric - 5/1
Mas - 7/1
Bull - 10/1
Turner - 12/1
Dana - 14/1
Modica - 16/1
Thanasis - 18/1
RTF - 20/1
Kathy - 40/1
Jesse - 60/1
Martin - 80/1
SweetSunflower - 100/1
And if we did the math on all scores I have a higher average than you. Lose the arrogance.
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Murr: I used to hate Paul Simon until I actually listened to him. Listening to musicians often ruins everything... you have this idea in your head, then it destroys everything, for better or worse. Plus, I love songs that have these nuanced takes on death. Lovely song.
Cher: I only know a handful of Paul solo songs, and this isnât one of them. Wtf though, why is this reggae? Lol I do not think reggae when I hear Paul Simon. And t.ears, I kinda hate reggae. So...not really enjoying this, sorry. It does fit the theme though.
Murr: Has an oddly modern sound, really. Sounds like a lot late '90s/early '00s neo-soul/rap. Ahead of its time? If a nostalgic trend consciously apes an old style for the sake of nostalgia, does that make the old style ahead of its time? Cool song. Funky, but kind of laid back and flowing. Lyrically better than would be expected.
Cher: There werenât really any specific songs I had in mind when I picked this theme, I was honestly just being a dork and playing with my mermicorn toys and thinking of them as sisters. None of these are songs I would have expected though, I kinda forgot this song existed actually. Itâs kinda cool though, I like the funk music.
Murr: Just the chicory tip, baby... I was just right now curious and looked up their name. Apparently this Inka-like coffee substitute. That's cool. I love Inka. Apparently the Scottish called it "Camp Coffee", though... sort of a fitting connection given Chicory Tip's era. Time is round and space is curved, folks... it's all connected. OM. Kind of bubblegum, but cool riff... has a trebly, honky fuzz sound - maybe a Tonebender? Such a T. Rex-ish groove. Epic keyboard solo... cheesy, but so good.
Cher: Pete, my love, I am REALLY SICK OF YOUR SEXY BRITISH ASS SENDING ME VIDEOS THAT ARENâT AVAILABLE IN MY COUNTRY. Never heard this song before. Whatâs with all the 70âs music, guys? DID I ACCIDENTALLY ALSO SAY YOUR FAMILY SONG HAD TO BE FROM THAT DECADE? This is fun.
Murr: The only one to say "okay"? It's true. In my mind, I hate this song. But it's been years since I've listened to it, so let's see how reality holds up. Actually, this isn't horrible for what it is. Such a cheesy, synth-pad infused song - it's funny how small the distinction is between different genres. A slightly different arrangement can change it all. lolz at the screen just flashing, "solo!" Are these the real lyrics? idk. This isn't bad, actually. So, eh.
Cher: Gross, 80âs I donât mind rock power ballads though. I donât think Murr is a fan though, haha. Anyway...also not what I was expecting, but this is okay for a listen. Seems like a fun song to sing along to when youâre drunk.
Murr: "I don't have the drugs to sort it out". Lolz, such is life, right? This sounds oddly like an REM song, albeit with a very different singer. And Mr. Berninger is no Mr. Stipe. OK, when this starts just going into chaos, it's beautiful. Don't think I've listened to this since it came out, and I don't remember this part at all. Anyway, nice pick.
Cher: Amg a modern song, how did you sneak in with this? Haha. Not really one of my favorite The National songs, but I mean...so far itâs the best one of the round and the only one that I would listen to outside of judging idol games. My own personal spin off of this song would be called I Hate Everyone.
Murr: lolz @ the picture of Cat Stevens. Is he the Cat in the cradle??? Anyway, yeah... father and son, never enough time for each other, whatwith work and crap, blah blah blah. idk. I've always found this song kind of dull, albeit the chorus is sung in a rather melodramatic fashion. Not bad, but just not something I'm all that into.
Cher: This is probably the âsafestâ choice of the round, but it also probably fits the theme the best, the song is clearly about the relationship between the father and son, and it spans through their lives, showing how they change how they treat each other, never get their timing right. I kinda prefer Johnny Cashâs cover to the original though, but this is still good.
Murr: She looks like a drunken mess crawling on that piano. Oh god, I'm worried... So, I kind of hate Lady Gaga. And, I kind of hate this song. So, the amusement of her being a drunken mess might actually help this. It's funny... this was so many years ago now, and it's like she kinda wanted to be Peaches or Santigold, but just couldn't pull it off. Meh, I guess it worked out for her, commercially. Anyway... funny enough, the mess actually does help a little bit. At least gives it some energy, however contrived, rather than just boring me. Still sounds like a mess, though.
Cher: Iâm not a Gaga fan, but I do kinda like this song. I wish you hadnât picked a live version. Some songs can be enhanced by live versions, especially if itâs like acoustic or something, but for this itâs just about the theatricality, which is not something I particularly care about. The song itself sounds better in the studio version.
Murr: This is kind of fantastic. I think last season I was gonna do a 1930s theme, but never got around to it. Maybe this season. idk. Her voice is incredible... such emotion, such sneer. The little interlude is awesome... just this drone while the bass does its thing, such a weird - but awesome - *feeling* listening to it. Yeah, this is pretty great.
Cher: I am going to start by saying that I love the name Memphis Minnie, thatâs so cute lol. Also, I kind of love that it says this song is off an album called âVintage Gambling Songsâ like wtf, thatâs a thing? Amazing. This is like reallyyyyy old, from the 40âs would be my guess, but Iâm too lazy to actually look. Anyway, I like her voice, and just the overall feel of the song is cool, gambling back in the day seems more exciting than gambling now. Great choice.
Murr: Hey, Pete. Didn't you send this last season? Or was that in '50s idol? I forget. Anyway, obviously a fantastic song. Funny enough, Stagger Lee is one of the most enduring characters in popular music, given a life of his own in tons of other songs. Obviously tons of variations/renditions/recordings of this very song, but it's even mutated... I think I had Cherry listen to The Felice Brothers' "Dream On", and she pointed out "that guy from Pete's song" was in it, which for some reason had never clicked with me, and since then I've found like a dozen songs that mention him (that aren't actually renditions of *this* song), as a retelling of story or putting him into a new story. Stagger Lee is basically popular music folklore... that's pretty cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uub_I_cyBb4 <-- the life of Stagger Lee, in song. Anyway, fantastic song... and a great version of it.
Cher: Lolzzz didnât you send this song last season for the murder theme? Get some new songs, Pete! But...dammit, I love this song lmao. Itâs so fun! It shouldnât be, itâs about killing a guy or something, OVER A HAT, but itâs so upbeat and charming, itâs amazing.
Murr: I loved this when I was a kid. The chorus just has such a cool groove. Not the greatest song of all time, but it is fun. idk what to say beyond that. Hopefully Cherry rambles more than me on this one so we can reach our text requirement. Nope, we both suck.
Cher: I love how this round produced so many old songs, for both themes. This is a fun one too, I havenât heard this one in a long time.
Murr: This song is amazing. Every verse ends with such a poignant line, like "he was just some Joseph looking for a manger". Like... wtf? Such a fantastic line. Hell, every line in this is fantastic... "and as he talks his dreams to sleep, you notice there's a highway..." "It's you, my love - you are the stranger". There's this beautiful sense of putrid rot to this song. Something so arcane about it... like this magic, lulling you. Which fits the song... being lulled to your destruction by this "stranger". I love how his (the stranger's) weakness and insecurity are pointed out, are so noted, but in a way that it seems almost like a sleight of hand in context, or like her own projection. idk, rambling. Amazing song. Musically I love how it just rambles on... eventually it just sounds like this mess of sound. Brilliant.
Cher: Leonard <3 His voice is just so, like, intoxicating. I like this song, âI told you when I came I was a strangerâ <3
Murr: I hated "In Rainbows" so much when it came out, and though I like it a little more these days, I've never quite gotten into it. Let's see how this goes... It's actually not bad. Pretty arrangement (love the reverb-drenched noise), Thom's voice is beautiful as usual... Actually one of the better songs on the album, and I'm definitely enjoying it well enough. Just seems to be missing a little something - some movement that could bring it from good to great. idk. It's good, though.
Cher: I feel like I have been judging a lot of Radiohead in games lately, but I still never listen to them on my own. This is decent. Sorry for short comments, long day.