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D.A.N

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GOLD BB 
SILVER Lennon
BRONZE Eurythmics
TIN Neil
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My dreamy votes:

Gold: #9 Dream - John Lennon

Silver: Your Summer Dream - Beach Boys

Bronze: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics

Tin: I Must Be Dreaming - Neil Sedaka

From Brian's excellent "Imagination" album released 20 YEARS ago this summer!!!



Thanks Deb!
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Larry Franz

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Originally Posted by bonnie bella
Bondage rituals?? [eek]  

Bondage rituals???? Yes, bondage rituals!!!!


Beach Fossils, "Daydream" 
youtube.com/watch?v=X_Yt2LcCqrk

Best Coast, "Dreaming My Life Away"
youtube.com/watch?v=e_psy98UWec

Van Morrison, "These Dreams of You"
youtube.com/watch?v=WapeKX1J1B0

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Told this a few times:  while living in Berlin in 82 THIS was big over there...
youtube.com/watch?v=tJLqfiH4ABk

Then, run one down:
youtube.com/watch?v=Y1D3a5eDJIs

Dreamy
youtube.com/watch?v=x24RM_GWoOw
Iso on Nancy's vocal
youtube.com/watch?v=q31-_ufXiQY

Learn from the fools and the sages - and stay Boston Strong!  The marathon was this past week in pouring rain!
youtube.com/watch?v=zthQPe41w24

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enter the dreamlike world of brighton's paul steel
- here's a very new taster from his latest project 'carousel kites':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=288&v=Bd_HZyBGT6A
and an earlier venture into consciousness beyond the ordinary,
featuring our thespian brighton beach boys' ralph brown (who played the psychiatrist in 'ashes to ashes':
 

http://clashmusic.com/videos/premiere-paul-steel-music-makes-me-feel-so-alone
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paul g adsett

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a theme that appeals.
i'm sort of whacked and could do with some sleep,
perchance...
but i've indulged in the choices this week
and
my final order surprises me,
since, 
before listening to any,
i thought i knew which would end up where.
but,
they've jiggled'n'juggled.
and sit here like this:

gold: '#9 dream'
- not played this for ages and luvverly to listen again.
it's a track i particularly loved for ages.
the sort of sentimental gloop that lennon made real.
there's so many elements here that work beautifully together.
indeed, there's hinting nudges to 'smile' melted in there, are there not...
but, the '#9 dream' i'd humalongto in my head is slower than this.
has it lodged itself there and developed its own slower tempo in my mind?
i should dust out 'walls and bridges' and listen again.
there's some beauty on it- and there's some beasts!

silver: 'your summer dream'
- takes some getting used to the simple strumming
contrasted alongside the gorgeous vocals,
especially in this stereo mix.
there are times when it's better to hear the mono mix
than prise apart the elements in this fashion.
beautiful, though.
a pointer towards where the music would take mr wilson.

bronze: 'i must be dreaming'
- formula sedaka,
with everly overtones.
it starts, it ends.
and inbetween it exudes honey-drippin' sweetness.
what's not to like?
i like.
but, not too often, eh...

tin: 'sweet dreams'
- boy, i used to enjoy eurythmics so much.
some fab records.
some excellent live concerts.
but it grates.
i've moved along and it clearly is of its time.
now, gimme a yazoo or soft cell 12" mix and i'll still swoon
anyone got spare record store day copies of
 'situation' or 'say hello wave goodbye'?
i still have the original 12" vinyl singles and remixes,
but i feel the need to purchase these...

thankyou.
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GOLD to #9 Dream/John Lennon

SILVER for Your Summer Dream/Beach Boys

BRONZE awarded to Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)/Eurythmics

And the much coveted TIN for I Must Be Dreaming/Neil Sedaka


The Kinks - Flash's Dream (The Final Elbow)
youtube.com/watch?v=NLsLvEEFLrA

No one seems to have gone here...?
Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
youtube.com/watch?v=M7u5SdjDSQQ

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No one seems to have gone here...?
Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
youtube.com/watch?v=M7u5SdjDSQQ

I went there. I don't think anybody has gone here:

John Stewart, his song "Daydream Believer"

youtube.com/watch?v=4aG0pG4W-NI


PS: Thanks for using the "youtube" link trick. And you too, bonnie.

PPS:  The search function has trouble finding "Spoonful," with a comma if you search for "Spoonful" without a comma. But it finds "Lovin'" with an apostrophe when you search for "Lovin" without an apostrophe. Bad programming.

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bonnie, seeing Paul McCartney can be a reminder of what we all lost.  As you say, it is a reminder of all John has missed and, I might add, all that we have missed from John.

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One thing I did do this week was look up the lyrics, being unsure just what the "this" was that sweet dreams are made of.  I'm still none the wiser.  Could it be to do with international travel woes? Runaway lovers? Bondage rituals?? [eek]  And I thought they were a nice band.

It makes me wonder now if there could be a deeper meaning to Walking on Broken Glass?
My take is that it is a comment on trying navigate through a world of people, some nice, some not so nice.  It is kind of a bleak song until the encouragement to keep your head up and keep moving on hints that sweet dreams come from following your goals (dreams ) amid all the fuss.
Popeye, I remember using Dream Angel awhile back in the BOTBs. I don’t think it fared very well.  It is still one of my favorites.
t, I was just waiting in the wings for someone to post Daydream Believer.  You did not disappoint.  I was expecting the Monkees, but Larry’s post of Jon Stewart’s version is great.  It has Jon explaining how the word “funky” got changed to “happy” in the song.  ”RCA won’t let Davy sing funky.”

And, again, there are some other nice videos added. Thanks.  I think these in particular deserve special mention:

Nena, Boston Marathon Bombing Tribute from Aerosmith. (Al)

Beach Fossils Daydream, Best Coast. (Larry)

In a Coma from steel.  I thought I was watching Doogie Howser. (paul g adsett)

And from paul a mention that deserves a post:

Thanks D.A.N, Popeye, and paul for voting.  I’ll be open a little while longer.


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My Votes:
Gold – Your Summer Dream - The Beach Boys
Silver – Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Bronze – John Lennon - No 9 Dream
Tin - Neil Sedaka - I Must Be Dreaming


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Oh boy, the music world suffered a sad loss this weekend with Tim Bergling (Avicii) passing.  I've admired this guy and his work for several years.

youtu.be/MvxMmyv_r70



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Bonnie - I've heard of him but never really heard him, sooooo...

Larry, I go with your method on my edit, a day later - go up and see. 

Deb - you are an amazing host to REALLY pay attention to everything. 

To me there is plain ole simple elegance to YSD. Possibly a glimpse of what was to come OT what was passed (Pet Sounds or 50's jazz vocal).
https://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/beach-boys-your-summer-dream-chords-s169785
Cool covers - build your scheme.  All staying true to their school and there is some jazzy chord stylizations added:
youtube.com/watch?v=uXZW-YxhfDc
youtube.com/watch?v=gVNBhxCDjng
youtube.com/watch?v=oJJX9AB2voU

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Good battle, Deb, with several songs I really like:

Gold -- "Your Summer Dream", Beach Boys. One of Brian's lovely early romantic ballads, and it still holds up well after all these years. And it's also from the Beach Boys' stellar third album, Surfer Girl which, along with Today, is my favorite pre-Pet Sounds Beach Boys album. Young 21 year-old Brian really comes into his own on this album, both as a songwriter/musician and for the first time, as the fully credited producer. Brian's voice is lovely on this song, and I love the understated instrumental arrangement, which allows for Brian's gorgeous vocals, lyrics, and melody to stand out.  

Silver -- "Number Nine Dream", John Lennon. Not one of my very favorite John Lennon songs or albums, but it's certainly good enough. Written when John was on his "lost weekend" period, separated from Yoko after his excesses and infidelity, I like several of Lennon's other albums better, but this album has some very good songs, such as "Bless You", "Whatever Gets You Through The Night", "Scared", "Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out)", and this song. After Lennon's reconciliation with Yoko and his five years out of the limelight as a "house husband" and close father to young Sean, Lennon's creative juices were replenished by 1980 and he released the excellent Double Fantasy album shortly before he was murdered. 

Bronze -- "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", Eurythmics. A stunning song and group when they first arrived, this song is an 80s classic. Even though it's been played to death as an 80s classic, I still enjoy the song. Had it not been for my emotional loyalty to John Lennon, this classic song might otherwise have been my silver this week. 

Tin -- "I Must Be Dreaming", Neil Sedaka. Neil has had a lot of excellent hits over the years, both in his early years and in his comeback years of the 70s. But this song is not compelling to me in the way that songs like "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do", "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen", "Calendar Girl", and "Laughter in the Rain" are to me. 

A few more "dreams" for good measure this week:

First, a current group, the Cactus Blossoms, with very much of a retro Everly Brothers sound, who made a performing appearance on one of the early episodes of the revived Twin Peaks series last year. 


Then, this modern Green Day classic:


Finally, a bit of blue-eyed soul-inflected pop from Mayer Hawthorne's excellent 2011 album, How Do You Do?:



Sorry I missed voting last week, as we were on vacation in Big Bend National Park in remote southern Texas near the Mexico border for four nights, including last weekend, and mostly without internet/wifi access.
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OK, back to reality, folks. I’m calling it for the week.

bonnie, I learned of Avicii just very recently. Reading of his success despite health and other issues is an insipring story.

Thanks to Tom for winding up the votes and posting the last videos this week. Glad you made it back from the border. (How’s the wall doing?) Tom’s description of Your Summer Dream is spot on. But, no cheese and violins for the crowd this week. (I hope wine might still be ok?)
Neil and his violins failed to excite and the Eurythmics cheese was none too sweet. John Lennon and The Beach Boys fought for the top, with John’s Dream #9 topping The Beach Boys’ Your Summer Dream.

Number of Players: 17
Total Points: 170
Gold: John Lennon - No 9 Dream: 56 points
        8 Gold, 6 Silver, 3 Bronze
Silver: The Beach Boys - Your Summer Dream: 53 points
        7 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze
Bronze: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This): 36 points
        2 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze, 6 Tin
Tin: Neil Sedaka - I Must Be Dreaming: 25 points
       2 Silver, 4 Bronze, 11 Tin

Thanks to all the voters and posters. (Thanks to Al for the kind words.  I try to pay attention on my weeks!)
But it’s time to get up, shake off the reverie.
Closing it up with our host:

Now let’s go to the movies with Cindy!


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Darren J. Ray

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Thanks very much, Deb.

And well hosted as usual. (And your maths is always appreciated by me!)


It was the third time around for ‘#9 Dream’.

Its record:

- a Silver in Week 15 of Season I (Verden McCutcheon),
- a Silver in Week 8 of Season V, 3rd in Silver Play-Off (Popeye (not the sailor)),
- a Gold in Week 9 of Season IX (Deb#1)


It was the tenth time (and sixth Gold) a John Lennon song has been used.

His record: 

#9 Dream (a Silver in Week 15 of Season I - Verden McCutcheon), 
Imagine (a Bronze in Week 27 of Season I, 3rd in Bronze Play-Off - Lisa Graham), 
Woman (a Gold in Week 42 of Season I - Darren J. Ray),
Jealous Guy (a Gold in Week 36 of Season IV - Tom Tobben),
Borrowed Time (a Tin in Week 41 of Season IV - Verden McCutcheon), 
#9 Dream (a Silver in Week 8 of Season V, 3rd in Silver Play-Off - Popeye (not the sailor)),
God (a Gold in Week 45 of Season V, 10th in Gold Play-Off - Darren J. Ray),
(Just Like) Starting Over (a Gold in Week 7 of Season VIII - D.A.N), 
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) (a Gold in Week 12 of Season VIII - Darren J. Ray),
#9 Dream (a Gold in Week 9 of Season IX - Deb#1)


The Beatles as a group have had 31 selections in the Battle; 30 prior to this season, 18 of which have made play-offs. 

Their record is 10 Golds, 15 Silvers, 4 Bronzes and 2 Tins (one of which, 'Back in the USSR', won a Tin Play-Off).


‘Your Summer Dream’ is the ninth of the 15 tracks associated with Surfer Girl (2001 CD reissue) to be used in the Battle.

Its record:

Surfer Girl (a Gold in Week 28 of Season IV, 1st (annual Gold) in Gold Play-Off - Jo McGuire),

Catch a Wave (a Silver in Week 18 of Season VIII, 1st in Silver Play-Off, 9th in Preliminary Final - Deb#1),

The Surfer Moon (a Gold in Week 20 of Season I - Paul Adsett; a Gold in Week 6 of Season VI - Tom Tobben),

In My Room (a Gold in Week 2 of Season III - DomesticAnimalNoises; a Gold in Week 25 of Season VIII, 2nd (annual Silver) in Gold Play-Off - Larry Franz),

Hawaii (a Bronze in Week 21 of Season V, 1st in Bronze Play-Off, 8th in Preliminary Final - Jo McGuire),

Your Summer Dream (a Silver in Week 9 of Season IX - Deb#1),

Fun, Fun, Fun (mono) (a Gold in Week 6 of Season V, 4th in Gold Play-Off - Deb#1; a Gold in Week 11 of Season VIII, 2nd in Preliminary Final, 3rd (annual Bronze) in Gold Play-Off - t Bedford),

In My Room (German version) (a Silver in Week 39 of Season VII - t Bedford),

I Do (a Tin in Week 12 of Season I, 1st in Tin Play-Off - Prodigal Son)


The well-known live version of ‘Little Deuce Coupe’ ("Right now we'd like to show you how the Beach Boys go about making a record") won the Tin in Week 45 of Season I (Cynthia D. Hood). (Note to future hosts: the studio version has never been used.)


‘I Must Be Dreaming’ was just the second entry for Neil Sedaka and his second Tin.

‘Wheeling West Virginia’ won the Tin in Week 25 of Season VII (Darren J. Ray).


With a competitive 53 points and 31.18% (the highest percentage for a Silver in over two years), ‘Your Summer Dream’ will make the Silver Play-Off.  

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