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David W

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My votes : 

Gold - Glen Campbell - “Wichita Lineman”

Silver - James Taylor –“Carolina in My Mind”

Bronze -The Beach Boys – “California Feelin'

 Tin - Neil Diamond – “Brooklyn Roads”

Here's a ditty mentioning Australia though sung by Cornishmen .

Can't think of a tune for my birth town but this has definite links and was always played at my teams home matches (Nottingham Forest) so whenever heard will remind me of home .



 
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Darren J. Ray

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OK, music fans. Who is singing the theme to Robin Hood

No cheating. 
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David W

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Bryan Adams 😉

Actually in the comments for that 50s song someone mentions that a couple getting married requested the Theme from Robin Hood to go down the aisle with ........unfortunately instead of hearing the Everything I do I do for you version they got Robin Hood , Robin Hood Riding through the glen !
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Cantina Margarita

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Hi guys,

About home and being away:

Should there be any homesick feelings about these 4 songs, they won’t get me. They’re all about US homes, and all they can do with me is awake romantic or touristic feelings, which isn’t bad either. I have a feeling of being familiar with the landscape, watching the Carolina video, when I think of my Sauerland home in the center of central Europe. America ? Never seen, but often heard. Here’s my concept of California in a nutshell:

If I’m honest, I’ll buy the entire great TLOS album as a touristic guide for L.A.

 

About New York:

No picture of it, except from the news, and news often are bad news. I heard they have a “nice” park over there, and my memory immetiately produces Simon & Garfunkel who played “very nice” gigs there. On TV, of course. We have a late genius here, who wrote a song about having no chance of ever going to New York. A local #1 mega mega hit, and I really think everybody, really everybody here can at least whistle it along, especially our socially disadvantages masses. Hawaii and San Francisco, he says, are unreachable, too. Again I need to mention that we find this guy “very very nice”.

“Ich war noch niemals in New York, ich war noch niemals auf Hawaii, ging nie durch San Francisco mit zerrissenen Jeans“

„I’ve never been to NY, I’ve never been to Hawaii, I’ve never walked through SF wearing torn blue jeans” ... and the song tells about the reasons why not, and please don’t think it’s a political song.

About maj7 chords and how to find the right dose:

„... when day is over, I close my tired eyes, music is in my soul ...”

This line lifts the whole thing up to the sky for me.


About “republican doofus”:

This expression has already found its way to my standard vocabulary. If I'll ever produce an album, this will be the title.[rofl][rofl][rofl]


About the 4 songs:

GOLD
California ... another one to discover by the Beach Boys ...

SILVER
Carolina ... I like the video, see above

BRONZE
Wichita ... Wrecking Crew involved or not ...

TIN
Brooklyn ... where's the usual whisky in his voice ?


Might as well serve as my ranking in wishing to visit those places.

Thank you Deb for hosting this ! Very very very very nice.

My post #100 since becoming CM again ! nonbeliever is still in prison, by the way.

Cheers

 

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Darren J. Ray

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David, that's hilarious. And the kind of thing I would do. 
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About maj7 chords and how to find the right dose:

„... when day is over, I close my tired eyes, music is in my soul ...”



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Al Forsyth

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren J. Ray


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Darren, in Add Some Music - used perfectly - mellows you out right there.  They aren't predominant is what I'm saying is all. 

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Deb#1

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Darren,
I took a closer look at your video posts for “Carolina in My Mind”. I’d just skimmed the guitar lesson the first time. It hits in a good spot for me.  I’m slowly picking up my guitar again after abandoning it for about 30 years.  I wish I had more time to play.  Sadly, the Everly Brothers cover did not do it for me.  I usually like whatever they do, too. Those dancers in the next video were cute.  I went ahead and looked a few other covers of “Carolina in My Mind”.  This was the most unusual:
Carolina in My Mind - Melanie Safka



Thanks, David for the Fisherman's Friends.  I actually have a fondness for sea shanties.  Good to hear them and it looks as if they might do tours outside Australia.  I bet they are impressive live.  And I can see how a music associated with a sports team brings back home town memories (Nottingham Forest).  "Sweet Caroline" became the unofficial song of the Boston Red Sox, and closer to me there are the Baltimore Orioles who play John Denver’s “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” at 7th inning stretch.
Nottingham is very pretty:
DJI Mavic Pro - Flying Over Nottingham in 4K



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About maj7 chords and how to find the right dose:
„... when day is over, I close my tired eyes, music is in my soul ...”

Thanks for this.  I need to start looking at more music sheets.

  Dmaj7       Amaj7
  When day is over (when day is over)

  Dmaj7       Amaj7
  I close my tired eyes (I close my tired)

  Bm       A      E7  Asus4
  Music is in my soul!

FYE: 4k Drone Footage - Sauerland - Dortmund - Comer See



A little more MOR:

And a fun one:

One I’ve always liked:

Thanks for all the votes….


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paul g adsett

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oh deary,
fell asleep half way through writing...
it's now monday morning here
(+1 extra hour in bed as clocks went back),
but still in time to add my votes
(though without a fesh listen,
so based on old ears).
could've given 3 golds, but haven't:

gold : 'wichitawawawa lineman'
- superb song.
superb rendition
(unless sung by my bruv in law).

silver: 'carolina in my mind'
- not my fave jt song,
but he's written a good few super duper ones.
this features in the on-board brazilian guitarist's repertoire.

bronze: 'california feelin''
- oh, stevie k, forgive me!
love the sing.
if it were the be enhanced version...

 tin: 'rooklyn roads'
- there's mean streets out there
and, well, some pickings are meaner, too.

cheers


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Tom Tobben

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Apologies for forgetting to vote earlier today. My votes:

Gold -- "Carolina in My Mind", James Taylor. Stellar song! And the Carolina mountains are truly lovely. 

Silver -- "Wichita Lineman", Glen Campbell. Another excellent song. The Jimmy Webb / Glen Campbell combination is perfecto!

Bronze -- "California Feelin'", Beach Boys. A decent enough song, though I'm not especially keen on this version. I prefer the version Brian Wilson included on his Classics Selected by Brian Wilson album. 

Tin -- "Brooklyn Roads", Neil Diamond. I generally really like early Neil Diamond songs, but this one isn't nearly as good as his best from the 1960s (e.g., Cherry Cherry, Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon, Kentucky Woman, Solitary Man, Thank the Lord for the Night Time, Sweet Caroline, Holly Holy). 

Excellent battle, Deb!
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Deb#1

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Thanks to all 13 of you that voted.

Paul, three gold votes would have been a first?  Darren?  It would have been fine but it wouldn’t have changed the relative standings.

Tom, I have empathy for late voters.

Wrapping Up,

Something about Wichita Lineman struck a chord or two.  In spite of an over predominance of Major 7ths it took the top spot.  In a surprise to me, James Taylor came in second.  I thought this was too sappy for most here. In spirit of last week’s Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda week, I probably coulda, shoulda, woulda put up Brian’s version of California Feelin’.  And I also probably qualify with Neil Diamond for the Tin of the Tins playoff.

Number of Players: 13
Total Points: 130

 Gold - Glen Campbell - “Wichita Lineman” – Total Points: 41
                                6 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze, 0 Tin

Silver - James Taylor –“Carolina in My Mind” - Total Points: 38
                                3 Gold, 8 Silver, 0 Bronze, 2 Tin

Bronze - The Beach Boys – “California Feelin'“- Total Points: 34
                                4 Gold, 1 Silver, 7 Bronze, 1 Tin

Tin - Neil Diamond – “Brooklyn Roads” - Total Points: 17
                                0 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze, 10 Tin

 Finally, some great places from “68:

 



 


 Now to Al for a real battle (You Go, Girls!)


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Darren J. Ray

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Well done, Deb.

And well hosted as always.

If those songs can only entice 13 voters, I don’t hold out much hope.

In answer to your question, it’s a common occurrence for some voters to tie at least two of their songs. As for three Golds (allotting three points each to a song), I’m sure it’s been done, but finding the last time would take me a lot of delving. (It hasn’t happened in the last two years.) As for the last time a voter tied all their votes, that’s easy – Lee Marshall tied all songs in Weeks 8 and 20 last season. He denoted them all as Tin.


It was the third time around and second Gold for ‘Wichita Lineman’.

Its history:

- a Bronze in Week 42 of Season I (Darren J. Ray),
- a Gold in Week 21 of Season V*, 6th in Preliminary Final (Jo McGuire),
- a Gold in Week 30 of Season X (Deb#1)

* one of only three weeks ever where all four songs made play-offs


In Season I, it scored 41 points and 21.58% from 19 voters.

In Season V, it scored 75 and 30.00 from 25 voters.

This time, it scored 41 and 31.54 from 13 voters.


It was the eighth entry for Glen Campbell.

His record:

Wichita Lineman (a Bronze in Week 42 of Season I - Darren J. Ray),
Wichita Lineman (a Gold in Week 21 of Season V, 6th in Preliminary Final - Jo McGuire),
I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Star) (a Silver in Week 45 of Season V - Darren J. Ray),
Try a Little Kindness (a Bronze in Week 11 of Season VI - Graciegirl),
Grow Old With Me (a Bronze in Week 18 of Season VIII, 5th in Bronze Play-Off - Deb#1),
Guess I’m Dumb (a Gold in Week 32 of Season VIII, 10th in Gold Play-Off - Lisa G/TS),
Guess I’m Dumb (a Silver in Week 35 of Season IX - t Bedford),
Wichita Lineman (a Gold in Week 30 of Season X - Deb#1)


It was the second time around for ‘Carolina In My Mind’.

It won the Bronze in Week 3 of Season I (Darren J. Ray) and finished 8th in the Bronze Play-Off.


It was just the third entry for James Taylor.

His record:

Carolina In My Mind (a Bronze in Week 3 of Season I, 8th in Bronze Play-Off - Darren J. Ray),
Sweet Baby James (a Bronze in Week 3 of Season VII - Al Forsyth),
Carolina In My Mind (a Silver in Week 30 of Season X - Deb#1)


‘California Feelin’’ was just the second track from Made in California (1962–2012) to be used.

‘(Wouldn’t It Be Nice To) Live Again’ won the Silver in Week 35 of Season IV (Cindy Hood).


‘Brooklyn Roads’ was just the second Neil Diamond track to be used.

‘September Morn’ won the Bronze in Week 31 of Season VII (Cindy Hood).

And, yes, it has the second lowest scores (17 points and 13.08%) for the year so far. Only ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ (Ramin Djawadi - 2019) from Week 15 (Cindy Hood) ‘beats’ it with 15 and 12.50.


‘California Feelin’’ is a chance for the Bronze Play-Off. If it was to make it and win, both it and the two songs that beat it this week would progress to the Preliminary Final.


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