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Reply with quote  #76 
Indeed.  Monday is here, um, *here* (ie, down under).

No rain though, so far.
Lee Marshall

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Reply with quote  #77 
Originally Posted by Darren J. Ray

Personally, I think voting quickly can be interpreted as a lack of respect to a host and his or her selections. We’re struggling for hosts. And when someone puts their name down to host a week and selects four songs, I think it’s respectful to give their songs a fair hearing for at least a day or so, whether or not you know them, whether or not you like or dislike them. And then give an honest assessment. I mean, this week for example, Lee AKA The Hanging Judge (I love you, Lee) voted so quickly, he didn’t even seem to know the name of the song or which group sang it. How is that respecting the host and their selections? Personally, yes, I usually have the four songs on rotation for at least a couple of days, even if I don’t like them, out of respect for the host. If the host likes them, I figure they must have something going for them. I try to see the beauty. And then I vote. If I don’t like the song or artist, I try to convey it in a humorous way. That's my way of respecting the host. As I say when I host, feel free to take the whole week before making an adjudication.

Note: One of the songs this week was about the sinking of the Titanic. I would've thought that might have inspired some discussion. Other than my own post, so far I don't believe there's been any. 

Well what a pile of hogwash.  Pure unadulterated drivel.  Completely unnecessary.  A total misrepresentation of reality and the truth.  Here we have a brand new member hosting his first ever battle and 'you' show up  [all tuckered out]  to layer crap and hogwash all over it.  Some of us don't have a ton of time on our we vote when we can and participate as time allows.  My time these days is very/VERY tight.  You may recall I suggested weeks and weeks ago that I would not have time to host again for the foreseeable future due to work-related responsibilities.  Ya I voted quickly.  I always do...almost every week.  I did, though, choose to "respect" our new participating member with WAY MORE corresponding songs than would normally be the case where time allowed and when the question went out about why so few reactions???...Al answered succinctly and quickly.

I don't need 7 effin' days to pick my favourite songs.  I don't need 7 hours.  Most of the songs I already know.  [many like the back of my left ear drum]  I sometimes like the songs I don't know.  Sometimes I don't.  There's a reason [from time to time] why a tune doesn't crack the big time.

You may recall that I have come back and changed my votes.  Twice I think.  Generally though there is no need to rearrange my picks.

You do it your way Darren.  Fine and dandy.  It works for you so rock on...but to expect everyone else to do it DJR 'style' ...well...that's just a fly attracting pile.

Oh ... and as for the fact that THAT song was about the Titanic doesn't matter one blinkin' iota.  A great song will float.  Anything else will sink like a stone "glug"...'cause the times they aren't a'changin'.  And you think Larry takes this too seriously?

I'd rather not participate than have to adhere to such foolishness.

There are other forums here.  See you there.

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Reply with quote  #78 
Fun Week?

Gold - Men at Work - Down Under
Silver - The Beach Boys - Shut Down
Bronze- Status Quo - Down, Down
Tin - Flash and the Pan - Down Among the Dead Men

Time, time, time
See what's become of me
While I looked around
For my possibilities
I was so hard to please”


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Week 31 has now officially ended.  Unfortunately my calculations weren't correct ... however the 'Down' song winner is still Men At Work with Down Under.  Chart wise it was a major worldwide hit and is worthy of No 1 (gold).  Thanks to Darren and confirmed by Dan (in Victoria) I can now bring you the official final results.

Gold - Down Under (Men at Work - 1981) (51 votes)  (7 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze, 4 Tin)

 Silver - Shut Down (The Beach Boys - 1963) (49)(5G, 6S, 4B, 3T)

Bronze - Down Down (album version) (Status Quo - 1975) (40) (3G, 4S, 5B, 6T)

Tin - Down Among the Dead Men (And the Band Played On) (Flash and the Pan - 1978) (40) (3G, 3S, 7B, 5T)

Aggregate: 180 votes/points = 18 voters

Status Quo get the Bronze on a countback, with the same number of Golds but four Silvers to three.

Thanks for playing.

Darren J. Ray

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Reply with quote  #80 
Ever been on jury duty, Lee? 

Heaven help the guy on a murder charge with you presiding on the panel. It would be a quick verdict.

I hope you stick around.

I still imagine me hosting a week and you sitting at the station, deliberating and playing the four songs on high rotation for a day or so. 

The songs are 'Kokomo', 'Summer of Love', 'Summer in Paradise' and the title track from Unleash the Love[love]

It's the romantic in me. 
Darren J. Ray

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Congratulations on your debut week, stkilda4ever.

A close battle is a good one.

Hoping you will host another week at some stage.

‘Down Under’ is the eighth Australian record to win a week here.

The Golds have been:

Dear Prudence (Doug Parkinson In Focus - 1969) (Week 20, Season II - Darren J. Ray),  
Friday On My Mind (The Easybeats - 1966) (Week 17, Season III - t Bedford),
It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ’n’ Roll) (AC/DC - 1975) (Week 37, Season III - Darren J. Ray),
I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way (The Innocents - 2005) (Week 18, Season IV - Darren J. Ray),
Hey, St. Peter (Flash and the Pan - 1976) (Week 20, Season VIII - Darren J. Ray),
Gypsy Queen (Country Radio - 1972) (Week 11, Season IX - Darren J. Ray),
Girls on the Avenue (Richard Clapton - 1974) (Week 20, Season IX - Darren J. Ray),
Down Under (Men at Work - 1981) (Week 31, Season IX - stkilda4ever)

‘Shut Down’ is just the sixth track from Surfin’ USA to be used in the Battle.

Its record:

Surfin’ USA (a Gold in Week 21 of Season IV, 3rd in Preliminary Final, 4th in Gold Play-Off - Al Forsyth),
Misirlou (a Silver in Week 14 of Season VIII - Cindy Hood),
Stoked (a Tin in Week 2 of Season II - Al Forsyth),
Lonely Sea (a Gold in Week 30 of Season II - Paul Adsett; a Gold in Week 2 of Season VIII - kds),
Shut Down (a Silver in Week 31 of Season IX - stkilda4ever),
Surf Jam (a Tin in Week 11 of Season IV, 4th in Tin Play-Off - Deb#1)

The live version of ‘Shut Down’ from 1964 won the Gold in Week 25 of Season VI (bonnie bella).

‘Down Down’ is the third Status Quo song used in the Battle.

Their record:

Caroline (a Tin in Week 5 of Season II - John Potter),
Pictures of Matchstick Men (live) (a Silver in Week 22 of Season VI - Rosemary l),
Down Down (a Bronze in Week 31 of Season IX - stkilda4ever)

‘Down Among the Dead Men’ is the second Flash and the Pan song used in the Battle.

Harry Vanda & George Young’s record as either performers or writers or producers (or a combination of these) in the Battle is:

Friday On My Mind (The Easybeats - 1966) (a Gold in Week 17 of Season III - t Bedford),
It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ’n’ Roll) (AC/DC - 1975) (a Gold in Week 37 of Season III - Darren J. Ray),
Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again (The Angels - 1976) (a Tin in Week 19 of Season VIII - bonnie bella),
Hey, St. Peter (Flash and the Pan - 1976) (a Gold in Week 20 of Season VIII - Darren J. Ray),
My Little Angel (William Shakespeare - 1974) (a Silver in Week 37 of Season VIII - Darren J. Ray),
Down Among the Dead Men (And the Band Played On) (Flash and the Pan - 1978) (a Tin in Week 31 of Season IX - stkilda4ever)

‘Shut Down’ is borderline on making this season’s Silver Play-Off. If it makes it and wins, ‘Down Under’ will also come back into play.

With the highest points (40) and second highest percentage (22.22) so far, ‘Down Among the Dead Men’ is in pole position for the Tin Play-Off.

Please support Tom’s Week 32. 

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