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Game 100: Slint - Good Morning, Captain (7th)

Got a weird theme for my debut (33.3), so I didn't have a lot of choices. I knew this from a past BSG on the other site, so it was a bit of a steal. But when I saw Slint had never been nominated before, I was too tempted to send it. I like how the song develops this deep/intense sound.


Game 103: Sheena Easton - Strut (DNQ)

A game I should have skipped (Beyoncé covers), because I wasn't able to send anything I listen to regularly. I found Easton likeable in that performance, was a decent choice for the theme I thought.


Game 104: The Residents - Dumbo The Clown (DNQ)

Here I thought I could make the final, but just missed out. I listen to more Residents stuff only since last year after buying a concert ticket. Their discography is huge, not sure I can resist to send them again in the future. Thought it was alright for a Christmas theme, where it's tough to find serious music.


Game 108: Mason vs. Princess Superstar - Perfect (Exceeder) (DNQ)

Strange that I kept playing in these exhibition type of themes (Please Adey), third in a row. This is a fun song and video for me, thought it would make the final. Also a good workout song for the women.

Game 109: LoneLady - Hinterland (5th)

I often find songs by just checking out concert schedules in my favourite locations. Here I bought the ticket after seeing Hinterland on youtube. Unfortunately it was by far the loudest ever concert. Didn't see this coming based on youtube videos I had watched before and I also had been to the location many times before and ear plugs are usually not required, so I didn't have any. Sadly Hinterland was the last song, typical for my luck, but at least this song was still enjoyable that day, extended to maybe a 6-7 minute version.


Game 111: The Beta Band - Dry The Rain (6th)

Another steal from the other site, but it was just perfect for the theme (weather theme). A song that seemed slow in the beginning, but after 2 minutes it really turns into a nice long song.

Game 114: Tricky - Ponderosa (7th)

This is simply my favourite from Tricky and I wanted to send it, because I never see it mentioned when people write about Tricky's best songs. Therefore I thought maybe a lot of people don't even know it. Love it right from the intro, also like Martina's voice and the wild piano finish.


Game 116: Erika Stucky - If 6 Was 9 (11th)

A bit of trolling to send this as a "grand opening". Originally wanted to send the epic opening of Gimme Shelter,:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTTXqGinwTk
but the video was a few seconds short. I liked her concert, would probably go again.


Game 117: Kumikameli - Zirkus (DNQ)

The tennis player theme was another clowning them I played for whatever reason. Two members of Kumikameli are also members of Eläkeläiset, who started as a fun side project of Kumikameli, but are much bigger now. Zirkus is the only song I know from Kumikameli that has a bit more of a fun sound to it.


Game 119: Joachim Witt - Goldener Reiter (3rd)

I wasn't sure how famous this was in other countries, but it's a very famous German songs from the early 80s (NDW). This has a nice mix between seriousness and fun, the lyrics are quite good and meaningful.


Game 121: Ini Kamoze - A Little Love (DNQ)

I skipped the Jamaica theme, so sent it here in the Late Night theme. I could have sent lots of songs here, as I have no real late night preferences. In fact, I decided to commit short term and sent a pm from the train in the last hour.

Game 122: These New Puritans - Attack Music (5th)

This is one of my favourite songs of the last 3 years. When I went to their concert, I didn't even know the song and I don't think they played it. There is an outside chance they played it, because it can take a few listens to like a song, so maybe they played it and I simply don't remember it, because it didn't impress me. "Three Thousand" however is a song they always play and is spectacular live due to the two drums. I imagine Attack Music must be awesome live as well.


Game 123: Mary Ocher - On The Streets Of Hard Labour (DNQ)

I thought this would be different from the other songs in this theme. There were themes in the past, where I considered this song as a 'troll submission', but here it felt like a serious one. Once again, I came across this song on youtube due to checking out concert schedules. I think some of her music can be called avantpop.


Game 124: Teleman - Not In Control (live) (3rd)

3rd place, but still a bit disappointing, thought this was my first chance to win after listening to the other songs...No 12 points either. Teleman are a good live band with a lot of catchy indie pop/rock songs. 'Not In Control' is different from their other stuff and only a hidden track on their first album, while at the same time can be considered as good for driving, unlike their other songs. I thought it makes sense to introduce this rather unknown song here.


Game 127: The Residents - Shut Up! Shut Up! (DNQ)

Went through some of their albums lately, trying to find something nice.


Game 128: Mo-Do - Super Gut (DNQ)

Just wanted to express my sadness about his early death. It was the follow up on his Number 1 ( ) hit 'Eins, Zwei Polizei' in the 90s.


Game 129: Bersuit Vergarabat - Huayno 14 (14th)

I've seen this one live in summer 2014, opener of the concert. Famous band in Argentina. They started the concert like 90 minutes late for no reason, but it seems to be normal for them.


Game 130: 2raumwohnung - Ich und Elaine (4th)

This was a bit of a second option in several of the previous games. The cd version of the song is actually quite different.


Game 131: Night Beats - H-Bomb (4th)

It fit the theme nicely, a not so famous band and their debut song is my favourite song. It's not my genre though and their show didn't offer any other highlights for me. They didn't even play H-Bomb.


Game 132: Saul Williams - List of Demands (6th)

A song I found only the day this game started, when I checked for concerts again. Thought it was a lot of passion/fire in it.


Game 133: Suuns - Pie IX (12th)

I saw this band once, especially wanted to hear 'Up Past The Nursery' live and it was good. Just went quickly through some other songs before sending it and discovered the equally good 'Pie IX'. Ended up sending this as it is a bit more outside the box. 12th is not a good finish for this song I think.


Game 134: Genesis - Mama (DNQ)

The song was used in an intense scene in Magnum P.I. and I liked it. The Collins laugh alone would have deserved the final.


Game 135: John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts (5th)

This feels like a bad 5th place to me, imo too many zero pointers for the best song in the game. This is also a very good live song, I can recommend this.


Game 136: Ros Sereysothea - Have You Seen My Love (DNQ)

Fun song. I know this only from a bar scene in the nice b-movie "City of Ghosts", which plays in Cambodia.

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Game 137: Trixie Whitley - Irene (9th)

A nice song about hurricane Irene. She usually performs with a band, but there was no good version available. She plays in Europe quite often, her mother is from Belgium.


Game 139: Alice Gold - Runaway Love (19th) (Grand Slam game)

It is strange how she has disappeared in the last 4 years. I rate her as a good acoustic performer with guitar, based on some videos I saw years ago. You can't see it in this famous song of course, it was simply the first and only one of few that came to my mind, featuring Paris and New York. I should have skipped this game.


Game 140: Imarhan - Tahabort (10th)

A younger touareg band, a cousin of Tinariwen's bass player is in this band. I never went to Tinariwen or Tamikrest, so I can't compare it, but this was one of my best concerts this year. Another possible choice was the song "Imarhan", which has a nice intro:
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Game 141: Oum Shatt - Power to the Women of the Morning Shift (3rd)

I like the drummer of the band from previous concerts, so I follow his work a bit. It's a song from 2013 (EP), but their first album came out only in 2016. From listening to the cd, no song sounded perfect to me, but several are nice, while "Power..." is immediately catchy. So initially I wanted to give it more time and also wait for their concert in November before I make up my mind. A bit strange that I chose a voice I don't like in a game about male voices.


Game 142: The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer - Do Watcha (19th)

I didn't want to nominate the same group twice, so had to find another Canadian band than Suuns. This one has a bit of a trash factor for me, more like party music, not proud of nominating it. I saw them live once by accident (they were support band somewhere) and it's a funny live band for sure. They create a good sound for a duo (at least drum, guitar, harmonica), sounds like on the record.


Game 143: Tunng - Bullets (17th)

This band sounds pretty good live, another must-see band. This is probably their most famous song and one of their best. The lyrics give a lot of room for interpretation, they are not exactly uplifting, but the sound of the song certainly is. Surprised about this poor result unlike the game before.


Game 144: Jesse Winchester - Step By Step (14th)

This song got a bit attention when it was used in the ending scene of season 1 in The Wire. This was also the first time I heard of him and I just loved this scene and the relaxing sound. I was always wondering how this song would sound live, but unfortunately there is nothing to find. I guess it was just one of his many songs and completely unknown before The Wire, not one he often played live if at all. Unfortunately he already died in 2014.


Game 146: Supergrass - Richard III (16th)

The theme was numbers, so there wasn't a whole lot to select from. Just did some searching and found this song a few days before the game started. It is different from what I normally send and they also hadn't been nominated before, so this was appealing.

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I love how you broaden your musical taste by attending or checking out concerts! You'd be surprised how few people on this forum (BSG threads) do that, a lot of them have confessed of never having attended a concert. I think this is a crucial way to get to know and value music!
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Yes I keep going to quite a lot of them, but only do it since 2012. Saw something interesting yesterday again, maybe it can make it to BSG.
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Bersuit Vergarabat, a decent live band and famous in Argentina. Most of their songs are not my type of music, but a few are enjoyable live.
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I saw 2raumwohnung as well couple of years ago, but not the song as far as I remember, at least not this version. The cd version is quite different, but this video version was very catchy so I chose it. "Spiel mit" is the song I like the most from this duo.
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10/20 top ten finishes so far.

Game 131: Night Beats - H-Bomb (4th)
It fit the theme nicely, a not so famous band and their debut song is my favourite song. It's not my genre though and their show didn't offer any other highlights for me. They didn't even play H-Bomb.


Game 132: Saul Williams - List of Demands (6th)
A song I found only the day this game started, when I checked for concerts again. Thought it was a lot of passion/fire in it. I'm looking forward to his concert. I didn't want to go to hip-hop anymore, because I always thought that it rarely sounds good or better live, but in this case I expect some interesting preaching.
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Game 133: Suuns - Pie IX (12th)

One of my best submissions so far. I saw this band once, especially wanted to hear 'Up Past The Nursery' live and it was good, they made it sound like on the record. I just went quickly through some of their other songs close to the deadline and discovered 'Pie IX'. Ended up sending this as it is even a bit more outside the box. 12th is not a good finish for this song I think. This is one of the bands I want to see again.


Game 134: Genesis - Mama (DNQ)

I wouldn't send sth like that in a normal theme, but I don't know enough unknown stuff from the 80s. The song was used in a great intense scene in Magnum P.I. and is legendary for me because of that. Tbh, the Collins laugh alone would have deserved the final.


Game 135: John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts (5th)

This feels like a bad 5th place to me, imo too many zero pointers for the best song in the game. This is also a very good live song, I can recommend this. I appreciate synths in live music.


Game 136: Ros Sereysothea - Have You Seen My Love (DNQ)

A song I only know from a nice b-movie called "City of Ghosts", which plays in Cambodia. Maybe I should have saved this for an OST theme.
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Game 137: Trixie Whitley - Irene (9th)

A nice song about hurricane Irene. She usually performs with a band, but there was no good version available. She plays in Europe quite often, her mother is from Belgium.


Game 139: Alice Gold - Runaway Love (19th) (Grand Slam game)

It is strange how she has disappeared in the last 4 years. I rate her as a good acoustic performer with guitar, based on some videos I saw years ago. You can't see it in this famous song of course, it was simply the first and only one of few that came to my mind, featuring Paris and New York. I should have skipped this game.


Game 140: Imarhan - Tahabort (10th)

A younger touareg band, a cousin of Tinariwen's bass player is in this band. I never went to Tinariwen or Tamikrest, so I can't compare it, but this was one of my best concerts this year. Another possible choice was the song "Imarhan", which has a nice intro:
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Game 141: Oum Shatt - Power to the Women of the Morning Shift (3rd)

I like the drummer of the band from previous concerts, so I follow his work a bit. It's a song from 2013 (EP), but their first album came out only in 2016. From listening to the cd, no song sounded perfect to me, but several are nice, while "Power..." is immediately catchy. So initially I wanted to give it more time and also wait for their concert in November before I make up my mind. A bit strange that I chose a voice I don't like in a game about male voices.


Game 142: The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer - Do Watcha (19th)

I didn't want to nominate the same group twice, so had to find another Canadian band than Suuns. This one has a bit of a trash factor for me, more like party music, not proud of nominating it. I saw them live once by accident (they were support band somewhere) and it's a funny live band for sure. They create a good sound for a duo (at least drum, guitar, harmonica), sounds like on the record.

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Game 143: Tunng - Bullets (17th)

This band sounds pretty good live, another must-see band. This is probably their most famous song and one of their best. The lyrics give a lot of room for interpretation, they are not exactly uplifting, but the sound of the song certainly is. Surprised about this poor result unlike the game before.
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Game 144: Jesse Winchester - Step By Step (14th)

This song got a bit attention when it was used in the ending scene of season 1 in The Wire. This was also the first time I heard of him and I just loved this scene and the relaxing sound. I was always wondering how this song would sound live, but unfortunately there is nothing to find. I guess it was just one of his many songs and completely unknown before The Wire, not one he often played live if at all. Unfortunately he already died in 2014.


Game 146: Supergrass - Richard III (16th)

The theme was numbers, so there wasn't a whole lot to select from. Just did some searching and found this song a few days before the game started. It is different from what I normally send and they also hadn't been nominated before, so this was appealing.

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Game 147: 10cc - Dreadlock Holiday (DNQ)

Submitted it in the last minute, which destroyed my finals streak. The song is decent though, I was hoping to just make the finals again.
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Game 141: Oum Shatt - Power to the Women of the Morning Shift (3rd)

I like the drummer of the band from previous concerts, so I follow his work a bit. It's a song from 2013 (EP), but their first album came out only in 2016. From listening to the cd, no song sounded perfect to me, but several are nice, while "Power..." is immediately catchy. So initially I wanted to give it more time and also wait for their concert in November before I make up my mind. A bit strange that I chose a voice I don't like in a game about male voices.
After the concert yesterday I think that "Hot Hot Cold Cold" is their best song, live for sure, which means I messed up another BSG entry, although I had listened to it several times before. The intro is a bit different/better on the cd version:



In general I think it is a good cd with a lot of good, catchy guitar play and a must watch live.
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