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Re: Wally's Song History Thread | And then we can do anything we want ❤

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She did it remotely all the way from England! She's very generous with her time!

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Game 178 was another objective theme chosen by Adrian: The New/Old Era. A creative masterpiece in every way, it had to have one of those four words in the title. And yes, one of those words was "the".

I think ever since I decided to start playing again, I just wanted to send songs I love even though I was 99.9% sure they had no chance at doing anything significant. And I'm bored and I love music and I clearly have nothing else better to do so on that .1% chance I figured let's just go ahead and see what can happen..

Again, I'm not a statistician, but it shouldn't be shocking that this shit hadn't been working in my favor so far.



I initially thought about submitting CITA wayyyyyy back for the first theme I created, "First Names". It was neck and neck with a (shocker I know) Polly Jean Harvey song by the name of A Perfect Day Elise for which one I wanted to go with. And at the last minute I went with neither of them. Just how I felt in the moment, I guess.

But I have always LOVED Chloe in the Afternoon. It's the opening track from Annie's third album Strange Mercy, which is also the first St. Vincent album I ever heard shortly after it was released.

More than once I've heard Annie's music referred to as "pretentious" but I've never completely understood why. I've been around pretention, I've dated pretention, I've been inside pretention, I've watched pretention go to Portugal and start a new life. This doesn't feel pretentious to me.. Annie's music has always felt best described to me as she said herself: "pop music with fangs". I think it's especially accurate for Chloe, which after a few listens completely bit into me and became wedged in my head. Sometimes when I listen to it I can literally feel the pleasure receptors in my brain being stimulated. It's some awesome shit.

I love Annie's lyrics on this. The story is inspired by a French film from the 70s. I do love how creative and artistic she often is. The track is filled with such a wonderful cacophony of noise and is flourished with Annie's trademark sick guitar playing. I love this song so much.

I again felt lucky to make the Final in this game and was not at all surprised to wind up in 16th place in the Final. I think I would have been surprised at a deserving outcome.

I think I've finally come to the point where I've gotten sick enough of bashing my head against the wall in vain. I've developed a serious splitting headache. But because I'm a completist I will finish writing about all the songs I've foolishly submitted.

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Game 179 was a very original one chosen by Poldo: Un-nominated Songs Vol. 378 (just kidding, I think it was 3 or maybe 4). This game started in June of last year (2017) just days after the tragic and premature deaths of not only my mother but also Chris Cornell. It's hard for me to remember my exact thought process during that time because a) it's been over a year now and b) that was an incredibly difficult period of time where I started to make numerous and substantial life changes. I would have to think choosing this song was deliberate, though.



Chris Cornell had a hell of a gift. An amazing, soaring, distinctive voice that managed to be both a bit gritty but still just INCREDIBLY clear and pure. Soundgarden was pretty huge in my formative years but I never got into them other than what I would hear on the radio or see on MTV.

Wikipedia tells me "Like a Stone" was released as a single in January 2003, which sounds about right. I don't remember how I first started hearing it, but I instantly loved it. I feel like I would enjoy hearing Chris Cornell sing the phone book. He just has one of those voices that you just marvel about. Wayyy back in the day I put "Like a Stone" on one of my "Walt's Hit Mixes", I think 6 or 7 alongside songs from Avril Lavigne's second album and maybe "Libertango". This particular Hit Mix has long been lost to theft or carelessness, so I can't say exactly. I have just always loved this song. I was even surprised (but lbr not really ) it hadn't been sent yet cause I again foolishly thought (for about the 468th time ) it was a really good pop rock song that could have success in this game. Once it had seeped back into my realm of consciousness, it was a no-brainer to send it for a game such as this as no Audioslave song had been submitted thus far.

So we all know how the rest of this story goes. I'll sum it up as succinctly as possible: No reviews. No love. No Final. Fucking bitches.
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This is the best because it was accidentally recorded and I will now use it when I'm confused or perplexed by what someone writes (which happens OFTEN on this site ).

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Game 181 was Psychedlic Times chosen by Wanderer. It seemed self-explanatory enough and I decided pretty quickly to use the first song that came to mind.



For most of my life I was exceptionally ignorant about Pink Floyd. I had heard "Money" before but I had no idea it was a song of theirs.

This all changed when one of my favorite ice dance teams Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder decided to use "Great Gig in the Sky" for their 2008/09 free dance. Here is their gold-medal winning performance from the 2008 Grand Prix Final. (Sadly Isabelle became sperm-poisoned around this time and they never got to defend their World title nor were they ever competitive again .)



I was incredibly enthralled and amazed by this piece of music. The way the singer Clare Torry's voice is used so instrumentally is nothing short of rapturous. I was shocked to find out she wasn't even in the band! It is MIND-ALTERING, stupendous, MIRACULOUS stuff here.

Over the years, I believe this song has been revered and respected and has left millions awesome and dazzled. So it is no surprise that the BSG voters didn't put it through to the Final. I guess it needed more cowbell. Or should have been sung in Arabic, maybe.

NOW. One could make the argument (and I believe some did in the thread) that GGitS is not psychedelic enough. And I hate to be that person who continually consults the dictionary, but facts are facts..





Sad that this game causes me to feel as out of touch as a woman who was literally held hostage from the outside world for fifteen years, but that is the reality of the dire times we are living in. It's a fucking travesty.

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Game 182 was All About Electronic, which I guess in hindsight was basically the same theme as the very second game I played, #78 "It's Electric". (No lie, I almost sent Debbie Gibson's "Electric Youth" for that game, just for the lolz.) In another moment of insanity, I thought I could change some hearts and minds (note to self: not everyone is as open-minded as you are so stop wasting your time, energy, and efforts trying to get folks to see the errors in their ways and try to bring about a positive change for them because they are set in said ways and don't gaf about changing or growing, even if their behavior is hurtful and/or demeaning) with my selection here. But let's be real here, I knew before I even hit submit on the PM to AdeyC that this was another lamb being sent to the slaughterhouse.



The Chainsmokers are pretty-much universally despised by music snobs. Even I have a real distaste for a lot of their songs, especially that dreadful duet with Halsey that was all over the radio around this time when I had my mom's car before it broke down on me. (One of my favorite things is reading YouTube comments because people can be *brutal*, but often in a hilarious way. Halsey and the Chainsmokers dude sang Closer live at some awards show and the clowning in the comments was just TOO funny!! )

But obviously I feel different about "Roses", just as a pure tune. I'm pretty sure this was their first big song, and it's also the best one of theirs I've heard by far. I actually wasn't familiar with it until someone sang it on "The Voice", and I didn't particularly enjoy her rendition as I remember . But it was enough to enter my sphere of recognition and I was able to research and follow-up on it later for moments such as this!

I maybe could have come up with something better or more original for this theme, but this particular song seemed to perfectly suit the theme of electronic music to me. Katy B is always singing about some beats dropping and Roses has this in SPADES. Not sure how many dancers there are among the BSG constituency, but it's a great song to just bop along to as well. I wanted to change some minds and show that even "crap" artists are capable of a decent song from time to time.

But my plan didn't work, obviously. You don't have to be Nancy Drew to realize that this was deemed TRASH by the esteemed community and finished TWENTIETH in its SF. That means it was a pretty large game and it finished dead last or damn near. Not such a surprising or upsetting result because it was expected but DAMN..


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Game 184 was chosen by the Wanderer; the chosen song had to have at least five words in the title. I thought this was a fun and creative twist that was not too restrictive.



I wound up submitting "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" by The Postal Service. It is a very nostalgia-rich song for me, even to this day really. It was released circa 2003 and it takes me right back to my life at that time. What I did for fun, where I was living, even what car I drove.

At the time I remember it being one of the few songs I sincerely enjoyed with a male vocal. The electropop elements of it seem a bit tired nowadays, but I think at its core it's still a nice tune. My favorite part was always how it builds and the sweeping quality of Jenny Lewis' backing vocals. "Where I am"

This was another tragic misstep with song selection. I feel like I'm on American Idol and I keep picking the wrong song to sing week after week. I feel like obscurity triumps over everything in this Game and my taste just runs far too popular to ever truly do well. I do think I could succeed if I put in the effort and the research it would take. But to me, that isn't as appealing as winning with something I already love that is near and dear to me. I can't be an authority on something that is brand new to me as well. Sigh.

I thought TDSAT might make the Final, but it missed out in 12th place. For the first time in my BSG "career", four consecutive songs I'd sent failed to make the Final.

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