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,:
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.