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does it mean anything?
Isn't it the name of a character of a novel or something?

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Game 275: Film Noir

My Song: Lhasa De Sela - El Desierto



Reason to Pick the Song: we needed to pick a song that could be played in a film noir (or translates the mood of a film noir well). People were talking in the thread about jazz and stuff, but I decided to go with this mysterious song. That voice I always feel sad thinking about her having died at such an early age

Semi-final Result: 3rd

12: Beat, Boreas, Litotes
10: wayitis
8: Laurent Moy, Leif
7: aerosmash
4: Mauriac, Silent Bird
3: Sam L
2: Number19, Random Run
1: AdeyC

Final Result: 1st

12: Mustafina
10: wayitis, Litotes, DropShotAce, Boreas
8: Beat, TennisFan102, aerosmash, Laurent Moy
7: Leif
2: Mauriac
1: Silent Bird

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The Crow: the music fits a western a bit more, but Lhasa's voice fits film noir perfectly.

Conclusion: Third win! But I stole it a bit, as I was actually second, but SRB Analyst lost 12 points because he voted 6 minutes too late. If his votes would have counted I would have been second with 3 points short apparently Otoh, so happy I won with a Lhasa De Sela song And it's always nice if you top a game that was truly awesome
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Very nice winning song there
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Thanks Markus. But to be honest I didn't think you would like this

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You didn't? That's probably wise. Anything where you expect points from me is unlikely to win . Though this song wouldn't have won without me
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Game 276: Dance Music

My Song: And One - Metal Hammer



Reason to Pick the Song: for this game, we needed to pick a song you can dance to. IMO you can dance to almost all music, so I didn't really get the restriction. Anyway, decided to pick a song I liked to dance to and then I end up with Industrial/EBM songs fairly quickly. I had some options, but decided to go with this dancefloor classic. I was pretty sure it would not get into the final (even with the low numbers of participants as of late) but yolo.

Semi-Final Result: 10th

10: Lord Choc Ice, Perun
8: ArturJFC
7: Beat, Matmagix
5: aerosmash, to paradise.
4: AdeyC, bud887, drg, histery, Random Run, wayitis
2: DropShotAce, Laurent Moy
1: Litotes, Number19, Silent Bird

Final Result: 20th

6: Beat
3: ArturJFC
2: Matmagix
1: AdeyC

Conclusions: Well, I did get into the final, but 12 points in that final Thanks Beat, Artur, Matt and Adey
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Btw to the interested readers, I'm constantly updating the first post of this thread with a summary of my entries as well
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Game 277: Drumless

My Song: I Break Horses - Heart to Know



Reason to Pick the Song: needed to send a song without drums. Not easy, but I had this great song on my list that I discovered through a great radio show where I also discovered things like Grouper, Silver Mt Zion, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mono, True Widow, ... I love the brooding atmosphere in the song.

Semi-Final Result: 7th

12: SilverPersian
8: AdeyC, Beat, Number19
6: Random Run, TennisFan102, wayitis, Whitlinger Jones
5: Litotes, Silent Bird
4: Fortitude, Laurent Moy, Sam L, zvonarevarulz
3: Perun

Final Result: 12th

12: wayitis, SilverPersian
8: Number19, Perun
7: AdeyC
6: Adam
3: Whitlinger Jones
1: Beat, Random Run

Conclusion: couple of high points so I hope I made some people discover a nice song.

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Game 278: I Am a Camera

My Song: Peter Murphy - I've Got a Miniature Secret Camera



Reason to Pick the Song: Random Run gave some quote from a famous book (I've never heard of before ) and asked to send a song inspired by that quote. It was about a camera and due to complete lack of inspiration I picked the first song with the word camera in Not my favourite Peter Murphy song by any means. But hey, I once ended up on the podium with a New Order song I didn't care too much about either, so who knows.

Final Result: 10th

8: AdeyC
7: TennisFan102, ArturJFC
5: Beat
4: Litotes
3: Adam
2: aerosmash
1: DropShotAce

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Random Run: Another self-explanatory one title-wise. The lyrics are much weirder, though.

Conclusion: nothing much to conclude lol.

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Game 279: In Harmony

My Song: Girls in Hawaii - Casper



Reason to Pick the Song: my own game! I love voices blending together so I came up with a theme where a substantial part of the song has to be sung by multiple voices simultaneously. I used Snow Patrol feat Martha Wainwright's Set the Fire to the Third Bar as an example as I love this song specifically for the voices of Martha and the Snow Patrol's guy blending together (that song was unfortunately already picked or it would have definitely been my song for this game). I did not have a song ready for this theme and it turned out pretty difficult to find a good song. In the end I went for a Girls in Hawaii song as they have two frontmen, who most of the time sing together in their songs. In the end I went for Casper as one of the guys starts singing and the other one blends in later in the song, which I absolutely love.

Semi-Final Result: 1st

12: Silent Bird
10: Adam, Fortitude, Litiotes
8: Boreas, Mauriac, Random Run, TennisFan102
7: Laurent Moy, Matmagix
6: AdeyC, Beat, Perun
5: DropShotAce
3: Sam L
2: Number19

Final Result: 1st

10: Random Run, histery
8: Silent Bird, Fortitude, Litotes
7: ArturJFC
6: Beat, TennisFan102, Adam
5: Boreas
3: Laurent Moy, Mauriac
2: AdeyC
1: Matmagix

Conclusion: I won my own game This is by far my most surprising win; also, during the voting ceremony, my song was somewhere in the middle for most of the time, only going to 2nd place a couple of voters for the end and snatching the win by votes of the last voter (Mauriac gave only 3 measly points to my song, but no points to the competition). Number 2 and 3 trailed by 1 point and 2 points in the end Happy that I've won with a Belgian band now!

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A Belgian band? I didn't realize. Never guessed it was yours. Good song, though
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Game 280: Solum Metallum

My song: Ministry - Just One Fix



Reason to Pick the Song: Perun finally picked his metal theme I feared a lot of melodic entries (not that I do not like that, but in a pure metal game I would love a bit of the more extreme bands/songs). I wanted something else, and I quickly ended up with Ministry. They are the pioneers of a more industrial sound in metal. Their album ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ (or also "Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs") is a classic (and bloody awesome) album. My favourite song is Psalm 69, but I evaluated as a bit too melodic for what I wanted to send Therefore, I went with the classic song Just One Fix. That energy!

Final Result: 5th

10: Beat, Number19, Laurent Moy, Adam
8: Fortitude
3: SRB Analyst, Matmagix
2: AdeyC, DropShotAce
1: TennisFan102, Litotes, aerosmash

Conclusion: Never expected a top 5 placing with this song. But a record low number of participants (as expected). And I was right about the melodic entries. In the end a folk song won lol (well okay, it really was epic I guess ).

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Game 281: Summer Road Trip

My Song: D.D Dumbo - Tropical Oceans



Reason to Pick the Song: zvonarevarulz wanted us to pick a song perfect for road trips (hair in the winf, crank up the volume). I had this perfect haunting song on my list by an Australian artist D.D Dumbo. The title has tropical in it, which is a plus

Semi-Final Score: 1st

12: Fortitude, histery, Silent Bird
10: Beat, Random Run
8: zvonarevarulz
7: AdeyC
6: DropShotAce, Javi, Lord Choc Ice, Perun, Sam L
5: Boreas, SRB Analyst
4: bud887, Litotes, SilverPersian
3: aerosmash
1: Number19

Final Score: 8th

12: histery
10: Fortitude
7: Silent Bird, Random Run, Adam
6: Beat, Sam L
5: zvonarevarulz
4: AdeyC, aerosmash
2: Javi, Perun
1: SRB Analyst

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The Crow: Australian guy, eh? Trying to decide whether this is an Adam or a Matt song
Silent Bird: D D Dumbo has been on my list forever. Saw him at Pitchfork Paris in 2014

Conclusion: 8th is pretty decent, but miffed that I dropped down from first in the semi. Exchanging 12s with histery in the final of this game, so he's now my official road trip buddy!

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