The Song Collectors 2016 - THE END

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Postby Carbon » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:03 am

Glad my choice was generally liked, though predictable (I couldn't find many)

I understood the topic could be about journeys, restlessness etc and that song associated me to it despite not strictly being about migration

Also I dont get the Janet hate, that song is lovely
необичните си имаат секој свој пат и тешко се среќаваат

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Postby Affillate » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:24 am

Cool mid-range score for me, I was thinking of submitting Gaga's Gypsy but then thought of the Presets one.

Looks like mine was set from a similar angle to MIA's Borders, only not quite as blatant. Looking into the background of the writing of My People, 'boat people' and the goings on at detention centres both on and offshore is pretty much always periodically in the news and is a hot political topic in Australia. The song is as relevant today as it was when it was big (circa 2008, nominated for ARIA Single of the Year (winning Best Video) and it's parent album Apocalypso winning several ARIA awards including AOTY).

from wikipedia:
The song was written by Julian Hamilton about asylum seekers in Australian detention centres. "I wanted to write a song about [...] this horrible phenomenon where people come out here in search of a better life and we lock them up. I felt so horrible about the way we treat these destitute people that I wanted to write a desperate-sounding song – the line 'let me hear you scream if you're with me' could be understood to come from the perspective of someone who is locked up, needing to hear that there are people outside who are behind him and supporting him."

Kim Moyes said "In a lot of ways [the song is] a 'mega-mix' of three or four Presets ideas and it's a really glued-together, solid Presets [song]. It's very informed by the touring process and crowd reactions."

Despite its eventual success, the group initially had doubts if radio would play it due to the track's heaviness. Kim Moyes told Rolling Stone Australia: "I remember when we played it to our record company and they were like 'we love it but how the heck are we going to get this on the radio?' There were even doubts about how much Triple J would get behind it, let alone any commercial stations."
Wonder what the next theme could be. :)
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Postby SummerPeur » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:48 am

trebor wrote:@SummerPeur Great, great choice! :wink: Ry Cooder would have been one of my two choices, too! Well done!
Thanks Trebor!!! I'm glad someone really appreciated that song choice. :D

I thought I'd take a risk straight up and throw some country in there, and honestly, I thought the comments were going to be a lot harsher. But I'm glad most of yous really enjoyed it and appreciated the link to the theme (sorry cdschart that I made you think you'd rather die then listen to some Ry C).
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Postby Spiral » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:29 am

Im glad my predictable song well received. I seriously thought other people would submit the same song that I already prepared the less immigrant-ish song to Wardo :lol:

And im not a terrible judge. When I was a judge on the previous song collectors, I always give the song proper score if it fit the theme. Like eventhough I dislike Yoko banshee scream, but if fit the theme, I wouldnt mind giving it 10 :lol:. In the previous game, I gave low score to one of the song because the singer not old enough to fit the theme though the song was nice :lol:
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Postby cdschart » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:05 am

These were my top rated songs this round:
1. Paul Simon - The Coast - 8.9
2. Joni Mitchell - Amelia - 8.3
3. Ed Sheeran - Wayfaring Stranger - 7.4
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Postby Colbie » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:40 am

JSparksFan wrote:Thank you so much, Colbie, for submitting that song! I downloaded it before it was even complete. :lol:
Aww thanks darling!

So happy my song did well!
I was actualy torn between this or the version of Emmylou Harris, since there are many versions of the song, but i knew Ed would be a "safer" choice!
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Postby SilentDream » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:33 am

I thought my song would do much worse, so I'm quite satisfied with the result. :)
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Postby Wardo » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:03 pm

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ROUND 2: ISLAND

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History works like that, doesn't it? Until the end of the year a LOT is going to happen. Fidel Castro was arguably one of the most important leaders of all time, making Cuba a very peculiar island, mostly in political terms. Please nominate 1 song, VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE to me, that deals through its lyrics with the theme of islands and/or correlated ideas: isolation, famous peninsulas, the treasure islands etc. Be creative!

You can choose singles, album tracks, released in any decade, by any artist. The only restriction is: it can't be a song that charted inside the US or UK Top 20.

Your points will add to the first round's score, and then someone will leave.

Deadline: ASAP
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Postby Affillate » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:12 pm

Ooh I think I have something fitting for this one. 8-)
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Postby sonia85 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:46 pm

Difficult a bit but I will try found something.
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Postby Colbie » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:15 pm

Just sent my song!
Very curious what the judges will think haha
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:39 pm

omg the theme is 2016 right? :o I completely forgot that! So my last song entry was not valid. :lol: :lol: :oops:
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Postby leomedar » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:42 pm

no, the theme is island/etc, but the themes are selected by 2016's influence. IE Migration and now because of Fidel cAstro's death, but that doesn't mean the song has to be about 2016. If the songs is related to islands, it can be from any year
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:46 pm

^ Yeah I know each round has a theme but I thought the running theme was 2016 songs but I obviously just misunderstood. Thanks. :D

cdschart wrote:These were my top rated songs this round:
1. Paul Simon - The Coast - 8.9
2. Joni Mitchell - Amelia - 8.3
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Postby sonia85 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:30 pm

When new round?
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Postby Wardo » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:33 pm

When the Diva submits his song. :)
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Postby Affillate » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:34 pm

sonia85 wrote:When new round?
Waiting for biscuits still to submit apparently? :-?
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Postby Affillate » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:11 am

Hurry up biscuits :P
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Postby SummerPeur » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:02 pm

Affillate wrote:Hurry up biscuits :P
All those penalty points, feeling safer already 8-)
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Postby biscuits » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:05 pm

Okay, lemme do dis thang
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Postby Wardo » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:16 pm

Okay it took longer than I expected but the songs have been sent to the judging board.

SummerPeur wrote:
Affillate wrote:Hurry up biscuits :P
All those penalty points, feeling safer already 8-)
:lol:

I ditched the penalty rule as there's no point in banning people interested in the game.
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Postby Spiral » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:05 pm

Wardo wrote:I ditched the penalty rule as there's no point in banning people interested in the game.
Nooooooo..................somehow I had a bad feeling about my entry :lol:
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Postby leomedar » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:10 pm

I have a very tough day ahead! Will try to rate this afternoon or tomorrow morning
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Postby leomedar » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:07 pm

finished just in time! I should give some of them more spins in a future and rates could vary, but it is as it is!
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Postby cdschart » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:56 pm

Much stronger group thus my comments were much more positive (for the most part :lol:)
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