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by jamieW
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 32
Views: 676

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

I'm not surprised that about 40% of the country would be susceptible to a cult leader. What does surprise me a bit is that it isn't even a clever, charismatic, skilled cult leader, but a bumbling fool who can't even speak in coherent sentences. It seems all it took was for someone to vocally hate th...
by jamieW
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition
Replies: 32
Views: 676

Re: Attempted Coup: U.S. Edition

If you had told me in 2016 that the Trump era would end with a pandemic, an attempted coup, and a riot in the Capitol building, I would have totally believed you. Yep. Four years ago, when I was so stressed about him winning the election, my dad asked me what my "writer's imagination" had happening...
by jamieW
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 Songs List Updates
Replies: 72
Views: 8832

Re: EOY 2020 Songs List Updates

While there's been plenty of discussion about WAP and the K-pop tracks, can I just say it's been nearly a decade and I still don't understand HAIM's critical success? Even with songs or albums that don't particularly appeal to me I can see why people who like that style might care. I keep listening...
by jamieW
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 11047

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

Happy New Year, all! 691 Warsaw Village Band – The Owl 8 692 Ramones – Poison Heart 7 693 The Beach Boys – Diamond Head 7 694 The Verlaines – Makes No Difference 5 695 Information Society – Ozar Midrashim 7 696 Rose Elinor Dougall – Colour of Water 6 697 Madonna – Bedtime Story 7 698 Billy Joel – Th...
by jamieW
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 11047

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - December 2020

My ratings system goes something like this: 10 - An all-time personal favorite 9 - Excellent 8 - Great (Top 100 of the year worthy) 7 - Very good (Top 200 of the year worthy) 6 - Good/Decent (Lowest rung of my "thumbs up" category) 5 - Not my thing, but I understand why some would like it/Has redeem...
by jamieW
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll -- (Redoing) Results
Replies: 279
Views: 9472

Re: Best Music Videos Poll -- (Redoing) Results

Thanks, Live in Phoenix! An absolutely outstanding presentation and it's obvious how much work you put into it. You definitely did the music video medium (one of my favorites) proud. :music-rockon:
by jamieW
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - December '20 - Elvis Presley!
Replies: 33
Views: 4184

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls - December '20 - Elvis Presley!

Unfortunately, I don't have time to rank the albums (though I've heard them all); but I can copy-and-paste my songs list from Hymie's poll a while back: 1. We Can Make the Morning 2. You'll Think of Me 3. Heartbreak Hotel 4. Jailhouse Rock 5. Mystery Train 6. Loving Arms 7. Can't Help Falling in Lov...
by jamieW
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll -- (Redoing) Results
Replies: 279
Views: 9472

Re: Best Music Videos Poll -- (Redoing) Results

Well, this is actually something of a relief. When I saw this thread this morning, I assumed I'd botched the rankings/calculations. (The only other poll I've ever helped host, I somehow forgot to add someone's entire list and DaveC needed to start the whole thing over.) This does work really well, L...
by jamieW
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll -- Results (old version)
Replies: 35
Views: 4666

Re: Best Music Videos Poll -- Results

This is great! There are several videos here that I'm not familiar with. Once the countdown is complete, I'm going to start at the bottom and go through all of these over the next month or so. I'm sure there are a lot of videos that will become personal favorites.
by jamieW
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 32428

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - November 2020

661 The Decemberists – We Both Go Down Together 8 662 Tom Waits – Soldier’s Things 7 663 Taylor Swift – All Too Well 5 664 They Might Be Giants – Meet James Ensor 6 665 Laura Marling – New Romantic 6 666 Thelonious Monk – Brilliant Corners 8 667 Royal Blood – Figure It Out 6 668 The Magic Numbers – ...
by jamieW
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll -- Results (old version)
Replies: 35
Views: 4666

Re: Best Music Videos Poll -- Results

Awesome presentation, Live in Phoenix! I'm really happy to see the rollout begin. (I especially love the feature with all the nominated videos for each director. Some of them have quite the surprising variety!)
by jamieW
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2002: Finals
Replies: 14
Views: 3837

Re: Music of 2002: Finals

The Roots feat. Cody Chesnutt - The Seed 2.0
by jamieW
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2002: Round 5, Week 10
Replies: 12
Views: 5789

Re: Music of 2002: Round 5, Week 10

Albums
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

Songs
The Cinematic Orchestra - The Man With the Movie Camera
Interpol - PDA

I give 3 of the 4 songs a 10. (And I give "Fight Test" a 7, so I really like that one, as well.)
by jamieW
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 57
Views: 21669

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

These are the remaining videos that I'm having trouble attributing a director to. There are a few here where I'm not sure about the version, or I'm assuming who the director is. This is not a lethal problem, but figuring these out helps with the director statistics. If I can't find a director here,...
by jamieW
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 100 Albums: AMF vs. Rolling Stone
Replies: 32
Views: 5465

Re: Top 100 Albums: AMF vs. Rolling Stone

AMF by a mile for me. (And not just because it has The Cure's "Disintegration.") :music-guitarred:
by jamieW
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What mediums do you follow?
Replies: 5
Views: 5341

Re: What mediums do you follow?

Everything but video games. I was obsessed with them when I was young, but they lost me somewhere along the way. (DId they ever improve upon the eye-popping graphics from Space Invaders, Missile Attack, Berzerk, Centipede, Q-Bert, Frogger, etc.? Just curious...) :P
by jamieW
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - October 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 41055

Re: Biggest Fan Songs - October 2020

630 The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know 6 631 Kraftwerk – Home Computer 7 632 Roxy Music – Still Falls the Rain 5 633 The House of Love – I Don’t Know Why I Love You 6 634 NuFrequency, featuring Ben Onono – Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix) 7 635 X – When Our Love Passed Out on the Couc...
by jamieW
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 57
Views: 21669

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Hi, all. The poll is officially closed as I've now emailed Live in Phoenix the spreadsheet. If there are any mistakes in the calculations, they were simple data entry issues and not "fraud." :P (For some reason, I'm feeling happier today than I have in 4 years. Can't quite figure out why...)
by jamieW
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 57
Views: 21669

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

63. Public Enemy - Fight the Power (Dir: Spike Lee) mileswide, Live in Phoenix noticed you and I both have "Fight the Power" listed, but apparently there are 3 versions of this video and all were directed by Spike Lee. I wasn't aware of other versions, so when you had Spike Lee as the director, I j...
by jamieW
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 57
Views: 21669

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

63. Public Enemy - Fight the Power (Dir: Spike Lee) mileswide, Live in Phoenix noticed you and I both have "Fight the Power" listed, but apparently there are 3 versions of this video and all were directed by Spike Lee. I wasn't aware of other versions, so when you had Spike Lee as the director, I j...
by jamieW
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 57
Views: 21669

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Alright, I've decided to just post a top 100 and then an alphabetical list of all the songs I was trying to find a place for. Those are the most honorable of honorable mentions, since I love them all. (There are dozens of others I could've mentioned, as well.) One thing's obvious: I've spent WAY too...
by jamieW
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 57
Views: 21669

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Everyone's welcome (and encouraged) to submit lists, but please let me know if you've make any changes so I can adjust the spreadsheet accordingly. I'm so sorry, jamieW. I edited my list yesterday, and should have mentioned it. My apologies! No worries at all, Miguel - thanks for letting me know! I...
by jamieW
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 57
Views: 21669

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Alright, still working on my own video list, but I've begun working on the spreadsheet. Everyone's welcome (and encouraged) to submit lists, but please let me know if you've make any changes so I can adjust the spreadsheet accordingly. (Live in Phoenix, I still plan on having the calculations finish...
by jamieW
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1978 Poll
Replies: 76
Views: 15021

Re: Albums and Songs of 1978 Poll

The find of the month for me was Bubu. Thanks to those who included it on their lists! Albums: 1. Klaus Schulze – X 2. Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians 3. Magazine – Real Life 4. The Cars – The Cars 5. The Residents – Not Available 6. Bubu – Anabelas 7. Brian Eno – Music for Films 8. Sun Ra – La...
by jamieW
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 57
Views: 21669

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Just an update on this: I'll be posting my own list on Saturday. (I pretty much have my list complete, but I'm revisiting a lot of the videos since it's been a while for some of them.) At that point, I'll begin tabulating the lists. If you make a change after that, please let me know. You're more th...
by jamieW
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Holden Reviews Horror Movies
Replies: 27
Views: 7341

Re: Holden Reviews Horror Movies

A few suggestions with an added emphasis on the non-English ones worth looking at: 박쥐 [Thirst] (Chan-wook Park, South Korea 2009) Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari [The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari] (Robert Wiene, Germany 1920) The Descent (Neil Marshall, UK 2005) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily A...
by jamieW
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2002: Round 3, Week 7
Replies: 10
Views: 2643

Re: Music of 2002: Round 3, Week 7

Albums
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Light

Songs
The Flaming Lips - Fight Test
Bright Eyes - Lover I Don't Have To Love
Sleater-Kinney - Combat Rock
The Cinematic Orchestra - The Man With the Movie Camera
by jamieW
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Holden Reviews Horror Movies
Replies: 27
Views: 7341

Re: Holden Reviews Horror Movies

Well horror used to be my favorite genre but I haven't watched a horror movie since earlier this year. there are some horror movies I have downloaded and will watch them asap. My favorite horror movie of all time has to be "The Blair Witch Project". Mine, too, Arsalan! That one got under my skin li...
by jamieW
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Holden Reviews Horror Movies
Replies: 27
Views: 7341

Re: Holden Reviews Horror Movies

Great review (and idea for a thread), Holden! As a big horror movie fan (and film fan in general), I look forward to reading these. I will say I was 13 when "Nightmare" first hit the theaters and it seemed totally original (and quite scary) at the time. If you hadn't seen it before, I can understand...
by jamieW
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Quarterfinals!
Replies: 39
Views: 6221

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Quarterfinals!

Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Rodriguez - Cold Fact

All 8 are really good albums.
by jamieW
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2002: Round 2, Week 6
Replies: 13
Views: 4485

Re: Music of 2002: Round 2, Week 6

Albums Bruce Springsteen - The Rising Eminem - The Eminem Show Bright Eyes - Lifted, or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground Agalloch - The Mantle Songs The Roots feat. Cody Chesnutt - The Seed 2.0 Eminem - Lose Yourself The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?? The Knife - Heartbeats Emi...
by jamieW
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 6 (FINALE)
Replies: 21
Views: 3929

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 6 (FINALE)

Spotlight
by jamieW
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 5 (Semi-Finals)
Replies: 15
Views: 4832

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 5 (Semi-Finals)

Dua Lipa | Levitating
Run the Jewels | a few words for the firing squad (radiation)
by jamieW
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2
Replies: 28
Views: 6950

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.2

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
by jamieW
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 4 (Quarter-Finals)
Replies: 18
Views: 5009

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 4 (Quarter-Finals)

Grimes | Delete Forever
Dua Lipa | Levitating
Run the Jewels | a few words for the firing squad (radiation)
Jessie Ware | Spotlight
by jamieW
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moments in Music
Replies: 29
Views: 8219

Re: Best Moments in Music

The banjo riff in Swamp Thing from The Grid, no way Prodigy could top that in a million years from there for ever!!! ((aka: late summer of mid-Europe 1994... and Body Count had their first and final BLM hit with Born Dead so who cared anymore anyway Just listened to this - now THAT'S a music moment...
by jamieW
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 57
Views: 21669

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Hello Live in Phoenix, I've made some changes to my list. I've added Rabbit in Your Headlights, Don't Look Back in Anger, and Debonair, while I've removed Liberation, Never Let Me Down Again, and Crazy. I probably won't begin tabulating the lists until the last week of October, since I know a lot o...
by jamieW
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.1
Replies: 22
Views: 4728

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 4.1

Sigur Rós - ( )
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens
by jamieW
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2002: Round 1, Week 4
Replies: 19
Views: 4486

Re: Music of 2002: Round 1, Week 4

Only time for songs this week... LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge 9 vs. Interpol - Obstacle 1 8 The Roots feat. Cody Chesnutt - The Seed 2.0 10 vs. Wilco - Jesus, Etc 8 Eminem - Lose Yourself 9 vs. Coldplay - The Scientist 6 Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows 8 vs. Missy Elliott - Work It 1 The ...
by jamieW
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 3
Replies: 18
Views: 4123

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 3

1. The Beths | Jump Rope Gazers 5 vs. HAIM | I Know Alone 4 2. Grimes | Delete Forever 6 vs. Run the Jewels | walking in the snow 8 3. Sufjan Stevens | My Rajneesh 7 vs. Dua Lipa | Levitating 7 4. Simmy ft. Sino Msolo | Ngihamba Nawe 6 vs. The Strokes | Ode to the Mets 7 5. Run the Jewels | a few wo...
by jamieW
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 LIST THREAD
Replies: 321
Views: 109852

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 LIST THREAD

Just wanted to say, it looks like I won't be able to complete an all-time albums list after all. It would be a lot more work than I originally anticipated, and it's going to be a busy couple of weeks. Looking forward to the results, though! (Time to prepare a list for 2023!)
by jamieW
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 LIST THREAD
Replies: 321
Views: 109852

Re: AMF Best Albums of All-Time 2020 LIST THREAD

If we can still turn lists in until 10/15, I'll submit a list on Saturday. This is the only major forum poll in which I've never participated and the reason is simple: Embarrassment. Nowhere else is my love for the critically unacclaimed genre of female-fronted pop-metal bands (Nightwish, Within Tem...
by jamieW
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)
Replies: 57
Views: 21669

Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

I'll probably be posting my list sometime close to the end. (What else is new?) But I do already know what my #1 will be (and it's one off the grid a bit). New Order's "The Perfect Kiss" was directed by Jonathan Demme, about a half-decade before "The Silence of the Lambs." For me, this is the perfec...
by jamieW
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.4
Replies: 21
Views: 5969

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.4

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Coil - Horse Rotorvator
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
by jamieW
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan Songs - September 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 50846

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2020

600 Cortex – Troupeau bleu 7 601 Joni Mitchell – Come in from the Cold 6 602 Beach House – New Year 7 603 Split Enz – Take a Walk 7 604 Louis the Child, featuring K.Flay – It’s Strange 6 605 Billy Joel – The Entertainer 7 606 Kelly Clarkson – Piece by Piece 5 607 Stereolab – Super-Electric 7 608 Bri...
by jamieW
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 19912

Re: Albums and Songs of 1977 Poll

Unfortunately, only time for a quick list this month. (I included a couple of extra songs, since the classical premieres likely aren't eligible.) Albums: 1. Soundtrack – Saturday Night Fever 2. Fleetwood Mac – Rumors 3. Television – Marquee Moon 4. David Bowie – Low 5. Iggy Pop – Lust for Life 6. De...
by jamieW
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2002: Round 1, Week 3
Replies: 13
Views: 5055

Re: Music of 2002: Round 1, Week 3

Albums (Ranked) 2. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising vs. 6. Turner - A Pack of Lies 5. Rilo Kiley - The Execution Of All Things vs. 4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O. 3. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat vs. 8. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends 1. Eminem - The Eminem Show vs. 7. Avril Lavi...
by jamieW
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 2.2
Replies: 16
Views: 4884

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 2.2

1. Run the Jewels | a few words for the firing squad (radiation) 9 vs. Khruangbin | So We Won't Forget 7 2. The Psychedelic Furs | No-One 8 vs. Bob Dylan | Key West (Philosopher Pirate) 6 3. Emilie Zoé & Christian Garcia-Gaucher | The Painter 8 vs. Charli XCX | forever 6 4. Poppy | Don't Go Outside ...
by jamieW
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.3
Replies: 21
Views: 5076

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 11 - Round 3.3

Fugazi - Repeater
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Frank Sinatra - Watertown
by jamieW
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 2.1
Replies: 22
Views: 4813

Re: 2020 Songs So Far: Round 2.1

Sorry for being a bit late, I baked some cookies. 13 voters this week! Thanks for the participation! The ties weren't broken, which means I withdraw my vote. The winners are "Ender" and "Walk to School". Even though I voted for the two winners, I'm sorry it turned out this way. To be honest, Schütt...