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by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!
Replies: 183
Views: 9197

Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Thanks Bruce. Always nice to see these sort of detailed polls for one recording artist.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 4887

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

Puddle of Mudd - Blurry: 9
Nice song about his son
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Turnover at the forums
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Turnover at the forums

Passing thought -- Why do you think some forum members have left over the years (or if you know the person outside of the forum, do you know the actual answer, assuming that it's not prying)? The reason could be pretty dry, though it's still a bit surprising when some prominent people leave, even if...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 3746

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

Marconi may be zooming too far out. Edison and Berliner were specifically endeavoring in the music field -- Marconi, not necessarily.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 3746

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

2) Thomas Edison for inventing the phonograph (If he gets in, next year I'll nominate Emile Berliner ) Emile Berliner: "best known for inventing the flat disc record (called a 'gramophone record' in British and American English) and the Gramophone." This innovation succeeded Edison's wax ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 3746

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

Pierre wrote:Thanks Live in Phoenix for organizing this!

:obscene-drinkingcheers:
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 3746

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

Top Ten point total: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- 54 Missy Elliott -- 42 The Grateful Dead -- 32 Weezer -- 31 Spiritualized – 30 Todd Rundgren -- 27 The Allman Brothers Band -- 21 Built to Spill -- 20 Grimes -- 20 Fiona Apple -- 19 This is actually pretty remarkable for Tom Petty, in that he ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 3746

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

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by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 3746

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

January 11, UTC is over!
Hall of Acclaim 2018 is finalized. The winners will initially be posted in alphabetical order. The backstage inductee will appear in the statistics rundown.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 3746

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

1. Billy Idol
2. Grateful Dead
3. Oingo Boingo
4. The Moody Blues
5. John Williams
6. Justin Hayward
7. Sting
8. Suzanne Vega
9. James Taylor
10. Soundgarden

Backstage mentioned earlier
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 4887

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2019

I recognized the tune, which comes from a Bolivian folk song called "Llorando se fue" (and a great tune that is; it formed the basis of the hit Lambada from Kaoma) Well, that's unfortunate -- not the Lambada part, but that the 1 great tune by Sun City Girls I know about is actually someon...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Planning For Next Decade Poll (80s?)

These might be my remarks. It'd be if Jackson (if not someone else) did a sequel to his Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll -- so maybe it would be an Albums and Songs of 2015-2019 Poll.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Music Resolutions
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: 2019 Music Resolutions

So, for Christmas (you know, back in 2018), I got a book by Joel Whitburn. He usually publishes books like The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 1955-2009 , but this covered the other end of the music world and music charts -- Pop Memories 1890-1954 . Between the existence of this book, the 2010-2019 p...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Eurythmics: Poll101: 227-page book!
Replies: 31
Views: 3299

Re: Eurythmics: Poll101: #1 Here Comes the Rain Again

Thank you Moonbeam. "Here Comes the Rain Again" would have been my #1, too. Eurythmics to me is one of those acts that gets a little lost in the shuffle simply because there was so much great music in that decade, an embarrassment of riches. And then cut to more recent years, when people b...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6466

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018: #11 Crystal Ball

I win if I'm the only one guessing!

10. Love Symbol Album - 1992
9. The Gold Experience - 1995
8. Controversy - 1981
7. Around the World in a Day - 1985
6. Dirty Mind - 1980
5. Lovesexy - 1988
4. Parade - 1986
3. 1999 - 1982
2. Purple Rain - 1984
1. Sign o' the Times - 1987
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23
Replies: 28
Views: 2801

Re: AMF Survey ❄ Top 100 Christmas Songs (2018) - Ballots due Dec. 23

1. [No artist specified] - Silent Night 2. Pretenders - 2000 Miles 3. Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock 4. Bing Crosby - White Christmas 5. Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers 6. Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 7. Joni Mitchell - River 8. [No artist specified] - I'll Be Home for Christm...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!
Replies: 183
Views: 9197

Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

1. Wouldn’t It Be Nice 2. Good Vibrations 3. Don't Worry Baby 4. All Summer Long 5. California Girls 6. Kokomo 7. Surf’s Up 8. Little Saint Nick 9. I Get Around 10. When I Grow Up (To Be a Man) 11. I’m Waiting for the Day 12. I Know There’s An Answer 13. I'll Be Home for Christmas 14. God Only Knows...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 3746

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

Btw, it's not necessary, but it could prove helpful for a Backstager's chances to briefly state their importance in their field. (Actually, I noticed that luvulongTIM has been trying a long time to get Bingenheimer inducted, and not for lack of rationalizing him, either. In my own words, he was a DJ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 3746

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

Who is there even left to vote for? Isn't everyone in except Crosby, Stills, and Nash? Here are some potential names (not strictly recommendations). 2pac – Johnny Ace – Air [France] – Alice in Chains – The Allman Brothers Band – Tori Amos – The Animals – ANOHNI/Antony and the Johnsons – The B-52’s –...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 36
Views: 3746

Hall of Acclaim 2018!

So how this game works: nominate at least five and no more than ten acts that you feel are deserving of being in the AMF Hall. Additionally, you can nominate up to three “backstage wing” individuals who you feel deserve to be in the Hall. “Backstage wing” types include songwriters, producers, record...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!
Replies: 107
Views: 18199

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2016 and 2017!!

Unless someone else wants to step in (and you'd be more than welcome to), I'm planning to start up the Hall of Acclaim 2018 voting soon, acceping votes through, say, Friday, January 11. The idea this time would be to allow the current year's releases to be included in voters' evaluations.
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 68
Views: 11793

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

That went about as well as could be expected. I wonder if Radiohead will no-show, or if the HOF tries to secure some assurance of someone in the band appearing.

Is BleuPanda still planning to do the AM Hall of Fame?
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince Album Poll 2018: #1 Purple Rain
Replies: 33
Views: 6466

Re: Prince Album Poll 2018

(This is being rolled out at Prince.org, sticky post at the Music and More forum. The #1 album by an associated act, and the #1 non-studio album [like compilations] have been revealed.)
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Nick wrote:In no particular order...

Brooklyn Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
The Bridge Over the River Kwai
London Bridge


London Bridge is so overrated that it's in Arizona now. :mrgreen:
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 10868

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

I've been liking 1981 more on my 2nd pass of doing "homework" for it. Making a top 10 albums list for 1985, though (with nothing but 4 star-plus albums, and not counting the '60s era Velvet Underground album, except for a top 11) has surprisingly become a chore. My 1999 list did feature pr...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 10868

Re: Songs and Albums of 1999 Poll

Thank you, DaveC Songs: 1 | The Magnetic Fields | Sweet-Lovin' Man (#35 all-time) 2 | The Magnetic Fields | Busby Berkeley Dreams 3 | The Magnetic Fields | The Death Of Ferdinand De Saussure 4 | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Scar Tissue 5 | Dr. Dre feat. Eminem | Forgot About Dre 6 | Filter | Take a Pictu...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 608
Views: 99962

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Ha, I guess I didn't know my "Surf's Up" lyrics that well.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #5: Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding
Replies: 13
Views: 3401

Re: Album Club Discussion #5: Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding

This album has a good mood. I originally only wanted to listen to it on a rainy day. (In Phoenix? Good freakin' luck.) Oddly enough, "Dear Landlord" and "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" were featured in a 1970 play called Story Theatre, and I got to sing those songs when our community...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3196

Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

My favorites of the decades that would fall reasonably in the 'Rock' genre without bordering on folk or electronic. Don't know whether you're looking for the indie/alt side of rock or the more hard rocking side of rock. I usually think of "rocking out" (and doesn't rock love to be defined...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3196

Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Thank you all very much (and anyone else in advance). I'll be looking into these.
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3196

Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

As I near my reading glasses age, I have been paying less attention to the current music scene, but it surprised me that when starting up a tentative best-of-2010s song list, I had almost no rock music, like it's sort of a genre of days past. If I turn on my alternative rock radio station (I guess I...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 25360

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

It seems appropriate that several of us hate some of the top results :lol:
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 68
Views: 11793

Re: 2019 Nominees - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Anyway maybe Dave Bry from The Guardian is right: " the best way we could honor rock’n’roll is to destroy the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ." I visited the museum this year. (I thought that was the harmless part of it, but the Guardian writer is bothered by the museum as much as anything....
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 25360

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Anyway I don't have a clue about how to make a more varied list integrating our (sometimes) divergent concepts of guilty pleasures. It seems like the majority of voters reached a consensus on the aesthetic of a guilty pleasure list. Certainly it fitted the mold of other guilty pleasure lists out th...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 25360

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

I like how the GIFs reinforce the sort of mindless bopping that accompanies so many of these songs. I remember thinking what a low point the music world had hit when a certain '90s tune was doing well even amongst critics. (Not the stuff of greatness like a white-boy rap song I helped lodge in the t...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 10918

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

Well, now I feel like a heel for not scraping together a top 5 albums list, the last year of the '90s that I could have conceivably done so (although I never know if I'm going to bolster something that's already popular, like "Between the Bars," or help make the save, like with "Hypno...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 12974

Re: Songs and Albums of 1998 Poll

Songs: 1 | Elliott Smith | Waltz #2 (XO) 2 | Elliott Smith | Tomorrow Tomorrow 3 | DMX | Ruff Ryders Anthem 4 | K-Ci & JoJo | All My Life 5 | Everlast | What It’s Like 6 | Beastie Boys | Intergalactic 7 | Outkast | Rosa Parks 8 | Royal Trux | I'm Ready 9 | Massive Attack | Teardrop 10 | Neutral ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Singers with the most beautiful falsettos that you know
Replies: 18
Views: 2644

Re: Singers with the most beautiful falsettos that you know

StevieFan, you can't just bring something like that up and then not follow through. :wink:

by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 55
Views: 8497

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

I'd also add Watertown by Frank Sinatra, possibly his masterpiece, but released in 1970 after most people stopped paying attention to his new releases. Yeah, I've heard quite a bit of Sinatra, tried to cover all my bases, but I don't think I've heard anything from this album. "I Would Be in Lo...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Club Discussion #2: John Cougar Mellencamp's Scarecrow
Replies: 8
Views: 3274

Re: Album Club Discussion #2: John Cougar Mellencamp's Scarecrow

This one pales next to its predecessor Uh-Huh (even though only side 1 is good), and especially compared to what is probably the high point of his career, The Lonesome Jubilee. "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." is lame and did not deserve to be a heartbeat away from being a #1. I would recommend &q...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results
Replies: 608
Views: 99962

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Well, if you feel like best-of lists are just a shuffling around of the usual suspects, then refer to what I might call the "Ex Lion Tamer" post above.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 25360

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Do what you need to do, Dexter. Besides, I need a week to process that "U Can’t Touch This" couldn't even clear the top 100.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 25360

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

And Willie Nelson's really done it all, hasn't he? My favorite factoid about Animotion's "Obsession" is that it was the theme song to the WWF's hit 1980s wrestling show on NBC, Saturday Night's Main Event. The chorus, "Who do you want me to be to make you sleep with me?", was not...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 25360

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

With some songs -- and I'm sure this will come up again later -- I just see a pop song, and not something infamous. Granted, I have built up a high tolerance of '80s/early '90s songs...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 25360

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Listyguy wrote:Nice presentation so far!

Where's number 181 though?


The number itself isn't there, but it's Snap!, "Rhythm Is a Dancer"

Everything looks great, Dexter!
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 11007

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

Sorry, I'd like to do that thing where I put in an extra song, and drop everything down. I guess I didn't plan on including "Livin’ on a Prayer" because of its high AM rank, or because it's the crown jewel of Bon Jovi's ongoing success, or because it is transcendent and goofy at the same t...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 11007

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

159 | Neil Young with Barbra Streisand | You Don't Bring Me Flowers 

Although I'd prefer to be wrong in this case, I think it's Neil Diamond.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 11007

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

15. ART GARFUNKEL "99 Miles from L.A." (1975). Some years ago I was listening to the song while I was on the computer and my wife and I began to argue (I don't remember why exactly but probably it was the same as always: too much time on the computer). Suddenly my daughter began to weep s...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 11007

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

The movie is okay, but I remember when seeing the trailer beforehand and being confused about this vision of the future. In a few decades teenagers will be obsessed with 80's hits, movies and games? Why? The actual film gives this some context that sort of works, but a future in which previous slic...

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