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by whuntva
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY 2016?
Replies: 3
Views: 807

EOY 2016?

Where is it this year? I'm not trying to be bothersome, I am legitimately curious as to why it took this long when the past two or three polls were done on New Year's DAY! I co-hosted last year, so I want to give someone else a chance. But I was looking forward to our time-honored tradition again. I...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.2
Replies: 24
Views: 4292

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.2

Deodato-Super Strut (BRA)
Ray Barreto-Cocinando (USA)
Ananda Shankar-Streets of Calcutta (IND)
Sienabo Sey-Hard Time (SWE)
Angelique Kidjo-Olofoofo (BEN)
Amy MacDonald-Don't Tell Me That It's Over (UK)
Archie Shepp-Attica Blues (USA)
Journey-Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (USA)
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.1
Replies: 23
Views: 4573

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.1

Polls are closed. Mari Boine - Goaskinviellja / Eagle Brother 7 Cuts-Bunsen Burner 6 Mari Boine avoids a colossal upset by taking the last three ballots. Wax Taylor-Our Dance 3 Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi 10 Just business as usual for the Malian duo. The winner of the next match may very well...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.2
Replies: 24
Views: 4292

Unacclaimed IV 32.2

We now begin the second and final week in the round of 32. For the last four rounds, they will all be across one week. Here, votes are worth only one point. Pick the song from each pairing you want to see advance. Ties broken now by sudden-death overtime. Due to the sheer volume of songs, only sixte...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.1
Replies: 23
Views: 4573

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.1

Forgot DaveC. Thanks for calling this out!

But we still have time. So vote if you want!
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.1
Replies: 23
Views: 4573

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.1

In the last hour of the poll, we have THREE TIES whuntva, are you sure? There were 13 voters (other than luney who voted for only 2, and neither looks like a tie). Give me a minute. I have... Me Bang Jan JamieW Emiliendelrey Romain Luney6 (only two matches) Sonofsamiam Prosecutorgodot Krurze Henrik...
by whuntva
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.1
Replies: 23
Views: 4573

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.1

In the last hour of the poll, we have THREE TIES!!

One more vote would be greatly appreciated. Please and thank you!
by whuntva
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.1
Replies: 23
Views: 4573

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.1

Happy New Year!

Before I go to bed, this is the last chance to vote!

It seems so weird to be at this point in the competition at this part of the year, but that's the price I pay with a larger field.

There is a tie. So get voting!
by whuntva
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Extended Play Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 4245

Re: The AMF Extended Play Poll

Don't go out of my way for too many EPs. Can provide a Top 10 however 1) Alice in Chains-Jar of Flies 2) Fugazi-3 Songs 3) How to Destroy Angels-How to destroy Angels EP 4) Tool-Opiate 6) The Beatles-Magical Mystery Tour 7) Swans-Young God 8) Carbon Silicon-The News 9) Alice in Chains-Sap 10) Radioh...
by whuntva
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: R.I.P. Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: R.I.P. Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

And now her mother has gone also.

They said it was a stroke, but my theory is Debbie died of a broken heart. Carrie was her biggest fan and seeing their closeness made me think all that love was what kept Debbie Reynolds alive for so long. And when she died, Debbie had no reason to keep going.
by whuntva
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Narrative Podcasts
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Re: Narrative Podcasts

I see Welcome to Night Vale is still alive and 100 episodes strong. Can you dive in at any point or should I devote a month of my life to it? Unfortunately, it has gotten very continuity-heavy since at least 2014. You don't have to listen to the first twelve episodes in order, but it does become mu...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.1
Replies: 23
Views: 4573

Re: Unacclaimed IV 32.1

In bold are what I think are favorites to win it all. I'd say the first half this bracket is the "Group of Death", as it was last round. Mari Boine - Goaskinviellja / Eagle Brother (NWY) Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi (MLI) Cymande-The Message (UK) The Rotary Connection - I Am the Blac...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 32.1
Replies: 23
Views: 4573

Unacclaimed IV 32.1

We are finally through the first round of elimination. Last year at this time, we were just wrapping up. But now we are only 2/3rds of the way through the enormous field of the widest open Unacclaimed field in history. This week, the left half of the bracket will be played. Here, votes are worth onl...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.4
Replies: 21
Views: 4184

Re: Unacclaimed IV 64.4

Prince-Way Back Home: 9 Pure Reason Revolution - The Bright Ambassadors of Morning: 4 Prince was down 3-2 but rallied the rest of the week. Jac Berrocal-Solaris: 8 Angel Olsen-Some Things Cosmic: 5 Jac held off a late rally by Angel Olsen to win. Devo-Beautiful World: 7 Tocotronic - So jung kommen ...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.4
Replies: 21
Views: 4184

Re: Unacclaimed IV 64.4

Polls are closed!

It will take a minute to restructure the bracket.

Two matches within one point, only one song got 10 votes. This Round of 64 has been one of the most polarizing in Unacclaimed history.
by whuntva
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. George Michael (1963-2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 5814

Re: R.I.P. George Michael (1963-2016)

"Last Christmas" now has a whole new meaning.
by whuntva
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.4
Replies: 21
Views: 4184

Re: Unacclaimed IV 64.4

Terribly sorry to interfere with your holidays, but...

Polls close tonight. Get to voting if you haven't already!
by whuntva
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: Merry Christmas!

And also to you.

Christmas is a time of great music indeed. And I wish everyone the best this time of year.
by whuntva
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Narrative Podcasts
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Narrative Podcasts

I saw DocBrown post in the Music forum a topic on musical podcasts. For a long time, I have been interested in narrative podcasts. Not just talk shows or news bulletins, but podcasts that tell an overarching story. I first listened to Welcome to Night Vale in the summer of 2013. And what impressed m...
by whuntva
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Discussion Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 5089

Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Discussion Thread

I want to nominate Watchmen and The Sandman so bad. Alas, Graphic Novels are not eligible.

The general rule of thumb is "graphic novel is a comic book as thick as a novel." But I really want to include them.
by whuntva
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Books Poll: Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 7528

Re: AMF Books Poll: Recommendations

Time Trap by Greg Farshtey (yes, a BIONICLE book will make my Top 10. This has mystery, suspense, a cliffhanger, everything a good book should.) Shadow over Innsmouth/At the Mountains of Madness (Two of Lovecraft's greatest works in one package. Also great is the "Call of Cthulhu" short st...
by whuntva
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.4
Replies: 21
Views: 4184

Re: Unacclaimed IV 64.4

Pure Reason Revolution - The Bright Ambassadors of Morning (UK) Both songs started to grow on me, but this one only slightly more so. Jac Berrocal-Solaris (FRA) Nothing else like it this whole tourney! Devo-Beautiful World (USA) Can't go wrong with Devo. Black City Lights-Offering (NZL) Still one of...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.4
Replies: 21
Views: 4184

Unacclaimed IV 64.4

And here we are at the final week of the Round of 64. Here, votes are worth only one point. Pick the song from each pairing you want to see advance. Ties broken now by sudden-death overtime. Due to the sheer volume of songs, only sixteen per week will be unveiled. The Round of 64 will last for four ...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.3
Replies: 24
Views: 3913

Re: Unacclaimed IV 64.3

In a weird twist in a close week, no song got the magic number ten votes. Angélique Kidjo - Olofoofo 9 Astro - Colombo 6 Sometimes close, sometimes not. Still, if four matchups were within three and that was considered strong, this is only the beginning of how competitive this week was. Heather Nova...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.3
Replies: 24
Views: 3913

Re: Unacclaimed IV 64.3

Poll is closed
by whuntva
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.3
Replies: 24
Views: 3913

Re: Unacclaimed IV 64.3

fifteen minutes give or take.

Next vote breaks the ties.
by whuntva
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.3
Replies: 24
Views: 3913

Re: Unacclaimed IV 64.3

still two ties.

One of them is the same, the other is not.
by whuntva
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.3
Replies: 24
Views: 3913

Re: Unacclaimed IV 64.3

Last call!

There are currently two ties.
by whuntva
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: 1999 (2016 edition)
Replies: 18
Views: 4760

Re: Films of the 1990s: 1999 (2016 edition)

Great year for movies and a strong contender for best year ever! Four films in my Top 100 and Three in the Top 20! Were it not for a certain film in hidden text below, there would be no debate. 1) Fight Club (#10) 2) The Iron Giant (#14) 3) Magnolia (#16) 4) The Straight Story (#68) 5) Galaxy Quest ...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 64.2 TIEBREAKER
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: Unacclaimed 64.2 TIEBREAKER

By sheer coincidence, Nassim's votes went to the three who won when I missed a vote last week!


But anyway, time to move on.
by whuntva
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed 64.2 TIEBREAKER
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Unacclaimed 64.2 TIEBREAKER

And by recount, the closest week in Unacclaimed history continues. We need someone who did NOT vote last week to break all three of these ties. A fourth may be added, but that one looks good. Only one vote is needed to send a song through. Iamamiwhoami - Sever vs. Charles & Eddie - Would I Lie T...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Re: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2

However, Even with this new vote, I still have Lula & Ze winning. Lula and Ze: 8 Sonofsamiam Sweepstakes Ron Toni Porsecutorgodot Bang Jan Emiliendelrey Spiritualized Myself Fleetwood Mac: 6 DaveC Romain JamieW Krurze Moonbeam Henrik Otherwise, the tiebreaker will begin with three matchups.
by whuntva
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Re: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2

Henrik wrote:I counted all four 7-6 games to 7-7!!!


Forgot Sonofsamiam's vote. Thank you.
by whuntva
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.3
Replies: 24
Views: 3913

Re: Unacclaimed IV 64.3

Angélique Kidjo - Olofoofo (BEN)
Heather Nova - Walk This World (BER)
Rodriguez - Cause (USA)
Ali Chukwuma - Ezi Okwu Bu Ndu (NGA)
Nujabes-Feather (JPN)
Archie Shepp-Attica Blues (USA)
Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (USA)
David Lynch & Lykke Li - I'm Waiting Here (USA/SWE)
by whuntva
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.3
Replies: 24
Views: 3913

Unacclaimed IV 64.3

Next Round coming at you! These elimination rounds just get better and better. Here, votes are worth only one point. Pick the song from each pairing you want to see advance. Ties broken now by sudden-death overtime. Due to the sheer volume of songs, only sixteen per week will be unveiled. The Round ...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Re: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2

Sweepstakes Ron ended a thrilling week. Fleetwood Mac - I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living/ All Over Again: 6 Lula Côrtes & Zé Ramalho - Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada: 7 One of three ties broken at the eleventh hour. This went back and forth after they led 2-0. Deodato - Super Strut: 9 Snowmine ...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Re: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2

About 40 minutes left, and one more vote needed to break this gridlock.
by whuntva
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Re: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2

Might I hasten to remind everyone we have not one, not two, but THREE ties at the moment.
by whuntva
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 2000: Finals ~New Rules~
Replies: 21
Views: 3824

Re: Music of the Year 2000: Finals ~New Rules~

Radiohead - Kid A PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven Air - The Virgin Suicides Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man Doves - Lost Souls Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030 Da...
by whuntva
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Io Group REDO
Replies: 17
Views: 3331

Re: Unacclaimed IV Io Group REDO

You're gonna hate me for this... I recounted because I found it hard to believe that three songs could be tied for second and the result changed! Diana still won with the same score, but now I have: Journey (29, 3) Sagan (28, 1) KT Tunstall (27, 4) Can somebody please help and either affirm or refut...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: 1998 (2016 edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 4843

Re: Films of the 1990s: 1998 (2016 edition)

I just now realized this was another list I had to expand. 1) The Big Lebowski 2) American History X 3) The Terrorist 4) Saving Private Ryan 5) The Truman Show 6) Pi 7) A Bug's Life 8) Shakespeare in Love 9) Lock, Stock and To Smoking Barrels 10) The Prince of Egypt 11) Fear and Loathing in Las Vega...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 16422

Re: Songs 2016

I'm saving my hand for the poll. I do have a tentative Top 10 Songs and Albums though. 1) Radiohead-Burn the Witch 2) ANOHNI-Drone Bomb Me 3) Volbeat-The Devil's Bleeding Crown 4) Stone Roses-All for One 5) Birds of Tokyo-Brace 6) Kaleo-Way Down we Go (2015 song off 2016 album; is eligible for the E...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: 1998 (2016 edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 4843

Re: Films of the 1990s: 1998 (2016 edition)

I have an ambiguity.

Some sources say Santosh Sivan's The Terrorist is 1997 and some say '98.

I don't know which is correct.

This is really the only holdup for my ballot right now.
by whuntva
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Re: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2

Lula Côrtes & Zé Ramalho - Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada (BRA) It took awhile to grow on me, but I have decided I like this track. Deodato - Super Strut (BRA) Deodato rocks it to give us a potential all-Brazil matchup next round. Charles & Eddie - Would I Lie To You (USA) Both songs need to...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.2

Here we have another group of sixteen. After a somewhat contentious week, this one should be even better! Here, votes are worth only one point. Pick the song from each pairing you want to see advance. Ties broken now by sudden-death overtime. Due to the sheer volume of songs, only sixteen per week w...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV 64.1 Tiebreaker
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Unacclaimed IV 64.1 Tiebreaker

You know the drill. In our first elimination stage tie, we take it to overtime. To break the tie, we need someone who did NOT vote for this matchup specifically to cast ONE vote. It is sudden-death, so the minute the vote is cast, the match is up. Henrik and Luney6 cast ballots but not for this pair...
by whuntva
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.1
Replies: 20
Views: 3708

Re: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.1

We have a tie. We shall rectify it posthaste, but for now, here come the results. This is my favorite quadrant of the bracket. It's a shame that four tournament favorites had to be matched up right here. Most were decisive, though there were close calls. Once again, ten was the magic number; the fir...
by whuntva
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 2000: Round 2 Week 2
Replies: 23
Views: 3953

Re: Music of the Year 2000: Round 2 Week 2

American III
Lost Souls
White Pony
All that You Can't Leave Behind

Playground Love
How does it Feel?
The Time is Now
National Anthem
One More Time
BOB
Yellow
Everything in its Right Place
by whuntva
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.1
Replies: 20
Views: 3708

Re: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.1

Hozier-Arsonist’s Lullabye (IRL) This is my favorite Hozier song, even over "Take me to Church". I think it stands little chance against possible favorite Mari Boine, but I'm voting here anyway. Eliza Rickman-Pretty Little Head (USA) A true original. Not to be discounted anywhere. Wax Tayl...
by whuntva
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.1
Replies: 20
Views: 3708

Unacclaimed IV Elimination 64.1

We now move on to the win-or-go-home round. Here, votes are worth only one point. Pick the song from each pairing you want to see adcance. Ties broken now by sudden-death overtime. Due to the sheer volume of songs, only sixteen per week will be unveiled. The Round of 64 will last for four weeks. The...

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