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by Dan
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Oscars 2017 Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 8883

Re: Oscars 2017 Discussion

What drama with that Best Picture announcement. Reading the winner from the wrong envelope, on the biggest night of the entertainment calendar. (I think it's safe to assume that whoever was responsible for handling the envelopes will... er... not be responsible for that again next year.) But what I ...
by Dan
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs everyone hates that you like
Replies: 92
Views: 17507

Re: Songs everyone hates that you like

For reasons unbeknown to me and beyond my control, from time to time I find myself searching for Chris de Burgh’s “Lady in Red” on YouTube or Spotify. I’ve not had an experience with a woman dressed in red to get nostalgic about, I usually dislike light, mid-tempo ballads, and it’s certainly not the...
by Dan
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 7881

Re: Another AMF meeting !

There is a conference in Barcelona from July 2-7 that I want to attend... it might not be out of the question for me to visit Stockholm first if my abstract is accepted. :whistle: Well, I'll try not to allow myself to get excited about this as it may not happen, but that would be all kinds of wonde...
by Dan
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 7881

Re: Another AMF meeting !

Henrik wrote:Dan is coming to see me in Stockholm between Friday 30 June and Monday 3 July. Anyone who would like to join us is warmly welcome!


Booked that flight with a big smile on my face. And yes, the more the merrier!
by Dan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Hans Rosling
Replies: 5
Views: 5388

Re: R.I.P. Hans Rosling

Thank you for sharing, Henrik. I have to admit that I'd never heard of Hans Rosling before, but now that I've watched the presentation you posted, I'm keen to learn more about him and his work. Sorry to hear that he has passed away, but I hope the positivity he exuded about social development and he...
by Dan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 7881

Re: Another AMF meeting !

This made me happy too. (And I'm even happier now that I'm listening to "Julia" while typing this.) Fun album cover! I'm glad to hear you guys enjoyed meeting up. You've both had a big influence on me (not only musically) and I hope to meet both of you in person too, sooner rather than lat...
by Dan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS
Replies: 87
Views: 26198

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2016 -- RESULTS

Thank you for your entertaining presentations of these albums and songs polls, notboring notbrianeno. Bowie at #1 in both polls feels right to me. And although I sometimes struggle a little bit to get into it, I'm pleased that R&B is getting a turn at being perceived as the most creative and inn...
by Dan
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll
Replies: 112
Views: 25729

Re: Songs and Albums of 2000 Poll

Thanks DaveC. This is the first time I'm doing a decade poll for the second time. Positions of albums/songs from when I participated in the poll 6 years ago are in brackets below... Albums 1 (1) | OutKast | Stankonia 2 (2) | Eminem | The Marshall Mathers LP 3 (3) | Radiohead | Kid A 4 (4) | PJ Harve...
by Dan
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 35562

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

Pierre, the fatigue you express at creating and fine-tuning your list is something I can relate to (and I'm sure many others here can too). I've grappled with many an end-of-year list before, to the point of wondering what the point of it all is. Fortunately, I've learned by now to allow myself some...
by Dan
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 88
Views: 59258

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

2016 songs added. Please let me know if you think I've missed a song that really needed to be added. ;)
by Dan
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 35562

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread

Albums 1 | David Bowie | ★ 2 | Beyoncé | Lemonade 3 | M.A.K.U. SoundSystem | Mezcla 4 | Run the Jewels | Run the Jewels 3 5 | Leyla McCalla | A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey 6 | A Tribe Called Quest | We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service 7 | Skepta | Konnichiwa 8 | Calypso Rose ...
by Dan
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 15
Views: 3511

Re: Merry Christmas!

To 2016: fuck you and goodbye! I'm usually an optimistic person who looks for the good in people, but I'm not very hopeful that 2017 will be much better than 2016. Deaths of beloved musicians will continue to happen, and on an international political level it will likely take another couple of years...
by Dan
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. George Michael (1963-2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 6352

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

Oh no. He was an iconic performer from the 80s and beyond, and probably the first famous person I had a crush on as a boy in the late 80s / early 90s. :cry: 5 classic George Michael songs that will stay with me for the rest of my life: 1. Kissing a Fool These lyrics helped me tremendously as a teena...
by Dan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1900-1949 Song Poll Results
Replies: 36
Views: 9636

Re: AMF 1900-1949 Song Poll Results

Thanks once again, DaveC, for the wonderful presentation and quote selection. And jeez, jamieW, congratulations on keeping track of who performed what which is actually the same song as what performed by another who. What? Who sang what too? Job well done. We ended up with an amazing selection of so...
by Dan
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 52608

Re: Albums of 2016

Recommending a few albums that are not mentioned here and that have been mostly absent from critics’ lists so far: M.A.K.U. SoundSystem – Mezcla They’re an eight-member group who are based in New York but whose music is anchored in Colombia. Mixed with the Colombian rhythms are touches of Afrobeat, ...
by Dan
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1950s Song Poll Results
Replies: 50
Views: 12361

Re: AMF 1950s Song Poll Results

Splendid work. I'm pleased to see "Johnny B. Goode" retain its title as our #1 song of the 1950s. Go, Johnny, go!

And thanks, DaveC, for saving the best for last. I'm sure the 1900-1949 songs results will be fab.
by Dan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" finally gets a release
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" finally gets a release

Thanks for sharing, Moonbeam. After reading what you wrote, a new dimension was added to my appreciation of the song, and I will never listen to it the same way again.
by Dan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 1900-1959 Album Poll Results
Replies: 26
Views: 6437

Re: AMF 1900-1959 Album Poll Results

And away we go! This is gonna be good.

Very sexy presentation.
by Dan
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 4535

Re: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

Hopefully, Honorio's emails will be the start of an actual physical meeting between all of us (and Nicolas of course, as well as anyone else who wants to meet). Yes, that would be lovely. Life’s too short for that not to happen. Thanks for all the kind comments – they really are very much appreciat...
by Dan
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 4535

Re: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

Very sad news, even if it isn't entirely unexpected. I've just listened to his new album. What a poet he was. I'm looking forward to (re)exploring his music in next month's artist poll. Speaking of participating in another forum poll, I would just like to say that I'm grateful for the distractions t...
by Dan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 3
Replies: 21
Views: 4277

Re: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 3

Songs 9. Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better vs. 11. Air - Playground Love 15. Sugababes - Overload vs. 3. Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed 5. M.O.P. - Ante Up vs. 12. Destiny's Child - Independent Women, Pt. 1 7. The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You vs. 13. D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel) 16. P...
by Dan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 11406

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

I've heard Trump is similar to Boris Johnson in the UK, I wonder if any British members of the forum have any thoughts on that? I have both British and South African citizenship and have lived in the UK for most of my adult life, so I guess I’m partially eligible to answer that question. I can see ...
by Dan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 33159

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Over the past couple of days I’ve been revisiting all the lists posted in this thread. I’ve already said thank you to DaveC, Honorio, nicolas, and Romain for discoveries made through their lists. But just because I feel like it, below are a few more thank-you’s to people who posted songs I really en...
by Dan
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 2
Replies: 24
Views: 5432

Re: Music of the Year 2000: Round 1 Week 2

ALBUMS 2. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP vs. 8. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele 7. Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica vs. 6. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR 1. OutKast - Stankonia vs. 4. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump 3. D'Angelo - Voodoo vs. 5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fi...
by Dan
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen
Replies: 32
Views: 7518

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

I used to think that Springsteen's classic 70s albums had too much testosterone and not enough charm, but I'm changing my mind about them. Born to Run in particular keeps growing on me with each listen. But I still think that two of his 80s classics are his best. And I obviously feel that We Shall O...
by Dan
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan
Replies: 41
Views: 9328

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bob Dylan

Albums 1. Blonde on Blonde 2. Bringing It All Back Home 3. Highway 61 Revisited 4. The Times They Are A-Changin' 5. Love and Theft 6. Blood on the Tracks 7. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan 8. Desire 9. Modern Times 10. Time Out of Mind Songs 1. Subterranean Homesick Blues 2. I Want You 3. Like a Rolling...
by Dan
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 33159

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Albums 1 | Nina Simone | Little Girl Blue 2 | Little Richard | Here's Little Richard 3 | Hank Williams | Moanin' the Blues 4 | Chet Baker | Chet Baker Sings 5 | Elvis Presley | Elvis Presley 6 | Bo Diddley | Bo Diddley 7 | Boris Vian | Chansons possibles et impossibles 8 | The Dave Brubeck Quartet ...
by Dan
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 33159

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

On the subject of "Wake Up Little Susie," I always got a kick out of how the song was controversial when it came out in 1957 simply because of what the couple's lateness implied in the eyes of others. In fact, I've seen it on the infamous "banned in Boston" list from the early p...
by Dan
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Dolly Parton's "Jolene" Played at 33 RPM
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Dolly Parton's "Jolene" Played at 33 RPM

Enjoyed listening to this!
by Dan
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 33159

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

jamieW, I don't know if you've added my 1950-1959 songs list to your spreadsheet yet, but I just wanted to let you know that I've made a minor change to it. I forgot "Wake Up Little Susie," so it's now added to my list at #72 and everything else has moved down one place. I hope to also sub...
by Dan
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 33159

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Nice to see more :music-guitarred: :music-listening: :music-rockon: :greetings-waveyellow: :happy-partydance: :music-singing: lists coming in. Anyway... 1950-1959 Songs 1 | Chuck Berry | Johnny B. Goode 2 | Little Richard | Good Golly Miss Molly 3 | Charles Mingus | Better Git It in Your Soul 4 | Ja...
by Dan
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 33159

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Excellent lists so far! Love yours, Dan! Thank you, my friend. Since joining the forum, I’ve felt that our ears are on a similar musical wavelength. And I’m very happy on that wavelength. :D So naturally I love your list too! In fact, when I first delved into pre-1960s music, your lists were some o...
by Dan
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Final 4
Replies: 30
Views: 6049

Re: Overlooked Songs: Final 4

Mercury Rev - Holes
Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind
by Dan
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 33159

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

1900-1949 Songs/Pieces Contrary to what I said in the recommendations thread, I have decided to include all of my favourite classical works that are eligible for this 1900-1949 songs poll. I realized that I was overthinking things. All music released within this period should be eligible, right? So...
by Dan
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 9252

Re: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread

My wife and I fall in love this year of a incredible and marvelous piece of classical music by Lili Boulanger - Vieille prière bouddhique (1917), a "coup de coeur" like we have once every ten years. Lili Boulanger is the sister of the famous Nadia Boulanger and have a incredible and terri...
by Dan
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 9252

Re: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread

I’m glad you liked my post, jamieW. I really enjoyed putting together that Spotify playlist, even though it made me realize again how difficult it is to compare most classical works with popular music. Thanks for explaining that you pushed to include classical music in our poll because you prefer th...
by Dan
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 9252

Re: 1900-1959 Poll Recommendation Thread

CLASSICAL MUSIC: 1900-1959 Below is a summary of developments in classical music during the first 60 years or so of the 1900s. I thought it might be useful for people who are not familiar with classical music of the 20th century. Such a brief summary is naturally an over-simplification, especially ...
by Dan
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Final 16
Replies: 28
Views: 6338

Re: Overlooked Songs: Final 16

Taking a break from a classical music listening marathon for the 1900-1959 polls. Most of my favourite songs in this game have gone, but such is life. There are certainly enough songs left to please my subjective ears. I don’t think any of these songs are bad. 15. Metallica - Master of Puppets vs. 1...
by Dan
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 33159

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

Not ashamed to admit that I'm a little bit in love with all 3 lists submitted so far. :D I have a question about classical music, though (especially about classical works that do not have more than 3 or 4 movements/sections). Will votes be counted for a movement/section of a work or for a work in it...
by Dan
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: When will the next AM update be?
Replies: 62
Views: 12636

Re: When will the next AM update be?

Thanks Henrik! And take it easy. Work at a pace that feels healthy.

Merry early Listmas indeed!
by Dan
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 33159

Re: 1900-1959 Individual Lists Submissions Thread

I'll definitely submit a list as well. I've been participating in all the decade/period polls since the 2000s poll 5 years ago, and I don't intend to stop now! In fact, I've done a lot of listening for these 1900-1959 polls and have enjoyed it immensely. The average age of forum members might be get...
by Dan
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Our favorite youtube videos
Replies: 24
Views: 5702

Re: Our favorite youtube videos

A friend who doesn't like the flute being used in pop music made me listen to this today. Made me laugh, and I had to post it somewhere, so I'm posting it here. Personally I don't mind the flute. I don't even mind one of my favourite songs from the 80s being shittyfluted like this... https://www.you...
by Dan
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 4
Replies: 27
Views: 5270

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 4

The Byrds - Everybody's Been Burned vs. Mac DeMarco - Blue Boy Vince Guaraldi - Linus and Lucy vs. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye Radiohead - You and Whose Army? vs. Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger vs. Ann Peebles - I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Tow...
by Dan
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 2
Replies: 28
Views: 5054

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 2

Blur - Coffee and TV vs. Pet Shop Boys - Left to My Own Devices Tom Waits - In the Neighborhood vs. Air - All I Need The Sundays - Here's Where the Story Ends vs. Lou Reed - Dirty Blvd. Tindersticks - City Sickness vs. Muse - Knights of Cydonia Fiona Apple - Criminal vs. The Jacksons - Shake Your B...
by Dan
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: The Beatles
Replies: 64
Views: 11905

Re: Individual Artist Poll: The Beatles

As a teenager, I got into the Beatles by listening to their biggest hits, and many of those hits were from the early part of their existence as a band when Beatlemania took the world by storm. Their later songs (and albums) were more sophisticated and artistic, and discovering how innovative and ima...
by Dan
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 5873/6000: The Finals!
Replies: 24
Views: 4428

Re: 5873/6000: The Finals!

Storm
by Dan
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 1
Replies: 38
Views: 6798

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 2 Week 1

Too much of a struggle to rank them this week. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt vs. Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill a Man Metallica - Master of Puppets vs. Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Something Van Morrison - Sweet Thing vs. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Brian Eno - Needle in the Camel's Ey...
by Dan
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 8
Replies: 39
Views: 6498

Re: Overlooked Songs: Round 1 Week 8

14. Kate Bush - Night of the Swallow 1982 forever? :( Haha. Sorry! I love how unique Kate Bush’s music is. She’s clearly quite eccentric. Being eccentric is certainly not a requirement for me to appreciate an artist’s music, but her eccentric personality comes across so naturally and feels so genui...
by Dan
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Review Blurbs for Top 500 Albums
Replies: 52
Views: 10935

Re: Review Blurbs for Top 500 Albums

To start off with, I've added my name to the albums in the top 150 that haven't been claimed by anyone else yet. I'm not necessarily the world's biggest fan of all of those albums, but it's not difficult for me to grasp what it is that critics who rate those albums highly love about them. I pledge t...
by Dan
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Help wanted!
Replies: 304
Views: 76404

Re: Help wanted!

Henrik wrote:Just work on what feels most, eh..., "fun" for you. :? :D


Well, that's the kind of instruction I'd like to hear more often in my life. OK then.

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