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by DocBrown
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Dave Brubeck Quartet's Time Out (1959)
Replies: 12
Views: 7592

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Dave Brubeck Quartet's Time Out (1959)

I don't often play the game but I just recently found a vintage pressing of this album

1. Blue Rondo à la Turk
3. Take Five
5. Kathy's Waltz
7. Pick Up Sticks
4. Three to Get Ready
6. Everybody's Jumpin'
2. Strange Meadow Lark
by DocBrown
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Canadian songs
Replies: 14
Views: 3398

Re: Favorite Canadian songs

Since ListyGuy reminded me that today is the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the British North America Act, I guess I should stretch to 150 songs... 1 Joni Mitchell | River 2 Neil Young | Ohio 3 Stars | Your Ex-lover Is Dead 4 Neil Young | Cinnamon Girl 5 The Tragically Hip | New Orleans Is...
by DocBrown
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 242
Views: 211700

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Arcade Fire in October. Last tour of course they asked the audience to dress in formal wear. What this time: bunny costumes?
by DocBrown
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Canadian songs
Replies: 14
Views: 3398

Re: Favorite Canadian songs

No love here for the Guess Who? Or Bachman-Turner Overdrive? Not one fan of Len's "Steal My Sunshine"?

OK, we also stuck the world with Nickelback, Justin Bieber and Bobby Curtola, not to mention the absolute worst song ever, Terry Jack's "Seasons in the Sun".
by DocBrown
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 114176

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

Assuming that you are collating the data in an Excel spreadsheet, you should be able to do a global replace using the ordinal placement and calculating a function for each non-zero value. Something like "If #value!>0, then[100-(sqrt (18.5(#value!-1))]". If you look at the spreadsheets near the end o...
by DocBrown
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 114176

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

The formula used will be the same as last time: 100 - [square root(18.5*Placement-1)]. I'm pretty sure the formula is supposed to include an extra set of parentheses. 100 - [square root(18.5*(Placement-1))] Oh yeah, and I've got a little list coming at the last minute. "Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, n...
by DocBrown
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 114176

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

Notbrianeno, I have updated my list, probably for the last time. Best of luck with the roll out. You're sure to do better than the prior idiot :D
by DocBrown
Sun May 07, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 6000 Songs: Fisk Jubilee Singers - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: 6000 Songs: Fisk Jubilee Singers - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Rob, I just wanted to tell you again how much I enjoy your research for this series. I may not stick with you for 117 years, but it won't be for lack of interest.
by DocBrown
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 114176

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

1| Wilco | Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2| Kate Bush | Hounds of Love 3| Neutral Milk Hotel | In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 4| Tori Amos | Little Earthquakes 5| Frightened Rabbit | The Midnight Organ Fight 6| Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run 7| Rickie Lee Jones | Pirates 8| Joan Armatrading | Joan Armatradin...
by DocBrown
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 114176

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

Bang Jan wrote:1 | King Crimson | Red
2 | The United States of America | The United States of America
3 | The Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground & Nico
...
Super interesting first list, Bang Jan! I'm sure Henry will be pleased with your #80.
by DocBrown
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF 2017 All-Time Album Poll Preparation
Replies: 21
Views: 5162

Re: AMF Poll 2017?

Was there anyone else who was interested in hosting? I'd hate to cut in front of someone awaiting this poll as eagerly as i have Also, what was the formula used to calculate points last time? Well, you can certainly volunteer me out. I currently don't own a computer (which is one reason I'm not as ...
by DocBrown
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does it ever get better?
Replies: 6
Views: 4542

Re: Does it ever get better?

As Pierre suggested, I have given your post some thought and struggled with whether a response is even valid. I'm not in your shoes and I don't know that it WILL get better. But it can get better. My youngest daughter is autistic, although that diagnosis covers a huge range of possibilities as you k...
by DocBrown
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 10 Tragically Hip songs, for all you Canadians and wannabes!
Replies: 7
Views: 2598

Re: Top 10 Tragically Hip songs, for all you Canadians and wannabes!

As a dedicated HipHead of long standing, I have to note a tradition of the band to freestyle a lengthy instrumental or spoken word bridge during "New Orleans is Sinking" in concert; among the most famous of those is "Killer Whale Tank". Sometimes those bridges became a song themselves and usually ca...
by DocBrown
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Death of the protest rock song ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2858

Re: Death of the protest rock song ?

Drive-By Truckers' "American Band" last year was an explicit protest album.
by DocBrown
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 8995

Re: Another AMF meeting !

Pierre wrote:
Romain wrote:Saint-Pierre et Miquelon 8-) and.....
Greenland, I suppose.

I too like to mention that I've been to Chile, even though I've never been to South America.

Apparently they still teach geography in France!
by DocBrown
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Another AMF meeting !
Replies: 42
Views: 8995

Re: Another AMF meeting !

Hmmm, I'm an very homebody my poor Moonbeam :? Can you imagine I have never been to Paris on 40 years while I am at 1:30 on TGV? :mrgreen: I, too, have never been to Paris, Romain, although I have been to France; just like I have never been to Copenhagen although I have been to Denmark. But like yo...
by DocBrown
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AcclaimedMusic Top 100 Showdown Series, 20-11
Replies: 8
Views: 2167

Re: The AcclaimedMusic Top 100 Showdown Series, 20-11

Listyguy wrote:Born to Run (which tragically has NO VOTES YET) are also top 20 material.
Here, hold my beer...
by DocBrown
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Narrative Podcasts
Replies: 4
Views: 2983

Re: Narrative Podcasts

I'm about a quarter of the way through (lots of time off this month). The weather is a good tool for musical exploration, but a lot of the time I feel like an intern...
by DocBrown
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums & Songs of 2016 -- List Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 46475

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

1| Lucy Dacus | No Burden 2 | Ólafur Arnolds | Island Songs 3 | Lisa Hannigan | At Swim 4 | Preoccupations | Preoccupations 5 | Emma Ruth Rundle | Marked for Death 6 | Mitski | Puberty 2 7 | Drive By Truckers | American Band 8 | Esperanza Spalding | Emily's D+Evolution 9 | Lucius | Good Grief 10 | W...
by DocBrown
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY Albums - Source Checklist
Replies: 12
Views: 14024

Re: EOY Albums - Source Checklist

I just checked La Presse. So far there are three top ten lists of individual critics only.
by DocBrown
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Vue Weekly (Canada)
Replies: 0
Views: 1956

EOY 2016 - Vue Weekly (Canada)

Since CokeMachineGlow is no more, perhaps you'd consider this print mag. Alexa rank is 911,573 with 640 links. Not sure how many reviews per month tbh, since I don't have a current print edition. I'm sure it's at least three per issue. Unranked list Angel Olsen | My Woman A Tribe Called Quest | We G...
by DocBrown
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: France - One song per day.
Replies: 2057
Views: 776867

Re: France - One song per day.

Romain, it has been too long since I thanked you for this tremendous labour of love. Rest assured my friend that I still review your submissions regularly. I think this thread has gotten so large now that the Ministry of Culture should fund it as a national treasure!
by DocBrown
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMF Books Poll: Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 16640

Re: AMF Books Poll: Recommendations

Here's a provisional list of 50. Walter Miller Jr | A Canticle for Liebowitz Ray Bradbury | Dandelion Wine John Steinbeck | East of Eden Jane Austen | Pride and Prejudice David Foster Wallace | Infinite Jest Jonathan Safran Foer | Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Joseph Wambaugh | The Onion Field D...
by DocBrown
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen
Replies: 28
Views: 7841

Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen

Honorio wrote:Wonderful writing, Rob. Many thanks!
I agree :text-goodpost: I'm going to revisit me some albums!
by DocBrown
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Podcasts

I posted before about enjoying the "My Favorite Album" podcast done by Mr. Jeremy Dylan; he talks with artists (mainly singer-songwriters, mixed with country and indie) and other people in the music community about their favorite albums. Note: Jeremy really loves The Beatles. Yes! That's the post I...
by DocBrown
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Narrative Podcasts
Replies: 4
Views: 2983

Re: Narrative Podcasts

Good thread idea, Wesley.

Just started listening to LifeAfter. This will be my first try at a narrative podcast. I'll let you know how it goes.

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?
by DocBrown
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY Album Ranking - Graphic
Replies: 0
Views: 1417

EOY Album Ranking - Graphic

A blogger named Rob Mitchum has created a graphic interface to show EOY album lists. Not nearly as comprehensive as AM, but I thought it may be of interest. Here's the link http://www.diegoolano.com/robmitchum/endofyear/ And his methodology is briefly outlined here http://exclaim.ca/music/article/he...
by DocBrown
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Podcasts

I could have sworn we had a recent thread regarding favourite music podcasts, but I was mistaken. To start the ball rolling, here's a list from the CBC. http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/17828/2016s-best-music-podcasts Anyone have a great under the radar music podcast to recommend? Self-promotion encoura...
by DocBrown
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - CBC Radio 2 (Canada)
Replies: 0
Views: 1615

EOY 2016 - CBC Radio 2 (Canada)

The Radio 2 Top 100 Songs of 2016 100. Mavis Staples, "High Note" 99. Norah Jones, "Flipside" 98. Roxanne Potvin, "I Thought I'd Miss You" 97. Jane's Party, "Coming on Strong" 96. Nigel Hall, "Gimme a Sign" 95. Lauren Mann, "Brave Face' 94. Chloe Charles, "Smiling" 93. Timothy Bloom, "Work it Out" 9...
by DocBrown
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: EOY 2016
Topic: EOY 2016 - Noisey (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 5161

Re: EOY 2016 - Noisey (US)

Alexa rank is around 750,000 with 440 linked in. Checked it yesterday but you beat me to posting it, Bruno!
by DocBrown
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: CBC Radio (Canada) - "50 Tracks"
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Re: CBC Radio (Canada) - "50 Tracks"

Don't remember listening to the series, but my read on it is that the panel (very notable panel!) nominated songs which listeners then voted on. So... ineligible. But that's just my take.

Edit; that opinion is based on the CBC archive, not Wikipedia.
by DocBrown
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 5404

Re: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

Dan, I wrote a lengthy PM but it seems to have disappeared into the ether, so let me simply add my condolences. I have been contemplating my retirement recently and have pretty well decided to move to Montréal, a city where I lived very briefly in my youth. I always thought I'd have the good fortune...
by DocBrown
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 13574

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

If you are interested in telling people where you stand, giving to a range of progressive charities and looking good, I just got this offer from 6131 Records. Thought I'd pass it along.

http://us13.campaign-archive2.com/?u=37 ... 57817b2b0c
by DocBrown
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 5404

Re: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

I remember about a month or so ago he said something along the lines of he was ready to die. He probably knew it was coming. That said, it is still sad to hear of these things. I was listening to Songs of Leonard Cohen last week...really great music. This was in an excellent article in The New York...
by DocBrown
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 45
Replies: 9
Views: 2955

Re: AMF Chart Week 45

I want to introduce a track by local lady Nuela Charles "Curtain Falls".
by DocBrown
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 13574

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

I think it's absolutely deplorable to boycott his supporters over this. Peter Thiel I can understand cos he's rich, but just regular people? Edit: I hope I misunderstood Doc's post, which I might've. idk what 'fellow travelers' means. Also peaceful protests are fine in my book. As I wrote to Peter ...
by DocBrown
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 13574

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

I just closed my PayPal account to protest Peter Thiel's 7-figure donation to the Trump campaign. It gave me a little thrill of satisfaction although I know it also eliminates my participation in certain on-line markets. What gave me the idea in fact was the expiration of my RYM subscription. I also...
by DocBrown
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 13574

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Ironically, if I were Hillary Clinton, this would be a wonderful day. After fifty years of social activism, of fighting for kids and women, of taking daily abuse in the media, today she can begin a well-deserved retirement. If I were Hillary I'd start the day with a room service breakfast, schedule ...
by DocBrown
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 13574

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

I have never been more spectacularly wrong; back to pessimism. I fear for everyone who lives within 2 metres of sea level because we just lost the climate change war. Edit: As an environmental scientist, this was my first thought last night, as we have already run out of time on this issue and the P...
by DocBrown
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 13574

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

One more thought; I was somewhat dismayed by the selection of Clinton as the Democratic standard bearer, but I made an effort to read everything I could about her since the convention, good and bad. One benefit of being a Canadian is that our media actually attempts to be "fair and balanced" and oft...
by DocBrown
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 52
Views: 13574

Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Thank you all, for keeping it civil. That seems to have been near impossible in this polarized electoral climate. I am not generally an optimist but I am strangely convinced that this election will be a Democratic landslide. I have been obsessively refreshing the polls for days and I know that all i...
by DocBrown
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 2016 Polaris Prize
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Re: 2016 Polaris Prize

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3900

I still plan on finishing this topic someday.
by DocBrown
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: "Acclaimed" Wedding Songs
Replies: 20
Views: 6366

Re: "Acclaimed" Wedding Songs

Somewhere back in the dawn of time, we chose Neil Innes' (of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and The Rutles) "Spontaneous".
The champagne was Canadian
The hostess sang a song
I contemplated suicide
Then you came along...
It's a wonder I stayed married as long as I did. :whistle:
by DocBrown
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.8
Replies: 18
Views: 6208

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.8

Pass
Terry Riley
Tears For Fears
Sharon Van Etten
by DocBrown
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.7
Replies: 18
Views: 5863

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.7

Radiohead
Tom Waits
Cortex
St. Etienne
by DocBrown
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.6
Replies: 19
Views: 4181

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 7 - Round 2.6

Talking Heads
Fleetwood Mac
pass
La Femme