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Rain Man
03-14-2011, 04:59 PM
Okay, after that epic Heat 23 everything else is going to be a letdown, but this is still a good heat overall. Your input is welcome.

On a couple of administrative notes...

...not only is Bob Dylan back, but this time he brought Neil Young with him.

...as a bit of trivia, All Along the Watchtower is the only song that appears twice in the tournament, being nominated for inclusion by two different performers. And interestingly, in the last heat where it appeared, one poster asked why it wasn't nominated with a third performer.

patteeu
03-14-2011, 05:07 PM
Okay, after that epic Heat 23 everything else is going to be a letdown, but this is still a good heat overall. Your input is welcome.

On a couple of administrative notes...

...not only is Bob Dylan back, but this time he brought Neil Young with him.

...as a bit of trivia, All Along the Watchtower is the only song that appears twice in the tournament, being nominated for inclusion by two different performers. And interestingly, in the last heat where it appeared, one poster asked why it wasn't nominated with a third performer.

What are the odds that a competition with two versions of All Along The Watchtower and 527 Bob Dylan songs wouldn't include Bob Dylan's version of AATW?

|Zach|
03-14-2011, 05:11 PM
Nightswimming is an awesome song. Even though it doesn't rank in importance with some other heavy hitters in this list.

yhf
03-14-2011, 05:13 PM
Where is the Slow Ride by Foghat option? What's that you say? It's not even in the Rocknpoll! At all? Blasphemy!

More like rocknsuckasspoll.

All Along the Watchtower covered by you FUCKING two!? Makes me wanna design an apparatus that funnels my own vomit into my ears to block the hideous noise.

Picket, picket, picket.

DJ's left nut
03-14-2011, 05:14 PM
And I hope Neil Young will remember...a southern man don't need him 'round anyhow....

(but he and The Who will get the nod; can't get myself excited about a 3rd...)

patteeu
03-14-2011, 05:24 PM
Nightswimming, REM - There are 239 better R.E.M. songs so I'll pass on this one. It's far too mellow for my tastes even though I kind of like to swim at night.

Wont Get Fooled Again, The Who - A good rocker from a classic band. It might not get a vote from me next round, but it's good enough to move on.

Snowblind, Ace Frehley - It's got a nice driving beat, but I didn't care for Ace's vocals at all.

To Ramona, Bob Dylan - :shake:

Southern Man, Neil Young - Neil Young doesn't have the greatest voice in the world either, but this is a great song and it gets one of my votes.

The Middle of the Land, The Hoodoo Gurus - I like this song a lot. Hoodoo Gurus get my alternative hippy vote here.

Think About You, Guns N Roses - I'd rather not think about Guns N Roses anymore.

All Along the Watchtower, U2 - This is my favorite version of this song, but that's not enough to get it a vote.

Baconeater
03-14-2011, 05:40 PM
The Who, Neil Young, and I'll consider selling my third vote.

DA_T_84
03-14-2011, 05:41 PM
Nightswimming, AATW, and WGFA for me.

KC Tattoo
03-15-2011, 12:18 AM
Okay, after that epic Heat 23 everything else is going to be a letdown, but this is still a good heat overall. Your input is welcome.

On a couple of administrative notes...

...not only is Bob Dylan back, but this time he brought Neil Young with him.

...as a bit of trivia, All Along the Watchtower is the only song that appears twice in the tournament, being nominated for inclusion by two different performers. And interestingly, in the last heat where it appeared, one poster asked why it wasn't nominated with a third performer.


Not true, Wild Thing appears twice in the tournament by two different performers.

teedubya
03-15-2011, 12:20 AM
I voted twice and abstained once.

Rain Man
03-15-2011, 12:30 AM
Not true, Wild Thing appears twice in the tournament by two different performers.

Que?

KC Tattoo
03-15-2011, 12:37 AM
Que?

Sam Kinison

Rain Man
03-15-2011, 12:40 AM
Sam Kinison


Ohhhhh, good catch.

Sam's version was in the special inclusion poll but didn't make it in. However, that's a good call. Technically, it was in the tournament.

ClevelandBronco
03-15-2011, 12:49 AM
Sam Kinison

Yeah, but did the Troggs version get nominated? Tell me it wasn't Joan Jett or X or Suzi Quatro or whoever the hell that was in the 80s.

KC Tattoo
03-15-2011, 12:49 AM
Ohhhhh, good catch.

Sam's version was in the special inclusion poll but didn't make it in. However, that's a good call. Technically, it was in the tournament.

I should know, I nominated it. lol more of a joke nominataion but a tribute to the great Sam Kinison who lived and was a Rock Star in his own way. OOOOOHHHHHHH OOOOOOHHHHHHHH. I found the song by mistake looking for kick ass songs to nominate, but I bumbed some good ones.


BTW, Alice Cooper got total dissed in all this. They were on my list as well but your rulling didn't give his songs a chance, sinse you just took the first song on inclusion nomination thread. Bummer.

Rain Man
03-15-2011, 01:07 AM
Yeah, but did the Troggs version get nominated? Tell me it wasn't Joan Jett or X or Suzi Quatro or whoever the hell that was in the 80s.

Definitely the Troggs. What kind of monkey-brained outfit do you think we're running here?

ClevelandBronco
03-15-2011, 01:11 AM
Definitely the Troggs. What kind of monkey-brained outfit do you think we're running here?

It's D.C., man. I can't assume anything around here.

yhf
03-15-2011, 01:39 AM
Ohhhhh, good catch.

Sam's version was in the special inclusion poll but didn't make it in. However, that's a good call. Technically, it was in the tournament.

Whilst on the subject of technicalities I would suggest that you, MR. Rain Man exercise your supreme power as pollmaster and override the populace vote. Cease all polling and declare a top twentysomething in no particular order. You can include a disproportionate number of THE BOSS songs and throw in a cut from your favorite new act Rage Against The Machine. After all your subjective choices have been made leave the remaining eight to five selections to me. I will be the arbiter of rocknpoll worth and I will promise to include Rush and King Crimson and Radiohead and one song that Bugeater desires, More Lemon Pledge will be represented as well. Only one of my selections will be forced into the final twentysomething.

Just throwin the offer out there.

I know you take your polls very seriously but for the sake of board unity maybe a peaceful accord can be reached. My deepest fear would be that my suggestion might be perceived as an insult to your valiant poll efforts and that is in no way my intent. I am deeply humbled by the level of commitment, veracity and downright grit required to execute this daunting rocknpoll with an unwaveringly tenacious desire that burns like a thermite bomb boring a hole through the most sensitive cryptography equipment.

Please consider my suggestions or if not hybridize some solution suggestionwise.


This post brought to you by the curious effects of benzodiazepines

ClevelandBronco
03-15-2011, 01:49 AM
Whilst on the subject of technicalities I would suggest that you, MR. Rain Man exercise your supreme power as pollmaster and override the populace vote. Cease all polling and declare a top twentysomething in no particular order. You can include a disproportionate number of THE BOSS songs and throw in a cut from your favorite new act Rage Against The Machine. After all your subjective choices have been made leave the remaining eight to five selections to me. I will be the arbiter of rocknpoll worth and I will promise to include Rush and King Crimson and Radiohead and one song that Bugeater desires, More Lemon Pledge will be represented as well. Only one of my selections will be forced into the final twentysomething.

Just throwin the offer out there.

I know you take your polls very seriously but for the sake of board unity maybe a peaceful accord can be reached. My deepest fear would be that my suggestion might be perceived as an insult to your valiant poll efforts and that is in no way my intent. I am deeply humbled by the level of commitment, veracity and downright grit required to execute this daunting rocknpoll with an unwaveringly tenacious desire that burns like a thermite bomb boring a hole through the most sensitive cryptography equipment.

Please consider my suggestions or if not hybridize some solution suggestionwise.


This post brought to you by the curious effects of benzodiazepines

New Poll: Where does this guy get his balls big enough?

Rain Man
03-15-2011, 01:55 AM
Hmm, new poll, but I get to pick most of them and yhf and morelemonpledge and bugeater get to pick some. I'm liking the concept. Now, could I bring back my favorite songs that have been eliminated by the proletariat masses?

yhf
03-15-2011, 02:19 AM
Hmm, new poll, but I get to pick most of them and yhf and morelemonpledge and bugeater get to pick some. I'm liking the concept. Now, could I bring back my favorite songs that have been eliminated by the proletariat masses?

Absolutely Mr. Rain Man! You will get to choose the lions share of the top twentysomething and I will defend your nominations with some fervor! Feel free to disregard all the naysayery your astute suggestions have endured in the previous rounds of the rocknpoll. Make your choices without concern for the mass opinion. Leave the rest to me and my dissatisfied cohorts! You are an honorable man with only the best intentions. You only wish that your polls ultimately reflect a unified representation of the boards hive mind. Sadly in the course of messageboard events sometimes such harmony cannot be achieved. You do not deserve the burden you have undertaken. Surrender your duties and I (along with the help of others capable of maintaining a board presence and operating the poll thingy) will see that your journey is completed.




PS - If Rain Man takes me up on this deal Imma need the aide of some board savvy types that would like to see the rocknpoll deal through!

Phobia
03-15-2011, 02:56 AM
I think yhf is probably Rainman's illegitimate child or maybe that of FAX. Maybe FAX and Rainman... there is something to think about and frankly, when I do, I become aroused.

yhf
03-15-2011, 03:53 AM
I think yhf is probably Rainman's illegitimate child or maybe that of FAX. Maybe FAX and Rainman... there is something to think about and frankly, when I do, I become aroused.

Always wondered who my daddy's were. Good sleuthing Phobia.

Anyway in my somnolent state I have formulated a loose framework for the bastard spawn of Rain Man's daunting rocknpoll. It will initially involve a few heated threads to establish a concrete criteria by which ROCK N ROLL can be truly and empirically defined. Users possessing otherworldly musical taste are encouraged to voice there opinions (Reaper if you can find the time in your busy schedule your input would be appreciated or accepted or tolerated or somthin). Once a resolution has been reached all submissions will be held to the established standard with an iron fist. Rain Mans twenty submissions will be held in the highest regard without reproach, they are untouchable. As the Creator of the rocknpoll Rain Man is God. In the begining Rain Man created the rocknpoll and Rain Man saw the rocknpoll and it was good.

All songs that have survived previous heats will be furnished by Rain Man, they will then undergo a vetting process informed exclusively by the newly established Rock N Roll Criteria. This process may result in the dismissal of previously lauded candidates (Don McLean may be in trouble). After the vetting process has been completed I suspect only a select few choice cuts will remain. This is as far as my sleep deprived brain will take me at this point. Clearly the newly proposed format desperately needs some revision. Anyone interested in contributing ideas please feel free too do so. All ideas will be considered including those that involve me shutting the fuck up and having an aids/leprosy induced seizure but bear in mind that all suggestions are pending the esteemed Mr. Rain Mans approval.

Shove it up your ass everybody imma go to bed.

Saccopoo
03-15-2011, 04:33 AM
A valiant effort yhf. Ultimately, though, it is a failed effort. At least in terms of establishing a set parameter of what is considered contextual for this "poll."

Your Hamiltonian ideals reek of effete, bourgeois musical secularism.

Are you to deny the subjectivity of the CP masses as it relates to musical identity in the rock and roll genre? Are you decrying the failings of a true democracy as has been laid out by Rain Man? Is his altruistic musical socialism so easily cast aside so you can institute your own conceptualizations of a totalitarian oligarchy as it relates to musical appreciation here on Chiefs Planet?

Nice try Mussolini.

patteeu
03-15-2011, 06:11 AM
yhf's idea is an abomination intended to replace this pure expression of CP will with some kind corrupted work of faux elitism. I don't know about anyone else, but I'll take my chances with the wisdom of CP over the hipster-rigged nonsense that yhf is proposing.

Omaha
03-15-2011, 08:41 AM
Nightswimming is one of my all time favorites. It probably doesn't stand a chance in this crowd, but it's far & away the best song in this list.

Southern Man is the only other song deserving of a vote.

Rain Man
03-15-2011, 01:15 PM
I have considered yhf's fine offer of removing the polling process from the masses, and while it is tempting, I have come to the conclusion that such an action would not be in keeping with the democratic ideals of chiefsplanet. So like George Washington and the kingship, I must decline the offer.

Chiefsplanet was formed as an austinchiefian and phobian democracy, led by the Founding Posters who instigated a rebellion against the tyranny of the KC Star board. Their goal was to create an online republic where every poster had a guarantee of life, liberty, and the pursuit of reppiness. I cannot be the person who overthrows those ideals.

Democracy is a messy process, especially in instances where AC/DC beats Bruce Springsteen. However, to quote Winston Churchill, "Chiefsplanet is the worst BB on the planet, except for all the others."

Rain Man
03-15-2011, 01:27 PM
Okay, I finally got time to listen to this heat, and I have to say, it's a disaster.


Nightswimming - Great song. Not sure it's rock and roll, but it's the only song I could bring myself to vote for. Vote #1.

Won't Get Fooled Again - Not a horrible song, but it's one of those that after a few minutes I would squint at the radio and think, "What is that?" If I had to vote 2 or die, I'd vote for this one. But since there are no death threats, I won't.

Snowblind - I kind of liked the ominous guitar opening and had hopes for this song, but it didn't hold up. More guitar, less Ace, and I might have thrown it a vote.

To Ramona - Another of Dylan's less memorable songs. Couldn't invest my democratic power in this one.

Southern Man - I just really don't like Neil Young's music. I feel like I should, but I just don't. Other than "Heart of Gold", and even that one's pretty lukewarm.

The Middle of the Land - Had a good drumbeat. I wanted to like it, but there wasn't enough "there" there.

Think About You - Actually not too bad. On a more charitable day I would've considered it for a vote. But not on today. Not on Tuesday.

All Along the Watchtower - Didn't really speak to me. Not the best song on it's album, so no vote.

siberian khatru
03-15-2011, 01:41 PM
Won't Get Fooled Again - Not a horrible song, but it's one of those that after a few minutes I would squint at the radio and think, "What is that?" If I had to vote 2 or die, I'd vote for this one. But since there are no death threats, I won't.



This opinion alone should immediately disqualify you from proceeding with this "competition," and the results of the previous heats should be thrown out.

And you should be tried in a Nuremberg-style court.

patteeu
03-15-2011, 01:42 PM
This opinion alone should immediately disqualify you from proceeding with this "competition," and the results of the previous heats should be thrown out.

And you should be tried in a Nuremberg-style court.

LMAO Nice addition.

yhf
03-15-2011, 01:55 PM
I have considered yhf's fine offer of removing the polling process from the masses, and while it is tempting, I have come to the conclusion that such an action would not be in keeping with the democratic ideals of chiefsplanet. So like George Washington and the kingship, I must decline the offer.

Chiefsplanet was formed as an austinchiefian and phobian democracy, led by the Founding Posters who instigated a rebellion against the tyranny of the KC Star board. Their goal was to create an online republic where every poster had a guarantee of life, liberty, and the pursuit of reppiness. I cannot be the person who overthrows those ideals.

Democracy is a messy process, especially in instances where AC/DC beats Bruce Springsteen. However, to quote Winston Churchill, "Chiefsplanet is the worst BB on the planet, except for all the others."

Whew! I am relieved that you didn't take me up on my offer Mr. Rain Man. I don't think I posses the steely resolve needed to see this thing through. Nonetheless when the final heats begin I may feel compelled to filibuster the shit out of 'em (provided I have soma these little pills left). Carry on and Godspeed.

Rain Man
03-15-2011, 02:23 PM
This opinion alone should immediately disqualify you from proceeding with this "competition," and the results of the previous heats should be thrown out.

And you should be tried in a Nuremberg-style court.

Is that a death threat? Because if it is, I'll vote for the song. I already committed to that.

Rain Man
03-15-2011, 04:50 PM
Shutting down the reactors, and venting forward the following:

Won't Get Fooled Again
Southern Man
All Along the Watchtower (U2 version)