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Old 12-17-2016, 05:29 PM   #16
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Personally I think I would prefer elimination from 30 rather than 15.

My gut instinct is also that participation will pick up through January rather than drop off, as the holiday period is always quiet around here. But I might be wrong.
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I second Axver's post

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Old 12-24-2016, 06:10 PM   #18
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Alright, we're going to have to adjust the schedule a bit.

The plan had been skip Christmas Day and start again on Monday the 26th.

The thing is, the 1990-Present Preliminary Semifinal has produced another tie. I don't want the competition to be delayed longer than it has to be because of it.

So I'm going to start the tiebreaker now. It will be open for two days, until the evening of Monday the 26th, so most of you will still have a full day after Christmas to vote if you weren't able to before that. Then, as the option to start at 30 appears to be the choice, I will start the traditional survivor on Tuesday the 27th(not Monday evening because these polls have been starting later and later in the day and I want to establish an earlier daily start time again).
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Old 12-24-2016, 06:15 PM   #19
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It's been Christmas day for nearly 12 hours here in Oz, I'm getting antsy bring on the tiebreaker

Great job with these by the way
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:57 PM   #20
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Ok, the 1999-Present Preliminary Semifinal Tiebreaker Round has concluded, with Levitate becoming the final track to be eliminated from the final pool, and North And South Of The River and Summer Rain becoming the final two tracks to advance to said final pool.

At this point, we have whittled the original 94-song pool down to the final 30, the cream of the crop, the creme de la creme, and pursuant to your collective wishes, the 30-song traditional survivor will commence tomorrow.

Before that though, I thought it might be interesting to look at some statistics regarding how things shook out in terms of era representation. I spoke earlier of "natural weighting" happening in the semifinals in lieu of an actual weighting system, and it seems like that bore out, as 1984-1989 was massively favored over 1979-1983 in that semifinal, whereas 1990-1999 and 2000-Present pretty much broke even. Here's the break down of how many songs are representing each era in the final 30-song pool:

1979-1983

3(10%)

11 O'Clock Tick Tock
A Celebration
Party Girl

1984-1989

12(40%)

Love Comes Tumbling
The Three Sunrises
Bass Trap
Disappearing Act
Luminous Times(Hold On To Love)
Walk To The Water
Spanish Eyes
Silver And Gold
Sweetest Thing
Hallelujah(Here She Comes)
A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel
She's A Mystery To Me

1990-1999

7(23.3%)

Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk/Korova I
Lady With The Spinning Head
Salome
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
Holy Joe
North And South Of The River
Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad

2000-Present

8(26.6%)

The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Stateless
Summer Rain
Electrical Storm
Fast Cars
Mercy
Invisible
The Crystal Ballroom

Also interesting might be looking at the breakdown by type of non-album track:

Traditional B-Sides - 18(Party Girl, Love Comes Tumbling, The Three Sunrises, Bass Trap, Luminous Times(Hold On To Love), Walk To The Water, Spanish Eyes, Silver And Gold, Sweetest Thing, Hallelujah(Here She Comes), A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel, Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk/Korova I, Lady With The Spinning Head, Salome, Holy Joe, North And South of The River, Two Shots Of Happy One Shot Of Sad, Summer Rain)

A-Sides - 5(11 O'Clock Tick Tock, A Celebration, HMTMKMKM, Electrical Storm, Invisible)

Re-Issue B-Sides - 1(Disappearing Act)

Bonus Tracks - 2(Fast Cars, The Crystal Ballroom)

MDH - 2(TGBHF, Stateless)

Unreleased - 2(She's A Mystery To Me, Mercy)

Every standalone A-Side save for Another Day and Ordinary Love has made the final 30.

Disappearing Act is the lone re-issue b-side to make it.

Also says something that two tracks the band has never deigned to release officially have made the final 30.
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:07 PM   #21
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I really never expected Disappearing Act, Heartbreak Hotel, or Alex Descends Into Hell to make it this far (delighted about Alex, not about the other two). Most of the others I'd have predicted before the tournament.

Also, Womanfish should be re-inserted into proceedings halfway through the traditional Survivor as everybody's favourite drunk staggering in late.
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Only 3 songs of the early days.... this is a shame interference
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The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Stateless
Summer Rain
Electrical Storm
I bet somewhere in the vault there are some tunes from 99-02 that would make a brilliant album alongside these.

very surprised to see Disappearing Act go through, but can't complain, I'm sure others feel the same way about Alex Descends
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:46 PM   #24
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When it comes to b-sides anything is game. I love Salome followed by Deep in the Heart (did not make the cut)

The Survivor contest is such a healthy distraction right now.


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