Desert Island IX: Results Thread - Page 17 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-26-2013, 07:27 AM   #241
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
djerdap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 7,422
Local Time: 10:22 PM
I'd love to do a list in a similar vein as the one I did here, but I'm all up for a 2-hour limit.
__________________

__________________
djerdap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #242
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 01:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LemonMirrorSky View Post
Pahana, your list was not bad. Sorry I didn't have time to comment earlier but I was the one who asked ElMel last minute to push you up the rankings. You owe your victory to me! Being the 80s dude that you are, it shone thru on those first few tracks. That first track was excellent, man! Where do you find this stuff? It sounded so typically 80s but yet I had never heard of the song or the band before! Enjoyed parts of your list and liked the second half more I think. Good job!

The most hilarious thing (to me) in this whole competition was Laz's list and how my own list featured right underneath his in the original thread! Oh, the irony.
Welcome to the Boomtown was a modest hit and still gets (infrequent) radio play on a few stations around these parts.

I'd recommend you the whole album if you enjoyed that one, though I'd say the rest wasn't quite as good. It would be hard for it to be, though
__________________

__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 02:30 PM   #243
War Child
 
LemonMirrorSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 939
Local Time: 04:22 PM
Oh it was a hit? Funny I never even heard of it or the band.

This Mr. V still hasn't shown up and seen the results thread!

I'd be up for a mini DI if we can choose our own theme.
__________________
LemonMirrorSky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 02:37 PM   #244
Blue Crack Addict
 
phanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 25,061
Local Time: 04:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
Welcome to the Boomtown was a modest hit and still gets (infrequent) radio play on a few stations around these parts.

I'd recommend you the whole album if you enjoyed that one, though I'd say the rest wasn't quite as good. It would be hard for it to be, though
I dig the whole album, although I'd say the first two tracks are definitely a cut above the rest.
__________________
phanan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #245
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 01:22 PM
Last night I went outside to let the dogs use the restroom and the moon was just crazy bright and so were the stars. I ended up bringing the dogs inside, grabbed my headphones and your playlist was the first thing I saw, so I started playing it while I did some stargazing. That was...an amazing life experience. And now I like "Welcome to the Boomtown" about 500x more than I already did.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 02:53 PM   #246
War Child
 
LemonMirrorSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 939
Local Time: 04:22 PM
Since I'm new to this whole Desert Island thing, I want to ask you guys... have you ever tried setting criteria (even if they're loose criteria) to judge/rank a playlist by? For example: Iron yuppie said he doesn't judge based on how many great songs there are but more on the overall cohesiveness and theme. Whereas I judged primarily on how many enjoyable songs there were and how good the flow was. I also divided the number of songs I enjoyed by the total number of songs on the playlist and used that percentage to evaluate the whole playlist. Of course, the downside there is... participants with shorter playlists may have an advantage. Such variation in criteria is bound to make the results a bit weird. Can't we set certain simple criteria??
__________________
LemonMirrorSky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 03:21 PM   #247
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 01:22 PM
The only criteria I care about is whether or not the playlist is something I'm going to actually listen to if I'm trapped on a Desert Island. I hate to repeat that so often, but I think that's the only thing that's really important to me. Adding in math and rules takes away from the generally free-spirited nature that this competition should hold.

There are many playlists that I enjoy, but I know that outside of this one listening, I'm probably never going to spin again. So, even when I might praise that list to high heaven, I'm likely not going to rank it highly.

At the same time, someone else may think that because that list had flow, and was generally great sounding together, that that's their particular favorite list.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 04:22 PM   #248
Blue Crack Addict
 
phanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 25,061
Local Time: 04:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
Last night I went outside to let the dogs use the restroom and the moon was just crazy bright and so were the stars. I ended up bringing the dogs inside, grabbed my headphones and your playlist was the first thing I saw, so I started playing it while I did some stargazing. That was...an amazing life experience. And now I like "Welcome to the Boomtown" about 500x more than I already did.
__________________
phanan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 05:13 PM   #249
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 01:22 PM
Might as well start filming Nick and Norah part 2 in my front yard.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #250
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 26,959
Local Time: 01:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
The only criteria I care about is whether or not the playlist is something I'm going to actually listen to if I'm trapped on a Desert Island. I hate to repeat that so often, but I think that's the only thing that's really important to me. Adding in math and rules takes away from the generally free-spirited nature that this competition should hold.
So then, when there are like 10 of those, how do you differentiate and rank them? Especially if they "feel" close. In the past I haven't used math and then I wind up later realizing I ranked something wrong - especially when it was in an early group and it's been a long time since I heard the list. That's why I use the math that I use. It's also how your list wound up like one one-thousandth of a percentage point ahead of your other half's.
__________________
the tourist is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 07:02 PM   #251
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 01:22 PM
It's just a contest on the Internet with no prizes for the "winner". I go with my gut.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 08:06 PM   #252
Blue Crack Supplier
 
lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 38,002
Local Time: 01:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
And now I like "Welcome to the Boomtown" about 500x more than I already did.
"Welcome To The Boomtown" sounds like something Dalton often says to his wife while they're having sex.
__________________
lazarus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 10:37 PM   #253
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 03:22 PM
Or what anyone with a Kevin James fetish says when they're done.
__________________
LMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 11:47 PM   #254
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
iron yuppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,438
Local Time: 03:22 PM
Does such a fetish exist?
__________________
iron yuppie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 11:54 PM   #255
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 03:22 PM
This had to have come from somewhere:

__________________

__________________
LMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com