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Old 10-16-2007, 07:28 PM   #16
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This is turning a little one-sided (In the wrong direction )
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This is a long final, my friend. I definitely think Lemonchick has the playlist to make a run.
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How soon will Desert Island 4 start after this is over?
I'm thinking we should probably take a month or so off, but I'll let Axver and Screwtape weigh in with their opinions.
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I'm thinking we should probably take a month or so off, but I'll let Axver and Screwtape weigh in with their opinions.
Yeah, I think Axver was less than enthusiastic about starting it up soon.

I vote for January.
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I vote for December.
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I vote for December.
Folks might be a bit busy because of the holidays.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:34 PM   #22
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^True. Good point.

But we could see who could make the best Christmas album! J.K.!
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I'm thinking we should probably take a month or so off, but I'll let Axver and Screwtape weigh in with their opinions.
It's actually up to Axver because I'm not sure I'm going to do another playlist let alone be involved in running the next game.
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Lemonchick's was my favorite of the competition.
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It's gotten close again
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Yeah, I think Axver was less than enthusiastic about starting it up soon.

I vote for January.
I think there's been too many Desert Islands in too short a time. I feel this is evidenced by comparing voter turnout for Desert Island II with this mini-tournament.

I don't know what to do to reinvigorate interest in the tournaments, as not even all the contestants seem to be voting, but I think it will help massively to take an extended break, perhaps to January.

Oh, and are we doing critics' choice for this tournament? If so, I need to submit a ballot.
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I think part of the problem with Desert Island is that after a few times, while the songs and concepts may be different, in the end you are seeing many of the same artists over and over. Which is to be expected - we all have our favorites. But it becomes a little too predictable. You're always going to see Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Muse, etc. Hell, you can usually predict Porcupine Tree showing up on a few all the time (like mine). It kind of takes away from the game a bit.

We should do a Desert Island where it takes place on December 31, 1969. That way, only music released up to that point could be used. And while you'd still see artists like The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, King Crimson, Yes, and others, you'd probably also see some overlooked artists from way back when that would give the playlists a different look.

Hell, we could do Desert Island by decade. Perhaps one edition could consist of songs only from the 90's, for example.

Or, if people wouldn't go for that, you could do some that are genre specific. We did it for Prog Island, so why not others? Personally, I'd be fascinated with something like Electronica Island. That would be fantastic to do.

Anyway, just thinking out loud here...
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I think part of the problem with Desert Island is that after a few times, while the songs and concepts may be different, in the end you are seeing many of the same artists over and over. Which is to be expected - we all have our favorites. But it becomes a little too predictable. You're always going to see Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Muse, etc. Hell, you can usually predict Porcupine Tree showing up on a few all the time (like mine). It kind of takes away from the game a bit.

We should do a Desert Island where it takes place on December 31, 1969. That way, only music released up to that point could be used. And while you'd still see artists like The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, King Crimson, Yes, and others, you'd probably also see some overlooked artists from way back when that would give the playlists a different look.

Hell, we could do Desert Island by decade. Perhaps one edition could consist of songs only from the 90's, for example.

Or, if people wouldn't go for that, you could do some that are genre specific. We did it for Prog Island, so why not others? Personally, I'd be fascinated with something like Electronica Island. That would be fantastic to do.

Anyway, just thinking out loud here...
Those are some good ideas, actually, but it might be a bit difficult for some to fill out two CDs with those rules...they could make for interesting mini-tournaments, however.

DI will always be the biggest and most accessible of the tournaments, in my eyes. Anyone can throw in their two discs filled with any sounds they please, and that freedom is important to the success of the competition, IMO.
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Hell, we could do Desert Island by decade. Perhaps one edition could consist of songs only from the 90's, for example.

Or, if people wouldn't go for that, you could do some that are genre specific. We did it for Prog Island, so why not others? Personally, I'd be fascinated with something like Electronica Island. That would be fantastic to do.
I remember proposing the decades idea after the first Desert Island tourney, but like LemonMelon said, it'd make a cool mini-tourney.

The same songs/artists do get repeated, but I think part of the allure is how the song fits in the playlist. There were like 3 uses of Gimme Shelter in the last tourney and all of them were used in a different contest. I've heard it about 6000 times before, but not in those ways; that shit was killer.
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I really want to do Desert Island this time around, but I don't know if I have enough songs from one decade to make it work.

It's going to be interesting trying to make a full 2 disc album with a concept and some great music, but I'd love to challenge myself.
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