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Old 10-01-2007, 07:10 AM   #1
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Symphonic Album Mini-Game: Round 4, Heat 1

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the first heat of the fourth round of the Symphonic Album Mini-Game. The object of this game is to see which forum member can create the best concept album no longer than 80 minutes.

The third round is complete. The results of the last three heats were: phillyfan26 over namkcuR, 5-2; Lancemc easily beating COBL_04, 8-1; and Lemonchick remaining undefeated by prevailing over Irishteen, 5-3. Here's our standings after Round 3:

Group 1

Forum name: total competition points, won, lost, tie, votes for, votes against, votes difference
corianderstem: 6, 2, 0, 0, 14, 10, +4.
Screwtape2: 6, 2, 0, 0, 15, 11, +4.
Axver: 3, 1, 0, 0, 9, 1, +8.
Supertracklist: 2, 0, 2, 0, 11, 15, -4.
liamcool: 2, 0, 3, 0, 11, 23, -12.

Group 2

Forum name: total competition points, won, lost, tie, votes for, votes against, votes difference
LemonMelon: 6, 2, 0, 0, 14, 8, +6.
phillyfan26: 6, 2, 0, 0, 11, 7, +4.
LemonMacPhisto: 4, 1, 1, 0, 15, 11, +4.
namckuR: 2, 0, 2, 0, 6, 11, -5.
CuteIrishBono: 0, 0, 2, 0, 9, 23, -14.

Group 3

Forum name: total competition points, won, lost, votes for, votes against, votes difference
Lemonchick: 9, 3, 0, 0, 23, 7, +16.
Lancemc: 3, 1, 0, 0, 8, 1, +7.
Irishteen: 3, 0, 1, 1, 9, 11, -2.
phanan: 2, 0, 0, 2, 9, 13, -4.
COBL_04: 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 19, -17.

For the first heat in Round 4, we have a battle between Screwtape2 and corianderstem. Below are their playlists.

If you don't know the songs, or wish to hear how each tracklisting flows, leave your e-mail address and we'll help you out.

Forum name: Screwtape2

Playlist Title: The Red Hills House

LJ Entry explaining playlist:

What is man afraid of more than anything else? Is it death? Is it love? This is the story of a man, a woman and the female orgasm. The fear of which has brought two people together: a female drifter and a man with a car. The woman says, "Take me home." Her finger points to the west and higher. This woman lives in a house surrounded by red rock. The man on the other hand must resist the urge to engage this beauty sexually for fear of the female anatomy. In the orgasm there is a meeting with mortality and the heart of the universe itself. It is the revelation and confession before the dance. It is the soliloquy before the death of stars and children. When listening to the playlist envision the journey either by road of by bed. These are the final moments before the real show.

A Girl- "When I was a child, I used to play in the snow. It was my world and a place where I created. A strange effect followed that. In adulthood, I would chill when I was in the awe of love. Those singular moments would bring shivers. Love is the warm wrapping of another's wings around you. I now bring myself to be frozen in the awe of love with the hope that your wings will wrap me. May our wings bring us under the covers where the outside world is held back. I don't want to be alone anymore."

A Boy- "When I was a child, I almost died in a swimming pool. I've never been that alone in my entire life but I've never been afraid since. The nearest I ever come is when I think about others alone. Love is all I have ever wanted but love brings sex. In the orgasm, there lies the whisper of death and beating heart to silence. Then we're both alone. I don't want to be alone anymore."

A Man- "In a nightmare
To fuck
Too fragile to save the woman
She bleeds a river through the pass
The childhood security of life
In gasps the hand of death on her forehead
Sweat is dangerous
If we go swimming together,
Will I be accused as the murderer
As she is the one who bleeds?"

To touch
To discover
One finger down a cheek
A nose running down the other
Lips opening
Hair put down
Brushed out of a face
A blanket wrapping around
Sealing a moment inside
A kiss
A vow
A promise

A Woman- "Outside there is beautiful sunset. The kind with a purple sky and a gentle explosion of orange as delicate as straw in the wind. It is a moment when all things stop and the demons of the day rest. I miss childhood wonder. Staring at these colorful curtains before Orion comes out to play. It is like love over and over this little marble. I miss falling towards whatever dreams the night may hold. One last breath. One last lover's kiss in the presence of the awe of love. One last smile before the real show."

1. Julee Cruise- "I Float Alone" - Floating In The Night (4:35)
2. Phil Collins- "In The Air Tonight" - Face Value (5:32)
3. Miles Davis- "Miles Runs Down The Voodoo" - Bitches Brew (14:03)
4. U2- "Mysterious Ways" - Achtung Baby (4:04)
5. The Smiths- "How Soon Is Now?" - Meat Is Murder (6:41)
6. Pink Floyd- "Set Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" - Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (5:20)
7. Peter Gabriel- "San Jacinto" - Security (6:34)
8. Genesis- "In The Cage" - Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (8:12)
9. Kate Bush- "The Dreaming" - The Dreaming (4:41)
10. Ennio Morricone - "The Ecstacy Of Gold" - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Soundtrack (3:24)
11. Utopia- "Overture: Mountaintop and Sunrise/Communion With the Sun" - Ra (6:54)
12. Yo-Yo Ma- "The Eternal Vow" - Classic Yo-Yo (3:00)
13. DeVotchKa- "How It Ends" - Little Miss Sunshine Soundtrack (5:39)

Total Time: 1:18:38

Forum name: corianderstem

Title: Peace

I'm not a religious person, but there are occasions where I feel very spiritual: seeing beautiful views in nature, and singing beautiful music in a choir. Music such as the Faure Requiem and Biebl's "Ave Maria" can move me to tears with its sheer beauty. I hear things like that and am convinced there is a god. (What a dichotomy - how can god inspire such violence and hatred in the world, but also inspire such beauty and reverence?)

I probably don't listen to as much classical music as other former music majors, but most of the classical music I do lean toward is of the choral variety. Aside from the occasional Mozart Requiem track or an opera bit I've heard here, I think most of the classical tunes that have landed in these competitions have been of the symphonic kind; I wanted to use a few choral pieces. But as you can see, it's not all classical music. I chose songs to keep the gentle mood going, and tried to choose songs that flowed together well.

So relax and listen. Let the music bring you to a peaceful place. And if you find yourself moved by any of the pieces, I shall share my box of tissues with you.

1. Antonio Vivaldi (composer) - "Nulla In Mundo Pax Sincera" - Shine Soundtrack (4:39)
2. Boston Pops Orchestra (composer: Camille Saint-Saens) - "The Swan (From Carnival of the Animals)" - Out Classics (2:54)
3. Yo-Yo Ma (composer: J.S. Bach) - "Cello Suite #3 in C, BWV 1009 4. Sarabande" - The Cello Suites: Inspired by Bach (4:46)
4. Alison Krauss - "You Will Be My Ain True Love" - Cold Mountain Soundtrack (2:31)
5. Daniel Lanois - "Ice" - Acadie (4:26)
6. Sting - "Saint Agnes and the Burning Train" - The Soul Cages (2:43)
7. Joni Mitchell - "Urge For Going" - Hits (5:05)
8. Sufjan Stevens - "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." - Come On Feel the Illinoise! (3:19)
9. Sia - "Breathe Me" - Colour the Small One (4:34)
10. Hem - "Half Acre" - Rabbit Songs (3:23)
11. Chicago - "Wishing You Were Here" - The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning (4:35)
12. Rufus Wainwright - "Greek Song" - Poses (3:56)
13. Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa - "Baby" - Meu Nome E Gal (3:32)
14. Deep Forest - "Sweet Lullaby" - Deep Forest (3:55)
15. The Beatles - "Because" - Love (2:44)
16. The King's Singers - "MLK" - Good Vibrations (2:05)
17. Boston Symphony Orchestra (composer: Gabriel Faure) - "Requiem, Op. 48: In Paradisum" - Faure: Requiem (3:21)
18. Chanticleer (composer: Franz Biebl) - "Ave Maria" - Our Heart's Joy: A Chanticleer Christmas (7:40)

Total Runtime: 1:10:08

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Old 10-01-2007, 07:31 AM   #2
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Good luck Corianderstem! Your playlist is fantastic.

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Thanks! Same to you!

I'm just hoping to get a handful of votes here.
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Both playlists are very good, so it was tough. It came more to taste for me, and Screwtape took that by a small margin.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:26 PM   #6
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Well, I voted for Cori's. I think it's great -- very relaxing, lovely music.
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I like both playlists there. I'm going to give cori my vote in the hopes she can salvage a point.

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