TDOS 2019 - Desert Island Music Draft (revisited)

VF21

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#1
A long, long time ago in a thread far away, Mr. S£im brought us a gift he admittedly stole. When the Kings hit rock bottom - and a lot of our fans went on extended hiatus - we quit doing those draft threads. Last year, however, we resurrected one and it seemed to go pretty well.

This season appears to be rapidly drawing to a close. I decided to revisit the original draft thread theme - and go once again with albums. I'll flesh out the details within the next few days. At this point, I'd just like to see how many people are interested.

Wanna play?

Participants

1. Capt Factorial
2. Warhawk
3. Foxfire
4. VF21
5. whitechocolate
6. HndsmCelt
7. Padrino
8. Jespher
9. Turgenev
 
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#5
I am absolutely in. Music is my passion. I have very eclectic record collection and a pretty decent stereo system. And I'm always happy to recommend some of my favorites, even if I'm not too good at describing what makes them great.
 
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VF21

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#9
Looks like you need 1 more participant to get the draft running. I'll join to make an even 8 :)
Thanks for joining. Our drafts generally have 12 to 16 participants. I'm going to wait a bit longer to see if any of our previous music draft participants are interested in doing it again.

I'll be posting the rules shortly.
 

Warhawk

The cake is a lie.
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#10
I'm going to be on vacation from 7/20 through 7/31 and some areas may have spotty reception - if the draft is during that time I'll try to have some selections queued up for use and check in as I can.
 
#16
Bummer. I was really looking forward to seeing what people here like, and curious as to who if anybody would like my picks. I don't see why we couldn't have done the draft with who we have. Oh well.

I'll post what my list may have looked like anyway. These would almost certainly be my top 12 picks:

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica

The Residents - Not Available

Björk - Vulnicura

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte

Art Bears - Hopes and Fears

Morton Subotbnick - Silver Apples of the Moon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G1hRNLlYpg

Etron Fou Leloublan - Batelages
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTNfVf4TN_g

François Bayle- Erosphère
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5375I5LXt1I

Iannis Xenakis - Persepolis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkGwlb6sONg

Throbbing Gristle - The Second Annual Report
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uncglT7LLOI&list=PL5OnNjqowjiVgoAi2a4xRRP1o8FVq_6fW

Negativland - Escape from Noise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82fshB1F_tE

Fred Frith - Guitar Solos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSOFCm_ejbo

It's hard to pick favorites after that.

EDIT: I didn't intend to embed the first five links. I guess the website does it automatically.
 

VF21

#KingsFansForever
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#17
Bummer. I was really looking forward to seeing what people here like, and curious as to who if anybody would like my picks. I don't see why we couldn't have done the draft with who we have. Oh well.
You know, sometimes life just happens. I had things come up and I couldn't devote much if any time to KF for a while. My bad.
 

Capt. Factorial

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
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#19
I didn't mean it like that. If you couldn't do it, you couldn't do it. I'd still like to see what you and anybody else's lists may have looked like.
Well, I can't say with certainty what my list would have looked like, but I can give you a glance at what it would NOT have looked like, since I had decided not to repeat any albums from the album draft we did six years ago:

https://community.kingsfans.com/thr...draft-2013-draft-complete.52740/#post-1005790

I think I can safely say my list would have been a lot more mainstream than yours would have been!
 

Warhawk

The cake is a lie.
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#20
We are talking albums, right? Full-length CD's?

Some past and present favorites, not in any particular order....and sometimes multiple albums per artist.

Def Leppard - Pyromania, Hysteria, and Adrenalize
Erasure - The Innocents
Young American Primitive - Young American Primitive
Dido - No Angel, Live
T'Pau - T'pau

Also, some artists that I like some of their music and may not have a favorite "album" to name off the top of my head:
Pink
Johnny Cash
Dixie Chicks
Sara Evans
OMD
Journey
Brad Paisley
Bon Jovi
Information Society
and lots more....

You know what this makes me think of? Another draft where you can pick any artist and select your, say, 5 favorite songs from that artist in that round. Other drafters can later pick the same artist if they so desire, but not the same songs. Hmmmm…..
 

VF21

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#21
You know, if the participants who have signed up are willing, we could still do this thing. But if we're gonna do it, people have to quit sharing their potential lists. ;)
 
#22
You know, if the participants who have signed up are willing, we could still do this thing. But if we're gonna do it, people have to quit sharing their potential lists. ;)
I suspect my album picks are even less likely to be picked by somebody else than my movie picks were last year. Though based on his film selection I am quite curious to see if Turgenev and I have any overlap.
 

Capt. Factorial

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#23
You know what this makes me think of? Another draft where you can pick any artist and select your, say, 5 favorite songs from that artist in that round. Other drafters can later pick the same artist if they so desire, but not the same songs. Hmmmm…..
That's definitely an interesting twist - it puts it somewhere between a "song" draft, an "album" draft, and an "artist" draft. I'd bite.
 

VF21

#KingsFansForever
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#24
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You know what this makes me think of? Another draft where you can pick any artist and select your, say, 5 favorite songs from that artist in that round. Other drafters can later pick the same artist if they so desire, but not the same songs. Hmmmm…..
Interesting concept. I might suggest 3 songs instead of 5, just because some artists aren't as prolific as others, but that is picking of the nits at this point.
 

Capt. Factorial

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
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#25
Interesting concept. I might suggest 3 songs instead of 5, just because some artists aren't as prolific as others, but that is picking of the nits at this point.
Or, to make things completely insane, the first person to draft songs from a particular band gets to select three songs, but the second gets to select 5, and the third gets to select 7...etc. So there's a quality/quantity trade-off you get when you wait...

 

VF21

#KingsFansForever
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#27
I need to hear from those who signed up (as shown in the first post). If they renew their interest - or we get new participants, we'll go for it. With the majority of people viewing on their phones, I don't think we'll have some of the problems we had before when drafts extended into the actual season.
 

Warhawk

The cake is a lie.
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#28
That's definitely an interesting twist - it puts it somewhere between a "song" draft, an "album" draft, and an "artist" draft. I'd bite.
I got to thinking about some artists I really like but maybe just individual songs scattered across multiple albums, or they only have a handful of songs I really like. It's almost like you can draft 1/2 to1/3 of a typical "greatest hits" album (which are generally barred from the album drafts) from the more prolific artists. Balances out the options a bit for others if someone else likes the band as well. For bands without as much material it lets you grab at least most of the songs you might like....

You know, if the participants who have signed up are willing, we could still do this thing. But if we're gonna do it, people have to quit sharing their potential lists. ;)
I'm still in if you want to go. But you are the one who said it was dead, so don't blame us. ;)
 

Warhawk

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#29
Or, to make things completely insane, the first person to draft songs from a particular band gets to select three songs, but the second gets to select 5, and the third gets to select 7...etc. So there's a quality/quantity trade-off you get when you wait...

Interesting idea as well! For simplicity sake I'd probably just stick with 5, but this would be a novel twist on the typical draft.