I keep forgetting to put the poll in the right sub. Sorry, Horacewimp!
Ok so Your Song dominated round six, and plows forward in the contest.
Round seven pits the lighter than air pop song with deceptively dark lyrics, Superstar by the Carpenters up against a quintessential 80's pop ballad, True by Spandau Ballet. Remember to vote in the poll or your vote won't count.
lol me too. I rationally know that Superstar is the better song and that True is just a bland Roxy Music rip off but when it came out it was so much cooler than the other horrible 80s crap and it's always been one of my favorites of that dark decade.
Post by queenofthehours on Jun 10, 2019 17:47:48 GMT
'Superstar' for me.
There was a time when I'd have no hesitation in choosing 'True'. But since heard Roddy Frame mention in an interview that he once played 'Back on Board' backstage to a Kemp, I find that my enjoyment of the Spandau track has dimmed due to the even slight similarities -
Superstar all the way for me, it would beat all the other songs too if I were in charge
Easy, Speedy Gonzalez! Have in mind we have only had 7 rounds so far, which means only 14 out of the 32 songs which are competing have been revealed, while 18 are yet to be discovered. I know there isn't much of a chance that Muse will appear in a softies contest, but who knows? Maybe a favourite of yours is one of the contestants and at a certain point -provided both songs qualify- you end up voting against "Superstar".
The best therapy for any problem you might have is playing music with friends.
Mind you, it's scarily easy to completely forget songs that once you couldn't stop playing. One of the curses of growing older I suppose. So it's entirely possible that there's something still to come up that will blow Superstar out of the water, bring it on!
It's all good entertainment, it doesn't cost a penny
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
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orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
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