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JCC The JCC mixtape (now complete!)

Discussion in 'Community' started by SuperWatto, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Yes! I was disappointed about the lack of anecdotes.
     
  2. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Oh I am happy to give anecdotes.
     
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  3. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    Sure, I'm game. Sign me up coach!
     
  4. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    1. Zen and the Art of Xenophobia - Five Iron Frenzy
    This ska band is my favorite band. This is a typical song of theirs, aka critical of American Christian jingoism. Especially love this lyrics:
    "Crank your phasers up to slaughter/turn your wine back into water/when you play this song Al Qaeda wins/and Jesus was American"


    2. Rusty Cage - Johnny Cash

    It's a cover, like a lot of great Cash songs in his later days. But it shows how much Johnny literally rocked

    3. Army - Ben Folds Five

    "Well I thought about the Army/dad said "son, you're ****ing high" is one of the greatest opening lines in a song ever. Bem Folds is now a solo artist, and my favorite living one

    4. The Rascal King - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    A ska song about a real, corrupt Boston politician of yore. Gotta love it. I love all kinds of story songs

    5. Where'd You Go - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    Another Bosstones song, this one showing off their signature clever lyrics. And who doesn't love a song that appeared in Clueless

    6. Get Your Riot Gear - Five Iron Frenzy

    A song about police brutality and how police are the cause of riots, from the 90s but obviously just as relevant now. It's also one of those "swing songs from a ska band" that could only have happened in the 90s
     
  5. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm so in on this

    1. solojones
    2. Vivec
    3. Punk
    4. star war
    5. cubman987
    6. Tunick
    7. Adam of Nuchtern
    8. Darth_Duck
    9. poor yorick
    10. Diggy
    11. Ramza
    12. Watto
    13. HealerLeona
    14. JTS
    15. Esmir
    16. Obi Anne
     
  6. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    17. me?
     
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  7. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    My vote went to Flagpole Sitta, for it’s the only song there I immediately knew/recognized.
     
  8. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Part 2

    1. The Mercy Seat - Johnny Cash

    As mentioned, this is a Nick Cave song. But it's one of the best Cash covers. Hurt gets all the attention, but I like this one even better. It's obviously about an inmate on death row. Cash heavily influenced my generous view of inmates and being anti death-penalty. Here's a great example of his focus on that

    2. Say it Ain't So - Weezer

    This song is one of Weezer's best, tapping into angst like they used to do so well. This one is about Rivers' alcoholic dad. And has a great bass line I used to love to play.

    3. Robots - The Golden Republic

    Here's a band no one has heard of because they only had one album, but they were a great neo glam band of sorts from Kansas City. This is a song about consumerism

    4. She's So Cold - The Golden Republic

    An even more neo glam song. This one I purely love for the sexy glam nature of it

    5. Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger

    This is a 90s alt rock song about nothing really, but it freaking rocks.

    6. Common People - Pulp

    The ultimate Brit pop song from the ultimate Brit Pop band. Really the entirety of Different Class could be on this playlist, but this stands in. The ultimate common person's anthem.
     
  9. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    I love Common People, but went with Mercy Seat. Possibly because it was the first time I heard it, so it had a more intense impact.

    I'm trying to decide whether to have some kind of theme to my list, or just go full on "flea market bargain bin." Isn't flea market capitalism supposed to be a good thing? I mean--

    I--

    :(
     
  10. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Do you require a poll?
     
  11. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    See! I am constantly telling you Johnny Cash is good.
     
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  12. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Don't be lazy and listen to her playlist. There's time!
     
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  13. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah! If nothing else you deserve to be introduced to Pulp.
     
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  14. mnjedi

    mnjedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I have some serious Cash bias, but I’m going to listen to them all before I vote.

    Also, feel free to put me on the list.
     
  15. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I’ll do so tonight or tomorrow afternoon.
     
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  16. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    Yep
     
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  17. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    1. solojones
    2. Vivec
    3. Punk
    4. star war
    5. cubman987
    6. Tunick
    7. Adam of Nuchtern
    8. Darth_Duck
    9. poor yorick
    10. Diggy
    11. Ramza
    12. Watto
    13. HealerLeona
    14. JTS
    15. Esmir
    16. Obi Anne
    17. Blackmyron
    18. mnjedi
     
  18. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The poll closes tomorrow at
    0:00 GMT (London)
    19:00 EST (New York)
    16:00 PST (Los Angeles)

    And then we head straight on with number 2: Lord Vivec.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2020
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  19. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 5

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    Instinctively we all love to see songs we already know in a playlist -it's natural to look for something we have in common with the playlist owner- but we should actually hope for the exact opposite, and almost "force" ourselves to be curious about new songs 'cause very often it really pays out.

    And those who make the playlist should not be afraid to propose non conventional stuff for fear of them not being liked.
     
  20. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    So you're saying I should have included a Garth Brooks song to make people listen to that.
     
  21. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I think it would be a little hard to make people to listen to Garth Brooks via Spotify.
     
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  22. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Oh that's right! I forget because I own all his albums and uploaded them to Google Music that he's not available via streaming.
     
  23. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    More than a memory stick
     
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  24. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I completely agree, but Common People is just the best song in sj's list. I listened to all of the tracks three times. Had to YouTube Harvey Danger, because on Spotify it's not available in my region. I quite liked the Ben Folds song and he's not getting enough votes. sj knows what I think of Johnny Cash... and with ska I'm afraid I'm a bit of a purist. Weezer never appealed to me. I like the music of the Golden Republic, but the singer doesn't do it for me. It's all down to personal taste. These are all fine artists. Pulp is just better!
     
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  25. BookExogorth

    BookExogorth Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    @SuperWatto this is such a cool thread idea, definitely going to be listening to as many playlists as I can.
     
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