The Ultimate Women's Album - Side 2 Track 4 Vote - Round 3

Side 2, Track 4 - Round 3

Poll ended at 15 Sep 2020, 7:54am

Donna Summer, "I Feel Love"
12
80%
Joni Mitchell, "Big Yellow Taxi"
3
20%
 
Total votes: 15

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13 Sep 2020, 4:18pm
Also engaging in principled abstentionism at this point in the process.
actually, i take that back, i'm voting for i feel love. it's not really something i'd pick for an ultimate women's album since most of its best qualities really belong to Giorgio Moroder, but when I'm in the right mood I like a bit of disco and this is a good one - and it certainly influenced a bunch of other stuff that i like quite a bit (although its most immediate influence, spawning Hi-NRG, is much less my bag).
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 5:18pm
I remember reading about either a proposal or perhaps a place that actually employs this, but one of the options on the ballot is always none of the above, and if that gains a plurality, a new election is called and all the candidates have to be replaced. Pretty sure most of the elections I've either voted in or skipped, I would have taken advantage of that option.
Jello mentioned this on one of his old spoken word albums.

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revbob wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 5:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 5:18pm
I remember reading about either a proposal or perhaps a place that actually employs this, but one of the options on the ballot is always none of the above, and if that gains a plurality, a new election is called and all the candidates have to be replaced. Pretty sure most of the elections I've either voted in or skipped, I would have taken advantage of that option.
Jello mentioned this on one of his old spoken word albums.
That's probably where I came across it.
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Counting Crows version swang it for me. #flex #matedog
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 8:11pm
Counting Crows version swang it for me. #flex #matedog
swung it in which direction?
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Flex wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 9:50pm
Heston wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 8:11pm
Counting Crows version swang it for me. #flex #matedog
swung it in which direction?
I voted for Joni. I Feel Love looks made for me on paper but I never really warmed to the tune. BYT carries a good message and is a likeable enough melody.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 8:11pm
Counting Crows version swang it for me. #flex #matedog
Also a main contributor to this great one:
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Did I wander onto a disco board without realizing it?

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revbob wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 10:03am
Did I wander onto a disco board without realizing it?
IMCT has always been a disco board. Pay attention!
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 10:29am
revbob wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 10:03am
Did I wander onto a disco board without realizing it?
IMCT has always been a disco board. Pay attention!
I thought it was a KISS board.

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 3:05pm
Mimi wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 2:18pm
I nominated one song but really like the other. What to do, what to do?
Write in "Funky Town."


Not many cool, spiky covers of Joni, I note.

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revbob wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 10:03am
Did I wander onto a disco board without realizing it?
And don't think we didn't dance to records by the Fifth Dimension in the disco sphere like Kublai Khan...

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As someone who only has a cursory knowledge of disco, "I Feel Love" feels foreign. It's certainly not a pop song, there is too much space. Refrains come and go seemingly at random. I really wish it was 4am and I was high off my ass on coke and this song would be perfect. Reminds of that Beach Boys disco song, but better. I guess real disco songs are long as shit and just meandering for coke heads.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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I Feel Love. The only choice for me.
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matedog wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 11:24am
As someone who only has a cursory knowledge of disco, "I Feel Love" feels foreign. It's certainly not a pop song, there is too much space. Refrains come and go seemingly at random. I really wish it was 4am and I was high off my ass on coke and this song would be perfect. Reminds of that Beach Boys disco song, but better. I guess real disco songs are long as shit and just meandering for coke heads.
It's still got that mad freshness that truly original songs always carry, regardless of their imitators. The Pistols singles came out in the same year, and their revolution was in the lyrics and presentational attack - there was nothing new in the music. I Feel Love is brilliantly new and you can hear that.
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