Monday, July 24, 2006

The name of this winner is Talking Heads.

I guess I kinda gave it away in the title, didn't I? But for full details:

Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime - 11 votes
REM, Radio Free Europe - 7 votes

And that's it! A few closing notes:
  • If you wish to continue voting on things, CDB is running a Sidekicks Tournament at his site.
  • If you wish for us to run another tournament, please give us an idea before I give up and just hold a tournament to determine which of the Mag Fields' 69 Love Songs is the best.
  • If you're going to Pitchfork, Lolla, or the Hideout Block Party (Touch & Go 25th Anniversary Party), comment and let me know. I'll be at all three; Cranky Uncle Greg will be at the latter, perhaps throwing empty Old Style cans at Steve Albini's head.

Monday, July 17, 2006


Woo! Sorry about the delay in posting. I'd explain it all, but it'd take awhile. Just assume it involves Bob Pollard, fireworks from Indiana, and a lot of tequila. No, A LOT.

Because I've been so slow, y'all get until next Sunday to vote. Hope somebody's still reading...

REM, Radio Free Europe
#1 West Regional
SECOND ROUND defeated #16 Squeeze, Pulling Mussels from the Shell
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS defeated #8 Eurythmics, Sweet Dreams
REGIONAL SEMIS defeated #5 Public Enemy, Bring the Noise
REGIONAL FINALS defeated #7 Pavement, Summer Babe
INDIE 8 defeated #1 MW Clash, London Calling
FINAL FOUR defeated #1 MA Joy Division, Love Will Tear Us Apart


Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime
#9 Great Plains
FIRST ROUND defeated #24 Mudhoney, Touch Me I'm Sick
SECOND ROUND defeated #8 Smashing Pumpkins, 1979
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS defeated #1 David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust
REGIONAL SEMIS defeated #12 REM, Driver 8
REGIONAL FINALS defeated #6 Matthew Sweet, Girlfriend
INDIE 8 defeated #6 MW Big Star, September Gurls
FINAL FOUR defeated #9 FW Pixies, Debaser (by 1 vote, if you're wondering)

Email/comment, you know the drill. So decide what song from right around the time/right before you were born (apart from Cranky Uncle Greg, who is The Old) is the best song in Indieland!