As the Round of 128 winds down, now’s a good time to check in on a couple contenders and pretenders from the Division O, where all four top seeds advanced to the Round of 64.
#1 Romeo and Juliette (Dire Straits) def. #8 Hanging Around (Robyn), 171-127. Despite some strong shout-outs from a few of you that implored us to explore Robyn’s broader catalogue (Really, wordpress doesn’t recognize the word “catalogue”? Or “wordpress,” for that matter.), Dire Straits cruised into the Round of 64, where they will be heavy favorites.
#4 Can’t Find My Home (Blind Faith) def. #5 Tom’s Diner (Suzanne Vega), 139-129. This one got closer at the end, but was a pretty easy win for Blind Faith. While not everyone was into Winwood and Clapton, it had some hardcore supporters as well, while Vega couldn’t get much partisan scoring going.
There was more drama on the bottom half of the bracket.
#2 Still Be Around (Uncle Tupelo) def. Good Old Days (Ziggy Marley), 145-139. The tough run for family Marley continues. I hear that one of the other Marley brothers just broke up with Lauryn Hill while she was pregnant with their child. Tough times! Meanwhile, Uncle Tupelo hits the Wall of 10s thanks to NatalieB and Guillermo.
#3 Home (Marc Broussared ) def. I Put a Spell on You (Joe Cocker), 154-146 . Home lost some support during Day 2, but will still be the slight fave in the Round of 64. Meanwhile, Joe Cocker, I imagine, will be back in a future tournament. But til then, check out this video that Jacob shared in the comment thread.