Votes due by Thursday, August 11th at 8 PM: Team, we have exactly 1+2+4+8+16+8=39 match-ups left to go before we crown our People’s Choice. It feels these days as though the mob at the start of the marathon has thinned into the survivors still alive with 4 miles left to go. And more elbow room makes it anyone’s game. Could our champion be someone from one of these Divisions? Only time will tell, but in the meantime let’s dive in.
Division M seems wide open- which is to be expected. M was the division that ended up with the 16th and 17th seed overall, which was sure to force many more close matches with no sure favorites. Faux glam rockers The Darkness pair off against the Bowie in a battle of tight fitting pants. On the other side, hot stepping k-os pairs off against violin heavy The Verve. Did anyone else think twice on how weird it was that after not knowing the word verve existed, both The Verve and The Verve Pipe got pop culture famous at approximately the same time?
After two nail biters, My Morning Jacket arrives to face 1 seed “In The Air Tonight.” That said, Collins only had a 4 point total score lead on MMJ last round, so this again could be anyone’s game. And last but not least, Clint Eastwood vs. Hungry Heart- which sounds sorta like the “vs.” should be “starring in.” Also, after Springsteen won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in the movie “The Wrestler” over a song from Gran Turismo, he stated “This is the only time I’m going to be in competition with Clint Eastwood.” Not exactly true.
Widget. Pastable. Go.
Division M Semi-Finals
#1 I Believe In A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) vs. #5 Life On Mars (David Bowie)
#2 Crabbuckit (k-os) vs. #3 Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve)
Division N Semi-Finals
#1 In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) vs. #5 One Big Holiday (My Morning Jacket)
#2 Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz) vs. #3 Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen)