Votes due by Monday, October 24th at 8:00 PM (3 days to vote!): Grooveshark link here, except for “All Tomorrow’s Parties.” You’ve heard some grumbling the last three posts or so on how it was becoming increasingly hard to figure out match-ups based on logic. You ain’t seen nothing until you see the following puzzles, i.e., the last 4 matches of the tournament.
Puzzle 1: If I were doing a “New Speedway Boogie”, what sort of wheel would be the opposite of allowing maximum speed down such a speedway? Not a race car wheel. Not even a bicycle wheel. No, the opposite would be a “Wagon Wheel.” (Note to Progenitor: I had a really tough time finding the Marc Cohn NSB on the web. This one is labeled Grateful Dead but is definitely someone that sounds like Cohn, double check this when you can?)
Puzzle 2: Let’s say I was a king. A really sad king. One that literally said, “I’m pretty sure that all I ever learned from love was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you.” Outdraw implies an arrow wound. Arrows have quivers. Feathers are soft. But how can something soft kill you? Ta-da! “Hallelujah” vs. “Killing Me Softly.”
Puzzle 3: What if we lived in a world where raindrops danced? Wouldn’t that be a crazy world? God I’m really coasting into this finish line- “Rhythm of the Rain” vs. “Mad World.”
Puzzle 4: What is the opposite of being really excited about going to “All Tomorrow’s Parties” Probably some lame-o that sighs and says “Wake Me When It’s Over,” that’s what!
Pasteables. Already pumped for the Round of 64!
“New Speedway Boogie” by Marc Cohn vs. “Wagon Wheel” by Against Me!
“Hallelujah” by Rufus Wainwright vs. “Killing Me Softly” by The Fugees
“Rhythm of the Rain” by Dan Fogelberg vs. “Mad World” by Gary Jules
“All Tomorrow’s Parties” by Young Man vs. “Wake Me When It’s Over” by The Supersuckers