PCT II: Round of 128, Day 12

How will the heartthrob play among an older, more disgruntled crowd?

Ladies and gentleman, this is a landmark moment at livingthedream.org.  Here in our fifth music tournament, we witness the LTD debut for Mr. Justin Bieber.   Just the other day I was remarking how incongruous his megafame is with how many memorable songs he has.  Invariably, when I say this, the best my friends can do is hum a line or two from “Baby.”   I’ll approach this match-up with an open mind, and I hope you do too.  Lot’s of other goodies below.  Listen here (except Boyfriend/Girlfriend) and vote by commenting below before 11:59pm EST Friday.

See My Eyes (DWNTWN) vs. First Light (My Morning Jacket)

Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) vs. Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up)

Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) vs. Dashboard (Modest Mouse)

Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) vs. Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu)

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14 Responses to PCT II: Round of 128, Day 12

  1. jacob says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) 7
    vs. First Light (My Morning Jacket) 6

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) 5
    vs. Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up) 4 Hard to appreciate this mash up since I don’t know either song. It just kind of sounds like pop.

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) 7
    vs. Dashboard (Modest Mouse) 8
    Why did these two have to go head to head?

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) 6
    vs. Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu) 4

  2. Amanda says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) 6.25
    First Light (My Morning Jacket) 7

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) 7
    Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up) 9

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) 9.5
    Dashboard (Modest Mouse) 6.75

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) 6
    Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu) 9

  3. janos marton says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) vs. First Light (My Morning Jacket): 6 : 5.5

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) vs. Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up)6.5 : 6

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) vs. Dashboard (Modest Mouse): 9 : 8.6
    Another day, another brutal first-round match-up. Sorry, Jacob, twas’ completely random.

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) vs. Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu): 7.7 : 5

  4. Dem Adam says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) vs. First Light (My Morning Jacket) = 6 to 7
    DWNTWN grew on me. I really liked First Light though it felt like it was ready to go into a long instrumental jam there, but it didn’t. I wish it would’ve.

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) vs. Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up) = 4 to 7
    This mashup was effective enough that i kept waiting for justin beiber to come in, not realizing that he was there all along? Regardless, a good pop song is a good pop song.

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) vs. Dashboard (Modest Mouse) = 9 to 8
    This is the 3 songs today so far with horns. Excellent. Yeah, a surprisingly cool song from Modest Mouse.

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) vs. Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu) = 4 to 2

  5. Adrock says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) 3
    First Light (My Morning Jacket) 5

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) 3.5
    Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up) 2

    This did not brighten my day.

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) 8.5
    Dashboard (Modest Mouse) 5

    Ahhh, that was a relief. Much better. Thank you Aziz.

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) 6.5
    Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu) 7

    This was a cool matchup. Both songs are getting added to my playlist – definitely fun. Thanks to whoever nominated these!

  6. Eileen says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) vs. First Light (My Morning Jacket) 4.0 vs 6.0

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) vs. Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up) 5.0 vs 3.0

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) vs. Dashboard (Modest Mouse) 7.0 vs. 4.0

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) vs. Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu) 4.0 vs 4.5

  7. Daddy-O says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) vs. First Light (My Morning Jacket) 4.5 vs 6.0

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) vs. Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up) 5.5 vs 4.0

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) vs. Dashboard (Modest Mouse) 6.5 vs 4.0

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) vs. Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu) 3.5 vs 4.0

  8. natalie says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) – 6.5
    First Light (My Morning Jacket) – 9
    i can’t listen to this without getting super pumped. crank it up!

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) – 7.5
    i don’t mean to do it, but i think a mandolin is always at least +0.5
    Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up) – 6
    that was admittedly pretty fun. (i accidentally had stevie wonder playing when i was expecting this and got realllllly confused.)

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) – 7
    Dashboard (Modest Mouse) – 9.5
    i never managed to really get into modest mouse, but this is probably my favorite. brings me right back to seattle 2008.

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) – 7.5
    Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu) – 4

    another fine day in pct-land!

  9. CJRoomba says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) vs. First Light (My Morning Jacket)-5/7

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) vs. Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up)-5/7
    The mash-up reminds me of this girl who used to sing during track practice. She was funny.

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) vs. Dashboard (Modest Mouse)-5.5/6

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) vs. Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu)-5/5

  10. Adam S says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) vs. First Light (My Morning Jacket) 3.5 – 6.5

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) vs. Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up) 6 – 4

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) vs. Dashboard (Modest Mouse) 9 – 7

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) vs. Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu) 6.5 – 6

    Good round today. I’m simultaneously impressed and offended that someone nominated something involved Justin Bieber and N’Sync to this fine music tournament.

  11. Greg says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN): 5
    First Light (My Morning Jacket): 6.5

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes): 6
    Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up): 1

    I’m voting here against my own better judgement. I don’t think it fair that I already have a negative predisposition toward pop and boy bands, thus before listening I have already made up my mind that I’m not going to like anything that I’m about to hear. And after listening to this mash-up it has just reaffirmed my disposition. Mama’s Eyes won just on principle, but not a bad song.

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder): 8.5
    Dashboard (Modest Mouse): 9

    I hate myself for this. I love Stevie Wonder and Sir Duke is easily one of my many favorites, but I have heard it A LOT and right now I’m in the mood for new things. This round goes to a solid effort by Modest Mouse. I honestly don’t think the song deserves a 9, but since in my mind Sir Duke is at least a 9 I have to rate Dashboard at least equal to what I would likely grant Sir Duke. Convoluted thought process.

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade): 4.5
    Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu): 2

    Both songs gave me that “meh” feeling. Thoughtless sounded a lot like a poor Alice In Chains imitation.

  12. joe says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) 4
    First Light (My Morning Jacket) 6

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) 6
    Boyfriend/ Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync) 5

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) 8
    Dashboard (Modest Mouse) 6

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) 6
    Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu) 7

  13. Mark B says:

    See My Eyes (DWNTWN) 6
    First Light (My Morning Jacket) 4

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) 8
    Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync mash-up) 4

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) 6
    Dashboard (Modest Mouse) 9
    Dashboard is right up my alley.

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) 8.5
    Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu) 8
    I really liked both of these.

  14. See My Eyes (DWNTWN) 4.5
    First Light (My Morning Jacket) 5.5

    Mama’s Eyes (Justin Earle Townes) 5
    Boyfriend/ Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/ N’Sync) 6.5
    Kinda need some Friday music and the first three weren’t doing it for me. Luckily Sir Duke and MM are coming up.

    Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) 8.5
    Dashboard (Modest Mouse) 9
    Difficult match up.

    Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) 8
    Thoughtless (Poor Old Lu) 5
    I love Wolf Parade.

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