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About Janos Marton

Janos Marton is a lawyer, advocate and writer.

Memorial Music Tournament: Sweet 16, 2nd Draw

Here’s the second set of Sweet 16 contenders.  There are some very strong matchups here, with average scores from previous rounds coming in at about 7.5 and up. Vote by commenting below before midnight on Thursday.  Here’s your playlist: Division … Continue reading

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Memorial Music Tournament: Sweet 16!

RESULTS First off, let’s extend congratulations to Maegan and her partner on welcoming Guillermo’s nephew on July 24! Good news, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” will be continuing on, which has apparently been successful in soothing other tournament babies to sleep. … Continue reading

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Memorial Tournament: Round 2 (G & H)

REALLY CLOSE RESULTS THIS ROUND: “Tiny Dancer” (Elton John) def. “The Joker” (Steve Miller Band), 118.7-92.9. Tiny Dancer with today’s high score. It’ll be heavily favored next round. “Paradise” (John Prine) def. “Chicago” (Sufjan Stevens), 102.5-98.7. “Train in Vain” (The … Continue reading

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Memorial Tournament: Round 2 (E & F)

RESULTS!!! This was the overall highest scoring day of Round 2 so far, and saw only the second song this round to achieve an average score over 8.0! Blind Melon started off strong, but in the end, “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) … Continue reading

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Memorial Tournament: Round 2 (C& D)

RESULTS: There were really some close ones today! Except for “Stand by Me”, which rolled to its 11th consecutive tournament victory. Division C “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) defeats “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole) 102.3 to 79 (7.9 to 6 average). … Continue reading

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Beginning of Memorial Tournament Round 2!

RESULTS The next round will see us selecting our division winners! At this point, it’s all about standing up to repetition, as tournaments answer the question, “Which song do you never tire of?” In this round, the crowd found that … Continue reading

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Memorial Tournament: Division H

Results: The votes broke late for “Valerie”, which was close a huge upset at the hands of Rage Against the Machine. “In My Life” (The Beatles) def. “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” (Digable Planets), 129-97.5  “Wagon Wheel” (Old Crow … Continue reading

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Memorial Tournament: Division G

RESULTS “Tiny Dancer” (Elton John)  defeats  “Higher Love” (Steve Winwood), 136.3 to 105.4 (8 to 6.2 average) “Paradise” (John Prine) defeats “Louisiana Woman/Mississippi Man” (Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn), 120.7 to 105.2  (7.1 to 6.1 average) “The Joker” (Steve Miller) … Continue reading

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Memorial Tournament: Division E

Results: No upsets in this strong-scoring division, but Hallelujah looks like the song to watch in the next round. “Under Pressure” (Queen and David Bowie)  defeats  “Angel From Montgomery” (John Prine) 165.9 to 146.8 (7.9 to 7 average) “Home” (Edward … Continue reading

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Memorial Tournament: Division D

RESULTS BELOW These results are pretty remarkable, basically no difference between the four winners, which means the next two rounds will be very interesting. Also means Don’t Stop Believin’ may not be the powerhouse many of us assumed it would … Continue reading

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