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Tournament Day 17: Country Classics, Studio Innovation, Blues Rock, Power Ballads

Day 17 Match-Ups Alright, I’m making a call. I am unfortunately too busy/stressed/unemployed to keep to the regular schedule of posting as often as I was, even with the ease of SurveyMonkey versus manual entry, so will be toning it … Continue reading

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MIRST Competitors Release (7 of 13): Psychedelia, 1966-1969

Note: All information below is based on my notes from my History of Rock course. The songs found at the bottom will be competing in our “Most Influential Rock Song of all Time” (MIRST) tournament, which will begin here at LivingTheDream.org on … Continue reading

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MIRST Competitors Release (5 of 13): American Responses, 1964-1966

When the British invaded, America was simultaneously moving away from the Brill Building model- emergence of the singer-songwriter came with Bob Dylan. Credited with turning the “we” of the traditional folk revival themes into a “me.” Bore criticism when he … Continue reading

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Opening Tracks and Radio Songs: Day 4

This is a really fun set, as evidenced by the presence of one of the kings of funk in the match-ups. Combine that with some mainstays and we’ve got ourselves a good set of songs. But first, the results of … Continue reading

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Royal Rumble, Game 7/8: Double Header

The scores are in, and Led Zeppelin now finds itself one game away from victory! “In My Time of Dying” defeats “Do It Again,” 58.7-53.6. We now stand at the cusp of the end of this tournament and our coaches … Continue reading

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Royal Rumble: Game 2

Votes are in the bag, and Strike 1 has been awarded. “Are you serious?” Bono might be yelling. If he saw these results, that’s definitely what he’d be yelling. Final scores for Game 1: Zeppelin’s “Going To California” powers for … Continue reading

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Last Band Standing Restart: Marathon Edition

Votes due by Saturday at midnight: And we’re back with a bang! After our last call for coaches, people popped up out of the woodwork left and right- so much so that we ended up with eight new bands in … Continue reading

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