Bracket results/discussion

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Bracket results/discussion

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So the scores have been posted at http://challonge.com/GRB_cover_tourney_20. I'll hold off on starting the Sweet 16 matches until tomorrow morning.

What were your favorite songs/versions? Any upsets?
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Re: Round 1 results

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1) Favorite song was I Feel It Coming by Skinny Living
2) Best thing I didn't know before was Fripp’s guitar tracks on Heroes (thx luke)
3) Biggest surprise is that I voted for both of wart's entries. I never realized we had so much in common.

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Re: Round 1 results

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Now that we've knocked half of them out, I thought maybe I could pick a winner. I mean my personal bias is towards Hey Jude, but I definitely have underestimated the Nirvana juggernaut. I feel like their is a good chance Nirvana wins, but I think it's possible one of the odd balls win as well. I could even see Les Claypools group winning.

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Re: Round 1 results

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Radbird wrote:1) Favorite song was I Feel It Coming by Skinny Living
2) Best thing I didn't know before was Fripp’s guitar tracks on Heroes (thx luke)
3) Biggest surprise is that I voted for both of wart's entries. I never realized we had so much in common.
We all have a lot more in common than we know. I am really a nice guy. Honest.

Both my entries lost. I was not surprised, but not bummed either the competition was tough.

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Re: Round 1 results

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Put on some headphones and listen to Peter Tosh tear up Johnny B Good. Which, by the way, is named after the late great St Louis piano player Johnny Johnson.

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Re: Round 1 results

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Sweet 16 results are in, Elite 8 bracket posted.

Upsets? I was surprised a couple songs won in the last round, and I was equally surprised at a couple that ended in ties and had to be extended.

Looking forward to the Elite 8! I'll only post 2 matches at a time from here on out, and I've extended the voting to 3 days per match.

Johnny B Goode vs Come Together is an especially difficult match. And I suspect this round is where Roy Clark goes down, since he's up against Chris Cornell's fantastic cover of Nothing Compares 2 U. :cry:

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I'm salty that an inferior version of "To Love Somebody" is still alive while mine got crushed in the first round last tourney (to the eventual champion, but still).

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cardsfansince82 wrote:I'm salty that an inferior version of "To Love Somebody" is still alive while mine got crushed in the first round last tourney (to the eventual champion, but still).
I looked at the first bracket, but must have missed that. I wouldn't have picked mine if I did. I may have chosen something else off of Nina Simone's To Love Somebody album (the title track being far superior to your dirty bus hippies' lazy stroll), however. Excellent album.

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Now you’re #trashtalkin

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Re: Bracket results/discussion

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The championship match is posted! Hey Jude versus Ghost of Tom Joad. I'll admit I didn't expect that Rage cover to advance as far as it has.

Can lipp repeat as champion?! Who here pledges to snipe the poll at the 11th hour to prevent this?

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