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message 1: by Spacepig (new)

Spacepig Pig | 1473 comments I think this is Rob's first nomination for the Fave Artists, and he has come up with American singer/songwriter Josh Ritter, an artist I am aware he has been championing recently, but not one I know much (anything) about.

Wiki says he has 9 albums out, so there should be plenty to choose from.

Noms as ever close at 10 pm on Sunday. Busy weekend coming up for me, one gig tonight done and dusted, another tomorrow, then Paddy's Day on Saturday. If I survive this I will see you all back here at the end of it.


message 2: by Tech XXIII (new)

Tech XXIII  | 6564 comments okeedokee,

i've read that rob rates josh ritter as his 'artist of the decade' - i agree - 1840 -1850, no-one was making better records! :)

Girl In The War

https://youtu.be/kqLssKusGzM


message 3: by Rob (new)

Rob Campbell | 477 comments Indeed, it is my first nomination. Hard to pick a favourite track, but I knew that it had to be one from the majestic "So Runs The World Away" album - an album that unspools more like a literary novel than a record, full of stories, vivid imagery and his brilliant trademark lyrics.

Girl In The War
Rattling Locks

https://youtu.be/uhut5bUdaoQ


message 4: by Tim (last edited Mar 16, 2018 01:30AM) (new)

Tim Franklin | 8882 comments I heard this track on one of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour shows. Fantastic!

Girl In The War
Rattling Locks
Idaho

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=56SybSa...


message 5: by Brass Neck (new)

Brass Neck | 3694 comments Girl In a The War
Rattling Locks
Idaho
The Curse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXBI2...


message 6: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8882 comments Disposing of rogue 'Smithism'

Girl In The War
Rattling Locks
Idaho
The Curse


message 7: by Val (new)

Val H. | 14828 comments After Tim

Girl In The War
Rattling Locks
Idaho
The Curse
Bone Of Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ogF...


message 8: by Sj (last edited Mar 17, 2018 07:22AM) (new)

Sj Brooke | 2131 comments afterVal

Girl In The War
Rattling Locks
Idaho
The Curse
Bone Of Song
Getting Ready To Get Down

https://youtu.be/HnQ89jZvZD0


message 9: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5666 comments I'm still enjoying listening to Mind's Eye..but we've had that one recently..so I'll go with this one....

Girl In The War
Rattling Locks
Idaho
The Curse
Bone Of Song
Getting Ready To Get Down
Showboat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CUgA...


message 10: by Lez (new)

Lez | 7490 comments After Duke

Girl In The War
Rattling Locks
Idaho
The Curse
Bone Of Song
Getting Ready To Get Down
Showboat
New Lover

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xwFPq8E...

I now remember my nephew recommending him many years ago but I never got round to listening. I really like him, so thanks Rob!


message 11: by SussexWelsh (new)

SussexWelsh | 5292 comments After Lez

Girl In The War
Rattling Locks
Idaho
The Curse
Bone Of Song
Getting Ready To Get Down
Showboat
New Lover
To The Dogs Or Whoever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Xj9...


message 12: by Spacepig (new)

Spacepig Pig | 1473 comments Noms closed, will be back soon to sort out the voting


message 13: by Spacepig (new)

Spacepig Pig | 1473 comments Sorry for the late closing, real life and all that stuff again.

Nine noms, 3 votes each, voting closes at 10 pm Thursday. Just so so so many gigs on just now that I can't remember if I will here at that time or not this week but if not, when I get back, etc, etc, etc.

The playlist is here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

And our noms:

Girl In The War
Rattling Locks
Idaho
The Curse
Bone Of Song
Getting Ready To Get Down
Showboat
New Lover
To The Dogs Or Whoever

Enjoy the week gang, stay safe and warm.


message 14: by Rob (new)

Rob Campbell | 477 comments Right, I'll get the voting started, Knowing these songs so well allows me to vote without even listening to the playlist. All good noms by the way, but surprised that "Kathleen" didn't get a look in; maybe I should have nominated it. Also nice to see that each of his 7 most recent albums are represented.

3 - The Curse
2- Showboat
1- Getting Ready To Get Down


Girl In The War
Rattling Locks
Idaho
The Curse - 3
Bone Of Song
Getting Ready To Get Down - 1
Showboat - 2
New Lover
To The Dogs Or Whoever


message 15: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5666 comments After Rob:

To The Dogs Or Whoever - 3
Getting Ready To Get Down - 2
New Lover - 1

Girl In The War
Rattling Locks
Idaho
The Curse - 3
Bone Of Song
Getting Ready To Get Down - 3
Showboat - 2
New Lover - 1
To The Dogs Or Whoever - 3


message 16: by Val (new)

Val H. | 14828 comments I struggled to find a song I liked to nominate but I really enjoyed the playlist - plenty echoes of songwriters whose work I enjoy - Paul Simon, Jimmy Webb, Tom T. Hall, Dylan and even Leonard Cohen. It's a shame there weren't more nominations.

The Curse - 3
Girl In The War - 2
Idaho - 1

Girl In The War - 2
Rattling Locks
Idaho - 1
The Curse - 6
Bone Of Song
Getting Ready To Get Down - 3
Showboat - 2
New Lover - 1
To The Dogs Or Whoever - 3


message 17: by Lez (new)

Lez | 7490 comments After Val

Curse 3
Girl 2
Getting Ready 1

Girl In The War - 4
Rattling Locks
Idaho - 1
The Curse - 9
Bone Of Song
Getting Ready To Get Down - 4
Showboat - 2
New Lover - 1
To The Dogs Or Whoever - 3


message 18: by SussexWelsh (last edited Mar 21, 2018 05:11AM) (new)

SussexWelsh | 5292 comments After Lez

Rattling Locks 3
Bone Of Song 2
New Lover 1

Girl In The War - 4
Rattling Locks - 3
Idaho - 1
The Curse - 9
Bone Of Song - 2
Getting Ready To Get Down - 4
Showboat - 2
New Lover - 2
To The Dogs Or Whoever - 3


message 19: by Tech XXIII (new)

Tech XXIII  | 6564 comments eftersussex,

3 - rattling
2 - ready
1 - lover

Girl In The War - 4
Rattling Locks - 6
Idaho - 1
The Curse - 9
Bone Of Song - 2
Getting Ready To Get Down - 6
Showboat - 2
New Lover - 3
To The Dogs Or Whoever - 3


message 20: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8882 comments After tech

Rattling Locks - 3
Getting Ready To Get Down - 2
New Lover - 1

Girl In The War - 4
Rattling Locks - 9
Idaho - 1
The Curse - 9
Bone Of Song - 2
Getting Ready To Get Down - 8
Showboat - 2
New Lover - 4
To The Dogs Or Whoever - 3


message 21: by Tech XXIII (new)

Tech XXIII  | 6564 comments snap!


message 22: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8882 comments Tech wrote: "snap!"

Hey! I could've c&p'd instead of listening to the playlist. ;-)


message 23: by Lez (new)

Lez | 7490 comments Tim wrote: "Tech wrote: "snap!"

Hey! I could've c&p'd instead of listening to the playlist. ;-)"


Only if you didn’t add your votes..... 🙄


message 24: by Tech XXIII (new)

Tech XXIII  | 6564 comments the voice of logic! :)

wish i'd c&p'd instead of listening to the playlist! boom! (sorry rob) :)


message 25: by Rob (new)

Rob Campbell | 477 comments Philistine! It's a lot better than all of that rap/mournful British-whiney-voiced rubbish I had to wade through on the N/E/S/W voting thread this morning!,


message 26: by suzysunshine7 (new)

suzysunshine7 | 14594 comments Rob wrote: "Philistine! It's a lot better than all of that rap/mournful British-whiney-voiced rubbish I had to wade through on the N/E/S/W voting thread this morning!,"

Now there's a really fab Forum Username for you to try out, tech! ...

Phyllis Styne ... ;o>


message 27: by suzysunshine7 (new)

suzysunshine7 | 14594 comments WoW? - I never expected this one to be so challenging?! ;oO ...

After Tim ...

The Curse - 3
Idaho - 2
Rattling Locks - 1

Girl In The War - 4
Rattling Locks - 10
Idaho - 3
The Curse - 12
Bone Of Song - 2
Getting Ready To Get Down - 8
Showboat - 2
New Lover - 4
To The Dogs Or Whoever - 3

I do really like quite a few of the Songs, and there certainly are some very beautiful and some very clever Lyrics too, and I can also recognise that the guy can sing ... but unfortunately I don't like or rate his voice as being anything that is in any way unique, or distinctive, or memorable to me at all - and that's one of the things that matters the most when it comes to me liking Singers ... sorry, Rob ;o<


message 28: by Rob (new)

Rob Campbell | 477 comments Fair enough. If you don't like the voice, that's a difficult thing to get past. I don't rate David Bowie for the same reason, even though I recognise that I'm in a very small minority.

I think that Josh Ritter has got a decent voice, but it's the lyrics and music that put him head and shoulders above most singer/songwriters for me.


message 29: by suzysunshine7 (new)

suzysunshine7 | 14594 comments He does have a very decent voice but I personally tend to go all out for voices that I can immediately recognise and distinguish from all of the others on the Music Scene - even if I've never heard the Song that they are singing before. Unfortunately I can't seem to manage to do that with Josh Ritter.

If I tell you that I'm a massive and lifelong Erasure and Freddie Mercury fan perhaps that might help to explain it far better - LOL! ;o>


message 30: by Lez (new)

Lez | 7490 comments Rob wrote: "Fair enough. If you don't like the voice, that's a difficult thing to get past. I don't rate David Bowie for the same reason, even though I recognise that I'm in a very small minority.

I think tha..."


You’re not alone about Bowie, Rob. I was always completely neutral about him and don’t own anything by him. My husband felt the same way.


message 31: by Rob (new)

Rob Campbell | 477 comments Good to know I'm not on my own then!

Melody, lyrics, proper instruments, atmosphere - that's the four things that tend to dictate whether I like a song/album/artist.


message 32: by suzysunshine7 (new)

suzysunshine7 | 14594 comments ! BUMP ! ;o>


message 33: by Spacepig (new)

Spacepig Pig | 1473 comments Sorry gang, zonked out in my chair last night, blissfully unaware that I had a game to close off.

OK, winner this round, Tim's nom, The Curse. Two points behind and grabbing the silver, Rob's own nom Rattling Locks, and filling the podium, SJ with Getting Ready To Get Down.

Have to admit, I had a go at the playlist - not for me I'm afraid but I am glad that a few of you seemed to enjoy this artist.


message 34: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5666 comments Not a bad artist Rob...and although I thought some of songs were more country orientated, at least to my ears, there were some in that playlist that I enjoyed.....I'm still listening to Mind's eye.

Well done to the winners & to Rob on his first artist nomination.


message 35: by suzysunshine7 (last edited Mar 23, 2018 11:03AM) (new)

suzysunshine7 | 14594 comments YAYYY!!! - Congratulations Mr B! ... x

And very well nominated Rob and Sj ... x x ;o>

(Edited after reading Tim's post below ;o>)


message 36: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8882 comments Not guilty m'lud. The Curse was nommed by Brassy; mine was Idaho.


message 37: by Rob (new)

Rob Campbell | 477 comments The Curse is a worthy winner - a brilliant story with exceptional original storytelling.

To be honest, Duke, I'd say that most of his best songs didn't even make the playlist. I enjoy his country songs less because I think his more original and clever stuff is what makes him special.

If you have time to listen to "So runs the world away" in it's entirety, I'd highly recommend it.


message 38: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5666 comments Will do! :)


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