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This week is the second stop on the Acclaimed Music World Tour, on the bay in San Francisco, California.
This week we'll be voting to determine the best of the best in artists from S.F. and its surroundings as well as their finest tunes.
The rules are as follows:
In voting for this week's HEADLINER, voters have 10 points to distribute among as many artists as they like, with a maximum of 6 points for any one artist. The artist with the most points will be the HEADLINER while the runner-up will take the position of OPENING ACT.
In voting for this week's SET LIST, voters have 25 points to distribute among as many songs as they like, with a maximum of 12 points for any one song. The top ten songs will be played at this week's show.
Remember that the artists or songs that you choose should be associated with San Francisco, California or locations nearby in some way.
The most acclaimed artists of/connected to the Bay Area and its surroundings according to Acclaimed Music (with their all-time rank in parentheses) are:
Sly & the Family Stone (39)
Creedence Clearwater Revival (40)
Grateful Dead (100)
Jefferson Airplane (130)
Janis Joplin/Big Brother and The Holding Company (141)
Green Day (205)
DJ Shadow (252)
Dead Kennedys (348)
Joanna Newsom (349)
Faith No More (355)
Dave Brubeck (368)
Flamin' Groovies (483)
Steve Miller Band (544)
Moby Grape (546)
Quicksilver Messenger Service (627)
Digital Underground (675)
Terry Riley (746)
En Vogue (768)
Here is a short list of acclaimed songs about San Francisco/the Bay Area:
California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas
California Girls - The Beach Boys
California Love - 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre
California Stars - Billy Bragg & Wilco
California Uber Alles - Dead Kennedys
Do You Know the Way to San José - Dionne Warwick
Fake Tales of San Fransico - Arctic Monkeys
Goin' Back to Cali - LL Cool J
I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett
You may of course vote for any artist or song you like provided they have some connection to San Francisco. Songs can be about S.F., they can be written by an artist from S.F. or any other link you can draw to the city or its surroundings.
Our venue this week seems like an ordinary brick building on the outside, but make no mistake: it is one of the most famous venues in rock. THE FILLMORE was one of the main concert venues during the psychedelic explosion of the late-60's in San Francisco, and saw concerts by the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and others. It moved to a larger location by 1969, which later closed, and the original venue re-opened in 1994. Seating about 1,000 guests, it will be an intimate (but not too intimate) venue for this week's show.
This is an idea I want to try out:
I'm going to post the next round's city a week in advance. (For example: next week is Seattle). If anyone wants to choose the venue and write a short bit about it, you can claim it sometime this week. Other rounds are also up for grabs on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Alex, a song I'm adding (and not the least) to the acclaimed SF/Bay Area classics
Dock Of The Bay (first lines were written by Otis in Sausolito)
My votes for artists :
Janis Joplin/Big Brother and The Holding Company (4)
Sly & the Family Stone (2)
Jefferson Airplane (1)
Dave Brubeck (1)
Ok, Bay Area has a solid wikipedia page so it is quite easier :
DJ Shadow (4) : I see him live tomorrow ! Yeah !
Metallica (2) (founded in LA but moved to San Francisco even before their first album)
!!! (2), because they are a great live band
Faith No More (2), same reason !
DJ Shadow - Building Steam with a Grain of Salt (6)
Pavement - Fillmore Jive (6)
DJ Shadow - Blood on the Motorway (4)
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco (2)
The Dodos - The Season (2)
Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity (2)
Rancid - Axiom (1)
Otis Redding - The Dock of the Bay (1)
Metallica - One (1)
Grateful Dead 5
Creedence Clearwater Revival 2
Green Day 1
Down on the Corner 3
Something to Hide 2
Proud Mary 2
Who'll Stop the Rain 2
Boulevard of Broken Dreams 2
Don't Stop Believing 1
Sugar Magnolia 1
Friend of the Devil 1
Till the Morning Comes 1
Uncle John's Band 1
Basket Case 1
When I Come Around 1
Creedence Clearwater Revival (6)
Sly & the Family Stone (3)
Grateful Dead (3)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (12)
Otis Redding - The Dock of the Bay (7)
Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair (6)
There isn't one that stands out the way a few did in the last week.
+3 Janis Joplin
+3 Joanna Newsom
+3 Jefferson Airplane
+1 Green Day
Song votes later.
San Fransico hails two artists in my top 10, so I will give each 5 points:
Creedence Clearwater Revival (5)
Sly and the Famiyl Stone (5)
Now for the songs:
Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (7)
Good Riddance (Tim of Your Life) (7)
When I Come Around (4)
Have You Ever Seen the Rain ? (4)
Everyday People (3)
You are of course correct. The last two were meant to get 2 points each, not 3.
I want to participate in this, but I don't know where all of my favorite artists are from. I'll have to do some research before I can contribute to this.
Dave Brubeck (5)
Sly & The Family Stone (5)
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding (7)
Take Five - Dave Brubeck Quartet (6)
Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone (6)
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie (3)
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival (3)
So I presume, with the inclusion of Pavement in the artists list, that we are extending this week's voting to Northern California generally. If that's the case, I've got a song to vote for that is about a place also in the Central Valley, one that some people may be interested in voting for as well...
Pavement (4 pts.)
Sly and the Family Stone (4 pts.)
Imperial Teen (2 pts.)
I love Otis Redding... you all know that. But he's already getting his song through, and it's not one of my favorites of his, so I'll vote for some others instead.
"Folsom Prison Blues," Johnny Cash (9 pts.) - "I'm stuck in Folsom Prison, and time keeps draggin' on."
"Unfair," Pavement (9 pts.) - That's right... I'm voting for it again. Why? Because: "Up to the top of the Shasta Gulch/and to the bottom of the Tahoe lakes/manmade deltas and concrete rivers/the South takes what the North delivers"
"New Speedway Boogie," Grateful Dead (4 pts.) - Their response to Altamont... "Spent a little time on the mountain/Spent a little time on the hill/Things went down we don't understand/but I think in time we will"
"Fake Tales of San Francisco," Arctic Monkeys (1 pt.) - "He talks of San Francisco, he's from Hunter's Bar/I don't quite know the distance/But I'm sure that's far"
"Welcome to Paradise," Green Day (1 pt.) - "I want to take you through a wasteland I like to call my home/Welcome To Paradise!"
"Lodi," Creedence Clearwater Revival (1 pt.) - "Oh! Lord, stuck in Lodi again."
"We Built This City," by Starship (0 pts.)
Why is Santana missing?
Sly & The Family Stone - 2
Santana - 2
Wendy & Bonnie - 2
Con Funk Shun - 1
Matthew Larkin Cassell - 2
Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1
Tower of Power
Four to CCR
Three to Green Day
Two to Faith no More
One to Jefferson Airplane
Ten to California Stars
Ten to I Left my Heart In San Francisco
Five to California Dreaming
Faith No More 4
Sly & The Family Stone 2
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding 10
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash 7
Fake Tales of San Francisco by Arctic Monkeys 4
Misty Mountain Hop by Led Zeppelin 2
Lights by Journey 2
Sly & the Family Stone (2)
DJ Shadow (2)
Jefferson Airplane (2)
Otis Redding, “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” (13)
Arctic Monkeys, “Fake Tales of San Francisco” (3)
Johnny Cash, “Folsom Prison Blues” (3)
The Pretty Things, “S.F. Sorrow Is Born” (3)
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, “Mean Old Frisco Blues” (3)
(I arbitrarily decided to dock points from Pavement since they’re not quite from the Bay Area proper. Similar thing for “Folsom Prison Blues.”)
Favorite sports team from this area: your 2010 world champion San Francisco Giants (the Oakland A’s Mustache Gang from 1972-74 is also in contention).
Voting for Round 3 starts today, but since Round 2 got off to a late start voting will close at 11:59 PM forum time tomorrow (Monday).
Sorry for voting that late. Is it still time ?
Sly Stone 2
Janis Joplin 1
Merle Haggard 1
Otis Redding - The Dock Of the Bay 12
Jesse Fuller - San Francisco Bay Blues 7
Maxime le Forestier - San Francisco 6
+2 - CCR
+2 - Joanna Newsom
+1 - Big Brother and the Holding Company