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BFT 105 Signup Thread

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For some of us, it's been a long, stressful year. We've had sports drama galore, relentless political dissension, meteorological terror, and who knows how many personal dramas that nobody knows about but our own self. Stress and drama, stress and drama, stress and drama. And more stress and drama.

And now the holiday season bears down on us, which inevitably brings...you know what it brings.

Probably the last thing anybody's looking for in a December Blindfold Test is a lot of "difficult" music (or "a lot" of anything, really...). December's a busy month and you probably won't have the time or the inclination for that. A short collection of nice tunes that doesn't eat up a lot of physical time and mental space, that's the ticket, some stuff you can listen to in the car while shopping, or at work or, maybe, the bedroom.

But - you still want music that's got some substance to it, not some trite bunch of superficial piffle You like to chill out but not to go brain-dead in the process. So what I've gone for here is both substance and style - music that can be enjoyed at the surface level, but also music with more than enough substance to reward the kind of immersion that we like to experience if/when we have the time. And fwiw, I think that this particular mix will get an overall favorable rating on the Wife/Girlfriend/Date/Etc. scale. It did here. That'll reduce a lot of stress right there!

When creating this set-list, I had just a few prerequisites - it had to come in at under an hour, the selections needed to flow well, yet contrast with each other, and everything had to have smile-inducing potential for both the Organissimo audience and a broader, more general audience, the kind of people we end up spending a lot of time around at this time of year. And NO HOLIDAY SONGS!!!

To that end, there are 14 selections, and the disc lasts 58 minutes. The one thing every track has in common is that every one of them has at some point sent me into one or more sessions of obsessive track-repeating because of the groove they hit (and by "groove", I mean the tempo of each piece, and how the performance makes love to that tempo. The tempos will vary, but that aspect of the performances will not, or at least, have not to me). And NO HOLIDAY SONGS!!!

Not going to be a whole lot of straight-up 4/4 swing (but what there is is choice), and there will be a larger-than-usual performances featuring voices and/or electric instruments, as well as a few things that straddle the line between jazz & R&B (and other "popular musics"). But those things all wear their jazz on their sleeve quite explicitly. Still, if that's a hardcore deal-breaker, well, there it is.

So, if you'd like to participate in the collection of Discriminating Music For Non-Critical Listening, please let me know. My PM box has this annoying tendency to fill up faster than I clean it out, so feel free to email me through the board, or directly at musicaconcarne@yahoo.com Downloads or hard copies will be available, so take your pick.

Thanks in advance to the venerable Jeff Crompton for his invaluable assistance in distribution.

And now, back to BFT 104 - some good stuff on their that has yet to be identified. Please help!

Edited by JSngry

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Will there be any holiday songs?

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Not unless you put them on there yourself. :g

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Not unless you put them on there yourself. :g

Oh, yeah - If I'm distributing the BFT for you, I can reshape it in my own image....

Okay, forget what Jim said above. BFT 105 will now be half uber-annoying avant-garde and half recordings made before 1923. Enjoy!

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But still no holiday songs, right?

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DL for me, too - although I have not much hope that my commitments will allow for extended listening nor comments. Besides normal work chores, we will move home to a different part of town starting next week, so for me, stress galore will continue right until the end of this year.

But nevertheless, some nice music is always fine ....

Just send the links to my pm box, which always has some space left for a download link ... :)

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Download for me, please! Since I haven't even had time to listen to, much less offer the usual incoherent comments about, the current BFT, perhaps we should get together for lunch, dinner, or drinks, and then you can get the full in-person effect!

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Wow, not sure what Jim's got against Billie Holiday, but I'm doing my Christmas dreaming a little early this year. Hoping to hear something from the Chipmunks' Christmas album... yeah, that would be almost good. I'll take a download please, any way I can get it.

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Wow, not sure what Jim's got against Billie Holiday, but I'm doing my Christmas dreaming a little early this year. Hoping to hear something from the Chipmunks' Christmas album... yeah, that would be almost good. I'll take a download please, any way I can get it.

All I can do is just stand in awe at the level of genius behind that quote. ;):g

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I would like to participate via download.

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Wow, not sure what Jim's got against Billie Holiday, but I'm doing my Christmas dreaming a little early this year. Hoping to hear something from the Chipmunks' Christmas album... yeah, that would be almost good. I'll take a download please, any way I can get it.

All I can do is just stand in awe at the level of genius behind that quote. ;):g

On the internet, there is no such thing as a wish. There are only requests.

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Our roster so far:

  • jeffcrom
  • The Magnificent Goldberg
  • Hot Ptah (hard copy)
  • Bright Moments
  • mikeweil
  • Big Al
  • Jim R
  • relyles
  • Hardbopjazz

Still plenty time to sign up, and again - this one is not going to be about "challenges". It's just a short (58 minutes) collection of accessible-but-quality tracks compiled with an eye towards generating smiles and/or grins. So don't worry about not having time to respond "in depth" or anything. Whatever "depth" there is will be pretty-much obvious, as will several of the artists (and I'll tell you right now, there will be a few that will be all but impossible to miss, seriously impossible to miss).

In the meantime, there's a few cuts on Hot Ptah's 104 that are driving me nuts from not being able to identify them. HELP!

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I'll partcipate if I have a hard copy.

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That will not be a problem!

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Our roster so far:

  • jeffcrom
  • The Magnificent Goldberg
  • Hot Ptah (hard copy)
  • Bright Moments
  • mikeweil
  • Big Al
  • Jim R
  • relyles
  • Hardbopjazz

Still plenty time to sign up, and again - this one is not going to be about "challenges". It's just a short (58 minutes) collection of accessible-but-quality tracks compiled with an eye towards generating smiles and/or grins. So don't worry about not having time to respond "in depth" or anything. Whatever "depth" there is will be pretty-much obvious, as will several of the artists (and I'll tell you right now, there will be a few that will be all but impossible to miss, seriously impossible to miss).

In the meantime, there's a few cuts on Hot Ptah's 104 that are driving me nuts from not being able to identify them. HELP!

About those cuts on BFT 104, a Reveal will be posted next Friday, November 30, so that gives everyone over a week to participate yet.

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About those cuts on BFT 104, a Reveal will be posted next Friday, November 30, so that gives everyone over a week to participate yet.

And I wish they would, too. It's such a lovely BFT!!!

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Our updated roster:

  • jeffcrom
  • The Magnificent Goldberg
  • Hot Ptah (hard copy)
  • Bright Moments
  • mikeweil
  • Big Al
  • Jim R
  • relyles
  • Hardbopjazz
  • kh1958 (hard copy)
  • alex

Still a week to go on BFT 104, somebody PLEASE identify the first and last cuts and the Lester Young soundalike, PLEASE!), and still time to sign up for #105.

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I'll take a shot at it, hopefully no Kenny G! Download is fine for me.

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Our participants so far:

  • jeffcrom
  • The Magnificent Goldberg
  • Hot Ptah (hard copy)
  • Bright Moments
  • mikeweil
  • Big Al
  • Jim R
  • relyles
  • Hardbopjazz
  • kh1958 (hard copy)
  • alex
  • NIS
  • felser

And no Kenny G.

But - a George Butler-era BN cut will be included. But not one of the sucky ones.

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What the hell, I'm in for a download. Thanks! December will be a crazy month, but I will find time to fit it in. :g

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