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Friday, June 10

You’ve Got Game: Cool Dominos


We had a lot of fun with cool this week, but remember: Don’t try this at home; Cool is the third rail of cool. We had trained professionals (Meg White, Martin Amis, Catherine Deneuve, and Berry Goldwater) standing by at all times. Albeit, mostly just to watch as I electrocuted myself.

So let’s have a little more fun with cool, shall we?

This week’s category is Music. You can choose an artist, album, or song, so you have a fair amount of leeway.

But we’re going to bring the difficulty up a notch. Same principle, one entry’s last letter is the next entry’s first letter, but this time each player makes two entries. The first entry is something that falls within the standard boundaries of cool, the second falls outside its bounds. The trick is that the player is attesting to liking both choices.

For example, I could not use ‘Belle and Sebastian’ for my entry, because I only like ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ and ‘Tigermilk.’ Conversely, I shouldn’t use ‘Beautiful’ because, well, I like a lot of Christina Aguilera.

This game should be fun because you will, in part, be playing with yourself. For example, if we start with ‘N,’ here is how the first few rounds could go:

Doctor_Erik: ‘Nick Drake / Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (The Police)’

Elina_Andreou: ‘Coldplay / Yanni

AltFratGuy595: ‘It’s Hard to Find a Friend (Pedro the Lion) / David Gray



The Rules:

1) First letter of your entry begins with the last letter of previous entry. Every turn consists of two entries; the first entry is what you think people will consider ‘cool,’ the second entry, ‘uncool.’ You must like both choices. Separate the entries with a slash.
  • If you are using a song or album, put the artist’s name in parenthesis. (This is only for clarity; it will have no role in what letter is played.)
  • Articles do not count. (Ignore ‘the’ and ‘a.’)
  • Spell out numbers and symbols, example: ‘#1 Hits from Motown’ would be appropriate for the letter N for ‘number.’
  • Unsure of a correct spelling or full song title? Go Here.

2) No Repeats, but if someone has listed a song or album, and you’re willing to expand the category to the full artist, that will count.
3) If you want to critique someone’s choice, you have to start by playing your turn, not a suggestion for what their turn should have been. I’ll delete any post that doesn’t move the game forward, you sons of bitches.
4) You can place as many entries as you want, but someone else has to go between each of your entries.
5) If two people post a turn off the same entry, the first post will be the path taken. The second post will be ignored. If it gets missed and people start playing off the second post, then just keep the game moving.
6) If someone makes a wrong entry, either by using a repeat, not making two entries, or not beginning with the last letter of the previous, ignore it and take your turn.


I’ll go first with:

68 Comments:

6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

XTC / The Call

 


6/10/2005
Anonymous anna writes:

Luscious Jackson/New Kids on the Block

This is harder than it looks.

 


6/10/2005
Anonymous dr. modest writes:

The Killers/Sugar Ray

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Yaz / Zen Garden (Various New Age Artists)

 


6/10/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

Nina Simone/Enya

 


6/10/2005
Anonymous anna writes:

Air/Robert Palmer

 


6/10/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

Rust Never Sleeps (Neil Young)/Seal

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Will writes:

Linger (The Cranberries)/Justin Timberlake

 


6/10/2005
Anonymous anna writes:

Lips Like Sugar (Echo and the Bunnymen)/REO Speedwagon

Playing off Another Dan.

 


6/10/2005
Blogger robotomy writes:

Nico / Ode to Billy Joe (that "Tallahatchie Bridge" song by Bobbie Gentry)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Elliott Smith / How Deep Is Your Love (The Bee Gees)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Earth Wind & Fire / Eurythmics

Will, your second entry needed to begin with the letter r, from linger. Both good choices though.

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

The Sugercubes / "Say You, Say Me" (l. richie)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Erykah Badu / Under The Pink (Tori Amos)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

Kirsty MacColl / "Love Cats" (as performed by Paul Anka on his new CD)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Syd Straw / The Who

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

Oingo Boingo / Oasis

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

The Sundays / Sister Souljah

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

"Heaven" (Psych Furs) / The New Monkees

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Smashing Pumpkins / Sara Smile (Hall & Oates)

 


6/10/2005
Anonymous anna writes:

Erasure/Elton John

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Nirvana / Adam Ant

 


6/10/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Tegan and Sara/Alicia Keys

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Stone Roses / Swing Out Sister

 


6/10/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Rilo Kiley/You Can't Walk in Your Sleep (The Go Gos)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

P.I.L (Public Image Limited) / Living Colour

 


6/10/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Run (Snow Patrol)/Natalie Imbruglia

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Aimee Mann / Natalie Merchant

 


6/10/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

TV on the Radio/Our House (Madness)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Elvis Costello / Of the Heart, Of the Soul, and Of the Cross: The Utopian Experience (P.M. Dawn)

 


6/10/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

Ella Fitzgerald/Doris Day

 


6/10/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Yuko and Hiro (Blur)/Our Lips are Sealed (The Go Gos)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

DJ Shadow / Wendy and Lisa

 


6/10/2005
Blogger dan writes:

The Decemberists / Superstar (The Carpenters)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

All of my Everything (The Promise Ring)/Get Your Freak On (Missy Elliot)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

The Notwist / Tone-Loc

 


6/10/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Cause = Time (Broken Social Scene)/ Endangered Species (Deep Forest

 


6/10/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

Steely Dan/Nick of Time (Bonnie Raitt)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

Elkland / "Don't Mess With Dr. Dream" (Thompson Twins)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

More Than Us (Travis)/Sunday Morning (No Doubt)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

Gorilaz / Zap Mama

 


6/10/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Andrew Bird / Do Re Mi (The Sound of Music)

 


6/10/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Iron & Wine/Elastica

 


6/11/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

Aretha Franklin/Night and Day (Joe Jackson)

 


6/11/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

YMO (early electronic Japanese group) / The Osmonds

 


6/11/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Set Out Running (Neko Case)/Gone (NSYNC)

 


6/11/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

Eliane Elias/Share the Land (The Guess Who)

 


6/11/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Dear Catastrophe Waitress (Belle and Sebastian)/Scissor Sisters

 


6/11/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

Songs in the Key of Life (Stevie Wonder/ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)

 


6/11/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

One Long Pair of Eyes (Robyn Hitchcock 'n' the Egyptians) / Songs About Jane (Maroon 5)

 


6/11/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Everything is Wrong (Moby)/Get Rich or Die tryin' (50 Cent)

 


6/12/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

The New York Rock and Soul Revue/The Everly Brothers

 


6/12/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

The New York Rock and Soul Revue (Various Artists)/The Everly Brothers

Clarifying previous post

 


6/12/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Stranger's Almanac (Whiskeytown)/California (Phantom Planet aka the theme song to the OC)

 


6/12/2005
Blogger dan writes:

A.C. Newman / Naughty Girl (Beyonce)

 


6/12/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Lone Justice / Everything But the Girl

 


6/12/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Loretta Lynn/Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinead O'Conner)

 


6/12/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

Unplugged (Tony Bennett)/Diane Schuur

 


6/12/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

R.E.M. (Four man version) / Macy Gray

 


6/12/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Suzanne Vega

 


6/12/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

A House / Eric Carmen

 


6/12/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Numb (Portishead)/Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson)

 


6/12/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

You Can't Do That (The Beatles) / Terence Trent D'Arby

 


6/12/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

You Gotta Pay the Band (Abbey Lincoln featuring Stan Getz)/Deja Vu (Fareed Haque)

 


6/12/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

"Under the Milky Way" (The Church) / Yellow

 


6/12/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Weezer / Rock Your Body (Justin TImberlake)

 


6/12/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

You Are Free (Cat Power)/The Ego Has Landed (Robbie Williams)

 


6/14/2005
Anonymous Ileana writes:

Dreamgirl (Dave Matthews Band)/Le Rai C'est Chic (Cheb Mami)

 


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