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an original idea by sfar.

98th edition: "Artists who have moved on to eternity"



Theme chosen by Chris Kuerten:

While ''Song must be from a (formerly) socialist country'' would be a genuinely interesting theme, let's go with something semi-open this time to crank up the number of participants:

Dead Artists Artists who have moved on to eternity

Artist(s) must be dead

or

Alive Artists


Artist(s) must be alive
How to play?
It's very easy! Every game, the winner of the previous edition chooses a theme. Every player sends a song to the manager via PM (don't make it public!) that meets the criteria and after a period of time a playlist is created. Then it's all about listening music, picking your favorite songs and sending your votes to the manager. The song with the most points wins!

How long does the game last?
Games usually last around 20 days (8 days for nomination + 12 days for voting phases), so don't worry, there's plenty of time.

1) Songs Submission Phase: Here you choose a song that complies with the game's theme and send a YouTube link to the manager. This phase lasts around 8 days.

(If two or more players happen to send the same song, the manager will accept the first player's choice and request the others to send a different song. All this will be done privately via PM. You are also allowed to change your submission 2 times.)

2) Voting Phase: You'll have around 12 days to listen to the playlist and send the manager your votes.

(The voting format is explained below. You are allowed to change your vote 1 time.)

3) Final Ceremony: This is where the manager reveals who submitted each song and how many points it got! The ceremony takes place shortly or soon after Phase 2 ends.

(Remember, dates and time will be provided by the manager but they are not set in stone. If it's needed, the manager might change them with previous notice.)

How to vote?
After listening to the playlist, you send your favorite songs via PM to the manager in one of the following formats. Note that you can't vote for your own song. The voting format depends on how many people play:

1) If 27 players or fewer participate, you vote for 10 songs ranked from top to bottom and numbered like this:

Code:
[U]12 Points:[/U] Your favorite song
[U]10 Points:[/U] 2nd favorite song.
[U]8 Points:[/U] 3rd favorite song.
[U]7 Points:[/U] (...)
[U]6 Points:[/U] (...)
[U]5 Points:[/U] (...)
[U]4 Points:[/U] (...)
[U]3 Points:[/U] (...)
[U]2 Points:[/U] (...)
[U]1 Point:[/U] (...)
2) If 28 or more players participate, the manager will host Semifinals. In each Semifinal, you vote for 10 songs as in the previous example. After the semi-finals the manager will publish a list of those songs that have reached the Final and you should vote again. Remember that even if your song doesn't make it through to the Final, you are still allowed and indeed requested to vote in the Final!

What if you don't vote?
If you don't vote, or vote for fewer songs than requested, then you will receive a penalty like this:

1) If you don't vote at all, your song will lose the maximum amount of points. (12 points)

2) If you vote for fewer songs, you will receive penalty points in reverse order of the points awarded (to the songs) in the particular voting format. (9 votes -> 1 point penalty, 8 votes -> 2 points penalty and so on)

Additional info
 
1)If the same song is sent by more than one player, the manager is supposed to ask the second and further players to choose another song.

2) The manager is required to send her/his own votes to MWW (click here), not later than 48 hours before the respective voting deadline (also in semifinals), else the manager's votes will not count.

3) Submission & vote changes: you are allowed to change your submission 2 times, and your vote 1 time.

4) Tiebreak criteria (for songs tied in points after the voting):
1st = amount of sets of top points received. 2nd (if still tied) = amount of 2nd highest points received. And so on.

5) The ideal duration for a 'midsized' BSG edition is 20-21 days: 8 for Nominations, 12 for Voting, 1 for transition or extensions.
The manager is however free to move the dates or extend that duration quite a bit.

6) Late votes: It's common practice in BSG to count late votes until the actual start of the results revelation (or Ceremony).
That could make things tough for the manager though. It's alright if the manager announces (shortly) in advance that the deadline will be strict, but then really no late votes can be accepted (as situations where the manager can arbitrarily decide if a vote counts, could be abused for results manipulation).

7) Here are some helpful links for new managers: Spreadsheet template and Previous Winners List.

8) "Best Song Game" is a simple and catchy label, but one of the purposes of this game is to discover new music.

Past Editions (refer to BSG archive forum)
 

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Participants (19)

Aaron Kstein
acacacacademy
Chris Kuerten
citizen_insane

hammett
HoorayBeer
IBM
Ilovetheblues_86

JesusG
JMG
MWW
Nepoznati Knez

ProudSerb
Redolent
Rob & Stephen
Silent Bird
TheBigFourFTW
UelMac
yellow grass


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Songs

Proof - Life
Jupiter Apple - Act Not Surprised
Marie Laforet - El Cabrestero
SOPHIE - BIPP
Dudu Pukwana & Spear - Sonia
Delia Derbyshire - Pot Au Feu
Senay - Dalkavuk (Baris K Edit)
Jean Adebambo - Paradise
Minnie Riperton - Completeness
Orlann Divo - Beleza Não Vai Embora
Bathory - The Land
Jimmy Campbell - Half Baked
Patrick Juvet - I Love America
Dr John - Such a Night
Nina Simone - Baltimore
Bella Bellow - Rockia
Giacinto Scelsi - Ohoi
Barış Manço - Dereboyu Kavaklar
Charles Mingus - Moanin'

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@Awka Liwen I really had to get in touch with my inner poet to come up with a different theme name, after this display of emotional vulnerability I now expect you to take me out on a date
 

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Cool theme. Only solo artists? What is the criteria if it's a band?
 

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Cool theme. Only solo artists? What is the criteria if it's a band?
I'd say with duos both must be gone, with a band of three 2/3, with a band of four 3/4, etc.
 

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@Awka Liwen I really had to get in touch with my inner poet to come up with a different theme name, after this display of emotional vulnerability I now expect you to take me out on a date
Your chances have plummeted severely after the mortality percentage requirement for bands. 😅
 

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I'd say with duos both must be gone, with a band of three 2/3, with a band of four 3/4, etc.
Yikes!
I take it no Elvis since he keeps coming back from the dead.
 
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I thought I was being lenient by accepting alive artists in a dead artists theme :cry:
 

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Can I pick Steven? He's been dead as an artist and actual human being for a few decades now.

 

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A ''Famous people who later released music'' theme would be kinda fun, although I'd be worried about the quality :p
 

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A ''Famous people who later released music'' theme would be kinda fun, although I'd be worried about the quality :p
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Well Leonard Nimoy "singing" was posted a few games ago, there's also David Hasselhoff, Sam Fox, Naomi Campbell, John McEnroe, the Bryan Brothers, Lee Marvin, and that's just off the top of my head.
It also depends on what you mean as famous people!
 

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Stay on topic folks, don't make me summon Mr. Shatner.
 
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