Expecting Rain

Go to main page
It is currently Fri July 19th, 2019, 06:07 GMT

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 63 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri August 19th, 2016, 07:57 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat September 13th, 2008, 03:43 GMT
Posts: 5161
kuddukan wrote:
I agree, let's do a new project on this but don't let the riff raff decide on it. 8)
Direct democracy will get you nowhere. You can't blame folks for voting for what they've heard but at a minimum panel members should be familiarized with everything on a long list


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri August 19th, 2016, 12:31 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Sun November 29th, 2015, 23:08 GMT
Posts: 608
AndoDoug wrote:
songanddanceman wrote:
Crazy list.
I could come up with an alternative top ten list that would knock that out the water.

No Upper Darby 1988?
No Montreal 1975?
No Munster 2000?
San Francisco 1980?
Nothing from London or Paris 1990?
Prague 11th March, 1995, jeez, the first show is good but it ain't even the best Prague show, let alone worthy of all time top ten!

This post highlights issues of how a list like this is produced. In the early rounds of the best songs list we merely solicited suggestions, and better informed individuals weighed in. Later these suggestions were added to polls and promptly lost to their better known peers. Note that it's unlikely that most who vote against boots that have not been made more easily available have had a chance to hear them (thus the value of these projects).
We need a panel like the ones Mojo puts together imho


What would be the ideal solution then? No one is going to put together a quorum to decide on this. I think the only thing that can be done is to solicit the suggestions, create a poll, and link to each show in the poll. Maybe even make the "nomination thread" weighted so that only 4 or 5 shows per year can be nominated, and its based on the number of people who nominate them early on? Maybe blind nominations to prevent favoritism, then a public poll?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri August 19th, 2016, 21:21 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue April 1st, 2008, 16:38 GMT
Posts: 7963
Location: The North Country
I hope someone organizes this. I'll vote. This top 75--now pretty old--was a nice guide for me in '08 when I was looking for as many concerts as possible to listen to.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun August 21st, 2016, 00:30 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat September 13th, 2008, 03:43 GMT
Posts: 5161
kuddukan wrote:
I agree, let's do a new project on this but don't let the riff raff decide on it. 8)
Yes, myself excluded. I think we need ways to incentivize our most resourceful bootleggers and valuable insiders to contribute more - too many lame threads multiplying!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun August 21st, 2016, 01:56 GMT 
Promethium Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu January 24th, 2008, 15:14 GMT
Posts: 19237
Location: Where the swift don't win the race
The Fall 2003 tour (33 shows) and the Spring 2004 tour should be about 66 of the 75. Choosing the final nine shows could be tough as the entire Fall 2002 and Fall 2000 shows were incredible as well.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun February 18th, 2018, 00:39 GMT 
Promethium Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri July 15th, 2011, 02:23 GMT
Posts: 24170
kuddukan wrote:
I agree, let's do a new project on this but don't let the riff raff decide on it. 8)

Did you ever do the project, Kudd?
Or was it simply thrown over the fence to whoever you deem to be "the riff raff?"

It was a good idea. Did you see it through?
Interested if it was followed-up on. Please link us to the results.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon February 19th, 2018, 09:32 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Wed November 20th, 2013, 09:18 GMT
Posts: 354
First time ive seen this, very good list although personally i would add new orleans 1981 in there.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Best shows
PostPosted: Tue December 11th, 2018, 12:01 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Sun April 26th, 2009, 09:31 GMT
Posts: 1179
Location: Mobile
therevelator wrote:
Looks like an excellent list. I'm just surprised by the omission of the Chance in Poughkeepsie N.Y. on August 4, 2004. I think it's
as good as the Supper Club shows.

I wonder what you mean by this. Haven't heard the 2004 one but in looking for it I stumbled across audio only videos of the
Late 80s one and they it is fantastic and the sound and ambience does remind me of supper club. A top listen. I will grab the 2004 one on your recommendation as I love the supper club shows.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Best shows
PostPosted: Mon January 21st, 2019, 13:00 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Sun April 26th, 2009, 09:31 GMT
Posts: 1179
Location: Mobile
Pauley wrote:
therevelator wrote:
Looks like an excellent list. I'm just surprised by the omission of the Chance in Poughkeepsie N.Y. on August 4, 2004. I think it's
as good as the Supper Club shows.

I wonder what you mean by this. Haven't heard the 2004 one but in looking for it I stumbled across audio only videos of the
Late 80s one and they it is fantastic and the sound and ambience does remind me of supper club. A top listen. I will grab the 2004 one on your recommendation as I love the supper club shows.


Wow! You are right about how good 2004 Poughkeepsie is. I don't see it to be like the supper club shows but all the same it is genuinely better than anything from 2004 onwards. A hidden gem well worth to be in my top 75 concerts. Now have almost no space left on my MP3 player. Thanks for the heads up the revalator


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon January 21st, 2019, 13:37 GMT 

Joined: Mon May 11th, 2009, 17:29 GMT
Posts: 247
Rather than try to do the nearly-impossible task of agreeing on only 75 shows from an artist who has performed thousands of them, I would be more interested in people listing their personal "top ten" or even "top twenty" performances, with a few words about why they were included.

And I would just as soon hear from "newbies/the great unwashed" who dance to the music as I would "expert librarians" whose hips are usually pretty locked.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon January 21st, 2019, 16:15 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Wed August 23rd, 2017, 18:34 GMT
Posts: 412
Location: I followed you beneath the stars
Quote:
I would be more interested in people listing their personal "top ten" or even "top twenty" performances, with a few words about why they were included.


Agreed, I'd be very interested in such a list, too. Another option would be to split up the decades of concerts into a number of "eras" (around 20, maybe?), or tours; favourite concerts from the early folk years, Christian era etc. Could be useful for people who have listened to lots of concerts from 1966 and 1975, but are still pretty ignorant about the 2000s, for example (like myself :mrgreen: )


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue January 22nd, 2019, 01:43 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Mon December 6th, 2004, 04:39 GMT
Posts: 591
Location: Ohio
...is it time to revise the list? There have been a number of great shows since it was first compiled.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue January 22nd, 2019, 02:02 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue April 1st, 2008, 16:38 GMT
Posts: 7963
Location: The North Country
Way past time to create a new list. It’s been 12 years. Maybe someone can organize it. I like whomever mentioned the idea that people also could contribute their thoughts about their favorites—why they like them. I always appreciate reading that.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 63 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: YapYap


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group