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Old 05-30-2010, 03:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Weekly Themes on MusicBanter

This thread is for discussing and hopefully organizing an idea brought up in the "http://www.musicbanter.com/announcem...days-like.html" thread.

The idea is for each week on musicbanter to have a theme, f.ex big beat week or swing jazz week. A thread about the theme which possibly includes a compilation could be made for each week, but what we hope most is that it will inspire members to check out new music and write about it, f.ex in their journals.

Actually, it doesn't have to be each week even, it could be every other week or even theme months. Let's discuss it here!


Here's a list of suggestions for weeks that I've thrown together. If I was to make a calendar, I'd just find a way to randomize this list! If you see something you don't like for other reasons than you have no particular love for that genre (perhaps you think many of the genres are too specific), please write a post about it.


Suggestions for themes
  • Acid Jazz
  • Acoustic
  • Alternative Rock
  • Ambient
  • Art Rock
  • Avantgarde
  • Ballad
  • Baroque
  • Bebop
  • Big Band
  • Big Beat
  • Black Metal
  • Bluegrass
  • Blues
  • Blues Rock
  • Brit Pop
  • Canterbury
  • Children Songs
  • Classic Rock
  • Classical
  • Comedy
  • Contemporary classical
  • Country
  • Country Blues
  • Country Rock
  • Death Metal
  • Disco
  • Doom Metal
  • Drum n Bass
  • Dub
  • Dubstep
  • Easy Listening
  • EBM / Electro-Industrial
  • Electronic
  • Emo
  • Eurodance
  • Europop
  • Flamenco
  • Folk
  • Folk Metal
  • Folk Punk
  • Folk Rock
  • Free Jazz
  • Funk
  • Funk Metal
  • Funk Rock
  • Fusion
  • Gangsta Rap
  • Garage Rock
  • Glam
  • Gospel
  • Goth Rock
  • Grunge
  • Hard Rock
  • Hardcore
  • Heavy Metal
  • Hip Hop
  • House
  • IDM
  • Indie Rock
  • Jazz
  • Jazz-Rock
  • J-pop
  • Klezmer
  • Krautrock
  • Latin
  • Math Rock
  • Medieval
  • Modal Jazz
  • Modern classical
  • Movie / Game Soundtracks
  • Musicals
  • Neo Soul
  • New Age
  • No-Wave
  • Nu Metal
  • Parody
  • Pop
  • Pop Rock
  • Power Pop
  • Prog Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Psychobilly
  • Punk
  • Reggae
  • Rhythm & Blues
  • Rock
  • Rock & Roll
  • Rockabilly
  • Romantic
  • Salsa
  • Samba
  • Screamo
  • Shoegaze
  • Ska
  • Smooth Jazz
  • Soul
  • Southern Rock
  • Space Rock
  • Speed /Thrash Metal
  • Stoner Rock
  • Surf Rock
  • Swing
  • Swing Revival
  • Symphonic Rock
  • Synth-pop
  • Trance
  • Tropicalia
  • Viking Metal
  • Vocal music
  • World Music
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I feel this is a great idea, Tore. I recommend bimonthly themes, but that's just because I think I wouldn't have enough time to give a weekly theme the attention I'd like before the next week's theme arrived. Other people might really like weekly themes.

I notice you don't have the Canterbury scene on your list! I know it isn't really a "genre" but a combination of avantgarde, progressive rock, and jazz...still, why not add that! Maybe it can serve as an example of a mish-mash genre.

I like the fact that "easy listening" is on the list. I hadn't expected that! Heh heh...the thought of MusicBanterites commenting heavily on Muzak will be a thing I'd like to see.

Does MusicBanter already have set times when people listen to a list of songs together while in the shoutbox, so that they listen at the same time? Another forum I'm part of (cough cough - Gaa! It feels like betrayal!!) does that, and the times I've been able to join in were lots of fun. If MB doesn't have that sort of thing, it might be nice to have a list of youtube songs or downloads representing each weekly or biweekly theme, and then set a couple times in the week (to account for different time zones and schedules) when people who are interested can meet in the shoutbox to listen together to the same songs at the same time.
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Hey Tore, you could probably write a simple program to auto-randomize the list. Or I can write one in Visual Basic after the list is settled and send it to you.
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I'd like to see some dubstep up in that beast too! I like Vegans idea of bi-weekly.
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Definitely Dubstep. And Breaks.
Maybe some Lounge?
Acid Lounge?
Acid Jazz?
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Stuff added!

Thanks for the positive feedback! Vegangelica, I'd love to have a Canterbury week .. I'm gonna add it

I kinda like the idea of having it weekly. The idea is to hopefully make musicbanter a bit more inspirational and stimulating. I'm just guessing that although I hope people will try to check out every week's theme, I'm guessing people are gonna be a bit choosy on whether they like the theme or not and if so, it might be nice that they don't have to wait very long until one comes along which they like .. maybe?

Or is that promoting lazyness?

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I also get a feeling that enthusiasm doesn't last so long here. I'm thinking if it's two weeks of funk metal or even a month, wouldn't people only stay interested for the first week or so?

Freebase, I'll randomize it as soon as we've got a list which seems satisfactory
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I love this idea and would most definitely participate.


EDIT: We could also aswell as the comps, trades and journal entries. Have special spotlight threads on specific artists in the genre, Where people discuss the artists and if you feel like it review them. Like in the Canterbury one there could be a "Spotlight on Caravan" thread where people can discuss the band or review some of their works. Just an idea.

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Old 05-30-2010, 03:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yea I don't think each genre should have a whole 2 weeks. 1 week should be sufficient enough time without becoming dragged out. That's my vote anyway.
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Yes I agree if there are so many genres to get through, One week should suffice.
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