elastic bands – this week: #️⃣⁉️* (numbers, symbols and punctuation marks)

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Special tough one for those inclined to delve deeper in their collections
The game to illustrate either:
How wildly eclectic your taste is… or,
How perfectly streamlined it is.

Symbol in my driveway

elastic bands – this week: Y

elastic-bands-Y

Why oh why is it Y?
Well, I’m away for a couple of days and really don’t need to come back to a full inbox of astronomical levels – so we get a tough one… and a little earlier in the week.
It’ll be easier next time – I promise.

The game to illustrate either:
How wildly eclectic your taste is… or,
How perfectly streamlined it is.

yeah baby

They score!: ‘Spillers suggest songs for movie soundtracks (Jan 8)

spill score.06Be serious, thoughtful, insightful, shoe-horny, impish or as silly as you please – we need songs/music that shoulda/coulda been used in this film:

PANDORUM: After many years of hyper-sleep, an astronaut awakens to find himself on a disabled spaceship being pursued by a primitive tribe of cannibals.

log line via thescriptlab.com

They score!: ‘Spillers suggest songs for movie soundtracks (Jan 1)

spill score.05Happy New Year everyone! Be serious, thoughtful, insightful, shoe-horny, impish or as silly as you please – we need songs/music that shoulda/coulda been used in this film:

THE BIG YEAR: Three men struggle to count the most species of birds during a year-long contest.

log line via thescriptlab.com

They score!: ‘Spillers suggest songs for movie soundtracks (Dec 25)

A sentimental tale for Christmas. Be serious, thoughtful, insightful, shoe-horny, impish or as silly as you please – we need songs/music that shoulda/coulda been used in this film:

spill score.04CHARLOTTE’S WEB: A kindly spider helps a lone pig from being sent to the slaughter by turning him into a celebrity.

log line via thescriptlab.com

They score!: ‘Spillers suggest songs for movie soundtracks (Dec 18)

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Be serious, thoughtful, insightful, shoe-horny, impish, erudite, or as silly as you please – we need songs/music that shoulda/coulda been used in this film:


BAD SANTA:
A burglar and his midget sidekick pose as a shopping mall Santa and helper, with the plan to rob the complex after hours on Christmas Eve..

log line via thescriptlab.com

They score!: ‘Spillers suggest songs for movie soundtracks (Dec 11)

spill score.02Be serious, thoughtful, insightful, shoe-horny, impish or as silly as you please – we need songs/music that shoulda/coulda been used in this film:

3:10 TO YUMA: A quiet rancher leads a posse on a dangerous mission to transport an outlaw to a town where a train will take him to prison..

log line via thescriptlab.com

They score!: ‘Spillers suggest songs for movie soundtracks (Dec 4)

spill score.01A new weekly game: Be thoughtful, shoe-horny, impish or silly as you please – we need songs/music that shoulda/coulda been used in this film:

1 HOUR PHOTO: The local drug store’s one hour photo developer harbors a dangerous attraction for a family he has created a mock relationship with via their snapshots.

log line via thescriptlab.com

Tips for this series:

:) LITERAL WORKS: Use it as a RRSA…___ topic or make a pun. Wait, BACKSPACE on that

:) I FEEL YOU…even when no one else does: Visualize a scene. What do you hear?

:) I FEED OFF EACH OTHER:  There’s a slightly-exclusive red-carpet  invite to *BLIMPY’S SPILL-IN-THE -POOL HOLLYWOOD PARTY* if you can bring us the right song at the right price. [@williamsbach shall be our cost-benefit adjucator if need be and all decisions are final}

* There is no such thing

OK, I get it: No more secrets. Next ‘Spill game will be … *coughs and dies*

Zoo AnimalsYou can all* stop emailing me asking what my next Spill game will be.

* both of you.

First, letter Z on the A-Z deserves your full attention. I have 2 games in mind* depending on how you do.

* I don’t. It’s locked and loaded

 I tried a bluff on the A-Z to pin the new game on @Nilpferd, In reality it is @gordonimmel* I have been conspiring with. (Also a few others** on here)

* Steenbeck

** You got me, there are no others

This one will last a year* because I get bored checking in every 26 weeks. Also, I have co-ordinated** with @AliMunday to weed out any conflicts with submitted earworms.

* Possibly a lie

** Definately a lie

He’s got all the best tunes, you know.

It has often been said that the Devil has all the best tunes. There is also supposed to be something diabolic about certain types of music and there is the interval known as diabolus in musica (the Devil in Music) a.k.a the tritone, an interval known for dissonance.

Diabolic and Satanic imagery has long been associated with heavy metal and Goth has always been as much about decaying ruins, vampires and death as it has about music.

Jimmy Page was, at one time, deeply interested in Aleister Crowley, the so-called Wickedest Man Alive and founder of the occult religion of Thelema (motto – Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law) and the late Graham Bond was so obsesed with Crowley that he formed a band called Holy Magick and believed himself to be Crowley’s son.

Earlier still, it was said that Robert Johnson bacame a blues guitar phenomenon because of a pact with the Devil, signed at midnight, down at the crossroads. This idea later spawned a film about the same subject, culminating in a guitar battle between the Devil’s guitar hero, played by Steve Vai and the hero of the film, Eugene (guitar work by Ry Cooder).

So, music has a long tradition of dealing in the Black Arts and this playlist covers all the bases from posession and exorcism, through witchcraft, occult ceremonies and the Undead athrough to Hell and Damnation.

As you can see, we have 11 tracks. The task here is to decide which one will be saved from the Pit and which one will be cast into the Outer Dark forever.


The track listing is:

Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Siousxie and the Banshees – Spellbound
David Byrne and Brian Eno – The Jezebel Spirit
Dr John – Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
Black Widow – Come To The Sabbat
Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
Cassandra Wilson – Hellhound On My Trail
John Martyn – I’d Rather Be The Devil
King Crimson – The Devil’s Triangle
The Clash – Straight To Hell
AC/DC – Highway To Hell

party game for panthersan :

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Okay – so it’s Luke’s birthday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PANTHERSAN

I picked up my record player in a suitcase and headed to the wilds of Japan’s countryside (via China so they could make my record player) and I grabbed a few slabs of vinyl for a party game.

What connects the songs?

DON”T TYPE IN THE ANSWER – just say YEAH, I GOT IT – when you work it out.

and we’ll wait until the birthday boy knows what the link is.

happy happy joy joy – pin the tail on the panther GO:


Kool Thing Sonic Youth
Get It On Grinderman
Rebel Without A Pause Public Enemy
Miss Lucifer (Bone to Bone Alec Empire Remix) Primal Scream
Blondes With Lobotomy Eyes My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
TV All Greasy (feat. Anti-Pop Consortium) TOBACCO
Apollo Throwdown (Star Slinger Remix) The Go! Team

Five Card Stud

Five Card Stud

Royal Flush

Two of a kind, a full house, a flush, a Royal Flush; what’s the best poker hand you can put together with your choice of five songs?

Here’s my Royal Flush for starters:

Paul Simon – Late Great Johnny Ace

Kings of Leon – King of the Rodeo

The Gaslight Anthem – Queen of Lower Chelsea

Eric Church - Jack Daniels

The Black Keys – 10 Cent Pistol

Read ‘em and weep!

I’ll see you :)