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Last Friday, with a Golden Discs voucher worth Twenty Five Euros on offer, we asked you to choose one track from any of the artists playing at Electric Picnic 2017 that might tempt you to actually go to Stradbally.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order so…

Michael Moore writes:

‘I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hea Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics performed by the Heritage orchestra conducted by Jules Buckler playing Right Here, Right Now….

Dylad writes:

I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear Michael Kiwanuka playing Cold Little Heart.

Hicksonian writes::

“I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear Perfume Genius playing Queen. Wah ooo wah ooo wah ooo wah ooo wah ooo wah ooo wohhhhhh. Repeat x 8 and good night.”

Fairy Queen writes:

“I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear Duran Duran play Rio – that sax solo, that baseline. Totally reminds me of the hot summer of ’83 and the pfst pfst of our new Sodastream…”

Pooter writes:

‘I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear The Pretenders playing Brass in Pocket because i’m old school and I’m also old enough to remember when I used to work in a factory called Walthams in Sallynoggin [County Dublin] they made stereo systems, and I used to tune in the radios on the production line, whenever Brass in Pocket came on the radio, the line would slow down for a few minutes….

Winner

Jibjob writes:

“I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear Chaka Khan playing ‘Ain’t Nobody’, as my wife and I started dating to that song on the radio and we have now been married for over 25 years. I am an old softy (as well as simply old).”

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

Last week: Shut Up And Play The Hits

Update: Could winner ‘Jibjob’ contact us at broadsheet@broadsheet.ie? Emails to the address given were sent back undelivered.

Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE Euros to spend at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play next week (unspecified time).

This week’s theme: Electric Picnic 2017.

What song from ANY of the acts performing this weekend accesses all your areas.

To enter, please complete this sentence.

‘I might consider standing in a field wearing a waterproof poncho if I could hear_______________playing_______________[name of song]’

Lines MUST close at 615pm MIDNIGHT EXTENDED until Midnight Sunday.

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Last month, we offered a Golden Discs voucher for the  best U2 moment you considered their most underrated.

And promptly forgot to choose a winner.

Sorry.

You had entered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order so…

U2 – October (Live)

Toni the Exotic Dancer writes::

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during the opening piano to “October” live at Red Rocks.

Ivan writes:

‘Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during that bit in Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses – it’s at 2:06. “Baby can we still be friends?”‘

Sometimes it’s about the bits where there’s nothing.

In other news, weren’t ‘Single versions’ that differed completely from the album version utterly fab sometimes?

Bono – boozing

Scottser writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during Self Aid…. The unforgettable cider…

Winner!

U2 – Numb

Odockatee writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during Numb. The moment I heard that ripping guitar sound from one of the masters of guitar tech, The Edge, I was hooked.

Edge’s talkey whispery vocal, the random lyrics, the iconic video, Bono’s falsetto – it had it all.

Made me buy the album as an 11 year old which was a big outlay back then. Led me to Stay (faraway,so close) – my favourite U2 song.

And to top it all when they put it on the greatest hits they updated it to, in my opinion, an awful butchered version of it. Typical of them being perfectionists they felt rushed to release it when it was already brilliant.

The Edge – stage fall

Gorev Mahagut writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came when the guitary fella fell off the stage in Canada.

U2 – Please (Live)

Liam Deliverance writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during the Popmart Tour in Helsinki in 1997 and the song Please. This song is hardly one of their finest tracks but performed here, live, it is imbued with a power and resonance that is characteristic of the bands live performances.

Never understood the begrudgery myself, here is a wholly Irish band that is one of the world’s biggest acts, they have been going strong for 40 years, a rarity these days, producing an impressive back catalogue as they go and nearly all Irish people have a U2 moment of some kind, be it witnessing a live show or hearing “One” in the car just after you have broken up with your significant other.

Same with Bono, solid performer and song writer who uses his wealth and influence to try and bring about social change here and abroad for those that need help when he could have quite easily sat back and enjoyed and flaunted his great wealth, instead going against the grain of your average pop star. We should be nothing but proud. I am anyway.

Fight!

Thanks all

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Previously: Luck In A Moment

Last week, to celebrate Broadsheet’s seventh birthday, we asked you to dedicate a song to a person involved with the site in any capacity.

A winning prize of a Golden Discs voucher worth TWENTY FIVE euros acted as an incentive.

You answered in you tens .

But there could be only one winner.

In no particular order then…

Sister Sledge – We Are Family

Bertie Blenkinsop writes:

For the birthday that’s in it, please play this for everyone because let’s face it, we’re a dysfunctional family…

Patti Labelle – Lady Marmalade

Mildred St Meadowlark writes:

For the birthday that’s in it, please play this for Bertie, my longtime broadsheet husband.

James Brown; The Payback

Joe writes:

‘For the birthday that’s in it, please play Mind Power for Broadsheet’s Board of Directors and the many shareholders on the internet because every minute spent swirling down this giant web of rabbit holes gives you ten times more as a payback for your time invested in the best media and open forum discussion platform and source of news in Ireland’

 

REM – It’s The End Of The World

Odaockatee writes:

I’d like to dedicate this to everyone, Broadsheety, trolly, humany, internetty, really…

Winner

The Fall – Hip Preist

Badatmemes writes:

 For the birthday that’s in it, please playHip Priest by The Fall for sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq because he is not feeling appreciated.

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

Last week: Go Shorty, It;s Your Voucher

 

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Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE big ones to spend at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play at an unspecified time NEXT WEEK.

This week’s theme: A song for YOU.

To celebrate our seventh birthday, what tune would you dedicate to a specific ‘ sheet commenter writer, columnist, cartoonist, troll or even admin person you feel is deserving of  the honour?

To enter, please complete this sentence:

‘For the birthday that’s in it, please play_______________for_________________because_____________’

Lines MUST close at 6.25pm MIDNIGHT Sunday!

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If you can’t beat them.

Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth twenty five big ones to spend at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask is a tune we can play at an unspecified time next week

This week’s theme: Unknown U2

To mark U2’s appearance at Croke Park on Saturday what song from the controversial Holland-based four piece lifted them into a different league yet does not get enough attention?

To enter, complete this sentence.

‘Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during_____________________ ‘

Lines MUST close at 6.25pm MIDNIGHT

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Further to last night’s plea.

SARAH MURPHY made contact earlier today!

And kindly agreed to select the ‘Music on Yokes’ Golden Discs competition winner.

SARAH writes:

THE WINNER FOR ME WOULD HAVE TO BE THE CHOICE OF “whatevers”, Nathan Fake’s “The Sky Was Pink – James Holden (top) Remix” (above).

IT’S A SKYSCRAPING TRACK AND NOTHING CAPTURES THE EARLY MORNING RAVE QUITE LIKE THIS GLITCHY MASTERPIECE THAT BUBBLES AND BUILDS TO A SOUL-SEARING CRESCENDO.

AND WITH A TITLE LIKE THAT HOW CAN YOU NOT THINK OF THE STRANGE COLOURS OF THE DUBLIN SKY AT 5AM WHILE YOU’RE WALKING HOME AND TRYING TO APPEAR NORMAL?

ALWAYS LEAVES ME WANTING MORE. JAMES HOLDEN’S “BLACKPOOL LATE EIGHTIES IS THE ONLY TRACK THAT APPROACHES THIS MASTERPIECE.

FYI MY OWN PERSONAL FAVOURITE WOULD BE …

….”SPAYCE” BY ANDHIM (above), FRENCH TECHNO-HOUSE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. i EXPERIENCED SYNAESTHESIA FOR THE FIRST TIME LISTENING TO THIS SONG ON A SUNDAY ON THE TRAILING END OF AN ACID TRIP IN THE RED COW HOTEL, RECOVERING AFTER A SESH IN THAT RANK WAREHOUSE IN BLUEBELLS – SO THAT’S MORE OF A PERSONAL PREFERENCE.

‘Whatevers’ wins a Twenty Five EURO voucher to spend at Golden Discs.

Thanks all

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Last week: YOKESYOKESYOKES

Every Friday without fail, we offer a Golden Discs voucher worth 25 to spend at any of the record giant’s 14 stores nationwide.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play next week.

This week’s theme: Mumford and Sons

To mark the British neo folk quintet’s headlining appearance at this weekend’s Longitude festival in Marley Park we would like you to choose a favourite song from the decade old Mumford and Son catalogue.

To enter, complete this sentence

‘ The most exceptional song by Mumford and Sons to date would have to be___________________________ owing to___________________’

Lines MUST close at 6.10pm

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Notice: Sarah Murphy has been located.

Any doves?

Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE euros to spend at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we need from you is a tune we can play next week.

This week’s theme: Music on yokes.

What song gets your inner Sarah Murphy racing around in saucer-eyed, water-chugging, love drenched ecstasy?

To enter, please complete this sentence:

‘Whenever I am/was completely off my rasher I especially like to lose myself in_____________________________(name of choon)’

Lines MUST close at 6.25pm MIDNIGHT We’re going right through until Monday morning!

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Last week, with a TWENTY FIVE euro voucher to spend at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide on offer, we asked you to nominate your favourite track from the Paul Weller canon.

You answered in your dozens.

But there could only be one winner.

In reverse order then…

The Jam – Eton Rifles

Gay Teashop writes:

Paul Weller’s finest musical contribution would have to be writing and playing on Eton Rifles because art predated life and offered a soundtrack to the Cameron May Brexit Tory-boy era. And Varadkar.

The Jam – Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

Pat Walsh writes:

Paul Weller’s finest musical contribution would have to be Down In The Tube Station At Midnight because its lyrics are pure poetry & witty as hell, it tells a brilliant story very economically & it rocks. Take it away, Paul, Bruce & Rick:

The Jam – Bitterest Pill

Ivan writes:

Paul Weller’s finest musical contribution would have to be The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) by The Jam because the strings, the duetting and the all-out fabness of the whole job lot.

The Style Council – My Ever Changing Moods

Essexhian writes:

Paul Weller is so talented. He was why all the shoes got nicked from the Bowling Alleys! I grew up listening to the Jam and then the Style Council. I sat next to him in a London pub years ago but I was too shy to chat to him! My favourite song is “My Ever Changing Moods” .
The DJ in the nightclub I went to got fed up with me asking for it to be played again and again but he did play it for me because he fancied me! Oh those were the days…

Winner

Paul Weller – Broken Stones

Leonore McDonagh writes:

Paul Weller’s finest musical contribution would have to be Broken Stones because we are “all just trying to get home”.

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

Last week: Weller, Weller, Weller