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Date: Monday, October 01, 2018
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It’s time to get this week’s poll post going and I can start off with some real good news about our weekly Stones poll.... No, I still can't program more than 1,000 weeks at any one poll on the domain.... but… in a way I can! What I mean and it took until Saturday morning when I published the polls online, that while I can't get the poll's program to process week 1001 and beyond for any one poll, I can keep posting a new week 1000 poll over and over again as many times as I like. So in other words, while at the top of the poll's voting page (aka the poll's voting booth) it will still read "Week 1000", but, all I have to do is add in before whatever the poll's question is, is this: “Stones Poll Week 1001:” and then I just add in the question in after that - and I got a new week's question in even if it will now show 2 different weeks. I think we will all know what week it really is and that's still better than running the Stones poll over at the Rock poll slot. Now yes, that could cause some problems for me as the administrator’s page, but I can live with that in the rare cases when I have to look back on a poll in the admin. I'll just first need to look at the poll itself to figure out what week it really is since the admin will only keep showing "week 1000" over and over again. For that matter, it will also do this at the Stones poll's archive page, too, however, over there the questions shows too, so again, you will be able to make out the difference there (whereas in the admin, it only lists by poll number, but again, only I will have to deal with that and I rather have it this way - where the Stones poll will show up in the correct spot).
So yes!! The Stones poll lives on and is still where you will have always found it on the Poll Menu Page. Now with that noted, since I didn't know if I could do this until the other day, or even think of doing this until Saturday, well for this week and maybe for the next few, I'm only gonna run one Stones poll for this week anyway, since I didn't plan any other new polls than the Stones album VS series. Truth is, after 1,000 weeks I’ve asked most of the best questions already, other than there's still a bunch of videos that I can still ask and I will run more of those in the future for sure. But I've been running two to 4 of those a week for the last 2 or 3 months now, so we do need a break in the action from that line of questioning at this poll. I'll see from my old future poll file what questions left might be are good enough to run. If there aren’t a lot, than maybe I'll run a non VS poll question just once in a blue moon, or perhaps rerun some of the older question to see how we all feel 20 year later on. Now, as I was enjoying the idea of a lower work load here at keno.org, that feeling never really applied to the polls, other than in coming up with new question for the Stones polls, but yes, I totally still enjoy running them... Yet, coming up with new, good questions after 1,000 weeks of doing so, is not an easy task. So if I can't come up with anything else good enough to ask, I won't and that week I’ll just run the album VS polls instead. Time will tell what I really do here, but at least the Stones weekly poll will go on – and even if it's programed for and week 1000 will always be showing, but I think we can all get used to that... BTW, the poll number you see in the poll's URL will also still change each week since each poll gets its own URL and it goes by poll number order – and that includes all the polls run on the domain. Perhaps you never noticed that before, but the info is right there to see, it counts the total number of polls ever run on the domain using the present poll program, which was used for all but 6 or 7 polls, and yes, that counts the Ongoing polls, too. But we have had only 17 On-Going polls, so of the 2,292 polls (counting the 4 new polls for this week), all but 17 of them were weekly polls, or 2,275 weekly polls total. Damn, I've run almost 2300 polls so far on this domain, so I guess the next milestone will be met when poll 3,000 goes online. That's a lot of polls, Ronnie, just how did I come up with all of those new questions each week?!
So getting to this week's one and only Stones poll question, it will ask this: Stones Poll Week 1001: It's Only Rock 'n Roll vs Between the Buttons, which album do you like the best?
The "It's Only a Rock 'n Roll Poll", Polls returns to action this week featuring the 1974 Stones LP It's Only Rock 'n Roll. In this series, IORR sports a winning record of 12-7-1, good for a Top 10 spot in the standings of, well, right at #10. This week it takes on the 1967 album Between the Buttons, which also has a winning record – barely – at 10-9, and is in found the standings at 13th place.
To see the song list for each album, for It's Only Rock 'n Roll, click on: IORR, and for Between the Buttons, click here: BTB.
To vote in this week’s lone Stones poll, just click on: Stones Weekly Poll.
Looking back at our 4 Stones polls last week, at the first poll, which I though was gonna be the second poll, asked this question: Rate the Rolling Stones TV performance for “It’s All Over Now”
This Stones TV performance did the best out of the 4 videos that we rated last week, with a ‘10” being the top pick with 34.3% of the vote.
To check out the full final results from this one, just click here: Stones Weekly Poll - week 1000, poll 1. Or, you can check out and see how all of the other videos that we have rated in the past have done by going here: Stones Fans Top Pick Lists - Page 2, under “Video Ratings”.
Looking back at last week’s second Stones poll, the question was: Rate the Rolling Stones TV performance for “Carol”
This one also scored a 10 for its top rating, taking in 25.2% of the vote and setting a new record for total votes cast in a Stones poll with over 1500 voters taking a part in the voting. That still is almost 200 votes short of the domain record set by the Rock poll, but it totally smashed the old Stones poll record. BTW, all 4 of the Stones polls each saw more votes per poll than ever seen cast in this Stones poll before, so yes indeed, a very special thank you to all of you who came out to vote in week 1,000!
You can view the final results from this second poll here: Stones Weekly Poll - week 1000, poll 2. Or, like with the first vid, you can check out and see how all of the other videos that we have rated in the past have done (or even watch the other vids) by going here: Stones Fans Top Pick Lists - Page 2, under “Video Ratings”.
For the third Stones poll run last week, the question was: Rate the Rolling Stones video for “Harlem Shuffle”
This one had very close voting in it for the entire week, and the top spot, which was also a 10, only saw first place once in the entire week, and that was tonight (Sunday Night) after 6pm when it took over first place and stayed there until the closing count. You can view the final and very close results from this third poll here: Stones Weekly Poll - week 1000, poll 3. Or, just like the first 2 vids, you can check this one’s final results out and see how all of the other videos that we have rated in the past have done (and again, even watch the other vids) by going here: Stones Fans Top Pick Lists - Page 2, under “Video Ratings”.
Looking back at last week’s VS Stones poll, the question asked was: Voodoo Lounge vs Steel Wheels, which album do you like the best?
This one was somewhat close, but Voodoo Lounge did lead for the entire week, too. To see the final results from this "I Put a Voodoo Spell on You" poll, click here:Stones Weekly Poll - week 1000, poll 4. Or, you can see the final results and check out the updated, current album standings at the Stones VS Page 1.
Wow, that was a lot of polls to cover for the Stones weekly polls! But now let’s move on to the Classic Rock Poll, where we enter poll week 641, and for this one we see the Rock video polls return this week. This series has seen the fewest videos voted on compared to the Beatles videos and for sure the Stones videos series. As of today, only 5 such Rock videos have been voted on. So to see this series catch up a bit, I'll run 2 such Rock poll video questions a week for the next month or so. I assume that since running more than one video poll a week at the Stones polls worked so well, I assume and hope the same happens here. BTW, because of running 2 questions here in the main poll, once again there will be no Rock VS poll again until this series takes a break in a month. The Rock VS poll will return sooner or later, but it may become a semi-regular poll once it does and may not be run every week anymore.
Anyway, for the first Rock poll we will vote on this video question: Rate John Lennon's official video for “Imagine”
Now first, no, solo Beatle vids will not show up at the Beatles video page, since the solo Beatles are just that - solo.
This vid was filmed on July 22, 1971, and at the time - nobody, including John and Yoko, had a clue just how big this song would become and mean to really the entire world. The song really became for our planet's people, their National Anthem for the Earth. But, why not, I mean, how can anybody who’s sane not like a well written song about peace?
To vote in this week’s first Rock poll, just click here: Classic Rock Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 1” to vote on this question.
For our second Rock poll video question, we ask: Rate Badfinger's TV performance for “Baby Blue”
This live TV performance of the band Badfinger's hit song "Baby Blue" took place in 1972 on the old Kenny Rodgers TV Show (and yes, that’s a much younger looking Kenny Rodgers introducing the group at the start of the video). To many of us Badfinger fans, this song was their greatest song ever made.
Now yes, there was a close connection with this band to the Beatles, with both Paul McCartney at first, and then later on George Harrison, producing them. But as great as they sounded, Badfinger had to go down as the most unlucky rock band ever, with one thing after another going wrong for them… Their most grief came at the hands of their crooked manager, a dirty pig-businessman named Stan Polley, who stole from them every penny that they ever made (and never saw), which in turn would lead directly to the suicide deaths of the groups 2 leaders, 2 main song writers, and their 2 lead singers, and best friends, guitarists Peter Ham (in 1975 and an early member of the 27 Club) and later on guitarist/bassist Tom Evans (Evans had found Ham's dead body hanging in '75 and was said to never get over it, telling people that Pete was now in a better place than he was; in time, he would kill himself in the very same way as his friend did, 6 years later). Today, after drummer Mike Gibbins passed away in 2005, only lead guitarist Joey Molland is left amongst us.
The song “Baby Blue” was released in 1973 and was written by Ham - a true story about a gal he dated and who's real first name was indeed Dixie (Armstrong). This would be the group's last Top 20 single, peaking at #14 on the Billboard charts, although because of inner problems in the band's management already starting to take place; it was never released as a single in the UK directly for that reason... Years later thanks to a TV show that featured the song in 2013, it became popular once again and re-entered the Billboard charts for a second time, this time peaking at #32, and for the first time it even charted in the UK, reaching #73 over there where the TV show wasn't even shown. Sadly, by then only Molland was still alive to see this happen.
To vote in this week’s second Rock poll, just click here: Classic Rock Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 2” to vote on this question.
Looking back at last week’s Rock poll, it asked: What's the grooviest song that contains 'groovy' or 'groove' in its title?
Well wasn’t that a groovy poll? Yet the 3 top songs saw 76% of all the votes (out of 18 songs listed). Those songs were: finishing first was “Groovin'’ by the Young Rascals with 25.7%, followed by “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy)” by Simon & Garfunkel at 25.2%, and in third with just one vote less was “A Groovy Kind Of Love” by The Mindbenders, with 25.1% of the vote.
To see the full, final groovy results from this poll, just click here: Classic Rock Poll 1, week 640. To see the Top 10 list from this poll only, and other top 10 listings from our past rock polls, go here: Top Ten Lists, Page, 14
Time to close out this poll post as usual with the Beatles poll, where we enter week 394 of voting, and ask this new question: A Hard Day's Night vs With the Beatles, which album do you like the best?
The start of a new series that I’ll call “The Day is Night Polls” and it will feature the LP A Hard Day's Night, which of course came from their first movie. It will go up against the same LP that was the guest album in last week’s poll, With the Beatles.
To see the song list for each album, for A Hard Day's Night, click on: AHDN, and for With the Beatles, click here: WTB.
To vote in this poll, please go here: Beatles Weekly Poll.
In last week's Beatles poll we asked: Beatles For Sale vs With the Beatles, which album do you like the best?
Another close battle was seen in the Beatles poll, with the winning LP, BFS seeing just 4 more votes than WTB. You can click here: Beatles Weekly Poll – week 393 for the final results. Plus the results will also show up on the The Beatles' Albums Page over at the Lennon site.
So that does it for this week’s poll post. Last week in this post I closed by saying goodbye to the Stones poll, only to see that a week later it ain’t going anywhere after all. So I guess it’s now on to week 2,000? Well no, as by then I would be in my mid 80s, and if I’m like most guys, I won’t even be around anymore. Then again I’m not like most other guys, and none of us knows how long a run we will get to have on this crazy planet that we all reside on. But even if I’m still around, I can’t see this poll still going in even 5 years’ time unless I run nothing but reruns. Now the Rock poll, which because of what it covers, that one I can see go on for a long time to come. Yet these polls still have the ASP issue to deal with, too. For how many more years will the new servers allow the outdated ASP programing to operate on them? Oh well, guess I shouldn’t worry about that now, but again, last week was one special week for our polls, especially the Stones poll at week 1,000. I thank all of you for voting in all of them and overall, the 5 polls that ran set a record for the most votes cast in one week at this domain, with over 8,200 votes cast! So thank you all for that, too… and see ya all next week for whatever polls I end up running…. But first, go vote now in this week’s 4 new polls, okay?
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