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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI've just submitted a song via the Smells Like Sour website for SLS11 consideration.

I submitted "Megalomaniac" by Incubus. I had heard this song about 8 or 9 times during the past week, but yesterday morning upon hearing the opening chords while driving in my car I began to sing it out loud. It was at this moment I knew the song was at least worthy of SLS11 consideration.

Incubus has had a couple of appearances on SLS in the past. "Pardon Me" appeared on SLS4 and "Wish You Were Here" appeared on SLS6.

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SLS Database Updated

SLS DatabaseI'm only about a month late, but I've finally updated the Smells Like Sour Database to include songs that appeared on SLS10.

My list of things to do before New Year's Eve 2003 is now shorter by one.

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI've just submitted a song via the Smells Like Sour website for SLS11 consideration.

I submitted "Echo" by Trapt. When I first heard this tune, I thought it was a little soft. Upon further review, it turns out I like it. Something about the melody sticks with me.

The first time I heard Trapt was when I scored a goal in EA Sport's NHL 2003. You see, when you score a goal in this video game, music plays while they show the slo-mo replay. It's a very cool effect and there's a selection of about 6 songs you may hear. I had just scored a goal back in late 2002 and while admiring my deke I heard "Headstrong". "Headstrong" went on to be Trapt's first of two appearances on SLS making the cut for SLS9. "Still Frame" appeared on SLS10.

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI've just submitted a song via the Smells Like Sour website for SLS11 consideration.

I submitted "Re-Align" by Godsmack. Godsmack takes a lot of flack for sounding like Alice in Chains, which I think is unfair. Considering Godsmack named themselves after an Alice in Chains song, I don't thing they were going to great lengths to hide the influence. Is it a similar sound? Absolutely, but they're hardly an AIC cover band as some have suggested. I love Alice in Chains and listen to "Dirt" several times a week while I work, so this may explain why me ears enjoy Godsmack so. I dig their sound.

Godsmack has had a few appearances on SLS in the past. "Voodoo" appeared on SLS4, "Awake" appeared on SLS5 and "Straight Out Of Mind" appeared on the recent SLS10.

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Equal Treatment

Equal TreatmentAs promised, I've started posting an entry here every time I submit a song via the Smells Like Sour website for SLS11 consideration.

In my previous post, I also indicated what other songs from the artist had appeared on previous editions of SLS. I also did this with my post of last week. To be fair, I will do this now for "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" by The White Stripes which I submitted yesterday.

The White Stripes are on an SLS streak of sorts. "Fell in Love with a Girl" appeared on SLS7, "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" appeared on SLS8, "Seven Nation Army" appeared on SLS9 and "The Hardest Button to Button" appeared on SLS10. Should The White Stripes be represented on SLS11 (extremely likely), they will become only the second band to appear on five different editions of SLS. The first to accomplish this feat was the Foo Fighters. The White Stripes already hold the record for most consecutive appearances with four and counting.

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI've just submitted a song via the Smells Like Sour website for SLS11 consideration.

I submitted "Reptilia" by The Strokes. It's a great tune from a great band. No further justification required. I dig it.

The Strokes have been well represented on SLS. "Last Nite" appeared on SLS6, "Hard to Explain" appeared on SLS8 and "12:51" appeared on the recent SLS10.

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI've just submitted a song via the Smells Like Sour website for SLS11 consideration.

I submitted "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" by The White Stripes. I think every song on Elephant is SLS-worthy, so I'm essentially submitting this track as it's the third single off the CD. Should The White Stripes release a better song before the Canada Day deadline for SLS11, that song will supplant this one. I think they should release "Black Math", an absolutely killer tune.

I well aware this isn't an original Jack White composition. It's a cover of an old Dusty Springfield hit. The moment I heard "Son of a Preacher Man" used to perfection in Pulp Fiction, Dusty Springfield had me. The White Stripes do this tune of hers justice. A White Stripes tune will be on SLS11, you can bank on it.

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI've just submitted a song via the Smells Like Sour website for SLS11 consideration.

I submitted "The Ex" by Billy Talent. I must admit I like this band's sound. Their breakthrough single "Try Honesty" appeared on SLS10 and "The Ex" is just as good. I believe it's SLS-worthy.

Please be assured this submission has nothing to do with the fact Billy Talent met while going to high school in Streetsville, Ontario and are named after the Billy Tallent character from one of my favourite movies, Hard Core Logo. My ears simply dig the tune.

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Scott Anderson and SLS

Scott AndersonI thought this was cool so I thought I'd share it. On our Smells Like Sour website, people can post comments and have a discussion on songs that are submitted for SLS consideration. Just last week I mentioned a few of the more interesting discussions and listed the one for Finger Eleven's "One Thing".

About an hour ago, lead singer of Finger Eleven, Scott Anderson, posted a comment explaining exactly what "One Thing" is about. I think it's pretty damn cool that we can have a discussion about the meaning of a song's lyrics and receive direct communiqué from the author setting the record straight. This is what it's all about!

A search for the four word's "finger eleven one thing" on Google, by the way, has our page at numero uno. That too is pretty cool.

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Taming the Beast

Taming the BeastEarlier in the week I claimed we created a monster when we launched the Smells Like Sour website seven months ago. I'm pleased to say we've made some significant changes in an attempt to salvage the spirit of SLS on the web.

Henceforth when someone submits a song for SLS consideration, it will first be posted on a separate page and Mark and I will screen the entry to see if it qualifies. There are three reasons why songs don't qualify: they're too old, they've already been submitted or they're simply the completely wrong genre of music. If the song qualifies, we'll move it to the home page. If it doesn't qualify, we'll move it to this page.

This won't solve all the problems with our Smells Like Sour webpage, but at least it preserves the integrity of the home page. No more J.Lo, no more Fat Joe and no more Avril Lavigne.

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