Though I don’t have a show anymore due to having no computer which to do it, I decided to create a playlist for a best of 2015 show featuring what would get my vote if I had to cast a ballot for the Logan Awards today without any nominations.
Unlike past years, I cannot think of one video which I would feel is worthy of the award. I know there are ones made but I either have not seen them or have forgotten. (Note: I know about the rap battles, epic and princess, and don’t find any of them worthy but since jurors would have to vote for at least one video, I would cast it to the PRB Daenerys vs Maleficent)
As far as songs, 2015 was a down year from my POV. There were a lot of releases in 2014 most notably by Weird Al Yankovic whose Mandatory Fun was the first #1 comedy album in decades. (How nothing from it won a Logan Award is a different post)
Similar to videos, I can’t think of one non FuMP song that would get any consideration. I checked Dr. Demento’s funny 25 and don’t see anything either as the top 25 has many songs from past years and made for tv or video snippets. As far as non FuMP artists, I listened to the title track from the Doubleclicks President Snakes and was not interested and though I respect the music from Schaffer the Darklord, I have aged past the point where I can appreciate it.
As I usually do on my end of year show, I figure out the playlist in reverse order by putting the track I like most at the end to finish the show with it and going backward through the ones that would get my vote and if there is space, other songs. So here is how the show would go:Opening, I babble about theme then explaining that this first song is how many feel at this time of year
The North Side of the Pole, Part 2: Cardiac Time – Moneyshot CosmonautsLando (2015 version) – Raymond and Scum
My Blouse - Carrie Dahlby
My Blouse - Carrie Dahlby
1,000 FuMPs – The FuMP
Dinky McDiddlyboots – Devo Spice
(Big Damn) Hero – Mikey Mason
Fury Road - Insane Ian
Get on mike, list songs, explain that the following would get my Logan Award vote today. State only one video would get my vote right now but would expect just like as I did when I was a juror, that I would find other things that got my vote from the nominations.
Four Things You Need to Know – TV’s Kyle
Urban Dictionary – Dino Mike
If It’s Right – Steve Goodie
Dr. Pepper – Carla Ulbrich
Itchy Song #1543 – Steve Goodie
Put it Away – Devo Spice
Unexpecting the Expected – Dino Mike
The Twilight Zone – Luke Ski
Get on mike, list songs, thank people for listening, state one more to close 2015.
Benedict Cumberbatch – Insane Ian
More parodies than I expected and yes, I only find 4 original songs worth a vote which is the exact opposite of what it has been for me recently. Once Logan Awards nominations are accepted, I will make sure the songs that would get my vote are nominated (unlike the ones from the year I was a juror).