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Music => Randomville Torturethon => Topic started by: MissKitty on March 27, 2014, 10:59:42 AM

Title: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: MissKitty on March 27, 2014, 10:59:42 AM
I was telling some friends about Torturethon over the weekend and it has made me nostalgic. Should we attempt another, or have everyone's lives become too busy and chaotic?


Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Dan on March 27, 2014, 12:05:48 PM
I would think the best thing to do would be to come up with something where the posting updates would be good and interesting. The biggest complaint for me was that the posts became pretty repetitive.

My job is more challenging to pull it off, but I might be able to.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: lutz on March 27, 2014, 07:14:15 PM
Oh my god yes.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: lutz on March 27, 2014, 07:40:58 PM
If this goes ahead, I'm bagsying Timber by Pitbull.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: euro60 on March 27, 2014, 11:02:43 PM
I've got no idea what this thread is about...
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: trixi on March 28, 2014, 01:04:06 AM
euro, we chose a charity and then asked friends and fellow boarders to give us $X per hour of listening to a song we hate.  The longer we could last, the more money we got.  While we were listening to it, we would post about how we were feeling, what we interpreted the song lyrics to mean, etc.  Some were very entertaining.  I still can't listen to the song I chose. 
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: foolsgold on March 28, 2014, 08:50:19 AM
True story: last time I did it, I got sick later that day and didn't get better for another 4 months.  Such is the effect of Napalm Death.

I don't think I want to do it again, but would read about other people's sufferings with great amusement.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Butter on March 28, 2014, 09:04:39 AM
Some were very entertaining.  I still can't listen to the song I chose.\

Took me a year to be able to enjoy "Frontier Psychiatrist" again.  But I'm back on my old terms with it now.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 28, 2014, 09:15:39 AM
Not sure I could so one at work. But my weekends will be opening up very soon, so I could probably do this on a Saturday or Sunday.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 28, 2014, 09:19:45 AM
Took me a year to be able to enjoy "Frontier Psychiatrist" again.  But I'm back on my old terms with it now.

So you find it "tuney" again?
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: c-lando on March 28, 2014, 11:40:56 AM
If you guys re-did the Torturethon, I think it would be fun to take your FAVORITE SONG IN THE WORLD and listen to it that many times and find out if it can keep its status by the end of the required time period.
Not that I've participated, but I had that thought and wanted to share it.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2014, 01:04:20 PM
Not sure what my favorite song is...would have to think about it.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: lutz on March 28, 2014, 11:05:48 PM
Not sure I like the sound of that. A torturethon is challenging enough without long-term mental anguish and permanent inability to be comforted by one's previously favourite song in the world.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: va-vacious on March 29, 2014, 07:08:24 PM
Ella did "If I had a Million Dollars" for Torturethon-- and did it for our 10 hour drive from Raleigh to Nashville. I was the poor, poor passenger.  We made a deal- I listened to other stuff on headphones when I was the passenger, and she listened to it on headphones when I drove.  Those were some long hours. 

I still cringe when a hear that damn snare click about half-way through the song! And I like the song!

It would be hard for me to do at work, mostly because I am away from the desk too long. I'd consider it, though.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Butter on May 09, 2014, 10:00:10 AM
Jesus Christ, I might give $100 if someone could go 8-10 hours with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGsdduAsq2w
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: foolsgold on May 09, 2014, 10:03:25 AM
Jesus Christ, I might give $100 if someone could go 8-10 hours with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGsdduAsq2w

That was dedicated to dude's "wonderful girlfriend."

And they say romance is dead.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2014, 11:20:10 AM
LOL. I made it through like 30 seconds.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Dizzy on May 12, 2017, 01:18:50 AM
Play this on a loop for about six hours with a couple other random things mixed in for fun and that is a proper torture. You will start hearing all kinds of things that are not actually on the recording. I don't actually recommend this as a way to raise money, this is actual torture.

https://youtu.be/yGkyhaMdpto

Haha, random dead threads being revived.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Butter on June 02, 2017, 01:15:08 PM
Real life mini-torturethon this weekend:

Band to perform "Smooth" ten times in a row live (http://www.avclub.com/article/st-louis-band-hates-ears-will-perform-smooth-10-ti-256238)
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 02, 2017, 02:57:12 PM
I had to endure my own personal torturethon recently.  I took a Rock and Pop music class for a required art credit.  The last few days of class each person had to select one song and play it for the class, very little of it was tolerable.  And yes, someone played "Smooth."
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: scurvygirl on June 02, 2017, 08:08:48 PM
I had to endure my own personal torturethon recently.  I took a Rock and Pop music class for a required art credit.  The last few days of class each person had to select one song and play it for the class, very little of it was tolerable.  And yes, someone played "Smooth."

That class sounded horrible.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 05, 2017, 09:17:35 AM
He did his best to ruin the subject for me, for sure.
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Zafer Kaya on June 05, 2017, 10:57:29 AM
Real life mini-torturethon this weekend:

Band to perform "Smooth" ten times in a row live (http://www.avclub.com/article/st-louis-band-hates-ears-will-perform-smooth-10-ti-256238)

That's a fairly awesome lineup of musicians involved, though.  I don't think I've ever played a Jenn Malzone song 10 times in a row, but I have probably spent at least a couple full weekends listening to nothing but Middle Class Fashion and Tight Pants Syndrome.

Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: va-vacious on June 07, 2017, 05:17:26 PM
I had to endure my own personal torturethon recently.  I took a Rock and Pop music class for a required art credit.  The last few days of class each person had to select one song and play it for the class, very little of it was tolerable.  And yes, someone played "Smooth."
This seems horrible. I do hope you got an "A" in the class!
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Jonathan on November 07, 2017, 11:10:12 AM
I'd just like to point out that I was thinking of this thread while I was washing the dishes, and now all I can think about is Marconi playing the mamba as "We Built This City" is constantly playing through my head. And now I have to try and go to sleep while that's going on.

I believe Rafe said it best when he said..."cunt".
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: Butter on January 27, 2020, 02:29:36 PM
This seems like an idea I've heard about before:


Force some masochists to watch 24 straight hours of Cats for charity (https://news.avclub.com/get-involved-internet-force-some-masochists-to-watch-1841260133)
Title: Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
Post by: MissKitty on January 27, 2020, 04:57:31 PM
Hmmmm...