Real brief update since I'm in the middle of finishing an article on sad songs & the tournament this morning to go live Monday on the day of the March Sadness Final Four. So today we had a major upset, with (14) Low holding off a charging (2) Concrete Blonde 73-64 in the last hour regardless of Megan Campbell's great advocacy for "Joey." Did we see them getting this far? To be honest, we did not, but we're pleased they did. In the next chapter, Low will meet (1) Joy Division in the Elite Eight Friday, since JD demolished (5) PJ Harvey & Nick Cave 75-24 in spite of an outstanding essay by Nicole Walker.
Today we have the first half of the Elite Eight, a battle of the 1s and 2s: (1) The Cure's "Pictures of You" vs (2) Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees" and (1) Neutral Milk Hotel's "Two-Headed Boy" taking on (2) Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah."
You may notice that for the Elite Eight we've put the polls first thing in the game posts (and The Committee offers its graphic analysis and predictions) so as to make voting a little easier. Do the decisions get harder and more wrenching as we get closer to the end of the tournament? Yes indeed they do. And that's where the bracket starts to tell you things about yourself.