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(Not Quite) Desert Island Discs
« on: Dec 07, 2008, 08:33 PM »
Pardon me if we've already got one of these threads stuck in limbo.  


Desert Island Discs is a long-running BBC Radio 4 programme. It was first broadcast on 29 January 1942 and is said by the Guinness Book of Records to be the longest-running music programme in the history of radio. Guests are invited to imagine themselves castaways on a desert island, and to choose eight pieces of music to take with them; discussion of their choices permits a review of their life. They must also specify which one of these pieces they regard most highly. Aside from music, they are permitted one book, excluding the Bible or other religious work and the complete works of Shakespeare, which are already present on the island to force more original choices. They also choose one luxury which must be inanimate and of no survival value, though large supplies of champagne seem to be allowed.


I'll post mine sometime tonight, till then enjoy some choices by people far more interesting than myself - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Island_Discs:_castaways%27_choices

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #1 on: Dec 07, 2008, 08:52 PM »
Rod Steiger likes e. e. cummings? Doesn't seem like him. At least he didn't pick Walt Whitman.

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #2 on: Dec 07, 2008, 09:17 PM »
Im suing these people for stealing my idea

Im gonna be rich, biyatch [smiley=vrolijk_26.gif]!!!
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #3 on: Dec 08, 2008, 08:44 PM »
holy hell this was hard...


neil young - tonight's the night
big star - third/sister lovers
tom waits - bone machine
pavement - crooked rain crooked rain
bob dylan - highway 61 revisited (i couldn't live my life without hearing 'desolation row' again)
joni mitchell - blue
the beatles - revolver

book: this side of paradise by f. scott fitzgerald

luxury: comfy lounge chair

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #4 on: Dec 09, 2008, 03:37 AM »
I'll try this too.

Pearl Jam -- Yield
Radiohead -- Hail to the Thief
My Morning Jacket -- At Dawn
The Flaming Lips -- The Soft Bulletin
The Rolling Stones -- Let It Bleed
The Pogues -- If I Should Fall From Grace With God
The Verve -- Urban Hymns
Neutral Milk Hotel -- In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

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I don't know if this is cheating, but I'd want a TV with cable that included at least Turner Classic Movies and Comedy Central (for Daily Show/Colbert Report and South Park, nothing else). If I can't have that, I want a tent to keep the bugs out. If I can have movies, I'll put up with the bugs.

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #5 on: Dec 10, 2008, 01:07 PM »
This is some tough decisions

grateful dead - american beauty
grateful dead - rockin' on the rhein
the beatles - rubber soul
my morning jacket - at dawn
the rolling stones - exile on main street
blind willie johnson - dark was the night
ween - the mollusk
david bowie - the rise and fall of ziggy stardust

i'll have to get back with the book (prolly the classic Lord of the Flies)

luxury: guitar w/ slide and capo


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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #6 on: Dec 10, 2008, 02:01 PM »
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dreams
Singles Soundtrack
Jimi Hendrix - Blues
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Bob Marley - Legends
Clash - London Calling
Allman Brothers Band - Live At The Fillmore

Book: Catcher In The Rye

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 2008, 05:05 PM »
well..

rem --- murmur
beatles -- abbey road
u2 -- joshua tree
prince -- purple rain
whiskeytown -- pneumonia
go gos -- beauty and the beat
mmj --- at dawn
the smiths -- strangeways here we come

damn! left wilco--being there-- back at home...

book -- i'm fine with the shakespeare.

luxury -- porn

there's a pool and a pond... pond's good for you...

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #8 on: Dec 10, 2008, 05:21 PM »
Listen to this every week, rain or shine.

Don't want to be too anal about this, but the record choice is a single track (or movement in the case of classical music).

Luxury has to be useless for everyday life - acoustic guitar is fine (unless you want to use it for shelter or fire).

Don't give up your book.  I mean, how long could you last with only Shakespeare and the Bible?
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #9 on: Dec 10, 2008, 05:31 PM »
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Listen to this every week, rain or shine.

Don't want to be too anal about this, but the record choice is a single track (or movement in the case of classical music).
i thought i'd give it a little twist, picking only songs requires way too much thought for my feeble brain.  

 :)

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #10 on: Dec 10, 2008, 05:35 PM »
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Listen to this every week, rain or shine.

Don't want to be too anal about this, but the record choice is a single track (or movement in the case of classical music).
i thought i'd give it a little twist, picking only songs requires way too much thought for my feeble brain.  

 :)

Let's rebrand it Kaley Island Discs!  8-) 8-) 8-)
The trouble with the straight and the narrow is it's so thin, I keep sliding off to the side