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Old 02.14.2007, 07:45 AM   #1
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An old idea, but a good one.

You choose eight songs (not albums) that you would take with you on a desert island. You also choose one book (you already have the Encyclopeadia Brittanica and the Bible - according to the rules) and an object (that can operate without electricity). You already have a stereo that's battery powered or something.
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Old 02.14.2007, 07:50 AM   #2
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Question : without electricity how could you listen to the songs/records??
I'll post a decent list as soon as I can think about something good for me...
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Old 02.14.2007, 07:52 AM   #3
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Joanna Newsome: Ys.
Cat Power: You are Free
Outkast: ATLiens
Medeski Martin and Wood: Friday Afternoon in the Universe
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation
Phish: Live Phish 10/31/96
Pavement: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
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Old 02.14.2007, 07:52 AM   #4
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Question : without electricity how could you listen to the songs/records??
I'll post a decent list as soon as I can think about something good for me...

I suppose it'd be a wind-up record player or something. I dunno. I don't make the rules.
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Old 02.14.2007, 07:53 AM   #5
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Joanna Newsome: Ys.
Cat Power: You are Free
Outkast: ATLiens
Medeski Martin and Wood: Friday Afternoon in the Universe
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation
Phish: Live Phish 10/31/96
Pavement: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
The Infesticons: Gun Hill Road

Read the rules - songs, not albums!
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Old 02.14.2007, 07:53 AM   #6
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songs:

EITS - first breath after coma
Three second kiss - honey dew
mogwai - kappa
VU - venus in furs
blonde redhead - water
cream - the tale of brave ulysses (? I'm going mad)
13th floor elevators - you're gonna miss me
sonic youth - schizophrenia

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Old 02.14.2007, 07:59 AM   #7
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Sonic Youth: Teenage Riot
Dan Bern: Jerusalem
Medeski Martin and Wood: Chubb Sub
Oasis: Wonderwall
Cat Power: Colors and the Kids
Coldplay: The Scientist
Outkast: ATLiens
Tori Amos: Cornflake Girl

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Old 02.14.2007, 08:03 AM   #8
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i forgot the book : Alice in wonderland/through the looking glass
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Old 02.14.2007, 08:08 AM   #9
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Songs:
The Fall - Athlete Cured (Peel session version)
Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehavin
Mackenzies - Gobstopper (Peel Session version)
Henry Purcell - Hear Our Prayer, O Lord
Horace Silver - Blowin Away the Blues
Les Pirates - Le trois mts blanc
Sonic Youth - Beauty Lies in the Eye
Aphex Twin - Girl/Boy Song


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Carlyle's Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell

Object:
A Victorinox Swiss Army knife ('Explorer' model)



(Some very important things had to be excluded from the selection of songs)
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Old 06.08.2007, 08:18 AM   #10
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SONGS

1) Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything
Song - 'I Went To The Mirror'

2) Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer lawns
Song - 'Sweet Bird'

3) Sonic Youth - Sister
Song - 'Cotton Crown'

4) Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Song - 'Trilogy'

5) Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
Song - 'Washing Machine'

6) Sonic Youth - Murray Street
Song - 'Karen Revisited'

7) Elliott Smith - From A Basement On The Hill
Song - 'A distorted reality is now a necessity to be free'

8) Grateful Dead - Skull & Roses
Song - 'Playing in The Band'

BOOK
Ghost World By Daniel Clowes

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A Lighter to start fires with
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Old 06.08.2007, 10:19 AM   #11
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Records:

5 classic tunes by George Melly

Book:

One of the George Melly autobiographies

Object:

A wooden cane (so I can do the Melly strut on the island)
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Old 06.08.2007, 10:36 AM   #12
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My pick.

Songs:

Sonic Youth - Skip Tracer
Terre Thaemlitz - Facilitator
Mogwai - Take Me Somewhere Nice
Robbie Basho - Tassaraja
My Bloody Valentine - Loomer
A Silver Mt.Zion - Take These Hands and Throw them in the River
Cat Power - Cross Bones Style
Feist - My Moon My Man (to make me cheer up when I'd feel like drinking salty water)

Book: Herrmann Hesse - Siddharta

Object: Guitar
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Old 06.08.2007, 11:06 AM   #13
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Oh so difficult... and such fun to do... here are mine:

Songs

Radio Ethiopia - Patti Smith
Stroke - Charalambides
Not Bite (Rudolf Grey)- Red Transistor
The AMM Of Punk Rock - The Dead C
Shit Monitor Kicker - The Bark Haze
Halloween - Sonic Youth
Blind White Alligators - Magik Markers
Spectre vs.Rector - The Fall

Book

The Ticket That Exploded - William S. Burroughs
A cut-up to end all cut-ups... pure bliss.

Object

A large framed photograph that would remind me of the civilisation that I came from...
At the moment it would probably be Motorway Vista (1999) by Dan Holdsworth

 


I'm obsessed with this photograph at the moment and love the fact that you can't see the motorway...
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Old 06.08.2007, 12:29 PM   #14
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SONGS

DIAMOND SEA - sonic youth
TEENAGE RIOT - sonic youth
THUMB - dinosaur jr
PARFUM V - pavement
DAVID BOWIE - phish
ZIMBABWE - Bob Marley & The Wailers
3 DAYS - jane's addiction
DIE DIE MY DARLING - misfits


Book:

ILLUMINATUS TRILOGY - Robert Anton Wilson & Robert Shea

Object:

manual crank turntable
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Old 06.09.2007, 01:22 AM   #15
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Well, if I'm only going to get 8 songs, I'm going to shoot for loooong mostly (though no "Close to the Edge"...)

Sun Ra - "Atlantis"
Sonic Youth - "Diamond Sea"
Autechre - "Drone" (from the Peel Session)
Can - "Oh Yeah!"
Lou Reed - "Metal Machine Music" (arguably a single "song", but if I have to look at it as 4 songs, then, I'll pick side 4)
Velvet Underground - "Sister Ray"

Then a couple short gems to round it out, that I could play over and over and still love:

Brian Eno - "Everything Merges with the Night"
Yo La Tengo - "You Can Have It All"

I don't read books over very often so the book part is hard...

Now Wait for Last Year by Phillip K. Dick

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Old 06.09.2007, 01:27 AM   #16
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Fairport Convention -A Sailor's Life
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Old 06.09.2007, 01:43 AM   #17
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I hate hypotheticals. How could I ever pick just 8 songs? I'd die listening to only 8 songs, no matter how fantastically awesome they were.
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Old 06.09.2007, 07:34 AM   #18
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I was thinking of starting this exact thread idea the other day.

Records.

Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
The Fall - Leave The Capital
Youthmovies - A Little Late He Staggered Home And Into Her Eyes
Mogwai - New Paths to Helicon, pt 2
Animal Collective - Bees
Growing - Onement
Kode9 And The Spaceape - Curious
Low - Over The Ocean

Book: Selected Works - Alan Bennett
Object: Skateboard
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Old 06.09.2007, 07:52 AM   #20
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Songs:

Tim Buckley - Sing a song for you
Tim Buckley - Song to the siren
Radiohead - Lucky
Television - Marquee moon
Jeff Buckley - Lover, you should've come over
Joy Division - Atmosphere
Led Zeppelin - Since I've been loving you
Sonic Youth - The sprawl

Book:

No idea, I'm not much into reading books any more

Object:

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