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IanB
IanB
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Desert Island Discs?
Jun 15, 2011, 07:44
Radio 4 just did a listeners' "best of" where non celebs could send in their own selections and they were compiled into a chart.

So, if you could pick eight pieces of music and one luxury item for a long stay in sun-drenched solitary what would they be?
The Sea Cat
The Sea Cat
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Edited Jun 15, 2011, 08:37
Re: Desert Island Discs?
Jun 15, 2011, 08:36
This is SO difficult. As of this morning it would go something like this, and would be diffferent again tomorrow, so in no particular order:

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme
Ravi Shankar: Live In San Francisco
Holst: Planet Suite
Pentangle: Basket Of Light
Yes: Close To The Edge
Incredible String Band: Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour US LP Version
The Kinks: Are The Village Green Preservation Society

Luxury Item: My Duvet

( I was tempted to do a Partridge and choose eight 'Best Of's' and my Ipod).
anthonyqkiernan
anthonyqkiernan
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Re: Desert Island Discs?
Jun 15, 2011, 09:21
Don't think albums are allowed. And, that duvet's too practical
elegant chaos
elegant chaos
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Edited Jul 12, 2011, 20:49
Re: Desert Island Discs?
Jun 15, 2011, 09:25
Good thread.

Again - will probably change after I've written it.

The Bitter Springs: A Temporary Hush
Joy Division: 24 Hours
Felt: Penelope Tree
Throwing Muses: Walking In the Dark
Julian Cope: An Elegant Chaos
Vic Godard & Subway Sect: Make Me Sad
Wire: Map Ref 93 Degrees West 41 Degrees North
Television Personalities: If I Could Write Poetry

Luxury Item: My watch.
EDIT: Forgot the book.....Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut.

EDIT AFTER A LONG WHILE:

Take out the Throwing Muses track - put in

Procol Harum: A Salty Dog

(after seeing it on youtube just now I really had to reedit this.....)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_cctmKqo6Q
anthonyqkiernan
anthonyqkiernan
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Edited Jun 15, 2011, 10:41
Re: Desert Island Discs?
Jun 15, 2011, 09:33
I Know It's True But I'm Sorry To Say - The Violent Femmes
You're The One - Jonathon Richman & The Modern Lovers
Understanding Jane - The Icicle Works
Pine Box - Slim Cessna'sa Auto Club
Sunday Morning Coming Down - Johnny Cash
A Beautiful Thing - The Handsome Family
Papa Was A Rodeo - The Magnetic Fields
Beethoven's 5th - Carlos Kleiber and the Vienna Philharmonic

Luxury: A guitar
Book: Catch 22, Joseph Heller

Edit: I already want to change this. I haven't
The Sea Cat
The Sea Cat
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Re: Desert Island Discs?
Jun 15, 2011, 09:51
No albums ? Bugger.

Jimi Hendrix: Bold As Love
Holst: Neptune The Mystic
Grateful Dead: Dark Star
Pentangle: Jack Orion
Sandy Denny: The Quite Joys Of Brotherhood
The Beatles: Tomorrow Never Knows
Incredible String Band: Job's Tears
Yes: And You And I

Luxury item: Kenwood Juicer JE550.
IanB
IanB
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Edited Jun 15, 2011, 20:56
Re: Desert Island Discs?
Jun 15, 2011, 10:10
Forgot my own eight. Not easy even if you are allowed albums rather than tracks. A lot of killing two birds with one stone here ..

Beauty Queen - For Your Pleasure
Moonlight Mile - Sticky Fingers
Close To The Edge - Yessongs
Cop Shoot Cop - Spritiualized RAH
Like A Rolling Stone - Spirit of 76
Walk With Me - Translinear Light (Alice Coltrane)
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiodread (Junior Jazz)
Bach Cello Suites - Tortelier

EDIT forgot Small Hours from "One World" that's going to have to cover folk, dub and ambient for me and so the Radiodread track has to go.

EDIT #2: Forgot Hazey Jane I from "Bryter Layter". That might trump the Spiritualized tune.

Luxury? A piano. Presumably I would have plenty of time to learn how to play it and it could double as a sideboard and wind break!

EDIT forgot the book? - A Wodehouse compendium probably or James Robert Baker's "Boy Wonder" which is an epic and highly comedic and somewhat incorrect Hollywood satire. Something funny and episodic at any rate.
Toni Torino
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Edited Jun 15, 2011, 10:17
Edit: Re: Desert Island Discs?
Jun 15, 2011, 10:13
Kiteless - Underworld
The Earth Dies Screaming - UB40
I Feel Love - Donna Summer
Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks
Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony - Berliner Philharmoniker
Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode
Ashes To Ashes - Bowie

Luxury Item: Swimming Pool
Book : Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie.

Edited Luxury Item.
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: Desert Island Discs?
Jun 15, 2011, 10:14
Crikey, that's tough.

Gong - Master Builder
Spirit - Hey Joe (from Spirit of '76)
Jimi Hendrix - Room Full of Mirrors
Tangerine Dream - Rubicon Part 1
Yes - Close To The Edge
John Martyn - Spencer the Rover
Hawkwind - Master of the Universe
Steve Hillage - Afterglid

Book: Timothy Leary - The Psychedelic Experience
Luxury Item: A massive Moog Modular
anthonyqkiernan
anthonyqkiernan
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Re: Desert Island Discs?
Jun 15, 2011, 10:14
IanB wrote:
and it could double as a sideboard and wind break!

I believe you just ruled it out yourself.
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