LPSG Desert Island Discs

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  1. Rubenesque

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    OK, for those not familiar with the concept. Desert Island Discs is a long running BBC Radio 4 show (first aired in January 1942). Each week one celebrity is asked to imagine they're castaway on a desert island. They are invited to select 8 songs or pieces of music they would take with them (we have to assume there is a means of playing them). They are also automatically given the complete works of Shakespeare and the bible (or alternative religious text) and can choose one other book to take with them. On top of that they select one luxury item, an inanimate object that will not help them escape the island.

    So LPSGers...

    what are your 8 songs or pieces of music
    book and
    luxury?
     
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    This is a fun idea for a thread!
    8 songs, this was a heart rending decision.
    Sentimental Lady, Fleetwood Mac
    Winter Light, Linda Ronstadt
    Don't Know Why, Norah Jones
    Keep it Comin' Love, KC and the Sunshine Band
    Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival
    The Ballad of Lucy Jordan, Marianne Faitfull
    On the Moon, Peter Concotti
    Amado Mio, Rita Hayworth
    One book, this was tough too...
    Perdido by Jill Robinson
    Luxury item, could I have a yacht without a motor? If not; I guess a good swiss army knife.
     
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    Nice answers NY and no you can't have a motorless yacht, cheeky!

    My selection is...

    Fairytale of New York - The Pogues and Kirsty McColl
    Eleonor Rigby - The Beatles
    Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
    Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
    The First of the Gang to Die - Morrissey
    I don't want to miss a thing - Aerosmith
    The Table - The Beautiful South
    Scars - Papa Roach

    My book would be Burghley - Life of a great house by Lady Victoria Leatham

    and my luxury item would be strong scissors
     
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    "I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry" Hank Williams :cool:
    I Can't Get No Satisfaction" Rolling Stones
    "The Goldberg Variations" by JS Bach played by Glenn Gould (1955)
    Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
    "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
    "The End" by the Doors
    "Redemption Song" Bob Marley and the Wailers
    "The Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky

    Book- This is hard. "One Hundred Years of Solitude"

    Luxury item.. My down pillow.
     
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    1. ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM 3CD SET.
    2. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD.
    3. DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES ANTHOLOGY 2 CD SET.
    4. MONSTER'S BALL Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD.
    5. STAY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD.
    6. One of my Robin Guthrie CDs.
    7. One of my Club Mixtape CDs with some classic and new house tracks on it.
    8. CD of all my family members talking on it wishing me a Happy Birthday...Merry Christmas...Happy Valentine's Day...Happy Easter...and General purpose sayings.

    I don't want complete works of Shakespeare...or a Bible.

    So I get two choices of books.
    I would like these books.

    1. Tao Te Ching (English translation).
    2. THINKERTOYS by Michael Michalko.

    One luxury item.

    1. Lifetime bundle of medical supplies and medicines with a really handsome medic boyfriend.
     
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    Some people are just so greedy aren't they!

    You can have 8 SONGS not 8 cds and your luxury has to be inanimate! lol
     
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    Death-White lies
    only one word comes to mind-Biffy Clyro
    Skeletons-Yeah yeah yeahs
    town called malice-Paul Wellar
    times like these-Foo Fighters
    set you free- Frightened rabbit
    invincible-Muse
    A suddden trigger-Nixa

    i guess Chris Ryan's SAS survival book couldnt go a miss

    A hunting Knife.
     
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    Bit of info on the show: Desert Island Discs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and link to their actual site: BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Desert Island Discs

    What would I have.....

    1. The Doors - Riders Of The Storm
    2. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    3. Electric Light Orchestra - Xanadu
    4. Hawkwind - You'd Better Believe It (Single Version Edit)
    5. Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
    6. Alice Cooper - Fire
    7. Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
    8. Rush - Spirit Of Radio

    Only book I would have....

    Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights


    Luxury Item.....

    Hunting Knife
     
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    I am not greedy...the medic is going to be inanimate with the Rohypnol I snuck into his tropical coconut. And I am not using the medical supplies to escape the island either. Besides, I have got to keep my medic inanimate as long as I can without killing him.
     
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    1/ Norwegian Wood - Beatles
    2/ My Life in the Bush of Ghosts - Eno and Byrne
    3/ Holst - Planets
    4/ Pink Floyd - Us and Them
    5/ Mozart - Requiem
    6/ Albinoni Adagio in G Minor
    7/ Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
    8/ Rhyfelgyrch Gwŷr Harlech

    Book - Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy.

    Luxury - Can I have a Ritz Carlton Hotel? If not a hammam.
     
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    Songs:

    Biem Schlafengehen sung by Jessye Norman
    Like A Motorway by Saint Etienne
    Accidents Never Happen by Blondie
    Rape Me by Nirvana
    You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive
    Ch'ella mi creda by Jussi Bjorling
    Heart Sutra by Tibetan throat singing monks
    The Ultimate Dr. Who Title Mix by BBC

    Books: I'm skipping the Bible and Shakespeare too...

    Collected works of JRR Tolkien (just substituting one anthology for another)
    The Tao te Ching
    The Complete Charles Dickins

    Luxury Object:

    I really like the idea of a hotel too. Failing that, I'd take a furnished full-size luxury coach with solar array.
     
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    Should be called Desert Island Dicks on here. ;)

    I'll post mine when I think of some lol (discs, not dicks).
     
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    "Xanadu" - Rush
    "After the Flood" - Van der Graaf Generator
    "Raining Blood" - Slayer
    "A Day in the Life" - The Beatles
    "House of the Rising Sun" - The Animals
    "Time" - Pink Floyd
    "Won't Get Fooled Again" - The Who
    "Sympathy for the Devil" - The Rolling Stones

    I'll also skip Shakespeare and the Bible.
    A Tolkein anthology would be good, as would something by Michener (Hawaii or Centennial, maybe)

    And for the luxury item, a fully-furnished house should would be nice. However, should something like that (or any other "cop-outs," if you will) be disallowed, I'd imagine a good hunting knife would be handy.
     
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    Seriously, all those good songs, and you choose that version of "Xanadu" (as opposed to the Rush song of the same name)?

    Oh well, I guess we all have out guilty pleasures.
     
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    I love Spirit Of Radio just that bit more :smile:

    Could listen to Rush all day, and I have loads of theirs I reg listen to.

    Faithless, Limelight, Totem, Leave That Thing Alone, etc (Sorry, but I can not leave that THING alone! :biggrin1:)
     
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    1. Richard Strauss: "Ariadne auf Naxos", 2nd Act
    2. Leonard Bernstein: "Chichester Psalms"
    3. Rickie Lee Jones: "Under The Boardwalk"
    4. Linda Ronstadt: "Prisoner In Disguise"
    5. Kiki Dee: "Perfect Timing"
    6. Shawn Colvin: "Tenderness On The Block"
    7. Jackson Browne: "Here Come Those Tears Again" (with Bonnie Raitt & Rosemary Butler on backup vocals)
    8. Valerie Carter: "Heartache"

    Book: Armistead Maupin: "Tales of the City"

    Luxury Item: Satellite Radio with solar power adapter
     
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    humm

    ac dc, back in black.
    copeland, fanfare to the common man.
    dile, Garstang.
    syranip, skin head moon stomp.
    madness, it must be love.
    jamiroqui, virtual insanity.
    oasis, wonder wall.
    bad manners, special brew.

    book would be: a history of nearly everything. by bill bryson.

    luxury would be a crocodile dundee style knife.
     
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    It would be incredibly difficult to choose just 8 songs, but my first inclination would be:

    1. Janis Joplin - Little Girl Blue
    2. Neal Young - After the Gold Rush
    3. Jackson Browne - Fountain of Sorrow
    4. Emmylou Harris - Boulder to Birmingham
    5. Janis Ian - At Seventeen
    6. Timi Yuro - Hurt
    7. Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
    8. Nanci Griffith - Trouble in the Fields

    Book - The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Object - a knife
     
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    Hate to break it to yuh, Drifter ... but HWP is a helluva trash Kant of a book.
     
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    It still makes me laugh :wink:.

    I am not sure that BR agreed to the notion of limits to his own knowledge.
     
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