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Old 03-29-2007, 08:07 AM   #1
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Desert Island Album Game II: Heats Play-in

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the first round of the main stage of the Interference Desert Island Game II! The premise of this game is that all of the Interferencers have been stranded on a desert island and we can only take up to 160 minutes of music with us (either as a continuous iPod playlist or two 80 minute CDs or any other format of our choosing). The object is to see which forum member can fit the most musical goodness into these 160 minutes. We began with 24 contestants, 12 of whom qualified for the tournament heats via winning their qualifying rounds. The 12 losers then got one more chance in the repechages, and these are now over: Axver, inmyplace13, Salome, and phanan won their rounds and qualified for the four remaining spots in the heats.

However, things did not go quite according to plan. The qualifying round between dazzlingamy and FitzChivalry ended in a draw, meaning that both qualified for the main stage of the tournament. As each heat is limited to a two-person clash, we are thus holding a "pre-heat" or a "play-in game" between Amy and Fitz to achieve a definite result. This round will operate like any other round, with the usual time limit of 2 days.

Below, you will find their tracklistings. If you are unfamiliar with the songs included, we can help you hear them! Just leave your e-mail address.


Forum name: dazzlingamy

Amy writes: I chose my playlist with a few things in mind. I wanted a broad
spectrum with lots of different genre artists, giving both the cruisy
mellow music I love with a few rock songs thrown in, as I like
changing playlists. I added a few of my favourite aussie artists that
are possibly not well known outside of Australia. They are amazing
artists, so check them out if you like what you hear. I love strings,
and instrumental music, so there are a few of them in there as well.
Basically it's a mix bag of my favourite artists. I hope you like it!

1. The Smiths – "Please Please Please Let Me Get What
I Want" – Hatful of Hollow (1:51)
2. U2 – "Stay (Faraway So Close" – Zooropa (4:59)
3. Stevie Wonder – "Superstition" – Talking Book (4:22)
4. Modest Mouse – "Float On" – Good News for People
Who Love Bad News (3:29)
5. Stereophonics – "Dakota" – Language. Sex. Violence. Other? (4:56)
6. Joy Division – "Love Will Tear Us Apart" – Substance (3:26)
7. The Whitlams – "Made Me Hard" – Love This City (3:34)
8. Pete Murray – "Better Days" – See The Sun (3:43)
9. Pink Floyd – "Wish You Were Here" – Wish You Were Here (5:17)
10. The Cure – "Close To Me" – Staring At The Sea: The Singles (3:39)
11. John Lennon – "Instant Karma!" – The John Lennon Collection (3:23)
12. Tori Amos – "A Sorta Fairytale" – Scarlet's Walk (4:06)
13. Portishead – "Glory Box" – Dummy (5.07)
14. Ladytron – "Seventeen" – Light & Magic (4.37)
15. Sigur Ros – "Staralfur" - Agaetis Byrjun (6.47)
16. Sergei Prokofiev – "March of the Montagues and Capulets" – The
Classical Suite (5.50)
17. Jackson 5 – "Blame It On The Boogie" – Destiny (3:31)
18. Blur – "Girls and Boys" – Parklife (4:15)
19. Muse – "Starlight" – Black Holes and Revelations (3:59)
20. Eskimo Joe – "From The Sea – A Song is A City (3:12)
21. The Clash – "Rock The Casbah" – Combat Rock (3:40)
22. Rufus Wainwright – "The One You Love" – Want Two (3:44)
23. Morrissey – The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get – Vauxhall
and I (3.43)
24. Josh Pyke – "Silver" – Recordings from 2003 – 2005
25. Athlete – "Street Map" - Tourist ( 4.40)
26. The Beatles – "Across The Universe" – Let It Be (3:45)
27. Coldplay – "The Scientist" – A Rush of Blood To The Head (5:11)
28. Secret Garden – "Heartstrings" – Songs from a Secret Garden ( 3.25)
29. Bob Sinclair – "Love Generation" – Western Dream (2:58)

Forum name: FitzChivalry

Fitz writes: This tracklist centers around the idea that, if I was trapped on a desert island, I would want to remember all the people I love and can no longer be with, and many of the good times that I've had. So the songs in my tracklist ARE NOT MY FAVORITE SONGS and are NOT necessarily BY MY FAVORITE ARTISTS (I would never include a Queensryche song on a tracklist of my favorite songs of all time, but the song on here reminds me of my very first crush who made me go all weak and wobbly, hence, it's very special to me). Each song reminds me of either a person I love or a great time I've had, thus, these songs are the memories of my life, from growing up listening to my Mom and Dad's favorites (Allman Bros., Led Zeppelin, Genesis); to The Cure's "Plainsong" - the first song that ever made me cry; to my college days (7 housemates and I on a weekend trip to San Francisco to see Oasis, getting drunk in Chinatown and stuffing ourselves into a cab and singing "Champagne Supernova" at the top of our lungs the entire way to the concert; to coming out of the closet and cutting my baby-gay teeth at club OZZ; to my friends introducing me to the beauty that is Brit-Pop. These are the songs/loved ones/memories I would take with me if I were to be stranded on a desert island.


01. The Smashing Pumpkins - "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness" - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (2:52)
02. The English Beat - "I Confess" - Special Beat Service (4:34)
03. Steely Dan - "Aja" - Aja (8:00)
04. The Allman Brothers Band - "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" - Idlewild South (6:58)
05. Led Zeppelin - "That's The Way" - Led Zeppelin III (5:37)
06. The Beatles - "Across The Universe" - Let It Be (3:48)
07. Bruce Springsteen - "Stolen Car" - The River (disc 2) (3:54)
08. Queensryche - "Silent Lucidity" - Empire (5:47)
09. Tori Amos - "Precious Things" - Little Earthquakes (4:27)
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Black Tongue" - Fever To Tell (2:57)
11. Pearl Jam - "Spin The Black Circle" - Vitalogy (2:47)
12. U2 - "An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart" - Boy (8:14)
13. Duran Duran - "New Moon On Monday" - Seven And The Ragged Tiger (4:15)
14. Morrissey - "Late Night, Maudlin Street" - Viva Hate (7:41)
15. The Cure - "Plainsong" - Disintegration (5:15)
16. Doves - "Snowden" - Some Cities (4:12)
17. Pulp - "Do You Remember The First Time?" - His 'n' Hers (4:22)
18. Oasis - "Champagne Supernova" - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (7:27)
19. Bjork - "Army Of Me" - Post (3:54)
20. Underworld - "Moaner" - Anthology 1992-2002 (7:40)
21. The Chemical Brothers - "Song To The Siren" - Exit Planet Dust (3:16)
22. Planet Soul - "Set U Free" - Set U Free [Single] (4:16)
23. The Bucketheads - "The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)" - All In The Mind (3:23)
24. Barry Harris featuring Pepper Mashay - "Dive In The Pool" - Queer As Folk [Soundtrack] (3:55)
25. Janet Jackson - "If" - janet. (4:31)
26. Daft Punk - "One More Time" - Discovery (5:20)
27. Luke Slater - "love" - Jody-Way Out There-A Progressive DJ Mix (6:47)
28. BT - "Nectar" - ESCM (5:55)
29. Moby - "My Weakness" - Play (3:37)
30. Genesis - "The Carpet Crawlers" - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (disc 1) (5:14)
31. Depeche Mode - "Black Celebration" - Black Celebration (4:54)
32. Radiohead - "Everything In Its Right Place" - Kid A (4:11 ) (For Kris)

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Old 03-29-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
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Dazzlingamy's playlist dazzled me, got my vote

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Not only did I already love his list, but then I just read the reasoning behind it, and I thought that was great, so he gets my vote again.
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As I noted during the first vote, both playlists are excellent, but Fitz had a slight edge with a superb Springsteen song and the inclusion of Moby and Genesis.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:12 AM   #6
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fitz has some of my favourite songs on there. aja by steely dan is and new moon on monday is one of my favourite dd tracks. and black celebration isn't my favourite depeche mode song, but that is my favourite album of theirs so it's an automatic win.

plus there are lots of other good tracks on there. those just stood out to me.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:24 AM   #7
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Believe me when I say this was extremely difficult to decide. So I just thought that reasonably, if I was stuck on a desert Island with one of these two lists of music, which one would I rather have with me? I ultimately went with Amy.
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Fitz , though Amy has some good tracks there as well
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:19 PM   #9
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Amy has so many songs for me
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amy's list is where it's at
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:20 PM   #11
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Both lists are great, but I like Fitzy's more.
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FITZ for the Win
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:32 PM   #13
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Amy, Amy, Amy!
Random Ladytron is always cause for a vote
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:53 PM   #14
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Both are great lists, but being stranded on a deserted island, memories are all we'd have so i'd want to feel close to my loved ones ...... which is how FitzChivalry selected his songs.

Plus you included a Led Zep song, which won me over straight away
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:52 PM   #15
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/tips hat to dazzlingamy

My hat off to dazzlingamy. What a fine competitor! We may have had the two most similar playlists leading to an extremely nerve-wracking, nail-biting 96 hours of waiting for Fitz.

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