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Old 08-16-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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Desert Island III Album Game: Round 3, Heat 2

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the second heat of the third round of the Interference Desert Island Game III! 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.

Back in Heat 6 of Round 2, LemonMacPhisto earned his first victory of the competition, beating LJT by the score of 15-6. Current standings will be displayed in the Heat 4 thread of Round 3.

Lancemc and U2vertigofly go for their first win in this heat. Below are the tracklistings.

If you don't know the songs, or wish to hear how each tracklisting flows, leave your e-mail address and we'll help you out.

Forum name: Lancemc

So I was disappointed with my first Desert Island playlist. It still made the quarter/semi? finals, but I didn’t like it. I originally had an idea for a more cohesive and thematically dynamic list, but decided that a true “desert island” tracklist would just be a compilation of all the artists I loved and the songs that best represented why I loved them. I still failed. But this time, I went more with what I had planned originally. I’ve incorporated several classical/romantic period compositions to serve as cornerstones for the entire list. I had wanted to use the Mars –> Gimme Shelter opening as it truly kicks ass. I also wanted to use the complete second half of Beethoven’s 5th symphony in my list somewhere, and settled on closing the first disc with it. Some may consider it “cheating” since it’s technically two tracks from the same Album/Artist, but Axver has OK-ed this particular selection for me on several occasions. I feel it really acts as the true centerpiece for the entire playlist this time around, and contains it’s own epic and compelling emotional and thematic narrative that the rest of the list almost acts of a sort of companion to it. The first of the other two “classical” pieces I chose was Revel’s “Bolero” which I could probably listen to over and over again all day. He described the piece as “Absolutely no music, but all tone.” The final classical (romantic) piece is Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture,” which details an autobiographical journey through a storm at Fingal’s Cave in Northern Europe. I thought it was the perfect segue musically and thematically to the closer, R.E.M.’s classic “Find The River”. The rest of the playlist consists of several smaller cohesive units revolving around the self-appointed themes (in order); traditional songwriting wrapped in electronic styling [3-7, Disc 1], physical space and travel [8-11, Disc 1], love and lust [1-3, Disc 2], and finally coming home [5-11, Disc 2]. I’m actually very proud of this list, and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do, and find the structure and the “musical journey” as rewarding as I’d like to think it is.


1. Boston Pops Orchestra – “The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War” – Holst: The Planets (6:45)
2. The Rolling Stones – “Gimme Shelter” – Let it Bleed (4:35)
3. Bjork – “5 Years” – Homogenic (4:29)
4. Radiohead – “I Might Be Wrong” – Amnesiac (4:53)
5. U2 – “Lemon” – Zooropa (6:58)
6. The Flaming Lips – “Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell” – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (4:34)
7. LCD Soundsystem – “Someone Great” – Sound Of Silver (6:25)
8. Patti Smith – “Land” – Horses (9:25)
9. Sufjan Stevens – “Chicago” – Come On, Feel The Illinoise (6:04)
10. Arcade Fire – “Haiti” – Funeral (4:07)
11. Brian Eno – “Another Green World” – Another Green World (1:36)
12./13. Kurt Masur – “Symphony No. 5 In C Minor – 3- Allegro/Symphony No. 5 In C Minor – 4 – Allegro2” – Beethoven The Nine Symphonies (8:32/11:09)


1. The Who – “A Quick One While He’s Away” – Live At Leeds (8:52)
2. Beck – “Sexx Laws” – Midnight Vultures (3:39)
3. Bob Dylan – “Lily, Rosemary, And The Jack Of Hearts” – Blood On The Tracks (8:53)
4. Maazel/Orchestre National de France – “Bolero” – Ravel: Bolero (13:52)
5. Daniel Lanois – “Where The Hawkwind Kills” – Acadie (3:51)
6. Bruce Springsteen – “Wild Billy’s Circus Story” – The Wild, The Innocent, And The E Street Shuffle (4:47)
7. Talking Heads – “This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)” – Stop Making Sense (4:57)
8. Wilco – “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (6:58)
9. David Bowie – “Subterraneans” – Low (5:39)
10. London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado – “Ouvertüre "The Hebrides" ("Fingalshöhle"), Op.26” - Mendelssohn 5 Symphonies, 7 Overtures (10:29)
11. R.E.M. – “Find The River” – Automatic For The People (3:49)

Forum name: U2vertigofly

In my play list I went with a mix of songs that rock, and songs you can relax to. It really picks up quick just over halfway through and builds up to a couple of live tracks with a great energy to them. I ended it with Elvis because he was an influence to nearly all of the other artists on my list and he is defiantly in my top 5 artists of all time. Plus, he is probably the only artist I could listen to that can sing the same line for 5 minutes and make it work. Overall, I enjoy this play list more than my previous play list and I'm glad I got the opportunity to make it for this contest. I called it Iron Tunes, for two reasons. 1. Quite a few of the songs (especially those towards the end) are frequently played on the radio when we lift, and 2. It’s just a kick ass name. If you have any questions feel free to ask me. So I hope you all enjoy and vote for my list.

U2vertigofly’s Iron Tunes

01. The Killers - "Why Do I Keep Counting?" – Sam’s Town (4:24)
02. Arcade Fire - "Keep The Car Running" – Neon Bible (3:29)
03. The Rolling Stones - "Paint It, Black" – Aftermath (3:24)
04. Paul McCartney – “Dance Tonight” – Memory Almost Full (2:54)
05. The Who - "Pinball Wizard" – Then And Now (3:03)
06. John Mellencamp - "Crumblin’ Down" – Words & Music (3:34)
07. Billy Idol - "Mony Mony" – Don’t Stop - EP (5:03)
08. Genesis – “Invisible Touch” – Invisible Touch (3:29)
09. The Police- “Can’t Stand Losing You” – Every Breath You Take: The Classics (3:01)
10. Robert Plant & The Strange Sensations – “Shine It All Around” – Mighty Rearranger (4:03)
11. R.E.M. - “It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” – Document (4:06)
12. Jimmy Buffett – “One Particular Harbour” – Meet Me In Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection (5:30)
13. Big & Rich – “Holy Water” – A Horse Of Different Color (4:16)
14. Dave Mathews – “Some Devil” – Some Devil (4:04)
15. Michael Hutchence & Bono – “Slide Away” – Slide Away (4:24)
16. Pink Floyd – “Comfortably Numb” – The Wall (6:24)
17. Eric Clapton – “Cocaine” – The Cream Of Clapton (3:39)
18. The Band – “Stage Fright” – Stage Fright (3:43)
19. Chuck Berry – “Roll Over Beethoven” – The Anthology (2:24)
20. The Beach Boys – “Help Me, Rhonda” – The Greatest Hits Vol. 1
21. King Cotton Blues Band – “Goin’ Down” – 10’ Tall (7:07)
22. Otis Redding – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”- Dock Of The Bay (2:45)
23. Led Zeppelin- “Achilles Last Stand” – Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin (10:22)
24. The Beatles – “Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows” – Love (3:07)
25. AC/DC – “Hells Bells” – Back In Black (5:12)
26. The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army” – Elephant (3:51)
27. Green Day – “Working Class Hero” - Instant Karma (4:23)
28. Bon Jovi- “Blaze of Glory” – Cross Road (5:40)
29. The Fratellis – “Flathead” – Costello Music (3:17)
30. Velvet Revolver – “She Builds Quick Machines” – Libertad (4:02)
31. Smashing Pumpkins – “Tarantula” – Zeitgeist (3:49)
32. Aerosmith – “Dream On” – A Little South Of Sanity- Live (4:50)
33. Bruce Springsteen – “Blinded By The Light” – Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ (5:04)
34. Queen – “Hammer To Fall” – Live At Wembley Stadium (6:03)
35. U2 – 11 O’Clock Tick Tock (Encore) – The Complete U2 – Live From Boston 1981 (5:01)
36. Elvis Presley – “Suspicious Minds” – Elvis Live (7:27)

Total run time: 2:39:41 (159:41)

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Old 08-16-2007, 02:18 PM   #2
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This was tough, but I'll take Lance's list.


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Old 08-16-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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I have to go with Lancemc.

I want to say though that both playlists are well done. You can both be proud of them. I hope for the best of luck for both of you for the rest of the game.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:51 PM   #4
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These two lists are so vastly different. There are things that I both like and dislike about them. I'm going to have to ponder over this for a bit.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:29 PM   #5
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U2VertigoFLy this time.
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:55 PM   #6
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Well, after going through these two again, it's still tough. I prefer Lance's flow, but there's quite a few things on his list that I really can't get into. For example (and I might get shot for this, I don't know), I've never been a fan of Patti Smith, so that 9 minute song was a bit painful for me. I also think there was a bit too much classical music, even though I like that genre.

But then he throws in classics like Wild Billy's Circus Story and Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack Of Hearts...

As for U2vertigofly, some excellent gems, mixed in with some stuff that's not my style, like Big & Rich.

That said, there were just more songs here to enjoy, so my vote goes to U2vertigofly.

Good luck to you both, as this heat looks to be close.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:12 AM   #7
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Gotta go with LanceMC.

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