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Old 08-17-2007, 03:30 PM   #1
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Desert Island III Album Game: Round 3, Heat 5

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the fifth 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.

The first heat of Round 3 has just concluded, with phanan remaining undefeated by virtue of a 12-7 win over Screwtape2.

Current standings will be displayed in the final heat of Round 3.

To start off the second half of Round 3, we have an intriguing matchup, as Axver battles LemonMacPhisto. 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: Axver

AOTEAROA: RUGGED INDIVIDUAL

This tracklist, which is divided into two parts, contains a number of themes. It was inspired by a lyric from the song Six Months In A Leaky Boat by Split Enz: "Aotearoa, rugged individual/Glistens like a pearl at the bottom of the world". Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand and I thought I would showcase the often overlooked Kiwi music scene while illustrating both sides of the desert island experience: the inherent beauty and tranquility of a desert island (symbolised by Kapiti Island, offshore from my hometown on the Kapiti Coast) and the loneliness and solitude a stranded person would experience (symbolised by Stewart Island, located at the very bottom of New Zealand). It evolved into much more than that. The Kapiti Coast portion is a reflection on childhood and the feelings of an ex-pat thousands of kilometres from their home. The Stewart Island portion is fundamentally a dreary death lament containing an appreciation of living, and an acceptance of the tension present. Unconsciously, a concept story developed through the album that only became obvious to me when I was nearly finished. I only tweaked the tracklist in a few minor ways to serve the story, as my overall goal is to evoke soundscapes and emotions, not story concepts. It tells of the experience of two early settlers to New Zealand in the 1820s-30s, Egon and Rowena Verlaine; colonisers who discover a beautiful country and settle a new home on the Kapiti Coast, only for Egon's lust for adventure to reawaken and for their continued travels to go horrifically awry, wrecked on the shore of Stewart Island.

For more details, see: http://axver.livejournal.com/373114.html


Kapiti Island: Glistens Like A Pearl

1. Dave Dobbyn (feat. Herbs) - "Slice Of Heaven" - Overnight Success (4:37)
2. Swingers - "Counting The Beat" - Counting The Beat (2:44)
3. The Shadows - "Shadoogie" - The Final Collection (2:25)
4. Sneaky Feelings - "Someone Else's Eyes" - Waiting For Touchdown (3:27)
5. Finn Brothers - "Part Of Me, Part Of You" - Everyone Is Here (3:29)
6. Neil Finn - "She Will Have Her Way" - Try Whistling This (3:56)
7. Pop Art Toasters - "Everyone's Gonna Wonder" - Pop Art Toasters (2:46)
8. Crowded House - "World Where You Live" - Crowded House (3:05)
9. Rush - "Dreamline" - Roll The Bones (4:37)
10. Split Enz - "Six Months In A Leaky Boat" - Time And Tide (4:20)
11. Clannad (feat. Bono) - "In A Lifetime" - Macalla (3:12)
12. The Edge - "Rowena's Theme" - Captive Soundtrack (3:56)
13. Transatlantic - "Bridge Across Forever" - Bridge Across Forever (5:31)
14. Able Tasmans - "Little Hearts" - A Cuppa Tea And A Lie Down (4:03)
15. Spock's Beard - "Waste Away" - Beware Of Darkness (5:21)


Stewart Island: The Bottom Of The World

16. REM - "Feeling Gravity's Pull" - Fables Of The Reconstruction (4:51)
17. Anathema - "Fragile Dreams" - Alternative 4 (5:32)
18. Straitjacket Fits - "Bad Note For A Heart" - Melt (3:46)
19. Pink Floyd - "Cymbaline" - More (4:49)
20. Queen - "Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)" - A Night At The Opera (3:43)
21. Blackfield - "Epidemic" - Blackfield II (4:59)
22. Marillion - "Emerald Lies" - Fugazi (5:09)
23. The Bats - "North By North" - In Love With These Times (4:10)
24. The Chills - "Pink Frost" - Kaleidoscope World (4:00)
25. U2 - "Exit" - The Joshua Tree (4:14)
26. Joy Division - "New Dawn Fades" - Heart And Soul (4:48)
27. New Order - "Dreams Never End" - Movement (3:15)
28. The Cure - "One Hundred Years" - Pornography (6:40)
29. The Clean - "Getting Older" - Anthology (4:17)
30. The Verlaines - "Death And The Maiden" - Juvenilia (4:27)
31. Passengers - "One Minute Warning" - Original Soundtracks 1 (4:39)
32. Pure Reason Revolution - "Borgens Vor" - The Dark Third, European edition (4:17)
33. Wolverine - "A House Of Plague" - Still (6:52)
34. Porcupine Tree - "Drown With Me" - Futile EP (5:21)
35. The Verve - "Space And Time" - Urban Hymns (5:36)
36. Sörskogen - "Mordet i Grottan" - Online release (6:18)

Total runtime: 159:11 (2 hours, 39 minutes, 11 seconds)



Forum name: LemonMacPhisto



Since this competition is more artistically slanted, I changed my approach to making this playlist. This playlist is structured to work as an entire body of work, two halves, or four mini-lists (or Acts. if you will), all with openers and closers, unique moods, flow, and whatever kicks ass. It was hard this time around sacrificing somewhat superior songs for other mood-enhancing, still great tracks. That being said, here’s the deal on everything. I really wanted to create a cinematic experience with this list, which feature songs from some of my favorite movies. I was also inspired greatly by Pink Floyd’s epic “Dark Side of the Moon” in how to create a list of songs that can work as an album and by themselves and also by Passengers, and how the music acts to scores for fictional films. As the list develops, the tone may change from song to song or fade into each other as one moving piece. The format is like an iPod format, but it’s structured like a mixtape, I just didn’t want to deal with the time constraints. They’re a bitch.

The transitions between the songs are important here, both musically and lyrically. Lyrical bits in some tracks might be mentioned again in another, if you listen for it you’ll catch it (“Sunken Treasure” to “Nobody Home” is a good example.) Ah, I shouldn’t have to explain all this, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when you listen to all of this. I hope you all enjoy my playlist and especially everyone else’s, and from me, LMP, to you, I just want to thank you for listening to me and letting me be a part of your life today. Because you’ve got a good life! …You got a good life! Sorry, I couldn’t resist the Prison Mike ref, have fun listening!

(Section 1: Nothing’s Gonna Change My World)
1. Sigur Rós - “Starálfur” - Agaetis byrjun (6:47)
2. Sufjan Stevens - “Chicago” - Illinois (6:04)
3. Ray Charles - “What’d I Say? (Parts 1 & 2)” - What’d I Say - Single (5:07)
4. Jackie Wilson - “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” - Higher and Higher (2:53)
5. The Velvet Underground - “Sweet Jane” - Loaded (4:07)
6. Bob Dylan - “The Man in Me” - New Morning (3:07)
7. Cat Stevens - “Tea for the Tillerman” - Tea for the Tillerman (1:03)
8. Bono, Brian Eno, L'Orchestra Filarmonica Di Torino, Michael Kamen & The Edge - “One” - Pavarotti and Friends (5:19)
9. Rufus Wainwright - “Agnus Dei” - Want Two (5:45)
10. The Beatles - “Across the Universe” - No One’s Gonna Change Our World (3:49)

(Section 2: A Quick One)
11. LCD Soundsystem - “All My Friends” - Sound of Silver (7:37)
12. The Bravery - “Public Service Announcement” - The Bravery (3:35)
13. The Flaming Lips - “Race for the Prize (Sacrifice of the New Scientists)” - The Soft Bulletin (4:08)
14. Blind Melon - “No Rain” - Blind Melon (3:39)
15. Queen - “You’re My Best Friend” - A Night at the Opera (2:53)
16. The White Stripes - “Rag & Bone” - Icky Thump (3:48)
17. The Who - “A Quick One, While He’s Away” - A Quick One (8:40)

(Section 2: Exitlude / Section 3: Interlude)
18. The Zombies - “The Way I Feel Inside” - Begin Here (1:27)

(Section 3: The Great Escape)
19. The Shins - “Sleeping Lessons” - Wincing the Night Away (3:58)
20. Arcade Fire - “Keep the Car Running” - Neon Bible (3:29)
21. Bright Eyes - “Four Winds” - Cassadaga (4:16)
22. The New Radicals - “Someday We’ll Know” - Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too (3:37)
23. Oasis - “Guess God Thinks I’m Abel” - Don’t Believe the Truth (3:24)
24. Wilco - “Sunken Treasure” - Being There (6:51)
25. Pink Floyd - “Nobody Home” - The Wall (3:11)
26. David Bowie - “Life on Mars?” - Hunky Dory (3:54)
27. Radiohead - “Life in a Glasshouse” - Amnesiac (4:34)

(Section 4: It Makes Me Wonder)
28. Explosions in the Sky - “The Birth and Death of the Day” - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (7:49)
29. Smashing Pumpkins - “Stand Inside Your Love” - MACHINA / The Machines of God (4:11)
30. Modern English - “I Melt with You” - After the Snow (3:48)
31. Bruce Springsteen - “It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City (Acoustic) - Tracks (2:55)
32. The Rolling Stones - “Gimme Shelter” - Let It Bleed (4:34)
33. Andrew Bird - “Armchairs” - Armchair Apochrypha (6:57)
34. Nick Drake - “River Man” - Five Leaves Left (4:15)
35. Led Zeppelin - “Stairway to Heaven” - Led Zeppelin IV (8:00)

Total time: 2:39:31



UP NEXT: inmyplace13 vs. LJT

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Damn it, I screwed up the poll.

I'll see if a mod can fix.
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If people haven't figured it out, it's supposed to be Axver as the first voting option, and then LMP as the second one.

Hopefully it will be changed soon.
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This is an easy vote for Axver as he has my favorite playlist outside my own in the game.

LMP also has one of my favorites. Makes Me Wonder and Nothing’s Gonna Change My World are great.

Both did amazing jobs on them. Axver’s concept, story, mood and 2nd disc are top notch. LMP’s songs, 1st and 4th parts, concept and cover are also top notch.
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Really? Then Axver got a freebie vote from me!
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All fixed now!

SeattleVertigo, I can change your vote, if you picked the wrong option. Just let me know.
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Thanks so much BC!
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Yeah, that would be great, thanks Bonochick. Sorry, Axver! I like your playlist, but LMP's is great.
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LMP for me.
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Yeah, that would be great, thanks Bonochick. Sorry, Axver! I like your playlist, but LMP's is great.
Taken care of, so the current tally shown is accurate.
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This is a really tough one. I'll have to give it some thought.
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Well, I'm going to go with Axver on this one. I like a ton of LMP's list, but there are some spots that are a bit uneven to me.

Axver has an excellent concept, and has quite a few of my favorites on there.
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This is surprisingly close. Go Axver!
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Wow, I can't believe I'm within bonus point range at the moment.
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