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Old 08-17-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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Desert Island III Album Game: Round 3, Heat 7

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the seventh 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.

In the third heat, PlaTheGreat came from behind and edged angelordevil in a close one, 9-8. angelordevil will still get a point for that round. Current standings will be displayed in the last thread of Round 3.

Here in Heat 7, BonoIsMyMuse returns to face off against Zootlesque. 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: BonoIsMyMuse


Everything in my life is changing now, and I wanted to compile a collection of songs to reflect that. I’m in what’s probably been the biggest transition period of my life; while I’m trying to hang on to as many familiar things as I can, I’m realizing that I have to learn how to look at those things in a different way now, too.

I dug into my jazz collection, revisited some of my favorite old country songs, and added newer discoveries like Andrew Bird and the Nels Cline Singers. I’m a writer, and I love those moments both when I’m writing and when I’m reading someone else’s work when there’s a twist, something unexpected but beautiful. I ordered these songs based largely on transitions: the upbeat songs to open the list dropping into the more somber tracks by Ray LaMontagne and Joni Mitchell, then soaring again into probably my favorite section of the list, songs by Gorillaz, Sonny Rollins, and the Clash. I arranged my songs in a way that reflects the ups and downs I’ve experienced in the last few years. The list ends with a group of quieter, more reflective songs, a contrast to the high energy of the opening. “Ashes of American Flags” and “Bad” are probably my two favorite songs, which is why I saved them for the end. Both songs are filled with desperation, but there’s a bit of hope in each of them, too. I knew I wanted to end with “Bad” because the final lyrics to me symbolize looking ahead, which is what I’m doing now.

The cover art is a photograph called “Harvest Curve” by Fred Joy. I chose it because I feel like it reflects the heart of my playlist and the journey that I’ve been on for the last few years, carving my own path rather than following ones others have created. See more of his artwork here:

I hope you enjoy my playlist.

1. Elvis Costello – “Welcome to the Working Week” – My Aim Is True (1:23)
2. Lucinda Williams – “Changed the Locks” – Lucinda Williams (3:44)
3. Rolling Stones – “Rocks Off” – Exile On Main Street (4:32)
4. Kings of Leon – “Soft” – Aha Shake Heartbreak (2:59)
5. 10,000 Maniacs – “Hey Jack Kerouac” – In My Tribe (3:26)
6. Johnny Cash featuring June Carter Cash – “Jackson” – The Essential Johnny Cash (Disc 1) (2:44)
7. Ray LaMontagne – “Jolene” – Trouble (4:10)
8. Joni Mitchell – “Blue” – Blue (3:05)
9. Gorillaz – “Dirty Harry” – Demon Days (3:43)
10. Sonny Rollins – “St. Thomas” – Saxophone Colossus (6:47)
11. The Clash – “Janie Jones” – The Clash (2:06)
12. Lou Reed – “Heroin” – Between Thought and Expression (Disc 2) (12:19)
13. Tori Amos – “A Sorta Fairytale” – Scarlet’s Walk (5:29)
14. Arcade Fire – “Neighborhood #2 (Laika)” – Funeral (3:31)
15. Stevie Wonder – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” – Stevie Wonder’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (2:40)
16. The Beatles – “Paperback Writer” – 1 (2:18)
17. David Bowie – “Rebel Rebel” – Changesbowie (4:30)
18. Ella Fitzgerald – “I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues” – Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook (4:44)
19. Led Zeppelin – “What Is and Should Never Be” - BBC Sessions (Disc 1) (4:20)
20. Bruce Springsteen – “Atlantic City” – The Essential Bruce Springsteen (Disc 1) (3:56)
21. Emmylou Harris – “Boulder to Birmingham” – Spyboy (3:21)
22. Bob Dylan and the Band – “The Man In Me” – The Big Lebowski Soundtrack (3:08)
23. Aretha Franklin – “Do Right Woman” – I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You (3:15)
24. Pearl Jam – “Given to Fly” – Yield (4:01)
25. Jimi Hendrix – “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” – Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix (5:12)
26. The Pixies – “Bone Machine” – Surfer Rosa (3:02)
27. The Nels Cline Singers – “He Still Carries A Torch For Her” – The Giant Pin (6:43)
28. Patti Smith Group – “Because the Night” – Easter (3:23)
29. R.E.M. – “Electrolite” – New Adventures In Hi-fi (4:05)
30. Patsy Cline – “Walkin’ After Midnight” – 12 Greatest Hits (2:01)
31. Soul Coughing – “So Far I Have Not Found the Science” – El Oso (2:53)
32. Pink Floyd – “The Great Gig In the Sky” – Dark Side of the Moon (4:47)
33. Willie Nelson – “I’d Have to Be Crazy” – Greatest Hits (And Some That Will Be) (3:26)
34. Miles Davis – “So What” – Kind of Blue (9:24)
35. Andrew Bird – “Plasticities” – Armchair Apocrypha (4:27)
36. Wilco – “Ashes of American Flags” – Kicking Television: Live In Chicago (Disc 2) (6:03)
37. U2 – “Bad” – Wide Awake In America (8:02)

Total Time: 2:39:39

Forum name: Zootlesque

Behind closed eyes. With headphones on. That is how you experience the beauty of these songs. I went out of my way to pick the most gorgeous songs that exist in my itunes. I didn’t want to make it a testosterone filled rock fest so you’ll find a generous helping of pop and other music too. And since one of the main objectives of this contest is to expose others to new music, I did not choose the most popular songs or bands. Also, I hope you’re all open-minded when listening to this album because more often than not, you may not hear what you normally expect from some of these artists. For example, if you hate Oasis because of Liam’s nasally yell, you’re in for a surprise. Enjoy!


1. Björk – “Joga” – Homogenic (5:04)
2. Pink Floyd – “Marooned” – The Division Bell (5:28)
3. Led Zeppelin – “Tangerine” – Led Zeppelin III (3:10)
4. The Doors – “Waiting For The Sun” – Morrison Hotel (3:59)
5. The Byrds – “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) – Forrest Gump (Original Soundtrack) (3:54)
6. Pearl Jam – “In Hiding” – Yield (5:00)
7. R.E.M. – “The Great Beyond [Edit]” – The Great Beyond (Single) (4:13)
8. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Learning To Fly” – Greatest Hits (4:01)
9. Oasis – “Little By Little” – Heathen Chemistry (4:05)
10. U2 – “Staring At The Sun” – Pop (4:36)
11. Radiohead – “(Nice Dream)” – The Bends (3:53)
12. Elton John – “The One” – The One (5:55)
13. Kate Bush – “The Fog” – The Sensual World (5:10)
14. Tori Amos – “China” – Little Earthquakes (5:02)
15. The Eagles – “Desperado” – The Very Best Of The Eagles (3:33)
16. Dire Straits – “Brothers In Arms” – Sultans Of Swing (Very Best Of) (4:55)
17. Sting – “Fragile” – Fields Of Gold: The Best Of Sting (3:53)
18. Crowded House – “Don’t Dream It’s Over” – Recurring Dream: The Very Best Of (4:00)

Total runtime: 79:51

1. Muse – “Map Of The Problematique” – Black Holes & Revelations (4:18)
2. Soundgarden – “The Day I Tried To Live” – Superunknown (5:19)
3. Smashing Pumpkins – “Hummer” – Siamese Dream (6:57)
4. Keane – “A Bad Dream” – Under The Iron Sea (5:06)
5. Don Henley – “Boys Of Summer” – Building The Perfect Beast (4:55)
6. Alannah Myles – “Black Velvet” – Alannah Myles (4:54)
7. Madonna – “Live To Tell” – True Blue (5:52)
8. Tasmin Archer – “Sleeping Satellite” – Great Expectations (4:39)
9. ABBA – “Eagle” – More Gold (4:26)
10. Shaan – “Tanha Dil” – Tanha Dil {translates to “lonely heart”} (4:53)
11. Kula Shaker – “Tattva” – K (3:46)
12. Daft Punk – “Digital Love” – Discovery (4:58)
13. Blur – “The Universal” – The Best Of (4:00)
14. Duncan Sheik – “Wishful Thinking” – Great Expectations (Original Soundtrack) (4:24)
15. Passengers – “Miss Sarajevo” – Original Soundtracks 1 (5:42)
16. The Beatles – “Free As A Bird” – Anthology 1 (4:26)

Total runtime: 78:35

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Old 08-17-2007, 03:36 PM   #2
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I like both playlists but I have to go with Zoots because of that first disc.

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Old 08-17-2007, 03:36 PM   #3
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BonoIsMyMuse's list for me.

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BonoIsMyMuse -- lots of good stuff on this one.
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I obviously really like Zoots list, as I voted for it in the last round, even though there were a few songs I didn't care for.

But BonoIsMyMuse's is excellent, and I think perhaps a little better balanced overall, so it gets my vote this time.
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BonoIsMyMuse's was extremely solid all around for me, while Zoots' higher spots are higher (the entire first disc, really.) then parts of it don't work for me.

This will take a bit of time to decide.
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Guys, there's a lot of good stuff on my 2nd disc! Give it another chance dammit!

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Originally posted by LemonMelon
BonoIsMyMuse's list for me.
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Guys, there's a lot of good stuff on my 2nd disc! Give it another chance dammit!

Black Velvet?
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:02 AM   #10
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Sorry I've been absent from voting. I was out of town for about 10 days with no computer access, and now that I'm back I'm feeling sort of because my new job is starting soon. I'll do my best to catch up with things. Don't let that impact your voting

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