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Old 08-19-2007, 09:22 PM   #1
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Desert Island III Album Game: Round 4, Heat 3

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the third heat of the fourth 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.

We had an exciting match in Heat 1 to get Round 4 off and running. LemonMelon and angelordevil fought it out to a 10-10 tie, and each will receive two points.

An update on the standings will be made available in the final heat of the fourth round.

For Heat 3, we have Axver locking up against LJT in a contest where both are looking for their first win. 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: LJT

True Adventures

This time I went for a concept playlist....it turned out to be much harder to do than I had thought, but now I am quite pleased with the end result. The concept is itself relatively simple, but open to many interpretations to how you 'travel' through it. The playlist itself is called "True Adventures", taken from the song by British Seapower. It follows the story of a man as he abandons his family and home to seek adventure, some greater purpose to his life. Roughly the first half of the playlist deals with his motivations for escaping the perceived entrapment of family life and the daily grind. It explores his new found sense of freedom and some of the wonder he experiences as he travels.

The second half is where he begins to doubt what he is doing, and loneliness sets in. I however did not set the character up to now take a plunge completely into depression...this is where the listener can really decide this man's path in life. The story does end in his death which I found Jeff Buckley's Corpus Christi Carol to be completely perfect for and terribly bittersweet. He either feels fulfilled and content at his time of death or he did indeed die of despair. He either dies alone or again with his family. I leave all that up to the listener, I do though have a set story, my own personal interpretation of how the man's life ends which I will expound upon in my own journal.

01. Beethoven- "Sonata 08 in C Op.13 - 'Pathetique' - I - Grave - Allegro"- Beethoven: The Sonatas (Claudio Arrau)- (9:06)
02. Duke Special- "Brixton Leaves"- Songs From the Deep Forest- (4:26)
03. Beirut- "Postcards From Italy"- Gulag Orkestrar- (4:17)
04. Bellowhead- "Across The Line"- Burlesque- (5:09)
05. The Frames- "Fitzcarraldo"- Fitzcarraldo- (6:08)
06. Belle & Sebastien- "Fox in the Snow"- If You're Feeling Sinister- (4:11)
07. Cherry Ghost- "Thirst For Romance"- Thirst For Romance- (3:54)
08. British Seapower- "True Adventures"- Open Season- (7:52)
09. The Rumble Strips- "Motorcycle"- Girls and Weather- (3:57)
10. Hope of the States- "Nehemiah"- The Lost Riots- (4:09)
11. The Divine Comedy- "Commuter Love"- Fin de Siecle- (4:42)
12. David Bowie- "Speed of Life"- Low- (2:47)
13. Daft Punk- "Aerodynamic"- Discovery- (3:27)
14. Air- "Universal Traveller"- Talkie Walkie- (4:24)
15. Keren Ann- "Le Forme Et Le Fond"- Nolita- (5:34)
16. My Latest Novel- "Pretty in Panic"- Wolves- (4:19)
17. Manic Street Preachers- "Solitude Sometimes Is"- Lifeblood- (3:21)
18. Sunset Rubdown- "Shut Up I Am Dreaming of Places Where Lovers Have Wings"- Shut Up I Am Dreaming- (7:23)
19. The Sleepy Jackson- "Higher Than Hell"- Personality- (2:56)
20. Patrick Wolf- "Bluebells"- The Magic Position- (5:17)
21. Talk Talk- "Desire"- Spirit of Eden- (7:08)
22. Viva Voce- "So Many Miles"- Get Your Blood Sucked Out- (8:21)
23. TV On The Radio- "Starting at the Sun"- Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes- (3:27)
24. Pure Reason Revolution- "Voices in Winter/The Realms of the Divine"- The Dark Third- (6:33)
25. Ryan Adams- "Shadowlands"- Love Is Hell Pt. 1- (5:18)
26. Muse- "Butterflies and Hurricanes"- Absolution- (5:01)
27. The Flaming Lips- "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell"- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots- (4:34)
28. Asobi Seksu- "Thursday"- Citrus- (4:17)
29. Bjork- "Unravel"- Homogenic- (3:21)
30. The National- "Squalor Victoria"- Boxer- (3:01)
31. The Velvet Teen- "Penning the Penultimate"- Out of the Fierce Parade- (6:54)
32. Jeff Buckley- "Corpus Christi Carol"- Grace- (2:56)

Total Running Time- 2:38:10



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LJT gets the nod from me.
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I love both playlists but Axver has my favorite in the entire competition. Good luck to both of you through the rest of the game!
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Axver on this one.
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Have a wild guess who I voted for.
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Axver will also get my vote, as it's one of the best, IMO.
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Gotta go with LJT on this one, by a hair.
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Damn, to make the quarter finals, I have to win both this round and the next, rely on LMP not getting any points at all from here on in, and have my vote differential improve to the point that it's superior to Khan's. Yeah, that's not happening. And LJT's got no possible means of making the quarter finals. So this is pretty much a dead rubber.
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Damn, to make the quarter finals, I have to win both this round and the next, rely on LMP not getting any points at all from here on in, and have my vote differential improve to the point that it's superior to Khan's. Yeah, that's not happening. And LJT's got no possible means of making the quarter finals. So this is pretty much a dead rubber.
At least you know it's a good list and people enjoyed it.

I've got to beat Khan and try to beat the powerhouse of Impster's playlist.
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At least you know it's a good list and people enjoyed it.

I've got to beat Khan and try to beat the powerhouse of Impster's playlist.
Oh, you'll probably be fine. Khanada might sneak up on you, but I doubt it. I would say that you and IMP are about equally matched, so I will be looking forward to that match.

I'm just happy I get to rest easy now. Making the quarterfinals is a huge victory in itself.
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Oh, you'll probably be fine. Khanada might sneak up on you, but I doubt it. I would say that you and IMP are about equally matched, so I will be looking forward to that match.

I'm just happy I get to rest easy now. Making the quarterfinals is a huge victory in itself.
6-5 right now.

Group 1 is still close to wide-open, at least for the 2nd spot.
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Making the quarterfinals is a huge victory in itself.
True. Making it into the final eight out of all these amazing playlists is a victory in itself. Everyone did such a good job so knowing you advanced is a real honor.
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6-5 right now.
OK, maybe I was wrong. The sky is definitely falling.
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Im gonna have to go with LJT on this one.
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