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Old 08-20-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
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Desert Island III Album Game: Round 5, Heat 1

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the first heat of the fifth 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 of Round 4, LJT scored a victory over Axver, 10-7. Axver receives one point for finishing within three votes.

An update on the standings will be made available in the third heat of the fifth round.

We've now come to the fifth and final round before the quarterfinals begin. The first heat features ALL of Group 1 - the reason for this is because that group has one less person, and in order for each one to participate in four rounds like everyone else (without repeating previous heats), this was the easiest way. Being in four rounds is important in the event of potential tie-breakers down the road. So we have a four-way battle between phanan, Screwtape2, U2vertigofly, and Lancemc. 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: phanan


I tend to view my playlist as a book of short stories, each one different from
the next, but having an overall theme of connections between people and how
those connections impact their lives. From soldiers to models, or from lovers
to friends, these songs produce a snapshot of how different people handle things
in their own, unique way, yet together they show how strong those connections
can be.


1. Moby - "Hymn" - Everything Is Wrong (3:17)
2. Gorillaz - "Last Living Souls" - Demon Days (3:11)
3. Royksopp - "Remind Me (Someone Else's Mix) - Melody A.M. (Bonus Disc) (3:41)
4. Kraftwerk - "The Model" - The Man Machine (3:40)
5. INXS - "The Stairs" - X (4:57)
6. Crowded House - "World Where You Live" - Crowded House (3:05)
7. The Beatles - "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" - Help! (2:08)
8. Blur - "The Universal" - The Best Of Blur (3:59)
9. Snow Patrol - "Chocolate" - Final Straw (3:11)
10. Mew - "Snow Brigade" - Frengers (4:20)
11. Echo & The Bunnymen - "Seven Seas" - Ocean Rain (3:20)
12. Coldplay - "Sleeping Sun" - Talk single (3:08)
13. Blackfield - "Christenings" - Blackfield II (4:38)
14. Anathema - "Anyone, Anywhere" - Judgement (4:51)
15. Elton John - "Talking Old Soldiers" - Tumbleweed Connection (4:05)
16. Dire Straits - "The Man's Too Strong" - Brothers In Arms (4:39)
17. The Arcade Fire - "Keep The Car Running" - Neon Bible (3:29)
18. Guster - "Barrel Of A Gun" - Lost And Gone Forever (3:12)
19. Fleetwood Mac - "Never Going Back Again" - Rumours (2:15)
20. Led Zeppelin - "Bron-Yr-Aur" - Physical Graffiti (2:07)
21. Bruce Springsteen - "Shut Out The Light" - Tracks (3:53)
22. Editors - "All Sparks" - The Back Room (3:33)
23. The Samples - "Everytime" - The Last Drag (4:19)
24. Porcupine Tree - "Lazarus" - Deadwing (4:19)
25. Mute Math - "Control" - Reset EP (4:37)
26. Interpol - "C'mere" - Antics (3:12)
27. Stars - "Ageless Beauty" - Set Yourself On Fire (4:05)
28. The White Stripes - "You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)" -
Icky Thump (3:54)
29. The Rolling Stones - "Street Fighting Man" - Beggars Banquet (3:15)
30. The Who - "Behind Blue Eyes" - Who's Next (3:41)
31. Pink Floyd - "Hey You" - The Wall (4:41)
32. Radiohead - "Let Down" - OK Computer (5:00)
33. U2 - "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" - Million Dollar Hotel (3:44)
34. Pure Reason Revolution - "The Exact Colour" - The Dark Third (4:04)
35. The Postal Service - "Such Great Heights" - Give Up (4:27)
36. Yes - "Evensong" - Union (0:52)
37. Slowdive - "Machine Gun" - Souvlaki (4:27)
38. Sigur Ros - "Refur" - Saeglopur (2:43)
39. Passengers - "Slug" - Original Soundracks I (4:42)
40. Ride - "Vapour Trail" - Nowhere (4:17)
41. R.E.M. - "Find The River" - Automatic For The People (3:50)
42. Alcest - "Tir Nan Og" - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde (6:10)
Total time: 2:38:55

Forum name: Screwtape2

A Little Chopin & Nightflight

This playlist is about the aliens of society who fall by the hand of the most beautiful human qualities. The first is A Little Chopin and the second is Nightflight. The latter is of particular personal interest to me. I recently found out that Syd Barrett and I have something troubling in come. With the first anniversary of his death coming I’ve been thinking a lot of about that. Syd was a butterfly whose head from the clouds, called him higher and higher. I wanted to put across the beauty of his mind and spirit. Nightflight is an attempt to put you into the chaotic mind of a schizophrenic. Syd had the mind of a hopeless romantic trying to reach the unreachable. I’d like to dedication this playlist to him. This is a presentation of each piece:

An angel spoke: I am the wing by which the ages pass. I am the bird on the lamppost. Everyday I wear this halo that I stole from a local school play. The drama teacher still seeks me out. I also wear this wooden wonder…wings. I fly where other dare not tread…where lovers whisper their nightmares of. I carry two globes…one of war and the other of love. With both I bring what must be to pass. I am an angel of death. I come in the gentle breeze. It was the dream to take off this costume that brought me to the skylight of an apartment. There through the gloom I heard a piano play. Below me rest a lonely woman alone at her piano. The next night I let myself in and lay in bed with her as see whispered of her dreams. A man to sweep me off my feet she said. I had a fantasy above my halo of a life with her. But by nature’s call I had to hunt. Among the darkness her notes continued to play in my head. So I return to the siren’s call. I brought about what must be for her and me by the request of a little more Chopin.

A hairless man spoke: I am a dreamer in the words of the outside world…moving closer. Hold my remote. Let’s try to see if you can control the televisions in my head. Just point to the forehead and push away. Try this antenna to see if you’re picking up what I am. …Nothing? Well…at least help me look for the actual remote. I can’t keep these channels from constantly changing. …Nothing? Do you at least what to play with my toy plane? …No? You don’t like broken toy planes? Well…try the remote again. This plane has a story that I like to tell but I don’t want the channels to keep changing during it. I knew a soul in love and taken off his feet by love. He kept trying to find this dream. He went higher and higher in his little wooden plane. Just under the clouds he flew in romantic desperation. On his little radio, a message came in. ‘Syd it’s Roger. Please come down.’ This act of friendship frightened and touched him at the same time. The radio died as his tiny engine cut. A tiny spark of emotion from him ignited the fuel. His plane fell like a burning star across the sky. One last message…‘are you there Roger? Are you there?’ His broken toy plane sank while his courage marked the sky where no others would try a nightflight.

A Little Chopin
1. U2- "Beautiful Ghost-Introduction To Songs Of Experience" - Unreleased and Rare (3:54)
2. Todd Rundgren- "Tiny Demons" –Healing (3:09)
3. Little Jimmy Scott- "Sycamore Trees" –Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Soundtrack (3:58)
4. Frédéric Chopin- "Prelude In D Flat" –The Very Best of Chopin (6:03)
5. Passengers- "Your Blue Room" –Original Soundtracks 1 (5:28)
6. Julee Cruise- "Mysteries Of Love" –Floating In The Night (4:29)
7. Dennis McCarthy- "The Nexus/A Christmas Hug" -Star Trek-Generations Soundtrack (7:06)
8. Siouxsie & The Banshees- "Night Shift" –Juju (6:06)
9. Ennio Morricone- "Man With A Harmonica" –Once Upon A Time In The West Soundtrack (3:30)
10. Roger Waters- “Overture” –Ca Ira (4:08)
11. Sting- "Island Of Souls" –Soul Cages (6:41)
12. Porcupine Tree- "Stars Die" –The Sky Moves Sideways (5:01)
13. Gabriel Faure- "Pavane in F sharp minor, Op. 50" -Suite "Pelleas Et Melisande", Pavane, Fantaisie, Suite " Masques Et Bergamasques" (5:49)
14. Smashing Pumpkins- "Farewell And Goodnight" –Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness (4:23)
Total time: 1:09:45

1. Tori Amos- “Sleeps With Butterflies” –The Beekeeper (3:38)
2. The Police- "Secret Journey" –Ghost In The Machine (3:33)
3. Peter Gabriel- "Humdrum" -1 (3:26)
4. Tears For Fears- "Mad World" –The Hurting (3:35)
5. Depeche Mode- “I Want It All” –Playing The Angel (6:09)
6. Moby- "Hymn" –The Very Best Of Moby (3:19)
7. Fiona Apple- "Shadowboxer" –Tidal (5:26)
8. Roy Orbison- "Running Scared" -The All-Time Greatest Hits Of Roy Orbison (2:15)
9. Miles Davis- “Green” –Aura (4:24)
10. Giacomo Puccini- “Nessum Dorma” –The Ultimate Opera Collection (3:24)
11. David Bowie- “Life On Mars?” –Hunky Dory (3:52)
12. Coldplay- "Politik" –A Rush Of Blood To The Head (5:18)
13. The Cure- "Disintegration" –Disintegration (8:23)
14. Gustav Holst- “Op. 32 - 6. Uranus, the Magician” –The Planets (6:02)
15. Arcade Fire- “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” –Funeral (4:48)
16. Phil Collins- "Droned" –Face Value (2:50)
17. Pink Floyd- “Hey You” –The Wall (4:39)
18. Kate Bush- “This Woman’s Work” –The Sensual World (3:35)
Total time: 1:18:36
Total time: 2:28:21

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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Good luck to everyone!

By the way, this is the weirdest collection of covers.

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for me it was between phanan and U2Vertigofly. Phanan by a hair, though I know more of U2VF's list. He put 'Invisible Touch' on there. That's a dealbreaker
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Phanan, baby.
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Originally posted by Screwtape2
By the way, this is the weirdest collection of covers.
You definitely aren't wrong there.

You also have the best tracklist here, so you got my vote. Hard decision though. This is a really high quality round.

In case more than one person finishes within 3 points, I move that both of them receive a bonus point.
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phanan has a very strong list, but I'm going to go with Screwtape here.

I do wish I could give Lance a point for his pairing of This Must Be the Place and I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. Two songs I love that I don't think I've ever listened to back to back. Excellent pairing.

I like some of the songs on U2vertigofly's list, but I just couldn't get into Why Do I Keep Counting? as the opening track.
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Originally posted by Axver

You definitely aren't wrong there.
A body builder, a shark tooth, Khan and I have no idea what is happening in Phanan's.
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The poll has closed so I want to say to Lancemc and U2VertigoFly that the two of your playlists deserved to go on as much as anyone else. You did a great job and should be proud of these playlists.
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Originally posted by Screwtape2
The poll has closed so I want to say to Lancemc and U2VertigoFly that the two of your playlists deserved to go on as much as anyone else. You did a great job and should be proud of these playlists.

I liked all of these lists a lot, it's a shame Lance's was shafted most of the time, but look at the competition! :
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Originally posted by Screwtape2
The poll has closed so I want to say to Lancemc and U2VertigoFly that the two of your playlists deserved to go on as much as anyone else. You did a great job and should be proud of these playlists.


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