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Old 04-28-2008, 10:38 AM   #1
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Desert Island IV Album Game: Round 4, Match 1

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the first match of the fourth round of the Interference Desert Island Game IV! 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.

For every win, each player will receive three points. If there is a tie, each player gets two points. If a player loses a match but is within three votes of the winner, that player will earn a single point.

Here are the standings after Round 3. Remember, the top two from each group moves on to the quarterfinals.

Going back to our fifth match of Round 3, AtomicBono had a very impressive win over major_panic, winning 12-5. That's another three points to her total.

We're on to Round 4, where bono_212 will try to slow down a surging Screwtape2. Below are their playlists.

If you don't know the songs, or wish to hear how each tracklisting flows, feel free to check out the Desert Island website.

Forum name: bono_212

I have tried to the best of my ability to make this a list of songs I would like to have with me if I were trapped on a desert island. However, not only did I use up most of my absolute favorite songs on my last list, I also realize that theme and flow are important to this contest, so I attempted to make both coexist (no pun intended) peacefully. What resulted was rather shocking, because I discovered that most of the songs covered several things that had been very emotionally troubling or upsetting to me over the last year or so. There are songs snuck in throughout the list that are just there for my own entertainment, such as the lead track, but it’s obvious my political fears found there way into the music for about five tracks. There are a few tracks that represent the sense of loss I felt at the death of my Grandmother, as well. The major part of the play list, the last ten songs or so, are almost all about how I felt when I found out that my best friend, who I was starting to fall in love with, was gay. I’ve tried to put the songs in an order that I felt was representative of our relationship, but I think the order really only makes sense to myself. Mixed in there are a few instrumental tracks I like, and a few songs about the sense of loss I felt over friends when I made the jump from high school to college. Overall, I’m rather happy with the list, and only wish I could’ve put a few more tracks on, but I just could not make them fit.

1. Panic! at the Disco - "Time to Dance" - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (3:22)
2. The Offspring - "The Kids Aren't Alright" - Greatest Hits (3:00)
3. Genesis - "Land of Confusion" - Invisible Touch (4:47)
4. Arcade Fire - "Intervention" - Neon Bible (4:19)
5. Bruce Springsteen - "Radio Nowhere" - Magic (3:19)
6. The Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter" - Forty Licks (4:33)
7. Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth" - Buffalo Springfield (2:35)
8. Boston - "Peace of Mind" - Boston (5:02)
9. Joy Division - "Atmosphere" - Permanent (4:10)
10. Explosions In The Sky - "Your Hand In Mine" - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place (8:18)
11. Tori Amos - "Sleeps With Butterflies" - The Beekeeper (3:40)
12. Kate Bush - "This Woman's Work" - She's Having a Baby (3:36)
13. Bell X1 - "In Every Sunflower" - Music In Mouth (5:46)
14. Madonna - "Live To Tell" - Something To Remember (5:52)
15. Roy Orbison - "She's A Mystery To Me" - The Very Best of Roy Orbison (4:18)
16. David Bowie - "Moss Garden" - Heroes (5:05)
17. Pink Floyd - "Mother" - The Wall [Disc 1] (5:35)
18. Porcupine Tree - "Lazarus" - Deadwing (4:19)
19. The White Stripes - "We Are Going to be Friends" - White Blood Cells (2:23)
20. Regina Spektor - "On The Radio" - Begin To Hope (3:22)
21. Jimmy Eat World - "Work" - Futures (3:24)
22. Dave Melilo - "Knights Of The Island Counter" - Talk Is Cheap (3:01)
23. Muse - "Map of the Problematiqué " - Black Holes and Revelations (4:19)
24. The Cure - "Lovesong" - Disintegration (3:27)
25. U2 - "Love Is Blindness" - Achtung Baby (4:23)
26. Peter Gabriel - "Secret World" - Us (7:01)
27. Depeche Mode - "Enjoy the Silence" - Violator (3:32)
28. Snow Patrol - "Make This Go On Forever" - Eyes Open (5:48)
29. Blaqk Audio - "Cities of Night" - Cex Cells (3:48)
30. Shout Out Louds - "You Are Dreaming" - Our Ill Wills (3:29)
31. Blink-182 - "I Miss You" - Blink-182 (3:47)
32. Our Lady Peace - "Somewhere Out There" - A Decade (4:13)
33. The Killers - "Change Your Mind" - Hot Fuss (3:11)
34. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "It'll All Work Out" - Anthology Through The Years (3:12)
35. The Beatles - "Let It Be" - Let It Be (3:51)

Total Runtime: 148:21

Forum name: Screwtape2

The Romantic Warrior

With this tracklist I wanted to take everyone on another journey. I also wanted to leave more to the imagination. The story begins with a romantic warrior. A man deemed insane by the world whose romantic ideas are misunderstood. This man is forced to deal with an encroaching world and draws from within. We are all star stuff. The cosmos in him begins to expand and he shines like a falling star wandering the Earth. He searches the Earth looking for someone to give his love to. Everywhere he goes though he is seen as the alien. His words betray him. In looking out for so many people, he begins to collect pain and terror. He descends into the nightlife. There he accepts who and what he is. A war begins in him as to his beliefs. This is illustrated by Supper's Ready.

Beaten and broken from his inner conflict he rests upon a hillside. He looks to Jupiter and past that into Europa. He can see a reflection of Earth in the ice. Someone else is looking to Europa. Both observers feel the need to find the other. As the romantic warrior's body starts to fade away. He finds himself falling through the cosmos. There is no good and evil. There is only love. He loses consciousness. He awakes on the hillside. The plains are swaying and pointing him north. To the ice.

Sometime later we find our hero wandering through the Arctic Circle searching for the other watcher. He comes to a large open of ice. In the middle lies a woman. She is brushing the snow off the ice. He lays down next to her. They can feel the cosmos above and below them. Star stuff dances about the Arctic Circle. The ice below them reflects the stars. The moon, the sun, everything has a place. The two kiss. As they freeze, the two make a choice. Fade into the cosmos or together become something more. They turn away from the cosmos above and below them. They stare into the other's eyes. Here they create a rare element in the universe. A special energy found only on Earth. Two lovers into one. The truth is the meaning of life is in your eyes. The truth is there. In your eyes.

Disc One: The Romantic Warrior

1. Pink Floyd - "Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5" - Echoes (17:32)
2. Porcupine Tree - "Moon Touches Your Shoulder" - The Sky Moves Sideways (5:40)
3. The Police - "Secret Journey" - Ghost In The Machine (3:33)
4. Sigur Ros - "Myrkur" - Von (6:14)
5. The Smiths - "Bigmouth Strikes Again" - The Queen Is Dead (3:14)
6. David Bowie - "The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)" - Outside (4:21)
7. U2 - "Lady With The Spinning Head [Extended Dance Mix]" - The Best Of 1990-2000 & B-Sides (6:08)
8. Queen - "Princes Of The Universe" - Platinum Collection (3:37)
9. Pure Reason Revolution - "Apprentice Of The Universe" - The Dark Third (3:59)
10. Genesis - "Supper's Ready" - Foxtrot (22:50)
Total Time: 1:17:08

Disc Two: The Arctic Circle

1. Tori Amos - "Hey Jupiter [Dakota Version]" - Hey Jupiter (6:05)
2. St. Vincent - "Apocalypse Song" - Marry Me (3:47)
3. Akira Ifukube - "Prayer For Peace" - Godzilla 50th Anniversary Soundtrack (2:48)
4. Clytus Gottwold - "Lux Aeterna" - 2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack (6:02)
5. The Cure - "Plainsong" - Disintegration (5:15)
6. Jurgen Knieper - "Urstromtal (The Glacial Valley)" - Wings Of Desire: Original Soundtrack (4:04)
7. The Edge - "Heroine" - Captive (4:27)
8. DeVotchKa - "This Place Is Haunted" - How It Ends (3:19)
9. Passengers - "Always Forever Now" - Original Soundtracks 1 (6:23)
10. Kate Bush - "Aerial" - Aerial (7:52)
11. Broken Social Scene - "Lover's Spit (Redux) - Beehives (7:33)
12. Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - "Falling Slowly" - Once (4:04)
13. Todd Rundgren - "If I Have To Be Alone" - 2nd Wind (3:52)
14. Peter Gabriel - "In Your Eyes" - Secret World Live (11:34)
Total Time: 1:17:05

Tracklist Total Time: 2:34:13

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phillyfan26 is out of town for a week and has requested his vote be manually added to the matches he misses.

For this match, pfan's vote goes to Screwtape2.

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Screwtape for me as well.
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Screwtape for me too, one of my favourites
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I think i'll actually remember to vote for meself this time round
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Screwy for me this time.
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Screwtape's first disc is easily one of the best in the competition, but if I have to be honest with myself I'd sooner take bono_212's 160 minutes of music with me.
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Good luck Bono_212.
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Originally posted by monkeyskin
Screwtape's first disc is easily one of the best in the competition, but if I have to be honest with myself I'd sooner take bono_212's 160 minutes of music with me.
This is true, but there's enough factors in Screwy's favor that sway it for me.

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