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Old 06-02-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
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Desert Island VI Album Game: Round 1, Match 3

Please vote for the playlist you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the third match of the first round for Interference Desert Island VI! 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.

At the beginning of each round, I will include the updated standings. Remember, the top two from each group moves on to the quarterfinals.

If you haven't listened to all the playlists, and you don't think you'll have time to get through them, I would urge everyone to at least review how each playlist is structured and, if possible, to check out the sequencing and flow of the songs. I'd also take the time to listen to a song by an artist you are unfamiliar with, or any song by an artist you usually dislike, as sometimes you may hear something you never thought you would have from that artist.

Our first match has ended, with GirlsAloudFan taking a convincing 15-6 victory over Irishteen.

Newcomer gump squares off against our runner-up from the last competition, hardyharhar. Below are their playlists.

Forum name: gump

Uncertain Paths

I guess every playlist is a reflection of one’s own self, so I won’t deny this one has a bit (or a lot) of myself in it. I won’t dwelve into details, as I would like to leave this open for interpretation, but the main topic here is transition into adulthood, the uncertain paths we have to choose, the dilemmas and doubts it generates. It is not all gloomy, but rather a contrast of emotions, from joy to desperation to hope for a happy ending. Concept or no concept, the playlist also has some of my favorite songs, which I hope you will enjoy. Thanks for listening!

Part I – Change

1. Herbie Hancock - “Watermelon Man” - Head Hunters (6:32)
2. Broken Social Scene - “Pacific Theme” - You Forgot It In People (5:09)
3. Grizzly Bear - “Easier” - Yellow House (3:44)
4. Antony & The Johnsons – “Kiss My Name” - The Crying Light (2:48)
5. Seu Jorge – “Bem Querer“- Cru (3:21)
6. TV on the Radio – “Golden Age” - Dear Science (4:12)
7. M83 – “Couleurs” – Saturdays = Youth (8:35)
8. The National – “All The Wine” – Aligator (3:15)
9. Beck – “Gamma Ray” – Modern Guilt (2:57)
10. The Shins – “New Slang” – Oh, Inverted World (3:51)
11. Beirut – “Postcards From Italy” – Gulag Orkestar (4:17)
12. Air France – “Windmill Wedding” – No Way Down EP (3:13)
13. Fleet Foxes – “Mykonos” – Sun Giant EP (4:35)
14. Bob Dylan – “Most Of The Time” – Oh Mercy (5:02)
15. Death Cab For Cutie – “You Can Do Better Than Me” – Narrow Stairs (1:59)
16. Andrew Bird – “Fake Palindromes” – The Mysterious Production of Eggs (2:53)
17. Sufjan Stevens – “You Are The Blood” – Dark Was The Night (10:14)

Runtime: 76:32

Part II – Doubt

1. Radiohead – “Packt Likey Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box” – Amnesiac (4:00)
2. Portishead – “Hunter” – Third (3:59)
3. Deerhunter – “Microcastle” – Microcastle (3:40)
4. Pavement – “Here” – Slanted & Enchanted (3:56)
5. David Bowie – “Weeping Wall” – Low (3:29)
6. The Arcade Fire – “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” – Funeral (5:13)
7. Wilco – “Radio Cure” – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (5:09)
8. Okkervil River – “For Real” – Black Sheep Boy (4:43)
9. Panda Bear – “Take Pills” – Person Pitch (5:24)
10. The Beatles – “Revolution 9” – White Album (8:13)
11. U2 – “Fez-Being Born” – No Line On The Horizon (5:17)
12. Interpol – “NYC” – Turn On The Bright Lights” (4:20)
13. The Beta Band – “Dry The Rain” – The 3 EP’s (6:07)
14. My Bloody Valentine – “Soon” – Loveless (6:59)
15. Elbow – “One Day Like This” – The Seldom Seen Kid (6:34)

Runtime: 76:56

Total runtime: 153:28

Forum Name: hardyharhar

Since I’m Mr Literal, I approach this as if I’m actually gonna end up on an island. So I gotta have songs I’m gonna like listening to on my solar or wind powered boombox. And being old enough to remember the 60’s, I have to have songs from way back then also. So I think I got a pretty good mix of tunes I’ve enjoyed since then. There’s a handful of songs from previous DI and mini contest lists I’ve included which I never would have heard otherwise, but really like now. So thanks to all the participants for turning me on to some great songs. You’ll know who you are by checking the info on each song. I’m looking forward to hearing some new stuff once again that will become part of my being from here on. Hopefully there’s something here that someone else will enjoy. I’ve tried to select songs from the older artists that are not commonly heard (but will no doubt still be familiar), and still be fun listening. I think it moves along pretty well, and I even became kinda reflective in the second half. I was gonna end on U2, but I had to include the Neil Young song I’d just discovered and love. I thought it worked well as the last song anyways and it had to go there because it’s live (gasp!) and there’s a minute of applause at the end of it. We’ll just pretend everyone is applauding cuz the list was so good (haha) or just cuz it’s finally over. Well……………………. I hope you enjoy it.

The Kinks “A Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy” - Misfits (5:00)
Simon & Garfunkel “I Am A Rock” - Sounds of Silence (2:59)
Rolling Stones “Sittin’ On A Fence” Flowers (3:05)
The Beatles “We Can Work It Out” - 1 (2:16)
The Who “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” - Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy (2:43)
Buffalo Springfield “Mr. Soul” - Buffalo Springfield Again (2:52)
The Byrds “So You Want to Be A Rock ‘n Roll Star” - Younger than Yesterday (2:07)
Steppenwolf “Magic Carpet Ride” - Steppenwolf the Second (4:30)
Jimi Hendrix Experience “Crosstown Traffic” - Electric Ladyland (2:19)
Led Zeppelin “Communication Breakdown” - Led Zeppelin 1 (2:30)
David Bowie “Cracked Actor” - Aladdin Sane (3:03)
T. Rex “Telegram Sam” - The Slider (3:47)
Sweet “Ballroom Blitz” - Desolation Boulevard (4:01)
Green Day “American Idiot” - American Idiot (2:55)
Liam Lynch “United States of Whatever” - United States of Whatever Single (2:07)
The Clash “Safe European Home” - Give ‘em Enough Rope (3:50)
The English Beat “Click Click” - I Just Can’t Stop It (1:29)
The Buzzcocks “Promises” - Singles Going Steady (2:37)
Elvis Costello & the Attractions “The Imposter” - Get Happy! (1:58)
Magazine “Model Worker” - The Correct Use of Soap (2:54)
The Cure “Why Can’t I Be You?” - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (3:16)
Madness “Bed & Breakfast Man” - One Step Beyond (2:33)
Joe Jackson “Happy Loving Couples” - Look Sharp! (3:11)
James “Laid” - Laid (2:37)
New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle” - Brotherhood (3:52)
Tears For Fears “Mad World” - The Hurting (3:37)
The Boomtown Rats “I Don’t Like Mondays” - The Fine Art of Surfacing (4:17)
Devo “Beautiful World” - New Traditionalists (3:35)
Tubeway Army “Me! I Disconnect from You” - Replicas (3:23)
Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio” - Call of the West (4:00)
Of Montreal “Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean” - Hissing Fauna, Are You … (3:19)
Beck “Think I’m In Love” - The Information (3:19)
The Shins “Red Rabbits” - Wincing the Night Away (4:31)
Radiohead “No Surprises” - OK Computer (3:51)
R.E.M. “Nightswimming” - Automatic For The People (4:20)
The Verve “Velvet Morning” - Urban Hymns (4:57)
Coldplay “Talk” - X & Y (5:11)
Dire Straits “Brothers in Arms” - Brothers in Arms (7:00)
David Gilmour “Murder” - About Face (4:51)
Anathema “Fragile Dreams” -Alternative 4 (5:34)
Porcupine Tree “Collapse the Light Into Earth” - In Absentia (5:53)
London Symphony “Aquarium” - Saint Saens: Carnival of the Animals (2:03)
U2 “White As Snow” - No Line on the Horizon (4:41)
Neil Young “See the Sky About to Rain” - Live at Massey Hall 1971 (4:05)

Time (according to internet calculator) 2:37:06
Time (according to iTunes) 2:36:43

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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Another impossible vote right at the start.

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Gump made a playlist after my own hipster heart. There are too many good great songs to ignore. And I actually liked the Pavement song. Maybe that door is cracking open a bit.

There is a lot to like about Hardy's playlist, though.
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Can't vote on this. It's just too close.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:01 PM   #5
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Hmmm... I really like hardy's list. Also, I'm wondering what the rules of morality are for voting for one's own playlist...
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I've got to go with gump's list. I like/love every single song in it.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:43 PM   #7
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both lists were well put together, but gump's was much more my taste
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Both these lists float my boat, but I think I'm gonna give it to the gump.
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Hmmm... I really like hardy's list. Also, I'm wondering what the rules of morality are for voting for one's own playlist...
No rules of that sort here. Vote away.
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Gump's by a little bit.

The lists this time, for the most part, were quite similar in quality (and a high quality, at that).
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Since I haven't commented on Gump's list yet...........

It was put together nicely and flowed painlessly. It was a bit too mellow for me since the mood kinda stayed the same for the whole 2 hours. I think I just prefer the songwriting of the older folk artists, and the artists I was familiar with here (like bowie, dylan, radiohead, herbie hancock and beatles...) were songs I didn't really care for.

I hope this doesn't sound like sour grapes, since it's my round and I'm getting rolled here. I'm just trying to make a few comments on the lists as they come up here in the first rounds. Like I said, Gump's list was put together well. Just not my cup o' tea. And judging by the votes, it seems I've reached the dreaded generation gap Had to happen sometime.

Anyways, I'm voting for Hardy. Apart from the short segment where he tried to jam in different era punk songs, I thought his list was just cowabunga

I'm goin' to get the snorkel now, after I finish this pina colada. Water's about 85 degrees, who wants to join me ....
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Originally Posted by phillyfan26 View Post
Gump's by a little bit.

The lists this time, for the most part, were quite similar in quality (and a high quality, at that).
Same here.

Although I did enjoy checking out the more obscure stuff on Hardy's list quite a bit as well.
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I was really going back and forth on this one. gump's playlist is fantastic.

But hardy really won me over with some great older selections, and the last part was excellent.

So in an extremely tough choice, my vote went to hardy.
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Both are great, but there's a little more on Gump's that's my kinda thing.

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