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Old 06-17-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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Desert Island VI Album Game: Round 5, Match 1

Please vote for the playlist you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the first match of the fifth and final 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.

The results of the last four matches in Round 4 were all over the place, with some surprises: Mr. V remained undefeated by topping AtomicBono, 12-5; impy13 picked up his first win by edging phillyfan26, 7-6; Axver and onebloodonelife finished all knotted up in a 9-9 tie; and phanan held on over Joey788, 8-7.

Axver and onebloodonelife received two points for their tie, while phillyfan26 and Joey788 salvaged single points for finishing within three votes of the winner - a potential huge point for each.

Here are the standings after four rounds:

*qualified for quarterfinals

The final round before the quarterfinals is upon us. We start off with Irishteen and LemonMelon. Below are their playlists.

Forum name: Irishteen

To Mykonos

This playlist doesn't really have much of a theme, at least not a linear one in any sense. It's more a series of songs to do with the idea of trying to escape from somewhere and realising that nowhere is perfect not even where you dream of going. The playlist is divided into three acts but you can listen to it as a whole if you wish; the parts just represent the different moods of the playlist. I made the playlist with a crossfade on of about 4-6 seconds so that's how I imagined the flow sounding, so that's probably the optimal way to listen to it.

ACT ONE - Down in Jungleland
1 Nobuo Uematsu - "The Extreme" - Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack (06:45)
2 Explosions In The Sky - "The Birth and Death of the Day" - All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone (07:50)
3 The Flaming Lips - "Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung" - At War With The Mystics (04:22)
4 Bloc Party - "Song for Clay (Disappear Here)" - A Weekend In The City (04:50)
5 Muse - "The Small Print" - Absolution (03:29)
6 Thin Lizzy - "Róisín Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend" - Black Rose (07:08)
7 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Bring It On" - Nocturama (05:23)
8 Gary Moore - "End Of The World" - Corridors of Power (06:54)
9 The Verve - "The Sun, The Sea" - A Storm In Heaven (05:16)
10 Bruce Springsteen - "Jungleland" - Born To Run (09:31)

ACT TWO - Visions of a Gentle Coast
11 The Boomtown Rats - "Joey's On The Street Again" - The Boomtown Rats (05:31)
12 Rodrigo Y Gabriela - "Diablo Rojo" - Rodrigo Y Gabriela (04:57)
13 David Bowie - "Time Will Crawl (MM Remix)" - Bowie:iSelect (04:22)
14 Blur - "Trouble In The Message Centre" - Parklife (04:10)
15 Fleet Foxes - "Mykonos" - Sun Giant (04:35)
16 R.E.M. - "Welcome To The Occupation" - And I Feel Fine.....The Best Of The IRS Years 82-87 Collector's Edition (02:47)
17 Secret Machines - "First Wave Intact" - Now Here Is Nowhere (09:00)
18 The Arcade Fire - "Intervention" - Neon Bible (04:19)
19 Joy Division - "Atmosphere" - Substance (04:11)
20 The Cure - "A Strange Day" - Pornography (05:04)

ACT THREE - What If?
21 Battles - "Atlas" - Mirrored (07:07)
22 Passengers - "One Minute Warning" - Original Soundtracks 1 (04:40)
23 M.I.A. - "Jimmy" - Kala (03:29)
24 Pulp - "Razzmatazz" - His 'N' Hers (03:40)
25 Björk - "Hyperballad" - Greatest Hits (05:24)
26 Frou Frou - "Let Go" - Details (04:14)
27 Smashing Pumpkins - "Appels + Oranjes" - Adore (03:36)
28 Radiohead - "Idioteque" - Kid A (05:09)
29 U2 - "Magnificent" - No Line On The Horizon (05:24)
30 The Smiths - "Barbarism Begins At Home" - Meat is Murder (06:58)

Total Time: 2:39:50

Forum Name: LemonMelon

Where Life Begins

With this playlist, my intentions were to delve into the essence of being, and death of the soul involved with celebrity. The music follows suit, telling a loose story about a mouse named Richard who saves his kingdom from the evil Fire Witch and becomes a hero, but his fame destroys him. This is told quite directly in track 1. During track 2, he becomes nearly homicidal due to his own hatred of mankind and brooding sadness. In track 3 he goes off into a psychedelic dreamworld to find the source of life and death itself. Track 4 is a surreal combination of thought and substance that never quite blossoms into something more. Yet this is beautiful. Axver helped me discover new genres and musical avenues during the making of this list, which caused me to admit the error of my sycophantic, commercial ways, so it may be slightly different than what you're used to hearing from me. But, rest assured, it's a sensory experience that is atmospheric, thrilling, and enlightening all at once.

Because the artists I chose to use on this playlist are slightly obscure, I would like to give you a quick summary of each one. Monolithic Eyeball Of The Silmarillion is a progressive rock group from Phoenix, Arizona. Their music channels classic rock, folk, and general avant-garde noodling in a manner that sweeps the listener away with a distinctly southwestern flavor. They were in consideration for the Guinness Book Of World Records for performing the longest song of all time at a gig in their hometown, but no one was there to see it. Octavium is a death metal band from Birmingham, England that Axver was particularly keen on. I'm not sure what the big deal is, but I liked the segue. I am more favorable towards Ue˜Ú, a Pitchfork-heralded Icelandic post-rock group that was said to have opened for Bjork at a school dance in 1978. Not much else about them is known, and they never talk loudly/clearly enough to be understood. But this is assuredly the source of their genius. Intransigent Rubber Accordions is an experimental garage rock collective from Brooklyn, NY that got started in 1966. Their claim to fame is having Andy Warhol cover his face with his hand after walking past them on the street one afternoon in 1967, and threatening a journalist who referred to them as "The Intransigent Rubber Accordions" with glass dildo crime. All of their recorded output is featured on the 2006 compilation Complete Intransigence, which consists of one 42-minute track from a dubiously-titled DAT tape discovered at the bottom of a whorehouse incinerator in 1987.

Their respective MySpace pages are as follows:

Monolithic Eyeball Of The Silmarillion on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
Octavium on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
Ue˜Ú on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
Intransigent Rubber Accordions on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

Please refer to the following short story for a more thorough description of Where Life Begins' lyrical themes and story line.

Track listing:

1. Monolithic Eyeball of The Silmarillion - "Tales From Pandosian Scrolls: The Battle Of The Fire Witch (Part IV)" - Phoenix Ascension (31:32)
2. Octavium - "The Sound Of Silence" - TH15 15 T3MP3R4NCE (35:49)
3. Ue˜Ú - "Góð Söngur" - Gaman að kynnast þér (37:55)
4. Intransigent Rubber Accordions - "DAT0010293" - Complete Intransigence (42:36)

Total runtime: 147:52

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