Desert Island Discs...

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Jack Schitt posted this 05 May 2016

One thing that is apparently obvious from reading on here for any length of time -- is that Sotonians' love their music. I had a look around, and was surprised therefore to not see that this has already been done here. So here it is.

The situation at hand:

Finally -- a UK Government has taken its first ever virtually unanimously supported action to curb the delinquency and degeneration affecting the country, and the rapidly eroding moral-fabric of society. After having identified the root cause of moral decay and corruption as originating in and emanating from P*rtsmouth -- it has been decided to just fucking nuke the whole of Portsea Island including its surrounding mainland estates, and be done with it.

It means that we have to evacute the region for the forseeable future to avoid the fallout in safer climes, but it's a sacrifice worth making for the greater good of the nation. I'm sure you would agree. lou_wink2

So, we're all on notice to pack our bags, and head for the distant Desert Islands of our choice. The government are paying for the trip, so don't worry about how you're going to afford your flights.

In homage to the original BBC Radio Four format, you can take Eight CDs of your choice on our extended trip, along with one book, and one luxury item. Unlike the original -- I won't limit you on what your luxury item can be.

Still need some consideration time myself, so I'll put my selections up later this afternoon when I get home.

In the meantime, feel free to start considering and adding your own.

 

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Areola Grandee posted this 05 May 2016

CDs

Blood on the tracks - Bob Dylan

After the gold rush - Neil Young

Moving Pictures - Rush

Back in Black - ACDC

Nevermind - Nirvana

Pink Moon - Nick Drake

Document - REM

The Lion's Roar - First Aid Kit

 

Book

One fine day in the middle of the niight - Christopher Brookmyre (need some decent comedy)

 

Luxury Item

My Martin HD28

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saintbletch posted this 05 May 2016

Everyday you ask this question I would give you a different answer. Today's answer is - in no particular order.

CDs

- Ludovico Einaudi - In a Timelapse

- Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the sea

- Counting Crows - August and Everything After

- Billy Bragg - Brewing up With Billy Bragg (2 disc version)

- Pixies - Doolittle

- Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts

- Will Varley - Postcards from Ursa Minor

- Ben Marwood - Back Down

* Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck - I will not sleep tonight having produced that list. I've been unfaithful to some very important people.

Book

James Joyce - Ulysses

Luxury item

A Google Play / Spotify music subscription + mobile phone with unlimited data + a nice pair of headphones. Please.

...or, a clockwork radio that can pick up Radio 5 Live

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Bearsy posted this 05 May 2016

wtf is a "CD"?

fkn grandpa

Areola Grandee posted this 05 May 2016

Fuck off bearsy... its not like he said LPs (at least 3 of mine I hav e are gatefold sleeves' lou_smiley

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Jack Schitt posted this 05 May 2016

 

My Eight CDs:

Pearl Jam ~ Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003).

Pearl Jam ~ Vs. [Can't not take 'Indifference' with me, and it's not on the above album]

Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Road Trippin' Through Time.

Stone Roses ~ The Complete Stone Roses.

Archive ~ Londinium.

Tiësto ~ Just Be.

Faithless ~ Insomnia: The Best of Faithless.

Paul Weller ~ Hit Parade [Compilation from solo work, The Jam and Style Council]

 

One Book:

The Zhuangzi. (aka: The Book of Chuang Tzu). [Ancient book of Chinese Philosophy].

 

Luxury Item:

Laptop with internet connection.

(Afterall, what good would life be, without Sotonians to chat shit about it all on). lou_wink2

 

Jack Schitt posted this 05 May 2016

 

Originally posted by saintbletch

 * Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck - I will not sleep tonight having produced that list. I've been unfaithful to some very important people.

I know exactly what you mean. lou_eyessky

 

Originally posted by saintbletch

- Counting Crows - August and Everything After

Damn! How can I go without taking 'Colourblind' with me? And what more appropriate album for this particular trip than "This Desert Life"?

 

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Areola Grandee posted this 05 May 2016

Colourblind...yep that shoudl get in there somehow..

lifeintheslowlane posted this 05 May 2016

Song to a Seagull - Joni Mitchell

Pet Sounds - Beachboys

Grace - Jeff Buckley

Way To Blue - Nick Drake

Then Play On - Fleetwood Mac

Tango, Zero Hour - Astor Piazzolla

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco

Swordfishtrombones - Tom Waits

Book - Janet & John - Book 4 (want another shot at it...always struggled with it in Infant's School) .or On The Road - Jack Karouac

Luxury - Laptop and Virgin Cable Broadband.

Thanks lou_wink2

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Areola Grandee posted this 05 May 2016 - Last edited 05 May 2016

Way to blue should not count as compilation- surely only original studio albums? lou_wink

 

shit, just realised Lifey has gone songs =, not albums... lou_facepalm2  sorry 

 

 

Bathsaint posted this 05 May 2016

What is this crock of shit? If it's Desert Island Discs, then it's eight tracks, not eight entire albums lou_angry

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Bucks posted this 05 May 2016

Originally posted by Gay Abandon

Way to blue should not count as compilation- surely only original studio albums? lou_wink

Says the man who is not packing anything that will actually play his 8 original studio albums lou_lol

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Areola Grandee posted this 05 May 2016

Now I am confused.... lou_surprised

lifeintheslowlane posted this 05 May 2016 - Last edited 05 May 2016

Originally posted by Bathsaint

What is this crock of shit? If it's Desert Island Discs, then it's eight tracks, not eight entire albums lou_angry

 Fuck Off...this is Sotonian's Desert Island Discs...we take albums...GOT IT!! lou_lol

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saintbletch posted this 05 May 2016 - Last edited 05 May 2016

Can I take a pedant with me? 

No? 

Well, fuck off Bathster! 

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 05 May 2016

Originally posted by Gay Abandon

Way to blue should not count as compilation- surely only original studio albums? lou_wink

 

shit, just realised Lifey has gone songs =, not albums... lou_facepalm2  sorry 

 

 You're not supposed to notice it's a compilation...Bastard!....Lifey hasn't gone songs...they're all albums...Get a grip Gay.lou_facepalm2

Areola Grandee posted this 05 May 2016

Gay's mind is fucked big time now...

Bathsaint posted this 05 May 2016

Originally posted by saintbletch

Can I take a pedant with me? 

No? 

Well, fuck off Bathster! 

 Well, if you're all happy doing it wrong, far be it from me to complain. ::roll eyes::

saintbletch posted this 05 May 2016

Gay and 'slowlane, have a word with yourselves.

Two attempts at choosing the correct Nick Drake CD and neither of you chose Five Leaves Left.

This is amateur hour. 

Bearsy posted this 05 May 2016

I don't think I would take music. I don't like music. Music is gay. It's ok in Background i suppose, when I'm driving, or fucking, or Doing Something, but I couldn't just sit and listen to A Whole Album Of Music. That would be v.boring. I spose the CDs would come in handy as i.e. Frisbees, or as small mirrors for shaving, but under them circumstances, I don't spose it matters much what is actually on them. I'll take any 8 Nick Drake CDs, as long as one of them isn't Five Leaves Left. That's the worst one.

Here is my Book:

Here is my Luxury Item:

 

Areola Grandee posted this 05 May 2016

Originally posted by saintbletch

Gay and 'slowlane, have a word with yourselves.

Two attempts at choosing the correct Nick Drake CD and neither of you chose Five Leaves Left.

This is amateur hour. 

 Bletch dear boy, get over yourself, you are talking to a man who owns one of the original vinyl copies of Five Leaves Left ...(sadly could never find originals of Bryter Layter or Pink Moon) - purchased in 1985 from a record shop in Ramsgate at a time when the was more affordable than today as he was still not known to the mainstream. Five Leaves Left is undoubtedly one of the finest Debuts ever.... but Pnk moon's desolation and melancholy are there for the darker moments on said island.