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Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:31 pm

Here in the UK (not sure about our transatlantic brethren) we have a thing called Desert Island Discs. It basically asks a really stupid and hypothetical question that is kind of fun to think about and sort of provides a snapshot of who you are.

You are on a plane, and it crashes in a similarly unrealistic way to Tom Hanks’ outrageously jammy escape in Cast Away. You managed to swim away from the burning jet fuel, breached sludge tanks, and still spinning jet engines, and find a liferaft. Which is nice. You awake on a beach on a tropical desert island. After purging the Pacific Paradise of such unpleasantness as Cannibals, dinner plate sized, Westerner-Eating spiders, very large and bad tempered swamp dwelling snakes, you find a jukebox. It will only play five songs, and five songs only, but will play them as many times as you like.

So which five tracks do you choose and why?

Mine are:

Ayla – Ayla (Positiva Records – original mix is the finest trance tune of all time bar none)
Live Forever – Oasis (awesome, motivating, feelgood track that you can unashamedly play air guitar to and nobody can see)
All along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix (for when you are running through the Jungle with an M16 shaped stick, screaming “we got Charlie in the wire!!!” to nobody in particular…)
Town called Malice – The Jam (for when you need cheering up and nothing else will do)
Creeping Death – Metallica (to vent all that pent up rage on the nearest palm tree)

I wanna hear yours!

CM
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:56 pm

Good song would only get me sad on a Desert Island, so I can't think of anything, to be honest.
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:18 pm

"It's Raining Men"

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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:22 pm

I just choked on my Frost Mini-Wheats. ! That was flippin hysterical!! LMAO!!
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:24 pm

KROC!

Ive heard all about you... Gotta say thanks for the laughs at work today - you and bigphilnyc have been creasing me up all afternoon with the "virgins part 2" thread - my work all wanna know why im laughing my bollocks off!

Not entirely sure about the choice in tunes though. Do you mean the Weathergirls or the Geri Halliwell version? It makes a difference dude...

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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:54 pm

Lol. I've been heard about across the pound. Niiiiiiice, lol. If it had anything to do with Pete Townsend though...I deny all allegations!!!!!

Anyway, according to AA61hvy, its the Weathergirls, as no self-respecting gay man would even consider the Geri version.
 
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:59 pm

Pete Townsend is innocent!!!

So i'm told....
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:12 pm

Pete Townsend is innocent.

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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:14 pm

A better jukebox lineup would probably be:

Tomcraft - Loneliness
The Police - Message in a Bottle
Janet Jackson - I get so lonely
The Levellers - 100 years of Solitude
Kevin Bloody Wilson - The wa****g song

Depressing....  Smile
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:04 pm

"A Pirate Looks at Forty" Jimmy Buffett

"Jump in the Fire" Metallica

"Is This Love?" Bob Marley (actually, just about anything from the "Legend" album would work)

"Migration" Jimmy Buffett

"Dance the Night Away" Van Halen
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:09 pm

"King Of Pain" - The Police
"Prime Mover" - Rush
"Get Me the F**K of This Island" - CanyonBlue (New song invented for obvious situation)
"Naked" - Goo Goo Dolls
"Sober" - Tool
 
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:10 pm

Well thats easy, the same song I sang to JCS17 at our wedding: "Big Spender" by the Supremes.
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:11 pm

Get it right AA61hvy. You know as well as I do Jcs17 is a cheapskate. The real wedding song I sang to him was "Short Dick Man", then I got the marriage annuled.
 
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:15 pm

So thats who you are divorced with...
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:19 pm

"Ace of Spades" Motorhead
"Champagne Supernova" Oasis (This is the "Stairway" of the 1990s)
"Town Called Malice" The Jam (A tough choice really, as there are so many great songs to choose from)
"Waterloo Sunset" The Kinks
"Fairytale of New York" The Pogues (Like The Jam, a tough one to choose, they've got so many great songs)
 
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:19 pm

LOL @ CanyonBlue!

Im laughing my a££ off! Can you just imagine spending a couple of years singing "get me the fcuk off this island" to the tune of "fight for your right to party" by the Beastie Boys. I can just picture it...

Me, dirty, bronzed, musclebound and far, far less of a fried chicken gut than before running round the island looking like the Missing Link - eating coconuts, small marsupials, and shouting....

"I gotta get!"
"the fcuk!!"
"off this islaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand!!!"

Thats when they decide not to rescue you for public sanity reasons! Anyway, if the island has a pineapple tree, local nympho tribeswomen, the aforementioned jukebox, and is underneath a jetway, then im happy!  Smile

Trying to teach Girl Tuesday the difference between a triple seven, an MD11, and a 747 from their contrails may prove time consuming though....

Right. Back to work.
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:21 pm

OK, these are mine:

"Purple Rain" - Prince
"Voodoo Chile" - The SRV Version
"Double Trouble" - Eric Clapton
"Leaving Las Vegas" - Stereophonics
"A Design for Life" - Manic Street Preachers
 
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:10 pm

Showbiz - Muse
Origin of Symmetry - Muse
Spiders - Space
 
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:27 pm

I changed my mind again today.

Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Pride - C&C Music Factory
Get your Hands off my man - Junior Vasquez
I want break Free - Queen
Im too sexy - Right said Fred

What a gay day!

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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Fri Jul 04, 2003 9:33 am

Just 5 songs?? Well, mine would be:

Nirvana - Drain You
Muse - In Your World
Smashing Pumpkins - Dross
Red Hot Chili Peppers - On Mercury
Mad Caddies - No Hope

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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:27 am

All of you guys here seem to be into Nirvana and grunge and stuff - yet noone has mentioned Pearl Jam...


Outrageous!
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:05 am

Hmm....

Sigur Ros- ()
My Bloody Valentine- Loveless
The Cure- Disintegration
The Tragically Hip- Phantom Power
Talking Heads- Fear of Music
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 09, 2003 10:19 am

Just had this convo the other night...

Public Enemy...It Takes a Nation of Millions

Van Halen.....5150

Jane's Addiction...Nothings Shocking

Dave Matthews...Live at Red Rocks

Smashing Pumpkins...Siamese Dream

Pearl Jam...Ten

U2...Achtung Baby

Pixies...Doolittle

Elvis Presley...Live at Madison Square Garden

Tribe Called Quest...The Low End Theory

JH
 
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RE: Desert Island Discs - What Are Yours?

Wed Jul 09, 2003 10:37 am

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