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  • You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

    OK, since it's a slow season and we're even discussing beer, let's learn a little more about each other by getting into music. This is a variation on a famous old newspaper question (England in the late 1800s?) about what books you'd take to a desert island.

    But this morning the SF Chronicle had a piece about iPods and downloadable music and then surveyed some famous musicians and asked them what was on their "most-played" list.

    So for the purpose of this game you're marooned ona desert island with your iPod (or whatever MP3 player you'd like). But you can only have 10 songs. What are they? I'll have to think on mine before posting (movies I do keep a running list of), although I know for sure that "Hey Jude" is on it. In fact, since it's my game I'm going to put a rule on it that you can't have two by the same person.

    Here's the URL to what the musicians said: ... 413N41.DTL

  • #2
    Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

    YOu don't want too many short songs and you gotta think artists first [IMO], so

    Beatles - Norwegian Wood
    Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
    Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
    Who - Who Are You?
    Iron Butterfly - Indagadadavida (sp?)
    Eric Clapton - Layla (original)
    Youngbloods - Let's Get Together
    Darude - Sandstorm
    Dirty Vega - Days Gone By
    plus a really long classical piece (Beethoven?) to cleanse the palate


    • #3
      Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

      well, music is nice, but company might keep me sane...

      so, while marooned, which t&f athlete, past or present would you prefer...

      my choice...

      a few hints...

      she's a long jumper..


      and was married to an american at one time!!


      • #4
        Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

        My top ten songs......
        "Jungleland".....Bruce Springsteen (hey, I'm from Jersey)
        "Paradise By The Dashboard Lights".....Meatloaf
        "Shoulda Been A Cowboy".....Toby Keith
        "Stairway to Heaven".....Led Zep
        "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant".....Billy Joel
        "That Summer".....Garth Brooks
        "Buffalo Soldier".....Bob Marley
        "Johnny B. Goode".....Chuck Berry
        "The Weight".....The Band
        "Peace of Mind".....Boston


        • #5
          Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

          So for the purpose of
          >this game you're marooned ona desert island with your iPod (or whatever

          >player you'd like). But you can only have 10 songs.

          The question is not possible to answer.

          Stealers Wheel-Stuck in the Middle With You
          Van Morrison-Wavelength
          Bob Dylan-Hurricane
          Cheap Trick-I Want You to Want Me
          Pilate-Into Your Hideout
          AB Logic- The Hitman
          Waterboys-The Whole of the Moon
          Stranglers-Skin Deep
          AC Acoustics-Crush
          Inxs-This Time
          AC DC-Back In Black
          Breeding Ground-Reunion
          Our Lady Peace-Naveed
          Altered Images-I Could be Happy
          Jimmy Eat World-Lucky Denver Mint
          Argent-Hold Your Head Up
          Pete Yorn-For Nancy
          Malcom Mclaren-Madam Butterfly
          Steve Miller Band-The Joker
          Steely Dan-Reeling In The Years
          Smashing Pumpkins-1979
          U2-Where the Streets Have No Name
          Spinners-Rubberband Man
          Bruce Springsteen-Candy's Room
          Rolling Stones-Sympathy for the Devil
          David Bowie-Heroes
          Nada Surf-Hyperspace
          Rod Stewart-Maggie May
          Pretenders-2000 Miles
          Prince-Let's Go Crazy
          Cuba-Cross the Line
          Pet Shop Boys-West End Girls
          Hit List-Into the Fire
          New Order-Your Silent Face
          Rainer Maria-Thought I Was
          Semisonic-Singing in my Sleep
          Charlatans UK-The Only One I Know
          GW McLennan-Then
          Big Audio Dynamite-The Medicine Show
          Belle and Sebastian-Sleep the Clock Around
          Lo Fidelity All Stars-Battleflag
          Kate Bush-Running Up That Hill
          Yes-Yours is no Disgrace
          Peter Gabriel-Solsbury Hill
          Black Sabbath-Changes
          Flash and the Pan-Hey St Peter
          Genesis-The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
          Yo La Tengo-Cherry Chapstick
          World Party-Way Down Now
          Elton John-Teacher I Need You
          Talking Heads-once in a Lifetime
          Touch and Go-Would You
          Ike and Tina Turner-Proud Mary
          Texas-Say What You Want
          Freuer-Doot Doot
          Underworld-Born Slippy
          Radiohead-High and Dry
          Bill Nelson-Wildest Dreams
          Stevie Wonder-Superstition
          Jesus and Mary Chain-Head on
          Bad Finger-Come and Get It
          Iggy Pop-Real Wild Child
          Third Eye Blind-Graduate
          Nick Lowe-Cruel To Be Kind
          Temptations-Just My Imagination
          Moody Blues-Go Now
          Thinkman-The Formula
          Pulp-Disco 2000
          Tom Robinson-The Real Thing
          Sly and the Family Stone-I Want to take You Higher
          Fat Boy Slim-Going Out of My head
          REM-Radio Free Europe
          Weeping Tile-South of Me
          Simple Minds-Alive And Licking
          Beach Boys-Help Me Rhonda
          Style Council-Long hot Summer
          Beatles-While My Guitar Gently Weeps
          The Nails-88 lines About 44 Women
          Topper Headon-Time Is Tight
          The Clash-The Magnificent Seven
          Joe Strummer-Yalla Yalla
          Primitive Radio Gods-Standing Outside A broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
          The The-This is the Day
          Strawbs-Round and Round
          Soft Cell-say hello, Wave Goodbye
          Camper Van Beethoven-Take The Skinheads Bowling
          Doves-The Cedar Room
          Bob Seger-Hollywood Nights
          Echoboy-Kit and Holly
          ELO-The Diary of Horace Wimp
          ELP-I Believe in Father Christmas
          Icicle Works-Whisper To A Scream
          Siouxsie and the Banshees-Spellbound
          Led Zeppelin-Going To California

          I haven't even started thinking about it. I could
          easily add that Death in Vegas track by tafnut too.


          • #6
            Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

            I don't know what ya'll are talking about. Just give me a George Strait cd.


            • #7
              Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

              Impossible to answer, of course, but fun nonethless... Here's the first 10 that come to mind:
              John Coltrane: My Favorite Things
              Miles Davis: Spanish Key
              Hendrix: Machine Gun
              Dick Dale: The Victor
              Grateful Dead: Dark Star
              Clash: London Calling
              Bad Brains: Secret 77
              Rage Against the Machine: I'm Housin
              White Stripes: Seven Nation Army
              Bach: any one of the Brandenburg Concertos


              • #8
                Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

                Here's mine (may choose more later as I've been drinking Champaigne at the beach all day, memory is a bit shaky)

                The Clash London Calling
                Led Zep Stairway to Heaven
                Kate Bush Wuthering Hieghts
                Joan Armatrading Love & Affection
                Beatles Elanor Rigby
                U2 Beautiful Day
                The Jam Going Underground
                Dave Matthews Crash
                David Bowie Changes
                Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture


                • #9
                  Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

                  Kuha1 and marknhj have some strange ideas of what constitutes a song. Neither the Brandenburg Concerti nor the 1812 Overture are songs, by any stretch of the imagination. (Hey, I didn't write the rules.)

                  Here's my list. It's just songs--no operatic arias, no pieces from oratorios, requiems, etc. I'm sure I'm forgetting one or more of my faves, but these came to mind pretty quickly. In no particular order:

                  Strauss - Belm Schlafengehen (from the Vier Letzte Lieder)
                  Elgar - Sabbath Morning at Sea (from Sea Pictures)
                  Elgar - Sea Slumber Song (from Sea Pictures)
                  Schubert - Ave Marie
                  Schubert - Morgengruss (from Die Schoene Mullerin)
                  Mahler - Um Mitternacht (from the Ruckertlieder)
                  Rachmaninoff - Sing not in My Presence, Dear Beauty (I can't do cyrillic so . . .)
                  Nielsen - Saa Bittert Van Mit Hjerte
                  Vaughn Williams - Rise Heart (Five Mystical Songs)
                  Berlioz - Villanelle (Nuits d'Ete)


                  • #10
                    Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

                    Gee, thanks a lot tandfman - now the rest of us look like redneck trash. I was feeling good about mine, classic rock, y'know, but now I'm feeling very inadequate.


                    • #11
                      My 10 and one allowable video

                      1. "Pancho and Lefty"- Townes Van Zandt

                      2. "F--- Hostile"- Pantera

                      3. "The End"- The Doors

                      4. "Tennessee Stud (acoustic) -Johnny Cash

                      5. "Stormy Monday"- Allman Brothers

                      6. "Call me the Breeze"- Lynyrd Skynyrd

                      7. "Our love is here to stay"- Frank Sinatra

                      8. "Wouldn't it be Loverly"- My fair Lady?

                      9. "Lungs"- Townes Van Zandt

                      10. "You win Again"- Hank Williams as sung by Townes Van Zandt.

                      One VHS I could take with me: Dr. Who- "Talons of Weng Chiang"


                      • #12
                        Re: My 10 and one allowable video

                        I'd Do It Again If I Could - Bernard Butler
                        Teardrop - Massive Attack
                        Cocaine Blues - Johnny Cash
                        Roads - Portishead
                        Dear Hearts - Murder City Devils
                        Double Clutchin' Finger F*ckin' - REO Speedealer
                        Demon Cleaner - Kyuss
                        So What - Ministry
                        Nefisa - Earthling
                        Morcheeba - Moog Island


                        • #13
                          Re: My 10 and one allowable video

                          John Lee Hooker-One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.
                          Bad, Like Jesse James
                          Billie Holiday-Strange Fruit
                          Peggy Lee-Fever
                          Bobbie Gentry-Ode to Billie Joe
                          Janis Joplin- Me and Bobby McGee
                          Duke Ellington- Mood Indigo
                          Stan Getz- Desafinado
                          Miles Davis- Flamenco Scetches
                          Chuck Berry- Memphis Tennessee
                          The Who- My Generation
                          The Eagles- Hotel California
                          Bob Dylan- Romance in Durango
                          Johnny Cash- Orange Blossom Special
                          The Stones- Honkytonk Women
                          The Beatles- Strawberryfields
                          The Band- Up on Cripple Creek
                          Gordon Lightfoot- The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
                          Big Bopper- Chantilly Lace
                          Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show- Sylvia's Mother
                          Beethoven- Synphony no.9
                          Jean Sibelius- Finlandia (also favorite Vodka)
                          Mozart- Piano Concerto No. 20 in D
                          Verdi- Aida
                          Finally John Coltrane- Anything by this man!


                          • #14
                            Re: My 10 and one allowable video

                            Rolling Stones - Midnight Rambler
                            " " Brown Sugar
                            Coasters - Yakety yak
                            Elvis - Jailhouse Rock
                            James Brown - Can't Stand Myself
                            Righteous br. - You've lost that lovin' feeling
                            E.Power Biggs - 'Jig' Fugue (Bach)
                            Chuck Berry - School Days
                            Los Machucambos - La Bamba
                            Jackie Wilson - I'll be Satisfied
                            video: von Karajan conducting "Ein Alpensinfonie"
                            (eclectic.. but whadya expect from a decathlete..)


                            • #15
                              Re: My 10

                              Well, since I started this thread, I guess I better post my picks. I found it more difficult than I imagined because there really aren't 10 songs I actually enjoy listening to. Anyway, here they are in descending order, best last:

                              10. Copa Cabana - Barry Manilow
                              9. Rubber Duckie - Sesame Street soundtrack
                              8. Tiptoe Thru the Tulips - Tiny Tim
                              7. Who Let the Dogs Out - Those Bahamian Guys
                              6. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - I forget
                              5. Karma Chameleon - Boy George
                              4. It's You Girl - Milli Vanilli
                              3. Ice, Ice, Baby - Vanilla Ice
                              2. Danke Schoen - Wayne Newton
                              and the best, of course, is
                              1. The Macarena!

                              Enjoy ;-)