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Regulator

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Desert Island Discs
« on: May 27, 2011, 02:09:17 pm »
Following on from Wow's thread on Beethoven's 9th...

...what would your Desert Island Discs selection be?  You're allowed 8 single tracks.

I'll kick off with my current DDI list:

Allegri’s <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/eh31j6L95Ok&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/eh31j6L95Ok&rel=1</a> – in my personal opinion the greatest piece of music ever written.

Barber’s <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/lV3SHBFyDZM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/lV3SHBFyDZM&rel=1</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xgRVK2ge1ys&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/xgRVK2ge1ys&rel=1</a> – NZ’s unofficial national anthem

Annie Lennox <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MS1jAvCycCY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/MS1jAvCycCY&rel=1</a>

The Marc Almond version of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/y36x3YKH7gY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/y36x3YKH7gY&rel=1</a>

John Taverner <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/va-vvHTZmv0&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/va-vvHTZmv0&rel=1</a> (without the mawkish attachment to Princess Di...)

William Croft’s <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/sthH9pBy0ZQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/sthH9pBy0ZQ&rel=1</a>

Tallis <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UtJvtk6EHZE&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/UtJvtk6EHZE&rel=1</a>
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 02:12:27 pm »
I read that as Sperm in Alium.


clarion

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 02:17:29 pm »
Pollinating the onions?
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border-rider

Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 02:20:23 pm »
Magazine's Shot by both sides  - in my personal opinion the greatest piece of music ever written ;)
Kirsty McColl's Free World
Led Zeppelin's Heartbreaker
Culture's Too long in Slavery
James' Laid
Sisters of Mercy's Alice
Wu Tang Clan's Gravel Pit
Stone Roses' Love Spreads (that's my religious one ;))

Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 02:27:09 pm »
Something like:

Mahler's 2nd Symphony
Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Bach, St Matthew Passion
AC/DC, You Shook Me All Night Long
Pink Floyd, Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
Mozart Requiem
Deep Purple, Speed King

marcusjb

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 02:33:16 pm »
Aphex Twin - Pulsewidth
Milltown Brothers - Sally Ann
Boards Of Canada - Aquarius
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
Green Velvet - Flash
Kings Of Convenience - The Build Up
Kraftwerk - The Robots
Chris Clark - Bricks

Probably.

I'd look deeply uncultured with no classical pieces - but they're the ones that mean the most to me.
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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Woofage

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 02:42:16 pm »
Shipbuilding - Robert Wyatt
Reasons to be Cheerful pt3 - Ian Dury & the Blockheads
This Charming Man - The Smiths
Lover, You Should've Come Over - Jeff Buckley
Overture to The Barber of Seville - Rossini
Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
The Dancer - PJ Harvey
Piano Concerto No. 2 - Shostakovich
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clarion

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 02:44:00 pm »
I've done this a few times, and it changes from day to day.  I tend to write down about a dozen, whittle it down, then remember a bunch of other tracks that have to be included :-[
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Woofage

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 02:51:10 pm »
I've done this a few times, and it changes from day to day. 

Aye. Ask me tomorrow and the list may be very different.
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fboab

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011, 03:11:13 pm »
In no particular order:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5LWpw3CMCEg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/5LWpw3CMCEg&rel=1</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/GpFudDAYqxY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/GpFudDAYqxY&rel=1</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1HR7nA2CL08&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/1HR7nA2CL08&rel=1</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/c8ORN1Ren-Y&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/c8ORN1Ren-Y&rel=1</a>
Funky Like A Train
Bit o Handel- though I wouldn't pick this bit
Bit of The Faure
The Boxer

Well, that was a fun half hour for me, anyway.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2011, 03:13:35 pm »
the current 8:
Clash - should I stay
ELO - mr blue sky
EMF - unbelivable
Johnny Cash - hurt
Mozart - requiem
Polyphonic spree - light and day
Prince - purple rain
the drinking song from La Traviata  fkit, changed my mind already. bizet instead. 

but I have a terrible memory..

Regulator

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2011, 03:14:46 pm »
I may have some tweaks from time to time - but there are certains tracks that will always make the list.  Allegri's Miserere mei is one of them, Taverner's Song for Athene is another and Barber's Adagio is the other.

I have one track, which is the most fantastic version of a Kyrie, but it is a traditional setting and I can't find a link to it anywhere on the internet.  I may have to load it up to YouTube and then link it.  It will be part of my requiem music.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2011, 03:20:36 pm »
D'you mean Kyrie, as in Mr. Mister?  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNKbHJ3PTu4
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Riggers

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2011, 03:21:48 pm »
the current 8:
Clash - should I stay
ELO - mr blue sky
EMF - unbelivable
Johnny Cash - hurt
Mozart - requiem
Polyphonic spree - light and day
Prince - purple rain
the drinking song from La Traviata  fkit, changed my mind already. bizet instead.  


but I have a terrible memory..

Hurt… nice "And you can have it all, my empire of dirt"
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Regulator

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2011, 03:31:43 pm »
D'you mean Kyrie, as in Mr. Mister?  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNKbHJ3PTu4

I do actually like the Mr. Mister Kyrie - but the one I particularly like is an Arabic Kyrie that comes from Lebanon.
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clarion

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2011, 03:36:46 pm »
I do actually like the Mr. Mister Kyrie ...

Regulator outed in bad taste shock horror.
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Regulator

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2011, 03:42:33 pm »
I do actually like the Mr. Mister Kyrie ...

Regulator outed in bad taste shock horror.

It was an 80s classic  :thumbsup:
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LEE

Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2011, 03:43:39 pm »
Magazine's Shot by both sides  - in my personal opinion the greatest piece of music ever written ;)
Kirsty McColl's Free World
Led Zeppelin's Heartbreaker
Culture's Too long in Slavery
James' Laid
Sisters of Mercy's Alice
Wu Tang Clan's Gravel Pit
Stone Roses' Love Spreads (that's my religious one ;))

Ah MV you give away your Madchester heritage.

"Shot by both sides" was a fantastic way to follow up the move away from the Buzzcocks

clarion

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2011, 03:45:39 pm »
Images pass through my head of a moptopped Mal Volio attempting to cycle wearing Joe Bloggs baggy jeans from Affleck's Palace... ;D
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LEE

Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2011, 03:47:00 pm »
If I was on a desert island I would hope not to be there with 8 discs. At worst, an MP3 player with thousands on songs, or even better, I'd have a guitar or piano where I would not be limited to a finite number of songs.

Now, how does one go about planning to be shipwrecked near enough to a desert island that the sea water does not ruin a set of discs, an MP3 player or a musical instrument?


border-rider

Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2011, 03:49:40 pm »
I'm probably still influenced by watching "Classic albums: the making of Screamadelica" last week

Littleknownfax: Andrew Weatherall looks remarkably like Iddu these days

LEE

Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2011, 03:53:04 pm »
Images pass through my head of a moptopped Mal Volio attempting to cycle wearing Joe Bloggs baggy jeans from Affleck's Palace... ;D

I suspect he was more of a Plaza Curry House man myself.  

I know Salvatore has found himself in said classy Rusholme establishment ("Ring-Stinger", " Japanese Flag" and "Suicide Biryani",  being just some of the menu choices).  "Rush home" was what one usually did after eating there.

microphonie

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2011, 05:38:33 pm »
Too difficult to select for certain but these'd be there or thereabouts (or at least an alternative track by the named artists)

Kraftwerk - Autobahn (but only if full album version was allowed - isn't there a time limit?)
Lamb - Gorecki
This Mortal Coil - Song To The Siren
Cabaret Voltaire - Nag Nag Nag
Boards of Canada - In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
Coil - Are You Shivering?
Stone Roses - I Am The Resurrection
Shriekback - Sway

Bingo! That's what I am, a saviour.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2011, 07:21:14 pm »
Bohemian Rhapsody, Imagine, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Good Vibrations, Baker Street, American Pie, Teenage Kicks, Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Not so much a personal top 8, but I'd hate to have a Man Friday come along, look at my idiosyncratic choices and sigh a long sigh.

Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2011, 07:49:22 pm »
God, I've always thought this to be so difficult to pin down..

But one list would be [as opposed to tomorrows]...

Sex Pistols - Problems
John Cage - Sonatas and Interludes
Jam - Butterfly Collector
Vaughan Williams - Fantasy on Theme by Thomas Tallis
The Whispers - When the Beat Goes On
Peter Gabirel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up
Tubby Hayes Big Band - In the Night [BBC seession]
Frank Sinatra - All or Nothing at All [Nelson Ridddle version]
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