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Your Desert Island Disc
15 July 2012
mr. Sun king coming together
Nowhere Land
Apple rooftop
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Basic rules: 14 songs, all artists. Only music you could ever listen to for the rest of your life.

1) I Saw Her Standing There
2) No Champagne Socialists – Arkells
3) Mushaboom – Feist
4) That's Amore – Dean Martin
5) American Pie – Don McLean
6) While My Guitar Gently Weeps
7) My Body Is A Cage – Arcade Fire
8) Jungleland – Brice Springsteen and The E-Street Band
9) In My Life
10) I Don't Know – Sheepdogs
11) 1 2 3 4 – Feist
12) A Rush of Blood To The Head – Coldplay
13) Where Have All The Good People Gone? – Sam Roberts
14) One For My Baby (And One More For the Road) – Frank Sinatra

And, the explantation (it makes everything so much clearer): #4,5,8 are family reminders that I couldn't forget. # 2,3,7,10,11, and 13 are all Canadian classics of the last 8 years, and well, the Beatles' songs were one of my personal favs of each of the songwriters. And, I couldn't think of a more fitting song then what I hear ever night at the end of my favourite music broadcast. Ol' Blue Eyes – take me away!

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
15 July 2012
Nowhere Land
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1233
Member Since:
5 November 2011

1. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive – Paul McCartney

2. Angelina – Louis Prima

3. Don't Worry Baby – The Beach Boys

4. Float On – Modest Mouse

5. Happiness Is A Warm Gun – The Beatles

6. Here's To The Losers – Frank Sinatra

7. House Of The Rising Sun – Animals

8. On An Evening in Roma – Dean Martin

9. Photograph – Ringo Starr

10. Santeria – Sublime

11. Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan

12. Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills and Nash

13. When Will They Shoot? – Ice Cube

14. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit
15 July 2012
Vienna, Austria
Hollywood Bowl
Forum Posts: 344
Member Since:
12 April 2012

That was hard, I just could take my absolutly favourite songs

Golden Slumbers
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Get Back
I've Got A Feeling
Two Of Us
Let It Be
Old Brown Shoe
Maybe I'm Amazed
Go Now
Silly Love Songs
Mull Of Kintyre
You Never Give Me Your Money

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby
16 July 2012
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1283
Member Since:
10 August 2011


Axis Bold as Love (Hendrix) [the guitar at the end makes it all worthwhile]

All Along the Watchtower (Hendrix version of Dylan song) [amazing rendition of what is otherwise, IMO, a so-so song]

Eleanor Rigby

Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)

I Want To Hold Your Hand [on a desert island, this will keep me in a good mood for days]

Light My Fire (Doors) [love that riff and the build-up at the end]

Lucy In the Sky [need to dream]

Message In a Bottle (Police) [a candidate for best lyrics ever + most appropriate for a desert island]

Monkberry Moon Delight (McCartney) [that riff, that scat singing at the end...]

Oliver's Army (Elvis Costello)

Penny Lane [love each and every one of those images, not to mention the soaring melody]

Saturday Night (Elton John) [gotta dance]

Summer of '69 (Brian Adams) [memory lane - I was just a kid, but summer of '69 - July: Moon Landing, August: Woodstock,    September: Abbey Road ...]

Suzanne (Leonard Cohen) [on a desert island got to be deep in thought sometimes]


Honorable mention: Since I've Been Loving You (Led Zeppelin) [some of Page's best guitar],   Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Simon and Garfunkel),   When the Music's Over (Doors) [fabulous ending],    We Used To Know (Jethro Tull),   Hesitation Blues (Hot Tuna) [great acoustic guitar and bass],   California Dreamin' (Mamas and Papas),     Wicked Game (Chris Isaak), …..

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
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