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15 July 2012
mr. Sun king coming together
Nowhere Land
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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!

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

15 July 2012
Little Piggy Dragonguy
Nowhere Land
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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

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sir walter raleigh

All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit 

15 July 2012
Vienna, Austria
Paris Olympia
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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
Candlestick Park
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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), .....

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

8 February 2017
Swinging London
Candlestick Park
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1. Nobody Told Me - John Lennon

2. Little Queenie - Chuck Berry

3. Little Bird - The Beach Boys

4. Lady Madonna - The Beatles (three L's in a row!)

5. Uptown - Roy Orbison

6. Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

7. Keynsham - The Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band 

8. You Better Move On - The Rolling Stones

9. The Fool On The Hill - The Beatles

10. All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

11. Yep - Duane Eddy

12. Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy

13. Hanky Panky - Tommy James And The Shondells

14. What Is Life - George Harrison

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Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles...


10 February 2017
The Hippie Chick
Counting the holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
Candlestick Park
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1. A Day In The Life - The Beatles 

2. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin

3. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

4. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

5. Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison

6. Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

7. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

8. You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones

9. A Case of You - Joni Mitchell

10.  Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - CSN

11.  Space Oddity - David Bowie (or maybe Rock and Roll Suicide, can't make up my mind)

12.  Hotel California - Eagles

13. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

14.  Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan


Stuff I had to leave behind paul-mccartney

Too many Beatles songs to count. I want to sneak all my Beatles music onto my island, damn it!

Tangerine - Led Zeppelin

Going To California - Led Zeppelin

Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

Ball and Chain - Janis Joplin

Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

Baba O'Riley - The Who

Under Pressure - Queen / Bowie

Starman - David Bowie

Moonage Daydream - David Bowie

Light My Fire - The Doors

When The Music's Over - The Doors

Purple Rain - Prince and the Revolution

I Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra

It Was A Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra

Ain't Love A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin

And... pretty much my entire awesome music collection? No man, I'm taking it ALL. a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

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“She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”  - J.D. Salinger

10 February 2017
sir walter raleigh
In our yellow (IN OUR YELLOW) submarine (SUBMARINE AHA!)
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Just for fun I am not doing any repeat artists. 

It Makes No Difference - The Band

Such A Night - Dr. John

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Bob Dylan

Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills, Nash

Till the Morning Comes - Neil Young

Heroes and Villians - The Beach Boys

Echoes - Pink Floyd

Why Don't You Write Me - Simon and Garfunkel

Terrapin Station Medley - Grateful Dead

Levon - Elton John

Bluebird - Buffalo Springfield

and last but not least...

Sexy Sadie !


I think maybe I won't take any Beatles or Solo Beatles because it will be too hard listening to some of their music and not all of it. 

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"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

11 February 2017
Starr Test
Owned by Starr Shine? agian
The Cavern Club
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I'm going to have one song per year released and can't use the same artist twice on one side:

Side A: (1964-1970)

1. My Girl

2. Like A Rolling Stone

3. I Got You (I Feel Good)

4. Light My Fire

5. Hey Jude

6. Space Oddity

7. I Want You Back

Side B: (1971-1977)

1. American Pie

2. Superstition

3. Bennie And The Jets

4. The Joker

5. Rock And Roll All Night

6. Hotel California

7. Staying Alive

Side C: (1978-1980/Other Songs I Can't Go Without)

1. Good Times Roll

2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

3. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me

4. Daydream Believer

5. We Will Rock You

6. We Are The Champions

7. Free Bird

Side D: (The Beatles)

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand

2. Help !

3. Nowhere Man

4. Strawberry Fields Forever

5. Revolution

6. Come Together

7. Let It Be

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10 April 2018
Swinging London
Candlestick Park
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Thought I'd have another go with what I personally think are more sensible song choices than last time.

1. The Monkees - The Porpoise Song

2. The Beatles - Across The Universe (Past Masters version)

3. Small Faces - The Universal

4. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

5. Roy Orbison - Blue Bayou

6. The Beach Boys - God Only Knows*

7. The Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

8. John Lennon - Woman

9. David Bowie - Heroes

10. The Beach Boys - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)*

11. The Beatles - Here, There And Everywhere

12. Duane Eddy - Love Me Tender (cover)

13. Wings - Little Lamb Dragonfly

*I really wanted to go for two Beach Boys tracks that aren't from Pet Sounds, but they're too irresistible to not include! 

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Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles...


10 April 2018
Find me where ye echo lays
Apple rooftop
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Oh my god, so difficult. Since there's no time limit on the songs themselves... ahdn_george_06 I'll choose all the hopelessly long songs. I'll also refrain from choosing songs that I can reasonably approximate myself -- just the ones that HAVE to be listened to in their original recorded glory. So here it is, the list of pieces of recorded music that I think I cannot live without:

1. 'Echoes' - Pink Floyd
2. 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' - Pink Floyd
3. 'The Blue' - David Gilmour
4. 'Exogenesis: Symphony' - Muse
5. 'Marwa Blues' - George Harrison
6. 'Heroes' - David Bowie
7. 'No Quarter' - Led Zeppelin
8. 'It's All Too Much ' - The Beatles
9. 'Here, There And Everywhere ' - The Beatles
10. 'Since I've Been Loving You' - Led Zeppelin
11. 'A Pillow Of Winds' - Pink Floyd
12. 'Ashes to Ashes' - David Bowie
13. 'Glorious' - Muse
14. 'Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)' - George Harrison

Songs that didn't make the Final Cut a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

'Hey Bulldog ' - The Beatles
'That's The Way' - Led Zeppelin
'The Rain Song' - Led Zeppelin (I can play it pretty well)
'Unintended' - Muse
'Hyper Chondriac Music' - Muse
'Knights Of Cydonia' - Muse
'Little Wing' - Jimi Hendrix
'Across The Universe ' - The Beatles
A whole lot of Beatles, because I've memorised 'em mccartney-shrug_01_gif
Pink Floyd, ditto (e.g., the entire DSotM album)
A long, long list of music that I enjoy greatly but could conceivably live without -- the albums I selected the songs from, affiliated soloey things, etc. *cries*

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