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message 1: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments Do you even have five CDs that you can listen to over and over and over again?

No iPods. CDs only.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Does the island have electricity?


message 3: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments No. You have a battery operated CD player.


message 4: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) So you can listen to them over and over for about 2 days?


message 5: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments No, you have enough batteries for a year.


message 6: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) Aynge wrote, Do you even have five CDs that you can listen to over and over and over again?

Yes. More than 5, actually. But I'd be happy with the following 5:

1. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street
2. The Who, Who's Next
3. Miles Davis, Bitches' Brew
4. Kraftwerk, Trans-Europe Express
5. John Coltrane, A Love Supreme


message 7: by Dan (new)

Dan (akagunslinger) 1. The Slackers, Live at Ernesto's
2. The Black Keys, Magic Potion
3. Dr. Ring-Ding and the Senior Allstars, Dandimite!
4. Johnny Cash, Live from Folsom Prison
5. Flogging Molly, Drunken Lullabies


message 8: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart 1) Don't Kill Yourself by Drinking Battery Acid Mix
2) Whatever Fiona Apple's new CD in 2011 is
3) Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago
4) The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me by Brand New
5) La Roux's self-titled release


message 9: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6031 comments Rolling Stones - "Exile on Main Street"
"New York Dolls"
"Who's Next" - The Who
"Leave Home" - Ramones
"Love It to Death" - Alice Cooper


message 10: by Phil (last edited Dec 30, 2010 07:41AM) (new)

Phil | 11694 comments I'd borrow five from Sarah Pi because she's not afraid to come over and say, "yo, give me back my CDs or give me the $60 to replace them."

She could bring the rescue crew.


message 11: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Phil wrote: "I'd borrow five from Sarah Pi because she's not afraid to come over and say, "yo, give me back my CDs or give me the $60 to replace them."

She could bring the rescue crew."


Clever!


message 12: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Ok, here are five off the top of my head, but I reserve the right to edit:

1. Aaron Copland-Appalachian Spring
2. Wilco-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
3. Stars of the Lid-Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
4. Drive-by Truckers-Southern Rock Opera
5. eels-Blinking Lights (And Other Revelations)

I went for a mix of different types of music and longer albums.


message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Hmm...for today my list would be

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
The Band - The Last Waltz
Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl
The Afghan Whigs - 1965
Neil YOung & Crazy Horse - Weld

Not convinced on the fifth spot, but the others are definite


message 14: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Weld? Really? Are you trying to scare the animals on the island, Pi?


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I only really need the second disc of Weld. Cortez the Killer, Powderfinger, Like A Hurricane, all at their finest.

As I said, I'm not convinced on that spot. Gus might have the right idea with some Coltrane.


message 16: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Oh, I'm thinking of that noisy feedback disc from that set...is that one Arc or Arcweld or something?


message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments That's Arc.


message 18: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments Just 5? This is hard.

Red-headed Stranger - Willie Nelson
Live at San Quentin - Johnny Cash
In the Jungle Groove - James Brown
Gumbo - Dr. John
Patience - Gilbert & Sullivan (I listen to this when I write and can't really function without it. Strange, I know.)

If compilations are allowed, I might go with one of the later anthology albums for Willie Nelson. Might also sub in a Hank Williams compilation for Dr. John. I'm not sure if LPs existed in Hank's day. I think those songs were just released as singles...Anyway, I stuck with the original album concept in this list.


message 19: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments i've only picked CDs i actually own.

blue flamingo - 78 r.p.m.
the velvet underground & nico
eels - daisies of the galaxy
giant sand - *provisions*
the flaming lips - the soft bulletin


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder
Abbey Road - The Beatles
The Nightfly - Donald Fagen
Moondance - Van Morrison
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Vince Guaraldi

I'd love to have some Nick Drake, too, but Pink Moon is so short, I'd feel like I wasted an opportunity. Same with Time Out by Brubeck.


message 21: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments eels - daisies of the galaxy

This is an interesting pick, but I see from where you're coming. It's a great record, and possibly the most diverse and underrated eels disc. By the way, they opened with the title track from this disc from when I say the band in October.

The rest of you who don't properly appreciate the eels, carry on, and shame on you.


message 22: by Eric (new)

Eric (eric_underscore) | 4 comments Nice lists. Especially Exile on Main St, Eels, and Wilco. Others are some I need to listen or relisten. I did this on fb for 25 but this is harder:

radiohead - ok computer
the clash - london calling
Wilco - Summerteeth
John Coletrane - A Love Supreme
Mile Davis - Kind of Blue

I can't decide on a classical piece but would consider replacing Coletrane with a similar sprirtual classical CD.

Something is in my head about not taking an artist's best work with me but their 2nd best. You will appreciate it and then remember the best of the artist. It's like having 2X the music. Mile Davis , or dave brubeck or john coletrane or wilco comes to mind. Kind of Blue will remind me of so many other great CDs not just Mile Davis.


message 23: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart Who are The Eels?


message 24: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments RandomAnthony wrote: "eels - daisies of the galaxy

This is an interesting pick, but I see from where you're coming. It's a great record, and possibly the most diverse and underrated eels disc. By the way, they open..."


i chose it because it's one of e's most cheerful albums and has a lot of good memories attached to it. it is by far my favorite eels record.

britt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gIFm5...


message 25: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments ok, not exactly cheerful, but it never fails to cheer me up.


message 26: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments Nil Lara - Nil Lara
Grace - Jeff Buckley
The Southern Harmony & Musical Companion - The Black Crowes
Oh the Grandeur! - Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire
Escape - Journey
The Juliet Letters - Elvis Costello & the Brosky Quartet


message 27: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments that's six, aynge.


message 28: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments Oh, you're right.

I'll have to do rock paper scissors or something...


message 29: by Jammies (new)

Jammies 1. Pink Floyd, Delicate Sound of Thunder
2. Jimmy Buffett, Songs You Know by Heart
3. Marc Cohn, The Rainy Season
4. Saving Jane, One Girl Revolution
5. Don Henley, Actual Miles


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

First I would contact the ACLU, Amnesty International, and the Pope because limiting our choice to 5 is cruel and unusual punishment.
However, just in case my appeals to the greater humanity in all of us failed, my 5 would be:

Pat Metheny Group-- Pat Metheny Group
The Rising-- Bruce Springsteen
Kind of Blue-- Miles
Ah Via Musicom-- Eric Johnson
Individual Choice-- Jean-Luc Ponty

**then I would smuggle in:
Dancing in the Dragons Jaws-- Bruce Cockburn


message 31: by Gatorman (new)

Gatorman Too many to pick from, but the ones that strike me today are:

1) Prince--Sign O' The Times
2) AC/DC--Back In Black
3) Sting--Nothing Like The Sun
4) Joe Jackson--Look Sharp
5) Stevie Ray Vaughn--Greatest Hits


message 32: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments That's a funky island.


message 33: by Dr. Detroit (last edited Jan 05, 2011 05:34AM) (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6031 comments Gatorman wrote: "4) Joe Jackson--Look Sharp"

Loved his first three albums, then he went off on that big band/jazz tangent and was never the same.
:(


message 34: by Gatorman (new)

Gatorman Clark wrote: "Gatorman wrote: "4) Joe Jackson--Look Sharp"

Loved his first three albums, then he went off on that big band/jazz tangent and was never the same.
:("


Agreed. I could listen to "Look Sharp" until my ears exploded. Every song kicks ass.


message 35: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Ko is starting another surrealistic pillow fight? On her island?


message 36: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart Who is the deleted member?


message 37: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Oh, that was *anonymous*.


message 38: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Southern Fried Britt wrote: "Who is the deleted member?"

Probably Jim. Most of the deleted member posts in TC are Jim.


message 39: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments That one in msg#34 isn't me


message 40: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) They come and they go here. Come and go.


message 41: by Heidi (last edited Jan 06, 2011 12:41PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments This IS hard! I wanna pick 10 and sneak 5 of 'em onto the island with me.

: /


1. Henry Mancini ~ Greatest Hits
2. Van Morrison ~ Astral Weeks
3. Astrud Gilberto ~ Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour
4. Ella Fitzgerald ~ The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Songbooks (I'm cheating just a bit with this one)
5. Yo La Tengo ~ Prisoners of Love

>: /

Hmmph! I can't imagine a life with ONLY 5 albums.


message 42: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Heidi's on a mellow island.


message 43: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Hey! Henry Mancini had some peppy tunes!!!


message 44: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments So does Yo La Tengo. :)


message 45: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Heck, even Ella had some cheeky fun.


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Larry wrote: "They come and they go here. Come and go."




message 47: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Ah yes. Thank you Stacia.


message 48: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Jan 06, 2011 02:50PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) I'm a pro at posting random crap that doesn't really fit in with the current conversation.


message 49: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Excellent. My philosphy exactly.


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Sigh. Now I'm scrutinizing my posts again, making sure to edit. I just caught a pretty bad typo in the last one.


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