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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Deserted: islanded

A new meme, courtesy of Leah, and more fun than outlining tomorrow's presentation on Roger Caillois.

Five albums and one alternate that I would want with me on a desert island:*

1. U2: The Best of 1980-1990
2. REM: Green (or Out of Time... or maybe The Best Of [which I don't own, but would consider buying to take onto the island])
3. Elaine Meyer: Promised Land
4. Death Cab For Cutie: Plans
5. Simon & Garfunkel: The Best of Simon and Garfunkel (I tragically don't own this album, and need it)
Alternate: Various: All the Hits Italia Autunno 2002

I'm getting a little sad thinking about leaving the rest of my music behind, although the odd thing is that I rarely listen to the CDs I own. There aren't all that many, for one thing. I also tend not to be able to concentrate when I listen to music, and my recent pursuits require rather a lot of concentration. I listened to a lot of music last year when I was running all the time, but all chopped up on my MP3 player.

I ended up listing the albums I did because they are the ones that, when I've listened the whole way through, I just want to start over again, and the only thing that might satisfy is one of the other albums on the list. I didn't go for a good overall mix or anything--just albums I want to play obsessively. There are some really good ones--the Smiths, Tori Amos, Depeche Mode, and the Shins, to name a very few--that I like a lot, but are a bit too tiring to listen to over and over.

My list is also not very creative. There's nothing too quirky on here. It's also not new; "Plans" is the closest, and it's two years old.

I am not precisely satisfied with it, but there it is. Now, post yours!

* No mixes (so goodbye to Ellen's several fabulous personalized mixes, including "CCD," "CCD2," and "Gettin' Outta Here Music"; Bryant's "Spring Break 2005!"; Austin's "Average Homeboy Party Mix"; Klaralynn's inimitable 80s Dance Music Volumes 1 and 2; and JM's "Given the Time," which is not exactly a mix but which I'm afraid I can't count in the regular list because it hasn't actually been published) and no singles; I hope I'm not out of line with the Best Of albums, which I'll admit are a bit of a cheat (though chosen for their virtue!).


strovska said...

you did it! i don't know if i can narrow it down. you did remind me that i might have to include a simon and garfunkel one, though.

Dragonfly said...

I thought about excluding "greatest hits" albums, but then *almost* included Aretha Franklin's "Golden Hits" album. Hers is definitely a contender.

Daniel said...

I've posted mine now. I was wondering if Greatest Hits should count, but my John Denver Live album serves that purpose while including songs not found on any of his other records.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ceri,
I miss you being so far away! I'm losing track of where you are and I'm sick of having several time zones seperating us!

Lonely in Alaska,