Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Pick 15 Songs for your “Stranded on a Desert Island” Playlist

Stephanie

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Wilson_The_VolleyballImagine that you are  stranded on a desert island and you have a solar powered iPod that can only hold 15 songs. These are the 15 songs you are willing to listen to over and over and over again until MAYBE you are rescued. These are the songs that you will spend dancing on a moonlit beach with your friend Wilson, drinking coconut wine and eating fresh conch.  Hmmmm – that actually doesn’t sound like such a bad thing…

After much consideration, (ok – I really only spent about 10 minutes on this but it was a HARD ten minutes) this is what I came up with. I’m proud of the fact that I managed to pull a list together that included ambient, heavy metal, disco, big band, rock and I’m not sure what Jack Johnson is…  Folk?  Singer Songwriter?

In no specific order:

  1. Staple it Together – Jack Johnson
  2. Pain Lies on the Riverside – Live
  3. Pulse 2 – Jim Donovan
  4. Mirrors – Glen Velez
  5. Amber – 311
  6. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Metallica
  7. Tears Dry on Their Own – Amy Winehouse
  8. On the Beat – BB&Q Band
  9. Get Down On It – Kool and the Gang
  10. Sleepwalk – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  11. Swearin’ to God – Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
  12. Ain’t no Stoppin’ us Now
  13. Wicked Garden – Stone Temple Pilots
  14. It’s a Shame – The Spinners
  15. Mean Street – Van Halen

Want to give it a try?  You’ve got ten minutes…… now GO!
Post your results below.

In use: Bloc Rhodia No° 13, EF Lamy Studio, Diamine Damson ink.

Inspired by my friend Sophie on her blog For Love and Idleness.


10 thoughts on “Pick 15 Songs for your “Stranded on a Desert Island” Playlist

  1. Hey, thanks for the mention, Stephanie! It was my sister’s goofy idea.

    I feel I should disclose, however, that my own list is not written on Rhodia, but a small Quo Vadis Habana (the UK version with thin paper). Maybe I’ll continue to use it as my insomnia diary :)

    (And I too still have stacks of old cassettes I listened to on a Walkman!)

  2. Hey, thanks for the mention, Stephanie! It was my sister’s goofy idea.

    I feel I should disclose, however, that my own list is not written on Rhodia, but a small Quo Vadis Habana (the UK version with thin paper). Maybe I’ll continue to use it as my insomnia diary :)

    (And I too still have stacks of old cassettes I listened to on a Walkman!)

  3. Oh man. You wouldn’t believe how many cassettes I still have stashed in boxes… I will probably write a blog post about that someday…

  4. Oh man. You wouldn’t believe how many cassettes I still have stashed in boxes… I will probably write a blog post about that someday…

  5. 15 songs??? Not 15 albums? I think I’d die of lack of musical sustenance within days!

    However, I love this kind of thing… so if I must. :)

    1. Little Sister – Queens of the Stone Age
    2. Dance on a Volcano – Genesis
    3. Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
    4. Love This Life – Crowded House
    5. And You And I – Yes
    6. A Love Story – Beardfish
    7. Energy Spent – Liam Finn
    8. Southern Cross – CSNY
    9. Supper’s Ready – Genesis (at least it’s more than 20 minutes long!)
    10. Horse with No Name – America
    11. Katmandu – Cat Stevens
    12. Fantasy – Moonlyght
    13. (Don’t Fear) the Reaper – BOC
    14. Twilight – ELO
    15. Circle Sky – Monkees

    For the record, people always give me a hard time about loving Amber by 311, but they can go away, because that song is awesome.

  6. 15 songs??? Not 15 albums? I think I’d die of lack of musical sustenance within days!

    However, I love this kind of thing… so if I must. :)

    1. Little Sister – Queens of the Stone Age
    2. Dance on a Volcano – Genesis
    3. Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
    4. Love This Life – Crowded House
    5. And You And I – Yes
    6. A Love Story – Beardfish
    7. Energy Spent – Liam Finn
    8. Southern Cross – CSNY
    9. Supper’s Ready – Genesis (at least it’s more than 20 minutes long!)
    10. Horse with No Name – America
    11. Katmandu – Cat Stevens
    12. Fantasy – Moonlyght
    13. (Don’t Fear) the Reaper – BOC
    14. Twilight – ELO
    15. Circle Sky – Monkees

    For the record, people always give me a hard time about loving Amber by 311, but they can go away, because that song is awesome.

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