Sunday, 20 March 2011

"WHERE IS MY MIND?" Desert Island CD Blogathon

    So apparently I was on a plane, piloted by Anomalous Material and it crashed (very Fight Club-ish), and I was stranded on an island with a permanently-charged cd player and ONE CD, with TWELVE tracks, all of which have to be from a movie soundtrack. Easy-peasy...I LURVE SOUNDTRACKS!!
      My song choices are slightly weird (even I astonished myself by not putting the song which is the heading in), and that's because I'm pathologically compelled to non-conform- they are different from most posts I have read. Also, since the other survivors have their awesome tracks, I could always switch in case I get bored (which I won't).

But first, Rob Gordon's Tips on How to Make a Great Compilation Tape/Cd in this Case:

"The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don't wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules."

The Songs:

1) What Ever Happened, The Strokes- Marie Antoinette
If I had the option to bring one film's soundtrack only, this would be it. Inital shock of what has happened, mixed with a bit of relief... "I wanna be forgotten and I don't wanna be reminded."

2) Lust for Life- Iggy Pop- Trainspotting
Pretty apt I think. Just when the survivor instincts will kick in.

3) Piazza, New York Catcher, Belle and Sebastian- Juno
Gotta turn it down, don't we? Love the song, and the strange, nostalgic feel it brings along with it.

4) Overture/All That Jazz, Catherine Zeta-Jones- Chicago
Half of this film's magic is this song, atleast for me. If I have this, I have Chicago. And that's important.

5) Pale Blue Eyes, The Velvet Underground- Adventureland
I had to put this one in. As Jesse Eisenberg's character says it, it is a pit-of-despair type song. And it's brilliant. Fuck Yeah Lou Reed!

6) A Waltz For A Night, Julie Delpy- Before Sunset
Is this a soundtrack? IMDb says so, and hence I put it in. This is such a pretty song.

7) Black Sheep, Metric- Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
Killer. 'Nuff said.

8) Comptine d'un autre été, Yann Tiersen- Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
It always calms me down, and makes me inexplicably happy at the same time.

9) All Along The Watchtower, The Jimi Hendrix Experience- Forrest Gump
I had to put Hendrix and Dylan. I would rather die than be stranded without them.

10) I Am The Walrus, Bono & Secret Machines- Across The Universe
Again, this list would have been incomplete without the Beatles. I love Bono's version of this song. Probably will start losing my mind around this time...very good song for when that happens. I think I would have changed my name to The Conch by now.

11) Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, Edith Piaf- La Vie En Rose
I guess I would be expecting death by now. No regrets! Might have eaten another person.

12) Don't Panic, Coldplay- Garden State
There, I got rescued... by a Jack (Dawson, Sparrow etc. Not Merridew) probably.

Hope you liked it.


  1. Now *this* is a mix that is after my heart - with heavy bonus marks for starting it all with a Rob Gordon quote!


    Think I might have to make myself a bamboo raft and brave the tides to get over to your island

  2. I love this list!

    And with BLACK SHEEP included, I am soooooo there on your island!

  3. Thank you Hatter and Stevee!!

  4. Nice mix. I could easily have added the Belle and S, or the Julie Delpy song.

    I've done my own version of the Desert Island cd, so don't be a stranger ( :

  5. All in all, I agree with the others - this is a hell of a list. A few comments...

    1. You can never go wrong with The Strokes.

    2. God damn that is a great pick. You'd think that, with all its advertising uses, we'd be sick of Lust for Life by now. Nope. I shoulda had this on mine.

    4. No way.

    5. Another great one. How about I just call it square and take the Trainspotting soundtrack?

    7. I feel out of the loop. Seems like everyone had this song (your non-corformist plans foiled!). I've heard of Metric, just can't say I'm too familiar, and I saw Pilgrim, yet it still isn't sticking out. I'll get on that.

    8. Love all love for my love, Amelie. :D

    9. Hard to argue against Jimi.

    10. No no no. Fuck those clowns and give me the original Beatles, thanks.

    12. Yes - the obligatory GS song! Just kidding, I quite like this one, too.

  6. @Fletch- I know about Black Sheep!! But no one can be completely non-conformist.
    Also, I thought about putting Igby Goes Down as the film for Don't Panic (the song is used better in it), but people know it from Garden State.
    Thanks anyways :)