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07-01-2003, 03:45 PM
OK so its the desert island thing. You get to take exactly one,

Classical Record/CD
Rock/Pop Record/CD

Let's assume that we provide the equipment for you to enjoy said entertainment.

What do you take?

Classical Record Any von Karajan conducted Chopin
Rock Record Nick Cave - Henry's Dream
Movie Mulholland Drive
Game Final Fantasy X
Book Crime and Punishment

07-01-2003, 04:36 PM
Classical Record - Beethoven's 9th Symphony - Solti, conducting
Rock Record - Jimmy Buffett - Fruitcakes (Hey, it's an ISLAND)
Movie - Princess Bride
Game - Asheron's Call
Book - Lord of the Rings

07-01-2003, 04:40 PM
Classical Record Something by Mozart
Rock Record Prince - Sign Of The Times
Movie The Third Man
Game Risk
Book Apocalypse Culture II

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
07-01-2003, 10:57 PM
Classical Record - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Bruno Walter's 1960 version with Ernst Häfliger and Mildred Miller)
Rock Record - Yes: Tales from Topographic Oceans
Movie - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Game - a deck of cards
Book - James Joyce: Ulysses

The rock record is a deal-breaker, though. If I can't take my favorite Zappa, King Crimson and Tull records too, I ain't going. And why no jazz record? (Gotta have In a Silent Way.)

07-01-2003, 11:00 PM
Classical record: Handel, Messiah
Rock record: Steeleye Span...erm, let's go with Spanning the Years for variety.
Movie: Henry V, Branagh's version
Game: Erm, can I trade it for another book? ;)
Book: The Riverside Shakespeare

07-01-2003, 11:44 PM
Classical record: soundtrack to the movie Fantasia
Rock record: off the top of my head, Ben Folds Five- self titled debut (gahh just one?)
Movie: The Princess Bride
Game: Scrabble
Book: The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (all 5 books in one! rawk!)

Shirley Ujest
07-01-2003, 11:51 PM
Classical Record/CD - Something by Mozart
Rock/Pop Record/CD - Rolling Stones Forty Licks
Movie - Duck Soup
Game - Chess
Book - Mists of Avalon. (Haven't read it, but I think there I would.)

Dragon Phoenix
07-02-2003, 06:44 AM
Originally posted by UnwrittenNocturne
Classical Record Any von Karajan conducted Chopin
:dubious: Strange combination - I thought the only orchestral works Chopin wrote were his two pianoconcertos (and maybe one or two other compositions) - why prefer these over the solo piano pieces?


Classical Record/CD - Bach: organworks by Peter Hurford
Rock/Pop Record/CD - Kate Bush - Hounds of love
Movie - Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
Game - Chess
Book - Frank Herbert - Dune

07-02-2003, 07:04 AM
Classical Record/CD - Dvorak - Slavonic Dances
Rock/Pop Record/CD - Harry Connick Jr. - Are We in Love
Movie - The Band Wagon
Game - Cards
Book - The complete works of Willian Shakespeare

07-02-2003, 07:26 PM
Classical Record/CD - Handel - The Messiah
Rock/Pop Record/CD - U2 - Achtung Baby
Movie - To Kill A Mockingbird
Game - a deck of cards
Book - The Complete Manual of Shipbuilding :p

07-02-2003, 08:13 PM
Classical Record/CD - The Carl Stalling Project
Rock/Pop Record/CD - Velvet Underground - White Light / White Heat
Movie - Apocalypse Now (not Redux)
Game - Axis and Allies (hope that there is someone to play it with)
Book - The Baseball Encyclopedia (Neft & Cohen)

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