Desert Island Disks (HD)

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    The BBC radio show "Desert Island Disks" asked invited guests to imagine themselves marooned on a desert island, with no hope of rescue. The guest was asked to name 8 pieces of music, a book and a luxury item to pass the time, as well as their reason for their choices.

    I thought it might be fun to update the concept, so here goes. On your desert island you will have an iPad. On it, you may have 8 pieces of music of up to CD/DVD size (The original was 8 7 inch singles, but as the medium is about dead I thought we'd use some more of the storage capacity of the iPad), 3 books (the collected works of the author of your choice, plus two others), a movie of any length and genre, a Newsstand magazine subscription, a podcast subscription and one app. You may also have a FaceTime account with one name on it, of any real person, living or dead.

    Give your reasons if you feel inclined to do so.

    Here are my desert island selections:

    Music:

    Carmina Burana - Orff - Seiji Osawa conducting the Berlin Philharmonic
    Sarah Brightman - Symphony
    Rush - Hemispheres
    Deep Purple - In Rock
    Yes - Going For The One
    Libera - Angel Voices In Concert
    Simon and Garfunkel - Concert in Central Park
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

    Movie:
    Bladerunner

    Books:
    2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C Clarke
    The god delusion - Richard Dawkins
    Collected works of Stephen Hawking

    Podcast: Deep Astronomy

    Newsstand:
    Scientific American

    FaceTime:
    Richard Dawkins

    App:
    GarageBand (with all the time I would have, even I might learn some creativity
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    If I say the iPad forum app, do I get extra brownie points??? :p
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    Probably. You'd have to ask the mods. Of course, in the spirit of the radio show, your Internet connection might be limited to downloads in case you tried to call for a rescue. Roy Plumley was quite strict about this.
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    Dam, that to bad....

    Here are my desert island selections:

    Music:

    Pop melody - Sam tsui
    Born this way - lady Gaga
    Super bass - niki mernaje
    What you do to me - crazy white boys
    Rain over me - pit bull
    Queen of the night - the opera thingy
    Cloudburst - Eric whitica
    Pumped up kicks - foster the people

    Movie:
    Lion king

    Books:
    Spud
    The bible, NIV
    Million thing to do when you stuck on an island :p

    Podcast: Darren Whackhead Simpson

    Newsstand:
    Men's health

    FaceTime:
    Sam tsui, so he could sing me to sleep at night (YouTube him)

    App:
    YouTube if I can't have ipf
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    Just remembered this. I'll bump it once and see if there's any more interest in it than there was when I first posted it. If not it can sink to the bottom of the heap again.
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    I was searching in the bowels for any possible thread on crafts. Nix so far but on the way down, found this!

    Love this programme which goes on & on. At the moment the interviewer is Kirsty Young, who happens to have moved to our village with her family.

    We have welcomed her--she's community minded, including supporting keeping libraries open. Our library, housed in the tiny, very oldest building in this ancient place, happens to be the one chosen by Downton for their "hospital". We now get coach trips on "Downton Tours"... Surreal:))

    I will check on the iPad variations & my lists which I have kept updated for YEARS in case anyone ever invited me:):):)

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