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Re: desert island discs - listeners' choices

Postby FOXWOOD » Tue May 24, 2011 4:42 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/de ... a-castaway#

From this link it is possible to search to find which guests have chosen a Leonard Cohen Track as one of their Desert Island Discs.
Just select "musical choices" and search on Leonard Cohen.


Only 17 have selected Leonard Cohen Tracks. These include John Cale,David Gilmour and Alan Parker.

The show has had 2852 episodes since the 1940s to present day.

37 people selected Van Morrison
90 selected Bob Dylan
249 selected the Beatles
718 selected Beethoven
Royal Albert Hall London 1988, Manchester Opera House 18th June 2008,
Manchester Arena 30th Nov 2008, Weybridge 11th July 2009,
Lissadell House 31st July 2010, Dublin 11th & 12th September 2012, London O2 21st June 2013,
Manchester Arena 31st Aug 2013,Leeds 7th September 2013
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Re: desert island discs - listeners' choices

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Wed May 25, 2011 2:12 pm

that's interesting, Foxwood.

i haven't decided who to pick for my 8 yet.

will it be `first past the post` voting system so the records which receive the most votes get played or will the producers/presenter pick what they think they are quirky etc?

if it's the former i may have to engage in tactical voting.

if i was on the programme for real i'd probably pick some poppy songs which remind me of my childhood - e.g. `world without love` by peter and gordon and `hold me` by p.j.proby.

however, if it's `first past the post` then for this programme they'd be wasted votes.

will the bbc be checking IP numbers to stop multiple voting?

i believe subscribers to a tunnelling service - e.g. http://www.secure-tunnel.com - get fresh IP numbers every time they switch on so if that's true those with such a subscription could vote (for leonard, of course) hundreds of times.
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hallelujah featured in trail

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Fri May 27, 2011 12:11 pm

this morning - 2 hours, 28 minutes and 40 seconds into `today` on radio 4 - there was a trail for the desert island voting programme.

an unidentified woman seemed keen on leonard cohen's hallelujah being included.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... 7_05_2011/
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desert island discs - listeners' choices

Postby Jeremy » Fri May 27, 2011 1:52 pm

Jolly good - I've just voted (for Anthem). But really, how does anyone choose only one LC track? I asked myself which one is going to play at my funeral, and there we are...

Interesting how the tracks chosen by the celebs stacked up - who'd have thought Closing Time would have come out top (from an album that features Anthem and Light as the Breeze, too!)? And trust arch-luvvie Jeremy Irons to pick an offbeat one - I like Dear Heather very much, but Vilanelle for our Time???
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Re: desert island discs - listeners' choices

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Sat May 28, 2011 11:58 am

it's stressful isn't it having to pick just 8.

has it got to be only one song/tune per artist?

haven't checked the rules.

richard godwin writes in the london evening standard :

I'd be shipwrecked with Bob

The BBC has added a new Desert Island Discs feature to its website, asking each of us to submit our eight choices. What an honour!

A flurry of emails from friends, agonising over their selections, suggests it's actually a covert means of industrial sabotage. "There goes my whole day," said a friend, who fired off no less than nine revisions to his list as the hours ticked by.

There went my day too as I pondered the age old questions: Dylan or Leonard Cohen? Coltrane or Keith Jarrett? I hit upon a preliminary eight - then realised it was all a bit gloomy. A Curtis Mayfield later, I was wondering who to drop: Serge Gainsbourg or Benjamin Britten? The National or Kate Bush?

I imagine most of us would spend our time on the desert island in silence, wishing we had chosen otherwise. Perhaps it's a mark of the confidence of the usual guests that the most popular song ever is Edith Piaf's Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.


http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/ ... -london.do
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here's my eight :

faryl smith - the way old friends do : http://www.videolica.com/videos/jM7VaYe ... friends-do

the ukulele orchestra of great britain - wuthering heights : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF0VaBxb ... re=related

the unthanks - guard yer man weel : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQl1I_2ArK4

stevie wonder - lately : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpyVKf2FTcQ

simon and garfunkel - bridge over troubled water : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVDg8fVC4EQ

johnny cash - hurt : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clq01TXQR0s

rivers of babylon - melodians : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tAb5rYRXvs

leonard cohen - hallelujah.
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Re: desert island discs - listeners' choices

Postby nomadic » Sun May 29, 2011 5:19 pm

FOXWOOD wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/de ... a-castaway#

From this link it is possible to search to find which guests have chosen a Leonard Cohen Track as one of their Desert Island Discs.
Just select "musical choices" and search on Leonard Cohen.


Only 17 have selected Leonard Cohen Tracks. These include John Cale,David Gilmour and Alan Parker.

...add Roger Waters to the list :)
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Re: desert island discs - listeners' choices

Postby A.Sukitu » Tue May 31, 2011 3:50 pm

[to keep this alive as it closes on 3rd June]

here are my honest choices:

1. A Thousand Kisses Deep. Leonard Cohen. recited from Live In London.
2. Thanks for the Dance. Anjani. from Blue Alert.
3. Way Down Deep. Jennifer Warnes. from The Hunter.
4. God is Alive, Magic is Afoot. Buffy St Marie. from Illuminations.
5. Joan of Arc. Jennifer Warnes. from Famous Blue Raincoat. (because Leonard comes in on it. wonderfully)
6. Since You've Asked. Leonard Cohen reciting. on Born to the Breed: A tribute to Judy Collins.
7. Priests. Judy Collins. from Wildflowers.
8. The Faith. Leonard Cohen. from Dear Heather.

[nb book would be Book of Mercy. treat would be my infinitely charged ipod; obviously]

and if course, everything changes through time .... to be reviewed after purchase of awaited cd ......
"You let me sing, you lifted me up, you gave my soul a beam to travel on. ... You gave the injury a tongue to heal itself."
Leonard Cohen in Book of Mercy (1984) Ch. 19.
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Re: desert island discs - listeners' choices

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:07 pm

the programme is broadcast tomorrow saturday 11th june, 2011 at 09.00 hours on bbc radio 4.

presumably online thereafter?

i ended up submitting six separate lists using six separate IDs/email addresses.

i omitted to include any personal anecdotes which may have been a mistake - the programme's being trailed with readers' stories relating to chosen tunes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011ttf5

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