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Wednesday Fun: Your Digital Desert Island

Dear {Reader},

Due to your encyclopedic knowledge of {subject area}, you’ve been selected to go on a lengthy away mission to {redacted.} Enclosed, you’ll find a small, entertainment flash drive. You may upload the following to your drive: 

[icon_list] [icon_list_item type=”check”] Five complete albums.  [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”check”] Five individual songs.  [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”check”] Two books.  [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”check”] One movie. [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”check”] Three episodes of television. [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”check”] One video game. [/icon_list_item] [/icon_list]

What do you choose? Leave your choices in the comments.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

11 replies on “Wednesday Fun: Your Digital Desert Island”


Five complete albums:
1) Lost Songs – David Gray
2) Graceland – Paul Simon
3) Recovering the Satellites – Counting Crows
4) This Desert Life – Counting Crows
5) Asleep in the Back – Elbow

Five individual songs:
1) Fitzcarraldo – The Frames
2) Samson – Regina Spektor
3) Mausam – Nitin Sawhney
4) Motorcycle Emptiness – Manic Street Preachers
5) A Mistake – Fiona Apple

Two books:
1) Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
2) Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

One movie:
Burnt By The Sun

Three episodes of television:
1) 30 Rock – “Reaganing”
2) Spiral, Season 3, episode 3
3) Jeeves and Wooster – any, really.

One video game:
Sonic the hedgehog (last played when I was 12).

I meant to put mine in the post, but ran out of time while being indecisive.

Sign O’ the Times – His Royal Purpleness.
Rumors – Fleetwood Mac
Music for the Masses – Depeche Mode
One of Henry Rollins’ spoken word albums, b/c rawr
Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes

“Tusk” – Fleetwood Mac
“Istanbul (not Constantinople)” – They Might Be Giants
“I Think I’m Paranoid” – Garbage
“Where is My Mind?” – The Pixies
“Chorus” – Erasure

A guide to what’s not poison on {redacted.}
Welcome to the Monkey House – K. Vonnegut

Drop Dead Gorgeous

TV Episodes
Pilot – Pushing Daisies
Pilot (mini-series) – Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Pilot – Deep Space Nine

Video Game
Any of the Civilizations

OOOH OOH I LOVE THESE KIND OF GAMES. *rubs hands together*


Five complete albums.
*Definitely Maybe – Oasis
*Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
*Razorblade Suitcase – Bush
* Euphoric Heartbreak – Glasvegas
*Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea – PJ Harvey
*Cold Roses – Ryan Adams and The Cardinals

Five individual songs.
* “That’s Entertainment” – The Jam
* “She is Love” – Oasis
*”Songbird” – Fleetwood Mac
*”Cum on Feel the Noize” – Either Quiet Riot or Oasis
*”Handle With Care” – Jenny Lewis with Conor Oberst

Two books.
* The volume that has the first three Ripley Books — The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, and Ripley’s Game — by Patricia Highsmith (It’s come out as one book! It counts!)
* The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon

One movie.
*Empire Records

Three episodes of television.
* Whatever Peter Capaldi’s first episode of Doctor Who will be called.
* The finale from the third series of Sherlock (I can’t remember its title, but there’s so much going on there acting/writing-wise that it will give me a lot to think about).
* “The Stolen Planet” — Doctor Who

One video game.

*Mario All-Stars for the SuperNintendo

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