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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

we all know you're soft 'cos we've all seen you dancing

Thanks for all your suggestions, but I have now finally decided which CD I am going to take with me for my MRI scan tomorrow. Well, I say I decided, but actually what I did was move the goalposts a little and decide that I would create my own:

1. Don't Panic - Coldplay
2. Hope There's Someone - Antony & the Johnsons
3. Blood - Editors
4. Painkiller - Turin Breaks
5. I Have Forgiven Jesus - Morrissey
6. Dosed - Red Hot Chili Peppers
7. If You Go Away - Dusty Springfield
8. Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt
9. Fire - Jimi Hendrix
10. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
11. White Shadows - Coldplay
12. Piazza, New York Catcher - Belle & Sebastian
13. Rockin' the Suburbs - Ben Folds
14. Let Me Kiss You - Nancy Sinatra
15. Rock & Roll Suicide - Seu Jorge
16. Going Missing - Maximo Park
17. Death Of A Disco Dancer - The Smiths
18. You Get What You Give - New Radicals
19. On Her Majesty's Secret Service - John Barry Orchestra

1 hour and 16 minutes worth squeezed onto one CD to help pass the 90 minutes I'll be squeezed into the tube (my original first choice was 'Parachutes' by Coldplay, and then I remembered that it's barely 40 minutes long)

I think that ought to just about do the trick.

Not **too** much danger of dancing to much of that stuff either, eh?

** today's post title was chosen by John, the Ultimate Olympian, thanks to his winning entry in the Coldplay lyric competition way back in the mists of time. John is, of course, taking part in the London Triathlon this weekend, and I will be there to cheer him on. I'm sure if any of you want to make a pledge, he'll be happy to receive you over at his place....


  • At 10:54 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ...and at number 7 you've got my top earworm for this week. Nice compilation - despite the inevitable appearance of Coldplay :-)

  • At 12:24 am, Blogger Damo said…

    Track 16 is an unusual choice for this sort of thing, I think. But a great song.

    Speaking of Coldplay, I believe the 'networks' have started showing the you-featuring video...

  • At 1:44 am, Blogger Erika said…

    Good luck tomorrow, mate. I'll be thinking of you.

  • At 7:14 am, Blogger HistoryGeek said…

    Right now your today is still my tomorrow, so good luck today.

    When will you get the results?

  • At 10:12 am, Blogger Teresa Bowman said…

    Ummmm ... has anyone else noticed the titles of some of these songs?

    "Don't Panic": Very appropriate for an MRI scan.

    "Blood"; "Painkiller"; "Dosed" ... hospital/medical references, anyone?

    "If You Go Away"; "Goodbye My Lover"; "Wish You Were Here"; "Going Missing"; "Death of a Disco Dancer" ... you're only going for an MRI scan, Swiss, not walking into the valley of the shadow of death.

    Oh, and "Hope there's someooooone, who'll look after meeee, when I dieeee ..." Yeah, cheers, Antony.

    What are you trying to say here, Swiss? Spit it out, now (to quote Brendan Benson).

  • At 10:40 am, Blogger swisslet said…

    I picked the songs because I fancied having them on the CD. Any significance in their titles is purely accidental, although now you mention it... yikes.


  • At 2:46 pm, Blogger Flash said…

    Sounds like a fine bunch o' tunes to me mate!
    hope it all goes well.

  • At 8:17 pm, Blogger red one said…

    There was me, about to suggest omitting anything with mantions of blood, death or anything medical.

    But I am much too late and you are scanned already.

    And - happily - you have survived all the songs I would have deleted from your list.

    Shows what my advice is worth...


  • At 10:45 pm, Blogger swisslet said…

    oh do tell Red - it's not like I'm not going to be interested is it? What would you have scrubbed, and what would you have replaced it with?



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