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Monday, August 01, 2005

and the vision that was planted in my brain still remains

I rang the hospital this morning, and my scan is booked for Thursday this week. The nice lady who made the appointment with me told me that the whole thing will take at least 90 minutes and that I was allowed to bring a CD with me to listen to as I was trapped in the tube.

"What kind?"
"Oh anything you like, as long as it doesn't make you dance"

And with that, ladies & gentlemen, I am open to all suggestions.

21 Comments:

  • At 9:04 pm, Blogger Aravis said…

    Having gone through a couple of MRI's myself, I would say something that relaxes you and which you enjoy. Something that mellows you out.

     
  • At 9:04 pm, Blogger HistoryGeek said…

    Hmmm...music that does not make you dance...there's Mozart.

     
  • At 10:03 pm, Blogger Mark said…

    "Little Idiot" by Moby and "Chill Out" by THe KLF are good choices. I can post if you need me to.

     
  • At 12:04 am, Blogger Damo said…

    UFOrb by The Orb isn't suitable for many occasions, but this might just be one...

     
  • At 12:57 am, Blogger Michael said…

    Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon.

    You'll think the MRI sounds are just part of the music, plus it is relaxing... unless you jump on time when the alarm clocks go off...

    In that case maybe animals or wish you were here...

     
  • At 5:25 am, Blogger John D.C. Masters said…

    ...aahhhmm....not dance? Early Jean Michel Jarre, or Philip Glass, or maybe Beethoven...Good luck!

     
  • At 9:03 am, Blogger Ali said…

    Portishead, Morcheeba, Aphex Twin

    I like's mark's KLF Chill Out suggestion, too.

     
  • At 9:13 am, Blogger Teresa Bowman said…

    "Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon."

    Oh, come on. She said "as long as it doesn't make you dance", not "as long as it makes you horribly depressed".

     
  • At 9:42 am, Blogger LB said…

    what about Banging Euphoric Garage Anthems 8.

    that has categorically never made me want to dance in my entire life.

     
  • At 9:55 am, Blogger John McClure said…

    I'm with Damo - get the Orb on the go. Or Brian Eno.

    Or, if you fancied a challenge, you could use the Futureheads and see if you could keep still.

     
  • At 10:39 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Eye in the Sky sticking a proboscis in again. Several posters have made excellent suggestions I'd happily supply from my collection.

    My own suggestions are:
    Ambient #1: Music for airports by Brian Eno
    Music in 12 parts by Philip Glass
    Waiting for Cousteau by Jean-Michel Jarre
    Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield

    But under no circumstances take anything by the Smiths. You've seen the film Flatliners, so just you be careful what you choose.

     
  • At 1:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Geogaddi" by Boards of Canada has just shuffled onto my i-pod.... that might do the trick?

     
  • At 2:33 pm, Blogger Charlie said…

    Daniel Lanois has always been nice and relaxing for me.

    Also, some early Miles, although jazz has been known to make me dance.

     
  • At 2:39 pm, Blogger John McClure said…

    Actually mate, I've seen you dancing - I reckon you're safe enough to go with whatever you like. What are you leaning towards at present?

     
  • At 3:10 pm, Blogger swisslet said…

    predictably, I was thinking of 'Parachutes' by Coldplay, with some Nick Drake or some Simon & Garfunkle as back up.

    I've not decided though.

    "chill out" by the KLF was a great call though.

    ST

     
  • At 4:41 pm, Blogger Herge Smith said…

    What about a lovely play on CD, like one of those the BBC do so well?

    They have all sorts... and often they run to 90 minutes.

    Perfik.

     
  • At 5:52 pm, Blogger the urban fox said…

    I'd go for Vauxhall & I, personally.

    Very sorry to hear about your sporting disappointment, Swiss. Hope the scan goes smoothly and that your spirits haven't been squished by not being able to take part this year.

     
  • At 5:53 pm, Blogger the urban fox said…

    Oh, 90 mins? You'll be needing The Dreaming by Kate Bush too then.

     
  • At 6:25 pm, Blogger Statue John said…

    Boards of Canada is a good call. The Orb too. Kruder and Dorfmeister, Air, Beta Band, Bonobo, Lemon Jelly, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation. Failing that some classical music may work. Bulid a playlist of some sort...see what works best.

    Of course, if none of that works then plonk the Kings of Leon on, primarily because it rocks.

     
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  • At 8:52 pm, Blogger Robin said…

    Another vote for Jean Michel Jarre. Not Oxygene though, it's a cliche. Rendezvous is much better.

    Failing that, how about some good hypnotic african drum music?

    Of course, there's also audiobooks.

     

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