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What's Your 'The Martian' Playlist?

Old 09-18-17, 05:50 PM
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What's Your 'The Martian' Playlist?

I was watching The Martian and there's a running joke where the Matt Damon character was lamenting the choice of only disco music on his commanders hard drive. What are the songs/albums that would make sure they would go with you on a trip to Mars?
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Old 09-19-17, 07:28 PM
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That would be hundreds...
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My "Prince" Itunes playlist. It's well over 750 songs.

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The short list?

Dream Theater
Pain of Salvation
Nightwish
Moulettes
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Sully Erna
Ayreon (Universal Migrator particularly, it's about a lone survivor on Mars)

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No offense, but a hard drive really is not much of a limit of how much music you have available. I have what I would consider a huge collection, and even at 320 quality, it all fits on one external HD.

A much better setup would be having to create an "Awesome Mix Tape" that was restricted to the length that would fit on both sides of one cassette.
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Yeah, I've got 20-something days of music on my hard drive, with a ton of room to spare.

In the spirit of the question, though, I'd probably take Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, Mechina, and some of the electronic compilations.
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I would say "Rocket Man," but that song has been ruined for me for a while.
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Old 09-20-17, 08:42 PM
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Re: What's Your 'The Martian' Playlist?

Originally Posted by hdnmickey View Post
No offense, but a hard drive really is not much of a limit of how much music you have available. I have what I would consider a huge collection, and even at 320 quality, it all fits on one external HD.

A much better setup would be having to create an "Awesome Mix Tape" that was restricted to the length that would fit on both sides of one cassette.
It's a surprise trip and you can only find a 1gb jump drive. Now, go!
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Yeah, I've got 20-something days of music on my hard drive, with a ton of room to spare.
I've got over a hundred iTunes HD digital copies on that same external drive and I can still fit my entire digital music collection on the same drive.

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It's a surprise trip and you can only find a 1gb jump drive. Now, go!
Anybody know approximately how many minutes of music you can fit on a 1gb thumb drive if it's all at 320 quality?

But as I implied earlier, these topics get interesting (IMO) when you have to make a call with as little as 10 or so choices. Like the old Desert Island 10 disc (CD) question. I would have to put a lot of thought into that once again because so many new albums have been released since the last time I came up with my 10.

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Old 09-21-17, 08:23 PM
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Re: What's Your 'The Martian' Playlist?

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It's a surprise trip and you can only find a 1gb jump drive. Now, go!
A surprise trip to Mars. I like how you think.

The four big Pink Floyd albums would have to be on there
A good selection of Rush (2112 through Power Windows, more or less)
Red by King Crimson
The rest would be a folder of individual songs from my youth and some other random stuff. Would probably run out of space with a lot of stuff left behind.
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