Disclaimer: K and I take issue with the whole concept of desert island lists.  First of all, why are we packing CDs, movies, and books when other articles could be of more use to us during our seclusion, such as rope, matches, water filters, etc.?  Second of all, how exactly are we going to enjoy those electricity requiring items?  Is this a fancy, Swiss Family Robinson style luau with tree forts, running water, and creature generated energy?  It’s absurd!

That said, we do love making lists and forcing ourselves to make decisions in preparation for events that will likely never occur in life (although my perceived likelihood of being stranded on an island has gone up considerably since I started watching Lost).  So, in honor of my new favorite show and the aforementioned love of list making, I present the first installment in our new Desert Island series!

David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars  

This is possibly the only disc I can listen to straight through over and over without skipping a single song.  I never really understood the concept of the Album that rock journalists love to prattle on about until I heard this one.  I get it now, how the songs all connect and tell a larger story than any single track could on its own (well, as cohesive as any album about rockers from space written by a renowned drug taking zany pants could be). 

But more importantly, Bowie is one sweet transvestite from transsexual Mars.  “I’ll be a rock n rolling bitch for you,” he sings on my favorite track, Moonage Daydream.  You’ll always be my favorite bitch, Bowie!

T