Sunday, October 31, 2010

Desert Island Discs

Ok, a bit embarrassing but I've just, yes just, found out about the BBC Radio 4 program 'Desert Island Discs' during which a guest chooses eight records they would take with them to a desert island.

I had heard of the concept eons ago but it wasn't until I was talking with my friend Simon that it really registered that is was a radio program... on a popular station in a country I lived in for five years. :-/ Simon has the patience of a saint.

Anyways... I've decided to make my own desert island selections. I practically live on one already.

Difficult, ain't it? I've done it with albums... but with just pieces of music, that's very difficult. But here's my list (for now) (subject to change) (many times).


What are YOUR desert island discs?

BTW - if you haven't already found Grooveshark, it's great.


  1. Very fine selection - actually I think I would share one of them. To choose eight will be hard but I'll have a go.

  2. Alright -
    Captain Beefheart - Big Eyed Beans from Venus
    The Smiths - Hand in Glove
    The Misunderstood - I Can Take you to the Sun
    Jimi Hendrix - I Don't Live Today
    Augustus Pablo - King Tubby meets the Rockers Uptown
    Etta James - God's Song
    Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
    Devo - Satisfaction

    changing my mind already...

  3. It is so difficult and I change my mind every ten minutes!

  4. Excellent list, Simon. What, no Melt Banana? :-P

    When you said you were going to share one of my songs, I guessed wrong! I thought you were going to pick Orbison.

    Yeah... difficult, Ann. I've edited my list a million times (in my head).

  5. I'm listening to your choices now.

    Neat trick with the Grooveshark embed -- I'll have to play around with that.

    Re: Roy Orbison. His duet with k.d.lang "Cryin'" is a long-time favourite of mine.