Desert Island Discs
25th February 2014
About a week ago a very sweet friend of mine sent me a little message that contained a recording of my late grandfather on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs! It was such a wonderful thing to hear and I have even started reading some of his favourite poems because of it. It has been a lovely insight, as I miss him terribly.
This latest find made me think about my own Desert Island Discs, so I thought I would blog about them!
You can listen to my grandfather below; his choices are ultimately superior to mine:
1. Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
2. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
3. Here Comes the Sun – James Taylor
The above 3 songs are just snippets of what I grew up listening to. If I could, I would throw a lot more in there.
(It was very hard not to add a Phil Collins song).
4. Whisper of a Thrill – Thomas Newman
This song is, in my opinion, part of one of the most beautiful film scores. Thomas Newman is an astounding composer.
5. Spellsong – Nick Croft
This is a song written by my Dad, who is coincidentally a songwriter. It’s absolutely beautiful and if I could only be deserted with one song, it would be this.
6. Autumn Leaves – Nat King Cole
Beautifully delivered and one of the most simplistic, yet emotive, songs I know of.
7. Rock Me Baby – BB King
This song makes me happy the moment I hear it. I love BB King, especially when drunk.
8. I Can Love You Like That – John Michael Montgomery
I absolutely, categorically, LOVE country music. Especially the cheesy kind and THIS is the cheesiest.
9. Ignition – R Kelly
I have never been to a party where this song hasn’t blown up the room. End of.
Book: One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Luxury Item: Photo Album
If anyone else would like to blog about his or her Desert Island Discs, then please feel free!