Sunday, October 08, 2006

Desert Island Discs

Who can you resist the game? The best radio format ever. And something you can revisit as you go through life as a yardstick of your tastes and pleasures.

Just listening to actress Jane Horrocks (as featured in Jim Cartwright's wonderful Road at the Royal Court) being interviewed by new presenter Kirsty Young (so good to see the back of unsympathetic Sue Lawley) with a good eclectic choice including Joy Division's Transmission and Bjork's I Miss You.

1* Miles Davis - Flamenco Sketches
2 John Coltrane - A Love Supreme part 1
3 Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (?)
4 Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
5 The Clash - White Man in Hammersmith Palais
6 Bill Evans - Love theme from Spartacus
7 Bjork - Hyperballad
8 The Doors - The End
Book: Ulysses - James Joyce
Luxury: Mouth organ (with teach-yourself disc and book)

But what about Frank Sinatra? and Satie's Gymnopedie? I'll just have to do it all over again next week...

And here's young D's first stab at it (age 6):
1 Madness - Embarrassment
2 Bruce Spingsteen - Atlantic City
3 The Cranberries - Ode to my Family
4 Cornershop - Brimful of asha
5 Max Romeo - I Chase the Devil
6 Trumpton - Windy Miller song
7 The Jam - Batman theme
8 AC/DC - It's a long way to the top
Book: Claris Bean/My Uncle is a Hunkle
Luxury: My house

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