Desert Island Disks

Desert Island Disks

It’s hard growing up listening to Radio 4 and not having a Desert Island Disks playlist in your head somewhere just in case they call to ask you on the programme. So for your enjoyment here is mine.

1. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run.

One of the first tracks we hear in anger on Good Morning Vietnam, and a track that never fails to get my feet tapping and my pulse racing.

2. Frank Turner – Eulogy.

Short and too the point, a song that says how I feel about life in general and I know all the words.

3. Kate Rusby – Awkward Annie.

I like a lot of folk but I especially like the dancy quick moving type. I’ve been in love with this track from the first time I heard it live.

4. Megadeath – Tout Le Monde.

Classic metal delivered well, another track I can’t help but sing along too.

5. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time.

Owl city came into my life during the run up to the 2011 Jamboree when one of the kids was playing a track from the album out of the time. I got my hands on the other albums and this track is really a fun pop song that puts a smile on my face.

6. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine.

One of the first rock songs I was exposed too on a tape made by a friend at school.  The tape contained a number of classics but I can’t help but sing along when this comes on.

7. Muse – Stockholm Syndrome.

The hairs on my arms stand on end the moment I hear the opening to this track. A feature in many of my early running playlists and always caused me to run a little faster.

8. David Ford – Panic.

David Ford has so many awesome tracks but I picked this one because I really like how it’s strung together and despite the downbeat message it lifts me up when I hear it.

Could I choose one of these tracks to be the only one I take with me, well probably no as there is hundreds of tracks I’d choose I mean I’ve not even put any dance, or break beats on the list. 8 tracks is simply not enough but then I wonder if my iPod would be allowed as my luxury item?

May 23rd, 2014 | Lifeblog | 4 Comments

4 Responses to “Desert Island Disks”

What about a book along with the Bible (or do you get a Buddhist text? if so what?) and Shakespeare? Not sure iPod is allowed as luxury item – what else would you have?

Charlie on May 23, 2014

Again the problem with books is that there is simply too many to choose from. I guess I can take a Buddhist text but choosing which one of those I’d take as well would be tricky. If I couldn’t have my iPod I’d probably have to take a notepad and pen as my laptop would probably be not allowed.

Dave on May 23, 2014

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