Undoubtedly been done before, but I don’t care. Been listening to the podcasts for 2 days and last night was one of the worst in recent memory (full on breakdown, lots of tears, considered some dark things), so I’m doing this.
You know how it works:
Pick 8 songs to take to the desert island. Favourites, most important, whatever.
Pick your favourite of them to grab if they wash away.
You get the bible and Shakespeare. Pick another book.
Pick a luxury item.
Road to Nowhere - Talking Heads
My earliest memory is this being on the tv when I was crawling around. As an added bonus, it’s a good song.
I Can See For Miles - The Who
Reminds me of sitting in the back of my dad’s car as a child. Long drives to see my grandparents in Scotland, soundtracked by this.
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
My sister and I used to play this together on the piano when neither of us was very good, but we sounded good together. Happy times.
Setting Sun - The Chemical Brothers
Fell in love with the noise, sounded like nothing else on the radio. Made me want to play the drums.
Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman
Gene Krupa is my favourite drummer. His playing on this track is so simple but massively effective, and it influenced my playing enormously.
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Probably the best song ever written. Beautiful.
Piano Concerto No. 2 - Sergei Rachmaninov
I will never get bored of listening to this. Perfect for a desert island.
I would save God Only Knows.
Book would be The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald. Gorgeous writing.
Luxury item would be a piano. Plenty of time to practise.