I posted this on my old blog and thought I’d re-post. 🙂
I may yet change my mind but, right now, these would be my choices for Desert Island Discs:
1) Are you ready for a miracle? – LeAnn Rimes. If I were stuck on a desert island I’d be hoping for one of these. Love gospel music. Used to sing this at Uni.
2) Living on a prayer – Bon Jovi. Another song from my Uni days. Reminds me of club nights and I think it was my first karaoke song too! (No, I lie, it was Like a Virgin – a night I will happily forget).
3) Finale – Hair Spray. Love musicals. This song always makes me smile and want to get up and dance.
4) I am so proud (Mikado) – Gilbert and Sullivan. I spent the best part of my Uni life in the G&S society. My stage debut was as a chorus member in the Mikado.
5) Windmills of your mind – Noel Harrison. This may be a bit depressing but a good cry might, ironically, cheer me up a bit.
6) Always look on the bright side of life – Monty Python. Life of Brian is my favourite film and I never tire of seeing it.
7) Moonlight Sonata (III Movement if I have to choose) – Beethoven. An old school friend bought me a CD of Beethoven’s piano music as a birthday present at school and I still play it now. We’re still friends and have never solved the Mozart vs Beethoven argument. To me, Beethoven is the most passionate composer of them all.
I noticed that some previous Desert Island Disc attendees have chosen some radio sketches to take with them, in that case I’ll cheat and take:
8) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – radio show. The funniest thing I have ever heard.
Favourite Record: Beethoven
Book: Complete Works of H. G. Wells.
Luxury item: Tea
And a bonus question: After seeing the Time Machine (film version) for the nth time. Which three books would you have taken to rebuild society from scratch?
*answers on a postcard please* (or in the comments)
(I found a version with added strings and fake singing, no, no, no, I prefer the piano solo on its own – if that’s not too much of a tautology. And a bit slower than this… even if it’s not meant to be so. I knows what I like. Relish the ever repeating, heart wrenching er… broken chords. It has been a long time since music GCSE. Or since I played the piano, come to think of it. Right, I’m going now before I send you all to sleep. Will leave Beethoven to do that.)
Music to watch the impending Mayan-predicted apocalypse by:
*I am going through old photo albums. This is from a museum in Dublin /cue terrible Irish jokes.
For some reason this really resonates. Explanation here.