Desert Island Discs

So, I was driving back home listening to a podcast of Desert Island Discs. The idea of the program is like old people look back on their lives and represent their miserable existence in music.

I realize I can do the same thanks to YouTube.

Holy cow it is impossible to choose but here we go.  I could choose another hundred clips but these in some way follow my geographical changes.

Gordon Duncan was the best piper ever.

I had grown out of rock roll until I heard the Red Hot Chili Peppers play unplugged in San Francisco. They were incredible!

I spent 2 years in the 70s in Oran Algeria. This is the music I heard on hot summer nights. Cheb Khaled is the best singer.

The Bothy Band in 1979. Irish traditional music never got any better.

Thanks to Topher I got to meet Neil Young. He has been part of my life since 1970.

The Beatles!

Okinawa! Shimanchu No Takara is like a modern national anthem. Here sung by 10 year old girls.

France is the country that I have spent the most time in. The 90s in France were explosive. It did not last long. Les Rita Mitsouko were the best band ever.

The Grateful Dead.

I remember so well the Stones playing this on Top of the Pops.

Joni Mitchell!  God bless you.

 

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8 Responses to Desert Island Discs

  1. Mike Taylor says:

    No Jacques Brel ?
    P.S.
    You “met” Neil Young literally or metaphorically ?

  2. Neil Young is a friend. I should of course included Vesoul

  3. Mike Taylor says:

    Respect (re: Neil Young). Cortez The Killer good choice too.
    Vesoul ? Well at least we agree about le Grand Jacques.

  4. Alan says:

    Interesting. Now what about the book and the luxury item? Which track would you save from the waves if you had to save only one?

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