What would you bring?

A while ago, they finally debuted Desert Island Discs as a podcast via the BBC. It took a while to sort out due to rights restrictions both with the music played, and with the original format owners, but it’s there, available to download, hosted by Kirsty Young. I only listen to the people I’m interested in, such as the recent David Tennant episode, but it’s good to have the option. For some reason I have a mental block when it comes to radio via the iPlayer so podcasting is a good way for me to get this content.

Anyway, the point is, I was thinking about the songs, and the luxury item, and what I would say if I was on there. I am still thinking about it, in fact. Eight songs that mean a lot to me, plus one item that doesn’t communicate with the outside world (what no internet?) and wouldn’t get you off the island (what no boat?)

I will blog my answers when I come up with some, but I also wanted to throw it open to everyone and see what you would say if you were invited on the prestigious show. I’m particularly interested in the luxury item, but lists of songs are good too.

For anyone that doesn’t know about DID, the premise is:

Kirsty Young asks castaways to choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mystical desert island.

Now have your say – what would you bring?

8 thoughts on “What would you bring?

  1. Mine are rubbish!

    8 records:
    Muse: The Resistance, Black Holes & Revelations, Absolution, Origin of Symmetry
    Rob Dougan: Furious Angels
    The Beatles: Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Pink Floyd: The Wall

    Book:
    1984 by George Orwell.

    Luxury:
    iPod Touch… but I’d need a charger to plug it into… Hmm. If there is no charger, a photo of my family and loved ones.

  2. 8 Records;

    Muse- Hullabaloo
    The lightning seeds- life of riley
    Vampire weekend- Vampire weekend
    Queens of the stone age- Songs for the deaf
    Arctic Monkeys- favourite worst nightmare
    Wolfmother- Wolfmother
    Biffy Clyro- Blackened Sky
    Pendulum- In Silico

    Book;

    Anthony Mcgowan- Hellbent

    Luxury;

    A solar powered torch

  3. Right, lets see how this turns out.

    Music:
    Fix You – Coldplay (To help me get to sleep)
    Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi (For when times are tough)
    Feeling Good – Muse (I like that song)
    Who Are You – The Who (Because I can)
    Why Does It Always Rain on Me? – Travis (To remind me of home)
    Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen (Again, because I can)
    New Shoes – Paolo Nutini (Kinda good…)
    Ocean Driver – Lighthouse Family (Sorta northern love)

    Book:
    Fighting Talk Book (Will keep me going for a while, has added ‘fun’ stuff to do to keep me entertained for a while. If I go insane enough, I might do my own show.)

    Luxury:
    Tottenham Hotspur kit (First love in life, apologies future girlfriends)

  4. A great question… I’ll have a think…

    I always love listening to people I don’t know on there. Michael Cain however was absolutely fantastic (as a side note Mary Portas had a really strange life growing up so was fascinating too).

    My favourite answer to the luxury question was from a scientist. He was the guy who discovered mitochondria. Which is a hugely important thing for all living animals. When he was asked what the luxury would be he said, “so you are going to maroon me on a desert island, I would like to take some skis, because, ‘you never know'”. Thought that was ace. He just liked skiiing, he knew it was impractical but he hopped for the best.

  5. Hi Cristine, slightly off topic but I’m not sure where else to put it. My RSS reader stopped parsing your feed between 07:23 and 08:23 UTC on 1/11/2010 (or I guess 11/1/2010 for you). I looked at the feed and it’s choking on a bunch of “hidden” links after the close rss tag. While I considered the possibility that it’s some sort of content management thing, it looks for all the world like you wordpress install was hacked and they inserted google-gaming keyword links in the RSS (and probably elsewhere). To see what I’m talking about, view your rss link in a web browser, then view source. scroll down and it will be very obvious what I’m talking about. Sorry for the possibly bad news, I certainly hope I’m wrong.

  6. Music:-
    Stars from Les Miserables (As sung by your Dad in the Carnival Concert)
    Evergreen – Barbra Streisand (Makes me go all dreamy)
    Back for Good – Take That ( I love Gary Barlow)
    Theme from The Onedin Line (Very uplifting)
    Angel in Blue – Lafayette (Sequence Dance version for practising dancing))
    See my Baby Jive – Wizzard (more dance practise)
    The Man You Love – Il Divo (Move over Gary Barlow)
    The Pearl Fishers Duet – Bizet (My most favourite of all my favourite songs ever)

    Book:-
    Britain from Above ( to remind me of home)

    Luxury Item:-
    My teapot (Can’t make a decent cup of tea without a teapot)

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