Back in 2003, David chose eight songs. Songs that, should he ever be so unfortunate as to find himself stranded on a desert island with only a music-playing contraption of some sort, two books and one luxury item, he’d be glad to have with him.
- ‘Waterloo Sunset’ by the Kinks
- ‘Ballad in Plain D’ by Bob Dylan
- ‘I’m Still Here’ by Tom Waits
- ‘Dancing in the Street’ by Martha and the Vandellas
- ‘Anthem’ by Leonard Cohen
- ‘A Man Needs a Maid’ by Neil Young
- ‘For Free’ by Joni Mitchell
- ‘Rudi with a Flashlight’ by the Lemonheads
His chosen book, by the way, was the Q’oran. His luxury item, not surprisingly, an acoustic Martin D35.
Do list yours, if you wish.
No more than eight, though, no matter how hard it is to choose. And remember: that’s eight songs, not eight albums or, knowing you lot, the complete works of eight musicians, including every person they’ve ever shared a stage, tour bus, dinner table or birthday with. (I know.)
Of greater interest, I’d like to know your thoughts on the eight songs – and artists – shown here.
Continuing with the previous post’s theme, can you imagine David covering any of these?
If not David, who could?