desert island disc

Well Simon and Richard have put down list for there desert island discs ,well I am a huge fan of the show having listen since roy plumleys time showing my age there lol . Over years have jot my eight records down ,but when I come to write a post that other people are going to see my mind went blank to start with ,then it was all new stuff but after a think and bearing in mind the records are meant to be with you for a peroid of time a mix of what is tried and test and maybe one or two new was the way to go .


1.better together by Jack Johnson ,I first got into jack well before the wave of sucees with his first album as a fan of ben harper he had worked with jack ,but this song is “our song ” we both like it myself and my wife Amanda ,we had it for a dance at our wedding so it means a lot to me and reminds me of my darling wife .

2.Mercy seat by Nick Cave and the bad seeds – I heard this on the John peel show taped it and wore the tape out it is onw of his finest songs epic dark ,religous imagery and full on rock ,nick has mellowed over the years like I have been a tear away as a teen but this song evokes a time and places .

3.Golden lights by The smiths ,now as a teen I had the morrissey haircut glass etc ,he spoke to me then but over the years i fallen in and out of love with his music ,at moment I m in love again after a couple of great albums ,this song is funny and sums him up in a way ,he was a guide to a young man with troubles .

4.Black eyed dog by Nick Drake ,nick Drake was a wonderful guitar player and singer ,he died at a young age and this song about depression touched me at a time I had depression and of course has dog and I had a black dog at the time ,a soul searching song . will tear us apart ny Joy Divison now i grew up around north cheshire near macclesfield went college there ever since I can remember I ve love this song it was a anthem for me growing up ,both joy divison and new order have been bands Ive listen since teens and this brings back my school and first outings to pubs etc

6.Old King by Neil Young ,a song about neils dog enough said

7.razor blades ,,little pills and big pianos by James rhodes ,A collection of piano piece by James Rhodes his first album it is amzingly soothing record from a great self taught talent

8.hallelujah Jordan by hothouse flowers ,this irish band reminds me of my irish roots and the last summer at school it is a very summery album its on .

book proust in search of lost time (complete) a book I really really want to read at some point so may have time on desert island

luxury item – digital photo fram with picture of my wedding and my wife and of course winston .

well there is the 8 sure if you asked me next week sure they be different .


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gina
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 00:15:10

    Nice choice with the Jack Johnson CD.


  2. Lyndsey
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 10:24:51

    Ace choice with joy division! Have that in my head now. Did you see/like the film control?


    • winstonsdad
      Sep 07, 2010 @ 23:30:48

      hi Lyndsey thanks for first comment ,yes seen control and the documentry film about same time ,loved control not only as grew up round where it was set ,but also the corbjin made it and he had photo them in the day ,all the best stu


  3. Linda1966
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 10:35:58

    I love this Stu. You have made me think of my own now. Will share them here as don’t have my own blog

    1. Those were the days – Mary Hopkins.
    One of my earliest musical memories is seeing Mary in a Maxi dress on a stool with her guitar singing this, a lovely nostalgic tune in itself. On my 4oth Birthday in Birdlands Jazz club in Manhattan, it was open mike night and a lady dedicated this song to John Lennon who would have been 60 that same day. Needless to say I got goosebumps!

    2. Loves been good to me – Frank Sinatra
    frank is my favourite artist of all time


  4. Linda1966
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 10:41:54

    Oops pressed post too soon.

    As I was saying….. frank is my favourite artist of all time. I have loved him since I was a tiny girl, long before the current fad for swing music. This song reminds me of my dear Dad who was always singing it when I was a little girl. I love many of Franks songs but the connection to Dad is what makes this one special

    3. Perfect- Fairground Attraction
    This song is my lucky song. For this reason I have never purchased it for I can’t play it myself as that would jinx the luck. Whenever I hear it it seems to be a good omen. Many great things have happened on days I heard this song.

    I shall return with the other 5 later!


  5. amymckie
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 12:03:22

    Isn’t it so true that our top however number changes so much with time? I’m sure my top 8 picks would be different in an hour from what I would say right now 🙂


  6. savidgereads
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 14:12:52

    Hoorah Stu you had a go, I hope lots more people give it a whirl, though its hard, my eight the other day would be slightly different now. Its all about those pesky moods.


  7. Richard
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 01:26:52

    Stu, fun list! I used to be a big Nick Cave fan, and I like the Joy Division song more now than when it first came out (oddly enough). Will try and hunt down the other songs you mention ’cause while I know most of the artists, I don’t always know the songs! P.S. I couldn’t find a good version of a Kinks songs to add to my list, but I could listen to “All Day and All of the Night,” “Till the End of the Day” and “Victoria” all day long. Talk about dating oneself, ha!


  8. parrishlantern
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 19:59:12

    love joy division (she’s lost control), love the smiths (last night I dreamed somebody loved me, Headmasters ritual), neil young (a man needs a maid, anything from Harvest) & as for Nick cave, love the mans music & as for Nick mellowing check this out


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