There is a wonderfully popular Radio programme on BBC Radio 4 titled,
"Desert Island Discs"
Celebrities, or people of note have to pick 6 pieces of music they would most like to take onto a desert Island with them, if stranded.
They must also explain why, and obviously, how these pieces of music are important to them, and the reasons they want to take it with them....
Then if they could only take one, which one would that be?
They then have to pick one book (apart from the Bible and the complete Works of Shakespeare - they're already supplied)) to read, and again, what it means to them.
Obviously, we do not consider the Bible a book of any primary significance to us, so we would have to substitute our personal Buddhist tome of supreme significance perhaps.... supplied and vailable.
Finally, an Item of luxury.
Something they simply couldn't do without.
Would they try to escape?
Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto in C Major.
It reminds me of what a wonderful pianist my father was. Trained to concert level, he could make me cry playing this.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8l37utZxMQRingo Star - you're 16, (you're beautiful and you're mine.)
The very first record, my very first B/F ever played for me. He'd sing it at the top of his voice going round the park, with his arm around me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76O6tuJPe3wSteve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Come up and see me (make me smile)
My friends played this at my 18th Birthday party, and danced in a circle around me. It was very heartwarming.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxoke4yuWlIA summer Place (Theme from the movie of the same name)
This reminds me of blissful summers my family would spend in Italy, on the Med coast, at a resort caled 'Moneglia'. It was a wonderful time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mERbQIvgJXsDo you know how wonderful you are (Gordon Haskell)
My partner, Nick, played this to me one day, at a time when I was feeling particularly hard done by, and put upon....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdxyPYVBh5IFaure's requiem.
I sang this as lead soprano with my father directing the choir, at a recording at St Margaret's Catholic Church, Twickenham, in 1987. An Amateur choir to be sure, but we won the contest!! It's a beautiful piece of work. (The piece below is "Agnus Dei" but the whole work is just so thrilling!)http://www.wikio.com/video/577343
It's a toss-up between The Book Thief and The time Traveller's Wife.
Probably the former, to remind me of mortality and Human Nature.http://www.booksattransworld.co.uk/thebookthief/
A really good, large, strong, perpetually sharp knife. http://www.heinnie.com/6jcmbn1317047/Kn ... -161-1305/
Would I try to escape?
But I might try to attract attention after a while.
OK - Your go!!