Thursday, May 25, 2006
The Perils of Desert Island Discs
Whenever politicians go on Desert Island Discs you can be sure they will face accusations that their spin doctors have chosen the songs, rather than them. Having heard that David Cameron has chosen Ernie - the Fastest Milkman in the West as one of his songs I think you can safely say he will be safe from such accusations. I remember the ridicule Margaret Thatcher suffered when she chose Two Little Boys Had Two Little Toys. Listening to her justify the selection by entering into a lengthy discourse on the benefits of sharing was painful indeed. Now as I'm never likely to appear on Desert Island Discs (unless there's a new B List version being planned (!)) I thought I'd appall you with what my choices would be...
1. Forever Young by Alphaville
One of my favourite songs of all time
2. Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meatloaf
A mini rock opera whose words I know off by heart
3. Pachelbel's Canon
The most relaxing piece of music I know
4. Search for the Hero Inside Yourself by M People
A song with a message to those of us who may appear super-confident, but often aren't
5. One Blood by Terence Jay
From the movie Green Street - an ode to loyalty and fraternity
A reminder of my green and pleasant land
7. Margaret Thatcher Speeches CD
To inspire and remember
8. Miss You Nights by Cliff Richard
To remind me of the people I love
Luxury item - My own pillow
Book - Animal Farm by George Orwell - to remind me of what my one man dictatorship desert island could become if I'm not careful!
I'm bracing myself for the onslaught of abuse...