Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Rosie's Desert Island Discs


1. Gillian Welch - I dream a highway. Gillian always comes on my travels and this is the great value for money at 14 minutes of dreamy track

2. Nick Drake - Northern sky. Like Gillian, Nick is an old travelling friend and this is particularly beautiful

3. Mozart - Concerto for clarinet & orchestra in A major (adagio) - surely nothing in this world sounds more beautiful, I could listen to this forever and never get bored

4. The Rolling Stones - You can't always get what you want - so many reasons, youth, memories, stuck on an Island

5. Bob Dylan - I shall be released - inspired and inspiring. Something to keep my spirits and optimism going through the monsoons

6. Ben Folds Five - The Luckiest - so sad and beautiful, a reminder of
those I love

7. Joni Mitchell - Both sides now - one of the few songs I know all the words too and don't sound too awful singing it, a happy childhood favourite

8. Prince Buster - Nothing takes the place of you. This was the
toughest choice for me, the dance/happy number, I love this and it makes me smile

I would have to save Bob - I wouldn't last long without the constant reinforcement of the belief I was going to be freed from Island solitude

My book choice: War and Peace - Tolstoy. Always meant to read it and the
1500 pages would keep me going for a while, could even read it a few times and not get bored

Luxury item: A coffee plantation with roasting machine and percolator

26 comments:

  1. oooohh rosie i love the coffee idea - can i be on your island?
    x

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  2. wonderful list rosie - and glad you decided on the tolstoy - will keep you busy fer sure. the coffee idea's genius...also glad the stones is on there. maybe we shoulda just bought zoid along? ;-)

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  3. the lovely joni certainly crops up on a lot of lists eh? i wonder if she's aware that she's a desert island fave?

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  4. plantation, roasting machine & a perculator?! that's three luxury items, there's been some shocking cheating going on here but that really takes the biscuit!
    CHOOSE ONE!!!
    ps a plantation is not an item.
    x

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  5. I agree. I didn't look closely enough. Rosie, you shall not be making A-lister of the month!

    You can have 1 jar of nescafe...take it or leave it!

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  6. but surely with the jar of nescafe one would also need a kettle?

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  7. non-cheat - how dare you5:04 PM, January 28, 2007

    please calm down... my island is obviously a coffee growing island anyway, i would only go to such a place; a fire hardly constitutes a luxury item, i am merely setting the scene, hence forth, such with my single luxury item is a coffee percolator, but would be immediately substituted for a double duvet if i were sent to a cold non-coffee growing island!

    xxx

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  8. surely joni is januarys a-lister

    xxx

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  9. count me out if it's nescafe then.

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  10. you can have the perculator then, and making your own fire is a necessary skill. so let's just hope there are coffee plants growing on your island!

    x

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  11. if there are no coffee plants i want an endless supply of coffee beans as my single luxury item and i will use an old tin can if necessary.

    i think i am going off the idea of this island lark - nescafe doesn't cut the mustard, real coffee is the deal breaker here

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  12. ok time out!
    rosie may have coffee beans as we can't guarantee coffee plants on her island. then she must whittle i'm afraid. i realise it may be difficult to whittle a percolator or indeed a tin can so we can only hope some scrap metal or some such detritus has been washed ashore.
    send us a postcard.
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  13. don't worry rosie i'll smuggle the tin in somehow
    x

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  14. the queen of 'unpacking'9:36 PM, January 29, 2007

    a bit whittling obsessed, aren't you?
    p.s. lovely use of the term detritus...

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  15. thank you bee. lovely use of the term 'unpacking'.
    who is 'aunt?' anyone's aunt in particular? my whittling is for xanna, she and luke love a good whittle of a sunny afternoon at the heath.

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  16. it's auntiee peee - my finger slipped and it got posted before i'd put my full name in - please excuse.
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  17. 5. to whittle wood or the like with a knife, as in shaping something or as a mere aimless diversion: to spend an afternoon whittling.

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  18. you're excused auntie p, i thought as much!
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  19. mr and mrs whittle7:52 PM, January 30, 2007

    ...oh to whittle of a sunny afternoon... bring on the summer.

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  20. howard the duck/coffee lover9:04 PM, January 30, 2007

    i nearly bought the hope-berkeleys a whittling kit last christams - don't tell them i might still get it for them, such is there dedication to the art... auntie pee, it's you and me and a real coffee caffeine haze- we'll have fun xxx

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  21. oh i long for summer afternoons with whittling a'plenty.

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  22. there's always one thing with you lot that captures your imagination.

    a couple of months ago: poo
    this month: whittling

    oh well, whatever floats your boat

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  23. i can still talk about poo if you like

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  24. I miss a good chat about poo... Cup of tea anyone?

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