Here in the UK (not sure about our transatlantic brethren) we have a thing called Desert Island Discs. It basically asks a really stupid and hypothetical question that is kind of fun to think about and sort of provides a snapshot of who you are.
You are on a plane, and it crashes in a similarly unrealistic way to Tom Hanks’ outrageously jammy escape in Cast Away. You managed to swim away from the burning jet fuel, breached sludge tanks, and still spinning jet engines, and find a liferaft. Which is nice. You awake on a beach on a tropical desert island. After purging the Pacific Paradise of such unpleasantness as Cannibals, dinner plate sized, Westerner-Eating spiders, very large and bad tempered swamp dwelling snakes, you find a jukebox. It will only play five songs, and five songs only, but will play them as many times as you like.
So which five tracks do you choose and why?
Ayla – Ayla (Positiva Records – original mix is the finest trance tune of all time bar none)
Live Forever – Oasis (awesome, motivating, feelgood track that you can unashamedly play air guitar to and nobody can see)
All along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix (for when you are running through the Jungle with an M16 shaped stick, screaming “we got Charlie in the wire!!!” to nobody in particular…)
Town called Malice – The Jam (for when you need cheering up and nothing else will do)
Creeping Death – Metallica (to vent all that pent up rage on the nearest palm tree)
I wanna hear yours!
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???