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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Friday, December 27, 2002
    Desert Island Din
    I haven't listened to all of Rowan Williams' interview on Desert Island Discs which was repeated this morning, though I've taped it for future mellow in-car listening. And while I like so, so much of what the man has to say - it's shrewd, wise, insightful, spiritual - I suspect, however, our musical tastes diverge sharply.

    Rowan's essential listening on his desert island would be Bach's Solo Cello Suite Number 1 in G Major performed by Yuli Turovsky. Last night I did the seasonal thing by putting a tape together of some of my fav. selections. As I list some of them here I'm picturing poor Rowan covering his ears....
      The Fall - Hit The North
      David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
      Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
      The Creatures - Take Mine
      Led Zeppelin - Nobody's Fault But Mine
      Captain Beefheart - Gimme Dat Harp Boy
      Bob Mould - One Good Reason
      Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
      Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - 2 Kindsa Love
      Royal Trux - Follow the Winner
      The Smiths - What Difference Does it Make?
      The Verve - Lucky Man
      Mike Scott - Bring Them All In
      White Stripes - Hello Operator
      Elvis Costello - Tear Off Your Own head (It's a Doll Revolution)
      Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69
      Patti Smith - Spell (Alan Ginsberg's Prologue to Howl)
      P.J. Harvey - This Mess We're In (featuring Thom Yorke)
      Kristin Hersh - Me and My Charms
      Wire - The Art of Stopping
      Spiritualised - Come Together
    There were probably others but I can't remember. R'n'R does that to one's brain. I love it. Sue Lawley - call me.