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RHB

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Ok Zone Castaways, now is your opportunity to share the stuff that the castaways on Desert Island Discs do each week.

Pretty simple really, you have to choose eight recordings (usually, but not always, music), a book and a luxury item that you would take if you were to be cast away on a desert island . They say that tastes in music and literature tells a lot about a person, I’m not sure if that is true but it will be interesting to see what people will choose. Also a few words as why the luxury item is essential to you on the ‘island’.

I’ll kick off with:

Discs –
Mike and the Mechanics – Word of Mouth (never tire of this track)
Joe Cocker – Delta Lady
Janis Ian – At Seventeen
Disturbed – Sound of Silence
Meatloaf – Paradise by the dashboard light
Rick Astley – Keep singing
The Beatles – Penny Lane
Focus – Hocus Pocus

That was really hard, I love the Jam, but not one track made my final list.

Book – Again, really difficult but I’ve settled for ‘Forgotten Voices of the Somme' by Joshua Levine. This book made me realise the sacrifices that so many made in the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] World War.

Finally the luxury item. – A̶ ̶j̶e̶t̶ ̶s̶k̶i̶.̶ ̶I̶’̶v̶e̶ ̶a̶l̶w̶a̶y̶s̶ ̶w̶a̶n̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶a̶ ̶g̶o̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶I̶’̶m̶ ̶s̶t̶u̶c̶k̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶d̶e̶s̶e̶r̶t̶ ̶i̶s̶l̶a̶n̶d̶,̶ ̶w̶h̶y̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶?̶ Solar powered fridge stocked with Cloudy Bay sauvignon blanc.


There is a risk that this thread could crash and burn, through apathy but we will see.
 
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Uncle Leo

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Not through apathy on my part RHB, but through having to give this A LOT of thought. I'll be back...
 

MK Shrimper

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Certainly does need some thought, but as my luxury item I'd have a solar powered laptop so I can keep you all amused. Or a big ****-off speedboat.
 

RHB

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I found the music the hardest part. I could definitely have created many batches of 8 dependent on my mood at the time!
 

Ricey

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Discs-
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Alter Bridge - In Loving Memory
Def Leppard - Armageddon It
Lionel Richie - Dancing On the Ceiling
Bullet For My Valentine - Deliver Us From Evil
Steel Panther - Party All Day
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Oasis - All Around The World

Book - Sniper One - Sgt Dan Mills

Luxury Item -
Ducati Scrambler
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Ricky Otto

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Discs-
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Alter Bridge - In Loving Memory
Def Leppard - Armageddon It
Lionel Richie - Dancing On the Ceiling
Bullet For My Valentine - Deliver Us From Evil
Steel Panther - Party All Day
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Oasis - All Around The World

Book - Sniper One - Sgt Dan Mills

Luxury Item -
Ducati Scrambler
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Some good choices there on the Music, particularly Def Lep!

Gonna put my thinking cap on!
 

Cricko

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To hard, as no doubt I have forgotten loads and would change my mind at some point, but I will have a go.

Discs:
If I fell-The Beatles
The Famous Final Scene-Bob Seger
The Last Resort-The Eagles
Hide In Your Shell-Supertramp
Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd
Losing My Religion-R.E.M
What's Going On- Marvin Gaye
Have You Ever Seen The Rain-Creedence Clearwater Revival

Book:
Illusions by Richard Bach.

Luxury item..Ahem :winking:


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Ricey

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If you have a yacht or a jet ski why would you be stuck on a desert island?
 

Ricky Otto

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Nirvana- Territorial ****ings
Toots and the maytals- 54-46 that’s my number
Guns and Roses- Welcome to the Jungle
Omar- The man
George Michael- Praying for time
Prodigy- Out of space
Erykah Badu- Other side of the game
Tribe Called Quest- 1nce again

Very hard but had to have a mix of genres for different moods.

Book- The Dirt: Confessions of the world’s most notorious rock band – Neil Strauss (the film is being made for Netflix at the moment)

Luxury item- a massive case of Appleton Estate 12yr old special blend rum with an ice machine
 

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David Bowie-Life on Mars
Black Sabbath- Paranoid
Sailor- A little of champagne
Sparks - Beat the clock
Roberta Flack-First time
Kenny Logins-Footloose
Herb Albert- This guys in Love
Black Betty-Black Betty

Book- Stonehenge by Ken Follett

Luxury A set of golf clubs and endless supply of golf balls
 

Firestorm

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68 Guns - The Alarm
Prisoner of Society - Living End
Far far Away - Slade
Eton Rifles - The Jam
Town called Malice - The Jam
Story of the Blue - Mighty Wah
English Civil War - The Clash
Suspect Device - SLF

Book - Margrave of the Marshes - John Peel

Luxury Item ; Road bike and Turbo Trainer
 

Massimo Giovanni

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Discs-
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Alter Bridge - In Loving Memory
Def Leppard - Armageddon It
Lionel Richie - Dancing On the Ceiling
Bullet For My Valentine - Deliver Us From Evil
Steel Panther - Party All Day
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Oasis - All Around The World

Book - Sniper One - Sgt Dan Mills

Luxury Item -
Ducati Scrambler
MG_7731-1024x683.jpg
There is a very clean, low mileage Ducati Scrambler in PolePosition, Hobleythick lane if you are after one, looks great IMO too.
 

Mad Cyril

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Nirvana- Territorial ****ings
Toots and the maytals- 54-46 that’s my number
Guns and Roses- Welcome to the Jungle
Omar- The man
George Michael- Praying for time
Prodigy- Out of space
Erykah Badu- Other side of the game
Tribe Called Quest- 1nce again

Very hard but had to have a mix of genres for different moods.

Book- The Dirt: Confessions of the world’s most notorious rock band – Neil Strauss (the film is being made for Netflix at the moment)

Luxury item- a massive case of Appleton Estate 12yr old special blend rum with an ice machine

The Dirt is a great book.

I liked the quote after Nikki Sixx wrote Kickstart my heart - "I try and get at least one song out of every overdose."
 

Ricey

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There is a very clean, low mileage Ducati Scrambler in PolePosition, Hobleythick lane if you are after one, looks great IMO too.

Not my normal choice of bike but something I would use on a desert island. A sportsbike wouldn’t be much use to me there.
 
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