WoW! I was listening to David Tennant’s (Dr Who) music choice on Desert Island Discs, and it almost perfectly matches my own choice, such that anything David Tennant recommends or additionally listens to I’d give a go. I’m sure there are music sites and Amazon where I can find accurate recommendations, but I’ve never found one as close as Dr Who!
I’ve always loved Desert Island Discs. It’s one of the longest running radio programmes in the UK. A simple format, a celebrity guest is alone on a desert island, what 8 pieces of music would they take with them, which one would they choose, which luxury item would they choose, which book to go along with The Bible and The Complete Works of Shakespeare.
It’s really moving when someone David Tennant gets it with your own musical choice.
The Proclaimers – Love ‘em
Elvis Costello – Not my absolute favourite but mostly love
The Housemartins – Love ‘em
Deacon Blue – I’ll take Dr Who’s word for it
Eddie Izzard – Love Him
Kaiser Chiefs – Don’t know that well but I’m now listening
Tim Minchin – Great song
Billy Bragg – Like Elvis Costello, like most of his stuff
Oh and Kirsty Young is fantastic as the host, and I found her in Room 101. A Desert Island Discs interview with Michael Caine last week threw up something I thought only I knew…that the song My Way by Frank Sinatra, though written by Paul Anka, is in fact Comme D’Habitude by Claude François.
Actually, what are my Desert Island Disc 8 songs;
Father and Son – Cat Stevens
The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel
Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding – Elton John
Living Years – Mike and The Mechanics
Paradise by the Dashboard – Meatloaf
Lying Eyes – The Eagles
The Promised Land – Bruce Springsteen
Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy