© Scott McDonald
Desert Island Discs is a UK radio programme that has run since 1942; over 3,000 episodes. Each week a guest is cast away on a ‘desert island’.
Our version is to show that we are not totally boring.
The programme’s rules
Each guest gets to say something about her relationship with music and the associated culture/context.
The guest selects 8 discs to take with her; she discusses her choices, and those that did not make it, and identifies the one she would keep if all others were “washed away”. She also gets the complete works of Shakespeare and the Bible (more recently they can choose another religious text), and gets to choose another book and an inanimate luxury that cannot aid escape.
Each sad b****d gets to say something about her relationship with music and the associated culture/context, and then selects 12 discs (Scott couldn’t count) and makes a brief comment on why. A few close misses are also chosen. Each gets to choose the collected works of one author (Shakespeare seems too Anglo centric) and an unstated ‘religious’ text and gets to choose another book and an inanimate luxury that cannot aid escape.
More importantly, we all get to take GAMS (with regular updates), a (solar powered) computer and enough SAM databases to our desert islands (all said and done, we are still sad b****ds).
Cgemod’s desert island discs