If I was marooned on a desert island what music would I take? Or so the premise of a UK radio show goes. Completely bizarre that one! For me to take music with me it would have to be planned, and if it was planned I would not choose a desert island.
In reality, I would find it hard to whittle the list down to ten recordings, my tastes, moods, whatever, vary by day. A list of three is easier: Bach’s Double Violin Concerto (note use of initial caps to please young Dizwell 😉 ) my elder daughter playing jazz and my wife playing Debussy. I am not even sure that all of my records would be music; there are some great speeches, plays and comedy available. Well maybe not comedy – I might turn into my children and acquire their ability (??) to recite whole episodes of the Simpsons. And knowing Norwegian Blue fashion a Monty Python sketch would certainly not help either my sanity or survival skills.
Besides, answering the music question leads to the slippery slope of which books, which figure from history would you take… and ever less meaningless questions such as ‘If you were someone else who would you be?’