We seem to have this unfortunate ability to misplace things in time. Memories, experiences, feelings, friendships, relationships, states of mind and world views quite naturally disappear over the conscious horizon and become lost in the chaos, leaving us vaguely wondering why something is missing but in reality not really seeming to have much idea of what exactly it is that’s going on.
Music seems to evoke and then gather those parts back together.
I started this as a personal project, using this uncommonly strange time (at the time of writing it’s March 2020) to collect everything together in my life so far, with a view to then boldly stepping forward into the future with all my marbles settled firmly back into the bundle. It became quite a lot more than that.
In the original you’re given the complete works of Shakespeare and the Bible, which seems a little out of date, so in this project an album has been added along with the chance to name a track to be played at your funeral and a choice of 3 books and 3 films or programmes (as all desert islands now have the necessary equipment).
Others got involved and the project began to generate long and engaging conversations. Each page has a comments section so please don’t be shy and please join the conversation. Anyway, this is what they said…