…send your desert island discs (by form) >>
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. But maybe that’s only me. However 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In the original you’re given the complete works of Shakespeare and the Bible, which seems a little out of date, so in this project an album has been added along with the chance to name a track to be played at your funeral and a choice of 3 books and 3 films or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 (apparently all desert islands now have the necessary equipment).
Each page has a comments section so please don’t be shy. And please join the conversation.
Others got involved and the project began to generate long and engaging conversations. This is what they said…
The Desert Island Discs of Marius Nabal
Software developer that took the red pill – Nicosia, Cyprus
The Desert Island Discs of Michael Ward aka QGLA
The Desert Island Discs of David Oldfield
Photographer – Reykjavík, Iceland
The Desert Island Discs of DJ Dré aka Andre Knott
DJ and Designer – Luton, UK
The Desert Island Discs of Jimmy Ward
Formerly Graphic Designer for Strongroom and Air studios in London and currently working for Mencap – Eastborne, UK
The Desert Island Discs of David Roskilly
Artist, Designer, Photographer – London and Cornwall, UK
The Desert Island Discs of Nic Burrill
Designer, Film-maker – St.Albans, UK