Because Friday night is Music Night
I had Desert Island Discs on the wireless this morning. Nope, still not a penny. For those born in a vanquished land, Desert Island Discs is a long running BBC radio show. A famous guest, or someone prominent in his field, is invited to tell their life story and choose the ten songs they’d like to have with them if marooned on a desert island. This morning’s guest was some Belgian scientist who I’ve never heard of, but who chose this number by Jacques Brel. Brel’s one of those types who I’ve long heard of but about whom I know nothing. But I like this gentle song, which is about the northern flatlands of his birthplace. It becomes a little haunting after a minute or so, which is sweet.
As always, feel free to link to what sounds you like –