Monday, February 6, 2012

Desert Island

This idea came from Ann at Marmalade and Catmint.  She is a sweet dear person who blogs about gardening, recipes and pictures of Yorkshire plus a bit of bargain hunting. Her husband listens to this podcast about Desert Island.  Anyone know it?

If I were stranded on a desert Island, the music, the one book and one luxury item I would take are the following:

Tunes I would take with me (along with a lot of batteries) to a Desert Island are:

September Morn by Neil Diamond - I can listen to this song over and over again. I am a big Neil Diamond fan and have seen him in concert three times - that would not be recently. Being a very romantic song, I think of when I was 21 and very much in love.
 Young Neil singing Cracklin Rosie
Neil now

Boot Scootin Boogie by Brook & Dunne - I started listening to country music when I was 18. My friend Maurine and I used to switch radio stations back and forth from rock to country.  She finally won me over. Every time I hear this song, I want to dance.
Ronnie and Kicks

Cristofori's Dream by David Lantz - When my daughter learned to play this soulful son on the piano, I fell in love with it.

Mai by Josh Groban - My daughter said that she wanted his CD for Christmas back in 2005.  She had to write his name down so I could remember it because I had never heard of him.  Now, I absolutely positively adore his music.
Where did Josh get such a fantasic voice? Is he Italian? Did you know he sung in Portuguese? 

Love Can Build a Bridge by the Judds - I saw the Judds sing in Salt Lake City 30 years ago - their music filled me with warmth and yearning. When they first started out, I was boogieing and feeling the groove at concerts and dancing every week. I adored International folk dancing and boy could I cut a rug.
Back when they first started singing, we were all asking "Which one is the daughter?"

Blue Kentucky Girl by Loretta Lynn - Back to my country music roots - she was one of the best ever. Memories float back my first brand new hot off the assembly line car in 1970. This song has banjo accompaniment in it and I tried to learn to play the banjo. The problem was that I didn't have an ear for music.
She had a style and way of belting a song out all of her own.  I am still crazy about her music.  Patsy Cline tugged at my heart strings too.

Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole - Even though this song goes back to the 50's, I just still adore it. When his daughter Natalie Cole used new technology to sing with her dad - it was outstanding.
He died so young - just think of the music he could have made if he had lived longer.

I Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis - this is only one song that I love - I can listen to Elvis sing anything.
I remember him when he was young and I remember him as he grew older.  Like all of us, as you past 40, keeping your weight down becomes a problem.

The book I would take since you are not allowed to take the Bible is War and Peace - It takes a long time to get through and I would struggle again to read it once more.

Luxury item: Only being able to take one - now that is hard but I what would I miss of all things - toilet paper. How much we all take for granted the items in our daily lives.  In my grandmother's era, they did not have tampax or Kotex, she used a bundled rag and then they had to wash them.  It makes me cringe at the thought.


Jo said...

My dad is a big Neil Diamond fan, I grew up hearing his music being played and I enjoy it too. Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis was the song we had our first dance to at our wedding reception.

Anne said...

Hi Ruth, I have just been listening to the piano tune and it is beautiful.
I guess toilet paper is a pretty useful thing to have!!

Anonymous said...

The music is beautiful .....
This is a very thought provoking post.
The music I would take is Mozart & Yanni....
Books would be writings by Billy Graham ....
The luxury??? SOAP & SHAMPOO! ! !
Can't stand dirty!!
Have a Great Day!!

ImSoVintage said...

I am a big Neil Diamond fan too. but I only saw him in concert twice. :)

polkadotpeticoat said...

Definitely toilet paper and a little Johnny Cash...and a lot of chocolate!!!!

Jil Casey said...

I've only seen Neil Diamond once, but it was a very good concert. FYI - I think he still looks good!

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