BCB Desert Island Discs.... Quixotica.

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BCB Desert Island Discs.... Quixotica.

Postby quix » 20 Nov 2011, 12:32

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Re: BCB Desert Island Discs.... Quixotica.

Postby BlueMeanie » 20 Nov 2011, 12:46

I'll find some time to read this tomorrow, but first I'd like to congratulate you on your smuggling abilities. 9 songs!
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Postby Molony » 20 Nov 2011, 12:49

An enjoyable read and nice choice of tunes.

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Postby Belle Lettre » 20 Nov 2011, 13:09

A fascinating history there! I haven't listened to the songs I don't know yet, but will do so shortly. Well done indeed.

Forgot to say, your mother looks lovely in that picture.
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Postby the masked man » 20 Nov 2011, 13:18

The great thing about this series is you feel you get to know BCBers a little better; and this is certainly true here. That's a remarkable family history, and I'd echo Carol's comments above - that's a splendid photo of your mother. Really good read. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby John Mc » 20 Nov 2011, 14:32

Well written, Q, and very much you...
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 20 Nov 2011, 16:10

I really enoyed that quix. Thanks for taking the time to write it!
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Postby Jeff K » 20 Nov 2011, 18:17

That was wonderful!
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Postby Copehead » 20 Nov 2011, 19:29

Now that's a life story
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Postby Hugh » 20 Nov 2011, 19:32

Yes, a great read.

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Postby Jock » 20 Nov 2011, 19:39

Lovely. A great read.
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 21 Nov 2011, 10:20

nice one, quixie! your writing style is very evocative and quite an eclectic choice of songs!

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Postby Moleskin » 21 Nov 2011, 11:14

Very good. Some great songs there.
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Re: BCB Desert Island Discs.... Quixotica.

Postby quix » 21 Nov 2011, 19:59

thanks everyone! it was fun writing it!

it bought back quite a few memories in deciding what to put in... there were dozens and dozens of songs and artists to choose from.. ones which in a way are more representative of the genres and music that I listen to on a more daily basis... but this was more about a few songs that evoke memories from periods in my life.

still.. I do wish I'd managed to fit in one from the stiff little fingers years :D

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Postby straw mimsy » 21 Nov 2011, 20:15

I've never really opened threads from the desert Island discs because I didn't really know what the whole project was about. Aren't I glad I did. This was lovely. Also, I love Morgen (AND jessye norman), it's one of my pieces I sing, but know I can always make more beautiful. Glad you like it too!

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Postby C » 21 Nov 2011, 21:47

A splendid read.

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Postby Polishgirl » 21 Nov 2011, 22:31

There's been several really good DIDs but this is the best yet, Ms Quix.

And the Donna Summer? - sublime choice...
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Re: BCB Desert Island Discs.... Quixotica.

Postby Magilla » 22 Nov 2011, 00:26

Quix, that really is a most delightful write-up. Your Mum really must've been one hell of a character.
Is she still alive and if so, what's she up to these days ? Also, what about your sister - what's she more or less done since the '70s ?

Thanks for the fantastic write-up.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 22 Nov 2011, 01:34

Very nice, Quix. I enjoyed that.
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Postby fange » 22 Nov 2011, 01:50

the masked man wrote:The great thing about this series is you feel you get to know BCBers a little better; and this is certainly true here...


Totally agree. Enjoyed reading your story a lot, quix, and the Stevie, Donna and Marvin have been life-long favourites for me too. Cheers.
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