BCB Desert Island Discs.... Quixotica.

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

Postby Six String » 23 Nov 2011, 18:28

Well done Quix! I really enjoyed reading about your life. Your mum sounds like a very strong and brave woman, making the choices she needed to make to improve the life of her and her children. It's hard for me to imagine leaving home at 16 to make a go at the world. I'm always impressed by those who did and made it work. Bravo for a well written and more importantly an interesting story you weaved.
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Re: BCB Desert Island Discs.... Quixotica.

Postby Corporate whore » 27 Nov 2011, 16:13

ANother great read, Thanks.
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Postby Jeemo » 27 Nov 2011, 20:49

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

Postby trans-chigley express » 30 Nov 2011, 04:15

I'm late coming to this one, but worth it. Great writing and who is the famous pianist? Name drop please :D

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

Postby never/ever » 03 Dec 2011, 23:10

Fantastic story to read- I have a lot of respect for your mother, making a tough decision like that- that pic of the three of you is gorgeous!
Battled through a lot and yet the tenure of most of the songs chosen is quite upbeat and hypnotic, evocative and cool. Loved the classical bits!
Anyway, thank you very much!
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Re: BCB Desert Island Discs.... Quixotica.

Postby kath » 04 Dec 2011, 03:33

siigh. that was wonderful. i absolutely love the story of yer ma. what a gutsy, independent, intelligent, beautiful, passionate, life-loving person. (funny, how that seems to remind me of someone else in yer family. ahem. i see you were willowy even as child.)

i love the music as well. that marvin track is one of my essentials. i love the sound of it so much, it really feels almost like a lullabye whenever i hear it. primo picks all around. the stevie, beach boys, beatles, and tchaikovksy in particular could easily be on my island.

my ma was a strong person, too. i still think about her everyday. i say we raise a glass to strong mas. and strong sisters... although my sis never could dance worth a crap, unless ya count doing the heimlich manuever on an invisible person as "dancing"...

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

Postby sloopjohnc » 04 Dec 2011, 05:28

It'll Be Molony This Christmas wrote:An enjoyable read and nice choice of tunes.


Ditto.

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

Postby LeBaron » 01 Feb 2012, 02:06

quix wrote:x

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Bring the motherfucking shit back! Some of us wait awhile to read these, you know!
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Re: BCB Desert Island Discs.... Quixotica.

Postby LeBaron » 01 Feb 2012, 02:07

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Quaco wrote:Are you fucking high?

take5_d_shorterer wrote:If John Bonham simply didn't listen to enough Tommy Johnson or Blind Willie Mctell, that's his doing.

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

Postby quix » 21 Jul 2013, 10:17

ok... I'll have a look for it on my computer and see of I still have it.

actually shortly after posting this my mother's life took a terrible turn and somehow I found it too distressing to have her back life on public show..

but I'm feeling a little calmer again now so I'll see if I can dig it up...