Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Velky Al Beyond the Beer

BBC Radio 4 does a program called Desert Island Discs where people have to imagine that they are stranded on a desert island and are allowed the following:

8 pieces of music
1 book - excluding the Bible, other religious works and the Complete Works of Shakespeare
1 luxury item - which must be inanimate

I thought I would re-define the list to have 4 pieces of music or albums and 4 books, and my 1 luxury item would be a single bottle of beer. So here goes:


Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto
Peat Fire Flame - The Corries
Louder than Bombs - The Smiths
Requiem - Mozart


Credo - Melvyn Bragg
Scotland's Empire - Tom Devine
Testament to Freedom - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby

Luxury Bottle of Beer

BrewDog Paradox


  1. Cool idea, I like the tweaks. Just one bottle of beer is tough though!! I'd choose:

    Barbers Adagio for String
    Mr Brightside - The Killers
    This Time Next Year - The Movielife
    MTV Unplugged - Dashboard Confessional

    Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
    Candide - Voltaire
    The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
    A Brewmaster's Table - Garrett Oliver

    And the beer... right now I'd choose Thornbridge's St Petersburg, but I'd plan ahead and get it aged in a bourbon barrel first!

  2. I'll play:

    Ray La Montaigne - Trouble
    Doves - The Last Broadcast
    Ryan Adams - Gold
    Ennio Morricone - The Mission

    Origin of Species - Charles Darwin
    American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis
    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: Douglas Adams
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson

    The beer:
    Goose Island IPA


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