Desert Island Discs

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Continuing on the theme of Desert Island Discs, I have been trying  hard, trying very hard, to find the time to listen to music. To be honest to listen to any music, and to listen at any time, day or night. What is surprising to me is how little music I actually do listen to!  Something that definitely needs to be addressed I think.

So, my plan for taking myself away to a quiet place, on a regular basis, has not actually materialised yet. Ok, I did manage it once, and as a result of that, listened to the lovely Roxy Music and Avalon. But that has been about it so far. However, I did actually take some time out over this past weekend and managed to get away from everything. No work, no phone calls, no visitors. It was great. And during that time I also read some books, and watched some TV.

One night in particular there was a programme on BBC 4 about the Everly Brothers, called Harmonies from Heaven. I was not really a fan of the Everly Brothers, back in those days, although I do remember singing along to a few of their tracks. They were a bit before my time really. But it was good to watch the programme, and to realise how many hits they actually did have. Tracks such as Bye, Bye Love, and Cathy’s Clown. Also Wake Up Little Susie, When Will I be Loved and my favourite, All I have to do is Dream. They were all very familiar to me and I seemed to know all the words!

But did it transpire me back to a special time? Did this music take me anywhere? Did I feel like reminiscing on past times? No, I did not. But it was enjoyable nevertheless, and I had a good old sing along at the same time!

What about you, what is your favourite music, what memories do you get from a particular track? I would love to hear from you. Post your comments below. Why don’t you share this with your friends and family by clicking the Facebook icon? Or try following us on Twitter?

About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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