Desert Island Discs Archive

Desert Island Discs: Candy Butchers Self-Titled Album

My discovery of Mike Viola and the Candy Butchers and their unreleased demos is a story for the ages, one that involves hidden treasures, research and intrigue. First, the background. In 1996, the Candy Butchers had just

Desert Island Discs: Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 – George Michael

Poor George Michael has become an afterthought in pop music, an artifact from the 80s and 90s and a punchline to many jokes in a manner previously reserved for Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and Milli Vanilli. Besides

Desert Island Discs: The Purple Tape, Lisa Loeb

I’ll be the first to admit that I had a huge crush on Lisa Loeb. In the grunge-filled 90s, she was a cool quirky girl who played guitar, her cat’s eye spectacles hiding an inner beauty that