Desert Island Discs Archive

6 Jan 2009

Desert Island Discs: Radiohead – The Bends

Like thousands of other music lovers, I, too, was entranced by the invasion of “Creep” by Radiohead in 1993. But like everyone else, I also became sick of it, and chalked Radiohead up to another post-grunge Nirvana
25 Aug 2008

Desert Island Discs: Life is Sweet, Maria McKee

Maria McKee is best known for being the lead singer of Lone Justice, an alt-country band of the 1980s that had a small hit with “Shelter.” McKee herself had a No. 1 single in the UK with
4 Aug 2008

Desert Island Discs: Calling Distance Stations, The Nines

Every so often, in a state of anxiety, I’ll wonder if, like oil, melodies are a finite resource and that we’ll soon run out of them. And judging from the lawsuits arising from hip-hop’s unauthorized uses of