Desert Island Discs Archive

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
27 Jul 2008

Desert Island Discs: Lifes Rich Pageant, R.E.M.

By 1986, the early 80s world of pop icons such as Duran Duran, Journey and Wham! were falling out of favor, and the new breed – Mr. Mister, Bon Jovi and Whitney Houston – already sounded tired
8 Jul 2008

Desert Island Discs: Indigo Girls; One Fair Summer Evening, Nanci Griffith

Top chart positions: Indigo Girls: #22 One Fair Summer Evening: #43 Country Bob Sims was a tough, stocky guy from Dalton, Ga., with a Southern twang to match his persona. He wore cowboy boots, jeans and a flannel