If I were stranded on a desert Island, the music, the one book and one luxury item I would take are the following:
Tunes I would take with me (along with a lot of batteries) to a Desert Island are:
September Morn by Neil Diamond – I can listen to this song over and over again. I am a big Neil Diamond fan and have seen him in concert three times – that would not be recently. Being a very romantic song, I think of when I was 21 and very much in love.
Boot Scootin Boogie by Brook & Dunne – I started listening to country music when I was 18. My friend Maurine and I used to switch radio stations back and forth from rock to country. She finally won me over. Every time I hear this song, I want to dance.
Cristofori’s Dream by David Lantz – When my daughter learned to play this soulful son on the piano, I fell in love with it.
Mai by Josh Groban – My daughter said that she wanted his CD for Christmas back in 2005. She had to write his name down so I could remember it because I had never heard of him. Now, I absolutely positively adore his music.
Love Can Build a Bridge by the Judds – I saw the Judds sing in Salt Lake City 30 years ago – their music filled me with warmth and yearning. When they first started out, I was boogieing and feeling the groove at concerts and dancing every week. I adored International folk dancing and boy could I cut a rug.
Back when they first started singing, we were all asking “Which one is the daughter?”
Blue Kentucky Girl by Loretta Lynn – Back to my country music roots – she was one of the best ever. Memories float back my first brand new hot off the assembly line car in 1970. This song has banjo accompaniment in it and I tried to learn to play the banjo. The problem was that I didn’t have an ear for music.
She had a style and way of belting a song out all of her own. I am still crazy about her music. Patsy Cline tugged at my heart strings too.
Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole – Even though this song goes back to the 50’s, I just still adore it. When his daughter Natalie Cole used new technology to sing with her dad – it was outstanding.
He died so young – just think of the music he could have made if he had lived longer.
I Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis – this is only one song that I love – I can listen to Elvis sing anything.
I remember him when he was young and I remember him as he grew older. Like all of us, as you past 40, keeping your weight down becomes a problem.
The book I would take since you are not allowed to take the Bible is War and Peace – It takes a long time to get through and I would struggle again to read it once more.
Luxury item: Only being able to take one – now that is hard but I what would I miss of all things – toilet paper. How much we all take for granted the items in our daily lives. In my grandmother’s era, they did not have tampax or Kotex, she used a bundled rag and then they had to wash them. It makes me cringe at the thought.