“Guests are invited to imagine themselves cast away on a desert island, and choose eight recordings, originally gramophone records, to take with them; discussion of their choices permits a review of their life”
Having put on 10 sessions, we seemed to have captured a vibe with our spin on "Desert Island Discs" held Bi Monthly at the Ruin in Birmingham's Digbeth district.
So What is it all about?
We want to stay as true to the Radio 4 concept as possible. We want you to share and play those personal 8 records in a cozy, lazy saturday afternoon bar setting to like minded people. Tracks that you cherish, mean a lot to you and that you can listen to over and over and over again, whatever genre, its up yo you!
The format on the day is something like this,
Things kick off at 12pm with Me, Chris Bridge and a guest DJ setting the musical vibes ahead of the mian event kicking off at 2pm until about 6-30pm with me, Chris and guest DJ bringing it to a close at 7.30pm.
We put on 5 “Castaways” per session. The Castaways will be a mix of DJ’s and Non DJ’s. What we are trying to achieve is that the music is as varied as possible and that everyone who wants to get involved will get to share thier 8, DJ or not...There is no disctintion here!
Anyway, this mix is an example of the afternoon vibe that we are trying to create ahead of the "castaways" sharing their treasured 8 Desert Island Discs.
Have a listen, if you like what you hear share and spread the word and get involved. The next session is Saturday September 28th...
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Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Steely Dan - Home at Last
Level 42 - Love Meeting Love
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The Steve Miller Band - Babes In The Wood
Crosby Stills & Nash - Dark Star
Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Grupo Oz - A New Day
Minnie Riperton - It's So Nice (To See Old Friends)