Going into this I was really paranoid about how it would come across, more so as it's mine and Chris's event! - Proper Added pressure!
When putting it together I decided very early on that I was going select tracks that people would not necessarily expect from me. Rather than go into the obscure realms of my record collection,like everyone would expect, I wanted to expose a bit of me. A person behind the "what the fuck are you playing now Bignell"
I asked myself, what would I want with me if I only had 8 records. Well, I would want familiar and easy tunes. I would want a tune that is a bit of fun and would pick me up, tunes that I could sing to (badly) late at night with a bottle of single malt, a track that I could dance to, a track that send shivers down my spine every time I hear it, a track to "rock out" to, tracks that take me back to a certain place in time and also a really, really,really personal track to remind me of loved ones departed. I leave you to guess which ones are which.
This mish-mash is just that. They are not my most favourite records, (that is a different thing entirely) it does not set out to be cool (it certainly isn't), its intended for my own entertainment across a number of emotions that I would want if I was stranded with only 8 records to play.
This is what it is all about for me. This is what me and Chris set out to acheive. Anyway, this is my take on it. As per usual I over think it. Would you expect any different from me?