My Top 6 Tunes for Radio GaGa
Your Top 6 Tunes for Radio GaGa? you’re kidding
Radio GaGa? Of course, I’m kidding. Scroll down for my top 6 great tracks for the show with the links below.
I’m on a Scottish community radio show at Radio West Fife next week at 10 am UK time (there’s an Internet play button on the right). Do listen. They say they’ll YouTube it if they can.
I’m in for a grilling about my writing, life and other stuff by the West Fife Torquemada of the airwaves, Keith Lyall. He asked for six tunes I’d like to share, and here’s my selection with YouTube links and brief explanations.
On my last foray with the BBC, I described my editor as ‘MIss Whiplash’ on air. She forgave me. And, just to celebrate, there’s a fantastic bonus visual/musical experience at the end of this.
Here are my top 6
1. Happy Feet – Pasadena Roof Orchestra
It makes me smile and tap my feet every time I hear it.
2. Losing My Religion – R.E.M.
Gives me a restless sense of desperation.
3. Dearg Doom – Horslips
Imagine a wild Celtic warrior charging to the fight
4. Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, 1st mov – Julia Fischer
The first classical performance I ever attended as a boy … moves me still
5. Nothing Compares to You – Sinead O’Connor
Pulls my heart-strings, I want to cry with her
6. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
Maybe they did fall out … but what compassion
And my bonus is … Ballet Rocks, enjoy
The energy, grace and simplicity in my top 6 are fantastic.
If you can, join us next Tuesday.
This post remembers Keith Lyall, who passed away suddenly a couple of years after the recording. We did the show and had a lot of fun. Somewhere there is a recording.