Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: April 12 2014, 05:42
...it's not quite the same thing but.... back in 2006 he did a 'tracks of my years' on Radio 2 for Ken Bruce...I can remember sneaking away from work to be able to listen to it on a radio I'd smuggled in ... ( how things change...now I'd just tune in on my phone and discretely use earphones and no one would be any the wiser! )
This programme was in the days before the autobiography came out, so maybe less was known about Mike then.
The tracks are listed on the second page thanks to Tati's good work!!
I'd love to hear him on Desert Island Discs for three reasons: firstly, it's Mike so of course I'd listen! Secondly, I think it is a really interesting way of hearing about someone's life, funny, factual and sometimes quite moving too, and lastly, Kirsty Young is a brilliant interviewer...she is sympathetic, sensitive and very perceptive...and has the ability to gain the confidence of her interviewees allowing them to really open up. But only 8 songs and then to choose 1...very difficult thing to do...although I suppose it does make you think what music really does stand out for you.
....second to the right and straight on till morning....
You heard me before
Yet you hear me again
Then I die
Till I call me again