So, I was driving back home listening to a podcast of Desert Island Discs. The idea of the program is like old people look back on their lives and represent their miserable existence in music.
I realize I can do the same thanks to YouTube.
Holy cow it is impossible to choose but here we go. I could choose another hundred clips but these in some way follow my geographical changes.
Gordon Duncan was the best piper ever.
I had grown out of rock roll until I heard the Red Hot Chili Peppers play unplugged in San Francisco. They were incredible!
I spent 2 years in the 70s in Oran Algeria. This is the music I heard on hot summer nights. Cheb Khaled is the best singer.
The Bothy Band in 1979. Irish traditional music never got any better.
Thanks to Topher I got to meet Neil Young. He has been part of my life since 1970.
Okinawa! Shimanchu No Takara is like a modern national anthem. Here sung by 10 year old girls.
France is the country that I have spent the most time in. The 90s in France were explosive. It did not last long. Les Rita Mitsouko were the best band ever.
The Grateful Dead.
I remember so well the Stones playing this on Top of the Pops.
Joni Mitchell! God bless you.