I recently took part in a pilot with Patrick Woodward called Memory Box that my sister-in-law Lynne (Angel) Kerr is initiating in which you pick your nine most influential tracks from childhood to the present day and talk about what they mean to you – which is then recorded as a kind of podcast and copied onto CD. Patrick has done a wonderful job of editing the 40 minute programme. It reveals quite a lot and explains why music is so important to me. It is meant to act as a kind of demo for anyone else wanting to record their memories and favourite tracks onto a CD. If you would like to do it yourself – and have something to pass onto your children then please contact me – and I will pass your details on.
Roy Stannard’s Life Tracks
- Ricky Nelson – Hello Mary Lou (Father’s favourite)
- Bob Lind – Remember the Rain (played it all the time when I was ten)
- America – A Horse with no Name (first consciously adult record purchase, still love it today)
- Marvin Gaye – What’s Going on (first record that told me that you could actually change things with a song)
- Geneva – Tranquillizer (Lyric ‘We will be happy while we are still young’ nuff said)
- Mike Scott (Waterboys) – What do you want me to do (don’t believe in God, you will after listening to this)
- Tom Baxter – My Declaration (My philosophy of life captured in a beautiful song, perfect)
- Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues ( a classic song from the present – they do still write songs like that!)
- Neil Young – Like a Hurricane (Best guitar ever, recorded live in one take in Toronto before a gig in 1975, first track I ever played on radio, my favourite song of all time)
Listen to my all-time nine Podcast on Mixcloud here:
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