You know the situation... somewhere between desert island and your house on fire. The former: all those Fed Ex boxes, beach-strewn in Hanks' take on generic Robinson Crusoe; the latter: what to save from the fire after the kids; picture Peely's little box of singles. Scope here is wider; and forms a kind of quiz. Come play... As a starter, I humbly offer my own precious things. Self-portrait in objects...
SINGLE: (equally:) 'Such a Small Love', Scott Walker / 'Public Image Limited', PIL
ALBUM: 'Tilt', Scott Walker
FILM: (equally:) 'Sans Soliel', Chris Marker / 'Performance', Nic Roeg/Donald Cammell
TV: The Late Show (long dead)
RADIO: 'Mixing It' sometimes; 'Between the Ears' sometimes - both Radio4
PLAY: 'Shooting the Past', Stephen Poliakoff
COMEDY: 'Jam', Chris Morris (w) Vic and Bob's 'Master Chef' sketch
FICTION: (equally:) 'Notes From Underground', Fydor Dostoyevsky / 'Heart of Darkness', Joseph Conrad
POEM: 'Ukulele Music', Peter Reading
FACTUAL: 'The Postcard...', Jacques Derrida
PLACE: (equally:) 3000ft+, Stridding Edge, Helvellyn, Lake District, Cumbria / Staffa, Scotland / Ludlow / Manchester / London
HERO/IN: (equally:) John Cage / Terry Atkinson / Chris Morris / RB Kitaj / Jaco Pastorius / John Lydon / Harold Pinter / Charles Harrison ... ad infinitum...
Also, want to get semi-busy putting murmurists info on applicable sites; so require some kind of biog-cum-profile. I'm one for fucking about with this kind of thing myself, as no-one reads them anyway, so one might as well have a laugh with it! What do you think, though? To me, it's pretty meaningless to list what instruments which individual plays, etc. I usually say I play - s pistol facsimilator, bach utensil 911, old testament bitchslap, frippertroma, robert plant helium voice, etc. Fine if you want to be more serious, however! Suggestions needed as soon as possible please...
Best wishes, Anthony