Day 3 - The five songs you would have with you on a desert island and why
I am assuming I won’t be alone on this desert island. If I have to be alone, I don’t think I’ll even want to listen to music. ‘Coz, ya know, being alone on a desert island where there’s no electricity, running water, bathroom, and no one to make love to at night just plain sucks. Plus, I’ll probably get eaten by a shark or something, or drown when it’s high tide.
So let’s just say I’ll be with the husband on this hypothetical desert island, shall we?
1. Kokomo (Beach Boys) – Need I explain why I would want to listen to a song about the Caribbean when I’m on an island? Nope, didn’t think so either. What I will tell you is that, according to Wikipedia, the place referred to as “Kokomo” in the song is fictional. Did you know that? I didn’t.
2. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) – The husband is a big fan of Pink Floyd. Since he’s going to be entertaining me on that desert island, I figure I should play music he likes. I’m not a fan, but I actually like this song, too.
3. Runaway (The Corrs) – Let’s say the husband and I are on that desert island by choice; we decide we’re sick and tired of being around humans in this crazy world, so we run off to an island to live in peace and love. (We have, on more than one occasion, talked about maybe someday doing that. Wouldn’t that be such an ideal, idyllic, oh-so-romantic life?!)
4. Piano Concerto No. 21 – Andante “Elvira Madigan” (Mozart) – Um, no. I’m not a classical music kind of girl. However, there are times when I must admit that classical music sounds so relaxing. The husband and I can play it after a shark tries to attack us. Maybe it will calm our nerves after such a traumatic experience. Or we can play it before going to sleep at night. Or we can wake up to it. You get the point. It’s soothing and comforting.
5. Sexual Healing – This will be played before, during, and maybe even after lovemaking. I think there will be a lot of lovemaking. What else can a couple do on a desert island, free from the hustle and bustle of city life, free from responsibilities? After putting away the cards, Scrabble board and tiles, and the numerous books we’ll bring with us, what else can a man and woman do but do the deed that creatures have been doing since the beginning of time?
The husband and I have made love on a couple of islands. We even made love inside a cave. You haven’t tried it? Do. It’s exciting!
(The story of the cave will never be told on this blog, unless I start writing one night when I’m drunk. That will probably never happen, though, because I never drink more than 2 bottles.)
The whole time I was writing this post, I was thinking to myself, “Will I even get to play music on a desert island? How?” Yeah, we can bring an iPod, our Android phones, our laptops. But when they run out of battery, what will we do then? Try to find an electrical outlet on an island with no electricity?
This is part of 30 Days of Inspiration, from Magic in the Backyard. Day 1 was back in February. Early February. Don’t get me wrong. I have committed to it, and I enjoy the challenge. So I will finish it, but not in 30 days.