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Darzi's Desert Island Discs of dirge

Copperfield is disappointed at the lack of imagination shown by Lord Darzi (or is that Karzi?) in choosing his Desert Island Discs.

Copperfield is disappointed at the lack of imagination shown by Lord Darzi (or is that Karzi?) in choosing his Desert Island Discs.



What I want from my leaders and opinion formers is a bit of imagination. If I were ever asked to appear on Desert Island Discs you'd be assured of a whirlwind tour of the very best music the 20th Century had to offer.

So when Lord Crazi had his chance to treat the nation to a selection of banging grooves on Radio Four last week, what did we get? "Tubular sodding Bells" by Old Mike Field.

Don't get me wrong, I've got a soft spot for prog rock, but "Tubular sodding Bells"? Ye Gods. Even Jeremy Clarkson's probably moved on from there.

Did things improve when Peter Gabriel's name was mentioned? Were we treated to the mental image of Lord Karzi bopping around the beach while the priapic strains of "Steam" or "Sledgehammer" boomed across the water?

Were we hell; "Don't bloody Give Up" with Kate bloody Bush. The longest snog ever seen on MTV accompanied by a self-pitying dirge that wouldn't sound out of place at a funeral.

And if I gave you a copy of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and asked you to pick the track you really, really never ever wanted to hear again on the grounds that you've heard it ten million times already, who amongst you wouldn't pick "Another Brick in the Wall"?

FFS, he could have chosen "Comfortably Numb" or "Young Lust", strapped on his air guitar and struck a pose on a rocky outcrop overlooking the ocean as laser beams pierced the night sky.

I was just about to give up and hit the off switch when he chose his last number. "The Logical Song" by Supertramp. Ah, happy days…

Lord Darzi? Top bloke. I won't hear a word said against him.

Copperfield

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