desert island discs

words: Tom

A friend recently asked what song I would take on a desert island. I wondered:

a) did i have a choice on the whole marooning?
b) could i swap said song for a dinghy or a even a volleyball – “Wilsonnnnnn”

As neither option was on offer I settled on May You Never from John Martyn’s exceptional Solid Air album from 1973.

It’s a work of joyous well-intentioned folk genius, and I never tire of it.