Covid Island Discs
Day 1: Hide in your shell, Supertramp
OK day 1 of social isolation. To keep myself and perhaps some of you guys amused I am going to post a song from Youtube each day and a bit about why I like it. Rather than call it Desert Island Discs, I will call it Covid Island Discs. So many of my Australian friends know that when I was a young teenager/20 something year old (a few years back, not saying which planet years), one of my favourite bands was Supertramp. Therefore, it would be wrong of me not to start with one of their songs. The song is called Hide in Your Shell.
I tend to really like songs with good lyrics and this one has a rich set. Trying to choose my favourite line is difficult but several really shine such as:
- “heaven or hell was the journey cold that gave you eyes of steal, sheltered behind well painting your mind and playing joker.“
- “but you got demons in your closet, and your screaming out to stop it, saying life’s began to cheat you, friends our out to beat you grab onto what you can scramble for.“
- “I as a boy I believed the sane cure for pain was love, how would it be if you could see the world through my eyes.“
My Video Summary
If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 1 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!