Desert Island Disks: Greg Wilkinson

November 20, 2015

This months castaway is the one and only, Greg Wilkinson, our Students' Union President! 


Top 3 Albums 

Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man 
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II 
Robbie Williams – Sing When You’re Winning 

“It was a hard choice not to put some Pink Floyd in there but Johnny Cash and Led Zeppelin just took the lead. And Robbie Williams for many reasons.” 


Number 1 song 

Aha – Take on Me. 

“Love a bit of Norwegian synth-pop.” 


3 books  

Meryn Peake –Gormenghast  
Dante - Inferno  
Frank Herbert – Dune 

“Gormenghast is an amazingly hyperrealist creation that everyone should go and read now. I deliberated between Paradise Lost and Inferno but settled with the latter because it’s a bit more fun. I’ve just finished Dune so I’m a little bit obsessed. Just don’t watch the David Lynch film adaptation.” 


3 films 

The Madness of King George 
Apocalypse Now  
The Incredibles 

“The Madness of King George has a great cast/director/writer and is honed from West End performances making for an energetic and witty film. Apocalypse Now slightly makes up for the fact that I didn’t put any Joseph Conrad in my book selection. The Incredibles is just amazing on all fronts.” 


Art Work 

Rembrandt - Belshazzar's Feast 

“It was easy to choose a painter but not the painting. I went with this one just because it was the first Rembrandt painting I ever saw.” 

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