Chilean miners – the playlist

by Peter Smith on October 15, 2010

To celebrate the amazing, lump in the throat miners’ rescue in Chile, I’m sure I could come up with some insightful supply chain piece today about the copper market or managing complex projects in emergency situation.  (My emotion may have been amplified because my maternal Grandfather worked as a miner, underground, for 51 years in the Durham coal field.  From the age of 14 to 65.  He was promoted to be a foreman, but still underground.  And he had some scary stories, including losing his best friend in a rock-fall).

Back to Chile…my wife suffers from claustrophobia, so we were talking about the horror – for her- of coming up in that capsule (let alone the being stuck underground bit).  I said, I would be fine if I could have my iPod with some good music to distract me for the 20 minutes or so.

So that led into thinking of a light-hearted soundtrack for the playlist for the emerging miners or perhaps the inevitable film that will be made!  And this is what we came up with;

Going underground             The Jam

I want to break free            Queen

Freedom                             George Michael

Super massive black hole   Muse

The only way is up             Yazz

Anything by Tight Fit.  Or Hole.  Or the Red Hot Chile  (sic) Peppers….

There are, I’m sure , many more…

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

David Smith October 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Down Down – Quo
The Only Way is Up – Yazoo
Escape – Rupert Holmes
Escape- Muse
Getting Out – Danial Merriweather
Out of the darkness and into the sun – Kelly Clarkson

etc etc

Jane Smith October 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm

…anything by Squeeze of course…

David Smith October 16, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Up Where we Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
Breathe – Pink Floyd
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel
Heroes – David Bowie

Alan November 19, 2010 at 11:29 pm

A bit late but how about “Canary in a coal mine” – Police

or Subterranean Homesick Blues – R Dylan

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