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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 10:20 UK time, Friday, 12 October 2012

This week's guest on Memory Tapes is Alan Hughes whose tape tells the tale of finding one's place in life. He writes...


"I've just started my second year at the University of Surrey studying Maths, and 6 Music is getting me through the days until lectures start again, absolutely love your show!


This list isn't a compilation that I've made for anyone, or that's been made by me. Instead, it's a list of songs about finding one's place in life, something I found out a lot about in my first year at Uni. These are songs that I feel, as I'm sure many others do, were written purely about me and my exact life situation, despite my not having been born for another 40-50 years in the case of some of them. It's a compilation that got me through my first year at Uni, and as such is indelibly associated with all the wonderful, sad and often blurry memories of that time.


I hope you like this slightly eclectic mixture with the common theme mentioned above running through them, would get my year off to a great start were you to do me the honour of playing it."


Here's the tracklisting:


Alabama Shakes - You Ain't Alone (Boys & Girls)

The Band - The Weight (Music From Big Pink)

The Beach Boys - I Know There's An Answer (Pet Sounds)

The Beatles - In My Life (Rubber Soul)

Ben Howard - Old Pine (Every Kingdom)

Bob Dylan - To Ramona (Another Side of Bob Dylan)

Buffalo Springfield - Out Of My Mind (Buffalo Springfield)

Flogging Molly - If I Ever Leave This World Alive (Drunken Lullabies)

Gogol Bordello - Wonderlust King (Super Taranta)

Jeff Buckley - Mama You Been On My Mind (Grace)

John Mayer - Gravity (Continuum)

Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now (Clouds)

MGMT - Congratulations (Congratulations)

Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night (MTV Unplugged In New York)

The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light (Exile On Main Street)

Tom Waits - Time (Rain Dogs)

Warpaint - Shadows (The Fool)


If you would like to take part in Memory Tapes, then drop us an email at: lauren.6music@bbc.co.uk giving us your tracklist and the story behind it.


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