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Memory Tapes: Songs For Dan

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Memory Tapes is the part of the show where you get to give us a list of tracks to play on the radio and share a few of the memories that accompanied said soundtrack. We've had tapes that have made us laugh, cry, weep and smile, from finding love and moving house, to making playlists for new borns and poignant tales about family members. Send your tapes to Lauren: Today's Memory Tape is the devastating story of Esa Evans, who recently lost her best friend:

“Dan was one of my best friends. We'd been friends for about 16 years. A few months ago I got in touch with 6 Music to choose tracks for Friday’s Desert Island Disco – including one of the tracks being "One More Time" by Daft Punk. It was ‘our’ song that we always danced to and played at beginning of a night out, or at the end, or both! - The day after I sent my choices Dan died suddenly from a brain haemorrhage. It has been a tough few months for everyone who loved him. Dan was a brilliant actor, loved clothes and shoes (and what shoes people wore to his funeral!), he had friends from all walks of life, and was just the smiliest, happiest, fun person you could wish to meet with such an infectious laugh. Nobody forgot meeting Dan, he just had presence. Everyone wanted to be his friend and the best thing was he wanted to be yours.

I no longer have a dancing partner, or someone who cares sartorially what socks I wear with my gold shoes, or someone to send links of excellent dance tracks I've heard on 6 Music. This playlist is a collection of songs I compiled the week after he died and which I have constantly added, mostly they are songs which I remember him by and others are ones enable me to have a good cry. We miss you Dan xxxx”

Songs For Dan

Daft Punk – One More Time - Short Radio Edit
Nuyorican Soul – I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun
Daft Punk – Get Lucky - Radio Edit
Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
Rodriguez – Street Boy
Madonna – Vogue
Prince – U Got The Look
Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer
Carole King – You've Got a Friend
Bran Van 3000 – Drinking in L.A.
Elton John – Daniel
Arcade Fire – Afterlife
Fleetwood Mac – Songbird

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