Floate is beached!~
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Jamal Floate was the guest castaway on Deserted Island with Ken and Rachel on Friday, November 8th. Jamal’s island is populated by monkeys, birds, cats and all variety of creatures. His music selection is diverse as well. Check it out below, along with a recording of the program and a link to a recipe for his favorite dessert strawberry pie with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Actually this link is to a recipe for what used to be his favorite dessert – strawberry-rhubarb pie, but a local cafe changed his mind. Jamal said to just leave the rhubarb out and the recipe works just fine…but don’t forget the ice cream!
1 Sunday bloody sunday. U2
2 Caledonia, Dougie Maclean
3 Rocket man, Elton John
4 Within a mile of home, Flogging Molly
5 Drunken lullabies, Flogging Molly
6 Way down in the hole, Tom Waits
7 Amazing grace, Ani DiFranco
8 Graceland, Paul Simon
9 Redemption song, Bob Marley
10 Wonderful sorld, Louis Armstrong
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