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Sunday 4th May

 

 

Sunday May 4th and in the news this week were both the local elections, Boris Johnson and the price of petrol at over £5.00 a gallon. I therefore thought it a good idea to look musically at other modes of transport as a feature across the three hours of Sunday Breakfast. The songs played were

 

America                                             Horse With No Name

Frances Nero                           Footsteps Following Me

The Monkees                               Last Train To Clarksville

Gerry and the Pacemakers            Ferry across the Mersey

 

The planned attempt to play Six Million Bicycles by Katie Melua fell over because of strenuous objections from the petrol lobby who preferred Drive by The Cars which I played in the last half hour.

 

In Essential Classics this week Antonín Leopold Dvořák was featured some facts:

 

He was born on September 8 1841 in Nelahozeves near Prague in the Czech Republic.

 

In 1891 he received an honorary degree from the University of Cambridge.

 

From 1892 to 1895 Dvořák was the director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York on an annual salay of $15,000 !!!!

 

He died in 1904

 

Music Played was Symphony N0.9 ‘From the New World’- Largo

 

8.00 to 9.00 Saw us look at the local papers and at

 

8.30                                The Golden Year

 

 

Clues included

 

January saw Aretha Franklin become the first Woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

 

British Airways was privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange

 

Margaret Thatcher was elected as Prime Minister for the third time

 

Black Monday saw stock market levels fall sharply on Wall Street and around the world.

 

Tunes Played Were

 

                        Big Time                           Peter Gabriel

                        T’pau                                      China in you hand

                        U2                                           With or Without you

 

And the year was ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..1987.

 

At 9 we  had musical changing rooms which transformation brought us Fatboy Slim from the oldie  Take Yo’ Praise.

 

I also observed an homage to the trade descriptions act by announcing at 9.40 that although Madonnas song is called 4 Minutes she possibly got bored early and it is only 3 minutes 27 seconds so in the words of Groucho Marx and your own judgement don’t use the song if you want a four minute boiled egg PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! It will be too SOFT!!!!!!!!!

 

I’m covering for Anna and Tom this Saturday 10th May but if I don’t see you then join me for Breakfast this Sunday……….with a slightly different feature.

 

 

 Enjoy

 

James Moloney

 

 

 

 

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