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What's You Name Then .....innit?

Sunday July 20th 2008



Strangely as I start to write this I am sitting at Cork Airport (Ireland) waiting for a plane. Here’s a picture:


Cork Airport Header

Anyway back to Sunday and I started the programme with the News feeling somewhat tired as I’d been on ‘til Midnight the previous night doing the U2 Top 20 Show (Finally!!!). The Number one is revealed later. The first record was Gabrielle Cilmi with Sweet About Me. Then in one of those blindingly brilliant ideas I have usually on a Wednesday which by Sunday seems suspect because by then I’ve got to do it I teed up (ooh a Golf reference!) a feature inspired by the Ting Tings tune That’s Not My Name. This one was called what is your name and led to the playing of the following  songs on the programme:


            Chris Rea                                                         Josephine

            Beatles                                                                        Michelle

            The Damned                                                    Eloise

            Glasvegas                                                        Geraldine

            Lolas Theme                                                    Shapeshifters


So a not to bore you completely I have only recorded a selection of the music I played sandwiched between the features. This is simply to give you a flavour of the high quality of Sunday Breakfast. lol!      


Turn it up                                   The Feeling

Love Song                                 Sarah Barellis

Musicology                                Prince



Lounge Lizards


This now happens each Sunday at 7.30


The smooth operators this week were


Moondance  Van Morrison


Wives and Lovers  Jack Jones



Bobby Valentino                        Slow Down

Dizzee Rascal etc                      Dance wiv me



I reviewed the local weekly papers between 8 and 9


                        Stories Included


                        Mosque in Pilgrims Hatch


                        Counties New Waste Vision


                        Traveller Invasion Warning


                        A Cat story involving lilies


                        New Brentwood Community Hospital





Make it Happen                         The Teenagers

To Get Down                             Timo Mas



8.30 Saw another chapter in the now many and varied world of




This week it was Essential World Music and Featured a track from the 2006 Album Dimanche a Bamako called Coulibaly. The album won the BBC Awards for World Music Best Album Award 2006.It is sung by Amadou and Mariam who are a musical duo from Mali composed of the couple Mariam Doumbia (vocals) and Amadou Bagayoko (guitar and vocals). Bamako is the birthplace of both artists.Both are blind.


Peter Andre                               Mysterious Girl………..AAArgh

Annie                                        I know your girlfriend hates me

Weezer                                     Buddy Holly….mostly to make up  for Peter Andre……



Just After 9am it was The Golden Year with these Tunes


Dumb                                                   The Beautiful South

My Favourite Game                             Cardigans

If you tolerate this…..                          Manic Street Preachers



And Random Clues


Google Inc. is founded, in California, by candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin



Pokémon is released in the U.S.


October 1 Sky Digital launches in the UK



Good Friday: 18 hours after the end of the talks deadline, the Belfast Agreement is signed between the Irish and British governments and most Northern Ireland political parties, with the notable exception of the Democratic Unionist Party.



And the year of course was 1998.



Paul Heaton                                          Mermaids and Slaves

Jason Mraz                                           I’m Yours

V                                                          Hip to Hip



I ended the programme on a high by playing the Number One from the U2 Top 20. It was Where the Streets Have No Name.


When I’ve caught this plane….(still here in …….Actually at this point the computer ran out of power. Nevertheless I got back last (Wed) night at 00.19 am (BST for those of you in Radanogar or LA!). Today however I have been attempting to wash my only pair of White Socks! Why????….well I’m back on Soul Inspired next Saturday 26th July before Breakfast on Sunday……Join me for some great tunes from 6 to 8 ( BST ) only on Phoenixfm otherwise see you Sunday for the musical equivalent of a Fry Up (See Below)



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However with the breakfast show if you listen all the time you won’t have time to make one of these therefore I can say………..Sunday Breakfast….with less than 3% fat…..join me Sunday and get a Bikini….no sexist! Swimsuit Body……only with me James on Sunday Breakfast on Phoenix 98 fm. See Ya








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