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America's Back!

This week had seen Lewis Hamilton become Formula Ones Drivers Champion and a landslide win in the American Presidential Election for Barack Obama. I began by commiserating with W on the loss and looking forward to the new era which officially starts on January 20th. And as America was now ,it seemed , back on the map I featured some Americana.These were American Tunes Only in America Jay and the Americans America Sister Golden Hair U2 The Hands That Built America Proclaimers Letter From America America A Christmas To remember Among the playlist were these Elbow Beautiful Day The Coral In The Morning The Cardigans Lovefool Scouting for Girls It's not about you Then at 7.30 was that old Rat Pack Feeling that is Lounge Lizards today with the slightest whiff of a difference the tunes being Louis Jordan ChoochoBoogie Hoagy Carmichael Ole Buttermilk Sky Madcon Beggin' Pussycat Dolls Don'tcha Embrace All you good good people Between 8 and 9 we looked at the Headlines from the local papers. The main news this week was the washout that were some fireworks displays the previous weekÖ..ah the British weather!! The headlines were Brentwood Yellow Advertiser We're Back In Business (Brentwood Theatre) Charities Hit By Fireworks Flop Billericay and Wickford Gazette Top Cops Pledge To Victims Essex Enquirer £30,000 loss for washout fireworks Brentwood Gazette Snow Patrol Take Back The City Aztec Camera Walkout To Winter Cat Stevens Father and Son Essential at 8.30 saw something of a Glam Rock extravaganza featuring Marc Bolan. Tunes were Ride a white Swan T Rex Cat Black Marc Bolan Manic Street Preachers Indian Summer Iglu & Hartley In the City At 9.00 The Golden Year Featured Random Clues Like August 28 - An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in South East England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt. September 4 - Europe's busiest shopping centre, the Bullring in Birmingham, is officially opened by Sir Albert Bore. September 14 - Sweden rejects adopting the Euro in a referendum Songs were Black Eyed Peas Where Is The Love Busted Year 3000 t.a.T.U. All the things she said And the Year was 2003 Killers Human Coldplay Lost Santogold Lights Out Pat Benatar Love Is A Battlefield Andrew was back this week and Iím back next! Donít forget 7 to 10 am Sunday Morning. See You Then James.

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