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What Lost Hour.....Stolen Moment.....Time....What's That?

Sunday 29th March 2009


I would start by saying ........the clocks went forward.....but....haven't I said that somewhere before......(Last Year) to avoid Ground Hog day and all that entails....The day started badly. I'd lost an hour. The punch in that can of lager I'd had at the Phoenix birthday party the night before had clearly knocked me for six..........I woke at 6.15 in a cold sweat and a panic.......but made it to the studio for be faced with the detritus of another world of the party for the second Phoenix Birthday which had taken place Saturday night. Avoiding the stray sausage rolls and half empty wine bottles.....I got the news together....the Ryman league suffered a little....but I started more or less on time! Oh with....Jon Allen - In Your Light



The rest of the playlist looked like this


Of course I did mention the possibility of influencing the music choice at 7.30 am by texting or e-mailing soul or rock to 89892 or


Renaissance - Northern Lights

Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight

Depeche Mode - Wrong

Genesis - Hold On My Heart


And the result of the voting just after 7.30 on Soul or Rock and Roll was.....Rock and Roll...Tunes were


Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Ricky Nelson - Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)



Pet Shop Boys - Love etc

Cure - Boys Don't Cry

Katy Perry - Thinking Of You

Turin Brakes - Fishing For A Dream

Avril Lavigne - Tomorrow


Between 8 and 9 I studied the local papers....This weeks headlines were


Brentwood Weekly News   -   Council Leader Stands Down

Brentwood Gazette  -  Jobless Number Hits 906

Billericay and Wickford Gazette - Threat To Kill By Loan Sharks

Essex Enquirer  -  Bitter Pill


Lunik - Everybody Knows

Taylor Swift - Love Story

Matt Duke - The Father, The Son and the Harlot's Ghost

Nat King Cole - The Ballad of Cat Ballou

Tom Jones - Help Yourself


After the warm up to our favourite Welsh import.....Mr Jones.....8,30 brought the Spandex.....and  Five Minute Fit Club....this weeks hotties being....well.....a little ancient skool maybe!!!!



Bee Gees - Night Fever

Lipps Inc - Funkytown


Then we went abroad!

The Sultans Of ping F.C. - Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache

Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls

Mika - The Only Lonely One

Arthur Alexander - Anna



9.00 it was On This Day


Tracks were....(Apparently I can't say tunes as this list contains D.O and he's apparently not?)


Donny Osmond - The Twelfth Of Never (1973)

Phil Collins - Easy Lover (1985)

The prodigy - Firestarter (1996)




1993 - Clint Eastwood won his first Oscars. He won them for best film and best director for the film "Unforgiven."


1999 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 10,000 mark for the first time.


Today in  1981 saw the inaugural London Marathon proving an instant success. More than 20,000 people applied to run: 7,747 were accepted and 6,255 crossed the finish line on Constitution Hill as cheering crowds lined the route. Now at capacity, a total of 46,500 were accepted from a record 80,500 applicants, with 32,563 finishing on the day. Since this time the event has continued to grow in size, stature and popularity with a capacity 46,500 accepted entrants each year. In all, a total of 711,260 have completed the race since its inception with 34,497 runners crossing the line in 2008.



Emma Deigman - It Was You

Noisettes - Dont Upset The Rhythm

La Roux - Quicksand

Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Music Gets The Better Of Me1

Jools Holland - I Went By

The 5,6,7,8's -  Woo Hoo

Ian Dury  - Reasons To Be Cheerful (Pt. 3)


Having woken up.....I realised that it should have only been 9am...If it had been yeaterday.......But apparently today it was 10 o'clock because Andrew had turned up.....I had to finish.....Doh!


See you next Sunday






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