Radio Show Playlist diary - Saturday 10th January 2014
Today’s North Manchester Community radio show was presented despite a howling gale and freezing temperatures outside. Getting to the studio on foot was a struggle but well worth it.
I opened with two happy numbers.
1 The Specials – Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)
2 Zero Mostel – Comedy Tonight
Talking of purple I played two songs with Purple in the title avoiding the obvious Prince hit Purple Rain.
3 Sheb Woolley – The Purple People Eater
4 Gogol Bordello – Start wearing Purple
Talking of humorous stories by song writers I played;
5 Dennis Waterman – Minder – I Could Be So Good For You
6 Rupert Holmes – Him
After mentioning house parties I played;
7 Siouxie & The Banshees – Happy House
8 Madness – Our House
I talked of sorrow and my neighbouring city Salford so I played;
9 Enigma – Sadeness Part One
10 Brian & Michael – Matchstick Men and Matchstick Cats & Dogs
The next two artists were each answers in a music quiz I used questions from for my listeners.
11 The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
12 The Smiths – Panic On The Streets of London
Planning to play a Kenny Rogers song I somehow played The pet Shop Boys instead but the following track was right and both reflected things not being as expected.
13 The Pet Shop Boys – Rent
14 Buffalo Springfield – Stop Children! What’s That Sound?
Talking of road works I played;
15 Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere
Classical corner next – a recurring feature of mine.
16 Prokofiev – Peter & The Wolf – Overture
17 The Glyndebourne Opera Company – Patience – When I First Wore The Uniform
Discussing knowledge and logic I played
18 The Muppets – Halfway Down The Stairs
19 Dusty Springfield – Nothing Has Been Proven
On being blinded by emotions I played; what else?
20 Manfred Mann – Blinded By The Light
Zany ending time then, hence;
21 Gilligan’s Island TV theme
22 The Singing Nun – Dominique
Home after that in weather that had mercifully improved considerably.
Image Credit » The Myriad Music System on which my show was broadcasted - taken by me