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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.

Arthur Chappell

Image Credit » The Myriad Music System on which my show was broadcasted - taken by me

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mrsmerlin wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:44 PM

You mean in all those high winds you didn't play at least a snippet of Air on a G String?
I love local radio stations they seem much more in touch with the audience

arthurchappell wrote on January 10, 2015, 2:26 PM

lol mrsmerlin had I thought of it I would have done for sure

soupdragon wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:00 PM

I like Manfred Mann's Blinded by the Light best out of that list. You certainly bring a lot of variety to your show

Elfbwillow wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:22 PM

Some great tracks there. I love purple people eater! Havent heard it in years

maxeen wrote on January 10, 2015, 4:16 PM

I am going to try and find it for next week,hope you don't mind?

arthurchappell wrote on January 10, 2015, 4:24 PM

I don't mind maxeen - do you mean a particular song or the show itself - my shows since April are preserved on my Mixcloud pages - still adding the most recent ones though

maxeen wrote on January 10, 2015, 7:45 PM

I meant is it possible to tune in and listen when it's on air ?

arthurchappell wrote on January 10, 2015, 8:23 PM

&maxine look for North Manchester FM 106.6 online - My slot is Saturdays 2pm to 4pm I'm not paid and is a non-commercial station

arthurchappell wrote on January 10, 2015, 8:32 PM

like an idiot I just spelt maxeen as maxine in the message above this one

maxeen wrote on January 10, 2015, 8:46 PM

Ha! that's cause your a manc and you guessed right ! Thanks for info,have just found it all,seems quite a vibrant station. On Radio Merseyside we have a good presenter called Roger Phillips,another Manc...

WordChazer wrote on January 10, 2015, 11:04 PM

Ahh. Rupert Holmes, Seriously underrated. I always enjoy reading these playlists, Arthur. They make me find a new earworm every week. And after hearing the Bee Gees' How Can You Mend a Broken Heart twice in four days in two locations thousands of miles apart, I need a new earworm. Mr Holmes should do it. Thank you.

arthurchappell wrote on January 11, 2015, 3:54 AM

yes. Holmes is a great song-writer, best known for Escape - The Pina-Colada Song

seren3 wrote on January 12, 2015, 8:03 PM

Oh I like your play list! Some of my faves on there!