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Like a vast number of other people in the country, I do a lot of TV watching to relax and like to put my feet up after a busy day of dealing with all sorts of important stuff just like everyone else. OK … I’m retired now … but that doesn’t mean I spend all day watching telly – just most evenings ! Although I am something of a technophobe in most areas one piece of gadgetry which I have come to embrace is The Firestick. I still remember getting so excited when I had Sky TV installed in 2002 but I cancelled my subscription a couple of years ago as I just wasn’t watching anything anymore that was exclusive to that company.
As the saying goes (rather cruelly I’ve always thought!) “there’s more than one way to skin a cat” and with the aid of my little black stick in the back of the TV and something they call “streaming” I have a huge great universe of drama, comedy, documentaries, cartoons, sports & music shows, both old and new (but mainly old !) at my finger tips. But then … shock horror !… last week everything went kaput – PANIC !!!!
After a few slightly frustrating but also fairly interesting phone calls with a couple of different helpful people at Amazon offering pearls of wisdom (and yes … they did include ‘turning it off an on again’ !!) it transpired that my poor 5 year old and hugely overworked stick had come to the end of its capabilities. As the various pearls had failed to provide any solution to the problem I was having, Mr & Mrs Amazon agreed there was an irreversible fault and kindly offered to sell me a brand new super improved one at half the usual price, complete with a remote volume control and one touch access to Netflix and Prime Video … and I love it !!
Can’t sit here waffling, I’ve got more telly to watch … in the meantime here are the tunes I played last Monday on my show which you can hear ‘as live’ on the ‘Repeat Play’ which returns this Saturday at 5pm …
The Tunes – Monday 12th September
Light Of The World – I Shot The Sheriff
Paulette Reaves – Jazz Freak
Full Flava feat Beverlei Brown – Love Holds No Limit
Brecker Brothers – Sneakin’ Up Behind You
George Benson – Lady Love Me (One More Time)
Luther Vandross – She’s So Good To Me
Anita Baker – Just Because
Melba Moore – Imagine
Peabo Bryson – Paradise
Lou Rawls – Lady Love
McFadden & Whitehead-Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (Groovefunkel mix)
Ramsey Lewis – Spring High
Richard Alexander Davis – 4 Ever
Rose Royce – You Can’t Run From Yourself
Incognito – Where Do We Go From Here
Pointer Sisters – Automatic
The Chimes – 1 2 3
Tyra Levone – Changes
Ruby Turner – If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)
Tom Browne – Come For The Ride
Archie Bell & The Drells – Here I Go Again
Ronnie Herel ft. Omar – A Night We Dream Of (DJ Spen & Reelsoul Instrumental)
Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – put a post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook, text (01268)833978 or message me via e-mail : [email protected]
The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via www.gateway978.com , as well as on your smart speaker or your phone, from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – search “Cool Soul” !