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Neil Gits A Broken Plate

15th July 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

In my previous life, I was so busy hosting and preparing quiz nights all week that I barely found time to cook properly – I lived mainly on ready meals, takeaways and fast food ! Consequently, any washing up that needed doing got left on the kitchen top for quite a while, at best getting done in a “binge wash” maybe once a week. Thankfully that situation has changed dramatically now and I spend a little time at the sink almost every day now, keeping on top of things.

Last week, I bought a brand new washing up bowl as my old one had at one point developed a large crack in one of the handles, was held together by gaffer tape and in any case had got into a shocking “uncleanable” state underneath – yuk ! On it’s first use, I was dismayed to find one of my admittedly old but really good quality side plates that I’d inherited from my mum when I moved in my house years and years ago, lying in two pieces at the bottom of the bowl ! I’d not dropped anything on it and wasn’t aware of any cracks in it, so I was quite shocked, it’s been a long time since I broke a plate or smashed a glass in any situation. It seems that my new bowl might be nice and clean and sturdy, but it appears to have something of a vicious nature ….

Back in the studio, all went smoothly this week, nothing got broken and stress levels for this presenter and his listener remained low – there was no “Soul Connection” !! If you didn’t get to enjoy your two hours of soul, jazz-funk & disco live last Monday, today’s the day (Saturday) when you can hear the ‘Repeat Play’ between 5 & 7 pm, followed of course by the UK Soul Chart Top 30 if you fancy checking out some of the very finest 21st Century Soul around at the moment – get listening !! 🙂

The Tunes – Monday 10th July 2023

Tavares – Don’t Take Away The Music
Teddy Pendergrass – You And Me For Right Now
Victor Haynes – Touch & Go
Luther Vandross – The Power Of Love
Roberta Kelly – Love Power
Acantha Lang – Sugar Woman
Smokey Robinson – Being With You (Groovefunkel Remix)
Kashif & Melisa Morgan – Love Changes
Gregg Diamond – This Side Of Midnight
SOS Band – The Finest
GQ – Make My Dream A Reality
The JBs – Hot Pants Road
Marvelettes – Destination Anywhere
Drifters – Like Sister & Brother
Joe Simon – Step By Step
New York City – I’m Doing Fine Now
Shaila Prospere – Dance All Night
Chuck Brown & Soul Searchers – Never Give You Up
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye – Stop Look Listen To Your Heart
Dynasty – Day & Night
Khemistry – I Can’t Lose With The Stuff I Use
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Stool Pigeon
C-Brand – Wired For Games

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 broadcast LIVE from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and available nationally via the Radio Player at Sky TV as well as online via You can listen on your smart speaker or your phone too … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – just search “Cool Soul” !