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Neil Gits A Damp Carpet

12th November 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

I held out till Halloween, but in the end I couldn’t quite make it through till November – the heating had to go on that Tuesday afternoon ! Although I missed getting the boiler serviced this time last Autumn, for the last two years it’s been providing me with hot water perfectly, having spent quite a few quid getting it repaired in 2021 following several years of neglect, and I was confidently looking forward to a nice warm Winter in the “Old Gits Office” ….

Alas one week later, things were all over the place ! The boiler kept tripping out and one of my radiators started leaking, so operation towels & trays came into play, a method that proved successful a good few years ago when my original boiler kicked the bucket producing a similar scenario. Next a very strict timetable was implemented on when to reset the tripped bolier, when to take a shower, when to pump up the heating and when NOT to leave the house for more than a couple of hours. Sadly, I miscalculated last Wednesday and was out of the house for nine hours enjoying myself, blissfully ignorant of the two full plastic trays, four sodden towels underneath and a damp patch stretching halfway across the carpet from the window to the front door which were all developing during my absence to greet me on my late night return …

Thankfully, my “Man With A Van Who Usually Can” has been contacted now and though understandably very busy at this time of year, dealing with other idiots like me (!) I hope to see him some time this week for a (gulp!) estimate to fix the problem. Consequently, I’ve been a tad distracted and not been working to full capacity on this Monday’s show but preparation is now back on schedule and you can look forward to your usual two hours of the good stuff from 7-9pm – plus naturally a few tales from the homestead of a bolier-related nature !

The Tunes – Monday 6th November 2023

Chic – Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Save The Overtime
Ce Ce Peniston – Finally
Brenda & The Tabulations – One Girl Too Late
Brenda & The Tabulations – Right On The Tip Of My Tongue
Soul II Soul – Keep On Movin’
Temptations – I’ve Never Been To Me
Dionne Warwick – Where My Lips Have Been
Jermaine Jackson – Can I Change My Mind
Barry White – What Am I Gonna Do With You
D Train – Music
San Remo Strings – Festival Time
Lori Williams – Take My Wings
Joe Sample feat Take Six – U-Turn
Hubert Laws – Family
Wilton Felder & Bobby Womack – Inherit The Wind
Beverley Knight – Someone Else’s Problem
Anglo Saxon Brown – Straighten It Out
3T feat Michael Jackson – Why
Shaila Prospere – Share Your Love
Chi-Lites – We Are Neighbours
Raydio – Is This A Love Thing
Earl Klugh – Walk In The Sun

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” !