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Neil Gits A Flash !

21st January 2022
Posted by Neil Matthew

I just couldn’t help myself ! After two months not being out there due to the cold, dark afternoons, sitting indoors on my own, I simply HAD to attend my first football match of 2022 last Saturday when I caught a glimpse of sunshine at lunchtime following a very misty morning. First of all I made sure I was “double layered” – T-shirt and polo top under a sweatshirt and thick coat, with the hood up over a woolly hat, lightweight trackies under my jeans and thick socks inside my trusty walking boots. I didn’t bother with a scarf though …

Naturally, if I go to a game, my camera comes too, but usually I am only out in sunny or at least bright weather, not seeing kick-off under floodlights in almost dusk like conditions, so I never think of altering the menu settings. First corner of the match, first chance to catch some action …. camera out, press the silver button and FLASH !!! Oooops, these days it is not common to see that happen when people take photos at sports events, with the clever technology around these days, but mine is a humble domestic digital camera … and clearly the default setting is “Flash Auto”. I do hope I wasn’t responsible for the keeper fumbling the cross ! Luckily I know him from outside football, no goal ensued and we had a quick chuckle about it afterwards as he came off the pitch …

No need to worry about the weather or lighting conditions when it comes to “The Old Gits Soul Show” each Monday ! In fact, the studio is so deep inside the Eastgate Centre that I never even know if it has been raining until I return to my car. Catch the show live from 7-9pm each week, but if you miss it there is a ‘Repeat Play’ at 5pm on Saturday plus you can “Listen Again” anytime for 28 days if you visit that section of the wesbite. And here is the latest playlist you can hear :

The Tunes – Monday 10th January 2022

Diana Ross – The Boss

Luther Vandross – You’re The Sweetest One

Dianne Reeves – Smile

Teddy Pendergrass – Judge For Yourself

Angie Stone – Wish I Didn’t Miss You (Backstabbers Remix)

O’Jays – Now That We’ve Found Love

Keith Washington – Kissing You

Sympli Whitney – Funky Love

Young & Company – I Like What You’re Doing To Me

Herbie Mann – Superman

David Grant & Jaki Graham – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love (Players Mix)

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly – You

Loose Ends – A Little Spice

Jeff Perry – Call On Me

Charles & Eddie – Would I Lie To You

Dennis Edwards – Don’t Look Any Further

William De Vaughn – Be Thankful

JD’s Time Machine ft Lisa Bello – Dream Again

Nicole Henry – Until It’s Time For You To Go

Otis Redding – Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay

Temptations – Isn’t The Night Fantastic

Crispy & Co – Get It Together(extended)

The JBs – Hot Pants Road

Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook or message me personally …

E-mail: [email protected] or send a text message to (01268)833978.

The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via , 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” !