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Neil Gits A New Tumble Dryer

5th August 2022
Posted by Neil Matthew

Just when you think you’ve got your finances straight, there’s always something that crops up unexpectedly, whether it’s in the home, on your car or maybe a bill that you’d overlooked when budgetting for the month. Recently I had to buy a new tumble dryer, only my third one in over 30 years of living at my house and the old one had lasted at least ten years, so I suppose I should have seen it coming. But you don’t, do you ? My previous one would have lasted a bit longer I am sure, if I had been more sensible and not set it to run for the full two hours at maximum heat on the hottest day of the summer about 15 years ago, so that could have been prevented !! This one just kept spinnning away merrily without actually giving off any heat to dry the clothes in the end, so my T-shirts just kept coming out still wet but very dizzy, hence a new machine was purchased …

You might think why don’t I just hang my washing out on a line in the garden ? Well, I do have a small garden and it is in better shape than it’s been for a long, long time thanks to early retirement, but I don’t really like going out there, not really being at one with nature, and there’s a fair bit of noise sometimes round my way with dogs barking and people doing DIY, so it’s nicer indoors usually. And I don’t have a washing line ! I’ve never seen the logic in spending a whole morning washing clothes only to put them outside at the mercy of nature and the elements, returning back later to find your clean jeans and shirts or whatever crawling with insects or bugs, or even worse splattered with bird poo … and then there’s the occasional “sandstorm” from the Sahara these days to contend with too !! No, it’s a tumble dryer all day long for me – no problems, no worries …

One thing you don’t have to worry about is finding top quality soul tunes on your radio every Monday between 7 & 9pm LIVE from Gateway 97.8 ! But if you did miss the show last week, you can catch it again either by tuning in to the ‘Repeat Play’ this Saturday between 5 & 7pm or investigating our “Listen Again” section on the website where you can find all my shows from the last 28 days. Here is the most recent playlist …

The Tunes – Monday 1st August 2022

Michael Jackson – Off The Wall

Brass Construction – Walkin’ The Line

Dennis Taylor – Smile (Drizabone Remix)

David Ruffin – I Can’t Stop The Rain

Jimmy Ruffin – Hold On To My Love

Bunny Sigler – Can’t Believe That You Love Me

Isley Brothers – Baby Come Back Home

Jeffrey Osborne – Let Me Know

Lenny Williams – When I’m Dancin’

Pasadenas – Riding On A Train

Mtume – Juicy Fruit (Original 12” Mix)

Beres Hammond – Rise & Shine

Four Tops – Seven Lonely Nights

Gil Scott Heron – The Bottle

Mica Paris & Courtney Pine – Like Dreamers Do

Barry White – Honey Please Can’t Ya See

D’Jear – Love Is Real

Patrice Rushen – If Only

Diana Ross – All Of My Life

Candace Woodson – Better Days

Jimmy Bo Horne – Dance Across The Floor

Bob & Earl – Harlem Shuffle

Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band – Apache

Powerline – Watching You

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 , 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” !