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Neil Gits A Screw Loose

13th January 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

I took a walk into town today, deciding not to take my usual route, but be a bit more adventurous and go a longer way through some of the footpaths I never normally use. It seemed a good idea to take advantage of a particularly pleasant January afternoon, but the main reason was to get my new glasses looked at – I’d only had them since October and one of the lens had popped out ! The optician did say to come back any time if they need tightening with their special screwdriver, but I wasn’t expecting to be back there quite so soon …

The lady there gave me a good telling off after asking me a few simple questions . Apparently, it is NOT a good idea to stick your glasses on top of your head when you are not actually using them as it stretches the frame and makes the screws work loose – as I found out the hard way ! Luckily, I did catch the screw when it popped out, although she said they have plenty of spares for just such a scenario, seems I am not the only naughty boy …

Anyway, all was easily fixed and an hour and a half later I was back home, thoroughly invigorated with fresh air and leg muscles well and truly tuned up for a busy week ahead of driving and adventuring ! So back in the office, wheels were set in motion for preparation of next Monday’s live 7pm show, ideas flowing into my head which was nice and clear after my stroll. You can still hear last week’s edition by hunting it down at the “Listen Again” page or tune in to Gateway this Saturday at 5pm …

The Tunes – Monday 9th January 2023

James Brown – Soul Power
Will Downing – A Love Supreme
Mantronix – Don’t Go messin’ With My Heart
Pointer Sisters – Yes We Can Can
Natalia ft Pointer Sisters – Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves
Groove Association – You’ll Never Know (Weekender Mix)
Fifth Dimension – One Less Bell To Answer
Castella ft Marqueal Jordan – I Saw You
Real Thing – Young & Foolish
Jackie Wilson-Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher)
Whispers – It’s A Love Thing (Extended Dr Packer Rework)
Khemistry – Can You Feel My Love
Cameo – It’s Serious
Edwin Starr – My Weakness Is You
The Invitations – Skiing In The Snow
Michael Jackson – Black Or White (Clivilles & Cole Remix)
Jamiroquai – Seven Days In Sunny June
Beverley Knight – Southern Freeze
Teddy Pendergrass – She’s Over Me
Masta – Tears In Your Eyes
Maysa – I Don’t Mind
David Joseph – Let’s Live It Up (Night People)
New York Skyy – Here’s To You
Evelyn King – I’m In Love
Deodato – Whistle Bump

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” !