Neil Gits Back To Berlin

25th April 2020
Posted by Neil Matthew

Ads help us keep this site online

Not literally of course – that would prove a tad difficult at the moment ! But in the course of sharing my huge backlog of football ground photos with fellow like-minded folk on Facebook, I reached May 2018 when I took Nathan to the German capital on an extra special mission to see the Bundesliga match between Hertha Berlin & RB Leipzig at the historic Olympic Stadium (1936 games, Hitler, salutes and all that !) and have been reliving some fantastic memories of a brilliant adventure all week.

We naturally stayed over night, so it wasn’t just about the Big Match, we also got in a brilliant day’s sight-seeing – The Brandenburg Gate, The Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and of course the poignantly grafitti-decorated remnants of The Berlin Wall, as well as a trip up the Fernsehturm at sunset to see the whole city and all its many other landmarks from way up high. If you have only ever been on “sunshine holidays” abroad to the likes of Ibiza or Kos, spending all week on a beach or in a hotel bar – you are missing out on some amazing travel experiences ! I do recommend exploring some of the major cities in some of the most historic countries in Europe (or beyond!) for some memories you will never forget – once we are all allowed outside our front door again ! Try and find me on Facebook to see all my many, many photos for yourself and feed your inspiration …

Basildon has some notable landmarks too of course … The Mother & Child Fountain in the town square, The ‘Hollywood’ sign on the A127, the legendary leisure centre “Bas Vegas” and my favourite from when I was a kid the mysterious “Onion” but I think we have to agree that the best thing about the town is Gateway 97.8 !! And that is where you can enjoy top quality soulful nostalgia every Monday at 7pm on my show where I present two hours of great music from the wonderful days of the 70s & 80s and beyond – take a listen to the repeat play if you are reading this today, from 5-7pm or alternatively “Listen Again” whenever you fancy. Times may change, memories live forever …

The Tunes -20th April

Donna Summer – Bad Girls

Phylis St James – Candlelight Afternoon

Don-E – Musta Be Love

Imagination – Just An Illusion

Players Association – Ride The Groove

Tami Lynn – I’m Gonna Run Away From You

Cornell C.C. Carter – Ever Since

The Big Cheese All Stars – I’m Gonna Love You A Little Bit More Baby

Fatback Band – Do The Spanish Hustle

Hi Tension – British Hustle

SOS Band – Borrowed Love

TW Funk Masters – Love Money

Barrino Brothers – I Shall Not Be Moved

Diana Ross & Supremes & Temptations – Why (Must We Fall In Love)

Toots & The Maytals – Monkey Man

Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself

Cornell C.C. Carter – We’re A Winner

Gene Dunlap – Something Inside My Head

Marvin Gaye – I Want You (M & M Mix)

Wanda Ray Willis – Cry & Hide

Bobby & Steve ft Gwen Yvette – Let’s Go All The Way

Never Sleep Boy – Let’s Feel The Night

Please 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 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via from 7pm–9pm every Monday, also 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” !

Ads help us keep this site online