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Neil Gits Blossom In His Chips

28th April 2024
Posted by Neil Matthew

Although I am definitely not someone who embraces modern technology and follows current trends, over the last three or four years I have got used to watching various You Tube Channels the way I used to watch certain soap operas on TV, following the adventures of the people involved and waiting excitedly for the next ‘vlog’. I particularly like the ones where You Tubers travel all over the country and sometimes abroad too, usually taking scenic train journeys or of course checking out interesting football stadiums – you know me by now !!

But one of my recent guilty pleasures has been following a chap from Yorkshire who lives in his van and spends his time driving all over the wonderful north of England, exploring historic towns with their amazing architecture and coastal towns with tremendous scenic landscapes. Part of his ‘remit’ in the latter case seems to be to try out the local fish ‘n’ chips and after seeing him enjoy several highly rated ‘chippy teas’ in the last few weeks it got my tummy rumbling and had a strong urge to drive to our own Essex coast and get some for myself !

Whilst our man on You Tube has lately been in Whitby, Scarborough, Bridlington, Saltburn & Cleethorpes amongst others on the East Coast, I took a modest 20 minute trip to Maldon on a surprisingly sunny day, got tsome photos on The Hythe and then walked into the High Street where I found some very tasty cod & chips in a family run shop which apparently has been there for over 100 years ! It wasn’t over expensive either and I sat down on a bench outside the nearby All Saints Church, feeling all was well with the world again. Unfortunately, I was at under a tree & a sudden breeze brought a shower of pink blossom in my direction and pretty as it was, I really didn’t want any in with my chips !! Issue resolved, I finished my meal and had a clear head to start thinking about what to play on my next soul show when I got home …

You can hear how that turned out by heading for the “Listen Again” section of this website and search for ‘Cool Soul’ – last Monday’s programme and three others from the last 28 days are all waiting for you to enjoy, plus of course the next ‘live’ show is on air this Monday at 7pm.

The Tunes – Monday 22nd April 2024

O’Jays – Backstabbers
George Benson – What’s On Your Mind
Mike Lindup ft Tony Momrelle & Alex Wilson-Could It Really Be
Players Association – Ride The Groove
Players Association – We Got The Groove
Odyssey – Don’t Tell Me Tell Her
Heatwave – This Night We Fell
Saskia – Secret Lover
Deniece Williams – It’s Important To Me
Light Of The World – I Shot The Sheriff
AC Soul Symphony – The Talented Mr Adams
Lee Garrett – Heart Be Still
Sam & Dave – You Got Me Hummin’
B B & Q Band – Genie
Manhattans – Crazy
Crown Heights Affair – You Gave Me Love
Joss Stone – Some Kind Of Wonderful
Nikita Germaine – All Over You, All Over Me
Otis Redding – Happy Song
Carl Carlton – Everlasting Love
Philly Cream – Motown Review
Mac & Katie Kissoon – Don’t Do It Baby
AP Connection – Above The Cloud

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” !