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Neil Gits Bowling

6th August 2021
Posted by Neil Matthew

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I got a nice surprise text from my son Nathan last week. He is now working part-time at McDonalds and depending on his shift and his mum’s work commitments, sometimes needs a lift home afterwards. Last Wednesday was one of those days, except that this time, instead of taking him straight back to his flat, he suggested we divert via Hollywood Bowl at the Festival Leisure Park. Well, that was quite unexpected and after life over the last 18 months without any social interaction (and almost as little exercise!) it made a very welcome change.

To the great surprise of both of us, I got a strike with my very first bowl – but inevitably went on to get well beaten, as was the case with the traditional game of air hockey while we waited for our lane, although we did manage to grab a pool table afterwards where I did notch up a rare victory ! Without getting political or controversial, it made a very refreshing change and proved to be a much needed highly enjoyable experience … so much so that we did it all again on Sunday !! And I lost at everything as usual – normal service resumed…

I do like a good solid routine but I have to admit it was nice to smash it on those occasions, however rest assured I will be back exactly where you would expect to find me on Monday between 7 & 9, live in Studio One at Gateway presenting my next show. Don’t forget if you tune in from 5-7pm this Saturday (or visit the “Listen Again” section here) you can still hear last Monday’s offering, playlist below :

This Week’s Tunes – Monday 2nd August

Fat Larry’s Band – Lookin’ For Love Tonight

Four Tops – Loco In Acapulco

Victor Haynes – Hopping Skipping So In Love

Manhattan Transfer – Spice Of Life

Anita Baker – Mystery

Chandra Currelly – Tell Me What I Gotta Do

Roy Ayers – Searching

Eugene Cole & Felton Pilate – Why Are You Holding Back

Cheryl Lynn – Give My Love To You

Teena Marie – Behind The Groove

James Brown – Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine

Whispers – In The Raw

Antilles – I’ve Got To Have You

Lakeside – Something About That Woman

Womack & Womack – Express Myself

Marilyn McCoo/Billy Davis Jr-You Don’t Have To Be A Star

Level 42 – The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)

Dimitris Dimopoulos & Lifford Shillingford – Let Me Move

Patrice Isley – Just Believe In Love

Pointer Sisters – I Need You

Cornell Campbell – Wherever I Lay My Hat

Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie (12” Disco Mix)

Ramsey Lewis – Afro Boogaloo Twist

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 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via www.gateway978.com 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” !

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