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Neil Gits Cat Litter !

20th March 2020
Posted by Neil Matthew

I’ve lived in South Woodham Ferrers for just over 30 years now and shopped in the large Asda Superstore there at least twice a week ever since moving there, but I can’t recall EVER buying anything from the petfood aisle before. I personally have never had an animal living in my house (nor do I want to !) although an old girlfriend many years ago did move in briefly and brought her rabbit with her, but that stayed outdside in a hutch and was totally her responsibility !!

My current partner has a cat – a big FAT one that eats a LOT ! – and as she is not at her house much, if ever, during the daytime has got into the habit of ordering his catfood online and have it delivered to my house, where I am constantly preparing radio shows and quiz nights all day. This is fine. I can deal with that quite easily. But in the current climate she was having difficulty finding the cat litter she uses in her local Tesco stores, so asked if I could have a look in Asda and also the big new Sainsburys that recently opened up down the road. No problem …

So I bobbed down to the town centre and found myself in the unchartered territory of the pets aisle, surrounded by all manner of food & treats for cats, dogs and other furry alien creatures – but could not see “cat litter”. A very kind lady, clearly a cat lover herself, explained that it wasn’t in this aisle as “cats don’t actually EAT litter” (I had wondered why Jasper was always kicking it all over the kitchen floor and not gleefuly consuming it from his bowl along with every other flavour of meat & fish known to mankind…) and she pointed out it was more appropriately placed in the next aisle along, right next to where the toilet rolls used to be before the apocalypse arrived …

Sadly, they didn’t have the exact type of litter I was instructed to locate, in fact there was quite a large gap on those shelves, the same as at Sainsburys here they had even less to choose from. Mission failed. It seems that not only humans are anticpating their bowels to open wider and more regularly as the virus spreads !! In the end Tesco came up trumps the next day and all was well in cat-world again …

No, this has nothing to do with soul music or my show, but I thought a little anecdote from “The Life Of The Old Git” might put a smile on your face … as I hope will this week’s show, repeated at 5pm on Saturday and available NOW via “Listen Again”. Playlist posted to view but no gigs list this time for obvious reasons …. Enjoy !!

The Tunes – 9th March

Arthur Adams – You Got The Floor

Michael Jackson – Working Day & Night

Marc Evans – Falling Back Into Love

Stacy Lattisaw – Jump To The Beat

Jocelyn Brown – Love’s Gonna Get You Maysa & Phil Perry – It’s Gonna Be Alright (Nigel Lowis Mix)

Keith Barrow – You Know You Want To Be Loved

Keni Burke – Gotta Find My Way

Imperials – Who’s Gonna Love Me

George Benson – Give Me The Night

Steve Shelto – Don’t You Give Your Love Away

Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance

Glow feat Lavahi – Look Here Baby

Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing

Chic – I Want Your Love

Herbie Hancock – You Bet Your Love

Bobby & Steve Featuring Lifford – Peace Of Mind

Ricky Lawson – Sweet Love

Dave Mascall & Julia Quinn – Reading My Mind

Randy Muller – Joy In The Rain

Shakatak – Dark Is The Night Bob James – Bare Bones

The Tunes – 16th March

Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles

Jaki Graham – Set Me Free

Bobby & Steve ft Michelle John & Lifford – Let’s Stand Together

Kool & The Gang – Celebration

Philly Devotions – I Just Can’t Say Goodbye

Frank Addai – Enchanted Lady

Keni Burke – Never Stop Loving Me

Will Downing – The Love We Share

George Benson – Nature Boy

Johnnie Taylor – Just Ain’t Good Enough

Shalamar – Second Time Around

Chain Reaction – Dance Freak

Randy Muller – Booty Bump

Soul Messengers – Don’t Tear Your Heart Out

Earth Wind & Fire – In The Stone

Gibson Brothers – Cuba

Whispers – And The Beat Goes On

MS1 Project – Treasure Pearl

Canita feat Noel Gourdin – No Love

Elgins – Heaven Must Have Sent You

PrivatProjekt feat Stefanie S – Only Heaven Knows

Mick Jackson – Weekend

Instant Funk – Crying (M & M Mix)

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 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” !