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Neil Gits Gardening

17th July 2021
Posted by Neil Matthew

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“Neil” and “Gardening” are not two words that the majority of people who know me would put in the same sentence ! Over the years since buying my house in 1991, what can only be described as a wild jungle gradually appeared until four years ago when, with a nice little inheritance from my late mother sitting in my bank account, I decided enough was enough !! I spent quite a few quid employing professional help to completely clear the back garden and then very sensibly having the vast majority of it covered in low-maintenance artficial grass, then added the finishing touches – a football goal and a couple of training aids to help young Nathan refine his footy skills !

Alas, here we are in 2021 and despite diligently applying copious amounts of strong weed killer at the time before having the new turf laid, all four sides have been well and truly invaded by huge clumps of varying shades of green weedery. I took a good look out the window and decided something MUST be done soon … so I looked up some numbers of local gardeners and went out to the much smaller front garden instead with a rusty pair of garden shears and hacked away at some much more manageable greenage which was threatening to block the public pavement and also invade my front room. Fifteen minutes later I was done … and done-in ! It hadn’t solved the issues at the back, but at least I felt better for making a start (despite aching rarely used arm muscles) – and will be on the phone to get it ALL done properly soon !!

I am always getting messages about how people like listening to my show on nice evenings in their gardens, it conjures up a pleasant chilled-out image in my mind, and this weekend is the perfect weather to do just that (weeds permitting!!). Your choice is the ‘Repeat Play’ at 5pm this Saturday afternoon on 97.8FM … or you can head for the “On Air” section of this site and select ‘Cool Soul’ via ‘Listen Again’ to listen and enjoy at your leisure. This is what you can expect to hear :

The Tunes – Monday 12th July 2021

Mica Paris – My One Temptation

Kleeer – Get Tough

Rich Beggar – Who Can Be Sure

O’Jays – Love Train (Tom Moulton Remix)

Preston Glass – I Don’t Need A Dancefloor

Donny Hathaway – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know

Grady Harrell & Brenda Lee Eager-Always On The Lookout For Love

AP Connection ft Junior – 1-2-3-4 (And The Beat Goes On)

Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing

Barbara Pennington – On A Crowded Street

Barbara Pennington & LJ Johnson – 24 Hours A Day

Carl Malcolm – Fattie Bum Bum (UK108)

D’jear – Show Me Honey Cone – One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show

Dee Clark – Ride A Wild Horse

Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier

Ginny Brown & The Collective – Love Fool

Vanessa Bell Armstrong – You Bring Out The Best In Me

Aaliyah – Back & Forth Luther Vandross – What The World Needs Now

Kool & The Gang – When You Say You Love Somebody

Funk Deluxe – Show Me Da Way (Robbie Casa Blanco Mix)

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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