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It is very hard to find positive things to scribble about on this blog in the current climate – apart from what cracking music you can hear on my show each week, of course ! – but this week there was a tiny ray of light shining in my dark world. With no income since mid-March and struggling to keep my head above water, you dread it when something goes wrong at home which will need a costly repair or even worse complete replacement. And so it was that my poor old washing machine, which in fairness had been on its last legs for well over a year now anyway, finally refused to do anything apart from making my clothes soaking wet !!!
Instead of doing the obvious thing and spending a little time online looking for the best deal comparing various major company websites, I decided that as whatever I spent was going on my credit card and being 100% more than I could actually afford, I would try and support a local business instead. I found a family run firm who specialized in domestic appliances about 10 miles from where I live and went to visit them on Wednesday morning and although I was required to stand on the door step rather than enter the small shop, the chap who I dealt with was really helpful and understood my situation. 20 minutes later I had a lovely new well-known brand washing machine being delivered and installed this Tuesday – and it was even going to cost me less than I had expected it would from glancing with my untrained eyes online !
As someone who has been self empoyed for nearly 33 years now and runs (or used to !) a small business myself, it felt good to help someone who has probably encountered endless difficulties themselves in the last four months. My new best friend also looked uncannily like David Tennant in his Broadchurch role !! But that is a totally random piece of information I just thought I’d share … lol
So, with the Persil on standby, this Monday evening I will excitedly be hosting the next “Old Gits Soul Show” from 7-9pm and hopefully my choices and your requests from the soul, jazz-funk & disco days of the 70s & 80s can spread the feelgood factor to your life for a couple of hours at least ….
The Tunes – 13th July
Andrea True Connection – More More More
O’Jays – I Just Want To Satisfy
Hil St Soul – Nostalgia
Freddie Jackson – Calling
Sherrick – Just Call
Brand New Heavies ft Angela Ricci – Get On The Right Side
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tracks Of My Tears
Groove Association ft Georgie B – Love’s In Our Hearts
Eugene Record – Overdose Of Joy
Eugene Record – Fan The Fire
Karen Young – Hot Shot
Raw Silk – Do It To The Music
Kenny G – I Wanna Be Yours
Al Lindsey – Celebrate
Tavares – One Step Away
Tony Ettoria – I Can Prove It
Donna Summer – I Feel Love
Ruff n Tumble ft Roslie & Andre – Baby I’m Scared of You
Najee feat Meli’sa Morgan – In The Mood To Take It Slow
Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams-Too Much Too Little Too Late
Cherrelle – Will You Satisfy ?
Luther Vandross – She Won’t Talk To Me
Plush – Free & Easy
The Van McCoy Strings – Sweet & Easy
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 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” !