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Neil Gits His Trackies On

14th May 2021
Posted by Neil Matthew

It’s a worrying sign, but I’ve taken rather a liking to wearing what I used to call “tracksuit bottoms” over the last few months, putting them on when I get up each day and even wearing them to pick up my online food order from the Asda Car park – I’ll be going out in my pyjamas next !!

Last summer I was due to go on one of my rare clothes shopping missions to replace a few worn out items (fashion isn’t really a concern for this Old Git!) but of course that proved impossible, things being as they were, so I took a very deep breath and gambled on buying online. Amongst the items were two brand new pairs of jeans, without frayed bottoms & holes in the knees (not to mention other rather more awkward places !) and to my amazement despite not being able to try them on first, they both fitted perfectly !! As a precaution, not wishing to spend the rest of the year wearing shorts everywhere, I also purchased two pairs of ‘trackies’ and they fitted beautifully too – result !

Fast forward 9 months and several washes later, I just cannot do the zips and buttons up on my ‘new’ jeans anymore, they MUST have both shrunk in the wash ! They certainly haven’t had a lot of wear and tear, I’ve hardly had anywhere to go in them and on many an occasion I haven’t left the house, spending all day in my jim jams, all they’ve been used for is slouching around on the sofa endlessly, eating unhealthy microwave dinners, watching TV, guzzling lots of Pepsi and gorging on chocolate and ice cream …. oh, wait ! I see what’s happened now …

Thankfully, whatever poor shape I’ve got into, it doesn’t affect the sound of “The Old Gits Soul Show”, so you can rest assured that come what may there will be two hours of soul, jazz-funk & disco tunes from the good old days of the 70s & 80s and beyond for you to enjoy between 7 & 9 pm every Monday night, with the ‘Repeat Play’ on Saturday at 5pm and ‘Listen Again’ on the website for catching up with. Take a look at this week’s playlist and hear them soon …

The Tunes – Monday 10th May

GQ – Disco Nights

Gap Band – Burn Rubber On Me

Whispers – Emergency

Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine

Toni Braxton – He Wasn’t Man Enough For Me

Carmichael Musiclover – Chicago Style

Maze – When You Love Someone

Johnny James – Prescription

Jacksons – Music’s Takin’ Over

Fat Larrys Band – Act Like You Know

Imagination – Body Talk (12” Version)

Leroy Hutson – Now That I Found You

Robin S – Show Me Luv (Nice Nick Eagle Mix)

Pockets – Work It Out (Dave Lee Redemption Edit)

Band AKA – Grace

Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good

Candi Staton – Suspicious Minds

Candace Woodson – Midas Touch (Ooh Ooh)

Yvaes (pron : Ya Va Say) – Hold On

En Vogue – Hold On

Barbara Jones – Always On My Mind

Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

Mass Production -Cosmic Lust (7 Minutes Of Jazz-Funk 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 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”