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Neil Gits New Glasses

12th November 2022
Posted by Neil Matthew

One of many long overdue jobs that I have finally attended to this year was to make an appointment at the opticians and have my first eye test since 2017. I checked my paperwork in the office at “Old Gits HQ” and discovered that although I had my eyes checked and was given a prescription for a new pair, for some reason I never actually bought them and had been using the same reading glasses since 2013 ! I had noticed I was struggling a bit both at home and in the studio at Gateway, getting by with “guesswork” reading my football paper & show notes, whilst magnifying the size of websites online, but the optician surprisingly concluded that there had only been a minor deterioration of my sight in the last 9 years and that I did in fact have quite remarkably good vision for my age !! Must be taking all those football ground photos on my numerous road trips keeping my eyes well exercised …

I did buy new glasses this time though, a slightly stronger, but much cleaner, unscratched pair (I think that was the main problem!) and debuted them on the 31st October show – where I couldn’t see much at all on the studio screens, but found my sricbbled notes were much more legible ! With a bit of tinkering and re-adjusting of screen and seating positions at home, me and my new glasses have now bonded and last Monday’s show was a much smoother ride following the “Halloween Horror” of the week before.

Naturally, the quality of soul tunes reaching your ears as always holds the show together, whatever else is or isn’t working in my hands technically and a look at the latest playlist should, I hope, confirm that ! Check out this week’s ‘Repeat Play’ at 5pm today on Gateway or catch up later via “Listen Again” to hear this selection :

The Tunes – Monday 7th November 2022

Quincy Jones – Ai No Carrida

Jeffrey Osborne – I Really Don’t Need No Light

Candace Woodson – Step To This Love Song (Nigel Lowis Mix)

Lenny Williams – Choosing You

Tower Of Power – So Very Hard To Go

Dennis Taylor – Could It Be

Earth, Wind & Fire – You

Penny Wells with Frank McComb – I Wanna Be More

Jocelyn Brown – Hot Natured Woman

Jaki Graham – Breaking Away

Jacksons – Shake Your Body Down To the Ground (Extended Version)

Strikers – Strike It Up

Down To The Bone – Staten Island Groove

Commodores – Flying High

Rick James – Superfreak

Boyz II Men – Motownphilly

Kathy Rosins & Bob Baldwin – Let’s Rewind (Nigel lowis Mix)

Klassic Man – I Forgot To Be

Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour

Level 42 – Almost There

Patrick Juvet – I Love America

Soul Messengers – Move (You Got To) (London Remix)

Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – put a post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook, text (01268)833978 or message me via e-mail : [email protected]

The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via www.gateway978.com , as well as on your smart speaker or your phone, from 7pm–9pm every Monday, 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” !