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Neil Gits Smart

20th August 2021
Posted by Neil Matthew

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It’s been quite a long time since I made any attempt to keep up with modern technology – in my house the well known phrase goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t update it !” So, only if any of my stuff comes to the end of its useful electronic life do I take a deep breath and prepare to deal with all the headaches a new so called “improved” version brings even if it does now come with “Extra 50% whibble-bots per nano second” blah , blah , blah … Just give me one that worked perfectly well like the old one did !!

However, and I think I’ve mentioned this before, when my son moved out last September, he left behind a little round thing plugged into the wall near the bathroom door that plays music if you “ask it” and I have become quite attached to it. By actually reading one of the many emails I get sent from the admin team, I discovered that I am living with a ” smart speaker ” and (if your tone of voice is exactly ‘right’ of course …) you can “ask her” to “Play Gateway ninety seven point eight” which if you do so between 7 & 9pm on a Monday will give you another way to listen to my show.

I think I have perfected it now, but I have to admit trying to get the thing to bring me other radio stations or types of music have been less successful. Only the other day I got into an extremely heated argument with “Alexa” who would NOT do what I told her to and simply couldn’t provide any sensible answers why not, resulting in my bellowing a tirade of vile abuse in her direction. The feeble woman just took it all on the chin and gave me nothing back in return – absolutlely spineless and no fun at all !!

To hear the ‘Repeat Play’ this Saturday between 5 & 7pm, why not give it a go and see how you get on with Alexa, Siri, Googli, Brenda or whatever your one is called. At least if it causes you stress the marvellous tunes will soon sooth you again …

This Week’s Tunes – Monday 16th August

Rumplestiltskin – I Think I Wanna Dance With You

Earth Wind & Fire – Saturday Nite

Steal Vybe feat Alexa Gold – Make It Last Forever

Evelyn Champagne King – Your Personal Touch (12” Mix)

Sugar Rainbow – Love’s From Heaven

John Holt – Rainy Night In Georgia

Kenny G – Songbird

Glenn Frey – The One You Love

Bobby McClure – You Never Miss Your Water

Funk Masters – It’s Over

Kleeer – Open Your Mind

Brazelia – Brazelia

AP Connection ft Joyce Sims – Today, Tomorrow, Forever

Donna Summer – Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)

Conway & Temple – You Can Lay Your Head On My Shoulder

Frances Nero – Footsteps Following Me

Dimitris Dimopoulos ft. Susan Allotey – Call Me Now

Beth Macari – Love You More (Nigel Lowis Mix)

Betty Everett – Getting Mighty Crowded

Cheryl Lynn – I’m On Fire

Kool & The Gang – Too Hot

Dexter Wansel – Theme From The Planets

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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