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Neil Gits Spat At !

10th March 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

To prick or not to prick ? That is the question that has been raised so often in the kitchen at breakfast times or in the garden at a summer BBQ. From when I first started cooking sossies for myself at home, I was definitely a pricker, but then later on when I started hearing people say that you shouldn’t, I gradually stopped doing it. However, pricking or not pricking it didn’t seem too make much difference to the issues that arose, so I became a bit 50/50.

In recent times, I have noticed a serious decline in the quality (and size !) of the big supermarkets’ own brand offerings, even the alleged ‘premium level’ porkies, and have taken the plunge to pay that bit extra for locally produced speciality fayre. My favourites at the moment have to be “Porky Whites” (other makes are available as we DJs tend to feel we need to say !) and they clearly say on the packet “Do NOT prick these sausages before cooking” with the end results being very satisfying to my hungry tummy each weekend. Yet last Sunday whilst turning them over (as also recommended …) a rogue banger still spurted a brief stream of hot fat at my hand ! Still, I had the last laugh, knife & fork in hand, as it tasted great…

What sounds great at the weekend ? Not just the sound of sausages sizzling on the grill, but the ‘Repeat Play’ of my soul show on Gateway, broadcast from 5-7pm each Saturday. Catch it today (or “listen again” some time soon and hear these great songs …

The Tunes – Monday 6th March 2023

Second Image – Star
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
Rose Spearman – Live Like A Rocket
Detroit Spinners – I Just Want To Fall In Love
Detroit Spinners – Love Trippin’
Groove Association ft Georgie B – Games
Teddy Pendergrass – Just Because You’re Mine
Jonathan Butler – Color Green
Johnny Bristol – Do It To My Mind
Musique – In The Bush
Lisa Lisa with Cult Jam & Full Force – I Wonder If I Take You Home
Cool Notes – Into The Motion
Fearless Flyers – Ace Of Aces
Capitols – Cool Jerk
Andrea True Connection – More More More
Kandidate – Girls Girls Girls
Chic – Dance Dance Dance
Maysa – Hypnotic Love
Kim Tavar – Beautiful
Toni Braxton – Breathe Again
Four Tops – When She Was My Girl
Freeez – Flying High
El Coco – Cocomotion

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 broadcast LIVE from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and available nationally via the Radio Player at Sky TV as well as online via You can listen on your smart speaker or your phone too … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – just search “Cool Soul” !