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Neil Gits Through A Day Without Heating

5th April 2024
Posted by Neil Matthew

It’s really boring to talk (or in this case write) about the weather, a very British thing to do and definitely not one of our more appealing national characteristics. I have had a very quiet couple of weeks, not being to keen to venture out and get a soaking somewhere or even attempt to attend a football match and risk the pitch being waterlogged meaning a postponement even before I arrive. Last Saturday though was the first time I can remember going to one this year and not having to dodge a brief shower at the very least, enjoying a nice dry sunny afternoon in Coggeshall and five goals … even better !

It’s been a miserable start to the year for many of us in various ways, but a little extra daylight, a couple of extra degrees in temperature and a few less inches of rain could lift all our spirits ! The signs are there that better times are on the way (meteorologically speaking) with green stuff growing in my garden again, birds flapping around and chirping outside in the morning and the need to turn the central heating on in my house first thing subsiding – hey, I actually went through a whole day this week without switching it on at all !

You’ll rarely hear me touching on anything too depressing and negative when I chat between the tunes on air – but I am an Old Git and can’t resist the odd brief moan now and again !! – so if you are after positive vibes and losts of feel good uplifting music, you know where to head each week. This Saturday at 5pm the ‘Repeat Play’ goes out on air , why not give it a listen if you are not a regular listener already and then join us all on the original LIVE show from 7pm each Monday. What’s not to like ? Just check out this playlist …

Diana Ross – Tenderness
Teena Marie – Behind The Groove
Lukas Setto – What Turns You On
Retta Young – You Beat Me To The Punch
The Devotions – The Dawning Of Love
Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
Billy Paul – I Want ‘Cha Baby
Akira Jimbo ft Sandra Simons – Meet In Monterey
Norman Connors & Adaritha – Take It To The Limit
Love Unlimited – It May Be Winter Outside
AC Soul Symphony – Music For Your Pleasure
Gregg Diamond – Starr Cruiser
Sam & Dave – Soothe Me (MID 20073)
Al Green – Here I Am
Jackson 5 – Maybe Tomorrow
Chi-Lites – Homely Girl
David Morales ft Antoinette Dunleavy (Extended Mix) – Alive
Acantha Lang – Carry The Weight
Howard Hewett – I’m For Real
Pieces Of A Dream – Fo Fi Fo
Lotti G – What It’s Worth
Kool & The Gang – Steppin’ Out
Shakatak – Steppin’ Out

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” !