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Back in July I posted a blog describing how I had started “de-cluttering” my house and what a big job it was proving to be. Guess what ? I am STILL doing it in September !! The top half of the house plus the stairs and landing is looking much, much tidier now though and the current project is to do the same downstairs – hopefully another month or so and I will be able to welcome visitors again !
In the process of doing all this, I have become quite acquainted with the jolly helpful people down at the local tip – or “Recycling Centre” as it is now stylized in these ever more environmentally conscious times. Last week (with a little help from a man with muscles, not from Brussels I don’t think though…) I chucked out a big old ripped and torn “chair bed” that no-one had either sat on or slept on for years and was probably home to a million bed bugs, so as it was just taking up space now … into the Big Skip it went.
This week I had some rancid old cooking oil to dispose of that had somehow survived well past its sell by date. Although I am clearly “old school” even I knew that you shouldn’t just wrap it up and chuck it in the bin or worse still pour it down the drain – oh no !! But what DO you do with it ? I’d seen someone else there whilst lobbing the chair over the edge with the same issue so followed him and bingo !! There was a great big water butt thing, just waiting thirstily for another bottle of old gooey gunk , so I grabbed mine and Mr Oil Butt guzzled it down.
Every time I am there I end up asking “where would I leave one of these” or “how would I get rid of one of those” and the chaps seem to have an answer for everything I throw at them. It’s good to ask for help and I do honestly appreciate it when listeners come up with a short list of ideas or mabe just the odd one-off song for my show, although I have so many hundreds of ideas of my own, I probably wouldn’t actually need to ASK for help there for another 5 years !! Below is how the latest list turned out – head for “Listen Again” to hear it and tune in at 7pm on Monday for the next fresh selection ….
The Tunes – Monday 13th September
Ronnie Laws – All For You
Pasadenas – Tribute (Right On)
SouLutions – Philly Line (CW Philly Mix)
Kool & The Gang – Straight Ahead (12” Version)
Keni Burke – Let Somebody Love You
The Five Stairsteps – O-o-o-h Child
Minnie Ripperton – Here We Go
Vanessa Poolian ft Tom Browne – Keep Your Spirits High
Dave Mascall & Julia Quinn – Ain’t No One (Modern Soul Mix)
Diana Ross – It’s My House
Charme ft Luther Vandross – Georgy Porgy
AP Connection – AP Groove
Bob Baldwin feat La Rita Gaskin – Funk In De Pocket
Dexter Wansel – Life On Mars
War – Galaxy
Jackie Wilson – Whispers Getting’ Louder
Hil St Soul – One Life (Nigel Lowis Remix)
Garcia Walker & Durrell – Now That You’re Gone
Artistics – I’m Gonna Miss You
Supremes – Back In My Arms Again
Gladys Knight & The Pips – It’s Up To You
Cool Notes – In Your Car
Rick James – Dance Wit Me
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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