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This is definitely “getting out weather”. Even if the heat is TOO hot (and a couple of days lately temperatures have been outrageously high) it’s still a great idea to head off in the car somewhere (anywhere!) and just savour the air con, pumping it up to 11 ! More recently it has been almost perfect summer weather for being more adventurous, visiting new places for a good old stroll around with the camera, and with it hovering around the low 20s, I’ve been quite “snap happy”. Yes, the “Wednesday Wander” road trips are well and truly back !
This week, I ended up in the Windsor area where I took a record 127 photos in one day (!) and had some tricky route-following to get where I wanted to be when I wanted to be there due to the location of the River Thames and a limited number of bridges to cross it, unlike in the City of London. It helped though having spent an afternoon and evening in Slough back in January, a town you normally enter via the same exit of the M4 as Windsor, and certain place names and landmarks began to ring bells as I weaved under and over the motorway. What struck me most though is just how close the mean the urban streets of Slough town centre are to the tranquil historic village of Eton – I reckon you could probably walk from Slough railway station to the iconic College Chapel in about half an hour !
This “joining of the dots” has also come in handy on other trips into the unknown this year where I have been “fairly near” before across the last couple of years and a little previous familiarity has proved helpful in maintaining my bearings – with of course a good selection of soul CDs in the car being essential for keeping your composure in unknown territory ! Listen out for some great little gems of tunes discovered on my travels over the next few months – I’ve been playing a fair bit of lovers rock on my in-car player lately, so “The Old Gits Reggae Bit” will definitely be continuing through August !
The latest show is available right now via “Listen Again” or if you prefer you can tune in ‘as live’ when the “Repeat Play” is aired this saturday at 5pm. Here is the latest playlist :
The Tunes – Monday 25th July 2022
Collage – Romeo Where’s Juliet
O’Jays – Darling Darling Baby
Cooly’s Hot Box – It’s Alright
Sylvia – LA Sunshine
Sylvia – Pillow Talk
Mark Ronson ft Lucky Daye –Too Much
Lou Rawls – Love Is A Hurting Thing
Blue Soul Ten – You Should Know By Now
Sister Sledge – Happy Feeling
Jonathan Butler – Lies
Inner Life – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (John Morales 4am mix)
Fabulous Five Inc – Love Me For A Reason
George Benson – Valdez In The Country
Gibson Brothers – Cuba
Madagascar – Rainbow
Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica
Tyra Levone – Keep Steppin’
Dinah Washington – Mad About The Boy
Incognito – Where Did We Go Wrong
Waterloo 9 – Just Make A Wish
Donna Summer – Back In Love Again
One Way featuring Al Hudson – I Am Under Your Spell
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” !