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Neil Gits To See The Sunrise

28th May 2022
Posted by Neil Matthew

Do you remember last week’s blog, when I described how much I enjoyed seeing us do so well for once ? Well, I’m afraid to say the “after party” wasn’t so good ! I left A13 Annie’s about 12.15 with her sound asleep in bed and returned to my car to head home, opened the doors, put the key in the ignition and …. NOTHING ! It seemed like I had a dead battery, but there had been no warning signs at all and the “Neil-mobile” isn’t an old banger so I wasn’t sure what had happened. I got straight onto my breakdown service as my car knowledge is well below average when it comes to what goes on under the bonnet and an nice lady took my call, but as gently as was possible, broke the news that they were very busy and the wait could be over THREE HOURS !!!

Taking a deep breath, Imade sure I had the key to the G/Fs place and made myself comfy again on the sofa while text after text came in updating me apologetically (and just about stopping me from falling fast asleep and missing my man !) In the end a very nice chap turned up at 4.20am and confirmed it was indeed a dead battery -my car is actually 8 years old and it seems I had possibly helped take a couple of years off the normal ten life expectancy by spending several hours in recent years, sitting in dark car parks waiting for my son to finish football training reading the paper with the interior light on, listening to CDs !!

Despite the inconvenience of the situation and the lateness of the hour, me and my new best buddy had a good little chat while he replaced the battery and ran his checks … and suddenly it was 5am and we were in broad daylight ! I am never out of bed before 8am at the absolute earliest and had no idea that it got light so early in the day ! It also meant I had the surreal and rare experience of seeing the sun appear “out of the ground” near Basildon as I made my way home along a deserted A13, but even though it was clear daylight when I finally got home, boy did I sleep well that Sunday morning !

Maybe you have had a brand new experience in your life as an “Old Git” like me – possibly swimming with dolphins or riding in a hot air balloon ?? Or … it could be that you have NEVER heard “The Old Gits Soul Show” LIVE on a Monday between 7 & 9pm … why not put that right this week ?! You can catch last week’s show here via “Listen Again” or if you are reading this soon after I have posted it, there may be a chance to catch the ‘Repeat Play’ on air at Gateway 97.8FM this Saturday at 5pm. Check out the playlist below and give it a try ….

The Tunes – Monday 23rd May 2022

Junior – Mama Used To Say

Change – Oh What A Feeling

Glen Goldsmith – Jammin’ In The Place

Jerry Butler – (I’m Just Thinking About) Cooling Out

Impressions – First Impressions

Jimmy Ruffin/Mica Paris-What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted

Minnie Riperton – Loving You

Chubby Tavares – It’s Written In The Stars

Manhattan Transfer – Spice Of Life

Yarbrough & Peoples – Want You Back Again

Detroit Spinners – I’ll Be Around (Groovefunkel Remix)

Roy Ayers – Sweet Tears

G.C. Cameron – Wait Until Tomorrow

Uptown Funk Empire – You’ve Got To Have Freedom

Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band-5th Of Beethoven

Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance

Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m A Wonderful Thing

Incognito – Step Into My Life

Michelle Brooks-Thompson – Then I Met You (Nigel Lowis Mix)

Commodores – Still

Ruby Turner – It’s A Cryin’ Shame

Patrick Juvet – Got A Feeling

Soul City Connection – Brotherly Love

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 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” ! **Also available on DAB Radio until 30th June 2022 too **