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Neil Gits Verbal Diarrhea

16th April 2021
Posted by Neil Matthew

As life moves on and adjustments have to be made I have found myself having to deal with numerous “appointments” this last couple of weeks. In previous times that would have meant making myself look presentable, allowing plenty of time to travel, finding a parking space and then sit in a soulless modern office face to face with a “suit” feeling sorry for myself at the state I had got my finances into ! At best, I might have had a visit at home instead, but obviously that is not an option now … simply because my house has become too cluttered with records and CDs that there is no room for anyone to sit down !!!

So everything has been done by phone, there is clearly a standard procedure for this method now, because as well as repeatedly having to confirm my “date of birth and the first line of my address” each caller has given me an estimate of how long the call would last. The very first one said “just over an hour” – we finished two hours and seven minutes later ! One said 20 minutes, that took 45 … another said half an hour, 60 minutes later we were still talking … and scarily someone even said up to an hour and a half – but I kept that down to just under two hours !

I think it might be me. I have been a DJ / Quiz Host / Radio Presenter as long as I can remember, talking is what I do best ! In the studio I always try to keep at the front of my mind that it’s “all about the music” but I do slip up sometimes and this week I clearly had my “Bob Hoskins Hat” on (remember the BT ads he did ?) – I still got a cracking buch of songs played on the show though ! You can hear them all on the ‘Repeat Play’ at 5pm this Saturday straight after Gateway’s funeral coverage or head for the “Listen Again” section here some time soon at your convenience and I will be back live on air on Monday at 7pm. Below are the playlists for the last two shows :

The Tunes – Monday 12th April

Stevie Wonder – All I Do

Linx – So This Is Romance

Laura Jackson – Reach Out

Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood

Amii Stewart – Friends

Alexander Morris – Change Comin’

George Benson – Unchained Melody

Groove Association ft Georgie B – Life Is What You Make It

Delegation – In The Night

Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up

Earth Wind & Fire – September (Eric Kupper Remix)

Teddy Pendergrass – Do Me

San Remo Strings – Festival Time

Four Tops – Bernadette

RAH Band – Clouds Across The Moon

New Edition – Mr Telephone Man

Commodores – Nightshift

Beth Macari – Gotta Get Back

Shaila Prospere – Prized Possession

Mariah Carey – Vision Of Love

Black Harmony – Don’t Let It Go To Your Head

Donna Summer – Love’s Unkind

The Tunes – Monday 5th April

Michael Zager Band – Let’s All Chant

Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even

Alex Puddu feat Gene Robinson Jr – Don’t Hold Back

Sylvester – You Make Me Feel Mighty Real

Sylvester – Dance (Disco Heat)

Weather Girls – Stand Up (Rob Hardt Mix)

Bloodstone – We Go A Long Way Back

Sheree Brown Take A Walk With Love

Teddy Pendergrass – Be Sure

Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy

Was (Not Was) – Spy In The House Of Love

LW5 – Ripe For The Picking

Light Of The World – This Is This

Shaila Prospere – Rhythm

Tina Charles – I Love To Love

Drifters – Hello Happiness

Barry White – You See The Trouble With Me

Will Downing – If She Knew

Bill Withers – Oh Yeah

Dave Barker & The Charmers – Just My Imagination

Five Star – Let Me Be The One (Philadelphia Remix)

Black Light Collective – Detroit Urban Radio

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 …

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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” !