Ads help us keep this site online

Neil Gits Woken By Birds

20th April 2024
Posted by Neil Matthew

I needn’t have bothered setting my alarm for this morning – my lovely deep sleep was ended at 7.45am by one of my near neighbours hammering away at something, 30 minutes before I was due to get out of bed. I know I am a “night owl” and probably wake up normally a good couple of hours before 90% of the rest of the people in my street, but this was Saturday morning ! Luckily, I had a football trip planned and needed my McDonalds breakfast before hitting the motorways …

What was even more frustrating was getting disturbed from a much needed kip midweek over an hour earlier by what sounded like somebody scraping wallpaper off the wall right next door ! On that occasion it actually turned out to be birds on the roof directly above my head !! On the plus side it was a sign of Spring arriving (not that anybody has told the weather that so far !!) and they haven’t been a problem since, but I do need a good seven hours worth each night to function properly, even though I am not currently working and can always grab a nap mid-afternoon if needed !

The only time I get remotely close to doing anything resembling a job is on Sunday when I meticulously plan my next epic “Old Gits Soul Show” for broadcast Monday evening at 7pm LIVE on Gateway. You can the results of last week’s efforts either by catching the ‘Repeat Play’ at 5pm today (Saturday) on Gateway or investigating our ‘Listen Again’ page and searching out ‘Cool Soul’ . Here is the current playlist :

The Tunes – Monday 15th April 2024

Earth Wind & Fire – In The Stone
Sherrick – Just Call
David Morales ft Antoinette Dunleavy – Alive (Edit)
Direct Current – Everybody Here Must Party
Instant Funk – Looks So Fine
Mica Paris – My One Temptation
Drizabone – Hit
MS1 Project feat Alex James – Thank U
Freeez – One To One
George Benson – Love Ballad
Positive Force – We Got The Funk (12″ Version)
Deodato – Happy Hour
Sam & Dave – Wrap It Up
Strikers – Inch By Inch
Chic – My Feet Keep Dancing
Edwin Starr – 25 Miles
AC Soul Symphony – It’s Got To Be Love
Sufiano – Days
Lionel Richie – Tender Heart
Nicolette Larson – Lotta Love (Yacht Disco Mix)
Five Star – All Fall Down
Groove Association – Reflections

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” !