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On The Radio : 22/10/23



Another weekend, another show. I'm not sure how Whispering Bob Harris (see picture above) felt about the preparation for each of his shows. I'm finding it a challenge finding new songs, so suggestions welcome. The delight is discovering a new song that fits or rediscovering an song you loved years ago but haven't heard for a while. In this week's show I hadn't heard Half Moon Run for a couple of years. Now I can't shake the thunderous piano out of my head.


I have two pieces of news for you. First, I will shortly be recording Pop In The Real World's first radio promo tape / jingle. When Darren (the station owner) asked me to make one I replied straight away "Of course. No problem." A few seconds later I added to that reply by saying "How do I do that?" Talk to Dave of Darkness is the answer.


The second piece of news is that next Sunday's show will be the Halloween special and, if you're unable to catch it on Sunday, it will be repeated (!) on Halloween itself. I'll let you know the time as soon as I have it. Around half the programme will feature songs linked in some way to the spirit of Halloween - tenouosly in some cases. It will be just a little poppier too.


The songs played last Sunday were :


  1. Testimony - Robbie Robertson

  2. Then Again - Half Moon Run

  3. Repetition - Ride (reimagined by Petr Alexsander)

  4. She Gets Me - Nik Kershaw

  5. C C C - Parekh and Singh

  6. Les Yeux Meuilles - Christine and the Queens

  7. Once Upon A Poolside - The National

  8. Great Expectations - My Sad Captains

  9. Ugly Stories - Josh Rouse

  10. Something Changed - Pulp

  11. America Goodbye - Bret McKenzie

  12. I Don't Wanna Know - John Martyn

  13. Loveher - Romy

  14. Where Would We Be - Amanda Whiting

  15. Summer Samba (So Nice) - Astrud Gilberto, Walter Wanderley

  16. Billionaires - Bart Davenport

  17. Better - Tom Baxter

  18. Cumbe - Rodrigo y Gabriela

  19. O'Keefe - Traceyanne and Danny

  20. Everyone you Know - China Crisis

  21. Into Temptation - Crowded House

  22. Cavalier - Eddi Reader

  23. Checking In, Checking Out - The High Llamas

  24. Op - Svaneborg Kardyb

  25. Echo Beack - Martha and the Muffins

  26. Lifelines - A-Ha

  27. Taller Son - James Yuill

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