Author Archives: Charlie Davy

It’s the Sunday Service (12th Nov 2017)

Today’s show contained a little bit of Parp, a smidgen of Trump and was interspersed by some rather good music, too!

There was news of Apple’s “i” problems, World leaders calling each other “short and fat”, a rather squeaky chair, plus what does a single guy do with his Sunday afternoon?

We also observed the 2-minute silence as part of Remembrance Sunday.

Click the player above to hear the best/worst from today’s show!

Songs played included:

TEXAS – SAY WHAT YOU WANT
FOALS – MOUNTAIN AT MY GATES
HALL AND OATES – I CAN’T GO FOR THAT
CORRS – SOS
SIMPLE MINDS – ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID
KYLIE MINOGUE – LOVE IS THE DRUG
STRANGLERS – GOLDEN BROWN
CRASH TEST DUMMIES – MMM MMM MMM MMM
TEMPER TRAP – SWEET DISPOSITION
FLEETWOOD MAC – EVERYWHERE
DAVID GRAY – SAIL AWAY
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – THE ZEPHYR SONG
CANDI STATON – YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE
KASABIAN – FIRE
ERASURE – SOMETIMES
PAUL SIMON – YOU CAN CALL ME AL
NEW ORDER – REGRET
MANIC STREET PREACHERS – A DESIGN FOR LIFE
LEMONHEADS – MRS ROBINSON

…and if that wasn’t enough, I’ll be sitting in for Keith on tomorrow’s Drive 3-6pm, yes-yes oh yay.

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Stuart Fryd Teacher/Author on Sunday Service

It was a busy show this week with not just the usual updates on local events and travel shenanigans (more buses, less trains) but we had news of Kanye West’s (invited) return to the stage, a 4-1 thrashing of West Ham plus the fact that it’s the season to be full of cold, cough and all-round “meh”.

Click the player above to hear the best (and worst) from today’s show…

Oh look, a guest…
After 11am, the cheeky banter and fart noises were put on hold as I was joined by local teacher and author, Stuart Fryd. We spoke about encouraging children to read, the types of book to choose and steps to take when they’re less than keen…

Stuart Fryd Author/Teacher

Hear the interview by clicking the player above…

Stuart also shared his top tips towards encouraging children to read (especially the boys!) :

  • They have to enjoy it – don’t force them or else it becomes a chore etc
  • Encourage them to read what they enjoy, eg: comics, magazines, even computer games
  • Computer game guide books, too
  • Popular fiction for boys include: Star Wars novels, Batman, Spiderman etc.
  • Computer game books: Sonic, Mario, Halo, Pokemon, Minecraft
  • NO SUCH THING AS A BAD THING TO READ!

“Read to them until they go to secondary school. Short books, chapter books, non-fiction books, etc. Introduce them to harder texts this way… Never too late to start”

Book/Author suggestions:

  • Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • David Walliams – children love the humour – Gangsta Granny etc.
  • The Beast Quest books – lots of boys love them
  • Anthony Browne is great for children of all ages – so much depth and pretty dark. Amazing artwork – The Tunnel, Into the Forest etc.
  • Neil Gaiman: Coreline, the Graveyard Book, The Wolves in the Walls, Odd and Frost Giants – (leads well into teen and adult books too!)
  • Phillip Pullman – Dark Materials trilogy and now a prequel – Book of Dust – children’s book but so much depth – awful film but amazing book!
  • J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter
  • Tolkien – The Hobbit

Stuart is on Twitter @stuartfryd and his details of his book (plus teaching resources) can be found on his website, The Lost and Drowned.

Songs played included:

A HA – TAKE ON ME
JAMIE T – RABBIT HOLE
ALPHABEAT – FASCINATION
LIAM GALLAGHER – FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH
ROLLING STONES – JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH
WOMBATS – TOKYO [VAMPIRES AND WOLVES]
X AMBASSADORS – RENEGADES
LIBERTINES – DON’T LOOK BACK INTO THE SUN
LUTRICIA MCNEAL – AIN’T THAT JUST THE WAY
BLACK KEYS – LONELY BOY
INXS – NEW SENSATION
PORTUGAL THE MAN – FEEL IT STILL
BEATLES – TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS
CHICAGO – STREET PLAYER
AMY WINEHOUSE – YOU KNOW I’M NO GOOD
CHAINSMOKERS AND COLDPLAY – SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS
LIGHTNING SEEDS – YOU SHOWED ME
FRANZ FERDINAND – MATINEE

There’s more Sunday Service next week from 10am and if you didn’t get enough of me today you’ll be pleased to hear that I’ll be sitting in for Keith Rogers’ Drive show this Tuesday from 3pm.

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Sunday Service (29th Oct 2017)

The Sunday Service returned (after an extra hour in bed) for another fun-packed 2 hours of music and assorted gubbins including a bit of Sunday Shame plus a game of I-Spy

Also – what happens when you run out of things to say near the end of the show?  It seems that trying the old Baywatch trick of running in slow-motion doesn’t work quite so well on the radio…

Click the player above to hear the best/worst of this morning’s show!

Song’s played included:

JAM – TOWN CALLED MALICE
AMY WINEHOUSE – YOU KNOW I’M NO GOOD
CHIC – GOOD TIMES
BLACK KEYS – GOLD ON THE CEILING
DIVINE COMEDY – NATIONAL EXPRESS
LOST FREQUENCIES – ARE YOU WITH ME
MIKA – RELAX
EURYTHMICS – SWEET DREAMS
GORILLAZ – 19 2000
ROLLING STONES – GIMME SHELTER
KAISER CHIEFS – RUBY
PAOLO NUTINI – JENNY DON’T BE HASTY
ARCADE FIRE – CREATURE COMFORT
MOLOKO – PURE PLEASURE SEEKER
LAZLO BAINE – I’M NO SUPERMAN
FOSTER THE PEOPLE – DON’T STOP
MAXIMO PARK – GET HIGH [NO I DON’T]
MARIA MULDAUR – MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS

More fun and games next Sunday morning from 10am…

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Mark Searby’s Movie and DVD Review

It was me, Charlie Davy in for Keith Rogers on Friday’s Drive and at 3:30 I was joined by Mark Searby for his regular movie releases and DVD picks of the week…

At the movies:

In part 1, Mark spoke about Thor Ragnarok, the latest release from the Marvel stable along with Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami – a biopic on singer, actress and all-round scary person, Grace Jones.

On DVD:

DVDVDVDs for this week included Gifted, a drama starring Chris Evans (no, not that one!), plus a scary movie for Halloween: Carnival of Souls, a “classic” horror film from 1962.

Mark Searby

Keith is back on Monday from 3pm and Mark returns next Friday at 3:30 with more movie and DVD reviews…

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Sunday Service (22nd Oct 2017)

The show now has a name – Don’t blame me if my schoolboy humour gets the better of me especially as it wasn’t me who came up with it :)  Blame Nigel Fitzmaurice.

On the show: Trump news, headphone troubles, an early preview of my chat with OMD, paying over the odds for your mobile phone, and is Dolly Parton covering Oasis songs?  Never mind how the big rocks got up there, but what did the builders of Stonehenge eat during its construction?  Also, my amazement at the 15-second delay that our online stream has!

Click the player to hear the best/worst of the show…

Songs played included:

PALOMA FAITH – UPSIDE DOWN
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – GO ROBOT
BOSTON – MORE THAN A FEELING
MADONNA – RAY OF LIGHT
BLUE BOY – REMEMBER ME
DEF LEPPARD – ANIMAL
MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS – NOWHERE TO RUN
OMD – WHAT HAVE WE DONE click here for my interview with Paul Humpreys
NOAH AND THE WHALE – LIFE GOES ON
ROLLING STONES – START ME UP
FRANZ FERDINAND – MATINEE
DNCE – CAKE BY THE OCEAN
SAINT ETIENNE – DIVE
TOM PETTY – I WON’T BACK DOWN
MIDNIGHT OIL – BEDS ARE BURNING
BLOSSOMS – CHARLEMAGNE
ROXY MUSIC – LOVE IS THE DRUG
COUNTING CROWS – MR JONES

Next week I’ll be opening the Phoenix FM Confessions Box as well as playing a game of “I-Spy”…  If you can’t wait that long, I’ll be covering Drive on Friday 27th Oct from 3pm.

I’ve been Charlie and you’ve been serviced…

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Paul Humphreys from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

OMD’s current album, The Punishment of Luxury, was released on September 1st and its title is a reminder of our materialistic lives and how we are slaves to the “ad men” regarding possessions and wealth.

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Now, 3 singles in and the latest track, What Have We Done, is out and I was delighted to speak with Paul Humphreys from the group.

 
We spoke about them having almost made it to 40 years, the decline of vinyl, Paul’s thoughts on digital downloads (the album is also available on cassette!), classic computers and the sadness that the music world has endured these past couple of years with the loss of so many artists.

 
Track by Track: Paul also very kindly took us track by track through the album…

Michelle Ward spoke with Andy McCluskey ahead of its launch.

OMD are playing at the Cliffs Pavilion on Wednesday 1st October.

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Charlie Davy’s Sunday Show (15th Oct 2017)

It’s a real crazy show where anything can go…  Sadly, those are the lyrics to “Fun House” and entirely unrelated to this show.

On today’s show there was a gentle reminder to spend those old “round” £1 coins, pondering why we have over 20c of heat in the middle of October, and students who think that “hard water” is just ice.  With education like that, sometimes they deserve to have those debts.

Hilary Clinton got an Honourary Doctorate.  “I’m not sure if that makes her medically qualified but I don’t think I’d want her asking me to turn my head and cough…” and Charley the Cat made an appearance, too.

Feast your ears upon the best/worst of today’ offerings by clicking player above – and songs played during the show included:

GO BETWEENS – STREETS OF YOUR TOWN
EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL – MISSING
BRUCE CHANNEL – HEY BABY
XX – ISLANDS
BARENAKED LADIES – IT’S ALL BEEN DONE
AEROSMITH – COME TOGETHER
MARVIN GAYE – I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – HOLY MOUNTAIN
TRENT REZNOR FEAT KAREN O – IMMIGRANT SONG [EDIT]
GORILLAZ – DARE
DEF LEPPARD – ANIMAL
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS – SHAMPAIN
INXS – NEW SENSATION
MADNESS – WINGS OF A DOVE
YOUSSOU N’DOUR FEAT NENEH CHERRY – 7 SECONDS

There’s more madcap shenanigans next Sunday morning from 10am…

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Drive with Charlie (10th Oct 2017)

While Keith is away, Charlie gets to play!  Today’s Drive show started-off carbon-neutral although things didn’t quite work out… The hamsters are doing fine, by the way.

In the news was talk of the new Blade Runner filmspoiler-alert if you click the audio below!

Of more importance was the fact that today is the commemoration of Ada Lovelace whose work with Charles Babbage on the Analytical Engine led to the discovery that it could be used for more than just basic calculation… and often referred to as the first “computer programmer”.  It’s an annual event is to raise awareness of women in STEM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Click the player above to hear the best/worst from the show

Songs played included:

FOUR SEASONS – DECEMBER 63 WHAT A NIGHT
AMY GRANT – BIG YELLOW TAXI
BLONDIE – ONE WAY OR ANOTHER
FLEUR EAST – SAX
KULA SHAKER – HUSH
INCOGNITO FEAT JOCELYN BROWN – ALWAYS THERE
BLOC PARTY – STUNT QUEEN
MICHAEL JACKSON – BILLIE JEAN
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – HOLY MOUNTAIN
DANDY WARHOLS – BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU
U2 – MYSTERIOUS WAYS
WOMBATS – LET’S DANCE TO JOY DIVISION
SOURCE FEAT CANDI STATON – YOU GOT LOVE [RADIO EDIT]
MARK RONSON AND THE BUSINESS INTL – BANG BANG BANG
CARO EMERALD – STUCK
OF MONSTERS AND MEN – LITTLE TALKS
DARTS – THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY
PORTUGAL THE MAN – FEEL IT STILL [STRIPPED LIVE]
KASABIAN – ILL RAY [THE KING]
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – THE LOST ART OF KEEPING A SECRET
I BLAME COCO – SELF MACHINE
MANFRED MANN – THE MIGHTY QUINN
DEVO – GIRL U WANT
STONE ROSES – ALL FOR ONE
LIGHTNING SEEDS – PURE
BLOSSOMS – CHARLEMAGNE
ALEX ADAIR – MAKE ME FEEL BETTER

Keith returns tomorrow (Wednesday) from 3pm for Drive in association with Mullis & Peake

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Charlie Davy’s Sunday Show (8th Oct 2017)

On this morning’s show, I revealed how a study had revealed when Marge Simpson should have left Homer (yes, really!)…  There was talk of overheard conversations on the bus/train, eg: “Why don’t all the London UBER drivers get jobs as pilots for RyanAir?”.

The week’s best train announcement was a corker: “Any passengers requiring sausage rolls, we’ve just got some out of the oven” – All the more welcome after this recent school-based shenanigans!

Click the above playback gizmo if you dare listen to the best/worst from the show…

Songs played included:

BRYAN ADAMS – RUN TO YOU
ELIZA DOOLITTLE – PACK UP
GAVIN JAMES – NERVOUS [MARK MCCABE REMIX]
QUEEN – CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
LENNY KRAVITZ – FLY AWAY
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – UNDER THE BRIDGE
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS – HOLLYWOOD
GOMEZ – WHIPPIN’ PICCADILLY
MINI VIVA – LEFT MY HEART IN TOKYO
FUTUREHEADS – THE BEGINNING OF THE TWIST
PATRICE RUSHEN – FORGET ME NOTS
PORTUGAL THE MAN – FEEL IT STILL
NOISETTES – DONT UPSET THE RHYTHM [GO BABY GO]
MICHAEL JACKSON – ROCK WITH YOU
KOOKS – SHE MOVES IN HER OWN WAY

I’ll be doing my best impression of Keith Rogers as I’m covering Drive on Tuesday 3-6pm… Laters!

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Charlie Davy’s Sunday Show (1st Oct 2017)

On the show – that still has no name – there was deep discussion of topics such as “Imagine how different the world would be…if you could see farts?” and my people-watching skills observed how the more drink a group of women consume – the more Spanish they become.

I also mused about flying cars in the future – which are going to be a nightmare if your average parking situation at the supermarket is anything to go by…  Plus, what’s the problem with having pineapple as a topping on pizza?  Some people are just weird…

Listen again to 10 minutes of the best/worst bits from the show!

Songs played included:

ZUTONS – WHY WON’T YOU GIVE ME YOUR LOVE
SMITHS – BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN
SARAH VAUGHAN – FEVER [ADAM FREELAND REMIX]
JOURNEY – DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’
ALEX CLARE – TOO CLOSE
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – FORTUNE FADED
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE – KISS WITH A FIST
CRANBERRIES – DREAMS
OK GO – HERE IT GOES AGAIN
INDEEP – LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE
TOM PETTY – I WON’T BACK DOWN
SUGAR RAY – EVERY MORNING
LIGHTNING SEEDS – YOU SHOWED ME
SUEDE – FILMSTAR

Until next time!

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