Category Archives: The Tom Walker Show

A Proper Rock Week

Rock and Roll Star – Oasis
Foo Fighters – Times Like These
The Subways – We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time
Boston – More Than A Feeling
Muse – Stockholm Syndrome
The Doors – Love Me Two Times
Lenny Kravitz – American Woman
Van Halen – Jump
ACDC – Highway to Hell
The Knack – My Sharona
Pulp – Common People
The Darkness – Is It Just Me?

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Top 5 Components for the Perfect Sunday

1. Good Lie In
2. Good Read.
3. Brekfast.
4. Trash TV
5. Country Walk with Dogs

Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Nina Simone – Here Comes the Sun
Noah and the Whale – Tonights the Kind of Night
Elbow – Open Arms
Coldplay – Paradise
MGMT – Electric Feel
Scouting For Girls – This Ain’t A Love Song
Fleetwood Mac – Don’t Stop
Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Record of the Week * The Whispers * And the Beat Goes On
Fine Young Canibals – Good Thing
Ash – Girl From Mars
The Blues Brothers – Everybody Needs Somebody
The Beatles – Twist and Shout
Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
The Eagles – Take it Easy
Florence and the Machgine – Rabbit Heart (Raise Me Up)
The Coral – Who’s Gonna Find Me
Justice – Helix
Editors – All Sparks

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Exclusive offer to Phoenix listeners at the Studio 360 Gym in Billericay – and the ‘Top 5 Tracks to Work Out to’…

Karl from Studio 360, Billericay, Talks to TomSpent this Sunday afternoon talking about the sorts of tunes that pump you up, and those that help you push yourself that little bit extra when running/doing squat thrusts/sculpting the guns. Played a tracklist of the songs that make me do a little sprint when they come on the ipod.

I spoke with Karl (the Kiwi) from Billericay gym – Studio 360. We talked about his favourite work out tracks, reasons to join the gym and his impressions of the station.

Exclusive Phoenix Offer ***

Karl offered all phoenix listeners the chance to have use of the gym equipment and join for a class or two FOR FREE. All you have to do is mention ‘phoenix fm’ on the door. As Karl explains in the interview – it’s close to Billericay station by the speed camera on the right.

To make use of this offer, in a top of the range gym, or to find out what they can offer speak to the studio 360 team on 01277 424360, or pop in and take a look

ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man
Kelly Rowland (ft Freemasons) – Work
Franz Ferdinand – This Fire
Jamie T – Sticks and Stones
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
Aloe Blac – I Need a Dollar
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
Lenny Kravitz- Always on the Run
Shakira ft Wyclef – Hips Don’t Lie
Muse – Bliss
Chicane ft Bryan Adams – Don’t Give Up
Pink – Who Knew?
Outkast – Hey Ya
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
Calvin Harris – Feel So Close to You * Record of the Week *
Noisettes – Don’t Upset the Rhythm
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

Top 5…Work Out Tracks…

1. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
2. Muse – Bliss
3. Curtis Mayfield -Move On Up
4. Bee Gees – Night Fever
5. Outkast – Hey Ya.

See y’all next week, where I will be – in the words of Kelly Rowland – ‘putting it down’.

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Top 5 Light Entertainers/ Presenters

The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher
Jonny Cash – Ring of Fire
Queen – We Are The Champions
Coldplay – Paradise
Jungle Boogie
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Dancing in the Street
The Jam – That’s Entertainment
ELO – Showdown
Florence and the Machine – Shake it Out
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand the Rain *Record of the Week*
Radiohead – Karma Police
Tom Petty – I won’t Back Down
Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way?
Tina Turner – What’s Love Got to do With It
Supergrass – Pumping on the Stereo
No Dount – I’m Just a Girl
The Kooks – Shine On
Elton John – Pinball Wizard
Jet Rollover DJ
Eric Clapton – Tears to Heavens

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Best Things About Getting Old…

Spent the weekend with the in laws – and the grand in laws. Older folk seem really happy, and they also chat a lot. I wanted to talk about the things for us all to look forward to when we get older.

Most of you said things along the lines of – you get wiser/calmer, you become a better cook, you nap more and you tend to watch a lot of quality ‘daytime-ish TV ie. Countdown/Eggheads/Anything on Gold.

As I said in my show not entirely sure CJ should be an Egghead. Is he up to it?

Played a range of tunes, a great track from REM (sob sob) and my record of the week from the mercurial Steely Dan.

Arcade Fire – Month of May
REM – Losing My Religion
Kasabian – Shoot The Runner
Paula Nutini – Candy
Andy Williams – Music to Watch Girls By
Paul McCarrney & Wings – Live and Let Die
Duran Duran – View to a Kill
Superheavy – Miracle Worker
Smokey Robinson – You Really Got a Hold On Me
The Temper Trap – Love Lost
The Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do
Steely Dan – Reelin’ In The Years *Record of the Week*
Viva Brother – Darling Buds of May – Great Record, Outstanding TV Programme – Perfick
Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy
Jefferson Airplane – Somebody to Love
Ash – Shining Light
Daft Punk – Around the World
Robin (the pop sensation) – ft Kleerup – With Every Heartbeat
T Rex – 20th Centruy Boy
Neil Young – Old Man

It was grand to spend some time with you. Now I’m going to make some tea.

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If there was another Spice Girl what spice would she be…

Tell me what you want, what you really really want…

OK, I want to know if there was a 6th Spice Girl – what spice would she be?

Top Answer came from Rachel ***Old Spice*** – Muy bien.
Fragrent, indulgent – masculine. Old Spice that is, not Rachel – who I’m sure is lovely.

Old Spice narrowly beat some other worthy suggestions, notably – Price Spice, 5 Spice, Fat Spice and Pirate Spice.

Playlist of Music

Meatloaf – Dead Ringer For Love
Madness – One Step Beyond
Damien Rice – Cannonball
Paloma Faith – Upside Down
The Manics – Design For Life
Noah and the Whale – Tonight’s The Kind of Night
Foo Fighters – Arlandria
Steve Winwood – Gimme Some Lovin
Empire of the Sun – We Are The People
Snow Patrol – Called Out in the Dark
Credence Clear Water Revival – Fortunate Son
Superheavy – Miracle Worker *Record of the Week*
Thin Lizzy – Bad Reputation
The Vaccines – If You Wanna
Tom Vek – Aroused
Roxy Music – Love is the Drug
Muse – Resistance
Ocean Colour Scene – The Riverboat Song
Dexy’s Midnight Runner – Come On Eileen

What’s all this ‘moves like Jagger’ about? Good to see Maroon 5 back though, thought they’d disappeared into the ether.

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Lee Hurst talks to Tom Walker

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Lee Hurst is a comic legend – perhaps most famous for his work alongside Nick Hancock, Gary Lineker and Rory McGrath on BBC sports quiz ‘They Think It’s All Over’.

Tom caught up with Lee as he plans to set out on his new tour, Man V Women, following a 10 year pause from touring where he, and I quote, spent his time ‘catching Bin Laden’.

Despite now being asked for fiscal advice from President Obama, Lee spared Phoenix some time to talk about his new show, Tom’s rows over tiger bread, his (soon to be) new comedy club in Bethnal Green and the old They Think It’s All Over gang.

For further information on his tour please head to his website – Lee’s playing 3 gigs in Essex, including Basildon’s Towngate Theatre, on the 18 September (Tickets are £15).

What a lovely chap Lee is.

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Bank Holiday Friday Music

For a change I talked less and musiced a little more…tried to get y’all started for what will be an immense Bank Holiday

Curtis Mayfield – Move on Up
Sly and the Stone – I Wanna Take You Higher
The Cardigans – Lovefool
Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity
ELO – Evil Woman
The Zutons – Confusion
Miss Knowles – Sweet Dreams
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
The Kooks – Is It Me
Toots and the Maytals – Louie Louie
Lenny Kravitz – Stand
Noisettes – Don’t Upset the Rhythm
Thin Lizzy – Whiskey in the Jar
ACDC – Back in Black

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Reasons to go to Uni…

Tommy Gun – The Clash
Calvin Harris ft Kelis – Bounce
Alice Cooper – Schools Out For Summer
The Sunshine Underground – Put You In Your Place
Jack Penate – Be The One
The Wombats – Moving to New York
Maximo Park – Books From Boxes
Jackie Wilson – I get the Sweetest Feeling
Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’
Sly and the Stone – If You Want Me To Stay
Record of the Week – Bloc Party – Helicopter **
Jose Gonzales – Crosses
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Oasis – Rock and Roll Star
Panic at the Disco – But it’s Better if You Do
Editors – End Has a Start
The Darkness – Love is Only a Feeling
The Subways – Oh Yeah
Futureheafds – Hounds of Love

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Country Vs City

Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict a Riot
Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls
Foo Fighters – Times Like These
Meatloaf – Dead Ringer for Love
Elbow – One Day Like This
Toots and the Maytals – Take Me Home Country Road
Electric Light Orchestra – Sweet Talking Woman
The Allman Brothers Band – Midnight Rider
MGMT – Electric Feel
Arcade Fire – Ready To Start
Record of the Week** Sister Sledge We Are Family
Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
Arctic Monkeys – Mardy Bum
Doves – Black and White Town
Temptations – My Girl
Scouting for Grils – This A’int a Lovesong
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Primal Scream – Country Girl

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Playlist – The 27 Club Et Al

A pretty sad weekend for news really. This week I played some tracks that were an ode to music stars who died tragically young…

Amy Winehouse – Love is a Losing Game
T Rex – 21 Century Boy
Robert Johnson – Sweet Home Chicago
Elvis – Viva Las Vegas
Lynard Skinnard – Sweet Home Alabama
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Appart
Rolling Stones – Jumpin Jack Flash
MJ – Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Stay Together
Jimmy Hendrix – Hey Joe
Canned Heat – On the Road Again
Janis Joplin – Take a Little Pice of My Heart
Queen – Somebody to Love
Thin Lizzy – Rosalie
The Doors – Love Me Two Times
Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box
Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good

Back to lightheartedness next week…

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Coolest Songs Of All Time

Bowie – Star Man
Kravitz – Mama Said
Beach Boys – Sail on Sailor
Aretha – RESPECT
The Strokes – Last night
Thin Lizzy – Dancing In the Moonlght
The Kooks – Naive
Run DMC – It’s Like That
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (so uncool it’s a bit cool now)
Hendrix – Foxy Lady
Marth Reeves – Heatwave
Futureheads – Hounds of Love
The Beatles – Come Together
Toots and the Maytals – 54 – 46 Was My Number
REM – Shiny Happy People
My Dog Celebrated her 10th Birthday – So I allowed Patrick Swayze to summarise the bond…
Patrick Swayze – She’s Like the Wind
Beyonce ft – Jay Z – Crazy in Love
The Doors – Riders on the Storm
The Clash – Rock the Casbah
Oasis – Morning Glory
Spandau Ballet – True
The Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love
Sly and the Stone – If You Want Me to Stay
Kings of Leon – Red Morning Light
Record of the Week** Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
The Coral – Dreaming of You
The White Sripes – 7 Nation Army
Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved
Prince – When Doves Cry
Marlena Shaw – California Soul
Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
Mark Ronson ft Winehouse – Valerie
Ray Charles – I’ve Got A Woman
The Jam – A Town Called Malice
So Uncool It’s Cool Huey Lewis and the News – Hip to be Square
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Stealer’s Wheel – Stuck in the Middle
Dusty Springfield – The Look of Love
KC and the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight
James Brown – The Is A Man’s World
Mayfield – Move On Up
B52s – Love Shack
Muse – Stockholme Syndrome
Edwinn Starr – War
Massive Attack – Teardrop
Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter

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Forgotten Sports Stars

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Talked about the ‘Top 5 Sportspeople/stars You’ve Probably Forgotten About’…

Started the show with a rant about the nation’s gutter press, in relation to the News of the World story (how low can they get?) and generally whined about Murdoch the puppet master.

I shared some of the wisdom of my former fellow Thursday night presenter and Mr Phoenx, Eddie Curry, who wrote on twitter in relation to buying the last copy of this rag…’Not buying #NOTW today. If people want “a piece of British history” they should do what I’m doing today and go and visit a castle.’

…Bodium in East Sussex is my favourite castle if you asking – probably do a ‘Top 5 castles’ sometime in the near future.

Anyway here’s my top 5 much loved and most forgotten sporting stars:

1. Va’aiga (‘Inga the Winger’) Tuigamala – Rugby League/Union Sensation, pop this in your google -
2. Yannick Noah (wish I had put someone better in*, ie Ridley Jacobs) – flamboyant French Tennis Player
3. West Ham’s Mr Reliable – Steve Potts
4. The Maltese Snooker Sensation – Tony Drago
5. Liverpool’s Irish Centre Half – Phil (ke)Babb

Highly recommended to Nordin Wooter, Ulf Kirsten, Roger Black, Thomas Castaignède, Stan Collymore, the whole Aston Villa 1994 & 1996 League Cup winning teams, Ridley Jacobs, Gus Fraser, Goolagong Cawley, Gunnell, Jockey Wilson and David Campese.

Played some classics including the Mavericks which I danced the night away to last night – longer than I should have.

The Clash – Tommy Gun
Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Jimmy Hendrix – Voodoo Chile’
ACDC – Back in Black
Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher
Arcade Fire – Speaking in Tongues
Stevie Nicks – Secret Love
Ash – Orpheus
Idlewild – American English
The Police – Message in a Bottle
Record of the Week** – The Mavericks – Dance the Night Away
Aretha Franklin – RESPECT
T Rex -Get it On
The Supremes – Baby Love
Bob Marley – Exodus
The Specials – Rat Race
The Darkness – One Wat Ticket to Hell…and Back
Billy Ocean – Love Really Hurts Without You
Guns and Roses – Sweet Child o’ Mine

All of which were supplimented by the greatest themetune ever – Saturday Grandstand.

See you for a marathon 4 hours next week. Thanks for your texts and facebook messages,


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Back after my brief soirée to France, why not have an early Summer holiday?!…

It made sense to me to do ‘The Top 5 Things About Our Cousins the French and their ‘Bon’ Country’…

The wonders of Sky+ meant that I was able to catch up on the Glasto Highlight a week later, so I played some of my highlight tracks from the festival, as well as a few French themed ones too.

I return to our great country with all the TV you could want to watch waiting for me, angry about the state of British roads – and with another cold from a European Swimming Pool.

Here it is then, a definitive list, the best bits about France and the French….

1. Much more space, and quiet spots.
2. Loads of cheap wine being made and drunk
3. They produce nice dood – especially cheeses.
4. Good names ie. Jean-Luc my new bro-mance (a French restauranteur)
5. General laissez-faire mentality – particularly on health and safety issues.

A close 6th place goes to ‘they like to sit around on benches’ – why don’t British people just sit around thinking? (The weather probably)

Non, Je ne Regrette Rein – Edith Piaf
Muse – Resistance
Maximo Park – Postcard of a Painting
Elbow – Open Arms
Kelly Rowland – Work (Freemasons Mix)
Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught the Train
Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers
Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning
Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It
Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday
Radiohead – Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Record of the Week ** Chris Brown – Beautiful People (ft Benny B)
The Kinks – All of the Day and All of the Night
Beyonce – Sweet Dreams
Vaccines – All in White
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
ELO – Showdown
Kaiser Chiefs – Everyday I Love You Less and Less
Blur – Country House
Coldplay – Fix You

Thanks for your thoughts folks.

A bientot mes amis.

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Talking fathers and father figures.

I think they deserve at least a day of celebration for their collective efforts. Round of applause please…

In other news…found my love for soft shell crab this week – went to a wonderful authentic Chinese in Bethnal Green, and a propa East End booza round there too.

Fathers Day themed mix…

Boney M – Daddy Cool
Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
The Verve – Lucky Man
Flying Lizards – I Want Money
Neil Young – Old Man
Elbow – Grounds for Divorce (you can be a good Dad from a distance – I can vouch for that, Mr Cameron)
The Who – My Generation (general life advice)
Steely Dan – Do It Again (relationship advice)
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Baby Love
Dusty Springfield – Son of a Preacher Man
Damien Rice – The Blowers Daughter
Ash – Shining Light
The Kooks – Mr Maker
**Record of the Week – Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
Bill Withers – Lean on Me
Bowie – Changes
Bloc Party – One More Chance
Sly and the Stone – Familt Affair
Same and Dave – Soul Man
Nizlopi – JCB Song
Guns and Roses – Sweet Child o’ Mine (nice use of o’)

Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate Dads

1. They bring a sense of humour to things.
2. Relationship advice – most of ’em have ‘seen it all before’.
3. Life Guidance, they help make the journey a little smoother.
4. Practical – good at ‘doing things’, digging, bbqs, the garden, DIY, car stuff etc.
5. Good at building knowledge of music outside our era (and films and stuff).

Well done Dads everywhere – you are well good.

Tommy Walker Power Hour – Did a little A – Z of artists in an hour.

They said it couldn’t be done…

ACDC – Back in Black
B 52s – Rock Lobster
Cardigans – My Favourite Game
Doves – Black and White Town
Earth, Wind and Fire – Jupiter
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Genesis – Jesus He Knows Me
Hives – Hate to Say I Told You
Ian Durie and the Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
the Jam – A Town Called Malice
Kings of Leon – Molly’s Chambers
Lily Allen (surname is different now) – The Fear
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Nowhere to Run
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Ocean Colour Scene – 100 Mile High City
Prince – When Doves Cry
Queen – Bo Rap
Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
Shaggy – Mr Boombastic
Toto – Africa
UB40 – Red Red Wine
Van Halen – Jump
Wham – Young Guns (Go for It)
XTC – Making Plans for Nigel (I wanted the XX)
ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man

See y’all in a fortnight.

Bonjour x

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‘Top 5 Most Annoying Programmes on Television’

Musically played a bit of a ‘shuffle’, things I’ve been listening to o’er the week…

Arcade Fire – Month of May
Free – All Right Now
Kasabian – Fire
James Brown – Sex Machine (my Grandmother said ‘isn’t that a bit racy for a Sunday?’) Good point I reckon.
Candi Statton – Young Hearts Run Free
Bruno Mars ft. Cee Lo and B.o.B. (Bob) – The Other Side
Editors – Racing Rats
Jose Gonzales – Crosses
Van Morrison – GLORIA
Credence Clearwater Revival – Traveling Band
The Rolling Stones – Undercover (of the Night)
Alice Cooper – School’s Out for Summer (he was on Something for the Weekend, rock and rolo)
Record of the Week * – Coldplay – Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
Coldplay – Shiver
Elvis Costello – Pump it Up
The Bees – Leftfoot Stepdown
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Jack Penate – Tonight’s Today
The Wombats – Moving to New York
Radiohead – Reckoner

Top 5 Most Annoying Programmes on Telly…

1. Deal or No Deal – make it quicker, don’t talk about the ‘East wing’ and the ‘West wing’.
2. Supersize Vs Superskinny – there is no good in this programme.
3. Jez Kyle – what has he ever really done? Voyeuristic nonsense.
4. 60 Minute Makeover – (Bodge Job in an Hour)
5. Embarrassing Bodies – Who wants to embarrass themselves by revealing their hairy palms on telly?

Three final words – well done Brucie.

See you next week.

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The Tom Walker Show – Top 5 Moustaches Ever

Talking ‘tashes’ – inspired by, in part, the Women’s French Open Final.

A man shaved his beard live on the webchat – lovely Irish fella. He won my first ever Tom Walker gold star.

I told everyone that I was laying off cucumbers and about my new love for twitter.

In fact, getting into twitter this week in a big way – follow me @thfwalker. I added that I was a tad shocked that Piers Morgan and Lord Sugar spent more time on it than a teenager – they mainly slag each other off, and footballers. How do they get the time? Morgan wants to lay off the angelic Michael Owen too…

Top 5 Moustaches Ever…

1. Salvidor Dali
2. Tom Selleck
3. Kaiser Willhelm II
4. Super Mario
5. Rudi Voller

All the aforementioned artists were party to a moustache of somekind – other than my record of the week.

Michael McDonald – Sweet Freedom
ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man
Beatles – St Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
Outkast – Hey Ya
Village People – Macho Man
U2 – Beautiful Day (for the Edge)
BB King ft Clapton – Hold on I’m Coming
Earth Wind and Fire – Let’s Groove
My Record of the Week ** Temple Cloud – One Big Family
Thin Lizzy – Boys Are Back in Town (any excuse to play this really)
Lionel Ritchie – Easy (like a Sunday Morning)
Edwin Starr – Eye to Eye Contact
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage!
Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe
Foo Fighters – The Pretender
Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song (for Mr Bonham)
Will Ferrell – Afternoon Delight (wonderful array, yes array of moustaches)
Sammy Davis Jnr – Mr Bojangles
Chuck Berry – Hail Hail Rock and Roll
Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start the Fire (just a beard really)
Motorhead – Ace of Spades

See y’all next week. Thanks for your many contributions.

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‘Top 5 Films of the 80s’ – The Tom Walker Show

Whoop to Sundays – my new slot 4 – 6 of your pm. This is ideal as it mean I miss out on any Sunday roast based work, furniture shopping or pointless Sunday exercise.

For my first Sunday show I decided to enter into a rigorous celebration of quite an uncool decade the 1980s Anno Domini. But the 80s made some of the best films ever – frat pack, commedies, horror…I admit the 80s were also responsible for some rubbish films too, so rubbish in fact – they were good (ie. Karate Kid/Commando).

Took the chance to celebrate the 80s musically too…

Glenn Fry – The Heat is On (Beverly Hills Cop)
A Team Theme Tune
Wham – Jitterbug
Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
Duran Duran – Wild Boys
Queen – Another One Bites the Dust
MJ – Thriller
Madonna – Holiday
Elton John – I’m still standing
Adam and the Ants – Prince Charming
ABC – Shoot that Poison Arrow
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
Record of the Week – * Aloe Blacc – I need a Dollar (Not 80s but tres bon)
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
Spandau Ballet – Gold
Bowie – The Magic Dance
Hall and Oats – Maneater
Huey Lewis and the News – Hip to be Square
Frankie goes to Hollywood – Two Tribes

So here it is – Tom’s Top 5 Films of the 80s…

1. Ghostbusters
2. This is Spinal Tap
3. Withnail and I
4. Rocky III
5. Labrynth

Thanks for all your fine suggestions – but I must re-iterate that this is a family show. Preditor in the top 5 would have caused an uproar.


PS Walkerettes, I have changed my twitter ID to @thfwalker. Get following. I love technology and all that.

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Talking about the ‘Top 5 Playground/Kids Games’ – a bit of nostalgia as it is my last ever Thursday show for a while. A year and a bit of fun and chat – thanks for joining me. Here’s to Sundays…

1. World Cup Willy
2. British Bulldog
3. Conkers
4. Stuck in the Mud
5. Pooh Sticks

We will never be that young again – but good to reflect once in a while.

Quote of the Week ‘Get your conkers out!’ Could be misconstrewed.

Played some of my favourites – I always do to be fair.

Happy Radio – Edwin Star
Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
Hocus Pocus – Focus
Just – Radiohead
Tonight’s the Kind of Night – Noah and the Whale –
This Love (Will be Your Downfall) – Ellie Goulding
The Arcade Fire (Nighbourhood # 3 (Power Out)
I’m Over It – Jamie Cullum
Dog Days are Over – Florence and the Machine
In My Place – Coldplay
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Poison Arrow – ABC
Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
Record of the Week ** Limit to Your Love – Jame Blake. A spot of genius electronica.
Get Back – The Beatles
Have a Nice Day – Stereophoics
Staying out for the Summer – Dodgy
Orpheus – Ash

See y’all a Sunday soon.

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The Top 5 ‘Things Not to do at A Wedding’.

1. Never shout ‘boring’ at an inappropriate moment.
2. Shout during the ‘if any knows why these should not be joined’ bit for a laugh.
3, Kiss the bride inappropriately/ unless you should be.
4. Never dress in black or white unless you should be.
5. Wear ivory in any form, especially as a decorative suit.

Sound advice…

Went to Edinburgh – it rained when we arrived – which was sad. Beautiful city though. I talked about my bad experience at a Michelin restaurant – not a natural posho to be fair. I kept leaving my napkin on the table and the waiter kept folding it into a swan. Unnecessary.

Track List – Royal/Wedding/Love Themed

The La’s – There She Goes
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Spandau Ballet – Gold
The Cure – Friday I’m in Love
Sly and the Stone – Family Affair
Kasabian – Empire
Matt Munroe – My Kind of Girl
Dusty Springfield – The Look of Love
Libertines – What Katie Did Next
MGMT – Kids
Dizzie and Florence – You’ve Got the Dirtee Love
Queen – Somebody to Love
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict a Riot
Mystery Jets ft. Laura Marling – Young Love
B52s – Love Shack
Jackie Wilson – To Be Loved
The Darkness – Love is Only a Feeling
The Smiths – This Charming Man
Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack
The Coral – Who’s Gonna Find Me
Billy Idol – White Wedding

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‘Top 5 Things You Musn’t Do When Meeting the In-Laws for the First Time’

Tom’s car Keith is in a spot of bother – it keeps purring like a panther. Not because the engine is powerful – because it’s a bit broke! Shall I take it Edinburgh? Probably not. But one does care for a challenge.

Anyone watched Essex Jungle – Channel 5 – best programme on, for me. Masterchef is getting too over the top – like X Factor – ‘Watching doesn’t get tougher than this.’ Cue intense music/clips of a sweaty kitchen.

Met my Girlfriend’s Extended Family for the First Time. Here’s my top 5 tips on what not to do…

1. Compliment the body of your Mother-in-law.
2. Lie about your job.
3. Don’t commit to disliking anything – unless you know they definately will agree. ‘I think sailings rubbish’…’oh you have a yaught’ etc.
4. Boast about speeding (with there precious relative in the car.
5. Never mock the cooking. Be grateful, and look delighted – even if it is a veggie platter.

I would avoid stealing too – thank you Dave. A wise suggestion.

Tom’s Tracks

Wham – Young Guns
Outkast – Hey Ya
Eart Wind and Fire – September
Fine Young Cannibals – Good Thing
Ray Charles – Mess Around
Isley Brothers – Take Me In Your Arms
Jamiroquai – Feels Just like it Should
Boney M – Daddy Cool
Boo Radleys – Wake Up Boo
Edwin Star – Happy Radio
Ash – Orpheus
Editors – Munich
The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go
The Futureheads – Hounds of Love
Gorrilliaz – Amarillo
Bloc Party – Song for Clay (Disappear Here)
The Who – Barbara O’Reilly
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Razorlight – Before I fall to Pieces
The XX – Crystalised
Bryan Adams – Run to You

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Thursday 6 – 8 Tom’s Top 5 – ‘The Top 5 Tackiest Things Around’

This one got the juices flowing, lots of hatred for jewellery – particularly rings on men, seaside tat and royal wedding china.  Anything plastic – it’s a tacky material. Sleeveless tshirts.

Story of the Week – Pregnant woman was given an asbo for her unborn child – even got the name right. She was shocked, but is recovering well.

Teatime Teaser – 45 Billion Chopsticks used in China Per Year

Top 5 Tackiest Things Around…

1. Sleeveless Tshirts
2. Arcades
3. Holiday Tshirts
4. Poor Personalised Number Plates
5. Sovereign Rings

Tom’s Teatime Teaser – 45 billion chopsticks used in China every year
Edwin Starr – Happy Radio
The Strokes – Undercover of Darkness
The Pointer Sisters – I’m so excited
The Stones – Jumping Jack Flash
Ocean Colour Scene – Caught by the River
NERD – She Wants to Move
Hurts – Better Than Love
Elbow – Open Arms
Stereophonics – A Thousand Trees
Foals – Cassius
Lynard Skynard – Free Bird
Sting and the Police – Roxanne
Razorlight – America
Tom Petty – I won’t back down
The Temptations – The Way You do the Things You Do
Sam Cook – Don’t Know Much
Jimi Hendrix – All along the Watchtower
Queen – One Vision
Kula Shaker – Tattva
Thin Lizzy – Bad Reputation
The Go Team – Apollo Throwdown




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7 April – Top 5 Best things about the Summer

We are in the midst of a heat wave, in March – must be all the global warming. I think they just call it a heatwave when it’s sunny for a couple of days.

Played a variety of hits poppy, funky and tat – same old really.

Happy Radio – Edwin Starr
Bloc Party – One More Chance
Kylie – Can’t get you out of my head
The Beatles – Twist and Shou
Smokey Robinson – Tracks of My Tears
Beyone – Sweet Dreams * Walker’s Golden Wonder
Fall Out Boy ft John Mayer – Beat It
Rednex – Cotten Eye Joe
ABC – Poison Arrow
James Brown – Get UP Offa That Thing
Jackie Wilson – Sweetest Feeling
Four Tops – Bernadette
Jack Johnson – Good People
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Calvin Harris – I’m not alone.
Di Ross & The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
Bowie – All the Young Dudes.

Tom’s Top 5 ‘Best Things About the Summer’

1. Seaside entertainment ie Punch and Judy and donkey rides
2.Holidays – randoms you meet on tour are always good.
3. Fruit picking (how twee)
4. Festivals
5. BBQs

Thanks for your input – but no, I do not agree that streaking is the best thing about Summer

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Sunday 3 April 8 – 10, in for Taylor G

Not my usual slot, usually much more glamorous. Played some easy Sunday listening, then ‘rocked the week’ for the second hour. I got over the fact that Louis Theroux was on the beeb, channeling my frustration into Mr Rooney who launched into a hideous foul mouthed diatribe after scoring, quite a decent, hat – trick. What has he got to be so cross about? Other than a receding hair line. Can’t imaging Messi doing that, or Frankie Dettori or Tim Henman. To be fair Henman was rubbish, why serve and volley in the modern game – especially when you serve like my sister – no offence Sophs. I digress.

Played some Adele (Somone like You) Damien Rice (Blower’s Daughter), Coldplay (Shiver), New one by the Strokes (a cracker to be fair), Huey Lewis and the News and a spot of Neil Young.

Chris Siviter came into the station after falling over at the station – tried to get him some Savlon. Quite bad gashes. What a pro though he made it through.

Fact of the Week – The dot above an ‘i’ is called a tittle.

Tom’s Tale – I dropped a link to the Spice Girls epic track ‘Mama’ on my Mum’s wall for Mother’s Day – for a gag.  She cried and said the words were really poignant. To be fair they are – take a listen.

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The Top 5 Fancy Dress Costumes Ever

Tom’s Top 5…

Fancy Dress Costumes

I’ll ask the questions that nobody will (I won’t).

Enjoed this one. Sometimes leave the studio and feel a bit grumpy because I stumbled over my words like a country Hugh Grant. This week left with what my mother would describe as a ‘stupid little grin’.

Started saying ‘come on’ a bit too much this week, like a DJ Lyton Hewitt. Glad he’s gone into tennis obscurity – annoying little aggressive git. Henman was so calm, and so rubbish.

Talked about a possible new name for my show ‘Off The Cuff LInks’. It’s annoyingly good, so might have to change it. Mind you that;s a lot of hassle.

Line of the show. ‘Lady Gaga went out as a mixed grill…does that count?’

Hard fact – genetically modified chickens not to blame for swine flu.

Played Some Good Stuff (because I choose it.)

Justice Vs Simian – We are your friends.
Doobie Brothers – Long train running
G ‘n’ R – Sweet child ‘o’ mine (nice use of ‘o’)
Elbow – The bones of you
Fleetwood Mac – Go your own way
Dad’s record of the week. John Lee Hooker – One bourbon, one scotch, one beer.
The Squeeze – Up the junction
Electric Six – Gar Bar
Marvin Gay – Aint no mountain high enuuufff.
Blondie – One way or another.
Jimmy Cliff – The Harder they Come

Top 5 Fancy Dress Costumes

5. Angry Birds (the iphone app – let’s do it, birds in general would be good)
4. Optimus Prime (if you can home make it it must be a winner)
3. Henry VIII (everyone’s happy – especially if he has a hunk of meat)
2. Dad’s Army (dream)
1. Oskar the Grouch (best I’ve ever seen).

That’s all folks (thankfully you sigh).

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Top 5 Places to go in a Time Machine

If you had five tokens for a time machine where would you go?

That’s the level of contemporary cutting-edge discourse you can expect from the Tom Walker show…

This was a nattery show. Generally meandering through the hypothetical echelons of time. It was good to be back really having taken a few weeks off to recourperate from 2010. New Years Eve saw me dressed as the campest possible musketeer you can imagine (‘Cher’ wig and chest wig included). I even had a little bin bag cape. Dream.

I played a few tunes I’ve wanted to for a while…

Duck Sauce – Babs Streisand

War – Low Rider

Estelle Ft Kanye – American Boy (for the robotics)

Florence and the Machine – You got the Love

Dropkick Murphy’s – I’m shipping up to Boston (‘that song from The Departed’)

Dad’s Record of the Week** ZZ Top – La Grange

The XX – Crystallised

Beach Boys – Good Vibrations

Iggy – The Passenger

Mystery Jets Ft Laura Marling – Young Love

Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm

Roxy Music – Love is the Drug

Rant of the week** People whinging about the snow – inevitably be better prepared for it – it could happen at winter. What do Polar bears do? The same goes for flu – get more jabs in, it happens every year ‘we’ve run out’. Why have we run out? Don’t run out. Ahhh. Better now.

Tom’s Top 5 ‘Places to go in a Time Machine’…

5. Watch the Big Bang – essentially a ‘good specatcle’.

4. Watch the Armada getting whooped – with a Pimms.

3. Ali/Foreman – Rumble in the Jungle – he was writing checks with his mouth that his body couldn’t cash, but then essentially Ali cashed them anyway – much to everyones suprize. I wouldn’t be suprized in my time machine. But it would be good anyway. And I’d have a flutter on him too so – cashback.

2. Speech by Luther King – probably the ‘dream’ one. Just a good speaker really and a bit inspirational.

1. Woodstock ’69. Peace man.

Thank y’all.

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