Category Archives: The Weekend Starts Here

November has Well and Truly Started

We looked back to a great weekend in local sport, with a large quota of local teams going through to the 2nd round of the FA Cup including Chelmsford City.  We akso liiked ahead to a busy weekend of live events.

Playlist as follows:-

Blur – For Tomorrow
REM – All The Way To Reno
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Skunk Anansie – Weak
Weezer – Buddy Holly
Wild Beasts – Albatross
Ultravox – All Stood Still
Super Furry Animals – Juxtapozed With U
Tori Amos – Professional Widow
Al Stewart – On The Border
Mcalmont And Butler – Yes
Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Suede – Beautiful Ones
Fox – S-S-Single Bed
Björk – Play Dead (With David Arnold)
Madonna – Live To Tell
Johnny Cash – Gods Gonna Cut You Down
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc
Terry Callier – Time Peace – Love Theme From Spartacus
Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same
Neil Young – Like A Hurricane
Marillion – Kayleigh
Oscar Peterson – Hymn To Freedom

Firework Weekend Starts Here

As we head into November and the weather threatens local sport fixtures, we also looked through all the local firework displays in a show that started 2 hours earlier than normal.  Music as follows:-


The Teardrop Explodes – Passionate Friend
Inxs – Disappear
Alice Cooper – Poison
Faces – Stay With Me
Crowded House – Saturday Sun
Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
My Life Story – Girl A, Girl B, Boy C
Joni Mitchell – This Flight Tonight
Jonny Cola and the A Grades – Marlborough Road
Soft Cell – Torch
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
The Maccabees – No Kind Words
The Undertones – My Perfect Cousin
Shocking Blue – Venus
Genesis – I Know What I Like
Gary Numan – We Are Glass
Sneaker Pimps – Six Underground
Joe Cocker – With Little Help From My Friends
George Harrison – What Is Life
The Police – Voices Inside My Head
Xtc – Senses Working Overtime
REM – First We Take Manhattan
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks

25th of October Playlist

Two hours of music as follows:-

Squeeze – Cool For Cats
Split Enz – I Got You
David Bowie – Heroes
Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive
Pet Shop Boys – Left To My Own Devices
Clash – I Fought The Law
Van Morrison – Gloria
Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
New Order – Blue Monday
Black – Wonderful Life
Passions – I’m In Love With A German Film Star
Blur – Song 2
The Doors – Riders On The Storm
Terry Callier – I Don´t Want See Myself
Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World Beautiful People
Laura Branigan – Gloria
Kraftwerk – Showroom Dummies (Single)
Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
Pulp – Common People
Nirvana – Come As You Are
Robert Palmer – Looking For Clues
Neil Young – Like A Hurricane
10Cc – Wall Street Shuffle

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18th of October Looking Ahead to the Weekend

Playlist for the week as follows:-

Prince – When Doves Cry
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Beatles – Revolution
E.L.O – All Over The World
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Inxs – New Sensation
R.E.M. – At My Most Beautiful
Nina Simone – Put A Spell On You
Neil Young – Helpless
White Stripes – 7 Nation Army
Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife
Bonnie Raitt – Nick Of Time
Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
Feeder – Buck Rogers
Kula Shaker – Tattva
Goldfrapp – Alive
Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together
The Verve – Lucky Man
The Automatic – Monster
Roxy Music – Dance Away
Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
Rush – The Spirit Of Radio
Republica – Ready To Go
Simon & Garfunkel – 59Th Street Bridge Song
Lou Reed – Satellite Of Love
Michael Mcdonald – Sweet Freedom
Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same

We looked ahead to the weekend’s local events and sport across Essex.

Quite a Few Long Tracks This Week

Looking ahead to the weekend where the weather forecast was promising. I had a chance to play quite a few long tracks for two hours, in between the events and news updates.

Van Morrison – Gloria
Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Joe Jackson & Iggy Pop – It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing
Nina Simone – I Put a Spell on You
Pet Shop Boys – Your early Stuff
Levellers – One Way
Manic Street Preachers – Kevin Carter
Scott Walker – Patriot (A Single)
Big Audio Dynamite – Medicine Show
Delphic – Good Life
Icicle Works – Love is a Wonderful Colour
Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun
Al Stewart – The Year of the Cat
David Byrne – Don’t Fence Me In
New Order – Blue Monday
ELO – Mr Blue Sky
Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught the Train
Marc Almond – Jacky
Eagles – One of These nights
Dusty Springfield – The Look of Love
Editors – An End Has a Start
Ladyhawke – Black White and Blue
Lloyd Cole – Perfect Skin
Madness – Night Boat to Cairo

Last Weekend of September Starts Here

Looking at the day’s news, along with the local events coming up and national sport.  The music as follows:-

Blur – There’s No Other Way
Brian Ferry – Let’s Stick Together
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Ian Dury – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Killers – Somebody Told Me
Kingsmen – Louie Louie
Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same
Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Blondie – Atomic
Carly Simon – You’re So Vain
10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
Badly Drawn Boy – Once Around the Block
Beatles – Something
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Bob Sinclar feat Steve Edwards – World Hold On (Children Of The Sky)
Polica – Dark Star
Sultans of Ping – Girlwatchin’
Pigeon Detectives – This Is An Emergency
Busted – Year 3000
Emeli Sande – Read All About It, Pt III
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Perfect Skin
Alanis Morissette – Thank U
Madonna – Music
Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
New Order – Hellbent
Gay Dad – To Earth With Love
Beatles – Something
Ocean Colour Scene – Profit In Peace

20th of September Playlist

Shorter than advertised, we still looked ahead to the weekend of sport and had a look at the pick of the local events.

Music as follows:-

Divine Comedy – The Frog Princess
Embrace – Ashes
David McWilliams – The Days Of Pearly Spencer
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3
Everything But The Girl – The Only Living Boy In New York
Happy Mondays – Step On
Flight Of The Conchords – Inner City Pressure
Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him
R.E.M. – Leaving New York
Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter

13 September Playlist

Another look ahead to the weekend’s events, with a mixture of music as follows:-


Athlete – Westside
Blondie – Sunday Girl
Fleetwood Mac – Dont Stop
Donna Summer – I Feel Love
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
Smashmouth – Walking On The Sun
Zombies – She’s Not There
Smiths – How Soon Is Now
Led Zeppelin – Rock And Roll
Outkast – Ms Jackson
Roxy Music – Love Is A Drug
New Order – True Faith
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Van Morrison – Moondance
Kraftwerk – Showroom Dummies (Single)
Happy Mondays – Step On
James Brown – The Boss
Lonestar – Amazed
Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom
Maroon 5 – Payphone
Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know
Morrissey – First Of The Gang To Die
Jingle – 3 Sec Vocal
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Supernaturals – Smile
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends

Going for Gold

Keeping an eye on the Paralympics and looking ahead to the weekend’s events and up and coming sport. We even got time to play some decent music:-

Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Sam And Dave – Soul Man
Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think
Young Knives – Turn Tail
White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Stranglers – Peaches
All Seeing I feat Tony Christie – Walk Like A Panther
B-52s – Rock Lobster
Big Country – Wonderland
Blur – There’s No Other Way
Boxer Rebellion – Flashing Red Light Means Go
Joe Walsh – Life’s Been Good
Shed Seven – Going For Gold
Tears For Fears – Mothers Talk
Joe Jackson – Stepping Out
REM – Daysleeper
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
Trio – Da Da Da
Queen – We Will Rock You
Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Pulp – Disco 2000
Puretone – Addicted To Bass

Looking Ahead to a September Weekend

It was a busy evening with the Paralympics in full flow. The chatroom was full of people appreciating the music, which was nice (even if there were requests for the teletubbies).

As usual we looked ahead to the weekend’s events, along with Joe bringing us interviews from his visit to Brentwood Trampoline Club during the week. Joe is due to bring us handball next week.

Playlist as follows:-

Cerys Matthews – Arlington Way
Air – Kelly Watch the Stars
Crash test dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Lily Allen – LDN
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream
Cure – Lovesong
Beatles – Get Back
Soup Dragons – I’m Free
Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
Nina Simone – Sinnerman
Wierd Al Yankovic – Eat it
Madness – Night Boat to Cairo
Loaded – Primal Scream
Oasis – Whatever
Public Enemy – Harder Than you Think
Joan Jett – I Love Rock and Roll
Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God
Maximo Park – The Undercurrents
David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Kylie Minogue – I Believe In You
Lightning Seeds – Life of Riley
Lloyd Cole – Lost Weekend
Manic Street Preachers – You Love Us
Police – Walking on the Moon
Prodigy – Firestarter