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Carmel Jane Photography 17-10-17

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the best photographers I have ever seen.

Carmel Jane

 

Carmel is offering a FREE 8×6 print to all Phoenix FM customers, if they quote PhoenixFM when booking (for a limited time only)

Website: www.carmeljane.co.uk

Facebook  www.facebook.com/CarmelJanePhotography/

 

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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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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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Glitter, gardening and mental gymnastics

On this week’s show we quickstepped our way from Strictly Come Dancing to Gardeners’ World, with Top of the Pops in between.

My guests were Lauren and John from Billericay Community Garden – a brilliant local endeavour aimed at helping people experience gardening in the community. They do really great work – from their monthly digging days, to corporate volunteering and have this year been recognised with a win in Billericay in Bloom. We also took the opportunity to put John (the Head Gardener) through his paces with some of your gardening questions…

Billericay Community Garden

Have a listen to my chat with John and Lauren below:

To find out more about Billericay Community Garden I suggest following them on facebook – @billericaycommunitygarden.

Elsewhere on the show we checked up on the entertainment news, looked ahead to Strictly this week and also played Headliner. And a good time was had by all! You can hear the whole show here:

All the tracks I played on the show are listed below:

Janet Jackson – Rhythm nation

Queen – We are the champions

Jennifer Lopez – On the floor

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Paolo Nutini – Pencil full of lead

Spencer Davis Group – Keep on running

Wild Cherry – Play that funky music

Blue feat. Stevie Wonder – Signed, sealed, delivered

Skee Lo – I wish

Razorlight – The golden touch

The Beatles – Octopus’ garden

Zara Larsson – Lush life

Taylor Swift – Look what you made me do

Manfred Mann – Pretty Flamingo

 

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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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Body Talk 1/10/17

Scientists have now discovered that the onset of dementia can be detected by a simple smelling test.That’s correct smelling! It seems to be the sense that is affected the most, several years before the start of the disease. If detected it could be possible to reverse the symptoms.

This research discovered that the worse the sense of smell, the more likely dementia was to develop in old age.

Peppermint, fish, orange, rose and leather were the smells that were used. They can be used as an early warning system and take it as time to maybe change diet and lifestyle to protect your health into old age.

Dementia can go unnoticed for an incredible 20 years as the body goes into a slow decline. Five years after the test participants started to be monitored, all of those who had no sense of smell were all displaying signs of dementia, and nearly all of those who only provided one or two correct answers also had those same signs.

This simple test could provide a quick and inexpensive way to identify those who are already at high risk. Of all human senses, smell is the most undervalued and underappreciated until it’s gone. Other senses may also play a part in dementia detection, but it seems the olfactory sense could be the most important.

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Body Talk 23/9/17

What keeps your body alive? How does it know to do what it does to keep you healthy?

Keeping your core body temperature stable is vital to our survival. It needs to stay at 37.5 C. Even at rest your body generates enough energy to run a light bulb. If you get up to a sprint and you’re extremely fit, you’ll have enough energy to boil a kettle. We obviously need to shed that heat, otherwise you would literally boil yourself, so our bodies have a very efficient way of keeping us cool which is sweating. If you prevent yourself from sweating you could die quite quickly.

We grow more in the first few months of our life than at any other time. We grow 30cm in the first year. If you continued growing at that rate, you’d end up about 10 feet tall by the age of 10!

The more energy your brain demands, the less your body grows, so in childhood the brain demands a huge amount of energy which slows down body growth.

For the past few decades science believed that our short term memories were formed first, then after a period of time they are transferred deeper into the brain to become long term memories. Research is now finding that both short and long term memories are imprinted at exactly the same time. It takes about two weeks for a long term memory to be formed and the short term memory to fade.

There is no prime age for a human being either. Peak physical performance could be viewed as being in your twenties, but now we are seeing competitive sports people performing outstandingly well into their forties. The brain,however,performs better when it is younger.

It may well be many years before we fully understand how and why all of these systems function, one thing is for sure though, good diet and plenty of exercise will definitely preserve our good health well into our older years.

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When will I be famous?

A great show this week catching up with these guys! J, Nicole, Paul and Amy are some of the cast and crew from Early Doors Productions and joined me to talk The Cat and the Canary, their latest show.

EDP selfie

It’s on from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 September at The Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford. We got to sample a little bit of the soundtrack as well as a live preview! We also discovered some unusual showbiz connections among the cast and crew…

Here they are in character…

In character

Listen back to that interview here:

If you’d like tickets to the show (and why wouldn’t you?) you can get them from the box office at this link.

Also on the show we had a rather embarrassing Headliner and got the latest from the world of entertainment. You can listen back to the full show here and a full listing of all the tracks played is below:

Gloria Estefan – Rhythm is gonna get you

Kylie Minogue – Can’t get you out of my head

Another Level – Be alone no more

Coral – Dreaming of you

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Phoenix – Everything is everything

Dua Lipa – New rules

Robbie Williams – Candy

Rolling Stones – Let’s spend the night together

Cab Calloway – Evenin’

Bros – When will I be famous?

Space – Female of the species

Cardigans – Lovefool

Foo Fighters – Learn to fly

Blur – Song 2

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Charlie Davy’s Sunday Show (24/09/2017)

Today was the first of the new Sunday show – It needs a name, though… Something that’s catchy and sounds good on a jingle.  Unfortunately, Charlie’s Two-Hour Assorted Mix of Gubbins and Music Delights is just too long!

If you missed it, you missed a few good tunes like this:

MACCABEES – PELICAN
MICHAEL JACKSON – DON’T STOP ‘TIL YOU GET ENOUGH
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – GO ROBOT
SMASH MOUTH – WALKING ON THE SUN
KASABIAN – ILL RAY [THE KING]
AEROSMITH – WALK THIS WAY
KUNGS VS COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS – THIS GIRL
MARCY PLAYGROUND – SEX AND CANDY
STEVIE WONDER – I WISH
CURE – CLOSE TO ME [REMIX]
WHITE LIES – FAREWELL TO THE FAIRGROUND
MAXIMO PARK – GET HIGH [NO I DON’T]
HAPPY MONDAYS – 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE

Click play to hear the best (and worst) bits from the show…

There was talk about last night’s Strictly Come Dancing, a jolt from the past in this week’s Eastenders plus why dogs sticking their heads out of car windows may look wonderful – but isn’t quite such a good idea.

Back next Sunday from 10am with (hopefully) a name for the show!

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Body Talk 9/9/17

Is it possible to be both fat and fit?

This is the latest debate in the medical world.  If you take a little exercise,eat reasonably healthily and avoid too much alcohol, your blood pressure is normal and you have no signs of any ill health, some researchers say that there is no need to worry. They feel that it is possible for some people to carry large amounts of fat yet still be healthy.

Other researchers say that of you are overweight you can still be putting your heart at risk, no matter how healthy you feel you are. They calculated that even if you are overweight and healthy your risk of contracting heart problems is still higher than it should be.

However,just to confuse matters,a US study found that being overweight was not a cause of premature death, but being underweight was! A Danish study also found that obese stroke patients were less likely to suffer subsequent strokes than their underweight counterparts, and a stroke was far less likely to kill them. Obesity also, is not necessarily connected with insulin resistance or a build up of fats in the arteries. A build up of fat around the internal organs is far more dangerous, and also a lot less visible. So an underweight person may have fatty deposits around the liver, whereas an overweight person could be fine.

Maybe the answer lies in genetics, but either way it would be good to find out your family history, which could be a good indication of how your body may be working on an inner level.

As always, there are a lot of factors involved and this new information isn’t carte blanche to binge.

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