A three hour edition of Sunday Replay today – in the first hour we heard some cool chilled out oldies, then in the next it was songs for Dad’s Day. We heard,
Alexander O’Neal – Dance with my Father
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m not your Daddy
Cat Stevens – Father and Son
Chicory Tip – Son of my Father
Cliff Richard – Daddy’s Home
Darts – Daddy Cool
Elvis – Don’t Cry Daddy
James Brown – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
Loudon Wainwright III – Father and A Son
Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach
Mike and The Mechanics – Living Years
Nizlopi – JCB Song
Sister Sledge – We are Family
In the final Hour we livened things up a bit with some more great oldies and a couple of weird stories including this one –
An Australian man built up so much static electricity in his clothes as he walked that he burned carpets, melted plastic and sparked a mass evacuation.
Frank Clewer, of the western Victorian city of Warrnambool, was wearing a synthetic nylon jacket and a woollen shirt when he went for a job interview.
As he walked into the building, the carpet ignited from the 40,000 volts of static electricity that had built up.
“It sounded almost like a firecracker or something like that,” he said.
“Within about five minutes, the carpet started to erupt,” he told Australian radio.
Perplexed firemen evacuated the building and cut its electricity supply, thinking the burns could have been caused by a power surge.
“There were several scorch marks in the carpet, and we could hear a cracking noise – a bit like a whip – both inside and outside the building,” said fire official Henry Barton.
Mr Clewer said that after leaving the building, he scorched a piece of plastic in his car.
His clothes were measured by firemen as carrying an electrical charge of 40,000 volts, the Reuters news agency quoted Mr Barton as saying.
The fire official added that the charge was close to being high enough to cause the items to spontaneously combust.
“I’ve been firefighting for over 35 years and I’ve never come across anything like this,” he said.