Friday Night Extra 21.9.18 with studio guest author Phil Steer.


Phil Steer, author of ‘As a child – God’s call to Littleness’  talked about the inspiration for writing the book. He had been on a retreat and a poem on the theme of the delights of life as a child came to him. The poem reflects on the loss of childhood innocence. He developed these thoughts with a talk given at church some years later. After a few more years a friend asked him, “so when are you going to write the book?” Eventually he did. The book is structured around twenty words that each title a short chapter. Phil feels the pivotal chapter is that on Humility. He describes that as a call to adults to “grow down”, the theme of the book. Phil also told us about the reasons for the three tacks of music he had chosen. He gave an honest assessment of his faith journey. You can find Phil on Twitter @philsteer64 He has a website & on www, The book is available through all online book retailers.

Tonight’s playlist

Billy Joel – Just the way you are

Paul Bell – Four – chosen by Phil who saw Paul at Greenbelt.

Howard Jones – Don’t look at the rain – check out the lyrics. Phil had the lyrics on his bedroom wall whilst at university.

Steely Dan – Dr Wu – Phil’s love of Steely Dan came from a teacher at school who played it in the background whilst that were assembling a school magazine.

Faith Hill – There you’ll be – today was Grammy award winner Faith’s 51st birthday. She has sold over 40 million albums.

The Goodbye Look – Eye to eye

Brentwood School Big Band – Goldfinger – requested by Phyl

Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Fanfare for the common man

Rolling Stones  – Satisfaction – requested by Patrick

Sophie Griffiths – Maybe – a new track by Sophie available soon

ECHO – Everlasting love – check out ECHO playing live at St. Edmund & St. Mary parish church Ingatestone on October 19th.

Hunter Hayes – Invisible – I am sure we will be playing more of Hunter’s music. This is a brilliant and very personal song.

Top 20 of this date in 1968

No 1  Beatles – Hey Jude

No 5 Beach Boys – Do it again

Two tracks featuring Maartin Allcock, who passed away this week. Best know as guitarist in Fairport Convention, Maartin was also a session musician who played on over 200 albums, a number of which he produced.

Jethro Tull – Ears of tin

Ralph McTell – Words I wouldn’t say

Lisa Harman – You are my sun/son

Carrie Underwood – See you again

Will Hoge – Favourite waste of time.

Join me next week for a great music mix between 8-10 p.m.


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