Revd. Andy Griffiths talked about his role as an adult educator working with clergy in the C of E. Diocese of Chelmsford. There had been five changes since lockdown began. Andy’s vision for wider society and for churches was that the past did not work very well and we need to look to a more equality with everyone having a a part to play using their gifts. He used the image of a everyone being around a table as opposed to structures being triangles, with one person at the top and others at the bottom. His view on churches referenced back to Rowan Williams where churches needed a mixed economy of traditional worship and other imaginative activities. He said that now it was obvious that this should also include the use of technologies, all with the aim of engaging and involving more people.
Lighthouse Family – Ocean drive
Move – Flowers in the rain – Derek requested a track to go with our volatile weather.
Dollar – Loves got a hold on me – Patrick requested a track by this due. They wrote this song, which was a UK No 4 in 1979.
The Fratellis – Six days in June
Meatloaf – Life is a Lemon – Andy chose this angry track because he said that when viewing any situation, anger is the first stage to then initiating a desire for change.
Michelle Blanch & Santana – Game of love. He chorus is, ‘a little bit of this, a little bit of that’. Andy felt this emphasised the idea of a mixed economy in churches, with a mixture of the best from the past along with new innovation. This same mixture could be applied to wider society.
Graham Kendrick – A little bit of love – This track had been written and recorded by Graham during lockdown. He had felt that as a musician his talents should be used towrite a song to inspire others.
Gerry Rafferty – Take the money and run
Tom Walker – Wait for you
Birthdays during this week.
David Howell Evans – ‘The Edge’ celebrating his 59th birthday. We heard U2 – The miracle of Joey Ramone.
Shawn Mendes, who was 22 years old this week. We heard his 2016 USA & UK No 1 – Mercy.
Save Crosby, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice, due to his time with the Bryds and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Mark very unkindly suggested he was 93 years old. He was in fact 79 years old, correctly guessed by Chris who became this week’s winner. WE heard CS&N – Teach your children.
August 14th 1967 was when the Marine Offences bill became law at midnight in UK. This led to the closure of all the pirate radio ships except the two Radio Caroline stations.
Jimmy Smith – Sonowaltz – Big L theme for Radio London
Fortunes – Caroline – theme tune of Radio Caroline.
Chart this week in 1967.
No 1 Scott Mackenzie – If you are going to San Francisco (be sure to wear some flowers in your hair).
No 2 Beatles – All you need in love
Mo 6 Turtles – She’d rather be with me
No 7 Stevie Wonder – I was made to love her
Curtis Mayfield – Move on up
Emerson Lake and Palmer – From the beginning
Join me next week for two hour of Summer tracks for a chilled evening.