Psychotherapist and Wednesday lunchtime Phoenix98FM presenter James Roast joined me this evening. He felt that we were in a far more positive climate with people more willing to talk about mental health. James noted that we as a species in which relationships are very important. There is always the possibility of any relationship having difficulties. He felt that his radio show, ‘The Happiness Algorithm’ was a platform where people who had been through difficult experiences could talk them through openly. This would help anyone listening to see that their own issues were not unique and this would be helpful in the process of self understanding. James lockdown experience, with all his clinics moving to being on line, has meant that without a lengthy commute he felt he had much more time. This enabled him to appreciate his family and nature far more. James felt life is not lived as either happy or sad. There are many shades of grey and we live within these most of the time.
Sting – Fragile
Aled Jones – The Rose. Phy Requested something by Aled.
Mumford and Son – Ghosts that I knew – chosen by James.
Fleetwood Mac – Need your love so bad – chosen by James.
Sam Cooke – A change is gonna come – chosen by James.
Birthdays this week
Olivia Newton John celebrated her 72nd birthday. We heard Sumer Nights, her duet with John Travolta from Grease.
Mari Wilson was 66 years old this week. We heard her 1982 hit, Just what I always wanted.
Matt Goss, and twin Luke, were 52 years old this week. (Is that possible!) We heard When will I be famous?
James joined regulars Chris, Patrick and Bob for the quiz. Chris was our winner. She celebrated with a cup of tea and a bag of liquorice All sorts.
Wings – Live and let die. Patrick requested a track by Wings.
Rick Astley & Unsung heroes – Every one of us.
Red House Blues Duo – Three time loser.
Heatherlyn – Grace – the third track we have played from her newly released EP.
Chart this week in 1970.
No 1 Freda Payne – Band of Gold. This was the best selling 45rpm for six weeks.
No 3 Chairman of the Board – Give me just a little more time
No 16 Diana Ross – Aint no mountain high enough
Mac Davis – In the ghetto. We lost Mac this week. He wrote this track, made famouse by Elvis Presley.
Sophie Griffiths – What would I do without you?
Beach Boys – Sail on sailor
Shawn Mendes – Wonder
Will Hoge – Favourite waste of time.
Join me next week when my guest will be Ingatestone-based graphic artist, Daniel Screen.