David told us that he would rather walk than cycle, ride or drive. He feels that walking can be a beautiful escape from routines, worry and sadness. David likes to walk in bare feet as he believes that everywhere is Holy ground. Walking in bare feet helps him to feel connected to the holiness of the ground beneath his feet. Walking with deliberate awareness is slowing down and noticing more, feeling more, smelling more and experiencing more. This leads to ultimately being more thankful for all that is beneath his feet and around him. Consequently, any walk can become a pilgrimage.
Check out over 250 pilgrimage walks on https://britishpilgrimage.org/
Wheelchair users and those with pushchairs can find useful information on https://accessiblecountryside.org.uk which includes some Essex walks.
Kygo ft. Whitney Houston – Higher love – 2019 UK No 2, one of the tracks chosen last week by my guests Holly and Frances from https://www.bscwt.org
Parker Millsap – Running on time – from the PhoenixFM A list.
U2 – I still haven’t found what I’m looking for – 1987 release, Grammy Award Record of the year. No 93 in the 2010 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest songs of all time.
Gerry and the Pacemakers – You’ll never walk alone – 1963 No 1 in UK, Ireland, Australia & New Zealand. Originally from the 1945 film – Carousel.
Katrina & The Waves – Walking on sunshine. 1985 UK no 8, USA no 9, Top 10 in 3 more countries.
Roger McGinn of the Byrds was 81 years old yesterday. We heard the 1965 release – Turn, Turn, Turn. No 1 USA, Canada, New Zealand, UK No 26. The song was written by Pete Seger, based on Ecclesiastes chapter 2, verses 1 – 8.
Jason Orange, formerly a member of Take That, celebrated his 53rd birthday this week. We heard – Hold up a light – from the 2008 album – The Circus. The biggest selling album of the year, selling 1.5 million copies.
Above, Neil Tennant in 1981.
Below in 2023.
Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys is 69 years of age. We heard the 1988 classic track – You are always on my mind. No 1 in UK, Canada, Germany & Switzerland.
USA No 4. Originally recorded by Brenda Lee, then Elvis Presley and also Willie Nelson, amongst other. 2014 poll conducted by BBC had the Pet Shop Boys version as the No 1 cover of any song.
Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Chris in Guildford, David in the studio, Patrick in Ingatestone for taking part. Our join winners each with three points were David, Bob and Patrick.
Patrick from Ingatestone requested Kelly Marie – It feels like I’m in love. UK no 1, Belgium no 3 and Top 10 in five more countries. 3rd best selling single in the UK in 1980, selling over 750,000 45 rpm singles.
Lauren Diagle – Thank God I do – from her latest album – Lauren Diagle – USA no 4, USA Christian chart No 1, UK Christian chart No 1.
Chart this week in
David Norfield selected the year.
No 3. Eurythmics – There must be an angle (playing with my heart). No 1 UK, Norway & Ireland. Top 10 in 10 more countries. USA No 22.
No 9. Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny come home. UK No 8, Italy NO 5, Ireland No 6, Top 20 in 5 more countries.
No 21 Marillion – Kayleigh – UK no 2, Top 20 in 6 more countries, USA No 74.
Jane Collins from the Ingatestone & Fryerning Horticultural Society talked about the Summer Show.
Honey & The Bear – Why am I always saying sorry – They will be performing at The Cambridge Folk Festival on July 29th.
Rembrandts – I’ll be there for you – 1995 UK no 3, Canada No 1, USA No 17, Top 20 in five more countries.
Join me next week when my guest Tony Stringer will be talking about https://www.friendsofnamuncha.org supporting a Maasai community in Namuncha Kenya.