Paul talked about the Alpha course which enables people to ask big questions about every aspect of life. Yesterday evening the group of young people from his churches in Ingrave were discussing forgiveness. They felt it was easy to talk about until someone had done something that was really hard to forgive. However this could mean that “they lived in a space in your head rent free”, quoting Hilary Clinton. The only way to free this space is through forgiveness. Paul is chaplain to the British Legion in Brentwood. He said that he was keen to let older members know that when they were gone, their sacrifices and those who fell in combat would still be remembered. At St. Nicholas church the lychgate has all the names of those lost from the local community in WW1. Apart from Remembrance Sunday services in the churches, on the 11th of November at 11 minutes past 11 each year a time of Remembrance is held at the lychgate.
All the information relating to the churches can be found on the website, which is updated every week.
Just Hayward – Forever Autumn.
Joby Fox – I love you – from his recently released album – I was a hawk, no I’m a dove. Check out his interview with Jo on the PhoenixFM Drive pages.
Love City Groove – Love City Groove – 1995 UK Eurovision entry which came tenth. UK no 7. Chosen by Paul as he is a great Eurovision fan. He particularly remembers this track as it was so different to previous Eurovision entries that he felt it restored credibility to the UK.
Hamilton – All the songs in 90 seconds. Paul’s family had recently treated him as a birthday gift to go and see the show in London. He absolutely loved it. He also talked about the Scottish connection of people named Hamilton with Alexander Hamilton.
Jonathon Groff – You’ll be back. The second of King George’s three songs in the show.
Pink – Funhouse –Title track from the album released in 2008. UK no 1 and no 1 in 7 more countries. USA no 2 and Top 10 in 14 more countries. World-wide sales of over 7 million copies. Paul had been to many concerts, but his wife had never been to any, so the first he took her to was Pink at the 02 on her Funhouse tour. Paul said they thought it was both amazing and set a very high standard for his wife to compare with any future concerts.
Above, Paul Simon in 1980.
Below in 2023.
Paul Simon recently celebrated his 82nd birthday. We heard – Late in the evening – track from his 1980 album – One trick pony – UK no 17, USA no 12, Top 10 in four more countries.
Paul Wilson is best know as the former guitarist with Snow Patrol. He is 45 years old. We head the band’s 2011 track – Called out in the dark – UK no 11, Ireland no 5,
Belgium no 7.
Joe Egan is 77 years old. He is best known as co-founder with Gerry Rafferty of Stealer Wheel. We heard their 1973 track – Stuck in the middle with you – UK no 8 USA no 5, Top 10 in four more countries.
Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Paul in the studio and Chris in Guildford for taking part. The winner today with points with 2 points was Paul.
Lauren Diagle – You say – 2019 Grammy award winner for Best Christian music performance and Best Christian song. Video watched over 300 million times on YouTube.
Patrick requested Madonna’s 1986 track – Live to tell. USA no 1 and also in 3 more countries. UK no 2, Top 10 in 12 more countries. From the album – True Blue & the soundtrack of the film – At close range.
Chart this week in
No 2 Aqua – Barbie Girl – UK no 1 and also no 1 in 13 more countries. USA no 7 and Top 10 in 8 more countries.
No 16 Will Smith – Men in black – from the film of the same name starring Will Smith. UK no 1 and no 1 in 9 more countries. No 2 USA ,Top 10 in 10 more countries.
Lighthouse Family – Raincloud – UK no 6. From the album – Postcards from Heaven – N0 2 UK & Australia. Top 10 in Germany and New Zealand.
The Tumbling Souls – End up running – latest release from the band from the Outer Hebrides.
Brent Codd – Southern Star – title track from his recently released album.
U2 – I still haven’t found what I’m looking for – no 321 in 2021 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest songs of all time. From the 1987 album – Joshua Tree – sold of 25 million copies world wide . Grammy album of the year and Best group vocal performance.
Join me next week when my Studio guest is Robb Saggs from CHESS homeless. He will give us an update on the work of the charity and the needs as we approach winter. He will also invite you to take part in the sleepout.