Category Archives: Feelgood Saturday

Get the tinsel down!

On the first Feelgood Saturday of 2018 we thought we’d delve into the murky world of finance. This time of year we’re often thinking about how we can be better with money – because of a New Year’s resolution we’ve made or due to Christmas over-indulgence.

My guest today was on hand to help us through it. James Blower, founder of the Brentwood-based financial consultancy – The Savings Guru – was full of tips for getting your money in order, the best ways to save and even helped us understand what on earth a bitcoin is. You can hear the interview with James below and to find out more about the Savings Guru, visit their website here – where you’ll also find advice and a way to ask them any other questions you might have.  You can also follow them on twitter.

Elsewhere in the show, we looked forward to some very significant events and anniversaries in 2018, checked in on events in the local area and got a bit of an eyeful in the entertainment news…

LIsten back to the whole thing here:

And a track listing is below:

  • Heaven must be missing an angel by Tavares
  • You got the love by Florence and the Machine
  • Pinball wizard by Elton John
  • Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
  • Perfect by Ed Sheeran and Beyonce
  • I don’t feel like dancing by Scissor Sisters
  • World in motion by England New Order
  • Hey Jude by Beatles
  • Livin’ on a prayer by Bon Jovi
  • Happy by Pharrell Williams
  • Gorgeous by Taylor Swift
  • Everything now by Arcade Fire

Aaaaannnd I occasionally tweet about stuff other than radio – here… 


The In-between

It’s that funny time of year between Christmas and New Year where you’re not quite sure what day it is, what meal you’re on, or whether you’re coming or going generally.

This week’s Feelgood Saturday is the perfect anecdote for those in-between blues – two hours of great music (if you don’t believe me, check out the track listing below), entertainment news and gossip. Topics covered included the New Year honours (arise, Sir Ringo!), why I’m taking a different approach to New Year’s Resolutions – and some of the other ways to spend the days in-between crimbo and January 1st.

  • Finally by CeCe Peniston
  • Reggaeton lento (Remix) by CNCO & Little Mix
  • Should I stay or should I go? by Clash
  • Laura by Scissor Sisters
  • Another one bites the dust by Queen
  • Havana by Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
  • Chain reaction by Diana Ross
  • Disco 2000 by Pulp
  • Children of the revolution by T Rex
  • Hungry like the wolf by Duran Duran
  • Mr. Brightside by Killers
  • Roll with it by Oasis
  • Don’t upset the rhythm by Noisettes
  • Dr. Pressure by Mylo vs. Miami Sound Machine
  • Night fever by Bee Gees
  • Hips don’t lie by Shakira
  • Hot and cold by Katy Perry
  • Kinky afro by Happy Mondays
  • Yellow submarine by Beatles
  • She loves you by Beatles
  • Love don’t live here any more by Rose Royce
  • My my my (remix) by Armand van Helden
  • Can we dance? by The Vamps
  • Starry eyed by Ellie Goulding

You can listen back to the whole thing here:

And as always you can get involved on twitter – @naomisayers.


Christmas Eve Eve

‘Twas the day before the day before Christmas and all over the studio

Naomi was playing hits from the last five decades (but sadly no Sussudio)

With showbiz news, travel and weather on the hour

This festive edition of Feelgood Saturday was really a “Wow” -er!

If you missed it, don’t fear, you can hear it below:

Or take a peek at the songs that were played in the show:

  • Little L by Jamiroquai
  • Happy Xmas (War is over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band
  • Seven wonders by Fleetwood Mac
  • Reggaeton lento (Remix) by CNCO & Little Mix
  • 2 become 1 by Spice Girls
  • Grace (We all try) by Rag n Bone Man
  • Don’t you want me baby by Human League
  • The most wonderful time of the year by Andy Williams
  • Sound of the underground by Girls Aloud
  • Alright by Supergrass
  • Love on my mind by Freemasons feat. Amanda Wilson
  • All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey
  • Bad boy by Miami Sound Machine
  • Dancing in the moonlight by Toploader
  • Last Christmas by Wham!
  • Perfect by Ed Sheeran
  • Born this way by Lady Gaga
  • Rockabye by Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie
  • Smooth criminal by Alien Ant Farm
  • Little St. Nick by Beach Boys
  • Sweets for my sweet by Searchers
  • Baby give it up by KC & the Sunshine Band
  • Stay another day by East 17

A mindful mince pie

Part of feeling good is sometimes taking the time to take stock and savour what you’re doing – so on this week’s Feelgood Saturday I invited local mindfulness expert Andy Powell in to the show to do just that.

Andy has been practising mindfulness for 15 years and had some really useful tips for helping us enjoy being present and get a little mental calm. Particularly important in the run-up to Christmas when we can all get a bit frazzled by all the shopping, parties and dashing about like a headless chicken (or should that be turkey).

Andy Powell

To hear my full interview with Andy, on why mindfulness is important, who can do it and how to do it – click the link below:

He also guided us through a quick three-minute starter session – a great taster for what it means to be mindful. You can listen back to that below:

For more tips from Andy make sure you visit the Brentwood Mindfulness facebook page, or his own website: andypowellcoaching.co.uk 

Elsewhere on the show we covered the Entertainment news, crowd-sourced some ideas for how I can spend my time off work over Christmas and also I predicted the winner of Strictly 2017! (I was right by the way!).

Listen back to the whole show here:

Full track listing is below:

  • Everybody wants to rule the world by Tears for Fears
  • Perfect by Ed Sheeran
  • Hey ya! by Outkast
  • The heat is on by Glenn Frey
  • ET by Katy Perry
  • Virginia plain by Roxy Music
  • Step into Christmas by Elton John
  • Ain’t nobody by Rufus & Chaka Khan
  • Sign of the times by Harry Styles
  • Galvanize (feat. Rejjie Snow) by Pete Tong, Jules Buckley & the Heritage Orchestra
  • You make my dreams come true by Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Once more around the block by Badly Drawn Boy
  • Cry baby by Paloma Faith
  • Never forget by Take That
  • Golden slumbers by Elbow
  • Take me in your arms (rock me) by Doobie Brothers
  • Human nature by Michael Jackson
  • Reggaeton lento (remix) by CNCO & Little Mix0
  • Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Sam Smith

As always you can tweet along with the show by following me @naomisayers.


Keep the change… ya filthy animal!

Saturday 9th December equals just over two weeks until the big day! And to help us get into the true spirit of Christmas I invited Andrew Schrader – Billericay local film buff (and self-proclaimed geek) onto Feelgood Saturday to talk festive films.

He has some pretty controversial opinions and some pretty tasteful knitwear, so listen back to the interview to hear his top three pick of Christmas films and why he thinks those movies are so important to make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

You may also have a view on who emerges victorious in the battle of the festive knitwear – although I’m more John Snow than let it snow! Festive film fun with Andrew Schrader

Elsewhere on the show, there was jive talking, a tribute to Billericay’s most tragic resident and we found out who was the most streamed artist of 2017!

Plus loads of feelgood music (and an increasing number of Christmas songs creeping in).

Track listing is below and you can listen back to the whole show here:

  • Let’s dance by David Bowie
  • Troublemaker by Olly Murs
  • Body talk by Foxes
  • Livin’ on a prayer by Bon Jovi
  • Diamonds by Rihanna
  • Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
  • Rockin’ around the Christmas tree by Brenda Lee
  • Sundown by S Club 8
  • Perfect (Duet with Beyonce) by Ed Sheeran
  • Dimelo by Rak-Su (feat. Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy)
  • I’m so excited by The Pointer Sisters
  • Sexy chick (feat. Akon) by David Guetta
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s back) [extended mix] by Backstreet Boys
  • We have all the time in the world by Louis Armstrong
  • White Christmas by The Drifters
  • The giver by Duke Dumont
  • Anywhere by Rita Ora
  • You don’t know me (feat. Craig David) by Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra & Jules Buckley

As always you can follow me on twitter (or talk to me if you’d like) on @naomisayers 


Peter the spider?

This week’s Feelgood Saturday was fairly therapeutic as it helped me come to terms with the terrifying arachnid just outside the studio door. He’s there every week – lurking – at once my most loyal listener and my harshest critic!

We crowd-sourced a name for him and Peter was the winner! Here he is in all his glory:Peter the spider

Elsewhere on the show we had the entertainment news, a royal Headliner and we checked out the Charleston ahead of Strictly. So if you’ve ever wondered what “swivel” is and how to do it -you need to listen back to the show at the link below:

Full listing of all the tracks I played is here too (only a couple of Christmas songs snuck in…):

  • Don’t mess with my man by Lucy Pearl
  • Radio by Corrs
  • Sleigh ride by Ronettes
  • I predict a riot by Kaiser Chiefs
  • Sweet dreams my LA Ex by Rachel Stevens
  • London calling by Clash
  • Rude boy rock by Lion Rock
  • Atomic by Blondie
  • Love me do by Beatles
  • Big when I was little by Eliza Doolittle
  • Santa baby by Kylie Minogue
  • Keep on movin’ by Soul II Soul
  • Reggaeton lento (remix) by CNCO & Little Mix
  • Girls on film by Duran Duran
  • Despacito (remix) by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious by Cast of Mary Poppins
  • Boombastic by Shaggy

Keep up with my antics between shows on twitter here


I heart BCN

ilovebcn

On this week’s Feelgood Saturday we had such fun! I made a bid to get the show sponsored by the city of Barcelona, shared the pleasure and pain of my Christmas shopping experience and learnt about a ballroom dance that sounds like it’s made by Sunpat! And we also played Headliner – which was fun for all involved!

All that was, of course, interspersed with some classic feelgood tunes – just take a look at the track listing below if you don’t believe me:

  • Jump by Van Halen
  • Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
  • Hot right now by DJ Fresh
  • Sussudio by Phil Collins
  • Get it on by T Rex
  • Stay by Eternal
  • Open your eyes by Snow Patrol
  • Never too much by Luther Vandross
  • Havana by Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
  • She will be loved by Maroon 5
  • Good times by Chic
  • National express by Divine Comedy
  • Love on top by Beyonce
  • In the summertime by Shaggy
  • Beyond the sea by Bobby Darin
  • All this love by The Similou

And you can listen back to the whole shebang below:

Remember you can keep up with my antics during the week by following me on twitter @naomisayers.


280 characters (plus five more)

On this week’s Feelgood Saturday I met the ridiculously talented guys from BOSSY – a Brentwood based youth theatre group, who crossed the barricade to talk about their latest production – Les Miserables. And they were anything but miserable – treating us to some tantalising sneak peeks of what the show has in store. The guys range in age from 14 to 18 and have talent to spare!BOSSY selfie(l-r: Billie, Jake, Tia, Sam, Jamie, me and Rosie). You can follow them on twitter to see what else they get up to (@BOSSYtheatre) and to buy tickets to the show just click here. It’s on at the Brentwood Theatre from Tuesday 21st to Saturday 26th November.

Listen back to that chat below and here’s an awesome picture of the guys in character too!

BOSSY at the barricade

Elsewhere on the show, we had a tricky Headliner this week, caught up on the entertainment news and learnt a bit about the Viennese Waltz in my strictly segment. Listen back to the whole thing here:

Some listeners also took advantage of the new, longer twitter character limit to bombard me with requests. Full track listing is below:

  • We don’t have to take our clothes off by Jermaine Stewart
  • Danger (High voltage!) by Electric Six
  • How will I know? by Whitney Houston
  • Headliner 1-5
  • Africa by Toto
  • Golden slumbers by The Beatles
  • Black magic by Little Mix
  • Adventure of a lifetime by Coldplay
  • Stars by Collabro
  • You know I’m no good by Amy Winehouse
  • Angels by Robbie Williams
  • Happy people by R Kelly
  • Up the junction by Squeeze
  • You don’t have to say you love me by Dusty Springfield
  • There she goes by The La’s

Remember you can follow me on twitter @naomisayers or instagram @naomizzle


Posterior conducting

Today’s show was all about coming together through music…and wiggling your posterior!

I was joined in the studio by the lovely Brian Ford, driving force behind the Festival of Remembrance in Billericay – Saturday 11th November from 19:30. Find out more on their facebook page.

Me and Brian Ford

Brian was saying it takes a town to put on a show as impressive as the Festival and he calls in favours from lots of willing and able volunteers who all do their bit.

I also learnt that he is an ex-band conductor, and learnt the secret to his technique – apparently it’s all in the behind!

…which linked us nicely to our Strictly Focus for the week – the Salsa!

If you’d like to listen back to my chat with Brian that’s here:

Or for the whole show click below:

Full track listing for the show is below:

Black Eyed Peas – I gotta feeling

Mabel – Finders keepers ft. Kojo Funds

Moloko – Sing it back

Headliners 1 – 5

Fairground Attraction – Perfect

Rihanna – Only girl

Elton John – Can you feel the love tonight?

Tina Turner – What’s love got to do with it?

Lucky Soul – Ti amo

Busted – What I go to school for

Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over troubled water

Cream – Crossroads

Rudimental – Sun comes up (feat. James Arthur)

Swedish House Mafia feat. Pharrell – One (Your name) [Radio edit]

 

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I ain’t afraid of no ghosts…

On this week’s Feelgood Saturday we celebrated things that go bump in the night – with a Halloween special. We had a spookily good Halloween playlist of music from the sixties to today – including songs about bats, cats and me in a witches hat.

Me in a witches hat

Then in the second half I was joined by some of the crew from Early Doors Productions, to talk about their latest offering – on a similarly scary theme – Jekyll & Hyde.

All that plus a look ahead to tonight’s Strictly, including what to look out for in the rumba – and something scary that happened to Simon Cowell recently…

Early Doors

You can listen back to my interview with J, Amy, Bill and Darren from Early Doors here…

Find out more including how to get your tickets here.

Or here’s the link to the full show.

The ghoulishly good music I played is shown below… Mwah hah hah hah haaaa:

Hall and Oates – Maneater

Stevie Wonder – Superstition

Meatloaf – Bat out of hell

Shakira – She wolf

Harry Belafonte – Banana boat song (Day O)

Ella Henderson – Ghost

Space – Female of the species

Chris Isaac – Wicked game

Kylie Minogue – Better the devil you know

Janet Jackson – Black cat

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads will roll (A Trak remix)

Talking Heads – Psycho killer

Rockwell – Somebody’s watching me

Bobby Pickett – The monster mash

Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t fear the reaper

Michael Jackson – Thriller (album version)

Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters theme

deadmau5 – Ghosts’n’stuff feat. Rob Swire (radio edit)

As always you can follow me on twitter for more witticisms that don’t make the Saturday show @naomisayers