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Monday, 21 November 2011

Wimpy Rants And 1980s Shopping!

A fun show today in which I didn't play half the music I'd lined up, but it didn't seem to matter. Erik Petersen from The Nottingham Evening Post, (as I still call it) joined me to discuss his campaign to save the Wimpy in Broadmarsh from closure. Wimpy in Broadmarsh is under no threat of closure, this is just in case!
Based on my blog from a few days ago, tonight's theme was turning Broadmarsh into a 1980s themed shopping centre. We had tweets suggesting Radio Rentals, (which I had to explain to Erik), Chelsea Girl, Fine Fair, C&A, and the Broadmarsh Co-Op. I also explained Spud-U-Like to Erik, which given the success of Nottingham's very own Dinner Jackets, we know could come back!

Somehow, we managed to drift off the subject and brought in bad spelling, text speak, facebook, Christmas porn, and general other bug bears. In the midst of all this, Chris turned up with some treats courtesy of We Are Delish.

If this doesn't get Chris and Erik a modelling job with We Are Delish, then there's no justice.

The campaign to save Wimpy grew from a peaceful protest to an all out blitz spirited uprising, with tweets coming in suggesting an 'occupy' movement with tents outside Wimpy, a naked flash mob, (not entirely sure why being naked is so important but if it makes a difference), a charity single by Long Dead Signal, (managed by Chris, who might stop answering the phone until this all blows over), and a mass singalong inside the branch. That would be great publicity for the campaign, and ironic that we all got barred from the place we were trying to save, despite nobody suggesting they needed saving. If you know what I mean.

I played some songs too:

Marie Lloyd 'A Coster Girl In Paris'
Ian Dury And The Blockheads 'Sweet Gene Vincent'
Gene Vincent 'Pistol Packing Mama'
Half Man Half Biscuit 'Four Skinny Indie Kids'
Rocket From The Crypt 'I'm Not Invisible'
Alkaline Trio 'Private Eye'
Patrick Plunkett 'Attracting Attention' (Patrick is a friend of the show from a couple of weeks ago)
The Lancashire Hotpots 'Technical Support Song'
Nirvana 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (as another plug for the Christmas number one campaign)
Kenneth Williams 'Song Of The Australian Outlaw'
Joy Division ' The Eternal'
Guns And Roses 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' and 'Whole Lotta Rosie'
Calling All Astronauts 'Someone Like You'
Lctrcn 'Gebaude9'
Long Dead Signal 'Black Waltz'
Blind Melon 'No Rain'