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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Happy Birthday To Us!

It was like introducing your ex to your current partner, (not that you would do that), when Chris Underwood turned up to join in with the birthday fun. He had to stop doing the show because family time took up a large chunk of his Sunday, (and rightly so). At least he had the decency to tell me rather than just not turning up and ignoring messages. Penny was back from her holiday too, and Rapunzel M.A.P. popped in to talk about her upcoming one-off 'comeback' night busk. She also brought a home-made card and a pork pie with a candle in, (a call-back for the really loyal listeners).

If the little cartoon of me looks familiar, look at my blog profile picture! Brilliant detail there eh? My girlfriend Mandi even made us some birthday cakes for the occasion.

The true radio fan will know the significance of the first track played, I'm shocked it hasn't ever come up in a pub quiz.


Max Wall 'England's Glory'
PIL 'Flowers Of Romance' (part of a birthday message from our punk rock colleague Steve Hardy)
The Undertones 'Teenage Kicks' (the favourite song of John Peel, the reason I work in radio. I am proud to be carrying on his work)
Brian Fahey Orchestra 'At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbals'
The Chameleons 'Don't Fall'
Jesus Jones 'Who Where Why'
Rapunzel M.A.P. 'Hologram Girl'
Eagles Of Death Metal 'Cherry Cola'
Tom Waits 'Big Black Mariah'

I'm Afraid Of Americans
Magic Dance
The Laughing Gnome


Peter Sellers 'Bangers And Mash'
The Damned 'Smash It Up'
The Barnum Meserve 'If You had A Heart It Would Be Made Of Glass'
The Barnum Meserve 'Broken Window'
Riot Squad 'I Take It We're Through'
The Birthday Kiss 'Starting To Come Back To Life'
Jake Morley 'Pondering On A Scenario In Which I Am The Hero'
Paul Young/Honeyroot 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' (our new game Paul Young Will Tear Us Apart, Penny won this week)

The Gourdes 'Gin And Juice'
Hayseed Dixie 'Walk This Way'
Bad Livers 'Lust For Life'

Will Jefferey 'The Day Off'
Captain Dangerous 'Executing Elliott'
The Golden Troubadours 'Sunshine Eyes'