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My Radio Show Playlist Diary Saturday 3rd January 2015

My first radio playlist since transferring to Persona-Papers. Each week soon after my broadcasts I present the playlist of recordings aired and a brief summary of the context of their usage on my shows.

The first live show I did for 2015 opened up dramatically with

1 John Williams – The Imperial March – The Empire Strikes Back

2 Billy Joel – Piano Man

I read out a short story of mine with a surprise ending so I played

3Theme from Tales Of The Unexpected

4 Andy Williams – Where Do I Begin? (Love Story)

Getting onto the sciences I played

5 Thomas Dolby & Magnus Pyke – She Blinded Me With Science

6 Cerrone – Supernature

I moved on to getting highly excited and highlighted that with these two tunes;

7 Frank Sinatra – Nancy With The Laughing Face

8 Toni Basil – Mickey

Discussing the seeking of wisdom & knowledge I played two generations of Seekers tunes;

9 The Seekers – Georgie Girl

10 The New Seekers – I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing

I set a for fun only quiz question relating to the next two bands;

11 New Order – Blue Monday

12 Blur – Country House

Discussing murderous criminal activity I played;

13Tina Turner – It Would Be a Crime

14 Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder On The Dance Floor

Talking of accumulating knowledge was a perfect opportunity to play

15 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – I Need To Know

16 Mike Batt & The Wombles – Wombling Free

My classical corner feature followed with

17 The Bulgarian Voices – Midnight Class

18 The Glynebourne Opera Company – When Britain Really Ruled The Waves (Iolanthe)

Talking of reasons to be unhappy or angry was a chance for

19 Joan Baez – The Night They Drove Old Dixy Down

20 Jamie Glover reading Robert Browning’s Home Thoughts From Abroad

21 Clifford T Ward – Home Thoughts From Abroad

I talked about surviving disasters and played tracks by both of the Lennons;

22 Julian Lennon – Saltwater

23 John Lennon – Watching The Wheels

I drew proceedings to a close in typically silly fashion with;

24 Spitting Image – The Chicken Song

A fun show to do and a cool start to the year for me that was well received by listeners I heard from later.

Arthur Chappell

Image Credit » Photo the radio station Myriad studio decks, taken by myself.

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maxeen wrote on January 3, 2015, 6:27 PM

A nice varied choice,how do you choose which artistes to interview ? (Nice to hear that the 2 Lennons were played)

arthurchappell wrote on January 3, 2015, 6:34 PM

I don't interview the artistes maxeen - I play tracks relating to what I talk about - picking tracks by keywords in my text but often avoiding obvious selections

LadyDuck wrote on January 4, 2015, 2:27 AM

Are you conducting a radio show? This is very interesting, I love your playlist.

peachpurple wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:53 AM

are you a radio DJ at home or at work? Cool songs although oldies

arthurchappell wrote on January 4, 2015, 4:44 AM

LadyDuck yes I have a live weekly show on a North Manchester community radio station every Saturday afternoon peachpurple the studio is based at a college about fifteen minutes walk from my house - I do tend to play more oldies though other presenters there do more contemporary music too

WordChazer wrote on January 4, 2015, 7:49 AM

Funny you should have played Cerrone - Supernature. There was an article on him on the Guardian this weekend.

BodieMor wrote on January 6, 2015, 8:22 PM

Great playlist. Do you do an online feed of your show? Or should I say, could you?