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Radio Show Playlist Diary – Saturday 31st January 2015

My last show of the month presented right before heading to a meeting at a Manchester theatre who are working on a radio drama of mine – independently of my community radio station activity.

My script influences the playlist and vice-versa so music and talk intertwine. Today’s music in the order played was;

Opening numbers –

1 Chubby Checker – The Twist

2 The Wicked Cast – Popular

I talked of being fired from jobs and played

3 Tex Ritter – High Noon

4 The Beatles Free As A Bird

On TV ads causing madness and stress I played

5 Madness – Cardiac Arrest

6 Dina Washington – Mad About The Boy

On taking getting fit or avoiding it to extremes I played

7 Vangelis – Chariots Of Fire

8 Neil Innes – How Sweet To Be An Idiot

As a tough TV theme quiz question I played

9 Lexx – Yo Way YO (Kai’s Death anthem theme)

Followed by a more familiar show tune

10 Colm Wilkinson – The Man Of La Mancha (Don Quixote)

I got onto walking anecdotes and highlighted them with

11 The Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian

12 Run DMC / Aerosmith – Walk This Way

I got nautical then as an excuse for a trio of pirate tunes & sea shanties

13 The Irish Rovers – What Do We Do With A Drunken Sailor

14 The Theme to Captain Pugwash

15 Anime Pirates – Shiver Me Timbers

On rescue work in disasters I played

16 The Barry Grey Orchestra – Thunderbirds theme

17 Aimee Mann – Save Me (Magnolia)

My classical music corner choice this week was

18 101 Strings Orchestra – Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

On words linked to my life starting with S I played

19 The Rolling Stones – Get Off My Cloud

20 Sade – Sweetest Taboo

Discussing gold I played

21 Lulu – The Man With The Golden Gun

22 Spandau Ballet – Gold

It was now too late for me to talk more so I closed the show with

23 Carole King – It’s Too Late

24 Weird Al Yankovitch – The Beverley Hillbillies Theme set to Money For Nothing.

Arthur Chappell

Image Credit » The Myriad Music System on which my show was broadcasted - taken by me

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WordChazer wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:31 AM

Seeing Weird Al again later this year! He's worth every penny of the ticket cost and a night in a hotel as well (at London prices).

arthurchappell wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:32 AM

wow - I'd love to see weird al live - should be a brilliant show

AliCanary wrote on February 2, 2015, 4:24 PM

Wow, I love the wide musical net you cast! I have extremely varied tastes myself, so this was a pleasure to read and listen to the music play in my head :)