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Johnnie Walker's SOT70s

 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Johnnie Walker's SOT70s Reply with quote

Even though Johnnie is one of the very few R2 presenters for whom I have the utmost respect, I have to say that Dave Foster's programme on Radio Caroline this Sunday is the better listening option for me. We've had such a great mix of the kind of music I like - everything from Hendrix to Kasabian, Strawbs (no, not "that" number either!), The Who, several bands I've never heard of before and even Tom Robinson's superb "Power In The Darkness". I'd almost forgotten about the latter; it's a very powerful openly political statement from TR and a great rock number. I remember seeing the Tom Robinson Band perform this song during the "Rock Against Racism" tour of the late 70s and it sounds as powerful today as it did then.

And, given the increasing civil unrest we're witnessing now, it's just as relevant!

I'm glad Radio Caroline is still functioning as a viable radio alternative to the audible pap that fills our airwaves - and I also like the restrained style of the presenters who let the music do the work. Yes, we do get the odd email from listeners here and there but they nearly always add some useful info or interesting anecdotes to the mix.

I do wish Shennan would listen - he might get some ideas as to how it should be done!

Wouldn't it be nice if Johnnie Walker would commit to a regular slot on the station he still maintains a very close connection to?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Johnnie Walker's SOT70s Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:


Wouldn't it be nice if Johnnie Walker would commit to a regular slot on the station he still maintains a very close connection to?


Yes it would Colin.

Have you heard that one of the Kent MPs is trying to get an Early Day Motion for Radio Caroline to get a slot on the medium wave in time for their fiftieth anniversary in 2014?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela - yes, I read it on the RC website last night and they've been prompting listeners to write to their own MPs. I'll do so in the coming few days.

I know AM / Medium Wave is yesterday's radio medium but it's a start. If the current government is committed to opening up the airwaves as they say they are, this could lead to a bigger Radio Caroline presence over air. Heaven knows - we need it right now!!!

PS: Put a closing bracket on your first Quote tag.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin, I'm not sure if I've put the bracket in the right place but I am sure that you will soon tell me! I don't know why it did that, I have thinned a quote down before and put it in my post without the words "quote" appearing.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela - if you just put one of these:

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after this:

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it will make this:

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and then the whole quote will display properly. It's all a variant of HTML code called BBCode and needs to be precise if it's to work properly.

As you've probably worked out, an opening tag such as above also needs a corresponding closing tag to make the function complete. This is usually denoted by a / before the tag name, like this:

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NB: The "code" labels above prevent the function from operating here and allow it to display strictly as BBCode in order that you can see what it consists of.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Johnnie Walker - Sounds of the 70s Reply with quote

Bravo to Dave Foster for playing Strawbs songs other than THAT hit. And Tom Robinson Band's 'Power In The Darkness' - TRB are another under the Prince From Snow White Syndrome on R2.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Johnnie Walker's SOT70s Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:


Wouldn't it be nice if Johnnie Walker would commit to a regular slot on the station he still maintains a very close connection to?


How about saturday morning 8 till 10 Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behave!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:13 pm    Post subject: Johnnie Walker - Sounds of the 70s Reply with quote

Did you hear the mistake when he backannounced 'Madness' from Madness's 'One Step Beyond'? He credited it as 'Chipmunks Are Go', which was the track after.

I enjoyed the Hairy Bikers though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject: Johnnie Walker - Sounds of the 70s Reply with quote

Did anyone else hear the bit of Wilson Pickett's version of Sugar Sugar on the My 70's spot?

I know now that Duane Allman played on this version, but Pickett wasn't snooty about songs to cover!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Johnnie Walker - Sounds of the 70s Reply with quote

When Generation X's Ready Steady Go came on, I thought Michael Ball would nearly kill Billy Idol (for the 'I'm in love with Cathy McGowan' line)!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Johnnie Walker - Sounds of the 70s Reply with quote

When he played the Bryan Ferry version of the Beatles's She's Leaving Home, it took me back to how much my sister thought it was blasphemy when he did It's Only Love on the Extended Play EP!

She was a Beatles fan and her friend at the time was crazy about Roxy Music. A Song For Europe (on the first episode of the 'Thrill Of It All' documentary)left my sister unmoved when her friend raved about it. I thought of the both of them when I saw the Eddie Jobson feature in Classic Rock Presents Prog!
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