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Helen May



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Friday night episode of Johnnie Walker's Drivetime from, well not sure as yet but I've gleaned it was the night before the launch of the 5th Harry Potter book so far and that it's been pretty hot weatherwise.

Johnnie's on good form with Sally and business guy Martin Shankleman. Whatever happened to him. Mystery Voice on as I write.

I like a bit of mystery!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Johnnie's on good form with Sally and business guy Martin Shankleman.


Google is your friend, Helen: http://hoa.org.uk/about-us/people/

I remember when Noel Edmunds was sitting in for Johnnie when he was off for his cancer treatment. Trying to be all matey with the regular crew, Edmunds implied that Shankleman was tight enough to avoid standing his round when the team went out for a post-broadcast drink. Shankleman got really angry with him, asking how he could possibly suggest such a thing given that they'd never been in the same pub together ever! He was clearly not happy, and it was clear that they weren't the best of friends from then on!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this was just before Johnnie was going off for his treatment, had to stop disc to go out so will resume later. It was good to hear an all request Friday without somebody screaming down the phone already somewhat worse for wear.........

I do remember Edmonds not exactly endearing himself to the team!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't Noel Edmonds make some sort of pitch for taking the show over permanently? I think from memory that the team were very protective of JW because of this and quite rightly so.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Angela

I think Noel Edmonds thought the show was his for the taking, but thank goodness someone saw through him. I remember when Johnnie returned he made a big thing of thanking Stuart Maconie but made hardly any mention at all of Edmonds' stint.

Really enjoyed the first hour or so of this 'mystery show' maybe I'll discover a bit more as it goes on. The news events didn't mean anything to me either!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen,
I couldn't date your show precisely, but Johnnie Walker began his sick leave some time in 2003 and ended it in early March 2004. I remember the latter date better as Johnnie had a chat room going that Friday before the doing the show and it was just prior to Mum & Dad's golden wedding anniversary (Sad that we lost mum before they had a chance to celebrate what would have been their diamond anniversary this year) You mention them talking about hot weather. There was a record breaking heatwave in August 2003: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/interesting/aug03maxtemps.html
Hope this narrows things down a bit.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks LEE, I think it must have been June 2003 as they are talking about Stonehenge and the Solstice festival that particular weekend. I've not heard the end (I'm presuming I recorded the whole show!) as yet so maybe more will be revealed.

I vaguely remember that chat room, not sure if I managed to 'chat' on it!

H

Edit:- It was Johnnie's last show before he started cancer treatment and was expecting to be back in 6 weeks time.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice mixture of old and new on 6 Music today when I was listening

Mistakes of My Youth ~ Eels

You're The Best ~ Wet

No Rest For The Wicked ~ Lykke Li

Alone Again Or ~ Love

....and Harlem Shuffle by Bob and Earl which I just had to have a dance to! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A recommendation from my daughter -in- law... I like it! Smile

Courtney Barnett ~ Avant Gardener

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icBC3jxqiQA
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was on Later with Jools tonight and I'm listening to it again just now....nice sound!

Aziza Brahim ~ Julad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD9SvfLB6bLHM&v=9SvfLB6bLHM
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
This was on Later with Jools tonight and I'm listening to it again just now....nice sound!

Aziza Brahim ~ Julad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD9SvfLB6bLHM&v=9SvfLB6bLHM

Just watched that edition. Note the last Coldplay track, and you thought that 'Sparky's magic piano' was just something you heard on Stewpot's Junior Choice show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b042vkhn/Later..._with_Jools_Holland_Series_44_Live_Episode_3/
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
This was on Later with Jools tonight and I'm listening to it again just now....nice sound!

Aziza Brahim ~ Julad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD9SvfLB6bLHM&v=9SvfLB6bLHM

Just watched that edition. Note the last Coldplay track, and you thought that 'Sparky's magic piano' was just something you heard on Stewpot's Junior Choice show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b042vkhn/Later..._with_Jools_Holland_Series_44_Live_Episode_3/


Love that! Very Happy

Like this song I heard on Stuart and Mark's programme a little while ago....

Cold Chicago Morning ~ Ralfe Band

https://soundcloud.com/the-local/ralfe-band-cold-chicago

+ It was good hearing this one again ...Moments of Pleasure from Kate Bush.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5P0v0kGauc&feature=kp
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard this on Desert Island Discs this morning ...had forgotten just how lovely it is...

Find The River ~ R.E.M.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIJGlTu5sEI
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always loved this piece of music from Slaughter on Tenth Avenue but have never heard this version of it before by Mick Ronson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR1EAFQVUL8



I think Eileen(?) likes this piece but don't know if she ever ventures in here.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old recording of Alan Titchmarsh (Aug 2010), featuring We Said We Wouldn't Look Back from Salad Days. Apparently the show first ran in 1954 so it will be its 60th anniversary this year.

He's now playing Charles Aznavour's She, oh how I miss the mix of Melodies For You.

I'm altering sleeves on a lined jacket, not a favourite occupation of mine, so it's spurring me on as I sew!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
An old recording of Alan Titchmarsh (Aug 2010), featuring We Said We Wouldn't Look Back from Salad Days. Apparently the show first ran in 1954 so it will be its 60th anniversary this year.

He's now playing Charles Aznavour's She, oh how I miss the mix of Melodies For You.
H

Me too, Helen Sad . There is now no programme where we can hear such an eclectic mix from so many different genres.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
An old recording of Alan Titchmarsh (Aug 2010), featuring We Said We Wouldn't Look Back from Salad Days. Apparently the show first ran in 1954 so it will be its 60th anniversary this year.

He's now playing Charles Aznavour's She, oh how I miss the mix of Melodies For You.

I'm altering sleeves on a lined jacket, not a favourite occupation of mine, so it's spurring me on as I sew!

H

I was only thinking the other week,Helen, how much I miss Alan's programme.Crying or Very sad

I wish I had some recordings to play....but, I have thought (after seeing your post) of how to hear some of the music,I like, that he used to play. Go to his old page on the Radio 2 website ..look at the old, available playlists then pick what you want for your own playlist to play via Spotify!

(Hope the alteration went well!) Wink


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great idea Becky! I think the Playlister is great, I'm saving a link to Richard Allinson's show for when he finishes as he often plays tracks I enjoy.

The jacket is finished, helped along by Alan's music I'm sure!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm listening to an archived edition of Desert Island Discs from 2003

Gene Pitney is the castaway.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/5ec21b83#p00938nx
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listened to stuff by a band called The Meridian Brothers, they are from Columbia and according to write ups blend the modern with the traditional. Anyway the most important thing is I like them

Guaracha U.F.O (No Estamos Solos...)

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just lately I'm listening a lot to these two songs...love them both!

Then Came The Morning ~ The Lone Bellow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CKS7qWayDk

Father John Misty ~ Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6NuYJ0RzRg
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy Garveys CD.

He also does one of the best shows on the radio. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am thinking of getting the Guy Garvey CD. Do you recommend it?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it, similar to Elbow, good vocals.

try this..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRpC9o4JDq8

other tracks also available on youtube under 'Guy Garvey'.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old mini disc compilation from Ed Stewart's Sunday show from 2000. I used to record the whole shows then edit them down and transfer (I had a walkman player as well as a recorder) to another disc.

Great listening to the tracks and can almost imagine Ed's comments on the various songs. I wish I'd left the odd comment in now instead of 'cleaning' them up!

I have a load of shows recorded digitally on the PC and with hindsight I'm going to leave a few of the presenters comments in for posterity.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taking time between the football to listen to some Macca....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuphFPEqJqw

...he celebrates his 76th birthday today.

Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now I'm listening to Grant McLennan. Ages since I've heard any of his songs. My son sent me a recording of his today which sent me off to Youtube to listen to more. Rain at Lords so Grant is fitting in nicely.

Such a talent, such a loss at just 48.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH1auiNNyWQ
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