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Ken Bruce's Tracks Of My Years
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to listen to it, (the Nancy Wilson) Schiz. Or at least, a few seconds of it. Boulder To Birmingham and Angel From Montgomery are sublime, as well as the better known songs in her choices. I want to see Wild Rose, which Jessie is brilliant in, according to Mark Kermode.

I've enjoyed Anthony Horowitz's TOMY this week, too. He comes across well, as you would expect from someone who gave us Foyle's War!

And of course, one of his tracks was 21st Century...
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raver: I've just listened to the Nancy Wilson version. It is indeed pretty awful. I'd like to throw it off the Tallahatchee Bridge.
The Nina Simone song Sinnerman is wonderful.

By the way, Mr Horowitz' song was not 21st Century Schizoidman but In The Court Of The Crimson King!
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it was, Schiz! I can only put it down to senility, as it's the stand out track on the album!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caught up with and thoroughly enjoyed listening to Eddie and Brian Holland choosing their songs for this programme. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent stuff. As was the Joe Brown TOMY.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard Ken just as Tracks Of My Years had finished. He announced that next week's guest would be Don Black doing a special TOMY ahead of his final show on Sunday 4th October. I think he said he'd been on previously but I may have misheard as I was driving at the time.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2022 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guardian article about Britain's most-listened to radio show, and why Ken is so popular:

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/feb/05/how-radio-2-veteran-ken-bruce-became-a-no-1-hit
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2022 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Guardian article about Britain's most-listened to radio show, and why Ken is so popular:

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/feb/05/how-radio-2-veteran-ken-bruce-became-a-no-1-hit


' he is universally liked at the BBC.'

And across the country by the sound of it - including me.

Nice article from Miranda.


'James O’Brien's mid-morning show on LBC now has more listeners than Nick Ferrari’s breakfast show on the same channel'


Never thought I'd see a positive (Wink ) from Covid - but there you are.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2022 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken's shows from the Piano Room have been great, these past couple of weeks. Tom Odell yesterday was possibly the best so far.

If he were to retire, then I think that'd be the end of R2 for me, unless they gave his spot to James O'Brien.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2022 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
If he were to retire, then I think that'd be the end of R2 for me,

Have to agree. I do enjoy Sara Cox and a few of the evening shows but Ken's pretty much the only one I still regularly listen to and all the obvious successors have long left the station.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2022 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here, Ian. I like a few of the evening shows - , but it's not that often that I listen or even 'listen again'.

Liza Tarbuck is always one I do make sure to catch and more often than not, also Johnnie Walker and Tony Blackburn's SOTS.

Maybe I'd better change the non-listening to weekdays!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulo Nuttini is so, so good. That voice just melts me. Loving him doing Fade Into You in the Piano Room right now.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For once, I'm on topic. This week's TOMY with James Patterson, has been far and away the best I've ever heard. He's certainly lived a life!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2022 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two editions of Track of My Years I've enjoyed recently - the delightful Susie Dent and the ebullient Brian Blessed.

Susie's word of the day on Twitter is always a joy to read.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001cwc0

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001cf7m
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2023 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two of these programmes I've enjoyed this week - both music and chat.

Madeline Bell and Stuart Murdoch (Belle and Sebastian)

A good few tracks of the day could have been chosen from both.
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