Thursday, 24 December 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 26th December

On this weeks very special edition of the Soft Rock Classics Show, I will play the fifteen most requested songs made by you, the listener, over the last twelve months.
15) Metallica - Enter sandman
14) Marillion - Beautiful
13) Jimi Hendrix - Purple haze
12) Journey - Don't stop believing
11) Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
10) ACDC - Back in black
9) The Eagles - Hotel California
8) Deep Purple - Smoke on the water
7) Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
6) The Who - Baba O Reilly
5) Guns 'N' Roses - November rain
4) Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
3) Queen - Bohemian rhapsody
2) Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven
1) Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
And a couple of songs just outside the fifteen
Iron Maiden - Run to the hills
Supertramp - Give a little bit

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 19th December

A very merry Christmas to you all
1) The Scorpions - Rock you like a hurricane
2) Aerosmith - Dude looks like a lady
3) Bobby Fuller 4 - I fought the law
4) Cliff Bennet & The Rebel Rousers - Got to get you into my life
5) Rolling Stones - Under my thumb
6) Kinks - Dead end street
7) Spencer Davis Group - Keep on running
8) Yardbids - Shape of things
9) Santana - O como va
10) Tom Petty - Free falling
11) Neil Young - Rocking in the free world
12) The Beatles - Sgt Peppers lonely heart clubs band
13) The Beatles - A day in the life
14) Simple Minds - Alive and kicking
15) David Bowie - Rebel rebel
16) Mott The Hoople - Roll away the stone
17) Paul McCartney - Jet
18) John Lennon - Whatever gets you through the night
19) UFO - Doctor doctor
20) Bachman Turner Overdrive - You ain't seen nothing yet
21) Thin Lizzy - Still in love with you
22) The Doors - Break on through
23) The Cult - She sells sanctuary
24) Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight tonight
25) The Undertones - Teenage kicks
26) Stiltskin - Inside
27) The Hives - Hate to say I told you so

Friday, 11 December 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 12th December

Christmas is coming and Ozzy Osborne's getting fat.
1) Red Hot Chilli Peppers - My aeroplane
2) Blur - Stereotypes
3) Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue - Where the wild roses grow
4) Metallica - Hero of the day
5) Ocean Colour Scene - The riverboat song
6) Queen - Too much love will kill you
7) Heart - What about love
8) Styx - Babe
9) Logan - When I get down. For more on these superb Scottish rockers, go to www.logan-net.com or www.myspace.com/loganmusic
10) Pearl Jam - Jeremy
11) Slade - How does it feel
12) New York Dolls - Lookin' for a kiss
13) Deep Purple - Black night
14) Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb
15) ACDC - Whole lotta Rosie
16) The Doors - People are strange
17) JJ Cale - After midnight
18) Evanescence - My immortal
19) Logan - Stand to reason
20) Nirvana - Heart shaped box
21) Genesis - No son of mine
22) Curved Air - Back street luv
23) Cream - I feel free

Friday, 4 December 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 5th December

If anybody outside the UK tells me how nice the weather is there, I will not be pleased.
1) Traffic - Paper sun
2) Humble Pie - Natural born boogie
3) Muse - Hysteria
4) Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Karn evil no. 9
5) Small Faces - Tin soldier
6) Status Quo - Again and again
7) Them Crooked Vultures - New fang
8) Cranberries - Zombie
9) Placebo - Pure morning
10) Skunk Anansie - Weak
11) Atomic Rooster - Tomorrow night
12) Uriah Heep - Sweet Lorraine
13) Brian May - God save the Queen
14) Bob Seger - Old time rock and roll
15) Ozzy Osborne - Over the mountain
16) ACDC - For those about to rock (we salute you)
17) Rolling Stones - Start me up
18) Foreigner - Juke box hero
19) Blue Oyster Cult - Joan Crawford
20) Rainbow - Can't happen here
21) Graham Bonnet - Night games
22) ELO - The way life's meant to be
23) The Who - You better you bet
24) Lyndsey Buckingham - Trouble
25) Motley Crue - Too fast for love

Friday, 27 November 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 28th November

I was due to have Ronnie James Dio on the show. Unfortunately, this has been cancelled due to Ronnie being diagnosed with stomach cancer. It's been caught in the early stages so I'm sure you'll join me in wishing him a speedy recovery.
1) Badfinger - No matter what
2) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain
3) Led Zeppelin - The Immigrant song
4) Guess Who - American woman
5) Black Sabbath - NIB
6) Neil Young - Heart of gold
7) Pearl Jam - The fixer
8) Dio - Holy diver
9) Dio - The last in line
10) Lenny Kravitz - Believe
11) Chuck Berry - Come on
12) Fats Domino - Ain't that a shame
13) Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' all over
14) UFO - Only you can rock me
15) The Beatles - Helter skelter
16) Pink Floyd - See Emily play
17) Elton John - Tiny dancer
18) Bruce Springsteen - Thunder road
19) KISS - Rock and roll all night
20) Bad Company - Bad company
21) Ash - Burn baby burn
22) The Stranglers - Walk on by
23) Queen - Friends will be friends
24) Pagliaro - Lovin' you ain't easy
25) Moody Blues - Isn't life strange
26) Hanoi Rocks - Up around the bend

209 Radio

I've just received the devastating news that 209 Radio in Cambridge is to close due to a lack of funding. I must say that I'm devastated.......that it didn't close down years ago. This so called service to the community was a group of wanna be DJ's who in my opinion shouldn't even be allowed to speak in public, let alone on the radio.
They've started a campaign to get funding from the community to save this valuable resource. Yet if it was truly valued, there wouldn't be a problem. People would be flocking to advertise on it.And yet.
My problem is these people are playing at radio for an ego boost. I've heard some very badly researched and presented shows including a half wit girl bleating on about how she's great friends with all the local bands in Cambridge, then telling us about her non existent social life, a load of posh students taking part in a quiz presented by someone who sounds as if he was given elocution lessons by The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, and even a full hour of a loud, piercing whistle, showing how arty they are. Now why would people not want to tune into that?
If they really want money, rather than bleating on about how they need advertising and businesses need to support them, they should be in their local high street with collection buckets. Then the local people will be able to support this valuable resource.Or perhaps they'll tell them what they think of the station.
But as far as I'm concerned, 209 Radio, good riddance.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 21st November

Greetings. After five hours of sleep, let's see how the spelling looks.

1) Motorhead - Killed by death
2) Def Leppard - Rock rock ('till you drop)
3) Paul McCartney - No other baby
4) Weezer - Beverly Hills
5) Oasis - Lyla
6) Rob Thomas - Lonely no more
7) Coldplay - Fix you
8) White Stripes - My doorbell
9) Deep Purple - Rapture of the deep
10) The Zombies - Time of the season
11) Traveling Wilburys - Tweeter and the monkey man
12) Chris De Burgh - In a country churchyard
13) Crosby, Stills and Nash - Judy blue eyes
14) ZZ Top - Sharp dressed man
15) Scorpions - Still loving you
16) Ozzy Osbourne - Mr Crowley
17) Lynyrd Skynyrd - Still unbroken
18) Aerosmith - What it takes
19) Faces - Cindy incidentally
20) Blackfoot - Highway song
21) Panic At The Disco -Nine in the afternoon
22) Justin Hawkins & British Whale - This town ain't big enough for the both of us

Friday, 13 November 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 14th November

Have you entered the competition to win a new guitar yet? Simply send me an MP3 of your best guitar solo (you playing) to dominicforbesesq@yahoo.co.uk
1) ACDC - Big Jack
2) Van Halen - Humans being
3) Manic Street Preachers - If you tolerate this (then your children will be next)
4) Offspring - Pretty fly (for a white guy)
5) Radiohead - Karma police
6) Metallica - Whiskey in the jar
7) REM - At my most beautiful
8) Fastball - The way
9) Darren Clynes - Teacher Sue. This Yorkshire based singer/songwriter's material can be found on Gotham Records or itune
10) Michael Penn - No myth
11) Guns 'N' Roses - November rain
12) Journey - Don't stop believing
13) Jimi Hendrix - Foxy lady
14) Rolling Stones - Gimme shelter
15) Joe Cocker - You can leave your hat on
16) Bryan Adams - Cuts like a knife
17) Neil Young - After the goldrush
18) Foreigner - Urgent
19) Iron Maiden - The wicker man
20) Chickenfoot - Oh yeah
21) Alice Cooper - Only women bleed
22) Gary Moore - Parisienne walkways

Friday, 6 November 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 7th November

Someone I once had the misfortune to know has started a Facebook group called "ban all networked radio shows". Do you think I should join?
1) Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
2) Kings Of Leon - Notion
3) David Lee Roth - Just like paradise
4) Lita Ford - Kiss me deadly
5) Bon Jovi - Lay your hands on me
6) Melissa Etheridge - Bring me some water
7) The Waterboys - Fishermans blues
8) Europe - Superstitious
9) Harry Chapin - Cats in the cradle
10) Oasis - Cast no shadow
11) The Who - Baba O'Reilly
For the second half of the show, it's my great pleasure to be joined by Mark Kelly, the keyboardist from Marillion, talking about their new album, Less Is More
12) Marillion - Quartz
13) Marillion - Interior Lulu
14) Marillion - The great escape
15) Marillion - Neverland
16) Marillion - Uninvited guest

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 1st November

All of those pesky trick or treaters have been seen off by the hounds.
1) The Buzzcocks - Everybody's happy nowadays
2) Clyde McPhatter - A lovers question
3) Bob Dylan - Subterranean homesick blues
4) The Beatles - I'm a loser
5) The Zombies - She's not there
6) The Kinks - 'Till the end of the day
7) The Yardbirds - For your love
8) The Who - The kids are alright
9) The Foofighters - Wheels
10) Flogging Molly - Devils dance floor
11) Blue October - Hate me
12) Muse - House of the rising sun
13) Saxon - 747 (strangers in the night)
14) Pat Benatar - Sex as a weapon
15) Poison - Your mama don't dance
16) ACDC - It's a long way to the top
17) Eagles - New kid in town
18) Rolling Stones - Fool to cry
19) Queen - Somebody to love
20) Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
21) Wilco - You never know
22) Tom Petty - Don't come around here no more
23) Tom Cochrane - life is a highway
24) Eddie Money - Take me home tonight

Friday, 23 October 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 24th October

Have you entered my competition to win a brand new guitar yet ? You know you want to.

1) Jo Jo Gunne - Run run run
2) Cinderella - Somebody save me
3) Twisted Sister - We're not gonna take it
4) The Butterfly Experiment - Driving me crazy. For more on this hard working, very talented unsigned band, go to thebutterflyexperiment.com or www.myspace.com/thebutterflyexperiment
5) KISS - Modern day Delilah
6) John Lennon - Stand by me
7) Poco - Call it love
8) Genesis - Turn it on again
9) INXS - New sensation
10) Bryan Adams - Straight from the heart
11) Kansas - Dust in the wind
12) Styx - Renegade
13) Moody Blues - The voice
14) Linkin Park - Numb
15) Counting Crows - Big yellow taxi
16) Evanescence - Going under
17) White Stripes - Seven nation army
18) 3 Doors Down - When I'm gone
19) The Darkness - I believe in a thing called love
20) The Butterfly Experiment - Runaway child
21) The Baby's - Isn't it time
22) Canned Heat - Let's work together
23) Led Zeppelin - Ramble on
24) The Byrds - Eight miles high
25) Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
26) Steve Miller Band - Fly like an eagle

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 17th October

whilst certain radio stations satisfy themselves with playing the same 30 or so songs over and over again, The Soft Rock Classics Show shows them how it should be done. Rock on.
1) The Eagles - Life in the fast lane
2) Deep Purple - Fireball
3) Green Day - When I come around
4) Peter Gabriel - Shock the monkey
5) Iron Maiden - Hallowed be thy name
6) Judas Priest - You've got another think coming
7) Donald Fagen - IGY
8) Rainbow - Stone cold
9) Simple Minds - Glittering prize
10) Creed - Overcome
11) Jimi Hendrix - Highway chile
12) Fleetwood Mac - Man of the world
In the second hour of the show, I'm joined by Todd Mesek from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. To find out what they do, go to www.rockhall.com
13) Argent - God gave rock and roll to you
14) Roy Orbison - Only the lonely
15) John Lee Hooker - Boom boom
16) Guns 'N' Roses - Patience
17) Bruce Springsteen - The river
18) Elvis Presley - Jailhouse rock
19) Bill Haley & His Comet - Rock around the clock
20) The Hollies - Long cool woman(in a black dress)
21) The Doors - LA woman

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 10th October

I have very exciting news for all musicians everywhere on next weeks show. Just have patience my children in rock.
1) The Darkness - Friday night
2) Garbage - Stupid girl
3) Janes Addiction - Been caught stealing
4) Pink Floyd - Breath
5) Allman Brothers - Ramblin' man
6) Aerosmith - Dream on
7) Alice Cooper - Elected
8) Roger Daltrey - Giving it all away
9) Focus - Sylvia
10) Mother Black Cap - Home. For more on this gigging band from Norwich here in the UK, go to www.motherblackcap.co.uk or www.myspace.com/themotherblackcap
11) The Band - The weight
12) Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme three steps
13) Eddie Cochran - Three steps to heaven
14) Steppenwolf - Born to be wild
15) UFO - Doctor doctor
16) U2 - All I want is you
17) ACDC - You shook me all night long
18) It Bites - Calling all the heroes
19) Europe - Carrie
20) Foo Fighters - Evermore
21) Hawkwind - Silver machine
22) Peter Frampton - Show me the way
23) Whitesnake - Ain't no love in the heart of the city
24) Great White - Rock me
25) The Scorpions - The zoo

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 3rd October

Here's this weeks selection of easy listening family favourites

1) The Yardbirds - Shape of things
2) Neil Young - Transformer man
3) Blur - Coffee and TV
4) Vertical Horizon - Everything you want
5) Stereophonics - Bartender and the thief
6) Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Scar tissue
7) Blink 182 - What's my age again
8) Def Leppard - Promises
9) Rolling Stones - Wild horses
10) REM - At my most beautiful
11) Propeller - Whiskey and strippers. For more on this London band, go to www.propellermusic.net or www.myspace.com/propellerwatford
12) Ash - Burn baby burn
13) Loving spoonful - Darling be back soon
14) Chicken Foot - Soap on a rope
15) Black Sabbath - Heaven and hell
16) David Bowie - Starman
17) Pink Floyd - Money
18) The Police - King of pain
19) Jackson Brown - The pretender
20) Bruce Springsteen - Thunder road
21) Del Amitri - Kiss this thing goodbye
22) Dire Straits - Brothers in arms
23) The Animals - Bring it on home to me

Soft Rock Classics Show 3rd October

Time for this weeks selection of easy listening tunes.
1) The Yardbirds - Shapes of things
2) Neil Young - Transformer man
3) Blur - Coffee and TV
4) Vertical Horizon - Everything you want
5) Stereophonics - Bartender and the thief
6) Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Scar tissue
7) Blink 182 - What's my age again
8) Def Leppard - Promises
9) Rolling Stones - Wild horses
10) REM - At my most beautiful
11) Propeller - Whiskey and strippers. For more on this London based band, go to www.propellermusic.net or www.myspace.com/propellerwatford
12) Ash - Burn baby burn
13) Loving Spoonful - Darling be home soon
14) Chicken Foot - Soap on a rope
15) Black Sabbath - Heaven and hell
16) David Bowie - Starman
17) Pink Floyd - Money
18) The Police - King of pain
19) Jackson Browne - The pretender
20) Bruce Springsteen - Thunder road
21) Del Amitri - Kiss this thing goodbye
22) Dire Straits - Brothers in arms
23) The Animals - Bring it on home to me

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 26th September

Just back from a stag weekend in Manchester, so keep your voices down please.
1) The Cult - 'Lil devil
2) Gillan - Trouble
3) Marillion - Uninvited guest
4) Faith No More - Epic
5) Skid Row - 18 and life
6) Bad English - When I see you smile
7) Aerosmith - love in an elevator
8) Tom Petty - Yer so bad
9) Zenyth - Fall. For more details on this weeks new band, go to www.myspace.com/zenythmusic
10) Pat Benatar - All fired up
11) Dave Matthews Band - Funny the way it is
12) Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sex & drugs & rock and roll
13) Charlatans - One to another
14) Skunk Anansie - Hedonism (just because you feel good)
15) ACDC - Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
16) Small Faces - All or nothing
17) The Who - Baba 'O Reilly
18) The Who - Who are you
19) Zentyth - Dirt
20) Muse - Supermassive black hole
21) The Ramones - Baby I love you
22) The Strawbs - Part of the union
23) Green Day - 21 guns
24) Status Quo - Ice in the sun

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Who's number one ?

Here's something I found which I'll simply paste because I believe it's of great interest.
Let's get The Who to number one
Iconic music legends The Who have never had a number 1 single in the UK charts. This seems wrong, somehow, especially considering the general excellence of their back-catalogue. Here's the idea then - you and everyone you know needs to download an MP3 of The Who's "Baba O'Riley" from a reputable retailer whose sales contribute to the UK chart (iTunes, HMV, 7-Digital, Napster, that kind of thing), and we get The Who to the top of the charts.

The key thing to remember though is this: we all need to do this in the same week. So, in the week commencing Monday 16th November 2009, you need to get online and buy "Baba O'Riley"... and you need to get all your friends to do the same thing... and they need to get all their friends... and so on.

Not only can we set right a musical wrong by finally giving The Who a chart-topper, we can also demonstrate the combined might of social networking. So whether you tweet, post, blog, poke, or anything else - tell everyone: buy The Who's "Baba O'Riley" as an MP3 download in the week commencing Monday 16th November 2009.

Where to buy... but not until week commencing 16th November 2009!

iTunes, HMV.com, Napster, 7 digital or Amazon.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 19th September

As I lay here, let me share this weeks playlist with you.

1) Bon Jovi - Bad medicine
2) Deep Purple - Perfect strangers
3) Evanescence - My immortal
4) Thin Lizzy - Waiting for an alibi
5) Robert Palmer - Doctor doctor (bad case of loving you)
6) Fleetwood Mac - Sara
7) Supertramp - Breakfast in America
8) Blondie - One way or another
9) Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy
10) Issacs Aircraft - Friend or foe. For more on this weeks new group, go to www.issacsaircraft.com
11) The Clash - London calling
12) Peter Gabriel - Big time
13) David Lee Roth - Just like paradise
14) Queen - Spread your wings
15) Black Sabbath - Iron man
16) Pearl Jam - Jeremy
17) Kiss - Lick it up
18) Marillion - Hard as love
19) Marillion - Fantastic place
20) Issacs Aircraft - Nothing to relate
21) Hoobastank - The reason
22) Eddie Cochran - Somethin' else
23) Gene Vincent - Pistol packin' mama
24) Lenny Kravitz - Let love rule
25) Richard Marx - Satisfied

The future of radio?

I've recently been checking out the competition. I've been listening to large amounts of community stations and internet radio programmes.And with very few exceptions, they've all missed the point. So many of them are purely doing a watered down version of commercial FM radio, with in some cases even worse presenters. I didn't realise this was possible, but believe me, it is.
For the new form of radio to survive, we need to be the innovators, not the followers. There are so many people in the market providing late night love songs or the best hits from the '80's, '90's and '90's, a concept invented in the 1980's by the hideous GWR (Great Western Radio) which ruined commercial radio.This boring format can be found anywhere, try something different.There's many untapped genres of music out there with a ready fan base waiting to be served. So let's serve them, and watch our audiences grow.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 12th September

It's an unusually warm day for September.
1) T-Rex - 20th century boy
2) Foreigner - That was yesterday
3) Crash Test Dummies - Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
4) Jethro Tull - Living in the past
5) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
6) David Bowie - Space Oddity
7) The Band - Rag mama rag
8) The Beatles - Golden slumbers/Carry that weight/The end
9) The Blues Shift - Walking blues. For more on this fine, unsigned travelling blues band, go to www.myspace.com/thebluesshift
10) Seasick Steve - St Louis slim
11) Popes Of Chillitown - Buy one, get one free. For more on this new ska based band, go to info@popesofchillitown.com
12) Led Zeppelin - D'yer Maker
13) The Who - Join together
14) Russ Ballard - Voices
15) Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
16) Soundgarden - Black hole sun
17) Gun - Better days
18) The Blues Shift - King bee
19) Joe Bonamassa - Sloe gin
20) Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the sky
21) Electric Light Orchestra - Mr radio
22) George Harrison - When we was fab
23) Rainbow - 16th century greensleeves
24) Santana - Black magic woman

Friday, 4 September 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 5th September

Welcome to the Rolls Royce of broadcasting
1) Guns 'N' Roses - Paradise city
2) Genesis - Land of confusion
3) Whitesnake - Still of the night
4) Gary Moore - Over the hills and far away
5) U2 - Where the streets have no name
6) Hooters - Satellite
7) God Sacks Man - No more tomorrow. For more on this up and coming teenage metal band from Cambridge, go to www.myspace.com/godsacksman
8) Linkin Park - One step closer
9) Kings Of Leon - Sex on fire
10) Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe
11) Cheap Trick - I want you to want me
12) Cream - Strange brew
For the second hour of this weeks show, I'm joined by one of the finest prog rock bands in the country - Touchstone. For more information on the band and their new album, Wintercoast, go to www.touchstonemusic.co.uk
13) Touchstone - Strange days
14) Touchstone - Wintercoast
15) Touchstone - Zinomorph
16) Touchstone - Solace
17) Prelude - Jeremy Irons
18) Touchstone - Discordant dreams
19) Yes - Wondrous stories
20) Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - This wheel's on fire

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 29th August

This week, I'm delighted to be joined by Spike, the vocalist from the Quireboys.
1) Black Crowes - Jealous again
2) The Quireboys - Hey you
3) The Quireboys - I love this dirty town
4) The Quireboys - Mona Lisa smiled
5) Frankie Miller - Jealousy
6) UFO - Love to love
7) The Quireboys - Josephine
8) The Quireboys - 7 'O clock
9) The Quireboys - I don't love you anymore
10) Free - A little bit of love
11) Alice Cooper - Schools out
12) Rolling Stones - Tumbling dice
13) Chicago - Saturday in the park
14) Neil Young - Old man
15) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Our house
16) Aerosmith - What it takes
17) Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant disguise
18) Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
19) Def Leppard - Rock of ages
20) Iron Maiden - Running free
21) The Beatles - Real love
22) Van Morrison - Moon dance

Friday, 28 August 2009

Marillion special

Available on selected stations, a repeat of the hour long Marillion special, first broadcast last year.
1) Marillion - Cover my eyes (pain and heaven)
2) Marillion - No one can
3) Marillion - What ever is wrong with you
4) Marillion - Out of this world
5) Marillion - Splintering heart
6) Marillion - Beautiful
7) Marillion - Easter

Saturday, 22 August 2009

The X Factor

It's back on our screens, a way for Simon Cowell and ITV to make money, I'm sorry, I mean give some poor undiscovered kid a break.
Yeah, right.The early rounds are like ritual humiliation, and now they've added an audience, it's a bit like the Romans throwing Christians to the lions.If you enjoy the early stages and watching a lot of these people who think they can sing, then you're a follower of blood sports. It's the same as making fun of the mentally ill.
And then there are the judges. These knowledgeable people have the nerve to criticise others. Let's see who they are. 1) Simon Cowell. A man who admits not to liking music, yet likes it if it makes him money. When he uses one of his pre-prepared put downs on another mentally ill person who think they can sing, how we laugh.And we always say,"you're so right Simon",on his verdicts. He's not so right, he's looking for a certain whiny tone.Would Roger Daltrey get through? I doubt it but he has more relevance than all the contestants put together.And Simon always champions someone with no ability who is constantly out of tune.
2)Louis Walsh. A man responsible for some chicken in the basket cover bands, including Westlife, Boyzone and Girls Aloud.One day he will answer for his henious crimes.
3)Danni Minogue. Had a few totally forgettable songs around ten years ago.
4)Cheryl Cole. Can't sing.People soon forget she has a conviction for assaulting a cleaner, using foul language against her. Let me correct myself here. Can't sing and is a nasty thug.
And these hypocrites who have the nerve to criticise others gave Girls Aloud a standing ovation for a completely out of tune performance.
And then you have the contestants. Those stupid kids who act as if their lives have ended because they didn't get through an audition or boot camp.Whatever happened to the love of performing, not the desire to be a superstar.They should all grow up.
And then you have the host. Dermot O' Leary is the only person who makes me long for the return of the irritant Kate Thornton.Watch and laugh as he bumbles his way through the introduction, gasp in wonder as he manages to ask the most inane questions to the contestants known to man. This is proof of what happens if you employ someone based on their looks alone.
In short, I hate the X factor, it has no meaning or relevance apart from making money.Even the winner will be forgotten within a year.Watch it at your peril.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 22nd August

My precious children in rock, here's this weeks show.
1) Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Even now
2) The Eagles - One of these nights
3) Feeder - Buck Rogers
4) Papa Roach - Last resort
5) Live - Overcome
6) Sum 41 - Fat lip
7) Weezer - Hash pipe
This week I'm joined by Bryan Josh from Mostly Autumn
8) Mostly Autumn - Evergreen
9) Mostly Autumn - Heroes never die
10) The Doors - Hello I love you
11) Deep Purple - Space truckin'
12) Blood Sweat & Tears - Spinning wheel
13) Be Bop Deluxe - Ships in the night
14) Genesis - The carpet crawlers
15) Breathing Space - Clear
16) Breathing Space - Questioning eyes. For more on this fast rising, highly talented group of prog rockers, go to www.breathingspaceband.info or www.myspace.com/breathingspaceband
17) ACDC - Money talks
18) Dio - Rainbow in the dark
19) Motley Crue - Home sweet home
20) Guns 'N' Roses - Since I don't have you

Friday, 14 August 2009

Soft Rock Classics show 15th August

This week it's the first of three specials reflecting the goings on at the Cambridge Rock Festival.
1) Boston - Rock and roll band
2) Heart - Never
3) Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven
4) Led Zeppelin - Battle of Evermore
5) Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb
6) Oli Brown Band - Played by the devil
7) Oli Brown Band - Psycho. For more information on this outstanding new blues artist, go to www.myspace.com/oliblues or www.olibrownband.com
8) Tom Petty - Refugee
9) Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American band
10) Jimi Hendrix - Little wing
11) Asia - Only time will tell
12) Deep Purple - Smoke on the water
13) Nickelback - How you remind me
14) UFO - Only you can rock me
15) Cream - Crossroads
16) BB King - The Thrill is gone
17) Soliss - Yeah yeah yeah. For more on this new band from Southend, go to www.myspace.com/soliss
18) Soliss - Cat in the bag
19) Scorpions - Coast to coast

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show Playlist 8th August

Just off to the Cambridge Rock Festival, but here's this weeks playlist before I go.
1) ZZ Top - La Grange
2) Gary Moore - Walking by myself
3) Robert Plant - Heaven knows
4) Marillion - Cover my eyes
5) Van Halen - Right now
6) Jesus Jones - Right here right now
7) Queen - Innuendo
8) Thunder - Love walked in
9) Dunnos - Chip on your shoulder. For more on this German punk band, go to www.myspace.com/thedunnosbremen
10) Magazine - Shot by both sides
11) The Buzzcocks - What do I get
12) Reef - Place your hands
13) Aerosmith - Dude looks like a lady
14) ACDC - Thunderstruck
15) Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
16) Dire Straits - Telegraph road
17) Deep Purple - Hush
18) Evanescence - My immortal
19) Whitesnake - Ain't no love in the heart of the city
20) Eddie Money - Take me home tonight
21) Wings - Jet
22) George Harrison - What is life
23) The Beatles - In my life

Friday, 31 July 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 31st July

One week to go until the Cambridge Rock Festival. I can't wait.

1) Placebo - Nancy boy
2) Nickelback - If today was your last day
3) Def Leppard - Promises
4) Saxon - And the bands played on
5) Genesis - Abacab
6) Rainbow - I surrender
7) Journey - Don't stop believing
8) The Who - You better you bet
9) Rush - Tom Sawyer
10) Sprungloaded - Shadows in the dark. For more on this weeks new unsigned band, go to www.myspace.com/sprungloaded
11) Jeff Buckley - Grace
12) ELO - Turn to stone
13) The Kinks - Till the end of the day
14) The Rolling Stones - Gimme shelter
15) Dream Theatre - Pull me under
16) Nirvana - In bloom
17) Marillion - No one can
18) Kiss - Detroit rock city
19) Jethro Tull - Aqualung
20) Sprungloaded - I tell a lie
21) Muse - Time is running out
22) Neil Young - Rockin' in the free world
23) The Eagles - Take it easy
24) FM - That girl

Friday, 24 July 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 24th July

Alright my children, here's your musical sustenance.
1) Cinderella - Somebody save me
2) Autograph - Turn up the radio
3) Guns 'N' Roses - Patience
4) Queen - Seven seas of Rhye
5) Deep Purple - Burn
6) Bad Company - Bad company
7) John Lennon - Whatever gets you through the night
8) Supertramp - Bloody well right
9) Elton John - The bitch is back
10) Tears Of Joy - Lovesongs. For more information on this weeks new band, go to www.myspace.com/tearsofjoyband
11) Chris De Burgh - Lonely sky
12) Tori Amos - Cornflake girl
13) Alanis Morisette - One hand in my pocket
14) Loverboy - Working for the weekend
15) Iron Maiden - The wicker man
16) Led Zeppelin - Whole lotta love
17) Ozzy Osbourne - Mr Crowley
18) Paolo Nutini - Coming up easy
19) Jimi Hendrix - All along the watchtower
20) Doobie Bothers - Minute by minute
21) Canned Heat - On the road again
22) Muddy Waters - Mannish boy
23) Fleetwood Mac - Need your love so bad
24) George Thoroughgood & The Destroyers - Bad to the bone
25) John Lee Hooker - Boom boom

Friday, 17 July 2009

Playlist 16th July

A highly varied line up this week.
1) Pete Townsend - Uniforms
2) The Creation - Painter man
3) Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Joy bringer
I'm joined this week by Thijs Van Leer from Focus
4) Focus - Focus
5) Focus - Hocus pocus
6) Focus - House of the king
7) Focus - Mother focus
8) Focus - Sylvia
9) Nirvana - The man who sold the world
10) Bryan Adams - Cuts like a knife (unplugged)
11) Van Morrison - Jackie Wilson said (I'm in heaven when you smile)
12) Scorpions - Rock you like a hurricane
13) Curved Air - Back street luv
14) Badfinger - No matter what
15) Meatloaf - Bat out of hell
16) Cher - I found someone
17) Bon Jovi - Livin' on a prayer
18) Richie Valens - La Bamba
19) Cliff Richard - Move it
20) Eddie Cochran - C'mon everybody
21) Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Please don't touch
22) The killers - The world we live in
23) Jackson Browne - Somebody's baby
24) Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
25) Moody Blues - The voice
26) Vixen - Cryin'

Cambridge Rock Festival

Forget the mudfest that calls itself a festival called Glastonbury. The place to be for the best rock music, old and new is the Cambridge Rock Festival.It takes place at Haggis Farm Polo Club, Cambridge Road, Barton, Cambridge CB3 7AT from 6th - 9th August.There are three stages, the main stage, the alternative stage (featuring the best new bands)and the blues stage.
Those appearing include Led Zep Too,Split Whiskers,The Pure Floyd Show,Who's Next featuring a performance of the Who's Tommy and the Oli Brown Band.Mostly Autumn and Barclay James Harvest appear on the Friday, with the Quireboys and Never the bride appearing on Saturday. Sunday's headliners are Focus and the original line up of Asia.
On the alternative stage, look out for Acer and The Winter Kings. I will be compering the alternative stage on the Sunday (come and say hello)brought to you by Silver Street Management. Appearing will be Imperial Vipers,Sons Of Albion and Zenyth.
On the blues stage, watch out for Larry Miller and Taildragger. The soft rock classics show will be recording various bands in performance and interview for future broadcast.
For more details,go to www.cambridgerockfestival.co.uk

Friday, 10 July 2009

Playlist 10th July

A new website and more stations joining the show weekly.The revolution has started.
1) Rolling Stones - Paint it black
2) Cream - I feel free
3) Buffalo Springfield - For what it's worth
4) Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of silence
5) ? and the Mysterions - 96 tears
6) Bob Dylan - I want you
7) Adam Smith - Forgive and forget. For more details on the immensely talented Adam, go to www.adamsmithmusic.com
8) Hives - Hate to say I told you so
9) Neil Young - Cinnamon girl
10) Pink Floyd - Learning to fly
11) Foo fighters - Learning to fly
12) Beatles - Blackbird
13) Police - Can't stand losing you
14) The Knack - My Sharona
15) The Cult - She sells sanctuary
16) Genesis - No son of mine
17) UFO - Doctor doctor
18) Thin Lizzy - Still in love with you
19) Deep Purple - Woman from Tokyo
20) Adam Smith - Paperplane
21) Jimi Hendrix - Little wing
22) The Who - Won't get fooled again
23) Magnum - Just like an arrow
24) Johnny Cash - Hurt
25) U2 - One

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 3rd July

Here me dears.
1) Alien Ant Farm - Smooth criminal
2) Fall Out Boy - Beat it
3) Status Quo - Beginning of the end
4) Status Quo - Roll over, lay down
5) Whitesnake - All for love
6) Whitesnake - Here I go again
7) ACDC - Anything goes
8) ACDC - Back in black
9) Chris Issac - We let her down
10) Jennifer Warnes - First we take Manhattan
11) Tom Petty - Mary Jane's last dance
12) Faces - You can make me dance, sing or anything
13) Metallica - Enter sandman
14) Bruce Springsteen - Working on a dream
15) Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
16) Marillion - This train is my life
17) Marillion - Neverland
18) Radiohead - Just
19) Vertical Horizon - Everything she wants
20) Wings - Live and let die
21) Phil Collins - Don't let him steal your heart away
22) Snowy White - Bird of paradise

Michael Jackson

So, a very talented and disturbed man dies at 50. The radio has been saturated with his songs (makes a change from Girls Aloud and other similar dirge) and people are acting as if their best friend has passed away. All very royal family, apart from when a member of the royal family dies, you have to put up with a week of non stop funeral type music everywhere, and it's dull, dull, dull.
I don't think even the most fanatical Michael Jackson fan can say that he's blameless for this, he had the talent, the money and the personal doctor and yet never realised a way to stay alive was to possibly not follow the example of Judy Garland and Elvis Presley and mess around with yourself through pills and in Jackson's case, extreme surgery.
The last time I was in the US, the TV and radio was full of commercials for pills and medication drugs. "Got heartburn, feel aching sensation in your arms, then buy these". No, those symptoms say you need a doctor, yet because all health in America has to be instantly paid for or you need massive personal insurance, I suspect many people choose to patch up any signs of injury with pills. Despite the UK's faults, thank god for the national health service.
This wasn't the case as far as Michael was concerned, it was just that nobody told him it wasn't a good idea to do those things to himself and his face. Look at how handsome he was at the time of Thriller compared to recent pictures. These "friends" and family should question their actions. "We love you Michael", they now say. Obviously not enough to stop him killing himself.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 26th June

Well hello there.Here's this weeks list of quality songs.
1) ZZ Top - Legs
2) The Who - Squeeze box
3) Genesis - Home by the sea
4) Quireboys - 7 'o clock
5) Faith No More - From out of nowhere
6) Billy Idol - Cradle of love
7) They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in your soul
8) Depeche Mode - Enjoy the silence
9) Livin' Colour - Love rears its ugly head
10) Bryan May - Too much love will kill you
11) Aerosmith - Dream on
12) Jim Capaldi - Love hurts
13) Moody Blues - Blue world
14) Green Day - Boulevard of broken dreams
15) Steely Dan - Reeling in the years
16) Big Country - Chance
17) Supertramp - Logical song
18) Acer - Give nothing. For more details of this fresh, new talent go to www.myspace.com/acerworld
19) White Stripes - Dead leaves and the dirty ground
20) Trailer Trash Orchestra - Sittin' and thinking. For more details on this immensely talented outfit, go to www.trashville.co.uk
21) Poco - Rose of Cimarron
22) Black Sabbath - Paranoid
23) Bob Seger - Hollywood nights
24) Juicy Lucy - Who do you love
25) Van Halen - Panama

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Feed the world

One of the social phenomenons of late are networking groups like Facebook. All good fun and very useful, I even have a page set up for this show and one for myself so I can put cryptic people in their place. You know the type, "John is feeling down". And then lots of people reply, "Why are you down John, please tell us?" From now on I can respond to such attention seekers by saying, "Dominic couldn't care less"
Recently, there's been a spate of people on Facebook asking everyone to sponsor them for this race for life or that charity bike event. All well and good, but where does it stop? I am fed up of people continually approaching me for some cause which is dear to their heart, asking sponsorship for some puerile exercise that they get some sadistic pleasure out of (long distance running or cycling usually). If these people were so intent on helping these good causes(which many undoubtedly are)then they should put their hands in their own pockets and leave the rest of us alone.
I know this sounds harsh, but think about it. Don't you know someone who regularly is armed with raffle tickets for this cause or that cause, and don't you try and avoid this person at all costs?
It's got to the stage where many offices have an outright ban on all raffle tickets.There are many excellent charities out there, Christian Aid, Help the children, Race for life come to mind. Everyone with a roof over their head should give something to charity, but I think charity giving should be whatever moves you personally to do and should also be done privately.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Around the World but still close to my roots...

I had the most pleasant surprise in my inbox today - no that wasn't a euphemism. Happy Hits Radio, one of the newest members of the lucky few to broadcast the show, have shown their sheer delight by creating me a logo. Here it is



Fantastic isn't it? And if any more stations or even, dare I say it, fans of the show want to idolise me in this manner, please feel free!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 19th June

Hey ho, here's this weeks playlist.
1) Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy train
2) Pat Benatar - Hit me with your best shot
3) Don Henley - Dirty laundry
4) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up around the bend
5) Badfinger - Come and get it
6) Neil Young - Southern man
7) Black Sabbath - N.I.B
8) Paul McCartney - Every night
9) The Beatles - The long and winding road
10) Jackson Cooke - Hey pretty girl. For more information on this weeks new artist, go to www.jacksoncooke.com or myspace.com/jacksoncookemusic
11) Avril Lavigne - Happy ending
12) The Doors - People are strange
13) Kevin Johnson - Rock and roll I gave you all the best years of my life
14) Deep Purple - Highway star
15) Foreigner - Urgent
16) Alice Cooper - Only women bleed
17) Guns 'N' Roses - November rain
18) Marillion - Whatever is wrong with you
19) Jackson Cooke - Break free
20) Tom Petty - Into the great wide open
21) The Kinks - You really got me
22) Canned Heat - On the road again
23) U2 - One
24) Foo Fighters - Times like these

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 12th June

Less songs than usual this week, as Martin's three favourite songs ran to 25 minutes.
1) The Stranglers - No more heroes
2) Rush - Spirit of radio
3) Def Leppard - Rocket
4) Primal Scream - Country girl
5) My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the black parade
6) Blue October - Hate me
7) Chris Cornell - You know my name
8) Fall Out Boy - Dance dance
9) Ghostlight - Photographs. For more information on this weeks new band, go to www.myspace.com/ghostlighttheband
10) Blur - Coffee and TV
11) Queen - We will rock you
12) Queen - We are the champions
13) Styx - Best of times
14) Simple Minds - This is it
15) Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb
16) Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone
17) Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
18) Men At Work - Who can it be now
19) Iron Maiden - The trooper
20) Motley Crue - Home sweet home
21) The Scorpions - Send me an angel
22) The Marbles - Only one woman

Some recommended bands

Each week I play a couple of tracks from a brand new, unsigned band.Because of the nature of the show, there are some I can't feature, because they're too dance or country orientated.Here are some of those you may like to visit.
When Satan Calls are from the Northwest of the UK.Sounds like whatever you want it to sound like,..a bit of this,a bit of that ,and some of the other, turn the volume up and spread the speakers wide apart , have a beer ,sit back and enjoy.
Go to www.myspace.com/satancalling

Anglo Saxon are a patriotic rock/folk band who support the troops, not the war. Go to www.myspace.com/anglosaxonofficial

Chris Lewis is a country/pop singer from Ohio with a huge range of influences. Worth checking out if you like Glen Campbell, Conway Twitty and classic country.
www.myspace.com/cjslmusic

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show Playlist 5th June

The widest possible variety of rock music available weekly on 55 top radio stations.
Recent people who've joined up are Nova Classic Rock and Happy Hits Radio.
1) T-Rex - Telegram Sam
2) Chris Rea - Auberge
3) The Killers - Mr Brightside
4) Ozzy Osbourne - Shot in the dark
5) Jackson Browne - In the shape of a heart
6) Stryper - Calling on you
7) Status Quo - Red Sky
8) Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Mandolin rain
9) Poison - Cry tough
10) Liv Gritten - Pile of ash.For more information on this weeks new band, go to www.myspace.com/livgritten
11) Amy Grant - Lead me on
12) Rolling Stones - Get off of my cloud
13) The Who - Join together
14) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Universally speaking
15) John Mellencamp - Hurts so good
16) Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm gonna leave you
17) J Geils Band - Love stinks
18) Heart - What about love
19) Liv Gritten - One God
20) 10,000 Maniacs - Candy everybody wants
21) Alanis Morissette - One hand in my pocket
22) New York Dolls - Looking for a kiss
23) The Police - King of pain
24) Slade - Coz I luv you

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 29th May

If you're ready my children, here's this weeks show.
1) Spencer Davis Group - I'm a man
2) Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxy lady
3) Love - Alone again or
4) Beatles - Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band
5) Beatles - With a little help from my friends
6) Lovin' Spoonful - Darling be home soon
7) Moody Blues - Nights in white satin
8) Captain Kennedy - Roll Romana. For more details on this weeks new band,go to www.myspace.com/captainkennedy
9) Flogging Molly - Drunken lullabies
10) Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
11) Fleetwood Mac - Hold me
12) Deep Purple - Perfect strangers
13) Golden Earring - Radar love
14) Stereophonics - The bartender and the thief
15) Roger Hodgson - Had a dream
16) Boston - More than a feeling
17) Genesis - Tonight tonight tonight
18) Nazareth - My white bicycle
19) Captain Kennedy - Caroline
20) Waterboys - Fishermans blues
21) ACDC - Whole lotta Rosie
22) Gary Moore - Over the hills and far away
23) Muse - House of the rising sun

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 22nd May 2009

Thanks for looking in. This weeks show list is as follows
1) Queen - Hammer to fall
2) ACDC - For those about to rock (we salute you)
3) Green Day - Know your enemy
4) Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit
5) Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle emptiness
6) INXS - Beautiful girl
7) Extreme - Rest in peace
8) Tom Cochrane - Life is a highway
9) Asia - Only time will tell
10) Whitesnake - Is this love
11) Aerosmith - Janie's got a gun
12) The Faces - Stay with me
13) Motorhead - Killed by death
14) Metalica - Enter sandman
15) Ozzy Osbourne - No more tears
16) Ade Carr - I can't say no. For more information on this weeks unsigned artist, go to www.myspace.com/adecarr
17) Eric Clapton - Knocking on heaven's door
18) Bread - Guitar man
19) Sanddown - Second chance
20) Wheatus - Teenage dirtbag
21) Marillion - Fantastic place
22) Guess Who - American woman

Friday, 15 May 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 15th May 2009

All hand picked and carefully balanced to produce the ultimate radio experience.

1) Elvis Presley - Baby I don't care
2) Buddy Holly - Not fade away
3) Little Richard - Long tall Sally
4) Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole lotta shakin' going on
5) Fats Domino - Blueberry hill
6) Elton John - Funeral for a friend/love lies bleeding
7) David Bowie - Jean Genie
8) Pink Floyd - Us and them
9) The Who - 5.15
10) Free Will & The Bad Influences - Like your lover. For more information on this weeks new band, go to indiestore.7digital.com/freewill or www.myspace.com/freewillandthebadinfluence
11) Toto - Hold the line
12) Status Quo - Don't drive my car
13) Steve Miller Band - The joker
14) Judas Priest - Living after midnight
15) Kiss - Detroit city rock
16) Rainbow - 16th century greensleeves
17) Bon Jovi - Something for the pain
18) Saxon - 747(Strangers in the night)
19) Free Will & The Bad Influences - Excuse me
20) Black Crowes - Jealous again
21) Bruce Springsteen - Cadillac ranch
22) Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian restaurant
23) Love Sculpture - Sabre dance

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show World Tour (?!) First Stop - Spain



Well, I've been away - what do you mean you didn't miss me?! I've been off on a true British holiday - to the Costa Del Sol, and I thought I'd pay a visit on one of the first stations to broadcast the Soft Rock Classics Show - 106.8 Ace FM in Alhaurin El Grande, near Malaga, Spain. It was great to meet up with everyone, and what a fantastic location - sun, sea and radio, what more could you ask for? Naturally, whilst I was in the area, I had to pay a visit to the Apes of Gilbraltar too - well, they do call it The Rock!



Visiting 106.8 Ace FM - and recording a few voicers





The Apes of Gibraltar



Official Rock - that's official!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show Playlist 8th May 2009

Here we go again, happy as can be.
1) George Thoroughgood & The Destroyers - Bad to the bone
2) UFO - Doctor doctor
3) Beach Boys - Doctor doctor
4) Genesis - Mama
5) ZZ Top - TV dinners
6) Yes - Owner of a lonely heart
7) Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus
8) Marillion - Script for a jester's tear
9) The Whybirds - Girl is on fire. For more details on this weeks new band, go to www.myspace.com/thewhybirds or www.thewhybirds.com
10) The Eagles - Life in the fast lane
11) Nickelback - Flat on the floor
12) Cozy Powell - Dance with the devil
13) Aerosmith - Dude looks like a lady
14) Rolling Stones - She's like a rainbow
15) Chicago - Baby what a big surprise
16) Guns 'n' Roses - Patience
17) Foreigner - Juke box hero
18) Whitesnake - Fool for your loving
19) The Whybirds - Hauling
20) Blackfoot - Highway song
21) The Doors - Hello I love you
22) Chuck Berry - Come on
23) Van Morrison - In the days before rock and roll

Soft Rock Classic Show Playlist 1st May

Here we go my luvers.
1) The Beatles - Drive my car
2) Them - Baby please don't go
3) The Who - My generation
4) Rolling Stones - Little red rooster
5) The Byrds - Eight miles high
6) ACDC - Rock 'n' roll train
7) Def Leppard - Nine lives
8) Black Stone Cherry - Blind man
9) Metallica - The day that never comes
10) Jynxt - Quantum jump. For more details on this weeks new band, go to www.jynxt.com
11) Linkin Park - In the end
12) Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
13) Free - A little bit of love
14) Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond
15) Focus - Sylvia
16) Deep Purple - Black night
17) Hootie & The Blowfish - I only wanna be with you
18) Jynxt - Pete Docherty
19) Coheed & Cambria - Feathers
20) Bob Dylan - Tangled up in blue
21) The Baby's - Isn't it time
22) Grateful Dead - Touch of grey

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Female TV presenters

Why is it that the UK has some of the worst female TV presenters? At the top of the loathsome list is the highly irritating, very untalented Davina McCall.Whenever I accidentally come across this screaming, shouting attention seeking idiot, I envy those who live abroad and have never heard of her.Add to the list Ferne Cotton (relative of the famous Cotton broadcasting family, I wonder how she got the job). Her interviewing techniques are second to all. When she was talking to the crowd at Live 8, all she could ask was what people were feeling that day, always getting the response,"terrific". It's the kind of thing most people are told not to do on their first day in hospital/student radio.
Add to this list of shouting untalented fools, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, the only question left is how these nobodies keep getting work.Believe me, there's no jealousy, I have no desire whatsoever to appear on TV.I just don't want these untalented people on there either.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 25th April 2009

As chosen with loving care, here's this weeks selection of easy listening tunes.

1) David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose
2) Thunder - Dirty love
3) Black Sabbath - Iron man
4) Aerosmith - Living on the edge
5) U2 - Numb
6) Meatloaf - Rock and roll dreams come through
7) Radiohead - Creep
8) Ugly Kid Joe - Cats in the cradle
9) Nirvana - Heart shaped box
10) Caleb - What the hell. To find out more about this weeks new band, go to www.calebband.com
11) Nazareth - Love hurts
12) Cheap Trick - If you want my love
13) Led Zeppelin - Whole lotta love
14) Jackson Browne - Somebody's baby
15) Neil Young - Like a hurricane
16) The Who - Tea and theatre
17) The Who - Love reign over me
18) Caleb - Phlegmatic
19) Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
20) REM - Orange crush
21) Gary US Bonds - This little girl
22) Queen - Friends will be friends
23) Uriah Heep - Think it over