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
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
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 or
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
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

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

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.

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
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