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
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