The Naughty Step
Well the harmonies worked. In fact we had so many terrific suggestions, we could have fllled the whole show with them. But S&G, Mamas&Papas, Crowded House, Judie Tzuke and the Everly's is not bad. Was hoping to get round to my favourite suggestion which was Trio of the Fates by JP Rameau described by the great Andrea Sella at UCL as 'surrealist harmonies from 1733'. I've just watched some and feel rather good about it. It won't be troubling the R2 playlist but splendid anyway. Wanted to try and get some CSN&Y on but Judy T. won as she was clocking in at 2 minutes and we were, as normal, running out of time. Once we run long, we can't catch up and it's all my fault. Well me and Jules Holland anyway.
My rubbish day courtesy of the signals at Stowmarket was crowned by an onrushing cold (thanks Rebecca) and I hope the sniffing wasn't too audible or off-putting. Rick Stein didn't notice I think but it was fun to talk fish and Cornwall with him. Today we talk rhythms, hits and survival with Nile Rogers. An extraordinary life. His upbringing, Chic, Sister Sledge, producing D.Bowie, D. Ross and D. Duran. The death of his writing partner Bernard Edwards and his fight against cancer. He is a man with a few stories to tell (most of which we can't talk about!) but he's an engaging and fascinating man and you can hear him from 6pm.
And tunes today about BAD BEHAVIOUR and BREAKING THE RULES. I have sworn a mighty oath against Saturday night TV but the departure of Frankie Cocozza from the X factor after admitting to many misdemeanours and 'rock star behaviour', will serve us well I think.
Have a well-behaved and law-abiding Wednesday, see you after 5.