Music Played27 items
The Electric Light Orchestra Don't Bring Me Down
Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic, 4
Bruce Springsteen We Take Care Of Our Own
(CD Single), Columbia, 25
R.E.M. Near Wild Heaven
R.E.M. - Out Of Time, Warner Bros
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger
(CD Single), A&M, 1
Jackson 5 I Want You Back
The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Five, Polygram Tv, 1
Coldplay Charlie Brown
(CD Single), Parlophone, 1
The Dave Clark Five Glad All Over
Glad All Over Again, EMI
(CD Single), Vertigo
AC/DC Rock N Roll Train
(CD Single), Columbia, 1
Lee Dorsey Working In A Coalmine
(CD Single), Charly
Marcus Collins Seven Nation Army
(CD Single), RCA, 1
Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen
Elvis Costello & Attractions- The Man, Imp Records, 4
T. Rex Ride A White Swan
Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky
Noisettes Never Forget You
(CD Single), Mercury, 1
Fine Young Cannibals Good Thing
The Raw & The Cooked, London
Emeli Sandé Next To Me
(CD Single), Virgin, 1
Texas I Don't Want A Lover
Texas - The Greatest Hits, Mercury
Bob Marley & The Wailers Three Little Birds
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island
Suzi Quatro She's In Love With You
The 70's: Back In The Groove - 1979, Time Life
The Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts/With A Little Help
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Parlophone, 1
Landscape Einstein A Go-Go
Into The Eighties - Various Artists, Global Television
Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime
Talking Heads - Remain In Light, Sire
Jamie Hartman Girlwise
III, Flat Cap Records, 1
Simple Minds Don't You Forget About Me
Glittering Prize - Best Of Simple Min, Virgin
XTC Mayor Of Simpleton
XTC - Oranges & Lemons, Virgin
Jason Mraz I Won't Give Up
No Doubt Don't Speak
Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television
Never Pass Up On A Chance To Look At The Stars, That’s Where All The Answers Are
Today's show is dedicated to anyone who's in line for a good weed and feed.
Today's Show Stars:
Lesley Scales from Surrey who chooses his Big Screen Belter.
Megan Hannah from Liverpool who are hoping to meet the President.
Lucy Dixon from Rotherham who's appearing in a BBC One documentary.
Amanda Letwin from Cardiff who's de-cluttered his life laundry!
Sean Rafferty from Radio 3 who gives us a quick history lesson.
Sir Peter Blake who tells us all about designing the new BRIT award.
Elaine Vinter from Leeds who gobsmacks us.
Rev Ruth Scott, an Anglican vicar in Richmond, who shares some wise words.
Pause for Thought
From Rev'd Ruth Scott, an Anglican Vicar in Richmond
On Sunday at the Quaker meeting a friend drew my attention to a cartoon card he’d seen. It shows a swimming pool with three lanes – a fast lane, a slow lane and a lane for the generally bewildered.
It made me laugh because at present I’m probably in that third lane. My days begin around 5.30. with a Lenten meditation, each of which begins with a poem by a famous poet. The poems raise questions about meaning, identity, struggle and vision. Along with conversations I’ve been having elsewhere these Lenten reflections have unsettled me. They’ve reminded me of the vision and vocation I had in my early twenties and I realise how little of that I’ve made reality.
I’m having to face the fact I’m a far needier woman than I’d have believed possible in the past and find hard to admit now. I’m conscious of how, in order to cope with on-going personal challenges, I’ve pulled up the drawbridge and retreated from the life I long to live. I’ve become self-obsessed instead of self-giving.
Lent invites me to look at my limitations, not to become locked up further in them, but to be liberated from them. To become aware of, acknowledge and accept my inadequacies, gives me the opportunity to address them and, if I’m not able to change them, to prevent them, through understanding, from continuing to sabotage my experience.
At this stage of Lent I’m unclear about where I’m going – hence the bewilderment – but I can see some simple steps I need to take. It’s time to get out and get going again, to stimulate my thinking with further reading and reflection, to transform my own self-obsession into concern for others and, as my Quaker friend reminded me with the cartoon, to lighten up and laugh a little more at my own absurdity.
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