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08/03/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 March 2012

A fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

Music Played

31 items
  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Abracadabra

    The Very Best Of The Steve Miller Ban, Arcade Records

  • Image for Paul Carrack

    Paul Carrack Good Feelin' About It

    (CD Single), Carrack UK, 1

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles Hallelujah, I Love Her So

    Ray Charles - The Birth Of Soul (Vol., Atlantic

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea Let's Dance

    Auberge EP, East West Records

  • Image for The Magic Numbers

    The Magic Numbers Forever Lost

    (CD Single), Heavenly

  • Image for The Rembrandts

    The Rembrandts I'll Be There For You

    The Love Songs Album (Various), Universal

  • Image for Avalanche City

    Avalanche City Love, Love, Love

    Our New Life Above The Ground, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale 5 Years Time

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson The Second Summer Of Love

    The No.1 Summer Album (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan Just Like A Woman

    The Best Of Bob Dylan, Columbia

  • Image for Frankie Valli

    Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Let's Hang On

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 5

  • Image for The Fortunes

    The Fortunes Storm In A Teacup

    Super 70's (Various Artists), Virgin, 12

  • Image for Gotye

    Gotye and Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Sailor

    Sailor Girls Girls Girls

    Trouble, Epic

  • Image for Space

    Space Female Of The Species

    Crush (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Shania Twain

    Shania Twain Man! I Feel Like A Woman

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for They Might Be Giants

    They Might Be Giants Birdhouse In Your Soul

    Snap It Up! (Various Artists), CBS

  • Image for Wah!

    Wah! The Story Of The Blues (Part 1)

    (CD Single), When!

  • Image for The Brilliant Things

    The Brilliant Things Pointless

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Reef

    Reef Place Your Hands

    21st Century Rock (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for John Paul Young

    John Paul Young Love Is In The Air

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum Dancin' Away With My Heart

    Own The Night, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Don McLean

    Don McLean American Pie

    20 Number 2's Of The 70's (Various), MFP

  • Image for Rick Springfield

    Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Sound And Vision

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Come Fly With Me

    My Way - The Best Of Frank Sinatra, Reprise, 28

  • Image for Julian Cope

    Julian Cope World Shut Your Mouth

    Now 1986 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for World Party

    World Party Message In The Box

    (CD Single), Ensign

  • Image for Haircut One Hundred

    Haircut One Hundred Love Plus One

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison One Life

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    From Simon Cohen, who runs a communications agency with a conscience

    Well, I've just returned from a few mind-boggling days in Delhi. The stories that I heard there, and the people I met, have encouraged me to challenge some assumptions about my past, present, and indeed, my future.

    On Sunday, I was privileged to visit the Swaminarayan Hindu temple Akshardham, the largest temple in the world. The place is amazing.

    In one of the many inspiring exhibits there, a powerful question is asked:

    'There are tens of thousands of sculpted pieces here. But how many people does it take to sculpt a single human life?'

    Let's think. There are our parents, siblings, friends as we grow up. How many people? 100? 1000? All of them sculpting our lives. Or so it seems.

    Many people find things in their past to justify the way they behave in the present. To be honest, I am struggling with something of this in my own life. The degree to which nature or nurture influences who we are, is something that many of us reflect upon. Are we inherently sculpted by our past, or do we continuously shape each other, like pebbles rolling in the surf?

    I am beginning to realise that, whilst my parents and others might shape and give colour to the model of my life, they bear little responsibility for sculpting it.

    Only one person can sculpt a human life. Only one hand can grasp the hammer and chisel. And when the work is complete, only one hand can bear the full burden of responsibility. That hand is your own hand.

    This is but a single piece of the mosaic of Eastern philosophies: not to let those who shape us, determine us, but to grip tightly our chisels, and carve out our own destinies.

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