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1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 April 2012

Featuring another listener choosing their I Want To Wake Up With You track, plus Word Of The Day and the latest installment of Gardening Guilt. E-mail the show: vfeltz@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

18 items
  • Image for Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing

    Hot Chocolate, EMI, 16

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel She's Always A Woman

    The Stranger, Columbia, 7

  • Image for Jim Stafford

    Jim Stafford Spiders & Snakes

    And I Write The Songs (Various Artis, Debutante

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison One Life

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for John Lennon

    John Lennon #9 Dream

    The John Lennon Collection, Parlophone

  • Image for Will Young

    Will Young Losing Myself

    Echoes, Sony

  • Image for The Lightning Seeds

    The Lightning Seeds The Life Of Riley

    Sense - The Lightning Seeds, Virgin

  • Image for The Box Tops

    The Box Tops The Letter

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold

  • Image for Train

    Train Drive By

    (CD Single), Columbia, 12

  • Image for Tom Petty

    Tom Petty I Won't Back Down

    Tom Petty - Anthology, MCA

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore and Sandy Denny London

    (CD Single), Mighty Village, 1

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones It's Not Unusual

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf and Cher Deadringer For Love

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds

    (CD Single), RCA

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Charlie Brown

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Dave Clark Five

    The Dave Clark Five Glad All Over

    Glad All Over Again, EMI

  • Image for Matthew Wilder

    Matthew Wilder Break My Stride

    Love & Pride - A Kick Up The 80's: Vo, Old Gold

  • Image for Charlie Gracie

    Charlie Gracie Baby Doll

    (CD Single), Generic Records, 1

  • Pause For Thought: Rabbi Jeremy Gordon

    This Friday night Jews across the world will celebrate the Jewish Passover – we tell the story of how our ancestors were redeemed from slavery into freedom, from darkness into light.

    In the opening verses of the Biblical book of Exodus – the original telling of the story of Passover - the lot of the Israelites unfolds along a straight line from bad to worse to horrific as a genocidal mania sweeps Egypt.

    Eventually, the Bible records, the Children of Israel cry out. And it’s only at this point that God engages with the deprivation and murder and becomes a force for redemption.
    This crying out is vital. The greatest enemy of change is an acceptance of the status quo. Humans are incredibly adaptable. We can live anywhere, we can put up with almost anything. But this can be compounded by the peculiarly British trait of the stiff upper lip - a sense that complaining is somehow just not the done thing. We can end up suffering injustice with a shrug and nothing more.

    Jews, let it be said, have tended to be good at complaining. The story is told of a boy who receives a blue and a red shirt for his birthday from his mother. He puts on the red shirt and comes down to dinner to be greeted with the refrain, ‘what’s wrong with the blue shirt?’
    But a good complain keeps alive a sense of what the world should be like. We refuse to meekly accept that which is wrong. When the wrongs are great we don’t just suffer, we cry out. That is a mighty first step.
    The cries of peoples in search of justice and liberation have seen mighty dictators topple throughout history – most recently demonstrated in the Arab Spring these past eighteen months. We should never deny the power of a cry. It’s the single act without which no journey from slavery to freedom can take place.

    May oppression everywhere be overthrown and to those celebrating the festival of Passover this week – a happy Pesach.


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