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1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 June 2012

Similar siblings - did you and your brothers and sisters copy each other growing up? Plus the 'I Want To Wake Up With You' track is I Believe by REM, as chosen by Matt Bunting in Mold.

Music Played

18 items
  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Money For Nothing

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Emilia Mitiku

    Emilia Mitiku Lost Inside Of You

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 2

  • Image for Tami Lynn

    Tami Lynn I'm Gonna Run Away From You

    At The Club (Various Artists), Kent, 5

  • Image for Fats Domino

    Fats Domino Blueberry Hill

    The Best Of Fats Domino, Liberty

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Dark Side

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Crowded House

    Crowded House Four Seasons In One Day

    Crowded House - Recurring Dream, Capitol

  • Image for Aztec Camera

    Aztec Camera Oblivious

    The Best Of Aztec Camera, Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Stooshe

    Stooshe Black Heart

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Crystals

    The Crystals He's A Rebel

    The Best Of The Crystals, Phil Spector Int

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for Steely Dan

      Steely Dan Do It Again

      Air America O.S.T. (Various Artists), MCA, 6

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Hit Or Miss

    (CD Single), Gut Records, 5

  • Image for Europe

    Europe The Final Countdown

    The Very Best Of Power Ballads (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Katie Melua

    Katie Melua Moonshine

    (CD Single), Dramatico

  • Image for Herman's Hermits

    Herman's Hermits I'm Into Something Good

    The Hits Of 1964 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Picking Up The Pieces

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for The Temptations

    The Temptations Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

    Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.6 (Various), Motown

  • Image for Sheena Easton

    Sheena Easton 9 To 5

    The World Of Sheena Easton, EMI

  • Matt Bunting's 'I Want To Wake Up With You' selection


    Well as its Friday, let’s have a nice juicy confession. Last Monday morning, I had strawberry trifle for breakfast, and I have to say it was delicious and all in a very good cause. It was the day after our church and community centre’s Big Lunch for the Jubilee, and so it was leftover trifle which just had to be finished up of course! But in all seriousness, we tried really hard to have a ‘love food –hate waste’ attitude at the church party, as I’m sure lots of us did, wanting to avoid at all costs the sorry sight of perfectly good food going in the bin.

    Parties do generate waste and it’s a tricky one, especially in this week of World Environment Day. On the one hand, there’s something about throwing a party which makes us want to say, oh hang the expense; buy miles of plastic bunting and hundreds of polystyrene plates if you need to. Just bring it all on and relax. It’s not the time for debates about landfill and whether some of our red, white and blue souvenirs are produced in dodgy sweatshops. Only killjoys and people who need to get out more would worry about that when the country’s on a high.

    But on the other hand, I do find myself worrying about it - a bit - and I’m not a killjoy – I hope! We’ll have created a lot of Jubilee waste this week. I hope the majority can be recycled, and I doff my paper crown in respect to those good people who were determined to keep the planet’s preservation in mind in the midst of all the celebration. Even in small but inspiring ways. Like some of the women at St Martin’s who for weeks scrounged bits of red, white and blue material from us all and sewed bunting from scratch for the churchyard. They were so enthusiastic; one guy nearly lost his shirt. And then the recycled bunting that we hung in the porch – not saved from any jolly in recent years but from the Coronation Day itself. It was beautifully made – only slightly faded – and had been tenderly wrapped and lovingly preserved for 60 years. It was a real talking point. And I heard of another street party where paper and plastic were banned altogether and people brought any kind of red, white or blue crockery from their homes to eat off – all sorts and shapes and sizes – nothing matched – and it looked terrific. And at the end of the party, bowls of soapy water and dishmops were produced and the men did an Olympic style washing up relay race – much hilarity, sogginess and remarkably few breakages so I’m told.

    Jubilee parties at their best will have generated, please God, a whole lot of neighbourly love, generosity and goodwill. And they’re a reminder that not only do we share the same street or block of flats with our neighbours but the same environment and the same planet, and hopefully we will, for as long as it exists. One of the Psalms in the Bible – Psalm 119 – affirms this by saying, ‘O God, your faithfulness endures through all the ages; you have set the earth in place, and it remains.’ Let’s work and pray so it does remain, and so there’s enough of our planet left to party on in another 60 years, and way beyond.


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