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The Wurzels

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 03 September 2012

Lead singer of The Wurzels, Pete Budd, is our Mystery Guest, and we dedicate our Top Tenuous to them...

The Director of Performance for the Paralympic GB Equestrian Team is on the phone...

Xavier, who's 11 and from Lincoln, tells us about his trip to watch the Paralympics...

And Father Brian D'Arcy has a sublime Pause For Thought...

Music Played

31 items
  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Suffragette City

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Summertime In The City

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Doris Day

    Doris Day The Deadwood Stage

    A Portrait Of Doris Day, Stylus

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Evil Woman

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for The Cardigans

    The Cardigans Lovefool

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles We Can Work It Out

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 2

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen Good Time

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Ramones

    Ramones Baby I Love You

    The Ramones - End Of The Century, Sire

  • Image for Shania Twain

    Shania Twain That Don't Impress Me Much

    Now 44 (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott Boys And Girls

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Rave On

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Kristina Train

    Kristina Train Dream Of Me

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Max Bygraves

    Max Bygraves Fings Ain't Wot They Used To Be

    And The Beat Goes On: 50's & 60's Vo, Debutante

  • Image for Max Bygraves

    Max Bygraves Out Of Town

    The Best Of Max Bygraves: The EMI Years, EMI

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks You Really Got Me

    Castle

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Maria

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Simple Plan

    Simple Plan Summer Paradise

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for Dionne Warwick

    Dionne Warwick Walk On By

    Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal, Old Gold

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin I Say A Little Prayer

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Cilla Black

    Cilla Black Alfie

    Cilla Black- The Best Of The EMI Year, EMI

  • Image for B.J. Thomas

    B.J. Thomas Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    The Love Songs Of Burt Bacharach, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Shocking Blue

    Shocking Blue Venus

    Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold

  • Image for The Wurzels
  • Image for The Wurzels

    The Wurzels Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)

    Super 70's (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc Wall Street Shuffle

    Million Sellers Vol.13 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Rockin' All Over The World

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Read All About It (Part III)

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Small Faces

    Small Faces Lazy Sunday

    The Greatest Hits Of 1968, Premier

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Sussudio

    Phil Collins ...Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Ronan Keating

    Ronan Keating Fires

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    With Father Brian D’Arcy, a Catholic Passionist priest.

    I admire people who can package wisdom for life in bullet points. One of my favourites is a man called Kent Keith. Back in the 60’s he was a student leader at Harvard. To counteract the hippy, drop-out, mentality of the time, he composed a set of value statements which he called the Paradoxical Commandments. He urged students to keep on doing good especially when surrounded by negativity.

    His words, first published in a student magazine, went around the world. They are still quoted anonymously today, because the writer never insisted on copyright. He is now Dr Kent Keith who helps people search for spiritual meaning in this writings and lectures. Here’s part of what he wrote as a 19 year old, idealistic, student in 1968.

    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centred: Love them anyway

    If you do good people will accuse you of ulterior motives: do good anyway

    If you are successful you will win false friends and true enemies: succeed anyway.


    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow: do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable: be honest and frank anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight: build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them: Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth: Give the world the best you have anyway.

    Recently, when asked if he’d add any new commandments now, he answered: The world is full of violence, injustice, starvation, disease and environmental destruction – Have faith anyway.

    Now that’s what I call wisdom for life in bullet points.

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