Music Played29 items
Elvis Costello Veronica
Elvis Costello - Extreme Honey, Warner Bros
HAIM Don't Save Me
(CD Single), Polydor
Alicia Bridges I Love The Nightlife
The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra, Columbia
Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield What Have I Done To Deserve This?
Goin' Back - Best Of Dusty Springfiel, Philips
Lou Bega Mambo No.5
Now 44 (Various Artists), Virgin
Led Zeppelin Rock 'n' Roll
Led Zeppelin - Early Days, Atlantic
California 37, Columbia, 1
George Michael Careless Whisper
George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen, Epic
Plain White T's Rhythm Of Love
(CD Single), Hollywood Records, 1
Desmond Dekker You Can Get It If You Really Want
Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan
Emilia Mitiku You're Not Right For Me
I Belong To You, Warner Bros, 1
Robert Palmer Johnny & Mary
The Very Best Of Robert Palmer, EMI
Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knocking
The Greatest Hits Of 1970 (Various), Premier, 4
Kirsty MacColl Days
The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin
Elton John Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury
Joe Cocker Fire It Up
Fire It Up, Sony Music
John Lennon Woman
John Lennon - Lennon Legend, Parlophone
Bee Gees More Than A Woman
Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor
Destiny’s Child Independent Women Part 1
Destiny's Child #1's, Columbia
Billy Joel Uptown Girl
An Innocent Man, CBS
Stephen Stills Love The One You're With
The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia
Rah Band Clouds Across The Moon
One Hit Wonder (Various Artists), Ganser & Hanke Media
Rah Band The Crunch
Supersonic 70's (Various Artists), Music Club
Lawson Learn To Love Again
(CD Single), Global Talent Records
Ian Broudie Do You Want To Know A Secret (Live)
Bryan Adams Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
(CD Single), A&M
Yazz & The Plastic Population The Only Way Is Up
This week's listener choice for 'Sounds of the Maties'
Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia
Big Audio Dynamite E=MC2
Alternative Eighties (Various Artist, Sony Music TV
Lene Lovich Lucky Number
Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia
Pause for Thought
From Sarah Joseph, Editor of a Muslim lifestyle magazine.
When I got married over twenty years ago there was one thing I told my husband he could not do. “Don’t ever buy me a card or flowers on Valentine’s day!” I told him.
And in twenty years, he never has...
Now some men out there may think this is great! A wife that doesn’t want flowers or cards... Result!
I am suddenly imaging arguments brought on by this Pause, “Well, love I heard this woman on the radio yesterday saying don’t get anything, so I didn’t...”
So just in case I cause chaos tomorrow, I am not saying do not buy your loved one something. I definitely don't want to come across as the Ebenezer Scrooge of Valentines! “Roses! Bah humbug!”
I am not saying I don’t want care and consideration, but basically, a dozen red roses, and a cute card one day a year are not enough!
I don’t want to be told when and how, love and romance, have to be dished out to me. I don’t want overpriced trinkets from him to show me he loves me.
Instead I requested from my husband an everyday commitment. And as he will testify, my request was not that easy. Instead of a Valentine, I asked for a commitment that says, “I am here, and I am connected. I am in this for better or worse.” That’s a lot harder. Love and commitment go well beyond Valentine’s Day. They require a 365 day attentiveness.
A gesture – not on a birthday, on an anniversary, or Valentines, but rather a card just out of the blue, a simple bloom on a random day, a meal cooked because the other looked tired, making sure the other has an opportunity to go out with friends, indeed being a true friend to the one you love.
I have to say, to my husband’s credit, he’s delivered for twenty years; and I have also tried to be more than just a Valentine.
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