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The Boomerang Breakfast Show!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 25 February 2013

Just like a boomerang, we always return after the weekend for another bursting breakfast show!

We discuss last night's Oscars, chickenpox and play Michael Bublé's new song.

The current British World Record holder for Boomeranging, Adam McLaughlin, is our mystery guest, telling us about the curved wooden object that always makes a comeback!

Comedian Chris Addison takes us on a tour down memory lane with On This Day.

And Riazat Butt provides room for reflection in Pause for Thought.

Music Played

33 items
  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 I Want You Back

    The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Five, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Image for Train

    Train Mermaid

    California 37, Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Contours

    The Contours Do You Love Me

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sanctuary Records

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon Graceland

    The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 2), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Your Love Alone Is Not Enough

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles It Won't Be Long

    With The Beatles, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Dido

    Dido No Freedom

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam Start!

    Sound Affects, Polydor, 12

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith 30 Minute Love Affair

    Fall To Grace, RCA, 2

  • Image for Bill Conti

    Bill Conti Gonna Fly Now (Theme From "Rocky")

    Rocky O.S.T., EMI, 7

  • Image for Frankie Miller

    Frankie Miller Darlin'

    Greatest Hits Of 1978 (Various Artis, Premier

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Because We Can

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette The Look

    Now 15 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones It's Not Unusual

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

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Suffragette City

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Skyfall

    (CD Single), XL

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Army Of Two

    Right Place Right Time, Sony, 1

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé It's A Beautiful Day

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Haven't Met You Yet

    Crazy Love, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Everything

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Hollywood

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Vic Mizzy

    Vic Mizzy The Addams Family (Main Title)

    Halloween Hits (Various Artists), Rhino

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart You're In My Heart

    Foot Loose & Fancy Free, Warner Bros

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Daylight

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Tom Petty

    Tom Petty I Won't Back Down

    Tom Petty - Anthology, MCA

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Cry Me A River

    Crazy Love, Reprise, 1

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Black Horse & The Cherry Tree

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Rehab

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Dance The Night Away

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Kool & The Gang

    Kool & The Gang Celebration

    Kool & The Gang - The Singles Collect, Phonogram

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Indian Summer

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Think

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Bill Conti

    Bill Conti Gonna Fly Now (Theme From "Rocky")

    Rocky O.S.T., EMI, 7

  • Pause for Thought

    From Riazat Butt, Journalist and Broadcaster.

    I'm a third of the way through my war studies MA. I've one exam, two essays, a three-week research trip to Pakistan and a 15,000 word dissertation to take care of before September. But my friends and family want to know what I'm going to do next. Will I do a PhD? Will I work here or abroad? Why don't I write a book? I don't have the answers and won't for some months. I'm 38 this year and I'm hearing the same questions I heard 20 years ago. I almost preferred it when people asked about me getting married and having kids. By the way - there's no progress on that front either.

    This Masters degree isn't about filling my days until something else - something better - comes along. You might call it a mid-life crisis or a vanity project, but I'm calling it a pause for thought. It's a great tradition dating back thousands of years and most religions have founders or teachers who took time out. But it doesn't have to involve a desert, a cave or a mountain anymore than it does spending 40 weeks in windowless classrooms.

    It's human, rather than self-indulgent, to stop for a bit of a think. Buddhism says all that we are is the result of our thoughts and that the mind is everything because we become what we think. But changing the way we think isn't easy and becoming our thoughts isn't so appealing. Because if we are what we think then I'm military theory, South Asia, carbohydrates and Colin Farrell. It's a mental state I can live with. But maybe only until September.

    Changing the way we think can change the way we feel. The idea is that the mental states we experience are the key to everything in our lives. As the Buddhist saying goes - “We make the world with our thoughts”.


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