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A fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

2 hours, 59 minutes

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Wed 19 Mar 2014 06:30

Music Played

  • The Boo Radleys

    Wake Up Boo!

    • Various Artists - Untitled.
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • Bow Wow Wow

    Go Wild In The Country

    • Into The Eighties - Various Artists.
    • Global Television.
  • Zac Brown Band

    All Alright

    • (CD Single).
    • Southern Ground Artists.
    • 001.
  • Tracy Chapman

    Fast Car

    • Tracy Chapman.
    • Elektra.
  • Neneh Cherry

    Buffalo Stance

    • Now 1988 - The Millennium Series.
    • Now.
  • Daft Punk

    Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Fyfe Dangerfield

    She Needs Me

    • (CD Single).
    • Geffen.
    • 1.
  • The Spencer Davis Group

    Keep On Running

    • Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou.
    • Global Television.
    • 1.
  • Kian Egan

    Home

    • (CD Single).
    • Rhino.
    • 001.
  • The J. Geils Band

    Centrefold

    • And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1.
    • Debutante.
  • HAIM

    If I Could Change Your Mind

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
    • 001.
  • Noel Harrison

    Windmills Of Your Mind

    • The Thomas Crown Affair - Original S/.
    • United Artists.
  • Chesney Hawkes

    The One and Only

    • (CD Single).
    • Chrysalis.
  • The Housemartins

    Caravan Of Love

    • Music Gala Of The Year '88.
    • Arcade Benelux.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck & Sir Cliff Richard

    Since I Lost My Baby

    • (CD Single).
    • Cone Head.
    • 001.
  • Jacky

    White Horses

    • This Is The Return Of Cult Fiction (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
    • 24.
  • Labelle

    Lady Marmalade

    • Soul Chartbusters (Various Artists).
    • Columbia.
  • Mott the Hoople

    Roll Away The Stone

    • Mott The Hoople - Greatest Hits.
    • CBS.
  • Oasis

    Wonderwall

    • What's The Story Morning Glory -Oasis.
    • Creation Records.
  • The Overtones

    Superstar

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
    • 001.
  • The Pierces

    Believe In Me

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
    • 001.
  • Pilot

    Magic

    • 25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll Vol.2 (1974).
    • Connoisseur Collection.
  • Plain White T’s

    Hey There Delilah

    • (CD Single).
    • Hollywood Records.
  • Elvis Presley

    Suspicious Minds

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Queen

    Another One Bites The Dust

    • The Game.
    • Island.
    • 3.
  • The Rebel Pebbles

    Dream Lover

  • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

    Hollywood Nights

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
  • Sugar Ray

    Every Morning

    • (CD Single).
    • Lava/Atlantic.
  • Survivor

    Eye Of The Tiger

    • The No.1 Movies Album (Various Artist.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Toto

    Hold The Line

    • Driving Rock (Various Artists).
    • Global Records & Tapes.

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought
Father Christopher Jamison, Benedictine Monk:

Well  today is Wednesday and exactly two weeks ago was Ash Wednesday, when many listeners emailed the programme to tell Chris what they were giving up for Lent.  Beer and chocolate were among the favourite self-denials. So how are you getting on? Maybe your resolutions are weakening, maybe not. But here’s a word for those who have weakened: one of the purposes of Lenten resolutions is to fail to keep them and so learn some humility. When I fail, humility not only recognizes failure but crucially humility enables me to stand up, dust myself down and start again. So here’s a thought about starting Lent again or starting it for the first time. Any resolution to give up something is strengthened by connecting it to an act of generosity. So, for example, if you give up chocolate think how you might give out to somebody in need: call round for a cuppa with that awkward relative or acquaintance; stop and speak to the Big Issue seller. As you said Chris, Lent begins at the biscuit tin but ends up with a bigger heart. Well Chris your thought is echoed in a poem about Lent which begins with a simple question:

Is this a Fast, to keep the larder leane?

 

And then the poet answers his own question by continuing:

No: ‘tis a fast, to dole thy sheaf of wheat and meat unto the hungry soul.

The poem ends with a striking image; best of all is:

To show a heart grief-rent; to starve thy sin, not Bin and that’s to keep thy Lent.

 

That’s by the great Robert Herrick, who’s best known line is: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. Herrick knew that, before the time of gathering rose buds, comes a time to be generous and that’s to keep thy Lent.

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