How did we get here . . . . ?

Posted: April 15, 2011 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen or download the show here: Cruising with The Commissioner #2 (14-4-11)

Well, the powers that be at Wireless FM were indulgent enough to open the doors again to let us go Cruising with The Commissioner once more. Of course, there is always the anxiety of setting out on what was intended to be a carefully planned journey, only to find one page of the route guidance missing, and the hint of disappointment on finding that nobody had tidied up anything since the last trip out. But, next time . . . . . well, hope springs eternal . . . . .

Once the show got on the road and we picked up some pace, the chatroom filled with some lively exchanges on a bewildering range of topics, from the affects of inflation on the price of alcohol and resultant ‘best buys’, a comparative economic impact assessment of contemporary rock band and DJ career management, inspiring maxims for life and an impromptu helpdesk feature for  aspiring film scriptwriters . . . . interspersed with some enthusiastic, informed and enlightening commentary on the music too.

Here’s this week’s playlist which includes some fine choices from our good pal DJ Leyton Rocks, who we picked up along the way thumbing a lift and boasting a tee-shirt emblazoned with the descriptor ‘Panic Street Creature’ . . . . . . and I think I’ve got some of their recordings somewhere!

She Walks Right In – Diz & the Doormen
Fools Fall In Love – The Drifters
Roberta – Frankie Ford
Sunshine Day – Jethro Toe
Bus Stop – Graham Gouldman
Toyland – Alan Bown
SOS – Edwin Starr
I’m So Thankful – The Ikettes
Three Time Loser – Wilson Pickett
Choosing Up On You – The Dramatics
Black Magic Woman – Larry McCray
I’m Your Witchdoctor – John Mayall
Summertime – Ricky Nelson
Apache – The Chiefs
Seventh Son – Mose Allison
It Should’ve Been Me – Georgie Fame
She Shot A Hole In My Soul – Geno Washington
Mellow Moonlight – Leon Haywood
I Guess I’ll Always Love You – Isley Brothers
Sparrow Dead – Mighty Sparrow

The DJ Leyton Rocks detour . . . .
Power Glove – Rob
Sleeping With The TV On – The Dictators
Oh Tara – The Knack
Everyone’s Mad At Catherine – The Cretones
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield

Back on the highway . . . .
I Like It Like That – Don Bryant
I’ve Got The Rest Of My Life – Kenny Seymour
Both Ends Against The Middle – Jackie Moore
Rik-A-Tik – The Fireballs
Sand Storm – Johnny & The Hurricanes
Come & Get It – Eli Paperboy Reed
It’s Your Voodoo Working – Lee McBee
Flip Flop & Fly – Big Joe Turner
I’m In Love Again – Little Richard
Don’t Get Off That Train – Tony Blackburn
How Sweet It Is – Jnr Walker
Ain’t Love Wonderful – The Fantastic Four

Well, we got there in the end, despite a brief stop for some technical repairs, and I think we avoided getting any tickets on the way. So, maybe we”ll try it again next week and, if you have a preference for rock, soul and ‘real’ RnB, don’t forget to tune in to Wireless fm ( on Thursdays nights at 8-10 pm. It would be good to have your company.

Oh, and don’t miss the Tuesday Night Mafia on Wireless fm . . . . they’ll offer you all sorts of music you can’t refuse: Spongelab (6-7.30 pm), Out of Sight (7.30-9.00 pm), Max’s Magic Circles (9-10.30 pm) and Killer Diller (10.30-Midnight).

In the meantime, have fun!

  1. I’m loving the online presence


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