Wednesday 14 February 2024

A Car boot Sale Song.

 It was sad to hear of English DJ Steve Wright passing away when I watched the news yesterday.

Only last month Annie Nightingale passed away.  I loved watching her on The Old Grey Whistle Test.  Any chance of repeating them BBC?

Steve Wright was always fun and very down to earth.  

It's strange how you remember what you were doing when you hear a certain song.

I remember the following one when I was driving a rev and go Hydrema or Day Dreamers the lads called it.  Moving 10 ton piles of soil around a new golf course extension.  

Thankfully some of them had radios fitted in them or maybe not.  Here's an ear worm that often plays on my mental jukebox:


Thanks for the laughs Steve.


22 comments:

  1. Did you ever hear his "Sunday Love Songs" programme? It was the most cringeworthy programme ever and he was for ever jumping in before the end of the songs making inane remarks. I suppose he had a heart attack but we don't know yet.

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  2. Well, he wasn't my favourite DJ but he seemed harmless enough. So young to die. Only two years older than me.

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  3. I just watched - listened a bit of it on YouTube YP. I never heard it. Did you use to watch The Old Grey Whistle Test and Rock Goes To College? Great programmes. It's a sign of old age when the bands and DJs you liked are passing away.

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    1. "The Old Grey Whistle Test" was once my favourite TV programme. Whispering Bob Harris was so passionate about new music and introduced so many fine acts that received no airtime anywhere else. Whispering Bob Harris has eight children so he and his wife Trudy clearly don't give a damn about climate change or maybe back then the issue was not as prominent.

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    2. Bob' hippy like appearance and laid back style of presenting was very enjoyable. I wish they repeated the programmes on a Friday or Saturday night. So much better than The Masked Singer.

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    3. Oh God, "The Masked Singer"! To me it is rubbish but if you were singing on that programme what would you be dressed up as? I would be Arthur Scargill or a can of Tetley's best bitter. JayCee could be a smoked kipper.

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  4. John Peel was probably my favourite JayCee. I would imagine your favourite would be Terry Wogan? A Limerick man full of wit. Steve was 9 years older than me.

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  5. I would probably be George Formby or maybe someone from The Repair Shop. Why can't they just buy new things? " It's got sentimental value. Me grandads axe. It's had 7 new axe heads and 7 handles. But it's still me grandads axe". My wife loves it and I can't stand the programme.

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    1. Why don't the visitors park right outside that that fake barn? Why do they have to walk up there? Why does that Jay fellow always have his flat cap on INDOORS? I can't stand that programme either.

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    2. It's in the grounds of the Wealds and Downland museum YP. I like Sue ths leather worker. Lovely lady. My wife can't stand Michael McIntyre. I find him funny. How did Rod Stewart or Adele make it?

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  6. Yes, thanks for the laughs Steve. I will miss him on a Sunday morning which I discovered during Lockdowns.. Those who speak nastily of him show more about themselves than Steve. He was fun and well loved by many. RiP Steve.

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  7. Radio is such a wonderful medium for entertainment Rachel. They call it the theatre of the mind. It's good that you can do other things whilst listening to it. I seem to listen to Spotify a lot when I am outside in the polytunnel or walking. I also watch a lot of You Tube stuff along with internet surfing and reading blogs like yours.

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  8. I am not familiar with him. I immediately thought of 'Dream Weaver'. I was pretty sure that he had already died. Off to Google. That was a whole 'nuther Wright (named Gary) and in my case, two wrights made a wrong.

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    1. He was a BBC Radio DJ Debby. Someone famous who I can't remember just now died the other week and I thought they passed away years ago. Oh well.

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  9. I discovered myself rewriting a little ditty from Brooks and Dunn. Instead of the Boot Scootin' Boogie, it's now the Car Bootin' Boogie:

    I got a good job
    I work hard for my money
    When it's quittin' time I hit the door runnin'
    I fire up my pickup truck
    And let the horses run
    I go flyin' down that highway
    To that parking lot
    Stuck out in the country
    To do the car bootin' boogie

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  10. I thought he was very good at his job, an all round good egg! I worked in Radio 2 when I was 20 starting briefly on Wogan and later on Ken Bruce. Nothing major, just a run of the mill production secretary. The wages were crap.

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  11. Brilliant. A good one for me to cheer myself up when people are walking past my plants and not buying them at the carboot sale. It's like fishing. You sit there in the rain or you catch that bgi catfish and it's takeaway for tea.

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  12. Yes Mrs LH. An all round good egg is a good description of Steve. I liked him very much and he always had good things to say. I once had some of my comedy writing broadcast on BBC local radio and they paid me sixty Pounds for my efforts. I think there's a celebrity who lives sometimes near me who gets paid proper wages from Auntie Beeb. It's less frustrating writing for free on your own blog. Thanks.

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  13. The melody is catchy, but the lyrics are a bit lacking. Fun though.

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  14. Definitely fun River. Can't wait to go carbooting again.

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