Sunday, 19 April 2009

'If it moves funk it'

As is my wont I was fiddling around with the radio the other day trying to find something interesting to listen to.

What did I come across-only the return of Jazz FM except that it only broadcasts on DAB and the internet. But what joy of joys not only is it back but they also feature one of my favourite DJs- Robbie Vincent.

Those of us of a certain age will remember Robbie from the halcyon days of BBC Radio London when not only was his soul music show on a Saturday lunchtime compulsory listening but he also did a late night phone in which was introduced in the crisis period in the early 1970s when during the power crisis caused by the miners strike television closed down at 10.30! Again this was a programme which became almost mandatory listening.

One of Robbie Vincents jingles was 'If it moves funk it' hence the title of this entry and all I can say is if you get the chance give him a listen on Sunday mornings (10 to 1 UK time) do it and while there give Jazz FM a listen.

Does anyone else remember the power crisis of the 1970s when industry was reduced to a three day week, power cuts by rota and electrically powered train services were reduced or is it just me getting old!

On a personal note I had an appointment at Kings College hospital on Friday to discuss stem cell transfer and they are confident that it will work for me although they say my response to chemotherapy so far has been reasonable rather than the good that the local hospital said.

Anyway the plan is for me to have another session of chemotherapy locally followed by stem cell harvesting at Kings than a fourth session of chemo at Maidstone. This will than be followed by a high dose session of chemo at Kings followed by stem cell transfer. This will mean staying in hospital for about three weeks. I am still quite aprehensive about it all but if it works it will be fantastic.

Take Care



Ally Lifewithally said...

Andy I hope all goes well for your chemo at Kings followed by stem cell transfer. I am sure it will be worthwhile ~ will keep you in my thoughts and prayers ~ Ally x

Beth said...

I love that DJ's tagline!

I hope all goes well. We're all pulling for you!

Hugs, Beth

Liz said...

Any 'Child of the Sixties' remembers 'The Age of the Seventies' when they realised they had to grow up to face the eighties, nineties and one more zero with a 2 in front :)

Angie said...

Oh yes Andy, I remember the power crisis. Was it 1974? I know we were not long married. It was horrible, no leccy, no telly, no coal and we only had a coal fire and an electric cooker! We were so cold we would be gone to bed by 6.30!
love, Angie, xx