If music be the food of love, play on.....
It was a certain Mr William Shakespeare who first said that. Well Bill if you follow The Geriatric DJ this week there's a lot of music, a lot of love and even some food involved! Twenty-two hours of music on the radio to be honest.
Tomorrow, 6am to 8am www.crmk.co.uk we will be ROCKING FOR THE FOOD BANK - rocking with love as Milton Keynes Food Bank Project Director - John joins me to play the music and speak
the days to Christmas.
I want to share an idea with John for something to run from Shrove Tuesday to Easter Sunday 2020 - LENT.
Watch this space.
Watch this space.
Tuesday Terrific Tunes will feature two hours from Cliff Richard. That video was filmed in Central MiltonKeynes. You could not film it there today ! The production team could not afford the rip off parking charges imposed by Milton Keynes Council but more seriously where Cliff is skating through the underpass there are now homeless rough-sleepers.
Yesterday I was with Dreamsai as it opened the doors of Unity Park Bus Station for those in need to come in and have a meal.
Members cook the meals at home in the morning, put them into bags of love and bring them to The Buzzy. If you are looking for love, if you are looking for human kindness then look no furtherthan Dreamsai.
I spoke with a man yesterday who had split up with his wife and ended up homeless on the streets. He asked if there was any clothing, if there was a coat he could have. I offered him mine but it was hideously too big. Next week I will take him something more suitable.
From the distribution point Dreamsai then moves out on what I have branded The Walk of Love, taking food parcels of love to those in need right across Milton Keynes.
Friends there yesterday insisted I sample the food. WOW ! I liked the chickpea curry but those samosas exploded in the mouth.
I took four bags myself to friends I know in need. Thank you Dreamsai for your food of love. Next Saturday we are going to take the podcast from Cliff Richard's show and play it in Unity Bus Station as Dreamsai goes about its work.
I play music to make people smile and to help my listeners make others smile. On Wednesday I will playing The Mikado, my favourite Gilbert and Sullivan opera which is packed with smiles.
I always start my shows with the intro Seventy Six Trombones. The wandering minstrel was a trombone player.
Who remembers this from last Christmas ?
Thursday's show will launch Secret Santa 2019, the third year we have run this loving project so even if it is only 31st October get your Santa jumpers out as I play two hours of Christmas music, music of love for Secret Santa. This will be the opening track.
Friday's show launches a new Facebook Group - LOVING OUR NHS MK.
The NHS was founded in 1948 - I will be playing the number one hit for 1st November every year from 1948....
Through to 2019....
I will of course be slipping this in...
With so much music to play, so much love to share the show is going to have to extend, instead of my
usual slot of 6am to 8am this Friday the love will flow from 5am to 9am.
Loving Our NHS the greatest hospital in all of England - University Hospital Milton Keynes, is letting Project Womble into the campus to clear up all of the cigarette buts people drop down in a non smoking area !
Check out PROJECT WOMBLE, I am speaking with the
probation service to have a community payback team womble away the cigarette butts. BUT we are not going to just bin them ! We have signed up with a specialist recycling company.
After Friday's show I am jumping on the M1 to head
to a meeting with NHS Blood and Transplant. Last week I met with two directors of University Hospital Milton Keynes to plan TeenHeroMK where two thousand 17,18 and 19 year old across Milton Keynes will each donate three pints of blood a year to repay the debt our hospital owes to the blood service for the 6,000 pints of blood it uses every year to lovingly care for
Next week is half term but once that is out of the way Ian, Headmaster of Oakgrove School, will call a meeting wish some of his staff and students to plan the launch of TeenHeroMK. We are going to have a TEENAGE RAMPAGE !
Saturday, Cliff and I will be back at Dreamsai with music to support the love.
OMG big time !
Sunday is The Silly Old Man's Birthday.
Maureen asked me what I want for my birthday ?
I asked for a TOOTHBRUSH and please. please could I have some teeth to go with it !
11pm I will be back in the radio studio to broadcast a ten hour overnight disco.
CHECK IT OUT ! Ten hours of crazy disco music to
help launch the new season of Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter.
You can sponsor a track and I will play a dedication for you to help the work of Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter as it puts arms of love around our homeless rough-sleeping friends.
What was that you said ?
Number 73 ?
Number 73 on the play list is a bit silly !
But then I am THE SILLY OLD MAN and it is my birthday !
Tuesday 5th November - Dreamsai is coming into the studio to help me play the music and to talk about their work. Not only about helping with love the homeless rough-sleepers of Milton Keynes but also something I am going to be proud to have a small role of support to play within their blood and organ donation programme.
What do you think Bill ? Is that enough music, food and love ?