Cap’n Gav’s Theme Time Pirate Radio Show reaches episode 4 and the theme is “dancing” Now, there are a lot of songs out there about dancing but so many of them are really cheesy:
Abba – Dancing Queen
The Nolan Sisters – I’m In The Mood For Dancing
Leo Sayer – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
Nothing wrong with any of those songs if you’re at a wedding or in a cheesy nightclub but we didn’t really find them suitable for our show. Especially since you can’t really tell over the radio whether we’d be playing them with our tongues in our cheeks (our own cheeks rather than each other’s – that’s a different show)
One of the things that we’re still not very good at is timing the end of the show. The first 45 minutes usually go pretty smoothly and then we think that we’ve got loads of time to play the last few songs that we want to but we haven’t. This week it meant that we had to re-record the last five minutes of the show including the last song and splice it into the rest of the show. Hopefully you can’t tell.
In terms of songs that missed out, David Bowie’s John, I’m Only Dancing (and technically John, I’m Only Dancing Again) had to make way for Let’s Dance. Speaking of Nile Rodgers, we would also have liked to have played Everybody Dance but we just couldn’t find time for it (curse you 12″ mix!) I would also have quite liked to have played We Dance by Pavement and Dancing With Mr. D by The Rolling Stones but we don’t want to end up playing the same bands every week.
Here’s the Spotify playlist
Next week’s theme is “Money” – 7pm on Thursday on NG Digital