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March 3, 2019

 

 

 

She’s gone to Curlybobs for a blow up

Grandad said when I rang today.

So I said that I’d call her back later.

Well, really – what more could I say ?

 

 

 

 

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December 10, 2018

 

Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon on Tuesday  11th December 2018

for another fast moving hour of chat and fun.

 

On this weeks Show –

Tony’s Guest of the week 

will be Lorraine from Salford,

who will also be reading the poem –

For The Love Of Nature

written by Harriet Blackbury.

and 

Tony will be paying tribute

to Pete Shelley

and reading the poem –

For The Love Of The Buzzcocks

written by Harriet Blackbury.

 

 

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November 12, 2018

 

 

Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon  on Tuesday 13th November 2018

for an hour of  great music & chat.

 

This weeks Show includes….

Remembrance  – 100 years.

 

Tribute to Stan Lee/Marvel Comics….Theme Tunes.

 

Tribute to Hugh McDowell…of ELO and Wizzard fame.

including the poem.. ‘For The Love Of Wizzard’

written by Harriet Blackbury.

 

Together Again One More Time…

Tavares/Four Tops/Temptations.

 

Stevie Wonder songs

and the poem  ‘For The Love Of Names – Part 1’

written by Harriet Blackbury

 

 

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March 12, 2018

 

 

His first Top Ten came in 1960

spending 18 weeks in the chart.

With ‘Love Is Like A Violin’

this singer/comedian won every heart.

 

In 61, followed ‘Once In Every Lifetime’,

and in 62, ‘Pianissimo’ continued to thrill.

and changing from Decca to Columbia,

in 63, his next hit was ‘Still’.

 

‘Happiness’ and ‘So Deep’Is The Night’ –

two more hits coming in 64,

and in 65 his first No.1, ‘Tears’

sold 1.5 million copies  and more.

 

‘The River (Le Colline Sono In Fioro)’ –

his last hit of 65, reached No.3.

And as his popularity soared,

this Liverpudlian filled us with glee.

 

With ‘Promises’ – his Top Ten of 66,

and ‘More Than Love’,  a Top Twenty.

His final hit of this year –

‘It’s Love’,  made a Top 40 entry.

 

‘Let Me Cry On Your Shoulder’

in 67 reached No.11,

and ‘Tears Won’t Wash Away These Heartaches’,

in 69, another ballard,  fans thought just heaven!

 

‘Broken Hearted’  came next in 70 –

our love for him going on and on.

‘When Love Comes Round Again (L’arca Di Noe)’ –

his next Top Twenty in 71.

 

‘Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)’,

his only chart hit of 72.

And in 75  – ‘(Think Of Me) Wherever You Are’ –

so apt today – as we surely will do.

 

His final chart entry in 81

also fittingly was  ‘Hold My Hand’.

Thank You Ken Dodd for the love and laughter –

the best Act ever, a stage, to command.

 

Written by

Harriet Blackbury 

 

 

 

 

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November 22, 2017

 

 

In 71 The Partridge Family featuring David Cassidy

had a U.S. No.1 with  ‘I think I Love You’.

This single also made the UK Top Twenty,

and ‘It’s One Of Those Nights (Yes Love), next in 72.

 

Two months later in April saw David Cassidy

up at No.2 with a flourish –

His double ‘A’ sided single, flying up the charts –

being, ‘Could It Be Forever’  & ‘Cherish’.

 

In September of 72, came his first UK No.1,

as fans answered his song – ‘How Can I Be Sure’,

and hysteria at an all time high,

when, in 73, he arrived for his first UK Tour.

 

‘Rock Me Baby’  his last hit of 72,

climbed to No. 11,  of the chart tree,

and was followed by another double ‘A’ side  –

‘I’m A Clown’ & ‘Some Kind Of A Summer’, in 73.

 

His other UK hit of this year came in October –

 by now he could do no wrong.

His 3rd double ‘A’ side, this time made No.1,

being, ‘Daydreamer’ & The Puppy Song.

 

‘If I Didn’t Care’ – a Top Ten of 74,

and ‘Please Please Me’ – A Top Twenty at No.16.

In 75, ‘I Write The Songs’ & ‘Get It Up For Love’, at No.11,

followed by ‘Darlin’, again at No.16.

 

In 85, ‘The Last Kiss’ made No.6

and ‘Romance (Let Your Heart Go)’,  in at No.54,

seem two apt songs to complete this eulogy,

now sadly, lovely David Cassidy –  is no more.

 

 

From Teens to Mums and Grandma’s,

he was everyones sweetheart –

embracing all that is pure, through song and verse, –

his music touched every heart.

 

Thank you  for the music.

David Cassidy – Rest in peace. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 6, 2016

 

Tune in to

Tony’s Time Machine

Wednesday  7th December 2016

11 am – 1pm

(with repeats on

Thurs  at 8 am

Friday at 1 am

Saturday at 6pm)

 

Tony’s Guest for

the Christmas Special

will be

Safreen Khan

who will also be reading

For The Love Of Youth

written by Harriet Blackbury.

 

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September 27, 2016

 

Full Steam Ahead

on 

Tonys Times Machine

Wednesday  28th  September

11 am – 1pm.

 

Join Tony & Vikki and their Guests

for this fast moving journey of discovery

through the Lancashire countryside.

 

This weeks main guest is  Alex Rysztogi

who will be reading Tony’s  own great 

‘Yes’ poem – in tribute to Chris Squire.

which he penned a year ago.

 

Also on the Show will be 

Singer/songwriter –

Gerry O Gorman.

 

Hope you all enjoy this unique experience.

The Show is repeated at the usual times.

 

 

 

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September 13, 2016

 

 

Survival of the fittest,

so just be wary-

This king of Grouse,

so bloomin’ lairy,

 

and only satisfied

when his harem claimed.

When pants on fire –

no male is shamed.

 

 

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August 31, 2016

 

 

To me it was so obvious,

too obvious maybe.

Long sightedness no obstacle,

but my nose too near to me.

 

To me it was so unsettling,

too unsettling maybe.

They’d urge and scout around it,

my antennae up, so I would flee.

 

To me it was so natural,

too natural maybe.

No value could I put upon it,

my Achilles heal – giving for free.

 

To me it was so unreal,

too unreal maybe.

Something never to get over,

that shipwreck lost at sea.

 

To me it was so reminiscent.

too reminiscent maybe.

The past I had moved on from,

let’s not go there, fiddle-de-dee.

 

To me it was so ‘old hat’,

too ‘old hat’ maybe.

Talk of the past depressing,

though still ingrained in me.

 

To me it was so powerful,

too powerful maybe.

It overtook my senses,

setting my spirit free.

 

To me it was so shocking,

too shocking maybe.

No cattle prod ever needed,

as many would agree.

 

To me it was so meaningless,

too meaningless maybe.

Hell bent on self destruction,

a chink of nuttiness, you see.

 

To me it was so explosive,

too explosive maybe.

But fireworks never started,

whilst I held tight the key.

 

To me it was so long ago,

too long ago maybe.

How convenient when dementia,

takes a hold of me.

 

To me it was so menacing,

too menacing maybe.

No fruit to bear was visible,

on that forgotten tree.

 

To me it was so indigestible,

too indigestible maybe.

Some called it – I B S,

poo-poohed of course by me.

 

To me it was so ongoing,

too ongoing maybe.

I knew I should have left alone,

that bread and old French brie.

 

To me it was so comforting,

too comforting maybe.

An armour plated outer shell,

in ‘tortoise’ mode found me.

 

To me it was so sensitive,

too sensitive maybe.

‘You’re thinking off the scale’,

with arms up, they would plea.

 

To me it was so indulgent,

too indulgent maybe.

All my imaginary friends,

around since I was three.

 

To me it was so normal,

too normal maybe.

This ‘only child’ syndrome,

encouraging a life of fantasy.

 

To me it was so tempting,

too tempting maybe.

The humanitarian inside,

daring me to just break free.

 

To me it was so heartbreaking,

too heartbreaking maybe.

The drawbridge firmly shut,

for all eternity.

 

 

 

 

 

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I know your charms,

I’ve read your palms.

I’ve seen it all

in my crystal ball.

 

I know your future,

and poorer you’ll be,

When you walk away,

after paying my fee.

 

 

 

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