IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: BBC RADIO 2… RIGHT NOW! (MONDAY 20TH)
Stuart Maconie (covering for Johnnie Walker) has just announced details of the competition to win tickets to see David and his band on 7 March in London… and he’s only gone and played ‘Money’ instead of ‘On An Island’.
Feel free to do what you’ve already done to such tremendous effect and let BBC Radio 2 know what you think. You can listen to the live show online until 7PM (UK). Text 88291 or e-mail the show so they know that we want David’s new song, not old Pink Floyd ones.
Details of the competition are also on the website. Good luck to all who enter, and please remember that this competition is open to UK residents only.
If you contacted BBC Radio 2 on Friday, then pat yourself on the back. Not only was the song played, but it was played twice due to there being such a great response from people keen to hear it again. So that’s twice in the space of just 90 minutes.
Now, although we couldn’t possibly encourage you to lobby your radio station and request the full album version instead of the single edit, how about lobbying your radio station and requesting the full album version instead of the single edit?
Johnnie Walker will also be playing ‘On An Island’ on his show on Monday, so do tune in.
At this rate, we hope that the single will soon be promoted to the B List. So thanks again to everyone who has requested it.
If you want to hear it again, then visit BBC Radio 2 and LISTEN AGAIN to last Friday’s ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’ show. You want 39 minutes for the first play and two hours and six minutes for the second.
When you’ve stopped patting yourself on the back, how about three cheers for Richard Allinson (who was filling in for Steve Wright on Friday)?
A quick point about the sound clips that you’re hearing – and loving – on the homepage.
These are not taken directly from the album as it were, so please don’t judge the album from these loops alone. What you’re hearing are extras from recording sessions which may, or may not, be expanded upon on the album. As I’m now boring myself by saying this – so I dread to think how tired you are of hearing it – I’m afraid you’ll just have to wait until the album comes out to judge it properly.
Not long to wait now, though. 16-17 days, but who’s counting?
More tomorrow to make up for a quiet past week, including more of Polly’s fabulous photographs.