Here’s another of those once in a blue moon radio shows that Steven has decided that it is in the nation’s best interests to hear. For the past few weeks, we have been doing artists in alphabetical order for our weekly compilation tape. Today we did “T” and Steven would like to share 10 of his favourite T tracks:
They Might Be Giants – Steven remembers this song from Play Group and getting messy sand in his socks (He’s been reluctant to go on a beach ever since)
Tony Christie – I didn’t see Steven whilst this one was playing. It’s a sign of his huge weight loss that he can now dance energetically through a whole song & was bopping up and down the hall to Mr Christie:
Toyah Wilcox – Steven likes it when people he knows are mentioned in a song and this track has the lyric: “A shot in the dark. A big question Mark”. “Dad – Toyah’s singing about you Dad”:
Talking Heads – “You must David Byrne’s glasses alone. David won’t be very impressed if you break his glasses”:
The Tamperer Featuring Maya – This is from the 1998 Christmas Top of The Pops and Steven likes to quote Jane Middlemass: “I don’t know who the Tamperer is but this is Maya”:
Tom Jones – This is Alan, the support worker’s favourite singer and coincidentally Alan wears a hat, which Steven finds very amusing:
The Tremeloes – For someone who’s aged 27, this group feature pretty high in Steven’s list of favourite groups. I think it’s because they’ve got a member called Chip:
Tears For Fears – Steven has always had a soft spot for Tears For Fears mainly because it gives him a chance to chat about Kurt, the drunken chef in Fawlty Towers and Roland, the personal trainer at his gym who walks about with his shoelaces undone:
Tavares – Tavares are a staple of the Wednesday morning disco and I often have my Frosties interrupted by Steven exclaiming – “Alan, want you to have big hair like a Tavares man”.
Take That – We can only end with the track that was the soundtrack to Steven’s escape from the Unit that autumn night in his pyjamas and barefoot. I quiz him on it whenever we hear this song: “Steve – do you remember Take That on X Factor?” “No, Steven Neary was running massive fast to Julie Neary’s house”:
In case you’re keeping notes for statistical analysis or historical research the other artists we included on the compilation tape were: The Temptations, The Three Degrees, Talk Talk, Tom Robinson, T Rex, The Tymes, Tina Turner, 10CC, The Thompson Twins, Travis, The Turtles, Terrorvision, Toploader, Tenpole Tudor & Toni Basil.