[Audio] Four Years On

On the 6th October four years ago, my Dad passed away. He lost his 18 month battle with cancer and was at home surrounded by his friends and family. It’s a day I’ll remember for the rest of my life, from phoning work to my God Mother seeing a lady in the room with his (we think it was my Nan) him making sure the hedge had been cut minutes before he took his final breath, to me rallying round and making the tea for everyone.

Music was a massive part of my Dads life. Sinatra, The Beatles, Jools Holland, Shirley Bassey – the list goes on. The header at the top of this very blog is a photo I took of his record collection when I was sorting through his things.  Whenever I listen to tracks by his favourite artists, I think of him. This is why I love music so much, I grew up around it and now I’m hoping that my kids will follow in his footsteps.

Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind
The Beatles – Blackbird
Rolling Stones – Miss You

Update: Rhubarb Radio Archive

Last week I wrote about being given access to the Amazon S3 account that housed Rhubarb Radio shows from 2009-2010. I’ve now had to close the account to ensure I didn’t incur any further charges. Those that have requested their old shows; I’ll be sending those out to you this week. Unforunately I wasn’t able to download the complete archive, so if you’re looking for yours and didn’t get a request in, I’m afraid I won’t be able to help.