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This week, from Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June, Mika will be on Ken Bruces show, on the segment, Tracks Of My Years. He will pick 10 tracks throughout the week that have special meaning to him from over the years.

Here is the link for the show.

 

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07clqr7

 

This week, Ken is on holiday and Zoe Ball is sitting in for him.

This might explain Mikas tweet from a while back about his chat with Zoe, talking about songwriters 

 

The segment is usually on about 11.40am UK time

 

The whole weeks choices here:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03x5chp

 

Song selection

 

Monday 

 

Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light

Adele - Hometown Glory

 

Tuesday

 

Dusty Springfield - I Only Wanna Be With You

The Bee Gees - Inside And Out

 

Wednesday

 

Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'

Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls

 

Thursday

 

Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Carole King - So Far Away

 

Friday

 

Queen - The Show Must Go On

Paul Simon - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes

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Thanks Rose. He did it years ago... Probably 2007/8 so it will be interesting to see how it differs this time.

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Thanks Rose. He did it years ago... Probably 2007/8 so it will be interesting to see how it differs this time.

To start today the tracks are from Todd Rundgren and Adele ☺

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I missed it today...did he speak a lot?

He explains between the records why he likes them. So a little bit.

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I missed it today...did he speak a lot?

 

i didn't type up what Mika said about "I Saw The Light" by Todd Rundgren, but here's what he said about "Hometown Glory" by Adele: “I think that there’s a couple songs that changed the path of Adele’s career. And ‘Hometown Glory’ is one of them.  I mean it’s easy to say it’s something like ‘Chasing Pavements’ was the breakthrough but it wasn’t, it was a breakthrough from a radio point of view and from a commercial point of view, but the other songs that pulled it much closer to her complicated, and quite beautiful story that she has had already at such a young age and the maturity that she has to describe her emotions. She’s so emotionally intelligent. She’s not someone who’s the most well-read person in the world but when she speaks she does it like this kind of like wise, zen Buddhist kind of like--[laughs] She has a sense of perspective and you feel reassured and I think that’s what so nice about this song.”

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So today was Dusty Springfield, I Only Wanna Be With You and The Bee Gees Inside And Out.

Looks like tomorrow one pick will be Pet Shop Boys, which slipped out in the conversation today  :naughty:

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All song choices updated each day in first post  :)

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This week, from Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June, Mika will be on Ken Bruces show, on the segment, Tracks Of My Years. He will pick 10 tracks throughout the week that have special meaning to him from over the years.

Here is the link for the show.

 

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07clqr7

 

This week, Ken is on holiday and Zoe Ball is sitting in for him.

This might explain Mikas tweet from a while back about his chat with Zoe, talking about songwriters 

 

The segment is usually on about 11.40am UK time

 

Song selection

 

Monday 

 

Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light

Adele - Hometown Glory

 

Tuesday

 

Dusty Springfield - I Only Wanna Be With You

The Bee Gees - Inside And Out

 

Wednesday

 

Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'

Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls

 

Thursday

 

Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Carole King - So Far Away

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Thanks Rose. He did it years ago... Probably 2007/8 so it will be interesting to see how it differs this time.

 

Kath, do you recall the songs he chose last time or know where it's hiding here on the site?

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Kath, do you recall the songs he chose last time or know where it's hiding here on the site?

is this the one?

http://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/7898-mikas-playlist/?p=105307

 

 

 

Monday

Everywhere ~ Fleetwood Mac

Singing In The Rain ~ Gene Kelly

 

Tuesday

Loser ~ Beck

Don't Wait Too Long ~ Madeleine Peyroux

 

Wednesday

Iko Iko ~ The Dixie Cups

Everybody's Talkin ~ Nilsson

 

Thursday

All Good Things ~ Nelly Furtado

Missionary Man ~ The Eurythmics

 

Friday

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien ~ Edith Piaf

This Song Has No Title ~ Elton John 

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Link to hear the weeks choices are on the first post.

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:bow: Could anyone download the audio file ?

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03x5chp

Can you download the R2 app on your phone Eriko?

If you can, you should be able to download this from the Ken Bruce Presents Tracks Of My Years link.

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Can you download the R2 app on your phone Eriko?

If you can, you should be able to download this from the Ken Bruce Presents Tracks Of My Years link.

I tried, but it's not working for me :no:  All I can do is listen and share...I have a very basic phone and that could be the reason why :dunno:

I followed all those steps though  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3xnp8b5CMvq0Z5K7r61JZJm/download-tracks-of-my-years-with-the-bbc-iplayer-radio-app

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Can you download the R2 app on your phone Eriko?

If you can, you should be able to download this from the Ken Bruce Presents Tracks Of My Years link.

 

Thanks Rose, I can't... :no:

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:bow: Could anyone download the audio file ?

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03x5chp

I have tried every kind of tech wizardry I can and it seems the R2 website has set themselves up just so that things cannot be downloaded. I think the only way to get this is going to be to record it.

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it's an edited video without songs.

 

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