Last night, Wednesday 9 January 2013, our theme on A Mixed Bag with Chris B (on 93.7 Edge FM), was "family". We heard tracks from various musical family groups, including local band of brothers, The O'Donnell Brothers and father and daughter duo, Kate and Alan Watts who make up The Blue Ruins, as well as The Partridge Family, The Pointer Sisters, and The Doobie Brothers (although they're not really brothers).
We also heard songs with a family member in the title or in the song, such as "Son of a preacher man" (Dusty Springfield), Tucker's daughter (Ian Moss), "Crazy Mamma", and "(Daddy you're a) fool to cry" by the Rolling Stones.
We started the show with a classic disco number by Sister Sledge, "We are family", and finished with the theme from The Partridge Family. Other tracks played were "Ode to my family" by the Cranberries, "Wonderwall" by Oasis, and a couple of songs by Paul Simon ("Mother and child reunion, and "Father and daughter").
On Tuesday, in the Bega Valley, we saw the temperature soar (in Bega) from 15.8°C in the morning, rising rapidly to a very hot 41°C by 11.30am!! Our friends in Brogo were threatened by bushfire, many having to pack their bags ready to evacuate, as they watched firefighters battle the blaze in hot windy conditions. Other parts of New South Wales had the highest level of fire rating, "catastrophic", and authorities were expecting the day to be the worst fire conditions in the history of New South Wales. The Bega Valley Shire Library closed it's doors for the day, due to the heat. Temperatures cooled down considerably yesterday, but we have to be prepared for more hot weather to come.
Please stay safe, and stay cool.