Last night I opened the programme with these words:
Last year if you’d have asked me what the name Matthew James Cogley makes me think of I’d have said a really nice young bloke who plays in a great band and made a fine solo album too.
He played live in our radio theatre here in Blackburn… I interviewed him and I played his music as a band and as a singer songwriter.
Now it conjures up some very sad thoughts of a young life lost so tragically this week.
All I can do tonight is say how much I feel for his family and his many friends and hope none of them mind me playing this tune to remember the life of Matt.
You will be sorely missed… may you rest in peace…
What terribly sad news about a hard working, lovely young man who had a big talent. I didn’t know him well but we’d met and spoken a few times but I wanted to reflect his life in the best way I could.
My thoughts are with his family and friends… if you didn’t know Matthew then please list to this beautiful song and spend some time on his Soundcloud too.
We used to put our playlist on the programme page. Then somebody changed something and for the last (God knows how long) we haven’t been able to do that. So I thought I’d post it here while I wait for this situation to be sorted out.
Matthew James Cogley – Ready To Resist
Native Youth – Way I Feel
Aquilo – Human
Golden Wings – Touch
Sun Drift – When I Go
Icepops For Breakfast – Oh Darling Boy
Icepops For Breakfast – Stop Messing Around
Lapsley – Falling Short
Kurt Vile – Never Run Away
Beck – Lost Cause
Sun Drift – Tied
Sun Drift – Over Time
Foolk – CMYK
The Scarletts – Forever Fate
The Scarletts – High Hopes
The Scarletts – It Used To Rain
The Jackpot Golden Boys – It’s Alright
Grave Diggers Union – Ghost Dance