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David the DJ

This is a self-indulgent fun project that suggested itself as a result of an email asking for more information about a song that we used in our Christmas Special, for two years running in fact. it occurred to me (David) that I could construct a sort of "DJ show" out of the song tracks I have contributed to Forest Radio programmes over the years. A sort of "Desert Island Discs" without the desert island, or indeed Lauren Laverne. These are just twelve (not eight) of my absolute favourite songs with a few words of introduction to each one. They are mostly from (mainly female) singer/songwriters.

I enjoyed putting it all together so at least one person got some pleasure out of it. Please drop us an email at if you would like to create a similar "DJ show" of your own. You don't need to provide the music tracks, we can find them for you, nor do you need to do any editing unless you want to. Just announce each track, leave a little gap, and we'll put it in for you. All you need to send us is a single track containing all the introductions. We'll be happy to do the rest. You can use video (any format but "landscape" rather than "portrait" please) or it can be "sound only", and either send it as an attachment if it's small enough to travel that way or by way of Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox or a similar file-sharing service, most of which are free.

Most of the larger email servers such as Google and Yahoo have a size limit of about 15 MB for attachments. The Forest Radio server has a theoretical limit of 50 MB but they apply it leniently. We'll let you know right away if we received your file safely.

Team members are welcome to take up this offer as well. In fact I may have to tell you off if you don't.

Whoever you are, I would be very interested to hear what you think of these musical choices. Same email address.

Running time: 1 hour 3 minutes 45 seconds.

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