On Elsie. It was released on a fantastic movie soundtrack album by the Divinyls back in '82 from memory. As such, many Divinyls fans haven’t heard it before, so it had the surprise element. Heavy guitars and Chrissie at her rawest. The song is about a lady down on her luck and struggling. Apparently, Chrissie was living in an apartment block in her younger years and one of the residents in that block provided the inspiration for the song. For mine, it is a slayer of a song. “Life can be lonely, can be very sad, can be something you wish you never had”. Glad you liked it.
Thanks, Bakes. Was expected, but Dad’s condition deteriorated rapidly at the end. I received a call saying that he had a few months left to live less than two weeks ago. Then another call shortly after that to say only a matter of days. Rushed to book flights home, but there was nothing available for several days. I couldn’t make it in time. Fortunately, I could speak with him via webcam and share/exchange intimate emotions. He fell into a coma two days after that chat and passed away two days ago.
I chose all of my songs pre-game. Elsie was a lock for the final (if I made it that far) and I also had a few trance numbers ready to go to sway the dance music lovers. The strategy was to garner votes from both the rock and dance music lovers. So, knowing other’s selections had no influence on me whatsoever. I never changed a song I had chosen pre-game. I also felt it fair to hand off the admin before the final round to avoid punters feeling like I had an advantage in the final. And I reckon I was the first DJ to submit my songs to Jez for the final round, so I had no way of knowing how the other finalists were gunna play it. I suspected Elsie would do well, however, I think the votes for B.B.E. - Deeper Love (Symphonic Paradise) - the last song on Paul Oakenfold’s GU007: New York compilation saw me over the line.
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