DJ: We've got Bros, "The Boss" and Diana Ross,
Wham, The Jam and Manfred Mann,
Britney, Whitney, there's good old Gene Pitney,
The Searchers, The Seekers and the Manic Street Preachers,
The Cure, Midge Ure, along with Gary Moore,
Sparks, Richard Marx and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark...
Patient: Sorry DJ - that's not really my kind of music,
if you've got something better, maybe I'll choose it...
DJ: OK, there's Neil Finn, Fat Boy Slim or Mel and Kim,
Duran Duran, Brotherhood of Man, Gilbert O'Sullivan,
we've got Sheryl Crowe, Status Quo and Suzi Quatro,
Chris Rea, Tears for Fears, perhaps you prefer Britney Spears?
(O, I've already mentioned her - maybe you prefer...)
Adam Rickets, The Flying Pickets or Buddy Holly and The Crick
there's The Beatles, The Eagles or a Flock of Seagulls,
The Animals or maybe The Fine Young Cannibals,
or could you be thinking of Tom Jones, The Rolling Stones
or those evergreen Beach Boys tones...?
Patient: Um, none of those artists have my affection,
have you got anything else in your collection?
DJ: Yes, Hospital Radio always aims to please,
let's see if you will like any of these...
The Doors, The Corrs or the Commodores,
Sam Fox, Ultravox.... maybe Living in a Box?
Bread, Simply Red, and Right Said Fred,
Slade, Band Aid, taste a little Marmalade,
Sting, Pretty Thing, Paul McCartney and his Wings,
Take That, Stray Cats, remember Men Wi....
that's enough, ed.
From The Yellow Crane No 20 (Spring 2002)