Patrick’s internet had been out all week so he wasn’t able to do a lot of prep for this episode. Indeed, he reported that his connectivity was only restored 15 minutes before going to air, meaning he had to freestyle the whole show.
He started by playing one of the most redolent songs of the 1990s, one he has been holding off playing simply to create an impact. Following this, he mentioned how at a birthday party he’d attended, there was a particularly impressive cake…
…and that he’d been telling a friend about the show and this friend had requested some old school early 90s R&B — of course Patrick was happy to accommodate a new fan!
It was a bumper week of music listening this week in 1999, as Patrick’s Year 12 diary testifies:
There was a mention of how Patrick voted in the 1999 Referenda:
Patrick offered a shout out to his millions of listening in Ireland and wished the Republic best wishes for its upcoming qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina for a spot at Euro 2016. There was a mention of how Denmark won Euro 92 despite not qualifying for the tournament. After playing a track from a Danish pop act of the 90s, Patrick told the story of how won tickets to a Sega World Sydney underage, alcohol-free teen dance party off Ugly Phil’s Hot 30 countdown in 1998.
The remainder of the show included some college rock, bump-n-grinding, classic Oz indie and some quintessential post-grunge. Listen back – it was a goodie despite all the technical Gremlins.