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MoD Radio #16: Phoebe Eccles' Memorials of Mum Mix

MoD Radio #16: Phoebe Eccles' Memorials of Mum Mix

Playing tracks by

Kanye West, M. T. Hadley, The Honeydrippers, Drake, Gladys Knight and the Pips and more.

Chart positions

This show was 34th in the global r&b chart, 44th in the global rock chart and 64th in the global pop chart.

"My mum’s ashes were packaged by the crematorium in a cardboard tube decorated with a pixelated sunset picture. I thought it was fine, until I read a story about a phoenix that builds an egg to carry its dad's body to centre of the earth. I decided that, I, too, ought to build an egg-urn, to transport the ashes to their final resting place, a beach in Donegal. This felt like a Very Important Task so I put it off until the evening before the flight, and then I put it off further by compiling my favourite sad songs with my favourite songs about mums in a playlist to soundtrack my creative egg-urn endeavour. The night passed and I realised that coat hangers and PVA glue weren’t the best materials for making something both customs friendly and suitably sturdy (my mum was a tall woman) and so the ashes were packed into a children’s lunch bag. I suppose making a dead mum mix is a form of egg building. It is, at least, a nice way to mark the passing of a year."

- Phoebe Eccles (@phoebeeccs)


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Writer Phoebe Eccles takes us through an eclectic mix, in memory of her mum.

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Kanye West - Hey Mama
M. T. Hadley - Janet
The Honeydrippers - Sea of Love
Drake - Look What You’ve done
Gladys Knight and the Pips - Every Little Bit Hurts
Otis Redding - Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down)
Abba - Chiquitita
Masta Ace - Son of Yvonne
Joni Mitchell - Little Green
Wilco - Hate it Here
The Dixie Nightingales - All I need Is Some Sunshine
Noname - Yesterday
Abba - Mamma Mia