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Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:55

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A hint of sunshine? A slight lightness to the sky? Something must be wrong somewhere. We'll be expecting temperatures to hit 5 or maybe 6 degrees soon. February is pretty ghastly all round so lets cling to any brightness and optimism that comes our way. Someone said February was designed for people who don't drink to know what a hangover feels like. Or was it January? Anyway all we want is warmth and that feels like a long way away. Huddle needed.

So yesterday we thought Tim Vine was appearing but he didn't. So he didn't and we played 2 more monster tracks which seemed to go fine and now TOONSday seems quite a popular item.
Meetings will be called and research commissioned (a chat with friends probably). What do bloggers think? An irregular item seems a good idea to me but we see what you all think.

Today we confidently predict that the very fine actor that is Tim Roth will be with us from 6. Best known for (amongst others) Pulp Fiction,  Reservoir Dogs, Planet of the Apes and Rob Roy, his new movie is Broken in which he stars with Cillian Murphy and an a great debut from young actor Eloise Laurence. He presented the Best Foreign Language BAFTA on Sunday but I still find him scary. `Even when he's being nice on screen, I still expect him to hit someone. He's a pussycat of course as we'll find out today.

And oldies please for your BUTCHER, he/she needs all the help they can get. Any tunes work?

Have an easy and hassle-free Wednesday, see you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Hi again everyone

    I enjoyed the long songs yesterday... hopefully a few more guests will stay away now and again!

    Butcher oldies.... Shona's not going to be too happy! ;o)

    A BUTCHER'S TALE ~ The Zombies


    HELP ~ The Beatles

    'MEET' ME ON THE CORNER ~ Lindisfarne

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    ROCK THE JOINT ~ Bill Haley & The Comets

    RIP THIS JOINT ~ The Rolling Stones

    MACK THE KNIFE ~ Bobby Darin

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    Morning Simon, team, NYM and long-playing bloggers,

    Loved hearing the long songs again last night.

    Even GoodBoy#1 pricked up his ears in the kitchen when Stairway to Heaven was played, saying (grunting) "Whoa, they're playing THAT on Radio 2. Cool."

    I like the idea of it being an irregular feature too – the element of surprise works well. But you need a better name than TOONSday – looks good in print, but sounds just like Tuesday to casual ears. *puts wordy thinking cap on*



    FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST – PP Arnold or Cat Stevens

    SIZE OF A COW – Wonder Stuff

    SHEEP – The Housemartins

    HOW CAN I BE SURE?- Dusty Springfield

    I DON’T WANT TO KNOW – Fleetwood Mac

    THEY DON’T KNOW – Kirsty MacColl

    HOW WILL I KNOW? - Whitney Houston


    (and please don’t play THAT song by Mr Blackburn)

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon and Lovely Blogging Chums

    My stomach is churning at the thought of today's oldies theme but I do like the idea of TOONSday

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    Comment number 5.

    Mack the Knife - Robbie Willams
    Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
    Jar of hearts - Christine Perri
    Rabbit heart - Florence and the machine
    Two hearts - Phil Collins
    Sacrifice - elton John
    Killer - Adamski
    License to Kill - -Gladys Knight

    For teh Mosh
    Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nivarna
    Switchblade Smiles - Kasabian


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