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Thursday 14 November 2013, 09:10

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It is probably possible to work out the contents of my kitchen from the blog titles of recent days. No advertising obvs but you're an astute bunch and can work these things out. Poirot could have deduced my entire shopping trolley I suspect.

So here's the link to the podcasts we've been talking about this week (Look at the bottom of the page). It's a bit buried in the page so thought I'd be helpful. I'm not a great one for heroes but for sheer bravery, the story of the Penlee lifeboat crew under the coxswain William Trevelyan Richards as they tried to rescue the Union Star in 1981 takes some beating. Historian Neil Oliver knows the story well and tells it very powerfully. Listen and be moved/inspired/amazed. The first interview is with Larry King, American broadcast legend. That's got to worth 99 of your hard earned pennies. 19 shillings and 10 pence is all we ask.

Foodie Thursday stars Nigel's Red Wine Velvet Cake with Whipped Marscarpone delivered to your radio after 6 and how about PINK oldies please? This is because a diamond known as the Pink Star has sold for $83m (£52m) at auction in Geneva - a record price for a gemstone. The diamond measures 2.69cm by 2.06cm (1.06 inches by 0.81 inches) and is set on a ring. It has been renamed the Pink Dream and so pink oldies it shall be.

Have an intriguing and rewarding Thursday, see you after 5.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n9wgv

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    Comment number 1.

    Good morning from a sunny Essex

    Pink oldies


    PRETTY IN PINK – THEY PSYCHEDELIC FURS

    LILY THE PINK – SCAFFOLD

    CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE – EDDIE CALVERT

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    Comment number 2.

    Or even THE Psychedelic Furs

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning again –

    Good Morning Simon & Team!

    PinkOldies? Goodness!

    Obviously - PRETTY IN PINK – Psychedelic Furs !

    PINK – AeroSmith

    PINK CADILLAC – Bruce

    PINK HOUSES – Jon Cougar Mellencamp

    PINK PANTHER THEME – Henry Mancini

    PINK CHAMPAGNE – Shaky

    PINK GUITAR – Reba McEntire

    A WHITE SPORTS COAT AND A PINK CARNATION – Terry Dene

    CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE – Eddie Calvert

    LILY THE PINK - Scaffold

    YOU’RE A PINK TOOTHBRUSH - Max

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    Comment number 4.

    Morning all (again). Pink pop is a tough theme, I'd have thought. As long as we don't have to resort to Barbie Girl or Mr Blobby...

    NICK DRAKE - Pink Moon

    THE SCAFFOLD - Lily The Pink

    HENRY MANCINI - Theme from The Pink Panther

    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Pink Cadillac

    AEROSMITH - Pink

    PSYCHEDELIC FURS - Pretty in Pink

    XTC - Pink Thing

    EDDIE CALVERT - Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

    And finally, rose is a sort of pinkish shade, so...

    MARV JOHNSON - I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose

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    Comment number 5.

    Shine on you crazy diamond - Pink Floyd
    Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen

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    Comment number 6.

    Morning

    So that diamond was quite someting although the setting was too lack lustre for such a brilliant cut! Shame!!

    can only be and i'll raise you Billie

    PINK CADILLAC - NATALIE COLE ( NATS' DAUGHTER ) go on SIMON INSTEAD OF BRUCE

    back later

    H

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    Comment number 7.

    THE PINK PANTHER THEME - HENRY MANCINI (wasn't 'The Pink Panther' a diamond?)

    YOU'RE A PINK TOOTHBRUSH - MAX BRGRAVES (HOIB?.........runs out of the door...)

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    Comment number 8.

    Hi again everyone

    I had my Pink list ready and was busy typing on the old blog and you're already here!

    PRETTY IN PINK ~ The Psychedelic Furs

    PINK ~ Aerosmith

    LILY THE PINK ~ The Scaffold

    PINK MOON ~ Nick Drake

    PINK CADILLAC ~ Bruce Springsteen

    YOU'RE A PINK TOOTHBRUSH ~ Max Bygraves

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    Comment number 9.

    ♫ ♫ RED AND YELLOW AND PINK AND GREEN
    PURPLE AND ORANGE AND BLUE ♫ ♫

    I CAN SING A RAINBOW - R Cilla

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    Comment number 10.

    Morning all again. Chimney sweep come and gone already.

    I supsect that there may be only a limited number of offerings today if we stick strictly to Pink in the title as indicated in twitter. Browsing my collection I have zero records, songs etc with Pink in the title apart from the artist. My brain initially thought LILY THE PINK - SCAFFOLD and that has already been suggested 3 times out of 4 posts. I then thought of moving sideways and was going to go for SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND - PINK FLOYD which of course will never be played unless Simon decides to have a Tunesday Thursday (and why not?), and that has in any case already been suggested too. So ultimately I'll settle for

    HAVE A CIGAR - PINK FLOYD (off the album SOYCD of course and with the immortal line "by the way, which one's Pink")

    May be back later, but probably not with tunes! Tut, tut.

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    Comment number 11.

    Good morning!

    Just the one as I can't think of any that have already been thunked above:

    ENGLISH ROSE - THE JAM (as rose is a shade of pink)

    mc x

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    Comment number 12.

    Good morning all from a bright but cool place

    PRETTY FLAMINGO - MANFRED MANN

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    Comment number 13.

    PINK BEDROOM ~ Roseanne Cash

    PINK HOUSES ~ John Cougar Mellencamp

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    Comment number 14.

    Hi all. Back to nightshifts so I can play in here again!
    Good luck to all the Children In Need gang :)

    1. Pink ~ Aerosmith
    2. Pink Cadillac ~ Natalie Cole/Bruce Springsteen
    3. Pink Champagne ~ Shakin' Stevens
    4.Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White ~ EddieCalvert
    5.Lily The Pink ~ Scaffold
    6.You're A Pink Toothbrush ~ Max Bygraves
    7. Comfortably Numb ~ Pink Floyd
    8. Pretty In Pink ~ The Psychedelic Furs
    9. Tickled Pink ~ k d lang
    10.Pink Houses ~ John Cougar Mellencamp

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    Comment number 15.

    Oh, brain cells seem to be moving now:

    LA VIE EN ROSE - BETTE MIDLER or LOUIS ARMSTRONG

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    Comment number 16.

    #6 Hamlin - If I had to make a bet on whether Simon played Brue Springsteen's version or Natalie Cole's, I know on which I'd feel more comfortable placing my money...

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    Comment number 17.

    Morning all!!

    3WT BLOGGERS MEETING IMMINENT!!

    Safe journeys Amelia & Shona, travelling from afar-I will see you later!!

    Oldies choice (while I'm here)

    LILY THE PINK-Scaffold
    PRETTY IN PINK-Psychedelic Furs
    CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE-Modern Romance (or the original version)
    THEME FROM THE PINK PANTHER-Henry Manceni (?sp?)
    and finally.............
    PINK ELEPHANTS ON PARADE-from Dumbo!!

    Runs away fast

    Love to all and see some of yopu later!

    Mrs B xxx

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    Comment number 18.

    Good morning all.... I'm not really here!

    Pink tunes...

    PRETTY IN PINK - PSYCHEDELIC FURS

    PINK MOON - NICK DRAKE

    GEEK IN PINK - JASON MRAZ

    PINK CASHMERE - PRINCE

    SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND - PINK FLOYD

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    Comment number 19.

    PINK CHAMPAGNE ~ Shaky

    SIMON DIAMOND ~ The Coral

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    Comment number 20.

    Cherry pink and apple blossom white - Modern Romance

    I forgot about the "Which one's Pink" in in Have a Cigar, Canute! So I second that one!

    Would be good if Crazy Diamond is played, though!

 

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