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Friday 1 March 2013, 09:04

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So it's 4.30am and I've just danced a ridiculous jig with my daughter as she headed off on her travels. She's been looking forward to this for years but when the moment came, it all was a lot more tricky than she realised so we covered that with a little minuetto allegretto. So that was ok then. Child 3 is less than happy of course as he realises he's about to be an only child but hopefully we'll all settle into our new roles very soon. Lovely moment last night when daughter  was reading from IR to son who was finding it tricky to sleep! Just got something in my eye...
So show time and get on with it. Richard Gere stars in the movie show on 5L from 2 and is in twinkling top form. Then your ARF (I may well be flagging at this point) and your year of mystery for the first tune is 1977. Gabba Gabba Hey!

Have an emotionally together Friday, see you at 2&5.


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    Comment number 1.

    Good morning all - damp but sun is trying to get his hat on........

    I think I've got something in my eye too, so I'll sort that out and then look at 1977 ............................................

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    Comment number 2.

    Good Morning Simon and Lovely Bloggers

    Oh I had a lump in my throat reading Simon's post!

    But onwards and upwards, it's the first of March and my calendar picture is a photo the lovely Amelia took of me with Simon at the Edinburgh Book Festival! Woo hoo

    My song choice from 1977 is

    DANCING QUEEN - ABBA

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning all,

    Lovely post this morning Simon, it made me feel all tearful too!!!

    My song choice for 1977 is -

    ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD - STATUS QUO

    Have a great weekend one and all. xx

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    Comment number 4.

    Mornin' all...hope everyone is well. Been a while...that work thing gets in the way, you know?

    1977? Here's a few:

    Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle
    Showaddywaddy - You've Got What It Takes
    Eddie & The Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
    ELO - Telephone Line
    Donna Summer - I Feel Love

    TTFN!

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning Simon, team and fellow bloggers from a place from where the sun is shining

    Oh Simon ....



    LUST FOR LIFE - IGGY POP

    IN THE CITY - THE JAM

    AMERICA GIRL - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

    ASK THE ANGELS - PATTI SMITH GROUP

    WATCHING THE DETECTIVES - ELVIS COSTELLO

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    Comment number 6.

    Some extensive research has found the following

    BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - MANFED MANN'S EARTHBAND
    CA PLANE POUR MOI - PLASTIC BERTRAND

    but I think it has to be

    FLOAT ON - THE FLOATERS The reasoning is obvious.

    Some very good ideas already, it has to be said.

    1977 - lower 6th year, last British winner at Wimbledon (Virginia Wade).

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    Comment number 7.

    OK, eyes better now.......

    BAT OUT OF HELL - MEATLOAF

    BIRDLAND - WEATHER REPORT

    BLACK BETTY - RAM JAM

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    Comment number 8.

    Suggestions:

    2-4-6-8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band
    You're Moving Out Today - Carole Bayer Sager
    Oxygene Part IV - Jean-Michel Jarre

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    Comment number 9.

    DO ANYTHING YOU WANNA DO - EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS

    RUNNING ON EMPTY - JACKSON BROWN

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    Comment number 10.

    As 1977 was the year Rumours was released and I played it to death as a 16 year old, I'll plump for

    DON'T STOP - FLEETWOOD MAC

    as well

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    Comment number 11.

    Good morning everyone

    Simon, I hope your daughter will have a wonderful adventure during her travels... *wipes eyes*

    SHOW YOU THE WAY TO GO ~ The Jacksons

    UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE ~ Showaddywaddy

    DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY ~ Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes

    BOOGIE NIGHTS ~ Heatwave

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    Comment number 12.

    Given I don't think their version of the National Anthem will be played (but I hope Simon will!!) then Pretty Vacant or Holidays in the Sun by the Sex Pistols

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    Comment number 13.

    1977 seems to be a good year - hard to choose..........

    THE CHAIN - FLEETWOOD MAC is my final one. Good luck everyone............

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    Comment number 14.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    *blows nose* Oh Simon, you've got us all going...

    C&P from yesterday's blog - think it's worth repeating: Let's all play nicely today, for our esteemed leader's sake. Think he might be feeling a bit fragile, sending his little girl off into the big world...

    Anyways...I have polished the crown to within an inch of its life. I just hope the new recipient has sunglasses - it's so shiny now you'll need them...

    :o)

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    Comment number 15.

    DANCING PARTY ~ Showaddywaddy

    MULL OF KINTYRE ~ Paul McCartney and Wings

    IT'S A HEARTACHE ~ Bonnie Tyler

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    Comment number 16.

    Morning all

    I was only 6 at this time in 1977, so my taste then would probably have runs to songs from The Jungle Book!

    But having been well educated since then (ahem), can I suggest

    ANDREW GOLD - LONELY BOY
    FOREIGNER - COLD AS ICE
    KANSAS - CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON
    10CC - THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE

    Cheers

    A

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    Comment number 17.

    Good morning folks - knew it couldn't last, back to grey skies. Still, at least it's dry.

    Thank you for my mensh last night Simon, hope that's not how you're feeling with child 2 flying the nest. Dreading the time when that comes - long way off yet.

    Anyhoo, my ARFO suggestions:-

    MA BAKER - Boney M

    NO MORE HEROES - The Stranglers

    DADDY COOL - Darts

    CHANSON D'AMOUR - Manhattan Transfer

    BLACK BETTY - Ram Jam

    TELEPHONE MAN - Meri Wilson

    Off to read back then I MUST get on with things.

    SE x

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    Comment number 18.

    Good morning all,

    Oh Simon, bless you.

    *reaches for a tissue and blows nose noisily*

    I hope that your daughter has a safe trip and a fabulous time.

    After two glorious mentions yesterday, thanks again, I am quite happy to sit back today.

    1977 was another great year for music, and so I trust that the NYM will pick a blinder!

    Have a great weekend.

    mc x

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    Comment number 19.

    Morning all. Damp overnight but slightly brighter, and not as cold here.

    Lovely post, Simon. Hope #2 child has a wonderful time travelling. No doubt you will be kept up to date with all her exploits - the wonders of modern technology. I so hope you played the Wombles version of minuetto allegretto. :) That would make everything seem so much better. You can't go wrong with the Wombles; they're almost up there with Eeyore.

    1977:
    WE WILL ROCK YOU - QUEEN
    MR BLUE SKY - ELO
    BLACK BETTY - RAM JAM
    THE LOAD OUT/STAY - JACKSON BROWNE (as mentioned several times recently- and how apt for this blog at present, with all the upset about people 'leaving' etc.)
    MULL OF KINTYRE - WINGS
    LUCILLE - KENNY ROGERS
    YOUR SMILING FACE - JAMES TAYLOR

    Right. Data entry calls. See you all later.

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    Comment number 20.

    No, forget all my last suggestions, it just HAS to be

    SHEENA IS A PUNK ROCKER - Ramones

 

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