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Thursday 17 January 2013, 09:46

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A pyjama-ed blog today in reaction to the hurried mornings of Tuesday and Wednesday. I can take it easy till Denzil Washington wants me to interview him at 2pm. He knows I'm busy and can't give him  that long but he knows he has to fit in with the Drivetime schedule. I know he's oscar nominated again but that doesn't mean his 3 word Thursday can jump to the head of the queue-oh no. He might offer 'watch my movie' or 'need another oscar' but that can wait behind 'zumba class tonight' and 'eaten more cake'. He knows the rules, hopefully I won't need to explain them to him again. Hollywood eh?


Book club is back! The first choice of the 2013 is Rubberneckers by Belinda Bauer, a splendid thriller and you can read more on this site and download a free section to sample. Belinda on the show on the 28th January.


Today we need your oldies please on 30 YEARS OF BREAKFAST TV. Remarkably I think, the best morning show that the UK produced was that first one with Frank Bough, Selina Scott, Russel Grant et al. They got it right first time! TVAM and everything else since has never quite matched that show and we've never made anything to match what the Americans manage everyday. Anyway  radio is still the only place to be of a morning (or any other time of day) and breakfast tv has never overtaken the importance of the breakfast radio shows. But breakfast tv tunes please for tonight's show...


Nige is doing a haggis in something or other and I might join Sally in her veggie option. Have a robust and sturdy Thursday. See you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Another chance to hear....

    This is not America - David Bowie.

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    Comment number 2.

    Good morning everyone.

    The obvious choon which springs to mind for me is

    GOOD MORNING BRITAIN – Aztec Camera + Mick Jones

    More later p’raps.

    x

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning again everyone.

    Here goes with my #breakfastTVoldies...

    GOOD MORNING BRITAIN - AZTEC CAMERA
    WAKE UP BOO - BOO RADLEYS
    BREAKFAST IN BED - UB40/CHRISSIE HYNDE
    MORNING HAS BROKEN - CAT STEVENS

    Thankfully some kind soul has found some coffee beans :)

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning all from a bright but chilly place

    WHATS THE STORY MORNING GLORY - OASIS

    MORNING HAS BROKEN - CAT STEVENS

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and Oscar nominated-bloggers,

    Hello there! (as they say).

    Thanks for the OSM for the “nice choice” of Alanis Morrisette on last night’s episode – great to hear that song on the radio again.

    #breakfasttvoldies

    MORNING HAS BROKEN – Cat Stevens

    GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING – The Beatles. Or indeed “GOOD DAY SUNSHINE” (Remember that dreadful logo?)

    THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV – a-ha (that logo again!)

    WAKE UP BOO! - The Boo Radleys

    GOOD MORNING BRITAIN – Aztec Camera

    BLACK COFFEE IN BED – Squeeze

    COFFEE AND TV - Blur

    SITTIN’ ON MY SOFA – The Kinks

    OUT OF TIME - Chris Farlowe

    That’s m’lot!

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    Comment number 6.

    Hi again everyone

    A chilly day but it's to be sunny for a few hours later on, hope it's the same where you are.

    Please to see you're not letting Denzil Washington jump the 3-worder queue, SImon!

    EARLY IN THE MORNING ~ Vanity Fare

    GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING ~ The Beatles

    IN THE MORNING ~ The Coral

    THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV ~ Aha

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    Comment number 7.

    Good Morning again!

    Suggestions -

    BREAKFAST IN BED – UB40 & Chrissy

    BREAKFAST IN AMERICA – Supertramp

    BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S – Deep Blue Something

    BREAKFAST ON PLUTO – Don Partridge

    YOU’RE MY FAVOURITE WASTE OF TIME – Owen Paul

    GOOD MORNING – Beatles

    GOOD MORNING BRITAIN – Aztec Camera

    GOOD MORNING FREEDOM – Blue Mink

    GOOD MORNING JUDGE – 10cc

    GOOD MORNING STARSHINE – Oliver

    GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE - Aqua

    GET OUT OF YOUR LAZY BED – Matt Bianco

    FIRST THING IN THE MORNING – Kiki Dee

    EARLY IN THE MORNING – Vanity Fair

    EARLY IN THE MORNING – Buddy Holly – different song -

    SUN ARISE – Rolf

    TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE – Ol Blue Eyes

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    Comment number 8.

    breakfast in america - supertramp
    cornflake girl - tori amos
    pour some sugar on me - def leppard
    design for life - Manic Street Peachers
    Have a nice day - Stereophonics
    thats entertainment - the jam

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    Comment number 9.

    Is this the way lifes meant to be? - ELO

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    Comment number 10.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY - STEVIE WONDER

    TOAST - STREETBAND

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    Comment number 11.

    Or

    BREAKFAST IN AMERICA - Supertramp

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    Comment number 12.

    ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN - Abba

    : )

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    Comment number 13.

    I just dont know what to do with myself !! - Dusty Springfield.

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    Comment number 14.

    Happy Thursday Simon & Driveteam

    ~Oldiestheme


    ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE - MIKE & THE MECHANICS

    WAKING UP - ELASTICA

    WAKING UP WITH YOU - YEAH YOUS

    WAKE UP BOO - BOO RADLEYS

    :^)

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    Comment number 15.

    Or

    TOAST - Streetband (or something like that, I think, Paul young was the singist)

    I've been lookin for that for so long now we're probably on page 4 already! Never mind.

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    Comment number 16.

    Morning Simon, team and fellow bloggers

    Morning TV - never been my thing.



    GOOD MORNING - SPARKS (2 days in a row?)

    GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING - THE BEATLES

    GOOD DAY SUNSHINE - THE BEATLES

    WAKE UP BOO! - BOO RADLEYS

    BREAKFAST TIME - ORANGE JUICE

    GOOD MORNING BRITAIN - AZTEC CAMERA

    SITTING ON MY SOFA - THE KINKS

    BREAKFAST IN BED - THE PRETENDERS

    BLACK COFFEE IN BED - SQUEEZE

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    Comment number 17.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Pleased to see that you are not impressed by celebrity, Simon!

    I wasn't going to 'play' today, but I gave in and tweeted:

    IN THE MORNING - Bee Gees

    And I'm surprised Sal hasn't suggested:

    I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD - Herman's Hermits ("woke up this morning feeling fine...")

    ~X~

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    Comment number 18.

    LORRAINE - Bad Manners

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    Comment number 19.

    Morning All,

    'Black Coffee In Bed' Squeeze
    'Breakfast In Bed' Pretenders/UB40
    'Wake Up Honey' Steve Appleton

    Have a good day everybody

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    Comment number 20.

    Relaxed Morning Greetings Ter The Mayo & ALL Bloggies...

    Bingo Star 'ere...

    'ad a day in which me cycling went uncorrect yesterdee!!!!!!
    Was planning a fine day of cycling (all be it a VERY chilly one!!!)... But me brand new cycle a bought in the sales a tried ter assemble but firstly flat tyres and me pump is at me other 'ouse.... And the silly little allen keys that came with the bike are noot strong enough ter tighten the nuts!!!!!!
    A need proper tools ter assemble me new cycle... Tools also at me other 'ouse!!!!!!
    So after 'alf assmebling me new cycle a decided ter take me old cycle (which is better quality) out for a good long ride!!!!!!
    Only problem me back end collapsed witihn 200 yards!!!!!!!!!
    Rear 'ub collapsed!!!!!!!
    Partly this is what yer get after 700 miles of power cycling recently in the cold and a think a may 'ave insulted me trustworthy cycle by unveiling me new one!!!!!!!!!
    2 cycles a day off work but nowhere ter cycle except taking me cycle ter the cycle shop for ASAP repairs!!!!!!!!!!!

    Me new cycle normally 200 sheets was 'alf price... Too good ter miss at 100 sheets!!!!!!!!
    Ok a made in China cheap cycle but a thought it would be good for th eothe r'alf ter come with me in the summer and even go with me Mum on 'er mobility scooter... A fun day out for all!!!!!!
    And a spare cycle in case one breaks down!!!!!!!!!

    But presently - no cycling :-(

    Back ter work for me terdee after a 3 day birthdee break.... 6 day stretch now ter be worked and snow termorrow - oh dear!!!!!!!!!

    Brekkie tunes.....

    'ow about that silly tune, can't remeber the name, but it's the tune in which an over dramtic american womans sings 'your eggs oare over-easy!!!!'
    Cringe worthy tune but it 'as brekkie sentiments ment!!!!!!!!!!

 

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