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The Importance of Towels

Wednesday 6 March 2013, 10:13

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Good morning bloggers and here we are again for another day of high achievement and massive reward/muddling through and little thanks.

Yesterday's Bieber-related theme took the unexpected twist (as I might have mentioned) of observing the small Canadian at close quarters. At times uncomfortably so. My gym has occasionally hosted the likes of Anna Kournikova (eyes down everyone) and Chris Evans (tweeting in the sauna) but this young man had a small army of followers who, despite his er, unreliability, were camped outside and singing his songs (I assume that's what they were anyway). He was kickboxing and yelling and cussing-something about someone ordering the wrong motorbikes or something - then retired to the steamroom where he was joined by your drivetime presenter. I did momentarily consider reprimanding him (on behalf of parents everywhere) for being a plonker but thought better of it. My showbiz life, huh?

Today is a Show of Hands day - their new album is Wake the Union, marking 20 years of song-making from one of our top roots duos. They claim to be the only band that can be seen in the Royal Albert Hall AND your local pub. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer will be with us from 6pm.

And how about SLIP OF THE TONGUE songs, please? The Duchess of Cambridge has, it is thought, revealed that she is expecting a daughter to a well-wisher who gave her a teddy, saying "I'll give it to my d..." before stopping herself. It clearly could have been driver or daddy, but anyway. Yours slips of the tongue will do for now.

Have a smooth-running and error-free Wednesday, see you after 5.

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    Comment number 41.

    De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da - The Police.

    William
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    Comment number 42.

    Happy birthday to Erica's daughter.

    I think the Duchess of Cambridge was going to say 'd--og' so how about....

    I LOVE MY DOG ~ Cat Stevens

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    Comment number 43.

    Of course the annoying thing about topics like this is that even though you would be doing important stuff ......


    SOMEBODY TOLD ME - THE KILLERS

    DON’T BELIEVE A WORD - THIN LIZZY

    CARELESS TALK - BILLY JOEL

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    Comment number 44.

    #34 - thanks Deebee!

    #35 - that's how I feel this morning, PSL!

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    Comment number 45.

    Shadup ya face! - Joe Dolce

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    Comment number 46.

    Hi All,

    Don't talk now - James Taylor

    Welcome home Autumn_Gale!

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    Comment number 47.

    #42 - I thought that too, Florence - but she was then embarrassed that she'd give a gift meant for the baby to the dog, so tried to cover up her mistake! Anyway, there's a 50% chance the press will be right, so we'll have to wait and see........

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    Comment number 48.

    Morning All,

    'Don't Get Me Wrong' Pretenders
    'Accidents Will Happen' Elvis Costello
    'Speak Like A Child' Style Council
    'You Keep It All In' Beautiful South

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    Comment number 49.

    Everybody knows - Leonard Cohen.

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    Comment number 50.

    Oh Babe, what would you say? - Hurricane Smith.

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    Comment number 51.

    A song I recall from the lost years of the mid-late 80s is suitable:

    RUMOURS - TImex Social Club

    also, bearing in mind the subject matter....

    GIRLS TALK - Dave Edmunds

    and one more for luck:

    BIG MISTAKE - Natalie Imbruglia (a number 2 hit incidentally!)

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    Comment number 52.

    Hi Simon and everyone
    Late to table as in induction blowing my mind at moment.
    1. Oops i did it again - Britney Spears
    2. Slip sliding away - Paul Simon
    3. Stupid mistake - Gareth Gates
    4. Say say say - macca and jacko
    5. Something stupid - frank and nancy or ali and kibibi campbell.

    Laters

    Mandy

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    Comment number 53.

    Late cappuccino inspiratino:

    TOO BUSY THINKING ABOUT MY BABY - Marvin Gaye

    LET IT OUT – Ed Sheeran

    WORLD SHUT YOUR MOUTH - Julian Cope

    TELL ALL THE PEOPLE – The Doors

    REVELATION BLUES – The Tallest Man on Earth, who are like a Swedish version of Jake Bugg, (from the Album “There’s no leaving now” which I recommend to m’fellow bloggers, who I think might rather enjoy it, particularly amelia)

    And here’s one which will never get played, or I’ll change my name to Britney Bieber Middleton and walk down Oxford St wearing only a towel

    SOME PEOPLE WITHOUT BRAINS DO AN AWFUL LOT OF TALKING – Look I’m Burning

    #29 / 34Jennie - seems like your question's been answered

    #35 PSL - speak for yourself!

    #41 William - great choice!

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    Comment number 54.

    REALLY SAYING SOMETHING - Bananarama with the Fun Boy Three

    #38 amelia. Cold coffee. Affirmative.

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    Comment number 55.

    Three word Wednesday....

    Tax return finished!

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    Comment number 56.

    Bereft of tune ideas today (and not had an opportunity to think about it all morning), I would have to add my support to

    GIRLS TALK - DAVE EDMUNDS

    As it has personal significance, I always would.

    Perhaps the Duchess was going to say "D'oh" ? She almost certainly has done since. But she's only human.

    Erica (SE) - I listened on I-thing last night - Ivan has achieved something most of us will never do in being mentioned on a sports bulletin on national radio. I'm sure we all wish him well to finish in style. There are, I think, several advantages to doing the swim this way :-
    1. You can go for sensible instalments rather than doing it all at once
    2. The water is much warmer and cleaner (I hope)
    3. There is no possibility of being mown down by a cross-Channel ferry
    A wise choice all round.

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    Comment number 57.

    I don't need to choon chase today as I think you all have it covered. There are some crackers in there too but I'm rooting for PJ's choice of Whispering Grass (I loved that song!) and JBJ's suggestion at #53. Not a song I know but would love to see the new name or Britney Bieber Middleton on the blog!

    What a hoot reading back by the way. ROFL as teen Deebee would say ;0)

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    Comment number 58.

    Oops! How very rude of me. Welcome back Autumn_Gale. Glad you had a great trip!

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    Comment number 59.

    Good afternoon all, very late to the blog today

    Seems a goodly selection of tunes for todays topic
    can I add

    OOPS I DID IT AGAIN - RICHARD THOMPSON
    (saw him do a great version of this in concert).

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    Comment number 60.

    #38 Amelia - me too, and tea. My mom used to go one step further and add an ice cube to her black coffee, to cool it down. We got a lot of funny looks in restaurants when she would ask for black coffee "with just one ice cube, please".

    Lots of good songs out there - looking forward to the prog tonight. Oh yes, and Happy Birthday to Erica's daughter. And to anybody else out there celebrating today. I can't forget my granddaughter's special day - it is the same as mine!!

 

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