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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 1.

    Good morning all,

    I have been very busy lately, hence my recent lack of bloggage. I have been lurking and enjoy reading all your updates on Ivan's progress, Erica. :-)

    Lovely to see you back A_G! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

    #slipofthetongueoldies:

    TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP - CRYSTAL GAYLE

    I DON'T WANT TO KNOW - FLEETWOOD MAC

    GIRLS TALK - DAVE EDMUNDS

    MOTHERS TALK - TEARS FOR FEARS

    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? - THE BEATLES

    LOOSE TALK - CARL SMITH ('Keep it Country' as SG is fond of saying!)

    mc x

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    Comment number 2.

    Ooops I did it again - Britney Spears!

    Morning all.

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning Simon, team and loose-tongued poppets!

    I love a bit of Show of Hands, so looking forward to that later.

    Oldies:

    SAY IT RIGHT - NELLY FURTADO

    EVERYBODY'S TALKING - NILSON

    WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL - ALISON KRAUSS

    DON'T SPEAK - NO DOUBT

    GIRLS TALK - DAVE EDMUNDS

    I DIDN'T MEAN A WORD I SAID - ELLA FITZGERALD

    And one for Dr Mösh -

    SLIP OF THE TONGUE - WHITESNAKE

    Happy Wednesday all.
    Jx

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning everyone

    Feels a bit chilly this morning after enjoying several mild days without wearing a coat.

    Slip of the tongue tunes....

    I DIDN'T MEAN IT ~ Belle Brigade

    I REALLY DIDN'T MEAN IT ~ Luther Vandross

    ONE SLIP ~ Pink Floyd

    TALK TALK ~ Talk Talk

    I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT ~ Rod Stewart

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    Comment number 5.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    The title of today's blog made me smile - or, how do the 'young folk' say - ROFL...

    ;o)

    #slipofthetongueoldies

    OOPS I DID IT AGAIN - Britney Spears

    I REALLY DIDN'T MEAN IT - Luthor Vandross

    DID I HEAR YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME - Stevie Wonder

    SOMETHIN' STUPID - Frank and Nancy Sinatra

    I HEAR YOU NOW - Vangelis

    I WAS ONLY JOKING - Rod Stewart

    I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - Marvin Gaye

    Back later for chat

    ~X~

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    Comment number 6.

    Hi Simon, team and fellow bloggers
    Cant wait for Show of Hands - Although I live in devon I've never managed to see them live.

    careless whisper - george michael
    misunderstood - madonna
    come undone - duran duran
    say what you want - texas
    when all is said and done - abba
    you took the words right out of my mouth - meat load
    hung up -madonn

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    Comment number 7.

    Good morning Simon, team & lovely blogger

    Dull, damp & dreich here today


    BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN - THE SMITHS

    I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG - JIM CROCE (the words just come out wrong)

    TALK TO ME - STEVIE NICKS (you can set your secrets free, baby)

    I WAS ONLY JOKING - ROD STEWART

    GIRL TALK - ELVIS COSTELLO

    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET - THE BEATLES

    LOOSE TONGUE - NEIL FINN

    DON’T SPEAK - NO DOUBT

    EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’ - THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH

    TALK OF THE TOWN - THE PRETENDERS

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    Comment number 8.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and towle-clad bloggers

    Well if you’re doing #slipofthetongueoldies, you have to start here:


    CARELESS WHISPER - George Michael (*guilty secret, one of my all time Top 5 songs*)

    BIG MOUTH STRIKES AGAIN – The Smiths

    SHOUT (LET IT ALL OUT) - Tears for Fears

    WHAT’D I SAY – Ray Charles

    OOPS...I DID IT AGAIN – Britney Spears (*hangs head publicly in shame, secretly quite likes it*)


    *goes off to spend day in music rehab clinic*

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    Comment number 9.

    GIRLS TALK ~ Dave Edmunds

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    Comment number 10.

    Happy Wednesday Simon, the marvellous Driveteam and m'fellow choonchoosers ..

    #Oldies – Slip Of The Tongue ..


    CAN'T KEEP IT IN – Cat Stevens
    CARELESS WHISPER – George Michael
    TALK TALK – Talk Talk

    GIRLS TALK – Dave Edmunds
    IT'S DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS – Joe Jackson
    DON'T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD – Animals

    SHAPES OF THINGS TO COME – Yardbirds
    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? - Bill J Kramer
    OUR LIPS ARE SEALED – Go-Gos /Fun Boy Three
    OOPS I DID IT AGAIN – Britney Spears


    Show Of Hands??!! I should coco

    :^D

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    Comment number 11.

    What about

    Trust me to open my mouth - by Squeeze

    Bigmouth strikes again - the Smiths

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    Comment number 12.

    Me too Molly. Just spotted Ericas post, life has taken some huge turns in the last couple of years and yesterday was one of the biggest, but its all getting better.

    So, with that and work, sometimes there just aren't enough hours in a day to get here, plus the days are getting longer, the weather hopefully better and I'm very much an outdoors person, all amounts to a lot less blogging from me.

    Thats enough waffle, off to try and join in with the choon chasing..... goes to grab faithful (or maybe not so!) pile of cds. Back in a mo. Mo, y'see there's another 'regular blogger' that isn't around as much as we would like to see and many many more.

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    Comment number 13.

    *sluggishly sneaks in, head bowed, thoughts of embarrassing wine fuelled posts lingering...and smile*

    Good morning everyone!

    Very appropriately (blimey that took some finger untanglinging to spell today, 3 minutes and umpteen attempts!), in more ways than one

    BIG MOUTH STRIKES AGAIN - The Smiths

    Laters?

    SE x

    *slopes off to make birthday cake and listen to popmaster*

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    Comment number 14.

    Good morning again

    CARELESS WHISPER - GEORGE MICHAEL

    OOPS I DID IT AGAIN - BRITNEY SPEARS

    WORDS - BEE GEES

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    Comment number 15.

    #12 :-) x

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    Comment number 16.

    PANDORA'S BOX - ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK

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    Comment number 17.

    YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH - MEAT LOAF

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    Comment number 18.

    Morning :-)

    THE TEMPTATIONS....MY GIRL

    DIANA ROSS & MARVIN GAYE.......MY MISTAKE

    MARVIN GAYE...HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

    KETTY LESTER.....SOMETHINGS ARE BETTER LEFT UNSAID

    PSL x x x

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    Comment number 19.

    Hello all on this side of the blog.

    Thanks for the 'welcome backs'. China was interesting; very busy schedule (of work, not hols) but some sight-seeing was squeezed in (but no shopping which was a shame). Everywhere is so big - a small city is the size of London! Hong Kong is still the mad party-town it was 20 years ago though :))

    Anyhoo - let's get back to the serious business of menshes:

    Careless Whisper - George Michael
    You took the words right out of my mouth - Meatloaf
    Talking in Your Sleep - Crystal Gayle
    Jive Talkin' - The Bee Gees
    Do you want to know a secret - The Beatles

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    Comment number 20.

    #4 Just to second Florence's choice of 'I don’t want to talk about it' - Rod Stewart. a fine tune.

 

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