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Tuesday 13 November 2012, 09:22

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Back in the saddle. Back in the smoke. Had a great time in Cornwall and met a stack load of Drivetime listeners as well as, shall we say, future Drivetime listeners (i.e school kids). Via Sherborne, Yeovil, Truro, St Mawes, Exeter, Tregeny and Bude I picked up my own body weight in cream teas and pasties. If there's a health food that Devon and Cornwall specialises in, I wasn't offered any. I don't think there were any bloggers in queues and apologies if I missed you. Didn't hear the show yesterday, I trust all good and lovely and Liza a hoot as usual.
Normal service resumes today with Ben Elton as my guest after 6. He's written a monster of a novel called 'Two Brothers' about , unsurprisingly, two brothers separated by war. They are twins born into the chaos of Weimar Germany with one ending up fighting for Hitler, the other fighting for Britain. Far fetched you might think, apart from the fact that it actually happened to two of Ben's uncles. As such it is the story he's been waiting to write a long time. He's always good company, so hope you enjoy Ben after 6.
And so BROTHERS will work for our oldies today please, which we will scatter liberally over 2 hours.
Have a flamboyant and daring Tuesday, I'm off to watch Twilight. See you after 5.

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    Comment number 21.

    BROTHER, BROTHER ~ Carole King

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    Comment number 22.

    #13 JBG - As I've said elsewhere this morning I love that Terry Scott record, takes me back to being little! "Come on before you fall down the hole in the middle" Explain that line to the MP3 generation!

    More Brother bands rather than tunes

    WALKER BROTHERS - MAKE IT EASY ON YOUR SELF
    ALLMAN BROTHERS - JESSICA
    ISLEY BROTHERS - SUMMER BREEZE
    BROS - WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS
    BROTHER BEYOND - THE HARDER I TRY
    (Last 2 are a bit of a bid for the HOIB really)

    cheers

    A

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    Comment number 23.

    Hi All!

    Daniel - Elton John

    Have a good morning and #11 Suzieeee, Congratulations to you and family!
    LB, x

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    Comment number 24.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Phew! stressed morning....basically i am never ever going to obey my satnav again, i am going to go my way which is the best way!!! Too many traffic lights today already!!!

    Bet you CIN helpers are looking forward to Friday.

    Simon, did you not visit Perranporth? appears idyllic on photographs!

    Now choons:

    1. HE AINT HEAVT HE'S MY BROTHER - The Hollies
    2. The Harder I try - BROTHER BEYOND#
    3. When will i be famous - BROS
    4. LIKE SISTER AND BROTHER - The Drifters
    5. BROTHERS IN ARMS - Dire Straits
    6. BROTHER LOUIE - Modern Talking or Hot Chocolate
    7. SON OF MY FATHER - Chicory Tip
    8. Harvest For the World - ISLEY BROTHERS
    9. Easy on your yourself - WALKER BROTHERS
    10. Listen to the music -THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

    Oh well must fly

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

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    Comment number 25.

    Suzy – how wonderful! I was so pleased to read your news and how considerate of Freddie to arrive in time not to disrupt your CiN plans. Have a wonderful afternoon meeting him.

    I’m still thinking about Eggs Benedict.




    MAY YOU NEVER – JOHN MARTYN (“Your just like a great strong brother of mine and you know that I love you true”)

    BROTHER FLOWER – TOWNES VAN ZANDT

    (NICE DREAM) – RADIOHEAD (“They love me like I was a brother”)

    OH! BROTHER – THE FALL

    NEIGHBOURHOOD #2 (LAIKA) – ARCADE FIRE ("Alexander, our older brother")

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    Comment number 26.

    Whose gonna take the blame? - Smokey Robinson and The Miracles!

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    Comment number 27.

    Congratulations to Granny Suzieeeee! But you are far too young to be a grandmother...

    #12 Surely Mr41 must be 40 at least by now..?

    #14 When Rolf Harris was at Proms in the Park he sang 'Two Little Boys' - by the end of it there wasn't a dry eye in Hyde Park!

    Has anyone suggested

    MY BROTHER JAKE - Free

    ~X~

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    Comment number 28.

    It wasn't me! - Shaggy.

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    Comment number 29.

    Who was it? - Hurricane Smith.

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    Comment number 30.

    Congratulations Suzieeeee! That is lovely news and hope mum and baby Freddie are doing well. X

    Trying to finish off a few things at work this morning as I am out in the field for much of the afternoon today and all day tomorrow. Then a train to catch on Thursday and I'm sure I have something in the diary for Friday.........................

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    Comment number 31.

    Good Morning Each!
    'My Brudda Sylveste' by The Houghton Weavers

    'My Bruvva' by Terry Scott


    Yeah, sorry 'bout that ;0)

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    Comment number 32.

    'Brother can you spare me a dime?' by George Michael?

    Definitely not here now!

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    Comment number 33.

    Morning all

    I hope all is well. What wonderful news Suziiiieeee :))

    Oldies:
    Brother Can You Spare a Dime - any version but I'm particularly partial to George Michael's one
    Blood on Blood - Bon Jovi

    I'll also second all the votes for:
    Brothers in Arms - Dire Straights
    Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond

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    Comment number 34.

    You've got a friend - James Taylor.

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    Comment number 35.

    Good morning all - the sunshine could best be described as 'watery' today but it is trying.

    HE AIN'T HEAVY - THE HOLLIES

    MY BRUVVER - TERRY SCOTT

    are the ones that immediately spring to mind but then they've probably sprung to everyone else's mind too - off to read back to find out!

    Weigh-in was succesful - another lb has disappeared into the ether - onwards and downwards.......

    JW

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    Comment number 36.

    Just popped in to suggest, in no hope whatsoever of it being played:

    BROTHER GORILLA - JAKE THACKRAY

    Not yet read back so apols if I am nicking someone else's choice.

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    Comment number 37.

    Morning,


    Celtic Soul Brothers - Dexys Midnight Runners

    He was my Brother - Simon & Garfunkel

    Brother loves travelling salvation show - Neil Diamond

    Me, my Mom, my Dad and My Brother - The Wonderstuff

    He ain't heavy he's my Brother - The Housemartins

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    Comment number 38.

    #11 - congratulations Suzieeeeeeeeeeeee and welcome to little 'hairy Fredddie'! So very considerate of him to arrive early and make life easier over Christmas!! ;0)

    Off for an early lunch - I'm starving today - no breakfast on weighing day...

    JW

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    Comment number 39.

    #36 Tickled Lurker - there is always hope! And never worry about suggesting something that has been suggested already; lots of songs get suggested multiple times.

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    Comment number 40.

    BROTHER IN HEAVEN ~ Alan Parsons Project

    BROTHER LOVER ~ Colin Blunstone

    BROTHER TRUCKER ~ James Taylor (for Sal)

 

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