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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 1.

    Good Morning Simon and Fellow Blog Chums. Glad you had a super time yesterday Simon.

    HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - THE HOLLIES

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    Comment number 2.

    Brothers in arms - Dire Straits!

    Morning all :)

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    Comment number 3.

    Morning everyone

    Pleased you had a great time in Cornwall with plenty of pasties and cream teas!

    BROTHERS IN ARMS ~ Dire Straits

    HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER ~ The Hollies

    BROTHER LOVE'S TRAVELLING SALVATION SHOW ~ Neil Diamond

    BROTHER MINE ~ Suzanne Vega

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    Comment number 4.

    Morning All

    Quick poop in to say hello!

    DOOBIE BROTHERS - LISTEN TO THE MUSIC
    SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS - I AM A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW (from O Brother were art thou)

    Cheers

    A

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    Comment number 5.

    BROTHERS IN ARMS - DIRE STRAITS

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    Comment number 6.

    Morning Simon & lovely folk of the blog

    Good to get back to normal!

    Assorted car tyre related annoyances this morning.



    DREAM BROTHER – JEFF BUCKLEY

    BROTHERS IN ARMS – DIRE STRAITS

    HE WAS MY BROTHER – PAUL SIMON

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    Comment number 7.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    How about:

    RUNNING IN THE FAMILY - Level 42 (wah!)

    HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - Hollies

    BROTHERS IN ARMS - Dire Straits

    BROTHERES AND SISTERS - Blur

    LIKE SISTER AND BROTHER - Drifters

    ~X~

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    Comment number 8.

    Its different for girls - Joe Jackson.

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    Comment number 9.

    One for the HOIB

    TWO LITTLE BOYS - Rolf Harris

    ;o)

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    Comment number 10.

    HE WAS MY BROTHER - SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

    SON OF MY FATHER? - CHICORY TIP

    LIKE SISTER AND BROTHER - THE DRIFTERS

    work beckons..................................

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    Comment number 11.

    Morning all!!
    I'm glad to announce the safe (if early) arrival of Freddie last night, 10.59pm weighing only 5lbs 11oz and looking distictly neanderthal (hairy!!)
    He was due Christmas eve, which made planning who was going to eat xmas dinner & where quite problematic - all now sorted.

    Lovely to hear the theme, as my #1 grandson Alfie has JUST become a BROTHER, so for him any of the above would suit - I'd like to add

    WE ARE FAMILY by Sister Sledge

    Am taking the afternoon off to meet hairy Freddie, so may not be back on t'blog - enjoy having the DT Dude back on the radio peeps.

    Mwah

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    Comment number 12.

    Good morning,

    I know it has already been requested but this song has a special meaning to Mr 41 (39 actually):

    BROTHERS IN ARMS by Dire Straits

    A tenuous link but this song has the word "brothers" in the lyrics:

    PUMP UP THE VOLUME by MARS

    Probably way too tenuous but this one fits Ben Elton's book:

    TWO TRIBES by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

    Must dash... Off to do our Children in Need coffee morning. Chocolate rice krispie (other cereals are available etc etc...) cakes and fairy cakes iced by toddlers all round then.

    Have a good day.x

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    Comment number 13.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and pasty-stuffed bloggers,

    Glad you're back and things will be as normal at 5:05. Normal is good.

    #brothersoldies

    MY BROTHER JAKE - Free

    HE WAS MY BROTHER - Simon & Garfunkel

    BOYS DON'T CRY - The Cure

    BOYS WILL BE BOYS - The Ordinary Boys

    and finally, if you can bear it....

    TWO LITTLE BOYS - Rolf Harris

    MY BROTHER - Terry Scott

    *makes swift exit*

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    Comment number 14.

    #11 Suzieeee, Congratulations! Wonderful news. Enjoy meeting Freddie and please give big brother Alfie a kiss from me.x

    #9 Oh Deebee. You've set me off now. My brother and his friend acted out this song at his school Christmas concert one year. Not a dry eye in the house.

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    Comment number 15.

    Congratulations Suzieeeeeee on your new grandson's arrival.. a good theme for you!

    BLOOD BROTHERS ~ Bruce Springsteen

    BROTHER LOUIS ~ Hot Chocolate

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    Comment number 16.

    BROTHER, MY CUP IS EMPTY – NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

    HIGHWAY PATROLMAN – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

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    Comment number 17.

    Good morning all

    THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN - JOAN BAEZ or THE BAND
    '(and like my brother above who took a rebel stand. He was just 18 proud and brave but a Yankee laid him in his grave)'

    DANIEL (MY BROTHER) - ELTON JOHN

    BROTHER LOVES TRAVELLING SALVATION SHOW - NEIL DIAMOND

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    Comment number 18.

    PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM - Elton John (Philadelphia means "City of brotherly love")

    And Congrats to Suziiiieeeeee!

    Must be orf now.

    JBG

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    Comment number 19.

    Someone to watch over me .......

    Either by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sting, Barbara Streisand, Judy Garland, Sarah Vaughan, Rod Stewart, Amy Winehouse or a beautiful version by Sting.

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    Comment number 20.

    What wonderful news Suzieeeee, congratulations all round.

    Julia, I hope your 'visit' yesterday was as stress free as possible!!

    The binmen, waste collectors, what ever is the correct terminolgy these days, have just been, in short sleeves!! The Postie was still in shorts too the other day.

    The 'sunny side up' in me likes to think that next month, the days start getting longer again!

    Happy Days :)

 

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