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Thursday 1 November 2012, 09:20

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

I think it was probably 3 hours sleep, but can't be certain. Maybe having got up at 2 and read for a while I might have drifted off around 3.30. Crazy. I counted backwards from 500 in 2s. I wandered round my old school and the first house I remember living in. I worried about book plot details. And it was raining. And the builders' tarpaulins were very flappy. And the scaffold creaks, the house creaks, I creak.
Who knows why. It was probably that nightmarish falling asleep for 30 seconds, waking up and then staying that way till you grow sleep boosters again (I know that sounds stupid but it's true for me). It certainly wasn't halloween as I missed most of the callers who wanted some free sweets. This was because Muse played the Radio Theatre and, as I mentioned yesterday, this seemed like a good opportunity to see a stadium band in a rather intimate setting. The crowd were very excited and excitable! It was standing room only (unless you were sitting down) and they put on a great show I thought. Where Matt Bellamy(the slightest of frontmen) finds that voice of his, is beyond me. I was sitting one along from comedian Mitch Benn who clearly wishes he was in the band as he knew every note, every word. He played every chord and hit every drum. You can watch and listen to loads more on this here website.
Today Nigel cooks a pie of some sort and can we have some HAIRY oldies please. Chris has been talking MOVEMBER matters (moustache growing for men's health charities) so HIRSUTE HITS will work a treat.
Have a calm and surprisingly positive Thursday. See you after 5

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    Comment number 1.

    Morning everyone. Hairy tunes? It's got to be...

    Dog-Faced Boy - Eels

    or

    Razor - Foo Fighters

    Happy All Saints Day!

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    Comment number 2.

    Good Morning Simon and Blog Friends

    Glad you enjoyed the concert Simon.

    First song that springs to mind is

    LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL - LITTLE JIMMY OSMOND

    *I'll get my coat*

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    Comment number 3.

    Oh dear - three blogs! This is going to cause chaos... I'll pick this one as it's at the top of the page.

    First thought oldies:
    If you're going to San Fransisco (be sure to wear some flowers in your hair) - Scott McKenzie
    Hair - cast recording?

    Back shortly ...

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    Comment number 4.

    Hello again Simon and blogpoppets

    Glad you enjoyed seeing muse last night and I hope you're not feeling too tired after your lack of sleep.

    A few 'hairy' oldies....

    ALMOST CUT MY HAIR ~ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    SAN FRANSISCO (Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie

    I WISH I WAS A PUNK ROCKER WITH FLOWERS IN MY HAIR ~ Sandi Thom

    SCARLET RIBBONS ~ Harry Belafonte (or) Sinead O'Connor

    PRETTY GOLDEN HAIR ~ Al Stewart

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    Comment number 5.

    Good Morning !


    Suggestions?


    APE MAN – Kinks


    WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOUR HAIR ? – Manics


    LET IT GROW – Mr. Clapton


    ITCHYCOO PARK – Small Faces


    WOOLLY BULLY – Sam & Pharaohs


    STUCK ON YOU – Elvis


    STUCK ON YOU – Lionel Richie

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    Comment number 6.

    Morning all! My last chance to tune choose for a while :-(...

    BLACK IS THE COLOUR OF MY TRUE LOVE’S HAIR – NINA SIMONE

    LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL – JIMMY OSMOND

    I’M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUT OF MY HAIR – MITZI GAYNOR

    RED HEADED STRANGER – WILLIE NELSON

    SUICIDE BLONDE - INXS

    Off to have another think!!

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    Comment number 7.

    Morning Simon & everyone

    Somehow it is both crisp & bright and raining & dark here.

    Today I shall mainly be trying to pick songs that are neither too long nor contain swear words!


    THE GIRL I LOVE SHE GOT LONG BLACK WAVY HAIR - LED ZEPPELIN

    DEVILS HAIRCUT - BECK

    MOUSTACHE - SPARKS

    RED CADILLAC AND A BLACK MOUSTACHE - WARREN SMITH OR BOB DYLAN

    ALMOST CUT MY HAIR - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG

    YARD OF BLONDE GIRLS - JEFF BUCKLEY

    RED HAIRED WOMAN - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    CUT MY HAIR - THE WHO

    BOB DYLAN’S 49TH BEARD - WILCO

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    Comment number 8.

    GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS - Odyssey

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    Comment number 9.

    A triple-blog day - is this some kind of special offer ?

    What about

    SHARP DRESSED MAN - ZZ TOP - two of them have beards and the other one is called Beard !

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    Comment number 10.

    Quick poop back to add:

    Five Colours in her Hair - McFly
    Blockbuster - The Sweet (you better watch out if you've got long black hair)
    Blondes Have More Fun - Rod Steward
    Suicide Blonde - INXS
    Greetings to the new Brunette - Billy Bragg
    Jolene - Dolly Parton (flaming locks of auburn hair)
    Red Headed Stranger - Willie Nelson

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    Comment number 11.

    A hairy man:

    RASPUTIN - BONEY M

    LET IT GROW - ERCI CLAPTON

    FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST - ROD STEWART (That's a shaving song)

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    Comment number 12.

    5 colours in her hair - Mcfly
    Golden Brown - Strangles
    Head over heals - Tears for fears
    Keep on your hat on -Jo Cocker
    Mirror in the bathroom - The Beat
    Suicide Blonde - INXS
    The Cutter- Echo and the Bunnymen
    Vogue -Madonna

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    Comment number 13.

    COLOURS ~ Donovan

    'Yellow is the colour of my true love's hair in the morning when we rise'

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    Comment number 14.

    LET YOUR HAIR HANG DOWN - Tremeloes

    PATIENCE - ╪ (Wah!)

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    Comment number 15.

    Good morning,

    #oldieschoices:

    Love Blonde - Kim Wilde

    Little Blonde Plaits - Chris Rea

    Red Headed Woman - Bruce Springsteen

    Hairdresser On Fire - Morrissey

    Colours - Donovan ...
    yellow is the colour of my true loves hair


    And as it is Bob Harris after 7, how about

    Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels ?

    mc x

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    Comment number 16.

    PENCIL THIN MUSTACHE - JIMMY BUFFET

    HAVE FUN - THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH (you should grow a beard)

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    Comment number 17.

    HAIR OF THE DOG ~ Nazareth

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    Comment number 18.

    Please no....oh by the way Good morning everybody....not that silly Osmonds track...I couldn't bear it!! As one with little or no hair I'm struggling to think of a track not already suggested. I go to the barber and say "Please do what you can with what is left." On one occasion he was so short of work he offered to trim my eyebrows!! Hold on...hey Simon - how about THE LUMINEERS "FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR"

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    Comment number 19.

    Some more...

    BLACK VELVET BAND – THE DUBLINERS

    FIVE COLOURS IN HER HAIR – MCFLY

    ALMOST CUT MY HAIR – CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG

    PENNY LANE - THE BEATLES

    SAN FRANCISCO (BE SURE TO WEAR SOME FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR) – SCOTT MCKENZIE

    MOUSTACHE - SPARKS

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    Comment number 20.

    Hi there - Revster!




    HAIR THERE AND EVERYWHERE - Beatles

 

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