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Tuesday 21 August 2012, 09:08

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Hello, morning and a good Tuesday to bloggers everywhere. The first creepings of autumn are discernible across the estate as spiders spin and leaves turn. And those nights are creeping in, damn them. Anytime now I'll start to feel nervous about going back to school and going up a year. Need a new pencil case and protractor at least. And a slide rule. Never had a slide rule. Not even sure what they did but they looked cool and complicated and I wanted one. Life is just one disappointment after another.
Speaking of which, sorry that Jon Snow never happened yesterday. It was all fine on Friday but all fell apart Monday. But thanks to Ronan Keating for re-routing and stepping up at the last minute. He's looking exactly like someone who has been taking his clothes off in a movie should look. And just like we all do at radio 2...
Last night I finally got to let go of the second book and sent it to the publishers and then this morning the inbox pings with the American version of the first! Hell yeah! (as they say over there) Life is just one thrilling moment after another. It might be a while before I can give it the attention it needs what with the show to do and all. And today we welcome Vic and Bob to Drivetime who host a new show called Lucky Sexy Winners. It is classic Vic and Bob and the look of bemusement on the faces of the guests (apart from Eddie Izzard) is quite something to behold.
And oldies today please on the subject of the NHS. After Danny Boyle's opening Olympic ceremony, the NHS brand is apparently to be sold around the world so we'll help it on its way with a few songs of your choice
Have a focused and rewarding Tuesday, see you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Wah hey!!
    Early bog....off to have a thunk

    Laters

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning all. Grey old morning here in South Bucks. Good old British summer time.

    NHS Songs....?

    GREGORY ISAACS - Night Nurse

    THOMPSON TWINS - Doctor Doctor

    ROBERT PALMER - Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)


    Back later once I've thunk a little...

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    Comment number 3.

    #1
    Ha ha EARLY BLOG is what I meant to say...first gaffe of the day - and not the last
    HOSPITAL FOOD by the EELS
    Won't get played - not quite R2 material.

    MEDICINE JAR by Wings?

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    Comment number 4.

    Morning Suzieeeeee

    BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU by Robert Palmer (as in "Doctor, Doctor. Give me the news)

    Have a good day.x

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    Comment number 5.

    For A&E

    STATUS QUO - Accident Prone

    ELVIS COSTELLO - Accidents Will Happen

    SPENCER DAVIS GROUP - Somebody Help Me

    HOT CHOCOLATE - I'll Put You Together Again

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    Comment number 6.

    Katy, Many thanks for the gawjus hat on the last blog. My first one ever! No, I didn't see the space station.

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    Comment number 7.

    DID YE GET HEALED? by Van the Grumpy Old Man

    DOESN'T IT MAKE YOU SICK Gilbert O'Sullivan

    EVERYBODY HURTS by REM

    EVERYTHING IS FREE by Gillian Welch (good old NHS)

    Off to make tea, it's my turn

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    Comment number 8.

    Morning. How about:

    Patience - Take That

    Too tenuous?

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    Comment number 9.

    Morning again all!

    In the stylee of this 'ere blog, we could make it a new word - 'bog' for blog- oh maybe not - 'Simon Mayo's Bog' does NOT sound pleasant at all.

    Ah kettle's boiled...

    I thnk Robert Palmer is a shoe-in, surely? If not, I'll eat my holiday hat

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    Comment number 10.

    PEGGY LEE - Fever

    RY COODER - Little Sister

    SKYHOOKS - Women in Uniform


    That's all I can think of for now, bit it's plenty!

    Have a good day all

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    Comment number 11.

    Good Morning Again Everyone

    DEAR DOCTOR - ROLLING STONES

    WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN - BRUCE SPRINSTEIN

    FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST - ROD STEWART

    PATIENCE (patients?) -TAKE THAT - (Wah!)

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    Comment number 12.

    #8 Brilliant! I like a bit of lateral thinking....

    #9 and who would want to be a Bogpoppet, anyway?

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    Comment number 13.

    #8 Great minds Amy......................

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    Comment number 14.

    Good morning all

    THE TROLLEY SONG = JUDY GARLAND

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    Comment number 15.

    Morning all! I feel like Simon today - all nervous about school starting, and getting organised. I'm a teacher, and I'm up today looking for resources, before going into work for the next couple of days to set my classroom up for the new school year.

    Song choices?

    BECOMING MORE LIKE ALFIE - THE DIVINE COMEDY (Just like glasses come free on the NHS)

    DOCTOR, DOCTOR - THE THOMPSON TWINS

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    Comment number 16.

    Morning all

    High time there was some UFO on the radio I reckon:

    DOCTOR DOCTOR - UFO

    Or maybe some Little Feat:

    ROCK & ROLL DOCTOR - LITTLE FEAT

    I'm intrigued about the leader's mention of the arrival of the American version of Itch. Does that mean they've Americanised it? Has it suffered the same fate as the 7/7 remberance part in the opening ceremony of not being relevent to American audiences?

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    Comment number 17.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Revelation of the week...by his own admission Martin Kemp not a good singer which is why he played bass....no matter though as extremely picturesque to look at!

    Great institution of GB plc is the NHS, born in the year my mom was and Prince Charles!!!

    So choons:

    1. HEALING HANDS - Elton John
    2. DOCTOR DOCTOR - Thompson Twins
    3. NIGHT NURSE - Simply Red
    4. PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN - Hot Chocolate
    5. ONE AND ONE IS ONE - MEDICINE HEAD
    6. BAD MEDICINE - Bon Jovi
    7. ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN - Elvis Costello
    8. FRIDAY AND I'M IN LOVE - THE CURE
    9. BITTEREST PILL - Style Council
    10. THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER - D Ream
    11. A BETTER MAN - Brian Kennedy

    Have a nice day

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

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    Comment number 18.

    Good Morning Simon and Driveteam. Hope this finds you all in rude health ...

    #NHSOldiesTheme:


    DOCTOR DOCTOR - THOMPSON TWINS

    THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER - D:REAM

    NATIONAL EXPRESS - DIVINE COMEDY [video is about NHS psychiatric service]

    COLDPLAY - FIX YOU

    REM - EVERYBODY HURTS

    HOSPITAL BED - BEN FOLDS FIVE

    HEAL THE WORLD - MICHAEL JACKSON

    THE HEALING GAME - VAN MORRISON

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    Comment number 19.

    Good morning all,

    Thought I'd make an effort and get here early, but see I've been beaten to it!

    Not real 'oldie' material but all that comes to mind at the moment ...

    HOSPITAL FOOD - DAVID GRAY

    A & E - GOLDFRAPP

    FIX YOU - COLDPLAY

    Right, thinking cap on ...

    GoD

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    Comment number 20.

    Good morning all,

    Thanks for playing my tune last night, Simon, and for giving the new moniker an airing.

    Congrats to Sir Cumfy, Billie (with her full title), Deebee and Amelia for their menshes. It is great to have Autumn Gale back in the fold, too.

    Oldies for today:

    DOCTOR MY EYES - JACKSON BROWNE

    HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART - BEE GEES

    MEDICINE MAN - ELTON JOHN

    LIKE A SURGEON - WIERD AL YANKOVIC

    mc x

 

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