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Friday 9 November 2012, 10:14

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

And Friday dawns cloudy and unpromising. Builders swarm, children depart and parents shamble. Feels like another duvet day again (this is becoming a trend). But it is impossible to have one when you have roofers, tilers and plasterers outside, aware of every movement. I actually dress up a little because they're here to be honest, and appear to be busy and serious. While providing top quality biscuits of course.

The other reason for busyness is work of course and the small matter of the movie show on 5Live and the mighty ARF for 2. Ben Affleck is our guest and Argo is his film. It's a fantastic film which is both a tense 70s adventure and Hollywood satire. If it wasn't a true story, it would be dismissed out of hand but its tale of 6 American Embassy workers in Tehran who escape when their building is occupied, prompting the CIA to try to rescue them under the guise of a mock sci-fi movie, is all fact. And that sentence was way too long, apologies.

Then to R2 central and let's kick off the ARF with a song (chooses year from ARF hat) 1978. No idea if that is any better than last week but over to you pop pickers.
Have a decisive and clear-thinking Friday. See you after 5.
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Oh, I'm not here on Monday as I'm in Cornwall doing that other thing I do. But only briefly.

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    SUMMER NIGHTS - JOHN TRAVOLTA AND OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN

    DO YA THINK I'M SEXY - ROD STEWART

    JW

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    Comment number 22.

    Good morning all from a bright but chilly place this morning.

    Suggestions for todays 1978 ARF Opener

    CA PLANE POUR MOI - PLASTIC BERTRAND

    MR BLUE SLY - ELO

    RASPUTIN - BONEY M

    DRIVERS SEAT - SNIFF & TEARS

    Enjoy the day

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    Comment number 23.

    Morning All,

    'Miss You' Rolling Stones

    Have a good day everybody

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    Comment number 24.

    I've already asked for a song at #14 but my favourite song ever and the one I ask for on this blog nearly every week is from 1978 and I didn't realise!!!!!

    Please play CRUEL TO BE KIND by NICK LOWE

    Thanks.

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    Comment number 25.

    I was trying to avoid the obvious Grease songs. They were played to death that summer! So in that vein:

    IF THE KIDS ARE UNITED - Sham 69

    LOVE IS IN THE AIR - John Paul Young

    SUBSTITUTE - Clout

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    Comment number 26.

    Not a bad year, 1978

    LAY DOWN SALLY - ERIC CLAPTON

    JW

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    Comment number 27.

    LAY DOWN SALLY - ERIC CLAPTON.

    What a splendid idea.....!

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    Comment number 28.

    Haha Jennie.

    Wharra coincidence :O

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    Comment number 29.

    Morning all

    For a 1978 ARFO, how about:

    ONLY YOU CAN ROCK ME - UFO

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    Comment number 30.

    #7 Parsley C, I love some of those urban legends. I set quizzes quite often and just love to pop in the odd question about Captain Pugwash just to see the disbelief when its revealed that it was Tom the Cabin Boy and not Roger...some of these myths are so entrenched but they are always the ones you want to believe. Like alligators in the NY sewers or that OAP in 'Norwich' calling up saying someone's robbing his shed, the police do nothing because they're too busy elsewhere, so he calls up to say don't bother I've just shot them. The Police are round in 2 minutes. Thought you'd shot a man they say. Thought you were busy, he says. Priceless urban legend material!

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    Comment number 31.

    #27/#28 - great minds, Sal..........

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    Comment number 32.

    #18 Andy - yes, this time next week I will be at Radio 2 answering the phones for CiN (eeek how did that happen). Looking forward to meeting everyone. Trying to write a transfer pricing letter this morning - I suspect next Friday will be less dull!

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    Comment number 33.

    Evening Simon,

    For all those planning a big night please play the ultimate song to play before walking out the door

    Prove it all Night - Bruce Springsteen from Darkness on the Edge of Town.

    Cheers

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    Comment number 34.

    Greetings To ALL Of This Blog, That Blog & The Other Blog...

    Bingo Star 'ere...

    Mayo Man - Yes best PJ's... Last night what with the crazy 'igh cost of gas nowadays!!!!!!!!! (a could go on and on on this subject about what is 'appening on this subject.... We invent gas central 'eating.... For all to enjoy.... Then greed sets in with BIG companies.... In turn prices go so 'igh that are we 'eading that soon only the wealthy will be able ter 'eat their 'omes??????)
    Where was a?????
    Oh I yeah.....
    What with the crazy 'igh cost of gas.... I was contemplating last night buy 2 extra duvets for night rather than put the me central 'eating on at night!!!!!!!
    A double bed but 2 king size dubets at 9 quid each sounds value for me!!!!!!!!!
    They will be my best PJ's!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for yer kind words over on CLP's blog after me blog got moderated!!!!!!
    A was just trying ter add topical chat about cycling and road safety after Wiggo's raod accident!!!!!

    And now sadly the extra news of 'is coach being more seriously injured!!!!!!

    I just wonder why is the a kind of break down of respect for others in modern britain.... It does seem that way nowadays from the road rage I witness from the windscreen of my car & truck & without a windscreen on me cycle!!!!!

    A few lessons that pop into mind are firstly a still do not understand why we put the clocks back ter make it get darker earlier!!!!!!!!
    Utter MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!
    Just the other night I completed my ride at 4.30 just as it was getting dark and I felt at 'igher risk on the road!!!!!!!
    Secondly alot of cycle clubs their colours are dark like dark red and back - more utter MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I've noticed this alot while out and about in my car & truck!!!!!!
    When ever i'm out cycling I ALWAYS if on the road wear a 'i-viz vest, white trainers and 'ave not one but 2 rear flashing lights, a front flashing light.... reflectors front and rear.... Reflectors on my pedals (something I insisted on a few weeks ago after 'aving a full new crank & pedal set fitted after bending me old ones doing Chris 'oy starts in top gear)..... So all in all I make present myself by making my presence present by presenting myself in a 'ighly presentable visablness of visability abitlity!!!!!!!!

    Some cyclists I 'ave seen out in black AND with no lights at NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I do wonder are they purposely trying ter end it all due to 'igh cycle repair costs????@?

    A just wish everyone would be nicer to their fellow Brit and calm down when they get onter the road!!!!!!

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    Comment number 35.

    Good Afternoon All;

    Sorry I've been a bit M.I.A lately, but it's been a tough week. Thanks for the mensh congrats from last night, it was unexpected. I was being a bit cynical with my oldie selection, based on the (slim) facts I'd heard about the new AoC, and the fact that I would have liked John Sentamu to get the job. Oh well, at least Obama got reelected!

    Anyway, down to the business at hand, and ARFO suggestions...

    IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU - YVONNE ELIMAN

    KISS YOU ALL OVER - EXILE

    MILK AND ALCOHOL - DR FEELGOOD

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    Comment number 36.

    hi all

    who are you-the who

    pump it up-elvis costello

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    Comment number 37.

    Morning....oops... Afternoon all

    This morning disappeared in a flurry of taking assembly and then teaching (pesky work!). I also like the year themes and the Smurfs aside there were some goodies in 1978. I will cast my vote for a Ken Bruce fave:

    The Sweet - Love is Like Oxygen

    I've been polishing the crown for whoever takes it next (but I'm secretly hoping it's a muggle so I can keep it for another week!)

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    Comment number 38.

    I see that Ivor Biggun had a few hits in 1978...

    I was going to get my cheese quota by requesting Copacabana (which I'd still love to hear!) but Sal got their first, so I'll request (unless I missed it on someone else's list)

    Y.M.C.A - THE VILLAGE PEOPLE

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    Comment number 39.

    PS ALL - This link about Wiggo today... The photo shows 'im near 'is 'ome going out for a raz....
    I notice 'e is all in black... Except for yellow 'elmet and the photo looks like it's dull conditions!!!!!!!!!
    To be 'onest it's not good this years Tour DeFrance yellow jersey winner/ wearer is going out all in black :-/

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/bradley-wiggins-on-road-to-recovery-at-home-after-crash-8299982.html

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    Comment number 40.

    #7 Parsley - you did better than OK!!!

    #39 Bingo - I tend to call cyclists with no lights & no bright clothing 'organ donors'.

    If it's not too late (again)

    JOE WALSH - LIFE'S BEEN GOOD. From the seminally brilliant - But Seriously folks album.

    Off to pick up fish & chips tonight on my way home. Yorkshire's a strange place, their fish shops don't sell steak puddings - ethnic food from over t'border they call it.

 

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