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Monday 24 September 2012, 09:21

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

And we're back. Hope your weekend was a good one. Thank you for all the birthday wishes from Friday, it was a gentle one. A visit from my mother, a few friends baring gifts (beer and chocolate by and large) and a visit to the garden centre. This was a rock'n'roll birthday as I'm sure you can tell. I did however indulge in the pudding department and whole tarts were bought (apricot and rhubarb actually) with an excessive amount of cream but as excess goes, it is hardly on a Fleetwood Mac scale of indulgence. There was one r'n'r element to the weekend which was a coffee and conversation with Bono and Edge about this and that. Which is always nice.
Just checking the new Radio 1 breakfast show as host Nick Grimshaw makes his debut. He certainly sounds a lot more together than I did in 1987. Yes it really was 25 years ago and now I'm feeling old all over again (twice in one blog!). It was the most terrifying experience and I didn't really know what I was doing, not helped by the producer being in Florida with Mike Smith. But it turned out ok in the end I suppose.
Showday dawns and another book club for you. Birdsong author Sebastian Faulkes will be in to talk about his new book A Possible Life. It's really 5 stories or 5 novellas which sort of connect but don't really. But Sebastian will explain all. Meantime you can check out some of it here-it is strong stuff I think.
And oldies today please for PLEBS. Courtesy of the current furore, this archaic word (meaning the shopkeepers, craftsmen and farmers of Rome) is suddenly everywhere, so let's do plebs for the tunes and see what happens.
Have a calm and straightforward Monday, see you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and pie-filled bloggers,

    Well. I was still posting over the page, you surprised us your Lordship. But must just sneak this one in...

    #pleboldies

    You have to start here....

    COMMON PEOPLE - Pulp

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    LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE - Nicky Thomas

    (this version please and not the Paul Young one, even if Rebecca would prefer it)

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    Comment number 3.

    EVERY KINDA PEOPLE - Robert Palmer

    *goes off to make some coffee, waiting for others to arrive*

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning again - an early blog -


    Suggestions –


    LIVING IN THE LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE – Nicky Thomas

    COMMON PEOPLE – Pulp

    EVERYKIND OF PEOPLE - Robert Palmer

    ORDINARY PEOPLE - John Legend

    CREEP - RadioHead

    CRY ME A RIVER - for the line - "TOLD ME I WAS TOO PLEBEIAN" - Julie London or Michael Bublé

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning Pudding filled presenter and all blogpoppets which would be just John at the mo' ;-).

    Sounds like a good weekend to me Simon. Can't beat Pudding, beer and chocolate.

    Mine consisted of U12s Rugby on Saturday at home and U11s away on Sunday. 100 miles round trip is not bad, is it?

    Still waiting for inspiration to catch up wi' me.

    Think caffeine will be of help.

    Maybes laters.

    A.

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    Comment number 6.

    ORDINARY WORLD - Duran Duran

    WELCOME TO MY WORLD - Jim Reeves Ha!

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    Comment number 7.

    Good morning Simon, Team, JBG and fellow blogsters,

    Glad that you had a good birthday weekend, Simon. You didn't meet Edge & Bono in the Graden Centre, did you? That would be really rock and roll!!

    oldies choices:

    Ordinary People - Van Morrison

    Ordinary Girl - Alison Moyet

    Fanfare For The Common Man - Emerson Lake & Palmer

    Humdrum & Humble - Tears For Fears

    Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Elvis Costello

    Quite a tough theme today.

    mc x

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    Comment number 8.

    DIGNITY - Deacon Blue

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    Comment number 9.

    Seems like a great opportunity to play...


    GYPSIES TRAMPS AND THIEVES - Cher

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    Comment number 10.

    Ooh, I knew a cuppa would sort me out.

    If I were a carpenter - Bobby Darin

    Laters

    A.

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    Comment number 11.

    #9 JBG ! Splendid!

    What about adding

    I'M GONNA GET ME A GUN - Cat Stevens ?



    THE MASSES AGAINST THE CLASSES - Manics

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    Comment number 12.

    Ah, there you all are. I was beginning to think you'd gone out to gather in the staircase to have one of those private discussions.

    EVERYDAY PEOPLE - Sly and the Family People


    And one for Andrew Mitchell...

    BIG MOUTH STRIKES AGAIN - The Smiths

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    Comment number 13.

    Good morning Simon and Blogpoppets

    Pleased you had a nice birthday, with chocolate, beer and puds... all a man needs!

    A really lovely, warm weekend but a chilly wind this morning!

    Songs for plebs?

    LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE ~ Paul Young

    COMMON PEOPLE ~ Pulp

    LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN ~ Todd Rundgren

    ORDINARY PEOPLE ~ George Benson & Al Jarreau

    FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN ~ Emerson, Lake and Palmer

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    Comment number 14.

    RESPECT - Aretha

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    Comment number 15.

    another for Andrew Mitchell or it fits the theme....

    NOWHERE MAN -BEATLES

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    Comment number 16.

    SOLID - SOLID AS A ROCK - Ashford & Simpson

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    Comment number 17.

    WORKING CLASS HERO - John Lennon

    PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE - Depeche Mode

    WORKING FOR THE MAN - Roy Orbison

    That's m'lot. See you all later

    JBG

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    Comment number 18.

    Good (?) morning all, hatches battened down in readiness for the day.

    Given the original meaning of the word this immediately sprung to mind

    SHOPKEEPERS OF THE WORLD UNITE - The Smiths

    but I've drawn a blank on any other thoughts - may be back laters with inspiration and a wet and windswept aura.

    SE x

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    Comment number 19.

    He didn't swear, then he did swear but he didn't call 'em plebs

    The changingman - Paul Weller

    A.

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    Comment number 20.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Don't feel old Simon, you are still Peter Pan in our eyes!

    Last week in this contract :( Hope I get news of interviews for my next one this week!!

    An observation was made at the weekend by my mom while she was at my nan's...there were 5 generations of the same family in my nan's front room; My Nan, My mom, My Brother, his Son, his son and daughters kids!!!

    Now for Plebs:

    1. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE - Paul Young
    2. COMMON PEOPLE - Pulp
    3. FANFARE OF THE COMMON MAN - Emerson Lake and Palmer
    4. ORDINARY PEOPLE - John Legend
    5. ORDINARY WORLD - Duran Duran
    6. SHUT YOUR MOUTH - Julian Cope ( for Andrew Wright)
    7. EVERYDAY PEOPLE - Arrested Development
    8. ALL TOGETHER NOW - THE FARM
    9. WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU - Detroit Spinners
    10. PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE - Depeche Mode

    Oh well have a nice day and laters

    Mandy ;)

 

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