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Tuesday 4 September 2012, 09:10

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

You know when everyone is browner than you? That moment when you're standing next to colleagues who are fresher and more relaxed than you are? And even though you've had a holiday, it really doesn't feel like it. And Christmas is a long way away? Well that was me yesterday. Matt and Rebecca look chilled and at one with the world, the rest of us look frazzled and crazed. But it is still good to have the team back and raring to go. Or something like that.

Lovely September is looking mighty fine here, a warm autumn is a thing to cherish. We are grateful for every decent day and relish every degree of heat. We know the thick jumpers will be back soon but for now let's sit outside. Picnic, bbq, wear thin cotton items,stroll, swim. Leaf kicking is just around the corner.

Today we welcome Deacon Blue to Drivetime. They have a new album out called The Hipsters and it is their first since 2001. Ricky Ross has been very busy songwriting for the great and good but now the band are back and the single sounds great. They perform at the Elton John piano tonight!
And RESHUFFLE oldies please. CHANGING THINGS AROUND that kind of thing as the PM rearranges his team. Oldies on shuffle.
Have a sparkling, clear-sighted Tuesday. See you after 5


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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    The one that immediately springs to mind is:

    CHANGES - David Bowie

    Back later when I've thought of some more. I should really be getting ready for work...


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    Comment number 2.

    Morning all

    Yesterday was a complete write-off and I don't expect today will be much better. Ah well......

    Leaf-kicking? Reminds me of the 'radio address that never was' in The West Wing season 1 with it's "Leaf-peeping? Is that a thing" :)

    Anyhoo a couple of quick oldies before I disappear:
    The Times They are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
    Rip it Up and Start Again - Orange Juice
    Everything Changes - Take That
    Everybody's Changing - Keane

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    Comment number 3.


    Or for the cynical

    SAME OLD SCENE - Roxy Music


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    Comment number 4.

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

    Ooh, can I second EVERYBODY'S CHANGING by KEANE?



    THE CHANGINGMAN - Paul Weller

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning all. absent yesterday, due to misplaced phone.

    Looked at yesterdays blog - most disappointed when I realised that 'To Sir With Love' was a song suggestion and not fan mail!

    Suggestions for today:

    ASHTON GARDNER & DYKE - Resurrection Shuffle

    DAVID BOWIE - Changes

    THE WHO - Who Are You?

    and if, as expected, David Laws is given a new role
    JOHN SEBASTIAN - Welcome Back

    Car in for its MOT today - fingers crossed...


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