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Monday 15 October 2012, 10:16

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Morning to all bloggers, new and vet. Hope weekend was tip-top. Interesting to read of bloggers in the audience for the 5L show (hello Paul, Amelia, Zoe and Deebee-is that everyone?) and glad everyone seems to have had a good time. We did indeed have to disappear pdq, though as it turns out I could have hung around, walked to Radio Sheffield and done some shopping on the way. We had the highest quality cupboard to broadcast from (technically an NCA studio) and some lovely helpful staff to help us onto the air. Splendid chats for 2 hours and you might remember the young lad who was going to watch his brother play for Edinburgh against Saracens. I said we would look out for his result and cheer him on his way. Well unfortunately it turned out to be a 0-45 loss for our ARF friend and his brother so that didn't quite work out quite the way he wanted.
So a new week and a new show today with Suzanne Vega singing live. 7 million records sold and 7 grammys too, her voice is as warm as it ever was. She is re-recording her back catalogue which is not uncommon amongst artists who don't own their original recordings, but what is different is her release of the songs thematically. 'Close up Volume 4, Songs of Family' is her latest CD and a delight. It is also 25 years since 'Solitude Standing and her song 'Luka' became a most unlikely hit. You'll hear her after 6.
And songs today (as Felix Baumgartner got his day last week) for DOGWALKERS. There is a documentary on BBC2 tonight 'Wonderland:Walking with Dogs' and it is, by all accounts, rather wonderful. So dogwalkers get their day, your help please.
Have a friendly and optimistic Monday, see you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning again –


    Songs for DogWalkers?


    JUST WALKING THE DOG – Rufus Thomas


    WALKING MY CAT NAMED DOG – Norma Tenega


    WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? - Baha Men


    HEY BULLDOG – Beatles


    HOUND DOG – Elvis

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning All,

    The weather can't quite make decide what to do in this 'ere part of the world. Sling it down or shower? Neither, if I had a choice.

    Dog walking eh?

    How's about a bit of

    Who let the dogs out - Baha Men

    Pretty relevant as it is my boys rugby team anthem.

    Have a good day.

    A.

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning again - surely I won't be first?

    LOVE ME LOVE MY DOG - ?

    ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BOO - ?

    I will find out....

    JW

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning All;

    I did say to Deebee and Amelia that BBC Radio Sheffield was only around the corner from the Crucible, but being unfamiliar with our part of the world, I don't suppose Simon knew that. Ah well, it was still a great afternoon and spent in good company. Thanks for the blog mensh, Simon. :-)

    Oldie suggestions...

    MEET ME ON THE CORNER - LINDISFARNE

    I LOVE MY DOG - CAT STEVENS

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and tip-top bloggers,

    WALKING THE DOG – Rufus Thomas or Rolling Stones

    WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT – Patsy Cline

    WALK ON BY – Dionne Warwick

    RAMBLE ON – Led Zep

    MEET ME ON THE CORNER – Lindisfarne

    HAND IN GLOVE – The Smiths
    sorry, can’t find a song called “Hand in plastic bag” ;)

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    Comment number 6.

    STAY – Jackson Brown


    GET DOWN – Gilbert O’Sullivan


    GET DOWN SHEP – Barron Knights


    PARK LIFE - Blur


    DOGS - Who


    DOG EAT DOG - Adam & Ants


    BAD DOG! NO BISCUIT! - Daron Norwood


    BARKIN' UP THE WRONG TREE - Don Woody

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    Comment number 7.

    Morning Simon and folk of the blog

    A fine sunny morning here, perfect dog walking weather. Back to reality after a lovely weekend away. Thank you Simon for the mention in dispatches – I’m sure Mr Zoe doesn’t mind being called Paul!



    PICKING UP THE PIECES – AVERAGE WHITE BAND

    HOUNDS OF LOVE – KATE BUSH (I know it was played on Thursday)

    WALKING THE DOG – THE ROLLING STONES

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    Comment number 8.

    LOBO - ME AND YOU etc

    WALKING IN THE RAIN - THE RONETTES

    JW

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    Comment number 9.

    A WALK IN THE PARK - Nick Straker Band

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    Comment number 10.

    PETER SHELLEY - LOVE ME, LOVE MY DOG

    JW

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    Comment number 11.

    SIT DOWN - JAMES

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    Comment number 12.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Congrats to Amelia, Deebee, Zoe and Paul for being mentioned in despatched above. Glad you had a lovely time.

    Thought i'd be flyering this morning but alas no change of plan so off for a personal training session at 3 and then KB teaching from 5.30.

    Wow! congrats to Felix it looked amazing on news this morning.

    So now dog walkers choons:

    1. ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BOO - Lobo
    2. LOVE ME LOVE MY DOG - Peter Shelley
    3. WALK ON BY - Dionne Warwick
    4. STAND BY ME - Ben E King
    5. SIT DOWN - James
    6. RUN TO YOU - Bryan Adams
    7. RUNNING UP THAT HILL - Kate Bush
    8. CHASING CARS - Snow Patrol
    9. TREAT HER LIKE A LADY - The Temptations
    10. BARK AT THE MOON - Ozzy Osbourne

    One thing i heard a song from an advert this morning which was excellent and googled it and it was called "Hey Ho" by The Lumineers!

    Have a nice day

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

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    Comment number 13.

    Good Morning Simon and Blog Friends

    How lovely for the ladies to get a mention on the blog.

    HOUND DOG - ELVIS

    GET DOWN - GILBERT O'SULLIVAN

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    Comment number 14.

    THE PUPPY SONG - Harry Nilsson or David Cassidy

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    Comment number 15.

    #7 Amelia - Ha! I thought Simon was referring to Paul of Sheffield, maybe? Although he wasn't in the audience. My mister W (L really) isn't a Paul though, he did think the good doctors were giving him a shout-out at one point, but it turned out to bea former blogger with the same first name.

    A few more oldie suggestions...

    OLD SHEP - ELVIS PRESLEY (*Sob*)

    WALKING AFTER YOU - THE FOO FIGHTERS

    FOUR LEGGED FRIEND - ROY ROGERS

    YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE - GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS

    I CAN'T DANCE - GENESIS

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    THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING - NANCY SINATRA

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    Comment number 17.

    THE CHAIN - Fleetwood Mac

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    Comment number 18.

    WEATHER WITH YOU - Crowded House

    CHASING PAVEMENTS - Adele

    TONIGHT THE STREETS ARE OURS - Richard Hawley

    COME BACK AND STAY - Paul Young

    WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND - Nick Heyward

    COME RAIN OR COME SHINE - Ray Charles
    (thereby avoiding the truly dreadful RAIN OR SHINE by Five Star)

    Well done to the Friday trio for getting a mensh in despatches, and PoS was there in spirit too!

    Off now, see you all later,

    JBG

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    Comment number 19.

    PUPPY LOVE - DONNY OSMOND

    PRECIOUS TIME - VAN MORRISON (I love walking my dogs)

    BLACK DOG - LED ZEPPELIN

    YOU BELONG TO ME - PATSY CLINE

    HONEY COME BACK - GLEN CAMPBELL (it works if your dog is called Honey?)

    Back to counting buses..............................

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    Comment number 20.

    Oh, just one more....


    PICK UP THE PIECES - Average White Band

 

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