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Thursday 15 November 2012, 08:29

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Well I am delighted to report a normal day, normal show and in general, a return to normalcy. Thank the Good Lord Reith for that. It was fun at the science Museum but thank heavens I don't have to perform in front of so many bosses every day. There are many radio folk who hate performing with anyone in the room and, in some cases, don't like anyone walking past the studio window. And there is a strong part of me which goes along with that but the Breakfast show and 5 Live hammered that out of me. And Drivetime would hardly work if I insisted Matt and Rebecca stayed outside the room! But that's one thing, a semi-circle of tense, crisp-eating programme makers and execs is something else all together. Anyway, opinion is divided about Damon's piece but I thought it really beautiful and barmy (as the Guardian calls it) and it repays further plays. It has it's own podcast too should you want it.
And the rest of the day l was at Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere and wandered home full of stories of ripped heads, fighting werewolves and lovelorn vampires. My photos of my chat with Kristen Stewart reveal the worlds highest paid actress in a Special AKA t-shirt. Which can only be a good thing...
Nigel delivers a lamb masala which claims to aid insomnia. I can vouch for the wonderful dish but contest the sleep-aid claims. If you're stuck with bad sleeping patterns, it'll take more than a few well-place herbs and spices to sort it! But let's do INSOMNIA oldies anyway as that will be a fine side dish to accompany the main course.
Have a chilled and comfortable Thursday, see you after 5.

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    Morning all on this side of the fence.

    Thanks for your reply Deebee - I was sure the 'jukebox' must be on as there were so many phone-helpers, but it doesn't seem to be publicised much...

    Anyhoo onto today's oldies. Anyone who suffers from insomnia has my deepest sympathy, sleeping is one of my great pleasures and, thank goodness, most of the time I sleep like the proverbial baby...

    I'll Sleep Wen I'm Dead - Bon Jovi
    Up All Night - Take That
    Let's Spend the Night Together - The Rolling Stones
    Night Fever - The Bee Gees

    Back later .....

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon & lovely blog folk

    A little time to tune choose caused by delayed plane.



    THROUGH A LONG & SLEEPLESS NIGHT - SCOTT WALKER OR THE DIVINE COMEDY

    I NEED SOME SLEEP - EELS

    GET SOME SLEEP - BIC RUNGA

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning all more to come later
    But
    Fix you Coldplay "when you feel so tierd you can't sleep"
    Cemeteries of London Coldplay "the morning is for sleeping"

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning all, very foggy here today

    TOSSING AND TURNING - IVY LEAGUE

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    Comment number 5.

    IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING - FRANK SINATRA

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    Comment number 6.

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Insomnia Suggestions?

    TOSSING AND TURNING - The Ivy League

    UP ALL NIGHT WITH YOU - ╪ (Wah!)

    IN DREAMS - The Big O

    IT'S FOUR IN THE MORNING - Faron Young

    IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING - Ol Blue Eyes

    THE RIVER - Billy Joel

    THE SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP - Mud

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    SLEEPLESS NIGHTS ENDLESS DAYS - Billy Fury

    I'M SO TIRED - Beatles

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    Comment number 8.

    from "Singing In The Rain" - cos they've been up all night -

    GOOD MORNING - Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor & Debbie Reynolds



    OLD RED EYES IS BACK - Beautiful South

    IN A BROKEN DREAM - Rod as Python Lee Jackson

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    Comment number 9.

    DAY SLEEPER = REM

    WEDNESDAY MORNING 3 AM - SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

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    Comment number 10.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and travelling bloggers,

    Well, the acoustics were certainly challenging last night, with lots of chinking of glasses, rustling of crisp bags and crunching of peanuts – but your Lordship fought manfully to keep the ship afloat, and even managed to disguise the odd cough brought on my wolfing too many twiglets. Top notch 2LO!

    Not much time to blog today, and I suspect others are en route to Broadcasting Towers so let’s hope a quorum is achieved.

    Insomnia – yep, got it, don’t know what to do about it. Between 3 and 4 is my time, which usually drags on until around 5 or 5.30, when I fall into the deepest most wonderful sleep, only to be woken an hour later by the alarm. Or the planes thundering into Heathrow.

    #insomniaoldies

    BLACK COFFEE IN BED – Squeeze

    ALL NIGHT LONG - Rainbow

    AWAKE MY SOUL – Mumfords

    I CLOSE MY EYES AND COUNT TO TEN – Dusty Springfield

    YOUR EYES OPEN – Keane

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    BED'S TOO BIG WITHOUT YOU - Police

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    Comment number 12.

    Good morning all,

    #insomniaoldies:

    Pyjamarama - Roxy Music ....couldn't sleep a wink last night

    The Bed's Too Big Without You - Police

    mc x

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    Comment number 13.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    You did great yesterday Simon and on the Damon piece .....i feel needs getting used to and so a few more listens would be warranted.

    1st day in new contract today, got to catch train to Cannock at 11.50 ( not driving on that M6, i have better uses of my time than to sit in traffic!), then tomorrow and next week I will drive because the train to Stratford and Warwick is longer and the M42 and M40 is a cats throw from me!

    Good luck to al the bloggers making their CIN pilgrimage...safe journeys all of you.

    Now choons:

    1. INSOMNIA - Faithless
    2. ALL NIGHT LONG - Lionel Ritchie
    3. SLEEP WHEN YOUR DEAD - Bon Jovi
    4. TOSSING AND TURNING - The Ivy League
    5. OLD RED EYES IS BACK - Beautiful South
    6. ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT - The Kinks
    7. DEAD FROM THE WAIST DOWN - Catatonia
    8. TIRED OF WAITING - The Kinks
    9. 1,2,3 - Gloria Estefan
    10. UP ALL NIGHT - Take That

    Well must dash.

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

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    MISS YOU NIGHTS - Sir Cliff

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    Comment number 15.

    A few more:

    Mr Sandman - The Chordettes

    3.45 No Sleep - Cardigans

    I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open - Dolly Parton

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    Comment number 16.

    FAITHLESS - Insomnia

    THE BEATLES - I'm So Tired


    Only two I can think of off teh top of my head...

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    Comment number 17.

    JESSE COME HOME - (There's a hole in the bed) - Linda Ronstadt or Dame Shirley

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    Comment number 18.

    TOSSING AND TURNING ~ The Ivy League

    HOLD BACK THE NIGHT ~ Trammps

    LOSING SLEEP ~ Edwyn Collins

    LIE AWAKE ~ Alison Krauss

    WAKE UP LITTLE SUZIE ~ Everly Brothers

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    Comment number 19.

    COLD TURKEY - Mr. Lennon

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    Comment number 20.

    BEWARE OF DARKNESS - Mr. Harrison

 

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