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Tuesday 10 July 2012, 10:34

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Feeling old this morning. Feel old most mornings. But child 1 turns 21 today and memories, photos and presents are much in evidence along with articles and newspaper cuttings revealing the advancing years. It's one of those 'Sunrise,Sunset' moments (younger bloggers need to refer to 'Fiddler on the Roof' here) that seem to occur with amazing frequency now. I remember playing Baby Baby by Amy Grant on the show the next morning and trying and failing to say something meaningful. And looking back there were probably a few better songs to play than Baby Baby but at the time...what did I know etc.
Hey we have Keane on the show today. New album is Strangeland, their 5th consecutive No 1, a record only bettered by The Beatles (from debut recording this is). I do enjoy their melodies and Tom Chaplin's singing so look forward to Keane after 6.
And oldies please for the TOUR DE FRANCE which Matt reports on every night and in which Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky seem now to be the favourites. It must be one of the biggest prizes in sport and it's time to salute the yellow jersey. Tour de France tunes please.
Have a fragrant and well-powdered Tuesday, see you after 5

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    Comment number 1.

    Morning

    Bicycle Race - Queen

    More after pesky meeting …

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    Comment number 2.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Happy birthday to Master Mayo!

    Songs for Tour de France:

    MY WHITE BICYCLE by Nazareth

    BICYCLE RACE by Queen

    THE RACE by Yello

    RUNNING UP THAT HILL by Kate Bush

    PUSHBIKE SONG by Mungo Jerry

    HELEN WHEELS by Paul McCartney

    LOST IN FRANCE by Bonnie Tyler

    ~X~

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    Good morning senior Simon, team, NYM and sweet-scented poppets

    Happy Birthday to Child #1 Simon, whatever they say, you don't look old enough!


    Some TdF choons ...

    BICYCLE RACE - QUEEN

    LOST IN FRANCE - BONNIE TYLER

    YELLOW - COLDPLAY

    THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL - ABBA

    THE RACE - YELLO

    THE DRUGS DON'T WORK - THE VERVE

    #137 from over the page ...Hoffs... I hope today isn't as bad as you fear x

    Happy Tuesday all!
    Jx

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning everyone

    Seeing the blog title,'Good Grief', I wonder what had happened! Happy 21st birthday to Simon's 'child 1'

    LES BICYCLETTES DE BELSIZE ~ Engelbert Humperdinck

    LOST IN FRANCE ~ Bonnie Tyler

    RIDE ON ~ Christy Moore

    BICYCLE RACE ~ Queen

    PUSHBIKE SONG ~ Mungo Jerry

    RIDE LIKE THE WIND ~ Christopher Cross

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    Comment number 5.

    Good morning all,

    Tour de France oldies already tweeted:

    WATCHING THE WHEELS - JOHN LENNON

    TOUR DE FRANCE - KRAFTWERK

    madchick x

 

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