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Thursday 27 September 2012, 09:43

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Waterloo I think. That's what the man said anyway. But it's very early and dark, so frankly who knows? And I'm yet to check the details as no coffee has yet been imbibed. I know it's a drug and that breeds dependency but it is used in moderation. A cardiologist once told me that watching coffee was good but that a few squares of dark chocolate and a drink of diet cola (silly phrase) would have the same effect on my heart. So watch all of it basically (nb she didn't say stop, she just said 'watch' which I do). After Paul Hollywoods visit, along with buns and bread, there are a few more things we will need to 'watch'.
I was a late convert to coffee anyway, only starting when I was deputising for Adrian John on the early show for Radio 1, so this is 86/87. Until then I didn't like any hot drinks but the studios had a coffee machine which made exceptionally strong brews and, needing something to whet the whistle, took what I needed. Within a few weeks I was hooked. I'm thinking of sending Adrain John any future medical bills that accrue as a result of his carelessly wanting time off.
More food today! The sourdough bread and Chelsea buns were enough to keep us going for a while but Nigel fills any gap that might have appeared with Hake, cider and clotted cream. My cardiologist might have something to say about that too.
Oldies please for the start of the RYDER CUP where the European golfers take on the Americans and we are suddenly good Europeans for a few days at least. It's all happening in Chicago which might take you down a few other alleys...
Have a well-controlled and organised Thursday. See you after 5.

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    Comment number 61.

    I have seen 'Chess' - some years ago in Cambridge. None of the original cast were in it, in fact I can't remember any 'known' names being in it. It was excellent all the same. The score was written by the guys from Abba, if I remember rightly?

    I love 'I dreamed a dream' from Les Mis (or 'The Glums' as my choir's conductor calls it!) That key change gets me every time... And 'Castle on a cloud' brings a lump to my throat too.

    ~X~

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    Comment number 62.

    #59 Gee, thanks Craigybaby! Here we are reminiscing about all our favourite show songs, and guess what I've got going round my head now...

    ;o)

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    Comment number 63.

    Well, having gone off for a think at 9.39, I return; who forgot they were having their hair done this morning - full highlights/lowlights/whatever, which do a grand job of hiding the grey (not quite 50 shades of! ;0) )

    Strange names Hoffs - Mr had a chest specialist looking after him called Dr Haque, which amused me.

    *whispers* I've never seen Phantom or Les Mis....................

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    Comment number 64.

    #59 Craigybaby...that's almost as bad as that irritating Muppets' tune that Simon keeps playing every Friday!!! :o((

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    Comment number 65.

    #57 Florence - You've started me off now, I've just listened to Colm Wilkinson singing 'Bring Him Home' on Youtube, now I'm listening to Michael Ball singing 'Empty Chairs At Empty Tables'. *Blub*

    I'm a sucker for a good musical, I haven't seen as many on stage as I'd like too, but I try and get to see show when I can. I've just booked tickets to see 'The Rise and Fall of Little Voice' at the Sheffield Lyceum in November. We saw 'Dreamboats And Petticoats' there earlier this year, and really enjoyed that. I'd like to see Matilda in the West End, if I get the chance, but I've been eyeing up tickets for The Audience with Helen Mirren (not a musical!)

    My favourite musical film is probably Singin' In The Rain, with the great Gene Kelly, and Donald O' Conner's tour de force in 'Make 'Em Laugh'.

    Now listening to Ruthie Henshall's version of 'I Dreamed A Dream'...

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    Comment number 66.

    It's been a while since we have had one of these. I think that this may be a unique occasion, whereby the recipient is a first timer. However, for Craigybaby, starting with a flourish...

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    Comment number 67.

    #65... Zoe, pleased to see another Musicals fan! Like you, I also love Colm Wilkinson's voice in Bring Him Home and I first saw Michael Ball when he was a young Marius singing Empty Chairs At Empty Tables and it's my favourite version of th song and he's my favourite Marius! http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/8029800131_b78d217218_m.jpg
    I've seen the touring version of Dreamboats and Petticoats, twice as I love 60s' songs but not seen the other shows you mentioned. I've seen great reviews about Matilda and Little Voice and it would be good if you manage to get tickets to see the lovely Helen Mirren.

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    Comment number 68.

    How about #3 - amyscarlett suggested The Birdie song at 9.12 this morning, so I think she deserves a hat too!

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    With thanks to PoS

    JW

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    Comment number 69.

    Well done Autumn Gale and Stilton John for Sultans of Swing mench. I was rather fond of this song when at primary school and even named my fluffy orange pencil case 'Harry' in its honnor. Just to clarify for Simon, I was in Junior 3 at the time. Yes I get muddled with the new syle of class numbering and regulaly have to work it out in my head. Cherub currently in what would have been Junior 4.
    ~gill~

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    Comment number 70.

    A clever suggestion from Autumn Gale and Stilton John with Sultans of Swing! :o)

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    Comment number 71.

    Whoop whoop for Shona's talking text!

    And well done to Autumn_Gale and Stilton John for Sultans of Swing, and Zoe for Baggy Trousers.

    :o)

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    Comment number 72.

    WOW!!! A live 3-worder from Shona in Stirling!!! :o))))

    WELL DONE Shona!!!

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    Comment number 73.

    Evening all,

    Well done Autumn Gale - honours shared for Sultans of Swing! And to Zoe too for Baggy Trousers!

    And did I just hear a talking text from Shona?????

    Size 7 shoes? You know what they say about men with small feet.....

















    They wear small shoes!

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    Comment number 74.

    How great did Shona sound!! Sitting here grinning. Well done indeed.

    Good to hear John's new name getting an outing and well done to Autumn_Gale too - great song.

    Think it was Billie not Zoe that should have got the mention for Baggy Trousers.

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    Comment number 75.

    I didn't hear Baggy Trousers it was maybe played when I was on the phone... but well done to Zoe... 'tis indeed a good evening for Blogpoppets!

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    Comment number 76.

    HAHAHA!!! Billie on the Bog!!! :o))

    Bet he thinks you're a bloke today, Billie!! ;o)

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    Comment number 77.

    ......and well done "Billie on the Bog" for Chicago!

    That's my lot.

    *gone*

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    Comment number 78.

    Between Billie on the bog and talk of small feet I am giggling way too much tonight.

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    Comment number 79.

    Does one blog from the bog?

    Hee :)

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    Comment number 80.

    No Sal I don't but I do have a vague recollection of one of Simon's Telegraph pieces where he talked about tweeting on the toilet.

 

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