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Wednesday 3 October 2012, 10:34

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

School run done (main conversation-simultaneous equations) and in my normal promiscuous listening habits, came upon a 5 Live/Nicky Campbell chat about Nicky's 25 years on national radio. Newsman Richard Evans took part, as did former Radio 1 controller Johnny Beerling. They were wondering-in passing-why i hadn't made anything of my 25 year anniversary as I joined Radio 1 a year ahead of Nicky. Well here's the answer guys: until this morning I hadn't done the sums. Also there comes a time when you don't fancy reminding the bosses quite how long you've been knocking around in case they have some crazy idea about 'freshening things up' and 'introducing some new faces'. That will never do. So let's keep this a little blog secret. I won't tell if you don't.
Today it is Paul Merton as our guest after 6. He returned to stand-up earlier this year with a 50 date tour and has just opened a show at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, last night in the gracious presence of Sally Traffic. I last interviewed him about his love for silent movies but there is no doubt that through Have I Got News For You and Just A Minute he is one of our favourite funny men.
And oldies please for the FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE which takes place tonight. OBAMA V ROMNEY should be a fascinating encounter but it lacks musical direction which is where you come in. Thanks.
Have a cheery and optimistic Wednesday, see you after 5

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    Comment number 1.

    Born to Run - Springsteen.

    Hallo all.

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    Comment number 2.

    Good Morning Simon and Blogpoppets

    Looking forward to Paul Merton tonight!

    HEL'LL HAVE TO GO - JIM REEVES / RY COODER

    QUESTIONS - THE MOODY BLUES

    THIS TOWN AIN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US - SPARKS

    STORM IN A TEACUP - THE FORTUNES

    Catch you later. A meeting beckons.........................

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning again

    YAKETY YAK - THE COASTERS

    might be a good choice

    JW

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    Comment number 4.

    Hi again everyone

    What a shame you missed out on celebrating your Silver Anniversary, Simon... we could have had a blog party with a cake and everything....

    TALK TALK ~ Talk Talk

    THERE ARE MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS ~ Johnny Nash

    FOR AMERICA ~ Red Box

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    Comment number 5.

    Rabbit - Chas and Dave. :o)

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    Comment number 6.

    Morning,

    Everybody's talking - The Beautiful South

    Talkin' bout a revoloution - Tracy Chapman

    It's only make believe - Conway Twitty

    Unbelievable - EMF

    Would I lie to you - Eurythmics

    Don't stop believing - Journey

    Don't believe the hype - Public Enemy

    Promised you a miracle - Simple Minds

    I believe - R.E.M

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    Comment number 7.

    Morning all,

    Can't stop, son playing vicar in Harvest Festival production, should be in car now on my way - rush, rush, rush

    THIS TOWN AINT BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US - Sparks

    Laters maybe (if only...)

    SE x

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    Comment number 8.

    Morning all again

    TALK TALK by Talk Talk

    Seems to fit today's theme!

    Back later

    T x

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    Comment number 9.

    Morning Simon (no 'freshening up required) and blogpoppets.

    One of my favourite 'roles' (and some days it seems they are endless) is that I teach US Politics for A-level and so I can't wait for the debate (although as it's not on til 2.30am it will be recorded) - Romney seems to have shot himself in the foot in recent months, so it will be fascinating to see how he performs.

    Oldies then:
    Lies - McFly
    Some Might Say - Oasis
    Jive Talkin' - The Bee Gees
    Daydream Believer - The Monkees
    Brokenpromiseland - Bon Jovi
    Dog Eat Dog - Adam & The Ants

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    Comment number 10.

    A couple more....

    AMERICA ~ Simon and Garfunkel

    SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT ~ Bonny Raitt

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    Comment number 11.

    Happy Wednesday [Games Day] fellow blogpopsters and Hello Silver Jubilee Simon and the Driveteam
    :^)

    #Oldiestheme


    TALK TALK - TALK TALK

    AMERICAN DREAM - CROSBY STILLS NASH & YOUNG

    ANSWER ME - BARBARA DICKSON

    SPEAK LIKE A CHILD - STYLE COUNCIL

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    Comment number 12.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM, and veteran bloggers,

    I knew I’d been working for the same company for too long when they started referring to me as “seasoned”. With what? Paprika and sea salt?

    I don’t know if there have ever been comments about the school-run conversations. These little nuggets are priceless – hope you’re recording them somewhere. A friend of mine is a teacher, and records a quote from her little Reception dahlings on FB every day. They’re priceless. For that reason I always volunteer to pick up GoodChild#3 from the Fri night school disco – the discussions from the back of the car are so amusing. Last week’s gem: “I got me a ginger”. I couldn’t resist asking if this “ginger” had a name. “Nah, we just danced”.

    #presidentialdebateoldies

    TWO TRIBES – Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    TALKING LOUD AND CLEAR - OMD

    TALK TALK – Talk Talk

    REALLY SAYING SOMETHING – Bananarama with Fun Boy Three (bet Rebecca knows all the words). Or the version by THE VELVELETTES would be just fine.

    WHAT’D I SAY – Ray Charles or The Beatles w/ Tony Sheridan

    BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN - The Smiths

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    Comment number 13.

    #4 Sorry Flo, I should have refreshed before posting - share?

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    Comment number 14.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    #Oldiestheme

    I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT - Rod Stewart or Everything But The Girl

    SAY YOU, SAY ME - Lionel Ritchie

    MRS ROBINSON - Simon and Garfunkel (for the line "going to the candidates' debate")

    HELLO GOODBYE - Beatles ("you say yes, I say no")

    TWO TRIBES - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    DON'T SPEAK - No Doubt

    ~X~

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    Comment number 15.

    Morning everyone

    My normally lovely drive to work was spoiled by there somehow being 3 times as many cars and a herd of cows – oh well, that is what I get for getting up earlier than usual


    Electioneering – Radiohead

    Everybody’s Talkin’ – Beautiful South

    Talk About the Passion – R.E.M

    President Gas - Psychedelic Furs

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    Comment number 16.

    Always happy to share TC... the more the merrier! ;o))

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    Comment number 17.

    THERE IS A LIGHT NEVER GOES OUT - The Smiths (because all the strict timings are controlled by coloured lights, apparently)

    WHO CAN IT BE NOW? - Men at Work

    SAY YOU, SAY ME - Lionel Richie

    IT'S MY TURN - Diana Ross

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    Comment number 18.

    More #Oldies




    ALL THE RIGHT MOVES - ONEREPUBLIC

    WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES - DOOBIE BROTHERS


    :^)

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    Comment number 19.

    A couple more oldies before I head off:

    Lie To Me - Bon Jovi
    Promises - Take That
    Take on Me - Aha
    Where you Lead - Carole King

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    Comment number 20.

    One more from me, by one of Simon's favourite ladies....

    I SPEAK BECAUSE I CAN ~ Laura Marling

 

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