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Wednesday 3 October 2012, 10:34

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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 121.

    Thanks John - I'll add it to my 2 + a mention from last night - I'm not normally this aligned, it cant last!

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    Comment number 122.

    ONJ even when it's not an oldie.! Oy!

    Congrats for menshes - only heard for Shona & Erica

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    Comment number 123.

    I must say, I love the idea of playing clips of the song suggestions that have 'slipped through the net'. I hope it becomes a regular feature, not least because it gives numpties like myself a second bite at the cherry, as it were. Even if it is only to hold the idea suggested up for public ridicule. An experience I am not unfamiliar with.

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    Comment number 124.

    Slipped through the net???

    At last!!! ;)

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    Comment number 125.

    I got got my mosh text read out! Now I'm feeling giddy! (Mind you I did recommended Alice Cooper on the Blog with Zoe Ye Ha) - so does that count as another Blog success

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    Comment number 126.

    Congratulations - another successful night for the bloggers.

    See you tomorrow

    JW

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    Comment number 127.

    Can someone pull me down from the ceiling please?

    Honoured to share the menshe with Erica and congrats to Molly coddle and Katy too. Lady Stormrider, I heard your shout out too.

    Paul, I liked the idea of songs that didn't quite make it too. Hope it becomes a regular feature.

    Sorry I missed Jacki's dumplings. I'm sure they were beautiful ;)

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    Comment number 128.

    Can I also say I particularly love Jim Reeves, He'll Have To Go. Always a party tune in this house and a real favourite and much requested song by folks when we're playing our instruments.

    But there is usually a bit of sherry involved there ;)

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    Comment number 129.

    Before I went off for the evening, I was wondering what #1 child at uni has done to incur Lord Ammo's disapproval - he certainly sounded a little peeved at something he had done - a tattoo or piercing maybe :~0

    It could be worse, Simon........

    JW

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    Comment number 130.

    #129 Ah - it may be a change of hair colour. The word 'custard' was used in a tweet.
    As you say, Jennie - it could be worse


    On a completely different tack - did anyone see the five episodes of Come Dine With Me last week? It was set in the Salisbury area and was very funny. I know two of the people who were involved.


    :^)

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    Comment number 131.

    Ah - mystery solved, Katy. They all go through daft stages, I suppose. I wonder what they will think of themselves, 20 years down the line? Same as we think of ourselves, I suppose!

    We live and learn - hopefully!

    JW

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    Comment number 132.

    Just popping in to say well done to Shona for her double mention, nicely done & pleased it was a song you love, always great when that happens.

    I did laugh Katy when I saw David Hepworth's tweet; I had imagined something much worse than dyed hair.

    I misread your post Katy, I thought for a moment you had been on the programme!

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    Comment number 133.

    And as ever I remember something else just as I post. I agree that the medley of rejected songs is a great idea. Particularly with a topic like today's where there are lots of good suggestions that would never get passed by those upstairs.

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    Comment number 134.

    Good Morning All

    Chilly here this morning. Think I'll need my thermals for my trip to Aberdeen this weekend, me being a southern softie and everything...

    Well done for menshes last night. Loved Shona's Jim Reeves suggestion!

    Custard coloured hair - mmm, yes I can see that might be a bit of a shock. It could be worse though, at least it wasn't a tattoo. It will grow out. And he is technically an adult - although I'm not sure students can quite be described as adults... We used to have a PhD student at work whose hair colour alternated between peroxide blonde and bright pink. Never did find out her natural colour...

    ;o)

    #123 #133 When Richard Allinson was on DT once I remember he mentioned some of the songs that had been suggested which weren't played, and who had suggested them. Mind you, if we start getting menshed for songs that don't get played, we'll be in danger of completely taking over the show...

    See you over the page.

    ~X~

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    Comment number 135.

    Good Morning All -

    A lovely morning here.

    Out of date with the blog but heard both shows and lovely blog menshees.

    Welldone All!

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    Comment number 136.

    Morning all

    Well dones to all the menshees last night, and psl's 3 worder and Lady Storm's mosh request! A good night for the blog indeed!

    Chilly and sunny here, thermals not needed just yet!

    T x

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    Comment number 137.

    Morning all

    Lovely to have Katy back on the blog. And suitably rewarded with a mensh by his Lordship.

    Bright and blue here too, hurrah!

    See you soon over the page.

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    Comment number 138.

    Good Morning Everyone

    A very frosty morning here but a beautiful walk this morning when the sun was rising and the moon was still shining. Slip Sliding Away was going round in my head as I tried to get round the park. Brrr.

    Deebee, I recommend you bring your thermals this weekend.

    Thanks for all the "congratulations" by the way. I couldn't believe it when I heard Jim Reeves being played! I wonder if Simon has memories of his parents playing it when he was a lad?

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    Comment number 139.

    Good morning everyone

    A beautiful blue sky, sunny and no wind today... hopefully it stays like this!

    So pleased to hear lots of bloggers' names last night and a double mensh for Shona!

    #130 Katy, I'm a fan of Come Dine With Me and I enjoyed the programmes you mentioned. About three weeks ago I read in our local paper how one of the doctors from our medical centre (Kevin Fernando) was filming Come Dine With Me but I don't know how he got on or when it will be broadcast.

    On Saturday teatime my friend's daredevil daughter Freya, who is on our lifeboat crew and loves jumping out of planes etc, was on Total Wipeout, and was the last girl standing and got pipped at the post by about 15 seconds by one of the guys.

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    Comment number 140.

    Good morning all - beautiful day here as well - the sun is shining brightly and "a gentle breeze is disturbing the leaves of the eucalyptus tree on the terrace" - well it is Poetry Day!!

    JW

 

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