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Monday 29 October 2012, 09:16

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Half term finished (in as much as it existed at all) and the dank and cold weekend done for. More geocaching was required of course (see last week) and our best find was a wonderful small silver capsule operated by a pulley system half way up a tree. Very clever and a round of applause for its creator. We celebrated by eating chips-Matt would have been so proud. There isn't much you can do in the pouring October rain to raise a smile but this was certainly one of them. More soon.
The other main occupation was reading the new Ian Rankin novel 'Standing In Another Man's Grave' which is another Rebus novel and the next bookclub choice. It really is terrific and well worth you looking at the free sample available here. Fans of Rebus won't need too much persuading of course but I'd forgotten what it is like to get half way through a book and feel as though you've smoked 60 cigarettes and drunk the best part of a bottle of whisky. Great detective, bad health choices. And the A9 sounds like a road worth avoiding.
Today we welcome comedian Roy Walker to drivetime. He won New Faces in 1977 and went on to feature regularly in The Comedians and then hosted Catchphrase. There's a 40th anniversary Comedians dvd around which was recorded at the Blackpool Grand Theatre last year and Roy will tell all tonight.
And oldies for the DARK please. The hour has been lost and drivetime is a show in darkness again. Allow us to light your path home (I can't believe I wrote that).
Have an enlightened and stimulating Monday. See you after 5

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    Comment number 1.

    Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
    Black Night - Deep Purple

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    Comment number 2.

    Good Morning All

    Feeling slightly more creaky and wrinkled this morning...

    ;o)

    #Darkoldies. How about:

    I'LL FIND MY WAY HOME - Vangelis

    BAD MOON RISING - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    THE NIGHT - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

    BACK TO BLACK - Amy Winehouse

    BLACK IS BLACK - Belle Epoque

    THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES - Bobby Vee (or the Carpenters)

    DANCING IN THE DARK - Bruce Springsteen

    ~X~

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    Comment number 3.

    Half term tune choosing!!

    MORNINGTOWN RIDE - THE SEEKERS
    DANCING IN THE DARK - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
    MOONDANCE - VAN MORRISON
    THE WHOLE OF THE MOON - THE WATERBOYS
    NIGHT IN THE CITY - ELO

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    Comment number 4.

    I still haven't found what I'm looking for - U2.

    Morning, morning, busy busy.

    Happy Birthday Deebee :)

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    Comment number 5.

    Good morning Simon and everyone



    SOUND OF SILENCE - SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    DANCING IN THE DARK - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    RIGHT ON FOR THE DARKNESS - CURTIS MAYFIELD

    DARKNESS DARKNESS - ROBERT PLANT

    DEDICATED TO THE ONE I OVE - THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS

    HARVEST MOON - NEIL YOUNG

    IN THE DARK - NINA SIMONE

    DARKNESS - HUMAN LEAGUE

    NOT DARK YET - BOB DYLAN

    DARKNESS AT THE EDGE OF TOWN - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    THE DARK OF THE MATINEE - FRANZ FERDINAND

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    Comment number 6.

    Good Morning Simon and Happy Birthday Deebee! Hello everyone else ;))

    A NIGHT LIKE THIS - CARO EMERALD

    NIGHT AND DAY - FRANK SINATRA

    MISS YOU NIGHTS - SIR CLIFFR

    THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES - BOBBY VEE

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    Comment number 7.

    Good morning all,

    First things first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEEBEE!!


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    Dark oldies:

    The Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore - Walker Brothers

    In The Darkest Place - Elvis Costello

    Dark Is The Night - A-Ha

    Dark Is The Night - Shakatak

    Dancing In The Dark - Bruce

    Blue Days, Black Nights - Buddy Holly

    Give Me The Night - George Benson

    Because The Night - Patti Smith


    mc x

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    Comment number 8.

    Leave a light on for me - Belinda Carlisle
    Times they are a changing - Bob Dylan

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    Comment number 9.

    All night long - Rainbow.

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    Comment number 10.

    Good morning again!


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEEBEE!




    Dark Suggestions?


    BLACK IS BLACK – Los Bravos


    PAINT IT BLACK – Stones


    BACK TO BLACK – Amy


    BLACK NIGHT – Deep Purple


    DANCING IN THE DARK – Bruce

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    Comment number 11.

    Morning!

    Sounds like Mr M had a busy weekend - makes geocaching sound more enticing than our own experiences - I think we should try again.

    Firstly, my only paltry song suggestion would be:

    BACK TO THE NIGHT - JOAN ARMATRADING

    and maybe could I second PJ's
    BLACK NIGHT - DEEP PURPLE

    (BTW PJ - hope you enjoyed Bath - its a beautiful place to be)

    Also, can I just sing a quick song of my own?

    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday dear Deebee
    Happy birthday to you!!!

    Righto, away to enjoy the sunshine.....

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    Comment number 12.

    STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT - FRANK SINATRA

    SADNESS - ENIGMA

    DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT - THIN LIZZY

    HOUSEBOUND BLUES - CW STONEKING


    DOOM AND GLOOM - ROLLING STONES (which will probably get played anyway)

    Work beckons......................................

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    Comment number 13.

    BAck to Black - Amy Winehouse
    Cast no shadow - Oasis
    Dancing in the dark - Bruce Springsteen
    Days are forgotten - Kasabian
    Dont let the sun go down on me - Elton John
    Evening Falls - enya
    Invisible Sun - Police
    Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield
    Under cover of the night - Rolling Stones

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    Comment number 14.

    Blimey - when I arrived it was just me and PJ - then when I pressed 'post comment' the usual lovely bloggerfolk had arrived with a bunch of fab song suggestions. Hello everyone! Hope you all had good weekends and enjoy the week ahead xx

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    Comment number 15.

    BLACKBIRD - Beatles


    THE DARK TOWN STRUTTERS BALL - Joe Brown & his Bruvvers


    THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT - Allstars

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    Comment number 16.

    Zat you Santa Claus? - Louis Armstrong!!

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    Comment number 17.

    Happy birthday Deebee!

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    Comment number 18.

    Good news for our neighbours....

    Chris Evans has finally posted a new blog.

    Thank Evans for that ;)

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    Comment number 19.

    HOLD BACK THE NIGHT - Trammps

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    Comment number 20.

    Morning Simon and everyone

    And happy birthday to Deebee ( dont feel creaky its all in the mind you know!), Winona, Yasmin Le Bon and ..... ME!!!

    When I have done my stretches, washed and dressed and card opening I am off to collect my new suit from an online retail called "the one after" for my interview tomorrow for a a 3 month contract which is potentially extendable and then finish prepping for it.

    Simon we have not lost the hour...we have gained one!

    Now to get Dark:

    1. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS - Nelly Furtado
    2. BLACK IS BLACK - Labelle Epoque
    3. THE NIGHT - Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons
    4. DANCING IN THE DARK - Bruce Springsteen
    5. PIANO IN THE DARK - Brenda Russell
    6. BACK TO BLACK - Amy Winehouse
    7. Wonderful Life - BLACK
    8. BLACK VELVET - Alannah Myles
    9. NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN - Moody Blues
    10. BECAUSE THE NIGHT - Patty Smith

    Oh well have a nice day, its lovely and sunny here in the middle of the country!

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

 

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