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Monday 30 July 2012, 11:15

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Well good morning to all bloggers, welcome to our Olympic Monday (a). I hope your weekend was happy and glorious. We went from the OARF to a friend's party where we all watched the opening ceremony. And we whooped and cheered for James Bond and HM, laughed with Rowan Atkinson and (the softer amongst us) shed tears for Jerusalem (insert national song of choice). But the sheer spectacle of it all was what bowled us over, relief that it had all worked and relief too that we had avoided the bombast and pomposity that marks most of these things. So well done Danny Boyle, top genius.

Then on Saturday we spent hours and hours watching the road race trying to spot family members gathered by the roadside and trying to understand WHAT WAS GOING ON. I worked it out just as it all finished. Then the gymnastics was great and it was time to go watch Batman 3. Favourite quote so far was from an (unnamed sadly) athlete who managed to say 'It's not everyday you get a once in a lifetime opportunity'

Today we up-sticks from the Olympic park to just by the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, which is quite the thoroughfare for keen and excited ticket-holders. We'll bring you all the days action, some special guests-Rory Bremner is due to join us- and the first of our special Olympic Confessions; we have asked many of The BBC's finest commentators to confess to something that won't (presumably) get them sacked. We can't grant them immunity but we can offer forgiveness. We'll keep the oldie selection I think-they'll all need to be in by lunchtime so that we can get our techie act together. So let's do GYMNASTICS today. The women were great yesterday and the men have made history by qualifying for the Artistic Gymnastics Team final for the first time in 88 years. The rings, the pommel horse, the parallel bars, the floor; we can all do it if we wanted but it's just that we are a bit busy that's all.

Have an acrobatic and stylish Monday, see you at 5. Come down and wave! No tickets needed!

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    Comment number 1.

    What, me first?

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon and the Drivetime team - hope you settle in to your new home today.

    In view of the Gymnastics today please may I suggest:

    JUMP by Van Halen

    TUMBLING DICE by The Rolling Stones

    Will keep my thinking hat on

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    Comment number 3.

    Oh, What is occurring?

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon and the Driveteam

    #OldiesTheme


    BEND IT - DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TITCH

    STRONG - ROBBIE WILLIAMS

    WALK THE LINE - JOHNNY CASH

    LET'S TWIST AGAIN - CHUBBY CHECKER


    :^)

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    Comment number 5.

    Good morning again!

    Gymnastics Oldies?

    Suggestions -

    SPINNING AROUND - Kylie

    JUMP - Van Halen

    JUMP - Pointer Sisters

    JUMP TO THE BEAT - Stacy Lattisaw

    JUMP AROUND - House of Pain

    BEND ME SHAPE ME - Amen Corner

    BEND IT - DDDBM&Titch

    ALL SHOOK UP - Elvis

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    Comment number 6.

    ★☆★☆★☆★ GB MEDALS PREDICTIONS ★☆★☆★☆★

    Please C & P and add your name & prediction


    SYNCHRONISED VILDEEN 37
    TEAM PENTAHOFFS 39
    J-ENNIS WREN 41
    HARRY THE RHYTHMIC GYMNAST 42
    TORTIE-GUNNELL 43
    AMELIA (OLYMPIC NAME PENDING) 44
    DEEBEE 45
    ATHLETE FROM EASTLEIGH 46
    MO FARAHWAY 47
    DALEY COFFEEBUZZ 48
    FLO-JO 49
    TORCHLIGHT KATY 51
    B OF THE BANG BILLIE 62

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    Comment number 7.

    Hello again everyone!

    To prove I wasn't just here to admire the speedo display of Friday:

    BEND ME SHAPE ME - AMEN CORNER

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    Comment number 8.

    Hello again everybody

    'Upside Down' Diana Ross

    Have a good day one and all

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    Comment number 9.

    Morning everyone (again)

    *waves at Simon & the team*

    Another fun filled spreadsheet taming day for me.

    Hope everyone had a good weekend?

    Sorry for long list, it just kept getting longer as I waited for the blog to appear



    Everyone Takes A Tumble - The Waterboys

    Prepare to Fly - The Waterboys

    Acrobat - Maxïmo Park

    Upside Down - Magazine

    Flying Dream 143 - Elbow

    God Give Me Strength - Elvis Costello

    Roll To Me - Del Amitri

    Hang On - Teenage Fanclub

    Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk

    Falling and Laughing - Orange Juice

    Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole

    Black Horse And The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall

    A Wooden Horse - British Sea Power

    Ride A White Horse - Goldfrapp

    Horses In My Dream - PJ Harvey

    From A Balance Beam - Bright Eyes

    Evening of Swing (Has Been Cancelled) - Half Man Half Biscuit

    Trampoline - Bell X1

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    Comment number 10.

    JUMP - VAN HALEN

    LET'S TWIST AGAIN - CHUBBY CHECKER

    HIGHER AND HIGHER - JACKIE WILSON (?)

    JW

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    Comment number 11.

    #7 Hello Tickled Lurker - great to see you again - please join in the guess the medal thingy - everyone should have a go .. WaterPaulO?
    :^D

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    Comment number 12.

    Good morning again...

    #oldiestheme
    GYM AND TONIC - SPACEDUST
    16 BARS - STYLISTICS (for the enthusiastic gymnast)
    SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL - BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
    TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE - DAWN feat. TONY ORLANDO

    Yet again to the coffee machine *considers munching beans instead*...

    --
    cBzz

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    Comment number 13.

    HEAD OVER HEELS - Tears 4 Fears

    IF I FELL - Beatles

    FALLING - Roy Orbison

    FALL AT YOUR FEET - Crowded House

    I STUMBLE I TRY - Macy Gray

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    Comment number 14.

    Ah, there I am again.

    Oldies...

    'Burlesque' by Family (For the line about rolling and tumbling)

    'A Horse With No Name' by America (It's called pommel, actually)

    'Out On The Floor' by Dobie Gray

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    Comment number 15.

    LET'S GET PHYSICAL - ONJ

    TEN OUT OF TEN - Paulo Nutini

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    Comment number 16.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Glad the oldies are back, my brain has been vegitating!!

    Opening ceremony was fab but I am afraid I will have to u tube the James Bond sketch!!

    1. I'LL TUMBLE FOR YA - Culture Club
    2. STEEL BARS - Michael Bolton
    3. HORSE WITH NO NAME - America
    4. BEND ME SHAPE ME - Amen Corner
    5. RING OF FIRE - Johnny Cash
    6. ON THE FLOOR - Jennifer Lopez
    7. JUMP - Pointer Sisters
    8. TWIST AND SHOUT - The Beatles
    9. ROLL WITH IT - Oasis
    10. PERFECT 10 - Beautiful South

    Oh well time to go.

    Laters everyone

    Mandy ;)

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    Comment number 17.

    'Keep Me Hanging On' The Supremes

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    Comment number 18.

    #11. Nag, nag, nag! ;0)


    SYNCHRONISED VILDEEN 37
    TEAM PENTAHOFFS 39
    J-ENNIS WREN 41
    HARRY THE RHYTHMIC GYMNAST 42
    TORTIE-GUNNELL 43
    AMELIA (OLYMPIC NAME PENDING) 44
    DEEBEE 45
    ATHLETE FROM EASTLEIGH 46
    MO FARAHWAY 47
    DALEY COFFEEBUZZ 48
    FLO-JO 49
    TORCHLIGHT KATY 51
    B OF THE BANG BILLIE 62
    WaterPaulO Sheffield 71

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    Comment number 19.

    PERFECT - Fairground Attraction

    PERFECT 10 - Beautiful South

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    Comment number 20.

    Good morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets!

    Hoping that although I've had my lunch I'm not too late for a feeble offering:

    KYLIE - SPINNING AROUND

    Have a great show. I'm assured by the Beeb that I should be able to listen after all.

    x

 

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