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Friday 15 June 2012, 10:24

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Greetings bloggers. A lovely Friday beckons, weather notwithstanding (I have no basis for this statement and there is more evidence to the contrary. But I make it anyway). Child 1 should be returning to the fold which will be lovely but means we will all have to rearrange our places in the house. Just when you're used to them not being there, they're back. More food required. A lot more food required. Then, just as we get used to being 5 again, child 1 will upsticks and we'll be 4 again. Then 3 (repeat to fade).
Top book launch with Jeremy Vine last night. JV has written a book on his 25 years at the BBC and the room was awash with the nations finest journos: Jon Sopel, Steve Richards, Jonathan Friedland, Justin Webb etc Politicians like IDS and top radio talent like Ken Bruce and Sir Bob Harris. Tim Vine made a hilarious speech which, I can inform you, had IDS in stitches. Haven't read JV's book but it sounds packed with tasty morsels (just done the maths and realised I've been with the BBC for 30 years. I've missed a trick.)
2 shows today and first up it's movies on 5L and guests Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg who are star and director of Cosmopolis which is out today. We recorded the piece a week back,but there is a frisson in the room when a top heartthrob is in the room (a bit like hanging out with Ken Bruce) and can report R Patz was charming and suave.
Then the ARF for R2 and looking forward to it already. No restrictions for today's opening tune, just the best you can possibly think of to set everyone off in the best possible spirit. Over to you bloggers and blogvets...
Have an organised and waste free Friday. See you after 2&5

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    Good morning all - cloudy but warm at the moment.

    LETS TWIST AGAIN - CHUBBY CHECKER

    LETS DANCE - CHRIS MONTEZ

    would be good starters I feel.

    Back later for a chat

    JW

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    Comment number 2.

    Good Morning again

    ARFO?

    I'd like to request something by FOREIGNER again - never been played as ARFO -

    Lots of choice - Good Openers -

    URGENT

    JUKE BOX HERO

    COLD AS ICE

    FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME

    HEAD GAMES

    HOT BLOODED

    Take your pick!





    Thankyou Kindly ...................

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    Comment number 3.

    Morning everyone; started well here but is now pretty grey and damp.

    I didn't get much of a chance to catch up with yesterday's blog, or hear the show but Simon's tweet-pic of Nige's tart looked yummy, so I may have to give that a go.
    Shona I was also pleased to see your speech went down a storm :)

    ARFO - hmm I'm struggling for inspiration this week. I think I'll come back to it.

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning Jennie (and anyone else who poops in before I hit the post button)

    Shona, Hope today goes better than you are thinking it might.

    Katy, My Hundred Hat attrached many an admiring glance on the school (or were people looking at the gawjus party dress and princess shoes Little Girl insisted on wearing this morning?

    If you happen to be about - Hello CSNxxx

    ARFO. Hmmm. Following on from a comment I made yesterday, I would love to hear:

    THERE'S A GUY WORKS DOWN THE CHIP SHOP SWEARS HE'S ELVIS by Kirsty MacColl

    Ken Bruce is, indeed, a legend who is rightly respected by so many of his peers. Am I alone in thinking that in his Radio 2 website picture he bears a striking resemblance to Penfold from Dangermouse though?

    Must dash... Toddler group to attend, food shopping to do with toddler in tow, ironing mountain to climb, post office queue to join, cupcake birthday party to pick Big Girl up from, 40th birthday party to attend.

    If I don't get back later - Have a fab weekend one and all. x

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning all

    Wet & Windy in bonnie Scotland. Family duties continue.

    For ARFO, briefly as typing on phone

    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

    Rockin' All over the works - Status Quo

    Have good weekends if I don't get back

 

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