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Tuesday 25 September 2012, 09:12

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

If it's Tuesday it must be Chorley Wood. Soon I will have visited every school within a 2 hour radius of Radio 2 and then it'll be time to start all over again. I'm close to being a member of staff at some colleges. A few too many staffroom biscuits however...
Much discussion at the studios yesterday at the new carpet which has appeared. Steve Wright chose the pattern-a blue,brown, murky, dirty swirl of 70's pub-style ghastliness. Fortunately, it runs out just before the drivetime/Jeremy Vine studio and we still have the old, worn out carpet; dirty grey pub-style ghastliness. You may rest assured that your licence money is not being spent on anything nice. Or tasteful. Such hardship we endure on your behalf.
Today we welcome award winning comedian and actor Alan Davies to the show to talk QI, doing stand-up again and assorted paraphernalia. And oldies please inspired by tonight's C4 show 'The Boy Who Can't Forget'. This is a 20 year old student called Aurelian who, you might have realised, can't forget anything. He remembers everything about his life in minutest detail (as opposed to the rest of us...). So UNFORGETTABLE songs it is.
Have a fragrant and tip-top Tuesday, see you after 5

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    Comment number 1.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM, and carpet-burnin' bloggers,

    Well, after last night's mensh (thank you again, Sir) and significant alignment, it would be rather churlish to wade in with a long mensh-chasing list of Nat King Cole and Simple Minds...so I shall sit back, open the door, and go and get a coffee. Where IS Mr Buzz?

    JBG

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning all,

    First again Mr Good? Well done all last nights menshes.

    I'll go for

    The Unforgettable Fire - the mighty U2

    Wouldn't mind a bit of Simple Minds tho'. Love that song.

    Laters

    A.

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    An early blog? I was just on the way out the door too..

    #Unforgettableoldies

    DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME - Simple Minds

    TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN - Chi-lites

    ALWAYS ON MY MIND - Elvis Presley or Pet Shop Boys

    NEVER FORGET - Take That

    May think of one or two more on my way to work, but that'll do for now.

    ~X~

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon and Everyone

    The big bad wolf did a lot of huffing and puffing last night but thankfully the house is still standing this morning.

    REMEMBER ME - DIANA ROSS

    REMEMBER YOU'RE A WOMBLE - MIKE BATT AND THE WOMBLES ;)

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    Comment number 5.

    Ok, coffee in hand, can't wait any longer....

    REMEMBER ME – Diana Ross

    CARELESS MEMORIES – Duran Duran

    CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD – Kylie Minogue

    I REMEMBER YOU – Frank Ifield

    I CAN’T EXPLAIN – The Who

    YOU KEEP IT ALL IN - Beautiful South

    and finally

    SET ADRIFT ON MEMORY BLISS – PM Dawn and Spandau Ballet (yes, really!)

    I'm liking Deebee's choices at #3. All of 'em.

    And if I hear any mention of Elaine Paige, I'll have to turn the radio off.

    That's m'lot. See you later

    JBG

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    Comment number 6.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Congrats to all menshes last night. A Good day at the office for the Blog (pardon the pun JBG!)

    I have to say I pride myself on my good memory and I am my mate's right arm when it comes to remembering things he needs to do at the KB club. he affectionately calls me "Rain Man"!!!!!

    1. UNFORGETTABLE - Nat King Cole
    2. FORGET YOU - C Lo Green
    3. NEVER FORGET - Take That
    4. FORGET ME NOT - Patrice Rushen
    5. DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME - Simple Minds
    6. REMEMBER - Bryan Adams ( a real old one from 1980!)
    7. REMEMBER THE DAYS AT THE OLD SCHOOL YARD - Cat Stevens
    8. I'LL REMEMBER YOU - Frank Ifield ( saw him in panto in 1977 as Dick Whittington!)
    9. MEMORIES - Elaine Paige
    10. YOU KEEP IT ALL IN - Beautiful South

    Have a nice day

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

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    Comment number 7.

    Good morning,

    Struggling a bit with this theme. Other than the obvious can only come up with:

    NOT FADE AWAY by The Rolling Stones.

    Shona, So pleased to here the Big Bad Wold didn't get you. It's good day sunshine here today. Hurrah!

    Have a good day.x

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    Comment number 8.

    #7 Oops. In case you're wondering a "wold" is an Essex/Kent wolf which unfortunately had a run in with a boy racer in an XR2 one night and now has a wooden leg. Honest...

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    Comment number 9.

    Good morning everyone

    Wet and windy here and the power keeps going off, so I'd best get a move on!

    DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME ~ Simple Minds

    DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER ~ The Bee Gees

    FORGET ME NOT ~ Eden Kane

    FORGET HIM ~ Bobby Rydell

    REMEMBER, WALKING IN THE SAND ~ The Shangri-Las

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    Comment number 10.

    Morning Simon and lovely blog people

    It is doing a good impression of November here.


    Where is my Mind? – Pixies

    Forget Myself – Elbow

    Who Are You – The Who

    The Windmills of Your Mind - Noel Harrison / Dusty Springfield

    Always on My Mind – Willie Nelson

    Remember – Billie Holiday

    Memories Cant Wait – Talking Heads

    Dive for your Memory – The Go-Betweens

    Do you Remember Walter? - The Kinks

    I’d Rather have a Memory than a Dream – Sarah Vaughan

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    Comment number 11.

    #7 I'm struggling a bit too Julia but I think Deebee is onto a few winners in her post at #3

    I best get on with some work..................................

    See you in a while

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    Comment number 12.

    Im sat next to the radiator trying to dry off in time for this afternoons crossing.

    INSTANT REPLAY - DAN HEARTMAN
    I REMEMBER YOU - FRANK IFIELD

    ~gill~

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    Comment number 13.

    Thanks for the mention yesterday

    Cant get you out of my head - Kylie minogue
    Dont you forget about me - Simple Minds
    Eternity - Robbie Williams
    You Oughta Know - Alana Morisette
    Female of the species - Space (Us women never forget)

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    Comment number 14.

    Good Morning All;

    Some mornings it just don't pay to get out of bed! Feeling rough again, so thank goodness I don't have to do much today.

    Well done to everyone who got a mensh last night, I particularly enjoyed Mr J B Good's 'Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.' Who knew it would fit so many oldie themes? ;-)

    Unforgettable oldie suggestions...

    UNFORGETTABLE - NAT KING COLE

    MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS - DEAN MARTIN

    REMEMBER THE TIME - MICHAEL JACKSON

    REFLECTIONS - THE SUPREMES

    YESTERDAY ONCE MORE - THE CARPENTERS

    REMEMBER THEN - THE EARLS

    THINGS - BOBBY DARIN

    YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY - STEVIE WONDER

    ME AND THE ELEPHANT - GENE COTTON.

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    Comment number 15.

    Morning all!

    Please let one of the oldies be "The Unforgettable Fire" by U2? You know it makes sense!

    Thanks again for all your kind words, funeral tomorrow so I think posting on here will be a little infrequent again!

    GB

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    Comment number 16.

    #11 Shona, Yes, I think you're right about Deebee's suggestions. But what will our Esteemed Leader refer to the lovely Deebee as though? Always makes me smile when he uses her Sunday name.

    I can feel a HOIB coming on:

    REMEMBER YOU'RE A WOMBLE by Mike Batt

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    Comment number 17.

    Good day to tree


    Always on my mind pet shop boys

    Big yellow taxi Amy grant

    74 75 the connels

    Bittersweet symphony

    The boxer

    Where the streets have no name

    The boys are back in town

    I still havent found what I was looking for

    Young Americans David Bowie

    Maybe baby-crickets

    Crossroads don McLean

    Death will never conquer me coldpay (memories can always be found)

    Don't stop fleetwood mac

    Vincent don Maclean

    The grave don Maclean

    Friday on my mind- the easy beats

    My generation the who
    Can you forgive her

    Big river- jimmy nail

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    Comment number 18.

    Apparently our town has it's very own flood warning, have no idea where the water will congregate though as we are a little short on peaks n troughs.

    More than a little thankfull to hubbs friend who helped get our car home late last night. It would choose the wettest day of the year to conk out at school. Thankfully this morning it started without a problem, as if yesterday had never happened. (Grrrr little metalic monster).

    Florence, can I share REMEMBER WALKING IN THE SAND - SHANGRI LAS. I recall my sister had it on a tape she regulaly played in her car, and Ive never herd it on the radio.
    ~(drip-drying) gill~

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    Comment number 19.

    Hello! Hope everyone is well this morning, particularly snuffly and sneezy bloggers everywhere. Sun is shining here, but for how long.....

    Probably duplicating but can I suggest:

    THE WAY WE WERE - BARBARA STREISAND

    DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME - SIMPLE MINDS

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    Comment number 20.

    Oops - sorry, pressed 'post' too early:

    CRAZY - GNARLS BARKLEY

    OK, that's my lot for today. I am looking forward to hearing Alan Davies tonight. As for remembering things, I am rubbish. I need long lists to follow every day. The C4 programme should be interesting.

    See you later x

 

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