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Wednesday 13 June 2012, 10:46

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Now something must be up. Things are not right, no not at all. There is a ball-type thing in the sky which appears to be giving out heat and light. There are folklore tales and songs about this sort of thing happening but it seems frankly ridiculous to me. It'll be gone soon and we can all carry on as normal.
What the weather is doing is almost irrelevant however as I have a denouement to write. Last night I clicked over 90,000 words on the new book (Itch 2? Itch Rocks?) and I can finish anytime I like really but there seem to be a few thousand to go. Pretty soon after finishing this here posting, the weary trudge upstairs will mark the beginning of today's tapping of the keyboard. First I will have to make another coffee and then read the entire contents of the internet. Then I might be ready. The procrastination fairy is due any minute.
Today we have author and columnist Tony Parsons on the show, the best selling author of Man And Boy, One For My Baby and My Favourite Wife. His new novel is Catching The Sun about a man who gives up on the UK and moves his family to Phuket, Thailand. They are seeking a paradise to contrast with life in Blighty but, inevitably, it doesn't quite work out the way they were hoping...
And oldies today please on the return of DALLAS to our screens. After a 20 year absence JR, Bobby, Sue Ellen and their amoral Southfork chums are back on TV screens. Choose a song for them all please in the traditional manner.
Have a smart and ingenious Wednesday, see you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon and Troops

    Thank you for my menshe yesterday.

    Dallas? For the love of Sue Ellen

    FIGHTING A BOTTLE OF WHISKY - FRANKIE MILLER

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    Comment number 2.

    I'll send the porcrastination fairy over when she's finished here ..

    BOBBY'S GIRL by someone I can't remember

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    Comment number 3.

    Hi again everyone

    Glad you have the sun at last, Simon! In the words of U2... it's a beautiful day, hope it is for everyone else! Looking forward to hearing Tony Parsons tonight!

    BOBBY'S GIRL ~ Susan Maughan

    RUNAROUND SUE ~ Dion

    I SHOT THE SHERIFF ~ Eric Clapton

    DALLAS ~ Alan Jackson

    GALVESTON ~ Glen Campbell

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning sunny Simon, top team and raring to go blogsters,

    I thought I was dreaming when I awoke to sunshine this morning ;)

    Dallas choons ...

    DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER - SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER

    MAMMA DON'T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS - WAYLON JENNINGS & WILLIE NELSON

    BOBBY'S GIRL - SUSAN MAUGHAN

    DREAM LOVER - BOBBY DARIN

    OIL MAN - JACK JOHNSON

    IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR - SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE


    Happy Wednesday!
    Jx

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    Comment number 5.

    Good morning all

    BOBBY'S GIRL - SUSAN MAUGHAN

    PAMELA PAMELA - WAYNE FONTANA

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    Comment number 6.

    Good luck with the writing Simon, just keep plodding along.

    Will need to ponder over todays theame me thinks.
    ~gill~

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    Comment number 7.

    Yellow Rose of Texas
    or
    Deep in the Heart of Texas

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    Comment number 8.

    Good Morning Each!

    'Slight Return' by The Bluetones

    'Bring It All Back' by S Club Seven (HOIB?)

    'Cadillac Ranch' by Bruce Springsteen

    'Oily Way' by Gong

    'Poison' by Alice Cooper (Dwarf)

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    Comment number 9.

    Good morning Simon, Team and fellow blogpoppets

    I did enjoy Dallas in its day, not sure how it will fair now.

    Oldie suggestions:

    DIGGING IN THE DIRT - PETER GABRIEL

    HERE COME THE COWBOYS - PSYCHEDELIC FURS

    OILY WATER - BLUR

    WIDE EYED AND LEGLESS - ANDY FAIRWEATHER-LOW (for Terry's 'poisonous dwarf' Lucy Ewing?)

    FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND ( for the line 'money talks, it don't sing and dance... etc) and despite all their wealth Bobby etc were always wearing jeans.

    WINDSWEPT - BRYAN FERRY (Why did they always eat breakfast outside when it was usually blowing a gale?)

    madchick x

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    Comment number 10.

    THAT'S WHY THE LADY IS A TRAMP - TONY BENNET AND LADY GAGA

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    Comment number 11.

    OH DONNA - RICHIE VALANS
    or
    DON'T FENCE ME IN (see they live on a ranch!)

    There we go, I knew they were in my head somewhere.
    ~gill~

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    Comment number 12.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Normal service resumes as back in the office today and can blog as normal.

    Oooh exciting times Simon. Itch 2 is eagerly awaited!

    Dallas was my fave out of it and Dynasty and the Colbys, I remember the Who Shot JR? paraphernalia very well!

    So here goes:

    1. WHODUNNIT? - Tavares
    2. BOBBYS GIRL - Susan Maugham
    3. RHINESTONE COWBOY - Glen Campbell
    4. OIL BE THERE FOR YOU - Rembrandts ( sorry!!)
    5. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS - The Beatles
    6. MAMA USED TO SAY - JR ( Junior)
    7. THE POWER - Snap
    8., SAY WHAT YOU WANT - TEXAS
    9. TO BE WITH YOU - Mr Big
    10. HE AINT HEAVY HE'S MY BROTHER - The Hollies
    11. I SHOT THE SHERIFF - Eric Clapton
    12. WHISKY IN A JAR - Thin Lizzy

    Oh well week in after being out and about, tons to do.

    Have a nice day

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

    PS: Thinking of you Lilac Blue. xx

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    Comment number 13.

    Good Morning All;

    It's raining here. That is all.

    Good luck with the operation, Lilac Blue & Get well soon :)

    Dallas, eh? I watched back in the day, not sure I'm bothered about the next generation one though.

    Oldie suggestions...

    DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS - PERRY COMO

    WHERE HAVE ALL THE COWBOYS GONE - PAULA COLE

    BIG BAD JOHN - JIMMY DEAN (J.R = John Ross)

    WHODUNIT - TAVARES (for 'who shot J.R storyline)

    BLACK AND GOLD - SAM SPARRO

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    Comment number 14.

    DREAMING by Blondie

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    Comment number 15.

    IN DREAMS - ROY ORBISON

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    Comment number 16.

    Texas by Chris Rea

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    Comment number 17.

    As they all wear big hats
    Blue hat for a blue day - Nick Heyward
    Wherever I leave my hat thats my home - Paul YOung

    The 'dream'
    Boulevard of broken dreams - Green Day
    Dreams - Gabrielle
    I am the resurrection - Stone Roses
    The land of make believe - Bucks Fizz

    the ranch
    Who's gonna ride your wild horses - US
    King of the wild frontier - Adam and the Ants

    Its a family affair - Sly and the Family Stone
    Unfaithful (I don't want to be a murderer) -Rhianna
    American Boy- Estelle/Kanye West

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    Comment number 18.

    COWBOYS AND ANGLES - GEORGE MICHAEL

    I may be 'spent' now, but time will tell. Anyone got any chocolate there willing to share? Im in need of a 'fix'.
    ~gill~

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    Comment number 19.

    For Cliff Barnes and JR

    THIS TOWN AIN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR THE 2 OF US - SPARKS

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    Comment number 20.

    SHOT IN THE DARK by OZZY OSBOURNE

 

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