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Friday 28 September 2012, 09:57

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Think I'll go with a dress-down Friday theme today; jeans, t-shirt and an air of slovenliness. This of course is how I approach most days and am grateful every morning that I don't need to be suited and booted on a regular basis. The glories of radio. Had to be a bit smarter at 5 LIve in case someone important turned up but only slightly. An ironed t-shirt being the absolute minimum needed which seems fair enough. It is unlikely that anyone important will turn up today however. The 2 show Friday starts at 12 today due to the Ryder Cup taking over on 5L and we only get an hour to squeeze everything in. My guess is I'll get to say at least a sentence or two.
Plus,casual attire fine today because there are no school visits scheduled. I struggle a bit on these trips to know what to wear. Staff obviously need to be smart pour encourager les autres and they don't need some DJ scruff to come and give the wrong impression. So a jacket on top seems a good compromise. Yesterday, in the deepest parts of wooded Surrey, all went well and I was wearing a sweater! So we might have had a few new Year 10 listeners yesterday (14/15 year olds as I knew really, just forgot. Ahem). Hope they enjoyed the Frank Sinatra!
And so eventually to R2 and the ARF for a selection of weekend treats. Claim that crown back right now.
Have a casual, insouciant Friday. See you after 12 and 5.


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    Comment number 41.

    #36 Let's hope the injection does the trick Gill - it's horrible when you have a poorly petpoppet.

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    Comment number 42.

    Good afternoon fellow bloggers.
    Suggestion for todays ARF opener



    Enjoy the day

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    Comment number 43.

    Afternoon all! Just a quick ARFO suggestion.

    What about "Birdhouse in Your Soul" by They Might be Giants?

    Off to London this weekend for a rare bit of "husband and wife" time.


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    Comment number 44.

    Gill withagee, I hope your little pussy cat will soon feel better; pets are such a worry when they're not well and can't tell us anything.

    Has anyone heard from Harry in recent times, or is he here with a different name?

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    Comment number 45.

    Afternoon all

    Gill - hope the pudcat is better soon.

    #44 I think Harry like Katy is having a break from the blog, mainly work induced I think. Hopefully they will both be back soon.

    #43 Simon - Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend together especially after this difficult week.


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    Comment number 46.

    #35 I think you're right Deebee, it would make more sense :-) But everyone here does refer to 24/7/365

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    Comment number 47.

    Hello again - well I was pretty much blown away (and out of my size 6 shoes!) to actually get a welcome to the blog - gee thanks!

    Am glad you like my name (tis real and was well pronounced by Mr Mayo on the one occasion I had a lucky Friday)

    Suggestion for tonight:
    Madness - the sun and the rain - pretty well sums this week up -meterologically and emotionally speaking for most I'd guess :O)

    Urs x

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    Comment number 48.

    Greetings Ter Mayo Man & ALL...

    Bingo Star 'ere...

    Soz a can't blog terdee.... Am busy banging in 2 new radiators in me new old 'ouse!!!!!!!

    The bad news is ave burst a pipe, got water pouring through me ceiling and 'ave set fire to me joist with me blow torch!!!!!!!

    The good news is.... The water from the burst pipe 'as put out the fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Comment number 49.

    Hi Simon, team and all of you who genuflect at the ARFO alter!

    I need some serious, professional song selection counseling because I'm intimidated by ARFO, I usually don't offer anything on Friday. I do try to guess which one will be picked and never got that one either. Poor me.

    Bingo Star, what a Friday!

    LB, x

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    Comment number 50.

    Curries cooked ready for tomorrow - chicken korma (ish), lamb and butternut squash madras and a veggie curry - hopefully they won't get sabotaged tonight by a strange creature that we have living in our fridge - the fridge mouse. He eats wedges of cheese and any other delectables which are left in there. Have never caught him red - pawed............. yet. ;0)


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    Comment number 51.

    Lilac Blue, Simon did once give a definition of what the ARFO should be like - can't remember it exactly, but it should be loud, cheerful and get people's feet tapping and their hands thumping the steering wheel... There's no need to be intimidated though! Although admittedly gaining the ARFO crown is quite an achievement - many have never won it at all, and quite a few have only had it once. I think basically most people just suggest anything they want to hear. There is a blog list somewhere of all the ARFO songs that have been played - Katy had it but someone else (Paul?) may also be able to produce it, and you can also find it if you are on Facebook, on the Blogpoppets of Simon Mayo's Drive Time Show page.


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    Comment number 52.

    Lilac Blue.... A can tell yer madness follows me everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PS Mayo pal... For The ARF Opener... 'ow about:

    Light My Fire By The Doors!!!!!!!!!!

    Most nice tune!!!

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    Comment number 53.

    Afternoon all! Would anyone mind if I offload?

    I can't believe this, but I popped into a local garden centre today to pick up some bulbs that I want to plant over the weekend and as I went to pay, I had to pick my way through a large display of fake C*******s trees that were nestling next to the barbeques and outdoor furniture. It's not even October yet. Bah humbug! As if that's not enough, I notice from the news-stand today that chips cause cancer and sleeping tablets cause dementia. Harrumph! Thank goodness Mr Hollywood said that we could eat cake and bread, although I'm expecting a headline soon to say that those too probably have nasty effects on the human body*

    OK, that's my lot. Feeling better now. Have good weekends all

    Not-So-Grumpy-Hoffs xx

    Ps - 33 - Andy - Hope your daughter's spellings went OK and that her tummy didn't rumble too much during the test.

    *trudges off to find some lettuce leaves and a glass of wine and trips over a pair of size 10 trainers which (thir)Teen Hoffs has left lying in the doorway (size 10 - how did my baby's feet ever get that big?)

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    Comment number 54.

    #36 - Gill - Hope your little moggie gets better over the weekend, poor thing. Talking of poorly pets, hope ponyclubmum's Boris is improving.

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    Comment number 55.

    Well done Paul of Sheffield... ARFO King!! I love Everlasting Love and it's so good to hear it as an ARFO for a nice change!!! :o))

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    Comment number 56.

    King Paul o'Sheff! We are not worthy.

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    Comment number 57.

    You're Welcome!


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    Comment number 58.

    Well done King Paul! ;^)

    Bingo Star --B00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Comment number 59.

    Well done King PoS - saluting / curtseying to your Majesty x

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    Comment number 60.

    Nice one Paul ;-)
    Cat seems on the mend now.


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