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Thursday 18 October 2012, 09:46

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Ok, I admit to being excited. It's James Bond day today. This morning at 10.30 I'll watch the new Skyfall movie and the reviews are so enthusiastic, I'm expecting something special. To get 5 stars (as many reviewers have done) is quite an achievement. I have no knowledge of the plot as I'm trying to avoid any spoilers but all is looking good. Whether Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem can match the photo spread Mark Kermode and I did for Radio Times I doubt but they're promising for youngsters.
Yesterday's movie was Argo and I promised to report back. Well, it's fantastic and Ben Afleck, it's star and it's director is quite something. It is the true story of 6 Americans who escaped from the US Embassy in Tehran when it was stormed in 1979. It manages to be tense, exciting AND laugh out loud funny. Part of it is set in the Hollywood movie world where John Goodman and Alan Arkin are a riot. It it wasn't true, it would be utterly preposterous. Highly recommended.
Nigel has been tweeting about his pumpkin pie. It's a Mark Hix recipe and he was clearly baking late as his photo appeared at 2.13am today. He then, post-show, leads us on a team meal somewhere tasty where he orders for everyone, which is so less stressful. As long there are chips for Matt, we are all ok.
And oldies please for ROUNDABOUTS (bear with me). This is because the Roundabout Appeciation Society has published its calender for 2013 and Holgate Windmill, a working mill on a traffic island near York, is declared the star roundabout of the UK. So let's serenade the humble and not so humble roundabout in your choice of songs.
Have an enthralling and engaging Thursday, see you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon and Blog Friends

    Looking forward to hearing about Skyfall, Simon!

    Roundabouts? The first one that springs to mind is:

    REVOLUTION - THE BEATLES

    Off for another wee think.....

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning all

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND - Noel Harrison

    ... because of the star roundabout, and the line "round like a circle in a spiral ...."

    A tad tenuous, but at least I've managed to get here today!!

    T x

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning All;

    I bowed out on Miranda oldies yesterday, never watched her show, wouldn't know where to start!

    I read an article about Argo the other day, it sounded like an intriguing operation.

    I'm quite looking forward to seeing Skyfall too, despite Adele's cockney sparrow stylings...

    Oldie suggestions...

    I GET AROUND - THE BEACH BOYS

    MAY THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN (BY AND BY) - THE CARTER FAMILY

    STUCK IN A MOMENT - U2

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    Comment number 4.

    CIRCLES - THE NEW SEEKERS

    ENDLESS CORNERS - STILL CORNER

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and appropriately attired bloggers,

    Firstly thank you for last night’s mensh for Heather Small. I thought the interview with Miranda went spiffingly well, and she always brings a smile to my face. Such fun!

    #roundaboutoldies

    ROAD TO NOWHERE – Talking Heads

    MIDDLE OF THE ROAD – The Pretenders

    LET’S GO ROUND AGAIN – Average White Band

    RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM – Maxine Nightingale

    COMING AROUND AGAIN – Carly Simon

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    Comment number 6.

    While doing the shopping yesterday, Mr Allinson was waxing lyrical about'Skyfall' which he had seen.

    Roundabouts -mmmm........

    all I can think of at the moment is

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND - NOEL HARRISON (round, like a circle in a spiral.......)

    There must be others

    JW

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    Comment number 7.

    Good Morning All –


    Apologies for absence – Busy, Busy, Busy! Completely out of touch with goings on!




    Obvious Oldie Suggestions –


    LET’S GO ROUND AGAIN – Average White Band



    COMING AROUND AGAIN – Carly Simon



    TURN TURN TURN - Byrds



    YOU SPIN ME ROUND LIKE A RECORD – Dead or Alive


    Less Obvious?


    HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH – Traffic



    TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME - SuperTramp


    LEAVE RIGHT NOW - Will Young

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    Comment number 8.

    Good morning everyone

    A few roundabout type tunes!

    AROUND AND AROUND ~ Rolling Stones

    ROUNDABOUT ~ Yes

    LET’S GO ROUND AGAIN ~ Average White Band

    COMING AROUND AGAIN ~ Carly Simon

    ROUND ROUND ~ Sugababes

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    Comment number 9.

    Morning,

    Hmmm roundabouts....

    Turn - Travis
    Dizzy - Tommy Roe
    Stuck in the middle with you - Stealers Wheel

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    Comment number 10.

    The magic roundabout theme tune??

    Sorry, couldn't resist!

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    Comment number 11.

    THE CIRCLE OF LIFE - ELTON JOHN

    work beckons................catch you in a while

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    Comment number 12.

    WHICH WAY YOU GOING, BILLY? - The Poppy Family

    EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE - Eddie Rabbitt

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    Comment number 13.

    Simon says he's going to watch the new James Bond film today and I wonder if I am the only person never to have watched a James Bond film!

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    Comment number 14.

    DIZZY - Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff

    DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO? - Diana Ross

    I MISSED AGAIN - Phil Collins

    #13 Florence, that does shock me just a little, as they used to be on TV all the time, especially at C****mas. But as I mentioned on yesterday's blog, I've never watched Star Trek or seen a Star Wars movie!

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    Comment number 15.

    FOLLOW YOU FOLLW ME - Genesis

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    Comment number 16.

    Missing O from FOLLOW ^


    DRIVER'S SEAT - Sniff & Tears

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    Comment number 17.

    #14 John, don't be shocked... I've never watched Star Wars or Star Trek either and don't really have too much interest in watching films that have over-the-top publicity or seem too far-fetched which is what these films seem to be! ;o)

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    Comment number 18.

    #3 That should have been...

    CAN THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN (BY AND BY) - THE CARTER FAMILY

    My brain is mush this morning!

    More oldie suggestions...

    GOING IN CIRCLES - ISAAC HAYES

    YOU SPIN ME ROUND - DEAD OR ALIVE

    SIDE - TRAVIS

    ROUND AND ROUND - RATT

    DIZZY - TOMMY ROE or VIC REEVES & THE WONDERSTUFF

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    Comment number 19.

    Only one I can think of

    TURN TURN TURN - THE BYRDS

    and if you miss the turn

    LETS GO ROUND AGAIN - AVERAGE WHITE BAND

    This is a hard one

    JW

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    Comment number 20.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Simon, can you get Chris to announce the oldies theme every morning, please? It gives me a chance to think about it on the way to work...

    ;o)

    LET'S GO ROUND AGAIN - Average White Band

    YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND - Dead or Alive

    SPINNING AROUND - Kylie Minogue

    DIZZY - Tommy Roe or Vic Reeves

    CHASING CARS - Snow Patrol

    ISLANDS IN THE STREAM - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

    I GET AROUND - Beach Boys

    TURN, TURN, TURN - The Byrds

    ~X~

 

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