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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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    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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