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Friday 30 November 2012, 08:53

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

And we made it to another weekend, well done troops. The estate cold and uninviting (partially naked except toffee wrappers and this morning's papers, Mr Jones got run down. Lyrics that just sprung to mind. Not many songs I can quote but Down In A Tubestation At Midnight is one of them). The autumnal leaves still not swept yet and each one reproaching me for my slovenly gardening. Or no gardening at all really. Job 1 Tomorrow I reckon, unless its freezing and then obviously I might be damaging the er, turf and things like that. Fortunately tons have accumulated on the trampoline so I can bounce those off. And burn the rest.
2 show Friday and the first movie show in our new studio which will be lovely. No more Television Centre for me and no more dashes on the central line and breathless cookie-buying if I'm the quiz loser. My arrival at Radio 2 will be even more serene. Guest on 5L is Helena Bonham Carter who stars in Great Expectations with Ralph Feinnes.
All request time then and todays ARF opener from the year of 1972 please. The crown could be yours!
And before we go, thanks to top producer Gary Bones who has execed this show since we started and whose job it has been to read this nonsense before you do to make sure I don't break any rules. Like say ******* *** ******** ** ****** and tell you about ******** **** and ******* *****. Or mention Itch. Things like that. Thanks Gary, top work. Your life is now easier!
Have a chilled and insouciant Friday, see you after 5. and 2.


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    Comment number 1.

    Good morning again

    What better way to start the weekend than




    I live in hope!


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    Comment number 2.

    Good morning Simon and Blogpoppets.

    Where is everyone today? Simon I am picturing you partially naked apart from toffee wrappers......!

    1972 reminds me of these three songs...

    VIRGINIA PLAIN ~ Roxy Music

    HOLD YOUR HEAD UP ~ Argent

    YOU WEAR IT WELL ~ Rod Stewart

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning Florence - they may have frozen overnight!

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning Simon, team, NYM, departing execs, and slovenly bloggers,

    It was a bit nippy up on Spankers Hill at 6.30 morning, but the leaves were crunching, the mist was nestled in the valley, and the stags looked magnificent. One of these days I'll take a photo.


    No chance of a glitterball classic, or a Rebecca-sing-along toon (is that going to become a regular feature btw?)

    Has to be a classic from "Mr 1972" himself:

    JOHN I'M ONLY DANCING - David Bowie

    JEAN GENIE - David Bowie

    Back later,


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    Comment number 5.

    Good morning Jennie.... had I refreshed I would have seen you but there was nobody around when I started my message and had a quick think about tunes. Good morning to JBG as well.


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