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Friday 12 October 2012, 10:52

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Via Retford. A direct train would have been fine but hey, I've never been to Retford so that might be a highlight. What delights will await from platform 2? I'm hoping for a cheese baguette or a packet of crisps at the very least. At least, post-Olympics, London stations look rather grand and swanky. Having breakfast at Kings Cross is actually a rather pleasant experience these days with a variety of healthy options and some chips for Matt if needed.

Sheffield bound because 5Live are doing one of their 'Octoberfest' dos. There is no beer or sausage involved (as far as I am aware), it is merely the name given to a series of outside broadcasts in one city and this year it is Sheffield. The good doctor and I are hosting the film show from The Crucible with a few hundred cheery and, hopefully, easily pleased listeners.

This means another ARF from someone else's studio. Never a happy state of affairs. It's like hosting a party in someone else's lounge; you're never quite sure where anything is, you hope you don't break anything and it usually smells funny. What comes out of the radio is hopefully exactly the same however and we shall endeavour to set up the weekend in style.

Your opening salvo would be appreciated and feel free to choose your favourite Bow Wow Wow song if you feel like it. You know you want to.

Have a satisfying and solid Friday. See you at 2&5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon and Blog poppets

    Really wishing I had taken the lovely Amelia up on her offer of a ticket to go to Sheffield today. Ah well, I'll be there next weekend.

    I gather it will be a Bow Wow Wow song for the Arfo then? Still, I'm going to go for

    DO THE HUCKLE BUCK - COAST TO COAST

    Coffee time.....................

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    Comment number 2.

    Hi again Shona

    What a great tune... I hope it gets played!

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    Comment number 3.

    Get this party started - Pink.

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    Comment number 4.

    I've found you!

    LETS TWIST AGAIN - CHUBBY CHECKER (or Bow Wow Wow if you prefer!)

    JW

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning,

    Please Please Please no more Bow Wow Wow. Please.



    How about 'I saw her standing there' by the Beatles.



    Thx. And definitely not that cacophonous racket by Bow Wow Wow. Otherwise I won't listen again.

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    Comment number 6.

    Morning from sunny South Yorkshire. Yes, really it's lovely here.

    Since ARF is coming from Sheffield it seems appropriate to include some Sheffield acts, so see below

    I'm off to play inside a bubble, I think. You know what they say about meeting folk from online ... well if I'm never seen again Deebee or Zoe did it.

    Shona - I wish you were coming too!




    I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR – ARCTIC MONKEYS

    DON’T YOU WANT ME – HUMAN LEAGUE

    PARTY HARD OR COMMON PEOPLE - PULP

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    Comment number 7.

    Good Morning Again

    ARFO -

    GO WILD IN THE COUNTRY? Ha!

    I WANT CANDY? Ha!

    Seriously -

    C & P ‘d from two weeks ago - ARFO blog -


    At 10:24 28th Sep 2012, Jeffrey in Maidenhead wrote:

    "#1 Billie on the Bog, I think the reason your selection is never played is that its called 'I Am the Beat' and clearly the youngster in charge of pre-selection is confusing it with either a record by The Beat or the song 'The Look' by my favourite Swedish band, Roxette!

    I also love that record - particulalrly the line about Mr Gruber, whatever its referring to!"




    And, of course, Jeffrey is correct !

    The full title is I AM THE BEAT by The Look! And it’s Gene Krupa – Drummer - the subject of Stewart Copeland’s R2 series who is mentioned in it.

    So – ARFO –


    I AM THE BEAT by The Look, please!

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    Comment number 8.

    Morning Sir of Sheffield, NYM, team, and healthy-eating bloggers

    More Bow Wow Wow? Oh yes please!

    GO WILD IN THE COUNTRY - BOW WOW WOW


    *any excuse to look at the album cover again*

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    Comment number 9.

    Indeed a good morning to all and here are my Sheffield starters!

    Pulp - "Common People"
    Human League - "Voice of Buddha" (CLP played "Don't You Want Me")
    Heaven 17 - "Temptation"
    Def Leppard - "Animal"
    Richard Hawley - "These Street are Ours"
    OR Tony Christie - "Avenues and Alleyways"

    Ok enough for now1

    GB

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    Comment number 10.

    Telephone line - ELO

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    Comment number 11.

    #5 Love that song choice Amyscarlett!

    #4 Love your choice too Jennie!

    #6 Amelia, have a great time in Sheffield with Deebee and Zoe!! *goes off and kicks self very hard*

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    Comment number 12.

    #6 amelia and #9 Simonward - Was just thinking the same thought. Sheffield it is then. But surely today's crown should go our very own Lord o'Sheff?

    Anyway, politeness and sentimentality have never stopped us barging ahead.

    #sheffieldARFOoldies

    LOOK OF LOVE or POISON ARROW - ABC

    SOUND OF THE CROWD or LOVE ACTION - Human League

    PENTHOUSE AND PAVEMENT - Heaven 17

    #tukkabootsattheready

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    Comment number 13.

    Good morning all and what achange in weather from yesterday, warm sun and clear blue skies, but still boiler problems!!

    For todays ARF opener may I suggest one of Sheffields finest sons Graham Fellows aka John Shuttleworth, aka JILTED JOHN - JILTED JOHN

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    Comment number 14.

    John, did you have a pair?? Wow!!

    I wore them too, thought it was spelt 'tucker' as in tucked trousers into them, doh!!

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    Comment number 15.

    PULP - Disco 2000

    *steps politely aside*

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    Comment number 16.

    #14 Sal - not just the boots, but the frilly shirt too. Floppy fringe was a particular irritation for my dad, not to mention the occasional (badly applied) eye-liner!

    Kids these days, eh. A dark hoodie is about as rebellious as it gets.

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    Comment number 17.

    Call me an ignorant southerner, but my coffeetime G**gling and Wikiwotsiting is producing an amazing amount of musical talent from Sheffield. Who knew?

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    Comment number 18.

    Good Morning All;

    Don't worry, Simon, I'm easy like a Sunday morning, and 21 years with my mister has taught me to be easily pleased! ;D

    Amelia - I'm glad that you're enjoying taking the Sheffield air, it's a tad blowy, but at least the sun keeps putting in an appearance. Oh, and don't worry, I'm sure you'll escape unscathed from meeting Deebee & me. :-)

    Shona - Sorry you're not coming too. :-(

    Loving all the Sheffield ARFO suggestions, I think I'll go with...

    RUN TO THE HILLS - IRON MAIDEN

    Because although Bruce Dickinson was born in Worksop (Notts) he grew up in Sheffield. Also r.e hills, Sheffield like Rome is built on seven hills. A couple of Sheffield factoids for you there! :D

    Have a good day one and all. x

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    Comment number 19.

    #16 Oh, I forgot the mohair jumper.

    I wonder what happened to all the mohair goats after the 80s?

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    Comment number 20.

    John, you are a true dedicated follower of fashion.

    What did our parents know ;)

 

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