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Bryan Burnett | 20:02 UK time, Friday, 12 March 2010

Thanks for all of the good suggestions last week. Friday night was very busy and some great tunes suggested. Risky summed up the spirit of Friday nights in his email: "I have to say I particularly enjoy this new Friday random session, it's like an iPod on shuffle!" Keep it random folks, it's what makes the show unique.

Tonight it's all about what you shoulda, woulda, coulda. The Clash 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go?', Bob Marley 'Could You Be Loved' Or Eurythmics 'Would I Lie To You'. If you could, we would love to hear from you, should you have a suggestion for tonight's Get It On!


Hopefully tonight won't seem like hard work - we're asking you to think back
to your first job and the song that reminds you of it. It could be something that
was number 1 when you got your first summer job, or maybe a tune from
LP you bought with your first wage packet. Or simply a song that is all about
the type of work you did.

Listen carefully for tonight's theme - the lyrics are decidedly strange ( mind you so are some of the artists)! See if you can come up with any odder than this lot.
'If I Was A Sculptor, But Then Again No?' (Elton John)
'Coast To Coast, LA To Chicago' (Sade)
Or 'You're About As Serious As A Nuclear War' (Duran Duran)


Spring is just around the corner (20th March) so tonight we celebrate a new season.
It could be The Lovin' Spoonful doing 'Daydream', Louis Armstrong ' What A Wonderful World', The Go Betweens 'Spring Rain' or even Tulips From Amsterdam!


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  • Comment number 1.


    'Springtime for Hitler' - from The Producers

  • Comment number 2.


    'Songs from the Would' - Jethro Tull


  • Comment number 3.


    Anything by Bowie.

  • Comment number 4.


    'They Never Mention The Flies' - Sensitive New Age Cowpersons

  • Comment number 5.


    'The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers' - (Their bottoms are made out of springs)

  • Comment number 6.

    You may be the only one.

  • Comment number 7.

    Caption competition!


  • Comment number 8.

    First thoughts:

    Monday - If I should fall behind - Springsteen
    Wednesday - Fix you - Coldplay (lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones)

    More to follow


  • Comment number 9.


    It's only words and words are all i have to take your heart away

  • Comment number 10.

    Monday Shoulda woulda coulda buddha

    The Beatles Engineer and Pink Floyd Producer
    Oh Babe What Would You Say / Hurricane Smith

    or as alternatives

    If only i Could / Sydney Youngblood
    It should've been me / Yvonne Fair
    Should've stayed at home / Phil Campbell
    Should've never let you go / Neil and Dara Sedaka

  • Comment number 11.

    My first job was stacking shelves in Fine Fare Supermarket after school (other defunct supermarkets were available. I bought Steely Dan's greatest hits with gatefold sleeve from my wages cos the band hired for the end of school disco (a prom in them days was somewhere you got blown to bits whilst eating candy floss in Largs) were pals of our physics teacher and played a lot of steely dan. The album was brill the band and disco were superb and my bright fluorescent yellow shirt was the business and I paid for it all from my nights stacking toilet rolls.

    So for tuesday
    My Old School / Steely Dan

    ...the last song of the school leavers disco.

  • Comment number 12.


    Daydream I fell asleep amid the flowers for a couple of hours on a beautiful day
    Daydream in Blue / I Monster

    I've been too long without summer in this winter home
    Till it Shines / Bob Seger & the Silver bullet band

    It's raining but there ain't a cloud in the sky
    Waiting on a sunny day / Bruce Springsteen

    Winter is over summer is near
    Narrow Daylight / Diana Krall (a stunning track)

  • Comment number 13.


    Iris DeMent's finest song (IMO or well one of them) - The Way I Should

    Absolute ctacker, featuring Mark Knopfler and this is the best advice you will ever get. Love this song.

  • Comment number 14.


    'The Way I Should' - Iris DeMent ~ Norrie, an inspired request!

    I was gonna ask for 'We Could', the duet with John Prine. I'll second you on this one instead.

  • Comment number 15.


    Why Should I Love You? - Kate Bush & Prince

    Well, unlikely,... but fantastic!! - from 'The Red Shoes' album. You couldn't make this up - Get It On!

    regardez youse


  • Comment number 16.


    People should smile more - Newton Faulkner
    A change would do you good - Sheryl Crow
    You are could I? - King Creosote


  • Comment number 17.


    In the summer before Uni, I worked for a major electronics company, in the UK returns dept. This was the dept that took in, repaired & returned the duff stereos.

    My job was repacking in the outshipping area, but before they were packed, there was a last minute check. And the record that 2 parallel packing lines used was Fleetwood Mac: Everywhere.

    So I have the first 16 seconds of tinkly bells, up to where the drums come in, burned into my brain as it was played every minute or so, for 8hrs a day, 5 days a week, over 10 weeks.

  • Comment number 18.


    Couldn`t Get It Right - Climax Blues Band

    Do you think negatives are allowed??

    If not, then,

    You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees (live version)

  • Comment number 19.

    #16 you got your tape recorder ready record his new album this weekend then? King Creosote that is.

    I Should Get up - Teddy Thompson
    How Should I know - Eli Young Band
    The Way You Do the Things You Do - Temptations

    You got a smile so bright
    You know you could have been a candle
    I'm holding you so tight
    You know you could have been a handle
    The way you swept me off my feet
    You know you could have been a broom
    The way you smell so sweet
    You know you could have been some perfume
    Well you could have been anything that you want to
    And I can tell
    The way you do the things you do
    and so on

    easy peasy, cut and paste from last week
    Bellbottom Blues - Derek and the Dominos
    Skyline Pigeon - Elton John
    both from the jukebox in the bar I worked in back in the day. Skyline Pigeon is the one that most reminds me of this as I'd never heard it before and we played it over and over when there was no-one in.
    There was also Tumblin' Dice, All the Young Dudes, and most definitely not requested, Puppy Love and an electronic thing I can't remember the name of but which drove us nuts. The bar was an annexe to a large hotel which catered for Wallace Arnold coaches. To amuse ourselves when there were only a few OAPS quietly sitting in a corner we liked to put on Maggie May and just before the boom boom bit turn the volume up full blast. Come to think of it I now know how they felt as the last track on the Unwinding Hours album goes on forever really really quietly, so much so that I kept turning it up in my car and then nearly blew an eardrum as it hit fortissimo without warning. Other words beginning with F were available.

    Here I Stand Before Me - Crash Test Dummies
    Well take my fingers, what do fingers really mean to me?
    You can easily look them up in the dictionary:
    They call them digits, or technically they're known as the "philanges"

    Young at Heart - Bluebells

  • Comment number 20.


    Couldnae' say.

    Shouldnae' think so.

    Wouldnae' be surprised.


  • Comment number 21.


    suspect the electronic thing that drove drove you all nuts was 'Popcorn' by Hot Butter.

    It was driving me nuts in the Cocktail Bar of the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar.

    My list to follow.....

  • Comment number 22.

    Take This Job And Shove It - Johnny Paycheck. (first job was working in the Clyde paper mill, which closed eight months later..
    Steelyard Blues - Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites. ( second job was in Beardmore's steelworks, also closed about a year after I started...

    I see a pattern emerging here.......

  • Comment number 23.

    #22 Brickyard Blues - Frankie Miller?

    #21, yep that was it

  • Comment number 24.


    which hotel did you work in - I also spent my summer catering for the needs of Wallace Arnold's tourists. We also had Glenton Tours and Ribble too, I think. I remember Glenton because my uncle was a coach driver for them and got me the summer job in Braemar.

    The entire working population of Braemar were students, it was totally mental. I couldn't repeat the stories without the moderator getting involved.

    I felt sorry for the tourists, they were half dead before they got on the bus and one of them actually died shortly before arriving in Braemar.

    It was an incrdible experience when I think about it

  • Comment number 25.

    Yass, that would do nicely,as it was'nt the highlife at the time.

  • Comment number 26.

    #24 It was the Glenburn in Rothesay. One of the Wallace Arnold drivers was an alcoholic and took his bus into a ditch on Skye - didn't seem to have any effect on his job. You could tell in the evening what state of intoxication he'd reached when he put Puppy Love on on the jukebox. The coach tourists only came in our bar during the day when there was no-one else there. It was the 'in' place for the Bute youth those 2 summers I worked there, in other words I'd have been there one way or another anyway so better getting paid than spending all my money and it was pretty lively in the evenings - till 10.00pm of course when it shut.

  • Comment number 27.

    Yvonne Fair - It should have been me

    My first job was temping for a large regional newspaper on the switchboard pre-Uni. I spent the first few days and nights trying to remember the extension numbers, at one point even dreaming about it. nightmare. it finally clicked and the temp stint lasted the whole summer. songs that take me back to this stressed but fun time are:
    T'Pau - China In Your Hand
    Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
    Mel and Kim - Respectable
    Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

    Crowded House - Private Universe
    "It's a tight squeeze, but I won't let go,
    time is on the table and the dinner's cold"
    The song is full of impenetrable lyrics - must be in with a chance? Rather beautiful, to boot.

    Can we boycott any Bruce tracks just for tonight, please?

  • Comment number 28.


    Why has Maria changed her username?

    We should be telt!

  • Comment number 29.

    after making a complete and utter tw(i)t of a massive social faux pas, it was deemed the only way to go. that's that one blown, then. unless others are prepared to admit that they, too, are also prone to hypocrisy, that is. did you like the songs, but?

  • Comment number 30.



    I've only ever stayed there during the Jazz festival. Very colonial. Rather manic.
    Kinda like the Raffles Hotel in Singapore meets Fawlty Towers.

    I enjoyed my time there very much. Lots of drinking and dancing.

  • Comment number 31.


    Grand tae have you back from that other place, Maria!

  • Comment number 32.



    The songs are great! Old whitdaeyecry'im is in trouble. Did you ever see the fillum 'Magic'? Based on a book by William Goldman. Magic!
    Long story short, the dummy takes over the ventriloquist.

    Did you see the message on the last thread? #226

  • Comment number 33.


    Is faux pas French for foxes' paws?


  • Comment number 34.

    Adam #31 - thanks! thought my credibility was all shot to pieces for a bitty.
    SG #32 you're awfy cryptic, but I'll look that filum out. Naturellement. as for #226 - how fitting. the fox came off the bench. of course I saw it - being in the sin bin doesn't mean you can't lurk.
    #33 I would say you are someone who is funny with words in a smartarse way, but I would get another red card. ever the fox.

  • Comment number 35.

    1."Some people like cupcakes better. I for one care less for them!"

    2."I walked into this bar
    and the man refused;
    He said, "We don't serve strangers
    in blue suede shoes;.

    3."His wife was a spent piece of used jet trash
    Made good bloody-marys, kept her mouth
    shut most of the time".

    4."He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
    As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town".

    5."Books by the blameless and by the dead
    King in yellow, queen in red".

    6."Them Coptic monks
    Knew how to keep it real
    That Rosicrucian thing
    That Zoroastrian deal".

  • Comment number 36.


    LOL! Re: Magic. The book is better than the fillum. Ain't it always?

    Don't leave us again! We miss you!!

  • Comment number 37.

    Just back fae Murrayfield

    Should have...

    Would have...

    Could have...

    Ach there's aye next year

    DC (nae voice left)

  • Comment number 38.

    DC - my man's also just back from Murrayfield. It's not part of his job, but he does it. Takes kids he teaches along to stuff and whatever. Just because. Sport needs a thumbs up in Scotland.
    Please accept my apologies for singling you out for venting my spleen some time ago. it wasn't smart and it wasn't clever. lang may yer lumb reek.

  • Comment number 39.

    anyone on here familiar with the work of Clarence Carter ( apart form Patches)?

  • Comment number 40.


    Type his name into the search bar above Bryan's photie, next to

    'Explore the BBC'

  • Comment number 41.

    Thursday Spring:

    * The Delgados - Mr Blue Sky Lovely cover of the ELO track
    * Dougie Maclean - Gloomy Winter's now awa' (yes, it is the melody nicked for The Piano)
    * A Man Called Adam - Easter Song

    And because in Spring, a young person's thoughts turn to Love:
    * I to I - The Right Time (to fall in Love)

  • Comment number 42.

    Thanks, the other week when I was looking for a version of 'Light my Fire' that i liked, I found the Clarence Carter version on Spotify.

    I thought it magnificent and subsequently bought a couple of albums of the time (69/70) on Amazon.

    The CD arrived this week (along with three Steve Earle CD's that I bought after hearing Guitar Town on GIO).

    Anyway, I'm just completely blown away by Clarence Carter and cannot understand why this wasn't bigger and more popular at the time. Fantastic playing, great tunes, great interpretations.

    I just don't understand why I was so unaware of this tremendous artist. Maybe 'Patches' misled us all?

  • Comment number 43.

    ....and on the subject of Spotitfy - which is quite a cranky piece of software, anyone know how to fix

    'Spotify is already running but not responding'

  • Comment number 44.

    #42 cue - this has to be played otherwise regular blogger henri hannah will not be a happy bunny.

  • Comment number 45.


    I'm slightly tickled that 'regular blogger' has been attached to my designation - 'regular' isn't a term that's normally ascribed to me.

    Still, it introduces the concept of a kind of steady functionality if only in an etherial useless, pointless way.Hardly an achievement, I guess, but as Mary - Chapin Carpenter put it "But to be alive is to know your purpose, it's your place in the world"

    And I suppose you're right enough, no doubt I'll be petitioning for Clarence in the coming days. But having given the matter some thought what I can say is that, in common with a number of bloggers, I never ask for music to be played simply because it fits a theme.

    I only ask for songs or artists that I think deserve to be heard by a wider audience: I'm sure my being passionate on the subject is a pain.

    In the background Steve Earle's 'Fearless Heart' is playing as I write - it should be given out on the national health, we need more fearless hearts, especially in expressing what you believe in.

    regardez youse


  • Comment number 46.

    In my davedoubledeck DJing days Clarence Carter's 'Strokin' was oft requested but somehow I don't think Miss Babs cheeks would stand the blushin :-)

  • Comment number 47.

    A few suggestions for Monday:

    If I could turn back time - Cher
    You could be happy - Snow Patrol
    El condor pas (if I could) - Simon & Garfunkel
    Would I lie to you - Eurythmics or Charles & Eddie
    I wish I knew how it would feel to be free - Nina Simone
    I would die 4U - Prince
    I would never - The Blue Nile
    I should have known better - Jim Diamond or The Beatles
    Some one should tell her - The Mavericks


  • Comment number 48.

    I've only ever blogged under one name but have to admit to texting in under my feminine side with wonderful dishes 'I was eating'. It was all going so well until Bryan sussed me on thursday. After discussing my corn beef stir fry, black pudding masala, upside down moussaka (akassoum) and peaches on toast over the last couple of weeks, i suppose last thursday's dish of liver and kipper risotto was just one step too far. Either that or I forgot what phone I was texting with.

    You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but you canny fool oor Bryan!

  • Comment number 49.

    Movin' to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.


    Your Mother Should Know - The Beatles - Paul before his voice went
    Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded - Warren Zevon - Warren before his life went


    Five Ways To End It - The Long Blondes - An underage barman in the Fiveways on the corner of Buchanan and Cathedral Streets


    Rejoyce - Jefferson Airplane - "I've got his arm/I've had it for weeks" It's Ulysses, cissies.
    Do You Want My Job - Little Village - "I hump the stuff, I take the cash/So my kids can wear Adidas"
    Tiki Torches At Twilight - El Rayo X - "Get to cooking a roast pig like it's done in the book/Say hello to your sweetie with a casual look"


    Deep Purple - Nino Tempo & April Stevens

  • Comment number 50.


    I quite like 'Strokin' (as do we all) but it's not representative of his earlier work.


    I heard those requests! I think that's really funny.

    I've only ever blogged under my own name.I think they think that my mother, the Ayatollah, doesn't exist or something, cause I can't a request for her played on a Friday. That's she's 93 and shares the same musical taste as myself is just a fluke.

    It seems rather harsh on the old bird.

    I must remember in future to add in whatever she's having for tea on a Friday.

  • Comment number 51.

    Wednesday Strangeness:

    * They Might Be Giants - Dead
    I'll never see myself in the mirror with my eyes closed
    (although most any TMBG lyric would do)

    * Billy Bragg - Walk Away Renee
    I said, "I’m the most illegible bachelor in town."
    And she said, "Yea, that's why I can never understand
    Any of those silly letters you send me."

    * The Sawdoctors - Hay Wrap
    Get that wasp off my sandwich!

    * Pink Floyd - Bike
    I know a mouse, and he hasn't got a house.
    I don't know why. I call him Gerald.
    He's getting rather old, but he's a good mouse.

    * Bill Bailey - Unisex Chipshop
    If I had some tigers I'd train 'em.
    To protect her
    From the sexual fascism that was lurking, round the gherkins

  • Comment number 52.

    Wednesday Lyrics

    I went home and read my Christmas Humphreys' book on Zen
    Curiosity killed the cat
    Kerouac's "Dharma Bums" and "On The Road

    Cleaning Windows / Van Morrison

  • Comment number 53.

    #38 M-D you won't take offence if I say I can't single out that event amongst all the other abuse I get on this blog. No use posting if you don't have thick skin!

    Good to have you back


  • Comment number 54.

    Just to clear up any confusion there is only one Mazzy and its me, Mary Doll and I are not connected in any way and I can't imagine why she would ever want to masquerade as a grumpy old woman like me ;-)

  • Comment number 55.

    #45 That was an affectionate dig, not an attack. I have form when it comes to being ambiguous but dislike employing emoticons to convey the mood of my comments. Perhaps it's time I got off that high horse for the sake of improved clarity and communication. ;o)

    One of the reasons I like frequenting this place is precisely because of the passion you and other bloggers have for music. I've seen songs and artists suggested or mentioned that I've either never heard before or forgotten about and given it a virtual spin while blogging. my presence here, in certain respects, is therefore somewhat parasitic - I'm feeding off your musical taste and experience without really contributing much in the way of original suggestions myself. but I, too, would not ask for anything to be played that I did not myself wish to hear or be heard just because it's on theme (a couple of throwaways excepted).

  • Comment number 56.

    #53 None taken, quite the reverse! And thank you for your decency, appreciated.

    another suggestion for Monday
    Bellamy Brothers - If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?
    theme suggestion - longest song title. probably already been done.

  • Comment number 57.

    Another one for Monday:

    If you could read my mind - Gordon Lightfoot


  • Comment number 58.


    It's the singers and bands who create the music. No original thinkers here.
    IMHO the best surprises on the show arrive via the ladies. I've said to Julie (who's Julie? LOL) more than once, I sometimes prefer her requests to mine! Danielle from Canada made an outstanding contribution to the musical variation on the show. We need more ladies on the blog. They provide balance, common sense and a kick up the 'arris when required!

  • Comment number 59.


    Aw, thanks for that, appreciated.


    Agreed, SG.

  • Comment number 60.

    Monday's theme looks easy peasy at first glance then all the songs you think of are so obvious!

    So I'll go with this one from one of my faves

    "Can it be that it was all so simple then

    Or has time re-written every line?

    If we had the chance to do it all again

    Tell me would we? Could we?

    For Monday - The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand

    DC will love this! My first job was in a dairy in Battlefield. So thanks to DC there is only one song I can request

    For Tuesday - Three Men From Carntyne - Billy Connolly


  • Comment number 61.

    And now, suggestions for the rest of the week:

    Tuesday - first job
    My first job was also stacking shelves etc in Fine Fare, and the song which was everywhere at that time, and takes me back is "Show me the Way" by Peter Frampton.

    Wednesday - strange lyrics
    Human - the Killers (I did my best to notice, When the call came down the line, Up to the platform of surrender, I was brought but I was kind)
    Come together - the Beatles (He bag production he got walrus gumboot
    He got Ono sideboard he one spinal cracker)
    Games without frontiers - Peter Gabriel (Whistling tunes we're kissing baboons in the jungle)
    Hooked on a feeling - Blue Swede (Ouga Chaka ouga! ....)

    Thursday - a new season
    Low rising - the Swell Season
    Spring fever - Orleans
    Seasons change - Corinne Bailey Rae
    Big girls don't cry - the Four Seasons


  • Comment number 62.

    Tuesday - First/Summer Jobs


    I cycled around Bearsden with the bag slung over my shoulder and a tranny (transistor radio)in the bag blaring away as I went on my round.

    There is something magical about being up and out really early on bright sunny summer mornings. I can remember one particularly brilliant morning making my way through the leafy avenues,drives, quadrants, crecs and roads (no streets in Bearsden). There was absolutely no one about and it was quite still, the Marie Celeste of suburbs.I would deliver newspapers to houses with names like 'Borneo'. As the suburbanites slumbered securily, my tranny was blaring out 'Wild World' by Jimmy Cliff.

    Reggae wasn't an understood or revered musical form at the time, but the sound of this song on this morning has stayed with me ever since.(It's not all that 'reggae' really, but it's a great interpretation of a Cat Stevens number).

    On the surface of it, there was absolutely nothing wild at all about the area I grew up in, but under the crust of it's 'posh' associations and appearance we were having a quietly understated riot of a time.Maybe that's why it made such an impact.

    Wine Waiter/ Hall Porter/ Waiter: Fife Arms Hotel, Braemar:Summer '72&73

    Until Malia turned up, this truly was the home of Hedonism.The further North you go in Scotland, the more mental it gets. I can't even begin to repeat some of the stuff we got up to.Transformational.The tune on the jukebox in the cocktail bar which always cheered me up was:

    Run Run Run - Jo Jo Gunne

    Private Hire Taxi Driver - Summer of '74

    I loved this job. Driving people about, listening to the radio.

    The glorious summer of '74.Scotland in the World Cup. The idea of a 19 year old driving a taxi is unthinkable now, but insurance companies were a lot less picky in those days.

    What I loved about it was picking couples up sober at the start of the hire when they were all polite and restrained and picking the same couples up six hours later when they were plastered, uninhibited and very often mercilessly unkind to each other.Some of the rows were spectacular, even among the 'just married'.

    I once went to pick up an attractive young lady from the Black Bull in Milngavie. As we were driving along the dual carriageway, she said:

    "Listen, driver, the person I was with in the Hotel has stolen all my money. I have no money to pay the fare"

    "Really?" I said bamboozled, clueless as to what should happen now.

    " If you take me home, I'll give you a short time" she said.

    I had no idea what a 'short time' was and not wanting to show my ignorance, simply agreed to drive her home anyway. It was a nice day and Maria Muldaur on was on the radio.

    When I got back to base, empty handed and reported that I turned down a 'short time 'in exchange for the fare, I was immediately denounced as an 'idiot' by my fellow drivers and reminded by the owner that his firm wasn't a division of social services.

    But worse was to follow.

    We had a contract to pick up the Bar Manageress from the Ram's Head pub on Maryhill Road and take her to Killermont Street Bus Station for 10:40. If we didn't get her there on time we had to drive her to East Kilbride for free. One night I arrived and they were having a 'lock in' and it took me ages to persuade her to leave.

    We raced down Maryhill Road and I got in front of the bus she was supposed to be on, by zipping down a side street, and pulling out in front of the bus at the lights, on the outside lane, on George Square.

    "I'll just get out here, son" she said. I looked in my rear view mirror to see the bus coming up the inside lane towards the lights.

    "NO" I shouted, but it was too late. She'd opened the door, luckily leaving her leg inside, because the bus took the door off on the way past.

    The Bus Driver was distraught, his 20 year accident free bonus was shot to pieces, and my job was, predictably (and rather unfairly, I thought) at an end. Myself and a porter from the North British Hotel tied the door back onto the Granada and I limped back to base, to be dismissed.

    The whole of that summer one song permeated my mind and I was always cheered up when it came on the radio in the taxi:I still love it now.

    Midnight At The Oasis - Maria Muldaur

    I was just checking - amazingly,it only got to 21 in the UK charts.

  • Comment number 63.

    EVENING.... in a GIO Production Team kinda tone!


    If I should fall from grace grace with god ~ T. Pogues

    It should have been me ~ Ray Charles

    People should smile more ~ Newton Faulkner

    You could be mine ~ GNR's...

    It could be sweet ~ Portishead

    Could it be magic ~ Barry Manilow... for the Snr Producer!

    I wish I knew how it would feel to be free ~ Nina Simone

    The man who would be king ~ T. Libertines

    That I would be good ~ Alanis Morissette

    My heart would know ~ Hank Williams


  • Comment number 64.

    Glad you clarified 'tranny'.

  • Comment number 65.


  • Comment number 66.

    You know a corner has been turned when Mad Mac is dedicating songs to the senior producer......

    The voice of the late 70's / early 80's punk and new wave goes out with a Barry Manilow suggestion in a final desperate act hoping that one of his songs gets a shout out after many barren weeks ......

  • Comment number 67.

    #60 brilliant

    But will he play it????

    Any bloggers out there ever visit the outdoor swimming pools of the East Neuk o' Fife in the sixties and seventies?

    Just checking before I contribute tae Tuesday songs...


  • Comment number 68.


    You probably know that "kissing baboons" is a radio friendly version of *issing on goons (Vietcong) which was changed by Gabriel after complaints by Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe, who coincidentally recorded Sledgehammer with a brass band and Welsh male voice choir.


    Never mind all that. What are you having for your tea?


    Not Waving But Drowning - Big Country

  • Comment number 69.


    I know, pitiable...

    But hey Vic delivered on your evening's theme L.O.L.

  • Comment number 70.

    i have vague memories of being in an outdoor pool on a 1974 holiday at a caravan site in Kinghorn. not sure where it was though....burntisland perhaps? Why? What was I swimming in?

  • Comment number 71.

    Budgie smugglers?

  • Comment number 72.

    I was also a paperboy. I must have been about 40. It started with my daughter's ''Dad it's raining, can you give me a lift to the paper shop'' followed by ''dad seeing as you're here can you just drive me round my patch''. I don't remember what was on the radio.

    But any excuse to hear maria Muldaur is ok by me

  • Comment number 73.

    Rather that than a mankini.

  • Comment number 74.

    Monday Could/Should/Would

    * Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
    * U2 - Bad has all 3
    * The Men They Couldn't Hang - The Colours
    * Luka Bloom - You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
    * Fat and Frantic - If I Could Be Your Milkman

  • Comment number 75.


    She has a nice patch.

  • Comment number 76.

    Monday - Could, Would, Should:
    It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference - Todd Rundgren
    Couldn't Love You More - John Martyn
    Is There Nothing We Could Do? - Badly Drawn Boy
    Could You Be Loved - Toto?
    Would I Lie To You? - Eurythmics
    I Would Never - The Blue Nile
    Love Should - Moby
    Wouldn't It Be Good - Nik Kershaw
    Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) - The Buzzcocks

  • Comment number 77.


    'The world SHOULD revolve around me' - Little Jackie

    'WOULD I lie to you?' - Charles and Eddie (?)

    'COULD it be I'm falling in love?' - Detroit Spinners

    'Shoulda Woulda Coulda' - Beverley Knight

    Mozz haters be first job was in a large high street newsagent/bookshop/stationers/dept store...W.H.something or other...

  • Comment number 78.


    Roxy Music
    'Could It Happen To Me?' (not their best by a mile)
    'Would You Belive?' (One of their best by a mile)


  • Comment number 79.


    Please tell me it was Auden...


  • Comment number 80.


  • Comment number 81.

    Wee Heavy Newsagent/Confectioner/Tobacconist

    Branches throughout Leith...

  • Comment number 82.



    Examine your options, I implore you!


  • Comment number 83.

    #79 to #82
    You sound like you're having a panic attack Scotch!

    There's always #10 :-)

  • Comment number 84.



    Julie's far too young to remember him! She probably thinks he's a snooker player.......


  • Comment number 85.

    Scotch, you got it wrong!!! (#54)

    Sorry Maz!


  • Comment number 86.


    If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot

    Paul from Ayr

  • Comment number 87.

    Guid weekend everybody?
    As usual MadMac beats me to a few tunes but here's my suggestions for


    You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
    Could It Be Magic - Mr Manilow
    Could It Be Forever - David Cassidy
    (These are for Mrs-r and her big sister Jaqueline but if Ms Senior producer wants, they can be for her too)
    If I Should Fall From Grace With God - Pogues
    Fairytale of New York - Pogues (I could've been someone, well so could anyone)
    If Looks Could Kill - Camera Obscura

    Failing all of those, brother in law Rab suggests
    Knock on WOULD - Amy Stewart

    DC - 79/80 before I was frequenting Pittenweem outdoor pool, were you there then? My pal John ran the putting and trampolines there in the summer of 85 or 86, made himself a packet!

  • Comment number 88.


    For Henri’s mother – get well soon

  • Comment number 89.

    Fags, Mags and Bags.

  • Comment number 90.

    But enough about the Fred MacAuley Show

  • Comment number 91.

    #70 Kinghorn isnae in the East Neuk

  • Comment number 92.

    #87 Naw, but I know someone very well who worked there in the late 70s. Cellardyke was (by far) the better pool and sold (by far) the best bit of tablet in the country



  • Comment number 93.

    I'm still thinking the wonderful Iris DeMent's - The Way I Should, would be a stand out track for tonight.

    I think this is a clever song and it has Iris setting out her values of integrity and individuality. And with Mark Knopfler assisting on the guitar how can you go wrong!

  • Comment number 94.

    Another for Couldawouldashoulda Monday:

    * Strange Fruit/Jimmy Nail - What Might Have Been
    from the Still Crazy soundtrack; a wonderful tour movie that's the perfect balance to Spinal Tap. This track is elegiac and touching, and while it doesn't use any of the actual words, the lyric is all about what could/should have happened.

  • Comment number 95.


    Useful information if they ever perfect time travel.

  • Comment number 96.


    Do you Iris could be persuaded to stand for Parliament, admittedly in a minority of one?

  • Comment number 97.

    Well, there you have it!

    Mad Mac not only butters up Miss Babs but additionally sends in the listing by email too!

    Now we know - we haven't been telt... but we know.

  • Comment number 98.


    Oh dear!

    "There's a storm coming Henri. And we'd all best be ready when it does."

  • Comment number 99.

    #54, #85

    We have two Marias?

    Nae probs. Just call GIO "The Show Where You Choose The Sound of Music!"


  • Comment number 100.


    Norrie is correct! You won't hear a better song tonight. Guaranteed!!


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