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Eddie Mair | 15:38 UK time, Friday, 26 January 2007

the link promised on the programme tonight is here


  1. At 03:50 PM on 26 Jan 2007, Vyle Hernia wrote:

    So, Music and Movement lives again?

    "This is BBC Radio for Schools. Music & Movement."

    You MUST have a clip, Eddie.

  2. At 04:10 PM on 26 Jan 2007, Fifi wrote:

    By coincidence, a Mrs Trellis (formerly of North Wales) has just sent me this link


    which I suspect says less about what music in schools can do for you, than about what raw talent and a soundproof bedroom can do.

    I have decided to give up stringed instruments and see how I get on with the spoons instead.


  3. At 04:35 PM on 26 Jan 2007, gossipmistress wrote:

    Val P! Missing-apostrophe-on-thread alert?!

  4. At 04:43 PM on 26 Jan 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    No sign of 'Barbara Allen', 'The Road to the Isles', or 'The Ash Tree' then. How said!

    As a child, I loved singing them - and they were written well before my time. Traditional songs still have a place in singing, after all, there's a reason why they've stayed in the culture for so long - because the tunes are so good!

  5. At 05:24 PM on 26 Jan 2007, RJD wrote:

    Fifi (and Mrs Trellis)

    Thanks for that - absolutely brilliant. Just finished off Friday at the office very nicely.

  6. At 05:32 PM on 26 Jan 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    I said 'said', I meant 'sad'.

  7. At 05:51 PM on 26 Jan 2007, tomi wrote:

    Sorry to be pedantic but (for future reference) the Malay word Seri as in the Prime Minister's title Datuk Seri is pronounced just like Sri in Sri Lanka.

  8. At 06:12 PM on 26 Jan 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Fifi & Mrs Trellis,

    Thanks for that. And he thanked us!

  9. At 06:46 PM on 26 Jan 2007, Aunt Dahlia wrote:

    Electric spoons Fi?

  10. At 07:03 PM on 26 Jan 2007, RJD wrote:

    Fifi & Mrs Trellis

    Sorry to come back to this again but I've watched that video half a dozen times now. As it happens that Pachelbel piece is a favourite but I don't think that I will ever hear it the same again.

    The video is just amazing and Fifi I think you hit the nail on the head with "raw talent" Nobody could teach anybody to do that. I wonder what age the guitarist is.

  11. At 07:56 PM on 26 Jan 2007, Andrew Thomas wrote:

    i am a regular listener to pm but am irritated by the constant references to "the blog"; it's a bore.

  12. At 08:03 PM on 26 Jan 2007, Anne P. wrote:

    Fifi and Mrs Trellis - mind blowing! thanks.

  13. At 09:24 PM on 26 Jan 2007, confused wrote:

    Fifi and Mrs Trellis - Wow!!!

  14. At 01:25 AM on 27 Jan 2007, Valery P wrote:

    GM - well spotted! I've been too busy doing it (for gainful employment) to check the Frog over the last few days....
    I don't know, you turn your back for a couple of days and all hell breaks loose mumble etc

  15. At 11:41 AM on 27 Jan 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    I seem to recall that the Blog trailers on PM talk about it being open 24 hours. In view of the lack of apparent activity (which I don't believe for one second!), could it be that we now have a case under the Trades Description Act, fellow froggers?

    Or have the technicians gone on strike?

    The last postings I noted appear to have been between 0100h and 0200h today, then silence descended.

    Fog on the Frog. I'm off ito find a lilypad in the January sunshine.

  16. At 11:43 AM on 27 Jan 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    To add insult to injury, comments on Chris Evans' Blog appear to be going through okay this morning. (Note to Eddie: I only checked to see if it was a universal problem, honest! I am not an Evans blogger)

  17. At 12:00 PM on 27 Jan 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Oh, so I was the only blogger today?

    [Suddenly feels very silly and in need of a walk ....]

  18. At 01:52 PM on 27 Jan 2007, Valery P wrote:

    Hi Big Sis - no you're not the only one! I came back to check out Fifi & Mrs T's link - it was too noisy for during the night when I first found it!

    Absolutely awesome, Y*otube's favourite adjective, but in this case, quite true. SO is sobbing quietly in a corner and about to put his guitar on Eb*y!!!

  19. At 02:13 PM on 27 Jan 2007, gossipmistress wrote:

    Fifi & Mrs T - wow! better than the original!

    Andrew Thomas (11) I agree somewhat - I find the number of mentions rather too much and all the different voices used a bit of a gimmick and quite intrusive. But it's a bit of a minor point compared to the constant trailers on R4 for other programmes. They are just all over the place, most of them far too long and reallyannoying!

  20. At 04:20 PM on 27 Jan 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Hello, fellow froggers, the bloggage seems to haver shifted. It felt very lonely on the Beach, so I went for a walk and bought some neccessaries and that blew the frogwebs away.

    Vyle and Val (that sounds good!), the apostrophe as above is a funny one - take Earls Court or Shepherds Bush, those famous Tube stations. No apostrophe. Seems acceptable. Sorst of like Schools Radio. 'Schools' seems to act here as an adjective, rather than as a possessive.

    Any thoughts?

    Will listen to Mrs T's link later.

  21. At 11:12 PM on 27 Jan 2007, RJD wrote:

    Fifi & Mrs Trellis

    I think this is JerryC who did the original arrangement. What do you think of this

  22. At 03:14 PM on 28 Jan 2007, Valery P wrote:

    Frances - well, at a pinch. Even as an adjective though, don't you think there's a suggestion of possession about it? Music, of, for or about schools? You can persuade me if you wish, though. I'm so sloppy these days...

  23. At 04:23 PM on 28 Jan 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Val, I can't really persuade you (though I'd love to try!!!) since I'm just exploring possibilities here... grey area...

  24. At 06:25 PM on 28 Jan 2007, Valery P wrote:

    RJD -21 - mind-blowing, thanks for that! I made some old men friends very unhappy yesterday at our annual Burns' Day get-together (we start at 2 on the nearest Saturday to the 25th and finish when we've all fallen over, it reminds us of happier times in the seventies when several of them were supposed to be the Entertainments Committee at the Students' Union).
    Perhaps I should clarify that, the unhappiness was because I gathered them round and played them the first video. I've just finished sending round the link to this latest one - that should really blow their hangovers to kingdom come!

  25. At 12:12 AM on 30 Jan 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Valery (24), Would those old men friends be happier if your annual Burns' Day get-together began on a Friday? ;-)

  26. At 10:05 AM on 30 Jan 2007, Valery P wrote:

    Ah well, now you're asking! The answer is that they just get to enjoy my ready wit - it's the wine what does it.

  27. At 01:56 PM on 10 Oct 2007, karl davies wrote:

    can i have a nappy

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