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Simon Mayo | 09:37 UK time, Friday, 11 November 2011

Each to his own. Cloud cover-100%. Sun 0%. Can be drab but love the mildness, hate the cold. I think it dates from cycling to school and cursing the ice and biting winds which seemed to blow against me both to and from school. So long may the mild weather last! Keep that pesky sun at bay behind the strato-cumulus duvet we have here!
A word on song mentions. The truth is that Good Bird Noises Paul has it exactly with comment 143 yesterday. You are at the heart of the song choices, while being (obviously!)a tiny fraction of the total audience, and that is the issue really. Sometimes names are included, sometimes not. Sometimes they are bloggers, texters or tweeters. Or it's a team choice. Or I forget to mention names. And usually just the one per show. Bu there wouldn't be the selection that there is without your clever choices so please keep them coming. I will mention names when I can but even if they aren't, it doesn't mean you are taken for granted. I hope that all makes sense.
Anyway I take all the comments about Welsh Rarebit back. Nigel's creations were terrific and the mature cheddar option was really hitting the spot. Clearly all I needed to add was the stout. Silly me. It helps that by 6pm we are all starving and maybe there were some memories of student life here, but it's a definite option for that Sunday at 6pm moment. You don't want a meal but fancy something more sustaining than crisps. Nige wins again.
So a Friday with 2 shows again. Director John Landis joins Mark and me on 5 Live to talk about his book about monsters and reviews of the weeks big films. Then to R2 for a lovely ARF. The starting gun for the weekend/drive home/meal prep. The blue touch paper to light (without retiring). Over to you...
Have a distinguished and memorable Friday, see you after 2 and 5 on 5 and 2.

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good ARF morning all

    I used to love Rarebit when I was younger, my Dad made a really good one, so after hearing Nige's offering last night, I think I'll be having a go myself!

    ARFO from me:

    THAT'S THE WAY (AH HA) I LIKE IT - KC and the Sunshine Band

    If I'm feeling brave, I might try a text tonight as it's Mr Tortie's birthday today!

    Back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 2.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    This time next week Madchickster, MTF, Viking Mo, PSL, Tortie, Andy_Toverson and I, plus Deevski and a bunch of Evansbloggers will be treading on hallowed ground. We will be at Radio 2 to answer the phones for the Children in Need Jukebox. And I for one can't wait! I hope that all the blogpoppets who won't be there will be phoning in.

    In the meantime, back to today and the all important ARFO. Can I respectfully suggest:

    BEDS ARE BURNING by Midnight Oil

    or

    YOU'RE THE VOICE by John Farnham

    Deebee ~X~

    PS Thanks for clearing up about the menshes, Simon!

  • Comment number 3.

    Good morning everyone .................. no one here at the moment and I'm too shy for the first post so I'll lurk in the corner for a short while ........ tick-tock-tick-tock .............................

    ARFO? Has to be:

    I WANT YOUR LOVE by TRANSVISION VAMP

    Failing that, anything by Queen, The Who, Brucie etc etc etc ;-)

    Be back later with a pome.

  • Comment number 4.

    #2 Definitely getting excited now Deebee!

  • Comment number 5.

    Morning all,
    DT peeps, bloggers and DT dude( p'raps a trifle tired after all those dreams brought on by Mature Cheddar...?)
    We have a BIG OxPOLY reunion this weekend, 30 years on...am having heebee geebees about it already in the "Will I remember anyone", more importantly "will I remember their names!" (see last nights theme) kind of way.
    So I am suggesting a song that was HUGE when we were in our first year and was so very extraordinary and new that it had the power to make you stop in your tracks to listen...talking of course about 1979's finest N0 1
    TUBEWAY ARMY & 'ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC?'

    Enjoy your weekends all, hope you don't need anything more than the warmth of your sincerity (save on heating bills!)

  • Comment number 6.

    #1 Many happy returns to Mr T! Go on Tortie - send a text in!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 7.

    Morning All,

    Don't usually go for the ARF but can I suggest:-

    Let's go crazy - Prince

    or

    Loveshack - B52s

    Ta muchly

    A.

  • Comment number 8.

    Good Morning All :)

    I quite like the cold, bright and crisp mornings of Winter, but I'm a bit nesh, so I do like to be warm and cozy too. (for non-Northerners, nesh means someone who feels the cold easily)

    Aww Simon, I always appreciate a mensh, but I don't go all Bette Davis if I don't get one! ;D I hope no-one seriously feels slighted by the lack of menshes sometimes, I mean we've all had our time in the spotlight, so to speak :)

    I still fancy cheese on toast... Damn that Nigel! We haven't got any cheese in the house :'(

    ARFO suggestion...

    FOR YOUR LOVE - THE YARDBIRDS

    Off to lie in a darkened room for a while.

    BFN xx

  • Comment number 9.

    We all know the date today, 11/11/11. Yes, it's Spinal Tap day so why not play "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You" to kick start the evening? This one goes to 11... ;o)

  • Comment number 10.

    Hi again everyone on this unique 11/11/11 day!

    Thanks to Simon for the words about the menshes... shows he read last night's blog!

    TEENAGE KICKS ~ Undertones

    or

    LIVE IT UP ~ Mental as Anything

  • Comment number 11.

    Good morning again -

    Ah! A mention in dispatches for Good Bird Noises Paul! Good on you Simon!

    ARFO -

    As it's CORDUROY DAY - 11/11/11 - shall I request

    CORDUROY by Pearl Jam?

    Then there's always

    THE BEAT by The Look!

  • Comment number 12.

    Morning all! Cheeky request on behalf of my youngest son "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

    Best get on with some work.

    GB

  • Comment number 13.

    Pedant alert!!!!!!!

    #10 LuciesMum, unique? :-)

  • Comment number 14.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO MR TORTIE!
    :^)

    Here y'are - the 'blokey' version of celebratory cupcakiness

    ..............(()).. (())..(())..(())
    ★★°★°★┃★┃★┃★┃★°★°★★
    ..\°°º¤ø+£$☆♫•°★°•♫☆$£+ø¤º°°/
    ....\°°º¤+£$☆♫•°★°•♫☆$£+¤º°°/
    ......\°°º¤£$☆♫•°★°•♫☆$£¤º°°/
    .......\°º¤ø$☆♫•°★°•♫☆$ø¤º°/
    .........\°.¤ø$☆♫°★°♫☆$ø¤.°/
    .......... \♫♪♫★☆★☆★♫♪♫/
    ............════════════

  • Comment number 15.

    #14 thanks Katy, that's lovely - I'll show him when I get home!

  • Comment number 16.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Awwww! a heartfelt genuine clear up about mentions...well done you Simon!

    Welsh Rarebit ( or Cheese on toast) can you make it with white soft cheese as I am not too keen on the yellow stuff ( only can stomach it in cubes on salads!)

    And now what can I choose:

    Well as its less than a month til I see Mr Bryan Adams in Birmingham on 4th December hows about:

    RUN TO YOU or SUMMER OF 69.

    Or ( forgive me Bryan) non Bryan tunes like:

    GENO - Dexys
    LISTEN TO THE MUSIC - The Doobies

    Oh and yesterday afternoon I had an email from a maternity cover contract I had applied for on line for a Financial Controller at a company that makes Roller Ball pens in .......WORCESTER informing me that I had been successful in securing an interview on Monday at 10! Typical! As I said these things are like buses .....nothing for ages then 2 at once!

    Have a fabbo weekend ( BB Final and I'm a Celeb starts and that music show).

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 17.

    #11 Billie, I love the suggestion of 'The Beat', a record I'd almost forgotten and haven't heard in years. Can I second an ARFO? :o)

    Prompted me to think of:
    THE BEAT - Tears of a Clown

    which is what my ARFO suggestion would be.

  • Comment number 18.

    I have to go, work beckons, but I want to share this with the blogosphere before I do:

    I knew a simple soldier boy
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    No one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.


    I'm sure many of you know that this is the work of Siegfired Sassoon, not me, and it was C&P'd from t'internet.

  • Comment number 19.

    Oh and ARF Of It and MTF, hope you saw my answers on the previous blog!

  • Comment number 20.

    *channels Sir Jimmy*
    Now then guys and gals - as it's traditionally a 'slow blog day' ought we to clarify POSses excellent Favourite Act suggestion?

    My contribution is to suggest we use the word ACT because:

    The word ACT covers solo artists, duos, bands, beat groups, boybands, girlbands, ensembles, choirs, orchestras, cartoon characters, singing tractors, crooning cows and harmonising hippopotami


    :^)

  • Comment number 21.

    #18 I should have C&P'd "Siegfried", too ;-)

  • Comment number 22.

    Morning everyone on this special day.................................hope you are all well...........can't believe that it is ARFO time again!........This is for my OH for our WA...............as he introduced me to them many years back when we first got together............................................................................................

    DOOBIE BROTHERS - LONG TRAIN RUNNING

    Also changed my moniker today...........................................although still on the same theme...............................................................................................

    The Magic Roundabout Lady x

    P.S Can understand why people abbreviate their name.....................too much typing ;0) Maybe next wek I will be TMRL?

  • Comment number 23.

    Morning your Lordship, team, NYM and cloud-covered bloggers,

    Loved the cheese on toast last night. You're right about 6 o'clock on Sunday night, especially at this time of year. Parents can't be a**ed to cook, but you need something to stop the munchies kicking in later. A favourite in the Good household is "Dad's quick pizzas" - toasted bagels, spread a bit of pasta sauce from a jar (or chutney), grated cheese, under the grill, and Bob's your uncle. Instant satisfaction on a plate. Or just in your fingers, whatever takes your fancy.

    And so to matters more serious.

    ARFO suggestions for today:


    _(WHAT'S SO FUNNY 'BOUT) PEACE LOVE & UNDERSTANDING - Elvis Costello


    _LOST WEEKEND - Lloyd Cole


    which also reminds me of


    _THE PASSENGER - Iggy Pop


    That's it. Good day all.

    JBG

  • Comment number 24.

    Apparently it takes a while for your display name to be updated............all best intentions etc etc.........................plus here is the 'e' that I missed out!

    TMRL x

  • Comment number 25.

    Thanks Driver, I did indeed see your answers. Lucky you having a view of the Thames. I've got a fairly wide river in front of my house too :)

    ARF......

    Simon, as Deebee said, we are there at Broadcasting House this time next week, I might just be having a word or two about my long attempted go at getting ELO as an opener to the show. Failing that, we might just have to capture the new NYM in the lift ;)

    So, how about ....

    *** Twilight *** by ELO ?

    Happy Days.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 26.

    Try using this as an alternative when g**gling. It's OK, it's perfectly safe, supposedly.

    http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/google_gravity/

    #completelypointlessbutquitebrilliant

  • Comment number 27.

    Yikes John!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 28.

    Would it be a nice idea to have a 2 minute blog silence at 11 o'clock?

    My Dad served in WW2 (he was born in 1926 so just old enough). He was in the Navy, they mainly searched for unexploded mines on the seabed. He'd left the Navy by the time I came along, but I remember him telling some pretty hair-raising tales.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 29.

    #19 The Driver - yes thanks - I did see it.
    [ And it's notable that many of the most interesting chats I've had occur just as the new blog is posted ... thus unfinished conversations and half-thoughts drift into cyberspace ...]

    I'd forgotten that the Thames takes a capricious loop northwards then eastwards before it flows back down into London. I also never know where the border of Bucks and Berks is - is it the river Thames itself?

  • Comment number 30.

    #28 Good idea Deebee - I'll join you in the silence at 11.00

  • Comment number 31.

    #21 ah, Harry, as founder and chief of t' Pendants Club, you should cut yourself a little slack - oh and that it is a dreicht Friday weather-wise...
    difficult name, anyway.
    But Bob Sassoon just would not sound like a prooper poet, would it?

  • Comment number 32.

    Happy Anniversary!
    :^)

    ..... ¸¸.•*♣*•¨❤♣❤¨•*♣*•.¸¸
    ...╭━━━━━━━━━╮
    ...┃♥ ೋ ღ☃ღ ೋ ♥ ┃
    ...┃☆❤ MR & MRS ❤☆┃
    ...┃★☆❤DOUGAL❤☆★┃
    ...┃♥ ೋ ღ☃ღ ೋ ♥ ┃
    ╔═════════════════╗

  • Comment number 33.

    I blimmin' love this blog!

    Good morning Simon, your venerable team and all the lovely poppets who make this place so special.

    I'm so pleased that you chose to write a few lines on the menshes Simon and I hope this draws a big fat line under the whole debate. I don't think any of us feels taken for granted, mensh or not, we just enjoy you, the show and this 'ere blog. Well, that's how I feel anyway. Say no more!
    ____________________________________________________________________


    Happy Birthday to Mr T-C, go on text in Tortie.

    Deebee, can imagine you're getting excited about CiN. It's a great thing to do and well done to all of those taking part. Maybe I will be able to talk to a fellow blogger when I ring in!

    Suzie - I hope you're reunion is a great success, I'm sure it will be. I went to a school reunion this year - some 30 years on too - and it was the best night of chat and endless laughter. No, I didn't remember everyone but it didn't matter and a fab time was had by all.

    Zoe, never heard of 'nesh' so thanks for the explanation. I too like cold, bright winter days much better than damp, grey warmish ones - misty drizzle does nothing for my 'do' don't you know! ;-)

    I think someone mentioned last week the lack of female artists chosen for the ARFO, so my selection this week is ....

    ONE WAY OR ANOTHER - BLONDIE

    Hope everyone has a great Friday.

    Jillyx


    Oh and definitely a silence here at 11 o/c xx

  • Comment number 34.

    Jilly, a big thumbs up for your ARF from me.

    Nice one.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 35.

    #32..................................KatyMatey....l...........thank you so much......................... I will show my OH later......................it will make him smile........off to do our 2 minute silence now..............................................

  • Comment number 36.

    Dougal, you are now The Magic Roundabout Lady :)

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 37.

    #36 MTF - indeed she is ..

    Although a small iced anniversary cake with Mr and Mrs The Magic Roundabout Lady might have looked a bit clumsy. Think I made the delivery in the nick of time.
    :^D

  • Comment number 38.

    Morning!

    ARFO

    IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR - WILSON PICKETT

    Pen x

  • Comment number 39.

    11.11 on 11/11/11

    xx

  • Comment number 40.

    Doh, Lucies Mum, almost!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 41.

    Well done PennyForem... all the 11s!!!!!

    #39... haha, I missed it... my PC clock must be slow or this one's a bit fast!!!

    :o))

  • Comment number 42.

    This is a magic moment in time:

    At 11:11 11th Nov 2011, PennyForem wrote

    How many more 11's could she have got?! er, none is the answer...

  • Comment number 43.

    #36 MTF................indeedy ;0)
    #37 ARF Arted.................your new moniker makes me smile :0)

    TMRL x

  • Comment number 44.

    #42 Tinak_abelle, PennyForem could have asked for "Eleven Days by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim" which would have been another 11.... :o)

  • Comment number 45.

    Good morning Simon, the Driveteam and Constructors

    I would really love to hear either of the following after 5pm ...

    REWARD - TEARDROP EXPLODES

    CELEBRATION DAY - LED ZEPPELIN

  • Comment number 46.

    hello all just done two minutes 4 the war heros

    my arf song is

    billy dont be a hero-paper lace

    i think its a tune 4 this day

  • Comment number 47.

    Good Morning all

    Thank you Simon for the clarification on the mench issue I believe we now all have a greater understanding of the situation.
    For todays ARF can I nominate as an upbeat opener

    GIMME SOME LOVING - SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
    or a more quieter start
    FOR WHAT ITS WORTH - BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD

    Enjoy the day and the weekend

  • Comment number 48.

    As it's been 51 weeks since there's been a female ARF, how about one of these.....

    GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN ~ Cyndi Lauper

    FLASHDANCE.. WHAT A FEELING ~ Irene Cara

    I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL ~ Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

    xx

  • Comment number 49.

    #44 True, true but in the extra seconds it took her write that, coulda missed out on the 11 seconds past 11 whammy!
    RE Sunday nights tea - ours was always 'French toast' or 'Eggy Bread' depending on where you come from; bread sliced, (usually stale, with mould cut off edges - my mother is Scottish to the core, and a war baby) dipped & soaked in a beated egg, then fried and served with 'Sauce de tomates' or 'tomato sauce', again, depending where you come from.
    All after a swim at Tudor Grange swimming pool - remember it well...

  • Comment number 50.

    Thanks guys, more luck than judgement! If I had planned it, it wouldn't have worked.

    Pen x

  • Comment number 51.

    #48 Florence, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"? Please tell me you're being ironic.

  • Comment number 52.

    Now do I get anything for the big 50?

    Pushing my luck here, methinks!

    Pen x

  • Comment number 53.

    #46 HH, that song is on my 'cheesy downloads' playlist on my ipod (other MP3 players also available...) Actually, maybe I shouldn't be admitting that...

    Happy Anniversary to Mr and Mrs Dougal, er Magic Roundabout Lady, er...

    My poor brain is getting befuddled with all these new blog names. Can somebody please draw me a diagram...?

    ~X~

  • Comment number 54.

    #53 Know what you mean Deebee - I lost the plot when someone became Toots-Dubois. Let's hope it's just a Friday thing.

  • Comment number 55.

    There's an article in today's Scotsman about the 11/11/11 date, happening for the first time in 100 years... asking "Should we be afraid?" I was going to copy it out but the post would have been longer than Mega-Star-Bingo's posts, so here's the link and one of the paragraphs lifted from the article!

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/odd/friday_s_date_is_11_11_11_for_the_first_time_in_100_years_so_should_we_be_afraid_1_1954318

    Quote: While many simply enjoy the symmetry of the date, others view the numbers as possessing specific powers. Occultists, Freemasons and numerologists have different takes on 11, with some believing it has psychic properties and can channel the subconscious, while others believe each 1 represents good or evil, and together the number reflects the duality of man. The internet is awash with bloggers who insist that the number 11 appears with striking frequency in historic events such as 9/11, where not only the date was 11 but the first plane to hit the towers was Flight 11 and what did the towers themselves resemble but a giant steel and concrete 11?

  • Comment number 56.

    #51 Harry, if i was really being ironic, I'd have asked for Alanis Morissette!!! :o))

  • Comment number 57.

    #53, #54 - I find it completely confusing when people change their blog names; except for ones who post in a certain 'style' like Katy and Paul, who I can usually identify.

    If you are going to change your name, could you perhaps tell us who you used to be? :-)

  • Comment number 58.

    Pah! Girl choons - schmirl choons - how many Rockin' Upbeat ones are there? Ones that would qualify - ie. big hit, 60s/70s/80s - around 3 minutes ...

    Joan Jett, Suzi Quattro, that band Belinda Carlisle was in, Heart, Tina Turner, Annie Lennox, Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde, Bangles, Evanescence, Bjorkers, er ... actually there are quite a few when you come to think of it ..

    That is - without resorting to the most-chosen ARF song for the phoners- in. Hen night, girls' night out .. girls just want to have fun. Apparently.
    LOL.

    :^D

  • Comment number 59.

    #57 Tortie, you can probably guess who I was before I morphed into one of The Magic Roundabout Lady's gang!!!

    xx

  • Comment number 60.

    #57 Sorry Torters - but thanks for recognising my 'style'

    I always try to put one of my - probably quite irritating but recognisable none the less- smiley faces at the end.

    But I too get confused - especially when Dougal turned into Magic Roundabout Lady - which she told us she was doing - and then someone else decided to take the name Florence who was also in the Magic Roundabout - so I thought Dougal had done a double change - and then I saw that ...
    etc etc etc blah-di-blah-di

    You do know, though - that if you click on the name you will be shown all that person's posts from when they first joined the blog - so that should give you an idea.

    Katy xx
    :^)

  • Comment number 61.

    Afternoon Poppeteers and Simon

    Birthday wishes to Mr TC - please text in Tortie!

    #46 #53 Ashamed to say, I have the single!

    My ARF today:

    I Love To Boogie - T Rex because it's the only way to start the show Simon.

    Happy Friday everyone

    Catch you later

    Shona x

  • Comment number 62.

    #60 Katy as a last resort I have clicked on someone's name to find out who they are, but that doesn't always work (well not for me anyway!).

    I am confused about Florence, I wondered if Dougal had changed her name again ...

    *wanders off to find out*

  • Comment number 63.

    You lot are making the old grey matter work overtime today. Florence (LM) I thought you were Katymaty for a moment or two!

    Love the ARF Arted Katy, Genius.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 64.

    #55 It's amazing what people will believe... I had piano lessons when I was a child, and my piano teacher lived at No 13. But there was no number on her front door, just a house name.

    #57 I used to be Deebee. Oh, hang on... ;o)

    #58 I have in the past requested songs by two of the ladies on your list for ARFO, but no joy so far.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 65.

    Right - got that one sorted. looked back to previous postings and saw one about Basset hounds - I now know who you are Florence!

  • Comment number 66.

    Well I never....

    There is a grey matter blog !!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 67.

    #62 Tortie, Florence is LuciesMum. I think...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 68.

    Afternoon all

    The host has such a polite manner when dispensing his discipline to the blogging collective :-).

  • Comment number 69.

    Afternoon Blogpoppets one and all - Why doesn't Nigel recommend using Lancashire cheese? Much better to toast than Cheddar? Anyway in early tribute to all the blogpoppeteers working for Children in Need next week how about:

    HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE - BLONDIE

    Mr Aquaplane wants to go up to the floating caravan as it's looking clear for the weekend on Windermere. So I may post when at home tonight as it's too dark to set off after work nowadays.

  • Comment number 70.

    Good ARFternoon Each! I feel a bit weak-kneed. A mensh in dispatches, after what I said about not needing a mensh. Some small irony there. Anyway, thanks Simon for taking the time and interest.

    Okeydokey, The Blogs Fave ACT

    I suggest we start it on Monday morning. and let it run for a week, if that is OK with everyone. I will try and keep a check on the scores and anounce results on the following Monday, but if Katy would be so kind as to keep a check on it as well, we could compare notes on fb, just to make sure that the results are OK. And, Simon, if you are reading this, there might be a K-Tel style album in it for you. "Simon Mayo's Greatest Blog Favourites", just in time for Christmas. Track choice might prove more difficult, though.


    My ARFO request...

    'Roxette' by Dr Feelgood would be most lovely.

  • Comment number 71.

    Hi all,

    Just a quickie to say that menshes are a bonus to us, it's the tunes that are important. That, and this blog which helps break up the working day.

    So have a good weekend everyone, and see you on Monday :o)

    MOSH ON!

  • Comment number 72.

    Paul, not sure what you are suggesting re: blog fave act. Could you elaborate please?

  • Comment number 73.

    #53 that songs not cheesy the other songs thay did were (the night chicago died and one thay did with forest)

  • Comment number 74.

    Might be too late, but some southern rock would go down a treat as an ARFO today.

    Maybe something like:

    LYNYRD SKYNYRD - SIMPLE MAN

  • Comment number 75.

    #72. Dearest Threesome, I was about to point you in the direction of #154 yesterday, but seeing as I had to go back there in order to find the number, it was just as easy to C&P, thus...

    The other day, I suggested a Half Man Half Biscuit Song, and other bloggers liked the idea, despite the fact that it probably had no more than a snowball in hells chance of being played, and this got me to wondering.

    What is this blogs favourite band/artist?

    Now, I appreciate the fact that if you were to be asked to list your top 10 bands on one day, the following day that list might be somewhat different.

    Here is my idea. We each compile a list of our top FIVE favourite bands, singers etc. These artistes will be numbered 1, for your absolute fave to 5. You see. Each item on the list will score points, with 5 points awarded to the band/singer in 1st position, down to 1 point for the 5th. However, because you might want to change your mind, you can have 5 lists. You don't have to, but if you do have more than one list, each list MUST be different from the others you choose. It could be the same bands in a different order,or entirely different. But the scores will be cumulative. The opportunity to post your lists will remain open for a week, and at the end of that period, each band/singers scores will be added up, and the one with the highest score will be THE BLOGS FAVOURITE BAND. Whaddya think?

    I think the beast will be released on Monday, at which time it's terms of parole shall be re-stated.

  • Comment number 76.

    #73. You cant go around finishing off your posts with swear words. Consider your knuckles rapped. And anyway, calling that last one cheesy is seriously underselling it. Althgough, an accurate summary would really need a swear word. ;0)

  • Comment number 77.

    #70 GBNPaul ............ so what is this "favourite act" thingy? Do we just post a name and see how many people also post the same one?

  • Comment number 78.

    My #77, I've see #75 now :-)

    I think Al Stewart will have at least 25 points by this time next week, but probably not many more :-)

  • Comment number 79.

    Goes off scratching head!

    Good Luck all, with ARFs.

    Cheers me dears.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 80.

    Afternoon everyone,

    Very late to the fray, but if the NYM and the dude haven't made up their minds regarding the ARFO, then how about:

    I SAW HER STANDING THERE by THE BEATLES

    Simon and Paul and 'menshgate'....... you couldn't put it better (says she who is currently languishing in a veritable menshless desert) - but MTF & I may be having a word in NYM's shell-like, and bribes consisting of chutney and sloe gin may be considered! ;-)

    madchick x Who is loving all the MR references. BTW MTF how is Dylan?

  • Comment number 81.

    Afternoon blogpoppers one and all

    I'm probably too late for ARFO but as I'm feeling like one today;

    Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen

    (Not Welsh Rarebit but too much cheese last night....)

    CIN - so good to hear bloggers will be fielding calls - I'll certainly be ringing in.

  • Comment number 82.

    Hi Mcw, in a word.... Fat!

    I cant get him to move, he has the whole of the garden to run around in, but lies in the shed, mind you it is carpeted wall to wall. Guess he just likes his home comforts!

    Gotta fly, bye.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 83.

    I have some rather nice Rhubarb and Ginger chutney. I am also in possesion of a little Sloe gin, but I aint mixing 'em together, no matter what the incentive!

  • Comment number 84.

    #76 lol

  • Comment number 85.

    _____________/\__________\o/________ Swim little man, swim faster.


    Just nicked that off twitter LOL

  • Comment number 86.

    I like that, Harry, I may nick it myself.

    Incidentally, Corduroy? Packet of sausages!

  • Comment number 87.

    #29 - I think the border follows the Thames for a bit, but I'm never sure myself where it is exactly. Berkshire exists to the east, south and north of my house...

  • Comment number 88.

    _____________/\_\o/________ Swim man, for the love of GOD!


    It continued ............

  • Comment number 89.

    _____________/______________ NOOOOOOOOO!




    _____________________________ *sobs*


    Someone calling her/himself rocious_puns if you want to have a look at the originals

  • Comment number 90.

    Hello all :-) very late her again with no real excuse!

    CANDI STATON YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE is my ARFO choice

    thank you PSL x

  • Comment number 91.

    Paul, thanks for the info re:blogs fave act. We four happy peeps shall ponder and come back to you with a list from each of us :o)

  • Comment number 92.

    #86 did you like the cyber Christmas Ale I sent you 'Rosey Nosey' from our local brewery here in the Shire?

  • Comment number 93.

    CC. Foursome? Oops!


    (American political carrer beckons. It seems that I, too have a sort of problem with 3)

  • Comment number 94.

    #75 Paul you will have to explain your idea again and very simply and slowly for me to follow???!!!

  • Comment number 95.

    PSL. Pick your 5 fave acts and list them in order of favouritism. That's about it. You can however, make up to 5 lists, so that you can change you mind. Starts Monday.

  • Comment number 96.

    Afternoon all !!!! and WELL DONE PAUL for getting a mench in the main blog !

    Had a lovely night out last evening and didnt get home till near midnight (dirty stopout). Rumer was WONDERFUL and my sister and I had a lovely chance to catch-up. Apparently her new car (sisters) previously belonged to Lisa Riley from Emerdale who 'kinda' lives local to them, and YES I was serenaded with 'Drivetime' all the way to Blackpool :-)
    Much love to all xx
    ~ Gill ~

  • Comment number 97.

    ...why didn't you just say that in the first place ;-)

  • Comment number 98.

    Apologies if I confused you Tortie et al with my moniker change..................I read back to catch up and noticed that someone suggested starting your name with 'The' might have more impact............................so was just being desperate really!.................................especially as a crown is at stake!...............also my choon choice has never been an ARFO before.......................so odds are pretty low.

    Anyway............................my round Dougal-like nose must now hit that grindstone again...............................................................................

    Enjoy the rest of the day..................................................................

    The Magic Roundabout Lady x

    P.S Thought my love of dots might give the game away....................................

  • Comment number 99.

    ohh..................so close to 100...........but yet so far ;0)

  • Comment number 100.

    I'm guessing my LastFM scrobble list might provide a clue to my top 5. Or then again, as I've been on random play a lot lately, it might just biased by the order in which I've been ripping CDs. Porcupine Tree possibly articially high in the list as they were all sitting in a pile close to hand when I started :-)

 

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