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The Naughty Step

Simon Mayo | 09:15 UK time, Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Well the harmonies worked. In fact we had so many terrific suggestions, we could have fllled the whole show with them. But S&G, Mamas&Papas, Crowded House, Judie Tzuke and the Everly's is not bad. Was hoping to get round to my favourite suggestion which was Trio of the Fates by JP Rameau described by the great Andrea Sella at UCL as 'surrealist harmonies from 1733'. I've just watched some and feel rather good about it. It won't be troubling the R2 playlist but splendid anyway. Wanted to try and get some CSN&Y on but Judy T. won as she was clocking in at 2 minutes and we were, as normal, running out of time. Once we run long, we can't catch up and it's all my fault. Well me and Jules Holland anyway.
My rubbish day courtesy of the signals at Stowmarket was crowned by an onrushing cold (thanks Rebecca) and I hope the sniffing wasn't too audible or off-putting. Rick Stein didn't notice I think but it was fun to talk fish and Cornwall with him. Today we talk rhythms, hits and survival with Nile Rogers. An extraordinary life. His upbringing, Chic, Sister Sledge, producing D.Bowie, D. Ross and D. Duran. The death of his writing partner Bernard Edwards and his fight against cancer. He is a man with a few stories to tell (most of which we can't talk about!) but he's an engaging and fascinating man and you can hear him from 6pm.
And tunes today about BAD BEHAVIOUR and BREAKING THE RULES. I have sworn a mighty oath against Saturday night TV but the departure of Frankie Cocozza from the X factor after admitting to many misdemeanours and 'rock star behaviour', will serve us well I think.
Have a well-behaved and law-abiding Wednesday, see you after 5.

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Wild thing - The Troggs.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon et al.

    Just a quickie (for now) ......

    Please find time to play the excellent


    BAD THINGS - JACE EVERETT

    in tonight's show! G'won, you know it makes sense!

    Laters amigos.

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 3.

    Good Morning again -

    Suggestions -

    YOU CAN’T DO THAT! – Beatles

    I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER - Beatles

    I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER – Jim Diamond

    BREAK THE RULES – Quo

    DON’T – Elvis

    IT’S A SHAME – Detroit Spinners

  • Comment number 4.

    Good day, everyone. Still feel like going back to bed. Ah well...

    My fuggy brain can only think of the somewhat obvious and headbangingly glorious

    STATUS QUO - Break The Rules

    If the mind wakes up I may be back later...

  • Comment number 5.

    FOUR LETTER WORD - KIM WILDE
    anything by BAD MANNERS ?

    Off to find insperation...

  • Comment number 6.

    How about:
    I Want to Break Free - Queen
    Deeper Underground - Jamiroquai
    Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
    On The Run - Pink Floyd
    Teenage Kicks - The Undertones?

  • Comment number 7.

    "rock star behaviour" ?

    LIFE'S BEEN GOOD TO ME SO FAR - Joe Walsh

  • Comment number 8.

    Great show yesterday, thanks team x


    Just the one visit from me this morning - door-to-door leaflet-ing calls ...


    BREAK THE RULES – STATUS QUO

    TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT – EAGLES

    I'VE BEEN A BAD BAD BOY – PAUL JONES

    BAD TO ME – BILLY J KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS

    RULES OF THE GAME – BUCKS FIZZ

    GO NOW – MOODY BLUES

    GONE GONE GONE - ALISON KRAUSS & ROBERT PLANT

  • Comment number 9.

    Good Morning All :)

    I think you could easily have filled a whole show with harmonious oldies, Simon :) Loved 'The Only Living Boy In New York' though, one of my favourites.

    That Jools Holland does go on, but he's lovely, so he's forgiven :)

    Hope the cold is getting better, Simon.

    I already tweeted the following oldie suggestions...

    BAD TO THE BONE - GEORGE THOROGOOD

    BAD - MICHAEL JACKSON

    IF IT WASN'T FOR BAD YOU'D BE GOOD - ELTON JOHN & LEON RUSSELL

    YOU'RE NO GOOD - SWINGING BLUE JEANS

    BAD BOY - GLORIA ESTEFAN/MIAMI SOUND MACHINE

  • Comment number 10.

    Rockaria - ELO!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 11.

    Oh, SWEET's Hellraiser just popped into my head as a possible...

  • Comment number 12.

    Morning everyone

    A few naughty type songs..........

    BAD BOY ~ Marty Wilde

    I'VE BEEN A BAD BAD BOY ~ Paul Jones

    BREAK THE RULES ~ STatus Quo

    WILD BOYS ~ Duran Duran

    GOOD GIRL GONE BAD ~ Rihanna

    REAL WILD CHILD ~ Iggy Pop

  • Comment number 13.

    Morning,


    Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Frank Sinatra

    Good times, Bad times - Led Zeppelin

    Bad - Michael Jackson

    Bye Bye Badman - The Stone Roses

    Bad Boys - Wham

    Crazy Crazy Nights - Kiss

    That golden Rule - Biffy Clyro

    I'm not a juvenile delinquent - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

    Only the good die young - Billy Joel

    A rush of blood to the head - Coldplay

    He's a rebel - The Crystals

    Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

  • Comment number 14.

    I forgot...

    REBEL REBEL - DAVID BOWIE

    How could I leave that one off my list! :O Also...

    TROUBLE - ELVIS PRESLEY

  • Comment number 15.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Hope the cold is better soon Simon. I'm back at work today, but still feeling a bit feak and weeble.

    My suggestions:

    IT'S A SIN by the Pet Shop Boys

    BAD by Michael Jackson

    BAD BAD BOY by Paul Jones

    BREAK THE RULES by Status Quo

    Deebee ~X~

  • Comment number 16.

    Hard To handle By Otis Reading

    Piece of me By Britney Spears

    No more drama by Mary J Blige

    So Emotional by Whitney Houston

  • Comment number 17.

    Ooohhh I love that we now have a Dame on the blog!!!! :o))

    BORN TO BE WILD ~ Steppenwolf

  • Comment number 18.

    LIFE IN THE FAST LANE - Eagles

    BUSY BEING FABULOUS - Eagles

    HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS - Bob Seger


    I'VE BEEN A BAD BAD BOY - Paul Jones

    I'M SORRY - PJ Proby

  • Comment number 19.

    Good morning everyone.

    Naughty step? Sounds like this was meant for me :-)

    My suggestion (as Zoe has already beaten me to my first choice of George Thorogood) is:

    NAUGHTY GIRL by BEYONCE

  • Comment number 20.

    YOU'RE UNBELIEVABLE - EMF

  • Comment number 21.

    A couple more - my brain's not really in gear this morning:

    SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD by Elton John

    HONESTY by Billy Joel

    ~X~

  • Comment number 22.

    Bad Boys...Wham

    sorry! it's all I could think of this morning!

    Love Sparkyhunter x

  • Comment number 23.

    Or:

    LITTLE MISS NAUGHTY by SCOUTING FOR GIRLS

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning All,

    Rock On - David Essex

    Maybes laters

    A.

  • Comment number 25.

    Morning all,

    Really enjoyed yesterday's show, and the unusual selection of oldies. As for today:

    MY GENERATION - THE WHO

    BREAKING THE LAW - JUDAS PRIEST

    I WISH - STEVIE WONDER

    TEENAGE DIRTBAG - WHEATUS

    I FOUGHT THE LAW - THE CLASH

    FIGHT THE POWER - PUBLIC ENEMY

    That'll do for starters :o)

  • Comment number 26.

    NO SELF CONTROL - Peter Gabriel

  • Comment number 27.

    Just thought of another.....

    BREAKING ALL THE RULES ~ Peter Frampton

  • Comment number 28.

    The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode (for the "naughty, naughty, naughty" lyric)

  • Comment number 29.

    Morning All,

    I could be breaking a few rules by being here!! But I'm a rebel!!

    How about:

    I LOVE THE SOUND OF BREAKING GLASS by NICK LOWE



    madchick x

  • Comment number 30.

    HEY FRANKIE - Sister Sledge

  • Comment number 31.

    UP ALL NIGHT - TT (Wah!)


    A bit of irony here - Gary was his mentor!

  • Comment number 32.

    PAPA DON'T PREACH by MADONNA

  • Comment number 33.

    All revved up with no place to go - Meatloaf.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 34.

    And a HOIB contender:

    MY BROTHER by TERRY SCOTT!!!!

  • Comment number 35.

    OUT OF TIME - Chris Farlowe

  • Comment number 36.

    Coffee consumed, mind working better.

    HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT - Blue Badge Abuser (bad behaviour of the highest order)
    GENESIS - Illegal Alien
    KAISER CHIEFS - I Predict A Riot

  • Comment number 37.

    I go to Extremes - Billy Joel.

    We didn't start the fire - Also Billy Joel.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 38.

    We're gonna raise the stakes here somewhat:

    RASPUTIN - BONEY M

    :o)

  • Comment number 39.

    Hello everyone. Are you feeling better Deebee?

    Another good theme ... consider myself quite a good girl, but with a healthy naughty streak ;)

    Some great songs already mentioned so here's my two-peneth with some repeats:

    Bad Things - Jace Everett
    Bad Boys - Wham!
    Bad, Bad Leory Brown - Frank Sinatra
    Rebel, Rebel - David Bowie
    Naughty Girl - Beyonce
    Breaking the Rules - AC/DC (maybe for the mosh? Although CLP played AC/DC this morning and it might break Radio 2 rules)
    You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

    Will have a think and come back later...

  • Comment number 40.

    #38 Hey TCC, I like this tangent. I'll raise you:

    STALIN MALONE by ELVIS COSTELLO (from the Spike album)

    ;-)

  • Comment number 41.

    Ahem! I don't recall you asking to borrow my naughty step?!

    I was a tad disappointed that a show with great harmonies as the theme didn't have any of the Motown band's music featured. To me The Four Tops reign supreme...but hey thats just my oppinion :-)

  • Comment number 42.

    Heading for a fall - The Hollies.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 43.

    #38 TCC, I also have on my mp3 player:

    HITLER IN MY HEART by ANTHONY AND THE JOHNSONS

    Is he the baddest? :-)

  • Comment number 44.

    AMY WINEHOUSE YOU KNOW I'M NO GOOD

    I WISH STEVIE WONDER

  • Comment number 45.

    It dont matter to me - Bread.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 46.

    Morning all

    Another late arrival! My tortie mogpoppet has had to go to the vets to have her teeth cleaned - which means general anaesthetic and an afternoon spent in recovery. Hope she's OK, never had to have anything (other than the usual check-ups) done before : (

    Hope you're soon feeling better Simon. Deebee - glad to hear you're now recovering.

    Back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 47.

    Morning all,
    DT team, bloggers, and the star-struck DT Dude (you could hear his school-boy grin when Kenny Wayne Shepherd was on) - what a FABULOUS noise that was!
    MORE please on R2 like that.

    Been a bit absinthe lately, blog kept losing my missives, so I gave up and did some muggling instead..but it certainly does not favour the verbose, Twitter-dom.
    RE theme, the worst fight I ever saw was outside a public house where two young gals were slogging it out over a chap, I presume - said chap was perhaps the one holding the handbags for them!
    On that note, this might suit:

    RIP HER TO SHREDS by Blondie
    It's a bit rough around the edges, and perchance not a warm cosy DT type of song, but hey, DT Dude, it's SHORT!!

    Laters y'all, off for caffeine and to listen to Popmaster!

  • Comment number 48.

    Bad behaviour has got to have some good tunes, and plenty for Dr Mosh too. Lets go for

    Almost anything by AC/DC, how about BACK IN BLACK or HAVE A DRINK ON ME

    RUNNING FREE by IRON MAIDEN

    LUST FOR LIFE by IGGY POP

    I PREDICT A RIOT by THE KAISER CHIEFS

    I FOUGHT THE LAW by THE CLASH

    Calming down a bit we can go for

    BAND ON THE RUN by WINGS

    PSYCHO KILLER by TALKING HEADS

  • Comment number 49.

    BE YOUNG BE FOOLISH BE HAPPY THE TAMMS

  • Comment number 50.

    Now I'm late again I know so apologies. Quick U2 tune suggestion how about "Bad" or "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't go Crazy Tonight".

    Laters

    GB

  • Comment number 51.

    Morning all.......................................................................................

    1st 3 word Wednesday - Back To Blog

    2nd 3 word Wednesday - few minutes only!

    3rd 3 word Wednesday - Not sniffling.....................yet!

    Anyway...................................it's been a while.....................so I am putting all my eggs in one basket with........................................................................

    The Specials - Too Much Too Young

    Bye for now..................................................and take care..........................

    Dougal x

  • Comment number 52.

    Morning all, no Emmylou on harmonies -sacrilige!

    Pleased to say I wouldn't know the evicted chap from X-Factor if he smacked me in the face although it seemed to be a lead story of importance on the Big Filler Show yesterday when I was driving home. Would be interested to see someone who's spent a small fortune phoning their support for him taking out a test complaint to the regulators demanding their money back though. I'll bet there's nothing in the voting small print that a viewer couild reasonably be expected to read that states that their vote might be wasted when the producers chuck someone out.

    Bad behavour then

    YOU SHOULDN'T DO THAT - HAWKWIND

    Or maybe not :-)

  • Comment number 53.

    Good Morning Each! Plagiarising Pete, eh? Thought about it as a name, but decided against it. If you have time, however, you might like to look into Jose, who's article was indeed C&P'd. The work copied was not his own originally, but was in turn 'borrowed' from a Maths website called 'Maths for fun' where the original answer was largely the same, but used a lot of diagrams to give the almost exact same answer. This answer was posted some 5 years before Jose's own, in response to the question being asked by a parent in the same situation as last nights 'Homework Sucks' questioner. That parent signed himself Deeceefc. Now, I wonder who that might've been?

    But yes, I did C&P the article. I DO have a Drivetime Car Sticker, though, and although I have promised not to reveal how I got it, (in order to protect the guilty), I feel a bit more deserving of one, however I came across the slightly more accurate answer. ;0)

  • Comment number 54.

    My second cup of coffee and my brain is still feeling a bit fuzzy. Currently shuffling bits of paper around on my desk wondering what to do that requires the least effort. I may end up filing - although in my current state I'll probably get my alphabet all mixed up and miss-file things. Still, at least I'm in - several other people at work have had the same bug, they're dropping like flies round here!

    On the plus side, my copy of 'Confessions' has arrived from the big river site :o)

    #46 Sorry to hear about your mogpoppet, Tortie. I'm sure she'll be fine though. Wish I could have a general anaesthetic when I get my teeth cleaned at the dentist...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 55.

    A few more for the naughty step....

    REBEL ROUSER ~ Duane Eddy

    HE'S A REBEL ~ The Crystals

    REBEL REBEL ~ David Bowie

  • Comment number 56.

    #54 Thanks Deebee.

    I was tempted to order the 'Confessions' book, but have been told to add it to my (very short) C*****mas list! Will you be taking it with you next week to be signed by the author?! ;-)

    T x

  • Comment number 57.

    #52 Ha! I love it, Ken - but there's probably something in the small print saying that voters do so at their own risk. And actually, if they were daft enough to vote for him in the first place I'm not sure they deserve to get their money back...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 58.

    Morning all

    TOWN CALLED MALICE - THE JAM

    Pen x

  • Comment number 59.

    #56 I might do Tortie, although if last year is anything to go by there won't be a lot of time for that sort of thing. And we are supposed to be there to do a job... ;o)

    ~X~

  • Comment number 60.

    Anyroad, I'm sticking by 'Stringy Bob' for today. The poor lad seems to attract a bad rep, what with his prison setence and all.

    Choons...

    'Blue Badge Abuser'

    'Petty Sessions'

    'RSVP'

    All by HMHB

  • Comment number 61.

    How about Baggy Trousers by Madness ?

  • Comment number 62.

    Well I suppose there is always
    COCAINE - pref. by JACKSON BROWNE, or a close 2nd JJ CALE
    If we want to cut to the nub of the matter...
    Not knowing 'owt about the whole x-factor thing (have the same Saturday Night TV aversion as our DT Dude leader) so I looked it up (ain't t'internet wunnerful?) and liked the poignant and fitting comment from Simon Cowell "Frankie Cocozza has blown a wonderful opportunity''
    'Nuff said

  • Comment number 63.

    You'll Never Get To Heaven If You Break My Heart by Dionne Warwick
    Breaking The Law by Judas Priest (midweek mosh?)
    If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right by Isaac Hayes (or Millie Jackson)
    Aginst Th' Law by Woody Guthrie

  • Comment number 64.

    Warmth Ter Yersen Mayo MAn & ALL Bloggies....

    Ave not gotta tune about 'Bad Behaviour' or 'Breaking Rules'.... Butta do 'ave Part 3 of me 'ow Tedr Improve Road Safety Blog mostly about people's 'Bad Behaviour' & 'Breaking Rules' of The 'ighway Code.... I'll bang it on in a momentation.....

  • Comment number 65.

    So what can be done to reduce the deaths on our roads?

    PART 3 -A:

    The raise of the speed limit to 80mph isn't a factor that will make roads more dangerous. The Institute Of Advanced Motorists have long argued for a raise to 80mph on the motorways.

    The best way to make roads safer is educate drivers.
    This can be done by re-testing. This for sure would make people sharper/ better drivers. Build up their knowledge of driving.
    I'm amazed at how many people when you get talking to them all think they know so much about the rules of the road. When actually.... They don't!!
    People are strange when it comes to driving... Most think they are better than they are and most have their own interpretation of rules.
    In fact it is worrying just how many people don't really know the exact rules of certain aspects of driving who actually drive daily.
    I myself even though I'm a HGV driver of 14 years, car driver of 20 years, a member of the Advanced Motorists having passed my advanced test, been to police skid control courses and taken part in motorsport events & held a racing licence... Despite this I do admit it... Some rules on the roads i'm not 100% sure about!!!!!!
    And a quick read of the Highway Code is a great refresher.
    The only problem I've noticed driving in my truck... Often I will be following a rule correctly & somebody else will nearly have a collision with me as they think I'm wrong & they are right.
    One common area is when I have to occupy two lanes with my truck when turning. Very often I come across drivers who even though I'm straddling the white lines & part in both lanes I've had people trying to get past me & beeping their horn at me & doing rude signs... As they simply don't understand the Highway Code & drive with a me, me, me aggressive attitude.
    It says very clearly in the Highway Code that large vehicles often need to take up more than one lane at roundabouts/ when turning at junctions & extra room/ patience should be given to HGVs. But isn't this just simple common sense?
    Most of the Highway Code are simple rules of simple common sense!!!

    Years ago I was involved in an accident on the South Circular road in Wimbledon.
    I was driving a tanker of highly flammable solvents (more flammable than petrol). As I pulled away from a set of traffic lights already occupying the 2 lanes as the road was of narrow lanes AND I had a cyclist next to me on my left. When a lunatic in a van came full speed and went for a gap between me & the central traffic island. He expected me to swerve over the cyclist for him. (that he was also convinced was not there, He couldn't see it due to my vehicle and his speed).
    The result he skidded into my 40 tonne tanker & the front side of his van, the metal exploded with the force. Why a 2 tonne van would take on a 40 tonne tanker?
    But the most worrying thing is as part of his van exploded with force... The debris hit the side of my tanker nearly rupturing the side. If that had happened... 35,000 litres of liquid could have leaked & my vehicle would have exploded with a large fireball. All because of one idiot!!!
    When he got out of his van he was screaming at me totally convinced he was right. And calling me a liar about the being a cyclist!!!
    This is my point of how scary it is that there are these people out there who never read the Highway Code yet are convinced they are know all about driving.
    And the mad thing – Being rush hour,150 yards ahead was a large traffic jam, so if the van drive had got ahead of me... He would have just sat in a traffic jam ahead of me. Yet he badly wrecked his van & nearly caused an explosion to try & do so... CRAZY!

    It's scary just how bad some drivers are out there. Seem to have a mentality of not looking properly ahead. Not thinking about their actions/ driving.
    And sadly this is why serious accidents do & will carry on happening.
    The introduction of re-testing incorporating the advanced driving test really, really would make driving so much safer & better for all.
    It would save money on accidents, make insurance companies pay out less claims & cut the pain & hurt families feel after the loss or injury of loved ones.
    So WHY do the government not do this???
    If 2,000 people a year died in train crashes the railways would be shut down!!!!!

  • Comment number 66.

    One more oldie:

    Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis

  • Comment number 67.

    PART 3 -B:

    One VERY good yet simple A very fast way to cut road deaths would be send everybody a copy of the Highways Code Book with their tax disc renewal form – This for sure would save well over 100 lives in the first year alone – maybe many many more !!!!
    How many people actually go to the trouble of buying the Highways Code... Very few.... Mainly only when people are trying to pass their driving test!!!!
    So why do the government not do this? It's a very easy way of improving our road safety!
    I'm sure many people would take a look at it over breakfast or on their work break and look at aspects of the Highway Code they are not sure about.
    And another very effective way would be send a leaflet with their tax disc renewal all about a particular rule/ area of safety that's in the highway code.
    Maybe safety critical areas of driving and areas where there are a higher number of serious road accidents.
    This would greatly educate drivers, and ultimately save lives and reduce injuries!!!
    I mean how many times do you get leaflets with your road tax reminder like the ones trying to sell you a personalised number plate!!!!!
    Yet never anything about road safety!!!!!
    Is the government's ONLY priority about collecting money from us & not the welfare/ care of motorists?????@?@??
    Even when you hear governments talking about road deaths, very often mentioned is that each death costs the tax payer so much money per year!

    I'm sure the above basic ideas would be very effective ways of reducing road deaths!!!!!

  • Comment number 68.

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  • Comment number 69.

    I hope those reading me posts over the last few days both 'ere & on Chrsi Evans' Blog 'ave both enjoyed & learned abit extra about driving what with me sharing some of me experiences/ knowledge of driving!!!!!!
    There's alot of things in life am not very good at but driving 'as always been me number on passion/ thing a seem best at!!!!!!!

    A 'ope maybe even by just a few bloggers reading me blogs it will lower the chances of yerselves being involved in an accident.... A put this extra tip that the Advanced Drivers teach you on CLP's blog this morning... Just though i'll bang it on 'ere too... Not only does it lower the chance of an accident... It 'elps you save fuel too by not 'aving ter break sharply or come to an uneccessary stop:

    PS One other important driving tip the IAM teach you is look more further ahead to see what's going on further down the road.
    Most motorists just stare at the rear of the vehicle in front of them!!!!!

    What you should do is be looking 200 yards or more ahead of the vehicles in front of you.... This way you can react to slowing traffic even before the vehicle ahead of you does!!!!

    I've done this & often seen something happening ahead... started slowing and watched the vehicle in front of me nearly have an accident as they've not seen the hazard until the last moment!!!!!!!!

    So remmeber the Bingo IAM driving tip terdee: Look as far ahead down the road as you can, NOT just at the rear of the vehilce in front!!!!!!

    Glad ter 'elp!!!!

  • Comment number 70.

    Hi All!
    Long time listener/reader but first time poster so bear with me! Can I combine my suggestion for the themed song with a midweek mosh request? If so, I suggest "BREAKING THE LAW" by JUDAS PRIEST.
    Thank you and good bye, Chris.

  • Comment number 71.

    #65 Bingo, I've been following your posts over the last couple of days and I have to agree with all your conclusions. However, I fear little can be done. I tend to follow the advice my Dad gave me when I first started taking lessons 38 years ago: suspect everyone else on the road is an idiot, and likely to do idiotic things without notice, and drive accordingly. I'm sure it wasn't original, I've heard it said many times since, but I still drive with that in mind.

    A few weeks ago I was overtaken by a guy in BMW. I was in a line of traffic on the A595 which is single carriageway with a 60mph limit. We were all doing about 50, it was difficult to go faster without gaining on the car in front, when the BMW driver overtook us all; and he was shaving.

  • Comment number 72.

    Oops! as the title of Simon's blog ....been on the Naughty Step...sorry for mentioning the name of said interview company!

    1. I FOUGHT THE LAW - The Clash
    2. BAD BOY - Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine
    3. SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER - Jim Diamond
    4. PUSH IT - Salt N Pepa
    5. BAD BOYS - Alexandra Burke
    6. TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT - The Eagles
    7. STILL ROCK N ROLL TO ME - Billy Joel
    8. WHAT A WASTE - Ian Dury and the Blockheads
    9. WILD ONE - Iggy Pop
    10. REAL WILD CHILD - Iggy Pop
    11. WILD THING - The Troggs
    12. DONT LOOK BACK IN ANGER - Oasis
    13. REBEL REBEL - David Bowie
    14. COCAINE - Eric Clapton

    Oh well, dull again outside

    Have a nice day

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 73.

    #69 (and preceding posts) - excellent stuff. I'm all in favour of retesting. It's terrible also that you can pass your test at 17 and carrying on driving without having your eyes tested until you're 70.

  • Comment number 74.

    'ello ALL...

    'arry The Snapper - My goodness shaving while attempting ter drive.... Sounds like the lunatic is trying ter 'ave a close shave with death!!!!!!

    And what yer write about suspect all other a idiots/ going to do unpredictable things... Yeah spot on!!!!!
    This is what the Institute Of Advanced Motorists teach you: Defensive driving not aggressive driving!!!!!!

    The Driver - I agree it's madness you can drive from 17 to 70 without any review or re-testing!!!!!
    The driving test doesn't even teach you 'ow ter drive on motorways (although they are the easiest roads to drive on). But a different technique is required for motorway driving!!!!!!

    When will the government get off their backsides & do something about road safety other than just trying to collect money from the motorist?????

    Chow!

  • Comment number 75.

    Is anyone else having probs with the blog? Just want to make sure its not my ISP.

    Ta.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 76.

    #75 MT...errr.D When did that happen then? I know I only dip in and out of this'ere loverlee blog, but surely I woulda noticed that one of our very own has been Damed!

    Anyways, I don't think it's just you wi' the blog. It's looking very peculiar at the mo'.

    A.

  • Comment number 77.

    Good afternoon all - bit brighter here in Essex today. The sun is doing it's best to throw a few brighter rays our way.

    CleverSupernanny - hope your granddaughter is on the mend. Best wishes to her and family. xx

    Have not heard much radio recently. With Mr not well and my back and MS playing up together I have been overdosing on daytime TV - why do programmers think there is no point in showing anything halfway interesting or engaging? Perhaps it's to get everyone back to work asap!

    I also know nothing about XFactor nor do I wish to,and Strictly is also not watched chez nous. We seem to survive though!

    Good luck everyone with choon menshes tonight.

    Jennie

  • Comment number 78.

    Hello All

    'Real Gone Kid' Deacon Blue

    Have a good day everyone

  • Comment number 79.

    ...and then it rights itself after I post. Typical!

    A.

  • Comment number 80.

    Had to sign in again today which I don't normally do, but otherwise ok.

  • Comment number 81.

    #74 - I remember when I was a kid watching a public information film which was basically about telling people lane discipline on motorways. It stuck in my mind as there was a cartoon of a bloke with a thought bubble coming from his head with nothing but a twittering bird in it - and he was a middle lane hogger.

    To come up with something to show on the TV - during the adverts for big shows like X Factor and on the Beeb around things like Strictly - in the same vein as those public information films of old would cost relatively little, yet in order to alleviate the congestion caused by poor lane discipline on the motorways the powers that me would rather spend hundreds of millions on widening the motorway, with all the resultant congestion, delays and economic consequences that causes.

  • Comment number 82.

    'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word' Elton John

  • Comment number 83.

    Thanks JPA.

    If you look closely, you might spot another Dame, there are two of us ;)

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 84.

    MTF. I've had trouble with the blog as well. I don't think it was my fault, this time.

  • Comment number 85.

    Afternoon Peeps
    Again better late than never (never, was yesterday!)

    Lots of good choons above. Here's some that I don't think have been mentioned and maybe good reason, some may say :)

    Red Barchetta - RUSH
    Can't Get Enough - BAD COMPANY
    Don't Like Mondays - BOOMTOWN RATS

    Laters all :D

  • Comment number 86.

    Harry, we've got the ultimate:

    STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON - N.W.A.

    Beat that!

    :o)

  • Comment number 87.

    #83 I've just had a quick look back and can't see another one, what have you done to become a Dame? I wondered about that this morning and thought I must have missed it by arriving late.

    Problems here earlier with the blog too!

  • Comment number 88.

    #83 #87 There is nothing like a Dame... ;o)

    Actually MTF I forsee a slight problem. Isn't there another blogger 'next door' with the moniker MTD...?

    ~X~

  • Comment number 89.

    #83 Well MTD ma'am. (drops a curtsey) I've had a look and I've even CTRL F'ed but couldn't find another Dame. Should be I be looking on blogs from t'other day?

    A.

  • Comment number 90.

    MTF, had mega problems staying online this morning, but that could well have been my ISP. Fingets crossed all appears ok now.

    Bingo, OH was a long distance HGV driver for 20 years and he would agree with everything you say. Can I just add one more thing, drivers who leave their fog lights on when it's not foggy. They are a menace and a distraction.

    Pen x

  • Comment number 91.

    MTF, can't refer to you as MTD can I, unless your toes are damp.

    A few more choons without any HMHB involvement

    'Mess Around' by Professor Longhair

    'Smokin' In The Boys Room' by Brownsville Station

    'Caught By The Fuzz' by Supergrass

    'In The Jailhouse Now' by The Soggy Bottom Boys

  • Comment number 92.

    #19 Aw Harry, we could have shared :) I doubt it will get played anyway!

    #65 etc Bingo - I'm not a driver, I am actually frightened to learn because of how it is out on the roads. My partner came to driving relatively late in life (he was 39 when he passed his test) He only learned because we qualified for a motability car due to our disabled twins. We have had many near misses (not my partner's fault!) we were reversed into by a minibus last year, the driver claims he just didn't see us and was in a hurry. Our car received minor damage and we were unhurt, but the whole thing could have been so easily avoided with proper care and attention. I have always thought that retaking the driving test at regular intervals, would be a good idea, but would be very unpopular I suspect, because of the expense and organization. I certainly don't think that this government (friend to the motorist...yeah, right!) is going in the right direction where road safety is concerned. I have lost a dearly loved family member due to careless driving, my granddad was knocked down and killed, by a driver who was not driving with due care and attention. I really want the roads to be safer places, but too many drivers have fallen into bad habits, and no-one wants changes that cost money or that add more bureaucracy etc.

    I've just been watching the Imagine documentary from last night (the subject of yesterday's oldies) It doesn't matter how many times I hear 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', it gets to me everytime, the mark of a great song I think.

  • Comment number 93.

    #86 TCC, I had to google it and, lyrically at least, I think it's a shoo-in for the DT playlist. :-)

  • Comment number 94.

    Strangely enough Bob, my toes are damp.

    Right, lets see if this is any better?

    DTF.xx

  • Comment number 95.

    Only me. Was on the old blog earlier, but only just found time to catch up.

    Nobody seems to have suggested this one:

    SEX AND DRUGS (allegedly) AND ROCK & ROLL - Ian Dury

    Maybe too late, but y'never know.

  • Comment number 96.

    Also...

    YOU SEE THE TROUBLE WITH ME - Barry White

  • Comment number 97.

    Ah Stringy Bob, was gonna suggest Brownsville Station misen as I was listening to it on mi computer jukebox but seeing as you have already suggested it how's about:-

    Let's go crazy - Prince

    A.

  • Comment number 98.

    I fought the law and the law won - The clash
    Very appropriate me thinks!!!!

  • Comment number 99.

    The wonders of social networking... I found a cousin on Twitter yesterday - one I haven't seen for years, probably since we were children. I have an unusual surname - my maiden name that is, obviously my married name is common as anything especially around Wales and the mid-west of England. Someone had retweeted a tweet from a guy with the same surname as me, and his first name was similar to my cousins. Normally I don't 'approach' complete strangers on Twitter, but I decided to go for in and asked him if he was my cousin. And he is!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 100.

    #99 oh, and I knew it was him as he was able to tell me my brother's and Mum's names. He actually shares a birthday with my Mum (his aunt by marriage) and she always receives a letter and a card from him.

    ~X~

 

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