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A Young Man's Fancy...

Simon Mayo | 08:36 UK time, Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Today's epistle brought to you from the back of a car heading towards somewhere or other to talk Blockbusters with someone or other. When I get there and meet him/her it'll all become clear and my TV face will return once again. Until then, I shall tap away and wait for enlightenment.

Yesterday's trip to a large school in Oxford was as fascinating and intriguing as ever. After I'd done my turn and finished my slideshow (as I mentioned on the show yesterday) 2 girls aged about 13 or 14, who said they lived the show, asked me what music I liked. So emphasising the younger end of things, I mentioned Lady Gaga and The Shins, to be told that they preferred Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, which put me in my place. It was their dads' vinyl collection that they loved and proved to me once again that release dates count for nothing anymore. My kids don't care when a song was released the way I did ('10 years old? I'm not into that old stuff' quoth me aged 18). All music is available all the time. Seems healthy to me.

Today we bring you an Equimosh, a seasonal rock-fest with Dr Mösh and a sack load of boom. And because I'm avoiding doing the budget (and we didn't do this on March 1st or yesterday) we'll do SPRING songs please. Spring has clearly sprung and we need to mark this before it snows. Or there's a heat wave. Fling open the windows, clean the house,buy some daffs, fall in love with a passing stranger and pass the antihistamine. And send me a song idea.

Have a cheery and jaunty Wednesday, see you after 5.

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    How about:

    HERE COMES THE SUN by the Beatles

    GOOD DAY SUNSHINE by the Beatles

    YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE by Stevie Wonder

    FLOWERS IN THE WINDOW by Travis

    ONE DAY LIKE THIS by Elbow

    ~X~

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM, Matt of the BAIU, and ageless bloggers.

    It’s funny about the musical tastes of today’s yoof. My own are more into the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. My own theory is that too much choice is a bad thing – without the likes of TOTP and John Peel and others to curate and filter and focus, they’re overwhelmed and drowning, and can’t find the good new stuff. So they stick to the stuff that’s already been proven and approved. But what do I know?

    Regular bloggers please form a line to report for duty. Duty? It’s an honour and a privilege, sir.

    Spring oldies, you say? Well you have to start here.

    WALKING ON SUNSHINE – Katrina and the Waves

    BLINDED BY THE LIGHT – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

  • Comment number 3.

    Also

    MR BLUE SKY by ELO

    GETTING BETTER EVERY DAY by the Mamas and Papas

    ~X~

  • Comment number 4.

    Good Morning All :)

    Thanks for the mensh congrats for Monday & Tuesday :) I don't know, it's either famine or feast! Not complaining though.

    It's a bit grey here this morning, but the day is young yet.

    Oldie suggestions...

    MORNING HAS BROKEN - CAT STEVENS

    BEAUTIFUL DAY - U2

    FLOWERS IN THE RAIN - THE MOVE

  • Comment number 5.

    Morning everyone.

    Another glorious spring day here, blue sky, blossoms, sunshine and warmth.

    IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING ~ Nina Simone

    HERE COMES THE SUN ~ Beatles

    GOOD DAY SUNSHINE ~ Beatles

    FLOWERS ON THE WALL ~ Statler Brothers

    SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS ~ John Denver

    FIRST DAY OF SPRING ~ Chris Brown

  • Comment number 6.

    Surely there's no song more suited to today's subject:

    SPRINGTIME ~ Spinal Tap?

  • Comment number 7.

    LET IT GROW “(Let it blossom, let it go”)– Eric Clapton

    CHERRY-OH BABY – UB40

  • Comment number 8.

    Morning peeps,

    We think that Spring deserves a bit of sparkle:

    YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG - FRANK SINATRA

    FLOWERS OF ROMANCE - P.I.L.

    SPRING AFFAIR - DONNA SUMMER

    and from left field as usual...

    JACK IN THE BOX - CLODAGH RODGERS

  • Comment number 9.

    "When it's Spring again I'll bring again, Tulips from Amsterdam"

    TULIPS FROM AMSTERDAM ~ Max Bygraves

    SPRING IS HERE ~ Bobby Darin

    ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL ~ Johnny Cash

  • Comment number 10.

    Only for the mention of daffodils:

    SECRET LOVE ~ Doris Day

  • Comment number 11.

    Good Morning Simon and Poppeteers

    As the birds are now waking me up very early, how about

    SONGBIRD - EVA CASSIDY

    IN THE EARLY MORNING RAIN - EVA CASSIDY

    BIRDS - NEIL YOUNG

    APRIL - SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

    COLOURS - DONOVAN

    SUNSHINE ON LEITH - PROCLAIMERS

  • Comment number 12.

    Good morning Simon, team and bloggers regular and irregular!

    Lovely Spring morning here so some tunes to suit ...

    LOVE IS IN THE AIR - JOHN PAUL YOUNG

    BETTER DAYS - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    HERE COMES THE SUN - THE BEATLES

    SUNNY AFTERNOON - THE KINKS

    THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER - DREAM

    LOVELY DAY - BILL WITHERS

    SUN IS SHINING - BOB MARLEY

    AQUARIUS/LET THE SUN SHINE - 5TH DIMENSION

    Hope it's lovely where you are.
    Jx

  • Comment number 13.

    CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE - Perez Prado and his Orchestra. Or Eddie Calvert. Or Modern Romance, if you really must.

    SOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE - Tears for Fears

  • Comment number 14.

    As I am 'up north' with wall to wall blue sky....

    NORTHERN SKY ~ Nick Drake

    MR BLUE SKY ~ Electric Light Orchestra

    THE BIG SKY ~ Kate Bush


    ALL KINDS OF EVERYTHING ~ Dana (Snowdrops and daffodils butterflies and bees)

  • Comment number 15.

    Good morning all - promises to be a lovely day again; blue skies at the moment!

    MR BLUE SKY by ELO

    seems fitting.

    Off to think - apologies for frightening anyone by being here so early again. I must admit it worries me a little!

    JW

  • Comment number 16.

    Morning

    Crack the shutters - Snow Patrol.

  • Comment number 17.

    SUNNY ~ Bobby Hebb or Georgie Fame

    SUNSHINE SUPERMAN ~ Donovan

  • Comment number 18.

    Last one..

    SUGAR MAGNOLIA - Grateful Dead

    They are truly out in full magnificent force in my neck o' the woods.

    Good day all. Looking at the fantastic choices above, it's going to be a bloomin' lovely show tonight.

    JBG

  • Comment number 19.

    Morning,

    Good day sunshine - The Beatles

    Here comes the sun - The Beatles or Nina Simone

    Waiting for the sun - The Doors

    Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

    Everybody loves the sunshine - Roy Ayers

    Warm Love - Van Morrison

    Let it grow - Eric Clapton

    Green grow the rushes - R.E.M

    The rising - Bruce Springsteen

  • Comment number 20.

    How about CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE by ???? - Dragged from the depths of my mind ...........

    JW

  • Comment number 21.

    Good morning Simon, Team, NYM and fellow sunny blogpoppets!

    Just the one from me:

    WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG & IN LOVE - The Marvelletes

    "Spring in the air......"

    Back later (unless there are any posts with the hoppy f word in them, in which case I will be the one running and screaming)

  • Comment number 22.

    Sorry for duplications - it takes me a while to get going and by the time I have, you have all beaten me to it!

    Only other thought is

    FLOWERS IN THE RAIN .

    Not that I want it to rain but we do need it around these parts. Perhaps someone could arrange for it to rain over night and be sunny during the day. We live in hope!

    JW

    JW

  • Comment number 23.

    Good morning everyone.

    I'd love to hear Pat Metheny's "Spring Ain't Here" but I know it's not radio-friendly so, how about:

    THE FIRST DAYS OF SPRING by NOAH AND THE WHALE

    or

    I AM THE SPRING by MORCHEEBA

    OK, not those either, but I like them :0)))

    Catch you later.

  • Comment number 24.

    Hi Simon and everyone.

    Oooooh Blockbusters meet...could be getting closer to be aired .....can't wait now I know its not on Sky 1 which I have not got!!!

    Anxious at mo as this contract ends next Friday...been lucky so far dropping onto the next....waiting to see if I am shortlisted for an interview for a permanent job as Internal Auditor in a well known job agency!!! so fingers crossed!

    Oh well time to SPRING clean:

    1. BEAT THE CLOCK - Sparks ( spring signals clocks going forward)
    2. HERE COMES THE SUN - The Beatles
    3. I WONT LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME - Nik Kershaw
    4. CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE - Modern Romance
    5. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - Manfed Mann
    6. SUMMER SON - Texas
    7. FLOWERS IN THE RAIN - Travis
    8. FRESH - Kool and the Gang
    9. LOVE IS IN THE AIR - John Paul Young
    10. SUNSHINE - Gabrielle

    Oh well must jump to it.

    Have a nice day

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 25.

    Back to Life - Soul II Soul
    Bring me to Life - Evanescence
    Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Modern Romance
    Feeling Good - Muse
    Here comes the sun - Beetles
    House of the rising sun -Animals
    Songbird - Oasis

  • Comment number 26.

    Hi Harry! Liking the Morcheeba suggestion. They are essential summer listening for me - sitting outside on a warm evening, glass of wine, Morcheeba. Perfection.

  • Comment number 27.

    Some great song suggestions so far and the weather here is beautiful today - very spring like and quite warm which is nice as it is Mr W's birthday.

    I hope he likes his socks ;)

  • Comment number 28.

    Not read back yet so do forgive any repetition.

    CHERRY PINK N APPLE BLOSSEM WHITE - PEREZ PRADO
    SPRING HAS SPRUNG - BROWN SAUCE (the little remembered follow-up to 'I just wanna be a winner')

    Cherub has no problem listening to 'older' music, which is I guess why we get away with listening to Radio 2. I expect things to change when she gets to 'High School' next year however... Still thats what radio's in bedroom were invented for isnt it?

    Hope your all well on this fine but dull morning.

    ~gill~

  • Comment number 29.

    Morning all,
    DT team, Dude, Bloggers and assorted blogpets..
    It was a lovely day here in Oxford yesterday, true - but today a bit o'ercast yet still warmer than it has been.
    Yesterday I had the kettle on, chocolate hobnobs (the best!) were available, but no surprise drop in visit from Mr Mayo - harumph. Maybe when he comes back to do a book signing!?

    #2 Yes, we are short of radio shows (DJ's have their hands tied to some extent by playlists) who can lead us in new directions; having said that - R1 I THINK plays new stuff, and certainly I hear something good and new EVERY time I listen to R6.
    My son keeps nicking my Radiohead back catalogue to put on his ithingy, so yes, there is a cross-over in musical tastes in our house too.
    Jamie Cullum also provides new people to listen to. BTW I'm very very excited to hear that Annie Nightingale is doing a special on R2 over Easter - old and new stuff all mixed up.
    Only problem is that the sound of her voice on the radio makes me get into a 'Sunday homework sweat' as I used to listen to her Sunday afternoon show ('lazy Sunday afternoon') when ploughing thu it, regretting my frittering away the rest of the weekend on enjoying myself!

    But I digress, as per usual.

    RE Theme:

    Tweeted earlier Flowers in the rain, sowing the seeds, little green (Joni) and Oh you pretty things (Dave Bowie) but remember that REM did a version of GREEN GROWS THE RUSHES (oh) which could be über appropriate, given it is Folky Wednesday..

    Laters, off to eat my hobnobs alone :-(

  • Comment number 30.

    Morning All,

    A very brief visit from me.

    SPRING AFFAIR by DONNA SUMMER

    THE CAGE by TRAVIS

    DIRTY OLD TOWN by THE POGUES

    SOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE by TEARS FOR FEARS

    and I would also like to secon Zoe's wonderful choice

    MORNING HAS BROKEN by CAT STEVENS

    madchick x

  • Comment number 31.

    #29 Suzieee, I'll share a hobnob with you. X

    Really enjoyed hearing Craig Charles back on R2 last night as well.

    Got a busy day ahead so I'll say farewell for now and catch you all later.

    Shona X

  • Comment number 32.

    #31 ah, here - you're welcome, save me from myself!

    But don't forego the banana, it is full of iron, according to SW yesterday or day before..(not sure if that's true btw)
    But chocolate comes from the seeds of a plant, so is therefore mainly cellulose and calorie-free, thank the lord *uncrosses fingers, nose keeps growing*

  • Comment number 33.

    Hi de Hi All,

    Just thought I'd drop in and see how things are wi' you lot.

    Loadsa suggestions already so I shan't strain misen too much to think o' summat not already mentioned.

    Maybes back laters for a chinwag and a catch up.

    A.

  • Comment number 34.

    Spring oldies suggestion collection:

    GROW - Kubb (I loved this when it was in the charts in 2006)

    BEAUTIFUL DAY - U2

    LIFE IS A FLOWER - Ace of Base

    I WANT TO BREAK FREE - Queen, mainly for the spring cleaning video which I know doesn't really cut the mustard for a radio show but we all have imaginations!

  • Comment number 35.

    Good morning everybody!

    Back in the land of work, following a few days looking after a poorly little one.

    Here goes..
    GOOD DAY SUNSHINE - THE BEATLES
    THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV - A-HA
    APRIL SKIES - THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
    TURN BACK THE CLOCKS - JOHNNY HATES JAZZ (for the jetlag feeling on Sunday)

    Off to the coffee machine again.
    May have time to post more later on.

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 36.

    Did anyone suggest yet

    TRACY CHAPMAN & 'SPRING'

    it's not a tub-thumper, but Mike Harding will approve...

  • Comment number 37.

    Morning all.
    After being “green boxed” – I’ve just tried to post and been told there’s a profanity in my post! I've changed one word (not one I considered a profanity - but the only one which makes any sense) so we'll see how that goes

    Congrats on yesterday's menshes, I didn't hear all of the programme but heard a few bloggers get name-checked.

    Oldies - I have but one suggestion (for the moment at least) - guaranteed to bring a lump to my throat:

    Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles/George Harrison (it's been a long, cold, lonely winter ......)

    Will try to pop back later, but business continues *grumpy*

  • Comment number 38.

    I'm going for a few more:

    BREATH OF LIFE - Erasure

    LIFE - Des'ree

    and to put a slight damper on Spring...

    RAINCLOUD - Lighthouse Family

  • Comment number 39.

    Morning all....very sring like here in The Shire :-)

    SPRING AFFAIR....DONNA SUMMER


    PSL xx

  • Comment number 40.

    JACKIE WILSON....I GET THE SWEETEST FEELING....

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 41.

    WHEN YOUR YOUNG AND IN LOVE...THE MARVELETTES

    opens with the line "spring in the air, filled with love...."

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 42.

    Three Word Wednesday:

    THINGS ARE GROWING!!!!

    Lettuces, cabbages, sprouting broccoli and radishes all have tiny shoots. There seems to be things happening in the potato bags. No movement in the chilli and peppers seed trays as yet. So exciting!

  • Comment number 43.

    Good Morning Each!

    Seems a while since we had any Ton Lehrer, so I give you...

    ' Poisoning Pigeons In The Park'

    In addition...

    'I've Got Spring Fever' by the late, great, Little Willie John

    and...

    'Cemetry Gates' by The Smiths

  • Comment number 44.

    Ooops typo

    WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG AND IN LOVE....THE MARVELETTES

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 45.

    #35. Turn Back The Clocks? Autumn, surely?

  • Comment number 46.

    Morning everyone..................bit late today....................so I'll wish you all well and just throw my suggestions in................................................................

    REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL - IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS

    LONG DAY SHORT NIGHT - DIONNE WARWICK

    CLEANING WINDOWS - VAN MORRISON

    WATCHING THE GRASS GROW - HAWKWIND

    I CAN HEAR THE GRASS GROW - THE MOVE

    BEGINNINGS - CHICAGO

    STARTING OVER - JOHN LENNON

    BRAND NEW DAY - STING

    Bye for now.......................................................................................

    Dougal x..................................................................................................

  • Comment number 47.

    APRIL COMES, SHE WILL = SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

  • Comment number 48.

    Ooh, fortified by another cup of coffee...

    THE TIME OF THE SEASON - The Zombies

    "It's the time of the season
    When love runs high"

  • Comment number 49.

    The Box Tops - Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward MARCH

  • Comment number 50.

    #29 If you're dishing out hobnobs, then yes please!

    #37 Autumn_Gale, I've looked through your post very carefully and I'm mystified about what word you had to change..

    #45 No, I think CoffeeBuzz's point is that we suffer from losing an hour when the clocks go forward, so we just want to 'turn back the clocks' again so that we can get the hour back... ;o)

    ~X~

  • Comment number 51.

    FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE - ROBERTA FLACK
    ('Strolling in the park, watching winter turn to spring')

    MACARTHUR PARK - RICHARD HARRIS
    ('Spring was never...')

  • Comment number 52.

    Re musical preferences, Son (21) has been a massive fan of Queen since he was about 16, and he also likes Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Coldplay and the Beach Boys, amoung others. Daughter (19) has slightly more 'age appropriate' musical tastes, although I was quite surprised at Christmas when she said she loved the Michael Bublé Christmas album. When I was a teen I listened mostly to teen music that was current at the time - it was quite a lot later when my tastes started to get more eclectic. And it's only really since Simon has been presenting Drivetime that I've become more open to try music that I wouldn't expect to like - and often been pleasantly surprised!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 53.

    Morning All,

    'We've Only Just Begun' The Carpenters

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 54.

    Top of the morning, one and all.

    Bird on the wire - Leonard Cohen.

  • Comment number 55.

    #35 #45 I always remember it by thinking that in the spring, clocks SPRING forwards, in the autumn, they FALL back...

    #50 I hate losing that hour in the spring, makes me tired for ages!

    Travelling around the world about 3 years ago (initially for a wedding in Melbourne, then Sydney & NZ) I was surprisingly ok, except for one occasion when we were walking post-lunch on a hill overlooking Auckland, when our friend who lived there reminded me that it was about 2am back in blighty - and my legs buckled under me! Weird.
    BTW can't recommend the South Island of NZ highly enough, Marlborough Sound in particular - blissful views and my favourite wine is grown locally!

  • Comment number 56.

    'Pretty Green' The Jam

  • Comment number 57.

    #55 I have a cousin who lives in Auckland. One day I'll get round to visiting him... I'd love to go, but I'm put off by the extremely long plane journey.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 58.

    The cuckoo song - Al Bowlly and the Arthur Lally Orchestra.... or for those not so familiar.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHNPKkvcK38

  • Comment number 59.

    A swallow song - Joan Baez.

  • Comment number 60.

    #58 Sal, we must have posted at exactly the same time - I clicked 'post comment' and yours appeared below mine!

    Did you see the feature on cuckoos on the One Show on Monday night? Worth a look on ithingy, if you missed it.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 61.

    Hi Deebee, no I saw yours before I added mine.

    I'll have a look at the i thingy wotnot later, thanks.

    Today, I will see swallows....

    Back later.......

  • Comment number 62.

    Hi Ho Happy Wednesday Everyone!

    Never realized there was a long history of rock paper scissors and many take it quite seriously..just a silly game kids play was my old way of thinking. My, the things I learn listening to DT.

    Sunny Skies ~ James Taylor

    Here Comes The Sun ~ Beatles

    Chelsea Morning ~ Joni Mitchell

    Congrats on yesterday's menshes to all deserving and off to get this fussy dog out for a walk.

    LB, x

  • Comment number 63.

    #57 Ah, but the good thing about that plane journey is, it's the most amount of time you will spend away from TV, PC, phone, etc - and I watched every film during the flights that I hadn't been to see in the last couple of years - YES MAN was a revelation, as I actually don't like Jim Carrey but I was sniggering at 3am (plane time) trying not to wake folks up!
    BTW can you tick 'cities I have visited' if you only spend a few hours holed up in their airport facilities? thought not, worth a shot.

    #50 Still some hobnobs left, don't be shy - come on Harry, the wedding jacket will still fit next Monday, 'one hobnob does not a paunch make' (it's the packet that does the damage...)

  • Comment number 64.

    Is 6 p.m. a watershed? Can Matt mosh with 'Springtime' by Spinal Tap?

  • Comment number 65.

    #62 ps RE rock paper scissors, about 25-30 yrs ago, the cricketers I used to hang out with after games decided who was buying the next round at the bar by that method..I usually beat them (being a feisty 'rock' chick) as they normally expected paper, as the expert said, from a laydee such as myself. They were quite easy to out-smart, esp after a few drambuie shandies!

  • Comment number 66.


    BULBS - VAN MORRISON

    LEAVES THAT ARE GREEN - SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    SOMETIIMES IT SNOWS IN APRIL - PRINCE

    WINTER'S END - TEXAS

    PUT OUT THE LIGHT - OYSTERBAND

    SALAD DAYS - PROCOL HAREM

    Dougal x......................................who is still getting boxes!..........................
    when will the blog be fixed!.........................................................................

  • Comment number 67.

    Oh Suzieeeee, just seeing the words 'Drambuie Shandies' makes me feel a bit wobbly. Casting mind back to Eastbourne pier bar in late 80s having aforementioned drink and now bemused as to how I thought a shot of drambuie in half a lager could be remotely tasty or sophiticated.

  • Comment number 68.

    Deebee

    #50 - word I changed was 'moment' .... I thought it very bizarre but the old-fashioned word I'd used beginning with 'n' does have other conotations in certain dialects these days

    #57+63 - the best way to do it (in my opinion) is break the journey into smaller, more bearable chunks. Obviously the absolute cost is more as you need accommodation etc on your stop-overs, but if you're making a trip of it "round-the-world" tickets are excellent value. Summer 2010 I did: London-Singapore-Perth-Alice Springs-Cairns-Sydney-LA-New York-London and have previously done: London-Hong Kong-Sydney-Auckland-San Fransisco-New York-London. The longest flight is then cross-pacific at 14 hours but bearable.
    Of course the other option is to put the money you'd spend in stop-overs into the airfare and fly Business or First Class..... a whole new world of comfort and makes the time disappear (not least because you can actually sleep in relative comfort)

  • Comment number 69.

    #45 & #50:
    Yes, I was alluding to thinking, wishfully, that the clocks hadn't been wound on.

    #55 Suzieeeeee - I had that mnemonic rattling through my head as I typed, wondering if my selection was an abstract though too far.

    Back to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 70.

    Beautiful day U2, Throw those curtains wide Elbow, also second Pat Metheny's track Mr Snapper. Maybe our esteemed leader of the blog will play that for you next Monday!! Nice to see all regular bloggers stoically carrying on. Hope Gazza is ok.

  • Comment number 71.

    #42 great news on the veg front, my chicken coop arrives today :-)

  • Comment number 72.

    #36 Tracy Chapman 'Spring'
    Just played this on spotify [other streaming music services are available] ;-) and it's perfect.

  • Comment number 73.

    Afternoon all

    Ears seem fine after Monday night's gig, despite horribly muddy sound.

    Well done the 13 year olds on their musical preferences - very encouraging. But does this mean that the offspring of the current 19 year olds will be have a preference for Lady Gaga in 13 years time?

  • Comment number 74.

    #72, yes but sometimes the DT Dude looks for more raucous and well-known oldies - so perfection is in the eye of the beholder..bechod bench beckons, methinks
    ps 'as'? are you new to the DT blog or got a new name?

  • Comment number 75.

    #73 some music doesn't travel (in time) so well - like fine wine

  • Comment number 76.

    Good afternoon ................ busy day for me ............ THANK YOU GOD!! :0))

    #68 Autumn, I still can't work out what the word is.

    As it's World Poetry Day today, here's one of my favourites:

    When you go,
    If you go,
    And I should want to die,
    There's nothing I'd be saved by
    More than the time
    You fell asleep in my arms
    In a trust so gentle
    I let the darkening room
    Drink up the evening, till
    Rest, or the new rain
    Lightly roused you awake.
    I asked if you heard the rain in your dream
    And half dreaming still you only said, I love you.

  • Comment number 77.

    Suggestions:

    BEAUTIFUL DAY - U2

    HERE COMES THE SUN - THE BEATLES

    MR BLUE SKY - E.L.O

    DAFFODIL LAMENT - THE CRANBERRIES

    SPRING IS HERE - FRANK SINATRA

    FLOWERS IN THE WINDOW - TRAVIS

  • Comment number 78.

    #76 Harry, that's beautiful! Where is it from?

    #77 Jamie, you really need to get here before about 12 o'clock for a chance at having one of your suggestions played. They'll have picked the set list by now - the show starts in 15 minutes!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 79.

    Afternoon All!

  • Comment number 80.

    All ready for the show here after a busy afternoon.

    I'll be listening out for all your names. X

  • Comment number 81.

    Has the blog been broken again? Very quiet in here!

    #76 Harry I love that poem, thank you for sharing it. Who wrote it?

    #68/76 I can't work it out either :-S

    Meant to say earlier....

    Good luck with the move Hoffs. It's a very stressful time but I hope it goes well for you and that you get settled in quickly. Are you moving far?

    And for Shona's Mister ...

    ❤•☆*•.¸HAPPY BIRTHDAY♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫ ¸ ¸♥ TO ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ YOU ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ❤•☆*•.¸HAPPY BIRTHDAY¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫ ¸ ¸♥ TO ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ YOU ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ❤•☆*•.¸HAPPY BIRTHDAY♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫ ¸ ¸♥ DEAR MR W ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ❤•☆*•.¸HAPPY BIRTHDAY♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ TO YOOOOOOOOO!•*¨*•.¸¸♥

    We're having a new shed built today and every time I go out there the 2 guys seem to be scratching their heads in puzzlement. It was half finished at three and then when I went out about twenty minutes ago they had taken it all down again!! I got them in to make it and put it up as I (and the Mister) didn't want the hassle.. I'm beginning to think it might have been easier to do it myself!

    It's been a really gorgeous Spring day here. I really do think that a little bit of sunshine is good for the soul.

    Hope those that can catch it enjoy the show.

    Jillyx

  • Comment number 82.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MR W!!!!!

    He's caught up with you again, Shona!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 83.

    Hello (again) All :)

    Well done to Rostronposkett (even if Simon can't say your nom de plume!) & Me for Beautiful Day - U2.

    Well done to ponyclubmum for Back to Life - Soul II Soul.

    On the matter of hens teeth - http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2006/feb/23/research.highereducation

    On the matter of music preferences, I've always had pretty broad tastes in music, mainly due to listening to stuff that my grandparents and mum liked, when I was younger. This led to an early appreciation for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles amongst others, plus I can trace my passion for Country music back to my granddad's love for that genre.

  • Comment number 84.

    #76 Edwin Morgan....lovely

    I love poetry and have lots of poetry books...will think of one to share

    PSL

  • Comment number 85.

    Welldones to menshees!

    I heard Simon struggle with Rostronposket. Zoe - I missed your name - sorry. Talking of U2 - where is Simon Ward?

    I heard ponyclubmum. I heard Regular Blogger John. Congrats to all!

    I just heard a moshmensh for Occasional Blogger Cornish Darren! Ha!


    I thought TFF sounded splendid. It reminded me that we have "Tears Roll Down". Will have to listen to that again. Tremendous sound.

  • Comment number 86.

    #78 Deebee - I'm sure you know because you do read back - Jamie Kirk obviously doesn't - he's been told/advised many times by several people.

    Happy Birthday to Mr. Shona!

  • Comment number 87.

    #78 & #81 Deebee and Jilly, PSL is correct (Is she ever wrong? I think not!) @ #84.

    I deliberately didn't attribute it because I wasn't sure about copyright.

    Congrats to all the menshees so far even though I haven't heard a great deal of the show tonight.

  • Comment number 88.

    Another blogmensh - Welldone to AlexG for the Marvelettes! (Sp?). Lovely Spring song!

    Question -

    Why did no-one suggest "Tiptoe through the Tulips" by Tiny Tim?

  • Comment number 89.

    Well done all menshes and 3 worders. Must admit I thought Back to Life was a bit tenuous - sorry, no offence ponyclubmum...

    ;o)

    #86 Yes I knew that, Billie - I thought there was no harm in emphasising the point.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 90.

    #89 sorry, meant to add a :o) @Billie - makes my comment look less abrupt!

    And thanks to PSL #84 for telling me about Edwin Morgan. I'd heard of him, obviously - just didn't realise he'd written that poem...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 91.

    #85 Billie - I'm not 100% sure that I did get a mensh, I'll have to listen again on iThingy. I was listening on my headphones, and I thought I heard Simon say my name after he'd stumbled over Rostronposkett (so to speak!) but it was obscured by Sally's chatter. Not complaining though, I've had more menshes this week than I've had for a long time!

    Well done to Alex G for When You Are Young And In Love - The Marvellettes :)

    Tiptoe Through The Tulips? Er, it's a nice enough tune, but it's probably more Desmond Carrington's style than Simon's...

    Happy Birthday to Shona's Mr W :)

    Simon, please don't start singing along to the songs a la Steve Wright, it's very annoying, and even more so when you can't carry a tune in a bucket... with a lid on it! ;D

  • Comment number 92.

    Evening all

    Came home to the sound of T4F ( as we called them, back in the day), and heard my name being called. Or shouted out, as they say. Thank you Sir.

    And well done Alex-G for a particularly clever and fine choice. And Zoe for the 3rd - some people are just never satisfied!! And also to Rostronposkett - is that a village in Cornwall? And anyone else I missed.

    Billie - I only thought of the version of Tiptoe through the Tulips by Max Bygraves. And wild horses wouldn't make me suggest that. Standard to maintain, and all that.

    Am trying to avoid getting sucked in to The Apprentice tonight. I found the last couple of series a bit repetitive and formulaic - needs an injection of something new. Maybe time to for Lord Sugar to move on, his acting skills are wearing a bit thin.

    Talking of which, did anyone see The Hump on The One Show last night. he looked a bit bemused and lost, like he was trying to find his way back to the Care Home from the Post Office (Same demeanour as Terry W on CiN last year)

    Oh dear, I'm now sounding spiteful, and didn't mean that at all. It's been a gloooooorious day here, with blossom everywhere.

    Talking of which, does anyone know why magnolia, that blandest of bland paints - the property developer's favourite - is named after such a glorious and colourful tree?

    Stop waffling and post it, man.

  • Comment number 93.

    #91 Zoe, I'm with you on the DJs singing along - Chris does it sometimes too, and it's really annoying!

    John, I didn't notice - did you change your name to 'regular blogger' before or after Simon called you that...?

    ~X~

  • Comment number 94.

    #93 Deebee - it was "Regular Blogger" Andrew in Northumberland that started it!

    #92 JBG - You make me laugh!

  • Comment number 95.

    #76 Harry – I love poetry too. You may remember that I gave you cause to revisit the Liverpool Beat Poets. I didn’t know the Edwin Morgan poem but thought it was beautiful.

    I got Mr. to read it and he laughed! Apparently – that’s me – fallen asleep on the couch – he says something like “You can’t stay here all night. I’ve washed up. I’ve tidied up. Time to go to bed. “ And I reply with “I love you” …………….

    One of my favourites – very sad - is “The Farmer’s Bride” by Charlotte Mew.

    I shan’t copy it here – it’s easily accessible on t’internet but there is a glorious reading on this link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y6WHZ98Tks

    apart from “betwixt” in the written version and “between” in this.

  • Comment number 96.

    Oh Yes!

    Eggs Florentine - No T4F keyboard music I'm afraid - shall have to remedy that!

  • Comment number 97.

    Thank you for all the birthday wishes for Mr W. He was fairly chuffed when I showed him them all :)

    Laughed at Simon stumbling over Rostenspr, Rostensprosk, Rostensprosket (you know who you are). Well done for all the other menshes tonight too. I was cooking a birthday dinner and slurping on a glass of wine at the time so don't make me recall all the names.

    Looking forward to new series of "4 Rooms" tonight and errmm, possibly "The Apprentice", although I agree, it's wearing a bit thin - like X Factor and needs a bit of a shake up.

    Off to the Capital tomorrow all day so no choon chasing for me but I will see you hopefully in the morning. Have a good evening everyone.

    p.s. Lovely poem Harry!

    Shona X

  • Comment number 98.

    Evening all,

    Congrats to all menshees tonight. PSL and myself both had 3-worders, so yay for our chicken coop and shed respectively!

    Have +ed The Apprentice, so will decide at a later date whether to get sucked in this year or give it a miss.

    Night night all
    Jillyx

  • Comment number 99.

    I seem to have got the live music bug in a big way again. Just booked for The Staves in a Cambridge pub next month, and The Civil Wars at the Corn Exchange for November.

  • Comment number 100.

    After a summer of 1976 style mensh drought I had Simon nearly say my name twice and then once properly and then one attempt by Sal! Fantastic. Feel a bit guilty though as I suggested U2 way after Zoe looking back through the messages. Anyway it makes up for not having 'I wish I was James Bond' by Scouting for Girls not selected for World Book Day (I can't let it go you know...).
    Rostronposkett is sadly not nearly as romantic as a village in Cornwall RBJohn. Merely an amalgam of two unsung Watford FC footballers from youth! Is it really that hard to say?
    Well done for all selections chosen tonight!

 

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