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Simon Mayo | 09:08 UK time, Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Need to check how the new cricket season is progressing; it's the first test match of the season very soon but boy that sounds optimistic. Chris has been talking about how much snow is falling, here we are just finishing off our ark. The Jubilee anoraks and Union Jack thermals will be this year's must have items.
Off to the Sony's yesterday for an evening of toasting the success of radio grandees like Nicholas Parsons, Jools Holland, Chris Evans, Danny Baker and the 5 Live team of Peter Allen and Aasmah Mir (though can't remember when they're on). An absence of success this time for your Drivetime host and Mark Kermode but we renounce trinkets and baubles when we don't win. And like them when we do. Best part of the evening was sitting next to Ronnie Wood! And good company he was too. He won a silver Sony and seemed genuinely thrilled. I would have thought, with all those millions of record sales and awards, that a radio gong wouldn't count for much. Not so, he was chuffed to bits. Would have loved a gold but the silver was appreciated.
And today we welcome the wonderful Felicity Kendal to DT. Millions fell in love with her in The Good Life with Richard Briers she launched her acting career in India where her parents ran a touring theatre company. She has a new documentary Felicity Kendal's Indian Shakespeare Quest on BBC2 this Wednesday and you can hear her tonight after 6, but let's do FELICITY KENDAL oldies all day. You know you want to.
Have an elegant and well-turned out Tuesday, see you after 5

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good Morning All

    THE GOOD LIFE - TONY BENNET or FRANK SINATRA

    SCARBOROUGH FAIR - SIMON AND GARFUNKLE

    COME DANCING - THE KINKS

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and floating bloggers

    Ah well, better luck next year. I listen to Ronnie's show on a Saturday night - it's very very good

    Felicity Kendal oldies, you say? Well you have to start here:

    GOOD LIFE - Inner City

  • Comment number 3.

    Good morning Simon, team and lovely poppets from a rain drenched Surrey.

    Even the dog gave me a look this morning when I opened the door for her morning constitutionals as if to say... 'Rain, again? You're kidding me, Im not going out in that!'

    Oh and well done on your Blockbusters debut, Simon, good job that man!

    So, to Felicity Kendall oldies ... hmmm.. first thoughts

    THE GOOD LIFE - TONY BENNETT

    COME DANCING - THE KINKS

    BARBARA - RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

    GOOD VIBRATIONS - THE BEACH BOYS

    Off for some coffee and hopefully some inspiration.

    Have good days all.
    Jillyx

  • Comment number 4.

    Good Morning All :)

    Shame you & Mark didn't win, Simon. But it sounds like a good night was had by all regardless, so that's alright then. I don't know what the weather is like here, I'm still in bed (twins at respite) but I do not detect sunshine, hey ho!

    Oldie suggestion...

    GOOD LIFE - INNER CITY

    Will have to ponder on more.

  • Comment number 5.

    Morning All,

    'Barbara' The Beach Boys

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 6.

    Hello again everyone

    Lovely and sunny this morning, hope it lasts all day!

    THE GOOD LIFE ~ Frank Sinatra

    GOOD LIFE ~ One Republic

    TOM'S DINER ~ Suzanne Vega

    BARBARA ANN ~ Beach Boys

    IN THE GARDEN ~ Van Morrison

    SECRET GARDEN ~ Bruce Springsteen

  • Comment number 7.

    Good morning, again!

    Here goes then....

    LOVE GROWS WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES - EDISON LIGHTHOUSE
    LET IT GROW - ERIC CLAPTON

    No more ideas and too much to do.
    Off to the coffee machine...
    (Mancu pichu this morning, JBG?)

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 8.

    Morning all

    Simon - shame about the lack of Sony recognition. I'm a Witter-a-holic and we all love you - and Dr K of course :)

    A male friend of mine used to intone the following whenever he saw Ms Kendal on TV "Felicity, Felicity, you fill me with electricity" Therefore my first offering:
    Electricity - OMD

    Followed by a few more obvious ones:
    It's The Good Life - Tony Bennett
    Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
    Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel
    Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals

  • Comment number 9.

    A couple more ..

    CAN YOU DIG IT - THE MOCK TURTLES

    TIME TO GROW - LEMAR

  • Comment number 10.

    This is going to be a toughie...

    (#3 Jilly - your Beach Boys song was played last night!)


    LIFE'S BEEN GOOD - Joe Walsh


    #7 CBuzz. Thanks - semi-skimmed is fine, just a little froth

  • Comment number 11.

    A strange selection I know for Ms Kendal but for the opening lyrics
    'One girl was called Jean Marie, the other little girl was FELICITY '
    I'M A BOY - THE WHO

  • Comment number 12.

    Good morning all:

    I have already tweeted:

    SCARBOROUGH FAIR by SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    YOU WEAR IT WELL by ROD STEWART (She won Rear Of The Year in 1981)

    TOM'S DINER by SUZANNE VEGA

    CAN YOU DIG IT? by MOCK TURTLES

    and WHEN WILL THE 'GOOD' APPLES FALL by THE SEEKERS (see what I did there?)

    madchick x

  • Comment number 13.

    SHE'S SO LOVELY - Scouting for Girls

    ISN'T SHE LOVELY - Stevie Wonder

    YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN - Aretha Franklin

    I AM WOMAN - Helen Reddy

  • Comment number 14.

    LIFE'S BEEN GOOD ~ Eagles

    DIGGING IN THE DIRT ~ Peter Gabriel

  • Comment number 15.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    I'm going for:

    LIFE'S BEEN GOOD by Joe Walsh

    LIFE'S BEEN GOOD by the Eagles

    BARBRA ANN by the Beach Boys

    GOOD LIFE by One Republic

    Must dash...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 16.

    And finally, one for Ms Kendal's Indian thespian activities....

    BRIMFUL OF ASHA - Fatboy Slim/Cornershop

  • Comment number 17.

    Good morning everyone.

    Felicity Kendal? Oh dear, first thing to spring to mind is:

    FILTHY GORGEOUS by SCISSOR SISTERS

    I'm already on the naughty step, OK? ;0)

  • Comment number 18.

    Morning all .. was tempted to wait until pun o'clock but too busy today ..

    This catty reference to what may be a touch of cosmetic work won't get played, but I have to get it off my chest, so

    POKER FACE by Lady Gaga

    Meowww ..

  • Comment number 19.

    #16 / 17. Calm down, Harry. I said "thespian".

  • Comment number 20.

    A few more oldie suggestions...

    ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BOO - LOBO (for the living off the land lyrics)

    FOXY LADY - JIMI HENDRIX (because I think she won rear of the year at some stage & fellows seemed to like her ;-))

    SHE'S SO LOVELY - SCOUTING FOR GIRLS

    BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU (DOCTOR DOCTOR) - ROBERT PALMER (because Felicity Kendal was in an episode of Doctor Who called 'The Unicorn and the Wasp' it was the Agatha Christie one with David Tennant as the Doctor)

  • Comment number 21.

    All the ones I thought of have already been mentioned. Tried thinking of a few Good Life ones, bearing in mind that at the time it was very much about going against the norm...

    FLEETWOOD MAC - Go Your Own Way

    STATUS QUO - Break The Rules

  • Comment number 22.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Hard luck Simon at the Sony's ...better luck next year when you will get GOLD!

    Remembered to hard drive Blockbusters at 8 and is on series link and the 5 oclock slot which i assume is yesterdays show so all is good!!

    Thank you Katy for including me in your list...I am touched!

    Oh well time to tune up for a toughie:

    1. BARBARA ANN - Beach Boys
    2. GOOD LIFE - Inner City
    3. VINCENT - Don Mclean ( her dancing partner in SCD)
    4. Wordy Rappinghood - TOM TOM CLUB
    5. TOMS DINER - Suzanne Vega
    6. DIGGING YOUR SCENE - Blow Monkeys
    7. LIFE IS GOOD - Kenny Chesney
    8. SUBURBIA - Pet Shop Boys
    9. All together now - THE FARM
    10. OH YOU PRETTY THING - David Bowie

    A real toughie...tried to thunk about choons that refer to Margo and Jerry but failed :(

    Have a nice day

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 23.

    #10 Thanks JBG, didn't catch the show last night.

    Howzabout...

    GOING SOLO - RAY DAVIES


    or for Rear of the Year...

    BOOTYLICIOUS - DESTINY'S CHILD

  • Comment number 24.

    NEVER GIVE UP ON A GOOD THING by GEORGE BENSON

  • Comment number 25.

    #10 JBG
    --sss--
    C|@@@|
    \_____/

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 26.

    Repeat of yesterday suggestion

    'Sound Of The Suburbs' The Members

  • Comment number 27.

    #25 Ooops - slipped!

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 28.

    #19 JBG, I was thinking of all those episodes where she was very muddy in dungarees.

    Perhaps the naughty step should have cold shower facilities?

  • Comment number 29.

    The Good Life
    Good Life - Inner City
    Suburbia - Pet shop Boys
    The sound of the Suburbs - Members

    Camomile Lawn
    Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Modern Romance
    Pass the Dutchie - Musical Youth
    Hong Kong Garden - Siousxie and the Banshees

    Rosemary and Thyme

    Digging Your Scene - Blow Monkeys
    We are Detectives - Thompson Twins

    Strictly
    Lets Dance - David Bowie

  • Comment number 30.

    #25 Thanks CBuzz. Just how I like it , will save me going out in the rain.

    #27 Oh, no, did you slip on the naughty step? I bet sulky Harry put his foot out.

    Right, off out into the wet and windy wilderness that is West London.

  • Comment number 31.

    For the rear of the year accolade...

    SHAKE YOUR BOOTY - KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND

    I SEE YOU BABY - GROOVE ARMADA/FAT BOY SLIM REMIX (can you have the A word on Radio 2?)

  • Comment number 32.

    Just finished catching up with yesterday's blog.

    #133 Katy, made me smile.

  • Comment number 33.

    One last suggestion from me, before I force myself to get up and get on...

    PUMP UP THE JAM - TECHNOTRONIC (for the lyrical mentions of jam, booty and dance floors)

  • Comment number 34.

    #31 Zoe, I always thought that song was about a donkey, standing on a washing machine.
    ;)

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 35.

    #32 Harry - It made me smile too. Thanks Katy :)

  • Comment number 36.

    #34 Coffeebuzz - LOL, I'm picturing that right now! :D

  • Comment number 37.

    Morning all

    So, football is rubbish. Who's leading the County Championship?

  • Comment number 38.

    Bearing in mind Felicity's Rear of the Year award I hereby nominate (drum roll please)...

    THE CHEEKY SONG (Touch my B*m) - The Cheeky Girls

    It's so ghastly it's surely a shoo-in?

  • Comment number 39.

    Morning all.

    Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes (grass is always greener over there) - Nik Kershaw

  • Comment number 40.

    How about "The young ones"
    Rick loved FELICITY KENDAL

    Rick: Well you can shut up now, Vyvyan. You can just about blummin' well shut up! Because if you've got anything horrid to say about Felicity Kendal, then you can just about blummin' well say it to me first!
    Vyvyan: Rick, I just did!
    Rick: Oh you did, did you? Well I ought to give a ruddy great punch on the bottom for what you just said! You're talking about the woman I love!
    Neil: And me, I love her too!
    Neil's Father: Well I agree with the spotty twerps on that one. Felicity Kendal is sweetly pretty, just what a real girly should be. I mean, speaking as a Feminist myself I can safely say this; that Felicity Kendal is a wonderful woman, and I want to protect her.

  • Comment number 41.

    Morning one and all.........bit late today......so diving straight in with............


    FANTASY - EARTH WIND AND FIRE

    WEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF BEAUTY - ALISON MOYET

    STAGE DOOR - JUSTIN HAYWARD

    SUBURBIA - PET SHOP BOYS

    SHE'S NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE - SHANIA TWAIN

    THE ACTRESS - ROY ORBISON

    SHAKE YOUR BOOTY - KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND


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

  • Comment number 42.

    A windchill of 6c here today.

    Nice to see that its on the up!

    Brrrrrrrrrrr!

  • Comment number 43.

    'Amateur Hour' Joe Jackson

  • Comment number 44.

    Last night I read a quote and thought it was very apt for Simon and all of the other insomniacs on this blog............................................................


    The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world

    ...............................Leonard Cohen ..................................................


    Made me smile.....................................................................................

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

  • Comment number 45.

    On the gardening self-sufficiency strand I thought I was first in but this is surely the winner from Coffee Buzz:

    LOVE GROWS (WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES) - Edison Lighthouse

  • Comment number 46.

    Morning all :-)

    CHIC.....'GOOD TIMES'

    ARETHA FRANKLIN....'YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN'

    OTTIS REDDING....'IT'S GROWING'

    PET SHOP BOYS...'SUBURBIA'

    PSL xxx

  • Comment number 47.

    Has anyone suggested:

    FELICITY by ORANGE JUICE?

  • Comment number 48.

    Ever Green - Barbara Streisand.

  • Comment number 49.

    RAT RACE.....THE SPECIALS

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 50.

    I will survive - Gloria Gaynor.

  • Comment number 51.

    Shame about the lack of an award last night, but pah! - who needs Sony's! What do they know anyway - we (the listeners) know that DT and Wittertainment are the finest radio shows around, and that's what's important!

    #44 I like it, Dougal! Must remember that next time I'm having trouble sleeping.

    Wanted to say a big thanks to KatyMatey for post #146 from yesterday's blog. Whatever happened to Cornish Darren? For those bloggers who haven't been around for so long, he used to start every day with a 'good morning' list of all bloggers. I felt quite thrilled the first time my name was included, as if I'd been accepted into an exclusive club...

    ;o)

    I've got a feeling the naughty step is going to get a lot of use today...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 52.

    Hi Everyone!

    Oh my, Simon sat next to Ronnie Wood - w0w! Now I'm wondering who got to sit next to Mark?

    Morning Glory - The Wurzels

    LB, x

  • Comment number 53.

    Good Morning Each!

    'On Again! On Again!' by Jake Thackray, if only for the first line. F.K. was voted 'rear of the year' in 1981.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmSezwugtd8

  • Comment number 54.

    Morning all !
    What a tricky subject to choose music for. POKER FACE currently being played by Ken so not much chance of that getting on. Oh no, hang on a minute, it's BAD ROMANCE so you could still be in with a shot there Alison.

    All quiet on the Mum front today. She had a 'row' with her warden yesterday who she accused of 'never having set foot in the place before'. It's true they dont visit to the extent that Mum did when she was a warden (we even lived on site), but they do bob their head round the door once a week and come in for a chat monthly.

    Dont think im gonna be able to come up with anything for todays topic (unless insperation hits me)
    Come on Pooh Bear, think think think
    ~ghii~

  • Comment number 55.

    I haven't heard this song for a very long time!

    GOOD TIMES ~ Eric Burdon & the Animals

  • Comment number 56.

    #51 Deebee... well said, Simon doesn't need a Sony for us to realise how good his show is!

  • Comment number 57.

    Turns out I cant spell my name :-o
    (fingets in a twist)
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 58.

    Morning all

    Wasn't around yesterday as I had a new School Governor training course all day. Just in time for my first meeting tonight as a new parent governor at the daughter's primary school!

    Just caught up with all your musings - looks like you had a great day and KatyMatey's post did bring back happy memories of CDF's posts, and like DeeBee I remember being thrilled at being included in the list (little things eh!)

    I did hear him get a mensh from DR Mosh last week though, so presumably he is still around listening to DT somewhere.

    Cheers

    A

  • Comment number 59.

    Afternoon all from a breezy cold Horsforth. Why anyone needs to open a window today is anyone's guess but as a three word Tuesday:

    HEATING BACK ON

    Brrrrr! Yes I can just about remember the Lancashire-Derbyshire cricket match in May 1975 when snow stopped play.

  • Comment number 60.

    woof all

    in suburbia-pet shop boys

    let it grow-eric clapton

  • Comment number 61.

    OMG - Felicity....!!!!!
    While I shall be on a plane to Edinburgh (dining in the castle later!) and will sadly miss the show, what about a stunningly good song for a stunning woman - PEACHES, The Stranglers (really hope she doesn't mind!)

  • Comment number 62.

    Phew *wipes brow* Just back in from the field in time to suggest

    PRETTY WOMAN - ROY ORBISON

  • Comment number 63.

    One more from The Good Life series

    WONDERFUL LAND - THE SHADOWS

    *dashes back to the field*

  • Comment number 64.

    Bringing on back the GOOD times - Love Affair.

  • Comment number 65.

    #45 RP - Mrs coffeeBuzz-to-be loves that song because it reminds her of her mother :)

    #62/#63 *wonders if Shona is caught up in a magnetic field, given the attraction it seems to have...*

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 66.

    Hi Simon,

    Good suggestions already. I can only come up with

    THE GOOD LIFE - New Power Generation

    Thanks,

  • Comment number 67.

    Afternoon all on this blustery and frankly, rather disappointingly chilly day.

    Felicity Kendal oldies? My choice would be:

    SWEET TALKING WOMAN - ELO

    Thanks very much for the Katy-Mensh on yesterday's blog. Much appreciated.

    Also,

    44 - Dougal - A great saying by Mr Cohen, will remember that in the early hours of tomorrow morning at my usual pacing around time. Might not agree with him by 4pm tomorrow, however as I hit the sugar-filled snacks and rummage for the match-sticks...

    See you later at show time. Hope you all enjoy your afternoon xx

    Ps. If you had the opportunity to enjoy a once-in-a-blue-moon whole day in London with no spouse/partner, children or money, what would you get up to? Ideas would be gratefully received. Thank you!

  • Comment number 68.

    Hoffs,
    Museums are a good place to start as they are usually free.
    Changing of the Guard each morning is entertaining,
    Bandstand in St James park often has something going on,
    Take a camera and snap away !
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 69.

    Happy Tuesdays all round and Hello to the Drivetime Dude and his award-winning team
    (they don't take the awards away just because we've moved on a year). Pleased for Chris and Danny as well. Both well-deserved. The 6Music Best Radio Station was stunning yet somehow inevitable. Class will out.
    :^)

    Well I've been and come back from Southampton - MRI scan etc - they had a few problems finding the brain [haha] but all seems to be intact after my last lot of surgery. If not, they'll tell me soon enough.

    No choon choosing for me today but 'good' ...
    [see what I did there?] [and I hate it when people do that after they've written or said something not very funny and want to highlight it] [Ed. Shut up Kathryn]
    OK
    ... to see so many variations on a theme. Ah Felicity. What an absolute babe. Who could ever forget Douglas Bean?!
    Anyway, I've had quite a lot of menshes lately and as Billie rightly said - they are increasingly difficult to come by. As we mostly go for the same songs - it only seems fair to step back once in a while. There was once a time when such blog 'etiquette' was a given. Might be reassuring to see a return to those days?

    Glad the 'list' was enjoyed. No need for individual thanks, m'blog chumsters. All included were the ones who actually posted in THAT blog - so no favours were given. I was quite concerned about leaving someone out.
    It also focussed my mind on some of the regulars who were 'missing' on the day itself - like AlexG, VikingMo, PoshSoulLady, TortieCat, Jilly, LadyStorm, Ponyclubmum, MrsBoris, Andy Toverson, Malcolm Yeates, The Driver, Alan, Malcolm Powder ... and Glenn - where's Glenn gorn then? Devon?

    :^D

  • Comment number 70.

    Good afternoon all - sunshine, rain, sunshine, rain ......................

    Enough of the weather - we have a new computer!! Isn't as slow as a slow thing and is very bright compared to the old steam-driven thing. Off to see if laptop is operational too.
    And will it post first time around?

    JW

  • Comment number 71.

    #67 Hoffs - if it's you - with the free day - great! You lucky thing.
    M'girl and her friends and cohorts do loads of free stuff most weekends and evenings... they love a bit of culture - galleries, exhibitions, etc.

    There are plenty of websites to guide you - here are a couple for starters

    www.timeout.com/london/feature/1424/free-london

    www.whatsfreeinlondon.co.uk/

    :^)

  • Comment number 72.

    #60. I've seen your fb pic. I can well believe that you are pudseys lovechild. You keeping OK these days?

  • Comment number 73.

    69 - Katy, that sounds like good news from Southampton today. Was in Salisbury this morning and was, once again, chuckling to myself about your story yesterday.

    When I last posted, I pressed 'post comment' and my post instantly disappeared so I had to type it all again, but forgot the bit about the Sony Awards which was:

    Commiserations, Mr Mayo, but don't worry, we know that you know that we know that your and Dr Kermode's show is the best of its kind. Simple! (Erm, did you get to meet Betty and Beryl by the way?)

    Also, didn't see Blockbusters last night - will miss it tonight as well but tomorrow is shaping up nicely for a three-episode-and-ironing-marathon...

    68 - Gill-Withagee - thanks for the advice - I'm so excited about the prospect of such a day that I can't decide what to do and might end up rushing around and wasting precious time.

    Righto, off to get stuff together for a barbeque and swimming party to which the Hoffs family have been invited tonight. Can anyone lend me a thermal bathing suit please? One of those Victorian style jobs would be perfect...

  • Comment number 74.

    #70 Jennie - it did!
    :^)

  • Comment number 75.

    #53 Paul, First HMHB and now Jake Thackray - we seem to share a couple of quirky musical tastes.

    'On Again! On Again!' is just fabulous. The first time I played it to the good Lady Driver she laughed politely before asking if i was insinuating that she was like that. I said of course not.

    I've always been good at diplomacy.

  • Comment number 76.

    71 - Katy - thanks for the links - will have a look....

  • Comment number 77.

    #73 Hoffs - thanks. x
    And our posts crossed. See my #71

    #72 Paul O Sheff - ah but Pudsey couldn't have love childed on his own - so just who is the partner?!
    ;^)

  • Comment number 78.

    #75, Driver, in which case, I give you...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ixcyF7URL8

    #77. Rostronposkett?

  • Comment number 79.

    I'm getting that thing where I can't post long posts again. Don't know how Bingo manges it...

    #67 A day out in London sounds very exciting! As Gill says, museums are good - also (I've said this to you elsewhere but I'll repeat it for the benefit of others) whenever I get the chance I like to go to Harrods. I can't afford to actually buy anything there, but I just think it's such a fascinating shop. And if the weather is good, maybe you could take one of those open top bus rides. And there's always the parks... actually, I don't think one day is going to be enough for you to fit it all in!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 80.

    ...and the rest of what I wanted to say:

    #69 So pleased to hear that your hospital visit went well, KatyMatey. I'm hoping you won't need too many more of them, too.

    I totally agree with you about holding back on the mensh chasing once in a while. If I'd actually had a mensh recently, I'd be doing it myself... ;o) Seriously though, I find it quite refreshing sometimes to listen to the show without that added frisson of 'will one of my suggestions get chosen?' 'will it be me who gets the mensh?'

    #72 Hoffs again, a barbecue and swimming party? In this weather? We had hailstones here earlier... I hope for your sake the pool is heated. Have a great time, anyway.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 81.

    79 - Deebee, hello!*

    Yes, you are right, which is why I think I will have to make an itinerary for the day! At this rate, there will be so much to do that I won't have enough time to eat and that would be a disaster. A hungry-housewife-Hoffs-on-tour roaming around London is not a pleasant thought. Anyone know of a decent doughnut shop in little old London town? (Nothing with 'dunkin' in the title please)

  • Comment number 82.

    *oops, forgot the 'waves enthusiastically' bit.

  • Comment number 83.

    Ms KENDAL is allegedly known as Foo to family and friends, so any track by the Foo Fighters may (or may not) be appropriate.
    ON MY OWN by PATTI LABELLE & MICHAEL McDONALD (FK starred in a series called Solo)
    HIPPY CHICK by SOHO (her character's unconventional lifestyle in The Good Life)
    The only song I know which mentions the name Felicity is I'M A BOY by THE WHO.
    I did her see play the role of a boy in a farce, alongside Michael Kitchen, at the National Theatre, some years ago. Tom Stoppard adapted it from a work of foreign origins.

  • Comment number 84.

    Tomorrow is "National Flash Fiction Day", celebrating the art of the extremely short story.

    Anyone care to come up with a story in 150 words or less for tomorrow? :0)

  • Comment number 85.

    WHOSE GARDEN WAS THIS by Tom Paxton

    Alan

  • Comment number 86.

    #84. .

  • Comment number 87.

    #86. Probably leaving too much to the imagination, but paragraph 6 is my best ever work. It's the abecedarian aspect of it all.

  • Comment number 88.

    Tom and Jerry Theme Tune (less than 30 seconds but what the hey ho)

    Willy the Shake
    x

  • Comment number 89.

    #84 When you say "flash" fiction, you mean in the rapid sense, don't you, Harry?
    :P

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 90.

    Homegrown - Neil Young

    Willy the Shake
    x

  • Comment number 91.

    Greetings to all!

    Work prevents blogging but that doesn't mean I don't lurk and think of you all. Don't get to hear much of the show either these days.

    Just wanted to say hi.

    Alex-G

    Katy, your #69. Spot on.

  • Comment number 92.

    Afternoon all, hail, thunder, sun, rain - we got it all!

    #80 that's a good idea!
    A mensh holiday, the day after a mensh, or maybe just maybe you can all just let me be the only one to suggest choons (she said with a desperate, 'mensh drought' kind of face)...
    Anywho - a meeting, then a skipping class has made me somewhat tardy today, apols.
    Still, nice to hear that the 'rear of the year' is getting the boys onto the wet naughty step. Quelle suprise.

    Hoswabout
    SHAKE YOUR BOOTY by KC and the Sunshine band.
    That is what they mean by booty isn't it??

    Sure a woman of her age will be flattered.
    I did tweet earlier (it's quicker, no nicetey convensions have to be followed)
    LET IT GROW EC
    and
    THE GOOD LIFE by Tony Bennett.

    Didn't see Blockbusters, hear the show, or know anything about the Sony's, except for hearing about the two old dears on Radio Humberside (correct me if wrong) who won an award..
    I think the Mayo/Kermode R5 film prog is in the wrong category.
    Surely when Dr K launches into one of his rants agin (deliberate sp) a film (or just 3D in particular) it is real kitchen-sink drama, so should be up against say R4's plays??!
    Anyway, Sony's, Shmoney's, who needs 'em?
    Just another thing to polish..

    #84 at 3am this morning (roughly) a fictional story sprung to mind, but based on a recent family experience - I fleshed it out - and decided the ending - now can't remember anything about it!! Ah now - it has just come back to me, about an elderly relative with Altzheimers. Think that says it all.

    3 worder time?

    SHORT SLEEEVES:MISTAKE.
    or
    HAT, GLOVES, SCARF

    #87 off now to look this up:
    abecedarian

  • Comment number 93.

    #86 PoS, I'm sure I've read that fullstop somewhere before.

    But your re-interpretation, startling in its audacity, asks us all to look again; begs for a reassessment of what is required at the end of any sentence. That lone fullstop, that isolated period, symbolic of the alienation typical in 21st century Britain. Saying so much, by saying so little, exemplifies the sexual ambiguities inherent in these post-postmodernist times. It cries out for a new aesthetic; a new brevity. And succeeds.

    #89 cBuzz, yes; I think. But then again, no. Perhaps. Possibly.

  • Comment number 94.

    Hoffs - day in London. Week day or weekend? My office is behind the Tate Modern if your wandering takes you that way. We could meet for coffee! Contact me on FB (you can find me via Deebee) if of interest.

  • Comment number 95.

    #67 Hoffs - I hope you enjoy your day in London, whatever you do :)

    #69 Katy - Glad to hear that all seemed well with your MRI scan :)

    On mensh chasing - I agree with Deebee, that the show is often more enjoyable when you aren't listening out for menshes, and just enjoying the music that is played. I do like the challenge of thinking up songs to fit the themes though, I think the thrill is more in the chase, than in winning the prize, so to speak. That being said, a mensh from Simon does make me smile, and it is especially gratifying if you are the only one to think of that song. (The sought after solo mensh - lol) Anyway, I haven't had a mensh for over 3 weeks anyway, so no danger of overdoing it there. It is a shame though, for the newbies, and rare menshees, that it seems to be the usual suspects who get menshed day after day.

    On Blockbusters - I watched the first episode last night, I thought the set looked great and Simon was great, but... It's just my opinion, and personal preference, but I think the show worked better in a teatime slot with only student age contestants. The questions aren't exactly all that taxing, and the art to it all is who is fastest on the buzzer, not necessarily intellect. Still, it's diverting enough easy entertainment for half-an-hour. *Waits for Deebee's rebuttal* ;-)

    Another confession - The mentions today of 'Rear of the Year', take me back to 2007, when I was part of a fandom that successfully mounted an Internet campaign, to secure the object of our affections, the 'Male Rear of the Year' award. (Oh, the shame!) I see the website is taking nominations for the 2012 title, I would nominate Simon, but as he rather makes his living sitting on his rear, I can't say whether the goods are up to snuff... Calling Deebee, again ;-D

  • Comment number 96.

    Afternoon all

    #93 Is that full stop working on a number of levels for you Harry? (Blog turning into the culture show!)

    A

  • Comment number 97.

    #96 Andy, don't you see the potential in PoS' post @ #86 for opening up a whole new field of literary criticism? FR and Queenie Leavis made careers out of less ;0)

  • Comment number 98.

    #92 Suzieeee - love the idea of a mensh holiday - though some of us seem to be on a permanent mensh holiday!

    #95 Zoe - agree with you re the clever/ original oldie suggestion. And yes, it is most gratifying to get a solo mention. Smug smiles all round :-)

  • Comment number 99.

    #93 Reading between the lines or between the full stops? :-)

  • Comment number 100.

    A hat that ties under the chin, for this draftty day in May! :)

 

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