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Simon Mayo | 08:51 UK time, Monday, 13 August 2012

Well that's that. And welcome to the rest of 2012. Not sure the closing ceremony was precisely what I would have ordered but it was a party. And it went on for so long, in the end I was quite happy for it to stop. So it worked! Liked the Spice Girls, Ray Davies, Muse, Eric Idle, Queen and Elbow (even though the tv commentators talked incessantly over 'One Day like This'. Until, I suspect, the producer told them to shut up). But I hope Lord Coe allowed himself a small creme de menthe last night. My 3 worder would be 'surprised by pride'. Took child 3 around the City Hall/Tower Bridge area at the weekend-where we did the show from in Olympic week one- and surprised myself by the glowing terms in which I was talking about my home town. I hope the memories last a long time.
And the Olympics beats all other competitions because (amongst many reasons) the stadiums and public transport fill with families and women. Coming back from the show on friday, the train filled up with Hungarians, Irish, Germans and Aussies. There was no tension, no beery, oppressive behaviour, no looking-the-other-way from the other travellers, just smiling, tired faces. Nice one Seb, Britain did indeed get it right.
And all of us not on holiday (Matt and Rebecca long gone) need to hold hands and support each other and a top Drivetime comes your way at 5 (trust me on this). Simon Callow is in after 6 to talk about his play The Mystery of Charles Dickens and we'll do CLEARING AND SWEEPING UP oldies please. It's your small contribution to the national effort.
Have a cheery and tip-top Monday, see you after 5

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Has to be

    MY OLD MAN'S A DUSTMAN - LONNIE DONNEGAN

    JW

  • Comment number 2.

    Good Morning again -

    THE CLEAN UP WOMAN - Betty Wright

    PICK UP THE PIECES - Average White Band

    LET'S CLEAN UP THE GHETTO - Philadelphia Allstars

    YAKETTY YAK - Coasters

  • Comment number 3.

    LET'S JUMP THE BROOMSTICK - Brenda Lee

    I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN - Hot Chocolate

  • Comment number 4.

    Good morning all,

    PICK UP THE PIECES - AWB

    BITS & PIECES - DAVE CLARK FIVE

    THE WOMBLING SONG - WOMBLES

    BLOWING IN THE WIND - STEVIE WONDER

    x

  • Comment number 5.

    WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - JOE COCKER

    and please take an 'n' away from #1 if it offends.

    JW

  • Comment number 6.

    Morning Simon, DT team & bloggers

    Slightly odd weekend here. Can those of us on holiday but where it is pouring rain, misty & windy join in the group hand holding please?


    Some Things Make Your Soul Feel Clean - Duke Special

    I’m Going to Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair

    Picking up the Pieces - Average White Band

    Pick Up Off The Floor - Mika

    Packt Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box - Radiohead

    Brushed - Paul Weller

  • Comment number 7.

    WHAT A WASTE! - Ian Dury

  • Comment number 8.

    That's a name and a half, Billie!

    Difficult theme today............

    JW

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Well that was that and blooming brilliant it was...well except for No Direction and the spice girls!!

    I seldom use Twitter but over the weekend I tweeted the most that I ever have to the point my battery died at 9.30! The tweetage was partly down to a newly added FB friend whose game it is today on the red boxes show with Noel, turns out he is a kickboxer and personal trainer and all round good egg!

    The Who were amazing, when they they came on I nearly burnt my kickboxing uniform as I thought OMG its McVicar!!!!


    Anyway time to climb down and clear up as Simon states:

    1. TAKE IT AWAY - Paul McCartney and Wings
    2. BAG IT UP - Geri Halliwell
    3. Stupid Girl - GARBAGE
    4. I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW - Johnny Nash
    5. SHINE - Aswad
    6. CAN THE CAN - Suzi Quatro
    7. 8 MILES HIGH - The Byrds
    8. PICK UP THE PIECES - Average White Band
    9. Bad Moon rising - CREEDANCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
    10. YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW - Stylistics

    Oh well the Monday morning slog continues.

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 10.

    I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW - JIMMY CLIFF

  • Comment number 11.

    Hi again everyone

    How about....

    PICK UP THE PIECES ~ Average White Band

    PICKING UP THE PIECES ~ Paloma Faith

    BITS AND PIECES ~ Dave Clark Five

    I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW ~ Johnny Nash

    I WANT TO BREAK FREE ~ Queen (Freddie's hoovering video)!

    HELP ~ The Beatles

    I CAN HELP ~ Billy Swan

  • Comment number 12.

    THE TIDY UP SONG - Wiggles

  • Comment number 13.

    Good morning everyone.

    Back to normal? I don't think so. There's always more excitement just around the corner :0)

    Theme:

    WHEN IT'S ALL OVER WE STILL HAVE TO CLEAR UP by SNOW PATROL would seem to cover everything.

  • Comment number 14.

    I LOVE THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS - NICK LOWE

  • Comment number 15.

     
    Clean Up Your Own Back Yard - Elvis


    Keep it Country!

  • Comment number 16.

    Good Morning Simon and Poppeteers

    LIFTED - LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY

    THE CARNIVAL IS OVER - THE SEEKERS

    SO BEGINS THE TASK - JUDY COLLINS

    Work beckons today

    Catch you later

    Shona x

  • Comment number 17.

    Bearing in mind that Wimbledon was one of the Olympic locations...

    THE WOMBLES - Underground Overground (The Wombling Song)...

  • Comment number 18.

    One of the highlights, for me, from last night was Emili Sande singing Imagine!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axg9-3JsnGQ

  • Comment number 19.

    AWAY - Enrique I.

  • Comment number 20.

    Mess of Words - That Petrol Emotion

    Sail to the Moon (Brush The Cobwebs Of The Sky) - Radiohead

    Run In The Dust - 7 Worlds Collide

    A Beautiful Mess - Jason Mraz

    The Mess We’re In - PJ Harvey

  • Comment number 21.

    WHEN I'M CLEANING WINDOWS - GEORGE FORMBY (Bet that won't get played!)

    Really enjoyed Emilie Sande (sp?) last night.

    JW

  • Comment number 22.

    DIGNITY - Deacon Blue

    DON'T THROW IT ALL AWAY - Gary Benson

    DON'T THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY - Searchers

  • Comment number 23.

    ROBERT PALMER - Housework

    STYLISTICS - You Make Me Feel Brand New

    ASWAD - Shine

    TAKE THAT - Shine

    REM - Shiny Happy People

  • Comment number 24.

    BAG IT UP - Oasis

    SHINE - ╪ (Wah!)

    SHINE SILENTLY - Nils Lofgren

  • Comment number 25.

    ANNIE LENNOX - Walking On Broken Glass

  • Comment number 26.

    Morning all

    What am I going to watch now? Aleady missing it, and what I think I'll miss the most is the fantastic written coverage the morning after every day. I think these games have certainly demonstrated to me the value that still exists in a good quality newspaper. I take mine in electronic format on my tablet of choice, and I consider it has been fantastic value at £2 per week for the last 17 days. Some of the coverage in there has been simply brilliant.

    For the oldies theme, I shall suggest.....

    WE'LL SWEEP OUT THE ASHES - GRAM PARSONS

  • Comment number 27.

    I thought of WHEN I'M CLEANING WINDOWS - GEORGE FORMBY as well. But I'd be happy with PICK UP THE PIECES - AWB as an alternative.

    I tend to agree with Lord Ammo about last night. I was relieved when it ended. The Games were fantastic and will be long remembered. Yes, we did it right, but I just felt last night went on a bit too long. But that's a minor criticism and everything else was quite outstanding. Quite an act to follow, but your home Games will always be extra special and I'm sure Rio will do a wonderful job.

  • Comment number 28.

    I thought the first half of the closing ceremony was all a bit strange.

    I did enjoy The Who, Eric Idle, Elbow and the tribute to the BeeGees. Jessie J has a great voice.

    I feel that the 'Only Fools' sketch probably had the rest of the world scratching their heads.

  • Comment number 29.

    STARTING OVER - John Lennon

  • Comment number 30.

    STATUS QUO - Mess of Blues

    OASIS - Cigarettes and Alcohol

  • Comment number 31.

    The closing ceremony was interesting - enjoyed some of it, didn't understand some of it (Russell Brand? Why?) and thought Gary Barlow was very brave to carry on with his part in the ceremony.

    #27 - I agree that it was too long but the overall impression of the 17 days will stay with me for a long time, I think.

    I also think that the Paralympics are going to be one of the most successful there has been - people have enjoyed the feelgood factor of the 'lympics and I think that will carry on with the Paralympic games - hopefully Channel 4 will make the same brilliant job that the BBC did this time.

    JW

  • Comment number 32.

    Dirty Old Town - The Dubliners / The Pogues

  • Comment number 33.

    Hello All,

    'Ashes To Ashes' David Bowie

    'Mr Clean' The Jam

    'Should I Stay Or Should I Go' The Clash

    'It's All Over Now' Rolling Stones

    A song about someone working in cleaning up is:

    'Dignity' Deacon Blue

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 34.

    Struggling here

    JOLLY BROOM MAN by MAWKIN CAWSLEY (One from Mike Harding)

    TORN AND FRAYED by THE STONES

    DIRTY WORLD by THE TRAVELLING WILBURYS

    @21 I also really enjoyed Emilie Sande last night. The Olympics have done her career no harm at all and well deserved.

    *sigh* Back to reality now I guess. No more 'lympics

  • Comment number 35.

    Apart from a clip of Eric Idle I haven't seen any of last night's ceremony - I can't be doing with all the fuss and palaver at either end of the games.

    Were The Who any good? I might eakt a peek at them on iThingy...

  • Comment number 36.

    Hello Simon and The Driveteam and hello again to fellow blogpopsters ...

    Seems like ages since I joined in with the #OldiesTheme



    LET'S WORK TOGETHER - CANNED HEAT

    CLEAN CLEAN - THE BUGGLES

    BRUSHED - PAUL WELLER


    :^)

  • Comment number 37.

     
    #2, #4, #6, #9, #11, #27

    Don't forget the other one! Same title, different song...


    Pick Up the Pieces - Hudson-Ford


    :o)

  • Comment number 38.

    I think the length was affected by how long it took the athletes to get in the stadium. There was a suggestion on Twitter that were supposed to all get in during the two Elbow songs. That didn't happen, so they had to play back the pre-recorded bit from the start while they continued pouring in. Of course, that might have been the plan for such a situation.

    Certainly some of the floor managers with headphones on could be seen running backwards with knees exageratedly high as if trying to gee the athletes up to move more quickly into their "pens".

    No way will you ever get the athletes at the closing ceremony to move any faster than "as fast or slow as they feel like moving" when they're coming in for their party, taking photos, clowning at TV cameras etc. And why should they really?

    Emilie Sande seemed to have some tuning issues early. Presumably she couldn't hear herself properly.

  • Comment number 39.

    Good morning all,

    Yes, I am still beaming with happiness and pride after two weeks of Olympic splendour :)

    I missed the last part of the closing ceremony as I got dragged to bed but thought it was different and quirky with a few good highlights. It is impossible to please everyone. I'm sure there were people who loved the parts I hated and vice versa. Let's embrace our individuality and differences for a little while longer at least! I am just happy that I did not have to cringe through Paul McCartney again! :D

    A couple of choons for today:

    WHAT TO KEEP AND WHAT TO THROW AWAY - MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

    THROW IT AWAY - DELTA GOODREN


    Have happy Mondays all.
    BJ x

  • Comment number 40.

    I didn’t not enjoy the closing ceremony, in a perverse way. It was fun watching along with twitter. They are always a little dire. Nothing was going to live up to the jaw-dropping magnificence of the opening ceremony and after the most sensational 16 days of sport frankly nothing was going to be satisfying enough.

    Bits were good, I loved Elbow and Eric Idle. I had the sound down on the telly and listed to 5 Live who at least had the sense not to blether though Elbow.

    Much of the rest was just bleugh and forgettable. As lots of folk tweeted it was what we all feared the opening ceremony would be like.

    I hated the “supermodel” bit. I thought one of them most powerful messages of the Games was strong, powerful, successful, healthy women as positive role models?

    Perhaps one of the problems was that it wasn't enough about the athletes? They seem caged in for most of it.

    #35 Sir C - The Who are worth a peek, near the end too so should be easy to find

  • Comment number 41.

    #39 Sorry Delta, excited fingers.. GOODREM

  • Comment number 42.

    Good morning everyone!
    Busy start to the week, but maybe just enough time to get in my oldies suggestion

    BRUSHED - PAUL WELLER

    Off to clean the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 43.

    Good Morning Each!

    'Down The Dustpipe' by Status Quo

    'Spicks And Specks' by Status Quo

    'Dirty Water' by Status Quo

    'Neat, Neat, Neat, by The Damned

  • Comment number 44.

    Good Morning All;

    I thought the closing ceremony provided a much needed release valve for the nation's pent up cynicism, and very effective it was too! ;-)

    I thought, from Take That to The Who was nicely done, with the extinguishing of the Olympic flame, but the rest was awful.

    *Links hand with the rest of the non-holidaying bloggers*

    Oldie suggestions....

    THROWING IT ALL AWAY - GENESIS

    FRESH - KOOL AND THE GANG

    STEAMY WINDOWS - TINA TURNER

    A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP - SHOWADDYWADDY

    ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST - QUEEN

  • Comment number 45.

    And here are the final listing of the DT bloggers' 'lympic names...

    +The 2012 'lympic Names+
    =====================
    *ameila (olympic name pending)
    *And over the Baton Son
    *Athlete from Eastleigh
    *Autumn_Gale_Emms
    *B of the Bang Billie
    *Beach Jillyball
    *Bow and Arrow Brandon/Bully Off Brandon/Clean and Jerk Brandon/Shuttlecock Brandon/Oar Some Brandon/Paddling Brandon/Balance Beam Brandon/Jab and Hook Brandon/Deuk-jeom Brandon/Ping Pong Brandon/Passive Play Brandon/Double Block Brandon
    *coffeeBuzz Schneider/Daley coffeeBuzz
    *fatima gazza bolt/addlington phelps/pendleton trott
    *Flo-Jo/Flo-A-Hoy
    *Gill - WINagee/Gill - WINageeGee
    *Glenn of Pentathlon
    *Half pass-ley Cat
    *Harry the Synchronised Swimmer/Harry the Rhythmic Gymnast/Harry the Blatant Totty-Touter
    *J Ennis Wren
    *John-nastics
    *Judo41
    *Ken - Go Cav and Allez Wiggo/Ken Wiggo Wednesday/Ken Arise Sir Wiggo/Ken - Go Laura Vicky and Jason/Ken - Hoy-Hoy
    *Laser_Dinghy_Stormrider
    *Lilac Blue Vault
    *Mo Farahway
    *Mrs Bellringing Boris
    *nadia common madchick
    *Pistorius Soul Lady/Jolly Hockey Sticks/Posh cycle saddle Lady
    *Set Sail Sal/So they think its all over Sal
    *Shona lot of muscles/Shona sparkly medal/Shona few sparkly medals
    *Sir Kit Training
    *Suzieeeeeee a go go
    *Synchronised Vildeen
    *Team_Geebee_Deebee/Teem_Geebee_Deebee
    *Team PentaHoffs
    *Tickled Locog
    *TorchLight Katy/Conchita Mac
    *Tortie-Gunnell
    *WaterPaulO Sheffield
    *Zoe-la Budd/Zoe The Weightlifter/Zoe Wiggins


    Well done to all of you inventive people!
    Well done to Shona(Gold) for getting the medal tally medal.

    Gold medals all round!
    :)

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 46.

    Morning,


    Trash - Suede

    Rubbish - Carter USM

    Clean Clean - The Buggles

    Cleaning Windows - Van Morrison

    Dirty old town - The Pogues

    Dignity - Deacon Blue

  • Comment number 47.

    Has anyone suggested...

    DUST MY BROOM - ELMORE JAMES

    I think it was once used as a Bluesy show stopper.

  • Comment number 48.

    Good morning all

    CAR WASH - ROSE ROYCE
    THE BOY DOES NOTHING - ALESHIA DIXON

  • Comment number 49.

    Morning all!

    How about:

    'Neat Little Rows' - Elbow
    'Erase and Rewind' - The Cardigans

    Will try again after more caffeine.

    N xx

  • Comment number 50.

    Shine a little love -ELO.

    Not had chance to read back yet...

  • Comment number 51.

    Dragged to bed Jilly? ;)

  • Comment number 52.

    #OldiesTheme


    MOVE IT - CLIFF RICHARD

    DIRTY OLD TOWN - POGUES

    THROWING IT ALL AWAY - GENESIS

  • Comment number 53.

    It seems like an age since I was last here. All of 2 weeks, but now the curtains of the bat cave can be opened back up and oldies can be suggested:

    more in memory of the cleaning up sequence that accompanies this song:

    TOMORROW - Bugsy Malone Soundtrack when the kid is sweeping up Fat Sam's...

    I second CLEAN CLEAN by Buggles as its seldom heard and a great record and lastly

    CLEANUP TIME - John Lennon

  • Comment number 54.

    SWEEPING THROUGH THE CITY by LEON RUSSELL (from Leon Live album)
    DUST MY BROOM by ELMORE JAMES
    PICK IT UP AND KICK IT by SAHB (without Alex)
    I'M GONNA TEAR YOUR PLAYHOUSE DOWN by ANN PEEBLES or PAUL YOUNG
    DIRTY WORK by STEELY DAN

  • Comment number 55.

    BALD HEADED END OF A BROOM by KALEIDOSCOPE

  • Comment number 56.

    I'm making a banoffee pie - anyone want a slice? Should be ready mid-afternoon - just in time for tiffin!

    JW

  • Comment number 57.

    I was listening to Janice Long last night - was it you with your Sunday name Flo, who sent her a photo of the ganets (?) on Bass Rock? If not you, must be your double!!

    Jilly - did you see my post on weekend blog #164? Count yourself lucky!!

    JW

  • Comment number 58.

    Just found correct spelling for EMELI SANDE (I think!)

    JW

  • Comment number 59.

    #43 Paul - 3 Quo suggestions? Sometimes I think you might be me!

  • Comment number 60.

    THROWING IT ALL AWAY - GENISIS

    Have loved the past 2 weeks, roll on the para-olympics !!!!
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 61.

    Bit slow today - still on Olympic time. Loved the ceremony last night, but never wanted the 16 days to end. Now feels like an anti-climax. Looking forward to the paralympics.

    Ashes to Ashes - Bowie
    Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
    Dignity - Deacon Blue
    Picking up the pieces - Paloma Faith
    Shine - Take That
    Turning Tables - Adele
    You'll always find me in the kitchen at partied - Jona Lewis

  • Comment number 62.

    #53 Jeffery - Maidenhead? We're almost neighbours!

    #56 a generous slice, please :o)

  • Comment number 63.

    #56 I'm game for some banoffee pie, Jennie. Nice with afternoon coffee, I'd imagine.
    ;)

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 64.

    #62 Its my new, no difficulty in pronouncing it, moniker. Its my name and where I'm from. Sort of Hammerite-style! Where is home for you....?

  • Comment number 65.

    #51 & #57 .. aren't I the lucky one! ;)

    #64 Any news on Mastermind?

  • Comment number 66.

    hi all

    ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST-QUEEN

  • Comment number 67.

    'Can The Can' Suzi Quatro

  • Comment number 68.

    Howdy Doody blogland!

    Gosh, what a long time it has been.

    I enjoyed the 'lympics from start to finish. Lord Coe and errm, Co. should give themselves an almightly pat on the back for a job well done. Roll on the 29th when the Super Humans get their turn.

    Nothing sensible to add for today's feem. Still recovering from watching the whole of the closing ceremony...zzzzz.

    Maybes laters

    A.

  • Comment number 69.

    Well that's a bit of a disaster for the Beeb after a (generally) excellent last fortnight. Clare Balding's off to work for the new producers of Channel 4 Racing.

    Seems to be an odd decision. As much as I love horse racing, I think she's developed into an exceptional all round sports (and wider) presenter. Will she still get those same opportunities when being lead presenter on a programme that runs pretty much every week on Channel 4? No Wimbledon on the radio, no Olympics, no Trooping the Colour, no Radio 4 shows? Hmm....

  • Comment number 70.

    #64 just the other side of the river, in Taplow

  • Comment number 71.

    Just thought of one from one of my fave bands:

    I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER (but it's not) - The Feeling

  • Comment number 72.

    #69 - Oh no Ken. Why would Clare want to go and do that for? I really enjoyed Clare's bits in the 'lympics.

    Maybes, she just fancied a change.

    Good luck to her.

    A.

  • Comment number 73.

    Hello Blogpals!

    I'm back from my adventures on the high seas (and some of them were quite high - upwards of 2m waves at times). Had a fantastic time - we clocked up about 500 miles, quite a lot of it under sail. We started from Falmouth and crossed to the Isles of Scilly, stayed there for a few days then sailed back to Falmouth, then to Fowey, Dartmouth, Weymouth, Chichester, Dover and finally home to Ipswich on Saturday night. Would love to tell you all about it, but I don't want to take up too much blogspace. No doubt one or two tales will come out in the course of time...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 74.

    Not able to post long posts, so here's part 2 of what I wanted to say...

    It was of course a complete coincidence that we were in Weymouth at the same time as the DT team (honestly!). I hadn't been listening to the show, so had no idea they were going to be there. I did think about going along to say hello, but decided the best policy was probably to let Simon and co get on with their jobs. Although I wish they'd said they wanted to go sailing - never mind dinghies, I could have taken them out for a sail on a real boat... ;o)

    Missed you all loads. I was able to lurk a bit, when I could get a signal on my phone. Thanks to Florence for entering a medal count guess on my behalf - it's around what I would have guessed if I'd been here anyway. Well done to Shona for getting the gold!

    I'm feeling quite disconnected with the whole choon choosing thing still - will have to make a concerted effort to get back into it over the next few days...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 75.

    Afternoon all

    I'm still busy so just a quick poop in to say that I've updated the post in the Blogpoppets group on FB regarding the Sheffield blogmeet. The most popular date was 20th October so I'm planning around that as a date so far.

    I've been recommended the Showroom cafe bar which looks pretty central and near the station as it does food most of the day on Saturday. Any of our S Yorks contingent know whether its any good?

    Cheers

    A

  • Comment number 76.

    Hello bloggers seems an age sine I was last here!

    Well done Shona on the medal tally...that seems an age ago too

    PSL xxx

  • Comment number 77.

    Hi Ho Everyone!

    I too was annoyed at times, the poor sound quality that improved as it went along and yet, I loved it flaws and all. It was a wonderful fortnight, one I'll never forget and good luck Rio!

    Handy Man - James Taylor

    Off to an appointment and back to listen to the show later.
    LB, x

  • Comment number 78.

    #72 I guess she still considers horse racing to be her core sport and as the Beeb have finally given up completely then she has little choice if she wants to remain involved in the sport.

    I suspect she's a freelance, but what else she can do depends how many days and when she's committed with Channel 4. Even if the big racing festivals don't clash with some of the stuff she might have been involved with elsewhere it's still got to affect preparation time.

  • Comment number 79.

    #77 - Good luck with your appointment LB!

    Off to the (newly-cleaned) coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 80.

    Banoffee pie chilling nicely in the fridge......................

    JW

  • Comment number 81.

    At least Clare Balding is doing some of the presenting etc for the Paralympics on Ch 4 with Jonathan Edwards so it should be in fairly safe hands there.

    JW

  • Comment number 82.

    #75 There's a FB Blogpoppets group? Missed that one...

  • Comment number 83.

    Afternoon all

    Too late to mensh-chase, but to add my £0.02 on the closing ceremony - I thought it was pretty good but a bit bland (I tweeted to Simon that I thought it was very Radio 2 ARF). Of course we all have our personal taste, but it wasn't as quirky as the opening ceremony and would have benefitted from something other than 'pop' music I felt. I also tend to agree on the negative comments regarding the unncessary super-models.

    Deebee - looking forward to hearing your tales from the high seas and congrats to Shona on the medal tally.

    Devasted to hear about Clare Balding - but I hope she's more 'on-loan' to C4 and is able to cover the big stuff with the BBC (a bit like John Inverdale who covers all of the tennis on ITV4 but is with the beeb the rest of the time).

    I don't quite know what to do with myself now it's all over, but as it's A-level results on Thursday, I suspect I'll be plenty busy towards the end of the week.

  • Comment number 84.

    It's late enough now...

    DAVID LEE ROTH - Duster Gigolo

    MEAT LOAF - Read 'Em and Sweep

    BILL WITHERS - Clean On Me

    JOHN LEE HOOKER - Boom Broom...

  • Comment number 85.

    #65 - Recording September 14th...yikes! To be shown about three weeks later.

  • Comment number 86.

    #85 How do you gen up for the general knowledge questions? Watching quiz programmes? Doing pun quizzes? Or are you just reliant on the reserves if memory you already have?

  • Comment number 87.

    I meant pub quizzes, obviously. Though a pun quiz sounds fun :o)

  • Comment number 88.

    Read quiz books constantly, go to the odd pub/pun quiz, watch every quiz programme known to man. Problem with Mastermind, from my humble perspective, is that the questions are historically quite 'Oxbridge', which artist/author/classical scholar etc. Any question that starts with "Which Jane Austen novel..." bring on the cold sweats. However it is my suspicion that a fair few questions are worded to make them sound difficult and the answer is the only thing you know on the subject. In my audition a question started "Which 18C cabinet maker wrote...." at which point I'm panicking thinking 'I only know one cabinet maker ever, Thomas Chippendale' which of course was the answer!

  • Comment number 89.

    #83 Hang on before getting to devastated. I've just seen a quote from Ms Balding that this move will allow her to keep a varied and expanded role with the Beeb.

  • Comment number 90.

    Here's your banoffee pie CoffeeBuzz and Sir Cumferance >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Enjoy!

    JW

  • Comment number 91.

    Shona - Well done on getting Gold with your medal guessing :-) Team GB certainly surpassed my modest estimations, and very glad I am about it too. Well done Team GB!

    Deebee - Welcome back from your high seas adventure, glad to hear that you had a lovely time :-)

    I'm confuzzled (it doesn't take much) is Jeffrey in Maidenhead Rostronposkett, or have I got the wrong end of the stick? This question is not likely to come up on Mastermind, I think. ;-)

    And It's All Over Now - Are we definitely going for a blog meet on 20th October then? It's quite a while since I last went to The Showroom (To see a Woody Allen film, as I recall) I don't know what it's like for food, we only had drinks there. I'll look into it, if I get the time.

    On Clare Balding, I think Des Lynam won't miss her... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympics/article-2186926/Des-Lynam-London-2012-Olympics-female-commentators-grating.html

  • Comment number 92.

    Watcha all,
    Tired but proud, we dragselves out of bed on this 'Flat Monday' (as opposed to black Monday of yonks ago, what a different place this was then) boyed up by the cheeriness of the volunteers at the games, as well as medal haul as good as we could have 'oped for *sniff*

    Back on the blog after a spell on a course (including a trip to the games for 'research'!! sorry BUT glad to see the DT dude is still rolling and keeping us going.
    Not sure about the choons, but my only pathetic (non-medal winning) choice is:

    LET'S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER by The Stylistics
    But you knew that, clever peeps that you are.

    Hopefully normal service resumed here at my place tomorrow, email mountain scaled, messages answered, sorting out sorted if only t'were a sport, coulda been a contender.

    Good luck with the Menches all

  • Comment number 93.

    Zoe - one and the same. Although Red Leader's attempts to pronounce my 'handle' are often interesting I only had it due to it being my name on the 606 old footy message boards. However I started off using it when complaining about the quality of the ARF (always @*%&! 70s guitar rock- pah!) as I wanted to see if I could make a suggestion under one name and complain under another!!
    I may go back to it one day (possibly after "and your score after 2 rounds is 7')....!

  • Comment number 94.

    #90 mmmmm delicious!

    :o)

  • Comment number 95.

    *92
    Apols for the new word invention - dragselves clearly gives 'our' a day off, intended, of course
    *uncrosses fingets*

  • Comment number 96.

    *58 Did you know her real name is Adele?
    Due to confusion possibilities, she changed her stage name to Emeli
    #factoids'r'us

  • Comment number 97.

    #96 Apparently she thought she might be confused with some other Adele ? - I prefer her, myself. Not so 'shouty'

    JW

  • Comment number 98.

    #97 that came up in the pub quiz I did last week!

  • Comment number 99.

    Glad you enjoyed it, Sir C :0)

    JW

  • Comment number 100.

    #90 mmmmm pie! (any weebl & bob fans on the blog?)
    http://www.weebls-stuff.com/wab/pie/

    ()()()()()()
    |........../|
    |........./.|
    |......../.'/
    |......./:./
    |....../o'/
    |...../'./
    |..../."/
    |.../`'/
    |../'./
    |/_/

    Needs a coffee to wash it down...

    --
    cBzz

 

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