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Hands up (baby)

Simon Mayo | 08:51 UK time, Monday, 24 January 2011

Monday morning and another lovely week beckons. As the Rev says, it's never too late to become the person you want to be. Or something like that.

Hope your weekend was all you hoped for. All Request Friday is always full of people with extraordinary weekends (including the man in a lay-by who could have kept his plans to himself frankly) but I know most of us just do normal stuff. And so it was this weekend. Plate-spinning mainly, just keeping it all going. Taxi man, shopping man and back-ache man- I played all roles with great panache.

So here we are at the start of another week and the book club gathers round the kitchen table. Today it's Ben Aaronovitch's "Rivers of London". Read chapter 1 on this site and listen after 6. If you feel moved to comment, that would be lovely too. It is a weird and funny world that Ben has created, full of coppers and wizards. Fantasy thriller is I think what the publishers are calling it.

Also today, songs for THE OFFSIDE RULE. This is to honour Sian Massey who ran the line at the Wolves v Liverpool match. Commentators Richard Keys and Andy Gray then made what they thought were off-air comments like "can you believe that? Women don't know the offside rule" etc. Keys and Gray have apologised so let's do tunes for this much discussed rule. We could have done sexist dinosaurs but this is more fun.

Have an enlightening and enriching Monday, see you after 5


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