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Simon Mayo | 09:07 UK time, Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Cold. Heating on. Scarves, gloves and thermals. Welcome to March and happy St David's day to all our Welsh bloggers. And indeed anyone who likes to wear a daffodil from time to time.
Today I have another go at talking to Beady Eye who are Liam Gallagher's new band. Well essentially they are Oasis without Noel. We were supposed to do this a while back but it got cancelled. So we try again today-I will report back. Then we do the show from 5 with Alistair McGowan in after 6. I've just about forgiven him for doing that show called Mayo which seemed to be my job, but we all move on. And the great thing is that he is in Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Pirates of Penzance'. Now I was brought up in a house that revered Gilbert and Sullivan and even now I have a whole raft of G&S tunes running through my head. When I was 10 I knew the words of 'The Nightmare Song' from Iolanthe, one of their patter songs. Sadly, I've forgotten most of it now. One of my favourite moments from the West Wing is when some of the cast end a show (for some reason) by singing 'He Is An Englishman' from 'HMS Pinafore' in a drunken haze. And glorious it was too. Anyway it's PIRATES that is always one of the most popular shows so PIRATES we will do on the tunes.
Have a gentle and affirming Tuesday, see you after 5.

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