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A Wonderful Thing Baby

Simon Mayo | 09:08 UK time, Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Morning to bloggers everywhere from the post school run cafe of choice where I lurk with yummy mummys, tardy students and assorted nannys. In amongst the buggies, school bags and sleeping vagrants, I am inconspicuous. Currently, I am resisting the siren call of the pastries and croissants as only darkness can follow. They offer brief thrills followed by a long period of reflection and guilt. I chose the path of fruit, yoghurt and righteousness. And then a Twix in the car.
Loved the umlaut and Ford Anglia stuff yesterday. You really never know what's going to take off. We shall return to these topics I feel but there is a lot of love for the Ford Anglia (more than for the umlaut anyway) and I suspect it's a first girlfriend, first record bought sort of thing. And as for discovering the extra punctuation available, well my cup runneth over. Today as I have to be portable, I am typing on one of those pad-based devices (whatever does he mean?) and I can do so much. I can do a ü (lovely) or a ū (quite nice) a ú, a ù, and also a û which is rather satisfying. Emboldened I have found ø, ø, ç, č and å. Such fun. Anyway, I am now ready for Dr Mösh tomorrow.
Today then we welcome Kid Creole to Drivetime. Rebecca will love this as his classic tunes come from that narrow window of time that contained music she remembers. "Tropical Gangsters" in 1982 was the album everybody had and I remember a fine gig at Nottingham's Rock City when we envied both his suits and his coconuts. His new album is "I Wake Up Screaming" and he's here after 6 (obviously not here in the coffee shop, that would be dumb. And by then the pastry temptation would be too much).
And tunes today please for ITALY and the ITALIANS as their economy goes down the tubes. We did a similar thing with the Greeks and that clearly helped a lot. It's the least we can do.
Have a fiscally solvent and debt-free Tuesday, see you after 5.

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Morning again Simon and everyone

    That was well timed as I'm about to take my dogs out for a walk and thought I'd have another quick look to see if Simon's blog was up yet!

    SCENES FROM AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT ~ Billy Joel

    xx

  • Comment number 2.

    A couple more before I go walkies!

    ITALIAN GIRLS ~ Rod Stewart

    ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY ~ Nick Lowe

    Back later xx

  • Comment number 3.

    Good Morning All :)

    I am blogging from a pad based device, in bed! Still croaky and bug-ridden, but slightly better.

    Go on Simon, have a croissant, or a pain au chocolat (I love them!)

    *Scratches head over oldies*

    DOLCE VITA - RYAN PARIS

    Not that Italians are living la dolce vita these days, well, excepting maybe Silvio Berlusconi!

  • Comment number 4.

    Good morning Simon and team and of course all of YOU..

    Dean Martin Mambo Italiano or even *better* That's Amore

    Have a great birthday Gazza.....

    BLTD

  • Comment number 5.

    Good Morning again -

    Suggest

    LITTLE ITALY - Stephen Bishop

  • Comment number 6.

    2 from Dean Martin

    ARRIVEDERCI ROMA

    THAT'S AMORE

    and

    WE OPEN IN VENICE - Rat Pack

    Theme from THE GOD FATHER ( Speak Softly Love) - Andy Williams

  • Comment number 7.

    MAMMA MIA - ABBA

    This oldie's theme is a toughie!

  • Comment number 8.

    Morning Bloggers:
    Here we go for the Italian Theme

    Seven Bridges Road: The Eagles - Rome is built on Seven Hills

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi Simon and Blogsters

    Glad you resisted the pasties ...oops I mean pastries ....I have changed my mid morning snack from those packet of 3 Go Ahead Garibaldi type biscuits to TRACKERS which are lighter in calories and have choc chips in them so all the better!

    On the topic of First Record bought .....well i am NOT ashamed to say it was "Making your Mind up - Bucks Fizz" out of the bargain bin at the newsagents where I had my paper round in 1981! First car though...Lipari Blue Mini Mayfair in 1989!

    Anyway time to get all Italian like:

    1. SHADDAP YOUR FACE - Joe Dolce
    2. WORLD IN MOTION - New Order ( World Cup theme from Italia 90!)
    3. Pizza Hut - Fast Food Rockers
    4. MA CHICO LATINO - Geri Halliwell
    5. CRASH - The Primitives
    6. HELP- The Beatle
    7. EXCERPT FROM A TEENAGE OPERA - Keith West
    8. DONT TRY AND STOP IT - ROMAN HOLLIDAY
    9. NESSUN DORMA - Pavarotti
    10. MAMMA MIA - ABBA

    Harder than Downton...i'm stretched!! Laters for more.

    Congrats to all Menshes yesterday.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE HORNET!!!!

    Have a lovely day

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 10.

    Morning your Lordship, team, NYM and tutti bloggeri,

    Simon, glad to see you are still lurking in coffee houses of a morning. Several years ago I used to commute into an office near Oxford St. On my morning trudge up Regent St, just before the church and Broadcasting House I would often see you slouched in the window, mug in hand, looking not quite ready for the day!

    So, with cappucino nearly finished, here goes:

    QUE SERA SERA - Doris Day

    QUE SERA MI VIDA - Gibson Brothers

    THAT'S AMORE - Dean Martin

  • Comment number 11.

    Morning all

    My last Mayo Blogpoppet post before heading off in search of a sunbed, and to give the Greek economy a bit of a boost ...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAZMONDO!


    As for Italy, it's got to be ...

    THAT'S AMORE - DEAN MARTIN

    oft requested for ARF, sadly never chosen.

    Muchos Amore!

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 12.

    Morning all, DT team, bloggers and poppets and of course the multi-lingual Lord Ammo.
    Absent Monday due to being lumbered with buying (and wrapping etc) leaving gifts for our latest staff member to leave. This put me behind at work-face (never good for a Monday) so had to play catch-up all day.
    The good thing was even tho I was in town at 8.30am, no shops I wanted were open, so I HAD to lounge in a well known coffee chain (English name is 'ready to eat', no accents needed here) with a 'flat white' and crispy, flaky, buttery croissant. ...my motto Lord A, is a little of what you fancy now and then is good for the soul.

    #1 & #5 my favourite tunes!!

    Am worried now, RE Italy as Mr e and I are off to the Amalfi coast on Sunday for an anniversary trip - & hoping that there will be staff, food, and we won't have to carry our money around in wheelbarrows as in the days of the Lira.

    Will have to consult my ithingy to see what I have in the form of Italian-based musak, it is now doubling as my brain...

    Laters, probably with cake crumbs on my lap (yes, we have cakes AGAIN) - brownies, lemon iced slices, flapjacks, muffins galore...

  • Comment number 13.

    Buongiorno Simon, Driveteam, Constructors and Amici


    MAMBO ITALIANO – BETTER MIDLER

    SCENES FROM AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT – BILLY JOEL

    ITALIAN PLASTIC – CROWDED HOUSE


    Ciao

    :^)

  • Comment number 14.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    C&P from yesterday's blog: A very happy birthday to the Happy Hornet! Hope you have a great day.

    Tough theme today. My suggestions are :

    SCENES FROM AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT by Billy Joel

    ROBERT DE NIRO'S WAITING (TALKING ITALIAN) by Bananarama

    Back later, with or without more suggestions, depending on whether inspiration strikes.

    Deebee ~X~

  • Comment number 15.

    I think today is the day for Simon to play a bit of Pooh... Well he did say they were one of Italys top bands! :D

    Happy Birthday Gazza (if it is today) :)

    More oldie suggestions...

    SENZA UNA DONNA - ZUCCHERO & PAUL YOUNG

    QUANDO QUANDO QUANDO (TELL ME WHEN) - ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK

    VOLARE - DEAN MARTIN

  • Comment number 16.

    Good Morning all

    May I suggest an Italian song

    VIA CON ME (CHIPS CHIPS CHIPS) - PAOLE CONTE

    Enjoy the day

  • Comment number 17.

    Bangers & Mash - Macaroni, Bangers & Mash - Minnestroni

    GIVE US A BASH OF THE BANGERS AND MASH ME MOTHER USED TO MAKE -

    Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren

  • Comment number 18.

    Moaning all. Hope we're doing ok today. Trip to the charity shop in a minute. Just had gorgeous fried egg roll.

    3 word Tuesday: WORK AGAIN TOMORROW.

    Once again I'm stumped for a song. Will report back if there's any news.

    Deasant play

    MP

  • Comment number 19.

    Here's a couple more oldies:

    WRITE TO ME FROM NAPLES by Elvis Presley

    WE OPEN IN VENICE by Frank Sinatra

    ~X~

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning all again

    At home now, waiting for the plumber (already 25 mins late!).

    #9 Mandy, I didn't know that about Go Ahead bars vs. Trackers - will have to investigate!

    Brain not working properly today; I spent a lot of time coughing during the night!

    Back later

    T x

    PS Katy - from the weekend's blog - well done Mr Mac in getting the job he really wanted!

  • Comment number 21.

    Posso ...?

    ITALIAN GIRLS – ROD STEWART

    ITALIAN X RAYS – STEVE MILLER BAND

    WHAT IF WE WENT TO ITALY – MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

  • Comment number 22.

    Can I just say that if Joe Dolce gets played I may have to turn the radio off

    ~X~

  • Comment number 23.

    Morning Simon (I haven't had a Twix in ages and now its all I can think about!) and all bloggers.

    #3 Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better Zoe.

    Italian oldies - that's a toughie..... although something by the infamous 'Poo' would no doubt cheer us all up :)
    On Days Like These - Matt Munro

    That's all I can think of - although my favourite Bon Jovi track 'These Days' has a line in it "I know Rome's still burning, but the times have changed" which I suspect will be too tenuous - but it is a great song!

  • Comment number 24.

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    ❤•☆*•.¸Buon compleanno♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ TO ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ YOU ♪♫•*¨*•♥

    ..............().... ()....()....()
    .★°★°★┃★┃★┃★┃★°★°★
    ..\°°º¤ø„ø♥.☆•°❤°•☆.♥ø„ø¤º°°/
    ....\°°º¤øø♥☆•°❤°•☆♥øø¤º°°/
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    .........\♫*♪♪*...❤...*♪♪*♫/

  • Comment number 25.

    LIFE IS A MINESTRONE - 10CC

    I see Mandy has put in an early bid for the HOIB with SHADDUP YOUR FACE - JOE DULCE, I will challenge with...

    SAVE YOUR LOVE - RENE AND RENATO :D

  • Comment number 26.

    Back to add there is a song called "Rome Wan't Built in a Day" versions by Sam Cooke, Nick Lowe and Morcheeba (I'm assuming they're all the same song although I've only heard the Sam Cooke version)

    Also anything about boots might also work:
    These Boots are Made for Walking - Nancy Sinatra
    Kinky Boots - did Honor Blackman do this with someone?

    Perhaps:
    Papa Don't Preach -Madonna or
    Erio Moricone's (sp?) theme for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (a spaghetti western)

  • Comment number 27.

    Based on the suggestions so far, not sure I really want to listen to the show tonight!

  • Comment number 28.

    And finally - we really need an "edit" button!

    Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits (Two households, both alike in dignity,
    In fair Verona, where we lay our scene)

  • Comment number 29.

    Ooooh mornin Simon, mornin team and all Drivetimers!

    Kid Creole at Rock City - ah yes, I remember it well :o) along with Maze, Evelyn King, Rose Royce, Level 42 and more. That place gave me some of the best evenings of my life. The laser lighting system had to be seen to be believed.

    Anyway back to the present, and Italian oldies:

    AMORE - DEAN MARTIN

    ON DAYS LIKE THESE - MATT MONROE

    DOLCE VITA - RYAN PARIS

    GANGSTERS - SPECIAL AKA

    IT'S NOW OR NEVER - ELVIS PRESLEY

    Ok back to work for a while - have fun everyone!

    - Paul.

  • Comment number 30.

    #23 Thanks Autumn Gale :) I'm still coughing my lungs raw, but on the mend I think!

    Here's something about Save Your Love by Renee and Renato that you didn't know (and probaby didn't want to know!) but still, here it is...

    Songwriter of Save Your Love, Johnny Edward, also created, controlled and voiced the children's robot, Metal Mickey. He allegedly wrote this song, after hearing Brotherhood of Man's "Save All Your Kisses For Me," and deciding he could do better.

    Did he do better? Hmmmm

    Metal Mickey though!!! I used to watch that when I was a kid, I remember Irene Handle was in it!

  • Comment number 31.

    Morning,

    Scenes from an Italian restaurant - Bill Joel

    Italian Plastic - Crowded House

    Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney

    Bar Italia - Pulp

    No Money - Kings of Leon

    Moneys too tight to mention - Simply Red

    It's yer Money I'm after baby - The Wonderstuff.

    Money - Pink Floyd

    Hand in my pocket - Alanis Morissette

    Taxman - The Beatles

    Good times Bad times - Led Zepplin

    Confusion - ELO

    Wages Day - Deacon Blue

    Bad Moon rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival.

  • Comment number 32.

    #21 Damn! Too many phone calls and visitors means I haven't yet got to my ithingy to even find my Mary Chapin Carpenter offering...
    3 worder: Work is Annoying!
    Completely by chance, I brought into work my Italian dictionary today, plus all the notes and handouts from when I did a 2 year Italian course when I worked back at the 'other' University in Oxford....supposed to be brushing up during lunchtimes this week....still too slow to get a decent Italian tune on the blog tho..

  • Comment number 33.

    Morning All,

    Happy Birthday Happy Hornet

    'Scenes From An Italian Restaurant' Billy Joel

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 34.

    Morning one and all..................wish I was in a coffee shop perusing sweet delicacies!...........all this talk of food is making my stomach rumble.

    Double whammy for 3 word Tuesday and the D-word thingy!!

    Dougal doodling discretely! Boring meeting :0(

    Back to all things Italiano..........................

    SENZA UNA DONNA - ZUCCHERO & PAUL YOUNG (Without a woman is not something that applies to the Italian PM me thinks ;0) Great song though.)

    GET A BLOOMIN' MOVE ON - CAST OF THE ITALIAN JOB
    KING OF ROME - PET SHOP BOYS
    VENICE QUEEN - RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS
    VENICE WITHOUT YOU - CHARLES AZNAVOUR (another HOIB contender!)
    ISLE OF CAPRI - FRANK SINATRA

    Me done and ready for my espresso and biscuito!

    Ciao ciccia bellas,

    Dougal x

  • Comment number 35.

    Ğ̥҈○○ƌ ₥ơȐƝįņğ ĔąćĦ! Just showing off.

  • Comment number 36.

    Good morning from a slummy rather than yummy mummy,

    Happy Birthday Gazza!

    Get well soon Zoe.x

    Struggling again with the theme...

    ROBERT DE NIRO'S WAITING by Bananarama.

    Italy is still a touchy subject in this house. Mr 40 (38 actually) was there for a meeting last week on our anniversary. There was a risk he wasn't going to come home though. The meeting was with certain Italian public servants who took his and his colleague's passports before the meeting commenced. Having said that we had a fab time in Sardinia a couple of weeks ago and found the Italian people absolutely lovely.

    Glad to hear you had that Twix Simon.

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 37.

    'Self Preservation Society' From The Italian Job

  • Comment number 38.

    I know it's way too early for puns but I can't resist:

    PIZZA MY HEART by Janis Joplin

    I'll get my coat...

  • Comment number 39.

    GET A BLOOMIN' MOVE ON (THIS IS THE SELF PRESEVATION SOCIETY) from the Italian Job Soundtrack seems apt

  • Comment number 40.

    SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY, not sure who sang it, probably the cast of The Italian Job!

    Pen x

  • Comment number 41.

    'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Neil Sedaka

  • Comment number 42.

    'Music To Watch Girls By' Andy Williams

  • Comment number 43.

    Morning all, bit slow on the uptake today!

    So I'll just suggest my U2 song for the day as "BAD" as in bad debt, bad credit rating and bad Mr Berlusconni (sp?).

    Be good to hear a Dean Martin tune though too I think.

    GB

  • Comment number 44.

    Comment number At 10:54 20th Sep 2011, You wrote:
    #36 Thanks Julia :)

    I missed the bit about coconut envy in Simon's blog, when I read it earlier :D Shame it's not C words today!

    My D word is Discombobulated

  • Comment number 45.

    Good morning every one. A little late ............. sorry.

    Read through the blog and I feel some 'pendantry' coming on ................ but I'll let it pass :-)

    The theme .............. I can only think of tunes that will get me punched by Rebbecca's in-laws so I'll let them pass, too.

    D-word of the day: Dollop

    Catch you later.

  • Comment number 46.

    Rubbish day i'm having dealing with the rudest partner in this practice ever on the planet! Makes it worse because Temporary staff are treated as lowest of the low!

    Anyway back on the blog for a guaranteed pick me up.

    1. SENZA UNA DONNA - Zucchero and Paul Young
    2. DOLCE VITA - Ryan Paris
    3. ROBERT DE NIRO'S WAITING (talking Italian) - BANARAMA

    #20 Torties its true....3 slices of Go head equals 147 calories and Tracker ( small ones in the pack of 6 though!) 124 calories!

    Zoe.....yep i will concede to your cheese....Renee and Renato is worse! Actually, will Deebee turn off if they are played!!!

    Catch ya later my lovlies...better now!!

    Mand ;)

  • Comment number 47.

    Did anyone suggest...

    FUNICULI FUNICULA - Connie Francis

  • Comment number 48.

    MODERN MAFIA - Athlete

  • Comment number 49.

    Volare by Dean Martin
    Rome (Roam?) by B-52s
    Little Italy by Stephen Bishop
    Anything by Holly & The Italians

  • Comment number 50.

    Some more suggested by Richie, my colleague at work:

    G.T.O. - Sinitta

    Geno - Dexy's Midnight Runners

    Ok I think that'll do for oldies...

    My "D" word is DAUNTLESS. Why? Beacuse it'd the name of the warship my wife, friends and I watched entering Portsmouth harbour last Sunday. Pretty impressive it looked, too.

    Back to work....

  • Comment number 51.

    The Only Joy in Town - Joni Mitchell

    Willy the Shake

  • Comment number 52.

    For Italy's woes?

    STATUS QUO - Down the Dustpipe
    THE BEATLES - Money

  • Comment number 53.

    Mmm, just discovered something new; instant hot choc with ginger - just what I need on this grey, damp day!

    And ... the plumber has arrived and is fitting a new shower - hurrah!!

    T x

  • Comment number 54.

    Another contender for the HOIIB. Many to choose from today...


    JUST A GIGOLO - David Lee Roth

  • Comment number 55.

    Ok, ok so it's lame, but it's a matter of pride that I offer a choon, of my own, for the Italian theme:
    WAITING FOR THE GARDA : CLIFFORD T WARD
    Lovely, mellow tune - ok, ok it's actually about the IRISH police....but there is a lake Garda, after all.
    Back to the drawing board...

  • Comment number 56.

    Hello all. What harm could possibly come from a single chocolate croissant?! You always want another one! That's the harm I suppose!!

    Songs: Italian Summer By Stevie Nicks

    Wishing I was lucky by Wet, Wet, Wet

    If I Could turn back time by Cher

    Have a good day everyone :)

  • Comment number 57.

    A new motto for the Italian People, dopo the Euro debacle :

    'I'm broke but I'm happy, I'm poor but I'm kind, I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah
    ....what it all comes down to is that everything's gonna be fine, fine, fine...

    HAND IN MY POCKET: ALANIS MORISETT (radio-friendly version?)

    ps #45 thanks for letting us off the Pendant Club founders comments today!
    A friend of mine, an ex-teacher, takes a red pen with him when he's out and delights in circling 'erroneous' apostrophes and the extra, un-grammatically correct letters that appear on menus...if you have had a menu with one of those red circles, Kenny has been there first!

  • Comment number 58.

    Morning everyone,

    I'm new to this but enjoy the show and thought I should get involved.

    Italian theme, how about:

    DAYS LIKE THESE - MATT MONROE
    SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY - QUINCY JONES

    (Italian Job)

    All the best!

  • Comment number 59.

    Actually, just thought of another...

    THE TEMPTATIONS - Ain't Too Proud To Beg

  • Comment number 60.

    And on the same theme..'GOT BRASS IN POCKET' (as that's what the Euro is worth) By the Pretenders

  • Comment number 61.

    morning from a damp Liverpool,

    hope everyone is starting to feel better after their bouts of colds, flu, sore throats and what ever other lurgy is on offer.

    my d word today is DIBBER.

    hope everyone has a good day and good luck with the menshes.

    Nick.

  • Comment number 62.

    #57 #45 here is the missing 's' from Ms Morissette's name previously blogged

  • Comment number 63.

    And a very good morning to you all, sorry I have been a bit of part timer lately - its a bit of tough time of year.

    No harm at all Simon, in the odd croissant or 3, but surely you can do better than a Twix!

    Am finding the theme troublesome, lots of tunes, just not sure I want to hear any of them, however, can I second or twelfth

    Scenes from an Italian restaurant - Billy Joel
    Senza una donna - Zucchero and Paul Young
    Amore - Dean Martin
    Life is a minestrone - 10cc

    Three word Tuesday NEW SPECTACLES WORKING

    D word of the say 'damp' - hoping my 'virtual' plumber is coming to fix the shower later on, but can I borrow your plumber if not Tortie cat?

    Off to get my hair cut now - once a year whether I need it or not - have a very joyous day y'all. xx

  • Comment number 64.

    Another plaintive plea to the Italian government from their people:

    'HOW DO I LIVE' (?) : Trisha Yearwood - shame it's not a Thursday, Sir Bob would like that one!
    Happy birthday, to the Gazmondo, hope he goes out and enjoys, in true dedicated blogger-stylee an Ialian dinner tonight con gli amici !

  • Comment number 65.

    Sorry, should have said 'day' - specs not working as good as I thought.

    Sadly, Suzie I am also one of those people who can't stop myself correcting menus in restaurants, especially those chalk boards. It is irritating I know, but it just upsets my digestive system. xx

  • Comment number 66.

    Good Afternoon Blogpoppeteers, Simon, Team and NYM.

    Happy birthday to Gazza!! Hope you have a great day.

    Zoe, keep warm and snuggle under that duvet.

    Gosh, it's a hard theme today but I wil go with what some others have said:

    That's Amore - Dean Martin

    and

    Sailor - Patsy Cline

    Mr W's favourite joke, Why is Italy shaped like a boot? You can't get that much sugar in a shoe! You can change the word "sugar" for something more descriptive if you like.

    My D word for the day is Dumpling. I like the sound of the word.

    Have a great day everyone

    Catch you later.

    Shona x

  • Comment number 67.

    Hi de hi to all bloggers.

    3 word Tuesday... Winter duvet back!

    Dont you just love a rummage in an airing cupboard?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 68.

    "Offshore Banking Business" by the Members gets my vote!

  • Comment number 69.

    thank you all 4 the birthday wishes

    thanks katy 4 the hat and scarf xx

    wont be able to enjoy my birthday untill the weekend as got to go 2 work

    songs

    mamma mia-abba

    mamma-dave berry

    mumbo italiano-rosemary clooney

    thats amore-dean martin

    volare-dean martin

    fashion-david bowie(milan fashion show)

    mamma

  • Comment number 70.

    'D' word?
    doppleganger
    Apparently I have one living around here, and she's been tapped on the shoulder more than once by my myopic friends.
    Spookily, I took a pic at an ancient site on Crete when I was 17 - and in the pic (when printed, as things were in those days) was a view from behind of someone who looked like me (a little taller & skinnier, obviously - must be all the flaky, buttery croissants) - but when I was there, it was only my mum and me at the site! 'queue spooky music'

  • Comment number 71.

    I hope my late-night pal Happy Hornet is having a lovely birthday.

    Hope Zoe is feeling better than she was first thing this morning!

    xx

  • Comment number 72.

    Good afternoon all.

    Happy birthday Happy Hornet!

    Hope I'm not too late with the beans Shona - they're on their way!!

    Back to catch up - see you later!

    AfternoonGal

  • Comment number 73.

    WE BUILT THIS CITY ON ROCK AND ROLL - STARSHIP ( for the reference to Marconi)

  • Comment number 74.

    #61, #66 & #71 Thanks Big Nick, Shona and Lucies Mum :) I was well enough to make the mister toad in the hole for his dinner, so I must be on the mend! Mind you, I have gone a bit Mutt and Jeff in my right ear, Simon will have to shout up a bit tonight...or I could just turn my radio up!

  • Comment number 75.

    Hi Simon,

    Here's a track which I think answers both elements of the oldies request...

    ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY - Morcheeba

    But I'd like to put my votes in for SENZA UNA DONNA and ROBERT DE NIRO'S WAITING as well please.

    Thanks,

  • Comment number 76.

    Where that go? oh well here they are again:

    1. GIVE ME JUST A LTTLE MORE TIME - Chairman of the Board or Kylie
    2. WAY DOWN - Elvis Presley ( credit rating downgraded)
    3. GIMMEE GIMMEE GIMMEE - ABBA ( Cash hopefully)
    4. BACK TO BLACK - Amy Winehouse
    5. I WANT MONEY - Flying Lizards
    6. BEG STEAL OR BORROW - The Seekers ( yep! fits again!)
    7. CHANGE - Tears for Fears
    8. TURNAROUND - Phats and Small
    9. SLIP SLIDING AWAY - Paul Simon
    10. THE ONLY WAY IS UP - Yazz

    Really must go and just in case Joe Dolce is played ....a massive sorry to Deebee!!!!

    Cheers

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 77.

    D word "DISMAL" as that described the weather at lunch time.

    GB

  • Comment number 78.

    Dismal, perfect description for here too SimonW. Shame as was a lovely morning.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 79.

    #76 Mandy, I will hold you personally responsible as you were the first to suggest it...

    ;o)

    My D word - disarming

    ~x~

  • Comment number 80.

    D = dawdle.

    Often used as a criticism, but I think there's something to be said for a spot of dawdling.

  • Comment number 81.

    Am I allowed two? If so, doodle is a good word as well.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 82.

    D = dram - as in a "wee" one (I could be doing with one right about now actually). Enlightening Yr12 on the process of constitutional reform this afternoon.....

    D= dreich -similar to dismal - only more so

    To go with baffies the other day - a couple more from north of the border

  • Comment number 83.

    D word - dactylomegaly - something I frequently display on this site. and responsible for more than one entry in the blogpoppets dicker.


    Mainly lurking today, but I hope that gazza is enjoying the first day of his FORTIETH year. Happy Birthday, happy hornet

  • Comment number 84.

    D word.....

    Dentist, better go and visit one or two.

    A good afternoon to one and all.

    Hmm, hadn't thought of 50th year until now...

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 85.

    Damp dull day - certainly a 'd' day today.

  • Comment number 86.

    Afternoon All,

    D word 'Drivel'

  • Comment number 87.

    Afternoon all

    #86 Is that drivel aimed at anyone (thing) in particular BB?

    Have to agree with Jennie it's a damp dull day here also.

    My D word is

    Diminuendo

    Cheers

    A

  • Comment number 88.

    #86 I hope that's not a comment on today's blog discussions...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 89.

    Is it just me or does everyone have days when they have very little to contribute to the blog?

  • Comment number 90.

    My favourite word beginning with D is ~ DOGS ~ always pleased to see me!

    Harry, I think you're right about days with little/less to contribute to the blog!

    x

  • Comment number 91.

    Harry... I wonder if today's theme is not very inspiring, hence less blog contribution!

    I'm going out to wash my car, so nothing more from me for a wee while!

    x

  • Comment number 92.

    #89 No, it's not just you Harry :) Sometimes its hard to summon up anything of interest. If someone kicks things off in a certain direction, then things tend to flow from that, but otherwise folk just chip in when they can.

    Deebee & Shona - I meant to enquire about your talk of a blog meetup, were you hoping for something like the TOGs convention, with Simon and Co joining in? Maybe he wouldn't want a close encounter with the blogpoppets :-/ I mean it's one thing chatting to us via the blog and mentioning us on the radio, but getting up close and personal? It's all academic to me though, sadly, because were it ever to happen, I doubt it would be on a Monday, which is the only day I am released into the wild (twins at respite!) Oh well...

  • Comment number 93.

    #92 Zoe, whyever would he not?! He has already met some of us, and survived the experience. And from comments he's made on the film review show, he enjoys the live events that he does with Mark Kermode, which involve meeting members of the public. It's one of the things he's really good at. Anyway it's unlikely to happen, mainly because it would be quite hard to find a venue within reasonable travelling distance of all of us, as we're so widely dispersed. And about to become even more so, with Mo moving to Norway!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 94.

    3 Word Wednesday... KNEE STILL HURTING ! (i live in hope for a day when it wont, hang on, no i dont i live in wigan!)
    OK ok silly use of language.
    Songs for today eh? well frankly id be happy with anything from The Italian Job as its one of my favourate films. Needless to say , my first car was an F reg Mini which I loved to peices. .. Untill the floor fell out :-(
    I still get a tear in my eye when I hear Matt Monroe singing On Days Like These.... Ahhhh my lovely little Mini....

  • Comment number 95.

    Deebee, am I right in thinking its the birthday of someone VERY closely linked with this blogg tomorrow ???

  • Comment number 96.

    Ashamed to say my first car was a blue Allegro (all-aggro my dad christened it) which had a black vinyl roof.
    My daughter on seeing it, said 'oh great, it's got a sunroof!' - er, no - not unless you take a tin-opener to it..
    Although it had supposedly a small engine (1300 I think) after looking under the bonnet, my dad informed me it was an 1800 (a car worker had owned and souped it up) so that was why it went like the clappers!
    Ah the glory days of bombing up the M40 and passing all the sports cars in my two tone (three actually if you count rust) vehicle..

  • Comment number 97.

    Lol Suzie, would have loved to have seen their faces when you went past them ! My Mini was pretty quick away from the lights, there was just no weight to her whatsoever. After her dimise, hubbs n I bought an old Astra which was i promply reversed into a wall ! I just couldent understant it, Id always made it round that corner in the Mini !

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    98

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    100 ?

 

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