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Simon Mayo | 09:26 UK time, Monday, 12 September 2011

I have emerged. I have surveyed the scene. And all is well. Our banishment to a friend's house as child 2 ran the show for her 18th on Friday was a nervy affair for us (take away, dvd, chat etc). But it seems to have been a spectacular success with (in general) good behaviour all-round and child 1 and his mates running the security with vim and vigour. A stroke of genius; a new career path has opened up. We cleared up all Saturday, constantly surprised how far the bottle tops and cake slices could be spread, just in time for the family gathering yesterday. I should have been in Hyde Park of course but was never sure that the "I have to go now as I've got to introduce Bellowhead" argument was ever going to sound very impressive. So we ran our own hospitality tent, danced to Bear In The Big Blue House and ate copious amounts of coleslaw (a slight over-order with 3 vats left. Let me know if you'd like any for your lunch). Was tempted to keep the Indian-style gazebo for a few more days but that wind is picking up...
So today we welcome Melanie C to Drivetime, she has a new album called 'Think About It'. I'm still recovering from being sat on by all 5 Spice Girls in Southend. I might send her my osteopath bills.
And songs today for BANKS and BANKERS as new plans are announced to, well, it's about ring fencing the er, making sure that no one will um, be too big to fail etc Anyway Rebecca will understand doubtless. Our job is merely to find songs which might fit the bill, starting maybe with Mary Poppins and Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. Now that was a bank you'd give your tuppence to.
Anyway have a mature and reflective Monday, see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Songs...about the wind, as previously prepared.

    'Full Force Gale' by Van Morrison
    'Windy' by The Association
    'Stormy Weather' by Etta James
    'Call It Stormy Monday' by Albert King
    'Riders On The Storm' by The Doors
    'Storms' by Fleetwood Mac
    'I Love A Rainy Night' by Eddie Rabbit

    Trying again....

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning all,

    MONEY, MONEY, MONEY - Abba

  • Comment number 3.

    Good Morning again

    Suggest -

    DIRTY CASH (MONEY TALKS) - Adventures of Stevie V

    YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY - Beatles

    TAKE THAT TO THE BANK - Shalimar

  • Comment number 4.

    MONEY TALKS - AC/DC

    HOME LOAN BLUES - Simply Red

    INTEREST ON THE LOAN - Ralph McTell

  • Comment number 5.

    good morning all from a wet and windy spot across the channel

    First thoughts for todays tunes :-

    MONEY FOR NOTHING - DIRE STRAITS

    Enjoy the day

  • Comment number 6.

    Another opportunity for

    BANKS OF THE OHIO - ONJ ?

  • Comment number 7.

    Morning Simon and the lovely blogpoppets from a wet and windswept Surrey,

    Glad you managed to survive the celebrations Simon, send some of the excess 'coldsore' (as the toddler of a friend refers to it!) over here and I'll have it in a sarnie for my lunch :)

    Choons for today -

    Take that to the Bank - Shalamar

    Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

    Money Money Money - Abba

    Money's Too Tight To Mention - Simply Red

    No Banker Left Behind - Ry Cooder


    Be back later, suitably bedraggled after braving the weather.

    Jx

  • Comment number 8.

    JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT'S SAFE CANDI STATON

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning Sir, team, NYM, and battened down bloggers,

    Glad to hear that festivities passed well. Keep searching for the empty cider bottles behind the ceanothus in the far corner of the garden.

    WALL ST SHUFFLE - 10cc

  • Comment number 10.

    A SHARK IN JETS CLOTHING - Blondie

    BLACK SUITS COMING - Will Smith

    TRICKS OF THE TRADE - Paulo Nutini

    RISKY BUSINESS - Kris Kristofferson

    TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS - Bachmann Turner Overdrive

  • Comment number 11.

    MONEY - Flying Lizards

    MONEY HONEY - Elvis

  • Comment number 12.

    MONEY THAT'S WHAT I WANT BARRET STRONG

    MORE MORE MORE ANDREA TRUE CONNECTION

  • Comment number 13.

    Morning All,

    'Brass In Pocket' Pretenders

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 14.

    Hi Simon and Blogadiers!

    Glad the party was a hassle free success...what a mature and sensible child (oops sorry Adult) you have!

    I have been waiting for this as I cannot get going at work as I feel once blogged my toons everything is worthwhile attacking full force including the guys at Sparring much later....speaking of which i'm all pumped up from a 3rd place victory yesterday ..I had three fights in my category and gave all three girlies ( in their late teens and early twenties a blumming good fight!) Including only beating the current WKA world champion only by 2 - 1!

    Finally got chance to see "The Inbetweeners" movie on Saturday and I must say I howled...bout on par with the Full Monty..however I have not seen it 5 times yet!!!

    Anyway hope you all had a lovely weekend...now back to business.

    1. MONY MONY - Billy Idol
    2. BANKS OF THE OLD OHIO - Olivia Newton John ( fits again!!!)
    3. LOADSAMONEY - Harry Enfield
    4. DIRTY CASH - Stevie V
    5. CHEQUERED LOVE - Kim Wilde
    6. MONEY MONEY MONEY - ABBA
    7. BEG STEAL OR BORROW - New Seekers
    8. SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU - Whitney Houston
    9. I WANT MONEY - Flying Lizards
    10. Anything by JOHNNY CASH

    Oh well my lovlies, catch ya lunch time.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 15.

    AIN'T NO LOVE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY - Bobby Bland

  • Comment number 16.

    Good Morning All;

    Glad to hear that Mayo Mansions survived, and emerged (relatively) unscathed from Child 2's birthday revellry :)

    It's blowing up quite a storm here right now :-s I'm a bit freaked out actually, because I hate windy weather. I hope everyone will be o.k, and the mister gets home safe and sound from the school run.

    Oldie suggestions...

    EVERYTHING COUNTS - DEPECHE MODE

    OPPORTUNITIES - PET SHOP BOYS

    MONEY FOR NOTHING - DIRE STRAITS

    RICH GIRL - HALL AND OATES

  • Comment number 17.

    'Bank Robber' The Clash

  • Comment number 18.

    FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY THE O'JAY'S

  • Comment number 19.

    Already Gone - The Eagles - Cos they spent it
    Lying Eyes - The Eagles - Cos they can't tell the truth
    Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh - Fat Cats
    If Dirt Were Dollars - Don Henley
    Piggies - The Beatles

  • Comment number 20.

    A few more oldie suggestions...

    MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - DAVID BOWIE (NOT LULU!)

    DID YOU STEAL MY MONEY? - THE WHO

    FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY - THE O'JAYS

    MATERIAL GIRL - MADONNA

  • Comment number 21.

    Mean blog wouldn't let me post! Anyway, a couple more tunes before I go..

    Too Much Monkey Business - Elvis
    The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
    I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc

  • Comment number 22.

    Good morning everyone.

    Surely Neil Hannon has the last word on this theme?

    THE COMPLETE BANKER by THE DIVINE COMEDY

    @PSL, I hope my message didn't disturb you yesterday morning!

  • Comment number 23.

    SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY - Stephen Bishop

    CHANGES - David Bowie

    EVERYTHING CHANGES BUT YOU - TT (Wah!)

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning all!

    I trust you had a great weekend. I myself had a weekend of two halves - On the plus side, Swanage Folk Festival and AFC Bournemouth's Open Day, and on the minus side, a bump in the car, nothing major but I am sans auto until the courtesy car arrives, hence a 1 hr 50 min journey to work this morning by foot, 2 trains and a taxi. Oh well, it's only money...

    Which brings me to my choices;

    PRICE TAG - JESSIE J (It's Not About The Money, Money, Money)

    MONEY - FLYING LIZARDS

    DIRTY CASH - THE ADVENTURES OF STEVIE V

    Cheers!

    Kev

  • Comment number 25.

    WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN – Who

    GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME – Gerry Rafferty

    NOT A SECOND TIME - Beatles

  • Comment number 26.

    Morning,

    Sounds like you and Lady Ammo have done a good job bringing up your kids. Have you checked the ancestral portraits for moustaches like that old Yellow Pages advert though?

    As for choons:

    RING OF FIRE by Johnny Cash
    BIG SPENDER by Shirley Bassey

    So that's how you got the bad back then Simon.

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 27.

    Ooh, there's also;

    WALL ST. SHUFFLE - 10CC

    Cheers,

    Kev

  • Comment number 28.

    Some further thoughts for todays tunes :-

    OPPORTUNITIES ( LETS MAKE LOTS OF MONEY) PET SHOP BOYS

    CAN'T GET ENOUGH (WELL I TAKE WHATEVER I WANT)- BAD COMPANY

    MONEY - FLYING LIZARDS

    SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD - ELTON JOHN

  • Comment number 29.

    Oh, we also want our banks to be:

    BACK TO BLACK by Amy Winehouse

  • Comment number 30.

    LOOKING AFTER NUMBER ONE - Boomtown Rats

  • Comment number 31.

    SOME THINGS THAT GLITTER - Queen

    BUSINESS AS USUAL - The Eagles

    JUNK BOND TRADER - Elliot Smith

  • Comment number 32.

    Songs...
    'Banker's Blues' by Rory Gallagher
    'Jazz, Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold' by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band*
    'Ballad Of Accounting' by The Delgados
    'Lonely Financial Zone' by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers

    *Nothing to do with today's theme, I just like it.

  • Comment number 33.

    Mornin folks!

    Pretty blustery here in Reading. Keep safe everyone.

    Suggestions for today's oldies:

    I WANT IT ALL - QUEEN
    MONEY MONEY MONEY - ABBA

  • Comment number 34.

    Morning all, bloggers, poppets DT team and the Coleslaw King Lord Ammo..
    Glad to hear the party went well at that child 2 is now an adult - phew! That's the worrying, stress and money needs outta the way then (not)

    #22 didn't log in yesterday, despite being at work as Saturday was so quiet, I was depressed that you were all out there HAVING A LIFE while I worked ;-(

    Still, over now and a week off in hours accumulated, which is always a bonus.
    NO ideas on the money theme today, am a bit bleugh, but so far I would say between this and muggle-mail, the DT team pop-pickers have a rich seam to mine.

    Laters y'all, apres brownies and coffee for chat no doubt around the diverse subjects of 9/11, BBC R2 prawns in the pork and the weather!

  • Comment number 35.

    DON'T THROW IT ALL AWAY - Gary Benson

  • Comment number 36.

    EASY MONEY - Billy Joel

    SHAMELESS - Billy Joel

  • Comment number 37.

    At the risk of being libellous and being accused of slander ....

    BEEN CAUGHT STEALIN' - Jane's Addiction

    Failing that, how about:

    MO' MONEY, MO' PROBLEMS - Notorious B.I.G.
    ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER - Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix
    FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY - The O'Jays

    ... and finally, considering the collective term for Bankers is a Wunch, there is always the well known song from Ivor Biggun ... ;-)

  • Comment number 38.

    Morning everyone......................not a good day for long hair!!

    3 word Monday........................needs another weekend!!

    Short and sweet choices today:

    MOULDY OLD DOUGH - LIEUTENANT PIGEON
    THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN - NICK LOWE
    PIGGY BANK - 50 CENT
    BANKROBBER - THE CLASH
    MR BANKER - LYNRD SKYNYRD
    OPPORTUNITIES (LETS MAKE LOTS OF MONEY) - PET SHOP BOYS
    DID YOU STEAL MY MONEY - WHO
    HEAVENLY BANK ACCOUNT - FRANK ZAPPA

    From a windswept Dougal x

  • Comment number 39.

    Morning all

    MONEY - BEATLES

    Pen, who possibly has the approriate blog name for this theme!

    x

  • Comment number 40.

    How about,

    JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH - DEPECHE MODE ?

    Cheers,

    Kev

  • Comment number 41.

    here's the missing 'p'

  • Comment number 42.

    Morning everyone.

    A bit late this morning (as I've been to my get richer quicker vet) and not looked at previous tunes so apologies if anyone has already picked any of these.....

    MONEY FOR NOTHING ~ Dire Straits

    EVERYTHING COUNTS ~ Depeche Mode

    MONEY'S TOO TIGHT TO MENTION ~ Simply Red

    MONEY, MONEY, MONEY ~ Abba

    xx

  • Comment number 43.

    Hi y'all

    So. Were there TWO Hyde Park concerty things this last weekend?

    One on Saturday night and the one that was on all day Sunday which was heavily promoted by R2 - the one that Simon didn't go to.

    Confused of S Wilts

  • Comment number 44.

    Oh I almost forgot ...

    MONEY - PINK FLOYD

  • Comment number 45.

    RIP IT UP (AND START AGAIN) - Orange Juice

  • Comment number 46.

    I know a bank where the wild thyme grows. Heard that during R3's Midsummer Night's Dream, last night.
    WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Spice Girls
    FIDELITY FIDICUARY BANK Mary Poppins soundtrack
    TAKE THAT TO THE BANK Shalamar
    MR BANKER Lynyrd Skynyrd
    BANKER'S BLUES Rory Gallagher
    GOTTA HAVE SOMETHING IN THE BANK, FRANK Frankie Vaughan
    BLUE MONEY Van Morrison

  • Comment number 47.

    LuciesMum - left a reply to your post #202 in the last blog
    :^)

  • Comment number 48.

    No chance of this but:

    NO BANKER LEFT BEHIND by RY COODER

  • Comment number 49.

    SOME SPECULATION - Pet Shop Boys

  • Comment number 50.

    MR BANKER by LYNRYD SKYNYRD

  • Comment number 51.

    Oooooooooooooooo and post #50 :-)

  • Comment number 52.

    #43 So Radio 2 hasn't totally run out of money for branded live music events then. Only for Electric Proms!

    Presumably Sunday's bash was a low marginal-cost "piggy-back on the back of Proms in the Park" bash then.

  • Comment number 53.

    Morning all

    Hope everyone had good weekends (sorry Suzie).

    I can never seem to get my brain working on a Monday morning to make any choon suggestions!

    Back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 54.

    Morning all, packed weekend what with my in laws golden wedding and then onto the British Science Week celebration in Bradford and Bang Goes the Theory live which was excellent for all geeks.

    Banking songs well how about Adam and the Ants "Stand And Deliver"? Little bit of controversy there and for my U2 song I'll suggest "Moment of Surrender" which references ATM machines.

    GB

  • Comment number 55.

    This made me Laugh Out Loud...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VbFt49xGaA

    Already put it up Saturday, but if anyone missed it, it'll cheer you up!
    Oh and best thing is that Philip Schofield tweets it himself!

    Am in the same boat as Lord Ammo of the vale of Coleslaw, in that I have two 'adult' offspring now and one about to enter teenager-hood...a scary prospect for those of us who remember this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLuEY6jN6gY

    #43/#52 yes, I am in denial about the death of the Electric Proms - we saw Elton last year and apart from Plan B and the playing of the whole of Elt's new album IN IT'S ENTIRETY before we got an oldie, it was a great place to see a band (Roundhouse)

  • Comment number 56.

    The Wall Street Shuffle - 10cc

    Willy the Shake

  • Comment number 57.

    #55 I liked the venue as well, the only time I've been there was for BoJ. And even better a clever person re-mastered the "HD" stream copy from the BBC website to take out the sound of Patty Griffin's bangles (or whatever else it was that could be heard at this show and on some other recordings from the tour as well). So I have a nice sounding copy on my music server.

  • Comment number 58.

    Ken & Suzie - 'lectric proms - yeah. We should start a petition. There seem to be plenty of them around ref: dodgy BBC cost-cutting decisions.

    Ref: the 2 Hyde Park thingies - well I know which one I'd rather have attended ... I actually spent a couple of quid entering phone-in comps to win tickets. Naturally, I didn't get chosen. Or else you would have all heard about it.

    9/11 yesterday was the 19th anniversary of my dad's passing. I'm ashamed to say my mother mentioned it this morning and I'd forgotten. An example of how significant events can overshadow stuff.

    However - - - - - we had some wonderful news this morning which I will tell you about when I can - but just wanted to say it has made my year - so far

    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

  • Comment number 59.

    #43 Saturday was a last night of the Proms event, I believe, with people like Katherine Jenkins warbling (who I would personally cross the road to avoid hearing) and Sunday was the R2 version of Proms in the park - which may be cheap to run, as all the gates, security, loos, stage etc are in place from Saturday (at least that's my take on it!) so p'raps the BBC as a whole picks up most of the bill - R2 electric proms would be a drain on the R2 budget, even tho we paid for tickets & it created a programme for them to air...

  • Comment number 60.

    #47 Katy... have replied to your message....

    I wasn't bothered about the hat, I didn't like leaving an 'untidy' looking 197 as I like 'even' numbers, I hoped Simon would get a nicely rounded 200 before starting the new blog! The guys at my local petrol station always laugh at me because I have to have my pounds and pence even -- as in £60.60 -- and I always creep the nozzle up to the even figure when I know the tank is getting full....

    I'll take your advice though and just post one message at a time!

    xx

  • Comment number 61.

    50th POST SCARF FOR HARRY THE SNAPPER [photographer not fish]
    :^)

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  • Comment number 62.

    LuciesMum - aww it wasn't advice - just an observation - we all used to be FAR WORSE and aim for 5 or 10 posts on the nod. The we got our wrists slapped. lol.
    :^)

  • Comment number 63.

    #61 Katy, Snapper is not 'photographer' LOL

    I think I explained to Zoe sometime back the source of my nom de blog.

    BUT, thank you for the scarf; it's sorely needed in Cumbria this morning.

  • Comment number 64.

    Afternoon,

    Bankrobber - Audioweb

    Natwest-Barclays-Midlands-Lloyds - Manic street preachers

    Cold Hearted Man - AC/DC

    Opportunities(lets make lots of money) - Pet Shop Boys

    Money - Pink Floyd

    It's yer money i'm after baby - The Wonderstuff

    Dirty Cash - The adventures of Stevie V

    Working for the yankee dollar - The Skids

    Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin

    Changes - Black Sabbath

  • Comment number 65.

  • Comment number 66.

    RE #65 please please modders don't delete my link to an 'outside' site!

  • Comment number 67.

    #59 - I think you had to buy tickets for the R2 thingy yesterday - £35 per ticket, which snt bad nowadays (oh that makes me sound old!), whereas wasn;t the Electric Proms free - tickets lotteried out? Maybe I'm wrong (I usually am!).

  • Comment number 68.

    And how about:

    PROBABLY A ROBBERY - RENEGADE SOUNDWAVE

    Fits the mood of the people in all this I suspect ;o)

  • Comment number 69.

    Yeah, I'm wrong - just did a bit of G**gling and lo and behold you had to pay for EP tickets. So i'm stumped as to why they can afford one but not the other...

  • Comment number 70.

    BACK IN BLACK - AC/DC
    SCOOBY SNACKS - FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS (radio edit obviously)

  • Comment number 71.

    Hi again.

    Gosh Monday going soooooooo slooow!!!

    1. Dance yourself Dizzy - LIQUID GOLD
    2. MONEY IS TOO TIGHT TO MENTION - Simply Red
    3. BLACK IS BLACK - Belle Epoque
    4. RED - Daniel Merryweather
    5. TAKE THAT TO THE BANK - Shakatak or Shalimar

    Catch ya laters and good luck on mensh chasing.

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 72.

    Hi All

    My three word Monday will be:

    ALMOST BLOWN AWAY

    It's a 10 minute walk from the car park to the building where my meeting was this morning. And I'm only little...

    I managed to tweet a few song suggestions earlier, but I've forgotten what they were... hopefully it will come back to me by 5.05 as I like to make a note of songs I've suggested that get played, mensh or no mensh.

    Re the Hyde Park gigs - well I went to the Saturday one - Proms in the Park (see previous blog) and it was BRILLIANT. I'm sure the Sunday one was equally as good though - actually we were quite surprised that they were heavily promoting it while we were there so there were still tickets available at that late stage. Was quite tempted, but we decided in the end that two trips to London on consecutive days was a bit much. If they do a similar thing next year we might go - in fact, it would be quite nice to make a blog meet out of it...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 73.

    It's a bit quiet here today, isn't it. I mean, Fridays are usually quieter but Wednesday and Thursday last week we had over 100 posts by before midday. It can't just be because I wasn't around this morning, surely...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 74.

    #73 maybe everyone has blown away! ;-)

  • Comment number 75.

    #69 The Band of Joy tickets were exceptionally good value Kev. From memory I think it was £25 or thereabouts, which was less than half the price of Kentish Town Forum gig from a couple of weeks earlier. So I guess you could argue they were subsidised by the Beeb and therefore cost the Radio 2 money.

  • Comment number 76.

    Good afternoon all

    Late on parade today as I'm still battling with the runner bean glut! Have tried pickling some in a sweet chilli vineger - well it works for red cabbage so why not beans??!

    Blowing a hooly here today but only a shower of rain so far - it will probably wait until I get up the garden to see how many more runners have grown over night. It's like the Day of the Triffids up there!

    Jennie

  • Comment number 77.

    #72 by the way, I was suggesting another Radio 2 festival day as a possible blog meet venue, not PITP.

    #74 you could have something there, Jilly!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 78.

    #73 Deebs - quiet blog

    Hmm, this blog was often the platform for quite a lot of inter-blogger-banter - but that seems to be happening on Twitter nowadays ... having recently 'come out' as a tweeter, I now realise just how much some of our ERSTWHILE STALWARTS OF BLOG FUN now interact away from the blogs - [also how many tweets Simon gets from bloggers!]

    :^D

    Disclaimer: the above post is an observation not a judgement

  • Comment number 79.

    There were a couple of 200 or 300 plus days last week. I think much depends on the topic of the day and how much it generates discussion off into other areas of interest.

    Did Gary Barlow manage to get a band rehearsed and ready to top that bill on Sunday at such short notice, or did he do it solo? Or was there a "house" band?

  • Comment number 80.

    #78 Hmmm... so clearly the ERSTWHILE stalwarts have something we REMAINING stalwarts don't. Well I for one will be staying put right here, even if I end up talking to myself (and yes I know I venture into Twitterville myself from time to time). How often do you hear Simon extolling his loyal tweeters...?

    ;o)

  • Comment number 81.

    #67 no 'lectric proms were not free, I have the ticket as a bookmark at home, not sure how much but not free tho there were lots of v easy comps to 'give away' tickets which of course raises revenue via folks' mobile fees..

    Tis quiet here, unlike the windy day last week, when we couldn't get enough of each other!

    #thehoneymoonisfinallyover

    RE Songs for BANKS, well anything by JOHNNY CASH - perhaps 'I WALK THE LINE' as they (banks) are supposed to be doing now...or 'THANKS A LOT' (for all the cash)

    or even GENESIS with ROBBERY (daylight?) ASSAULT AND BATTERY..

  • Comment number 82.

    #80 Hurrah Deebeedeebs! True. Well said my friend. Their loss.
    :^)

    #79 Confession: When did Gary Barlow turn into a hunk-a hunk-a burning love? I don't really expect you to answer that, Ken [!] but the man is so hot I've taken to watching catch-up x-factor just to look at him ... *schoolgirl blush*


    :^D

  • Comment number 83.

    #82 Thank you, KatyMatey!

    As for your second point, you are by no means alone. Do you follow Sue Perkins on Twitter? I loved her recent tweet on the subject of Mr Barlow - unfortunately I probably wouldn't be allowed to quote it here...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 84.

    #78 limited amount of text allowed on Twi**er does not encourage our banter, at all!
    S'ok to tweet a song suggestion, but come back to here for fun n frolicks! Esp if you tend to ramble on, she said rambling on..

    Having said that, Twi**er is un-regulated, any old link can go up (I was admonished by BBC for putting up a link on here to IMDB a legit movie database site..)

  • Comment number 85.

    #83 - YES!
    RE Hurricane Katia's interaction with her pooch?
    I like to follow comedians (incl Jimmy Carr) as their one-liners amuse (and if they can't come up with something decent then who can!)

  • Comment number 86.

    #82 like fine wine he is getting so much better with age .. phwoar! :-)

  • Comment number 87.

    #83 Have just looked back - she said that Gary Barlow could well reverse her polarity. lol. Then Vicky Coren made a similar remark about Tulisa. Is this post mod-able?

    :^D

  • Comment number 88.

    #84 Absolotely Suzie, and once you've included mentions of two or three people there's only enough space for a few words...

    You're still upset about your ticking off for the link, aren't you? Don't worry about it - happens to the best of us. I once got modded for offering spare tickets for a recording of a BBC event. It stung a bit (especially as it was something Simon was involved in) but I took the rap and moved on.

    #87 Yes, that was the one!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 89.

    Afternoon All;

    Oh it's windier than a sack full of ****s here! :O

    On the subject of Gary Barlow, I went right off him when he was campaigning for the Tories in the last election! Each to their own and all that, but for me, it's like in the film 'They Live' when Roddy Piper's character puts the sunglasses on, people never look quite the same to me after that!! Sorry for bringing politics into the mix again :S

    Harry - You did indeed explain the origin of your blog name to me :) You called yourself after a dear-departed friend as I recall, so that you could smile at hearing his name menshed on the radio.

    Katy - I think we can still talk up a storm on here, if the topic is right. I think the ginger fancies brought a few folk out of the woodwork last week! ;)

  • Comment number 90.

    Hello all.

    How about... Dirty Cash by Stevie V.

    Another good blog Mr Mayo.

  • Comment number 91.

    Just popping back briefly.

    Gary Barlow - definitely fanciable, but I wish he would occasionally wear something different from those v-necked tee shirts and dark jackets!

    Twi**er - I do follow a few people and occasionally send a tweet, but it's not my preferred method of communication - I am much happier being on here!

    Quiet blog - My excuse is that I find it difficult on Mondays to motivate myself to either find song suggestions, never mind chat!
    *note to self - must try harder on Mondays*

  • Comment number 92.

    hi again peeps...blustery here!

    no problem Harry but I did forget to ask Mr Posh to record it though...doh! ( I have no idea how to do such things!)

    Going to see Dolly tonight...full hospitality job all paid for by my friend :-D

  • Comment number 93.

    Wisdom of the Day: Digestives reach their dunking threshold MUCH faster than ginger nuts!

  • Comment number 94.

    #92 Enjoy Dolly! Saw her on Strictly and really like her new single though not so much the outfit she was wearing!

  • Comment number 95.

    I didn't watch Strictly, I hope she plays some of her old stuff too....full report to follow if I don't over do the hospitality hic!

  • Comment number 96.

    Looks like everyone else has been as busy as me this afternoon; I haven't had a moment to blog.

    #92 PSL, pity you missed it as it is rarely shown and the DVD is nigh-on imposssible to find. Perhaps it would have been a disappointment anyway after the high praise I gave it.

    Going home early as I'm kn**kered .................. best of luck with the menshes.

    See you tomorrow.

  • Comment number 97.

    Good Afternoon All

    My! It's WILD and WINDY!

  • Comment number 98.

    Simon, I give you folks in the UK credit since some of you actually stay awake to watch a football game that starts at 1:30 in the morning. What do you do tonight (tomorrow morning) with a game (Oakland vs. Denver) that won't end under after sunrise?

  • Comment number 99.

    Thought it'd be a good day to get some washing done and dried outside as it turned out to be a nice bright afternoon. Slightly underestimated just how windy it was or maybe it was inadequate pegging on my part but just managed to save all sorts of things being blown into neighbours' gardens! Don't think I could have stood the embarrassment of going next door and uttering 'can I have my knickers back please'!

  • Comment number 100.

    Waiting for Drivetime....Countdown...Five...Four...Three...Two...One...

    Nope still not on...

 

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