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Two centre Friday

Simon Mayo | 08:53 UK time, Friday, 2 September 2011

Morning. Estate wandering over (ducking under trampoline, avoiding fox poo around the shed, observing the need for a new lawn etc) it feels like a rather lovely day today. It might not last long but September sun is a splendid thing and there's that 'enjoy it while you can' feeling to everyday. Might even wear shorts (no I won't).
The return of two show Friday today with the 5 Live film show back from its summer rest with Mark in Shetland where he curates the Shetland Film Festival every year. We are hoping that Jim Broadbent will be our guest along with Simon Armitage and it will be splendid to be back to catch up with all the summer's films. Which Mark won't have seen. Oh well.
Then it'll be back to the good old Central Line to hurtle me to Radio 2 for the All Request Friday. Choose that song with a spring in your step and hat at a jaunty angle. And if you choose the same song every week and we never pick it, try a different one and see what happens. Which might be that we still don't pick it but we will at least discuss and weigh your thoughts.
Also looking forward to the Matt/Rebecca Friday cakes as their quiz-losing tally makes it their turn. Prediction: Matt brings a tub of flap jacks and Rebecca a cheap packet of biscuits if she remembers at all. Just cos she loses every week, it's no excuse really.
Have a glad and optimistic Friday. See you after 2 and/or 5.


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  • Comment number 1.

    Morning All

    After the large positive critical appraisal of Pulp at Reading and Leeds last weekend there can be no better opening to Fridays show than :-


    The National Treasure that is Jarvis Cocker surely deserves an ARFO , as well as the impending Knighthood

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning All

    Feeling lonely at the moment !!

  • Comment number 3.


    Fingets crossed for a fine Sunday as daughter2 is celebrating a big birthday and a BBQ is planned. There is no plan B!

    I know you know that our lovely MTF chooses the same tune each week, but I also think she almost always chooses an alternative. So good luck MTF.

    I'm refraining from this weeks ARFO, but I am waiting in the wings to hand over the crown, which has been polished within an inch of my life!

    Have a great day everyone.

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon, DT team and fellow blogsters,

    Long time no blog!! it has been busy, busy busy at work & at home. I know how you feel Shona re #136, blogging is a 'hard habit to break' and I must admit to a few sneaky peeks during the week!

    Hi Toots, glad to see you. Yes quite agree with you on the sausage front, the pork & apple ones are delish!

    Anyhow!! On to my ARF choices:

    A scorcher from the 60's TWIST AND SHOUT by THE BEATLES

    A stompingly good toon from the 70's DEVILGATE DRIVE by SUZIE Q

    And an exultant anthem from the 80's GENO by DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

    madchick x

  • Comment number 5.

    Happy friday everyone and Simon and the crew.

    Thanks for my mensh yesterday for Fame and well done to everyone else.

    Mmmmmmm a potential ARF toon that sets the hat off at an angle....... how about:

    YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME - Bon Jovi or

    Anyway, must push on as very busy.

    Have a good day.

    M ndy ;)

  • Comment number 6.

    Good morning everyone! Happy Friday!

    I’ve noticed over the last few weeks several people have been making requests for the ‘AFRO’. Typo or not, I hate to be left out! So, may I request an AFRO ARFO? From 1972 ....................


    I think that would be two birds with one stone (or vice versa)!

  • Comment number 7.

    Good morning again Blogpoppeteers

    Feeling somewhat relaxed this morning knowing I am getting my fix of blogging and a chance for ARFO. (Glad I'm not alone at being a Blogaholic too!)

    So, it's a spring in your step and hat a jaunty angle? Well Simon, how about

    Let's Dance - Chris Rea

    Back to the 135 e-mails to deal with before I do any "proper work".

    Speak later

    Shona x

  • Comment number 8.

    Go on Simon, give those shorts an airing! You never know, they could be a very effective fox deterrent! ;-)

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning all. Just off to the gym (urgh - I'm having to force myself today as I've been away for 5 days) so will come back for more later. As I've been suggesting Bon Jovi tracks on and off for weeks I'll second Mandy's choices and add a 70s glam classic:

    Come on Feel the Noise - Slade

  • Comment number 10.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Simon, just reading your blog this morning has put a spring in my step! You sound so upbeat and full of the joys of - er, well autumn I guess.

    Haven't quite got my brain in gear yet this morning. There are two reasons why I choose the same tunes each week - one is that they are songs I really want to hear, and the other is that I don't have to think too hard. Anyway, my suggestions are:

    TIGER FEET by Mud


    WHISKEY IN THE JAR by Status Quo

    Deebee ~X~

  • Comment number 11.

    Good Morning All

    ARFO Dilemma -

    Take Simon's advice and go for a different tune or stick by my guns in the firm belief that my suggestion is a truly brilliant one?

    Please may I request - as usual -

    THE BEAT - by The Look -

    because I want everyone to hear what a stompin' song it is!



  • Comment number 12.

    Morning.... I hope everyone is fine and dandy? I may as well throw my ARFO into the pot....


    a nice disco start to the weekend.... :-D

  • Comment number 13.

    Morning all

    Nose firmly back to the grindstone! at least the weather forecast is good for the weekend here.

    ARFO suggestion:


    Right, more emails to answer ....

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 14.

    Good Morning (Again!)

    My ARFO requests are all 80s tunes, as I am an 80s gal at heart! :D




    I could go on, but that would be plain greedy!

    Have a good Friday all, I may be back later xx

  • Comment number 15.

    Morning all, remember me?

    I'm back from a long and refreshing summer sabbatical. Have been lurking occasionally, and glad to see some new faces in these pastures.

    Lots to report... garden had a massive revamp and garage demolished and rebuilt by my own fair hands, Child#1 exceeded all expectations with 11 A*s and 2 As at GCSE, I celebrated a significant-ish birthday, and am now the proud owner of DAB radio for my listening delectation, and a new fancy phone which I take great pleasure in using for anything except making calls.

    And so to the ARFO, depending on whether you're feeling in an old rock, hippie rock or new romantic mood:


    PLANET EARTH - Duran Duran

    SHE'S NOT THERE - Santana

    It's good to be back.

  • Comment number 16.

    Hi Simon

    This is my first time here - i didn't realise you had a blog but don't worry its just my age!

    I have recently found your show again and am loving it. I worked from home with the children around for a long time and changed to travelling to and from a place of work last year. I have listened to your show everyday on my way home. I smile the whole time and its a perfect end to my working day.

    We are from Leeds originally, but made the move to Guernsey in the Channel Islands last September. It's wonderful just like home was years ago but with lots of sun and without any crime. Sorry to hear Autumn is just about there in the UK but its still very much summer here - had the afternoon and tea on the beach yesterday.

    Your team is just superb, keep up the good work.

    My request would be Peg by Steely Dan with the amazing Michael McDonald doing background vocals.

    Cheers and have a great day.


  • Comment number 17.

    Good Morning all

    Very pleasant morning here with warm sunshine.

    To continue Simons obvious delight for this time of year may I suggest to start todays show:-


    or as an alternative, but maybe a day early with its first line ' it was the 3rd of September,


    Enjoy the day

  • Comment number 18.

    .....or maybe


  • Comment number 19.

    #18 PSL - Now that's a faaaantastic ARFO choice. Only problem with those 60s/70s songs is they fade too early!

  • Comment number 20.

    Yipppppeeeeeee it's Friday again and that lovely big yellow thingy has reappeared in the sky for a second day running!! We'll be having hose-pipe bans soon!!

    I like Simon's suggestion of wearing a jaunty hat ;0) Maybe KatyMac can post one of her magical designs!

    My AFRO today...taking on Simon's hint is:


    Just love having a little jig to this one........plus it was a hit the year England (last!!) won the World Cup........plus the year I was born!

    Enjoy everyone and I'll try to catch up laters.

    Dougal x

    P.S Ken Jude....I used to go to Woburn to watch the golf when I was younger with my Dad and used to love bumping into the wonderful Alex Hay (God rest his soul x). The BBC commentary isn't the same without him.

  • Comment number 21.

    My turn at the bar - so I'll get a round of Happy Fridays in for Simon, Matt, Rebecca, Sally and ARF Team ...

    ... and WharfedaleAndy, PennyForem, Madchickster, Mandy, HarrySnapper, Shona, Autumngale, Deebeedeebs, BilliePepper, PSL, Tortie, Zoe, AndroidJohn [goodtoseeyou!], Vildeen, Dougal and GuernseyJules who gets an extra HUGE blog welcome. Cakes later.



  • Comment number 22.

    Being greedy, as I haven't requested for weeks...

    GET OFF OF MY CLOUD - Rolling Stones.

  • Comment number 23.

    Morning Simon, bloggers and hello to new blogger, guernseyjules!

    Friday again already... and I can't make up my mind which song to request for ARF . . .

    JUMP ~ Van Halen

    CAN YOU FEEL IT? ~ Michael Jackson



  • Comment number 24.

    Welcome back to Android John, and welcome for the first time to guernseyjules. How could you not know Simon had a blog?! Glad you found us at last, and hope you can stay and chat - you'll find we're a very friendly bunch.

    I love the Channel islands - I've sailed there a few times, though alas not in our boat. Spent a rather uncomfortable time once in the early hours of the morning, at an increasingly acute angle in the entrance to Jersey harbour when the helmsperson (not me) went the wrong side of the entrance buoy, and we had to wait for the tide to rise again before we could float off. Well, it had been a rather long and tiring passage to get there - that was his excuse, at least.


  • Comment number 25.

    Morning all coffee break time in our office (well it'd actually tea for me but you know what I mean).

    Pedant alert #10Deebee. Wasn't it Thin Lizzy with "Whisky in the Jar"? I may be wrong of course!

    Anyway a U2 tune always goes down well on a Friday so how about "Where the Streets Have no Name" for an uplifting start to the weekend.


  • Comment number 26.

    Hiya poppets
    Self indulgent ARFO request from me
    as Mr Tiggs and I celebrate 16 years of marriage today


    Tiggs xxx

  • Comment number 27.

    #6 Harry would never have you down as a MJ fan???

    #19 I've just dug out the 'Revolutions' album and could have picked all four of the Spencer Davis group tracks, it was a toss up between the above and 'keep on running'.....choices choices! Your sons results were very good well done him :-)


    and sorry just realised I didn't say well done to all the bloggers who had songs last night...WELL DONE

  • Comment number 28.

    #25 Oops - well spotted! Of course it was Thin Lizzy. I was thinking about requesting a Status Quo track - edit button required.

    Okay, I'd like to suggest



    *walks away looking embarrassed*


  • Comment number 29.

    #26 A very Happy Anniversary to Tiggs and Mr Tiggs! Sixteen years - congratulations and celebrations indeed!


  • Comment number 30.

    Good Morning Everybody,

    Suggest for ARFO

    'Fields Of Fire' Big Country

    A lively tune to get things of at a cracking pace

    Have a good day one and all

  • Comment number 31.

    #16 BIG HELLO to guernseyjules!!

    #27 PSL, I do like to surprise you now and again. There's no doubt in my mind that MJ was an incredible talent and made some of the greatest pop songs ever written. I love all music. Even though my first love is rock, if it has a tune, I'll give anything a go :-)

  • Comment number 32.

    Morning all

    A bit of a quieter day, both for me here and on the blog!

    Can I suggest


    takes me back to my youth. ;)

    Congrats to Tiggs and welcome to Guernsey Jules and welcome back to AJ.



  • Comment number 33.


    ..... ¸¸.•*♣*•¨❤♣❤¨•*♣*•.¸¸
    ...┃♥ ೋ ღ☃ღ ೋ ♥ ┃
    ...┃☆❤ MR & MRS ❤☆┃
    ...┃★☆❤ TIGGS ❤☆★┃
    ...┃♥ ೋ ღ☃ღ ೋ ♥ ┃

  • Comment number 34.

    Katy, that is gawgus, bless ya!

    Tiggs xxx

  • Comment number 35.

    Happy Anniversary Tiggs and welcome GuernseyJules.

    NYM - if you chose #22 Android John's brilliant Rolling Stones track (and it sounds as the whole family's been working hard enough to deserve it) - can I request you also send it out from me to Andrew (whole story a few weeks back....)

    Feeling like death after 90mins at the gym - I'm waiting for the endorphins to kick in .... but they seem to be sadly lacking today. Going to spend the last 'official' day (weekends don't count) of the school holidays lying in the back garden with a book and Wittertainment doing absolutely nothing except checking the blog occassionally.

  • Comment number 36.

    Morning from a dull Liverpool,

    firstly must apologise for my tardiness in posting on here for a few weeks, been busy at work and then took 2 weeks off with the family to save the other halfs sanity and came back on Tuesday to over 1000 emails and finally caught up.

    hope everyone is fine and dandy and please may I suggest as my Sugarland, stuck like glue as my ARFO. I listened to the album last night on spotify (other online etc etc) and am pooping into town at lunchtime to purchase said cd as enjoyed it so much.

    did anyone watch the 9/11 programme last night on ITV, I still struggle to believe what happened all those years ago and to hear the thoughts of the people in power at the time really got me thinking about how it affected their personal lives.

    hope everyone has a good rest of the day and enjoyable weekend.


  • Comment number 37.

    Good morning to all and sundry, its homework day in Leeds (finally) - he only has a book to write - but at least the views out of the window are favourable. So what to open the show with? Well, just because I love the thumping energy of the introduction and the relentlessness of the whole track how about, Primal Scream, Rocks.

    Have a scrummy weekend.

    Ps I'm with Tooth Fairy on the Lenny Kravitz/Elvis Costello thing.

  • Comment number 38.

    me again,

    apologies again for being so rude not to post on the blog happenings.

    welcome to guernseyjules, happy anniversary to Tiggs and welcome back to Andriod John.

    plus, some really good ARFO's so far, good luck to you all.


  • Comment number 39.

    #31 I love a surprise, there is a great line in Pretty Woman....

    Edward Lewis: Its just that, uh, very few people surprise me.
    Vivian: Yeah, well, youre lucky. Most of em shock the hell outta
    me. !

    Rod Temperton who wrote 'Thriller' was in my OH's year at school and Bernie Taupin also went to the same school.....gosh come over all hot in my anorak or was I just having a factoid moment???

  • Comment number 40.

    It looks like Simon opted for the shorts after all......



  • Comment number 41.

    #39 PSL, I like you in your anorak! Makes you look like one of us!!

    It's only a factoid if it's of dubious veracity and I'm sure you would never stoop to mendacity.

    I'm not sure if I mentioned this last week but, and at the risk of repeating myself, if anyone has access to an online streaming provider, I can highly recommend ALEXI MURDOCH

  • Comment number 42.

    From last Friday's All Request Friday Opener right back to the beginning in Jan 2010

    ★ indicates how many times the track has been played as a Friday Opener.

    Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues
    Arthur Conley — Sweet Soul Music – LIZA TARBUCK
    Katrina and the Waves - Walking On Sunshine – LIZA TARBUCK
    The Rubettes — Sugar Baby Love – LIZA TARBUCK
    Madness – Night Boat To Cairo
    Alice Cooper – Schools Out
    Beatles - Revolution
    Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
    Wizzard – See My Baby Jive★★★
    Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
    Eddie Cochran – Something Else
    George Harrison – What Is Life
    Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
    Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize ★★★
    Led Zeppelin – The Immigrant Song
    The Trammps — Disco Inferno
    AC/DC — Highway To Hell
    Dave Edmunds — I Knew The Bride
    Blues Brothers — Everybody Needs Somebody To Love★★ LIZA TARBUCK
    The Eagles — Life In The Fast Lane
    Rush — The Spirit Of Radio★★
    The Who — Won't Get Fooled Again★★★★
    Johnnie Allan — The Promised Land
    Huey Lewis and The News - The Power Of Love
    Guns n Roses – Sweet Child of Mine
    Wizzard – See My Baby Jive★★★
    Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
    Blues Brothers — Everybody Needs Somebody To Love★★
    Soft Cell — Tainted Love
    T. Rex — Metal Guru
    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band — Hollywood Nights
    Joe Walsh — Life's Been Good
    The Who — Won't Get Fooled Again★★★★
    Steely Dan — Reelin' In The Years
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Relax PATRICK KIELTY
    Slade — Merry Xmas Everybody
    Sweet — Blockbuster
    Talking Heads — Once In A Lifetime
    Free — All Right Now
    KISS — God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
    Gloria Gaynor — I Will Survive
    Tony Christie — Is This The Way To Amarillo
    Chris Rea — Let's Dance
    The Who — Won't Get Fooled Again★★★★
    AC/DC — Whole Lotta Rosie
    Patrick Hernandez — Born To Be Alive
    Supertramp — It's Raining Again
    Bruce Springsteen — Born In The USA
    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts — I Love Rock 'n' Roll★★
    Donna Summer — I Feel Love
    Eddie & The Hot Rods — Do Anything You Want To Do
    U2 — Pride (In The Name Of Love)
    Thin Lizzy — Jailbreak
    Led Zeppelin — Whole Lotta Love
    Traveling Wilburys — Handle With Care
    Queen — Tie Your Mother Down
    Earth, Wind & Fire With The Emotions — Boogie Wonderland
    Wizzard — See My Baby Jive★★★
    Meat Loaf & Cher — Deadringer For Love
    Slade — Cum On Feel The Noize★★★
    The Eagles — Take It Easy
    Love Affair — Everlasting Love
    The Knack — My Sharona
    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts — I Love Rock 'n' Roll★★
    Meat Loaf — Bat Out Of Hell
    Slade — Cum On Feel The Noize★★★
    Faces — Stay With Me
    The Jacksons — Blame It On The Boogie
    Led Zeppelin — Rock 'n' Roll★★
    ZZ Top — Sharp Dressed Man
    Tom Petty — Runnin' Down A Dream
    Derek and the Dominos — Layla
    Rush — The Spirit Of Radio★★
    Whitesnake — Here I Go Again (Remix)
    Led Zeppelin — Rock 'n' Roll★★
    Elvis Costello & The Attractions — Pump It Up
    Thin Lizzy — The Boys Are Back In Town
    Madness — Baggy Trousers
    The Who — Won't Get Fooled Again★★★★
    Queen — Don't Stop Me Now

  • Comment number 43.

    Good ARFternoon Each!

    MTF. Don't be discouraged by the apparent rejection for all time of your regular request. I think that the decision has been made just to make you REALLY work for it.;0) Anyway, as that particular request is our oldest blog tradition, it would be such a shame not to see it of a Friday.

    My own ARF opening tune choice would be...

    'Rockaria' by ELO.

  • Comment number 44.

    #42 Wow KatyMac ....... you are amazing with your statistics. So you are more than just a magical hat maker!! ;0)

    After reading your list I am happy with my suggestiopn at #20, as the fantastic Stevie Wonder has never been a AFRO. How can that be right?

    An impressed Dougal x

  • Comment number 45.

    Afternoon all. As I am between tasks, just thought I'd pop in for a ARF request!

    As I have a houseful of ankle biters over the weekend (Nothing dodgy, all off-spring of rellies) how about

    Madness - House of Fun
    Children of the Damned - Iron Maiden
    Children of the Revolution - T-Rex
    HELP! - The Beatles

    Have a good weekend all, make the most of the decent weather and hopefully I'll see you all on the otherside .......... of the weekend

    Gloria Gaynor - I will survive (hopefully)


    DD out

  • Comment number 46.

    Simon, I can'tbelieve that you went under the trampoline; surley you should have bounced on it as you made your way around the estate.

    Sorry, I have not been around this week follow bloggers but work on site all week and not getting back till late has curtailed my blogging experience. But today is work from home Friday (as well as ARF) and as everyone who doesn't work from home knows, WFH means feet up blogging and watching dat time TV!

    ARF request - what about Ian Drury - Hit me with your rytham stick. Hopefully, that is what Simon will be doing to us all from 5PM. Looking forward to the show. I will be listen to it whilst riding my bike round the New Forest.

  • Comment number 47.

    Pooping back in quickly for another try

    I Love To Boogie - T Rex

    #Welcome Guernseyjules. You'll have us queuing up for tickets to come and join you. - Do you do B and B?

    #26 Congratulations Tiggs. 16 years of marriage! Well done and hope you something nice planned for the evening.

    #40 Luciesmum, that's funny and hope Simon sees it!

    #42 Katymac, what a wonderful person you are - I'm impressed you keep score and a note of all ARFOs

    I'm feeling suitable refreshed after a lunch of cheese salad roll and a large glass of white (milk).

    Deebee, you make me laugh. Why not try for a Status Quo track as well?

    Ah well, back to work. Just a thought, if we didn't have e-mails, would I have a job?

    Catch you later

    Shona x

  • Comment number 48.

    Just had a text - we are off to Windermere - despite the 10ft of rain forecast this weekend. DeeBee - your Jersey story sounds scary!!!

    SINGING IN THE RAIN - GENE KELLY for a really old ARFO
    or LEAN ON ME - RED BOX. Great drumming!

    Love the list of ARFOs! You get a feel of the pattern or what works & what doesn't Great piece of work! Off to grab my oilskins.....

  • Comment number 49.

    Raised on Robbery - Joni Mitchell

  • Comment number 50.

    Spent the last few minutes reading a review of Pulp @ Brixton Academy on the online edition of The Independent.

    Along with the 5 star rating it provides the following quote :-

    And, of course, the magnificent "Common People", quite possibly, along with "Heart of Glass" and "Can't Buy Me Love", the greatest pop song of the 20th century. I remember the first time, and will certainly remember the last. Perfect.

  • Comment number 51.

    Just listening to the Pete Townsend documentary on the iplayer. Brilliant. Gives me a couple of ideas for ARF.

    Won't Get Fooled Again
    Five Fifteen

  • Comment number 52.

    Afternoon all

    Just finished reading/replying to all the emails!

    Another suggestion from for ARFO (if it's not too late):

    25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 53.

    Just catching up

    #35 Love the sound of your afternoon, Autumn_Gale. I was going to try and catch a sneaky bit of wittertainment at my desk, but I've got to go into a meeting. Hopefully it won't be a long one.

    #40 LOL!

    #42 Thank you KatyMatey! I was looking for that earlier when I was thinking about my choices for today.

    #48 Not scary, Lady_stormrider - just a bit uncomfortable trying to get a few hours sleep in a bunk that was leaning over further and further as the tide went down. Quite funny, in retrospect...


  • Comment number 54.

    Thanks Paul.

    Well I nearly didn't make it and totally ignoring that paragraph above ^^^ here it is...

    Into my 24th month of trying....

    Please could we hear *** Twilight *** from ELO as an ARF opener.

    Better late than never.

    Oh well back out to work, plus side is, that I have already done the M5 stint. It was three lanes solid of stationary traffic northbound as I was coming back down.

    I expect that Sally will have her work cut out this afternoon.

    Matthews Mum, yes funnily enough I just heard JV play another song and assumed it must be Lenny Kravitz... Wrong! Elvis Costello's new single!!

    Dont you just love Fridays?


  • Comment number 55.

    Sorry, missed you out Pen, once, I think I put a reserve choice on.

    Think it was Rainbow - All night long. That didn't get played either LOL!


    Ps, hope you dont get too light headed upon removing that gleaming crown.

  • Comment number 56.

    #42 Katy, you're fantastic at your lists!!! Do you suppose Simon, or his chooser, ever looks at what ARF has already been played, or do they just go with the mood of the day because quite a few have been played several times and so many good ones never see the light of day!!!


  • Comment number 57.

    Forgot to add that I have had one ARF played, a Slade song couple of months ago (even though I ask for the Oasis version) ;o) but has anyone had several ARFs played? Which bloogers' tunes have been played most times?

    I feel another list coming on...... I bet Katy already has a list with listeners' names beside the songs played!!


  • Comment number 58.

    First timer reporting in!

    Have been lurking for a long while now and thought it was about time I joined in!

    I will try my luck with the ARFO

    Bad Moon Rising - Creedance Clearwater Revival (spelling?)


  • Comment number 59.

    MTF, whoops, I stand corrected!

    Good luck anyway and good for you sticking to your guns, you never know.............

    Oh, the crown, yes of course. Didn't think I'd mentioned it ;-)

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 60.

    One day Pen, one day!

    Can I have a quick try of the crown, see if it suits me?


  • Comment number 61.

    Ooops, look at the time. I shouldn't be here......

    Tara for now.


  • Comment number 62.

    Thanks all for the thanks for the ARFO List.

    For newer bloggers, or those that just haven't noticed ... I've been posting this every month or so - usually after midday on a Friday, so it's nothing new - I just add last week's to the list I have in a word.doc.

    And yes - LuciesMum - it IS looked at by the Drivetime Constructors who commented in the Drivetime Facebook page a few months' back.

    And no - LuciesMum - I don't keep a list of who chose what - that is of little interest to me - the ones that get menshed at any point during the week are well capable of keeping track of their own 'successes' and will usually let us know in here!

    My interest is ALWAYS in the kind of music that is played on both BBC and commercial radio and began with a research project I was involved with a few years ago.
    Yeah. I'm a nerd that makes virtual hats and cakes.

  • Comment number 63.

    ....and very nice scarves too.

    Still here, it was a mistake coming home halfway through my round.


  • Comment number 64.

    Ooops - nearly forgot. I knit scarves as well.

    50th POST SCARF


  • Comment number 65.

    Ah - Fairy One - simulpost, I think. Take care out on them there Zummerset roads.

  • Comment number 66.

    Thanks Katmaty, only got to go to Wiveliscombe. Nice cross country jaunt.


  • Comment number 67.

    OOerr, here's a missing Y


  • Comment number 68.


    'Jaunt' - the very best sort of word for a day like today



  • Comment number 69.

    #62 KatyMac.......in my eyes you are not a nerd....... you are a true magician creating objects that make me smile :0))

    I totally agree with your reasoning behind your lists. I think it is interesting to look at trends and patterns. It always amazes me that on this very fine blog of ours we all have such different tastes in music. Maybe that's what makes it so much fun! A real pick and mix of peeps.

    Dougal x

  • Comment number 70.

    Toodle pip then.

    Off over the Brendon Hills I go...

    Good luck to everyone with their song choices.


  • Comment number 71.

    #62 KatyMac, may I just thank you for the thanks for the thanks?

    I'm in a jolly mood this afternoon for no apparent reason :-)

  • Comment number 72.

    #71 It's FRIDAY Harry. That's reason enough for me.

  • Comment number 73.

    pleased to hear it Harry me too :-D just had a nice pub lunch

  • Comment number 74.

    #58 Welcome Jennie. If you've been lurking, you'll know what a nice crazy bunch of peeps are on here. Glad you took the plunge!

  • Comment number 75.

    Thanks for the welcome and welcome to Jennie on her first post too.

    I don't do B&B at the minute but that may change in 2012!!

    Have a great weekend all.


  • Comment number 76.

    Welcome to Jennie!

    #74 Oi! Who are you calling crazy...?


  • Comment number 77.

    I wouldn't say crazy - just individual and very friendly!!

    Having taken the plunge to join in this blog I am now going to sit out in the garden in some lovely sunshine. Who knows how long it will last? It seems a shame to waste it!

    See you soon!

  • Comment number 78.

    Pleased to hear that jolliness abounds on this 'ere blog this afternoon.

    Friday is just another day for me, always work on Saturdays, so my jollity really is a random, but very welcome, occurrence.

  • Comment number 79.

    #53 Deebee - my Westerly Centaur is a bilge keeler so she doesn't fall over. Much better bet on a mooring that drains as she stands upright. Hence she is moving off Windermere next year and going to where Timothy Spall was on BBC4 on Wednesday night. Brilliant series!!! #62 KatyMac I had no idea about this list's existence elsewhere! I shall have to investimigate t'internet.
    If you see a Landy with a surfboard strapped to its roof on the A65, wave at me & my other half.

  • Comment number 80.

    #76, #74. Mainly you, Deebs. I'm sure no-one else fits into that category. ;0)

    Hello, Jennie.

  • Comment number 81.

    Welcome jennie and guernseyjules.

    When I was little we used to holiday in Jersey or Guernsey. I remember visiting a chapel that was completely covered in broken cups and saucers. Is it still there?....or did I just dream that!!!

    Dougal x

  • Comment number 82.

    With all this nautical talk I can feel me timbers beginning to shiver .................. strap me to the wheel cap'n, we're rounding the horn!!!!

  • Comment number 83.

    With all the hoo-har about Whistle Test, we've heard gzillions of snippets of Area Code 615's "Stone Fox Chase", so how about opening with the full thing today? After all, it's pretty well established as a fine way to start a music show, and kicking a few stars will limber us all up for the weekend.

  • Comment number 84.


    Okay, I'll retract "crazy" But I meant it as a term of endearment and affection.

    For "crazy", please read "charming, exquisite, devine"


    Shona x

  • Comment number 85.

    Of course that should have been divine

    My cousin has a surname Devine - silly me!

  • Comment number 86.


    Summer in a bottle, let's give it one last blast

  • Comment number 87.

    Lovely, Shona. Although, you were, obviously, bang on first time around.

    Just spent a delightfully country tinged afternoon in the shop, entertaining the customers with the likes of Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Little Feat, Gram Parsons, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Alison Krauss & Union Station, and The Avett Brothers. Soon be time for a change of tack, to join in with the nauty fun.

  • Comment number 88.

    I've said before on here how much I enjoy Laura Barton's music journalism in Friday's Guardian. Another beautiful piece today:


  • Comment number 89.

    Evening all - just a thought, but for anyone who's interested there is a lovely passage in Tom Stoppards play, Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are dead, which begins, "Autumnal, nothing to do with leaves..." (near the end of act 2), it kind of sums up this time of year and does it for me every time. Relic of a past life before the weekly chores of sorting socks into pairs and discussing the merits of Hull City AFC with a 10 year old.
    Tooth Fairy - I will check out the Elvis C song and let you know.

    Enjoy, everyone.

  • Comment number 90.

    #86. How do we pronounce your name?

  • Comment number 91.

    #90 PoS, I thought it was Steve Nicholas? But I'm sure to be wrong!

  • Comment number 92.

    #89,Matthews mum. Hull City, eh? Unique in the whole football league. I'm sure you know why, but I wonder if any of the others bloggers do

  • Comment number 93.

    #92 PoS, is this the one about the letters that make up the name?

  • Comment number 94.

    #92 & #93 I didn't want to give too much away incase someone else wants to play :-)

  • Comment number 95.

    Howdy, it's Stickolas. I used to be called 7foot stick for being so tall at school, so I got all creative when it came to a user ID. I would add that I'm not seven foot tall, nor am I skinny and sticklike anymore, sadly!

  • Comment number 96.

    Forgot to add: My real name is Duncan, and was blogging under that name until yesterday!

  • Comment number 97.

    #95 So I was wrong ................... nothing unusual there LOL

  • Comment number 98.

    NOTHING is wrong on a Friday. Just a bit far from the truth. At least you guessed my gender!

  • Comment number 99.

    It it time to go home yet?

  • Comment number 100.

    I think so!!! Have a great weekend everyone.

    See you next week.


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