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Simon Mayo | 08:59 UK time, Thursday, 8 September 2011

A 300+ day on the blog is a very busy one indeed and pleased to see us mousy blondes getting the credit we deserve. ("It's not blonde Dad it's brown" says child 2, fresh from her highlights). The Western theme was terrific I thought and we had loads ready to go (Cher, Ennio M, Bon Jovi etc) but then Julian Lennon and the Dr. Mosh took centre stage and they missed out. We shall do it again I'm sure.
Today is a bit full on (hence blog brevity). This morning I'm recording a 2 hour programme at 5Live for the 10th anniversary of 9/11, then to a Drivetime record of Sir Mick Jagger for broadcast next week. Then, finally to the R2 studio.
The 9/11 programme will revisit many of the people we spoke to on the afternoon of September 11th 2001. I was on air when the first plane hit, watched the second plane hit and by the time we came off air at 4, both towers had collapsed. The full emotional impact didn't hit till the following day so the programme was filled with shock, stunned voices; emergency workers, politicians, New Yorkers, journalists all trying to tell the story. At the time it was a very confusing one with reports of car bombs in Washington and many many planes unaccounted for. I haven't listened to the programme since then but we'll play quite a lot of it today. It goes out on Saturday night at 8pm.
Then to Mick's penthouse somewhere to talk about his new Superheavy band with Dave Stewart and Joss Stone and then, finally, to Drivetime and the promise of Nigel's sticky toffee pudding as a bonus.
And for oldies, let's do the RUGBY WORLD CUP which kicks off tomorrow in NZ where the hosts take on Tonga. Plenty of room for blog inventiveness there!
Have a tip-top and top-hole Thursday, see you after 5

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Rugby?

    Doh!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 2.

    Tip top and top hole Thursday it is then!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 3.

    PASS the Dutchie - Musical Youth.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 4.

    Hello again Simon and everyone

    I can't think of any clean rugby songs that you can play on your show Simon....

    PLAY THE GAME ~ Queen

    HOLD THE LINE ~ Toto

    HUMAN TOUCH ~ Joe Cocker

    I WALK THE LINE ~ Johnny Cash

    xx

  • Comment number 5.

    Good Morning again -

    Missed all the fun yesterday .............

    Suggest -

    EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Tears for Fears

    MAD WORLD – Tears for Fears/ Gary Jules

    ALL OVER THE WORLD - ELO

    ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD – Status Quo

  • Comment number 6.

    Bonjour Mes Amis!

    Finally cleared my work station of all the things that accumulated while on mi jollies. A semblance of normalcy can now resume. How are everyone?

    Too much to catch up on, so hopefully everyone is well and dandy.

    Shall have to have a think about today's feem. Nowt new there then, hehehe!

    Maybes Laters

    A.

  • Comment number 7.

    Morning Sir, team, NYM and tip-top bloggers

    GREAT BALLS OF FIRE - Jerry Lewis
    (that's the oval one they play with, not misapplication of the Ralgex)

  • Comment number 8.

    THE MODERN WORLD - Jam

    MY WORLD TODAY – Secret Affair

    WORLD OF OUR OWN - Westlife

  • Comment number 9.

    Its all in the game - The Four Tops.

    Many a tear has to fall....

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 10.

    The name of the game - Abba

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 11.

    #7. Brings tears to the eyes

    I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING - New Seekers (with extra cheese please)

    I had a front tooth knocked out playing rugby when I was at school and I've hated it since then.

  • Comment number 12.

    Good Morning All :)

    I was at work on September 11th 2001, and it was a very confusing and chaotic scene at first, and the panic spread everywhere with planes being grounded etc I remember that day very clearly.

    Sounds like a busy day for you Simon, and you in your Winter trousers too!

    Oldie suggestions...

    SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT - UB40 (or other version)

    Will have to ponder on more...

  • Comment number 13.

    #7 - LOL JbG

  • Comment number 14.

    PASS IT ON - The Coral

    OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD - KT Tunstall

    LEADER OF THE PACK - Shangrilas

    BEAUTIFUL WORLD - TT (Wah!)

  • Comment number 15.

    Morning All

    Tricky theme, good to get the thinking cap on

    'Try A Little Tenderness' Otis Redding

    Well done ladies on the 300+

    Have a good day one and all

  • Comment number 16.

    Morning all

    I feel a couple of croon toons coming on ...

    LET ME TRY AGAIN - FRANK SINATRA

    TRYING TO GET THAT FEELING AGAIN - BARRY MANILOW

    Cawfee needed. Back inabit!

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 17.

    Morning all,
    Thanks for the advice RE recording Nick Lowe's version of ALISON - duly noted.
    I have had an email BTW direct from the BBC telling me, in no uncertain terms, OFF!!
    A link I included yesterday (or might have been day 'afore) (to the IMDB website, re the film Confetti) breaks some BLOG rule, apparently of including a link to an outside website.
    If I 'repeatedly or seriously break the rules again', my account will 'have action taken against it' - whatever that means!

    : - 0

    So, seriously chastised, I stand before you contrite in my attempt to include interesting info...
    Strange that the youtube links don't have the same effect?
    Thinking cap on re Rugby (not quite as bad as Footie, but v nearly)

  • Comment number 18.

    I forgot the pleasantries - Good Morning each and everyone! I remember that day too - we were on holiday in Cornwall and on returning to our caravan we spent the whole day watching the terrible event unfold on the TV - very disturbing.
    Excellent blog yesterday lots of LOL moments to distract me from a not so busy day - thank you everyone.

    THE NAME OF THE GAME - ABBA

  • Comment number 19.

    APEMAN - Kinks

  • Comment number 20.

    Look forward (if that's the right phrase?) to the 9/11 docco- was at work in my first "proper" full-time job when the first plane hit the tower & remember the rest of the day as an awful dream sequence, where nothing seemed real & the feeling in the pit of your stomach that let you know that, tragically, it was all too real.

    As a Scot, not sure what to make of the Rugby World Cup oldies (mine might be a bit negative!), so going to stick to some nice general ideas.

    Dean Martin- Ain't That A Kick In The Head
    We Are Scientists- Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
    REM- Try Not To Breathe
    Bee Gees- You Win Again
    Tom Petty- Runnin' Down A Dream

    Blue skies so far here today, so hopefully a good day for us all
    LS
    xxx

  • Comment number 21.

    Morning all

    I've had "Try One More Time for Me" ringing around in my head since reading the blog. But it should actually be "Cry One More Time" (Gram Parsons), so a non-qualifier. Until England get knocked out anyway.

  • Comment number 22.

    KNOCK ON WOOD EDDIE FLOYD

    MATCH GAME OTIS REDDING

    TRY TO REMEMBER GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS

  • Comment number 23.

    9/11

    I was working in Local Government at the time and as soon as it was announced that it was a terror attack, we were all sent home immediately and the offices closed to the public. My drive home was some 20-25 minutes and I didn't see one single vehicle on the road from leaving the town I worked in, to arriving home.

    I recall watching in horror as the day unfolded, 27/7 blanket news coverage adding to the disbelief of what was happening.

    That day changed so much, and affected so many people in so many different ways on a global scale.

    I will never forget it.

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 24.

    WORLD OF LEATHER






    Sorry. That’s an advert, not a song!

  • Comment number 25.

    A few more suggestions...

    WALK THE LINE - JOHNNY CASH

    GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME - TOM JONES

    WALK OF LIFE - DIRE STRAITS (I think it references American Football - close enough!)

  • Comment number 26.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    I must confess that rugby is a complete mystery to me, although the rest of my family enjoy it, and Daughter has even played for her school in the past. So I'm a bit short of ideas. I'm going to try for:

    RIGHT DOWN THE LINE by Gerry Rafferty

    LET ME TRY AGAIN by Frank Sinatra

    TRY AGAIN by Westlife

    PASS IT ON by The Coral

    May poop back if inspiration strikes - if not, see you at coffee time.

    Deebee ~X~

  • Comment number 27.

    Good morning fellow supplicants!!

    Happy to be back.

    CHRISTMAS CARD FROM A HOOKER by TOM WAITS

    is about rugby, isn't it?

    Have to think ................ be back soon.

  • Comment number 28.

    I HAVE A DREAM - Abba

    DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER - Crowded House

  • Comment number 29.

    The winner takes it all - Abba.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 30.

    MAGIC FLY SPACE

  • Comment number 31.

    Wasn't there an iffy toon called

    THE HARDER I TRY - I think it may have been by a boy bank beat combo called Brother Beyond?

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 32.

    IT'S A MAN'S MAN'S MAN'S WORLD JAMES BROWN

  • Comment number 33.

    Elvis Costello ( and the Rude5) - Must you throw dirt in my face?

    Or

    Elvis Costello - I cant stand up for falling down.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 34.

    Hi Simon and Blogsters.

    What a busy man you are?!!! and I thought the popular misconception was that Radio Presenters only worked a 2/3 hour day!! Sorry!!

    Overslept this morning so may get to listen from 6 as have to bank some lieu time for leaving at 4.15 tomorrow!!

    Well done everyone on 300+ blog ( humungous blog!!!) Oh and thank you Shona W for FB add ...now you can laugh at my Bryan Adams piccie with my what looks like a huge marley fro!!!!!

    I thought it might be spiders theme today in view of the fact that they are getting bigger and numerous because of the wet summer of 2011! How wrong was I?!!!!

    Anyway here is some scrumticious toons for the Rugger world cup!

    1. I TRY - Macy Gray
    2. THE HARDER I "TRY" - Brother Beyond
    3. WORLD IN MOTION - Engloand FC 1990 and New Order
    4. CAN YOU KICK IT? - Tribe called Quest
    5.I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU - Frank Sinatra, Jamie Cullum
    6. RUBBER BALL - Bobby Vee or Marty Wilde ( not too as too young!)
    7. WINNER TAKES IT ALL - Abba
    8. SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT - By Whoever
    9. I REALLY WANNA SEE YOU TONIGHT - ENGLAND Dan and John Ford Coley
    10. LOST IN FRANCE - Bonnie Tyler
    11. AFRICA - Toto

    More to follow.

    Catch ya later

    Have a nice day.

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 35.

    'Slip Sliding Away' Paul Simon

  • Comment number 36.

    Morning all!

    Thanks to Dr. Mosh for playing my Judas Priest track last night.

    My choice today is;

    I TRY by MACY GRAY

    Cheers!

    Kev

  • Comment number 37.

    Just a couple more suggestions before I go, got a meeting about the twins, and I'm already fuming that 2 days in to the new term and things are already going pear-shaped! Grrrrrrrrrr

    Anyway...

    I TRY - MACY GRAY
    ONE MORE TRY - GEORGE MICHAEL

  • Comment number 38.

    Is it cheating to G**gle? If not:

    FIFTEEN MEN by THE ORIGINAL CAST OF TREASURE ISLAND (THE MUSICAL)

    .................... if it is cheating, please ignore the above :-)

  • Comment number 39.

    TRY (JUST A LITTLE BIT HARDER) - Janis Joplin

  • Comment number 40.

    Stevie Wonder- Knocks Me Off My Feet
    Cure- Boys Don't Cry
    REM- Fall On Me

    And for the England fans, Chuck Berry- Johnny B Goode!!

    xxx

  • Comment number 41.

    BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE

    BLACK IS BLACK LOS BRAVOS

  • Comment number 42.

    If I fell - The Beatles.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 43.

    'Upside Down' Diana Ross

  • Comment number 44.

    All things must pass - The Beatles.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 45.

    HOIB coming up....

    Wait for it....

    WALLABY - THE SPICE GIRLS....


    I thank you / get my coat....

  • Comment number 46.

    FALLING - Alicia Keys

  • Comment number 47.

    Hold on - Hermans Hermits.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 48.

    Morning all

    Good fun again yesterday, always good to go on to 4 pages in the day!

    Can I suggest

    SALT N PEPA - PUSH IT

    MAX BOYCE - OUTSIDE HALF FACTORY

    cheers

    A

  • Comment number 49.

    Where were you when I needed you? - Hermans Hermits.

    Must to avoid - Hermans Hermits.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 50.

    Scarf?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 51.

    Blimey 50 already!

    Also

    KNOCK ON WOOD - EDDIE FLOYD

    cheers

    A

  • Comment number 52.

    A little bit of rugby history: 2003, New Zealand v England - half way through the second half, with England leading we had two men sin-binned. Down to 13 men with a scrum inside the NZ 22, Martin Johnson's advice to his pack:

    PUSH by LENNY KRAVITZ/AVRIL LAVIGNE/SARAH McLACHLAN

    Despite a late try (by Dougie Howlett??) England hung on for their first win in New Zealand for 30 years.

    And we can do it again!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 53.

    Good morning all/

    Autumnal feel in the air today

    tune suggestions for today:-

    RIGHT DOWN THE LINE - GERRY REFFERTY

    MAGIC TOUCH - AEROSMITH

    TWO TRIBES - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

    Enjoy the day

  • Comment number 54.

    Hello Simon, Rebecca, Matt, Sally, Nigel and the Thursday Constructors.

    By the time you congregate this afternoon, the studio is going to smell très SCRUMMY.
    I refer to the Sticky Toffee Pudding - not the rugby.

    I think I'll just request a few of my favourite choons and see what happens - no mensh please if any of them get an airing.


    RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM – TOM PETTY

    FALL AT YOUR FEET – CROWDED HOUSE

    DOWN UNDER – MEN AT WORK

    MY FAVOURITE GAME - CARDIGANS

    OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN - YARDBIRDS

  • Comment number 55.

    Wait for it....


    KISSING IN THE BACK ROW - The Drifters (!)

  • Comment number 56.

    Green green grass - Tom Jones.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 57.

    Oh you are a mucky Kid (Liverpool lullaby) - Cilla Black.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 58.

    Good morning all

    Grumpy Tortie here! Today, it is cold, grey and drizzly, so the site people have decided to replace the mock French windows in my office!

    Me - "How long will it take?"
    Them:- "Could be 3 hours, could be all day"!

    I've have re-located to another office, hence the late arrival here!

    I know there are far worse things happening/have happened in the world, but I'm still grumpy!

    Still, the blog will cheer me up, even though I have no suggestions to make today.

    Back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 59.

    A couple more songs, for my favourite player. . . . .

    JOHNNY ~ Craig David

    JOHNNY B GOODE ~ Chuck Berry

    JOHNNY ANGEL ~ The Carpenters

    xx

  • Comment number 60.

    Have to do some work so, should the punning start in earnest before I can return, I bagsy:

    ALL WHITE NOW by FREE

  • Comment number 61.

    I am in total awe of the collective brainpower of this blog. Give us a challenge, and 45 mins we've cracked it. Some websavvy supersmart digital guru could harness the collective, call it crowdsourcemusic.com, and make a fortune.

  • Comment number 62.

    Eleanor Rugby - Beatles.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 63.

    'I Get A Kick Out Of You' Frank Sinatra

  • Comment number 64.

    oooh,

    OUT OF TOUCH - HALL AND OATES

    Cheers!

  • Comment number 65.

    9/11 I was in Chesterfield for a meeting. As we finished one of the girls in the office told us that an aircraft had crashed into the tower. So I then had 2 and a half hours in the car back down to Hertfordshire listening to Simon's coverage.

    Obviously an awful thing to have to broadcast but I think it was probably the making of 5 Live, which I hated at the start (including Simon's show) as I really liked the shows that preceeded Simon's arrival (i.e. Tomy Boyd and then John Inverdale in the afternoon slot on the old Radio 5) and also liked the old breakfast show on there as well. Grew to love Simon's show and was as unhappy at his departure as at his arrival. Which I guess is what makes radio station controllers' jobs difficult :-)

  • Comment number 66.

    New Zealand Rugby.....

    Take that look off your face- Marti Webb

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 67.

    # 61 Yes :)

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 68.

    A few more for the scrum......

    THE KICK INSIDE ~ Kate Bush

    TRY ~ Nelly Furtado

    I TRY ~ Macy Gray

  • Comment number 69.

    would like to second deebee if I may
    "LET ME TRY AGAIN" by Frank Sinatra

    Also nominate......Coldplay "nobody said it would be easy"

    LOL

  • Comment number 70.

    a few more favourite oldies:


    LITTLE WING - HENDRIX or CLAPTON

    ALIVE AND KICKING - SIMPLE MINDS

    EARLY IN THE MORNING - VANITY FARE

    DON'T BRING ME DOWN - THE ANIMALS

  • Comment number 71.

    Hello, that is a pretty mixed day Mr Mayo. Just as well you have some good food to look forward to at the end of the day!!

    How about... Calling all nations INXS, You win again Bee Gees as everyone thinks that New Zealand are going to win again!! or, Always on the run Lenny Kravitz!

  • Comment number 72.

    Jay-Z- Dirt Off Your Shoulder (unlikely to get played, I know!!)

    In honour of Mr Paterson's service to his country:-

    Bob Dylan- 4th Time Around

  • Comment number 73.

    Hakadoo - Black Lace

  • Comment number 74.

    Good morning,

    Deebee and Katy, Thanks for the messages yesterday. It's good to be back.

    Can only think of one "choon":

    TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS by Otis Redding

    9/11 - Left work in the City of London at about 5pm. Was eager to know what was going on but couldn't get a copy of the Evening Standard anywhere. Jumped on a train and no one else had one either. Suddenly a young lad hopped on clutching a copy in one hand and a pasty in the other. My fellow travellers and I looked at him in anticipation... First he sat on the paper and took his time eating his pasty. When finally he picked the paper up we all craned our necks to try to see the headline - but our fellow traveller opened the paper and went straight to read his horoscope.

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 75.

    9/11 My day was mundane really - I was on holiday and was visiting the local refuse tip to get rid of a load of garden rubbish. When I returned my wife had the TV on and we just left everything else and watched the coverage on the BBC.

    However, my friend Scott had a very lucky escape. He worked on the 98th floor for an investment bank, and on the previous day he decided to take the day off - no reason, just fancied a day off. 95% of his colleagues died....fate, eh?

  • Comment number 76.

    Morning Simon, team and lovely blogpoppets,

    Such a busy day in the land of Mayo, hope it all goes well.

    Been trying to plug my brain in for some egg chasing choons and it's a tough one.
    Meagre offerings ...

    Born to Try - Delta Goodrem
    First Try - Tracy Chapman
    Kick - INXS

    or for a bit of a scrum one ..

    Stuck in the Middle with You - Stealers Wheel

    Have a lovely day all

    Jx

  • Comment number 77.

    Morning all, cold grey and damp here in Pudsey and no I don't mean the cup of tea I have just made!

    A couple of song suggestions for Rugby World Cup then, how about?

    "I Get Knocked Down" by Chumbawamba

    Or my U2 song for the day "Get on Your Boots" because judging by all the crocked players England have got one of us might get a game!

    One question I have though is why the competition is taking so long?

    GB

  • Comment number 78.

    Trying to pop in early today as the last 3 days have been a blog diasaster for me. Busy here again I see :)

    Oldies .... Simon is such a tease about Bon Jovi!

    For today I'll second the calls for;
    I get a kick out of you or Ain't that a kick in the had - various inc Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin etc
    Alive and kicking - Simple Minds
    Run - Snow Patrol
    Wild Boys - Duran Duran
    Who says you can't go home - Bon Jovi (!)

    And for all us Scots who live in a constant state of hope over expectation ......
    Pray - Take That

  • Comment number 79.

    BORN TO RUN - Bruce Springsteen

  • Comment number 80.

    Damn, a bloomin meeting has eaten away at my morning blogginess...would like to 2nd #64 Kate Bush, great oldie.

    On 9/11 I was working as a civilian for Thames Valley Police and of course we had no radio (either on a PC, or even as a REAL stand-alone radio!) so got snatches of info from various ashen-faced people who shot in and out of the office with titbits, but it was only when I got home and saw the coverage that I realised how really really REALLY big a deal it was.

    Even in just ten years, with the technological advances that have been made to phones, cameras etc I think there is a change to how we all see events unfolding, like the CNN coverage of the reporters hostage situation in Libya was gripping

  • Comment number 81.

    Still can't beleive we have to wait 3 minutes to post again!

    9/11 thoughts.

    Like most people I was at work but on the day I was out at clients. I remember getting a phone call from my wife who had seen the pictures on TV. The clients immediately let me log onto the internet (I think this was the first time I thought it was a useful tool) and we watched what would have been still photos of the twin towers with planes hitting them.

    Only one word to describe it, surreal! Even now seeing the footage and especially the excellent ITV documentary last week it is hard to believe it really happened.

    I'm sure prayers for all those who were directly affected in any way will be offered in most places of worship this Sunday.

    GB

  • Comment number 82.

    BACHELOR BOY by Sir Cliff Richard (a Gavin Henson TV-show reference)
    CAN I KICK IT? by A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
    SCRUM by Slayer
    DROPKICK ME JESUS (THROUGH THE GOALPOSTS OF LIFE) by Bobby Bare
    GOVERNMENT HOOKER by Lady Gaga

  • Comment number 83.

    Ooh - thanks KatyMatey #70 for the inspiration, just thought of another one:

    DON'T BRING ME DOWN by ELO

    Although two ELO tracks two days running might be a bit much to hope for...

    Like everyone else, I remember clearly the events of 9/11. Watching the TV pictures, not quite believing what I was seeing. I visited the site in April this year - New York is full of very tall buildings, and there's this gap like someone's knocked a tooth out. And the memorial site close by, with an eternal flame burning, is incredibly moving.

    Really looking forward to Simon's tribute show on Saturday, although I'm hoping it will be on ithingy or podcast as I have a date with Sir Terry and some Prommers in Hyde Park.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 84.

    Haha, just heard that Lord Ammo had trouble pronouncing me: my aim is complete awkwardness and pleased it has impacted on a national scale!

    st7ckolas = stickolas.

    Therefore aiming for more confusion today with:

    HURT - JOHNNY CASH

  • Comment number 85.

    morning,

    9/11, I was having a lunch time pint with my boss and colleague and we looked up and saw on the tv the plane hitting one of the towers, like many others it was surreal and our first thoughts were of a really bad accident but then it dawned on us that it was planned. When we got back to the office for the rest of the afternoon we got updates on the web.
    that day will always stay with me for all the wrong reasons along with when Princess Diana got killed in the car crash.

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

    Nick.

  • Comment number 86.

    Hope England play as a team in the World Cup and don't appear to be as in the song:-

    PASSING STRANGERS - BILLY ECKSTEIN & SARAH VAUGHAN

  • Comment number 87.

    Perfick:

    "Don't push me, cos I'm close to the edge,
    I'm tryin not to lose my head,
    Its like a jungle somtimes,
    It makes me wonder how I keep from going under"

    GRANDMASTER FLASH - THE MESSAGE

  • Comment number 88.

    Hey hey,

    RUN TO YOU - BRYAN ADAMS

    EVERYBODY HURTS - REM

    Cheers!

  • Comment number 89.

    Ok, a little bit of patriotism and a great deal of finger crossing ..

    A good year for the roses - Elvis Costello

  • Comment number 90.

    Close to you - The Carpenters.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 91.

    I was going to suggest white lines by Grandmaster flash to represent the lines around the pitch but looked at the lyrics and its not that relevant. oh well back to trying to find a suitable tune.

  • Comment number 92.

    #85 It's odd how hearing about these really big news items stays in our minds. I remember clearly Diana's crash too, John Lennon's death and also the day the presenter Jill Dando was killed. And people say the same about hearing of John Kennedy's death. Yet I can't remember a single headline from last week...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 93.

    Just ran over my foot with the door - oucheee!

    And the day was going so well...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 94.

    TAKE ON ME - A-HA
    DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME - CULTURE CLUB

    Ooooh I'm on a roll.

  • Comment number 95.

    My 9/11 story:

    I was on a business trip to the West coast of the USA. My hotel phone rang at 6.45am and it was my wife in London who told me to turn on the TV. Half asleep, we watched together in horror as both towers collapsed, knowing many friends in NYC having lived there some years before. The rest of the day was spent glued to the the TV, surrounded by distraught American colleagues, trying to make any sense of it all. It then took over a week to get a flight home, which involved an expensive taxi trip up to Canada, as US airspace was still closed. Boarding that flight in Vancouver was one of the scariest experiences. Everybody was scrutinising the other passengers’ faces, to see if they looked suspicious. At take-off, we knew our fate was now in somebody else’s hands. The whole flight was very quiet, only a few people slept. Every time there was a slight noise, faces turned to see what was happening. Many looks were exchanged between passengers. I know I was not the only male adult on the flight who looked into the eyes of similar men, with a knowing look that if anything were to erupt, we would need to work as a team. I have never been so grateful to see the grey buildings of Heathrow appearing the next morning.

  • Comment number 96.

    I was in New York a month later on a trip to see the Breeders Cup which was at Belmont Park that year.

    There were queues everywhere to get into buildings because of security checks - I popped into Madison Square Gardens on the off chance to see if there were any return tickets available for U2 who were playing on the Saturday night and I'd worked out that I'd be able to get back after racing in time for the show if they had any tickets.

    I had to stand in a queue and get searched before they'd let me past the entrance foyer up to the ticket sale windows. Can you imagine having to be searched before popping into the box office at the Hammersmith Apollo? Although I suppose not many people buy tickets directly at the box office these days. Nipping down to the Reading Hexagon at 2am on a Sunday to queue for tickets to see U2 at Wembley stadium is consigned to history now.

  • Comment number 97.

    #92, cant remember John Lennon or Jill Dando but I know its not the same circumstances but remember the day that Elvis died, my brother was/is a huge fan of Elvis and he was so upset. I am too young to remember JFK.

  • Comment number 98.

    #35 Zoe double Ewe hope the meeting goes ok.

    Clearly remember Diana's death as it was my youngest daughters 1st birthday and we switched the tv on at stupid o'clock and Sesame Street was not on....

    9/11 as we sat dumbstruck watching the news that night, the same daughter, now age 5, ask us to stop watching it as it made her sad.... such an awful thing to have taken place.

    For a son I think it may have already been done

    WALK THE LINE - JOHNNY CASH

    but I know NOTHING about rugby......or any sports really!

    eldest daughter had good day yesterday - met rest of first years in the studios where they had an exhibition of their work and found people whom she had been at other interviews with, they retired to the Union after, she then shared tea with a housemate, then a ceilidh in the evening with housemates and new friends. I got a 'ceilidh was really good, big smiley face text' last night - made my evening.

    love Sparky hunter x

  • Comment number 99.

    #25 and #56 inspired me to ...
    WHISPERING GRASS - Windsor Davies and Don Estelle

  • Comment number 100.

    100?

 

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