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Simon Mayo | 10:06 UK time, Thursday, 10 November 2011

Greetings apologies for late blog meetings will be held. This is the blog of officially the smelliest show on radio. Others can only look on and marvel. Opening a can of Surstromming on the show was considered unwise. Wisely. Our Swedish friends advised us against it. Fermented Baltic Herring they said has little in it's favour and it should be eaten outdoors with bread and alcohol. We had no intention of eating it of course merely exisiting in the same room as it. Well I managed to complete the feature at least. To start with I thought it would be a non event but when the wave of nastiness hit me it was only a matter of time before sense overcame professionalism and we scarpered so that Rebecca could interview Alistair Darling. Such is Drivetime. If you look up Surstromming in Wikipedia it now contains a reference to our bravery. Radio history indeed.
To make up for all that Nigel prepares and delivers the best Welsh Rarebit of your life. It is only posh cheese on toast so heaven knows how he can make it last 20 minutes but we'll think of something. At least it will take away the stench of pickled fermented fish from the toilet.
And for oldies I think we should go with FORGETFULNESS this is because in the UAS Republican hopefull Rick Perry has blown his chances of getting the nomination by forgetting his own policies. He said he would abolish three government departments "commerce, education and eh... let me see...sorry...oops..." Oops indeed. We've all done similar of course but we don't want to be president of the USA. FORGETTING in all it's tuneful guises welcome.
Have a spectacular and memorable Thursday...see you after 5.!!

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    At last! Good Morning (again)

    I jumped the gun (work to get on with, etc) and tweeted:

    DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME by Simple Minds

    DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER ME by the Bee Gees

    I DON'T REMEMBER by Peter Gabriel

    TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN by the Chi-Lites

    MEMORY by Elaine Paige

    Deebee ~X~

  • Comment number 2.

    Well it seems that every song and it's maiden aunt has already been tweeted but here were the ones that I thought of ....

    DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME - SIMPLE MINDS

    I KEEP FORGETTIN' - MICHAEL MCDONALD

    NEVER FORGET - TAKE THAT

    I WON'T FORGET YOU - JIM REEVES

    DO YOU REMEMBER - PHIL COLLINS

    IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW - HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUENOTES

    MEMORY - BARBARA STREISAND

    I KEEP FORGETTING - JOE COCKER

    JOHNNY REMEMBER ME - JOHN LEYTON

    Jillyx

  • Comment number 3.

    At Last! HURRAH!

    Good Morning again-

    Thanks to Katy – prepared these earlier -

    I KEEP FORGETTING – Michael MacDonald

    ME AND THE ELEPHANT – Gene Cotton

    I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET HER – Johnny Cash

    I FORGOT – Lionel Richie

    FORGET YOU – Cee Lo Green

    NEVER FORGET – TT (Wah!)

  • Comment number 4.

    Already tweeted these as I have to go out!

    DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME ~ Simple Minds

    I DON'T REMEMBER ~ Peter Gabriel

    TRY TO REMEMBER ~ Gladys Knight & The Pips

    I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET ~ Johnny Cash

    ANOTHER DAY THAT TIME FORGOT ~ Neil Diamond

    UNFORGETTABLE ~ Nat King Cole

    xx

  • Comment number 5.

    Dear Sir Simon, team, NYM and malodorous bloggers

    What’s the theme again?

    WHO ARE YOU – The Who

    DON”T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME – Simple Minds

    NEVER FORGET – Take That

    FORGET YOU – CeeLo Green

    TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD – Meatloaf

    RUNNING ON EMPTY – Jackson Browne

    HOW CAN I BE SURE – Dusty Springfield or David Cassidy

    WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT THAT’S MY HOME – Paul Young or Marvin Gaye

  • Comment number 6.

    Good morning all. Another mild but grey day here in Berkshire. I hope that some other blogger or bloggers elsewhere are enjoying something brighter; and on the subject of weather, I hope that those who have been feeling under it of later are feeling a bit better.

    As for FORGETFULNESS...

    U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (a regular senior moment!)
    PETER GABRIEL - I Don't Remember
    ELAINE PAIGE - Memory
    BONNIE TYLER - Lost In France
    THE WHO - Who Are You?
    JON & VANGELIS - I'll Find My Way Home :o)

    Maybe more later...

  • Comment number 7.

    A quick couple more from me...

    DAYS ARE FORGOTTEN ~ Kasabian

    BABY DON'T FORGET MY NUMBER ~ Milli Vanilli

    FORGET ME NEVER ~ Elvis Presley


    Back later!

  • Comment number 8.

    Good morning Simon & Team

    My suggestions for the forgetfulness theme:

    Erm ... er ...

    ..

  • Comment number 9.

    THINK FOR A MINUTE – HouseMartins

    HOW YOU REMIND ME – Nickelback

    I REMEMBER YOU – Frank Ifield

    DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME – Simple Minds

    WHO ARE YOU - Who

  • Comment number 10.

    Good morning everyone.

    Looks like I’m not the only one who is late this morning.

    Theme choice:

    ROCK AND ROLL NEVER FORGETS by BOB SEGER

  • Comment number 11.

    I STILL CANT FIND WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR - U2

    WHERE'S THE PLAYGROUND SUSIE - GLEN CAMBELL

    WHATS GOING ON ? MARVIN GAYE

    LOOSING MY RELIGION - REM

  • Comment number 12.

    PRETTY VACANT - Sex Pistols


    Sex Pistols on R2? Go on...

  • Comment number 13.

    FORGET HIM - BILLY FURY

  • Comment number 14.

    Morning all

    Sunny and misty here - an improvement on the grey!

    MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS - Dean Martin
    LOOKING BACK OVER MY SHOULDER - Mike & The Mechanics
    THE WAY WE WERE - Barbara Streisand (HOIB?)
    FERNANDO - Abba - "I remember long ago ..."

    Back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 15.

    #10 - You're not the only one who's late this morning Harry.

    Was gonna go with:-

    Who are you? - The Who

    ut it has gone already.

    Can I second Billie's Nickelback choon. How you remind me is a top 'un. I'll apologise now Billie as I fear that might be the kiss of death.

    Maybes laters.

    A.

  • Comment number 16.

    Good morning everyone,

    MEMORY LOSS BY ADIAN DYMOTT

  • Comment number 17.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Good job we dont have smelly audio as we would all have been knocked out by that fish!

    Many thanks for all your congrats on my job news yesterday ...such a weight off my mind as the thought in the utmost of your mnd when contractless is mortgage missed and repossession and homeless! Anyway still have some potential perm opportunities bubbling but its a case of waiting again...i know what is gfoing to happen from now until 21st I will receive a perm job offer and i think I am compounded to accept and I hope the interviewer at Worcester understands my predicament as she has bigged me up so much!!!

    Anyway before I forget:


    1. FORGET ME NOT - Patrice Rushen
    2, NEVER FORGET - Take That
    3. NEVER FORGET YOU - The Noisettes
    4. DONT YOU FORGET ANOUT ME - Simple Minds
    5. OUT OF MY MIND - Victoria Beckham and Dane Bowers
    6. REMEMBER - Bryan Adams
    7. REMEMBER YOUR A WOMBLE - Mile Batt
    8. FORGETFUL HEART - Bob Dylan
    9. WHO ARE YOU? - The Who
    10. REMEMBER ME - Diana Ross
    11. TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN - Belle Stars
    12. FORGET YOU - Cee Lo Green

    Well off out now to distribute brochures from that famous direct selling company selling household goods ..you know the one "superior than the rest of the wares" as opposed to the opposite of clean hard!! lol

    Have a lovely day.

    Hope you are feeling loads better Deebs.

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 18.

    #5 The Meatloaf is a perfect one for this, well thought that man!

    A few more ...

    FORGET ME NOTS - PATRICE RUSHEN

    DON'T FORGET ME - NEIL DIAMOND

    FORGET MYSELF - ELBOW

    and nearly forget this.. one of my faves -

    FORGET ABOUT IT - ALISON KRAUSS


    Have good days all
    Jx

  • Comment number 19.

    OOPS I DID IT AGAIN - Britney Spears


    OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD - The Gap Band (On the floor everybody..)


    ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME - Sandie Shaw

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning all! Already tweeted my U2 tune for the day "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For".

    Must dash.

    GB

  • Comment number 21.

    THINK IT OVER - Buddy Holly

    SOMEBODY HELP ME - Spencer Davis




    #15 JPA - Ha!

  • Comment number 22.

    DO YOU REMEMBER - PHIL COLLINS

  • Comment number 23.

    OOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo, just thought of one and I'm sure Sally Traffic would support me with this one:

    I RECALL A GYPSY WOMAN by DON WILLIAMS

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning. V funny feature last night - giggling away as I drove home to sounds of disgust and horror as the Surstromming was unveiled!

    I saw Nigel on Sunday at the 'Spirit of Christmas' event at Olympia. He looked thoroughly bored and fed-up! (He should have gotten some of the freebie toffee vodka - truly fantastic)

    Anyway oldies...

    Never Forget - Take That
    Please Remember Me - Tim McGraw
    Remind Me - Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood

    Will be back with more - I just can think of any at the moment .....;)

  • Comment number 25.

    #15 JustPlainAlice - as has been said before, just because someone else has suggested a tune that doesn't mean you can't also 'pile in' (to use one of Simon's expressions). Look how many of us have suggested Simple Minds...

    #17 Thanks Mandy, yes I am feeling much better. And can I add my congratulations on your new job!

    I was going to say something else, but I've forgotten what it was...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 26.

    Morning,

    Unforgettable - Dinah Washington

    Forget me not - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

    Never forget - Take That

    Try to remember - Andy Williams

    Remember the time - Michael Jackson

    Do you remember the first time - Pulp

    Song for whoever - The Beautiful South

    Who are you - The Who

    Don't You - Simple Minds

    Wheres your head at - Basement Jaxx

    Who? Where? Why? - Jesus Jones

  • Comment number 27.

    REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SANDS) - Shangrilas

  • Comment number 28.

    LOSING MY RELIGION - R E M

    WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY - MANHATTAN TRANSFER

    GONE GONE GONE - ALISON KRAUSS AND ROBERT PLANT

  • Comment number 29.

    I GOT YOUR NUMBER WRITTEN ON THE BACK OF MY HAND - Jags

  • Comment number 30.

    I KEEP FORGETTIN - MICHAEL MACDONALD

  • Comment number 31.

    How about

    TONY BENNETT - I Left My Heart In San Francisco? :o)

  • Comment number 32.

    @Katy (aka Team Katcha), will there be an official announcement of the Limerick Competition Winner?

    Will we have a drum roll or trumpet fanfare before the announcement? :-)

  • Comment number 33.

    #25 In that case Deebee, I'll pile in with Simple Minds - Don't you forget about me. ;-)

    Not sure how I forgot about this seeing as it is from one of the films of my Yoof, The breakfast Club. Most excellent movie.

    A.

  • Comment number 34.

    Given that 90% of my life I seem to be saying, 'what am i doing???' i suggest

    4 Non Blondes- 'What's going on??!'...........

  • Comment number 35.

    I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET by ELVIS PRESLEY
    (I remember George Harrison singing this on Pop Go The Beatles on the Light Programme)
    BAD MEMORY by PETER KING
    DO YOU REMEMBER by THE SCAFFOLD
    THEY DON'T KNOW by KIRSTY McCOLL
    WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES from the album IF I COULD ONLY REMEMBER MY NAME by DAVID CROSBY.

  • Comment number 36.

    Did I miss anything?

    Feeling a bit light headed!

    I just dont know what to do with myself - Dusty Springfield.

    Confusion - ELO ;)

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 37.

    #29 Billie - very clever!

  • Comment number 38.

    Good Morning Each! Goodbye Stringy Bob!

    Choons...

    'Hong Kong Garden' by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

    'I Like Chinese' by Monty Python

    'Sino The Times' by Prince

    'A Fifth Of Beethoven' by Walter Murphy.

    'Cantonese Boy' by Japan

    Oh, hang on a mo. What was the theme?



    That's memory for you. Easy recall of what you were up to a year or so ago, childhood memories rush back, but what did I come into this room for?

  • Comment number 39.

    On a similar theme to #22

    Marillion - Kayleigh - Do you remember?

    Just a quick fly by visit!

    ttfn

    DD out

  • Comment number 40.

    Something is happening to me - Hermans Hermits.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 41.

    Oh or "Because I got High" - Afroman!

    there I go!

    DD out

  • Comment number 42.

    Bob, you're still looking a bit Stringy to me!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 43.

    Good morning all from a bright but chillt Brittany

    Lot of good choices already so showing my age in toon selection

    WHO WROTE THE BOOK OF LOVE? - THE MONOTONES

    WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO ? - SUPREMES

    I CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME - BLIND FAITH

    Enjoy the day

  • Comment number 44.

    #42.That will be due to the Beeb forgetting how to change my screen name. I'm really Paul. Of sorts. It'll come.

  • Comment number 45.

    I cant tell the bottom from the top! - The Hollies.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 46.

    Has he gone?

  • Comment number 47.

    Paul of Sorts, not of Sheffield, still a Bob at the moment.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 48.

    Tweet Tweet Paul.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 49.

    Oh dear, some very sad breaking news has just come through. Another loss to the music industry if it is correct.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 50.

    Already been mentioned but Who Are You - The Who is a good bet.

    Also:
    Remembrance Day - Mark Knopfler (Quite appropriate for the time of year!)
    Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Rod Stewart

  • Comment number 51.

    Have just about recovered from reading all your suggestions (verry funny peeps) so heres some from hubbs n me...

    (sits here thinking... what were they again?)

    I REMEMBER YOU ! - FRANK IFEILD
    FRANKIE (DO YOU REMEMBER ME?) - SISTER SLEDGE
    WHOS THAT GIRL? - MADONNA
    DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR GOING TO? - DIANA ROSS

    Of course I had to walk round the house in the rooms where Hubbs n I had the conversation about these songs before I could remember them! (and im convinced there were others)

    Have a forgetfull Thursday all xx
    Gill

  • Comment number 52.

    CLIMAX BLUES BAND - Couldn't Get It Right...

  • Comment number 53.

    Have remembered one of the others

    I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF - DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

    Have also just remembered im going to see Rumer in Blackpool tonight with my sister :-)

  • Comment number 54.

    I was going to choose that song too Gill.

    Doh!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 55.

    Hello Everybody,

    'Who's That Girl' Eurythmics

    'Invisible' Alison Moyett

    Have a good day one and all

  • Comment number 56.

    Afternoon All,

    A little late to the fray:

    WHO ARE YOU? by THE WHO

    madchick x (Who hopes that the smell of rotten fish has well and truly gone by next Friday!)

  • Comment number 57.

    Good morning from a very damp and misty Horsforth. I would read the twitters but I've forgotten my password (true). I wonder if the wonderful ladies Kim and Aggie can be persuaded to make a 'How clean is your studio?' Children In Need Special?

    I've also retuned my portable DAB radio this morning and found one station broadcasting just Christmas tunes. That is FAR too early!

  • Comment number 58.

    Hi all,

    Moshtastic end to a rather bitty show last night we thought, but it can't be brill ALL the time eh?

    Lotsa great suggestions already, and we'd like to add our support for:

    WHO ARE YOU? - THE WHO

    DON'T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME) - SIMPLE MINDS

    FORGET ME NOTS - PATRICE RUSHEN

    and also add a few of our own:

    SHOW ME THE WAY - PETER FRAMPTON

    WHERE IS THE LOVE (WE USED TO KNOW) - DELEGATION

    WHAT'S YOUR NAME, WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER - ANDREA TRUE CONNECTION

    Cheers folks.

  • Comment number 59.

    Niceness Sent YOUR way Mr S dot Mayo & ALL Bloggeroons...

    Bingo Star 'ere...

    Mayo Man - In fact a can't blog as a can smell the fish from 'ere.... Just as well as a feel me blogs of late 'ave been gettign most too BIG/ lllloooonnnngggg!!!!!!!!!!

    Know what am sayin'!!!!!!

    PS Thanks all for yer commentations regarding y'day... A will pop back later when the smell 'as gone to discuss more!!!!!

  • Comment number 60.

    A rare trip to the blog , so hi all

    MIND GAMES - JOHN LENNON

    GONE , GONE , GONE - ROBERT PLANT / ALISON KRUSS

    WHEN I'M SIXTY FOUR - THE BEATLES - "when i get older lossing my head"

    WHO ARE YOU - THE WHO

    comfortable numb – PINK FLOYD

    I'M ONLY SLEEPING - THE BEATLES

    ROSE GARDEN (as in i beg your pardon, i never promised) – Tammy

    PREFAB SPROUT - DESIRE IT "I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them"

    Wharfedale Andy

  • Comment number 61.

    Afternoon Poppeteers

    I won't choon chase today but will 2nd John's 2 out of 3 ain't bad. It must get played considering the theme. Well done John for thinking of that one.

    Weather turned out lovely today after all the rain yesterday.

    Have a good day everyone

    Catch you later. x

  • Comment number 62.

    About to head off to physio and just nearly sprayed 'hairspray' under my arms. What a clutz !

    Back later x

  • Comment number 63.

    Afternoon all

    Just managed to pop in. Hope everyone is well. Mandy - well done on the job.

    THE REMEMBER SONG - Tom Rush seems to fit the bill and was quite funny I seem to remember!

  • Comment number 64.

    LOSING MY MIND - LIZA MINELLI and the PET SHOP BOYS

    Great show!

    Mike in Lancaster

  • Comment number 65.

    #17 Mandy. VERY brave of you to suggest #7 on your list. Can I confess this was my all-time favourite song from my all-time favourite album. Well, in 1974 it was, anyway. I have just rewatched it on YT - very funny, and happy childhood memories.

    What's that knocking on the door at Mandy's house? Oh, it must be the delivery man needing a signature for safe receipt of the HOIB.

  • Comment number 66.

    Late thought

    RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIME - DR JOHN

  • Comment number 67.

    #33 Ha! It'll probably be you that gets the mensh now, Alice!

    #62 That was a tea-on-screen moment! Imagine if you had done that - what would the physio think, seeing you walk in with your arms stuck out at 90 degrees! They wouldn't know which bit of you to work on...!

    Can those blogpoppets with good weather send some of it over here please.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 68.

    Afternoon all

    Late to the party today, work getting in the way!

    Don't know of it's been suggested but how about

    IT'S ALRIGHT WITH ME - TONY BENNETT OR FRANK SINATRA

    "although your face is charming - it's the wrong face"

    Congrats to Mandy on the new contract, hope it all goes well.

    Those who venture to our neighbours over the hedge, they are celebrating as PiP, one of the CLP bloggers has just had a little boy, Andrew.

    Cheers

    A

  • Comment number 69.

    #67 - Depends on what you regard as good weather Deebee. We have weather over here you can have. It's not raining, damp or wet which in my books counts as good weather.

    A.

  • Comment number 70.

    Sunshine here in Somerset. T shirt weather in November cant be bad can it :)

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 71.

    *****ANNOUNCEMENT*****

    ... s t o p ... p r e s s ... l i m e r i c k ... c o m p e t i t i o n ... w i n n e r ...

    FIRST - THE SHORTLIST OF 10 LIMERICKS chosen by Spike:
    ___________________________________________

    The 80's just wasn't for me
    No perms or make up you see
    The Beatles were best
    The Stones and the rest
    The 60's are my cup of tea!

    There once was a singer called Elvis
    Who became allergic to shelllfish
    When eating the critters
    It gave him the jitters
    Which wiggled and wiggled his pelvis!

    'Us and Them' 'On the Run' - 'Speak to me'
    'Breathe' in 'Time' - it's 'Brain Damage' you see
    An 'Eclipse' will belie
    That 'Great Gig In The Sky'
    'Any Colour You Like' - 'Money's free

    Gary starred in a band called Take That
    When they split, he did run to fat
    But as he's grown older
    He's started to smoulder
    And now he's delish to look at!

    Funk/rock band Level 42
    Are oh such a talented crew
    Mark King slaps that bass
    The rest keep a-pace
    And chorus "Something About You!"

    There was a young lass called Adele
    Who really could sing rather well
    Performing on stage
    With stars twice her age
    Her voice rang out clear as a bell

    There once were two brothers in Oasis
    Who sadly split up on the basis
    Fruit was chucked backstage
    Which threw them into a rage
    'Cos they both wanted No 1's this Xmas

    If you like the do do ron ron,
    Or anything from from Elton John.
    Music from presant or past,
    From the Beatles to James last.
    Hear them on radio 2 all day long.

    There once was a Welshman called Tom
    Who in his day, was quite the sex bomb
    He loved a woman called Delilah
    But she let other men defile her
    So Tom saw her off with aplomb

    That oh so Brit band called The Feeling
    Sang songs whilst ensconsed on the ceiling
    From their lofty abode
    'bove the family Spode
    They called for a pot of Darjeeling

    ____________________________

    *****RESULT****

    BERTIE & BAXTER chose the FIRST on the list as the WINNER!!

    The 80's just wasn't for me
    No perms or make up you see
    The Beatles were best
    The Stones and the rest
    The 60's are my cup of tea!


    So hearty congratulations to ALAN DIXON!

    ♥♣♪♫♫•*¨*••☆ Hearty congratulations ☆♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸•☆*• TO ALAN DIXON!••*¨*•.¸¸.¸¸♪♫♣♥♫•*¨*••☆ WINNER OF☆♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸•☆*•LIMERICK COMPETITION •*¨*•.¸¸♪♫♣♥


    Now, Alan, you need to find a way of making contact with Harry the Snapper [facebook?] who has a shiny prize he would like to send to you

    :^)

  • Comment number 72.

    I often like to pop back at about this time to suggest an obscure song that hasn't been suggested thus far. Not so, today.

    Simon, please play...

    'Remember Then' by any of these: The Firebirds, The Earls or Showaddywaddy

    A fine jog, a musical aide memoire, if you will.

  • Comment number 73.

    Whoop whoop, well done Alan.

    Well done indeed.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 74.

    Well done Alan. SPEECH, SPEECH (In rhyming couplets, hopefully)

  • Comment number 75.

    Congratulations Alan! A worthy winner, IMO.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 76.

    Inspiratino hit over a bowl of soup. Can't believe nobody suggested this already....



    CARELESS MEMORIES - Duran Duran

  • Comment number 77.

    #68 Thanks Andy for letting us know about the new miniEvansblogpoppet!

    It's also Cathmel from next door's birthday today. KatyMatey - do you think there might be a spare cake available for her?

    ~X~

  • Comment number 78.

    Well done Alan. A work of true genius!

  • Comment number 79.

    Good Afternoon All :)

    My blogging pitch has been well and truly queered today! I was primed and ready to go this morning, but no blog was forthcoming, then I had stuff to do, and we have a meeting in half an hour, so no time to stay and play :(

    I ended up tweeting my oldie suggestions, which (of course) included the Simple Minds one, and the Michael McDonald one...In fact, I think the only one I suggested that no-one else has was 'Your Song' Elton John, for the lyrics about forgetting.

    Well done on winning the limerick competition Alan :)

    On the Surstromming fishiness... I had heard of it before the show last night, as I am a big fan of the actor Alexander Skarsgard (who is Swedish) and he has mentioned it before in interviews, he loves it!

    Hopefully I'll be back later xx

  • Comment number 80.

    Further congratulations, and thanks, are due. Well done to Katy for her organisation of the competition, not so easy when the entries are spread in a somewhat ramshackle manner throughout the blog.. Good on yer, lass. And a respectful nod toward Harry for the idea, and the prize. And probably the postage. ;0)

  • Comment number 81.

    #77 Thanks Deebeedeebeedeebs - I'd clocked it on twitplace last night - but today has somewhat run away from me .... all sorted and posted.
    :^)

  • Comment number 82.

    @Alan Dixon ............ CONGRATULATIONS ............. if you're on Bookface message me or a mutual 'friend' an I'll sort out your 'incentive'

  • Comment number 83.

    Well I'm overwhelmed!! I'd like to thank ... oh no, that's a different prize altogether!! Thank you for the congrats everyone. I appreciate it.

    I'm not on facebook or anything like that Harry. I'll happily put my email address on here so I can get in touch with you if everyone thinks that's OK.

  • Comment number 84.

    #74

    In due response to Paul
    I'd like to thank you all
    No speeches or tears
    But maybe some beers
    I'm really having a ball! x

  • Comment number 85.

    There once was a poet called Dixon
    Whose grammar did not need a-fixin’
    He won the grand prize
    And was much idolised
    By the company with which he was mixin’

  • Comment number 86.

    #85 LOL

  • Comment number 87.

    They were all great! Well done all, but especially Alan

  • Comment number 88.

    #83 Alan, not sure how that would go down with the moderator, and I wouldn't want you to get spammed. Are you in touch with anyone else on here in any other way?

    What about opening a twitter account? It's free and it could be discarded after if you didn't want to get sucked in.

  • Comment number 89.

    Alan. I would recommend that you find another way of contacting Harry. Do NOT post your email address on here, or any public forum, it's asking for trouble. Not from any of us, but just as a general rule.
    There is a fb bloggpoppets page, and with a bit of faffing about, I am sure you will find a way of making contact via that. Not much more secure, but at least it adds another small obstacle to any ne'er-do-wells.

  • Comment number 90.

    #88 #89 Yes that sounds like a plan. I'll have a look this evening! Thanks everyone.

  • Comment number 91.

    #67 Deebee... I'm trying to send some of our warm sunshine your way and when it arrives you won't be needing a coat as it's really nice and mild!

    xx

  • Comment number 92.

    Well done Alan... :o))

    I agree with you that 60s music is better than the 80s

    !

  • Comment number 93.

    Oops... my exclamation mark seems to have dropped down the page!!!

  • Comment number 94.

    Mogpoppet 'A' is giving me dirty looks as im having an early tea and shes not been fed yet. Off out shortly for my evening out. Hopefully my 'lift' (sister dear) will be listening to drivetime. Have a lovely evening all xx

  • Comment number 95.

    Why is it that fruit can vary so much in quality. I bought a bag of satsumas from the rose that waits last week and they were lovely. I bought exactly the same thing today, and they're a bit chewy and sharp tasting...:o(

    #91 LuciesMum, I think it's worked - it's brightening up a bit here now. So thanks!

    #94 Enjoy Rumer, Gill.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 96.

    C'mon.

    'fess up.

    Who knew who Rick Perry was - before he got an honorary mention in Simon's blog?

    I didn't.

    :^)

  • Comment number 97.

    #96 - I thought he played guitar in Aerosmith :o)

  • Comment number 98.

    well done Alan enjoyed reading them all again! You are all so talented :-)

    PSL x

  • Comment number 99.

    Afternoon All - and a beautiful autumnal day it is too.

    Can't believe I've made it this early - been playing catch-up all day since the late blog.

    Going to read back ...............................

  • Comment number 100.

    What a strange number to stall at!

 

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