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Simon Mayo | 09:22 UK time, Monday, 14 November 2011

Apparently I had quite an amazing weekend. First, I was attacked in the street by an irate Bruce Forsyth and then child2 reports that I'm having an affair. Now before you get too carried away, the Bruce moment was in my dream and the affair was in child 2's. This was a more eventful weekend than the facts suggest; I cooked a meal, hoovered up some leaves and went to the supermarket. It is true I was attacked but only by the garden rake. I was pulling some cable from the shed with some gusto, not realising it was wrapped around the rake, which then flew at my head. I had to take a few hours off to read the papers.
So Monday seems damp and dull so a little drivetime blogging to lighten the day I think. Trying to work out who is getting quite a struggle but I'm getting there. It's a bit like a post-colonial map the world as countries and cities decide to change their names; an info-graphic (as I believe it is called ) would help.
Today it's a book club choice and it is Michael Connelly with his latest Harry Bosch novel 'The Drop'. Michael writes top quality crime fiction and this is another fine story-you can download a chapter here and read all about Michael. The whole of the web-chat with Laini Taylor is well worth a look too while you're there. I've spoken to Michael before and he has a dry, drole approach to these interviews. Let's see what we can do this evening after 6.
And for the songs, I think we should do 'I'M A CELEBRITY' tunes. This gives us the opportunity to do ANT and DEC, the JUNGLE and 'CELEBRITY CULTURE' all in one hit. Pick anything you want although 'Who are You' by The Who which would work well, did just get played for songs of forgetfulness. If you remember. So IACGMOOH (as it isn't known) tunes please.
Have a pain-free and good-news Monday. See you after 5.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good morning all

    I DONT LIKE SPIDERS AND SNAKES - JIM STAFFORD

    THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - TIGHT FIT OR THE TOKENS

    RICE IS NICE - LEMON PIPERS

    TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS - CHUCK BERRY

    LA CUCARACHA - THE CHAMPS

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning All,

    Welcome to the Jungle - Guns n Roses

    Maybes laters

    A.

  • Comment number 3.

    Morning all

    Damp and dull here too, Simon!

    ANT MUSIC - Adam & the Ants

    Would cover a couple of bases - Ant (and Dec) and creepy crawly things in the jungle!

    Back later

    Tortie (not changing my name!)

  • Comment number 4.

    Morning everyone

    Lovely and mild here again today... must be the warmest November because last year at this time we had snow but on Saturday I saw people having barbecues on the beach and there was a lovely butterfly on our garden wall yesterday.

    JUNGLELAND ~ Bruce Springsteen

    THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT ~ Tight FIt

    JUNGLE LOVE ~ Steve Miller Band

    x

  • Comment number 5.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    How about:

    WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE by Guns n Roses

    SPIDERS AND SNAKES by Jim Stafford

    FAME by David Bowie

    FAME by Irene Cara

    FAMOUS by Scouting for Girls

    THE FEAR by Lily Allen

    SUPERSTAR by Jamelia

    and one for the HOIB

    I'M NEARLY FAMOUS NOW by Cliff Richard

    Deebee ~X~

  • Comment number 6.

    Morning Simon and bloggers all - whatever your moniker of the week. I have to admit to being somewaht confuzzled by the name changes, but as long as the blog continues to thrive and be the warm, welcoming and amusing place I've come to know and love, I just let it wash over me .....

    This seems like a tough topic - although that may be due to an exceptionally cold office (radiator seems to have broken over the weekend) and Monday-itis. Anyway for now my choices are:

    High Hopes - Frank Sinatra
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tight Fit
    Australia - Manic Street Preachers
    Fame - David Bowie

  • Comment number 7.

    Morning all!
    Straight in with my choices:

    Randy Newman - It's a Jungle Out There
    Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger
    Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
    Chris Rea - The Road to Hell
    Billy Ocean - When the Going Gets Tough
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi Simon and everyone.
    Bloggin in car park of anuva int in worcester but longer contract than the one i start next week.
    Anyway here goes:
    1. JUNGLE ROCK - ??????
    2. LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - Tight Fit
    3. DOWN UNDER - men at work
    4. JUST THE TWO OF US - Bill Withers
    5. RAT TRAP - Boomtown Rats
    6. RAT IN MI KITCHEN - UB 40

    Must dash blog more later

    Mamdy ;)

  • Comment number 9.

    My post seems a bit abrupt. Apologies for that. Hope you all had a smashing weekend.

    Hows about a bit of

    Ant Music - Adam and the Ants.

    Have a good 'un

    A.

  • Comment number 10.

    Morning all! Another week of hard graft beckons! You'll be wanting my U2 tunes though before I deal with all those emails. So how about "Drowning Man" for all those nasty challenges they have to face and for all those going slightly loopy "I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" should cover it.

    Won't be watching myself.

    Laters.

    GB

  • Comment number 11.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and anonymous bloggers

    _BABY I DON’T CARE – Transvision Vamp

    “Celebrities”?
    _GYPSIES TRAMPS AND THIEVES – Cher

    C-list? D-list? Is there a Z-list?
    _YOU’RE HISTORY – Shakespear’s Sister

    Since the Who have had their weekly airing, howzabout
    _WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? - The Spice Girls

  • Comment number 12.

    A few more..........



    JUMP ~ Van Halen

    SPIDERS AND SNAKES ~ Jim Stafford (?)

    BUGABOO ~ Destiny's Child

    GREAT BALLS OF FIRE ~ Jerry Lee Lewis

  • Comment number 13.

    Mandy - I think Jungle Rock was performed by Hank Mizelle?

  • Comment number 14.

    _HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? - Ace

  • Comment number 15.

    Morning all,
    DT team, bloggers, DT dude (aka Estate Manager at Mayo Towers)
    Busy weekend for me, out every night, and now suffering for it....
    On the theme, and for those of us that don't like Spiders, snakes, things that go growl in the middle of the night howsabout
    I CAN HEAR IT COMING IN THE AIR TONIGHT by Phil Collins...
    Soz, was the 1st thing that came to mind.
    Happily am in tonight, being made lamb chops and watching the dream team of Uni Challenge, followed smartly by Only Connect.

    ps Harry - must tell you later about the music event I went to last night, S.Sassoon and W.Owen poems put to music...sublime

  • Comment number 16.

    Good morning everyone.

    Dull and damp? HA! It's a gorgeous morning here in balmy Cumbria.

    The best song I know about fame (possibly one of the best songs about anything):

    FRUIT TREE by NICK DRAKE

    Back later after I've had a think.

  • Comment number 17.

    Good Morning All :)

    It's grey, damp and cold here, none of the sunshine we were promised and none all weekend either :( Oh well, I'm snuggled under my duvet so I don't care!

    I've been having some bizarre dreams too, but then dreams usually are weird, and no affairs to report dreamed or otherwise!

    Oldie suggestions...

    JUNGLE ROCK - HANK MIZEL

    DOWN UNDER - MEN AT WORK

    THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV - AHA

    CELEBRITY - BRAD PAISLEY

  • Comment number 18.

    One more, in memory of the lovely Dave Dee.....

    SNAKE IN THE GRASS ~ Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch

  • Comment number 19.

    'Course, for the animals out in the jungle it would be
    SUPPER'S READY' by Genesis...
    Why is it that curious dangerous wild animals don't come near the 'Celebs?' I think there must be a high fence around the camp?

  • Comment number 20.

    _LOOK AWAY - Big Country

    _TELL ME WHY? - Bronski Beat


    Can you tell I'm not a fan?! I'm a Celebrity and Strictly make me want to run for the hills....

  • Comment number 21.

    Morning all ..how about THAT DON'T IMPRESS ME MUCH by Shania Twain .. I feel this sums up how alot of us feelabout IACGMOOH ..

    Yours, as ever (apart from when I was Alsion for a while) Alison x

  • Comment number 22.

    _WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE - Eric Burdon/The Animals


    Isn't that the point?

  • Comment number 23.

    LITTLE YELLOW SPIDER by DEVENDRA BANHART

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning all

    SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO - THE CLASH

    Pen x

  • Comment number 25.

    Morning everyone. Hope the weekend went well.

    YOU'RE SO VAIN - Carly Simon

    I'l have to think!

  • Comment number 26.

    Here's another one

    WILD THING - THE TROGGS

  • Comment number 27.

    Bit obvious, and I am sure MTF will be suggesting it at sometime today:

    JUNGLE by ELO

    laters, apres caffeine

  • Comment number 28.

    _HOLD YOUR HEAD UP - Argent


    And if it's bad
    Don't let it get you down, you can take it
    And if it hurts
    Don't let them see you cry, you can take it

  • Comment number 29.

    Mornin all,

    A bit dull and grey today but I'm sure we'll recover by the end of it :o).

    We'll start with:

    RAINFOREST - PAUL HARDCASTLE

    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH - BILLY OCEAN

    WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE - THE ANIMALS

    JUNGLE ROCK - HANK MIZEL

    WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? - SPICE GIRLS

    BACKSTABBERS - O JAYS

    FAME - DAVID BOWIE

    Cheers folks and hope your day is going well!

  • Comment number 30.

    Morning All

    Hope all are well and recovering from their various lurgy.

    I don't watch I'm a Celeb either , but how about

    CROCODILE ROCK-Elton John
    THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT-Tight Fit
    I'M STILL STANDING-Elton John (for the last one out!)


    Try to blog later, work permitting,

    Love & kisses,

    Mrs B x

  • Comment number 31.

    Good morning Simon and all bloggers (whoever you are),

    Howsabout:

    THE UGLY BUG BALL from the Disney film Summer Magic

    TIE ME KANGAROO DOWN SPORT by the immortal Rolf Harris (so we can remove his gentleman's vegetable garden and feed them to the s'lebs)

    THIS TOWN "ANT" BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US by Sparks (see what I did there)

    DEC(K) OF CARDS by Max Bygraves

    Simon, I dare you to play TARZAN BOY by Baltimora - I seem to remember the last time it was suggested as an old you brought it to an abrupt halt for its actual finish

    Am I going for HOIB or am I going for an HOIB.

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 32.

    Where's Billie? Did she fall into a ravine between the old blog and the new one?

  • Comment number 33.

    #31 oops. 100 lines of "I must read before I post"

    For "old" read "oldie" and for "for" after "halt" read "before"

    I need tea.

  • Comment number 34.

    I'm here John. Thanks for asking. I'm looking for something - inspiration!

  • Comment number 35.

    Morning all!

    IACGMOOH , huh? Well, how about...

    JUNGLE ROCK - HANK MIZELL

    IN ZAIRE (SEE THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE) - JOHNNY WAKELIN

    LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE - PJ AND DUNCAN

    Cheers!

    Kev

  • Comment number 36.

    _SILLY GAMES - Janet Kay


    _IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT - Manic Street Preachers


    _WHO'S ZOOMIN' WHO? - Aretha Franklin
    No, I don't know what that means either.

    OK, must stop now before I become even more venomous!
    Good day all

    JBG

  • Comment number 37.

    Morning one and all.........................very grey here in East Anglia...............hope all is well with everyone..................................................

    Not a fan of IACGMOOH..............but I will attempt to match the Mayo and NYM wavelength ;0) .............................................................................

    Catch a Falling Star - Perry Como

    Desperado - Eagles

    Camping Next To Water - Badly Drawn Boy

    When Will I Be Famous - Bros

    Gonna Make You A Star - David Essex

    Camp Rock - Jonas Brothers (HOIB for sure!)

    Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland

    My 3 word Monday is..................Want Another Weekend!

    Bye for now..........................................................................

    The Magic Roundabout Lady (or Dougal to her friends!) x

  • Comment number 38.

    Ooh ooh ooh, just one more. For a significant percentage of the population.....


    _OBLIVIOUS - Aztec Camera

  • Comment number 39.

    Pardon the ignorance but being reasonably new to the blog I'm clueless about what "HOIB" means. Could someone please put me out my misery?

  • Comment number 40.

    What a splendid chattersome blog from Simon -

    Re. Daughter's dreams - my two, quite separately, six years apart, in their teens, had dreams about me and illicit lovers with the fear that I'd run off and leave them.
    Whilst aware that they knew of the ways of the world, I remember being quite shocked that they had clearly considered their mother in those terms. LOL.
    :^)

    Like many of my fellow blogpopsters [Hellooo!] I do NOT watch that jungle programme.
    Watching people eat on the telly is not a favourite pastime of mine - be it Where's-the-Pudding Gregg on Masterchef or some B-Lister wrapping their laughing gear around a crocodile's scrotum.
    I would, however, love to hear:

    AUSTRALIA - MANIC STREET PREACHERS.


    Katy
    xxx

  • Comment number 41.

    Trying to be different -


    OH WHAT A CIRCUS - David Essex


    cos it is!

  • Comment number 42.

    Morning all. Slightly chilly and very grey here. And that's just me. The weather's pretty similar. Working from home, though, so at least I don't have to go out in it.

    As for today's feem:

    CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Run Through The Jungle
    ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
    ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - People are Strange
    ROBERT PALMER - Every Kinda People
    SIMPLE MINDS - Don't You Forget About Me (the real reason the celebs go on there)
    PRINCE BUSTER - Madness
    TALKING HEADS - Wild Wild Life
    STATUS QUO - Wild Side of Life (any excuse for a Quo song!)

    or I suppose, anything by The Beetles...

  • Comment number 43.

    Time for a coffee and a catch-up.

    I am still getting very confused about the new blog names. Was wondering who Fenners used to be - but you're new, aren't you! HOIB stands for Hat Of Inappropriate Bloggetry - given to any blogger who suggests a particulary cheesy or cringe-worthy tune. Can't remember who first suggested it - it might have been the late lamented Spike.

    No, he's not dead - he just doesn't post here anymore.

    I'm not a fan of IACGMOOH either - I think I 'accidentally' watched it once and was completely bemused by the whole thing. But each to his own, live and let live, etc, etc... :o)

    ~X~

  • Comment number 44.

    CHAIN OF FOOLS - Aretha Franklin

  • Comment number 45.

    My twitter account isn't working, so have had to blog instead

    I never know half the people on the show so - Who's that Girl by Madonna
    For location purposes - Down Under by Men at Work
    Thinking about what the celebs will be doing - Beetlebum - Blur
    Who's going to make it - Survivor - Destiny's Child
    Who isn't going to make it - Should I Stay or Should I Go? -The Clash
    And if a male is the winner - King of the Wild Frontier - Adam and The Ants

  • Comment number 46.

    Thanks Deebee, indeed I am new - been listening a while but new to the blog!

    I'd better make myself a shiny new hat then...

  • Comment number 47.

    Back again.........................................some more oldies to cover the Ant & Dec angle......................................................................................................

    You're My Best Friend - Queen

    Old Friends - Simon & Garfunkel

    He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - The Hollies

    Two Old Friends - Neil Young

    Another cup of coffee beckons..................................................................

    The Magic Roundabout Lady (AKA Dougal) x

  • Comment number 48.

    Morning Simon, team and lovely poppets,

    It's a very damp, grey and particularly manic Monday here .. so just a quickie for now...

    IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE - RANDY NEWMAN

    BUGMAN - BLUR

    RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE - THE JEFF HEALEY BAND


    Just had a quick read back and have to say #40 Katy, this has got to be the funniest thing I have ever read on here.... "some B-Lister wrapping their laughing gear around a crocodile's scrotum"!!! :-D I don't watch it either but that must sum it up to a tee!
    And I definitely second your request for Australia by the Manics.


    Got to dash for now, back later hopefully.
    Jilly x

  • Comment number 49.

    Cool but bright morning here today.

    some further thoughs for todays tunes:-

    After seeing how much Ant and Dec are getting for their new contract with ~ITV

    HAPPY TOGETHER - THE TURTLES

    (Freddie) STAR MAN - DAVID BOWIE

    HUNGRY YEARS - NEIL SEDAKA

    Enjoy the day and welcome to any new Bloggers. Just off to play golf but at this time of the year I loose a lot of balls as my shots are a bit wayward and end up off the fairway under a carpet of leaves

  • Comment number 50.

    Welcome Fenners - you'll enjoy it here.

  • Comment number 51.

    Good Morning Each!

    'Somewhere In The Rain' by PJ & Duncan. (HOIB definitely claimed back, by the inventor)

    'Kings Of The Wild Frontier' by Adam and the Ants. (Not quite a double whammy. Can I claim a one and a half whammy?)

    'Queen Of Hearts' by Dave Edmunds

    'My Food Is Rations' by I Roy

    'Jellied Eels' by Joe Brown

    'Cockroach' by Sweet

    'Unknown Legend' by Neil Young

    'Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous' by Good Charlotte

    'Used To Be In Evil Gazebo' by Half Man Half Biscuit



    Oh, and THE BLOGS FAVOURITE ACT

    List now being accepted. If you need a recap, I'll be back in a bit.

    1,2,3...GO!

  • Comment number 52.

    My own top 5 faves (at the mo)

    1) Half Man Half Biscuit
    2) The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
    3) Jethro Tull
    4) Pink Floyd
    5) Gogol Bordello

  • Comment number 53.

    Oh yes - I'd forgotten about the blog's favourite act. I read the instructions with great concentration on Friday... I think I understand. So for my first list:

    1. The Beatles
    2. The Rolling Stones
    3. David Bowie
    4. Oasis
    5. Bon Jovi

    If I've read it correctly, some, or all, can appear again provided they're not in the same order.....

  • Comment number 54.

    THE SNAKE AL WILSON

    I did concider a name change but I've got the T-shirt printed for Friday! That's if it arives...if not I can be who ever I choose and scrawl something on a white T ;-)

    PSL x (for now)

  • Comment number 55.

    My top five:

    1. The Four Tops
    2. Marvin Gaye
    3. Hendrix
    4. Richard Hawley
    5. Amy Winehouse

  • Comment number 56.

    HOIB - HAT OF INAPPROPRIATE BLOGGETRY - a phrase coined by Paul Of Sheffield if I'm not mistaken ...?

    I've NEVER done a list of my Favourite Acts - because I don't have favourite acts, just favourite tunes, whoever does them - so this task is going to test me somewhat ...
    I need to give this some thought.

    Thanks Jilly ref: #40 - I even made myself laugh when I typed it ...


    :^D

  • Comment number 57.

    My Faves...

    1. The Who
    2. Status Quo
    3. Gomez
    4. Jimmy Cliff
    5. Nick Lowe

    There are scores of acts "bubbling under"...

  • Comment number 58.

    My Top Five:

    1. Al Stewart
    2. Pink Floyd
    3. June Tabor
    4. Van Morrison
    5. Dougie McLean

    I was speaking with Mrs Snapper about this week's project. Her list would be headed by Bob Dylan, bytheway. And I'll repeat here what I said to her. Al Stewart may not be the best guitarist ever; he may not have the best voice; and he may not write the best songs (although, I can't think of many better), but he has given me more pleasure, over the last 40 years, than any other artist.

  • Comment number 59.

    Hi everyone

    I'm back!

    Well I think it went well, I had a company tour which is a good sign and I have never been interviewed by someone so passionate about pens!!!!
    I will find out if I have a 2nd interview by next week when I start my new contract!! oops!

    More Jungly toons!

    1. FAME - Irene Cara
    2. FAME - David Bowie
    3. IN THE BUSH - Musique
    4. LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE - P J and Duncan
    5. SOMEBODYS WATCHING ME - Rockwell
    6. WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS? - Bros
    7. I WANT TO BREAK FREE - Queen
    8. STARR - Kiki Dee
    9. DEAR JESSIE - Madonna
    10. THE WRIGHT STUFF - New Kids on the Block
    11. LORRAINE - Bad Manners
    12. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? - The Spice Girls

    Have a nice day

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 60.

    P.S. to my #58 .......... Al Stewart and Pink Floyd would be near the top of any of my lists of favourites; 3-5 would change daily, or even hourly :-)

  • Comment number 61.

    The postman has just been and has brought my prize from harry for the limerick competition. It is a copy of the book 'Darker than the Deepest Sea' by Trevor Dann - 'The Search for Nick Drake'. Can't wait to read it. Many many thanks to Harry for his kindness in putting up the prize and for sending it. Also to Katy for organising everything.

  • Comment number 62.

    Another appropriate one for the celebs...

    DEREK & THE DOMINOES - Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out ;)

  • Comment number 63.

    #61 Alan, chuffed that it arrived safely and more than a little gobsmacked that it has arrived so soon. Enjoy!!

  • Comment number 64.

    Cheers Harry.

  • Comment number 65.

    Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
    Jungle Drum - Emiliana Torrini
    Fame - David Bowie
    I Eat Cannibal - Toto Coelo
    Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
    The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite - REM

  • Comment number 66.

    tweeted these earlier:

    A STAR ON A TV SHOW THE STYLISTICS
    CHAIN OF FOOLS THE COMMITMENTS
    RESUE ME FONTELLA BASS
    WE.VE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE THE ANIMALS
    SILLY GAMES JANET KAY

    and a few others too

    PSL X

  • Comment number 67.

    #57 - Katy, I also don't have favourites, just th current play to death Act. I could do a list for today but as Harry says at #60 is could change daily. So current favourites are:-

    1. Foo Fighters
    2. Adele
    3. Stereophonics
    4. U2
    5. Madonna

  • Comment number 68.

    Another toon:

    Wild Boys-Duran Duran

    #59 Glad job bits are going well Mandy!

    Mrs B x

  • Comment number 69.

    Blog Fave Act list #1 from Paul the man from Milton:

    1. Steely Dan
    2. Beatles
    3. Queen
    4. Kinks
    5. John Martyn

    More from the other crew members in the next day or so. Poss more from me also!

  • Comment number 70.

    Like the look of the new game. Maybe Mr Mayo could play our winner as an ARFO opener??

    My Fave Artists 1st/current list:

    1. Squeeze
    2. Duran Duran
    3. Madness
    4. Michael Buble
    5. Spandau Ballet

    Mrs B x


    PS Is something eating blogs-Mine have been disappearing.............

  • Comment number 71.

    My top 5 I think! -

    1. Simon & Garfunkel
    2. The Beatles
    3. James Taylor
    4. Joni Mitchell
    5. The Moody Blues

    (I need a judge's decision please haha - can I have Paul Simon as well as Simon & Garfunkel?)

  • Comment number 72.

    Like others have said, I don't have particular favourite - the music is more important than the performer, although some obviously do it better. And that very much depends on my mood at the time. Put on the spot I would probably say that Level 42 were my favourite band, but if I'm honest that has as much to do with me having a massive crush on Mark King which lasted 20 years... which I am now over, by the way ;o)

    So my current list would probably go something like:

    1. Level 42
    2. Billy Joel
    3. Simon and Garfunkel
    4. Steve Winwood
    5. Elton John

    ~X~

  • Comment number 73.

    It's difficult for me to choose just five favourites as they change with regularity!

    For today. . . .

    1. The Hollies
    2. Simon and Garfunkel
    3. Al Stewart
    4. Crosby, Stills and Nash
    5. The Zombies (and Colin Blunstone on his own)

  • Comment number 74.

    #73 Oh Florence!!! Al Stewart, too???

  • Comment number 75.

    #74 not many duplications so far

  • Comment number 76.

    #75 Just shows what a diverse set of blopoppets we are PSL

    A.

  • Comment number 77.

    Hi there everyone, from a newbie!

    It just has to be:

    Celebrity by Brad Paisley
    Famous People also by Brad Paisley

    Looking forward to the Michael Connelly interview as well! Thanks, Simon

  • Comment number 78.

    #77 Welcome SuziM.

  • Comment number 79.

    Hmmm fave ACTS eh?

    1. JACKSON BROWNE
    2. RADIOHEAD
    3. GILLIAN WELCH
    4. JONI MITCHELL
    5. LED ZEPPELIN

    Slightly eclectic, depends on my mood what I listen too, if it's Led Zep, folks better watch out!!

    Tink_abelle (aka Suziee)

  • Comment number 80.

    #59 Mandy - You weren't interviewed by Pauline, from The League of Gentleman, were you? (Pens are the best friends you'll ever have! :D)

    Loving everyone's favourite Act lists :) I think, as many have said my top 2 or 3 would be constant, but the other two would change with the weather! My top 5 (for today) are...

    1. David Bowie
    2. Elvis Presley
    3. Pink Floyd
    4. Ian Dury and the Blockheads
    5. Paul Simon (it would be Simon and Garfunkel, but if I had to choose, I think Paul Simon's solo work just edges it for me)

    Gah! There are loads of Country artists that I love, but I couldn't decide on just one or two for my top five. I think Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton are probably the two I'd have waiting in the wings, but I love so many Country artists, and lots of newer acts like Sugarland and The Civil Wars too :-/ I think, in the end, I have to come back to the artists who's music I have listened to most over the years, and whose songs have connected with me on a deeper level.

  • Comment number 81.

    Afternoon all,

    Just back at teh weekend from a week in the sun :)

    Catching up on email etc, didn't get the chance to look in here earlier, and probably much too late now.

    But a one that springs to mind that doesn't seem to have been suggested:

    DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - Elaine Paige (or various others).

  • Comment number 82.

    RE #79 Apols, a stray 'o' sneaked into my post, am hereby taking it back and saving for a rainy day when 'o's are scarce.
    PS RE IACGMOOH - I have only ever watched the first instalment, just to see 'Z list celebs' being dropped out of a chopper into the jungle, it sorts out the men from the boyz (or gals from girls)

  • Comment number 83.

    #74 Harry... you sound surprised at me choosing Al Stewart! I LOVE Al Stewart and Year Of The Cat would always be in my top ten songs! I have seen him twice, the last was two years ago when he had Lawrence Juber with him. I remember he started off with On The Border (I like this too) and ended with Gina In The King's Road and Year Of The Cat!

    x

  • Comment number 84.

    #71. I think that Simon & Garfunkel, and Paul Simon would have to be classed as seperate acts for the purpose of this exercise, but you can make up to 5 lists, remember, and as seperate acts, I guess you could even populate one of those lists with P.S., S&G, AG, Tom and Jerry, and...err...

  • Comment number 85.

    5 Favourite acts?

    1. Billy Joel
    2. Fleetwood Mac
    3. Steeleye Span
    4. The Trio (Emmylou Harris, Dolly parton & Linda Ronstadt together)
    5. Simon & Garfunkel

    But I echo what others have said here - the first three are pretty solid, after that it varies with my mood, and narrowing it down to just 5 is hard.

  • Comment number 86.

    As well as the five I have chosen, I also love The Saw Doctors and Waterboys who are great to see live, but although really entertaining, they wouldn't be my top five singers!

  • Comment number 87.

    Finding secting only 5 favourite acts certainly concentrates the mind but after deep deliberation my current selection would be:-

    TRAFFIC
    EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER
    THE WHO
    THE KINKS
    DAVE BRUBECK

  • Comment number 88.

    #83 Florence, not surprised ................... DELIGHTED :-)

    As I said in my post, his music has gvien more pleasure over the years than anyone else. Greatly under-rated in my opinion.

    And, @Tinkabelle (aka Suzieeeeeee), about this Sassoon/Owen gig????

  • Comment number 89.

    #87 Vildeen, there have been periods in my life when Emerson, Lake & Palmer would have featured in my top 5 but I have to admit I find it difficult to listen to whole albums these days. Now, Greg Lake on his own might yet feature this week.

  • Comment number 90.

    The results from the Roundabout Jury..........................................................

    1. U2
    2. Simon & Garfunkel
    3. David Bowie
    4. Al Jarreau
    5. Nat King Cole

    .............................................................................................................

    TMRL xx

  • Comment number 91.

    #88 imagine you are sitting in a candlelit Merton college chapel, stunning acoustics, lovely stirring poetry set to either singing and or viola and cello - all put together by a friend of ours, John Duggan..worth googling him!
    Memorable evening, there was a 'humming' section in one of the poems, which sounded JUST like soldiers on the march...and to finish a German poem about the destruction of Dresden, set to music, just to remind us it was not all about the UK Remembrance, but about all people affected by war.

  • Comment number 92.

    #89 HTS, I can appreciate your sentiments but may I suggest that you just settle down in a comfy chair with your favourite tipple, put on Pictures at an Exhibition and turn up the volume. You may find that it rekindles your interest and stamina

  • Comment number 93.

    This is probably WAY to late but

    BAT OUT OF HELL-Meatloaf.

    When it was on the radio a while ago and Mr B was in the car he made me turn it up L O U D! (Usually I have to turn OFF my choice of station although he does let me have Drivetime on!)

    Mrs B x

  • Comment number 94.

    #91 Tink_abelle (sorry mis-spelled your name last time), sounds like it was a great experience.

    #92 Vildeen, I saw them do Pictures at an Exhibition just before Christmas in about 1970.

  • Comment number 95.

    #91 Tink_abelle I agree with Harry - it sounds like a wonderful experience. I have always been especially moved by Wilfred Owen's poems.

  • Comment number 96.

    Having a lot of trouble with this fave list lark! ;-) But here is my first go with solid, long held and much listened to favourites ...

    1. George Michael
    2. Elvis Presley
    3. Bon Jovi
    4. Simon & Garfunkel
    5. Queen

    I'm sure tomorrow will herald a totally different 5!

    Hope everyone is having a great day.

    Jillyx

  • Comment number 97.

    Good afternoon,

    Just sneaking back in. Welcome to Fenners.

    The War Poets. Now you've got me. Not sure it's correct to say they are enjoyable - perhaps moving is a more appropriate word - but so many of them really touched something deep inside me during O level English Lit. I found Anthem for Doomed Youth and Dulce et Decorum Est particularly moving.

    As a very young child my late Grandfather used to encourage me to stand and observe the two minute silence on Armistice Day. I knew my Grandfather had served in WW2 but didn't truly understand why remembering was important to my Grandfather until I later studied the war at school.

    Yesterday I took my Big Girl for her first Remembrance day parade as a Rainbow Guide. I was a very proud mum as she marched through the closed High Street in Wickford to the new war memorial with several hundred other children who are part of the Scout and Guide movements. After the service at the memorial I witnessed one of the most touching scenes I have seen for many years. The youngsters marched passed the local Royal British Legion branch where a small group of elderly veterans were standing with various flags. The youngsters saluted the flags and the veterans clapped the youngsters. No matter what your view is on war I hope you will agree that it's lovely to see a mutual respect bridged across the generations by an act of remembrance.

  • Comment number 98.

    OH what a circus !!
    (well done Billie)

    Evening all, havent had time to blog today, have been FAR too busy reading :-)

  • Comment number 99.

    First mensh to Billie! Congrats "Miss Pepper"!

  • Comment number 100.

    #34 /41 Well look at that! Late to the scrum today, and inspiration still found.

    Well done for the mensh, Miss Pepper!

 

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