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Simon Mayo | 09:50 UK time, Thursday, 19 April 2012

Yes here we are again an another day on the Drivetime blog. Unusually for this week there isn't a howling a gale just yet, in this, the wettest drought ever. But it'll come and the sandbags are at the back door when it does. I have an early start going to see some film or other so cracking on with the show plans already.

Lovely to have TV's Steph McGovern sitting in for Rebecca as Ms Pike had a rest day at the synchronised swimming. Breakfast TV in the morning, Radio 2 in the evening and then on the train to Hull to talk caravans. She must be the hardest working member of the BBC's finance types. And just before the Hull train, we all trooped off to another farewell do, but this was for our very own part-time Pauline who is leaving the BBC after a thousand years of service. I've worked with Pauline since 2001 and she is, as you know, a great asset to any show. I suspect she is leaving in a 'might-be-back-in-a-different-contractual-situation' kind of way but good luck to the mighty PTP!

Today it's Nigel with some Malaysian street food for your hungry journey home and oldies please for THE OLDEST MAN IN THE WORLD. He is Jiroemon Kimura and he is 115 today. Yes really. So songs please for Mr Kimura, an encouragement to us all. Way to go Jiroemon!

Have a significant yet whimsical Thursday, see you after 5

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good Morning All –

    Suggestions for The World’s Oldest Man -

    I’M ALIVE - Hollies

    STAYING ALIVE - BeeGees

    STAY – Hollies or Jackson Browne

    STAY ANOTHER DAY – East 17

    I’M STILL STANDING – Elton John

    I’M STILL HERE – Goo Goo Dolls

    ON AND ON – Stephen Bishop

    NOT FADE AWAY – Buddy Holly or Stones

    THE END OF THE LINE - Eagles

    MY WAY - Frank Sinatra

    IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR – Frank or Robbie & Frank

    JUSTIFIED & ANCIENT – KLF & Tammy Wynette

    LONG LONG LONG TIME - Beatles

    IN MY LIFE – Beatles

    HANG ON IN THERE BABY - Johnny Bristol

    LIFE GOES ON – LeAnn Rimes

    L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. – Noah & The Whale

    GROW OLD WITH ME – John Lennon

    Different song – GROW OLD WITH ME – Mary Chapin Carpenter

    NEVER FORGET - ╪ (Wah!)

  • Comment number 2.

    I can't be first, can I? Can't think of any choons either!

    More tea.............

    JW

  • Comment number 3.

    Good morning all,

    So it’s OLDIES for the oldies today!

    How about:

    YOUNG AT HEART by THE BLUEBELLS

    END OF THE LINE by THE TRAVELLING WILBURY’S

    ADVICE FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART by TEARS FOR FEARS

    OLD by DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

    WHEN ALL IS SAID & DONE by ABBA

    Madchick x

  • Comment number 4.

    Great to hear The Verve last night.

    AKA What a Life - Noel Gallagher
    Better Man - Robbie Williams
    Design for Life - Manic Street Preachers
    Genetic Engineering - OMD
    Good LIfe - Iner City
    Holding Back the Years - Simply Red
    Live Forever - OAsis
    Live to Tell - Madonna
    Live and Let Die - Guns and Roses
    Old before I Die - Robbie Williams
    Staying Alive - Bee Gees
    Survivor - Destiny's Child

  • Comment number 5.

    Good morning again everyone!

    Sunny and a bit breezy here today!

    OLD AND WISE ~ Alan Parsons Project

    TIME PASSAGES ~ Al Stewart

    OLD MAN ~ Neil Young

    OLD FRIEND ~ Phyllis Hyman

    MY OLD MAN ~ Ewan McColl

    THE LIVING YEARS ~ Mike and the Mechanics

  • Comment number 6.

    #1 PHEW!

    Well I have been missing for 2 days!


    * END OF THE LINE -Wilburys Not Eagles!*

    HANDLE WITH CARE - Wilburys

  • Comment number 7.

    FOREVER AUTUMN by JUSTIN HAYWOOD

  • Comment number 8.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Simon, please pass on my very good wishes to Pauline in her future endeavours. I will miss her gentle Scots burr as Rebecca's occasional stand-in.

    I've already tweeted a few oldies suggestions, and thought of a couple more while I was waiting for the new blog (and working hard at my employment, obviously...)

    OLD AND WISE by the Alan Parsons Project (sublime!)

    JUSTIFIED AND ANCIENT by KLF and Tammy Wynette

    OLD MAN by Neil Young

    OLD BEFORE I DIE by Robbie Williams

    WALK THE DINOSAUR by Was Not Was (a bit cruel maybe...?)

    YOUNG AT HEART by the Bluebells

    FADE TO GREY by Visage

    Blimey - already nearly coffee time. Better get my head down...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 9.

    Good morning all from a damp and windy place.
    Songs for the oldest man.

    JUSTIFIED AND ANCIENT - THE KLF
    OLD FRIENDS - SIMON AND GARFUNKLE
    THE LIVING YEARS - MIKE AND THE MECHANICS
    NEVER TOO OLD TO HOLD SOMEBODY - ELTON JOHN & LEON RUSSEL
    STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS - PAUL SIMON
    THESE DAYS - GLEN CAMPBELL or JACKSON BROWNE
    ALL BY MYSELF - ERIC CARMAN
    IN MY LIFE - BEATLES

  • Comment number 10.

    These choices are for Shona W please!

    That's Life - Frank Sinatra

    The Wonder of You - Elvis

    Falling Apart at the Seams - Marmalade

    ^^ for Shona W ^^

  • Comment number 11.

    Morning all,
    A rare dip in from my home-based holimidays...did delve into the foray on Twitter though...I like the idea of
    OLD MAN by Neil Young
    So would like to 2nd/3rd whatever that has got to by now.
    I think #1 has sewn up any other options anyone might have had ever :-0
    so I'll slink off out of the mensh landslide and maybe back for a bit of craic laters.

    Speaking of craic, you must all see this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAg0lUYHHFc
    If you have ever travelled by the cheap Irish airline....it'll make you laugh!

  • Comment number 12.

    A few more.....

    GOLDEN YEARS ~ David Bowie

    HOLDING BACK THE YEARS ~ Simply Red

    REELIN' IN THE YEARS ~ Steely Dan

    ALL THOSE YEARS AGO ~ George Harrison

    OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN ~ Fred Wedlock

  • Comment number 13.

    Morning one and all.................3 words.......damp.....damp....damp................

    KNOCKIN' ON HEAVENS DOOR - BOB DYLAN

    HELP THE AGED - PULP

    OLD PEOPLE - ROLLING STONES

    END OF THE LINE - TRAVELLING WILBURYS

    WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE - ABBA

    OLD WILD MEN - 10 CC

    THE WAY WE WERE - GLADYS KNIGHT

    OLD FRIENDS - SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    I'M STILL STANDING - ELTON JOHN


    Hope you are all hanging on in there............................................................

    Dougal x...................................................................................................

  • Comment number 14.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM, and well-preserved bloggers

    Well, if you’re doing WORLD”S OLDEST MAN oldies, you have to start here:

    HOLDING BACK THE YEARS – Simply Red

    YOU WEAR IT WELL – Rod Stewart

    TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF – Three Degrees

    20th CENTURY BOY – T.Rex (because he was already 3 by the time it started!)

    CHANGES – David Bowie (because he’s seen more than most)

    EVERYTHING CHANGES BUT YOU – Take That (Wah!!!)

    And finally...

    JAPANESE BOY – Aneka. No, I thought not.

  • Comment number 15.

    DON'T STOP ME NOW - Queen

    WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER? Queen

  • Comment number 16.

    Good morning everyone.

    A quick poop in to raise a glass to absent friends:

    Happy Birthday Baxter&Bertie.

    Surely he lurks just once in while?

  • Comment number 17.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    All the best PTP for the future and Steph very much sounds like Dianne Oxberry from R1 Brekkie days Simon!

    Annoyed yesterday, I lost a mornings work because was booted out of Excel and the autorecovery failed on me!! Grrrrrrrr. 1st week here too! Oh well nearly finished what I lost!

    Oldy oldies then:

    1. OLDER - George Michael
    2. OLD AND WISE - Alan Parsons Project
    3. YOUNG AT HEART - Bluebells
    4. TIME IN A BOTTLE - Jim Croce ( I think?)
    5. TIMES ARE A CHANGING - Bob Dylan
    6. ALIVE AND KICKING - Simple Minds
    7. STAYING ALIVE - Beegees
    8. JUSTIFIED AND ANCIENT - KLF
    9. HOLDING BACK THE YEARS - Simply Red
    10. LIVE TO TELL - Madonna
    11. LIVING YEARS - Mike and the Mechanics
    12. OLD BEFORE I DIE - Robbie Williams
    13. FADE TO GREY - Visage
    14. Eye of the Tiger - SURVIVOR

    Oh well eyes down.

    Have a great day.

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 18.

    With all of those candles -

    FIRE - ARTHUR BROWN

    JW

  • Comment number 19.

    Morning All,

    Think Billie have just about got 'em all, lol

    But hows about:-

    Who wants to live forever? - Queen

    Just asking...

    Maybes Laters.

    A.

  • Comment number 20.

    GOLDEN YEARS - DAVID BOWIE ?

    (time to read back)
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 21.

    Morning all. Need to get the ironing done this morning.... urg

    Oldies - please add my vote for:
    Old Before I Die - Robbie Williams
    Staying Alive - The Bee Gees
    Live Forever - Oasis

    I'll also add a couple of Bon Jovi choices :)
    Not Old, Just Older
    It's My Life

    More later.....

  • Comment number 22.

    Good morning,

    It's been a while. Apologies for my absence. No, I don't have a note from my mother so feel free to put my on the naughty step.

    Sorry to hear of PTP's departure. I always enjoyed hearing her on the show (particularly during the confessions).

    Songs probably already chosen but here goes anyway:

    YOUNG AT HEART by The Bluebells
    DON'T STOP ME NOW by Queen
    MY GENERATION by The Who (in an ironic sort of way)

    Hope all bloggers are fine and dandy.

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 23.

    #15 - Sharesies Billie? :-)

    A.

  • Comment number 24.

    OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN ! - FRED WEDLOCK
    FADE TO GREY - VISAGE
    YOUR HISTORY - SHAKESPEARS SISTER
    HANG ON IN THERE BABY - JOHNNY BRISTOL
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 25.

    IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR by ROXY MUSIC

    It's good to be back!!

  • Comment number 26.


    I KEEP FORGETTIN - MICHAEL MCDONALD

    SONG FOR WHOEVER - BEAUTIFUL SOUTH

    I REMEMBER NOTHING - JOY DIVISION

    ROCKIN' CHAIR - LOUIS ARMSTRONG

    OLD AND WISE - ALAN PARSONS PROJECT

    THE RIVER - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    Dougal x.....................................................................................................

  • Comment number 27.

    Again, with all those candles -

    SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES - BRYAN FERRY

    JW

  • Comment number 28.

    DO YOU REMEMBER WALTER? - The Kinks

    or

    DO YOU REMEMBER? - Jack Johnson

  • Comment number 29.

    WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER - QUEEN
    man me n hubbs are on fire this morning :-)
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 30.

    Happy Thursdays all round and Hello Simon, the Drive Team and Constructors
    :^)

    Much like Ko-Ko in The Mikado - "I've got a little list ..."


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY - STEVIE WONDER or ALTERED IMAGES

    CELEBRATION DAY - LED ZEPPELIN

    BIG IN JAPAN - ALPHAVILLE

    THE SAGE - EMERSON LAKE & PALMER

    GROW OLD WITH ME - GLEN CAMPBELL

    THANK YOU FOR THE DAYS - KINKS

    WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES? - SANDY DENNY/FAIRPORT

    LIVING IN THE PAST [born in 1897!!] - JETHRO TULL

    WHAT IS LIFE? - GEORGE HARRISON

    LUST FOR LIFE - IGGY POP


    .. back soon with a cake for B & B ..

  • Comment number 31.

    Good morning Smon, Team and Blogpoppets!

    Thanks to an early tweet, here's what I prepared earlier.

    Ol' Man River - Frank Sinatra
    Still here - Temptations
    I'm The Man - Joe Jackson
    Knockin' On Heavens Door - Dylan (although I like Bryan Ferry's version too)
    Old Before I Die - Robbie Williams
    No Regrets - Walker Bros
    On and On - Smith & Burrows
    Old and Wise - Alan Parsons Project


    Hope all are well. Will be back to catch up later.

    x

  • Comment number 32.

    GOOD LIFE - Inner City

    LIFE - Des'ree

    IT'S MY LIFE - Talk Talk

  • Comment number 33.

    Morning,

    Old - Dexys Midnight Runners

    This old heart of mine - The Isley Brothers

    Yer Old - Reef

    Holding back the years - Simply Red

    What's my age again? - Blink 182

    Teenage Kicks - The Undertones

    Justified and Ancient - KLF

    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

    My Generation - The Who

    Still crazy after all these years - Paul Simon

    End of a century - Blur

    Help the aged - Pulp

    Only the good die young - Billy Joel

  • Comment number 34.

    Good luck Part Time Pauline!

    x

  • Comment number 35.

    ooh ooh ooh

    WHAT A MAN - Linda Lyndell

    "What a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty mighty good man"

  • Comment number 36.

    Howling gale here, Simon. I shall send it in your direction ;-)

    Just as well for those that can't get on the blog bright and early that we know the early bird doesn't always catch the worm. There are a lot of suggestions up above.

    x

  • Comment number 37.

    #36 Hear hear Mo. Share and share alike, that's the name of the choon choosing game...

    ;o)

    A very happy birthday to Bertie and Baxter!! Lately missed around these 'ere parts...

    And on the subject of missing bloggers, for those that were asking about Toots on yesterday's blog - she is alive and well, but her current lifestyle means she sadly has no time for blogging. I'm sure she lurks from time to time though, and is missing us all.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 38.

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


    LUST FOR LIFE - IGGY POP

    CANDLES IN THE WIND - ELTON JOHN

    LIFE'S WHAT YOU MAKE IT - TALK TALK

    ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG - BILLY JOEL

    THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES - QUEEN

    COMFORTABLY NUMB - PINK FLOYD


    Dougal x.............................................................................................

  • Comment number 39.

    Morning all

    For reaching 115:

    'It's a Miracle' - Barry Manilow

    and as it's his birthday:

    'Happy Birthday' - Stevie Wonder
    'Happy Birthday' - Altered Images


    N xx

  • Comment number 40.

    Hi to Baxter & Bertie - who, like Toots [see #130,138 yesterday], is much missed around these parts.

    Hope LBF went well for you x

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  • Comment number 41.

    #37 Deebs and my #40

    Snap! If I'd not been putting the finishing touches on the cupcake frosting - we'd have probably posted at the same time
    xx

  • Comment number 42.

    Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly
    Golden Years - David Bowie
    Days - Kinks
    Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads

  • Comment number 43.

    Hi all!

    This works:
    Old Man by Neil Young

    Sorry to read of Pauline's departure and do hope she has a contract resurrection at some point in time. PTP is a wonderful stand in for #1 over worked Rebecca.

    Happy grand gray day,
    LB,x

  • Comment number 44.

    Good Morning All :)

    I'm a bit late to the party today, still not feeling 100%, I don't think I'll ever make it to 115, I feel cream crackered now!

    Sorry to hear of Part-Time-Pauline's departure, I hope she will be back again in some capacity.

    Oldie suggestions...

    DON'T FEAR THE REAPER - BLUE OYSTER CULT

    SEPTEMBER SONG - WILLIE NELSON

    STAYIN' ALIVE - THE BEE GEES

  • Comment number 45.

    A few suggestions:

    U2 - Still haven't found what I'm looking for
    NOAH AND THE WHALE - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
    ABBA - Super Trouper
    THE FEELING - I Thought It Was Over
    THE KILLERS - When You Were Young
    OASIS - Live Forever
    QUEEN - Don't Stop Me Now
    EUROPE - The Final Countdown
    BLUE OYSTER CULT - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
    U2 - Walk on

  • Comment number 46.

    Have already passed on my good wishes elsewhere but you can never get too many Happy Birthdays on your birthday!

    Happy Birthday, BandB. I hope you come back to the fold one day.

    Bit soon after lunch, Katy, so I shall keep my cake for afternoon coffee. Thank you.

    x

  • Comment number 47.

    Good luck PTP - I'm sure she won't be able to stay away.

    Steph was busy yesterday - I presume she was in the studio with Simon ?
    Manchester in the morning, London afternoon and then Hull! As my nan would've said "She'll catch up with herself, that one!"

    JW

  • Comment number 48.

    Good Morning Each! Can I second (or third) 'Old Man' by Neil Young?

    I'll add to the mix...

    'Touch Of Grey' by Grateful Dead

    'Help The Aged' by Pulp

    'It's A Long, Long Way' by Seasick Steve

    'Start Wearing Purple' by Gogol Bordello

    and, not an oldie, if you'll pardon the pun, but apt nontheless...

    'That Dangerous Age' by Paul Weller

  • Comment number 49.

    How about

    JUSTIFIED AND ANCIENT - DOLLY PARTON

    Never understood the song but I like it!

    JW

  • Comment number 50.

    Today's blog title reminds me of this Two Ronnies' sketch!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu9MptWyCB8

  • Comment number 51.

    Good day all. Had the man from the insurance compamy call today to inspect my car and decide that the repair cost was justifiable (always a worry on an old car) . Thankfully he came before the heavens opened completely. If it carries on as it is now I may start collecting pairs of animals and pop to the DIY store to see if they have any gopher wood...

    I've already tweeted ALAN PARSONS PROJECT and PULP, which I see have been mentioned above, but also suggest the following:

    JOE WALSH - Life's Been Good To Me So Far

    ABBA - On and On and On

  • Comment number 52.

    I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore by Maurice Chevalier
    First And Last Man by Ralph McTell
    Old Folks Boogie by Little Feat

  • Comment number 53.

    # Would be even better if I got the right artiste - TAMMY WYNETTE :-~

    And doubly better if I had read back properly and seen it mentioned before, several times :-~

    And I thought I was being so clever ............................

    goes back to the teapot...

    JW

  • Comment number 54.

    Morning all

    Happy Birthday B&B.

    Good luck PTP!

    Steph's in Hull? She could have popped in for a coffee!

    Hope everyone is well - off for an early lunch with a friend.

    Back later

    T x

  • Comment number 55.

    Just curious. Now that the menshes are spread more fairly across the blog, facebook and twitter, has anyone posted their songs for a theme on all 3 media?

    x

  • Comment number 56.

    Steph McGovern clearly wasted on radio:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/17582665

  • Comment number 57.

    Afternoon all

    #55 I'm not sure about all three butI know some do tweet and blog. Does it start to look a bit desperate to get a mensh if you're doing all three?

    Can I suggest esp for Tortie ;)

    TOO OLD TO ROCK & ROLL TOO YOUNG TO DIE - JETHRO TULL

    cheers

    A

  • Comment number 58.

    THANK YOU FOR THE DAYS - KIRSTY MACOLL

  • Comment number 59.

    #41 Great minds, KatyMatey! Will be texting Toots later to let her know she's missed. Lovely cake...

    #49 Jennie, I have made that mistake myself before. Dolly Parton/Tammy Wynette - has anyone ever seen them in the same room together...?

    ;o)

    #55 Simon often tweets the theme before the new blog arrives and I usually tweet back a few suggestions if I think of them there and then, mainly because once I'm in the office and working I don't know how soon I'll get the chance to blog my choices. The only reason I repeat on here what I've tweeted is because I feel more loyalty to the blog that to Tweetsville, and if I do get a mensh I want it to be chalked up as a point to the blog! Does that make sense?

    The only time I've used FB, as far as I can remember, is for suggesting the ARFO when Liza or Patrick have been sitting in. I'm not that desperate for a mensh that I would habitually use all three...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 60.

    #59 that? than

  • Comment number 61.

    #55 I sometimes tweet, sometimes blog, sometimes - like today - both. When it's both I always blog what it is that I've tweeted so that the lovely people who sift through the suggestions can double check that I don't get a mensh under two different guises - I wouldn't want to get a double mensh and deprive a fellow blogger!

    That said, I don't think I've ever had a mensh from a tweet, whether or not it's been accompanied by a blog post.

  • Comment number 62.

    Re: Three-way Mensh Chasing

    I've just remembered some songs which I wanted to suggest earlier - so have popped into the Simon Mayo Drivetime Fb page and added them. Don't believe I've ever done that before. Haven't tweeted theme choons this week. Only ever do that if I can't get to my laptop or PC and have to use my fone...


    :^)

  • Comment number 63.

    My suggestion collection for today:

    THE STORY OF MY LIFE - Michael Holliday
    REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE - Maramlade
    and just simple ol'...
    REFLECTIONS - The Supremes
    LIFE'S BEEN GOOD - Joe Walsh
    BE YOUNG BE FOOLISH BE HAPPY - The Tams
    OLDER - Geirge Michael

  • Comment number 64.

    #57 Thanks Andy (not really!)

    You've got a good memory!

    T x

  • Comment number 65.

    #56 a good find Harry! Steph is brilliant at the Irish dancing! :o)

    Re tweeting, fb'ing and blogging at the same time... I have never used all three together, but have occasionally tweeted as well as blogged and one day I had a 'double mensh' when Simon used my tweet and blog names for the same song!

  • Comment number 66.

    DON'T STOP NOW - CROWDED HOUSE

  • Comment number 67.

    Arf'noon,

    I mostly blog. I have tweeted and FB'ed before but only when the blog has been a bit slow to appear. Don't really get on with tweeting (I only read) as I am never sure whether my tweet has gone or not.

    A.

  • Comment number 68.

    I just pooped over to FB, out of curiosity... recognised a few bloggers' names on there...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 69.

    What about

    Let Love Speak Up itself - The Beautiful South

  • Comment number 70.

    Stronger Kanye West

  • Comment number 71.

    #64 You're welcome Tortie! ;)

  • Comment number 72.

    #56 Simon once said that he had restless leg syndrome. Do we suppose that the same can be said of the lovely Steph?

  • Comment number 73.

    #72 Possibly, but not in the HMHB sense...

  • Comment number 74.

    #73. Achtung Bono!

  • Comment number 75.

    Hi Simon and team what about:

    My Old Man - Joni Mitchell
    Help the Aged - Pulp

  • Comment number 76.

    #56 & #65 Simon mentioned Steph's Irish dancing on the show last night, when he asked her if she could do the splits. I think someone from Radio 2 tweeted that clip the other week :)

    I don't think I've ever suggested any songs on Facebook, but then I rarely use FB. I do tweet suggestions sometimes, but I prefer to put them on the blog if I get the chance.

  • Comment number 77.

    Knock knock....................................................is there anyone at home?.............................................................................................

  • Comment number 78.

    Hi Dougal! I have just arrived. Can never be sure when I'll get signed out though. Seems to be an issue with my ipad only. How are you?

    x

  • Comment number 79.

    Thanks for all the responses to my question. Had just been wondering if any bloggers had changed behaviour now the menshes are being shared out more.

    x

  • Comment number 80.

    Hi Mo............just having a quick pop by before home time............................

    I only do the blog.........................as I don't tweet or do facecloth...............this is my only dip into social networking..................................................as I explained to Deebee the other day.........I think you need the time to be committed to participate.......otherwise you can't really join in properly..............................

  • Comment number 81.

    Nice to be back in time for Drivetime - quiet afternoon on the blog - guess everyone's busy ..

    .. was having a think - Malaysian street food? Surely the point of street food is *that* is what it is - cooked and served in the street and streetmarkets. A handy catering kitchen and warm studio and plates and cutlery is hardly comparable.

    Unless that part of the show will be taking place on the pavement of Portland Place. Now that would be worth a pic.

    :^D

  • Comment number 82.

    I'm back too, Katy having been out most of the afternoon and I've seen a lot of the Eider ducks that Sal likes but has never seen. Also as the tide was right in there were quite a few diving Gannets near the rocks and they look spectacular plunge-diving into the water at 90mph, looking for sand eels for their partner who will be looking after their eggs at home.

  • Comment number 83.

    Bob Harris has tweeted that today marks what would have been Alexis Korner's birthday. I wish I'd realised this sooner, as I would have suggested 'How Long, How Long Blues' by the great man to tie in with todays theme. I've tweeted it anyway, but I don't hold out much hope, as it was so late in the day.

    I saw AK just before he died in a 'double header' with, if I remember correctly, Colin Hodgkinson, at The Derby Playhouse. Awesome.

  • Comment number 84.

    #68 can confirm that being on holimidays at home, am dipping in and out of FB during the day more than usual - so today for change have logged suggestions to all 3 social networking sites. Makes no odds tho, as I am a mensh-free zone, regular OSM bench dweller anyway, so just nice to stick something up if I have the time.
    The BLOG is of course, the best of all the opportunities, as there is musical knowledge and likes/dislikes to share, on FB only happens if you 'befriend' someone.

    Busy day here, manged to get out of the house finally (caught in a hail storm, whilst driving over a high flyover - scary!!) to buy a lightbulb. That was the highlight.

    Enjoy the DT show folks, see you all for ARFO blog tomorrow - thinking cap is on at a jaunty angle in preparation..

  • Comment number 85.

    Well done Phil Mewis for Justified and Ancient.... OSMs for several blogpoppets!

  • Comment number 86.

    Love the way Simon's churning out his personal favourites for this theme
    :^D


    #andwhynot
    #it'shisshowafterall

  • Comment number 87.

    And the wonderful Neil Young as a theme finale.


    Aaaah. Happy now
    :^)

  • Comment number 88.

    There y'are Suzieeee - mensh drought is over! Three ways is obviously the way to go.
    xx

  • Comment number 89.

    Evening Troops

    No time to read back as I'm in between main course and dessert. Heard more of the show than I thought but not all the menshes. Well done all and I can see from Katy's post above that Suzieee got a menshe. X

    Flo, was that you with your Sunday name sending in a pic from East Lothian and a three worder?

    Will do my best to try for ARFO tomorrow but out all day with Mother-in- Law ;~

    Deebee, if I don't get a chance later, I hope you have a great holiday and we'll see you next week.

    Shona x

  • Comment number 90.

    #89 Shona, yes that was me... a mensh for Neil Young and my 3-words! I had mentioned earlier on the blog how the Gannets were diving in the deep water close to the rocks when the tide was right in this afternoon and I had never heard the word Gannets on DT before and I was surprised to hear my 3-worder! Another three worder (too sad though) could have been 'Found Dead Gannet' as we came across a dead one on the beach and they look very big close-up as they have a six-foot wingspan!

  • Comment number 91.

    Hi All

    Well done on the menshes, whether blog names or Sunday names! Lovely to hear Neil Young - shame about APP, but I guess that has been played a few times as an oldie. Loved Zoe's nan's jam making tips!

    Re the Open University - I've got a BSc (Hons) in psychology which I obtained through the OU. It took me 5 years (would have been 6 but I already had a qualification that counted towards it) during which time I was also working part time and looking after two children under 10. Extremely hard work, but very rewarding. I would have gone on and done more if I could - may still do one of these days. I'd love to do a PhD.

    Just been watching the Louis Theroux programme on autism. Very interesting, and very sensitively handled I thought.

    Night all.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 92.

    Sshhh! Everyone's asleep and I'm grabbing a chance to come on blog and say thanks Flo for posting my dreadful offerings on #10. First 3 songs that came into me old 'ed before heading out into the field to weed out tumshies (turnips for my more learned friends).

    I don't use face cloth for anything more than a quick comment if I see a post other than my beloved scrabble. If I ever tweet a song choice, me battery goes down so quickly on me phone, it ain't worth it.

    Yes, I have had 2 1/2 glasses of vino and lovely they were too. Happy days and a day off tomorrow. Whoopee!

  • Comment number 93.

    Good Morning Poppeteers

    A day off but the old body clock still kicks into action and another chance to come and say hello while the rest of the house is in slumber - apart from Jocko. The dawn chorus sets him off every morning.

    If I don't get a chance to get on new blog would a kind soul put up Bama Lama Bama Loo, Little Richard for my ARFO (just in case Simon feels like playing it). Many thanks.

    Happy Friday everyone.

    Shona X

  • Comment number 94.

    Hello. Hope everyone is OK (esp Shona - take care of yourself now).

    Can't blog later on the new blog but if anyone is reading this, just wanted to say that I hope that Deebee has a truly wonderful holiday.

    If the ARFO choice was mine, I would go for DEATH TO MY HOMETOWN - Bruce Springsteen. This would be for my husband and three boys who have been just fantastic this week. Tough week.

    See you soon x

  • Comment number 95.

    Hi everyone

    If Deebee is around, I hope you have a lovely holiday and I have replied to your email, having only seen it late last night... probably too late for you, but I hope not!

    x

  • Comment number 96.

    #88 Yes, a mensh finally after some months - but note it was on this here blog, not from twooter or facecloth sites! I had to shuffle off the OSM bench smartish, nearly spilled my wine!!

    Have nice hols Deebee, still on them myself (@home hols) and thinking of somewhere in range to go today (with child #3), not too far, not too many ££, needs some planning...

    Hope to get an ARFO suggestion on, still thinking of that cracking tune that'll tickle their fancy,

    Enjoy your Fridays everyone!!

  • Comment number 97.

    #95 Flo - according to twitterplace Deebee IS still in the country until tomorrow. Actually it's Mr Deebee's birthday today - so any excuse for cake ..

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  • Comment number 98.

    Blimey, and I thought I was late today.

  • Comment number 99.

    #94 Hoffs - glad you've come through a difficult week x

    If you like, I'll post your ARFO when new blog appears

    :^)

  • Comment number 100.

    Get the 100 ... get the 100 ... go on ... go on...

 

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