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Simon Mayo | 07:55 UK time, Friday, 4 May 2012

A 4.30am start is never welcome really but increasingly the way the pillow crumbles. Don't get me wrong, I love early mornings if you're choosing to get up, but if you can stay in bed till 7 then it's annoying to say the least. And lying in bed is waste of time so I might as well get up and pester the foxes. Or write a blog. A lie-in would be anything beyond 6.30 but I can't remember when that last happened...
Two-show Friday again with movies from 2 on 5 Live with our guest Eddie Marsan who was last on discuss The Disappearance of Alice Creed but is just usually brilliant in everything. He's managed to carve a role for himself in Hollywood as well keeping his credibility with the Mike Leigh's of this world. He's about to be in Snow White and the Huntsman and he'll also be in another fairytale adaptation: Brian Singer's 'Jack the Giant Killer' in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened!
Thence to R2 for an ARF for the long weekend and following on from last week's 70's opener, it would logically seem time for an 80's opener please. Big bold and brassy wins the day (with or without the brass). Let the battle of the hair bands and shoulder pads begin!
Have a neat and ordered Friday, see you after 2&5.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good morning Simon, Team, NYM and fellow blogpoppets!

    I had a lovely lie-in this morning - 7am!! 4.30 is a bit extreme.

    ARF:

    TEMPTATION - Heaven 17

    Back later!

    Alex-Girl

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and worm-catching bloggers

    I woke up at 6.15 this morning, and, after a week of weeks, it felt really decadent! And a weekend of 5.30 starts awaits. Boo.

    Re yesterday's theme, the highest ever price paid for a work of art which features screaming and yelling, surely SHOUT TO THE TOP would have been the perfect choice? But wait! What's that you say? You were waiting until today , to welcome Paul Weller into the ARFO Hall of Fame? Oh, OK then.

    BEAT SURRENDER by THE JAM

    WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN - Style Council

    TOWN CALLED MALICE - The Jam

    GOING UNDERGROUND - The Jam

    ETON RIFLES - The Jam


    And all will be forgiven

    JBG

  • Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Well if we're going for 80s it has to be:

    LESSONS IN LOVE by Level 42

    Or how about:

    COME ON EILEEN by Dexy's Midnight Runners

    PRIDE by U2

    I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL by Joan Jetts and the Blackhearts

    AIN'T NOBODY by Chaka Khan

    That should do. Back later for some chat

    ~X~

  • Comment number 4.

    Good morning Blogpoppets and a cool dry overcast morning in Horsforth again. Yesterday’s post seemed to have fallen foul of something so I’ll try for an ARFO post today, with a slightly boaty theme for the bold 80’s suggestion:

    RIO – DURAN DURAN.

    I’m doing the honours at the boat tiller for final farewell for Mr Aquaplane’s dad on Windermere this weekend.

    See you all later

  • Comment number 5.

    Morning all............yipee it's Friday..........plus a Bank Holiday..........all we need now is some sunshine and a blaster of an 80s song to start the weekend...........

    NEW YEARS DAY - U2

    LIVIN' ON A PRAYER - BON JOVI

    ALIVE AND KICKING - SIMPLE MINDS

    HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - DURAN DURAN

    RELAX - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

    DANCING IN THE STREET - BOWIE/JAGGER

    SLEDGEHAMMER - PETER GABRIEL

    I LOVE ROCK N ROLL - JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS


    Have a lovely day everyone..................................................................

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

  • Comment number 6.

    Good morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets. Hope all are well if a tad bleary eyed? I too am an early wakener upper. It's daylight here at 4ish these days. The knock on effect is that I struggle to stay awake in the evenings.

    80s did you say? Having bent your ear about ignoring the 80s for ARFO back in November I feel I have to give this a go ;-)

    ROBER PALMER - SIMPLY IRRESISTABLE OR ADDICTED TO LOVE

    AZTEC CAMERA - SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART

    BILLY JOEL - IT'S STILL ROCK N ROLL TO ME

    x

  • Comment number 7.

    Good morning Simon, team, NYM and early bird bloggers,

    I was awake at 5.30 this morning, husband safely delivered to the station, chooks,pony and other animals sorted, and I now find myself twiddling my thumbs before I set off later for the dentist.

    All the above are very fine choon choices. The early eighties turned out some pretty good stuff, so how about:

    MARIANA by THE GIBSON BROTHERS (1980)

    GENO by DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS (also 1980)

    FREEZE FRAME by THE J GEILS BAND (1981)

    ROCK THE CASBAH by THE CLASH (1982)


    Enjoy the long weekend,


    madchick x

  • Comment number 8.

    We had our May Day on, would you believe it, May Day so no bank holiday weekend for me. Hope the weather improves for those that have seen nothing but rain for what must feel like forever. Do we know if DT is on? Haven't checked the schedules.

    x

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning all

    The one that springs to mind first of all is:

    GOLD - Spandau Ballet

    Madchick - did you get a mensh for Godley & Creme last night? I heard the song and immediately thought of you!

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 10.

    Happy Fridays all round and Hello Simondude and your übercool ARFteam ...

    Here's some lively 80s tunes ...



    REWARD - THE TEARDROP EXPLODES

    LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR - ICICLE WORKS

    THE STORY OF THE BLUES - WAH!

    TALK TALK - TALK TALK

    FIELDS OF FIRE - BIG COUNTRY



    :^D

  • Comment number 11.

    Morning all, the day starts with a decision. Robert Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters have a London gig going on sale today. The gig is on a Thursday, between Kenny Wayne Shepherd on the Wednesday and The Band Perry on the Friday. Can I face trogging into London three nights on the spin? I fear I may have to.

  • Comment number 12.

    A couple more and then I'm gone

    I WANT CANDY - BOW WOW WOW

    WALK THE DINOSAUR - WAS NOT WAS

    *quick check back to confirm they haven't already been suggested*

    All ok to go.

    Will have no complaints if any of the above are played. Do you promise not to play The Who - We Won't Be Fooled Again (70s)?

    Back later x

  • Comment number 13.

    #9 Tortie, it wasn't me. I had suggested their other one, 'Cry'! I think that is the first time Simon has played it on DT. I did get a mensh for Cat Stevens under my Sunday name, though. :-)

    x

  • Comment number 14.

    Hi Simon and everyone.

    My best mate gets up at 4.30 each day as he is a postman and on Saturdays we teach from 2.45 so he always misses MOTD as in the land of Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

    On the subject of first records bought from yesterday, mine was "Making your mind up" by Bucks Fizz ( from a bargain bin in the newsagent where I had a paper round!)

    Glad to be having a bank holiday where the day off is still paid unlike my other contracts!

    Now for an 80's ARFO:

    1. SUMMER OF 69 - Bryan Adams
    2. BORN IN THE USA - Bruce Springsteen
    3. GENO - Dexys
    4. I DONT CARE - Transvision Vamp

    Have a nice weekend.

    Mandy ;

    PS Hope the Twooter timeline is sorted out!!

  • Comment number 15.

    #8 Mo - just checked the Radio Times' website - no DT on Monday; it's Johnnie Walker and then a Melody Gardot concert.

    #7 good luck at the dentist Madchick!

  • Comment number 16.

    Of course................................


    SUMMER OF '69 and BORN IN THE USA.............................


    were both from the 80s..........................but I'm pretty sure an ARF caller will pick them ;0))

  • Comment number 17.

    Good morning, again, everyone.

    I have a huge smile on my face this morning and so I'm suggesting an ARFO in that spirit:

    REDNECK WOMAN by GRETCHEN WILSON

  • Comment number 18.

    #13 I heard your 'Sunday name' mention Madchick!

    A couple more (cheesy) ARFO's:

    WHAM RAP - Wham
    I'M YOUR MAN - Wham

  • Comment number 19.

    Good Morning All -

    Lovely and sunny here - full of promise.

    An ARFO from the 80s? I can request some of my favourites!

    Some FOREIGNER ?

    OH YES!

    URGENT - 1981

    JUKE BOX HERO - 1981

    COLD AS ICE (remix) - 1985



    or THE BEAT by THE LOOK - 1980

    Belters All!

  • Comment number 20.

    Decision made, ticket bought, email ticket already received. Happy days.

  • Comment number 21.

    Ooh, I was ever so excited to hear my three-worder straight after the 5pm news last night (not the lovebite one! The rather more mundane economics assignment one). It was tweeted around 90 seconds previously so I obviously dropped very lucky to get a "well done".

    I shan't be greedy though with mentions so will sit out the ARFO request... (I'd be very unlikely to be picked with my choices in any case).

  • Comment number 22.

    Maybe it's time for a bit of Iggy

    REAL WILD CHILD - Iggy Pop

    (or THE PASSENGER if you prefer, but I think that's the late 70s)

    And while the peroxide bottle is still out, let's recycle from yesterday...

    REBEL YELL - Billy Idol

  • Comment number 23.

    Confusion resolved. Percy's the week after the other two gigs while I'm on holiday. Even better.

    Big and brassy ANGEL OF HARLEM - U2

  • Comment number 24.

    #22 ..... which reminds me of another one from the early 80s

    DANCING WITH MYSELF - Generation X / Billy Idol

  • Comment number 25.

    Oh .... Happy Star Wars Day

    :^D

  • Comment number 26.

    Good morning everyone

    I like it when Simon gives us a year to choose from. I hope these are all 80s' songs!

    BLACK BOX ~ Ride on Time

    FUNKYTOWN ~ Lipps Inc

    ROCK THIS TOWN ~ Stray Cats

    I FOUGHT THE LAW ~ The Clash

    GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN ~ Cyndi Lauper

  • Comment number 27.

    Good Morning Simon and Poppeteers

    Trying very hard to remember if these songs are from the 80s??

    BORN TO RUN - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    THRILLER - MICHAEL JACKSON

    And it's a lovely long weekend ahead. Bliss

  • Comment number 28.

    #24....which also made me think of this one


    GO BUDDY GO - The Stranglers (oft forgotten Double A-side with Peaches, dontcha know?)


    #25 Katy - and may it be with you too.

  • Comment number 29.

    #26 Flo, love the Stray Cats offering. Whatever happened to them?

  • Comment number 30.

    Shona, I don't know what happened to them but I also loved their Stray Cats Strut song too.

  • Comment number 31.

    Got my ipod on shuffle. Will report back later...

    Thanks Tortie.

    Good for you Ken. If you can afford it then go for it!

    Don't envy the tune chooser today. Especially since there are some duplications.

    x

  • Comment number 32.

    O o o o o ....... missed the 1980s bit. In that case, like a broken record, I'll return to:

    I WANT YOUR LOVE by TRANSVISION VAMP from 1988


    .............. smile is getting broader :0)))))

  • Comment number 33.

    Good Morning All :)

    I am often awake at 4:30am, if not before, not by choice but because twin 2 is a very early riser. He actually did get up at 4:30 this morning, but my lovely mister got up with him, so that I could stay in bed until 8. Here's hoping that twin 2's new sleep meds start working soon...

    An 80s ARF, eh? I would like to suggest the following...

    TAINTED LOVE - SOFT CELL

    DANCING IN THE DARK - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE - KELLY MARIE

    SLEDGEHAMMER - PETER GABRIEL

  • Comment number 34.

    Harry, have I missed something? Why are you grinning like a Cheshire cat today?

  • Comment number 35.

    #5 Snap Dougal - great minds! Happy to share the Joan Jett suggestion with you :o)

    #21 Well done on your 3 worder, Carolynao - I heard it. And I admire your mensh chasing restraint - refreshing...

    ;o)

    Must get on - it's not even coffee time yet...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 36.

    #34 Shona, there were local elections yesterday :0))))))

  • Comment number 37.

    Morning all.

    Unlike Simon and other bloggers, I am lucky enough to sleep like a baby - in fact I'm pretty unbearable on less than 8 solid hours and during the school hols rarely wake before 9.00. Being asleep is one of my favourite things ;)

    80s ARFOs - great choices already made I have to say. My choice is:

    Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi

    Living on a Prayer & You Give Love a Bad Name get requested during the show fairly regularly but this one gets a lot less air play and is great :)

    May the 4th be with all blogpoppets today ....

  • Comment number 38.

    #36 Of course, Harry. :0)))))))

  • Comment number 39.

    #38 I won't mention it again but it has gone rather well here LOL

  • Comment number 40.

    Morning all. I thought my start to the morning was a bad one: Decided that instead of sugar, I'd coat my cereal with coffee instead. Not something I'll be repeating any time soon...
    Hence my Three Word Friday is Cereal Coffee Disaster...

    For an ARFO (not suggested one before so here's hoping) I'd like to hear:
    Don't Stop Believin' by Journey.
    Thought I'd add the subtitle "it'll stop raining" too but that's probably too much to ask!

  • Comment number 41.

    Morning all :-)

    NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP...RICK ASTLEY

    TAINTED LOVE....SOFT CELL

    PSL xxx

  • Comment number 42.

    TEARS FOR FEARS 'EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD'

    It was in the charts when I qualified as a nurse and I thought the world was mine for the taking!

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 43.

    Autumn Gale, LOL May the 4th...... very good

    Fenners, yuck with the coffee mistake ;(

  • Comment number 44.

    Morning,


    Geno - Dexys Midnight Runners

    Love is a stranger - Eurythmics

    Somebody elses guy - Jocelyn Brown

    Road to nowhere - Talking Heads

    A good heart - Fergal Sharkey

    Love plus one - Haircut 100

  • Comment number 45.

    #43 It was a bit... Had the desired effect though - it woke me up!

  • Comment number 46.

    Morning All,

    80's ARFO suggestions

    'Dignity' Deacon Blue
    'Lets Dance' David Bowie

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 47.

    #32 I hope it's not broken, H, or Mr M won't be able to play it ;-)

    x

  • Comment number 48.

    Fenners - yugh! Just thinking about it makes me gag a little :/

    #42 - PSL it is still yours for the taking I'm sure :)

    Continuing the "shuffle" conversation from yesterday. I was talking to a friend at the weekend who's a bit of a 'muso' and his opinion what the the "shuffle" feature was the devil's work! He felt it was sacrigilious not to listen to whole albums and even skipping over less popular songs wasn't really in the spirit of album listening. For myself, I use shuffle almost all the time now and like Deebee will tend to simply purchase songs I like rather than the whole album but I do still feel a bit guilty about it. I think if you've been brought up with the idea of an 'album' - especially on vinyl with the cover and sleeve notes etc there is something important about the entity that never quite leaves you. There are a number songs from artists whose albums I played a lot in years gone by (whether on tape, vinyl or CD) where when a song finishes on shuffle or the radio, I automatically start singing the next song on the album.

    Anyway, after that conversation my resolution is to try to go back to listening "by album" rather than on shuffle when I'm on a long car journey or at home and don't have the radio on for whatever reason. (That said, I'll report back about the first 3 'shuffle' songs later)

  • Comment number 49.

    Good morning all

    A couple of 80's suggestions for the ARF opener

    ITS THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT - REM

    START ME UP - ROLLING STONES

  • Comment number 50.

    Autumn Gale, Bad Medicine is played all the time on local radio here. In fact I reckon the dj is a sneaky ARF listener. There are amazing similarities in the music played ;-)

    x

  • Comment number 51.

    Good Morning Each! A rare opportunity for me to blog, especially on a ARFday, so here I am, grabbing it.

    Bold, brassy, 80's, (WITH the brass)

    'DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE' by MEATLOAF and CHER.

    That's all for now. Carry on.

    PoS. x

  • Comment number 52.

    #48 I guess it does rather depend on the album. Some albums were clearly meant to be listened to as a whole, but the majority of the new albums these days seem to be just a collection of songs.

    I don't have any problems sleeping in in the mornings - it's waking up that I struggle with... I'm not exactly a night owl either though, in fact I think my best time of day must be around lunchtime...

    *checks watch*

    ;o)

  • Comment number 53.

    I shuffle at work when I'm looking for background music to help me concentrate(earphones in). Tends to be albums, with tracks played in order from start to finish at other times.

    For the record:

    1. The Feeling - This Time
    2. The Jam - A Town Called Malice
    3. Destiny's Child - Independent Woman

    Fenners, such a shame coffeeBuzz isn't around today. I think he would have appreciated your tale of woe.

    x

  • Comment number 54.

    Good morning Simon, team and bright eyed and bushy tailed poppets,

    The 1980's you say? So much to choose from. But, let's add some big hair and who knows, maybe Eddie Van Halen wasn't adverse to the odd shoulder pad, and we get...

    WHY CAN'T THIS BE LOVE - VAN HALEN

    I hope the smiles continue and splendid Fridays are had by all.
    Jx

  • Comment number 55.

    #51 Mr of Sheffield! How nice to see you, Sir!

    :o))

  • Comment number 56.

    #53 Lift your feet Mo. We'll have no shuffling here ;)

  • Comment number 57.

    On the basis that its 80's themed tonight I should really stick to my previous 80's ARF suggestions:

    BOXERBEAT - The JoBoxers
    KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER - Adam & The Ants
    DRAMA - Erasure

    Its just one psychological drama after another.....

  • Comment number 58.

    After reading all the music choices today, I feel a perm coming on ;~

  • Comment number 59.

    Greetings pop pickers, an occasional drop in from me (us)! I know you all want to hear...

    RIP IT UP AND START AGAIN - Orange Juice.

    Hope all are well?

  • Comment number 60.

    Mo - the Scandies do tend to like their "hair metal" :)

    Deebee - I think you're right about modern albums and of course there is no 'turning over' now either so the need to balance sides is also lost. However I do think it's a bit of a shame that there are some great songs on albums which perhaps I miss as I only download ones I'm familiar with. I know album tracks is something we've talked about before on the blog with regard to the R2 playlist.

    I may have mentioned this before, but when I went to see Brad Paisley this summer he commented how much he loved playing in the UK because he's had no hits here and therefore there's no pressure to play particular songs and he can play what he wants. I thought that was really interesting from an artist's point of view.

  • Comment number 61.

    #59 Hey Baxter, hey Bertie, you made it. Alwasy good to see you here.

    Just reading a review of Richard Hawley's new album and Alexis Petridis appears to like it. A lot! Has anyone heard it?

  • Comment number 62.

    #59 Hello B&B!! Nice to see you. X

  • Comment number 63.

    And, has anyone noticed that Adele's "21" has now out-sold "Thriller"?

  • Comment number 64.

    #48 #52 Not sure about the "collection of songs" thing. I believe lots of artists will spend many hours agonising over which song goes where on an album to get the right flow.

    If I'm sitting down to listen to music I will normally play an album all the way through. Shuffle play would mostly be used in the car or if I've got some sport on where I'm not fussed about hearing the commentary.

  • Comment number 65.

    #63 Harry, saw that on the Radio 1 website yesterday and had great fun quizzing my office colleagues on the rest of the Top 10 best selling UK albums ever. She's up to number 5 and surely heading for 4, past Oasis?

    Reggie Yeates gets great amusement on the chart show (my sole Radio 1 listen these days - I'm just too old) from doing the Top 5 albums and every week without fail saying: 'Who in the UK hasn't bought this album yet?' when he reaches Adele. She's selling 20,000 every week. I wonder how many on this blog haven't got it yet but might?!

  • Comment number 66.

    #65 It is an incredible achievement. I have it although I must confess I've rarely listened to it end-to-end. I like her voice but on in small doses.

  • Comment number 67.

    #66 I think Adele's success Harry is that she's a pretty good singer who writes pretty good songs, and isn't some slightly dodgy sex kitten. I try and tell my kids that "back in the day" there were actually lots of these kind of artists knocking about! The difference today is that the market can't sustain more than one original and one copycat, so there is little breadth in the music that gets played on the radio. Out there in the venues and on the live circuit, or in the "they don't sell many albums" world, there are actuallu loads of good singer songwriters knocking about I think...

  • Comment number 68.

    #65 I don't have it and doubt I ever will. She is just not to my taste. But hats off to her for what she has achieved. I must be wrong on this one. It has happened before ;-).

    B&B, how lovely to "see" you. Your banter is much missed around these parts. What a fab ARFO suggestion.

    LOL Shona!

    x

  • Comment number 69.

    Hi B&B, nice to see you here, hope you are well.

    #61 Harry, I'm looking forward to it but haven't heard it yet. I do like a bit of Mr Hawley. Glad it's getting some love.

    #65 Yes RP, the girl done good! And continues to do so. I have it, like it and regularly have it on a shuffle with some other stuff.

    Jx

  • Comment number 70.

    #55, it's nice to be seen, thank you. It's always a pleasure to drop by here.

    #61. Richards new album is certainly different, yet unmistakably him. At first hearing, I thought it seemed a little harsh on the ears, but it is a grower. No obvious single, and more 6Music than R2, but I have to say, I really like it, and it may well become my favourite Hawley work ever, and I can go back to The Longpigs with him, and Simon Stafford. What is it like? I've heard it described as psychedelic, and that would fit. Think Perry Como meets Wierd Scenes Inside The Goldmine.

  • Comment number 71.

    hi all

    arf tune

    KIDS IN AMERICA-KIM WILDE

  • Comment number 72.

    When I play a CD, unless it's in my car, I often play my favourite track first and then listen right through in the order that the artist/s chose as I presume they had a reason for placing them in a particular order.

    Like Katy and Billie, I also don't have an MP3 listening device (I tried it) as I don't like listening to music through earpieces or headphones and want to pull them out after five minutes!

  • Comment number 73.

    Continiung the debate (before IE6 at work throws me out) I found myself sorting through 5 year's worth of accumulated paperwork last Wednesday. To keep me amused I located a Tube of records from the 80's and 90's and just kept going over to the computer & picking the next recommended choon. It was great music to shred by & felt like I was putting 45 single on each time.

    Something like THE WAR OF THE WORLDS - JEFF WAYNE

    Does need to be heard in it's entirety though.

  • Comment number 74.

    Yo Mo - Hi Jilly! Nice to be here briefly today as I have the opportunity. But not much of one as I am working. Glad you like the suggestion Mo - one of my favourite songs of the eighties, and quite a fan of Edwyn C. Anyone a big fan of the current Thea Gilmore single "London"? I imagine it may have been discussed on here previously...

  • Comment number 75.

    I think that the trend in the rise of older bands playing whole albums in order rubberstamps the notion that albums were in an order for a reason. I have tickets to see Heaven 17 do The Luxury Gap live in November and love the fact they will be performing songs that they rarely (if ever) have done live before this concept became popular.

  • Comment number 76.

    Hi everyone.
    Two eighties tracks I'd love to hear again but probably won't:

    Jimmy the Hoover - Tantalise
    Eurythmics - Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

    Better chance of hearing:

    Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love
    Van Halen - Jump

  • Comment number 77.

    #67 B&B, that's one of the reasons I buy my Sp*tify subscription. I've found some terrific stuff simply by following "related artists" links.

    I'm still entranced by all Gregory Alan Isakov's albums; no day seems complete without a listen to Dylan LeBlanc's Paupers Field; and both artists were found through links on Sp*tify.

  • Comment number 78.

    Hurray! I've seen the blackcaps. Hundreds of them.

    80s ARFO? Too late now but I'd go for

    I TRAVEL - Simple Minds

    or

    UNCERTAIN SMILE - The The

    J

  • Comment number 79.

    Its never too late to ARF suggest:

    ONCE IN A LIFETIME -Talking Heads.

    Same as it ever was.

  • Comment number 80.

    What about

    Mad World - Tears for Fears

    Mirror in the Bathroom - The Beat

    The Sun Always shines on TV - A-ha

  • Comment number 81.

    #74 B&B, I don't recall Thea Gilmore being discussed here before.

    The album is rather good, a deep sadness behind the lush orchestrations, and well worth a listen. London is fine although my favourite song from the album is "Sailor" but then, there's a special place in my heart for anything remotely nautical.

  • Comment number 82.

    #79 - Rostronposkett - you may find yourself living in disappointment, but it would be a great track to hear.

  • Comment number 83.

    #81 - Deep sadness, lush orchestration, and a lusting for the sea....what better way to spend an afternoon!?

  • Comment number 84.

    ARFternoon all

    Sorry I've been absent, work and exams getting in the way :(

    Can I suggest

    SQUEEZE - UP THE JUNCTION
    DANNY WILSON - MARY'S PRAYER

    Nice to see you B & B as ever, #81 I've only heard the London track as I haven't got the album yet, but I do love Thea Gilmore's voice, having caught on to her with the Rules for Jokers album.

    I noticed earlier someone mention Melody Gardot's concert is on on Mon instead of DT. I would also recommend this, as I think she is excellent.

    Cheers

    A

  • Comment number 85.

    #84 Danny Wilson! One of the best live gigs I have been to. At Ayr Pavillion, which is probably long gone. The drummer's Dad was my janny ;-)

    x

  • Comment number 86.

    ooo - by the way, horse lovers and readers of good old fashioned adventure stories may wish to know that our Phantom Horse by Christine Pullein Thompson is available on the Kindle for the next couple of days at 99p! If that's classed as advertising and I get modded, then.....it's just like old times!

  • Comment number 87.

    Morning Simon, the team and one and all.. Sleeping in is never a problem here. Sometimes wish it wasn't.

    80's theme... humm tricky, don't remember much of it, seemed to be in a drunken stupor following tomorrows cup finalists in red.. then the ex came about and life just seemed to end.
    Also, any chance of a mention for Maghull FC who are trying to retain the Pyke Cup Final tonight.
    Anyways... enough of my waffle.

    Tonights ARF...

    In A Big Country - Big Country
    A Town Called Malice - The Jam
    Jump - Van Halen
    or even the one I keep asking for
    Mixed Emotions - Rolling Stones ... sneaks in at 1989

    Good luck everyone ..have a great bank holiday weekend under the clouds and at the risk of a verbal thrashing, Good Luck tomorrow to Liverpool.

  • Comment number 88.

    Quick poop before I get back to the accounts prep!

    Dont forget to tune in to BBC 2 tomorrow night as they are re running the I love the seventies series they first aired in 2000. Tomorrow is 1973. The year my sister was born at home and as I was only 5 at the time I laid claim to her because she was my sister not my brothers on the basis that if she had been a he then he would be their brother....I was so strange as a kidlet!!!

  • Comment number 89.

    Good afternoon all - cloudy and dull here today - and cold - heating back on.

    Too late for an ARFO methinks but just on the off chance -

    ROXANNE - POLICE

    and if his Lordship wants brassy and I believe he's not impartial to a spot of Morris dancing ( ;0) ) how about

    THE FLORAL DANCE - SIR TEL AND A BRASS BAND (will look up which one) Was that the 80's?

    JW

  • Comment number 90.

    Hi B&B! How lovely to see you!

    Thea Gilmore can do no wrong far as I'm concerned. I was given Richard Hawleys "Trueloves Gutter" for my birthday and love it. Will look out for the new one.

    What a morning! Tree man came to remove the fallen tree and do general surgery on other trees. The sound of chain saws filled the air! He waspaid part cheque, part cash and part rhubarb. Then we found an injured bird of prey in the yard. Not sure what kind. Waiting for the RSPCA now. Mr P is attempting to keep Rosie away from it. Then the Big Blue had botty problems again. In between all that, I finished my Terms of Reference. Phew!

  • Comment number 91.

    Sir Tel's big hit was in 1978 apparently and it was The Hanwell Band that accompanied him - nearly the 80's then!!

  • Comment number 92.

    Also meant to say Hello to B & B. I was a 'lurker' when you used to post regularly - good to see you back if only for a short while....

  • Comment number 93.

    Hello Alex

    #90 Glad to hear things are getting sorted from your trauma in the garden. Wonder how the tree man shows the rhubarb in his accounts?

    A

  • Comment number 94.

    Hi B&B - great to see you back!

    Are we doing #FF this week? We came across this band by accident in Tenerife, and thought they were really rather good. Had fun identifying each song as they started playing it - I did better than Mr B ;o) They even did a version of the Albinoni Adagio aka Confessions music...

    http://www.theacousticknights.com/

    ~X~

  • Comment number 95.

    #93. Spoken like a true accountant!!

  • Comment number 96.

    #95 I think you'll find that's tax advisor! ;)

  • Comment number 97.

    I'm amazed nobody seems to have mentioned it already;

    FINAL COUNTDOWN - Europe

    To my mind, the most quintessentially 80's song of all.

  • Comment number 98.

    #94 oh yes, if you click on the picture of the CD cover you can hear them.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 99.

    Bye folks - lovely to have been back for an hour or so. Keep the red flag flying and have nice weekends...

  • Comment number 100.

    #99 again for 2 days running?

    ARF ideas...
    IN A BIG COUNTRY - Big Country
    COVER ME - Springsteen
    or
    SWEET HOME CHICAGO - Blues Brothers

    Have a good bank holiday all!

 

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