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Status update? Only slightly tired

Simon Mayo | 09:40 UK time, Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Well, fun yesterday with the modfather himself. Paul Weller has a definite aura of stardom about him. This is obviously due to his catalogue of hits over 4 decades, his air of 'cool' and the critical response to his current work. But part of it I think is because he is not an easy interview! Yesterday was one of his easier more laid-back chats I thought; his middle age has relaxed him and made him more at ease with himself. Maybe it's being off the booze and fags, or being a dad again at 54 but he looked great and the harmonies on both songs were top-notch. Wish we could put it all on the podcast but we can't so it's iplayer for you if you missed it.

Today I'm off to see Prometheus, the new Ridley Scott movie. For the generation that grew up with Alien, this is an exciting film to anticipate. I shall don the 3d glasses with relish...

Today we Mosh for her Majesty at 6! A Jubilee special, by royal appointment etc. Your red white and blue spandex will be required.

And oldies today please for FACEBOOK. You can do Facebook - the global monster that dominates the social life of billions (and check out our beetle pictures on the Drivetime Facebook page if you are one of them). Or Facebook- the hugely successful stock flotation followed swiftly by Facebook - one of the most calamitous stock flotations ever. Or just Facebook period. Your call!

Have an inherently cheerful and optimistic Wednesday, see you at 5

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Morning all! Bright and sunny here in Windsor now the mist has lifted. Hoping the weather stays decent for a weekend in Devon/Dorset.

    Facebook oldies:

    STATUS QUO - Rockin All Over The World ("I 'like' it, I 'like' it....")

    STATUS QUO - Down Down (for the share price)

    THE BLUEBELLS - Falling (for the share price)

    QUEEN - Friends Will Be Friends

    THE WHO - Who Are You? (for those friend requests from people you've never heard of)

    PHIL COLLINS - I Don't Care Anymore (for those meaningless updates that some people send)

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and multi-friended bloggers,

    Methinks we’ve had this feem before...?

    I LIKE IT – Gerry & The Pacemakers

    THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT) - KC & The Sunshine Band

    ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC – Gary Numan

    YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND – James Taylor

    WAS IT WORTH IT? - Pet Shop Boys

    WAY DOWN – Elvis Presley

    FREE FALLIN’ - John Mayer

    THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE – Paul Simon

    CRASH – The Primitives (also a rather more sedate version by Belle and Sebastian)

    Missed the Paul Weller performance yesterday , so iThingy awaits

    JBG

    PS Wouldn’t it be good to invent a “red button” for the radio, so we can listen in to the studio chat while the songs are playing?

  • Comment number 3.

    Good morning everyone

    Bright, dry and very warm here. Some Facebook songs....

    MY FAVOURITE WASTE OF TIME ~ Owen Paul

    OLD FRIENDS/BOOKENDS ~ Simon and Garfunkel

    FRIENDS WILL BE FRIENDS ~ Queen

    PICTURE OF YOU ~ Joe Brown

    THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR ~ Rod Stewart

    ALL GOOD BOOKS ~ Paul Weller

  • Comment number 4.

    Advertising Space - Robbie Williams
    All about You - Mcfly
    Poke r Face - Lady Gaga
    Express Yourself - MAdonna
    Off the Wall - Michael Jackson
    Questions and Answers - Sham 69
    Read all About it - Professor Green
    Read my Mind - The Killers
    Rumour has it -Adele
    Toxic - Brittany Spears
    Written to Reach you - Travis
    Our mutual Friend - Divine Comedy
    Somebody I used to know - Gotye/Kimbra
    Fools Gold - Stone Roses

  • Comment number 5.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    I would like to suggest:

    ALL OF MY LIFE by Diana Ross

    THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND by Andrew Gold

    TELL HER ABOUT IT by Billy Joel

    YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND by James Taylor

    YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME by Randy Newman

    FRIENDS WILL BE FRIENDS by Queen

    IN MY LIFE by the Beatles

    Back later for some chat...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 6.

    Morning slighty tired Simon, team and perky as ever poppets,

    Was a pea souper here first thing but the fog has cleared to reveal that lovely sun :)

    Thought Mr Weller was first rate last night, job well done all round!

    So to Facecloth oldies ...

    THE WALL STREET SHUFFLE - 10cc

    FREE FALLING - TOM PETTY

    SOMEBODY'S WATCHING ME - ROCKWELL

    YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND - JAMES TAYLOR

    THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE IT - KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND

    WHO ARE YOU - THE WHO

    OFF THE WALL - MICHAEL JACKSON

    Happy Wednesday all!
    Jx

  • Comment number 7.

    Good morning everyone.

    #2 JBG, have we had this before?

    Anyway, what about:

    COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN by LED ZEPPELIN

  • Comment number 8.

    SOUL II SOUL - Get A Life

    FREE FALLING - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

  • Comment number 9.

    Good morning all

    TELL IT LIKE IT IS - AARON NEVILLE

    COME TOGETHER - BEATLES

    REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE - MARMALADE

    I HEARD IT THRO' THE GRAPEVINE - MARVIN GAYE

  • Comment number 10.

    Good Morning One and All;

    I thought Paul Weller sounded reasonably mellow last night, and I enjoyed the new single and Wild Wood.

    I'm also looking forward to seeing Prometheus, I'm a sci-fi addict anyway, but the combination of Ridley Scott and aliens is really whetting my appetite.

    I'm on Facebook, but I don't "like" it. I have always preferred Twitter.

    Simon, I hope you got a bit more than 3 hours sleep last night? The slightly tired status update would suggest you did, though maybe not much more :-/

    Oldie suggestions (already tweeted)...

    SPINNING WHEEL - BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS (for the 'what goes up must come down' lyrics)

    EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - POLICE (classic stalkers song!)

    I LIKE IT - GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS

  • Comment number 11.

    PRICE TAG - Jessie J

    "Seems like everybody’s got a price,
    I wonder how they sleep at night.
    When the tale comes first,
    And the truth comes second,
    Just stop, for a minute and smile"

    #7 Harry - yes, I'm sure we have. Will go and rummage around in the archive...

  • Comment number 12.

    I wonder if this is on the BBC jukebox?

    From the album, "The Inner Flame: Tribute to Rainer Ptacek"

    THE GOOD BOOK by EMMYLOU HARRIS

  • Comment number 13.

    Morning everyone

    I also enjoyed Paul Weller and thought he was more laid back than many interviews: Well done Simon.

    We've definitely had Facebook before but here are a few humble offerings (I might offer more for the Jubilee Mosh):

    With a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles / Joe Cocker
    Rescue Me - Aretha Franklin
    Who Are You - The Who

  • Comment number 14.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Congrats on menshes last night to Deebee, Tortie and Katy.

    Mmmmm Facebook oldies ... my favorite topic...yes I think we have had this before.

    1. FRIENDS - Shalamar
    2. WHO ARE YOU? - The Who
    3. DOWN DOWN - STATUS Quo
    4. SILLY GAMES - Janet Kay
    5. TELL HER ABOUT IT - Billy Joel
    6. A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY - Specials
    7. WISHING I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU - Flock of Seagulls
    8. SOMEBODY'S WATCHING YOU - Rockwell
    9. I KNOW HER SO WELL - Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson
    10. COMMUNICATION - Spandau Ballet

    Oh well lots to do.

    Have a nice day

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 15.

    Good morning Simon, Team, and fellow blogsters,

    Missed the show last night, unfortunately, but will catch up on iplayer, today. I also think that Paul Weller is rather good.

    Fabulous day here, there is a wonderful fresh smell of summer this morning, reminds me of line dried cotton sheets.

    Facebook oldies? How about:

    FOLLOW YOU, FOLLOW ME by GENESIS

    FRIENDS by SHALAMAR

    VIRTUAL INSANITY by JAMIROQUAI

    MESSAGES by OMD

    HARD HABIT TO BREAK by CHICAGO

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY by ALTERED IMAGES

    EVERYBODY KNOWS by DAVE CLARK FIVE

    I'VE GOT TO GET A MESSAGE TO YOU by THE BEE GEES

    Busy day again, today.

    madchick x

  • Comment number 16.

    #7 / #11 Harry - found it. Thursday Feb 2nd.

    Songs played:

    SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW - Gotye (maybe just aplaylist song)
    THE IN-CROWD - Roxy Music
    EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - The Police
    WE DON'T TALK ANY MORE - Cliff Richard
    YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND - James Taylor

  • Comment number 17.

    ooh, I've just thought of a really really good one.......IMHO


    WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN - Style Council


    Enjoy the sunshine.

    JBG

  • Comment number 18.

    Good morning,

    I know they have been selected already but sentimental attachments mean I simply have to suggest:

    THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE by Robert Flack
    I LIKE IT by Gerry & The Pacemaker

    Or maybe:

    THE WALL by Pink Floyd

    Off to do my second school run of the day. Managed to bring Big Girl's packed lunch home with me. D'oh!

    have a good day.x

  • Comment number 19.

    MY FAVOURITE WASTE OF TIME - Owen Paul

  • Comment number 20.

    #16 JBG, so we did, and so recently too.

  • Comment number 21.

    Happy Wednesdays all round and Hello Simon, the Driveteam and Constructors


    #1
    Nice to see you back Mr Driver and in pole position for the menchchase.
    I was thinking that after yesterday's post you might remain in Room #101
    ;^D

    Regarding that tired old phrase 'pseudo-intellectual' - I suppose it was pejorative back in the 60s when it was possibly coined ... but clearly there's been a paradigm shift and nowadays we take massive pride in articulating our feelings when confronted by examples of modern and post-modern culture. As Descartes said "cogito, ergo sum". Ahem.

    Five Signs of the Pseudo-Intellectual:
    1. Bringing up intellectualism in non-requisite situations
    2. Going against common thought without evidence
    3. Unnecessary use of verbs and adjectives with 4 syllables or more
    4. Sprinkling phrases such as 'paradigm shift' into conversations.
    4. Quoting Descartes

    That'll be me then. LOL.

    :^D

  • Comment number 22.

    Morning all


    Million Faces – Paolo Nutini

    Broken Face – Pixies

    New Face in Hell – The Fall

    How I made my Millions – Radiohead

    My Imaginary Friend – The Divine Comedy

    With a little help from my friends – The Beatles

    Love and Regret – Deacon Blue [for all the things that shouldn’t have been posted]



    Status – needing coffee

  • Comment number 23.

    Facebook Oldies eh?
    Will duck out of this one - give someone else the opportunity for a shout-out from The Dude.

    Might suggest a few Jubilee Mosh Choons but experience suggests they rarely spring from this blog ...


    *heads off to other social media sites*

  • Comment number 24.

    Ooh! Before I go - just thought of one of my fav Stones tunes:

    WAITING FOR A FRIEND by The Rolling Stones

    Which then leads on to:

    WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS by The Beatles

  • Comment number 25.

    #23 But before I go ... if I *had* been choon choosing ... I would've gone for Time and Time Line choons - just a thought

    :^)

  • Comment number 26.

    #21 Thanks, Katy - nice to be back. Have had little time to blog of late due to workload (though I did managed a Twi**er mensh last week).

    With ref to my #101 post yesterday, it was but a plot device for the Pollocks punchline, and I hope no-one took offence at it.

  • Comment number 27.

    Morning all

    A couple from Gracie to start:

    'Private Life' - Grace Jones
    'I've Seen That Face Before' - Grace Jones

    Some more:

    'Pictures of Lily' - The Who
    'Marlene On The Wall' - Suzanne Vega

    N x

  • Comment number 28.

    Morning one and all…………………..bit late today…………..so I’ll dive straight in with………



    For Mark Zuckerberg……………………………………….

    SIMPLE KIND OF MAN – LYNYRD SKYNYRD

    CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT – ROLLING STONES

    THE GAMBLER – KENNY ROGERS

    MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD – DAVID BOWIE

    TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – STEVE MILLER BAND



    For the shares…………………………………………………….

    MONEY FOR NOTHING – DIRE STRAITS

    WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE – GUNS N ROSES

    MO’ MONEY MO’ PROBLEM – NOTORIOUS B I G

    NOTORIOUS – DURAN DURAN

    DON’T YOU WANT ME BABY – HUMAN LEAGUE



    For Facebook……………………………………………………

    ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC – TUBEWAY ARMY

    YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND – QUEEN



    Phew……………………me done for now…………………………………………………

    Dougal x………………………………………………………………………………………….


    P.S Hope everyone is well……………………………………………………………

  • Comment number 29.

    #26 I wasn't offended, Driver. I find childish humour quite endearing.

  • Comment number 30.

    #23 Katy - Do you think 'God Save The Queen' by The Sex Pistols is in with a shout? ;)

    A few more oldie suggestions...

    YOUR CHEATIN' HEART - HANK WILLIAMS (After the news story that Facebook is contributing to the divorce figures http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/facebook-causing-a-third-of-all-divorces-uk-survey-215379%29

    LOOK AT ME - GERI HALLIWELL (Lots of attention seekers in social media)

    FAKE - ALEXANDER O,NEAL

    STORY OF THE BLUES - THE MIGHTY WAH

  • Comment number 31.

    #29 I'd never have guessed from any of your posts, Harry... ;o)

    A couple more suggestions:

    ARMAND VAN HELDEN - You Don't Know Me

    THE JAM - News of the World

  • Comment number 32.

    OK..............................maybe even..........................................



    I WILL FOLLOW - U2

    EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - THE POLICE ..........for the lurkers!.............



    Dougal x......................feel like cBuzz today........too much caffeine!..........

  • Comment number 33.

    Seems a bit of a slow start this morning - this time yesterday we'd had 58 posts. Where's Coffeebuzz and his coffee to wake us all up...?

    I don't think I'll be going to see Prometheus - sci-fi isn't really my thing, and the idea of 3D aliens doesn't exactly fill me with excitement! But each to his own - I'll be interested to hear what Simon and Mark have to say about it on Wittertainment.

    #21 :o))

    ~X~

  • Comment number 34.

    #29 #31 Teehee! Fifteen all...

    *waits for Harry to lob the ball back...*

    ;o)

  • Comment number 35.

    Deebee..........................we were both thinking of cBuzz at the same time! ;0)

  • Comment number 36.

    'The Harder They Come The Harder They Fall' - Jimmy Cliff

  • Comment number 37.

    #25 Katy - Time line based songs? Hmmm...

    TIME AFTER TIME - CYNDI LAUPER

    That's all I can think of really :-/ (There must be more) Maybe this...

    LIFELINE - SPANDAU BALLET

  • Comment number 38.

    #35 I hope he's suitably flattered, Dougal!

    #25 #37 Isn't 'timeline' more of a Twitter concept than Facebook..?

    ~X~

  • Comment number 39.

    No CBuzz today? I hope he's not had an accident while trying to move the coffee machine...

    I keep thinking of this song, but not really a fan of Mr Bolton...

    HOW CAN WE BE LOVERS IF WE CAN'T BE FRIENDS - Michael Bolton

    Dedicated to Mrs Good, who thinks FB is a lot of "teenage nonsense" (but secretly likes it when I tell her snippets of gossip I've seen on FB!)

  • Comment number 40.

    Paul Weller was excellent last night. I was listening in bed thinking of all the bits of technology we use that didn’t exist 20 years ago; I think the iplayer is one of the things I would miss most.

    #2 JBG - agreed about a red button for the studio, can’t see it somehow but at least live streaming would be great

    I don’t ‘do’ facebook, I spend / waste enough time online, I love twitter and I’m not sure I want to share my rather dull life with the world on facebook.

    #21 Katy – or I may be guilty of #2 and just stubbornly refuse to use facebook without even trying it

    I feel sorry for small investors who have lost money on the facebook floatation. Easy to buy into the hype I guess, or should they have had more sense?

    And just a few more tunes


    Dedicated Follower of Fashion – The Kinks

    I Like – The Divine Comedy

    Wasted Time – Kings of Leon

    Fallen Angel – Elbow

  • Comment number 41.

    #31 Driver, are you being ironic or sarcastic?

    #34 Deebee, should someone of your fragile nature be encouraging a blog-fight?

  • Comment number 42.

    #39 JBG - I’ve been meaning to ask, “blog-people” do you suggest songs you hate / dislike / are not that fussed about but are perfect for the theme?

  • Comment number 43.

    It's still so lovely outside here that I'm going to take my laptop and some reading and sit for a while. I really do think this is it though and we're due for rain & thunder storms later.

    Hopefully the wireless will be strong enough for me to continue to stream the Djokovic match - which has turned quite exciting in the second set...

    #21 that's very good Katy - I do know a few people just like that :) I don't think I've used the phrase 'paradigm shift' recently myself though!

  • Comment number 44.

    A few suggestions:

    For those who have too much spare time to spend online!: The Stranglers - All Day and All Of The Night

    Oasis - The Importance of Being Idle

    Queen - You're my Best Friend

    The Feeling - Never Be Lonely

  • Comment number 45.

    #30 Zoe - I wondered that too.
    Must confess - after a few minutes of brain racking - couldn't think of ANY #MöshingMönarch tunes!

    #38 Deebee - yes, it's always been a Twitplace thing - but then Fb changed everything a few months ago and subjected us to their Timeline 'a New Kind of Profile'. I say 'us' - I seem to have escaped the ghastly magazine-style page so far.

    #40 Wendy - a few in here use Twitter. Très amusantes they are too. I do but only from time to time. 'KTMcKay' - the one with the sunrise over Wastwater pic if you want to follow.


    :^)

  • Comment number 46.

    #42 Wendy, I wouldn't ever suggest a song I dislike, but I tend to suggest songs because they fit the theme. If it happens to be one of my favourite songs, then that's a bonus!

    #43 How lovely, Autumn_Gale - enjoy! I wish I could take my computer outside, but I think the boss might have something to say about it...

    #45 Ah, okay KatyMatey - now you mention it I do remember reading something about that. But like you, I've managed to escape it.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 47.

    #42 wendy, I only select songs I'd like to share with Radio2 listeners. They're frequently obscure ones with no chance of being played but I live in hope.

    I enjoy the sharing of old and new music and that's the main reason I'm here.

    I like being reminded of songs I've half-forgotten and I frequently search out the daily suggestions on Sp*tify. Well, the ones I'd like to hear again anyway :0)

  • Comment number 48.

    Can't of too many more suited than:

    SO CALLED FRIEND - Texas or
    FRIEND OR FOE - Adam Ant

    but would love to hear

    YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND - Queen

    or even, given its Eurovision week,

    POWER TO ALL OUR FRIENDS - Cliff Richard

  • Comment number 49.

    For the share aspect maybe:

    FLOAT ON - The Floaters - a proper One Hit Wonder. One single, one number one. Nowt else.

  • Comment number 50.

    Morning all (just)

    No suggestions from me today; still smiling from getting a mensh yesterday!

    #43 AG - although I'm not a tennis fan, that sounds lovely!

    #45 Katy - I've managed to avoid the new timeline thingy so far!

    Back later

    T x

  • Comment number 51.

    Morning All,

    Suggestion for today,

    'Money For Nothing' Dire Straits

    Thanks for mention yesterday Simon. Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 52.

    It's lovely out here under a shady tree.... however I do need to go in as I've done everything I can usefully do away from my office. Tennis is building to a climax though, so I'll use that as an excuse to sit a little longer!

    Wendy - I tend to choose songs from my collection or that I know, therefore I wouldn't suggest something I actively dislike (unless to make a HOIB (??) point). I do occasionally suggest something that is not a great fave because it fits well: yesterday I suggested 'Invisible Touch' by Genesis, which I wouldn't listen to at home, but is fine on the radio.

  • Comment number 53.

    #43 Autumn_gale - sitting outside reading is one of my favourite things

    #46 Deebee & #47 Harry- agreed, I know most of what I suggest will not get played and the most obscure ones are always songs I really like (in particular the Radiohead ones). I have a particular Coldplay phobia and just could not bring myself to suggest one of theirs.

    #52 Autumn_gale – my starting point is always my own collection too or as you say stuff you like but wouldn’t actively choose to listen to

  • Comment number 54.

    Hey Simon,

    More Huey Lewis for my oldies suggestion...

    I KNOW WHAT I LIKE

    Thanks,

  • Comment number 55.

    Good afternoon, everybody!

    *climbs out from under the coffee machine, smelling of 'Old Brown Java'*
    Sorry I'm late, the internet connection has been non-existent this morning.

    #33/#39 DeeBee/JBG - I'll get the coffees in, then, shall I?
    *wheels drinks trolley into the new kitchen and rummages for cups*

    I'm not a big fan of Facebook, but much like Mrs JBG, I take interest in the snippets of gossip that Mrs coffeeBuzz-to-be gleans from from the 'big blue F'.
    (I know it's really white on a blue background, but that's not quite so catchy)

    Off to the (new) coffee machine...again...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 56.

    #45 Katy - thanks, I'm idioteques7, beach & blue sky

  • Comment number 57.

    'Brass In Pocket' Pretenders

  • Comment number 58.

    Gosh, it is quiet in here today...

    I'm back inside and doing some more 'office tidying'. I know it's a good and important thing to do, but by golly it's dull!

    Really trying to think of a topic to get us all going, but I think my brain has atrophied in the sunshine at the weekend. All I can think about is having a snooze!

  • Comment number 59.

    #40 - re investors. I feel sorry for people who've lost a lot but I remember having a conversation when a certain online holiday booking service went public where my view was that if the company went bust, what assets would they have which could be liquidated to at least partially reimburse me? Of course, other than some servers and computers, there weren't any. Although it's much larger I think the same still applies, especially when they have already admitted that due to the fact that people tend to use their phones rather than their PCs that they need to find new revenue streams...

    #41 - just tongue-in-cheeky :o)

  • Comment number 60.

    First to clarify my own post at #59 I should have said "the same still applies to FB"

    #45 - I occasionally tweet under the guise ajrambler, though it's mostly suggestions for themes or an occasional good joke. I can't be bothered to tweet about what I'm having for lunch or what flavour shampoo I used this morning.

    #52 - I tend to choose mainly from my own collection (which is ridiculously large) as these are generally the first things that pop into my head anyway. I've only suggested something I didn't particularly like on a couple of occasions

    #58 - I think there have been a few more 'performance issues' for the blog today. I've had it hang on me several times...

  • Comment number 61.

    Afternoon all,
    Late to the blog, due to a major Blonde moment this morning (a 1/2 day course I was on that I forgot about...)
    RE theme, howsabout

    PICTURES OF YOU by THE CURE

    Soz if it's already been suggested - not read back yet.

    Weather update: we just had a mini tornado with hail and rain battering the building - minutes after I got back. Hope it clears afore I cycle home!

  • Comment number 62.

    Wendy - I tend to choose songs I like or that I think would sound OK on R2 to fit with the Drivetime Dude's style. But I draw the line at Chris de Bergh. And normally Michael Bolton (except today!)

    The Driver - going to Devon/Dorset, does that mean a trip to Lyme Regis? See you there - I'll be the one shouting loudly and threatening to push the kids over the edge of the Cobb!

    CBuzz - frappucino please, no whipped cream.

    Just been outside - feels more humid than a very hot and humid place.

  • Comment number 63.

    #62 Sprinkles?
    ;)

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 64.

    #62. More than likely at Lyme Regis at some point - staying not far from there.

  • Comment number 65.

    Happy Wacky Wednesday!

    No suggestions from me as I've been busy getting scans and tests completed in West Sussex. Quite a hike from the hinterlands of Kent. Ohh..sugar, I forgot sports day snacks for my unsporty son and friends tomorrow, for when they have to sit in the stands and watch the intellectually challenged, sporting elite do their thing at the stadium. Off I go...

    LB, x

  • Comment number 66.

    #21 Inspired to utter Frankie Howard's immortal catchphrase when he extrapolated extraneous words on 'Up Pompeii!'
    'Titter ye not'

    #25 timeline songs?
    TIME IN A BOTTLE by Jim Croce woudl bring back memories - and be a lovely mellow DT tune - but time is agin (sp) me, as t'were

    #49 Inspired!

    #62 we had that v hot and humid bit just before the hail, wind and rain - and the temp dropped about 20 degrees! Spooky, This global warming and drought is weird.

    Good luck with mench chasing peeps.

  • Comment number 67.

    #66 here's the 'ld' in would in the right order, this time
    Doh

  • Comment number 68.

    Heloooooooo? Blimey, it's a bit quiet in here.

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find it odd that Robbie's "She's the One" is being used as the backing track when they talk about Her Maj?

    #63 CBuzz. It's been a while since anybody called me that!

    #64 Driver - see you on the Cobb. I'll treat you to half a pint of cockles.

    #66 Suzieeeeee - wow, do you work for the Met Office? Just had a huge thunderstorm/rainstorm here. Still pushing ahead with tonight's barbecue though. (Spelled it out like that, just for Deebee)

  • Comment number 69.

    #68. I think that Robbie's song is played as a tongue in cheek reference to the way Her Maj refers to herself. 'One has had an Annus Mirabilis this time around, me owd cocker'. That sort of thing.

  • Comment number 70.

    #69, ah, I see, thanks Paul.

  • Comment number 71.

    #68 JBG - Yes, I find the use of 'She's The One' to be an odd choice too.

    It seems the Facebook oldies are being based around the share/stockmarket aspect, rather than the attributes of FB itself :-/

    I think Jilly and the Driver got the mensh for Free Fallin' by Tom Petty, so well done both :)

    No blog mensh, but a few OSMs I think for The Wall Street Shuffle by 10cc.

    I don't think I'd fancy trying any of the more exotic meats. But then, I was a vegetarian for a long time, and only eat the occasional bit of (mostly) white meat now.

  • Comment number 72.

    Oh my... just listened to the confession... so very funny !

    Dear oh dear oh dear. I can't see for crying :-)

    ~gill~

  • Comment number 73.

    Confession...forgiven. Anyone with such a well reported respect for THGTTG (Simon) should have taken better note of the lesson therein. ;0)

  • Comment number 74.

    Absolutly Paul, ALWAYS KNOW WHERE YOUR TOWEL IS !!!

  • Comment number 75.

    Afternoon all,

    Two menshes in one week, I'm chuffed, thank you Simon and I really like that choon too. And an OSM for 10cc, I must be aligned today ;)

    So, it cooled down a lot this afternoon and as the black clouds loomed I thought I'd take the opportunity to get down to the long overdue task of cleaning my oven. Well, the coolness and indeed the clouds were an extremely brief interlude and the heat and humidity came back with abandon. But I wearily finished the job. Aren't ovens supposed to be self-cleaning these days?

    #68/69 - I too thought it was a strange choice. Thanks PoS for putting a different spin on it.

    Loved the confession :)

    I see a well deserved glass of chilled white in the not too distant future!

    Jx


    p.s. Tie Your Mother Down for a Majestic Mosh - Ha! Blimmin' hilarious.

  • Comment number 76.

    Was that a moshmensh for our very own Deebs? (AC/DC) How rufty tufty!

  • Comment number 77.

    Well done Deebee for a mensh under your Sunday name for Whole Lotta Rosie, fab choon!

  • Comment number 78.

    Great to hear our very own Mrs Rosie mentioned..........................AKA Deebee!!

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

  • Comment number 79.

    No race for the 100 hat tonight..................guess everyone is busy elsewhere........so I'll bid you all a goodnight....................see you all tomorrow....enjoy x

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

    P.S I don't know if anyone else has noticed....but when you listen to the background music during Rebecca's slot.....it sounds as if someone is clipping their nails in the background............listen and you will see what i mean ;0)

  • Comment number 80.

    *skips home through the heather*

    Has everyone gone? Darn this pesky work malarky getting in the way of joining in the daytime fun.

    Wendy, I choose songs that I can of to fit the theme. These tend to be ones that I like - unless it's an amusing choon choice. My choon knowledge is pretty limited compared to the experts on this blog but it's good fun antway;)

  • Comment number 81.

    #80 maybe that should be decway *titters* "anyway"

  • Comment number 82.

    81 - Shona - am tittering with you! x

  • Comment number 83.

    #82 Hi Hoffs! What a busy day and missing all the fun.. But enjoying my wee poop in of an evening ;) Hope you are well and all going well for you ;))

  • Comment number 84.

    Hoffs - if you are there. Sorry didn't see your Twitmessage re. I, Malvolio until late today. No - we didn't go. Life took over as is its wont.

    Have just returned from a fab funeral. Lots of colour and heartfelt memories. I am really quite philosophical about death [which helps when we get to a 'certain age'] - except when it targets those that are far too young or just good. This chap was just short of 65 - an inspiring and dedicated teacher of English, a beautiful choral singer, a gentle and well-meaning soul ... and we discovered today - a painter of really rather fine pictures. He was much loved. Who could want more?

    :`^)

  • Comment number 85.

    # 84 Katy, what a lovely post. Someone said on f/b the other day to moaning minnies who worry about getting older that at least we have the chance to be the age we are. So many die too young.

    How true.

  • Comment number 86.

    Hi All

    Katy, that does indeed sound like a 'good' funeral. 65 is no age really - he sounds like a lovely guy who from your description of him I'm sure touched many lives. What a great way to mark his passing! And it will certainly be one that his friends and family will remember and talk about in the future.

    It was lovely to get a Jubilee Mosh mensh this evening. It was a bit of a surprise too, as it was a few weeks ago that I suggested "Whole Lotta Rosie"... Well done to Jilly and Driver for their menshes as well.

    Shona, sorry you're not able to blog much at the moment, but nice that you can poop in at either end of the day.

    JBG, hope the barbecue went well...

    I'm off to m'bed now - see you all tomorrow.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 87.

    Good Morning Poppeteers

    31st May and the heating is on. Typical Scottish weather indeed.

    Have fun again today folks and I'll catch you after the show.

    *slips on wellies and skips off through the heather*

  • Comment number 88.

    Morning all!
    Chillier here than of late, regretting short trews already..
    #68 no, not Met office, just had to look outta me winda - there was a right old windy haily session going on and when I came to leave, back to hot and sweaty again.
    #84 the funeral you went to sounds a lot better than the one I went to on Monday (was going to say mine, but don't tempt fate) where some folks got the message we were to wear nice colours, some didn't and wore black and felt like prats.
    It was hankies out as soon as the coffin was brought in for most of us ladies - a sudden death I think does that - you haven't had time to get used to the reality.
    However the songs were nice, the same ones as they had had at their marriage just 8 years earlier.

    Life is for living, sure 'nough -
    My workmate has just been diagnosed with lymphoma - off to the hosp for a CT scan this morning - it's a very scary time for him, poor lamb looks like he hasn't slept in days.


    See y'all later on t'other side if it's not there already...

  • Comment number 89.

    Good Morning All!

  • Comment number 90.

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