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Pink Champagne On Ice

Simon Mayo | 10:04 UK time, Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Enjoyed myself yesterday. It was admittedly unwise to claim I could beat the rest of the team in a 100 meter sprint, but apart from that, a good day (maybe my gastric condition will have to last a little longer). Sitting next to Glenn Frey as he sang "Take It To The Limit" was a memorable few moments. Here was a voice I'd listened too for 4 decades, still sounding great and being charming at the same time. He seemed pleased to be sitting at Elton's piano and still energised by the songwriting and recording process. Wish we could have put the songs on the podcast but sadly that can't be done so iplayer is where you have to go to listen again.
Today its Celia Imrie, one of the many stars of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". Alongside Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Dev Patel, it really is a 'feel good' film. And a feel good film because of the charachter's refusal to fade into the darkness and just 'retire'; they all think there is something they still have to contribute/experience. Touching and funny was the verdict from this house and you can hear Celia discuss this and Calendar Girls, Acorn Antiques etc from 6.
And so oldies please on a HOTEL theme. Whichever aspect of hotel life you fancy but it's a pretty rock'n'roll subject I think.
Have a Tiffany-twisted, cool-wind-in-your-hair kind of Wednesday. See you after 5.


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