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Sing Lofty

Simon Mayo | 08:58 UK time, Thursday, 14 June 2012

Good morning to all bloggers, those who are new and those who have been around for awhile. The blogvets, a years service required. But everyone welcome of course.
Enjoyed yesterday, Tony Parsons always a good listen. In a rather lovely gesture, he bought me a book. He had seen that I had tweeted about having reached 90,000 words for Itch 2 and bought me a collection of Ernest Hemingway's musings On Writing. This is a good thing; guests who bring appropriate gifts for their hosts need to be encouraged. Retiring early, I managed a few pages of Hemingway before disappearing to the land of nod. This was nothing to do with the quality of what I was reading, more the onset of a what I thought was the imminent arrival of a cold. This appears to have disappeared for now and I shall plough on, manfully, not mentioning it to anyone. Please keep this to yourselves.
Nigel today of course and today he offers a courgette, pea and tarragon tart for your delight.
And oldies today for tall people. The annual European Convention for Tall People is meeting in Finland. And they need their tunes.
Have a brisk and efficient Thursday, see you after 5

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Morning all.

    Obvious choice (lyrically) is

    RANDY NEWMAN - Short People ("don't want no short people round here").

    And also it's a brilliant song.

  • Comment number 2.

    Good Morning again -

    Suggestions -

    EMPIRE STATE HUMAN - Human League

    WALK TALL - Val Doonican

    SHORT PEOPLE - Randy Newman

    JOHN WAYNE IS BIG LEGGY - Haysi Fantayzee

  • Comment number 3.

    Hi again everyone

    LONG TALL SALLY ~ The Beatles (or Little Richard)

    SHORT PEOPLE ~ Randy Newman

    HIGHER LOVE ~ Steve Winwood

    WALK TALL ~ Val Doonican

    TALL COOL ONE ~ Robert Plant

  • Comment number 4.

    Other suggestions:

    LITTLE RICHARD/THE BEATLES - Long Tall Sally

    WINGS - Hi Hi Hi

    JIMMY DEAN - Big John

    THE WHO - I Can See For Miles

    ELVIS PRESLEY - Way Down

  • Comment number 5.

    BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY - 4 Seasons

    LONG TALL SALLY - Beatles

    LONG COOL WOMAN IN A BLACK DRESS - Hollies

    TO MAKE A BIG MAN CRY - PJ Proby

    SHE'S A BRICK HOUSE - Commodores

  • Comment number 6.

    Just remembered this one....

    LONG TALL SHORTY ~ The Kinks

  • Comment number 7.

    THIS TOWN AIN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US - Sparks

  • Comment number 8.

    Good morning snuffling Simon, tip top team and blogvets and newbies all,

    Sun again here, feeling spoilt!

    Choons..

    HIGHER POWER - BOSTON

    I CAN SEE FOR MILES - THE WHO

    LONG COOL WOMAN IN A BLACK DRESS - THE HOLLIES

    LONG TALL SALLY - THE BEATLES

    HIGH ENERGY - EVELYN THOMAS

    HIGH - THE LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY


    Happy Thursday all!
    Jx

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning all ..

    BIG LOVE by Fleetwood Mac

  • Comment number 10.

    Good morning all,

    WIRED FOR SOUND by Cliff Richard - because I am sure there will be plenty of 'tall speakers at this convention!

    madchick x ;-)

  • Comment number 11.

    CUT ACROSS SHORTY - Rod Stewart

    LIFTED - Lighthouse Family

    HIGHER LOVE - Steve Winwood

  • Comment number 12.

    UP WHERE WE BELONG - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

    EIGHT MILES HIGH - Byrds

    I CAN SEE FOR MILES - Who

  • Comment number 13.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    I'm going for:

    WALK TALL by Val Doonican

    LONG TALL SALLY by Little Richard (or the Beatles)

    LONG LEGGED WOMAN DRESSED IN BLACK by Mungo Jerry

    HIGHER LOVE by Steve Winwood

    A THING CALLED LOVE by Johnny Cash

    TALLER THAN YOU by Madness

    ~X~

  • Comment number 14.

    Good morning, everyone!

    Here goes...

    UP WHERE WE BELONG - JOE COCKER & JENNIFER WARNES
    HIGH AND DRY - RADIOHEAD
    TOP OF THE WORLD - THE CARPENTERS
    A-HA - HUNTING HIGH AND LOW
    BIG COUNTRY - IN A BIG COUNTRY

    That'll do for me.

    Apologies for the absenth yesterday. Workload and trouble posting conspired against me. Serves me right for being sarcastic to Mo's post asking if anyone was having trouble posting.

    Coffee machine time...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 15.

    Morning All,

    Just thought I'd pop by and say HI! Not been around much. No particular reason but mainly because of a distinct lack of suggestions on my part.

    Hope all are well and if not, hope things get better soon. Will try and be around for the banter later.

    No musings for today's theme.

    A.

  • Comment number 16.

    Good morning all -lovely sunny day so far - wish it would last over the weekend!

    Katy - I can second your recipe for the corned beef quiche from a certain slimming organisation. I have lost plenty of weight with said organisation - still use some of their recipes but not still losing weight sadly!

    LONG TALL WOMAN - THE HOLLIES
    is my suggestion for today.

    Also I wish to thank my lovely, lovely Mr for buying me a brand new laptop for my soon-to-be birthday. Fighting with the fruity secondhand one was driving me mad so now I can do everything on my computer - brilliant!

    JW

  • Comment number 17.

    Howzabout ...

    THE ONLY WAY IS UP - YAZZ

    UP WITH THE BIRDS - COLDPLAY

    YOU RAISE ME UP - WESTLIFE

  • Comment number 18.

    YOUR FEETS TOO BIG - Fats Waller

  • Comment number 19.

    Or even LONG COOL WOMAN - THE HOLLIES ;0)

    JW

  • Comment number 20.

    I suggest:

    LEGS - ZZ Top (and she knows how to use 'em)

    BIG BAD JOHN - Jimmy Dean

  • Comment number 21.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Grrrrrr! count to 10! 2nd time been bombed out, am I being vetted for the annual service.

    Hope all is well as the lurgy is very prevalent at the moment due to the changeable weather conditions. I think the sun has emigrated from the UK and we will receive a postcard wishing us were here!!

    Here we go again:

    1. HOW LONG - Ace
    2. LONG RUN - Eagles
    3. HIGHER AND HIGHER - Jackie Wilson
    4. HIGHER LOVE - Steve Winwood
    5. HIGH - Lighthouse Family
    6. LONG TALL SALLY - Beatles
    7. LONG COOL WOMAN IN A BLACK DRESS - The Hollies
    8. UP UP AND AWAY - Fifth Dimension
    9. To be with you - MR BIG
    10. I CAN SEE FOR MILES - The Who

    Have a nice day folks.

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 22.

    In respect of 'Big Bad John' the lyric says he 'stood six foot six, weighed 245'. In 1961 that would have been gigantic. In 2012 he would look small on the wing for the England Rugby team.

  • Comment number 23.

    Good Morning All;

    Hope you have fended off the cold, Simon. I woke up feeling full of aches and pains too, maybe it's the cold/damp weather, making me realise I'm not as young as I used to be. :-/

    I'm a blogvet! I've got over a years service under my belt now, and it's been a pleasure :)

    Just jumping in with oldie suggestions (haven't read back yet) so apologies for duplications...

    HIGH - JAMES BLUNT

    HIGHER AND HIGHER - JACKIE WILSON

    BIG TIME - PETER GABRIEL

    LIFTED - THE LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY

  • Comment number 24.

    Hmmm, well if you're THAT tall, you might literally be ...

    KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR - BOB DYLAN or GUNS N ROSES

  • Comment number 25.

    Good morning,

    Ah Finland! Lucky tall people because it's a lovely country. The land of a thousand lakes and midnight sun (and mozzies by the million).

    Can't think of anything that hasn't already been suggested. Wish I could think of an appropriate Kirsty MacColl track because listening to her singing about cowboys last night once again reminded me what a fantastic artist she was.

    Simon, How very kind of Tony Parsons to bring you a pressie. Was the one I gave you at Blythburgh appropriate?

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 26.

    Am completely unable to come up with anything for todays topic. Perhaps due to my own 'lack' of height. I may only be 5 ft and 1/2 an inch but by heck I pack a punch (or not as the case may be). I recently tried on my neices 5 inch heels and felt dizzy, clearly I was never intended for great heights. She on the other hand is already 6 ft so why she needs 5 inch heels is beyond me!
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 27.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM, blogvets, newcomers, and occasional droppers-by,

    A cold or allergies? Always difficult to decide at this time of year. Best handled by a cocktail of antihistamine, day nurse, and a dram of Scotland's finest. Will put some sparkle into your day, even if your nose keeps running.

    A convention for tall people, you say?

    Probably one of the few times they will experience this..

    (EYE TO EYE) CONTACT - Edwin Starr


    HOLD YOUR HEAD UP - Argent


    And I imagine this happens a lot if they live in small cottages with low-beamed ceilings

    THE BUMP - Kenny

    *runs for the door, remembering to duck*

  • Comment number 28.

    Good Morning Simon and Poppeteers

    I'm a month away from being a blogvet.

    WALK TALL - VAL DOUNICAN

    AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH - DIANA ROSS

  • Comment number 29.

    Morning,

    A big hunk of love - Elvis Presley

    Big bad John - Jimmy Dean

    Long legs - The Magic numbers

    In a big country - Big Country

    How long - Ace

    Whole lotta love - Led Zeppelin

  • Comment number 30.

    Hello Simon and Driveteam


    With a nod to the title of this blog:

    WHISPERING GRASS - WINDSOR DAVIES & DON ESTELLE


    ;^)

  • Comment number 31.

    #TallOldies


    LIVING ON THE CEILING - BLANCMANGE

    EYE IN THE SKY - ALAN PARSONS PROJECT

  • Comment number 32.

    Another two and a half months before I become a blogvet - would be longer if lurking was counted!

    JW

  • Comment number 33.

    Morning All,

    'I Can See For Miles' The Who

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 34.

    Morning all

    'pologies for absence but had last week off and went to Euro Disn*y, great time had by all, even the littlies!

    Can I second HOLD YOUR HEAD UP by ARGENT

    as I recently went to see the Zombies and they were excellent, and also played it.

    #30 - beat me to it Katy, Sing Up Lofty, one of my favourite tracks as a child and you've got to love Don Estelle's terrific lyric tenor voice.

    Cheers

    A

  • Comment number 35.

    #TallOldies

    LOOKING HIGH HIGH HIGH - BRYAN JOHNSON

    LET IT GROW - ERIC CLAPTON

    IN A FOREIGN LAND - THE KINKS

  • Comment number 36.

    A few more oldie suggestions...

    GET OFF OF MY CLOUD - ROLLING STONES

    HIGHER GROUND - STEVIE WONDER

    UP - SHANIA TWAIN

    SKY HIGH - JIGSAW

  • Comment number 37.

    On the subject of blogvets etc., I was pretty sure when I read Simon's opener that I'd been here (contributing not just lurking) about a year, give or take. So, I thought I'd have a little look back to check the exact date and what do you know it is my one year anniversary TODAY! Exactly a year ago I nervously dipped my little toe into this blog and now you just can't get rid of me! Thanks to all the poppets who continue to make this such a great place to be and especially to Simon, without whom, well, we just wouldn't be here! :-D

    Jilly, proud to be a new blogvet xxx

  • Comment number 38.

    And there was I wondering why the blog had to go to the vets...

    ;o)

    As far as I can remember without checking back, I first posted on 26th January 2010 and I've been hooked ever since. Congratulations to Jilly on your first anniversary - that deserves a hat or a cake or something at the least!

    I've had that 'is it a cold/is it hayfever?' feeling for a few days too. Been keeping it at bay with a mixture of vitamin C and antihistamines, but I think I prefer JBG's remedy #27.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 39.

    Freak like me - Sugababes
    Hold your head up -Argent
    Long Tall Sally - Beetles
    Meet me halfway - Black Eyed Peas
    Them Heavy People - Kate Bush
    Big Country - Big Country
    Reach Up to the Stars - (Can't remember the artist sorry)

  • Comment number 40.

    Good morning bloggers, blogpoppets & blogvets!

    Happy anniversary, Jilly. How time flies when you're having fun.

    Here's my meagre offering, prepared before dashing off to a meeeting earlier:

    Long Tall Sally - The Beatles (or Little Richard)

    Wired for Sound - Cliff Richard - although I'll forgive you if you choose not to play this one

    Higher Love - Steve Winwood

    The Only Way is Up - Yazz

    x

    PS Simon, your tweet about Rafa had me scratching my head as to why Senor Nadal would be up for the Spurs job ;-). Can you please tell 'Arry that there is a vacancy at Viking Stavanger. Roy Hodgson can advise.

    PPS cBzz, mwahahahaha

  • Comment number 41.

    It's turning into a v busy day - so just a quick swing by to say hello ......

  • Comment number 42.

    39 S Club 7? That has to be close to being awarded the HOIB ;-)

    x

  • Comment number 43.

    Morning (just)

    Back in the land of my birth for the weekend so just a quick post before battling with the joys of Edinburgh's tranwork road chaos.

    My so called friends call me lofty & I answer to 'the short one' ....

    Long Tall Sally - The Kinks
    High Hopes - Paolo Nutini
    50 ft Queenie - PJ Harvey
    High and Dry - Radiohead
    I've never been high - Sparks
    I've been high - REM
    Higher than the sun - Primal Scream
    Low - REM

  • Comment number 44.

    Has someone broken the blog? It's all gone very quiet....

    x

  • Comment number 45.

    #44
    *muffled noise, from the cupboard*

    mmm mm mmmmmm MMMM!

    --
    mMmm

  • Comment number 46.

    'Head Start For Happiness' Style Council

  • Comment number 47.

    Hi Simon

    See what you think of these's..........

    Tall

    Val Doonican - Walk Tall - 1964
    Dizzee Rascal - Stand Up Tall - 2004
    Pat Boone - Long Tall Sally - 1956

    Big

    Four Preps - Big Man - 1958
    Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John - 1961
    Suzi Quatro - Too Big - 1974
    Buffy St Marie - The Biggest Ones Get Away - 1992

    High

    Bryan Johnson - Looking High High High - 1960
    Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough - 1970
    Jigsaw - Sky High - 1975
    Charlatans - How High - 1997
    James Blunt - High - 2005
    Byrds - Eight Miles High - 1966

    Others

    Who - I Can See For Miles - 1967
    Little Angels - Ten Miles High - 1994
    Lightning Seeds - Life's Too Short - 1999

  • Comment number 48.

    Higher Than the World by Van Morrison - bit obscure but a nice track

    Big in Japan - Alphaville

  • Comment number 49.

    #45 Sounds like the coffee machine is on the blink ;)

  • Comment number 50.

    Hi Mo,

    Seems like I wasn't the only one on the same wavelength ( your #40 and my #10)! ;-)

    Actually, I think it is one of his better choons.

    x

  • Comment number 51.

    #16 Jennie - you recognised the quiche then? Haven't made it fer ages. Well done on the shiny new laptop. Are you a Facebooker - which translates to ... do we know when your birthday is?

    #28 Shona - seems like a lot longer than 11/12ths of a year. And I'm still looking at the Torch Cam footage through Stirling trying to spot you and your long blue sausage ...


    #34 Andy - great track - hope it gets played. That Zombies/Argent/APP roadshow they've been touring for a couple of years - pure class.

    #37 Jilly - whoopeee and Congatulations on your Blogvet Day!

    Cake. Yes. Cake.

    .................☆☆☆☆
    ...¸.•*☆*••*♥☆°❤°☆♥*••*☆*•.¸
    ¸¸¸.•*..•*¨*•..¸¸..•*¨*•.¸¸.•*¨*•..*•.¸¸¸
    ¸¸..•*¨*•..¸¸..•*¨*•.¸¸.•*¨*•..¸¸..•*¨*•.
    .★°★°★┃★┃★┃★┃★°★°★
    ..\°°º¤ø„ø♥.☆•°❤°•☆.♥ø„ø¤º°°/
    ....\°°º¤øø♥☆•°❤°•☆♥øø¤º°°/
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    ........\°º¤ø♥☆°❤°☆♥ø¤º°/
    .........\♫*♪♪*...❤...*♪♪*♫/
    ..........═══════════

  • Comment number 52.

    Hi Jackie! He was the subject of a question on Pointless the other day. I did quite well on that one ;-)

    Do you think we should send out a rescue party for mMmm?

    Hello to new faces.

    x

  • Comment number 53.

    Thank you for the gorgeous cake, Katy :)

    cBzz will you stop playing about in that cupboard and provide some coffee to go with Katy's yummy offering ;)

    Jx

  • Comment number 54.

    Is there blog etiquette on chasing menshes when you know you aren't going to be able to listen to the show? Or in my case, forget? Have just been reminded I am being taken out for dinner/tea/supper (delete as appropriate) tonight.

    Nice cake, Katy, thanks.

    x

  • Comment number 55.

    #54 Well if you do get a mensh, Mo, you can always listen back on the iThingy.

  • Comment number 56.

    *emerges from cupboard, dusts off some Turkish ground 'Guatemala elephant' and starts up the coffee machine*

    ....ssss
    ...SSSS
    .C|oooo|
    ...\____/

    *Note to self: Reaching to the high shelf is not a good idea, if you're not tall. You might end up, inside a cupboard, pinned down by the Turkish grinder and several industrial-sized bags of coffee beans*

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 57.

    Dont Look Down by Go West
    Big Time by Peter Gabriel

  • Comment number 58.

    #56 CBuzz, if you're pinned down by the Turkish grinder in a dark cupboard again, I think you should report him to HR.

  • Comment number 59.

    #58 Ha! Coffee on screen moment! And I mean my K*enco and not cBzz ;)

  • Comment number 60.

    #51 - my birthday is American Independence Day, Katy - I'm on a repeat 21st this year (again!)

    JW

  • Comment number 61.

    Hi Simon,

    For oldies, how's about...

    TALL TREES - Crowded House
    STAND UP TALL - Dizzee Rascal

    Thanks,

  • Comment number 62.

    #58 JBG - HR is the Turkish grinder

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 63.

    cBzz - 'Guatemala Elephant'?
    Hope that's not one of those specialist coffee blends that has to be passed through the digestive system of an animal to achieve its full potential flavour-wise?
    *shudders*

    wendy - good luck travelling around Embra. At least the torch has moved on :)

    Jennie - got that. How about Fb? :)

    Hoping Lilac Blue is recovering well.


    I attempted an Olympic Torch for our 'Flamers' - I'll churn it out when the next person is witnessing all the shenanegans ...

  • Comment number 64.

    Finally,
    AFTERNOON all,
    Tardiness was my main bugbear on my skool reports too, just always takes me longer to get places 'cos of my very short legs (total height 5' at last count)

    #25 Ooo 'ello 'ello
    Wonder what that pressie was you have him...do tell!
    Hug? squeeze? £1000 in used notes for a mensh....just kidding!!

    Lots of ace tunes on the blog today, esp 'Short people' by Randy Newman, like to 2nd/3rd/whatever that one despite being one of the much maligned inhabitants of his ditty.

    Howsabout WALK LIKE A MAN by The Four Seasons or the DT Dude's fav Bruce of the Spingsteen.
    Not that I'm saying all tall people are men, I know a few tall ladies but they're are normally outnumbered.

    ps as a small person I would like to complain about the fact that I cannot reach an item on the shop shelf in supermarkets, once the first row is gone - and have many times clambered and stood on the bottom shelf to reach stuff.
    Grrr heightist I call it. Also can't reach the 'top shelf' in newsagents, but that maybe why my mind is as pure as driven snow
    *uncrosses fingets*

    I've just applied for tickets to watch the Olympic torch go around the race track in Oxford, first it's lit by Sir Roger Bannister (of the 4 minute mile fame) and he (sensibly at 90+ yrs old) hands it over to a young 'un to complete a lap. It takes place at 6.30am though - might be something I rue if I'm chosen from the ballot.

    It's spending the night here, overnighting at a large park where the improverished City Council are holding an 'olympic themed' event.
    *shudders*
    This I predict will be a noisy tacky fair, cash bar, live 'music' of some sort relayed over a poor sound system and the usual trestle tables with local hippies asking for signatures to save something or other.
    If not, I am prepared to eat my words.

    Gotta go, boring meeting to attend..

  • Comment number 65.

    *TorchCam*

    Am still looking for Shona waving her long blue sausage ... and can't believe that Florence and her camera won't appear at some juncture today

    ;^)

  • Comment number 66.

    #63 Katy,

    Be reassured, Guatemala Elephant is not one of those specialist coffees, 'regurgitated' by animals. It's from South America (guess where), and the beans are large and brown/grey in colour.

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 67.

    #66 that is not helping LOL (large & brown/grey in colour) ;-)

    x

  • Comment number 68.

    #67 Mo, At no point did I say it doesn't have a flavour like it might be a 'speciality' coffee.

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 69.

    Well, Good Afternoon Each! Has anyone gone for...

    'High' by The Lighthouse Family?

    Just had a quick scan back, and I couldn't see it, but then I have had what Luey would describe as a 'mans look'.

    Thus far, I have yet to receive one of CoffeeBuzz's liquid confections, but having taken note of the latest ingredients, I feel somewhat relieved.

  • Comment number 70.

    #69 PoS...

    ....sss
    ..SSSS
    C|oooo|
    ..\____/

    I assure you, it's been nowhere near any elephants (or any other animals) digestive system.

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 71.

    #58 *titters*
    Naughty step has been lonely without H the S, but methinks JBG and CB will be visiting it soon - if PSL were here......

  • Comment number 72.

    *The Blogvet News*

    T'was our very own Tortie-Cat who was the first of our 'still blogging' bloggers to make an appearance on Jan 6th, 2010. Then Chickster on Jan 11th, closely followed by Paul of Sheffield. Ken Jude appeared on Jan 20th, along with KatyMac [who was BabyDriver at the time].

    On Jan 21st Spike, who hasn't blogged since Christmas, coined the phrase 'Blesspoppet' by posting thus: "Simon, the show is a blesspoppet of radionessity .." thereby creating a distinctive linguistic style which, alongside some VERY smart music chat, became a hallmark of the Mayoblog. In those days - there was no 3-min delay and we were only ever required to choose an opener - yet the blog posts were in the 100s by the end of the first month.
    It's fair to say that most of the banter centred around, apart from the above, Spike alongside Deevs and NicRolastic and Kev Williams and the Revster - all of whom rarely visit us now
    :`(

    Deebee joined us on Jan 26th and Sal [Mobile Tooth Fairy] on the 28th. Then Alex_Girl entered the den on the last blog of that first month - 30 months ago

    :^)

  • Comment number 73.

    ^^ All that looks interesting!

    Good Afternoon!

    Good Behaviour Early!

  • Comment number 74.

    I've been a very errant blogger today. No time to even mensh-chase :(

    Katy - such noble blogvets!

    I think I've got about a month left til I qualify. I popped my blog cherry in the summer hols last year.

    JBG - I meant to ask yesterday - please can you give me a couple of strong hints about which running app you're using. it sounds great and much better than the one I use (although, of late, I don't use it at all... must get back into my trainers again)

  • Comment number 75.

    #72 Nice to have Katy with her statto head on. Looking back earlier I think I joined in from about May 2010, having come from over the fence, similarly to Sal, Nic & Deevs.

    It is a shame that so many are no longer blogging, although the replacements are good in their place!

    A

  • Comment number 76.

    #74 - I feel a positive junior!

  • Comment number 77.

    I wonder if Carl Legge will ever return. Now HE would be a blogvet.

  • Comment number 78.

    #63 - not on Fb Katy.

    Good luck with mensch chasing all.

    JW

  • Comment number 79.

    I've just had "Firefox" probs. - all went dead.

    Welldones to Billie, Jillie & Mandy for menshes for "Long Tall Sally". (I actually went for The Beatles version!)

    No menshes for The Who?

  • Comment number 80.

    #72 Have I been 'mad' for that long??? Do I get a badge?? ;-)

    I don't think Simon realised quite the 'power of the blog' at the start. Twitter was his favoured method of communication with the 'great unwashed'. But this blog had 'legs' and I still enjoy 'pooping' in and seeing Simon's contribution and what subjects we run with. I've certainly learnt alot from you all.

  • Comment number 81.

    Nice spelling Billie ;) and congrats to you too!

    Nice mensh for Deebee for Mungo Jerry... I really didn't like that song, never heard it before and would be grateful not to hear it again.

    Off to roll some meatballs. Enjoy the rest of the show.

    Jx

  • Comment number 82.

    Welldone Debbie Davis (?) from the blog for Mungo Jerry! Welldone Deebee!


    #32 - Jenny - being pendanting in Harry's absence - if we counted your "lurking" time - it would be shorter - shurely?

    #37 - Jilly - Congrats on your Blogging Anniversary!

    #60 - Jenny again - It is also my birthday on July 4th! Snap! I am much older than 21 again!

  • Comment number 83.

    # 81 - Sorry Jilly. Sorry JILLY. SORRY JILLY!

  • Comment number 84.

    I know this has the lyric "I'm so tall, I'm so tall" ........ but?

  • Comment number 85.

    Nice mensh of HMHB and Joy Division Oven Gloves. Now, Simon, how's about actually playing something by them. Why not 'Descent Of The Stiperstones' No swearing in it.

  • Comment number 86.

    Just lost my post again into the ether!

    I listened to Simon from the very beginning. Even so - it took me months of lurking before I ventured in. @ 09.37 on 17th. August I posted my first. Someone - Sal or Deebee - had to explain to me why I was seen as "You" and not "Billie".

    Got my first mensh for "Taxman" on 13th. Sep. 2010 - and didn't even hear it - we were out being Good Samaritans!

  • Comment number 87.

    I missed out 2010 after 17th. August.


    losingtheplot

  • Comment number 88.

    At last - a bloke singer [Brooose] from the current Radio 2 playlist ..

    In the last fortnight - in the 2 playlist slots on Drivetime [occasionally 3] -
    Kelly Clarkson 3 times, Kylie Minogue 3 times, Emeli Sande 3 times, Stooche 2 times, Paloma once and Brooooose once before.
    I feel Amy McDonald must have slipped in there somewhere.

    I know they have quotas to fill but ...
    Don't chaps or bands make singles any more?


    :^$

  • Comment number 89.

    At least one of us is paying attention, Katy. :0)

  • Comment number 90.

    I just traced my blog history back to 9 March 2010, when I very naively made a tentative suggestion at 4.46pm .. oh to be young and innocent again ..

  • Comment number 91.

    So lovely seeing all the history of the blog. Must go look up my own beginings.
    ~gills~

  • Comment number 92.

    Oh my ! looking at my current account on here, the first post was on November 29th 2010 (!) I posted prior to that on the Evans blog but lost my password and had to set up a new account. Not sure you can count it as continuous service though, as Iv'e not exacly been a regullar attendee.

    Don't time fly when your having fun :-)

    ~gill~
    The Lass from Wigan ~ Eh up chuck, where's me pie n chips?

  • Comment number 93.

    Hi busy day,,,,
    nails-hair-dog walking-sheep feeding-risotto-wine.....I've looked back and my first blog was 5th Feb 2010.

    see you all tomorrow

    PSL x

  • Comment number 94.

    #83 Billy (Ha!) thanks for the apology, there was really no need my lovely, it can happen to the best of us and it has quite a nice look about it ;)

    It was very quiet here today. I wonder if more people are losing posts to the ether?

    I missed the second half of the show because of a phone call that knew no end but thank you ever so for my mensh Simon.

    Time does indeed fly when you're having fun!

    Cheerio lovelies :) xxx

  • Comment number 95.

    Thanks for the mensh congrats! I missed it - was getting my nails done. Will have to ithingy. I gather my Sunday name was used - Billie, we spell it the Welsh way with a 'e'. Although Mr B's family mainly come from over the border in Shropshire. Sorry you didn't like the song, Jilly. Well dones to Billy, Jilly and Mandy too!

    #88 I fear you may be right, KatyMatey - there seem to be very few male artists around at the moment, in Radio 2-land at least. On a related subject, I have surprised myself. For the past two and a half years Simon has been trying (unsuccessfully) to convert me to Brooose - well, in my head he has... And do you know what, I actually like the current song! Maybe because it's a bit different from his usual style. I just hope it doesn't suffer from that all too common problem of over exposure...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 96.

    #95 Grrr... Should preview before posting - now it's my turn to apologise to Billie...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 97.

    #96 Ha! It's catching! ;)

    No need to apologise for the song Deebee, it takes all sorts and it'd be a dull old world if we all liked the same thing. I commented really because I'd never heard it before and for some reason took an instant dislike to it.

    Meant to say earlier that the Bob Harris show tonight was fab. A 70's countryfest

  • Comment number 98.

    Oops, errant finger syndrome, let me finish that sentence ....

    Meant to say earlier that the Bob Harris show tonight was fab. A 70's countryfest, I loved it! :)

    Hope good evenings are being had by all xx

  • Comment number 99.

    Good evening,

    Jilly, Happy Anniversary.

    Debbie, I, too, was wonder why bloggers were turning into animal carers.

    My blog debut date is easy to remember remember - 5 November 2010. In all that time I've never hit the century...

  • Comment number 100.

    ...until now???

 

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