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A winter of discontent

Simon Mayo | 08:49 UK time, Thursday, 13 September 2012

Hello bloggers of the drivetime collective. A sunny Thursday is a beautiful thing and that is what we have on the estate. The foxes are all gone, the grass is cut and binmen are due. And while it is true that child 3 went to school with damp socks as I had forgotten to hang up the washing, their won't be any repercussions till tomorrow. The feet will be steaming nicely by now but I'm working late on the Jo Whiley Hyde Park special tonight from 8. So trenchfoot might have broken out in north London but I will have important Tom Jones links to prepare. Not sure NHS Direct will be any use here but hopefully all will be well and dried out by the time I return. Ho hum.
I'm hoping for pizzas on the JW show in the 1 hour gap between the 2 shows but it might be just biscuits and tea as Nigel will be performing today. It's cold Chinese and chicken something-or-other which will doubtless become a feast in Nige's capable hands.
Also today lets have RICHARD THE THIRD oldies. This is just a terrific story whereby the Plantagenet king appears, possibly, to have spent 5 centuries buried in what is now a Leicester car park. We know the man was rich, died in battle and had curvature of the spine; he now goes for some DNA tests. So before it all comes back proving that it is a 19th century baker from Felixstowe, we will do songs for Richard the Third. King for 2 years, last one to die in battle and according to Shakespeare 'a poisonous hunch-backed toad' Who'd have thought.
Have an energised and sparkling Thursday, see you after 5 and then at 8. Good grief.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Good morning all from a sunny place but with an autumnal feel in the air
    Richard the third oldies, well suggest we start at the beginning with his birth place

    FOTHERINGHAY - FAIRPORT CONVENTION

  • Comment number 2.

    Hello again Simon and blogpoppets

    Pleased your foxes have gone to ground, Simon. Do you really do the washing and ironing in your house? If child 3 has only one pair of socks, you could have dried them off in the microwave!

    I don't fancy the sound of Nigel's cold Chinese wotsit tonight!

    RICHARD lll ~ Supergrass

    DIG IT ~ The Beatles

    KING OF THE MOUNTAIN ~ Kate Bush

    DIGGING THE DIRT ~ Peter Gabriel

    GOING UNDERGROUND ~ The Jam

  • Comment number 3.

    Morning all (again)
    It sure is a crisp lovely sunny sky here, streaked with feathery clouds..
    but I digress, this whole archeological dig has had me facinated. I hope, wish and pray that he will actually turn out to be Richard III, not just a random Monk/Friar who died of a sore throat.

    Have tweeted

    KING OF THE ROAD by Roger Miller (or Boney M if it's not too late for an HOIB)

    Will go off not for a thunk and some caffeine,

    Laters

  • Comment number 4.

    Good luck Jeffrey of Maidenhead tonight on Mastermind and when you're having a bit of a chat with John Humphrys, see if you can work the word 'blogpoppets' into your converstion!!!

  • Comment number 5.

    Good Morning All;

    Just a quickie, I've got a lot on today...

    Oldie suggestions...

    RICHARD III - SUPERGRASS

    TWO PRINCES - THE SPIN DOCTORS

    MY HUMPS - BLACK EYED PEAS

    A GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES - ELVIS COSTELLO

    SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN - TEN POLE TUDOR

    MONKEY ON MY BACK - AEROSMITH

  • Comment number 6.

    Good morning,

    Well is it him?

    KING OF WISHFUL THINKING by Go West

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 7.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    #RichardIIIoldies

    CAN YOU DIG IT - Mock Turtles

    THE BUMP - Kenny

    A GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES - Elvis Costello (see what I did there?)

    ~X~

  • Comment number 8.

    #3 and also off to learn to spell 'now' (forgot to ask in my BBC blog survey this morning for a spellchecker to be installed on the blog!)

  • Comment number 9.

    LOL on second thoughts that Aerosmith song isn't exactly radio friendly... :O

  • Comment number 10.

    #5 #7 Ha! Snap, Zoe!

    :o)

  • Comment number 11.

    Can You Dig It? - Mock Turtles

    #2 Going Underground's a good record so I'd like to second that choice.

    As to drying socks in microwave - shakes head, rolls eyes... ;¬)

  • Comment number 12.

    Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears For Fears
    Famous Last Words - Tears for Fears
    Hole in te head - Sugababes
    King - UB40
    King in a catholic style - China Crisis
    Kiss from a Rose- Seal
    Love is a balltefield - Pat Benitar
    Monarchy of Roses - red Hot Chilli Peppers
    The Rose - Westlife
    Two TRibes - Frankie goes to Hollywood

  • Comment number 13.

    #10 Deebee - Great minds think alike! ;-)

    A few more oldie suggestions...

    KING OF PAIN - THE POLICE

    LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD - PAT BENATAR

    BACK STABBERS - THE O'JAYS

  • Comment number 14.

    CAN YOU DIG IT - MOCK TURTLES

    KING OF THE ROAD - ROGER MILLER

    'THE SONG ABOUT DIGGING A HOLE' (!) - BERNARD CRIBBINGS

    JW

  • Comment number 15.

    I bet NCP must be rubbing their hands together!
    500 years (give or take) at £6.00 per day....

    As for song choice - BIG YELLOW TAXI (just for the line "they paved paradise....")
    Perhaps more apt than Joni's version, would be the one by the COUNTING (Carion) CROWS?

  • Comment number 16.

    How do we know it's him?

    BRING ME TO LIFE by EVANESCENCE
    or
    TAKE ME OUT by FRANZ FERDINAND

    and surely
    THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR by THE CLASH
    needs consideration

    Then we can try
    HOW LONG by ACE
    THE BOY DOES NOTHING by ALESHA DIXON
    LINGER by THE CRANBERRIES
    BROADSWORD by JETHRO TULL
    NO QUARTER by LED ZEPPELIN
    TWISTED by SKUNK ANANSIE

    If nothing else I like the look of that lot as a playlist. I may have to put it together to keep me moving whilst gardening. Have a nice day all

  • Comment number 17.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Congratulations to all menshes last night and thank you Simon for mine, one of those Status Quo toons that does not sound like a predictable Quo sound!

    #4 LOL Florence, would be cool if he did sneak it in!!!

    # 5 Zoe, My Humps, made me laugh!!!

    Sniffling today but don't feel rougn, may be an allergy, but you must crack on:

    1. SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND - Girls Alouid
    2. DO THE BUMP - Kenny (remember doing the actions to this when I was 9 and jumping up to my Aunty and Uncle's behind at their wedding as could not reach!)
    3. POISON - Alice Cooper
    4. FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE - Cheryl Cole
    5. LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD - Pat Benatar
    6. KING OF WISHFUL THINKING - Go West
    7. Please Release me - Englebert HUMPerdink
    8. CAN YOU DIG IT? Mock Turtles
    9. DIGGING YOUR SCENE - Blow Monkeys
    10. RULE THE WORLD - Take That

    Well must fly

    Have a nice day

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 18.

    GOING UNDERGROUND - THE JAM

    JW

  • Comment number 19.

    "A horse, a horse; my kingdom for a ......................"

    HORSE WITH NO NAME - AMERICA

    JW

  • Comment number 20.

    Good morning Simon & blog people

    Gazza – from last night, yes I meant the county not the town, sorry.


    Bones - Radiohead

    King of the Road – The Proclaimers

    Blood Roses – Tori Amos

    Good Year for the Roses – Elvis Costello

    Winter Song - Nico

    Going Underground – The Jam

    In Search of a Rose – The Waterboys

    Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons

    Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell

    White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes

  • Comment number 21.

     
    Massive support for Broadsword - Jethro Tull (see #16)


    Failing that, a smashin' wee song from Sweden, seldom heard on the wireless...

    The King has Lost his Crown - Abba


    Keep it Norse Country!

  • Comment number 22.

    Firstly, good fortune to Jeffrey of Maidenhead who sounds for all the world like a figure from the era of Richard III.

    Secondly, I remember Blacks Camping & Leisure (also no longer extant) running an advertising campaign under the banner of 'Now is the winter of our discount tent' in the late 70s / early 80s

    #19 - JW - curse you - that was my idea also, so I'll have to second it.

    Maybe then

    WILD HORSES - PATTI SMITH
    CRAZY HORSES - OSMONDS (but please don't play it)

    We'll probably find out the body belongs to a local who died from crisp poisoning...(as advertised by Gary Lineker).

  • Comment number 23.

    Morning all

    Thank you to Deebee for the birthday wishes on the old blog and those that have been posted on fb.

    Can I suggest

    KING - LOVE AND PRIDE
    THE ALARM - THE DAY THE RAVENS LEFT THE TOWER
    and second etc

    ELVIS COSTELLO - A GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES
    which is one of my favourite EC tracks.

    Good luck again to Jeffrey (or RostronPoskett) for the recording of mastermind. I'm sure you'll do well.

    Cheers

    A

  • Comment number 24.

    Simon, enjoyed the blog greatly today and poor #3 with damp socks! ;^)

    The End Of The Innocence - Don Henley
    Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell

    Off to physio and love the sun pouring down.

    LB, x

  • Comment number 25.

    Happy Birthday Andy – hope you have a good day.

    Last night’s Dr Mösh tune - Kill the King would also be appropriate today.

    There is a slightly amusing Horrible Histories song about Richard III.


    I Live on a Battlefield – Nick Lowe

    Diggin’ an Early Grave – Duke Special

  • Comment number 26.

    Morning all

    Here you are! I only found the new blog via FB -kept cliking on the Next button above and only got the 'other' blog from yesterday!

    As I'm late, can I add my vote to:

    GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES - Elvis Costello

    please!

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 27.

    Oops - here's the missing 'c' from #26

    And the missing birthday greetings to Andy - hope you have a great day!

    T x

  • Comment number 28.

    Happy birthday Andy- and many more of them!

    Sorry #22 Parsley_Cat. You can share - I'd rather not be cursed! ;0)

    JW

  • Comment number 29.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM, and nicely dried out bloggers

    Thanks for the mensh last night. And good luck to Jeffrey/RR for his Mastermind recording today - I heard CE giving him a shoutout earlier this morning:

    #richard3oldies

    BONES - Michael Kiwanuka

    THE BONES OF YOU - Elbow

    Or, on a more tenuous note...

    OVER THE RAINBOW - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole version might be rather fine

    SINCE YOU BEEN GONE -RAINBOW

    JBG
    Because every schoolboy knows Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain (see what I did there?)

  • Comment number 30.

    Good luck Jeffery in Madenhead for your Mastermind endevors. Stay calm and all will be fine ;-)

    Can't beleive your sent your youngest to school with wet socks Simon. Heads have rolled for less in this house, be thankfull your not my fella!!!!!
    Use an iron/hairdryer/radiator next time. (mother has spoken)
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 31.

    Good Morning Each!

    'Tricky Dicky Rides Again' by Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Paul Kossoff

    'That's Rich' by Buddy Rich

    'Blond Or Rouge' by Wallenberg

  • Comment number 32.

    RAINBOW CONNECTION= KERMIT THE FROG or THE CARPENTERS or WILLIE NELSON
    (Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain)


    HELLO (IS IT ME YOUR LOOKING FOR)- LIONEL RICHIE

  • Comment number 33.

    Morning All,

    'Stuck Between A Rock and a Hard Place' Rolling Stones

    'King' UB40

    'Hanging Around' Stranglers

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 34.

    #29 JBG - Just read back and noticed we are on the same wavelength, good luck with the selection

  • Comment number 35.

    Morning! Hope all Drivetime bloggers are enjoying a sunny day - watched the Tour of Britain yesterday and saw that it was very wet in Harry the Snapper country.

    Tried to post earlier but computer crashed. Would like to suggest:

    DIGGIN' UP BONES - RANDY TRAVIS (such a cool name!)


    Simon, don't worry about damp socks. They are certainly better than no socks. Might be sunny here but decidedly chilly. Forgot my socks this morning. Big mistake.

    Happy birthday Andy!

    Off to read back now.....

  • Comment number 36.

    22 - Parsley Cat - like the discount tent story.

    Jeffery / Rostronposkett - GOOD LUCK TODAY!!

    Bye x

  • Comment number 37.

    Digging in the Dirt - Peter Gabriel
    You Raise Me Up - by loads of people!
    I'd Die for You - Bon Jovi
    If I Die in Battle - Van Canto

  • Comment number 38.

    hi all

    happy birthday andy

    KING MIDAS IN REVERSE-THE HOLLIES

    SHAKING ALL OVER-JONNY KIDD AND THE PIRATES(it mentions bones in it)

  • Comment number 39.

    As nobody has mentioned the rather obvious 'elephant in the room' involving this topic, what about Tin Soldier by THE SMALL FAECES...?
    (Sorry, couldn't resist it!!!!)

  • Comment number 40.

    Good afternoon all! Wet & miserable here today. No mensh chasing for me. Lots to do before I disappear on holiday on Sunday and still catching up from being away for the last year. I don't expect to be able to use my phone never mind the internet where I'm going. Part feels like I am losing a limb/part feels like a break from all such things isn't a bad thing. Oh and it is one of only 2 countries in the world where you can't get a certain American soft drink. But I'll be ok for cigars ;-)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDY T

    GOOD LUCK TONIGHT JEFFREY OF MAIDENHEAD

    x

  • Comment number 41.

    Afternoon All

    Not really getting a chance to live up to my new name at the moment as work is making too many demands this wee.

    Just a quick poop by to wave hello and say good luck with the menshes later.

    Poor child 3 Simon! Athlete's foot spray at the ready please.

    Catch you later

    Shona X

  • Comment number 42.

    #28 - JW - my earlier comment was meant in a jovial, pantomime sort of way and seemed to fit the mediaeval, Shakespearian theme.

    I much enjoyed Simon's heavy promotion of the blog on last night's show. Didn't notice Sally's 3am contribution as promised, though. I waited up specially (not).

    #40 - Mo - you read the same feature I did, then. Didn't realise North Korea was noted for cigars !

  • Comment number 43.

    KINGS by STEELY DAN "We've seen the last of good King Richard"
    RICHARD by JONI MITCHELL
    OPEN THE DOOR RICHARD by LOUIS JORDAN

  • Comment number 44.

    Hello all

    I, like Shona, find that work is too busy for regular contributions, but I am still here, honest guv!!!!

    Happy birthday to Andy

    Good Luck Jefferey-If good wishes carry you through, you'll walk it as we're all with you!!!

    Toon Choices:

    Kings of the Wild Frontier-Adam & the Ants
    King of Wishful thinking-Go West
    Senses working overtime-XTC (on account of 'How did anyone guess he was there!)


    Love to all,

    Mrs B xx

  • Comment number 45.

    A King buried in a car park in Leicester?

    HOW DID IT COME TO THIS? - Take That (Wah!!!!)

  • Comment number 46.

    Better late than never......

    THE BACK STABBERS THE OJAYS

    ;)))

    JT69

  • Comment number 47.

    By the way, I heard last night's homework was from occasional blogger Daniel Tooley - well done that man!

  • Comment number 48.

    HELLO!

    We have moved! We have Broadband!


    Has anyone suggested

    IT HAS BEEN A HARD DAY'S NIGHT read by Peter Sellers as Richard 111 ?

    Am I too late?

  • Comment number 49.

    Hello Billie - Happy New Home! Can I borrow a cup of sugar?

  • Comment number 50.

    #42 - I took it jovially - honest!! It is so difficult to show that in print. I did try with the winking smily face....

    Hello Billie - I've made a cake to welcome you to your new home. Here it comes..>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    JW

  • Comment number 51.

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  • Comment number 52.

    IN THE AIR TONIGHT PHIL COLLINS

    JT69

  • Comment number 53.

    Hello again

    Thank you very much for the cake Paul, plent to go round there I think.

    Happy Birthday also to Drivetime's own Traffic Totty (if that's not too sexist!)

    Happy Birthday Ms Boazman!

    Going to see Stuart Maconie's show at the Saltaire Festival tonight, as a surprise birthday treat, which should be good.

    Cheers

    A

  • Comment number 54.

    #46 - I think that's another play altogether.

    #48 - Billie - why didn't I think of that ? What a terrific recording. I'm sure he did another Beatles 'cover' in similar guise but can't remember what it might have been. (Lady_S - if lurking - am I right, or imagining this ?)

  • Comment number 55.

    Happy birthday Sally Traffic - what's it like to be 21??

    JW

  • Comment number 56.

    #48 Good to see you back here so soon, Billie. Hope the move went well and that you can find everything. My electric toothbrush got "lost" during my move. Always a good idea to check all compartments of a case.

    #42 Parsley_Cat LOL

    x

  • Comment number 57.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SALLY TRAFFIC

    x

  • Comment number 58.

    I hope your move went well, Billie... and a Happy Birthday to Sally x

  • Comment number 59.

    #54 He did a song with Sophia Loren, Parsley Cat-Goodness Gracious Me!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKMy15O1tCw

    Mrs B x

  • Comment number 60.

    #54 Apparently according to the search engine, he also did She loves you and Help!

  • Comment number 61.

    Who Are You? - The Who

    Willy the Shake
    x

  • Comment number 62.

    #48 Billie - woohoo!! Nice to see you back. Hope it all went well.

    Happy birthday Sally!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 63.

    Happy Birthday Andy

    Welcome back Billie. Hope the move went well.

    Off to read back ....

  • Comment number 64.

    It's Jaspers birthday too. Jasper is 5 today. Jasper is our cat. I haven't bought him anything. However, one of those layers of cake, above, is made of tuna. Perhaps I should have mentioned this earlier. Sorry, an'all!

  • Comment number 65.

    How remiss of us to miss it. Happy Birthday Jasper.

  • Comment number 66.

    Good afternoon,

    I shouldn't be here so don't anyone look or react as I "walk" in please ;-)

    Many Happy Returns to Andy.

    #22 Parsley Cat, That advert is exactly what sprung to my mind when I saw the title of this blog. I think Blacks still exist though. There was a very smart branch outside Fenchurch Street station not so long ago. Haven't been up there for a while.

    #40 Mo, In case I don't get the chance to pop in and say it before you go - Have a fab holiday. The end of your post has me thinking of Alan Partridge saying "Rolled on the thighs of a virgin".

    Reallly must dash...

  • Comment number 67.

    (Clears throat)
    Happy Birthday Andy !
    Happy Birthday Sally T !
    Happy Birthday Jasper the cat !
    and
    Welcome Back Billie !!
    (evening all)
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 68.

    Congrats to "Zo" for Two Princes.

    Must go & get changed for Keep Fit ..... or rather, "Hopefully Get Fit"....

  • Comment number 69.

    Happy Birthday Andy and our lovely Sally Traffic!

    Billie, do moves go well...I've never had one of those.

    hi julia, she said using invisible lower case.

    LB,x

  • Comment number 70.

    Happy Birthday Andy and

    Happy Birthday Sally Traffic

    & Happy Birthday Jasper the cat

    Good luck Billie in your new home

  • Comment number 71.

    Well done to Zoe for the first song... the only one I have heard so far.

    Happy Birthday to Jasper the Cat.
    http://milocat.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/birthday_cat__cake.jpg?w=300&h=300

  • Comment number 72.

    Thankyou all for your "Welcomes Back"! Ha!

    It is very nice to be back on the blog - but - in a different way - it was nice to listen to the show over the last three nights without even knowing what the theme was - let alone knowing what you had all suggested.

    "The Move" went very well indeed. The only really traumatic bit was forcing the two cats into their individual carriers and then putting them in the car to bring them here. The older one -13 - hates his carrier when he has to go to the vet and scratches away at the grill making his claws bleed - alternately screaming and hyperventilating.

    It was only a short journey - thankfully - and they are both fine now. They're doing their thing now - working out which window oversees what - and piecing it together in their heads. They have actually asked to go outside, but several more days yet before that.

    Broadband was another problem - it's taken almost 4 days to settle down!

    Happy Birthday to Andy!
    Happy Birthday to Sally Traffic!
    Happy Birthday to Jasper Cat!

    And Congrats to Zo(e) on your mensh!

  • Comment number 73.

    #56 Mo - couldn't lay my hand on everything but not too bad. Loads of boxes to empty. We've been talking about "stuff" and all the "stuff" we accumulate - even though we gave a lot away through "Freecycle".

    #68 Autumn Gail - good luck at your "I'm fit - but going to get fitter" classes!

    #50 Jennie - Cake?

  • Comment number 74.

    Ah! Bechod!

    Still a FINE piece!

  • Comment number 75.

    #48. Seemingly, yes!

  • Comment number 76.

    #75 #48 Paul - Ha!

  • Comment number 77.

    Oooh birthdays!

    Happy birthday Andy, Sally and Jasper. Did I hear Simon say Happy 35th Birthday to Sally? Surely a tongue in cheek remark ;)

    Billie, best wishes and happiness in your new home. X

    I won't get a chance to go for an ARFO tomorrow ;(( All day meeting but looking forward to an early finish *crosses fingets*

    Have nice evenings all :)

  • Comment number 78.

    #73 - I sent the 'cake' by 'blogmail' Billie - thought it would be good as a housewarming pressie! Sorry if I confused you!

    See you all tomorrow

    JW

  • Comment number 79.

    And how could I forget ?

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JASPER THE CAT

    JW

  • Comment number 80.

    My cats just wanted to say 'Meow Meow' to Jasper. It has been an evening or red wine and spilled nuts in our house (ow er misses). Wash your mouths out people I spilled a bag of peanuts.(!) Intended to watch Dallas from last night but ended up with Grand Designs instead. Just can't beat it:-)
    Totally looking forward to seeing Zoe & deebee at tea time tomorrow. You wont be able to miss me as Im comming straight from work I will have my BRIGHT YELLOW coat on. Just look out for the lollypop lady.
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 81.

    Evening Blogpoppets!

    Happy birthday to Jasper the Cat. So that's how old in cat years? If he was a dog it would be 35 - think it's about the same for cats. So very much in the prime of cathood...

    Well dones for menshes to Zo - Simon's having fun with our names this week, isn't he - and also to Andy for Elvis Costello. Enjoyed the show today, and for once I managed to hear most of it.

    #66 Did somebody say something...?

    Anyway, time I was off to bed. Night all. I won't be around tomorrow, so play nicely. I'm going to Salford.

    ;o)

  • Comment number 82.

    Morning peps :-)

  • Comment number 83.

    Good morning all - anyone out there?

    JW

  • Comment number 84.

    Good Morning!

  • Comment number 85.

    WOW !
    That was an amazing echo ! Thanks ladies :-)
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 86.

    Morning everyone

    Is it Friday already? Sunny and very windy outside today, hope it's nice where you are!

  • Comment number 87.

    Absolutly blowing a gale here in Wigan. Hubbs just told me that when im stood at the side of the road in the wind, I look 'interesting'. I shall remember that next time im being blown over at work.:-)
    So tired this morning, didnt sleep well at all, which will teach me to eat protine filled food close to bedtime. Really, it was the peanuts not the wine, honest.
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 88.

    Hope you soon begin to feel better Gill-withagee... a good walk in the wind will help blow away cobwebs and hangovers!

  • Comment number 89.

    Hello everybody.......

    After a wet and blustery start here, its turning into a nice day.. :0))



    JT69

 

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