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Simon Mayo | 08:12 UK time, Tuesday, 25 September 2012

If it's Tuesday it must be Chorley Wood. Soon I will have visited every school within a 2 hour radius of Radio 2 and then it'll be time to start all over again. I'm close to being a member of staff at some colleges. A few too many staffroom biscuits however...
Much discussion at the studios yesterday at the new carpet which has appeared. Steve Wright chose the pattern-a blue,brown, murky, dirty swirl of 70's pub-style ghastliness. Fortunately, it runs out just before the drivetime/Jeremy Vine studio and we still have the old, worn out carpet; dirty grey pub-style ghastliness. You may rest assured that your licence money is not being spent on anything nice. Or tasteful. Such hardship we endure on your behalf.
Today we welcome award winning comedian and actor Alan Davies to the show to talk QI, doing stand-up again and assorted paraphernalia. And oldies please inspired by tonight's C4 show 'The Boy Who Can't Forget'. This is a 20 year old student called Aurelian who, you might have realised, can't forget anything. He remembers everything about his life in minutest detail (as opposed to the rest of us...). So UNFORGETTABLE songs it is.
Have a fragrant and tip-top Tuesday, see you after 5


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  • Comment number 1.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM, and carpet-burnin' bloggers,

    Well, after last night's mensh (thank you again, Sir) and significant alignment, it would be rather churlish to wade in with a long mensh-chasing list of Nat King Cole and Simple Minds...so I shall sit back, open the door, and go and get a coffee. Where IS Mr Buzz?


  • Comment number 2.

    Morning all,

    First again Mr Good? Well done all last nights menshes.

    I'll go for

    The Unforgettable Fire - the mighty U2

    Wouldn't mind a bit of Simple Minds tho'. Love that song.



  • Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    An early blog? I was just on the way out the door too..


    DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME - Simple Minds


    ALWAYS ON MY MIND - Elvis Presley or Pet Shop Boys

    NEVER FORGET - Take That

    May think of one or two more on my way to work, but that'll do for now.


  • Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon and Everyone

    The big bad wolf did a lot of huffing and puffing last night but thankfully the house is still standing this morning.



  • Comment number 5.

    Ok, coffee in hand, can't wait any longer....

    REMEMBER ME – Diana Ross


    CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD – Kylie Minogue

    I REMEMBER YOU – Frank Ifield

    I CAN’T EXPLAIN – The Who

    YOU KEEP IT ALL IN - Beautiful South

    and finally

    SET ADRIFT ON MEMORY BLISS – PM Dawn and Spandau Ballet (yes, really!)

    I'm liking Deebee's choices at #3. All of 'em.

    And if I hear any mention of Elaine Paige, I'll have to turn the radio off.

    That's m'lot. See you later


  • Comment number 6.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Congrats to all menshes last night. A Good day at the office for the Blog (pardon the pun JBG!)

    I have to say I pride myself on my good memory and I am my mate's right arm when it comes to remembering things he needs to do at the KB club. he affectionately calls me "Rain Man"!!!!!

    1. UNFORGETTABLE - Nat King Cole
    2. FORGET YOU - C Lo Green
    3. NEVER FORGET - Take That
    4. FORGET ME NOT - Patrice Rushen
    5. DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME - Simple Minds
    6. REMEMBER - Bryan Adams ( a real old one from 1980!)
    8. I'LL REMEMBER YOU - Frank Ifield ( saw him in panto in 1977 as Dick Whittington!)
    9. MEMORIES - Elaine Paige
    10. YOU KEEP IT ALL IN - Beautiful South

    Have a nice day


    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 7.

    Good morning,

    Struggling a bit with this theme. Other than the obvious can only come up with:

    NOT FADE AWAY by The Rolling Stones.

    Shona, So pleased to here the Big Bad Wold didn't get you. It's good day sunshine here today. Hurrah!

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 8.

    #7 Oops. In case you're wondering a "wold" is an Essex/Kent wolf which unfortunately had a run in with a boy racer in an XR2 one night and now has a wooden leg. Honest...

  • Comment number 9.

    Good morning everyone

    Wet and windy here and the power keeps going off, so I'd best get a move on!

    DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME ~ Simple Minds


    FORGET ME NOT ~ Eden Kane

    FORGET HIM ~ Bobby Rydell


  • Comment number 10.

    Morning Simon and lovely blog people

    It is doing a good impression of November here.

    Where is my Mind? – Pixies

    Forget Myself – Elbow

    Who Are You – The Who

    The Windmills of Your Mind - Noel Harrison / Dusty Springfield

    Always on My Mind – Willie Nelson

    Remember – Billie Holiday

    Memories Cant Wait – Talking Heads

    Dive for your Memory – The Go-Betweens

    Do you Remember Walter? - The Kinks

    I’d Rather have a Memory than a Dream – Sarah Vaughan

  • Comment number 11.

    #7 I'm struggling a bit too Julia but I think Deebee is onto a few winners in her post at #3

    I best get on with some work..................................

    See you in a while

  • Comment number 12.

    Im sat next to the radiator trying to dry off in time for this afternoons crossing.



  • Comment number 13.

    Thanks for the mention yesterday

    Cant get you out of my head - Kylie minogue
    Dont you forget about me - Simple Minds
    Eternity - Robbie Williams
    You Oughta Know - Alana Morisette
    Female of the species - Space (Us women never forget)

  • Comment number 14.

    Good Morning All;

    Some mornings it just don't pay to get out of bed! Feeling rough again, so thank goodness I don't have to do much today.

    Well done to everyone who got a mensh last night, I particularly enjoyed Mr J B Good's 'Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.' Who knew it would fit so many oldie themes? ;-)

    Unforgettable oldie suggestions...










  • Comment number 15.

    Morning all!

    Please let one of the oldies be "The Unforgettable Fire" by U2? You know it makes sense!

    Thanks again for all your kind words, funeral tomorrow so I think posting on here will be a little infrequent again!


  • Comment number 16.

    #11 Shona, Yes, I think you're right about Deebee's suggestions. But what will our Esteemed Leader refer to the lovely Deebee as though? Always makes me smile when he uses her Sunday name.

    I can feel a HOIB coming on:


  • Comment number 17.

    Good day to tree

    Always on my mind pet shop boys

    Big yellow taxi Amy grant

    74 75 the connels

    Bittersweet symphony

    The boxer

    Where the streets have no name

    The boys are back in town

    I still havent found what I was looking for

    Young Americans David Bowie

    Maybe baby-crickets

    Crossroads don McLean

    Death will never conquer me coldpay (memories can always be found)

    Don't stop fleetwood mac

    Vincent don Maclean

    The grave don Maclean

    Friday on my mind- the easy beats

    My generation the who
    Can you forgive her

    Big river- jimmy nail

  • Comment number 18.

    Apparently our town has it's very own flood warning, have no idea where the water will congregate though as we are a little short on peaks n troughs.

    More than a little thankfull to hubbs friend who helped get our car home late last night. It would choose the wettest day of the year to conk out at school. Thankfully this morning it started without a problem, as if yesterday had never happened. (Grrrr little metalic monster).

    Florence, can I share REMEMBER WALKING IN THE SAND - SHANGRI LAS. I recall my sister had it on a tape she regulaly played in her car, and Ive never herd it on the radio.
    ~(drip-drying) gill~

  • Comment number 19.

    Hello! Hope everyone is well this morning, particularly snuffly and sneezy bloggers everywhere. Sun is shining here, but for how long.....

    Probably duplicating but can I suggest:



  • Comment number 20.

    Oops - sorry, pressed 'post' too early:


    OK, that's my lot for today. I am looking forward to hearing Alan Davies tonight. As for remembering things, I am rubbish. I need long lists to follow every day. The C4 programme should be interesting.

    See you later x

  • Comment number 21.

    For Alan

    Danse macabre (Saint-Saëns) we always remember the dead and the programme

  • Comment number 22.

    #20 Hmm, was 'Crazy' played on yesterday's show? I can't remember...............

  • Comment number 23.

    A few more oldie suggestions...






  • Comment number 24.

    "Laughter and Forgetting" by David Sylvian

  • Comment number 25.

    Ha Zoe I was just thinking about your first and last choices there!

  • Comment number 26.

    #1 - Mr J B Good - I may not have much 'up top' but I do have Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves going round my head today - a not unpleasant experience.....

  • Comment number 27.

    I'm going to off THE SCAFFOLD - "Do you remember?"

  • Comment number 28.

    Popping in - no time to read thru - apologies for duplication, etc...

    PET SHOP BOYS - Always On My Mind

    SANDIE SHAW - Always Something There To Remind Me

    FRANK IFIELD - I Remember You

    SIMPLE MINDS - Don't You Forget About Me

    THE WOMBLES - Remember You're A Womble (!)


  • Comment number 29.

    If REMEMBER YOUR A WOMBLE gets played I will eat my flourecent coat. OK, I wont eat my coat, but I will have a good giggle :-)

    Remember-member-member what a Womble-womble-womble you are !!!!!

  • Comment number 30.

    That should of course say offer THE SCAFFOLD :)

  • Comment number 31.

    Nat King Cole - unforgetttable

    Adele - Don’t You Remember

  • Comment number 32.

    #18 Gill withagee... very happy to share the Shangri-Las' song with you and I also can't remember hearing it played on the radio, so it would make a nice change!

    Especially for you.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy8_38U3xLU

  • Comment number 33.

    JBG - I had tweeted PM Dawn's seminal track earlier. I think 'seminal' can be very overused but in this case justified. In my opinion, its just about the first decent record using a sample as the basis for a track (unlike say, '19' by Paul Hardcastle).

  • Comment number 34.


    Remember the days of the old school yard - Cat Stevens

    Do you remember the first time - Pulp

    A night to remember - Shalamar

    Never forget - Take that

    Forget me not - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

    Who?Where?Why? - Jesus Jones

    Who are you? - The Who

    December1963(oh what a night) - Franki Valli & The Four Seasons

  • Comment number 35.

    Back again:



    Alternatively, for those of us who find remembering difficult......



  • Comment number 36.

    I obviously got dressed in the dark; I clash horribly, oh well.

    Just a couple more, my brain is resisting tax this morning

    Picture of You – The Cure

    Veronica – Elvis Costello

  • Comment number 37.

    Morning All,

    'Always On My Mind' Elvis Presley

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 38.

    #15 Will be thinking of you tomorrow SimonWard. Funerals are especially hard when it's a parent - I hope that the day will be a celebration of your mum's life, with laughter as well as tears.

    #16 I am wondering about changing my name to 'Blogger Deborah'. In spite of my protestations, it does make me smile when Simon calls me that... But I am quite attached to 'Deebee' too - it's been with me for a while as I've used it on other forums before joining this blog. And I possess an autographed copy of 'Confessions' signed 'To Deebee'. Bit of a dilemma...


    #18 Gill - and any other bloggers currently experiencing soggy conditions - hope you dry out soon. The pictures on FB look quite worrying...


  • Comment number 39.

    Good morning everyone!

    Apologies for the absinthe - not enough day to fit everything in at the moment!
    I have been lurking a little, with a view to catching up, but then - more work comes my way!

    I bring gifts to make amends, though...






    That's coffee, espresso, tea, or juice and bannoffee pie

    Off to the coffee machine again...


  • Comment number 40.

    #36 You look fine from here, Amelia...


  • Comment number 41.

    Don't forget to remember me -Bee Gees

  • Comment number 42.

    'Golden Years' David Bowie

  • Comment number 43.

    Thanks CBzz, saved me a trip downstairs.

    Mr JB Good - thanks for your last comment over the page

    Deebee - you are even Deebee on my phone, I would stick with it.

  • Comment number 44.

    #15 SimonWard. I hope all goes as well as it can tomorrow. My thoughts will be there with those of the others on here.


  • Comment number 45.

    Morning all

    Busy again, hence the absinthe!

    Apologies for any duplication:

    ALWAYS ON MY MIND - Willie Nelson

    #15 Simon - as others have already said; I hope tomorrow goes well for you.

    Back later

    T x

  • Comment number 46.

    #15 Simon - intermittent blogging and lack of read through time have meant that I missed your sad news - my sincere and heartfelt condolences.

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow.

  • Comment number 47.

    Morning all.

    Best wishes to you and your family Simon - tomorrow will be tough....

    Always on my Mind - Willie Nelson version gets my vote too
    Never Forget - Take That
    Please Remember Me - Tim McGraw
    (You Want to) Make a Memory - Bon Jovi
    Too Good to be Forgotten - Amazulu (I assume it's the same song as Deebee Chi-Lites)
    ..... and of course Nat King Cole - Unforgettable

    Must go and get on for a bit. Catch-up later....

  • Comment number 48.

    HE'S MISSTRA KNOW IT ALL - Stevie Wonder

    Did anybody ever find out why it's Misstra and not Mister????

    I KNOW WHAT I KNOW - Paul Simon with General M.D. Shirinda and the Gaza Sisters (apparently)

    DON’T FORGET YOUR HAT – Mark Knopfler (if only for the first blues-laden line "Well look out the window, never saw so much rain"! But also a cracking tune)

    BRILLIANT MIND - Furniture (#songsforrebecca)

    #23 I'm liking Zo's choices of Roxy Music and Sandie Shaw

    #26 Hoffs - those first few bars just make me smile every time. But hoping they won't stay with you all day!

    #33 Jeffrey - I suspect those mashup/riff/sample songs are really really naff and bad, but I tend to like them! The Adele/Robbie one gets me every time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDvMplK4McQ

    #38 Deebee - I think you should stay as Deebee. We (and he) all know you're Regular Blogger Deborah too anyway!

    #43 amelia - you're very welcome!

    SimonWard - best wishes and thoughts to you tomorrow.

    Phew! That was hard work.

  • Comment number 49.

    Simon, my thoughts will be with you tomorrow

  • Comment number 50.

    #38 & #43 - Deebee & Amelia - I can see your dilemma, but it would be odd not to have Deebee around on the blog anymore. Like Amelia, you are Deebee on my phone too and when Mr H was talking about our forthcoming meeting, he called you Deebee.

    On the subject of name changes, after the 3 worder about the guinea-pig yesterday and its name change from 'Frank' to 'Fifi', there was much sniggering in the Hoffs household when Mr H came home and was called 'Fifi' for the rest of the evening. Typically, I got the blame.

    #14 - Zoe, apologies, reading back, I seem to have duplicated your Michael Jackson suggestion. Can we share please?

    #15 - Simon - belated condolences to you and I will be thinking of you tomorrow x

  • Comment number 51.

    Good morning one and all - sunny here today but the wind which is accompanying it is chilly.

    UNFORGETABLE - NAT KING COLE must have been chosen but I live in hope!

    I lost another pound this week - nearly half a stone in a fortnight - good start.

    Back to catch up


  • Comment number 52.

    Since posting the above it has started raining again..........

    Hope everything goes as well as it can tomorrow, Simon - remember the good times and smile. x

    There are loads of good choons in the mix today - let's hope the bloggers have another succesful evening.


  • Comment number 53.

    I can't believe nobody else has suggested I REMEMBER YOU by THE RAMONES. Either the original, or the tribute that U2 did on the day that Joey died.


  • Comment number 54.

    #15 Simon, you'll have my thoughts as well as everyone elses tomorrow. Be strong and like others have said, try and remember happy times. XX

    Deebee, keep your name as it is as I think Simon likes to play a little game with you when you get a menshe ;)

    Off to skip home for lunch.

    *skippety, skip, skip, skip*

  • Comment number 55.

    #54 - Once again, nice skipping action there, RBS!

  • Comment number 56.

    Simon, like everyone my thoughts are with you for tomorrow.

    Hoffs - you poor husband, very funny though.

    Well done Jenny!

    I am convinced the RBS does actually skip home.

  • Comment number 57.

    #15 Simon, I shall join everyone else in thinking about you tomorrow. xx

    #51 Well done Jennie, that's a great start to your weight-loss programme!

  • Comment number 58.

    I can picture Reguar Blogger Shona skipping home from school each lunchtime and I think she still reads Janet and John books!!! ;o)

  • Comment number 59.

    Sorry to hear your sad news Simon. I did think of you when I made the U2 suggestion above. Hope all goes as well as it can.


  • Comment number 60.

    hi all



  • Comment number 61.

    Oh my goodness - any bloggers near Aberdeen lost a pet snake?


    Really glad it didn't turn up in my drawers!

  • Comment number 62.

    Was struggling to come up with anything other than the obvious (though 'Unforgettable' is a fine song) but then 'A Night to Remember' - Shalamar sprang to mind as it did with #34 Phil Mewis.

  • Comment number 63.

    Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
    They can't take that away from me - Frank Sinatra

  • Comment number 64.

    lol Amelia, she's Deebee on my phone too :-)

    Much love to Simon Ward for tomorrow, I know how difficult it will be. Try to remember the times you shared, they will never be taken away from you xx

  • Comment number 65.

    #53 - Welcome Richard T - phew, luckily you did remember to suggest them!

  • Comment number 66.

    #61 Hoffs - not my snake, and not found near me fortunately.
    I had a wee chuckle to myself when I read that they'd names the snake (found in a cutlery drawer) Spooner, though.

    Fun & games at Coffee Machine Central today. Our new office building appears to have had a colander installed in place of a roof, creating a spectacular waterfall effect on the inside of some of the windows.

    Fortunately 'the machine' still works :)


  • Comment number 67.

    Trawling through the memory banks, didn't FRANK IFIELD record I REMEMBER YOU
    many moons ago?

    Well, Lord Ammo Does want oldies!


  • Comment number 68.

    #15 Simon Ward - I can't remember if I sent condolences before, but I'm very sorry for your loss, and I hope the funeral goes as well as these things ever can.

    #25 Amelia - Sorry if I beat you to the punch there!

    #48 Mr J.B. Good - I'm not sure we ever did get to the bottom of the 'misstra' thing. The song is one of two that Stevie Wonder wrote about disgraced President Richard Nixon, but it's probably just a variation on mister, and nothing more.

    #50 Hoffs - I think that song has a very slim chance of being played, but happy to share. :-)

  • Comment number 69.

    #67 - Jennie - Oops, I read your last post as 'Frank Field' and I was momentarily impressed that the MP for Birkenhead had also recorded a song. I've put my specs on now and read it properly, sorry!

  • Comment number 70.

    Afternoon all

    Silly morning today. It was school photograhs day, and they allow younger siblings in so you can have them together, even if they're not at school yet, which is nice.

    However arrived at 8.35 hoping for a qucik in and out, they also needed to take mine, as a new school governor for the notice board! But was still there at 9.30, so now on catch up all day.

    Simon as others have said, best wishes and thoughts with you tomorrow and hope all can go as well as expected.



  • Comment number 71.

    #48 - JBG - Still humming!

    #68 - Zoe - You are right, but perhaps the NYM would have noticed the lyrics that are contained within that particular song:

    'Those Special Times
    They'll Just Go On And On
    In The Back Of My Mind'

    which of course are much aligned to the theme of Aurelian, the boy who can't forget.*

    *attempts to move away from snakes in cutlery drawers, trying to stay 'on topic', under the terms and conditions of the blog.

  • Comment number 72.

    #48 & #68 - JBG and Zoe - I think, that given you are regular bloggers who have had several menshes in your time, you are quite within your rights to send Mr Wonder a quick text and ask him. Go on, shy kids get now't.....

    #56 - Amelia - thanks for the sympathy for Fifi, but I wouldn't bother too much as the last laugh is definitely on him. He skipped off to work today leaving me a long list of phone calls to make, knowing that I haven't got a voice.....

  • Comment number 73.

    Completely 'off topic', but someone has just wandered past whistling "whistle while you work" and all I can think of is Pike in Dad's Army singing his alternative words!

  • Comment number 74.

    #73 - Tortie - LOL!

  • Comment number 75.

    Hoffs - what is this "on-topic" of which you speak?

    Zoe - you beat me fair and square.

  • Comment number 76.

    #75 - Amelia - dunno, just remember reading about it somewhere, once, in a dim and distant time.....

  • Comment number 77.

    #73 - Tortie - That would have led to a whole Pavlovian response set where I used to work, withsomeone starting if off with a cod German - Wot is your name? with the response in unison of "Don't tell him Pike"


  • Comment number 78.

    #58 See John Run!

    The "On-topic" seems to be Frank Ifield and I Remember You

    sshhh *whispers* I have the single ;0)

  • Comment number 79.

    #72 Hoffs I like the idea of sending a text to Mr Wonder. In fact, i like the idea of just calling Mr Wonder. (Just realised Mr Wonder will not be able to see a text...have they invented braille texts yet??)

    *Pub quiz alert....anyone know Mr Wonder's real name without looking it up?

    This morning's work has been accompanied by the new album Privateering from Mr Mark Knopfler. I was never a fan of Dire Straits, and a few of the tracks are straight out of 1985, but there are some really nice blues and folk inspired tunes on there too. I commend it to the blog.

    Discovery of the day....I learnt that if you eat a banana after a stilton sandwich, your stomach doesn't like it.

  • Comment number 80.

    #79 for "Discovery" read "Wisdom".

  • Comment number 81.

    #79 - JBG - point taken. Hadn't thought of that - maybe a phone call to Mr Judkins would be better - remember, be sincere, from the bottom of your heart...

    Regarding your discovery of the day, I'm sure that your stomach won't be the only thing not to like it. I pity the poor people who have to suffer the after-effects......

  • Comment number 82.

    John, I shall listen out for your wisdom of the day on today's show. (Not the after effects obviously) Tee hee

  • Comment number 83.

    JBG - apples taste weird after eating stilton too I think.

    Random act of kindness of the day - someone at work has just given me chocolate.

  • Comment number 84.

    #79/81 Hoffs. Apparently so. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17105225

    #81 Also Hoffs. Mr Judkins, who he?

    #81 Also also Hoffs. Lucky I'm alone here!

  • Comment number 85.

    #71 Hoffs - I do like that song, and the lyrics are quite apt, but it seems that Drivetime only have access to Black and White, Beat It, and the occasional lend of Thriller, from Michael Jackson's back catalogue! Mind you, Got To Be Startin' Something got a play the other week, so you never can tell! :D

    #72 - Ah, if only I had Mr Wonder's number... ;-) Maybe if Simon ever interviews him, he could put the misstra/mister question to him?

  • Comment number 86.

    #84 - JBG - oops, I;m a dippy - what is Stevie W's real name then? Thanks for the app info - that's good to know. Good news that you are alone (well, from the food point of view only, obviously)*

    #85 - Zoe - fingers crossed they can add another one to their repertoire...

    *fetches spade and starts to dig herself out of a large hole..

  • Comment number 87.

    # 84 #86 Is it Golden?

  • Comment number 88.

    #86 Hoffs: Oh, not so dippy actually... it's a bit confusing.....

    Mini Biography

    Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, United States, to Calvin Judkins and Lula Mae Hardaway. Due to being born six weeks premature, Stevie Wonder was born with a condition called retinopathy of prematurity, which made him blind. Stevie Wonder, even with this disability, made his landmark to be a pioneer and innovator in the music industry.

    Stevie Wonder's mother, Lula Mae Hardaway left her husband and moved herself and her children to Detroit. Due to her leaving Lula Hardaway Judkins changed her name to Lula Hardaway and changed Stevie's surname to Stevland Morris.

  • Comment number 89.

    #88 JBG Well you learn something new everyday. Thank you for sharing.

    Be good everyone. I'm heading into the field for a while and a late finish ;(

    Catch you later

    Shona X

  • Comment number 90.

    #88 - Thank you for telling me that JBG. The saying 'you learn something new every day' certainly applies to me today! It's funny - I had thought for years that his real name was Judkins - it came up as an answer in a quiz once upon a time, along with the usual others - Michael Caine etc. It stuck in my mind (little else does) and I thought that I was onto a dead cert today on the blog as I never know the answers to questions or trivia. Turns out I was wrong again!!!

  • Comment number 91.

    For a song I suggest Unforgettable by Nat King Cole. Have fun folks

  • Comment number 92.

    #79 Funnily enough I was listneing to Ricky Ross sitting in for Bob at lunchtime from Saturday night/Sunday morning and he played a track from Knopfler's new album. I think Knopfler's gone quite country/rootsy/folky now hasn't he? Duet album with Emmylou, producing Bap Kennedy's recent album and now this one too.

    Talking of folky, I'm going to see Emily Barker & the Red Halo at the Union Chapel later in the year. People may have heard the theme tunes to Wallander (Brannagh version) and last year's The Shadow Line. They're both her.

  • Comment number 93.

    God bless your tum, JBG - hopefully the turmoil will be short lived!

    Off to make toffee apple ice cream with greek yogurt - will let you know how it goes.

    (Probably not good with stilton sandwiches, John!)


  • Comment number 94.


    Puppy broken leg.

  • Comment number 95.

    #94 - Ponyclubmum - oh no - that's awful. Poor poor puppy, poor you x

  • Comment number 96.

    Oh PCM (if I may call you that) how awful, poor puppy and poor you.

  • Comment number 97.

    Ouch! Poor puppy ponyclubmum.

    Clever and humourous blog Simon! I can well imagine how awful all the carpet looks.
    Good luck to all those suggesting, I've been to busy and no had a chance to pop in until now.

    LB, x

  • Comment number 98.

    #94 poor puppy pcm - lots of TLC for both of you x

  • Comment number 99.

    Just made it back for the start of the show!

    Awww poor puppy, how did it happpen? I hope it mends well.

  • Comment number 100.

    3 word Tuesday.... Windows-flipping filthy! Wind and salty sea air!! :o(


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