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Simon Mayo | 09:00 UK time, Thursday, 11 October 2012

Child 3 to school, child 2 slumbers on, child 1 no idea but presumably working hard and spending his time wisely and not frivolously. Here we are at another lovely Thursday and the promise of a Nigel special after 6.
Meantime it is tape amnesty day today and the BBC are after your private recordings of assorted radio shows you may have squirrelled away in the attic somewhere. We all did it didn't we? Even though we weren't supposed to, the temptation of recording the top 40 on a Sunday evening was just too strong. So there is me-aged 13 or 14 with my first cassette tape recorder (Amerex if i remember right) with the cheap microphone running to the cheap radio and making cheap recordings of Tom Browne's Solid Gold Sixty. His would have all the general noise of the house added on top and the call sign of Radio Tirana in Albania spoiling the sound as the night got darker. Truly this is a lost age! Of course eventually we traded up to an integrated system and we could record direct from the radio and John Peel's Festive 50 would be a regular favourite. I'm off to rummage in old shoe boxes to see what I might still have left. Here's the list of what they're after particularly...

• Pre-1990 music sessions (i.e. BBC recorded music performances) in particular, high-profile artists.
• Pre-1990 comedy programmes. For example, Hancock and Goon Shows all have missing episodes from the early series.
• Pre-1990 drama and readings. Examples would include The Archers from 1950-1959 and from 1969-1987, periods where there are not complete runs.
• Pre-1982 news bulletins.
• Pre-2000 live presented DJ programmes and magazines - the daily mainstream output of networks.
• BBC appearances by Dylan Thomas
• BBC appearances by Richard Burton
• BBC appearances by George Orwell
• Interviews with Alma Cogan
• First BBC appearances by Petula Clark
• Coverage of "women's lib" in 1970s
• Mike Read's "ban" of Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Relax - Radio 1
• Waggoners Walk - Radio 2 soap 1969-80
• Mrs Dale's Diary - Light Programme drama serial, 1948-67
• Family Favourites
• Midday Spin
• Music While You Work 1940-67
• Pick of the Pops 1955-72
• Saturday Club 1957-69
• Easy Beat 1960-67
• Housewives Choice 1946-67
• Top Gear (radio show - BBC Light Programme/Radio 1)
• Junior Choice
• Derek Jameson, Radio 2
• Kenny Everett
• Alan Freeman
• Emperor Rosko
• Out On Blue Six - Mark Radcliffe, Radio 1
Got any of those? Me neither and they don't want my top 40 recordings either. See the Radio 2 website for more information. But how about RADIO AMNESTY oldies. Songs for the LISTENER'S ARCHIVE please, deposited below.
Have a merry and smile-filled Thursday, see you after 5.

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Why Simon, you are spoling us with 3 blogs!

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi again everyone

    This theme takes me back to my Phillips reel-to-reel in the days before cassettes and there must be boxes of old stuff in our family loft...

    WANTED ~ The Dooleys

    I WANT YOU BACK ~ Jackson Five

    JUST WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED ~ Mari Wilson

    PLEASE FORGIVE ME ~ Bryan Adams

    I WANT IT ALL ~ Queen

  • Comment number 3.

    Well, I had 3 blogs to start with.

    Listeners archive?

    I REMEMBER ELVIS PRESLEY - DANNY MIRROR

    *runs and hides*

  • Comment number 4.

    Good Morning again –

    Now That's What I Call A List!


    Suggestions –


    C30 C60 C90 GO!– Bow Wow Wow


    I’VE GOT A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOU – MN8

  • Comment number 5.

    REELING IN THE YEARS ~ Steeley Dan

  • Comment number 6.

    They don't want much then!

    The blog is doing strange things here too - no NEXT from yesterday but a NEXT at the top of this one - ooeerr........

    RETURN TO SENDER - ELVIS (the BBC sent out the progs via the airwaves)

    Not an easy theme as yet

    JW

  • Comment number 7.

    RADIO - Robbie

    RADIO GAGA - Queen

    H.A.P.P.Y. RADIO – Edwin Starr

    THOSE WERE THE DAYS - Mary Hopkin

  • Comment number 8.

    It is a hard theme today but I'll have a try with these:

    THOSE WERE THE DAYS - MARY HOPKINS

    ON MY RADIO - SELECTER

    HUNTING HIGH AND LOW - AHA

    REMEMBER ME - DIANA ROSS

    FOR THE GOOD TIMES - PERRY COMMO

    Probably way off the mark but that's all I can think of for now.

  • Comment number 9.

    Good morning from a very wet place, both inside and out. Rain running down the Rue in torrents and the boiler has sprung a leak so wet inside as well.

    Tunes for today

    ON MY RADIO - THE SELECTOR

    Off to dry out back soon I hope

  • Comment number 10.

    Another triple-blog day. Must be a special offer.

    Copied ffrom yesterday's blog (managed to be the last entry, which no one will read)...

    Think I'd better put in an appearance for the male contingent. Just starting to drizzle here. More on the way later, we're told.

    We're here listening to another radio station (it isn't rough). The adverts are very annoying (particularly one for PPI recovery), but we have another ex-Radio 1 Simon doing 'The Golden Years'. Sound familiar ? It's exactly the same programme our Simon used to do but with irritating promotional messages for double glazing, car sales, etc.

    Takes me back to University days when Radio 1 did a stint in Nottingham and this 'other' Simon recorded a jingle for our campus radio - 'This is the University Radio Nottingham chart - bigger, noisier and ultimately much more vulgar than any other chart available...'
    What a long time ago that was.

  • Comment number 11.

    GET BACK - THE BEATLES

    JW

  • Comment number 12.

    I WILL RETURN ~ Springwater

    I WILL RETURN ~ Bryan Adams

  • Comment number 13.

    TAKE ME I'M YOURS - Squeeze

  • Comment number 14.

    IT'S NOW OR NEVER - ELVIS

  • Comment number 15.

    MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS - DEAN MARTIN

    JW

  • Comment number 16.

    REDEMPTION SONG - BOB MARLEY

  • Comment number 17.

    All my old 'illegally' recorded stuff is a few hundred miles away, so......

    NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP ~ Rick Astley

  • Comment number 18.

    Morning Simon & everyone

    Limited to typing on phone and flaky internet so will keep it brief.

    C30 C60 C90 GO! BOW WOW WOW

    RADIO FREE EUROPE - REM

    ON THE RADIO - DONNA SUMMER

    RADIO RADIO - ELVIS COSTELLO

    DO YOU REMEMBER ROCK N ROLL RADIO - RAMONES

  • Comment number 19.

    GIVE IT UP - KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND

    JW

  • Comment number 20.

    Good Morning All;

    Just a quick pop in to shamefully mensh chase, may be back later, if not have a good day one and all. :-)

    Oldie suggestions...


    YESTERDAY ONCE MORE - THE CARPENTERS

    THE OLD SONGS - BARRY MANILOW

    LABELLED WITH LOVE - SQUEEZE

    MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS - DEAN MARTIN

    VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR - THE BUGGLES

    RADIO GAGA - QUEEN

    SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT - NIRVANA

  • Comment number 21.

    ON THE RADIO - Donna Summer

    THE WAY WE WERE – TRY TO REMEMBER – Gladys & Her Pips

  • Comment number 22.

    Oh my, it's scary to think what the BBC might have had and has lost. Not a criticism, archiving on tape is a massive operation so you can imagine that it might not just be possible to capture everything, and that tapes might be re-used before people started to realise "hang on, we're throwing away our history here".

  • Comment number 23.

    GIVE IT TO ME ~ The Troggs

  • Comment number 24.

    What an awful job somebody's going to have going through all these old tape recordings!

    GOT TO GIVE IT UP ~ Marvin Gaye

  • Comment number 25.

    LET'S HANG ON TO WHAT WE'VE GOT - Frankie Valli & 4

    BACK TO LIFE - Soul 11 Soul

  • Comment number 26.

    #22 I know what you mean Ken. I threw out all my old tape recordings years ago ;(

    Anyhoo, work beckons.............................catch you later. X

  • Comment number 27.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    How about:

    VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR - The Buggles

    RADIO GAGA - Queen

    ON THE RADIO - Donna Summer

    FORTY FIVE - Elvis Costello

    OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG - Three Dog Night

    ON MY RADIO - The Selector

    ~X~

  • Comment number 28.

    THE WAY WE WERE/MEMORIES - BARBRA STREISAND (sp?)

    JW

  • Comment number 29.

    REMEMBER THE TIME - Michael Jackson

  • Comment number 30.

    BRINGING ON BACK THE GOOD TIMES - Love Affair

  • Comment number 31.

    I remember - Dead Mouse
    Days are forgotten - Kasabian
    Erase/Rewind - the Cardigans
    The Cutter - Echo and the Bunneymen
    Turn Back Time - Aqua
    Video Killed the Radio Star - Buggles

  • Comment number 32.

    Morning all

    I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date, no time to say hello goodbye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!

    SPIRIT OF RADIO - Rush

    FM - Steely Dan

  • Comment number 33.

    Hi Simon and everyone
    Wow what a long blog Simon?!!!
    My Bryan Adams recordings being interviewed by Adrian John is not wanted then .... Oh well it is cherished by me !!!

    1. CARELESS MEMORIES - Duran Duran
    2. C30, C60, C90 GO - Bow Wow Wow
    3. LOST IN MUSIC - Sister Sledge
    4. REWIND - Craig David
    5. HUNTING HIGH AND LOW - AHA
    6. CRACKLING ROSE - Neil Diamond
    7. STEP BACK IN TIME - Kylie Minogue
    8. THESE ARE THE DAYS - Freddie Mercury
    9. THANK YOU FOR THE DAYS - Kirst Macoll
    10. PLAY - Moby

    Have a nice day

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 34.

    Oh, and thank you kindly for the mensh last night for The Who. Always a shoe-in!

    (Where does THAT expression come from, I wonder)

  • Comment number 35.

    Hello all !!
    Nightmare trying signing in to the blog yesterday. Sorry to hear about your Dumplings disaster Sal, that evil wheat gets everywhere it shouldent. Did you know Dominos and Pizza Hut have started doing GF pizzas this week?

    I find it hard to beleive the BBC dont wont my old chart recordings, extensive as they are :-)

    Hubbs will be over the moon if some more Goon shows turn up, so come on people, get rooting !

    RADIO GAGA - QUEEN
    HAPPY RADIO - WHOEVER THE DICKENS IT WAS
    ON THE RADIO - DONNER SUMMER

    ~gill~

  • Comment number 36.

    PUSH THE BUTTON - Sugababes


    *runs downstairs, waiting for torrent of abuse to follow*

  • Comment number 37.

    *runs after Johann the Good with a pointy stick*

  • Comment number 38.

    #26 Shona, yup me too. I think it's a commendable project. I assume it's all tied in with them wanting to make the archive available on-line. Some bands have ended up using recordings of gigs that fans have made from the audience to bring out retrospective live albums, so I'm sure that if they really push it hard they will recover loads of gems that they don't have in their own libraries any more.

  • Comment number 39.

    WIRED FOR SOUND - Sir Cliff

  • Comment number 40.

    #34 Johann The Good, I think its a 'shoo-in' as in shooing an animal into a pen very easily. A 'shoeing' , on the other hand, would have been the result of a mods v rockers 60s meeting as in 'he got a good shoeing'!

    On to today's theme:

    SOUVENIR - OMD

    NO MEMORY - Scarlet Fantastic

    I LOVE MY RADIO (MY DJ's RADIO) - TAFFY (I've been waiting for a chance to suggest this one for ages!!)

  • Comment number 41.

    Morning All,

    'Bring On Back The Good Times' Love Affair

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 42.

    WHATS THE FREQUENCY KENNETH - REM

    I WANT YOU BACK - JACKSON 5

    THE SEEKER - THE WHO

  • Comment number 43.

    Harrrumph.
    Been playing on my own on my own personal blog - thanks Mr M! It was fun, but I missed my mates :-(
    So here you all are!!

    In case the NYM doesn't visit my blog, i suggested

    LOST AND FOUND by Sparks

    AMNESTY IS GRANTED by Meat Loaf (hell yeah!)
    or
    AMNESTY by the Hollies if you want to play it safe

    ALANIS MORISSETTE - GIVE WHAT YOU GOT

    THE OLD SONGS by Bazza Manilow

    STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR by U2

    if they find that we in fact have erased all those precious tapes

    Too many blogs, too little time..

  • Comment number 44.

    Here you all are!

    Confused of East Yorks here! I kept pressing 'F5' on the previous blog and nothing happened! Decided the close the blog and re-open, and found you all again!

    T x

  • Comment number 45.

    Goodness, what a difficulty logging on to the blog. Out in the field all afternoon so good luck with the menshes and enjoy the show.

    Catch you later. X

  • Comment number 46.

    Just read back
    want to 2nd/3rd
    REELING IN THE YEARS by Steely Dan - clever and a good choon to boot!

    Never got my coffee, I opened my purse - and zoot alors
    no ££ :-/

  • Comment number 47.

    Well that was irritating.... just got red-boxed to "complete my registration details" and then lost the entire post! I can't be bothered to re-do my anecedote (frankly, it wasn't that interesting) so I'll simply say that I hope everyone's well. Busy as usual here ...

    Oldies:
    Yesterday Once More - The Carpenters
    One for the Radio - McFly
    Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Segar
    Anything from "War of the Worlds" that has Richard Burton on it

  • Comment number 48.

    Good Morning Each!

    'I Found That Essence Rare' by Gang Of Four

    'Back To Life' by Soul II Soul

    'The Spirit Of Radio' by Rush

    'The Old Radio' by Pine Mountain Railroad
    (Might make a fine showstopper. Can we do that from the blog?)

  • Comment number 49.

    Oh and thanks to Deebee for coming to my rescue on my own personal blog where I was starting to look for mischief to cause, in my boredom.
    Leaf-kicking, puddle-splashing and the like.

  • Comment number 50.

     
    Turn Your Radio On - Skeeter Davis


    Keep it Country!

  • Comment number 51.

    #47
    *sigh*
    As I said yesterday (or might have been day 'afore) not convinced that the Beeb are paying for the very best IT people..

  • Comment number 52.

    I WANT IT ALL by QUEEN
    BRING IT ON HOME TO ME by SAM COOKE
    RADIO ACTIVITY by KRAFTWERK

  • Comment number 53.

    Good morning Everyone and, of course, the merry and smile-filled Thursday version of Simon, The Team and the Very Nice Young Man.

    Just pooping in with, perhaps a little tenuous,

    SPIRIT OF THE RADIO, RUSH

    Off to catch up.

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 54.

    I'm not here!


    TURN YOUR RADIO ON - Ray Stevens

  • Comment number 55.

    Queen - "Radio Ga-Ga"!

    Tsk tsk!

    GB

  • Comment number 56.

    Just had my online shopping delivery from the store where a flower lingers - absolutely brilliant and on time !!!!!!!!!! Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It makes a change to have nothing to complain about - I am fed up with having to moan at shops about their products,service etc. We have had 2 really positive experiences with online shopping orders this week - it can be done! Some stores need to buck their ideas up - people like myself depend on their services and I, for one, will use the stores which offer a decent service. So there!

    Grump over - my friend is coming round for lunch today, as we are golf widows for the day, so I had better sort out something to eat!

    JW

  • Comment number 57.

    'Radio Radio' Elvis Costello

  • Comment number 58.

    Me neither.

    But there's a song I'm trying to remember and I can't and it's bugging me. It's from the 70s, American (I think), kind of light rock, and it's about a radio station and I think the title is the FM frequency of the station. Something like 107.5. Or 97.2. Or 102.7.

    I bet one you clever bloggerfolk know it in a flash.

  • Comment number 59.

     
    #56

    Jennie Wren,

    Sand-Wedges? (Don't forget your Greens).


    >8-D

  • Comment number 60.

     
    #58

    Johann the Good,

    Is it about the morning D.J. at W.O.L.D.?

  • Comment number 61.

    My thought too Scotch Git...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SubLzRKYuo4

  • Comment number 62.

    Greetings Mayo Man & ALL Bloggies...

    Mayo Man - Yes most nice ter keep old tapes and recordings!!!!!

    A mesen 'ave many Jools 'olland Shows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sadly no radio stuff but if a did Kenny Everitt would be a the top of me list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    No offence ter yersen ;-)))))

    A NEVER ever took the time ter write on Kenny Everitt's blog unlike yer good self Mayo mate!!!!!

    ALL - Just finished banging in me concrete lintel above me new french doors!!!!!
    Not easy with me still sore back and when the instructions state 3 people should lift it!!!!!!
    Got it up and in on me own!!!!!!!
    Which brings ter the thought.... If a 'ave this much strength and determination.... If aplied ter the cycle track.... What might the outcome be????????

    Either a gold medal.... Or disqualified for breaking me chain 3 times!!!!!!!!

    Off ter knock a few bricks inter me wall!!!!!

  • Comment number 63.

    PS The Builder's Bum..... (could be a blogging name!!).... Ave come ter the conclusion why builders famously 'ave their trousers 'alf down their backside!!!!
    When yer up and dwon ladders, bending and doing tough work.... The last thing on yer moind is yer trousers.... Yer sort of get past caring!!!!!!
    And they work their way down through moving alot!!!!!!
    Ave lost count 'ow many times a keep pulling my trousers up while renovating me 'ouse!!!!!
    AND despite a strong cement proof belt!!!!!!!!

    From now on am past caring if me trousers are 'alf down!!!!!!!

    Back ter me bricks!!!!

  • Comment number 64.

    #58, #60, #61 - must be WOLD, nothing else similar.

    I'd like to back the Steely Dan suggestions (FM & Reeling in the Years) - particular favourites - and Video Killed the Radio Star by Buggles. Their later venture into Yes (named 'the Yeggles' by some) was also a fine album. I still have Drama on tape but sadly nothing on which to play it. Sort of fits today's theme.

  • Comment number 65.

    The Days Before Rock & Roll by Van Morrison - has a strange spoken bit about tuning in the wireless.

  • Comment number 66.

    hi all

    c30,c60,c90-bow wow wow

    video killed the radio star-buggles

    remember the time-michael jackson

    i remember you-frank ifield

  • Comment number 67.

    Afternoon,


    Return to sender - Elvis Presley

    Come back to what you know - Embrace

    I want you back - Jackson 5

    Don't go back to Rockville - REM

    Radio ass kiss - The Wonderstuff

  • Comment number 68.

    From previous bog - cheers Bingo. I'll keep persevering with the Liverpudlian accent but may slip into Geordie from time to time :)

    Shouldn't really be here but just popped by for a min as I forgot earlier to reply to dear old Bingo.

    JW - glad to see you've had a positive online shopping experience. I think we do need to vote with our feet (or clicking finger); if enough of us do it, it'll be the kick up the bottom these other companies need.

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 69.

    Ps. Bingo - re: Builders' Cleavage - you should wear braces like the big bloke on the garden makeover programme with Charlie Dimmock and Alan Titchmarsh, nice chap, name escapes me at the mo.

    ~

  • Comment number 70.

    Just thought of another -

    Devil's Radio - George Harrison (from the Cloud Nine album).

    A fine recording, especially the track 'When we was Fab'. Featured in BBC4 documentary last Friday on Jeff Lynne.

  • Comment number 71.

    Tape amnesty? I won't tell if you won't...


    WORLD SHUT YOUR MOUTH - Julian Cope

    Also reminds me of holding my cassette recorder up to the radio (or "wireless"!) (actually balanced on a pile of books), as it had a built-in microphone, and screaming at my mum or dad or sister when they came in the room talking.

    To this day there are songs I hear on the radio which were on those tapes, and at the relevant part in the song I expect to hear my my mum saying "Tea's ready! Oh sorry."

  • Comment number 72.

    Could it be

    W.O.L.D. By HARRY CHAPIN CARPENTER. Who is absolutely no relation to Mary.

    Parsley - I do indeed the URN chart show before you put me on the train to go back! I wonder if any other DJ's from the Nottingham area worked on that that esteemed broadcaster- perhaps someone on BBC2 now........

  • Comment number 73.

    Nobody suggested...

    RADIO SONG - REM

    #58/60/61/64 Scotch-git, Florence, Parsley-Cat - no, it's not that one! But it's a good one for the theme anyway.

    *still pondering*

  • Comment number 74.

    DON'T SPEAK - No Doubt

  • Comment number 75.

    Things aint what they used to be - by -eeeerrrrr..... dunno?? xxxxxx

  • Comment number 76.

    #59 - very good - GREENS are good for you as they contain IRON, and it will be PAR for the COURSE for my friend and I to round the afternoon off at about TEE TIME.

    Puts on WETS (just started raining here) and PUTTers off.......................

    Sorry..

    JW

  • Comment number 77.

    Found it!!!

    98.6 - KEITH


    OK, not 1970s. And not about an FM frequency at all. That was just to throw you off the trail, as it sounded like one.

    *feeling a bit stupid now*

  • Comment number 78.

    Did I hear Dougal get a mensh last night? Where is Dougal? Still here under a different name? I get so confused.

    And where is CBuzz?

  • Comment number 79.

    #76 - should have put ROUND in caps too! Too clever for my own good

    JW

  • Comment number 80.

    ooh ooh ooh

    AT THE SIGN OF THE SWINGING CYMBAL - Brian Fahey and his Orchestra

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY85ET2gXGQ

    Good pub quiz question!

  • Comment number 81.

    Afternoon all! Have been out all morning - work experience. Just been reading back as I slurp down some soup. Tried to access the blog earlier but like many of you, had three versions but also there were no comments anywhere. Some great suggestions - esp Bow Wow Wow - I'm always impressed by what you all come up with and never more so than today!

    #8 - Shona - laughing at the AHA suggestion - picturing people up and down the country hunting high and low for their old cassettes!

    #36 & 37 - LOL!

    #71 - JBG - your post will keep me giggling for the rest of the afternoon - Blimey, that brings back memories - I think that 'background family noises' should be a category in itself, on the list!


    Children these days just don't know what they are missing. Five minutes on the laptop (or less) and their music is there. Unlike my parents, who got pestered by me for money to buy the latest single, I get pestered for money to buy small cards that will allow my children to download many songs with just a clickety-click of the mouse. No crouching by the radio for them on a Sunday afternoon with the bedroom door barricaded (hmm, sounds a bit dodgy) so that their mother wouldn't come in during the middle of a song and mutter "..if only you knew your O'level English texts as well as you know the words to those wretched songs you listen to...."

    Right. I am going to go and hunt for one of my tapes and will sit mine down at the weekend and introduce them to what life was like when I was their age. Hoping not to get the same kind of eye-rolling response as I do when I sing along cheerily to Adam and the Ants on the radio...

    Sorry, rambling again*

    Ps. As my littlest went into school this morning he waved goodbye and said 'hope you don't get too draggled today'. Sums it up perfectly.



    *climbs down off soapbox and trudges off to dry soggy socks.

  • Comment number 82.

    Ps. A note for the Scottish blogger contingent - was mightily impressed earlier on as I waited in a supermarket car park. Watched a coatless man in a kilt and short sleeves stroll out through the rain, past the shoppers in their wellies and full length waterproofs. Upon arrival at his car, he reached into his sporran, fished out his car keys, unlocked his car and drove away. Cool.

  • Comment number 83.

    #81 ha ha Hoffs!

    Another memory...

    Remember that agonising feeling when you were recording and you got near the end of the tape, and wanted to record the next song, but weren't quite sure whether there was enough space left, so you went ahead anyway, and then just about 30 seconds before the end of the song you heard that agonising "click" as the REC and PLAY buttons popped out at the end of the tape.

    That's another category of songs I hear on the radio, where I'm not as familiar with the last 30 seconds - in my mind they just stop abruptly!

    Off out now.

    *gone*

  • Comment number 84.

    #72 - oh yes. the it was time for the Sunday evening dash to Beeston station and the trip to Derby, Uttoxeter, Stoke, Kidsgrove (egnaro canal), Alsager and Crewe.

    Mr Mayo probably was at Radio Nottingham in the latter days of my tenure at Uni Park, although I don't remember ever listening to that station. It was very much Tr*nt, URN or pirate Radio Lenton (broadcasting via the piping).

  • Comment number 85.

    Too Good To Be Forgotten - Amazulu
    Judas Priest - Breaking The Law (one for Dr Mosh there)!
    Dire Straits - Private Investigations
    Equals - Baby Come Back
    Love Affair - Bringing On Back The Good Times
    Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn Back The Clock
    Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time
    Kylie Minogue - Step Back In Time
    Take That - Back For Good

  • Comment number 86.

    #83 - JBG - YES!! Goodness me, those were the days....

  • Comment number 87.

    #83 - I had a similar experience last night when hearing Sam Cooke's Wonderful World being played on the show. Remember when it was re-released in '86 due to a certain jeans ad? (oh how we did swoon - well, until we played a game where we imagined our teachers playing the part in the ad - how we did snigger). Anyway, that was a song with an abrupt tape-end-induced ending, for me.

  • Comment number 88.

    #77 Could it be 'Pilot of the Airwaves' by Charlie Dore?

  • Comment number 89.

    #64 9th December 1980, Southampton Geaumont, after the first song once the clapping had died down someone in the second row just in front of me shouted out "Bring Back Jon Anderson!" at the top of their voice. Sentiments I fully agreed with, although was too polite to shout out, and I did kinda whince for Trevor Horn as I think he was just a victim of something that would never work to most Yes fans' satisfaction.

  • Comment number 90.

    Back again.... Just finished putting me lintel in and bricked up above a smuch as a could until the rain got too much!!!!!
    At least me 'ouse is secure now... Was worried about being left a BIG 'ole in me wall!!!!!
    Could leave the 'ouse until a got this job done!!!!!!
    And the good news me back is feeling alot better..... Sometimes keeping moving but noot overdoing it is good for a bad back!!!!!!!!
    'aving said that sometimes though when a back gets so bad yerv gotta rest it!!!!!!!!
    Ter rest or noot ter rest????????
    Sometimes life is confusing!!!!!!!

    Toots - Am easy what language yer want me blogs in!!!!!!!!
    That;s the beauty of blogging everyone who reads a blog can 'ear in their 'ead they way they prefer thus makin git more appealing - know what am sayin'!!!!!!!!

    One thing though am glad yer not asking me ter write in Geordie.... A don't think a could understand me own blogs!!!!!

    As for The Braces - Thanks fab idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A know there's a section in me DIY manual about building braces..... A will see if a can knock something up with abitta old 4 by 2 ter keep me trousers up!!!!!!!!!!

    Tatty bye!

  • Comment number 91.

    Just realised that I haven't posted at all today, apart from my rather hurried and abrupt choon choosing efforts earlier. And I won't be around tomorrow either, so I thought I'd better poop by just to confirm I'm still in the land of the living...

    #83 Yes, I remember that well. It's a close call - do you 'waste' some tape at the end of the first side or risk cutting the last track short? And not quite the same thing, but related - there are a few songs around that I still expect to 'jump' at a certain point as my original version had a scratch on it...

    Toots - it's lovely to 'see' you around these parts again! Must try and round up a few of the other bloggers MIA - on which subject, #78 yes that was Dougal who got a mosh mensh last night. Last time I was in touch with her she was fine, but unable to blog due to work commitments. Shows how up to date Matt's list is...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 92.

    3-word Thursday.... OWL IN GARDEN! ;o)

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8329/8077328543_4bfe75e11d.jpg

  • Comment number 93.

    The golf widows' lunch went very well - a fairly healthy chicken korma with a vegetable curry and mushroom rice - very tasty and all homemade.

    More wine was taken than was possibly healthy but there you go - swings and roundabouts!

    Good luck with the choon chasing all

    JW

  • Comment number 94.

    He/she is rather splendid, Florence. Is he new?

    As well as the problem of how much tape there was left and whether the record would fit, there was the problem of having to wind the tape forward with a pencil so that you didn't miss the beginning of a record. Could you find a pencil to fit? Never....

    JW

  • Comment number 95.

    What a horrid song Simon has just played... sorry to whoever chose it... Mandy! ;o)

  • Comment number 96.

    I second that emotion, Florence!

    JW

  • Comment number 97.

    Jennie that is the absolute WORST song I have ever heard!!!

    My owl is called Harry and a friend bought him for me as a pressie about six weeks ago and it's amazing how he stays balanced on that metal post, even when the wind has been blowing wildly when he has swung to and fro, he has never fallen off!

    I like the music on the Stones' song but not the style of singing as it feels like to sing in that way for any length of time would give Mick a sore throat!

  • Comment number 98.

    I think I'm turning into my mum/dad, Florence - "Call that music? You can't hear the words! All you can hear is BOOM BOOM BOOM!" Sorry, Mandy.

    Hee hee.........

    JW

  • Comment number 99.

    Me too Jennie... what a waste of three minutes! Simon had texts from people telling him how awful it was, so it wasn't just us!!! :o)

  • Comment number 100.

    Looks like it's only us two around, Jennie! That song has driven everyone else away!

 

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