*not actually true, we will doubtless be awash with caffeine by the time 5pm comes around
Cloudy with a chance of a chocolate digestive later. Small pleasures indeed. Yesterday was spent watching HungerGames:Catching Fire (embargo signed, phone handed over, security making sure we don't record/transcribe/act out any of the key scenes), then followed by a chat with a sleepy, just-off-the-plane Jennifer Lawrence. I tend to agree with those who consider to be utterly brilliant, long may the odds be in he favour (Hunger Games ref).
Well today is Dave Edmonds day. What a star. I've loved his stuff for a long time and consider 'I knew The Bride' as one of the best singles ever. And he has his first new alum since 1994 called '...Again' and he says he's played every instrument, turned every dial and flicked every switch on this album. He returned to Wales 10 years ago after basing himself in LA where he was signed to Led Zepplin's Swansong Records. Now he's back and he's very welcome. Dave after 6.
And I think, inspired by David Dimbleby's tattoo, it has to be TATTOO tunes please. Any discreet and tasteful tattooed bloggers?
Have an eloquent and inspired Tuesday, see you after 5.

 

 

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  • Comment number 157. Posted by Deebee

    on 13 Nov 2013 09:25

    Good Morning All

    Always tricky posting at this time - will the new blog arrive before I finish typing?

    Bright and crisp here this morning. A little ground frost too.

    Jilly, I love that your Mum paid for you to have a tattoo for your 30th birthday! An enduring reminder of her.

    Mildred, great idea - I will put my thinking cap on...

    Somehow I have missed hearing Ellie Goulding's song - or I might have heard it and not realised what it was, as I don't know the original *ducks flying missiles from Waterboys fans*.

    :o)

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  • Comment number 156. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 13 Nov 2013 09:23

    Good morning everyone

    It's cold here too, but it's sunny and dry, so I don't mind.

    #142 Hoffs... *thank you* here's a clip you (and Sal) might like, of geese flying over my garden yesterday afternoon. The sound might need turning up to hear them....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOx97VzLWO4

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  • Comment number 155. Posted by Will Power

    on 13 Nov 2013 09:22

    #151 Kidnapped - very apt today as it's Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday. I hope you escape soon!

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  • Comment number 154. Posted by Silent Knight

    on 13 Nov 2013 09:21

    #90 Hamlin, you are right, it was written by Nick Lowe but it was Dave Edmunds who had the hit with it. Crawling From The Wreckage would also have been a good song, though that too was a cover (Graham Parker). The retentive Quo fan in me notes the fact that Quo have covered both :o)

    Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds did do a fair bit together - if you look at the TOTP repeats you'll often see them playing in each other's bands. Elvis Costello was in the mix there too - he wrote Girls Talk (which Edmunds covered) and had a hit with What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love and Understanding which had originally been recorded by Brinsley Schwartz (of which Nick Lowe was a member).

    #113 Jenni, #116 Katy Mac - regarding the DM, a few years ago they were giving away DVDs of the TV series "The World at War" which I remembered from when I was a kid, and I very much fancied having a copy. It was something like 26 DVDs being given away over four weeks but you had to buy a copy of the DM. At the time i joked that far from being a cheap way to collect the series it was actually costing me a fortune, as I was having to buy a copy of Men Only every day to hide the paper in to hide my embarrassment.

    "Sidebar of Shame" - I like that. I must remember to refer to it as such to Lady Cumference next time I catch her peeking at the DM website...

    Claiming an OSM for Sandie Shaw, and consoling myself that my only ever successful ARFO suggestion (I Knew The Bride) was played.

    Anyhow...

    For a few brief seconds last night we were winners at the pub quiz by half a point, until the second placed team realised that they hadn't been given a half point which they were due, so prompting a tie break. Our inability to calculate transatlantic distances let us down.

    Had we played the joker on the round I wanted to rather than Lady C's preference we would have won by three clear points, though of course, being a bloke I don't feel the need to point this out to her at every quiz we go to between now and the next time we win ;o)

    Proper frosty this morning, but as I too am 100% Northern (sealed, I think, by the fact that after work I go home for my tea), I was out scraping the ice off the windscreen in t-shirt and jeans this morning!

    See you all later...

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  • Comment number 153. Posted by mary fraser

    on 13 Nov 2013 09:18

    Good morning peeps

    #126 Queen Jennie: I love the typewriter sequence. It really made me smile, which is a good start to the day. I can't get the tune out of my head though, which is a bit of a nuisance.

    #141 Thank you Flo; - once I got my glasses aligned with my eyes, I did have a giggle.

    #135 Billie - I didn't used to like Hollandaise but I am a convert. I often bake fish in olive oil and lemon but last night, I just wanted a change. Canute suggested baking in a salt crust and one day,when I am feeling adventurous, I will give it a try.

    Gordon L - I was introduced to his music by my then but later ex-fiance. I don't hold the ex-fiance against Gordon though and still enjoy listening to his music.

    Off to listen to Neil Young compilation - inspired by Jilly, Amelia and Will Power's suggestion and Simon's choice on last nights show. (A demonstration of excellent taste by all concerned methinks.)

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  • Comment number 152. Posted by Plain Mildred

    on 13 Nov 2013 09:16

    Morning all. A quick skim back. I love Ellie Golding's cover of "How Long Will I Love You?" - each to their own.

    If anyone cares to guess what I'm bidding for I'll donate to CiN for each guess (amount depends on how many take up the challenge). I'll reveal what it was/they were after Sunday which is when their auction ends. Guesses have to be 'sensible' - based on what you think you might know about me. Duplicated guesses allowed.

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  • Comment number 151. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 13 Nov 2013 09:12

    Queen Autumn, looking forward to seeing you again too. Will text you later.

    Help, I'm being kidnapped......................................

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  • Comment number 150. Posted by Billie on the Blog

    on 13 Nov 2013 09:04

    Good Morning!

    Brrrrrrrrr Brrrrrrrrrr here too!

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  • Comment number 149. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 13 Nov 2013 09:02

    Hee hee Canute;0)

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  • Comment number 148. Posted by Canute

    on 13 Nov 2013 08:49

    How old is your phone Shona?

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