Good morning from a dark and dank London. One of those days when the darkness seems to last for a long time. At least I'm staying put for most of it, with no train journeys, school visits or book waving to do. A sedate breakfast then a tortuous day of rewrites before WORK and the DAY JOB takes over.
Art Garfunkel is our guest. One of the THE voices of my growing up, Simon and Garfunkel were my earliest musical devotion. I was late to the party being too young to be a part of that sixties folk world but Bridge Over Troubled Water was my first album, Paul Simon my first proper concert (£5 at the London Palladium). Radio 1 had an enormous series called 'Simon and Garfunkel Together and Alone' and I recorded the whole series with a microphone next to my radio. I knew every word. I recorded the interview a couple of days ago before Art flew back home and he is, I would say, a delightful if somewhat eccentric interview. On introduction, I said 'Hello Art, I'm Simon.' He said 'I hate that name!' He was joking but it gave an insight into his mindset I thought. It's a good chat-hear Art after 6.
And SKYFALL/JAMES BOND PREMIERE OLDIES please. Chris was talking about driving past the Royal Albert Hall this morning and that it is all set, red carpet out and poised for the showbiz event of the autumn. The movie is fantastic, maybe the best Bond ever and I'm hoping to make it tonight to see it again. The fact that you have to be seated by 7.10 is, admittedly, an issue. I may well be all revved up with no place to go (other than home).
Have a sprightly and energetic Tuesday, see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 88. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 24 Oct 2012 07:46

    Good morning all - no early birds today then? They probably think it is still night - it's so gloomy again.....

    JW

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  • Comment number 87. Posted by lord gazza

    on 24 Oct 2012 01:36

    night florence

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  • Comment number 86. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 24 Oct 2012 00:57

    Oops ^^ "you're" ^^ not 'your'!!! It's late and I need an edit button!!!

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  • Comment number 85. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 24 Oct 2012 00:54

    Bingo Star, I have just heard your name on Janice Long's programme! Did you hear her read out my email to Colin Blunstone about when I first saw him in the Zombies many moons ago with Dionne Warwick, The Isley Brothers and Searchers who are all still playing now. I saw the Zombies earlier this year and amazing they still tour the world!

    Night night Bingo (and Gazza too) if your still around xx

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  • Comment number 84. Posted by Deebee

    on 23 Oct 2012 21:38

    Evening All!

    Welcome back Molly Coddle! I hope you had a great holiday.

    Loved the interview with Art Garfunkel. Is he ever so slightly bonkers...? Thought Simon handled him very well, and was clearly enjoying it. Breakaway is one of my all time favourite albums. I have it on vinyl, and about a year ago I bought the MP3 version (as we no longer have a record player). Like Sal and Molly I love 'Disney Girls' also '99 miles from LA' and 'My little town' which of course Paul Simon sang with him.

    Welcome to the blog Fred Lemon! Fraid you'll have to get in a bit earlier to have a chance of your suggestion being picked. It would be good to know the cut off time - although I guess it may vary depending on how busy the team is with planning other stuff for the show.

    Well done for your mensh, Gill! Mr B was talking over it, but I just about heard your name and in doing so failed to pay attention to the rest of what he was saying. Oops! Missed my mensh - thanks to Shona and Amelia for telling me. Thank goodness for ithingy...

    I may not be around for choon choosing tomorrow morning, as I have a meeting first thing. Might be able to tweet a couple of suggestions if Simon tells us the theme early enough, and I should be back for some chat later in the day.

    Night night.

    ~X~

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  • Comment number 83. Posted by Sunnyside up Sal

    on 23 Oct 2012 19:57

    Have a word Gill. You might be surprised.

    I dismissed it entirely and we felt a bit guilty about not telling them why we hadn't eaten there lately (not that we have that many, you understand, but village life..) then they explained, that they have other customers that have to have GF and a lot of their dishes are thickened with potato starch. You just have to avoid the obvious, battered and anything with soya sauce.

    I'll send you a list of what we order here, I know straight away, if there is a single 'oodle' of gluten in anything I eat, as I cant move!! I made some sandwiches on Saturday, for our bike ride and used ELHs cheaper version of cream cheese. They only thicken it with wheat fibre!!

    Hey ho!

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  • Comment number 82. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 23 Oct 2012 19:40

    Have great evenings one and all

    See you tomorrow

    JW

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  • Comment number 81. Posted by Gill withagee

    on 23 Oct 2012 19:36

    Oh Sal how envious am I?????

    I miss a good Chinese.
    ~gill~

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  • Comment number 80. Posted by Sunnyside up Sal

    on 23 Oct 2012 19:21

    You enjoy your treat Jennie.

    We've been lucky enough, to sort out a gluten free option with our 'very good' local Chinese.

    Happy Days, happy days indeed. (Just now and again, I hasten to add!!)

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  • Comment number 79. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 23 Oct 2012 19:16

    Ah yes, Sal. Bells are ringing in my very small brain re slankets. They do sound very snuggly and cosy. I'm sure I've seen them advertised under another name - snugglers? maybe....

    I know that my Mr laughed when I suggested we get one each for Ch*****as!

    Well done to any menshees tonight - will listen again tomorrow - otherwise occupied tonight, celebrating my weight loss with a Chinese take-away, oddly enough. Once in a while you have to have a treat.......

    JW

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