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Tuesday 5 March 2013, 09:49

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Now this might be briefer than normal. Last night we smelt gas and the National Grid man came and shut our boiler down. So as the frost crept over the windows, we hugged the remaining heat in the radiators and put on wooly hats. Can't argue with the man from the National Grid. All we need is boiler man/woman to actually have all the parts with him/her necessary for the repair (unlikely on past experience) and all will be well. I'm not holding my breath. Which must be why I can see clouds of steam as I type in our office...

So Jim Kerr and Simple Minds today - a new Greatest Hits compilation is out called Celebrate. One of the new tracks 'Broken Glass Park' was Ken's Record of the Week last week and he had the world exclusive two weeks ago. In the late 80s they were step by step level with U2 as the biggest band around and Glittering Prize, Don't You Forget About Me and Promised You A Miracle were three of the biggest songs around. Jim is always an affable guest - good to have him back.

And oldies please on the subject of LATENESS/TARDINESS. Justin Bieber kept everyone waiting for 2 HOURS at the O2 yesterday with poor parents circling the car park (or similar) to pick up their kids, when the wretched star had barely started. No excuse has been forthcoming which is of course unforgivable; I wonder if the worshipping crowd outside his hotel might be a little diminished this morning. Anyway LATENESS is the thing for tune chasers today.

Have a perky and chipper Tuesday, see you after 5.

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    Good morning all from what was earlier a bright place but what is now a dull and overcast place

    TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS – JOHN DENVER

    WAKE UP LITTLE SUZY – EVERLY BROTHERS

    HURRY UP HARRY – SHAM '69

    IT'S TOO LATE – CAROL KING

    BORN TOO LATE - PONI-TAILS

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and punctual-as-ever bloggers,

    Apologoes for absinthe yesterday.

    #lateoldies

    YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON – Vanilla Fudge

    I DON’T WANT TO WAIT – Paula Cole

    WAIT IN VAIN – Bob Marley

    HANGING AROUND - Stranglers

    I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING FOR ME – Aretha Franklin and George Michael

    That’ll do for now

    *wonders if Billie will appear to suggest a certain TT track*

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    Comment number 3.

    if i could turn back time - cher
    Turn back time - aqua
    the boy does nothing - alisha dixon
    teh importance of being idle - oasis
    days are forgotten - kasabian

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Sorry to hear your boiler problems, Simon - hope you get that fixed soon.

    #latenessoldies

    DON'T MAKE ME WAIT TOO LONG - Barry White

    BORN TOO LATE - The Poni-Tails

    LATE IN THE EVENING - Paul Simon

    IT'S TOO LATE - Carole King

    I MISSED AGAIN - Phil Collins

    TOO MUCH TOO LITTLE TOO LATE - Johnny Matthis and Deniece Willliams

    TIME - Pink Floyd

    OUT OF TIME - Rolling Stones

    FAVOURITE WASTE OF TIME - Owen Paul

    ~X~

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    Comment number 5.

    Why is it that so many "celebrities" get it into their heads that they are minor gods and godesses and that the world has to wait for them. I've never liked Bieber - but then why would an old croc like me do so - but this is just pure disrespect.

    Anyway, one quick thought

    LATE AGAIN - JUDIE TZUKE

    Back later after my coffee to get the mind cranked in to gear.

 

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