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Thursday 18 April 2013, 09:32

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

So Thursday's show on the way with your team straining every sinew to make it a good one. Loved Hugh Laurie yesterday, a rare chance to talk with a true gent and he didn't disappoint-could have run it for another half hour with pleasure. While his song was playing I reminded him that our daughters are exactly the same age, born next door to each other in the same hospital. There followed a brief 'teenage daughters' chat and we were back to the Blues, House and being Hugh Laurie. Hopefully it won't be 16 years before we get to talk again.
Nigel's doing an Afghan Korma tonight with oranges and other things (official title) and we need some oldies. Well done to Amelia for the list of the day with all the artists laid bare. Astonishing work! We'll pin it up somewhere appropriate. Today I'm thinking RECORD SHOPS. We've been here before of course but the imminence of Record Store Day this Saturday. It's the 6th in the UK and still should end shudders through us older record buyers (yes I am one) that they need a day to remind everyone they are there. It's so difficult to find one in so many towns now that the temptation is always there to go online. So if you have one near you, tell us about it. If you have one from your youth, tell us about that. There was an A-Z Records in Worthing that took too much of my cash and the record shop at Warwick Uni would have taken too much of my grant. If I was a fiver up on the week, a new slice of vinyl (usually with a see-through plastic cover for extra protection) would find its way back to my room. You can't beat that browsing experience and level of expertise at the best shops so let's celebrate with some top record shop tunes.
Have a satisfying and tune-filled Thursday, se you after 5

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    Record Store Day is close to my heart bearing in mind I now host a 'classic album on vinyl' evening (Pink Floyd, Bowie and Smiths to come...) so here goes some oldies:

    LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE - Flash & the Pan

    PUMP UP THE VOLUME (esp for the sampled line 'Put the needle on the record) - MARRS

    NEEDLES & PINS - The Searchers

    PUT YOUR RECORDS ON - Corinne Bailey Rae

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    Comment number 2.

    Ciao, Ciao

    I was having more weird wind induced (no not that sort) dreams last night, mainly involving Italians. But not cuddling of any sort.




    VINYL RECORDS ~ TODD SNIDER

    HIGH FIDELITY ~ ELVIS COSTELLO

    REVOLUTION OR (1) ~ THE BEATLES

    SPINNING AROUND ~ KYLIE

    TRACKS OF MY TEARS ~ SMOKEY ROBINSON

    OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL ~ BOB SEGAR

    TURN! TURN! TURN! ~ THE BRYDS

    BRIMFUL OF ASHA ~ CORNERSHOP

    ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN ~ CHUCK BERRY

    DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC ~ TAVARES

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon and Lovely Bloggers

    Ooh Amelia.a mention from Simon *squeal in delight *

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    Comment number 4.

    WIRED FOR SOUND - CLIFF RICHARD

    work beckons................

    back for a chat later

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    Comment number 5.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Well done Amelia for getting a mention in dispatches (despatches?)!!

    #recordshopoldies

    DON'T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC - Tavares

    INTO THE GROOVE - Madonna

    LIKE A VIRGIN - Madonna

    PUT YOUR RECORDS ON - Corrine Bailey Rae

    LISTEN TO THE MUSIC - Doobie Brothers

    FORTY FIVE - Elvis Costello

    OLD DAN'S RECORDS - Gordon Lightfoot

    GOD GAVE ROCK AND ROLL TO YOU - Kiss

    ~X~

 

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