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Tuesday 22 July 2014, 09:11

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

No helicopter, no hassle. ZZZZZZZZZZ. Thank you for your concern. It'll be the foxes next but for the moment, the 'hood is silent (as no one says, ever). Not even any mossies in the room-this will never last.

So the always charming Midge Ure today (I know, more insects). I first interviewed him when he was in early days Ultravox and I was at Radio Nottingham (and about 15). We talked about his days in Slick and Rich Kids but it was the Ultravox years that stick with us, then his many solo hits. His love of electronica is never far away  and on his new album he has a collaboration with Moby. The collection is called Fragile and we will speak to Midge after 6.

And what with Midge, mossies and reports of the perfect summer for biting insects (oh joy) let's try songs for the 'swarmageddon' (spellcheck not happy). It's the muggy weather of course. Damp, warm, rainy. Bite, suck, scratch. It's hell out there! I told you to wear long trousers.

And it'll be the wasp season next...

Stay indoors!

Shut the windows!

Stay pale!

Say no to horseflies and their wickedness!

You get the idea. See you at 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good morning Simon and lovely bloggers. I have already seen wasps ( am wasp phobic) and a few bees have buzzed round me for far too long lately. The flies and midges aren't great, either.

    THE FLY - U2

    STARING AT THE SUN - U2 (mentions insects and creepy things)

    ANTMUSIC - ADAM AND THE ANTS

    ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST - QUEEN

    CRAWLING BACK TO YOU - TOM PETTY

    CREEP - RADIOHEAD

    LEARN TO FLY - FOO FIGHTERS

    BEESWING - RICHARD THOMPSON

    KNEES OF MY BEES - ALANIS MORISSETTE

    STING ME - THE BLACK CROWES

    HONEY BEE (KEEP ON STINGING ME) - DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES

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    Comment number 2.

    Hi again everyone

    HIGH FLY ~ John Miles

    THE BUG ~ Dire Straits

    BORIS THE SPIDER ~ The Who

    ITCHYCOO PARK ~ Small Faces

    ATTACK OF THE GIANT ANTS ~ Blondie

    ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST ~ Queen

    THE MOSQUITO ~ The Doors

    MAYFLY ~ Belle and Sebastian

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    Comment number 3.

    Morning folks


    THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTOR – THE JAM

    WILD WOOD – PAUL WELLER

    NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON MOTHER EARTH – SPARKS

    LEARNING TO FLY – TOM PETTY

    SWEET THE STING – TORI AMOS

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    Comment number 4.

    Morning All

    ITCHY TWITCHY FEELING – BOBBY HENDRICKS

    THE FLY – U2

    SKIN DEEP – THE STRANGLERS

    THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS – SMOKEY ROBINSON (still in my head after Saturday’s concert)

    LIVIN’ THING – ELO

    ANTMUSIC – ADAM AND THE ANTS

    YOU STILL TOUCH ME – STING (!)

    CANDLE IN THE WIND – ELTON JOHN (to keep the blighters at bay)

    A RASH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD – COLDPLAY (gets coat…)

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    Comment number 5.

    The Bee song - Arthur Askey

    Ant Music - Adam and the Ants

    If I was - Midge Ure

    Tormentor - WASP (from the eponymous album)

    Fly on the wall - ACDC

    Run to the hills - Iron Maiden

 

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