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Monday 7 April 2014, 09:50

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Yes, I've gone back to kitchen ingredients. Friday's blog was late because the system gets confused if I've used a title before. So extra work has to go into coming up with a title I've never used before. So sprig of mint should be fine, but we shall see. Prepare for part two of a tour around the larder/fridge/shopping bag.

Good weekend? A little twitching from me, in the company of some wise bird spotters who singled out a Cetti's Warbler, a Great Tit, a Heron, a buzzard, chaffinch (which get capitals? I'm confused) and a million coots. And I had a packed lunch which, in the great tradition of countless school trips, was demanding to be eaten by 10.30. I resisted till 11.15.

Today on Book Club duties with The Son by the prolific Jo Nesbo. Read some here! Jo is a trained economist who toured with his band Di Derre and played premiere league football for Molde FK. And has sold 20 million books in 40 languages. I know I know. This guy has talent. The Son is a cracking, standalone thriller telling the story of Sonny, a model prisoner who has taken the rap for crimes that others have committed. He hears the confessions of other prisoners until one of them says he knows Sonny's disgraced father was an honest man. Sonny decides to break out and exact revenge on those responsible. It's a top read and you can hear Jo (pronounced Yoo I think) at 6.

And GAME OF THRONES is back for some more axe-wielding, bare-chested fantasy romps on TV tonight. I'm on series 1 episode 2 so a bit to catch up I think. Game of Thrones oldies might be fun n'est-ce pas?

Your place at 5!

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    Comment number 1.

    Civil War - Guns N' Roses

    Rain Song - Led Zeppelin (Comparison with the lyrics)

    Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin (I come fromthe land of the ice and snow...)

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon et al,

    Hope everyone's had a good weekend?

    FANTASY - EARTH, WIND & FIRE

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning Simon, team and blogchums.

    What a great theme for me to jump back into the fold with, I'm a big Game of Thrones fan and very happy to see its return.

    SEVEN NATION ARMY - THE WHITE STRIPES

    EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORD - TEARS FOR FEARS

    SHORT PEOPLE - RANDY NEWMAN

    KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER - ADAM AND THE ANTS

    ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL - PINK FLOYD

    OFF THE WALL - MICHAEL JACKSON

    DRAGON QUEEN - YEAH YEAH YEAHS

    GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS - PETER GABRIEL

    FAMILY AFFAIR - SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE

    KILLER QUEEN - QUEEN


    I could go on and on and on....

    But that'll do for now :)

    Have Happy Mondays all!

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    Comment number 4.

    Morning folks

    Not watched or read so with a little research on wiki I tentatively offer ….


    SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN – TENPOLE TUDOR

    FANTASY – EARTH, WIND AND FIRE

    THE NEVER ENDING STORY – LIMAHL

    BROTHERS IN ARMS – DIRE STRAITS

    WINTER WINDS – MUMFORD & SONS

    FIELDS OF FIRE – BIG COUNTRY

    COLD AS ICE – FOREIGNER

    IMMIGRANTS SONG – LED ZEPPELIN

    BAND ON THE RUN - WINGS

    KILLER QUEEN – QUEEN

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    Comment number 5.

    Good morning everyone

    FANTASY ~ Earth Wind and Fire

    SOMETIMES A FANTASY ~ Billy Joel

    KING OF THE ROAD ~ Roger Miller

    QUEEN OF HEARTS ~ Dave Edmunds

    KINGDOM OF DAYS ~ Bruce Springsteen

    I MIGHT HAVE BEEN QUEEN ~ Tina Turner

    THE WALL ~ Bruce Springsteen

    PINBALL WIZARD ~ The Who

    COLD AS ICE ~ Foreigner

    WONDERWALL ~ Oasis

    'TIL KINGDOM COME ~ Coldplay

 

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