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Wednesday 11 September 2013, 11:45

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Well this is clearly ridiculous. Child 2 is claiming to be 20 today but I know that it was just last week she started at school so that can't be right. Either she's an imposter or I've lost a few years somewhere. One of those sunrise/sunset moments (see Fiddler On The Roof for details). It means that I'll miss the Elton John concert tonight! Family meal requirements mean that my seat can go to some other more deserving listener (oh the sacrifice). But Sir Elton is due on the show today at 5.15 as part of our EltDay and a shiny and sparkly one it promises to be. My platform boots are polished and ready.

Then Ray Mears is in with his autobiography My Outdoor Life. A more self-effacing man you couldn't find so an unlikely candidate for a memoir really but a man with a lot to say nevertheless. So RAY MEARS/SURVIVAL/BUSHCRAFT oldies will be a lovely thing. Time for my school shoes with a compass in the heel again.

Have a pleasing and useful Wednesday (not overly ambitious here) see you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Ah ha!!

    Good morning again and a very happy birthday to Child 2!

    Choons for Ray Mears

    WILD THING – THE TROGGS

    GIMME SHELTER – THE ROLLING STONES

    I WILL SURVIVE – GLORIA GAYNOR

    CAVATINA (THEME FROM THE DEERHUNTER) – JOHN WILLIAMS – sorry Queen Shona!

    I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR – U2 – ideal campsite/food

    FIRE AND RAIN – JAMES TAYLOR – living in the great outdoors you’ll need both at some point!

    LET’S GO OUTSIDE – GEORGE MICHAEL

    WILD WOOD – PAUL WELLER

    KEEP SEARCHIN’ - DEL SHANNON

    NATURE BOY – NAT KING COLE

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    Comment number 2.

    Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (admittedly for the band name rather than the song title)
    I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
    Mother Nature's Son- Beatles

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    Comment number 3.

    Morning Simon & fine folk of the blog

    Happy birthday to Child 2 and of course you don’t look old enough to have a daughter that age Simon ;-)



    Wild Wood - Paul Weller

    Shelter From The Storm - Bob Dylan

    Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf

    Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth - Sparks

    Wild Boys - Duran Duran

    In A Big Country - Big Country

    I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

    Invincible - Pat Benatar

    Wild Thing - The Troggs

    The Seeker - The Who

    Mother Nature’s Son - The Beatles

    The Big Sky - Kate Bush

    The Hunting Song - Tom Lehrer

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning again!

    Good Morning Simon & Team! - JUST!

    RayMears Oldies? Goodness!

    Here's my list!

    WILD THING – Troggs

    TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – Lou Reed

    STAYING ALIVE – BeeGees

    I’M STILL STANDING – Sir Elton

    DUALING BANJOS – Hayseed Dixie? – from Deliverence

    I WILL SURVIVE – Gloria Gaynor

    SURVIVOR – Destiny’s Child

    3 Different songs –

    CRAZY – Willie Nelson

    CRAZY – Seal

    CRAZY – Ice House

    MAD WORLD – T4F

    GOTTA GET THROUGH THIS – Daniel Bedingfield

    I’M GONNA GET ME A GUN – Cat Stevens

    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH – Billy Ocean

    HOLD YOUR HEAD UP - Argent

    I MADE IT THROUGH THE RAIN – Bazza

    IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH HELL – Rodney Atkins

    I DON’T LIKE SPIDERS AND SNAKES – Jim Stafford

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    Comment number 5.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    At last...

    #raymearsoldies

    NATURE BOY – George Benson

    I WILL SURVIVE – Gloria Gaynor

    WILD BOYS – Duran Duran

    ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE – Billy Paul

    BIG COUNTRY – Big Country

    JUNGLE ROCK – Hank Mizell

    SO MACHO – Sinitta

    IT’S ONLY NATURAL – Crowded House

    ~X~

 

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