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Tuesday 22 April 2014, 09:52

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Way, way too many buns. They're magnificent of course and the smell of the hit and cross variety is a highlight of Easter but they taunt and mock me from the bread bin. They call to me in the night and I am weak. Soon they will be all gone and fruit and dull breakfasts will return but until then...just one more packet to go...

And as I write 893 posts to the blog while I have been elsewhere, so my guess was hopelessly out. Thanks for keeping it all ticking over so splendidly and Ryan and Richard for doing the shows. I have been very cultural and been at numerous exhibitions, galleries and whatnot. You'd have been impressed (although asking for discount at the Viking exhibition at the British Museum in London on the grounds that my DNA is Viking didn't work out too well).

Book club today with Claire North's The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. She's not really Claire North but actually Catherine North. I'm not sure why it's been shrouded in mystery and why it is a secret at all but as you know writers are very strange. It's a memorable read. What i can tell you is that Harry August is on his deathbed, nearing the end of his eleventh life, when a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Dr August," she says. "I need to send a message. It has come down from child to adult passed back through generations from a thousand years forward in time. The world is ending and we cannot prevent it. So now it's up to you."

You'll be hearing a lot about this book, starting today!

And I think we should do FOOTBALL MANAGER oldies today as David Moyes gets the boot today at Manchester United. You might have read/heard/seen something about it. I avoid football stories normally but this is a big one so tunes please! Assuming you all remember how this works...

Have a top Tuesday, see you at 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Tuesday Bloggers

    Welcome back Simon!

    #footballmanageroldies

    LEADER OF THE PACK – Shangri-Las

    HELLO GOODBYE – The Beatles

    GO NOW – Moody Blues

    YOU’RE MOVING OUT – Carol Bayer Sager

    LEAVING ME NOW – Level 42

    IT’S OVER – Level 42

    CHANGES – David Bowie

    A NEW FLAME – Simply Red

    I'm interviewing this morning. so I won't be around much.

    ~X~

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning lovely bloggers, and how lovely to have a new blog. Though, as a Man Utd fan, the topic is a tad painful to me!! One of the rare days I get to choose a song, so here goes!

    The Carnival is over – The Seekers
    Get it Right Next Time – Gerry Rafferty
    Should I stay or Should I go? – The Clash
    Another one Bites the Dust - Queen
    Under Pressure - Queen
    Hello Goodbye – The Beatles
    You spin me Round (Like a Record) – Dead or Alive
    Don’t Give up – Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush
    I started Something I couldn’t Finish – The Smiths

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    Comment number 3.

    Hello again everyone and welcome back, Simon!

    ALREADY GONE ~ Eagles

    YOU'RE MOVING OUT TODAY ~ Carole Bayer Sager

    YOU'RE GONE ~ Marillion

    IT'S ALL IN THE GAME ~ Cliff Richard

    YESTERDAY HAS GONE ~ Cupid's Inspiration

    GONE GONE GONE ~ Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

    LEAVING ME NOW ~ Level 42

    SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE ~ Rainbow

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning Simon, team and bloggers all. Welcome back Simon.

    David Moyes oldies

    LET’S GO ROUND AGAIN – The Average White Band

    ALREADY GONE – The Eagles

    DON’T YOU WANT ME BABY – The Human League

    STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS – Paul Simon

    CRAZY – Patsy Cline

    IT’S ALL IN THE GAME – Tommy Edwards

    NAME OF THE GAME – Abba

    I DON’T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES – Colin Blunstone

    COMING AROUND AGAIN – Carly Simon

    RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM – Maxine Nightingale

    NOTHING RHYMED – Gilbert O’Sullivan

    WILD WORLD – Cat Stevens

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    Comment number 5.

    Good morning all, again. It’s so good to have Simon back. I’m afraid I’m not a fan of RT. However, it has been great having Zoe sit in for Chris. She’s such good fun.

    First things first, congratulations to Jilly on winning the post guess game. It was a close run thing with Perfect Circle.

    SIMON – 578 - OUT
    JENNIE WREN – 654 - OUT
    TY FROM YORK – 668 -OUT
    BIGNICK44 – 676 - OUT
    WILL POWER – 690 - OUT
    AMELIA - 717 - OUT
    STRESSED ERICA – 723 - OUT
    GAZZA - 725 - OUT
    ELLA B - 775 - OUT
    FLORENCE – 777 - OUT
    LADY B - 789 - OUT
    HAMLIN – 799 - OUT
    MANDY - 804 - OUT
    TOPWIFIE – OUT
    SIR CUMFERENCE – OUT
    PERFECT-CIRCLE - OUT
    *****JILLY – THE WINNER*****
    VILDÉEN - 925
    MOLLY SACKLEY - 969
    CANUTE - 978
    HELEN BACH NORTHANTS – 999
    ZOE – 1027
    PAUL JENARD - 1056
    SHONA – 1111
    PSL - 1205
    SAL – 1234
    BILLIE – 1286
    DEEBEE - 1342
    JANEY - 1441
    PJ - 1500

    And it’s back to the tune chasing with David Moyes/football management/merry-go-round tunes today. Tough one for me as I’m not a fan. I’ve always preferred to play sport rather than watch and the sheer football overload just turns me right off. So, somewhat sarcastically I’ll start with

    TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – STEVE MILLER BAND

    Then I’ll continue with something which is clearly lacking in football circles with the regular changes of managers and coaches, when at the end of the day, it’s the players who aren’t performing in fact…

    PATIENCE – TAKE THAT

    I find it bizarre how the manager or the coach can be blamed for the lack of performance of the eleven players who are actually supposedly doing the work. A manager or coach can inspire and advise, but the players need to be held accountable for, or take responsibility for, their actions or lack of.

    And then also…

    ONE GOOD REASON – ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
    LONELY BOY – ANDREW GOLD
    HALELLUJAH – RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

    And of course, one not to be played, but nevertheless I have to add it:

    AFTER THE CRASH – JUDIE TZUKE

    Now this isn’t getting the grass cut……..

 

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