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Tuesday 26 February 2013, 10:04

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Greetings from the coffee shop-coffee and porridge being taken. All traffic was demented this morning with drivers taking it in turn to be annoying. There's a rota somewhere. The haven of breakfast has been arrived at and everything is chipper. A morning screening of somethingorother and then I am on track.

And a top guest tonight. Howard Goodall is one of those effortlessly brilliant people that it is hard not to be in awe of. His history of music on BBC 2 has been wonderfully informative and compulsive viewing, even if you know you'll forget all the facts as soon as the show finishes. His musical 'The Hired Man' created with that other genius Melvyn Bragg, is on in Leicester and Colchester and he wants to tell you about it; it would be rude not to listen.

Having written the themes for Blackadder, QI, Mr Bean and The Vicar of Dibley, his next project is a musical version of Bend It Like Beckham! We did songs about singing for Gareth Malone so we'll just have to do HOWARD GOODALL oldies. That way you can choose all the music and song related tunes you could possibly fancy.

Have a toe-tapping and harmonious Tuesday. See you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Really looking forward to Howard Goodall - his BBC2 series on the history of music is absolutely fascinating.

    How about:

    LOST IN MUSIC - Sister Sledge

    MUSIC - John Miles

    THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC - Abba

    DON'T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC - Tavares

    PIANO MAN - Billy Joel

    SWEET MUSIC - Yardbirds

    BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY - The Verve

    ~X~

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    Comment number 2.

    Hi again everyone

    Hope these fit the theme!

    CLASSICAL GAS ~ Mason Williams

    BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY ~ The Verve

    ALTOGETHER NOW ~ The Farm

    LISTEN TO THE MUSIC ~ Doobie Brothers

    MUSIC ~ John Miles

    BEND IT ~ Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch

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    Comment number 3.

    Love Howards music - Listen to him on Classic FM

    Lullaby - the Cure
    Masterpiece - Madonna
    New Song - Howard Jones
    Bitter Sweet Symphony -Verve
    Sadness - enigma
    Reqium - London Boys
    Praise You - -Fat boy slim
    A Kind of Magic Queen or Mystify INXS (Howard's Enchanted Voices)
    Private Investigator - Dire Straits (Howard's The Hired Man)

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    Comment number 4.

    Good cold and frosty morning again, gorgeous sunshine – loving it!

    This is a difficult one, here are my obscurities:

    VICAR IN A TUTU – The Smiths (for Vicar of Dibley)

    ANYONE CAN MAKE A MISTAKE – The Wedding Present (for Mr Bean)

    ENGLISH CIVIL WAR – The Clash (for the Comic Relief Blackadder special)

    I really am struggling here!

    I’ll have another thunk (research!) and come back later, maybe much later!

    SE x

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    Comment number 5.

    Oops I cut this one from the bottom of my list

    I HEAR A SYMPHONY ~ The Supremes

 

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