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Monday 17 September 2012, 11:12

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Pheeww. Well that was a weekend and a half (including Friday). Monday seems very straightforward and straightforward is good. Friday's 3 shows all sped away at lightening speed and everyone seemed happy. The Salford shows with the BBC Philharmonic for R2 and 5L were epic indeed (evidence on the red button).

I had never done Friday Night Is Music Night before but what a treat to just say a few words and then sit down while the band play. They make such a brilliant sound. The conductor Robert Ziegler is a fine fellow and sitting, watching as he takes control is a delight.

And those Bond themes! So many top melodies in such a short time. LIve and Let Die tore the house down and it was great to watch the knowing nods and smiles as the 'ding dingading ding ding ding ding dingading' etc as the James Bond Theme filled the air.

For me Ren Harvieu stole the show. She came on DT a few months back and I suggested her for the role of vocalist; as a Salford lass she seemed perfect. Well she was terrified but her Nobody Does It Better proved what a star she is. I think I was as relieved as she was!

Today, just the one show but singing again to the fore as Gareth Malone is in today - the nation's choirmaster. What a rise to fame he has had! He has written an account of his time with the big choir shows that have made his name and see him now making tv shows in America. Of course therefore we do GARETH MALONE oldies and harmonise, smile and project like there is no tomorrow.

Have a pitch-perfect and rousing Monday. See you after 5.

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    Good morning Simon, team, NYM, and hard-working bloggers,


    Well if you’re doing Gareth Malone oldies, you HAVE to start here....


    I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING – The New Seekers

    SING – Travis

    SING BABY SING – The Stylistics

    SONG SUNG BLUE – Neil Diamond

    WHISTLE FOR THE CHOIR – The Fratellis

    YOU’RE THE VOICE – John Farnham

    ALL TOGETHER NOW – The Farm

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    Comment number 2.

    Sing baby sing - The Stylistics :)

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    Comment number 3.

    Morning again everyone

    Sunny and windy again here today as it's been all weekend, other than a half hour of rain at our motorbike racing late Sunday. Good racing all weekend including a flypast for us, complete with smoke trails, from the fab Red Arrows when they were on their way from RAF Leuchars to Newcastle airport to prepare for the Great North Run!

    Songs for Gareth Malone, how about....

    SING ~ Travis

    WHISTLE FOR THE CHOIR ~ Fratellis

    YOU’RE THE VOICE ~ John Farnham

    JUDY IN DISGUISE (WITH GLASSES) ~ John Fred & His Playboy Band

    LADIES' NIGHT ~ Kool and The Gang

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    Comment number 4.

    Hello again

    Inspired by JonTully69 over the page

    JOYBRINGER - MANFRED MANNS EARTH BAND

    JW

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    Comment number 5.

    Good Morning Simon and everyone in blogland

    Really enjoyed the Bond theme show on the radio on Friday!

    Today's oldies

    STAND AND DELIVER - ADAM ANT

 

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