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Monday 12 November 2012, 08:44

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Hi bloggers from wild and windy Cornwall. Final 2 schools to be visited today in Tregony and Bude which means I'm away from my desk today. Young Liza Tarbuck in charge with Mick Hucknall as her guest.
Should be on last train into London and back on the show on Tuesday.
The school bell is going, another assembly awaits...


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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon and Fellow Bloggers

    Have a great time Simon and thank you for a new blog today. I thought I had died and gone to heaven last night. Christie Moore was outstanding but Declan Sinnott.words fail me. He played that guitar like nectar dripping in your mouth. Fabulous!

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    Comment number 2.

    What a star, to be blogging for us today Simon.

    Liza (young lady!).... if you happen to be looking in..

    How about 'Last train to London' - ELO to open the show and here's hoping Simon is on it!!

    Happy Days :)

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    Comment number 3.

    Ooh, we did get a missive from our Lord Ammo - good morning Simon, hope the day goes well for you and that you get home safely this evening.

    Good morning again to everyone else who is about this morning.


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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning All

    How lovely - a new blog! I wasn't expecting that. Thank you Simon for thinking of us, and I hope the school visits go well and you don't miss the last train to London...

    I'll be back at coffee time for a catch up from yesterday.


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    Comment number 5.

    Wotcha Shona, Sal and Jennie,

    Hope all is well with you.

    How nice of Lord Ammo to blog today. Hope he wasn't late for assembly as a result.

    A dull but mild day here. Just off for a meeting at the little local charity I chair. Looking forward to holding a Children in Need coffee morning there tomorrow. Which reminds me - I need to make some cakes.

    Have a good day.x

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    Comment number 6.

    Good morning Simon and Blogpoppets.

    I hope Simon enjoys his Cornwall viti and I expect the school children will be pleased to see him and get an hour or so away from doing their school work!

    Shona, I'm pleased that like me on Thursday night, you also enjoyed seeing Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott last night, as I said on the previous blog, when Amelia asked if I'd enjoyed the show, I always go to see him every time he's in Edinburgh and he has the ability to make it feel as though he's playing in your front room rather than a huge theatre... just brilliant!

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    Comment number 7.

    Morning Julia - good luck for tomorrow and CiN coffee morning.

    Glad to hear that your moggie is on the mend Billie.


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    Comment number 8.

    Good Morning again -

    What a lovely surprise to see a new blog!

    Thankyou Simon. I hope your day away goes well for you.

    I hope everyone has good days.

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    Comment number 9.

    #6 Flo, thanks for letting me know he was coming to Stirling all those months ago (February, I think). I had such a wonderful evening ;0)

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    Comment number 10.

    #6 oops, 'viti'... what's that? It should be 'visit'...

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    Comment number 11.

    Morning lovely Deebee and Florence too. Must confess I still haven't looked up Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott. From all the positive comments I have seen about them on here I clearly must do though.

    Jennie, Thank you for the good wishes. Just remembered I also have a dental appointment and high noon too. Was supposed to go last week but my dentist was poorly so I had a lucky escape. Definitely need two fillings repaired. I am shaking as I type.

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    Comment number 12.

    #9 Shona, had I refreshed before posting my last message I would have replied to you to say I'm so pleased you enjoyed your evening.

    Someone else I always go to see every year and tickets go quickly for, is Paul Carrack but I don't know if you're a fan of his or not or if he's playing your way.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing Bellowhead next week at the Queen's Hall so that should be a rousing evening, then the Saw Doctors at the end of the month will be another lively night... and I'm also really looking forward to June Tabor and Oysterband early in December, a quieter show with tables/cabaret style seating.

    Julia, I'm sure you'll be fine at the dentist having fillings repaired and you possibly won't need that awful long needle either!

    Julia, just listen to that Irish voice and his and Declan's guitars.... mesmerising!


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    Comment number 13.

    #12 Oh Flo, took a little time out from work and stuck the headphones on to listen to that. Ride On was the song that inspired me to pick up my guitar again after an absence of 15 years (apart from playing school shows etc).

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    Comment number 14.

    Morning all !
    Many thanks Simon for sending forth a new blog on which to play. Tis somewhat wet here in the Wigan district, and a very cold rain at that (me no likey cold rain).

    A warm blog welcome to 'tickled lurker' from yesterday who was clearly very blessed with their travels on Saturday :-) Such a shame the 3rd time lucky didnt happen.

    Panto rehersals on tonight (oh no its not!) So busy evening ahead and might not get to hear much of dearest Lisa.

    Play nice everyone

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    Comment number 15.

    Coffee time - haven't seen CoffeeBuzz around here for a while, so I've had to make my own...

    A bit of catching up from before:

    Billie - so pleased to hear your mogpoppet is on the mend! It is so worrying when pets are ill, especially when they can't tell us how they're feeling.

    Tortie - glad you enjoyed Skyfall. And I agree with you that Javier Bardem is very good, in a creepy sort of way.

    Tickled Lurker - first, why? It's better to join in than to lurk - much more fun. And we are a friendly bunch. Hard luck in not getting your third chance to speak to our leader. I can vouch from personal experience that he is well used to people talking gibberish at him... ;o) Although actually I hold the view that if you see someone well known "off duty" it is better to just leave them alone. Maybe smile in acknowledgement that you recognise them, but leave it at that.


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    Comment number 16.

    Just read back the end of last blog. Flo, yes the same guy was kept busy coming back and forth with Christy's guitars in Stirling too. Christy Moore was funny when he handed the guy his guitar and said "fill her up".

    I'm surprised you saw him in the bar afterwards as the bars were all closed in our venue and we were told that this was at Christy Moore's request.

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    Comment number 17.

    Oooo new blog. You are good to us Simon.

    A 'red sky' morning had lived up to it's 'warning' and it's now very grey and wet outside :(

    I hope everyone had a good weekend - it certainly sounds as though Christy Moore was a hit - I shall have to investigate.

    Julia - you have my full sympathy, I always quake at the thought of the dentist too (although mine is a lovely and very sympathetic gent)

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    Comment number 18.

    #16 Soona, When I saw Christy in the bar (booze and coffee) was at the Queen's Hall last year, (it's just outside the main hall door) and where the acts often go afterwards to sign CDs that have been on sale before and during the show.

    I often come home from gigs with set lists I've 'scrounged' or been handed and when I asked Christy if I could please have a set-list, he said he doesn't play to a set list and plays to his mood and the mood of the audience (he's happy for people to call out at times until he says the jukebox is shut) and he said he likes every show to be different.

    Here's a random set-list I've just scanned from the Beach Boys a few years back (Mike Love, Bruce Johnston etc not the 'puppet' Brian Wilson), when they listed 54 songs, but as it was the last night of a UK tour, they stayed on stage until 11.15 but were due to end at 10.40 so we also got several more songs... Bruce Johnston also gave me a nice towel... I've no idea why but I still have it... white with blue stripes at the ends!


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    Comment number 19.

    Shona, I need an edit button and really should check before pressing 'send'... as you have lost an 'h' in your name in my last message... watching TV at the same time as typing and I'm on the laptop which I'm not keen on using!!!

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    Comment number 20.

    Shona, I mean to say, I wonder if Christy Moore has had a bad experience with some drunks in Stirling!!!

    The bar in the Festival Theatre was open before, during and after Christy's show and was packed out when we arrived and I've never seen the bar in the Queen's Hall closed and some people drink coffee or tea as all is available.


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