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Monday 24 September 2012, 09:21

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

And we're back. Hope your weekend was a good one. Thank you for all the birthday wishes from Friday, it was a gentle one. A visit from my mother, a few friends baring gifts (beer and chocolate by and large) and a visit to the garden centre. This was a rock'n'roll birthday as I'm sure you can tell. I did however indulge in the pudding department and whole tarts were bought (apricot and rhubarb actually) with an excessive amount of cream but as excess goes, it is hardly on a Fleetwood Mac scale of indulgence. There was one r'n'r element to the weekend which was a coffee and conversation with Bono and Edge about this and that. Which is always nice.
Just checking the new Radio 1 breakfast show as host Nick Grimshaw makes his debut. He certainly sounds a lot more together than I did in 1987. Yes it really was 25 years ago and now I'm feeling old all over again (twice in one blog!). It was the most terrifying experience and I didn't really know what I was doing, not helped by the producer being in Florida with Mike Smith. But it turned out ok in the end I suppose.
Showday dawns and another book club for you. Birdsong author Sebastian Faulkes will be in to talk about his new book A Possible Life. It's really 5 stories or 5 novellas which sort of connect but don't really. But Sebastian will explain all. Meantime you can check out some of it here-it is strong stuff I think.
And oldies today please for PLEBS. Courtesy of the current furore, this archaic word (meaning the shopkeepers, craftsmen and farmers of Rome) is suddenly everywhere, so let's do plebs for the tunes and see what happens.
Have a calm and straightforward Monday, see you after 5.

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    Morning Simon, team, NYM and pie-filled bloggers,

    Well. I was still posting over the page, you surprised us your Lordship. But must just sneak this one in...

    #pleboldies

    You have to start here....

    COMMON PEOPLE - Pulp

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    Comment number 2.

    LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE - Nicky Thomas

    (this version please and not the Paul Young one, even if Rebecca would prefer it)

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    Comment number 3.

    EVERY KINDA PEOPLE - Robert Palmer

    *goes off to make some coffee, waiting for others to arrive*

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning again - an early blog -


    Suggestions –


    LIVING IN THE LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE – Nicky Thomas

    COMMON PEOPLE – Pulp

    EVERYKIND OF PEOPLE - Robert Palmer

    ORDINARY PEOPLE - John Legend

    CREEP - RadioHead

    CRY ME A RIVER - for the line - "TOLD ME I WAS TOO PLEBEIAN" - Julie London or Michael Bublé

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning Pudding filled presenter and all blogpoppets which would be just John at the mo' ;-).

    Sounds like a good weekend to me Simon. Can't beat Pudding, beer and chocolate.

    Mine consisted of U12s Rugby on Saturday at home and U11s away on Sunday. 100 miles round trip is not bad, is it?

    Still waiting for inspiration to catch up wi' me.

    Think caffeine will be of help.

    Maybes laters.

    A.

 

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