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Tuesday 4 September 2012, 09:10

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

You know when everyone is browner than you? That moment when you're standing next to colleagues who are fresher and more relaxed than you are? And even though you've had a holiday, it really doesn't feel like it. And Christmas is a long way away? Well that was me yesterday. Matt and Rebecca look chilled and at one with the world, the rest of us look frazzled and crazed. But it is still good to have the team back and raring to go. Or something like that.

Lovely September is looking mighty fine here, a warm autumn is a thing to cherish. We are grateful for every decent day and relish every degree of heat. We know the thick jumpers will be back soon but for now let's sit outside. Picnic, bbq, wear thin cotton items,stroll, swim. Leaf kicking is just around the corner.

Today we welcome Deacon Blue to Drivetime. They have a new album out called The Hipsters and it is their first since 2001. Ricky Ross has been very busy songwriting for the great and good but now the band are back and the single sounds great. They perform at the Elton John piano tonight!
And RESHUFFLE oldies please. CHANGING THINGS AROUND that kind of thing as the PM rearranges his team. Oldies on shuffle.
Have a sparkling, clear-sighted Tuesday. See you after 5

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    The one that immediately springs to mind is:

    CHANGES - David Bowie

    Back later when I've thought of some more. I should really be getting ready for work...

    ~X~

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning all

    Yesterday was a complete write-off and I don't expect today will be much better. Ah well......

    Leaf-kicking? Reminds me of the 'radio address that never was' in The West Wing season 1 with it's "Leaf-peeping? Is that a thing" :)

    Anyhoo a couple of quick oldies before I disappear:
    The Times They are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
    Rip it Up and Start Again - Orange Juice
    Everything Changes - Take That
    Everybody's Changing - Keane

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    Comment number 3.

    WALL STREET SHUFFLE - 10CC

    Or for the cynical

    SAME OLD SCENE - Roxy Music

    ~X~

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    Comment number 4.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and pasty-faced bloggers,

    Ooh, can I second EVERYBODY'S CHANGING by KEANE?

    MOVE ON UP - CURTIS MAYFIELD

    MOVE OVER DARLING - TRACEY ULLMAN

    THE CHANGINGMAN - Paul Weller

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning all. absent yesterday, due to misplaced phone.

    Looked at yesterdays blog - most disappointed when I realised that 'To Sir With Love' was a song suggestion and not fan mail!

    Suggestions for today:

    ASHTON GARDNER & DYKE - Resurrection Shuffle

    DAVID BOWIE - Changes

    THE WHO - Who Are You?

    and if, as expected, David Laws is given a new role
    JOHN SEBASTIAN - Welcome Back

    Car in for its MOT today - fingers crossed...

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    Comment number 6.

    Good morning all - sunny start to the day here

    RESURRECTION SHUFFLE - ASHTON, GARDENER AND DYKE (I think!)

    Hospital appointments today - see you later.

    JW

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    Comment number 7.

    #5 LOL!

    I'm out the door... laters...

    :o)

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    Comment number 8.

    #5 Morning Sir C - I'm liking your Resurrection Shuffle!

    Another suggestion, being of a somewhat cynical nature...(What do you mean, you'd already noticed?)


    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? - THE SMITHS

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    Comment number 9.

    Oh, forgot an obvious one....


    HARLEM SHUFFLE - Bob & Earl

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    Comment number 10.

    Can I have a go with

    DO IT AGAIN - STEELY DAN
    LIDO SHUFFLE - BOZ SCAGGS (I think it's his, but I can't get onto the well known search engine beginning with G to check)

    I do have to agree with the sentiments of #8, though.

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    Comment number 11.

    Good Morning Simon and Poppeteers

    ALL SHOOK UP - ELVIS PRESLEY


    Off for another think......

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    Comment number 12.

    PLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE play:


    SAY HELLO, WAVE GOODBYE - SOFT CELL

    Some of the lines are so funny when applied to Cabinet Ministers...


    You and I
    It had to be
    The standing joke of the year


    You're used to wearing less
    And now your life's a mess
    So insecure you see

    Take a look at my face
    For the last time
    I never knew you
    You never knew me
    Say hello goodbye
    Say hello wave goodbye

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    Comment number 13.

    EVERYTHING CHANGES - TAKE THAT (Wah! Billie)

    BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO - NEIL SEDAKA

    THE CARNIVAL IS OVER - THE SEEKERS

    1-2-1 this morning. Best go and prepare something for lovely boss.

    Catch you later. X

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    Comment number 14.

    Morning all!
    Usual business yesterday, with first day back after a week away - plenty of emails PLUS a boring meeting in the arvo which I had to do 'stuff' for.
    Anywho, here now, and making the most of it - nice to be back in the fold..

    I tweeted NO SUPRISES by Radiohead,
    OUT IN THE COLD Carole King - for the dropped folks
    MOVING by La Bush
    DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO Diana Ross (employment exchange perchance?)
    and would like to add
    PLEASE BE WITH ME by Eric Clapton - words which I am sure the PM uses when he makes 'the' phone calls.
    and SITTING, WAITING. WISHING by Jack Johnson - for those who wait by the 'phone all day and DON'T get the call!

    Back later, hollimiday pics to sort - Mr e sarcastically said last night 'I'm not sure, but has Southwold GOT a pier?' (I took 200+ pics, many featuring the famous pier...)

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    Comment number 15.

    Mornin all

    PERPETUAL CHANGE - Yes
    TIME TO RING SOME CHANGES - The Albion Band
    WE NEVER CHANGE - Coldplay

    Can dedicate the latter to those who've refused to be shuffled :-)

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    Comment number 16.

    In addition to the Resurrection Reshuffle, The Harlem Reshuffle and the Lido Reshuffle I'd like to add:

    WISHIN' & HOPIN' - Dusty Springfield

    EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE - Paul Young

    IF I THOUGHT YOU'D EVER CHANGE YOUR MIND - Agnetha Faltskog/Cilla Black

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    Comment number 17.

    WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? - Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield

    THEME FROM MAHOGANY (DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO?) - Diana Ross

    HELLO GOODBYE - Beatles

    ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN - Chuck Berry or ELO

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    Comment number 18.

    Good morning Simon and Blogpoppets

    I'm looking forward to hearing Deacon Blue on with Simon tonight and I enjoy listening to Ricky Ross on the radio when he stands in for Bob Harris and I'm looking forward even more to seeing them next month in Edinburgh!

    I can't think of many changes type songs but here's a few that might fit....

    A CHANGE IS GONNA COME ~ Sam Cooke

    CHANGES ~ David Bowie

    EVERYTHING CHANGES ~ Take That

    CHANGE ~ Tears For Fears

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    Comment number 19.

    I wonder how many of them are waking up this morning, thinking this...


    RELEASE ME - Tom Jones

    That's m'lot m'Lord. Over and out. Enjoy the sunshine if you're lucky enough to have it.

    JBG

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    Comment number 20.

    Do you listen to Ricky's show on Radio Scotland as well Florence? It's excellent, very much in tune with Bob's show. I think he should be back from the summer break shortly. It's what the iPlayer was invented for - liberating those regional gems so we can all hear them!

 

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