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Thursday 6 December 2012, 09:53

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Morning to all bloggers, veterans, newcomers and festive dabblers. Comfortably seated in my own house, my own coffee (no one asking me my name for some false familiarity - I sometimes give different names just to keep for variety) and gentle, age-appropriate lighting.

Bristol Library was fun yesterday, they have refurbished the children's area and filled it with some fine pupils to listen to me rabbit on and show them pictures of Dimitri Mendeleev. They like it really.

On the train back I did some prep for interviewing Anne Hathaway this morning, Les Miserables is about to hit the cinemas and what a hit it is going to be. Chris has been saying how much he enjoyed it - Hugh Jackman on Breakfast tomorrow - and it is a stunning piece of work. It's put together by Brit Tom Hooper who must be our hottest director at the moment and you must see it. Anne says she has loved Les Mis since watching her mum in the same role - Fantine - in the original stage show! And she lost 25 pounds for the role; if anyone has looked as though they were really dying on screen better than AH then I haven't seen it. Which is quite possible.

Nige today with a boned and stuffed thigh of something or other. Chicken almost certainly.

And oldies please inspired by this is from BBC News:

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is leading a team of five other explorers in a quest to achieve a feat no other human has managed - to walk across Antarctica in the near permanent darkness and super low temperatures of winter.

Phase one of The Coldest Journey expedition - which aims to raise millions of pounds in donations for the Seeing is Believing charity to tackle avoidable blindness - begins later when the icebreaker SA Agulhus sets off from the River Thames. The journey from a wintry Thames to the ice shelf of Antarctica will take just over a month.

So that's COLDEST JOURNEY EVER tunes please, but not Foreigner as we played that on Monday.

Have a comforting and warming Thursday, see you after 5.

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    Morning Simon & Everyone

    Less sunshine today I fear.

    And my particular favourite 9am pastime - trying to get gig tickets ....


    WALK OUT TO WINTER - AZTEC CAMERA

    WINTER WINDS - FOTHERINGAY

    IN THE COLD COLD NIGHT - THE WHITE STRIPES

    COLD BLACK NIGHT - GARY MOORE

    COLDEST WINTER IN MEMORY - AL STEWART

    IMMIGRANTS SONG - LED LEPPELIN

    SLIP SLIDDIN’ AWAY - PAUL SIMON

    SOUND OF SILENCE - SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    IN THE DARK - NINA SIMONE

    DARKNESS - HUMAN LEAGUE

    UNDER ICE - KATE BUSH

    WINTER NIGHT - SCOTT WALKER

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    Comment number 2.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    #coldestjourneyoldies

    FROZEN - Madonna

    IMMIGRANTS SONG (LAND OF THE ICE AND SNOW) - Led Zeppelin

    SHIVER - Coldplay

    SNOW (HEY OH) - Red Hot Chilli Peppers

    COMFORTABLY NUMB - Pink Floyd

    ~X~

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon and Blogger Chums

    ICE ICE BABY - VANILLA ICE

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    Comment number 4.

    Morning all Chilly and not so chilly Blogpoppets.

    Colder this morning than yesterday but not as icy, yay! Yesterday was the first slippy slidey walk into work of the season.

    Shall see if I can think of summat not mentioned t'other day.

    I am secretly hoping that the snow forcast for Sheffield drifts a little more to the East ;-)

    A.

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    Comment number 5.

    Good Morning again –

    Suggestions –

    CRAZY – Willie Nelson

    LOSING MY MIND – Pet Shop Boys & Liza Minelli

    TELL ME WHY? – Beatles

    A HARD DAY’S NIGHT - Beatles

    THE LONLIEST MAN IN THE WORLD – Tourists

    HOLD UP A LIGHT - ╪ (Wah!)

    SOMETHING STUPID – Frank & Nancy or Robbie & Nicole

    DON’T GO – Hothouse Flowers

    GOTTA GET THROUGH THIS – Daniel Bedingfield

    DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN – Bruce

    DARK IS THE NIGHT – A Ha

    AIN’T NO SUNSHINE - Michael Jackson

    BLACK IS BLACK – Los Bravos

    BLACK NIGHT – Deep Purple

 

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