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Monday 10 December 2012, 09:26

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Wrap up well, bloggers! A cold snap (or 'winter' as it's known) is upon us and the bun-fight at the glove and scarf counter is testament to that. And that we've lost precisely one glove since last year. It might even be time for those of us who look foolish in all hats to brave the sneers of our friends and family and don some kind of head gear to keep the heat in. All my family look great in hats, but I sadly an only get away with Lenin/American army/60s folkie style cap and even then small children laugh and point at me in the street. But I don't want get the flu so I will cope with the embarrassment. If you hear someone shout "Is that a Russian revolutionary, Gen Petraeus or Tom Paxton?" it'll probably be me.

And I'm hastening to work. And it's The Hobbit first thing! The first of the new Peter Jackson trilogy awaits this morning/afternoon and I'm hoping it's a belter. I'm watching for work but it's the movie we have booked for child 3's birthday trip to the cinema with chums at the weekend which will be followed by that spicy chicken place. So I have it twice in six days! Go Hobbit.

Then a top Drivetime with Jools Holland! Some live tunes with Jools at the Elton John piano and Ruby Turner at the mic. He starts and closes our show everyday so it's always good to get some complete Jools songs away and you can hear him and Ruby tonight.

And for the tunes, with two more weeks till the big day, we'll start the Yule-theme going with OFFICE PARTY oldies. Who knows if they still happen in the way tradition dictates - maybe it's just a bowl of peanuts and a cup of tea these days.

But you know what's expected...

Have a well-budgeted and well-balanced Monday, see you after 5.

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    Morning Simon & lovely bloggers everywhere

    If I was a betting person I would have have guessed Patrick Moore oldies - sad to read about his death yesterday in any case.


    BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR - ARCTIC MONKEYS

    EVER FALLEN IN LOVE - BUZZCOKS

    KODACHROME - PAUL SIMON (for all the embarrassing photos)

    I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER - JIM DIAMOND

    WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW - THE SHIRELLES

    SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO - THE CLASH

    YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND ME IN THE KITCHEN AT PARTIES - JONA LEWIE

    MAMA TOLD ME (NOT TO COME) - THREE DOG NIGHT

    STEP INTO MY OFFICE BABY - BELLE & SEBASTIAN

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    Good Morning All;

    All hats and gloves present and correct here, they'll be needed too... It's an ill wind that blows from the East...

    The Hobbit, well, I think if you loved The Lord of the Rings trilogy, you won't be able to get enough of this, but I fear it'll be Peter Jackson making mountains out of Hobbit holes again, so to speak. I may watch on DVD in instalments, as I did with LotRs, but otherwise, no thanks!

    Oldie suggestions...

    FIESTA - THE POGUES

    I BET THAT YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR - ARCTIC MONKEYS

    MILK AND ALCOHOL - DR FEELGOOD

    LIVE IT UP - MENTAL AS ANYTHING

    SOMETHING STUPID - FRANK SINATRA or Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman

    TEQUILA - THE CHAMPS

    My nan has taken a turn for the worse, so I'm just waiting for a call from my mum now...

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning again -

    Suggestions –

    MOMMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME – 3 Dog Night or PJ Proby’s rather splendid version

    IN THE KITCHEN AT PARTIES – Jona Lewi

    I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER – Beatles

    I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER – Jim Diamond

    DON’T GO ! – Hothouse Flowers

    I’LL DRINK TO THAT – Rihanna

    TUB THUMPING – Chumbawamba

    OOPS UP SIDE YOUR HEAD – Gap Band

    HEAVEN KNOWS I’M MISERABLE NOW - Smiths

    LET’S HAVE A PARTY – Elvis

    LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED – Pink or Dame Shirley

    IT’S MY PARTY – Lesley Gore

    DRUNK – Ed Sheernan

    WIDE EYED AND LEGLESS – Andy Fairweather Low

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    #officepartyoldies

    EVER FALLEN IN LOVE (WITH SOMEONE YOU SHOULDN'T) - Buzzcocks

    OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN - Britney Spears

    GET THE PARTY STARTED - Pink (or Shirley Bassey)

    NO REGRETS - Robbie Williams

    DANCING ON THE CEILING - Lionel Ritchie

    EMBARRASSMENT - Madness

    MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME - Tom Jones

    ~X~

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning all!

    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET - BILLY J KRAMER

 

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