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Monday 29 October 2012, 09:16

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Half term finished (in as much as it existed at all) and the dank and cold weekend done for. More geocaching was required of course (see last week) and our best find was a wonderful small silver capsule operated by a pulley system half way up a tree. Very clever and a round of applause for its creator. We celebrated by eating chips-Matt would have been so proud. There isn't much you can do in the pouring October rain to raise a smile but this was certainly one of them. More soon.
The other main occupation was reading the new Ian Rankin novel 'Standing In Another Man's Grave' which is another Rebus novel and the next bookclub choice. It really is terrific and well worth you looking at the free sample available here. Fans of Rebus won't need too much persuading of course but I'd forgotten what it is like to get half way through a book and feel as though you've smoked 60 cigarettes and drunk the best part of a bottle of whisky. Great detective, bad health choices. And the A9 sounds like a road worth avoiding.
Today we welcome comedian Roy Walker to drivetime. He won New Faces in 1977 and went on to feature regularly in The Comedians and then hosted Catchphrase. There's a 40th anniversary Comedians dvd around which was recorded at the Blackpool Grand Theatre last year and Roy will tell all tonight.
And oldies for the DARK please. The hour has been lost and drivetime is a show in darkness again. Allow us to light your path home (I can't believe I wrote that).
Have an enlightened and stimulating Monday. See you after 5

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    Comment number 1.

    Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
    Black Night - Deep Purple

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    Comment number 2.

    Good Morning All

    Feeling slightly more creaky and wrinkled this morning...

    ;o)

    #Darkoldies. How about:

    I'LL FIND MY WAY HOME - Vangelis

    BAD MOON RISING - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    THE NIGHT - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

    BACK TO BLACK - Amy Winehouse

    BLACK IS BLACK - Belle Epoque

    THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES - Bobby Vee (or the Carpenters)

    DANCING IN THE DARK - Bruce Springsteen

    ~X~

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    Comment number 3.

    Half term tune choosing!!

    MORNINGTOWN RIDE - THE SEEKERS
    DANCING IN THE DARK - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
    MOONDANCE - VAN MORRISON
    THE WHOLE OF THE MOON - THE WATERBOYS
    NIGHT IN THE CITY - ELO

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    Comment number 4.

    I still haven't found what I'm looking for - U2.

    Morning, morning, busy busy.

    Happy Birthday Deebee :)

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    Comment number 5.

    Good morning Simon and everyone



    SOUND OF SILENCE - SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    DANCING IN THE DARK - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    RIGHT ON FOR THE DARKNESS - CURTIS MAYFIELD

    DARKNESS DARKNESS - ROBERT PLANT

    DEDICATED TO THE ONE I OVE - THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS

    HARVEST MOON - NEIL YOUNG

    IN THE DARK - NINA SIMONE

    DARKNESS - HUMAN LEAGUE

    NOT DARK YET - BOB DYLAN

    DARKNESS AT THE EDGE OF TOWN - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    THE DARK OF THE MATINEE - FRANZ FERDINAND

 

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