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Tuesday 6 November 2012, 09:36

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Me again. Bright, sunny, cold, and first defrosted school run of the year. Kids discussed their imminent history exam and I puzzled over getting a twitter direct message from President Obama. For those who don't indulge, you can either post a general message which everyone can see, or a direct message to one person only. But to send a DM to someone, you both have to be following each other. I follow the Pres but he doesn't follow me (no offence I'm sure). So how come he sent me a DM? Special twitter friends in the CIA? Anyway, in case he didn't send you one here it is:
Be the difference in this election today--help people find their polling place and know where to volunteer.
I think that is uncontroversial enough to get through don't you?
Thanks for the mentions about the Carnegie medal nomination which made the news yesterday afternoon. Being mentioned on the news was a scary experience-even if the story was a good one. Mrs M's reaction was "what's he done now?" which was hardly reassuring. Anyway, it's a very long list but very flattering anyway. God bless librarians.
Today we welcome back Jeff Wayne to talk War of the Worlds as the album is out soon and the tour is imminent. Album has Gary Barlow, Joss Stone and Liam Neeson, the tour has Jason Donovan, Marti Pellow and a hologram of Liam Neeson. Everyone has the album, no one listens to side 3 and we all join in the 'Ulaaaaa' bit.
And songs for the US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DAY please. I'll tweet Barack an see what he wants.
Have a clear-headed and logical Tuesday. See you after 5.

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    Morning Simon and everyone.

    Well done on nomo, hope you sweep up the award!

    Now choons as 2nd private job today;

    1. Winner takes it all - Abba
    2. State of independence - Donna Summer
    3. Leader of the pack - Shangrilas
    4. Mr President - ????!
    5. Making Your mind up - Bucks Fizz

    Laters

    Mandy :)

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    Comment number 2.

    Good morning all from a bright but chilly place

    Seems the US election could be a close call and given the attention that both candidates are giving to Ohio and the relevance of who wins this state can I suggest

    BANKS OF THE OHIO - OLIVA NEWTON JOHN

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    Comment number 3.

    Just a few ideas to get us started...

    ELECTED - ALICE COOPER
    SWEET HOME CHICAGO - BLUES BROTHERS
    MONEY'S TOO TIGHT (TO MENTION) - SIMPLY RED
    COME BACK AND FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED - GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS

    Bound to be some more, but don't want to be partisan, whatever my own thoughts may be...

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    Comment number 4.

    As regards not listening to side 3 (or other) of War of the Worlds, this only applies if you have the album on vinyl. I'm sure many of us will, but others may have a CD version. Of course, one would need a gramaphone (with or without Dolby) to play the vinyl version.

    Bag on head is optional.

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning All,

    Started off fine and bright but it is now slowly descending into dank and dreary.

    Feem...

    Election Day - Duran Duran
    America - Razorlight

    Hope all is well in Blogland

    Maybes laters

    A.

 

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