Nobody I suspect.
Looks like another really busy night.
I believe Hamish in Echlefechan is having a nice bullfrog risotto tonight.
Jeremiah was a bullfrog.Hoyt Axton said it, so it must be true.
Tonight the songs that shocked back then but are a storm in a teacup now. First up Two tribes..........eh?Second upAnother brick in the wall .....eh? eh?We're getting loads of requests mainly for songs we couldn't play then and we certainly can't play moweh?
What did they say was shocking about Tribes and Wall?Do you think they got mixed up with Relax and Arnold Layne?
They didn't. I only heard the first two songs the bit afterwards and that was it.
Can't see what was wrong with "Went To Mow A Meadow" either. We used to sing it on Sunday school trips
I prefer Connolly's weedgie version.for Senga...
And her big black greyhound dug called Bob
Meanwhile, earlier on Facebook... Eric manages to shoehorn Radio Gaga by his beloved Queen into the theme.
My Ding-a-Ling is real shocker!
... is a real shocker! D'oh
I'm quite prepared to take your word for it.
Henri stated on Farcebook we'd have excelled at this repeated theme!
Did Bryan make a request for C Moon?
I see the Fish managed to get on the old Blog again. We need to find a way of getting him the address of this Blog.
Get Henri to guide Thing-Fish to #75 on the final thread, where, if he takes the bait, he'll find a link to here.
Good. I didnt realise that the link was still there.Get yer waders on Henri.
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And quite right too.
Perhaps Thing Fish is already here. Seems strange he still has access. Maybe he was a fifth columnist all along. Possibly we could take him by surprise.... That's it! - Hold him, Scotch. Bring that rope, Norrie. Now bring the headphones and that Cerys Matthews album and we'll show him how we treat infiltrators on this blog....(Sounds of screaming)
Waterboard him!!Hmmmm, I guess not......
Ha I stuck in a cheeky wee plug for the blog wake and fairplay BB read it out and wished us all the best. He even played my tongue in cheek wee tune. Call me a scab.
Talk is cheap Paolo!
I think this blog meet up is a thinly disguised veil for a joobilee street pertyCue songs fae 1977 re "garden parties and yer silver joobilees, WEMBULEEEEE...."I will be sailing......................
Enjoy DC... I'd love to crew someday.
Let me know if you (or any other blogger) is this way abouts. We'll have a wee hurl if the weather's OK!
it wiz quite a big night for the blog.it was a great show too.cheers frae the dale
How's that like Dale? I'm just in fae a curry night so catchin up DC
i'm no great fan of 50's crooners type music, however(a) the blog had quite a few played tonight and it still has an influence on the input....there are a few political parallels for what seems a simple concept, so here goes......take 'the left' as an example....at one end you have the revolutionary road sliding through to becoming a member of the SDP and holding your meetings in a disused telephone kiosk. in between these two extremes there are the parliamentary road,the anarchist adventurers,the revisionism of the trotskyites, the entryism if the militant tendency, lbj's tent theory, or you have wilsonism that great post war philosophy of student grants and the brains behind the open university, usually known as 'guardian readers' and thats a philosophy that comes out loud and clear (explicitly) on the programme...so yes, its much more than a request show....there is something much deeper going on and the trick to getting your song played is to try and tap that psyche...and suggest a decent tune.(b) there was a lot of stuff played that i hadn't heard in years...and it was ok....also many of the songs acted as triggers and thats another strength of the programme...the tales behind the songs are sometimes quite powerful.cheers frae the dale
You really sure about that... I thought it dull and a round up of all the usual suspects!Can sense the drift of some craving former notoriety ;-0
i really don't understand the negativity underlying the disparaging remark 'usual suspects'.....aren't they bone fide listeners entitled to ask for a song of their choice?so i've put you into the box 'anarchist adventurer'cheers frae the dale
I think 'usual suspects' refers to songs, not listeners (bona fide or otherwise)
Exactly but I like "alternative" handle 8-)
Wasn't BBC4 just the best tonight?
Saw ghr tv smith bit
Have a great night tonight at the Blog Jubilee Do!
Where's Fing Thish when you need him?
lost in the (last)post and only Henri can rescue him
Well that was good. And willie bartke the genius showed up at 66/1
Indeed! And there was £18.22 left in the kitty when we vacated the premises.I shall open a high-interest account next time I'm in Zurich.
Come on then, give us the details! Who was there, what was the gossip etc
Senga was a no-show. The 66/1 shot was heartbroken.
What happens on the counting house stays in the counting house
Agreed & apologies for my no show. I offer no excuses.Glad you appear to have had a good one.
However, we did end up with a stray homeless blogger back at ours. We left him sleeping with a cat on the settee. He was gone by daylight. No mean feat since we are a mile from the nearest town with no sunday morning transport links and he probably didn't know where he was when he woke up. Unless of course the cat ate him.
Was it he who claimed the kitty?Come on, we need tae be telt!
Oh and whoever was last out the pub, did you see any stray clothing? Imelda lost her little black shrug cardigan.
No wonder norrie's getting 500 hits a day here, it takes me that many to find which thread we're on. So here's my comment transplanted from oh cannae remember, somewhere else:thanks, Paolo for getting us together again - was a great evening. Only one complaint: we were no sooner started than it seemed to be time to go home. When's the day out to Millport?
You said last night you were organising that one
Did you toast our queen?
as bloggers we've sworn never to mention Queen.
I see Thursday is scots place names again. Do you think someone should put that list we compiled ontae feckkbook? That'll keep them amused
Reckon "like the jotter" you'll get nothing more than lip service but If you do... just make sure the copyright is visible ;-)
No new thread Norrie on todays theme of the best albums from the 50s 69s and 70s.What on opporchancity misded for a right good fight er discussion.
the white album wouldave been good if it didnae hae that rubbish 'number 9' on it.whoever thought that was a good idea......self indulgent cynicism.
Do you think it will be album tracks rather than singles?Always used to have fun "making that assumption" when a theme about albums came up.
I see Thing Fish managed to get on the old Blog again.How does he (or she) do it??Did you see this on Fbook?"We've got a bit of weekend homework for you! Do you have a friend or colleague who deserves a bit of recognition? Tell Bryan why and ask for a song just for them - and we'll play one each night next week on the show. You can email us firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your message here. We look forward to hearing your stories Miss B"
I have no idea how Thing-Fish or Henri get in. Henri said he did it via a yahoo address I think, but I've tried that. So are we all going to make up stories about each other and send them in?In my parallel broadcasting universe, this evening the presenter will say, '1977, silver jubilee year and year of release of 'Full House' from our very own Frankie Miller. Hard to choose just one track, but while 'Be Good to Yourself' was a hit single which most of you will have heard, we're going to go for something that gives Frankie's outstanding voice a chance to shine - 'This Love of Mine', co-written with Robin Trower.'and then a bit later the presenter will say 'in spite of budget cuts we have been able to download a few tracks this evening especially for our loyal listeners and so our Bob Seger library expands to 4 songs with 'Ship of Fools', from the wonderful 'Night Moves' album, also released in 1977'and just after the 7.00pm news,,'we are so often asked for songs by Sandy Denny that tonight in celebration of the jubilee we have decided to go ahead and play one. 'I'm a Dreamer' from 'Rendezvous' released in - you've got it - 1977 is simply and utterly stunning. I can't think why we've not played it before.'
I'll have some of whatever Gaie's on
I think she watches too much "Fringe".
now you know why I don't bother with the drink much. Who needs it when good Greenock fresh air does the same for you?
"I'd like to nominate my friend Bryan. He deserves recognition for providing work experience for people who have various challenging conditions. Like the woman who laughs inappropriately and uncontrollably, which, of course, has rendered her unable to cope with most social situations and left her otherwise unemployable. I think he would like to hear Stand By Your Man by Tommy Whynot."
@ AfR 14:18Does LTW know about what they're doing? When does Cilla get wheeled our... Surprise, Surprise!
Sorry y'all, LWT!
Is it time Macca chucked it?A Union Jack on a German bass? No stranger than BMW making Minis, I suppose.
Well, it was quite poor in comparison with Hampden a couple of years ago - though I think they got bounced into changing the set because things were running behind and the Queen had to go - never known them to finish with Ob la De.The singing voice is getting really shaky now.I liked Grace Jones, Robbie Williams doing Mack The Knife and Jessie J, who's a good singer... suspect much more fun being there though - live broadcasts are always somehow a disappointment because you can hear faults otherwise obscured by amplification.regardez voushenri
I liked Madness and I've never been a fan.I thought the sound was poor. Many times you couldn't hear the backing - silent cellos.Stevie Wonder's band are great - it seemed to be all keyboards.
Was GIO 2/3 70s tonight, then??
Dunno, was it? Hit the off switch when I heard who was producing... Gets all the overtime going that one!
Macca is 70 next birthday >8-0
...and his voice will be 90
I think Norrie has set this up to see who gets the first NotThe goalHe's pwayin a bwinder
I heard he woke up in Shanghai with a beard.
Who? Norrie or Fergie?We need to be telt
Hey Adam you'd proud... they've gone and censored me again on Farcebook LOL!Ain't freedom of speech something worth fighting for!
I didnt think they could censor Fcebook? Ive seen sweary wourds and everything on there!Whit did ye say???
Just had a look. You're still on there. As is your mate Harry.
Previously on GIO....Here Paolo, have you been attending the Julie/Maclean School of Sook? Anything to get something other than Lido Shuffle on, eh?Though I've always thought Boz sounds like one of the Muppets for the first few lines of "We're All Alone".
The school has been shut down. Austerity measures.
Well done Henri! You did it again. Lets see if the Fish gets the message.
Glen sounds quite fishy
What? No goal attempt?
Mind you, there's just me an you about Allez.....
Mebbes aye, but mebbes naw anaw
Yep, I'm here tae
Ok, pass the baw
Aye, come on R Che, dinnae be greedy
Quick! Before Paolo sees us!
It'll cause a stramash
DC! Get isnae the penalty box!
Guerilla sidesteps one, nutmegs the next, runs to the byline, looks up and hits a perfect cross......
oops saved ...rebound...yesssss