Friday, 12 October 2012

Rock n Roll Train

Yes what songs do you want played LOUD

AC/DC - Rock n Roll Train

The Boss - Glory Days

139 comments:

  1. The Rolling Stones - "Doom and Gloom"

    The more I hear it the better it gets. Especially turned up to 11 ☺

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    1. No bad Billy. The critics have been pretty scathing about the vocal though.

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    2. I think his voice is fine. It's just that everyone is running out of notes. The can be only so many songs.

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    3. I bought it,it's good. I didn't really notice the vocal, it just sounded like a good Stones track.

      I read recently that there's an op you can get that reinstates the required tissue in the vocal chords. Following the Olympics fiasco, no doubt the next time we hear Macca, he'll be sounding like his 23 year old self, belting out Long Tall Sally - either that or he'll have the good sense to employ a singer.

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  2. Buck Rogers - Feeder

    It's got a CD P L A Y E R

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    1. A mere £355 gets you the Beatles lp's. The initial pressings must have been rubbish.

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    2. I hear The White Album isnt very good.

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    3. I've got most of them. The drawback with vinyl is the first time you hear it is the best it's going to be. Then crackles and pops gradually appear until you think it was recorded in a chip shop.

      The big advantage of course is that you can read the sleeves.

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    4. They should take the opportunity to make a decent single lp of The White Album:

      1 Back in the U.S.S.R.
      2 Dear Prudence
      3 Happiness Is a Warm Gun
      4 Martha My Dear
      5 Julia
      6 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
      7 Birthday
      8 Revolution 1
      9 Helter Skelter
      10 Blackbird
      11 Sexy Sadie
      12 Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
      13 Hey Jude

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  3. Adam from a Rainy Rio12 October 2012 at 12:43

    I'd like too hear Glen's nod of week or so ago:

    Flying High - ZZ Top

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  4. I prefer the Hamsters .. www.thehamsters.co.uk

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    1. I see they've chucked it.

      I have a copy of Pet Sounds somewhere.

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    2. Always a must see if possible whilst visiting Suffolk. Currently appreciating Old Dogs, New Tricks long distance.

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    3. What a brilliant site!
      Is it serious? Sad that so many are thrown away. (Especially in Alloa it seems!)

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  5. Never a hotline to the show where you suggest the music but a place for kindred spirits .. friends eh?

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  6. Ellie Goulding's "Your Song" has been outdone as the worst record ever made.

    I subscribe to a publication called "The Week" and it recommends the new Rikki lee Jones album of cover versions called "the Devil You Know" - It's a mystery why? It conrains several duff covers but the rendition of "Sympathy For The Devil" is clearly the worst record ever made - utterly, indescribably pointless,dull and awful.

    Try Spotify.

    regardez yuose

    henri

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    1. I'm listening to it as I write this and I think it must be a joke.

      She also murders The Weight and Only Love Can Break Your Heart.

      It sounds as if she was on exceptionally strong tranquilisers.

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  7. Further to MM's Hamster site, were "Rodents" ever a theme on the show?

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    1. don't remember it being one and it's not in the jotter so would have half a chance of being used if you were to suggest it...

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      Nod. Rest.


      MONDAY

      I Wish I Could Sing Like Sydney Devine
      - Peter Nardini

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    3. A Windmill In Old Amsterdam ~ Ronnie Hilton please

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  8. my CD of the week is An Awesome Wave by Alt-j. It's not much like anything I normally listen to, but every track's a gem and while it probably won't do the business for you if you're still hoping for something great from the Stones, nevertheless, try Fitzpleasure or Something Good. I simply love it.

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  9. The name Alt-j demands automatic rejection. Seconds for Ronnie Hilton.

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  10. Thanks for all the suggestions, guys: Springsteen, Macca, Stones, Sidney Devine, Ronnie Hilton, Peter Nardini, the White Album,(yawn) some other album that's so execrable it's brought Henri out of purdah - and you mock the Other Lot?

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    1. Howdi Gaie - I listened to Alt -J, it was a tad unusual, I thought, but that's a strength in a music market that is constantly looking backwards for inspiration with endless rehash's of the past.Adele, the Alabamma Shakes, The Black Keys and so on, it's all fine but we've heard it all before and Hot Tuna remain better - there's nothing innovative out there, not a Roxy Music for this century, so far.

      I liked it. I defy anyone to tell me they like Rickie Lee Jones cover of "Sympathy For The Devil" - she must be taking the piss?

      regardez youse

      henri

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  11. Morning Sweet Pea, we try our best to keep you entertained .. how was Jura btw?

    It's somebody fae the Kingdom's special day altogether now ...

    Happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday dear Dan,
    happy birthday to you.

    Have I told you before I worked with his Sister In Law 

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    2. (what is the point in proof-reading after posting?)

      If that's your best entertainment then it's about as good as McCartney's singing.

      Was going to say you're a week late with the birthdays, but I see it wisnae me and you weren't to know anyway.

      Jura - uh uh - I'm off to Rum tomorrow, weather and boats permitting. Beloved island.

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  12. Whoops, mean Rum!

    Other beverages are available but what's best Jura Single Malt or O.V.D?

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    1. no long back aff the ferry.....cal mac do a very nice 'deal of the week'..........a double malt for £3 (and its usually a good malt as well)........pity i wiz driving.

      highland park takes some beatin' although anything with a dash of water truly makes it the uisge beatha

      cheers frae the dale (ex chichester)

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  13. Some of the island malts are as pungent as Jimmy Savile's breath but they're still better than rum.

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  14. Agreed Glen.

    I'll never look at Hamish MacInnes' former cottage again with any liking or fondness... why do I continue to feel shocked?

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    1. nothing quite as shocking as those who used to front programmes that broadcast 'believe the children' feigning ignorance.

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    2. I met him once with my kids. He had a broken arm.

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      I fixed it!

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    4. She'd have stated at the time "that's life!"

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  15. Gaie, after giving it more thought, I think the Pet Shop Boys are responsible for the fact "Rodents" has never been a theme.

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      Jist remember, when you're listening to Thursday's show on Friday via Alison Again your ears will be assaulted by Bohemian Rhapsody. Again.


      So they wull.

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      Listened to Johnnie Walker this afternoon. I'm so glad I don't own any Genesis records.

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  16. My most enjoyed listening to song again this week thingy

    I surrender / Eddie (hey there lonely girl) Holman

    A classic bit of northern

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      Soul?


      Pure compliments ramorra, man!

      Any point in asking for Joe Dolan again?

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      Oh, and whilst I'm here;

      Have you seen this?

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    3. Oh yes. Many times.

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      Does Imelda kain?

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  17. well, now we know why he was called 'the hairy cornflake'..

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      I suppose a rubber duck is out of the question...

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    2. Ask the Hairy Monster .. quack, quack, Oops!

      Don't tell us Ms Baps was repeating yet again the tale of when Jimmy Mac brought home a DLT for tea.

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    3. How did DLT get dragged into this???

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  18. Who's best ..

    Bernstein or Goodwin?

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    1. Ken. Without a doubt.
      "Settle down! Settle down!" still cracks me up.
      Sadly died earlier this year.

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  19. On this day Malcolm bailed Sid having organised a whip-round.

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    1. On this day Macca got his MBE. If only Sid had taken him as a role model. It's also Flea's birthday. Three great bass players, well two and a talentless junkie.

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  20. Tonight's theme seems to have confused the f***bookers somewhat.
    Luckily Julie was there to get them back on track (at least for now).
    There is a touch of the lemmings about out cousins over on the dark side - they seem to blindly follow the posts and not the theme.
    Apart from the Erics of course, one of whom will try and shoe horn Queen into every theme while the other does the same with ELO.

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    1. Is that no the same Eric? Certainly no Wreckless ☺

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    2. Certainly no Idle either. Unfortunately...

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    3. Ach, they get on my nerves when they don't pay attention. Some of them don't even ask for a specific track. Pah! Anyway, I went to see The Jim Jones Revue at the Caves yesterday and jolly good they were too. All of Edinburgh's straggly-ponytailed, leather-jacketed men together in the same room too!

      Julie

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      "Ach, they get on my nerves when they don't pay attention."


      Easily fixed. Shun the Dark Side, lest you too are seduced.


      Bryan hasn't played Bohemian Rhapsody furra while.

      Wunner if we'll hear it the nicht?

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  21. I had the misfortune to tune in to GIO a couple of times while driving home from work last week - not listening tonight though.

    Bryan Burnett gets up my goat (GUMG?)

    Robin Williamson was excellent as usual at Milngavie Folk Club last month and will be at Celtic Connections with wife Bina.

    Acid Mothers Temple will be at Mono on Thursday night.

    Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra will be at QMU later this month.

    Music is the best* Kill Ugly Radio** Ditch Get It On***.

    *FZ
    **FZ
    ***Me


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    1. BBC in new animal abuse scandal.

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    2. Good to hear from you Fish!

      Sorry to hear about your goat. Hope your treating this with kid gloves.

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  22. Thanks for your support guys - I felt I had to report it to the blog police while he's still alive. Obviously none of the producers realise what's going on under their noses as none of them have said "This must stop - the listeners know there's a list"
    When Janice did the show she was handed an "ok to play" list 15 minutes before the start of the show!
    Anyway, November brings The Idiot Bastard Band, Gong and Dweezil all in the one week - the music is out there.

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    1. I still find it hard to believe. He raises a lot of money through marathons.

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    2. hmmmmmm....

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    3. Amiable anus

      There's not enough anagrams on this blog.

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      Ma's a gran

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    5. Graham's nan

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    6. With apologies to Harry Chapin:

      I was your favourite DJ but then I go and dee
      Now allegators everywhere from Broadmoor to Dundee
      Have taken down my headstone and got tore right into me
      But I fixed it for myself for years – thank you BBC

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      Has man rang?


      "Nearly Anagrams" are so much fun!


      >8-D

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  23. Brooce confirmed for Rock in Rio, Norrie.

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    1. Is Rio ready for Norrie?

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  24. What's the answer tae yer wee f***book teaser than Paolo?
    You can an at least give us the answer before the Zoha Blondie Queen gets it.

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    1. A stand in spot for the next guilty duet. Who do you want to be ... Scotch or adam

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    2. He's no gettin ma medallion!
      He might be quite keen on Scotch's wig anyway. (Made from real hamster fur btw, Billy. That should go down well with the Hamster Dumpers o Alloa).

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    3. It's OK Adam I've already got a medallion ☺ As you tactfully point out I'm follicly challenged so the wig may have to be an option.

      By the way I'm having hamster en croute for my tea tonight.

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  25. Did Henri get a play tonight? If not he's been cheated with nearly 13% of all the Farcebook suggestions ;-0

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  26. Nope, half a dozen shouts? About the same as one blog post, admittedly more than the standard four, but less than the bold Patrick's emailed list.

    Still, I got ridiculed for texting in to say that out Julie's suggestion of Ike and Tina Turner's first single was a stoater and that it clearly demonstrated that Ike was the real talent.

    I said this as a wind up, but when I later thought about it, I realised their work together was much better than Tina's solo stuff, which I generally find insufferable.

    Ike isn't held in high esteem by the sisterhood,( I think) so I expect that would be why my comment was rubbished.

    Well there you have it.

    reagrdez youse

    henri

    Just gutted about Sylvie - I wonder if she made any records... time for Spotify...

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    Next week's themes are up early! Nuthin' new...

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  28. Just goes to prove the mediocrity of the Snr Producer's drive time radio!

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    1. You'll have to learn to let this go. It's eating away at your soul.

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      Lego?

      Reminds me of the canteen at BBC HQ at PQ

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  29. Henri, did you get tonight’s theme changed then?
    “To mark Sylvia Kristel’s passing we’ve changed tonight’s theme to soft core adult films from the 70s and 80s. What are the songs that remind you of the films that got you going all those years ago? We want to hear your Confessions, your Adventures and all the general Carry On, tonight on Get It On”

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      The working title for Last Tango in Paris was, (allegedly), "I Can't Believe it's Not Butter!"


      >8-D

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    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek303-yglIE

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  30. Miffed at not getting Bohemian Rhapsody played last night, the Dark Side fights back with every other post asking for Fat Bottomed Girls.

    I want "Fat's The Way I Like It" by KC.

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    1. Was that no by KFC?

      By the way we now have one of those in Alloa. I hope it is chicken and not some poor hamster ;-)

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  31. To the girls I always advocate Shake Your Booty & of course That's The Way I Like It.


    To Glen I say thank you for showing me the error of my ways & I am as of today a born again get it on'er 08{}

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    1. I wouldn't go that far. The programme's still a pile of mince, the main function of which is occupational therapy for an otherwise unemployable Colin and Justin tribute act, but it's harmless compared with other BBC failings now coming to light.

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  32. Billy,on my favourite radio show, Radcliffe and Maconie, they ran a feature once on "Fat Tribute Bands", and they had things like:

    Fleetwood Big Mac
    The Obesetie Boys
    Showaddlewaddle
    etc

    My favourite tribute band name though has to be the Iron Maiden tribute called "667 - The Neighbour Of The Beast"

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      The Dubious Brothers

      Counter Feat


      Next Friday Janice Forsyth is presenting. The theme is SPACE!

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    2. So it is!!!

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    3. Best fat tribute band was Fat Betty. Thet were superb and did a great version of jailbreak.

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    4. Do You Know The Weight O' San Jose? - Chubby Checker

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    5. Enjoy arse itch......nearly

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  33. Brian Eno in town this week with this bit of art:

    http://g1.globo.com/videos/v/sons-e-imagens-transformam-cartao-postal-do-rio/2197362

    I go past those arches on the way to work.

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    1. They're not real arches. The ones in Glasgow host a whisky festival.

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  34. The real arches all have shredded wheat for hair

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    1. You're an R & M fan too???

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    2. No just a little milk, darling.

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  35. you catch Catfish Keith on Paul Jones, Glen?

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    1. Another scandal???

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    2. Catfish Keith is not a disease carried by Paul Jones.

      I missed him. I saw him years ago at the Third Eye Centre. Some blues fan from Arran promoted it and bankrupted himself.

      Keith had a nice hat and his wife sold the CDs.

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  36. Hows aboot a new threed Norrie??

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  37. a scandal would certainly help liven things up a bit. Failing that I guess a new thread might help.
    Anyone want to hear about my holidays?

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  38. I hope Norrie's all right. He works terribly hard.

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  39. I've just received a message that says Norrie has joined Spotify - he's probably lost in checking out obscurities in the library.

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    1. You have someone spying on him?

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    2. Nope, but the great inter-connectedness tells me so.

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  40. Good to see you back Gaie. Did you have a good time?

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    1. Hello, Hello. It's good to be back, it's good to be back.
      Hello, Hello. It's good to be back, it's good to be back.

      Did you miss me, Yeah, while I was away,
      did you hang my picture on your wall
      Did you kiss me, Yeah, every single day,
      although you couldn't kiss me at all.
      And did you love me, Yeah, like a good little girl,
      Did you tell that naughty boy not to call,
      did you love me, Yeah, in your own little world,
      Although you couldn't see me at all,
      although you couldn't see me at all,

      Hello, Hello, it's is good to be back, it's good to be back,
      Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, I'm back again, I'm back,
      I'm on the right track,
      Hello, Hello tell all your friends I'm back, I'm back as a matter of fact,
      as a matter of fact I'm back

      Did you miss me me, Yeah, while I was gone,
      Did you 'hug your pillow in your bed
      Did you kiss me, Yeah, all night long and treasure every word I said
      And did you want me, Yeah, to come back again
      Did you know I've been so far away, did you want me, Yeah,
      Did you tell all your friends to think about me every day
      To think about me every day

      Hello, Hello, it's is good to be back, it's good to be back,
      Hello, Hello, it's is good to be back, it's good to be back,
      Hello, Hello, I'm back again, I'm back, I'm back I'm on the right track,
      And did you miss me, Yeah, while I was away,
      did you hang my picture on your wall,
      Did you miss me, Yeah, every single day,
      although you couldn't kiss me at all,
      although you couldn't kiss me at all,

      Hello, Hello, it's is good to be back, it's good to be back,
      Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, I'm back again, I'm back, I'm on the right track,
      Hello, Hello, it's is good to be back, it's good to be back,

      Goodness, Gracious, Hello, Hello......

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    2. well, we've got as much chance of hearing that as we have of re-runs of savile's travels...

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  41. "Gaie" goes as "gaie".

    Anyway, I see Leo Sayer was on last night, which is good because generally he doesnt get on enough.

    1981 was on Pick of the Pops this week. What a fine tune Alvin's "Pretend" is. They should get that on GIO.
    A bit of Stardust wouldnt go amiss on Space night now would it?

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    1. correct, Adam and I'd hate to think I was as repetitive as the imposter above.

      Yes, thank you, Billy, I had a wonderful time, and what weather. It was only a few days, but Rum, Isle of, was simply magnificent.

      They should get SAHB 'Next', OGWT, on tonight, but you may be sure they won't.

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    2. To my great surprise, I really really liked Orchard Road, although it got a wee bit tiresome towards the end, but a really intresting production.

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    3. Sounds like a nursing home ☺

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    4. I was in Orchard Road in January and got caught in a downpour.

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  42. "Producers" seems to be proving a tricky theme for the other side.
    Just the 15 posts and half of them feature the ones BB gave as a help.

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  43. See Michael Marra's dead at 60. Saw him with Scotch not that long ago. Another schoolfriend died last week at 63. Going skydiving tomorrow.

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    1. He was ahead of his time!
      Clark Kent has only just realised now that its time to get out of the industry.

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    2. He was sickened by the phone hacking.

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    3. I've always thought Scotch was ahead of his time, didn't realise he was so perturbed by the phone hacking thing.

      I know absolutely nothing about Michael Marra, as it happens, and I wonder why not?

      regardez youse..

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    4. The boy dreamer from Barlanark sounds like quite a character

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    5. We're talking about the late Mr Hill and Superman, Henri.

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    6. He was a bit of an amateur musician and a keen surfer.

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    60? He looked even older than Glen!


    A sad day. Official website here.

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    1. That's what I thought. Yes it's a pity.

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    2. Aye we are all getting to that stage that we should be checkin in daily for a rollcall to make sure we're all still around.

      So eh Norrie..DC....Frank?

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    3. Frank was on Facebook the other day but I'm worried about Norrie. Perhaps we should break down his door.

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