Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Pre-christmas week

I cannot keep up with these themes. Are they all from the Jotter.

Anyway apologies for lack of updates here but the social calendar has preference....

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  1. Dale - I trust the Volunteers got a mention on Sports Personality Of The Year?

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  2. BTW Dale, if your song isn't threatening the number one spot (One Pound Fish I hear might get it) then I've been playing around with a possible WATW remake:

    There comes a time when we heed a certain call
    When the world must come together as one
    There are people queuing
    So its time to lend a hand to LOCOG
    The greatest team of all

    We can't go on pretending day by day
    That G4S, somehow will soon get it right
    We are all a part of Seb’s great big family
    And the truth, you know,
    A lunch box is all we need

    [Chorus]
    We are the Volunteers, we are the good people
    We are the ones who make a brighter day
    So lets start volunteering
    There's a choice we're making
    We're bettering our own lives
    Its true we'll make a better Olympics
    Just you and me

    Its work in progress...

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    1. Have you eaten a poisoned shrimp?

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      Thank God it's him instead of you...

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  3. the choir were on the 'red' button right after spoty..........its a right task battling the music industry for sure..

    i'm off to the south bank tomorrow 20/12 to celebrate 2012 @ 20.12 where the choir are singing..............they're in glasgow for a big gig on 14th january

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. Do you want me to finish the song then?
      I could maybe ask Midge Ure to lend a hand.

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    2. Some nice young men will be arriving shortly to take you for a lovely ride in their special white taxi. You can take Midge along if you wish.

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  4. What are the Christmas records 'happy' radio would never play?

    Bollocks To Christmas EP feat. The 4 Skins, Max Splodge, The Business & The Gonads

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  5. Give us a wink for Christmas ~ Ivor Biggun

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  6. Whit wuz aw that donkey pish last night... Give Us A Wink For Christmas ~ Ivor Biggun

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    1. It's Christmas in Capetown -

      They were starin' at us real hard with
      their big ugly yellow eyes
      You could feel it
      This time you could feel it

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    2. Well, there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time.

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    3. He's never been to the top of Kilimanjaro

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    5. What about Vienna?

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    6. It means nothing to me.

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    7. Former blogger Wee Heavy/Bucky Dharma was a roadie for his first band Stumble.

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  7. The Waitresses have been on twice this yuletide. Thats definitely donkey pish.

    Where is everyone? Paolo, Billy, Gaie et al? Is it Xmas parties 24/7?

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    1. They've started Not The Not The Get It On Blog. Last one left alive keeps the money.

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    2. I'm here, Adam, just kidding on I have a hectic social life with my French pal al.

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    Does Friday's show have a theme?

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    1. It seems to be dance music. Someone has asked for Heads Hands and Feet so they can't be all bad.

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  9. The Boogie Man ~ John Carpenter

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  10. Is there anyone alive out there?

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  11. yep, I'm Alive (The Hollies).. I also heard a shout for Heads, Hands & Feet...

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    HUMBUG!


    I look forward to another week of BBC Radio England.

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  13.  
    NEWSFLASH!


    According to the ridiculously expensive "legendary double issue!" of the Radio Times, (SCOTLAND / BORDER), Hogmanay's show is devoted to Deacon Blue.

    It gets better. (The only way is up). New Year's Day we have a tribute to Michael Marra, followed by Paolo Wassisname in concert.

    Bryan has a day off. Unlike masel'...

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    2. It seemed funny at the time

      DC

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    3. and 4 minutes later it didn't? You must have sobered up pretty quick.

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  14. Oh for f--k sake I've come over all festive & full of goodwill sentiment. I'd better stop watchin' Saturday Kitchen & replace one of the recessed light units in spare bedroom!


    Best quote in passing last night was Ms Baps exclamation of displeasure at being 'drowned' out by the Disc Spinner.. if only!

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  15. At this special time of year when A Christmas Gift For You continues to delight us, let's not forget Phil Spector's birthday on Boxing Day and look forward to his return to the studio in 2028.

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    1. You know what she means. If you had any interest in these people you'd know all their stupid news already.

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  17. Here is my gift to my fellow bloggers.

    There are lots of wonderful things happening around us all the time; being able to see is easy, but being able to capture that very moment is probably the hardest part.
    A good photograph or poem comprises of many things, not only must you must press the shutter or write your thoughts at the right time and moment, the perspective, composition and colour co-ordination created plays the biggest impression ;-0

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    1. View of Dundee Law? Naebiddy sees it these days; drivers are too busy trying tae get intae the right lane on the new 'improved' road system on the waterfront

      The foggiest view eh ivvur saw
      Fae the Tey Brig wis Dundee Law
      And it's true that someday soon
      Teyside Multi wull faw doon

      DC McGonnigle

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    2. I reckon Erik's work would benefit with some mentoring by the talent we have in spades hereabouts ;-)

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    3.  
      The cat shat on the mat.



      Shurely shome mishtake!

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    4. Did ye evir get yer heid bully of the year award fir xmas? No? Shocker.

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    A deviant tart in Falkirk? Who would've thunk it?



    >8-D

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    1. ... the town that Billy Sunday couldn't shut down.

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  19. Erik Zoha - Renaissance Man

    Photos taken through steamy car windows.

    Poems which do not rhyme, scan or make sense.

    442 more friends than I have.

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    1. You've got us .. in a cyber space kinda way.

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    2. Merry Christmas tae the bloggers....




      TBC?

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    3. And to you - hope you're keeping dry.

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    4. Merry Xmas fae Brazil!
      A blisterin 40+ degrees today.

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  20. happy xmas everyone...its been a truly remarkable year....last xmas day i was winning at chess in washington square.this xmas eve i was listening to bb play the choir's song............the party goes on....14th january central station ...watch this space........even better go and watch yersels

    hope ye all had a good turkey...i even got an english-brazilian portugese dictionary in my stocking

    cheers frae the dale (now officially a gameschaser)

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      Then Friday's theme is right up your street!


      (I'll be listening to Desmond Carrington).

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      ...and you may (or may not) wish to contribute to this...

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  21. A belated Merry Christmas or God Jul as they say in Norway. Just back from that glorious country; spectacular scenery and very friendly people. Unsurprisingly no signs of public drunkenness as the drink prices were extortionate. Puts the whole minimum pricing argument into persoective.

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  22. Anybody get any nice CDs for Christmas?

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  23. No but I did get Peter Gabriel tickets. I hope that the Hydro's built in time!

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  24. mindin ma ane business in the car switch aff ma 50 years o' the dubliners to tune intae a pre-recorded GIO to hear that brad and angelina were in town painting it philadelphia......so what was that that was goin' on last year?

    ah widnae like tae be in that interns shoes when head controller listens in...it'll be the jotters for somebody...however there mustave been at least 3 heads putting that together.......intern, intern's boss,...and one other.

    cheers frae the dale.

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  25. Dale, I caught snippet just before 19:00 & thought BB's delivery quite unnatural. Maybe I was craving Ms Baps intervention and a factoid re how to roast pheasant correctly.

    Gaie, gave in didn't I. Got myself the latest Page, Plant & Jones offering as if I ain't got enough of theirs already.

    Billy 'sound' choice of ticket. I brought down the Tate Modern gallery website trying to get 2 nights of the pioneers of German electronica ;-(
    It apparently went into melt-down when I confirmed "Trans" & "Man" and then signed Metrosexual!

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    1. Not the pheasant plucker then?

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  26. there's an interview with Jimmy Page on iplayer just now, MM.

    Santa done good this time - Jack White, Django Django, the Avett brothers, Killers and Tame Impala. Jack White surely models his singing on cuddly ol' Robert a bit in some of the songs on Blunderbuss?
    Oh and did I mention the TP & TH 2012 T-shirt?

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      Right, that's Gaie's Christmas ruined!



      NEXT!


      >8-D

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    2. such a great video.

      I've sent the t-shirt back to Tom asking fro a refund or preferably payment in kind.

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    3. I met Alex Harvey in 1970.

      Meanwhile Clem tunes up.

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  27. He's just a wee bit ahead of himself, unlike Radio Scotland, who've just announced that this evening they'll be playing 'a live concert which was recorded earlier in the year'.

    meantime, if you want something to listen to while awaiting the bells then try this

    something to read - try The Blackhouse by Peter May,

    or go to the cinema and see Life of Pi

    all great stuff.

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  28. Yip all good stuff, you've got excellent taste.

    Young Victor named them as his Top band of 2012.

    You'll have finished the trilogy by now I'm sure.

    BTW Just in case you've still to turn off the radio... 2 hours of Deacon Blue's "we need a bung silver anniversary insider tribute" is about to start.

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    1. aw thanks, Madmac - not finished the trilogy yet - bought no1 for my son's Christmas, daughter bought me no2 as she was confused by the Children of the Blackhouse and thought I'd read no1. So I filched no1 back, finished it in jig-time and promptly started 2 - and if you're not confused by now then I'm sure it's not for lack of effort on my part.

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    Why are Deacon Blue, just like U2 and The Rolling Stones, getting all this free publicity from the BBC?

    We should be telt!


    And...some of us have to get up early tomorrow and go to work, so keep the bloody noise down! Don't make me phone the polis!



    ORRABEST WHEN IT COMES! (quietly, one hopes).



    >8-D


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    1. here's a quiet wee song for you.

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      Why, thank you, ma'am! Here's one I prepared earlier! (for the New Year's resolutions theme).


      I'm better than I used to be!


      allegedly...

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  30. @ ya gaie....

    the blackhouse is brilliant.....the lewisman up soon.

    a happy new year everybody...........and keep yer diaries free for monday 14th janury. 9.30.am central station...........

    cheers frae the dale

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  31. Happy New Year to you all, thanks Norrie for your on-going efforts with your blog.. who'd have thought we'd stick together without Radio Scotland.

    Today - Shower & then attempt to settle down to watch BBC2 @ 11:15 whilst setting the table & assisting the cook with lunch/dinner.

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      I'll grab a sandwich. There's bound to be a garage open somewhere!

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    2. asda in govan is open till 5

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    3. Have you eaten yet? I could rustle you up a roast lamb & mint jeely piece if out this way, fancy a wee bit of madeira cake to finish with?

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  32. Happy New Year Bloggers!!

    I'd like to think we helped Midge with the final push on his Number Two.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20881216

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  33. Norrie - Springsteen to be honoured at pre Grammy charity gig.
    Stars to include Elton John, Sting and Mumford and Sons.

    Is that the best they could do for him???

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  34. I tried REAL XS for a couple of weeks but they've got a very limited selection too so I tried CLASSIC FM but it's rubbish in the car because when you turn up the volume for the quiet bits a dead loud bit comes on and blows your eardrums in. Where's JAZZ FM? I can't find it. I would like to contribute more to this blog but I don't listen to GIO so can't comment (criticize). Besides, you all seem to be getting along and nice to each other and I prefer a good stooshie! Meanwhile looking forward to Robin and Bina Williamson, Bellowhead and Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson at Celtic Connections and Festival Moo-Ah! in March. HNY BTW!

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    1. Good to hear from you, Thing-Fish. HNY2U2. We're only getting along as Glen's gone AWOL since Christmas. I don't listen to GIO either though I do look at the FB requests sometimes for a laugh. And then the playlist for a sigh and a shake of the head. Sometimes I send in a tweet, I don't know why, it's my NY resolution to stop being so silly. I'm looking forward to Alt-J in May.

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    2. Thing Fish? - never liked him.

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  35. Ha ha! you forgot my hyphen.

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      Hyphen, shmyphen.

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    2. I wasn't talking about you.

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      That's okay. I wasn't listening.

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    4. I was talking about Thing Fish not Thing-Fish.

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      I just had to punish DC for making me count the comments.


      >8-D

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  36. well you lot just talk amongst yourselves while I bring DC out of the woodwork by

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    1. Hah! Foiled again! Count back the posts and you will be amazed!

      DC

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    2. I think that's the little-known offence of 'post-goal interference', which is the opposite of off-side.

      My goal stands and aren't you being a little childish?

      :0)

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      I would have thought the opposite of off-side to be on-side.



      Soccer is such a silly sport!

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  37. neh neh ne ne neh

    the BBC thought they could bring us down but little did they reckon that our ability to remain as

    CHILDISH

    as ever

    would thrive without their help

    SEE!



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      You've scored again?!?


      No' ferr! Ah'm pure tellin', by the way!

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    2. Kiss and tell, SG? tut tut

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      KISS MY AMPS!



      Wait a wee minute, by the way! Huv we no' a'ready done this scene?

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  38. Well, I'm happy to see the Fish back.
    Where are our other absent friends???

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  39. They're all here There are only three of us.

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  40. How come we're still on 'Pre-Christmas Week' anyway? Has Norrie gone off to Nevada to make his fortune again?

    We need tae be telt

    DC

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    1. Maybe he's one of Mumford's sons.

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  41. .. or the ghost of Tom Joad?

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  42. ...or indeed a secret 'Uptown Girl'?

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  43. .. & possibly blinded by the light!

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  44. BTW.. good grief "& a HNY to Ms B if producing tonight" mind boggles
    Anyhow, so much for best wishes to obviously former acquaintances.



    >8-0

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    1. Keep the faith Metrosex.
      Blog it and they will come.

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  45. If it's not too late...A Happy New Year to all on NTGIOB!

    regardez youse

    henri

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  46. Adam, you know me so well plus Fish-Thing is quite correct, a stooshie Is always welcome. Whurs Miller when you need him... Glenelg again?

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  47. Merry Christmas everybody

    Julie

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      Izzat a request? If not, you're a tad early, as Russian Christmas is tomorrow.

      Never mind, hen! I forgive you!















      magnanimous git

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  48. Merry Russian Christmas everybody

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  49. think they must have all overdone the vodka, Billy, there's no-one else here.

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  50. well i didn't see anybody else from here at govan old parish church last night to herald in the russian xmas...........russkya cappella were performing too.....sublime.

    cheers frae the dale

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      The Red Army Choir were unavailable?




      I salute their unavailability!

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