Previously on the blog....They Shoot Horses! Don't They?>8-D
I'm having Ex-Benedict for lunch
With a Muffin?
I used to have one of these when I was a kid.Poor old Benny. Imagine employing hundreds of Jimmy Saviles.
Can I be first to link Stewart Baxter with the vacancy
? Izzat one of your "friends" from the Dark Side ?
I predict a riot if he leaves the Kaizer Chiefs ☺
Now if Pastor Jack Glass was still with us...
can someone direct me to a blog where they talk english please? or gaelic? or anything really other than greek.
Dare I add orthodox ;-0
I lived in the Hillhead constituency in 1982 when Woy 'the claret dwinker' Jenkins won the famous by-election for the SDP. During the campaign we were treated to Pastor Jack's anti-papal visit election literature - I wish I had it now, hilarious. This was the height of the SDP's success - it looked as though they would sweep all before them but, within months Auld Maggie took on the Junta, and it was all over for Dr Death as quickly as it started.
these were heady days...the traitors were thrown into the dustbin of ruined egos ...the real winner from the bye-election was the labour party as its campaign paved the way for the revolution of 1987.....cheers frae the dale (failed candidate 1984)
it was said at the time that the Hillhead electorate had the highest IQ in the country............i have it on good authority that the IQ reverted to its normal higher level when the circus departed.Bill Rogers...ah mean, seriously!!!cheers frae the dale
Ross did alright again tonight - definately the best dep we've had.
he has a nice easy unforced manner. i like himcheers frae the dale
Guess we'll now be saddled with him also.
" - definately the best dep we've had.""he has a nice easy unforced manner."Out of 22 songs played, he managed to come up with 6 that kept me tuned in.Those 6 songs aside, I was bored rigid.Re:Rock ClassicsHas anyone on the Dark Side heard of Alex Harvey or Nazareth? The evidence suggests not.Nae wunner Ah like a wee drink...
"Hair Of The Dog" that bit me Scotch or should I call you Lloyd?
Mr. Malcontent creating a commotion?>8-D
All work and no play makes Mac a dull boy.
tut, tut, sp, boys: definitelyas if the dep made any difference to the playlist. It's pre-defined and for that reason, I'm out. I know, I know, I played along one day last week, and hey, it made a young singer very happy, but in general, the whole forced jollity of digging up old themes and kidding on that garyfaeglesca's Queen suggestion is a stonker - nah, GIO is well past its sell-by.
Eloquently put Gaie 8-)
I'm away back to the Overlook Hotel to do some caretaking.
well at least the penguins were entertaining
Dear Listeners and Colleagues,I have convoked you to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the BBC in Scotland.After having repeatedly examined my conscience, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advancing age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Get It On presentation.I am well aware that this position, due to its essential nature, must be carried out not only with words and music, but no less with accompanied giggling and simpering.However, in today's world, subject to so many rapid changes in musical fashion and shaken by questions of the deep relevance of reggae and rap, in order to steer the ship that is Get It On and proclaim the truth that “you choose the music”, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months (you will have noticed), has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to fulfill adequately the mission entrusted to me.For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the DJ-ship of Get It On. The vacant position will be advertised in due course in The Govan Guardian and Interior Decoration Monthly and a successor appointed by BBC Scotland.Dear Friends (I think I can call you that), I thank you most sincerely for all the suggestions (musical and otherwise) with which you have supported me in the past and I apologise for all my shortcomings.Despite my going the show must go on and I urge you to try to forget me and support the new presenter. Get It On is bigger than all of us.Bryan
Thanks for proclaiming your resignation. You've handled this situation with great dignity.
Do you think they've told Robbie about his imminent retiral?
Getting back to the Pontiff - my son was wondering if the Catholic Church might not consider some sort of reality show to decide who gets the job next.Of all the formats we bandied around the one we like best so far is "Pope Idol". The usual panel type show. On the panel so far -Robbie Coltrane and Simon Cowl (see what I did there!)
I thought you'd kicked the punning habit!
"Oh, Big Brother!" was another possibility.
Bless This Big Brother House
Rock classics - sounds like a difficult theme!
my listening habits fall into 2 categories......when i'm making and eating ma tea..others tell me to get it aff.......i retort but i'm trying to get it on (peels of laughter.....from me)or else i'm in the car between assignments .....(thank you for sharing. Miss B)strangely the one programme i really liked recently was the songs from musicals........i found myself sort of singing along with most of them even although my usual response to musicals like 'gigi' or 'south pacific' is nah dinnae bother.i am a revisionist with a philosophy 'if your not innit...etc etc....'...its my one spot in the day when i can have an influence on what goes out over the air, on the BBC as well.....and all those claims about the beeb being populated with eton posh boys just melts away.....and when BB very kindly read out a chunk of an e-mail that actually gave some comfort and meaning to my sister in law....well you wont find me complaining...(aww thats nice Dale....what song would ye like....Miss B)cheers frae the dale
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Latest - Pope implicated in meat scandal
TonightThe most romantic lines in song or something like that.I'd like to ride my bicycle with you on the handlebars.....One emergency stop and i'll be on top.....
Roses are red Violets are blueI love spending cosy nights in with youSome takeaway food a glass of wineI find your company just divineA candle or two sets the mood I can't remember feeling this goodyou are my one my hearts delightbut change the channel cos you don't half watch some shite
Glad to see that the romance is still there!
Roses are red violets are gloriousDon't go surprising Oscar Pistorious
He shot her twice with his repeaterAnd apparently he's been known to beat her
A qualified lawyer and model - a stunnerCruelly slain by the Blade RunnerAnd how inappropriate, I must sayTo bump her off on Valentine's Day(Not that any other dateWould mitigate this dreadful fate)
There is talk that he might be suffering from depression. However, a neighbour said when he left the house earlier in the day there was definitely a spring in his step.
No jail will be able to hold him
A magnetic cell? Or weld him to the floor.
A pity they wound up the Stasi
Amazingly had Captain Beefheart played. tonight.It's quite sad that I'm pleased about this. but I have no life ;-)
Don't ever say that - the rest of us haven't realised it yet.
It's OK if you don't tell anyone else!!
Dont go all Dale on us Billy!
I see Tony Sheridan's away.Don't think he ever got over that failed audition. Don't think he even made it back from Hamburg!
Some backing band
Another one who outlived Megrahi
He was no Springsteen
He sounded a bit like Brad Paisley
Don't bother me - it's Carnaval time.
In a certain light he looked a bit like Tom Petty
g, that's no meif I knew who you were talking about I'd be sure to disagree. Is he on his holidays?gaie
It's the Pablo Placebo effect.. still, it works as well as the real thing...gets tings moving..regardez- yousehenri
Stand, ye rhino!
Scotch, how many SIM cards do you actually hae?
That's Richard Briers away. At least he had a good life.
Don't bother me - it's Carnaval time
Bird crash? - I err
omg... seriously....i read that as tommy sheridan....now i'm falling into gails of laughtercheers frae the dale (hoping for a cheeky wee ry cooder capin beefheart the night)
My random shite
Have I entered a parallel universe?
it was yon asteroid, blew a portal and you're now in a land where the natives talk gibberish and repeat themselves.it was yon asteroid, blew a portal and you're now in a land where the natives talk gibberish and repeat themselves.
More likely to be yon hemorrhoid in Norrie's case...Well, that's Richard Briers away...at least he outlived Megrahi.
Much has been made of The Good Life but I could never get into it. The expected suspension of disbelief that Briers and Kendall could be a couple was just too much.What other couples in TV and film have been hard to swallow?
Roy & Hayley?
Colin & Justin?
Fanny & Johnny?
bill and hillarycheers frae the dale
Really MadMac?I'd always thought of them as quite a good fit.Dustin Hoffman and Anne BancroftGene Wilder and Kelly LeBrock
So BB hasn't joined the NUJ walk out?
Nah, he's NADJ!
alt-j. There's not nearly enough nearly nearly anagrams on this blog.
NEWSFLASH!Tonight (Tuesday) it's "Songs that feature days of the week."Repeat theme, repeat playlist. Nae wunner Ah like a wee drink...
More like daze of the weak
Happy daze...Too many wee drinks!!
I heard a wee bit of the show on the way home tonight, summin about Jessie fae Orkney having pork burgers wi chips and mangetout prompting BB to debate the meat crisis.Usual mince, which reminded me why I no longer listen tae such random shyte (as mentioned by SG above)
Daze After Daze ~ Bad Finger
The Badfinger tribute band?
Dick York and Elizabeth Montgomery
He was recently found in a car park
That's Derek Batey away
Another one outlived by Oscar Pistorius
He has a good alibi for this one
Kevin Ayers away too - me and Thing-Fish saw him at the Apollo, though I was unable to say hello to Thing-Fish as I didn't know him.
Pistorius is innocent - stop hounding the man
I bought his last album. Sadly that wasn't enough.
yes, another one away - now trying to get "stranger in blue suade shoes" on GIO, but not much hope.I think he was doing something at Celtic Connections recently? I went to see Wilko Johnston. Thing -Fish was there..... I didn't meeet him either..I don't think Megrahi would have been at Celtic Connections....
you'd have been better off listening to Richard Thompson on radio 2.
Well, after about four years of petitioning, I finally got a much loved, never heard, Love & Money track played so I mustn't grumble.. to be fair I thought Patrick's suggestion of Nat King Cole covering Rick Astley was neat.Richard Thomson is a really interesting guy though I'm not that familiar with a lot of his stuff Just been checking out thje first Soft Machine album which rather better than I thought it would be, well, there you have it.
I remember my dad liked themJust had the misfortune to catch Mumford & Sons at the Brits. All I could think really, cover your eyes, Glen, was WTF? They were awful.
The Unfairground is a good album. Soft Machine require a bit of work. Richard Thompson is great. I won't bother listening to Mumford & Sons.
Thanks Henri. I thought Nat King Cole should be allowed to get his own back after what Rick Astley did to "When i fall in love" ...
Patrick - please contribute here any time you like! Good to see you so to speak.