Thursday, 16 May 2013

Please, Please, Please

let Scotch get what he wants.....

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  1. No. 2 in 1960 from Teddy's brother. Who remembers musical director Eric Robinson - the man who brought you the Mellotron?



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    1. Good stuff Glen! Worth remembering when whistling comes round as a theme again.

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    2. Not at all!

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  2. More Smiths - yes please Norrie...

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      Billy,

      This video is not available in my country.


      Indeed, I salute its unavailability!



      Is there something you would like to share?

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    2. I'm sure that was working earlier. I blame my company's Finnish IT system rather than my own incompetence.

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    3. Wasn't available in my country either if its any help.

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    4. Thanks for trying though...

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  3. Um Um Um Um Um Um must be in with a mumble.

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  4. Is that one of your seven children in your Facebook picture, Norrie. Is that Sneezy?

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    1. You look like your father - always a plus in a small community.

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  5. Are they still doing the Eurovision Song Contest as a theme tomorrow?

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    1. Scottyvision apparently - whatever that means...

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    2. Ahhhhhhh. Thats a pity. Though I have to say, I thought it a bit brave to go with the Song Contest as a theme.
      I was expecting some goalpost maneuvering.

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    3. I'll be very surprised if the goalposts don't get shifted further tomorrow...

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    4. I think they need to have a pre meeting, an agenda meeting, a meeting about the meeting, a meeting without voting and then an actual meeting to set the vote date to see if goalposts can be moved.

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    5. I think it's supposed to be an all-Scottish night, so expect lots of Annie Lennox and Deacon Blue. The Samaritans have cancelled all leave.

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      At least we can call an ambulance. Ye ken, yon folk named efter a patron saint. Wossissname.


      It's on the tip of my tongue...

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    7. I think that it's suggesting an artist from your part of Scotland. As if anyone cares really. I've had two pork pies and a glass of wine for my tea.

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    8. The Beatles played Alloa Town Hall - does that count?

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    9. Proclaimers played Clydebank Town Hall - I didn't go.

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    I think oor Julie has had her request played every night this week.

    She and Hibs are doing rather well!

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    1. What's a shoo in for tomorrow for her then? So she gets her nap hand. A first for a Blogger since "He Who Cannot Be Named" I'd wager.

      Edinburry bands?

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      Some obscure wee song she heard Craig (or was it Charlie?) singing at the bus stop.


      Else the Bay City Rollers.

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    3. When will the truth about the Reid triplet cruelly excluded from fame be told?

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    4. Its no me!!

      Anyway they don't count as Edinburgh do they? Are they no Fifers?

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    5. Claude Reid - cruelly cheated of his birthright.

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      Born in Leith.

      Craig and Charlie are born comedians!

      Claude just thinks he is...



      Re: Places of birth - Betcha some tadger on the Dark Side swears blind that Lulu comes from Lennoxtown, not Glasgow.

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    7. Hector Nicol came fae Paisley .. I wuz born in Paisley.

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    8. I have not! J x

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    9. Julie, did you get anything played on Tuesday?

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      Julie and Norrie always get their songs played; despite the fact that Julie "You'll have had your Wee Willie Harris?" Ross seldom listens.


      Come to think of it, the best of both worlds!

      >8-D

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  7. Exploited for celtic-vision!

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  8. The Eurovision analogy requires scoring, so let me be the first to award all entries nul points (or lupin snot as DC would say).

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  9. Adam, did you know that David Byrne was born in Dumbarton?

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  10. Meanwhile over on the other side...

    Here Julie, there's folk trying to steal your High Life thunder!
    And let me just say that Ginger Ben McMinn is NOT representative of all Scots living abroad. What a prat.

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    1. He's probably wearing a kilt and eating shortbread. Are you going for The Sixth Stone tonight?

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    2. Well minded Billy. Its a bit of a dirge though.

      Was thinking of this

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7agPOt1XZz8

      Though they're actually from Sao Paulo and neither there nor here is in Scotland so...

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    3. The Headboys? Or is that more for DC?

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    4. I was thinking more of something by The Rolling Stones. After all they have McJagger...

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  11. You lot are cheeky sods. Do you not have anything better to do with your time? ;o) Yes Billy...while I may have been unusually successful with songs-played this week, I didn't get a look-in on Tuesday. I have also learned from my spy-in-the-cab that sometimes they credit me with a song I've not asked for, so, all may not be as it seems. Jx

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    1. The Ruts were shout of the week IMHO.

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    2. Why only in your house?

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    3. I'll second that William.

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  12. Are you Earl Roggeman, Scotch? (over on Dark Side).

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      How dare you?

      I hear Romário has been stirring the pot.


      http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sdnkq


      Re: A normal egg.

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    4. In my defence I'd been out for lunch

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  13. ah thought i'd heard o' this theme afore.......


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bryanburnett/2011/08/the_nations_favourites.shtml


    cheers frae the dale

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    NEWSFLASH!


    It's official, people! Only the intervention of Ricky Ross and his producer (Richard?) prevented Julie's request being played!

    If you want to hear it, (and Ricky's voice disnae' dae yer nut in), listen to Another Country on Alison Again.



    My musical tastes are obviously too sophisticated for this show.

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    1. hahaha! One reason they're playing it on Ricky Ross is because I suggested it to them too. Disnae matter...the important thing is an up-and-coming songwriter wins!
      Jx

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    2. ...and...it's a good song...
      Jx

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    3. ...what's wrong with his voice? Are you 'lispist'? I'm telling Norrie! Jx

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      Lithpitht?


      Nah, jist dis mah nut in!


         >8-D

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    1. Songs about road signs? - anything by Elmer Gantry.
      What about this?

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    2. That's smashin', son!


      I wonder if they'll play Jasper Carrot?

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    3. This will be my shout...

      Midnight Star ~ No Parking On The Dance Floor

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    4. Got another one Erasure ~ STOP

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    5. Monday must be for us - the rest of the week's for listeners

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      But... will it be songs which mention bands deliberately or accidentally?


      Only those who have succumbed to the Dark Side will be privy to this vital distinction.

      Unless someone is prepared to listen to BBC Radio Scotland during the day. I might be able to suffer MacAulay & Co., but only if Susan Calman is standing in for Fred.

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    7. I heard, if we get independence, Robbie Shepherd is to be Director General. There are already plans for an unvarying diet of reels and Strathspeys and sitcom called Making Plans For Nigel.

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  16. I love the sound of Brechin Glassal

    OK, who has the link tae the blog postin wi Scots town signs?

    (Yaawwwnnnn.....)


    DC

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  17. There are only about three non-pictorial road signs (excluding direction signs) so it could be a long night.

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    1. Here is some background which will be of more interest than the programme.

      Chapter 3

      Chapter 4


      Enjoy.



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    2. That's quite a lot of reading. I think we should get Henri along to give us a synopsis.

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    3. Hell no anything but 'enri

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  18. John Miles - Slow Down

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  19. For tonight:

    David Byrne & St Vincent - "Who"

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  20. Havent heard tonight's show but I presume "Midnight at the Oasis" was on.
    Its a good shout coz by my count there are at least 7 bands/artists in there:
    Oasis
    Camel
    Shadows
    Faces
    Cactus
    Beck
    Harem (A Turkish percussion band)

    Honey too if you count these ladies

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6vs0bN13wU

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    1. You missed The The.

      Harem's second album was a disappointment.

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    2. Paper Lace & Chantilly Lace ~ Mike Reid "Terrific!"

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  21. http://tl.gd/n_1rkd4a7 Sad.

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    1. Good shout Glen.
      Would have loved to have been sitting in on the rehearsal for that. Not sure the violinists were very sure about it all. "You want us up on those blocks??!"

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    3. Probably intimidated by huge brass section unlike classic Nelson Riddle

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    4. Tom even .. http://youtu.be/EEFsJ-43pnA

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