Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Misheard Lyrics

Yes! What do you think Bob Dylan was singing?

185 comments:

  1. Hey Adam thanks for the vote of confidence but I'm done... I'm (& I hope that I'm not assuming too much) with Scotch & Gaie & therefore out.
    Big Babs is obviously non receptive to the notion of change albeit development of the programme's ethos & looks to "CBBC's" for mainstream influence! Christ! Just how long has it been since a generation of teenagers lead a change in popular music... Late 80's & RAVE ach, w.t.f. do I know.

    Anyhow... Here's the reply to "their" email sent on Saturday past,

    Given the dust now appears to be settling on your Facebook page I now wish to respond to your communication.

    May I firstly be allowed to reply to your response to my Facebook comment and that I am a little surprised at your reaction to that particular remark.

    Wednesday was surprisingly very popular (given Progressive Rocks usual perceived standing) and I noted more listeners than usual we're actually "chatting" on Facebook as opposed to merely registering requests. Being genuinely pleased I saw a similarity to the former blog and wished to share this thought in keeping with Facebook ethos.
    I suspect you (whoever you are given you contacted me whilst at work & without stating your relationship to GIO) have read something into that statement that simply wasn't there.
    However, having said that & as a licence payer I am entitled to express an opinion. GIO currently occupies a slot when I wish the be entertained by BBC Radio Scotland and so long as it is with due courtesy and respect I will continue to feel justified in doing so.

    Having mentioned common courtesy, your long overdue explanation with regard to the decision re withdrawal of your Blog came as no surprise. It is my opinion this was a deliberate and divisive move to stimulating a reaction between your perceived audience groups.

    In closing please don't contact me ever again without stating who you are and your relationship with the programme / BBC.

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    1. Which particular remark was that Prof?

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    2. Leave it, Mac - they're not worth it.

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    3. Agreed. With events going on at Grangemouth it puts everything into perspective.

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    4. At least it's still standing. No "careless cigarettes" for the insurance money.

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  2. It a sad day to be honest. I cannot help but feel the relationship bloggers / producers has been on a steady decline.

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    1. Why don't we invite them to our get-together. We could start afresh. I believe ACAS can provide a venue.

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    2. For her own safety, Miss Babs would be on video lilnk.

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    3. Tee Hee hee hee he.... then from afar the sound of semi automatic rifle fire and then silence.

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    4. How did you get your nickname again?

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    5. It's a play on words by a former colleague & inspired by a series of apocalyptic Australian moves circa 79 / 84.

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    6. But hey you already knew that ;-)

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    7. The first Crocdile Dundee film came out in 1986

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  3. Some of these punters need their hearing checked.

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    1. What did he say? I've never really bothered about lyrics. To me the voice is just another instrument in the overall arrangement of the song. Lyrics have to be pretty special for me to notice them. Moon and June won't cut it.

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  4. Did they play the Queen song then??

    BTW over on F***Book, if you pass the cursor over Margarhita Still's photo you'll see her in another photo with Rolf Harris.

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    1. Have you got some time on your hands?

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    2. Rolf's didgeridoo is at present undergoing forensic testing.

      If you do the same with my picture you'll see a naked Hydro.

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    3. Warren Zevon won a BBC listeners' lyrics competition and this show just will not play him.

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    4. You're mistaken Adam, that's not Rolf, it's Jack Vettriano (a famous Scottish 'artist').

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    5. I've just heard Rolf is lodging a defence of mistaken identity.

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    6. Kin you till wot ee ees yit?

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    7. They can't see anything for the smoke from the wildfires. As the Mayor of Blue Mountains actually said, "We're not out of the woods, yet."

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      Ah'm no' swallyin' that!


      Photo shop?

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  6. Meanwhile Billy and I are continuing to find a lot to like on "Sounds of the 80s".
    This is on the latest show.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5UYO6drRRI

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    1. I've only heard the first show so far. It was pretty good.

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  7. I hope you enjoy PG tonight Norrie.

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    1. Looking forward to it Billy! Same to you!

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    2. Any tips??

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    3. Tracey Ullman is responsible for the Simpsons. If only shed asked for a percentage.

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    4. Right enough. Though I dont think she's hurting for money.

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  8. I trust David Dundas (his Lordship these days) got on tonight.

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    1. There's a street in Glasgow named after him he must be a Tobacco Lord.

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  9. Interesting theme this evening. Anybody want to have a crack at Glen's predos record?
    I dont think Lee Marvin will count coz he was an actor not a singer.

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    1. You can put the house on Johnny Cymbal

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  10. Cash & Hurt on Farcebook again, it must be mainstream by now, btw what about the faux pas re Vincent Price... it really is amateur hour.

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  11. What did they do?

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  12. yeah...what did they say? Jx

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  13. Billy get lost on his way home from the Hydro?

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    1. I managed to escape from Glasgow. Sorry I wasn't on earlier to set your mind at rest (:-)

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    2. not good enough, Billy, and not even a review of the show as an excuse for tardiness.

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  14. Confused his birth with his death!

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    NEWSFLASH!


    Lou Reed is no longer with us. Condolences to Laurie Anderson.


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    1. That's a theme - performers who liked a drink.

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    2. It's actually surprising he lasted as long as he did - obviously, Jack Bruce's liver taransplant worked out somewhat better than Lou's - Jack played on lou's 'Berlin' album - I bought it but found it pretty unlistenable. the world is full of small coincidences...

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    3. Lou Reed leaves behind a body of work which would stand comparison with anybody (IMHO). All the Velvets albums, Transformer, Berlin, Coney Island, Street hassle, The Bells, Blue Mask, New Sensations, New York, Magic and Loss are all outstanding albums.

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    4. Transformer is OK but you didn't leave a Lou Reed show whistling the tunes.

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    5. I think this news would have pleased Lou

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  16. Nae theme today?

    I see you've been having a wee steer on FB, Glen.

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    1. Another non-theme show tonight.

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    2. Not half. Songs you can sing.

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    3. Don't think I can stand the return of the Bry & Babs Show, Adam.

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    4. More affected Beeb Luvvies & their positive spin on how happy drive time radio can really be... "Non-theme?" please don't act surprised it's the same as when he finished up a couple of weeks back, lazy, unimaginative, unaccountable, speculative rubbish. It's one thing to claim you can sing a song word perfect, it's another to sing it in tune.




      All this Sun, Sea & relaxing has really quashed any degree of tolerance!

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  17. Sounds like another fun filled show tonight. Songs you can't sing along to...

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    1. I'm remaining in my box.. dunno but think Mildred Ratched slipped me a Mickey!

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    2. Just over 20 entries on FB so far. I think that tells it's own story. I hope you recover soon!

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    3. It's a busy one on the phones tonight...

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    4. Here was me thinking it was slow in here!

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    5. You try singing Wow by Ms Bush then!

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    6. Sorry I was being thick! Wuthering Heights was easy to sing last night...

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    7. No way... who's "spin" was that?

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    8. No idea Prof. Obviously some poor deluded fool.

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  18. I see wor Julie is FB monitor today.

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    1. The morningside courier will have a letter

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    2. EZ doesn't bother with the Media.. he's got a direct-line to Big Eck apparently.

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    3. I've written to the Buckstone Bugle Jx

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  19. Aye, the theme hasn't grabbed them today. Maybe the swearing has put them off.

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      Fed up wi' Bryan Burnett?

      Why not give T-Bone Burnett a try?

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    2. It seems to have picked up unfortunately.

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  20. "Bryan plays bands that are not quite what they say"

    eh? Lemon Jelly? the Beatles?

    I really am begining to wonder.....

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    1. This could possibly be the worst theme idea ever!

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  21. Not only Graham Parker on Later but John Mayer too..and there's The Daughter in Aiberdeen withoot a telly...she lurves John Mayer. Jx

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  22. I switched on for 10 minutes tonight just before the 7 pm news to hear giggling and silly comment. The Simpsons were on Channel 4 + 1 so it was Get It a Off I'm afraid.

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  23. tonites playlist...............adam ant.............johnny cash...............scritti politi (definitely sounds like a lie)..........unit 4 + 2 is definitely not true but a good tune so that's my shout....

    cheers frae the dale

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  24. I hope the killers dont really mean it...

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  25. I had no idea that the top 70s/80s toothy Radio 1 DJ had a kite sideline!
    http://www.peterpowellkites.co.uk
    I wonder if fellow DJs like Kid Jensen and Gary Davies had such things on the go?

    What could our hero put his name to??

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    1. Good grief where do you start, fun runner gear design, Aberdonian cuisine cookbook.

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    2. "Forget Bowie, fire up a rouwie!"

      Babs baps are the boys at Bryan's Bakehouse! They're all well cooked, "We don't Burnett!"

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    Every time this theme comes around I request Baron Samedi - 10cc


    Every time this theme comes around we get the same playlist.


    This playlist does not include Baron Samedi - 10cc



    But it probably should...

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    1. At least Glen might get Warren Zevon played (;-)

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    2. Glen?? I thought he was in Boston.

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  27. Anybody fancy having a pop at Glen's predo record?

    Anything from Guise and Dolls
    One Bad Apple or Dook of Earl

    What was that Hot Chocolate song about spooks? A wooooooooooooo-in, surely.

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    1. GIO predictions:

      People Are Strange - The Doors
      Monster - The Automatic
      Ghost Town - The Specials
      Amityville - Lovebug Starski
      Spooky - Dusty Springfield
      The Phantom of The Opera
      There's A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor
      Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley
      Spellbound - Siouxsie and the Banshees
      Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
      The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen
      Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
      I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone
      November Spawned A Monster - Morrissey
      Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
      Thriller - Michael Jackson
      Scary Monsters And Super Creeps - David Bowie
      Grimly Fiendish - The Damned
      Devil Woman - Cliff Richard
      The Ghost In You - Psychedelic Furs
      Pale Green Ghosts - John Grant
      What Prescence - Orange Juice

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    2. The Phantom will be the ALW one not Iron Maiden!

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    3. Good effort Billy. Might need a couple of witches in there though.

      Any early favourites on the other side? (see what I did there???). Trying to think if there are any Queen or Blondies titles that can be shoe horned in. Johnny Cash must have done a ghostie song.

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    4. I think ALW is banned from GIO.

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    5. Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
      Witchy Woman - The Eagles
      Season of the Witch - Donovan

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    6. Ghost Riders In the Sky - Johnny Cash
      A Kind of Magic - Queen
      (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear - Blondie

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    7. Ghost of Love - The Proclaimers

      Will I stop now?

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    8. That'll dae.
      Think I might have gone with Witch Queen of New Orleans though.

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    9. A late entry for:

      Is There A Ghost - Band of Horses

      A cracking tune!

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    10. You'd have done alright on this show:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03fqc3r

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    11. Outstanding Billy but no Alice & Feed My Frankenstein?




      BTW here's my Halloween joke for Mr S Git...

      "What's a pirates favourite shop?"







      Arr...gos!

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  28. What's the score to beat?

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    1. Looking hopeful...

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    2. I made that 10 and a half!

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  29. I know. Nothing to be proud of really...

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  30. Did they get it on... No Costume, No Candy ~ Swingin' Neckbreakers

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    1. Of course not.

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  31. Did you miss AC/DC's Highway To monotone Monotomy?

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  32. Whit's oor blog meister upto on Farcebook? Oi! Norrie you tryin' to pull Annie Mary?

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  33. So, any good Guiser jokes?

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  34. 10 and a half!!
    I've no even looked at the playlist yet but that's very well done.
    Take that Mr Miller.

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    1. It's still less than half of the playlist. How could I have forgotten Mr Git's favourite The Devil Went Down to Georgia?

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  35. Billy well done I think you have the new record! I note you waited until Glen was out of the Country to usurp him!

    Noe then where is your saints list...

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    1. Thanks!

      I'll get back to you later. As noted above there's still scope for extra predictions.

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  36. your missing a pure belter B_i_A.........

    a wellie in nivver mind a shoe.

    cheers frae the dale

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  37. Van The Man - St. Dominics Preview
    The Thin White Duke - It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
    The Master - Joan of Arc

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  38. Going for it again Billy??
    No St Etienne?

    BTW Ive been scanning the local Boston / Cambridge news channels for any reports of assaults on trick or treaters. I can imagine our Glen not getting into the swing of things up there.

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    1. Amended prediction:

      He's On The Phone - St Etienne
      Cruel - St Vincent
      Saint Francis Songs – The Pearlfishers
      A Letter from St Paul – The Silencers
      The Saints Are Coming – The Skids
      Saint – Texas
      Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant
      Promised You A Miracle – Simple Minds
      The Patience of Angels – Eddi Reader
      Never Ever – All Saints
      When The Saints Go Marching In – Louis Armstrong
      Something Good – Utah Saints
      Wake Up Your Saints – The National
      It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City – Bruce Springsteen
      Theme From The Saint – Orbital
      Bernadette – The Four Tops
      Joan of Arc – OMD
      St Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion) – John Parr
      Pure – Lightning Seeds
      Maria – Blondie
      True Faith– New Order
      I Believe In Miracles – Jackson Sisters

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    2. I'd request Martin by Soft Cell but no that was a cert for Halloween never mind All Saints... as if themes actually matter, yup Fish Thing it's still poor!

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    3. BiA, well did you improve on your PB?

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    4. No the playlist was too eclectic (;-)

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    5. Several years back Big Babs publicly stated she didn't like that word.

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    6. Back to Dale's language theory

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  39. The general tone of this blog would indicate that GIO is still shite. Glad I stopped listening. I wish the BBC would bury this show and come up with something and somebody else. Glad you're all still here though.
    Mike Heron, Georgia Seddon and Trembling Bells at the Glad Cafe were excellent last week. Gaie would have liked them.

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    1. Hello Thing-Fish. As long as there are sycophantic followers on FB the show will carry on (or possibly curry on if that's what you're having for tea).

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    2. Thanks Billy. I’ve never been to FB and don’t intend to. Maybe if I did BB would close it down like he did with the blog because he didn’t like the comments. I like to think I was partly responsible for that along with the rest of the unsycophantic bloggers (I can’t think of an antonym). Still – the blog lives on and was always better than the programme anyway.

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    3. Will an anagram do? stony chap

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    4. The clad cafe is a good wee venue

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  40. Glen does get into the swing of things!!
    Seen here celebrating Warren's appearance on GIO.

    http://www.krystalnet.com/Picture%201275.jpg

    Mac you might want to make this your picture on FB.

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    1. Or a nearly anagram - pantyhose

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    2. Good to hear form you Thing - Fish, how's Ggreggery Peccery and Cynthia Plastercaster?

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    3. Never mind that Hannah youve nicked my MCC shout on facebook. You need a facebook manners lesson having upset our morningside correpondent recently..............

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    4. Henri actually requested Mary-Chapin Crapenter...

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    5. Good job I'm a good speler (;-)

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    6. Hi Henri. I hope you're not one of the sycophants. I'm sure you're not. Greggary and Cynthia are doing well, thank you. Cynthia was very impressed with the Trembling Bells. The Glad Cafe is a good wee venue right enough.

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    7. Hello, Thing-Fish, good to see you back again. I don't know the Glad Cafe - where is it? There are all sorts of Glasgow venues springing up that I don't know. I just heard Arcade Fire were playing Glasgow this month, thought it a bit odd I'd not heard before, checked and found they're playing Barrowland as The Reflektors for - wait for it - £220 a ticket.

      Listening to Roddy Hart show on iplayer as I write, and yes, he wasn't afraid to play The Witches' Hat.

      or Heat Stew Hitch. Good to see the return of the anagram too.

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    8. 'Scuse me, the nagaram was never away, it was just havin a ewe pan

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    9. Thing fish - I've been demoted considerably since I decided to edify the nation with my views of what constitutes prog rock. i wasn't attacking the programme, but they seem to have taken it badly I think. Bryan only refers to me by my sunday name, 'henri hannah', wheras previously i was simply 'henri' . The favoured, like norrie and fergie ( from aberdeen) are only ever referred to by their christian/pet names.

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    10. There's an in for you Fish Thing. The disc spinner has even referred to some of us as legends... as in troll ;-)

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    11. And if you ever gain the accolade o bein one o BB's pals, he might just refer to you as his "Thing"!

      Sortet

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    12. Hey Gaie funny where inspiration comes from.. http://thelineofbestfit.com/news/latest-news/watch-arcade-fire-cover-devo-live-140607

      BiA might also be interested ;-)

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    13. Thanks Prof. I'll check it out.

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  42. Currently enjoying the band Shearwater a new find from last week's RH show. Not too different from AMWWF, who I'm looking forward to seeing in December in the CCA, at nothing like £220 a ticket.

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  43. Listen to Roddy Hart's show after he plays John Prine...made me chuckle. Jx

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  44. A while back early one Sunday morning when Tony Blackburn was standing in for someone or other on R2 he seemed to be having a conversation with a listener who was apparently phoning from the 'West End of Glasgow'....It was quite a bizarre conversation where Tony asked what the weather was like and the reply, oft repeated, was that it was a sparkling sunny day out my window......as I looked round through the windows of my car all I could see was cloud as clear as dishwasher right in the heart of the 'West End of Glasgow'....this conversation I found disturbing and I couldn't quite figure what was going on.....it was as if Tony was conversing with someone who was talking in tongues......well...........sometimes I get this same eerie feeling with GIO...there is a conversation going on for sure but not with everybody....there is some form of covert dialogue taking place........I am not a statistician but I can do hard sums.... I would have thought that the frequency of those who text in for a 'tune' only to find that they have just missed it stretches the meaning of 'statistically insignificant', as another example of this strange sort of conversation I heard with TB.
    I often think the programme is having a private joke, with who?,....so Jude the Obscure?.....two Jude songs plus the montage....seems a statistical anomaly too far, for me, as well - and not a very well concealed cryptic kind of nodding in some direction or other.
    So yes, there is a dialogue and it is *obscured* by the occasional bone to the listener(s)......so who for example is 'fergie in aberdeen'.......why always the emphasis on the whole name?...it may all be completely innocent, but I don't think so....which is one of the reasons those most coveted of jobs like the telephone boy are never publicly advertised to allow young people with the wrong postcode to get a job in the BBC.....not much accountability there....in fact as T_F observes make too much noise and you are banished.....I'm quite good at reading body language and I think I'm quite good at listening language too....I've spent a career doing just that.

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. I'll hae a pint o the same please barman ....

      Floyd wis good on BBC4 tonight btw

      Again

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    2. Dale, you've got something there.
      I've often wondered what memorisation technique particularly the Disc Spinner adopts...
      perhaps Chunking being the oldest method works best when the order of the items is not important. Rhyming makes use of the fact that we have a natural tendency to remember rhymes and rhythms I.E. why "Madmac" got credited with too many mainstream titles back in the day?
      You've also got Mediation/Bridging & Austin Lafferty our "celeb lawyer" & Norrie's pal seems to match this technique.
      Lastly maybe in "their" sickly sweet world it's Bed-time Recital but given Ms Babs recent resistance to the suggestion of change to "Luvvies CBBC's nice radio" I can't see her sleeping after thinking about recent feedback problems and there being a chance of arriving at a solution the next day... do you?

      Ah ken DC but still worth watching again.

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    3. I think, and I'm no statistician either but why should that stop me, statistics would show that GIO is as far from random as you can get. Statistics would show that a very small minority of the contributing listeners have their songs played, that some people are mentioned every single night no matter what, and that others, like Thing-Fish were routinely cold-shouldered and then made fun of by playing Cliff Richard, a little piece of playground bullying in response to criticism of the programme's unadventurous playlist. Statistics would show - where's Capt Ramius when you need him? that out of the song-base of, what did they say, 100,000 songs, they play a tiny proportion over and over and over and then massage the figures by throwing in at most one or two oddities to keep their boasted status of 'eclecticism'.
      And yet every so often they'd read out someone's plaintive cry that 'you never play any of my requests' - statistics can't make that any more easy to understand and I imagine that looking at the number of requests for certain artists on the banned list would throw the whole thing into even more confusion.


      In fact I'm so confused I'd better have some breakfast.

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    4. Re jobs I concur entirely & again I'll cite MMfaeClydebank. The Disc Spinner worked at Radio Clyde & where's the studio Clydebank (bridging) however the Snr Prod. language always belittled shouts by MM by using innuendo .. never been to Clydebank ie saying something while apparently saying something else! She had no words left when I on the BLOG I reminder her that Jimmy Mac worked at Clyde after Beeb Scotland got shot of him.

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    5. D'oh "reminded" is breakfast ready yet Gaie reckon I need some also ;-)

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    6. Rouwies or Baps? We've had loads of requests for that this morning!

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    7. Morton's Rolls in this neck of the woods DC

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    8. I wis meaning the Ehburrdonian breakfast.

      Morton's OVD rum here (but not for breakfast.....)

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    9. you're working in a bakery, DC? I'll have a couple of puggie-buns please.

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    10. You wouldn't ask for that on Leith Walk on a Friday night.....

      Nawwww, I was imitating a certain DJ fae Furry Boot Toon

      I'll stick tae the day job

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