My parents were shocked when I announced that I was a big fan of The Proclaimers (;-)
Not just your parents. My tickets have not arrived yet either (Gabriel)
I received an email saying the tickets would be sent out this week.
I've already got my DM tickets 😳
Quite pricey. Seeing Mott, Norrie?
Ach you can afford it!
Platinum tickets for DM, Prof?
Of course... part of the 50th package back in May. Madame Popkiss knows how to treat me
Yes have my Mott The Hoople tickets reaklly looking forward to it.
Previously on the Blog...1st episode of Sounds of the 80s was pretty good, Billy! Worth a listen.Cox started well but wilted towards the end when Boy George came on.
Will do even though I'm not that convinced by some tracks on the playlist.
Best not to look at playlists beforehand. You don't get the atmosphere of the show and you need to get a feel for Cox too.
No Pippins jokes
"As American As Apple Pie"
"An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away"
But most of all ....
"You are the apple of my eye"
I'm shocked by how easily shocked GIO listerners' parents are!
Or even listeners...I've got Norrieitis, is there any cure?
Shocked? Not in slightest, you'll recall The Word featured I'll do anything to get on TV. The Farcebookers will say anything to GetItOn, wait until I catch up with Kene Gelly tomorrow despite being an e-mailer 8-)
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there was a turn up for the book........kene gelly an alice fan?.....doesn't he know he plays golf now?....not at milngavie golf club tho'and G_M who'd have thought it.............hand held productions.cheers frae the dale
Tomorrow's theme - I still can't believe it.
Alternative Title: GRANNIES WITH GUITARS!
tossing their Because she's Worth it red locks and tapping their dainty little feet with care, avoiding aggravating those tiresome ingrowing toenails.
What age is Eddi Reader?
"Bryan celebrates the women aged 50 and over who still make great music."She doesn't meet the quality criterion.
It could be a short show.
Lene LovichSuzi QuattroBonnie Tylerwould be my top 3 and they're in their 70s.
Are they still making great music though? That Eurovision song was mince.
43 countries agreed with you
Yes but that wasn't one of hers and if they'd been allowed to show the video she would have walked it.
Well done BOFBs!! (Bloggers On F***book).Putting them right on the theme. Just like the old days.I can here the goalposts being jacked up and put on castors even as I type.
BOFBs? You need a snappier name than that!How about Bloggers Against Reading Facebook?
But these are Bloggers actively engaging with the FB brethren!
They've been assimilated!!
I'd better not be... I've always encouraged a Troll like campaign on Farcebook ever since "they" pulled the plug on the blog. The uptake was poor.
That playlist is a joke. Hits by woman who happen to now be over 50
No surprise there then.
I'm offended by my omission.
Oh dear. So the BOFBs were ignored? There must have been some sort of explanation/squirm given wis there no?
You may well be Ms Lennox but I ain't!
What's tonight's theme all about?
What is the theme Billy?
Ah I see that it's over on FB now. Just suggest a song you'd like to hear then?
I thought it was going to be about those early Roxy albums that did for our chum John. Or the TOTPS records that had the girls wearing pants when pants were hot.
Julie, is 'harrumphy' a proper word?
Definition: What one gives when not given a managerial job one was expecting.
’I didn’t get a harrumph outta that guy’
Pym, Hurrahcheers frae the dale
On Alison Again...."Atomic" - we really did need to hear that again didn't we.
Is it just me or is it not possible to fast forward any more?
Still on Alison Again....Some great wimmin on last night but did they have to play the same old same old songs?Dreams, Whats Love Got to Do With It, Feel for You.....FFS.
And finally on Alison Again....Guilty - still think me and Senga do a better version.Seen here. And thats not a lunch box.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU7aI9Twgtc
Aw I thought that was going to be you and Senga!
i can't believe there was a proper minuted meeting that came up with tonight's theme.........'what's it all about, alfie'?............sung by alfie bass would be gudcheers frae the dale
'It's A Mystery' sung by Ellie Goulding.
Bohemian Rhapsody by Annie Lennox
500 miles by Blondie
MONDAYAh, Soul.Funk 'n' Soul.Gotta be a joke in there somewhere...
They give Vic all the simple themes.
Could be no' a bad week!Except Friday...
Interesting point, faither -well, I shant be bothering to tune in - I can't explain it but over time I have begun to feel certain that there is something insincere about Vic's approach. Can't put my finger on it, but my elbow is twitching...
Perhaps he's only doing it for the money.
Oh dear seems MM has upset Big Babs on Farcebook. Guess they don't like us hangin' around on street corners.
Vic is covering Bryan's show.Bryan is covering Janice's show. (14:00) A wee bit ay pure culture, man!
I've suggested that they possibly see past Fergie and play my Northern Soul suggestion (cos they can only have one from any minority genre per show...and I quite often suggest NS songs anyway)...that'll mean no plays for me for another 2 months. I'm such a grumpy old cow! My 'baby' has moved to Aiberdeen...that's my excuse. Jx sob Is it always so horrible when they fly the coop?
My daughter left for Aberdeen at 17. 12 years later she lives round the corner from us with her husband. My son stayed at home and commuted, then moved to Australia when he got married. You do miss them when they go but when they come back a few of days is usually enough.
On the positive side you're not worried about where they are or when they're going to get home. I found out years later that my daughter once climbed up the drainpipe to get in through her brother's window.
Here is the jotter. Thankfully mine are tidied away for a week and I'm heading to Mallaig and (Calmac permitting) Rum.GET IT ON THEMES angelsagricultureair travelbanjos, broken hearts, bugs, booze, Confusioncomicsdangerousdreamsdogsdrumsdare to be differentearth wind or fireethicsemulationfantasy fairytales and fablesfarmfirst name first name - artists with two first names eg Paul Simonfishfriends and foesfelinesflying pigsfashionGee Whizzgamblinggreedgroundbreakinggalantrygrumpyhorrorhellohow did that happenholidaysherbs & spiceshilarioushorse and houndshalfwayhirsutehang-upshoneyhealthhotelshangoversinfamousinfidelityideasincredibleisland recordsintoxicationinternetif only/what ifinstigatorsintrosjackpotjukebox favouritesjackanory - story songsjalopiesjam sessions - one-off collaborationsjazzJudas - songs of betrayaljealousyjunglejovialitykillers/killingkeenkleptomaniakings, bishops, Knights and pawnskudos knowingKing James version labourloathing & lustlongshots - the songs you suggest with little hope of hearingmanic Mondaymiraclesmumping and moaningmagic and mysticismmaterialsmarriagemyths and legendsmad, mental, moody, merry & melancholicmafianewsnature/nurtureorchestrationorganised crimeoutrageousoutsidersoncepunks, teds, hippies and gothsphilosophyproducerspen, pencil, printed wordpiratesphrenzied Phridayphonetic alphabetprevious bandsquittingquestionsquicksands and other hazardsquietly does itquit moaningquiz nightquantity, qualityquick - life in the fast lane etcquintessencequintetsraritiesrecommendationsrevenge, reprisals, rage, resentment, rootin', tootin'rendezvousright and wrongright and leftrepeats (talk talk etc)rotateScottish slang in songsstereoserendipitysaxophonesession musicianssaintsthankstimingtempestuous Tuesdaythundering thursdayunconditionaluncomplicatedup and underunder the radar, the bands and songs that didn't get the recognition they deservedunitedumbrageunder the weatherunderstatementunder the seavalour and victoryvernacularvertigovicissitudevengeanceverityvelocityviolencevivaciousvegetarianvacillationwild Wednesdaywhat why, wherewistfulWoodstockway out westwindowswoodwindsxenophiliax marks the spot - hidden treasuresxerox - copied or based on something elsexylophone, vibraphone, marimba, glockenspielyodellingyes in title or band namezion, zen and zealot - songs with a religious referencezydeco - music from and inspired by New Orleanszero - songs with nothing in the titlezoo animals zenith - songs that have a climax
Lochaber no more...
you would think that with all these young interns hanging around ms babs could delegate one of them to 'find the jotter'.....cheers frae thye dale
Why don't you put it on Facebook, Gaie, and give them pause for thought?
Some of them are quite good e.g. King James Version.
Somebody got there first
Glen, I've just read the response to your FB post and if I cared about the programme at all any more I'd weep. They don't get it, they never will because they don't need to. They have a coterie of loyal/dim listeners who keep offering up the same tired old suggestions because that way they'll get a name-check. This seems to be way more important than the music. I'll try putting the jotter on, maybe it'll sieze up their FB page :-)
"Loyal / Dim listeners."aka Irish Setters!
Hey Gaie, welldone posting the jotter however "Quit Moaning" did make me blush ;-)
Billy, re the fast forward - I think it depends on where you Alison Again. From the homepage it doesnt seem to work but on iplayer the BlondieQueen skip still works.BTW, Prof - I missed the NY flight last night so still here. Hope that tea wasnt masking. Flying tonight.MM getting a bit of dialogue going on with PB on FB. Obama and Rouhani eat your hearts out.
The Megabus does it in four and half hours for $22.
No fae Rio it disnae.
Thought you were in Boston
BTW, DC sends his regards from Lardos. (Apparently its a village in Greece fur fat fowk).
Quite a voyage
Jeezo it is all kicked off on facebook. Was it Hangong On the Telephone that kicked everybody over the edge?
Mad Mac did it and ran away.
That was my fantasy cover, Gong covering Blondie (;-)
I thought Hangong was a large city in southern China