Sunday, 8 December 2013

Nearly Christmas...

any word on the themes?

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  1. Next week's themes revolve around vegetables. Monday it's songs about potatoes. Tuesday carrots. Wednesday peas. Thursday turnips and Friday the Get It On Team.

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      Thursday's theme reminds me of the "vegetables that make you cry" night.

      When Wee Shuggie's teacher asked "What vegetable can make you cry?" Shuggie replied "Turnips!"

      When asked to elaborate, Shuggie said "Well, Miss, if sumb'dy hits ye in the baws wi' a turnip, it brings tears tae yer eyes!"

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    2. Yes and Big Arty chokes two for a pound in Morrison's.

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    3. His first victim hoarse radish survived the attack.

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  2. The theme will be:

    What are you having for tea in the fortnight before Christmas?

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    1. In tribute to Nelson Mandela the theme will be people who've met Bono.

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  3. Here Billy, how did the predos go on Friday?

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    1. I think it was 8.5. Another chance tonight?

      "Bryan's on a well earned break so we've borrowed Susan Hay from Fred's show. Why not make her feel welcome by suggesting songs and artists about the things you'd find in your wardrobe. Might be kinky boots or new shoes, summer clothes or a red dress."

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    2. Sledgehammer was originally Coat Hanger, you know.

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  4. The theme's still showing as 'two hours of essential music as chosen by you' on the home page. Sounds good (;-)

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    1. Even better it's the same for the rest of the week...

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      Good shout, Billy!

      Is Julie aware you've borrowed her delicates?

              >8-D

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  5. Had my interview for the Commonwealth Games today. A poster of Dale Kelvin stared down from the wall.

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    1. Wuz he wearing his scarlet sash, emblem of the Anti-Sex League?

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    2. I played a lot TT back in the day. It’s great having the extra surface area but the added weight really hurt my back.

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    3. Are you sure?

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    4. Its his back!

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    5. i wasn't staring....but all that pales into insignificance when i'm minding my own business and tune in while driving through the leafy streets of pollokshields to hear what passes for on-air 'banter'...........so who would you rather sip a skinny latte with.they two presenters or jerry sadowitz.....and i don't think the bbc should be encouraging people who keep their boots in the wardrobe.....does anybody else get the feeling that 'fergie' is code for 'nancy sinatra here'.....

      cheers frae the wall in the booth in albion street

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    6. Ah kain. That was meant to be a reply to Glen's comment...

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    7. I only heard the start - the senior producer sounded spectacularly uninterested to be there. But turned out she was too warm so fair enough..

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    8. by golly you're a forgiving man, Norrie - I heard her too and she sounded downright rude. I switched over shortly after though, since it was clear I was going to get more interesting banter by talking to my cat in a room where I choose the music.

      What can radio Scotland's mission statement be, I wonder?







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  6. It's Paul Hardcastle's birthday today. Guess how old he is. A clue - It's not n-n-n-nineteen.

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  7. Non-theme Tuesday... Get It In There, whatever takes your fancy

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  8. Yikes Thursday is a theme of songs celebrating lists. Wondered who inspired this theme....

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    1. Doe a deer, a female deer.......

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    2. In the days before rock n roll....

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    3. ....and a baby's arm holding an apple

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    4. Great shout Glen!

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    5. Zippy, Bungle, Jeffrey Archer...

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  9.  
    Having perused the themes listed, I resolve to search the dial for Country music from 19:00 onwards.

    Prior to this, I'll catch up on BBC Radio4's alleged comedy slots.

    I shall return when we recall those who died during 2013. Probably my best chance to get a Mindy McCready song played...

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      Of course, I could request One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer on "Songs that feature your name" night...

      ...or maybe Randy Scouse Git

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  10. Quiet here today.
    Julie, no mention of Tiffanys????

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    1. I never ever went to Tiffanys. Pity cos a lot of good bands played there. The Police supported Albertos Y Los Trios Paranoias there...they were bottled off stage. Jx

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  11. Never mind that. I saw Al Jolson at Radio City in New York in 1921. He wasn't all he's cracked up to be.

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  12. Could someone post "FFS Zoha! Why?" on f***book, under last night's playlist, please?

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    1. Why just for last night's playlist?

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    2. Adam - dae it yersel', ya big jessie!!

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    3. Great to hear Heart of Glass again I thought.

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    4. I dont use f***book I'm afraid, Gaie. Its ok to say its from me.
      Is Jamie Hannah related to Henri? He nicked Scotch's song for name night I see.

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    5. Adam says the boys will be round to give you a doing shortly.

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    6. Adam, I know you don't, I was only joking.

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    7. You let him off lightly, Gaie.
      He'll wonder which of the others you are referring to.

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    8. Nope, Jamie Hannah is no relation to me. I find it really hard to get interested with Vic presenting.I can't explain it, something very insincere about the presentation. Our hero may be sometimes frusutrating, but he's quite sincere about what he's doing.

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    9. they just can't get the staff...if you think Vic's bad don't bother tuning in to 5 Live's coverage of Glasgow 2014........it's McCauley and co.........i'm not sure if his initial efforts were insincere, indifferent, out of his depth with a subject he has no interest in or whatever.....dire is an understatement.

      cheers frae the dale

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  13. I'm feeling very listless today (;-)

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    1. Ive gone for two GIO perennials:
      Carole Bayer Sager and Yellow Dog (for Imelda).

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    2. We are not alone in here it seems....another idea nicked!!

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    3. I assumed it was your shout.

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    4. Sorry Glen but I enjoyed hearing Endless Art.

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    5. You don't need to apologise. To me you might as well recite the telephone directory and call it Endless Subscribers. And I've never heard anyone emphasise the Piss in Pissaro before. Maybe they're right.

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  15. My daughter just sent me apicture of a house with one of these in the garden.

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  16. Just in case this pair come up as a one-off collaboration:
    "Over the years, Gabriel has collaborated with singer Kate Bush several times; Bush provided backing vocals for Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" and "No Self Control" in 1980, and female lead vocal for "Don't Give Up" (a Top 10 hit in the UK) in 1986, and Gabriel appeared on her television special. Their duet of Roy Harper's "Another Day" was discussed for release as a single, but never appeared."

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    1. Somebody needs to have a word with Neil C on the other side.

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    2. The death ray is gonna get you Billy In Alloa.....

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    3. I was puzzled until I realsied it said Rowan not Ron.

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  17. Birthday tomorrow Norrie??
    Hope you asked for an away win at Villa on Sunday

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  18. Just back from seeing Anderson McGinty Webster Ward and Fisher at CCA. They are absolutely brilliant - all-round musicians and entertainers. Not the best venue I've been in, but the problem was more with people who can't sit through even a short set, as this was, (£10 a ticket - I'm not complaining though I could have listened to much more of them) without going out at least 6 times to fetch pints and then dispose of them. I'd have preferred a standing gig for sure. No matter, I'll be at their next one and I hope it's soon.

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    1. Same at Mott The Hoople - an old audience with prostate trouble.

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  19. The Centre for Contemporary Arts aka The Third Eye Centre wasn't the best venue I've been to either in town over the years, you've made me reflect on the few occasions I got into the Doune Castle and Burns Howf

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  20. What is now the CCA on Scott Street used to be The Maryland Club... in the upstairs room the CCA use as music rooms and in the big space between the two buildings covered over and forming the cafe bar, have played, Pink Floyd, Marc Bolan, Edgar Broughton etc etc etc...then one night in April 1971, someone left a fag burning in the dressing room...

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  21. Question - what are the best small venues in Glasgow?

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      King Tut's.

      Also, Riverside Club in Fox Street.

      Especially when Kinky Friedman is playing...

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    2. Huh...

      We just get Friedfish

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    3. It could be translated as "Peace, man". I saw the Tubes at King Tut's. They should have moved it to Hampden.

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    4. I went to a smoking club night in King Tut 's, Coffee & Cream were very nice.

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  22. The Picture House in Edinburgh is being sold off to Wetherspoons. Real shame as the live music scene here had started to pick up a wee bit again after decades of pretty much nothing. It's Ok if you can afford to spend umpteen pounds on a ticket to see a well-established name (if they deign to come here...in a slot between musicals at one of the theatres), or for smaller names at one of the club venues...which can be great...but more mid-sized gigs would be a welcome change. It's just not practical for me to go to Glasgow regularly for gigs and, while it's wonderful having the largest arts festival in the world on your doorstep, that's only for a few weeks each year and very costly (and a bit annoying, noisy, busy and can make you feel like a stranger in your own home). Long gone are the days when most bands would include both Glasgow and Edinburgh in their tours. I like The Picture House...used to go to the pictures there when it was the Caley Cinema...and it's on a direct bus route from my house! Grrrr! Jx

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    1. I saw Arthur Lee at The Liquid Rooms - it was intimate enough for me to be threatened by his support act after an innocuous comment..

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  24. Keith Richards' 70th on Wednesday unsurprisingly unrecognised by this programme. Time to lobby for a Stones special.

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  25. Parabens Norrie!
    We got your birthday wish!

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      You wanted Peter O'Toole to kick the proverbial?

      Gotta be a theme in there...

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    2. He lived in the shadow of his big brother Miles.

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    1. I'll just sneak ontae the pitch

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    2. And kick this ball intae an empty

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    3. If you keep this prolific scoring up DC you'll be inline for Sports Personality of the year.

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    4. excuse me, Constable, I scored the last 3 goals and only missed this one as DC sneaked on when I was sleeping. I think you'll find that's offside.

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    1. The bloggers are all in Norrie's house having a party. Mad Mac and Scotch are playing football with a bust of Bruce Springsteen.

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    2. He should know better than to leave the house unattended (;-)

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    3. If he's daft enough to have a job.......

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    4. DC's just been seek over the Bowie mannequin.

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    5. I hear Norrie's car pulling into the driveway - put that inflatable Bryan Burnett back under the bed.

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    6. Its no fitting. We've tried everything but it wont go down on us!

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    7. obviously your mankini didn't do the trick then

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  28. I thought it was games tonight but turns out its names.
    Julie, you missed the obvious one....would have been a nailed on cert to be played too.

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    1. Rike ah zo.

      (As Benny Hill's Chinaman would say)

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    2. Wasn't the one I was thinking of.

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