Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Not The Blog Christmas Annaul

Hello all I hope you have had a great 2013. As it is a pretty busy time over the next few weeks I will not be updating these pages but wish to take the time to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014.

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  1. And the same to yourself, Norrie. Many thanks for providing this space for us all to continue talking nonsense and being friends. Much appreciated. xox

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    1. I never said I liked Brice Springsteen.

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      Don't worry Gaie, we all know you meant Brice Willis.

      Yippee-ki-yay, etc.


      Don't forget, all fares terminating outwith Glasgow (e.g., Renfrew, Inverclyde, Edinburgh, Denny, Alloa, The Kingdom, Leblon), are subject to a boundary charge. (Tips welcome. No cheques).

      After all, it is the Season of Goodwill


      >8-D

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    3. Jan 3rd. Hope you all had a good one. I'm Pete in Scourie, and it's my objective to get good music played on Get It On. Not the run of the mill Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Sandy Shaw, and Proclaimers that always get airplay. Not that there's anything wrong with them, but they do get played a hell of a lot on the show. Let's hear something different. Teach the world there's more to music than bloody X-factor.

      I very nearly got some Jackie Leven on tonight's show. I don't think it's too much to ask, one song a night/week/month that is a bit different, and never played on mainstream radio. As this is a "request" show, I think it's only fair that our requests are heard (and played). A bit of Jethro Tull now and again, or Jackie Leven, or other unplayed act.

      I've been promised some Help Yourself on Tom Morton tonight (Sat 4th Jan), so I'm getting somewhere..

      Don't give up..

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    4. ..oh, and for interest, I'm keeping a record of what he plays this year..

      Just for interest..

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    5. Well said Pete!

      After all it;s the show where you choose the music...

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  2. Thanks Norrie. Same to you Jx

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  3. 'Botanic Endgame' - Michael Marra ~ Chess


    Chess has been described as warfare, a science, an art, a game, a sport and a complete waste of time. It depends who you ask...

    In 19th Century chess circles the Scotch Gambit was a popular opening.



    Y'all remember the Births, Deaths & Marriages theme which was pulled after the Clutha Vaults incident?

    Well, tomorrow we're having the replacement theme which was also pulled after Nelson Mandela died.

    Board Games.

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    1. chess is not warfare....its much worse......gata kamsky's father threatened to murder nigel short because nigel had asked gata to use a handkerchief who was sniffing during moves......short, no angel, called kasparov...'a hairy ape'.....an English Gm...DG..(to maintain anonymity) was floored on a disco dance floor because he fancied some other Gm's bird.....and now ma boy says he wants to play in a tournament in armenia in march.....he should try reading the advice on the foreign office website...there is possibly a bit of conflict going on there....bobby fischer was hounded to his grave by the US government.....its a serious game.....

      ask scott walker.......'the seventh seal'........not quite lightning chess but pretty rapid.

      cheers frae the dale

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  4. Hi Norrie an aw the bloggers, compliments o the season tae yer good selves

    Hope Sawndy Claw is guid

    DC

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  5. aye happy xmas and a good new year tae a' the not bloggers.....i'm off to see sadowitz this weekend, ah need cheering up

    cheers frae the dale

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  6. Here! Who is going to put up our Games list on the other side? They're struggling a bit. Cant seem to get past REM.

    Bit early for merry xmases is it no???

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      It's early coz Norrie is busy over the next few weeks.

      Ho! Ho! Ho!

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    2. A man from a southern US state18 December 2013 at 18:48

      There are more than three of them!!

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  7. C'way then Adam, get yer other 'celeb' photo on for all tae see!

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    1. Yes, Ronnie has finally served his time.
      Back in the day I was one of two people in Rio who had a video recorder that could play the UK video system on Brazilian TVs. One day Mr Biggs knocked on the door with a copy of the film "Buster" which he had been sent so we sat and watched that followed by a TV drama (ITV I think) called "The Great Paper Chase" which was the story of how the Express had found Ronnie in Rio and Jack Slipper's attempt at arresting him. The evening was peppered with "I never said that!" "That's not what happened" etc etc.

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    2. It's hard to believe he just knocked on your door. Were you in it from the start? Did you get a cut for providing sanctuary? Is that how you could afford fancy video equipment and a millionaire lifestyle? Have you been living a lie all these years?

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    3. Well, no, there would have been a couple of phone calls involved, but I skipped all that for the sake of the narrative. He might have rung the doorbell.

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    4. So when's your book out Adam?

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    5. He was on TV tonight. They made the Great Train Robbery look like an episode of Top Cat.

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    6. I'm thinking of taking that story on tour, DC.

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    Adam needs a doormat like my lassie's. No WELCOME! or WIPE YOUR FEET!

    Rather, the unambiguous COME BACK WITH A WARRANT!

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    1. Place seems to be full of Millers- nepotism?

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  9. Where's Billy The Alloa Kid???

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    1. ....and everybody else??

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    1. I think.

      Therefore I'm here.

      I think.

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    2. Do be do be do

      This joke is a Pavlovian reaction, just as, when anyone mentions they're going to a panto, I automatically say, "Oh no you're not."

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      An English comedian (whose identity I cannot recall) spoke of the time he and his classmates were required to watch a documentary on Pavlov's dogs.

      They giggled hysterically at the sight of silly dogs reacting to buzzers telling them when to eat.

      When the documentary was over, the bell rang so they all got up and went to lunch.

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  11. So what's everyone wanting for Christmas?

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      Zero. Zilch. Nowt. Kloom. (Hebrew). Shoom davar. (Hebrew). Sweet F.A. Not a bloody thing.

      Yes, I do have a thesaurus.

      Ironically, I got it from Santa.

      >8-D

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    2. East? Shure, Satan....

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    3. I'd like world peace and enough money to humiliate other people at will.

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    4. Freddie Mercury Willie Warmer for me please!

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    5. What about a hairy lip whilst you're at it?

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    6. I'd like to teach the world to sing



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    7. I would also like singing lessons for Ellie Goulding.

      Or a hitman...

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  12. This Christmas theme is proving reeeeeealy popular tonight! We've had loooaaaads of requests, haven't we Miss Baps?

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  13. Hello, is it me you're looking for?

    I escaped to have a life last week. I didn't let you all know I was away in case you came round and trashed the house (;-)

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    1. We already knew, noticed anything strange about the house on your return... check the ceiling!

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    2. There are a few slates missing off the roof but I put that down to the stormy weather...

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    3. There are a few slates missing round here too.

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  14. ♪ It's a little bit funny ♪

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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    Mikhail Kalashnikov had a disproportionate influence on global politics post-WWII

    There should be a theme devoted to him!


    I won't hold my breath...

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  16. I finally put the Christmas decorations up today and I've still to write the cards to give to my neighbours...my most unChristmassy Christmas yet. The Daughter's due home within the hour though so all's well Jx

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    1. Well, you need an appropriate song!

      If you ask for this one it might even get played!

      >8-D

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  17. She's home. Not brought too much dirty washing and she asked "why does food taste better here"?...so...happy Julie again. Jx

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    1. Yes it's nice when they come back. We've got son, daughter-in-law and new baby. Total chaos but great fun.

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  18. Any idea what tonight's theme is?

    As if it matters really...

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    1. It's f-festive songs, Billy. A chance for a 100% prediction?

      However, if you want some decent alternative Christmas songs go to Roddy Hart on Alison again.

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    2. A bit humbuggy fur you Billy!

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    3. Ak kain. Still at work so not really in a festive mood yet.

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    4. A lot of less obvious stuff being posted over on the other side which looks promising.

      *eternally optimistic*

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    5. In the mood? Me too & on Stand-by... I'll attempt to keep yer lights on if needs must.

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    6. There's a theme - "Unsung Heroes". Must go - lights flickering.

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  19. Right you lot, straight to bed and get to sleep NOW or Santa wont leave you any presents!

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  20. Merry Christmas all of you who're not my FB pals Jx

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      Is it over? Or will I continue to hear silly seasonal songs on the wireless?

      Shurely it's time for Ring Out, Solstice Bells ?

      (Some silly seasonal songs are more agreeable than others).

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    2. I don't know. Are Easter eggs in the shops yet?

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  21. Merry Xmas awbiddy! Jist struck me that we're a bit behind you.

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    1. Did you get The Broons Annual again?

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  22. Morning all! How are your heads this morning?

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    1. Head's fine, heading out to the hill (Corlic, it's very wee, but perfectly formed). I'm not sure if there's a song about it.

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  23. I presume that's another recorded show tonight. What are the chances of Kevin Ayers and Alvin Lee?

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    1. surprisingly both have been played, and they'd be great shouts. Give it a go, Billy, they don't listen to me.


      It's mutual.



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    2. OH, OK, pointless if it's already recorded, sorry , a bit slow this week, year, whatever

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    3. Bryan and producer Richard have picked the best to fill the show for you. Oh dear...

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    4. Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes remains one of the best songs I first heard via GIO...Glen's request? I'd mention JJ Cale, Ray Price, Eydie Gorme, Bobby Bland... Jx

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    5. Ray Dolby

      Maybe It's Oh So Quiet or Love Is All Surround (;-)

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    6. Thing-Fish would have requested Kevin Ayers, or maybe it was Greggery Peccary.

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    7. I think it was before either of them were born! Jx

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    8. Tonight's playlist looks quite good 8-0

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      Nae Mindy.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFq2xXAIUZE

      Gone but already forgotten.

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  24. it was a belter of a programme..i was driving from edinburgh to the dale and it sounded good.....a bit lacking on what to have for ma tea tho.

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. Don't trust him...one of these days he'll not turn up for a gig...hold a grudge...moi? You bet! Jx

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    2. Wow that's a deep seated resentment...

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      ...like a dagger in the Hart...

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  26. I'm here.
    Don't know what they are all complaining about in Buenos Aires - its been 40°C here.
    Hot town, summer in the city right enough.

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  27. I might champion this guy for 2014...my wee Blue Rose Code experiment was successful! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYSVMgRr6pw
    Jx

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    1. My money's on Malmo. Great tunes from Frank and pals.

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  28. Hope you all have a good New Year! If you're outside remember the waterproofs!

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      Keep listening to the outdoor weather forecast on BBC Radio Scotland!

      © Glen Miller

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    2. Sound advice... Duncolm via the Rosie Road tomorrow first thing.

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  29. just popped in to wish you all a happy new year and to see if Gaie has organised a swally yet..

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    1. oh and also to score

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    2. the last goal of 2013!

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    3. I have been trying to organise you into organising a swally for some time, PP. Make it your New Year Resolution.

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  30. The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
    moves on, nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
    nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.

    Aw ra best for 2014. I'm aff tae bed.

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  31. Happy New Year tae all!
    Off to the fireworks...

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    2. told yez so

      link didn't work first time.

      Anyway,

      A Very Happy New Year to you all and see you just as soon as paolopable gets a date sorted out.

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    3. Happy New Year everybody.

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  32. Kilts & Tartan.

    Without A Care Polka... Ha ha ha!

    Here it comes...

    Radetzky March ~ Johann Strauss g.i.o.

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  33. Have you made any New Year resolutions?

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      Is that a trick question?

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    2. No. I've resolved not to make any this year.

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    3. I could put a shout in for Joe Tex I suppose .....

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    4. Odds on Running Up That Hill?

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      Odds on Jethro Tull for ramorra?

      I'll be at the pantomime, (Oh, yes I will!), so if my request is played you have to tell me. Will you do that, boys and girls?

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  34. How on earth did they manage to shoe horn Call Me into last night's theme???

    Predo record beckons tonight I fancy....

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    1. Dinnae ken, makes a change from Heart of Glass...

      Go for it!

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    There will be gallons of Blondie (and Queen) next week.

    One way or another...

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    1. I hope that Henri's campaign pays off eventually.

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      Billy,

      I saw this and thought of you.

      >8-D

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    3. Thanks SG! i'll read it when I've sobered up *hic* and when the screen's clear of my cigarette smoke...

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    4. Is that you in the photo, Git?

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  37. Ach...I can't be bothered till a good theme happens along. Jx

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      Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker...

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  38. Welcome Pete!

    See above. Waaaaaayyyyyyyyy above (c'mon Norrie).

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    1. I've also unsuccessfully requested Jackie Leven on a few occasions. Here's hoping!!

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      Good catch, Billy! Welcome aboard, Pete!

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    3. yes, indeed - welcome and best of luck with your campaign. We're all tired and jaded with the effort of trying to kick some life into the programme. Well all apart from Henri who never gives up. :0)


      A wee look at Friday's playlist shows no Frankie Miller, no surprise there then.

      Roddy Hart plays some decent songs, but it's only once a week and on the mellow side mostly. And it's the middle of the night...

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    4. I had 2 songs in the best of the year programme...only one credit however. Enough to feed my ego and keep me hooked for the time being though. Jx

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    5. There are some things you cant cover up with lipstick and powder, though Julie.

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  39. Is Pete no Capt Ramius re-booted?

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    1. Capt Ramius is re-booting to Sweden ramorra.

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