Thursday, 10 April 2014

No posts for a week or so

Sorry folks off on a short break....normal intermittent rare updates in a week or so. In the meantime have fun with the fab themes...

61 comments:

  1. Do you mean that they've relocated the jotter?

    See you soon!

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    1. En dit en Francais....

      Je trot


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  2. Now Norrie's intermittent too.

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  3. Good to hear Dignity again tonight. Ricky Ross's floor must be damaged by royalty checks dropping through his letter box.

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    1. Also another rare chance to hear Swim Until You Can't See Land (;-)

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  4. .....same for all the third rate scottish bands........bring back marmalade

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. ....and Gypsy Creams!

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    2. I can't think that marmalade on Gypsy Creams is a good idea.

      I was in Millport today - where were the rest of you?

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    3.  
      I was in the Kingdom this afternoon, albeit briefly. Dalgety Bay for ten minutes then south ower the brig and westwards tae the dear green place.

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    4. That dear green place isnae very green but I agree it's quite expensive

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    5. It'll get greener once they've cleared the site of the Red Road flats, I suppose, though to be fair, I think as cities go, it's not bad for big open public spaces.When I was a kid the big floral displays in Victoria Park were stunning.

      Yesterday I was at my desk first thing in Wit's End, then: -to a paint- sprayer in South Street, Byres Road to a cafe/deli/restaurant, Giffnock to a property company ,then Queenslie to a communications company in between sorting a revenue & customs bond issue for a distillery as I moved between locations.I shoved off home about 4:30pm.

      I guess it wasn't as serene as Milllport but it was an interesting and productive day which would have been perfectly rounded off by hearing "Monkberry Moon Delight" on GIO.

      Inevitably, it was not to be.

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    6. ...the red road issue is ongoing......a meeting on wednesday.....

      its a new one on me blowing up houses as part of a sporting event....just saying

      cheers frae the dale

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  5. well the ferry is booked for mondays sailing to the land beneath the waves......home to skerryvore and not of the argyll array....the waves apparently would eventually bend the turbines...they couldave asked me but i'm no cheap.....the wee corncrake use the area as a touchdown from africa.....read all about it.....http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/heylipol-schoolhouse

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. When I assume my true place at the head of the European Community the Array will become reality!

      BTW which one of you lot likes Biffy Clyro?

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    2. surprisingly enough I'm not a fan even though I do like a lot of newer bands unknown to you old folks

      :0)

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    3.  
      Gaie,

      Shurely you can't mean.......Eighties bands!!!












      shocked & shtunned git

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    4. Don't like them either. Anyhow, I'm so excited. I've been asked to record a hit single for the YES Campaign.

      It's a kind'a cover version, Caledonia Ub... http://youtu.be/quLqEu4mUOU

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    5. so why were you asking about The Biffy as I believe their fans call them?


      Oh Mr G, I do realise 80s bands must seem quite new and radical to Grandads and fans of Nana Mouskouri, and talking of which did you make your big decision yet?

      I was at a wee music thing today in Gourock - Go-Rock, geddit, organised by kids from the music department at James Watt, sorry, West Scotland College. Just a load of young singers and bands playing a few pubs for around 30 mins each but it was great fun though we only saw a fraction of what was on. The proceeds were going to Nordoff-Robbins and all in all seemed like a good effort.
      Mind you, one duo said they' were going to do Free Falling by John Mayer and I realised that still at school, they weren't even born when Full Moon Fever was recorded. An 80s song right enough.

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    6. Ach, no reason really but given their popularity I thought I was missing out on something big. Anyhow, I've got my own hit to cut.

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  6. Where were you on 10th april? Was that a theme I missed? If so can I suggest the Indigo girls 'This train revised' as I was in Auchwitz Birkenau. Thankfully I got back out again.

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    1. That's given me an idea.
      Why not build Salt Pans on the former MOD sites of Faslane, Coulport & Rosyth? We'd be European Leaders & kick Ibiza's industry into touch and we'd be European market leaders. You don't fancy a job as European Economic Policy Director?

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    2. I fear some site preparation would be required. There are, however, many alternative locations which could be considered, known in the salt extraction industry as "beaches". The Israelis have some experience at the southern Dead Sea but I believe they have slightly warmer summers than Scotland.

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    3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/whereilive/coast/stages.shtml?walk=centralandfife&stage=3

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    4. Miller! Don't ever bring me problems, I want answers.

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    5. DC, you're hired.

      Miler, clear yer desk!

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    6. Good luck with re-opening the coal mines.

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    7. It's exactly that tone & attitude that got you sacked. Now beat it before I set Swinney on you.





      Note to self: Have MacAskill look into the possibility re opening the pits with jailbird labour.

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    8. Get Glen to help his cousin Windy on the Forth Array?

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  7.  
    MONDAY

    Still Gonna Die
    - Old Dogs



    >8-D

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  8. Interesting thought about royalty payments - re Glen's comment on FB - 3/4 of Deacon Blue are employed by the BBC. Where's the corporation's impartiality noo? Eh? Eh?

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    1. Perhaps they donate it to charity. People do ask for them. It didn't occur to me that there could be something untoward.

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    2. Nah, it's untoward alright! A Grecian 2000 habit isn't cheap. Reckon the drummers got a habit too.

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    3. as you say, people do ask for them, and obviously no-one in Queen works for the BBC as far as I know. But if 55 zillion people have Queen's greatest hits, why do they still get any airplay AT ALL. No-one needs to hear them on the radio. The whole playlist thing confounds me.

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    4. You could have an organisation monitoring sales and reducing airplay. When a band was really successful you'd never hear them. So you would only hear the mince.

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      How would we be able to tell the difference? The G.I.O. audience has an insatiable appetite for mince.

      Indeed, I salute its insatiability!

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    6. I deplore its insatiability and I think, Glen, you're just being argumentative, which is not like you. We've all lobbied endlessly for lesser-known tracks and artists to get played.

      Well anyway, who cares. I'll be sitting in the sunshine listening to the ipod, where I choose the music.

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    7. Cold.Its my third favourite breakfast.

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  9. Some poor guy admitted to being a doctor on Facebook and got pelters from the always interesting Ann Ramsay.

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    1. How did it go... Ann to the Doctor, "I can’t stop singing The Green, Green Grass of Home’"
      "That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome"
      Ann, "Is it common?’"

      Doctor, “It’s not unusual.”

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  10.  
    Off to the Glasgow Film Theatre this evening to see That Sinking Feeling

    Also, the G.F.T. bar stocks St. Mungo's lager, which I heartily recommend.


    (Pure heavenly). Their words, not mine. I would, however, agree.

    >8-D

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  11. There's the tree that never grew,
    There's the bird that never flew,
    There's the fish that never swam,
    There's the beer not worth a damn.

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    1. There's the tree that never grew,
      There's the bird that never flew,
      There's the fish that never swam,
      There's the beer - Estrella Damm

      Other beers are available

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    2. There's the tree that never grew,
      There's the bird that never flew,
      There's the fish that never swam,
      There's the brew that did'nae whizzbang

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    3. There's the tree that never grew,
      There's the bird that never flew,
      There's the fish that never swam,
      There's the brew that never lasted lang

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    4. There's the tree that never grew,
      There's the bird that never flew,
      There's the fish that never swam,
      There's the brew that caused a harangue

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    5. See me, see ma Government... ach forget it.

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    6. There's the tree that never grew,
      There's the bird that never flew,
      There's the fish that never swam,
      There's the Pavlova or a meringue

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    7. No you're right it's a Pavlova (:-)

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    Off to the West Country.

    Oi'll be back!

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    1. You better had be, we can't afford to lose any more of our little band, though I see Adam at least has dropped in again, if only to tantalise us with what his 2 favourite breakfasts are.

      Notthegetitonblog - where we only share our amazing musical taste and never what we had for tea.

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    2. Share my tea - not likely.

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    3. I'll have had my tea Jx

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    4. Can't get excited about fashion. You'd probably know that if you could see me.

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