Monday, 26 May 2014

Coldplay

I say with a degree of confidence that is the worst dross I have ever heard on Get It On.

Did they say this is a fast selling lp? I assume this is the worst track on it?

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  1. Probably the best. I'm glad I missed it!

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    1. So long as numpties are buying it, who cares if it's crap?

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  2. Never heard it, but it's the no1 album. Coldplay have never registered on my radar.
    I'm looking forward to The Holy Ghosts on Friday.

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    1. Time for another holiday, Norrie - you're beginning to sound like me.

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    2. Oasis from the USA, Gaie?

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    3. they're from Edinburgh, Adam, just an old-fashioned rock 'n roll band, or totally derivative, whichever way you like to look at it. They were supporting Status Quo at Montrose at the weekend and not unlike them. Think they'll be a good live gig.

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    4. Oops. The perils of cursory research!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Ghost!

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    5. yes, I kept coming up with that one too when I was looking for a clip.

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  3. Liquid entertainer on the other side in full voice this evening I see.

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    1. It must be a spoof, surely.

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    2. If it isnt, you're paying for it by the looks of it.

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    3. Last night's threed. Towards the end. A series of posts.
      Clue: injury prone Welsh midfielder who plays for Arsenal.

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  4. Do you think this works for Deacon Blue too?

    http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/27/johnny-cash-deep-brain-stimulation-urge-listen

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  5. Norman! Do you post these things just to annoy me? Admit I've not heard the new album yet but I maintain that the Hampden gig was among the best I've ever been to. And Chris Martin, ignoring his spitty-lips and daft tape on his hands, is a fabulous frontman (and all those yoga classes have certainly paid off). GRRRRRRR! Jx

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    1. Well he's fit...whatever! Jx

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    2. I've seen them twice and agree with Julie.

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    3. Point of order - I only said that song was dross. It is.

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    4. I'm not going to agree with anyone, I think Conor Oberst is much better than Coldplay.

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    5. My dad could beat your dad.

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    6. Billy, you're not allowed to agree unless you can prove you've listened to Conor.

      Glen, your sojourn on FB is beginning to tell

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    7. I've had one of his tunes played on GiO. Does that count?

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  6. I expect you lot to get yer Referendum songs in pronto!

    Don't expect any straight answers on the numbers.

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    1.  
      Devolution - The Beatles


      What else is on the White Album?

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    2. Did you ask for Jake Thackray?

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    3. Are we Better Together as Part of the Union or will we be Alone in a State of Independence?

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      No' me. Julie mibbe.

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    5. no' me either...someone else...who probably hasn't ever asked for that particular song before (unlike me) Jx

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  7. Can I have a pint of what Ann Ramsay is drinking?

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    1. Thats our Liquid Entertainer!

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    2. She'd make a better radio show than GIO.

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    3. You can almost set your watch to her. Do they still have 4pm -6pm happy hours ower there?

      She's got loads o pals.

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  8. .....A_f_R...........what's the going rate for setting up a 'black pudding supper' stall?.......
    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/may/29/favelas-restaurants-rio-de-janeiro

    ....and that's with yiz aw get for listening into the wrong channel last night .....i had a gig on 5 live....

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. Curiously enough I spent a bit of time last month up in Vidigal during the Street Child World Cup. And Ive had the peixada in Bar Lacubaco. Very nice it was too.

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    2. I haven't had the peixada but I had the measles once.

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  9. No one going with this tonight??

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NETqsX0nqLo


    Great bit of kit on the backing band.

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    1. I saw Jimmy James a few months ago supporting Ben E. King. I last saw him on 29 April 1969 supporting The Who. Show predictably dull - no politics, no personalities - what's left?

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    2. He IS 73.

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    3. He was very good and carried a failing Ben E. King. Some of these guys should not be touring. Brian Wilson is far from what he was but the worst I saw was Scotty Moore who was so frail he just stood there while it went on round about him.

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  10. ...wow... check that new bloke's big list...drives a big car too.

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. This theme attracted twice the usual number of suggestions. Feelings are running high. Longstanding rifts could be starting between supporters of Fleetwood Mac and The Communards. Partition is a real possibility.

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  11. This lot must have got a load of new fans after their Glastonbury appearance.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV_y2VIjRJc


    Liquid Entertainer up early today I see.

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    1. This group was the first one I went to see:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7gDN7Ai-r0

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    2. Ye cannae whack the fairy Glen!

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    3. The first gig I went to was Acker Bilk.

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    4. This blog gets Stranger

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    5. Got the ticket for nothing to dress the hall. Site is now under the Kingston Bridge.

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  12. This was the first band and the first song I ever heard live (proper band/concert)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY7f5nxuKts

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    1. That link is for the proposed film. This is the book.

      http://www.amazon.com/The-Wrecking-Crew-Inside-Best-Kept/dp/1250030463

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    2. Carol Kaye had <a href="http://www.amazon.com/review/RG9T6V6WQF98O/ref=cm_cr_dp_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=031261974X&nodeID=283155&store=books#wasThisHelpful><b>this</b></a> to say.

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    3. She remains unimpressed by the book and accuses the author of slander. Is that not slander?

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      Wait until she sees the fillum.

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  13. So, The Holy Ghosts. So, so.

    Early 60s sort of sound. I'd have liked to like them more; they worked hard, played well - the tunes just didn't excite. Or maybe the audience were a bit dull - I'd expected them to get a bit more fired up. Who knows.


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      Especially so close to Pentecost.

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    2. Pity, there aren't many father and son acts.

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    3. Spirit had a stepfather/stepson. I suppose there must have been others - bands from small American towns where there was only one surname.

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    4. CPR and I don't mean Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

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    5. nivver mind small american towns .what about small scottish islands fgs....

      cheers frae the dale

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    6. Sadly no more. Remember Carol Kaye tonight radio 2 10.00pm. 10,000 sessions - is that a record?

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    Was that really Louis Prima singing Just a Gigolo?

    Sounded like Paolo Nutini to me.

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  15. I see there was a wee bit of a stramash on the other side the other day. Somebody no happy about getting a shout.

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      Hingin's too good furrem. Guid kick in the arse they need...

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    2. Paolopablo's started a stooshie on the Apollo FB page as well.

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    3. Creed or Space missions???

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    4. Very good.
      Of course I meant moon missions. I'm just obsessed with Space.

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  16. Dear dear. Seems like there is serious revolt brewing on the other side and its nothing to do with our agents provocateurs.
    Where could they go from FB?
    WTFisit? (or whatever its called)?

    Stadiums about done now, btw.

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    1. They dont play my song / credit me / mention me enough. It is a weird thing to post about.

      I can see them getting fed up with facebook and resorting to twitter only claimimg it is more interactive and immediate.

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    2. Me,me,me, what do you think of me?

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    3. .the *controversy* seems to centre on something called an *ignorelist*...i'm not aware of any such list but it is certainly quite a mystery especially when taken alongside the *lostjotter*........soon be time for this tho'.....http://worldcup.youthfootballscotland.co.uk/

      cheers frae the dale

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    4. I think this Blog is on Paolo and Henri's "ignore list".

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    5. I don't see what's strange about complaining if you never get a song played. Wouldn't you feel annoyed/left out if you'd asked loads of times only to be passed over every time for the obligatory nightly shout for Margherita/Fergie/Erik/Patrick?

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    6. The show where you choose the music. No, not you!!

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    7. I have a good track record for shouts. I'm having a competition with my work colleague and he was outraged that he requested ELO the other night and never got a shout. I was outraged that he requested ELO!

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    8. You could add Julie to that list, Gaie. You would miss this programme if it went. In an independent Scotland Miss B will be Director General.

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    9. One of the problems with the other side is that there are multiple shouts for the same song. On the Blog someone might support someone's shout but they wouldnt put it in again under their name as their suggestion. Another thing that seems to be acceptable is the "Im requesting this aritist every day no matter the theme - folk like EZ and Norrie. I've nothing against this - apart from the amount of Queen and Blondie on the show - but I remember when BB lost the plot with Roxy John for asking for RM and Ferry every night.

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    10. The proof of the pudding will be in the eating of the stadiums.

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    11. ...or the guy who asked for Anthrax every night, Poxy John.

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    12. ...or the guy who asked for the Scottish Falsetto Puppet Theatre every night, Socksy John.

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    13. The Liquid Entertainer back on form. You'd struggle to script stuff like that. Do you think the Post is her local?

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    14. Glen, I miss this programme and it hasn't went (© the Liquid Entertainer).

      or the guy who asked for Drunken Nights in the City, Intoxy John

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    15. Oh Gawd...the World Cup again...now, should I 'amuse' myself with a diabetes-friendly version of my World Cup Tea Time Challenge? Dunno if I can be arsed to bother this time. It might get me out of the cold meat and salad rut I seem to have got into just recently. Don't think I'll be broadcasting it on GIO though. Jx

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  17. FFS the tears of laughter are streaming down my face!

    Glen you've just excelled yourself of the dark-side. Just brilliant.

    I'll get you a flat for that one :-)

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  18. Ignore the typos ... I'm still laughing

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  19. That's a flat cap not a house

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  20. Norrie! Dawes is backing Conor as well as doing an hour themselves - well at least in the US, so hopefully here. I may not have to take my ear-defenders!!

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    1. Its early dawes yet Gaie.

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    2. Yes I must get my ticket soon.

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  21. For those of you who havent seen Henri's post on the other side.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z9b0GFRz9g...

    What was Bowie thinking about? (Apart from the money that is) Maybe he thought no one in the UK would ever see it.
    Cringeworthy stuff.
    Reminds me of this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g2Jksk8WVE

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      Nivvir mind yon!

      Wednesday for Glen, Thursday for Adam, Friday for the Dark Side


      >8-D

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    2. Friday I'm going to see Dougie MacLean here in Greenock. I've liked him ever since I saw him in Rothesay Pavilion years ago and he told the audience they could clap along but only if they did it in time.

      I see Paolo's stooshie has reached the Herald. Except that of course it isn't a stooshie in the Herald, all the letters are in support of folks complaining about people getting up and down at concerts to buy drink and dispose of it. The ones who got so het up on FB, saying that if you're not prepared to have a bottle of p*** thrown over you you're not rock 'n roll and if you mind folks staggering around and standing on your feet then you aren't listening to the music properly - they maybe don't write to the Herald too often.

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    3. 1964 was a good year for music.
      The Mott The Hoople Concert was spoiled for me by the army of incontinents who seem to be my peers now (or should that be pee-ers?).

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    4. They'll struggle to fit in 32 tunes will they no?

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  22. Gaie, the Edinburgh Fringe is getting v bad for folk going in and out for drinks. I went to see Frank Skinner a few years ago and a bloke got up to get more drink...Frank commented on this and the bloke asked him to hold his jacket...then gave him his mobile and asked him to record what he'd miss...which Frank did! Jx

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    1. No he didn't - he photographed his backside with it,

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    2. ...alcohol....so i go along to my local supermarket at 11.30 am of a sunday and have to stand about for half an hour to buy bevvy before i can take it home have a good swallie and annoy nobody.....but give some twats the opportunity to get bevvied in a cinema/theatre and what you get is these same twats giggling and ruining the rest of the film/play.....i've never understood licensing laws in this dark wee country....jerry sadowitz would never put up with holding somebody's jacket..its aurally unsightly the way he deals with drunks....

      cheers frae the dale

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    3. As I sat in the RAH, awed and thrilled to be there watching Tom Petty, I was baffled to see people coming and going all through the concert. How could they bear to miss a second? And I was thankful I was in a seat at the far end of a very small row so that no-one needed to get past me - I'd have felt the need to kick them or trip them up. Greenock burd starts stooshie in RAH. I simply don't understand why you would need a constant top-up when the buzz of the gig itself should be enough.But nothing will change since the venues obviously make plenty out of alcohol sales and I daresay with so many around they need that to remain competitive.
      Someone over by said that Òran Mor was bad for people chatting their way through gigs -have to say that I've only been twice, but neither time was a problem and in particular The Low Anthem gig was noticeable for people being quiet and really listening.

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    4. People don't really know how to behave today. Natural selection takes care of mobile phone addicts when they walk into traffic but why can no one travel for more than 10 minutes without food or drink?

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    5. and why do all sympathy cards say 'at this difficult time'? just been searching for one that said something that sounded even vaguely meaningful and sincere. And why do people leave tattered cellophane and dead flowers all over the country and why do signs say things like 'park smart' as if adverbs had been deleted and why do book blurbs say 'then something happened that changed things forever' and ..oh shut up ...

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      I sympathise and empathise.












      multi-tasking git

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    7. People who leave flowers and football shirts at the sites of fatal road accidents or stabbings are turning things around so that the event is about them and the depth of their supposed grief. It all started with the Princess of Wales - a very sad occasion but surely the reaction was disproportionate.

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    8. I've bragged about how I'd dispensed natural justice to a piss-head at a Cramps gig in the Barrowlands "spew suede shoes!" Remember?

      This was a learned behaviour from the knee of Big Brother who'd often kick the living daylights outta annoying p---ks bumping past in the stalls of Greens Playhouse. Hippy or no hippy woe betide those who disturbed his enjoyment.

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    9. Sometimes violence is justifiable!

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    10. Mr cheers from the Dale you are sadlu out of touch with licensing laws. I am delighted to report that for a few years now youb can but the bevvy from 10am on a Sunday!

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    11. ...ah the good old days......

      cheers frae the dale

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  23. Terrible news about the sacking of Radio 1 DJs - can we hope it's the start of a trend?

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    1. It's the Producers that need gutting oot IMHO,

      Corporate nepotism does ma hied in, but when President I might change ma mind!

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  24. Listening to Wilko's version of Dylan's Crawl Out Your Window. For nearly 50 years I thought it was:
    He sits in his room festooned with a fistful of tax
    Preoccupied with his pension

    I now find it is actually
    He sits in his room, his tomb, with a fist full of tacks
    Preoccupied with his vengeance

    I think my version is better.

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  25. Kinda like yer bunnet oan the darkside

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  26. Norrie's doin' an independent survey, nah no aboot the "Yes" campaign but aboot covers.. get over there and register yer vote before I send Naggin' Nikki, Krabbit Kenny or Joggin' John round to yours!

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    1. Whereaboot???

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    2. Norrie's Facebook page

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    3. It has attracted at least 8 votes.....

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  27. Staff sacking extend to BBC Scotland - possible Commonwealth games disruption.

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    1. ....'talent contracts'.........blimey

      cheers frae the dale

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  29. The sad thing is James Naughtie (brought in to bruing "gravitas" in the lead up to the referendum ) simply comes across as an old bufoon . Which he probably is?

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    1. Although he does have a sony award. But probably Vic Galloway and Jim Gellatly do as well...

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    2. I've got a Sony radio - it means nothing.

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    3. at leayst you can speell

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    4. I hate novelty ringtones!

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    5. Swinney! If hear Pink Floyd's Money one more time, I'm gonnae...

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