Monday, 11 August 2014

Glen Miller

Glen gets the Golden Comment award.

1000 published commenst and true to form it is a grumble!

Hats off to you Mr Miller.

65 comments:

  1. congratulations, Glen. When's the celebration party?

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    1. 1000 comments are only the beginning. We must build on this and look forward to 2000, 5000, yes, even 10,000 grumbles.Moan like you mean it. Groan with gusto. Bleat with bravado. Snivel with stamina. Let us complain our way into a disappointing tomorrow.

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    2. I don't know my Bebo from my Bandcamp....hold on wait a minute...

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    3. Who is doing the proof reading BTW?

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    4. @ Glen... so it was you who coined the phrase Project Fear

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  2. Were there any songs in Bambi?


    Trying to lay a guilt trip on Gaie...

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    1. Feel guilty when my roses were demolished? Ha!
      My beautiful Rhus shrub succumbed yesterday, but the wind took it down and you can't shoot the breeze.

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    2. Assuming it's not totally uprooted it should survive. Even if it is you could re-plant it. My antirrhinums got a terrible pasting but I'm being brave.

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    3. If we're no allowed football .....

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    4. It's split right down the middle - was top heavy. I've chopped one half off and will cut right back when the colours are past. Don't know if it'll survive, but I'll take many cuttings.

      You be quiet, AfR, your favourite theme coming up tomorrow, you should be busy with a McCaffertylist.

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  3. Gaie, not only are we getting our favourite and most repeated theme again, I’ve noticed that over the last few years we’ve been getting it around the same time.
    Its almost as if GIO are trying get the Space theme into the national calendar. Alongside the Cup Final, Ascot, the Boat Race, the Open and Wimbledon, the Space theme is beginning to become part of the national psyche.
    Already there are reports of kids running out after 8 to the back garden or on the streets to re-enact “Clouds Across The Moon” or “Starship Trooper”. Stories abound of gangs of children crying out to passing adults “(insert own town name) aint the kind of place to raise your kids!” While the brighter ones are sat round trying to come up with as many words of four letters or more from “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Most Extraordinary Craft”. (There’s always a giggle when someone puts pants down).

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  4. I know there's been a full moon, Adam, but are you maybe needing a wee break?

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    1. When the bass theme came up I tried to look back at previous suggestions but the archive is no longer available. A treasure trove of wit and wisdom lost forever.

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    2. Is it just that theme or all themes you cant find Glen http://www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland/blogs/bryanburnett/0000011160.shtml

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    3. I was going through this link which doesn't work any more beyond the last few posts:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/legacy/bryanburnett/

      I'm going to transfer everything to my hard drive with a view to publishing a book.

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    4. The ones after 2008 still seem to be blocked.

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  5. NEWSFLASH!

    "YOUR CHEATIN' HEART
    will be screened in its entirety (all six episodes!) at G.F.T. on Sunday, August 24th., beginning at 13:00

    If you've never seen the Loons O' Lucifer line dancing to "Let Your Love Flow", now's your opporchancity!

    Only £10 a heart! (Cheatin' or otherwise).

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    1. That's one of my favourite things Jx

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  6. hope it's not as disappointing as Tutti Frutti was for me when it finally came out on video after all these years remembering it as one of the best things I'd ever seen. Still don't know what happened there.

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    1. Same with me Gaie. I was already over here when TF came out so didnt see it but heard so much about it. Bought it when it came out on dvd a few years ago and was very disappointed.

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    2. ......very few shows stand the test of time....the robbie coltrane thing...its too local......but dad's army....now there is comic tv at its very best and still very funny....

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    3. Dad's Army is as funny as toothache. Tuui Frutti is interesting as a record of Glasgow at the time.

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  7. Dear World. David Bowie does not have a song called Major Tom. Please stop requesting it.

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    1. It's his third best record after Heroes and Rebel Rebel.

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  8. How easy you forget dancing in the street

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    1. it's probably fair to say that if I'd been dancing in the street I'd have no memory of it the next morning

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  9. Great day out at the fringe yesterday...lunch, wine, tram-trip, drinks, cabaret, drinks, poetry slam, drinks, a show for a fiver cos I live in Edinburgh, great wee noodle place, didn't resort to taxi home...y'all should've come over! Jx

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    1. Tell us more about the wee nookie place Julie!!!

      Does anyone still email the show? I do occasionally but no nod, even when the song is played (and hasnt appeared on f***book)..

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    2. Reminds me of a colleague who innocently enquired what Newquay was like and was misunderstood.

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    3. You should try explaining you're fae the East Neuk ae Fife and see the reaction

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  10. Cliff's We Don't Talk Any More has some nice falsetto. Has anyone seen him?

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    1. From his Facebook page:

      Joan Violet Stretch I was shocked to hear the news today Cliff I don't believe it, why don't they leave celebrities alone keep them out of the media accused before its proven in court, I'm in tears this has happened to you Cliff xx

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    2. Poor Cliff.
      Lets just hope that trunk is well hidden.

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    3. Yes an dyet the Michael Jackson records keep getting played.

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    4. Did he lock her (or him) up, so no big hunk could steeeeaaal her away from him?

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    5. He'll be fine. The Yorkshire police are on the case.

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  11. Asked for the first one here, but spot the difference with the second released the following year. This is a good pairing to work into a quiz Paolo.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cG-e4cf39E

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2avQdsC3_s


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  12. Madonna sang in 1980 :

    "Greta Garbo , and Monroe / Dietrich and DiMaggio / Marlon Brando , Jimmy Dean
    On the cover of a magazine / Grace Kelly ; Harlow, Jean / Picture of a beauty queen / Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers , dance on air /
    They had style, they had grace / Rita Hayworth gave good face / Lauren , Katherine, Lana too / Bette Davis , we love you. "

    As of Tuesday.....all gone

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    1. If only they'd lived - they'd have an average age of 127.

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    1. I hope you get compensation for the inconvenience.

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    2. All the real athletes are in Zurich. There's only that fat bowler who makes rude gestures left.

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    3. what you moaning about, Mr Git, I won a ticket to George Square and it was brilliant fun. There's your compensation: knowing I was happy and not out shooting deer and litter louts.

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    4. If you're happy, I'm happy!

      compensation culture).

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  14. Some good shouts today Glen.
    Particularly liked the Yayhoos. Interesting version of Love Train.

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    1. Enjoyed by people all over the world.

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    1. some joker's hacked the account, surely?

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    2. Possibly.


      Don't call me Shirley...

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  16. As he turned to the crowd at George Square, BB suddenly turned pale. It came flooding back, those awful days of the blog, those days that had turned his life into a waking nightmare. And then he remembered that it was he who was in charge, it was he who could choose the music and he threw a warning look that said, I know who you are, you'll never ever get another song played on MY show.

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    1. Y'all sure that's Bryan?

      It looks like Victor.

      Or is it Barry...?

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    2. Or Craig? Or Charlie?

      WE SHID BE TELT!!

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    3. Ah! The High Life! Julie will be happy.
      Keeping the girls happy this week, SG.

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    4. Did you get close enough to touch the hem of his garment, Gaie?

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    5. Here's my picture of Hero at Hampden. I shouted to him but (fortunately) he could not hear.


      https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10552373_10202888955086707_5540793802866458379_n.jpg

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    6. I think yours is a better picture of him than mine, Glen, but thankfully there were still several rows of folk between me and the hem of his garment.

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    7. to be fair, he did a good job and it was his co-host who caused consternation when she said that if you wanted a good time then look no further than the ladies' hockey team

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    8. I suppose it helps to eke out the sponsorship money.

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  17. So where's the party and why wasn't I invited? Or are youse all on holiday with BB?

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