Great Bowie suggestion Norrie.
Not great enough to be played though! Not nice!
Maybe the show should be longer (;-)
Anybody got anything exciting planned for the bank holiday weekend?
I'm coming round to watch you unpark your car, Billy, that should be entertainment enough.Might manage a swim or two in the Gourock Pool as well though.
Remember to break the ice first.
Boat all spruced up nicely for the season over the past fortnight and craned back into the water yesterday. Pity about this gale today, I was looking forward to a first sail since last August.Mebbes tomorrow...
Did you remember the bung?
I took the harbourmaster a nice bit of fish, he seemed happy.
Coals to Newcastle.
I left this on the previous page.Perhaps I should have left it there...
You should definitely have left it there 😋
go on, Billy, your holiday weekend starts here, prediction list time
Monday:AbbaBlondieChurchesDeacon BlueElectric Light OrchestraFleetwood MacGenesisHue and CryINXSJamesKillersKD LangMadnessNew OrderOrange JuiceProclaimersQueenREMSmithsTalking HeadsU2Van HalenWaterboysXTCYazooZZ Top
Could be Associates, Communards, Simple Minds and Who. Terrible news about Bono being unable to play guitar. Too bad about Ben E. King. Saw him not long ago (no connection).
Could be Frightened Rabbit. I haven't heard Swim Until You Can't See Land for a while...
4 hits Queen (of course) REM, U2, XTC. I had the same success rate if you count Ben E. King.
Must try harder...
Ah'm back.That was some amount of posts on Intro night! A surge in popularity?
People hiding from political canvassers.
On my return from USA, having once again being amazed at the amount of radio airplay Billy Joel still gets, I decided to research why. In the course of this I came across a list of the songs most played on the radio, jukeboxes and clubs in the UK – ever. The list was generated in 2003 so the full effect of GIO has no influence. (No Blondie or Proclaimers in there). Here is the Top Ten. Can you guess what they are? No cheating.1 A certain Aberdonian murdered this song in a cover version2 EZ would be unhappy that this wasn’t at number 13 This time the cover is the hit. Didn’t play it at my wedding and wont be playing at my funeral either.4 Phil and Don song5 When Kevin was Robin6 She was only seventeen according to the swedesters.7 Elvis song8 Still supports Celtic and Scotland for some reason9 Beatles song10 Beatles song
Is no. 1 about a Spanish dance?
1 A Whiter Shade of Pale2 Bohemian Rhapsody3 Love Is All Around?4 All I Have To Do Is Dream5 Everything I Do (I Do It For You)6. Dancing Queen7 All Shook Up 8 Sailing?9 Hello Goodbye10 Get Back?
Was I right?
Very good Billy! Just got number 8 wrong.Here's the site. This bit is at the bottom.http://www.classicbands.com/mostplayed.html
How could I have forgotten Maggie May?
Thinking about it I'll probably need to give you clues on the Beatles' songs.......
9. Dont know if they're coming or going.10. Could be talking about Scotch Git in opening line.
"That'll Be the Day!"
Billy!Good chance of getting "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" on tonight.
Thanks Billy.And Glen, you shouldn't tease the LE like that. Poor thing.
This high voice theme on tonight, was there not a classic funny posted on the old blog about Jimmy Somerville? Was it no' you that posted it Glenn?Remind me....
It may have been my response to allegations that Miss Babs considered Lyle Lovett to be so ugly she refused to play any of his songs."If only it were true, we would never have to listen to Jimmy Somerville again."
Naw, it wis somethin tae do wi a kick in the bawws
Bit of a sad revelation that from the LE yesterday.
A bit of a shock.
Here we go again!
Having vainly requested Kinky Friedman songs on many occasions, it seems I must try to sneak in a cover version."Make it a corned beef on rye..."
See Warren got his 6 monthly airing last night.LOL Glen on the Bhaji comment.Very good.
That's only a starter.
An LE Midweek Special on her day off with Cagney and Lacey.Another classic.
Wednesday is the new Friday...
You don’t go from performing “Facist Groove Thang” and “Temptation” in the best decade for music and hair to this! Its not allowed.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05srq2bA New Rom icon reduced to going out in his pjs and cardie. That it should come to this.
Old age doesn't come itself. Bet he's wearing slip on shoes...
Have you seen what Glenn Gregory's up to?http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2014/06/05/tony-visconti-woody-woodmansey-glenn-gregory-and-steve-norman-to-perform-david-bowies-the-man-who-sold-the-world/
Don't tell Norrie (;-)
I have my tickets Billy!
Don't you forget about me...
I see there was another rare outing for Elvis and the Chippy last night!And still they steadfastly refuse a Brand New Combine Harvester for our LE!
"On this day in 1991 Helen Sharman became the 1st Briton in space, so we want to know what songs you'd send into space."There's your chance.
Can we not just send bands, save having to name each song. Apart from the usual suspects I nominate the Waterboys. I only know two of their songs, but I've heard these a few times recently and they each only have one line. That's just lazy.
If we can send one eighties band into space, why can't we send them all?
Hey!You're talking both my territories here.
In space, no-one can hear Jimmy Somerville screech.
Adam, if you're in space and they're in space - what's the prob?
An apology broadcast to poor Showaddywaddy who are touring their socks off with little impact on the public.
Gaie – its not about the words anyway. Its about the tune. If you are into lyrics get yourself a good book of poems. ( I can recommend David Essex’s Travelling Tinker Man and Other Rhymes as a good read. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Travelling-Tinker-Man-Other-Rhymes/dp/1784082341.) KC and Moby don’t worry themselves about getting the lines right. One on repeat is enough. And take the LE’s Brand New Combine Harvester as an example. Though Ann is clearly struck by the acre issue in the song, it is the melody that made the two versions of the song No 1 both sides of the Atlantic. It certainly wasn’t Melanie and Barry Wurzel’s penmanship.
I almost never hear/pay attention to the lyrics, Adam, it was the tunes I was talking about. I've got lots of good books of poems, mind, was quite keen on it at school and keep meaning to go back and read them, As with many other good intentions...................
Bryan knows best
BB King. What a musician. Huge privilege of seeing him and Robert Cray in Edinburgh Playhouse many years ago. No guitar-hero posturing, just glorious effortless-seeming music.
The thrill is gone. RIP BB
FFS he was 89, celebrate don't commiserate! At least when Henri did his "that's another one gone before Megrahi" line there was a degree of humour.Norrie! Get back on the case & start taking the lead on your blog again.
Hooray! BB King's dead.
I thought it was Ben E.The Kings are dead!
Including Freddie and Albert.
long live them both!saw this local guy at John Mayall gig this January - he's great.
Oh dear. The theme seems to have gone somewhat awry.Still, you cant beat a good Space night.Thanks for getting The RB in there Billy.
no wonder they're having bother with the theme. Whose ridiculous idea was that? Oh yes, let's produce a compilation called Now That's What I Call Utter P***, that should sell well.Anyhow, I'm off to see Spooks, hopefully a more entertaining way to spend my evening.
Enjoyed the series but TV to film rarely works.Look at Holiday on the Buses.
Spooks is supposed to be good and Reg Varney was the Tom Cruise of his generation.
It's doing that can't reply thing again, Mr Blogmeister. Never mind, Spooks was good. I don't know about On the Buses, never saw it. Was Reg Varney in the Ragtrade? I used to see that when I was in my pram.
Never mind On the Buses, Ragtrade and playing the piano. We all know Reg's greatest claim to fame..First man in the world to ever use an ATM. Coming up for the 50th anniversary I think.
Shortly after he was mugged by two women.
Billy, I see you're dabbling in radio 2 these days. Is it any better?
Yes. It couldn't be any worse...
Lets not forget the first man in the UK to use a mobile phone.http://cdn.londonist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ernie.jpg
That was a really odd selection tonight. I didn't see the change in most of those artists?
Does anybody actually listen to the whole show these days?
I thought it was a tough theme. It was hard to see how they were going to fill a show with it.Dont think it would have passed the PB 25 song test. (Presumably its 35 nowadays)
Tonight's theme is going to be a bit of a stretch too.
Boom boom etc.
From the man who doesn't have to try....too hard, Norrie.
There's always change at Asda.
Sadly didnt make the this weekend's final despite the guitarist's late flurry of pogo-ing at the end. Quite a Finnish.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePhjs-3q068
This the nation that once gave the Russians a kicking.
This band makes Lordi sound good (;-)
Tonight's prediction:Down Under - Men At WorkLive It Up - Mental As AnythingNever Tear Us Apart - INXSI Should Be So Lucky - Kylie MinogueWeather With You - Crowded HouseHey Little Girl - IcehouseI Touch Myself - DivynylsBeds Are Burning - Midnight OilAre You Gonna Be My Girl - JetHowzat - SherbetTorn - Natalie ImbrugliaTruly Madly Deeply - Savage GardenNight Fever - The Bee GeesHighway to Hell - AC/DCThe Voice - John FarnhamOnce In A Lifetime - Keith UrbanInto My Arms - Nick CaveElastic Heart - SiaSweet About Me - Gabriella CilmiToo Many Broken Hearts - Jason DonovanWhat Is Life - Olivia Newton-JohnSomebody That I Used To Know - GotyeBounce - Iggy AzaleaStreets Of Your Town - The Go-BetweensRed - Daniel MerriweatherJessie's Girl - Rick SpringfieldFriday On My Mind - The EasybeatsLove Is In The Air - John Paul YoungChains - Tina ArenaStone Cold - Jimmy Barnes
Another one:Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
Just a half point if you get the artist only mind.
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Well done!Mind you if there was a theme to get it .......
I guess there's no chance of hearing Rolf Harris?
You might catch faint screams from the shower block.
Father sounds a bit guilty here if u ask mehttp://www.thepoke.co.uk/2015/05/20/sweariest-trip-safari-park-youll-see-today
just cannae help masel'GOAL
FFS.So what's the verdict on the Franz Ferdinand / Sparks colab then?
The best collaboration since Hitler and Mussolini.
there's no need for swearing, Adam, a polite round of applause would have done. Haven't heard it yet. You?
Its what they're called. I think it was one of the reasons the collaboration went ahead.You'll find a couple of things on You Tube. Kind of exactly what you'd imagine it would sound like.
Maybe get round to it some time. Is this a theme idea? Songs by bands who collectively make up acronyms. Who, Troggs, FreePulp, Metallica, Scorpions, LuluSaw Dave Sharpe and JJ Gilmour tonight (ex The Alarm, ex Silencers respectively) . Both excellent. Audience of probably 80 people? It's not as if we're spoiled for live music locally either.
Scorpions?(They alone would stop me from backing you on the theme idea btw (bachmann turner womaniser))
I never said I liked all of the bands...
Glen - you'll have brought Lilly the Yop back down to earth with that comment. After all the love heaped on her earlier in the week too.Be prepared for the wrath of her mum.
How thoughtless - I'll remove it.
TUESDAYSenses Working Overtime - XTC
Slim pickings on the other side. Will they manage to get a programme out of 30 posts??
A few boak-worthy posts on FB the day. Thankfully the LE saved the day.Where's Glen?
US authorities are investigating the death of blues legend BB King after two of his daughters claimed he was poisoned. So tonight on GIO we want to hear your poison songs. Will it be be a touch of Poison Ivy or will something from Venom be your modus operandi. Tell us the songs that make your victims choke and turn purple.
The Proclaimers' latest definitely has this effect on me
I wonder if they'll manage to keep to their brief tonight on GIO. Tracks that they've never heard? There must be a helluva lot of those given the lengths they go to avoid playing anything that might upset the horses. I've asked for Pale Fire, William with the Black Dog just in case you fancy a wee listen - after all they just might not play it.
Goalposts being shifted no doubt Gaie.
Gaie,Y'all feel like organising a wee get together for the troops? And could you please make it July, after the 13th. and before the 29th.?Oh, sugar! Morrissey making an 'orrible noise! Excuse me while I fling the tranny oot the windae...
If you could try to remember, Paolo Pablo's our social convenor. However, I'd be happy for a wee get together again. And between those dates is fine for me as far as I know. Adam, you heading this way any time soon?
I'm still hoping to nip over for The Open which would fit the dates - but it still depends on a few other things falling into place.Not a bad effort tonight - but they still managed to get The Smiths and Queen in there. (Love of my Life is a huge track over here)
Count me in...my pension lump sum just might have arrived by then...my (early) retiral date is tomorrow. ..woo hoo! Jx
Me too especially if Julie's paying (;-)
I might manage a sail to the west between these dates. But not the 13th or the weekend o the Open...Which kinda limits my participation...Ach well
MONDAYCoat of Many Colours - Dear, Dear Dolly
Didn't hear much of the show, but yon playlist is better than most.There's no such thing as too much Country...
Back to the usual pish tonight no doubt.
Wham and Duran Duran - your heart sinks.
As to last night's show -this Queen and Blondie thing is just getting ridic now.Tonights show -videos on the radio? Whatever next?
It's a special show for the blind.