Are you going anywhere exciting?
Probably rehab again
And he never wrote up his Springsteen reviews before he went.
Glen - you were kidding about the politician right?Havent started watching it yet.
Sometimes I hate myself.
The Bridge is good - the dwarf did it.
It'll keep you in suspension. You cantilever your telly for a minute
I'm in suspension... eh! sorry mean Paphos.
The victim wath hit with thome Forth
It wisnae me!
C U Tilton.. Truss me to get involved I'll Beam home soon enough ;-)
this blog is gettin as bad as the show....which is sayin' some, and more......the show is definitely dippin'........its demise is not far i am thinking.....there's struggles going on there
the show's demise has been engineered, getting rid of us was the first step.
Is Henri on his holidays too?
Glen, there are a lot of videos from the TP &TH concert last week - these two in particular you might like?this andthis
Very good. The Mail on Sunday gave them ***** The Isle of Wight broadcast only showed about 45 minutes.
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Thats it. [sic] seems to project a sense of finality. I wonder if Norrie is trying to tell us something...paranoid git
I never liked him.
Is Norrie really Miss Babs?We should be telt
If you put a wig on Norrie it would be close
Hahahahahahaha....HeheheheheheheHohohoho(silence for a wee while followed by mock concern fae BB)HahahahahaSilence
Did someoine say Holiday?Aye awright then! Before I go I got a text today saying I had won £500 or tickets for an Elvis tribute concert. There was a phone number tellin me to press one for the money and two for the show.
embdy - heard any good musicread any good booksseen any decent filmsrecently?
There are four fillums on my "go see" list...1) Dark Horse2) Jackpot...both of which are as dark as two-in-the-morning. Mid August, Glasgow Film Theatre.3) Brave4) Joyous NoiseCraig Ferguson & Dolly Parton. Ye cannae whack it!>8-D
You read any of the Hew Cullen novels by Shirley Mackay?
I finally got to see We Need To Talk About Kevin yesterday...such a good film
Fifty shades of grey seems to be trending this summer with the ladies!
Julie, I suppose you should say "Kevin did it", seeing as the Blog is in spoiler mode.
No I didnae!
Last film I saw was The Angel's Share - was OK, but the banter was, well, just realistic and not that funny. Good acting, liked the message, wouldn't give it top marks though.My favourite film? well one of them - Shenandoah. Best book in ages and ages, The Spider Truces - Tom Connelly. The summer project : to read a Booker and a Dickens. Well, I'm halfway through the Finckler Question, thanks, SG, thought I was going to fall at the first hurdle after two other so-called winners hit the buffers. Really all I want is a good story, not endless pages and pages wittering on and on about nothing. And can someone tell me why all new books are written in the present tense? Really annoys me. Did anyone watch Glastonbury after Hours a couple of weeks back? Scary, scary.
I read a book once. It was green.
well I did my best, but already it's back to food again. There's a teatime programme you might like, it's all about what people like to eat while listening to songs they've often heard before.
That you did and your efforts are appreciated. My recent short-break reading list was...Scottish Sea Stories selected by Glen Murray, PolygonWhen I Heard The Bell - John MacLeod, Birlinn& speed re read...Mountain Days and Bothy Nights - Dave Brown & Ian Mitchell, Luath
the Iolaire story is one of the saddest ever - what's the book like?
Cuts to the chase with regard to the offical incompetence, heroism and resilience on the people of the Outer Hebrides. MacLeod was already known to me with his River Of Fire so I guess I like his style.Knowing of your appreciation of things Gaelic you might be intetested in my Dad's first cousin's writing... Children of the Black House - Calum Ferguson isbn: 9781841582689
thanks, MadMac, I'll check that one out.
Oh aye an' Private Eye, Fly Past & Classic Rock the last of which got on my tits... some wee kid who wasn't born waxing lyrical about '77 & regurgitated tripe about Prog V's Punk, "fool and their money" and all that ;-0
'cold light' jenn ashworth her second novel after 'a kind of intimacy'......dark books with bubbling menace but with lovely touches of humour.'london fields'.............amis'the missing'.............andrew o'hagan (who was in the audience at the recent showing of the stage production at the tramway)next up............two books about the first woman hanged by the federal US government.one pro guilt the other not guilty.9/11 and the american empire.....scepticism about the official line on how these towers fell 'from belsen to buckingham palace'........paul oppenheimer (i've heard his brother ruudi's compelling account)'97 orchard..an edible history of two immigrant families in one new york tenement'......jane ziegelman
Shouldn't you be reading Lord of the Rings?(The Dwarf did it).
It's in the garage.
It wisnae me, honest!
Whoever is impersonating me forgot to say, "She's in the attic."
There were three of them, dear. And one was a boy!
Alright!Which one of you is Sook Maboaby on fcebook?Hat (or should that be helmet?) off to him (or her) if they get their request played.
It's me and it's divine.
Top 3 films ShawshankSalvadorStand by meTop 3 booksThe A to Z of almost everything / Trevor MontagueRolling stone's top 200 albumsFive go off to smugglers top / Enid Blyton
Biggles Takes it Rough - Captain W.E. Johns
Tonight's theme - two titles that make a sentence - is causing the facebookers a few problems. The concept of what a sentence is being the major one.
Just in case you dont look at the other side here are some examples:Touch Me In The Morning / Senses Working Overtime To Cut a Long Story Short /The End'Summer holiday/raindrops keep falling on my headFat Bottom Girls/ He ain't Heavy He's My Brother My Perfect Cousin/ Family AffairWhere is the love? He knows.The Man Whose Head Expanded / Face for the RadioI Don't Want to Walk Without You / You Make Me Feel So Young Do anything you wanna do/Does your mother knowI Want To Know What Love Is/Don`t Talk To Me About LoveLay Down Sally / Blanket On The GroundAnd finally..“It's taken me all day as I always struggle with these ones, trawled through the cd collection how about Bowie's Ashes to Ashes followed by Burn Baby Burn the link of course being Ash.”Classic
see what you mean - busy tonight then? or maybeTonight's the Kind of Night (Noah and the Whale) When it All Falls Down (Ten Years After)
What's goin on at the dark end of the streetThe last time I call your nameMe and mrs jones remember walking in the sand Tonights the night come on over to my place Or simply howsabout the bowie and stiltskin collaboration.......five years insideThat's a sentence
Remember what happened to Norrie when he was texting in the bath!
You didnt believe that guff surely? His fell out his rop pocket straight down the pan when he was shouting on huey
Love and marriageThat's a sentence
Turn off the light, turn it on againGive me just a little more time, you got itDizzy, I can't stand up for falling downJump, up on the roofFly me to the moon, rocket manI saw her standing there, right by your sideMy baby just cares for me, sweet child of mineGirls girls girls, the boys are back in townYou can do magic, disappearWhat am I doing hanging round, waiting for a train
Wuz tonight's theme a repeat? See Ms Baps posted an appeal for themes on Farcebook!
You could tell her its been a while since we've had "Space".
Tomorrow...songs about being American:'Young Man In America' - Anais Mitchell
Previously on GIO....Ach, they moved the goalposts to "make sense" and only played one half.
Space? Let me ask Mars Bonfire for his opinion on that one.
Hey Pablo! They played one of their Bob Seger songs tonight! Guess which one?Tomorrow's theme is artists who launched their music careers on TV.Chance for a bit of Paper Lace I fancy...Is it just me? But I don't remember the Sykes sitcom as being particularly funny.Certainly nowhere near as good as Bless This House or Love Thy Neighbour.
some of us never had STV, it hadn't reached inner Rothesay where we lived. Steptoe & Son was pretty good though. I do remember going to stay with my school chum in Craigmore where they did have STV and adverts and Mystery & Imagination. We saw The Fall of the House of Usher there and it was absolutely terrifying.
Step toe and Son?You were lucky......All we 'ad wos Andy Pandy then a belt round the ear'ole before bein sent to us bed
my favourite sitcom has to be 'dad's army'its very difficult to put favourites in order but here goes.1. 'dad's army'2. 'fawlty towers'3. the jury is still out....but def. not crown court.....i'm thinking more 'the office', it still has another 20 years to go before the question is asked.....but is it still funny?
The Big Bang Theory makes me chuckle.chuckling git
Reggie PerrinThe IT CrowdStanley Baxter - saw one of his old shows not long ago and wondered if it would disappoint; it didn't
Got the box set of "Early Doors" a few weeks ago which was very funny.I was also a big fan of "Phoenix Nights".
MadMac - couldnt get into your comments on facebook (ah'm no a member!) What were you asking?
Hey Adam, Agent Provocteur picked up on Ms Baps appeal on Saturday for themes... not just any theme ideas but "revisited!"Hey Gaie, great shouts on the comedy front... I'd care to add, Father Ted, Vital Spark & City Lights. "I.T. Crowd ;-)"
Oh yes, all of these - and the Vital Spark, with always the exciting possibility they might go to Rothesay or Millport! Big big disappointment was finally getting a copy of Tutti Frutti after all the fuss and disputes about it being put out on DVD. Only to find it wasn't half as funny as I remembered. I have no idea what happened there.
I was over here when Tutti Frutti aired and I remember a lot of people raving about it at the time.I too was disappointed when I saw it last year.
Still gameHurdy gurdy gurdy in the windae boxes
Of course there's always:"Glen and the Git"
Unsung hero of scary films... Vincent Price as the Abonimable Dr Phibes. Well it scared me back then!Farcebook squeaked back tonight LOL!
Think you touched a nerve there ;-)
http://www.heraldscotland.com/ronnie-mcgowancheers frae the dale
Very good Dale/RonnieThe relevance of Pi now becomes clear ;-)
Dundonian from Glasgow????
Sorry y'all so my spelling Abominable, abominable, abominable, abomina...
@ Adam. I was about eight when big brother took delight in telling me Glebe Street wasn't in the Gobals!Sorry I can't seem to reply / post against individuals posts... need a new smart phone me thinks!
"Other powerful images are of those who went beyond the endeavours of the contest. Avery Brundage, chairman of the International Olympic Committee instructing mankind that the Games must go on in the face of terror in the Munich Olympic Village. That day the world lost brave innocent sportsmen. That day the world regained its purpose and dignity in the name of sport, the great unifier."Lest we forget, 10 Arab nations and the Soviet Union objected to their national flags flying at half-mast during a ceremony to mourn the murdered Israeli athletes. Contrast the sentiments expressed at the top of the page with this.Sport, the great unifier? Really?
Where else do so many nations come together? It's not sport that's the problem, genuine sport that brings people together to participate in doing something they love. The problem is the unspeakable human condition that insists we will always have wars and intolerance of other people's beliefs and ideals; their nationality or skin-colour; their religion or background. Sport is a truly great ideal; athletes who are prepared to push themselves beyond anything the rest of us can imagine; great winning moments that we remember forever - Wimbledon men's doubles last night anyone? - the spark of hope burning bright today - sport itself does nothing but good; people who are so-inclined will simply use it as they will use whatever come to hand an excuse for fighting.
The I.O.C.Part of the problem?
any committee's an excuse for people to have arguments, petty squabbles, full-blown fights and tantrums
Let's form a committee!>8-D
"Where else do so many nations come together?"Don't even get me started on the U.N.>8-D
Guten Tag.Most folk know about Jesse Owens & Berlin '36 but the intolerance shown to Owens didn't stop there... he was denied joining the post games reception in the White House!Did that stop me going the 1980 Games in Mockba? Was I wrong to have gone?Could I have influenced the American boycott?
What was your event MM?
Spectator... Sharron Davies :-) 400mtr I.M. & Goodhew 100mtr Breaststroke & Hubble 200mtr Butterfly. You'll recall my swimming exploits were in the Clyde off Craigendoran Pier ;-0
She's still fit!!
Monday's theme:Songs with no intro, the ones that start with singing.Tricky, without checking I'd say. Do count-ins count I wonder? It does say "singing".
I've just tweeted one to the prog. I assume I'm now a scab? Mind you I've no real idea how twitter works so it may well have disappeared down a black hole
And it was?I had "Beg, Steal or Borrow" by the New Seekers in mind, but on checking it has a wee bit before the singing comes in.Pipped at the post by Vicky Leandros in the 72 Euros it was.
Star = Kiki deeAll around my hat = steeleye spanPoetry in motion = johnny tillotsonDon't stop me now = queenI love la = randy newmanWe built this city = starship
Four tops, Patrick!So we can certainly kick "Dont Stop" and "Built this City" straight into touch!
Sorry, I thought after your July 3rd list that the 4 song rule no longer applied....
That was a scientific experiment carried out by Thing-Fish!Never mind yer Higgs Boson, when Dr Fish finally publishes his results...
The results of the experiment were inclonclusive...
it was Kassidy - Flowers at the Edge of the Rain or something like, I'd just bought the One Man Army CD and it came on. I'm new-fangled with Twitter so thought I'd give it a go. Turned over at 7.00pm to catch Robert Cray on Paul Jones programme. Highly recommended.
Madmac, my Children of the Black House arrived today ( I know, that AND a CD and me skint after my Big Day Out last month and no pay till August, but dammit, I'm on holiday).Anyway opened it at random and to my delight there was an extract from the school records - I saw one of these on Barra and absolutely fascinating reading they make for, with entries such as9 June: Potato cleaning is now affecting the attendance of senior pupils29 December. Attendance very bad this week owing mainly to the number of marriages and marriage contracts celebrated in the district
Excellent Gaie, I really do hope you enjoy it. I blagged our copy whilst clearing my parents home... unfortunately Dad had already passed on by the time it was published but Mum enjoyed it. I must get into the garage and find it!
Billy, Norrie left this place equipped with BlogRef and it says it was Patrick's goal. "Comments removed by author" dont count so its kind of like extra time added on. Ironically, it was one of your own comments! Petard and hung my son.Technology, eh?
Ach you've got to try ;-p
Ha i see tonight is songs that make you tingleI'll go for Needles and PinsThe Smokie versionThere's not enough Smokie on GIO
Funny you say that Paulo coz thats what it says on Fcebook but on the GIO homepage its the songs with lyrics you find confusing.You see this sort of thing would never happen if the Blog was still in place.
You're right there would be three variations:-)
Changed now Songs that make you tingle defiinitelyDoes anyone care really?
Maybe they still read us after all...
You're correct BiA but can't help but wonder how Ms Baps recent appeal for themes Farcebookers want repeated was?Sierra November Alpha Foxtrot Uniform ;-)
On a beach in the South of England.He was body boardin this morning - and believe me thats a body that needs boardin up.Tch boom!
Back hame noo so watch yersel
an' Glen an' Dale an' the Blogmeister?
Glen, I dont know.But if Dale is Ronnie Macgowan, then he is appearing wi you and Julie on Facebook.
My appearances on Farcebook is my attempt at Merry Mac's Nuisance Parade ;-0
Dale/Ronnie's working at the Olympics and writing a blog for the Sunday Herald, it says above.Anything else I can do for youse?
NEWSFLASH!For some obscure reason Bryan has put Thursday's theme on the Radio Scotland blog.Tweeter, shmeeter...
Good shout SG.We can "matar saudades", as they say over here.
Oh dear, I sense another conspiracy theory coming on...BB has been left to his own devices for 3 weeks and wishes to conduct an independent test as to the blogs viability. However, should the test fail it could be argued he was attempting to create a platform for Ms Baps scintillating "What I got up to on holiday with Nancy C" follow up!
So Norrie's blog is now surplus to requirement, a solitary blog and everythings forgiven!Sorry y'all but so disappointed.
BB is not forgiven but I'll continue to contribute to the show in my usual futile manner :-)Are "they" having second thoughts about completely underestimating the bloggers contribution to the show's success?
absolutely not forgiven, Madmac, the show that I used to time my tea to has become an irrelevance. That's not to say I never listen, but I've not listened all the way through for weeks. My text tonight was hardly complimentary and then I turned over to the Archers...
Well? Did anybody get on the show?
Heard Boz Scaggs but I don't think it was credited to you.
The Boz Scaggs song was great but a facebooker got the credit. 2 of my suggestions were played but you'd never have known. Still, mustn't grumble.
Sorry, didn't mean to be so offhand. Just felt "they" didn't deserve all your carefully considered submissions as opposed to my facetious offering.
Metro! Lets start "Facetiousbook"!
No worries as it seems to have been a one-off :-)
Paolo, Julie and Billy.If you correlate the times of your posts and the Facebook posts you'll see that your ideas were nicked by the buggers!
I sense a conspiracy!Are you the same Frank Cannon i used to watch as a wean? I often used to worry you wouldn't make it to the end of each episode.
Sounds like a case for the X files
How did you manage to give those fit young hoodlums 50 yards start and still catch them on foot. You were good Frank but not half as good as Columbo
And you drove a really bouncy car....
Presume our Blogmeister will be in Hyde Park this weekend...
Vic's sitting in next week. Is that a good sign?
Anybody going to see The Tubes in Dunfermline next week?
Or even week after ;-p
No, but I hope you enjoy if you're going, Billy. One of the handymen at my work many, many moons ago said there were 'more tubes in this place' than anywhere he'd ever worked before. He was undoubtedly right.
'This place' BTW was a research lab where the cream of Britain's scientists broke expensive equipment rather than ask a minion how to use it, ordered reagents they never used or continued doggedly using in experiments doomed to fail - oh here, don't get me started. Uncle Vic? I like Uncle Vic, but I think he's hamstrung by the producers as ever.
Nicely put Gaie "hamstrung!"Got this mental picture of Young Victor writhing on the floor with that manic giggle in the background!Talking of mental, if I was able to see the Tubes I'd have visit my relations in Crossford.Saw a really good Mod tribute band lastnight in the Berkeley Suite, North Street. Answering to The Beatroots next gig is in McHuill's on the 21st.
I'm watching The Proclaimers set at the Hebridean Celtic Festival on the telly just now...it's just brilliant and I don't give a hoot what the haters say!
Pure start a fight in an empty hoose...;o)
The Radio Scotland blog feed is jammed on Bryan's recent thread.Until this obstruction is removed, they cannot ignore us. As much as they would like to...>8-D
What's next weeks themes? We could start suggesting.......DC
Just for y'all!>8-D
So the theme is "sitting in"?
Norrie still on holiday?When did he become a schoolteacher?
This theme is proving popular. We've had loads of requests........
Do you think anyone is reading that Radio Scotland Blog??
Does it matter? They ain't gonna close it down any time soon!>8-D
This week in 1978. Chart full of punk? Not a bit of it. Have a look at Saturday's "Pick of the Pops" playlist:Justin Hayward— Forever AutumnCity Boy— 5-7-0-5Gladys Knight & The Pips— Come Back And Finish What You StartedGoldie— Making Up AgainClout— SubstituteBlue Öyster Cult— Don't Fear The ReaperSan Jose Featuring Rodriquez Argentina— Argentine MelodyThe O'Jays— Used Ta Be My GirlLindisfarne— Run For HomeA Taste of Honey— Boogie Oogie OogieShowaddywaddy— A Little Bit Of SoapThe Boomtown Rats— Like ClockworkThe Motors— AirportMarshall Hain— Dancing In The CityFather Abraham and The Smurfs— The Smurf SongJohn Travolta & Olivia Newton-John— You're The One That I WantA few treats in there!
"Interesting, very interesting" in an Andy Williams Show stylee... I'm not imagining it am I... there was a character who appeared in a wire framed glasses and a coal-scuttle helment?
Was that not Rowan and Martin's Laugh In?
Yup"Arthur Stanton Eric "Arte" Johnson (born January 20, 1929) is an American comic actor. Johnson was a regular on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. His best-remembered "character" was that of a German soldier with the catchphrase: "Verrrry interesting, but...['stupid', 'not very funny', and other variations]".
Jon Lord RIPI think this is the first one since you know who died. Or did he just shade Donna Summer?
The "live" theme would have been good for a Purple song.
Another one outlived by Henri Hannah
Absolutely.Personally, anything off side two of Made In Rock sums the man up perfectly IMHO.
Jeezo... rest assured I'm well aware of the difference between In Rock & Made In Japan, "should have gone to Specsavers"
Your comments both here and BBC are becoming increasingly erratic. Is it time for a holiday?
It'll take more than a holiday to cure all my ills! 8-)
Communication night.Must be traumatic, how do you choose between "Hanging on the Telephone" and "Call Me"???. King Solomon would be tested and no mistake.Good opportunity to get "Clouds Across The Moon" on though....
Another rare chance to hear "Letter from America" ☺
Wall of Voodoo - "Mexican Radio"
Aww Billy what a man! Top shout an' just a chance with wee Victor.
Unfortunately the playlist hasn't been communicated yet. I won't hold my breath :-)
Well you could have written last night's playlist yourself.They were all there - Blondie, Police, ELO, Proclaimers...They even finished with that dire Carpenters rip-off of Clouds Across The Moon!
I wish I could find the last playlist from the same theme. I bet it would be nearly identical. Why do they bother inviting anyone along to do the locum, they could save a week's wages by giving everyone 'another chance to hear ' a week of programmes from the same time last year. Who'd notice the difference?I'm thinking of going to see Rock of Ages tonight anyway, possibly forgoing hearing my impressive list of autographs read out. That's either 1 or 0, there might one on a Christmas card from the Middletons - the Malcolm Middletons, not our Kate's maw & paw. Anyway,has anyone seen the fillum? Will it be better than GIO?
I heard a review that was not at all favourable.I have to say the thought of Tom Cruise, Alex Baldwin and Russell Brand singing Dont Stop Believin doesnt have me rushing to the mulitplex.You might be better of listening to Eric from Dundee tell Vic that Debbie Harry and Freddie Mercury once signed his pillow only for him to wake up etc etc.
Aye, a tough decision right enough, Adam.
Emmy heard fae Norrie yet? And was that our very own blog rep at the Olympics being grilled by the MPs today?We should be teltDC
Norrie usually dries out at this time of year. Dale Kelvin is one of 17 G4S employees allowed to keep the real polyester uniform in lieu of wages. He provides security to the athletics and swimming venues by means of an electric cow prod (batteries not supplied) and is allowed to sleep in the long jump sand pit.
I dont think Dale was ever innit for the money. The uniform and the packed lunch in the natty official Olympic lunch box in the shape of a double decker bus was always going to be enough recompense.
Plus what he makes playing the mouth organ at the entrance.
Will he be able to ask for autographs whilst on duty?
He can ask - most athletes are illiterate.
He can always compare lunch boxes.
So long as they don't confuse inches with feet >8-0
I'm gettin bored with this thread. Wish someone would pull the plug on Springsteen so Norrie will come home.
"Thunder Road" might bring him back tomorrow.
I presume Paul McCartney was turned off by a music lover. Any friend would tell him to chuck it before his voice packs in completely.
yo from sunny chichester/heathrow.i'm innit for the money!! a dinner ticket of £5.50 per day.i don't mix wi'they Gs4 types. these bams on the minimuim wage , they never turn up for duty. whereas the Volunteers have a 90% attendance rate.....note to cameron and milliband....the minimum wage is still way too high, boys, obviously. Pay them nuthin'.autographs is not encouraged, what would i do wi' a skippy cap signed by the 'wunderkid' ....neymar anyways?....wot i'm really innit for is the priceless experience of first hand witnessing a carnival/scrum/melee/kerry oan/total mentalness (and that was before the papparazzi crazyness in arrivals) of the brazilain footballers descending on our desks....neymar at mine!!!as for radio bbc surrey/sussex/solent.....mmmm no much happenin' every week day at 6.10pm...ok no comments like 'no change there then'day off today........going to see 'chariots of fire' in chichester.hope yer a' well.cheers frae chichester (ex-dale)
The minister wins in the end.Hope you told Neymar he wont win player of the year wi a heid o hair like thon.
You'll be looking forward to the strike on the busiest day in the airport's history.
BREAKING NEWSNorrie has been spotted on the dark side ☺
And then, I fear, he truly is lost.
I knew Thunder Road would draw him out!