Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Over the hill.....

and the craic was good!

Coney Island.


  1. Is this a theme Norrie? Or are you famished?

  2. I wish ot was like that all the time

  3. Surprised you haven't got something for the May island, DC. Or the Bass Rock.
    Did Rab Noakes no sing aboot them?

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    2. Norrie had beaten me to it and I think The Jackson Fife is a bit weak.

    3. Got to maintain standards.

  4. patrick mccafferty26 June 2012 at 16:55

    Island of lost souls = blondie
    living on an Island = status quo
    the Island of dreams = the springfields
    Island girl = elton john

    1. Hello Patrick!
      You been on yer holidays anaw?

    2. Patrick Mccafferty26 June 2012 at 18:20

      No, it's simply that with some themes I can think of songs to suggest, with other themes I can't....

    3. Come now Patrick! Modesty doesnt become you..

    Rock Island - Jethro Tull

  6. So is Islands the theme?

    1. No man is an island - he's a peninsula.

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    3. Sorry - the young man came round with the medication trolley.

  7. "Friday On My Mind"

    (Robinson Crusoe link. Clever eh?)

  8. After a fantastic response from the bloggers with over 3 people contributing random playlists, I will now add GIO’s playlist (which is only 16 songs presumably interspersed with gibberish).

    David Bowie Heroes
    It Bites Calling All The Heroes
    The Selecter 3 Minute Hero
    Queen Flash
    The Kinks David Watts
    Lazlo Bane Superman
    Foo Fighters My Hero
    Bill Hayes The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
    Marvin Gaye Abraham, Martin and John
    The Libertines Time For Heroes
    Andy Stewart Scottish Soldier
    Bonnie Tyler Holding Out For A Hero
    Paper Lace Billy Don’t Be A Hero
    Enrique Iglesias Hero
    Electric Light Orchestra Wild West Hero
    The Stranglers No More Heroes

    The data from the lists will now be input into the computer and be scientifically computed using the Galoot Colognum Simulation random forecasting model software.

    From this, we should be able to determine with 100% accuracy whether the GIO list is genuinely “you choose the music” or whether gullible listeners merely guess from a predetermined playlist, which is what I have been saying all along.

    Watch this space.

    1. If anyone wants to replicate the authentic GIO experience I have mp3 files of hysterical giggling and inane comments about spaghetti.

  9. Good to see Paper Lace in there.
    There's not enough Paper Lace on GIO.

  10. Oh see what they did there, Andy Stewart and Davy Crockett, how eclectic. This is how the gibberish went: 'that's what I love about Get It On, where else would you hear The Libertines followed by Andy Stewart? Here's a text from BobontheB7408 who's having curried frog's legs for tea tonight. He's asking for The Stranglers 'No More Heroes'. That's really popular tonight, I think that's a must, Miss B don't you?' cue raucous laughter.

    1. There is a Stewart Island but my research his nae turned up a Crockett Islet anywhere.....

    2. Frogs legs? He must be famished.

      The Craic was good though

    3. Is the BBC a charity for the unemployable?

  11. Previously on the blog

    Decided to play the game Thing Fish and this is wot I got

    Light Me Up / Tom Baxter
    Crumbs off the table / Glass House
    Baby Blues / Barry white
    So What / Liverpool Express
    Give your baby a standing ovation / The Dells
    The Scythe / Dougie MacLean
    Cold Coffee / Ed Sheeran
    To love somebody / Ray Lamontagne and Damien Rice
    The sound of silence / Carmen Mccrae
    Caledonia / Dougie Maclean
    Driving home for xmas / Chris Rea
    I Useta Lover / Saw Doctors
    The heart of the nightlife / Kisses
    Westward Wind / England Dan and John Ford coley
    Martian hop / The Randells
    Rising Sun / Medicine head
    Beggin / Frankie Valli & the four seasons
    Mr Big Stuff / Jean Knight
    Grazing in the grass / Friends of diistinction
    Everyday is exactly the same / Nine inch nails
    Whatcha gonna do / Pablo Cruise
    Winter in the hamptons / Josh rouse
    Feels Good / Bobby wilson
    Don't push your foot on the heartbreak / Kate Bush
    Waiting on an angel / Ben Harper
    Queen of 64 / Neil sedaka

    Which proves that random playlists take no account of the time of year.

    Also with weeks worth of music on the old laptop and only two Dougie MacLean tracks, they both came up within 15 minutes of each other.

    What are the odds Paolo?

  12. Sitting on my island in 30 degree C heat my thoughts turn to abscent friends...

    Maybe if the disc spinner (who after all is the more knowledgeable of the Beeb's unemployable" continues to reduce both content & quality he'll be released for his existing contract & get his own chat show... after all the former FUN runner is now a self confessed middle/long distance expert & with the Olympics an' all?