Friday, 19 July 2013

What a co-incidence

Ross Macfadyen with songs that remind you of going on holiday. Which is what I am doing.

See you in about 3 weeks time, keep looking for the jotter.

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  1. I have set traps. And an occupant.

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    1. Billy thanks for that.

      It is when I Consume even more alcohol and for longer than usual and dont have to sober up.

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    2. I thought that was the weekend!

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    3. This was underwritten by Norrie's promise to make at least three return trips to Las Vegas.

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      Hell, it's probably cooler in Vegas this weekend.

      Give my regards to Fremont Street!

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    5. Tell them the ointment worked.

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      I need a repeat prescription.



      I could also find a use for piles of money.

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  3.  
    Can you supply a working definition of the term Twelve Bar Blues?


    Nick Barraclough can!

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    1. 12 bars, three chords - how hard can it be?

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      Depends. Are we talking about a pub-crawl with Status Quo?

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    3. That would be the wild side of life but I hear they're rocking all over the world so what you're proposing is just ice in the sun and whatever you want I'll stay here in my chair and make a paper plane.

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  4. So who would you all have in Scotland's Music Hall of Fame? - apart from, obviously, The Proclaimers and Annie Lennox?

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    1. A return to rational debate.

      My first reaction was Jackie Dennis. Scot Tony Blair's stint in Ugly Rumours guarantees him a star in The Gutter Of Fame. Can't think of anyone else.

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    2. Edwyn Collins, Kevin McDermott and Jackie Leven

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    3. Dan McCafferty & Manny Charlton

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  5. Have a good holiday Mr MacLean.

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      Dougie is on holiday?

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    Alex Harvey & his Sensational Band


    Lulu


    Michael Marra

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  7. danny wilson
    gallagher and lyle
    marmalade
    silly wizard
    ossian
    battlefield band

    cheers frae the dale

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  8. oh and jim reid frae the foundry band

    cheers frae the dale

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  9. Big in Brechin.

    Having a Scottish Hall of Fame is like having a Scottish Nobel Prize.

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  10. "Our ultimate aim is a lasting legacy to Scotland’s musical icons, something concrete. Literally. We want to build an actual Music Hall of Fame in Glasgow — and we want to make it a truly iconic state-of-the-art visitor venue. Forget dusty museums, this will be a fully interactive must-see attraction for anyone who loves music."

    Regular dusting is good but Glasgow need more concrete? Who would want to see waxworks of the Bay City Rollers? Who would pay to see Neil Reid memorabilia? Who wants to try on Aneka's kimono?

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      Izzat no' in Aneka's midden?

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  11. Did my Johnny Horton shout GIO tonight?

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    1. Yes, it was the first song played. Bryan thought we ought to hear more of Johnny's work.


      Don't be stupid.

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    2. That's easier said than done ... I thought it a rather powerful historical song title.

      Wonder if today's theme has been changed to songs with boys names in the title?

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    3. I preferred his follow-up - Flatten Dresden.

      Themes only apply to the first song now and evolve through the programme.

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    4. Ah! kinda like "William It Was Really Nothing" to "Baby Blue"

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      "Wonder if today's theme has been changed to songs with boys names in the title?"


      Wonder if Benny is really Babs?

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    6. You suggesting my cosmetic surgeon answered to Victor Frankenstein?

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    7. I've told you lot before .. the hands are a dead giveaway.

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  12. Facebook contributor Stephen Mckay looks like our kind of guy.

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  13. ah don't think stevieboy mckay will be gettin many shout outs and he's made an enemy of EZ...must say though i was sympathetic to his song but he didn't say who sings it. its no on U toobe

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. He'll get a visit via Farcebook then .. EZ hates trolls!

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  14. As Sasha Baron Cohen has pulled out of the Queen movie who would you cast as Freddie Mercury?

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    1. This guy?

      http://www.fakefaces.co.uk/lookalikes.html?lookalike_id=1699

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    2. On second thoughts...

      http://www.fakefaces.co.uk/lookalikes.html?lookalike_id=1556

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    3. peter mandelson a shoo in

      cheers frae the dale

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    4. I've lost 20% of my Facebook friends - Max B Gold has disappeared.

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    5. All that glitters an' aw that.

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    6. Queen / Mercury biopic substitute... Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou.

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    7. Well he certainly needs somebody to love Benny....

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    8. Dunno about that but you should listen to what Bill Hicks had to say about him hawking Pepsi.

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    9. I believe Ross Kemp's keen to play Rudolf Nureyev

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  15. Well he's got to keep his career afloat somehow...

    http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2012/09/09/ross-kemp-attacked-over-ridiculous-portrayal-of-glasgow/

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    1. Shocking. We all know Glasgow is paradise on earth.

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    2. could you lose yer toes to frostbite as opposed to smack!

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    3. Now if it was the Buckfast Triangle ...

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    4. Yours & Julie's were the best of the usual pish on Get It On tonight.

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    5. I didn't get anything played on Friday...was I credited with the Cheap Trick track? I did ask for a track from that album but it was for 'Ain't That A Shame' instead of the obvious I Want You To Want Me! Sigh! I really wanted them to play soimething by Nine Below Zero. Jx

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    6. Sorry Julie just read the playlist & assumed. Yup, 9 Below Zero never to get it on :-(

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    7. Thanks MM. Caroline Gibson was credited with "I Want You To Want Me". I still think "Riff Raff" would have been a much better show opener.

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    1. Call me simple, but what is the difference between Monday's and Tuesday's themes?

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    2. Vic's presenting?
      BB's new career...
      @BBCJFCulture: And another one from Priscilla, Judge Burnett on the bench. http://t.co/yfcxJhVK9w

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      Simple,

      It's really very simple! As it stands, it all looks a bit hit and miss. However...

      ...once the Dark Side is invited to submit requests for Queen, all will become clear! Or muddy. Whatever...

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    4. Call me simple but what is the difference between thursday's and Friday's themes?

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  17. That very flattering sketch brings back memories of happy days.

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  18. Back in Rio after a fine fortnight in Scotland.
    Managed to fit in Muirfield and a trip on DC's yacht in amongst endless pots o tea and shortbread as we visited the fimly.

    Everything shut down here for vist of Pope Frank. Loads o folk wandering around waving flags.

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    1. Nae cups o tea on my yacht. Pea soup order o the day. And flags waving

      Got back fae Lindisfarne this afternoon. Should hae been Fog on the Forth

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    2. I was at muirfield last sunday....in the blistering cold.

      cheers frae the dale

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    3. Seems rather ironic but here goes:

      Welcome back Adam!

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    4. Cheers Bill!

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    Holy Island, Batman!

     

    >8-D

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    1. I always got Lindisfarne mixed up with The Strawbs. May the merciful be right. Are you ready for the night?

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    2. See Farcebook debate, "It'll Be Alright On The Night"

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  20. I had a track played every night last week. What do I win?

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    1. post code lottery imho

      cheers frae the dale

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    2. Long way to go Billy.
      Julie was on every night from March 3rd 2007 to November 29th 2009. With just 7 repeats.

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  21. they're panicking in atlantic quay.............

    they're gonnae have to play eamonn andrews........at least 3 times

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. They can always move the goalposts. It's now also songs that should have been hits. I thought they might stuggle with songs that you thought were shit!

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    2. ...and the songs which 'should've been hits' or 'should've got higher up the charts' included one that got to number 3 in the charts and one that reached number 7! I resent them getting paid decent money for paying such little attention to detail. Or at least I would if I cared enough Jx

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    3. I liked the way "they" turned their theme issue back on their Farcebookers "it looks like you are struggling..."

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    4. Julie, it was "Songs That You Thought Would Be Misses Which Went On To Become Hits, and Songs You Thought Would Be Hits But Never Had Chart Success". In other words no theme...

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  22. Are we all excited about the change in tonight's theme to Glam Rock?

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  23. yes B_f_A.......................I'm very unhappy about the revisionist Slade being touted as Glam....they were very much Johnny come lately to the glitter painted face scene...........originally they were a skinhead, braces and bovver boot outfit and had quite a following of violent skinheads........so its nada noddy frae me.

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. Adam/Dale I'm sorry but I agree that Slade weren't Glam!

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    2. However you will definitely hear them tonight ☺

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    3. As much chance of hearing him as Stuart Hall presenting The Royal Variety Performance.

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    4. Slade were as Glam as anyone was back then. I have Glam collection that includes Lulu and Lou Reed!

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    5. In Glasgow anyone who washed more than once a week was considered glam.

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    6. Yep, Slade turned from skinhead to glam...Dave would be very disappointed to have his glamness discounted! Jx

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  24. now i've no time for gary glitter but there are others who are played regularly on the programme, one indeed who does research on his home computer.

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. I wonder who you are referring to.

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    2. Lord Reith is birling in his tutu

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    3. Are Jonathan King songs banned? Jx

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    4. Well, its a day of reveals today. I had no idea that Shag's "Loop di Love" was a cover!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ-dqtpJ0kY

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  25. Henri, you may find this interesting:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-Run-Paul-McCartney-1970s/dp/1846972396

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    1. Mebbe. The author is from Dundee.

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    2. Journalism outlived jute and jam

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  26. Thanks to DC for his request for the bloggers.

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  27. Just found out after all these years that Sweet's "Blockbuster" is in fact "Block Buster" and is all about trying to stop this bloke Buster from nicking your girlfriend! (You were especially vulnerable if she had long black hair).

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    1. There must be more to it than that because the police are involved.

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    2. And the Luftwaffe.

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    3. For you Büster zi vorr iss ofer

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  28. Dale, I saw your picture in the Commonwealth Games newsletter. Are you the one on the left?

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    1. I thought he was second from the right.

      http://img.mylot.com/2387804.jpg

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    2. LOl......is that the table tennis thingy ah won a pair of 2014 laces and a clyde wrist band for that effort............table tennis at knightswood tonight.....

      and the next big choir gig is 23rd november for the semi finals of the world cup rugby league at wembley stadium.....the only crowd that i can think of that'll be bigger than that is thon popes easter message in st. peter's......i'll get them onto it....

      cheers frae the dale

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    3. 80 million people are estimate to have attended the Kumbh Mela Ganges festival on 14 February 2013.

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    4. I see the rehearsals are going well...

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

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    5. How many of you noticed Peter is playing an 8 string ukulele?

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    6. I'd forgotten to put on the 3D glasses

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  29. I suggested tonight's theme. It seemed like a good idea at the time!

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    1. Video - great idea for radio

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    2. http://i.imgur.com/xZps5.jpg

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    3. Pretty awful theme though Billy.
      Not the sort of thing we expect from someone of this parish.
      Perhaps you've been getting too many shouts of late. Its had an effect.

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    4. Thanks Adam. Perhaps I need a holiday.

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    5. ....'songs for yer holidays'.............would be a good theme...it was in the jotter for sure.

      cheers frae the dale

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    6. It could be partly that for tomorrow as the theme is 'songs about flying'.

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    7. Typically Tropical????
      Michael Nesmith???

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    8. Rezillos??
      Foo Fighters??
      Steve Miller Band??

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    9. Boney M - Night Flight To Venus?

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    10. That's my wife on the wing, fourth in from the right.

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    11. Oh for the love of Christ not Enola Gay again! Bet'cha they'll be some sanctimonious comment made about it on Farcebook in order qualify its inclusion.


      Bomber ~ Motörhead
      Aces High ~ Iron Maiden
      ME-262 ~ Blue Oyster Cult

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    12. Always room for Buck Dharma. Coincidentally there was an obituary in the paper yesterday of a guy who shot down two of these from his Spitfire, no mean feat.

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  30. Where's Gaie and the Git? Did they go away with Norrie?
    A sort of Blog version of "Holiday on the Buses"?

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    1. They're house-sitting for him and cataloguing his Springsteen memorabilia. I believe they've almost completed the souvenir headbands.

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    2. Then we put Springsteen on the stereo and for some reason it put us to sleep.

      Monotony - cornerstone of GIO's mission statement.

      I'll tell you what else I've been doing - well don't blame me, Adam asked - ploughing my way through Ian Bell's book on Dylan. Call me a philistine, but there are an awful lot of words in it and many of them endlessly repeated. Every time I thought hopefully we'd maybe moved forward a year or so we seemed to return to the same time point. I like Ian Bell's writing in the paper usually, but this I just couldn't dig, man. Way too many words. Is Dylan really that important?

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  31. Well, Billy. Were you pleased with your show?

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    1. Yes, it was the high point of my life. I see now that everything before was just leading up to this. I am now on a plane completely unattainable for ordinary people. I can easily comprehend the answers to life's eternal mysteries. My touch is healing.

      No, I thought it was mince.

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    2. I'll go and have a listen.

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    3. Hey that wasn't me!!

      Actually we've had worser.

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  32. I'm glad I'm having a week off.

    Time to recharge the batteries and hopeully dream up some decent themes!

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    1. Have a good one, off somewhere nice?





      BTW Here's a week long theme idea that you could suggest... elements terra, aqua, aer and ignis it'd be a repeat of course.

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    2. Thanks. No plans just away from work...

      How about the five pillars of Islam?

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      Tears on My Pillar


      Everybody Needs a Bosom for a Pillar


      Ramadana Ding Dong


      Alms of Mary


      You're the One for Me, Fatima!


      Mecca With You


      Halal, Dolly


      Jihad, the Time of My Life



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  33. Well ain't that a kick in the nads... Uncle Buck got it on!

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    1. It must have been the Mission Statement on Farcebook that did it.

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    2. They play the music you want to hear.

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    3. Nah, it was the one about widening horizons ... talking of which dont forget there is the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks around August 11-13.

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  34. Got halfway through the show Billy and it wasnt that bad. No credit to you though which was a shame.
    I remember back in the day if they didnt credit the theme comer- upper there'd be hell to pay.
    Now they just make sure EZ is placated.

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    1. Correct Adam, theme comer-uppers were invariably credited within that days/weeks theme preamble on the blog also.

      But he is GIO's very own Renaissance Man.

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    2. Moves in the same circles as Nicola & Big Eck.

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  35. previously on GIO........well i'm here in the mitchell library with a pile of 'steve harley' books to browse through and in search of the words 'steve and glam rock' in the same sentence.
    I can't even find the name of his second hit song......which is now officially a theme suggestion.....name a bands 2nd hit (including Queen)............so i might abandon the mitchell in favour of Parkhead library next saturday where i'll be attending a meeting of quite an interesting little project.........which is still under wraps......but related to the school that used to stand on the site of the Commonwealth athletes village on springfield road.

    cheers frae the dale

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      Do the Commonwealth athletes realise their village is next door to the Dalmarnock sewage treatment works?


      Nae swimmin' in the Clyde! Get them telt!!!

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      P.S. Paolo will be taking bets on who will be first to ask for The Floaters on Commonwealth Games theme night.

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    3. and our Grid Supply Point and Distribution Network Sub Station!


      Keep to right side of the High Security Palisade Fencing kids.

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    4. Anonymous, it wis "Judy Teen" by the way

      (Schmoiduss eppie....)

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  36. Fancy a dram? http://youtu.be/rzile2CZ4q4

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  37. Like swimming in the Clyde, ah'm goin through the motions......

    Gaie, Runrig wis good. The five whuskies in the Whisky Experience that caused us to miss the first half hour had nothing to do wi the way we joined in wi the rest of the gig. I agree, Runrig have improved with age, much like the 25 yr Laphroaig I got the taste for that nicht

    DC

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  38. The only whisky I've ever thought was even barely drinkable was 100 year-old Talisker. Glad 40 year-old Runrig were up to scratch though.

    Childhood summers spent swimming amid the effluent on Kames Bay, Millport was a vital stage in formation of a robust immune system. What sort of a wimp are you, Mr G?

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  39. there was nae water in my street........aqua sports really amounted to cleaning out the 'cundys' for lost marbles and stray bawbies that might have rolled out of somebody's pockets.


    cheers frae the dale

    (who disagrees quite vehemently with the runrig assessment - the stuff that mince is made off)

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    1. Cundy from the French conduit, a drain.

      Emergency alert - Eddi Reader about to tour.

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  40. Previously on the blog
    I can understand them banning loop di Love by shag but can't understand the banning of There ain't nothing like shagging by The Tams. Perfectly innocent song about some groovy moves.

    Previously on the show
    Is DC aware that after years of campaigning Vic played angel Fingers.

    Previously on the blog
    I missed the last time the floaters were played. After years of relentless campaigning they put it on between 7.58 and 8pm when I thought there was no to time for another song especially with Miss Faliraki producing.

    Can't believe that 6 weeks since I last read the blog we are still on the same thread. Have I missed another drive by shooting in Vegas?

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  41. PS given the length of this thread who got the goal?

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    1. I missed Angel Fingers! When is Vic back?

      Gaie, ah kain. The Weegies always moaned about sair bellies half way through the Fair Fortnicht. Meanwhile us hardy locals continued to play 'Duck the jobbie'

      Anonymous, I've seen the state o 'mince' in a Dundeh peh, no shair if its the same stuff I know by that name.

      Paolo, we need to lobby Norrie for a number system (a sort o goal-line technology)

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  42. D_C......you must be talking about wallaces' bridies............my saturday lunch.

    the choir play list for the world cup rugby league at wembley on 23rd november...........

    heroes
    i wish for you the world (griffin) who will be appearing at a sold out gig in tchai ovna(house of T) on 19th august
    jerusalem
    land of hope and glory
    one day like this - elbow
    viva la vida
    delilah
    + 4 anthems.

    given that i have limited rehearsal opportunities......i shall be making sure that at least one or all of these songs fit into any theme...get them on.wits tomorrows theme?

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. Sounds like an ideal set for a live album for The Gamekeeper's Choir. Can you get them to sing Over The Hills And Far Away?

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    2. Do you not feel guilty that you're taking away work from proper choirs? That you're getting the gig because of who you are and free?
      Its a bit like all these former footballers getting jobs on radio and TV ahead of qualified journalists and presenters.

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    3. The Jobcentres are full of choirs. It's a double blow for Welsh miners just getting back on their feet after pit closures with a few singing engagements.

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    4. How they must seethe when they hear about the Skype rehearsals and the quick run through of the set list in the changing room before the gig.

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    5. Singing was their lifeblood - the cup has been dashed from their lips by a bunch of dilletantes who only turn up when their Tuscan villas are let.

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    6. Celebrities are now rallying to the cause and trying to stop them from drowning their sorrows in the pub.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elgSPq6nJ6c

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    7. small gigs too.............the demise of the welsh miners is due entirely to joe gormless who sold out for sure............

      this is lovely...........wube.com/watch?v=7JbpdYvEl2Qww.yout

      cheers frae the dale

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    8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JbpdYvEl2Q...............is even better

      cheers frae the dale

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    9. OK - I give in - what do you want to know?

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  43. Previously in the Blog and GIO....

    Hey we did ok on the predictions for Friday's show! We might have equalled GLen's record had the Foo Fighters not been played on Thursday night. Beaten it if we'd tried a wee bit harder (should have had Denver and Wings).

    Good to see you back on the Blog, Paulo.

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    1. Who could have predicted ME-262? I don't think the red runner would have played it.

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    2. Feel a Jonathan Richman song coming on...

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    3. Egyptian Reggae? As Billy Boy will confirm Jerry Harrison had already left for Talking Heads by this time.

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