Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Turn that bloody racket down...

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  1. My parents were shocked when I announced that I was a big fan of The Proclaimers (;-)

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    1. Not just your parents. My tickets have not arrived yet either (Gabriel)

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    2. I received an email saying the tickets would be sent out this week.

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    3. I've already got my DM tickets 😳

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    4. Quite pricey. Seeing Mott, Norrie?

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    5. Platinum tickets for DM, Prof?

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    6. Of course... part of the 50th package back in May. Madame Popkiss knows how to treat me

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    7. Yes have my Mott The Hoople tickets reaklly looking forward to it.

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  2. Previously on the Blog...
    1st episode of Sounds of the 80s was pretty good, Billy! Worth a listen.
    Cox started well but wilted towards the end when Boy George came on.

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    1. Will do even though I'm not that convinced by some tracks on the playlist.

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    2. Best not to look at playlists beforehand. You don't get the atmosphere of the show and you need to get a feel for Cox too.

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    3. "An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away"

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    4. "You are the apple of my eye"

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  3. I'm shocked by how easily shocked GIO listerners' parents are!

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    1. Or even listeners...

      I've got Norrieitis, is there any cure?

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    2. Shocked? Not in slightest, you'll recall The Word featured I'll do anything to get on TV. The Farcebookers will say anything to GetItOn, wait until I catch up with Kene Gelly tomorrow despite being an e-mailer 8-)

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  4. there was a turn up for the book........kene gelly an alice fan?.....doesn't he know he plays golf now?....not at milngavie golf club tho'

    and G_M who'd have thought it.............hand held productions.

    cheers frae the dale

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  5. Tomorrow's theme - I still can't believe it.

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    1.  
      Alternative Title: GRANNIES WITH GUITARS!



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    2. tossing their Because she's Worth it red locks and tapping their dainty little feet with care, avoiding aggravating those tiresome ingrowing toenails.

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    3. "Bryan celebrates the women aged 50 and over who still make great music."

      She doesn't meet the quality criterion.

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    4. Lene Lovich
      Suzi Quattro
      Bonnie Tyler

      would be my top 3 and they're in their 70s.

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    5. Are they still making great music though? That Eurovision song was mince.

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    6. 43 countries agreed with you

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    7. Yes but that wasn't one of hers and if they'd been allowed to show the video she would have walked it.

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  6. Well done BOFBs!! (Bloggers On F***book).
    Putting them right on the theme. Just like the old days.
    I can here the goalposts being jacked up and put on castors even as I type.

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    1. "hear" even

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    2. BOFBs? You need a snappier name than that!

      How about Bloggers Against Reading Facebook?

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    3. But these are Bloggers actively engaging with the FB brethren!

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    4. I'd better not be... I've always encouraged a Troll like campaign on Farcebook ever since "they" pulled the plug on the blog. The uptake was poor.

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  7. That playlist is a joke. Hits by woman who happen to now be over 50

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    1. I'm offended by my omission.

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    2. Oh dear. So the BOFBs were ignored? There must have been some sort of explanation/squirm given wis there no?

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    4. You may well be Ms Lennox but I ain't!

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  8. What's tonight's theme all about?

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    1. What is the theme Billy?

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    2. Ah I see that it's over on FB now. Just suggest a song you'd like to hear then?

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  9. I thought it was going to be about those early Roxy albums that did for our chum John. Or the TOTPS records that had the girls wearing pants when pants were hot.

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  10. Julie, is 'harrumphy' a proper word?

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    1. Definition: What one gives when not given a managerial job one was expecting.

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    2. Pym, Hurrah

      cheers frae the dale

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  11. On Alison Again....

    "Atomic" - we really did need to hear that again didn't we.

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    1. Is it just me or is it not possible to fast forward any more?

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  12. Still on Alison Again....

    Some great wimmin on last night but did they have to play the same old same old songs?
    Dreams, Whats Love Got to Do With It, Feel for You.....FFS.

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  13. And finally on Alison Again....

    Guilty - still think me and Senga do a better version.
    Seen here. And thats not a lunch box.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU7aI9Twgtc

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  14. i can't believe there was a proper minuted meeting that came up with tonight's theme.........

    'what's it all about, alfie'?............sung by alfie bass would be gud

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. 'It's A Mystery' sung by Ellie Goulding.

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    2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Annie Lennox

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  15.  
    MONDAY

    Ah, Soul.

    Funk 'n' Soul.









    Gotta be a joke in there somewhere...

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    1. They give Vic all the simple themes.

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      Could be no' a bad week!


      Except Friday...

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    3. Interesting point, faither -well, I shant be bothering to tune in - I can't explain it but over time I have begun to feel certain that there is something insincere about Vic's approach. Can't put my finger on it, but my elbow is twitching...

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    4. Perhaps he's only doing it for the money.

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    5. Oh dear seems MM has upset Big Babs on Farcebook. Guess they don't like us hangin' around on street corners.

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      Vic is covering Bryan's show.

      Bryan is covering Janice's show. (14:00) A wee bit ay pure culture, man!

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    7. I've suggested that they possibly see past Fergie and play my Northern Soul suggestion (cos they can only have one from any minority genre per show...and I quite often suggest NS songs anyway)...that'll mean no plays for me for another 2 months. I'm such a grumpy old cow! My 'baby' has moved to Aiberdeen...that's my excuse. Jx sob Is it always so horrible when they fly the coop?

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    8. My daughter left for Aberdeen at 17. 12 years later she lives round the corner from us with her husband. My son stayed at home and commuted, then moved to Australia when he got married. You do miss them when they go but when they come back a few of days is usually enough.

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    9. On the positive side you're not worried about where they are or when they're going to get home. I found out years later that my daughter once climbed up the drainpipe to get in through her brother's window.

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  16. Here is the jotter. Thankfully mine are tidied away for a week and I'm heading to Mallaig and (Calmac permitting) Rum.

    GET IT ON THEMES

    angels
    agriculture
    air travel
    banjos,
    broken hearts,
    bugs,
    booze,
    Confusion
    comics
    dangerous
    dreams
    dogs
    drums
    dare to be different
    earth wind or fire
    ethics
    emulation
    fantasy fairytales and fables
    farm
    first name first name - artists with two first names eg Paul Simon
    fish
    friends and foes
    felines
    flying pigs
    fashion
    Gee Whizz
    gambling
    greed
    groundbreaking
    galantry
    grumpy
    horror
    hello
    how did that happen
    holidays
    herbs & spices
    hilarious
    horse and hounds
    halfway
    hirsute
    hang-ups
    honey
    health
    hotels
    hangovers
    infamous
    infidelity
    ideas
    incredible
    island records
    intoxication
    internet
    if only/what if
    instigators
    intros
    jackpot
    jukebox favourites
    jackanory - story songs
    jalopies
    jam sessions - one-off collaborations
    jazz
    Judas - songs of betrayal
    jealousy
    jungle
    joviality
    killers/killing
    keen
    kleptomania
    kings, bishops, Knights and pawns
    kudos
    knowing
    King James version
    labour
    loathing & lust
    longshots - the songs you suggest with little hope of hearing
    manic Monday
    miracles
    mumping and moaning
    magic and mysticism
    materials
    marriage
    myths and legends
    mad, mental, moody, merry & melancholic
    mafia
    news
    nature/nurture
    orchestration
    organised crime
    outrageous
    outsiders
    once
    punks, teds, hippies and goths
    philosophy
    producers
    pen, pencil, printed word
    pirates
    phrenzied Phriday
    phonetic alphabet
    previous bands
    quitting
    questions
    quicksands and other hazards
    quietly does it
    quit moaning
    quiz night
    quantity, quality
    quick - life in the fast lane etc
    quintessence
    quintets
    rarities
    recommendations
    revenge, reprisals, rage, resentment,
    rootin', tootin'
    rendezvous
    right and wrong
    right and left
    repeats (talk talk etc)
    rotate
    Scottish slang in songs
    stereo
    serendipity
    saxophone
    session musicians
    saints
    thanks
    timing
    tempestuous Tuesday
    thundering thursday
    unconditional
    uncomplicated
    up and under
    under the radar, the bands and songs that didn't get the recognition they deserved
    united
    umbrage
    under the weather
    understatement
    under the sea
    valour and victory
    vernacular
    vertigo
    vicissitude
    vengeance
    verity
    velocity
    violence
    vivacious
    vegetarian
    vacillation
    wild Wednesday
    what why, where
    wistful
    Woodstock
    way out west
    windows
    woodwinds
    xenophilia
    x marks the spot - hidden treasures
    xerox - copied or based on something else
    xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel
    yodelling
    yes in title or band name
    zion, zen and zealot - songs with a religious reference
    zydeco - music from and inspired by New Orleans
    zero - songs with nothing in the title
    zoo animals
    zenith - songs that have a climax

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      Lochaber no more...

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    2. you would think that with all these young interns hanging around ms babs could delegate one of them to 'find the jotter'.....

      cheers frae thye dale

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    3. Why don't you put it on Facebook, Gaie, and give them pause for thought?

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    4. Some of them are quite good e.g. King James Version.

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    5. Glen, I've just read the response to your FB post and if I cared about the programme at all any more I'd weep. They don't get it, they never will because they don't need to. They have a coterie of loyal/dim listeners who keep offering up the same tired old suggestions because that way they'll get a name-check. This seems to be way more important than the music. I'll try putting the jotter on, maybe it'll sieze up their FB page :-)

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      "Loyal / Dim listeners."


      aka Irish Setters!

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    7. Hey Gaie, welldone posting the jotter however "Quit Moaning" did make me blush ;-)

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  17. Billy, re the fast forward - I think it depends on where you Alison Again. From the homepage it doesnt seem to work but on iplayer the BlondieQueen skip still works.

    BTW, Prof - I missed the NY flight last night so still here. Hope that tea wasnt masking. Flying tonight.

    MM getting a bit of dialogue going on with PB on FB. Obama and Rouhani eat your hearts out.

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    1. The Megabus does it in four and half hours for $22.

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    2. No fae Rio it disnae.

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  18. BTW, DC sends his regards from Lardos.

    (Apparently its a village in Greece fur fat fowk).

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  19. Jeezo it is all kicked off on facebook. Was it Hangong On the Telephone that kicked everybody over the edge?

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    1. Mad Mac did it and ran away.

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    2. That was my fantasy cover, Gong covering Blondie (;-)

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    3. I thought Hangong was a large city in southern China

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