Is Gut Fawkes night a west coast thing?
I'm sick of hearing in the media that the UK don't 'do' Hallowe'en. I can't remember a time when Scottish children didn't go out guising. Calling it trick or treating and demanding sweets or you'll have your house egged is an unwanted, recent development but, typically, the English (supposed to be British) media don't do their research properly. I've always known children chapping the door in costume, singing songs or telling jokes/poems for sweeties. Why, one year my Dad was overwhelmingly (and very surprisingly) impressed by George Kane's burped rendition of the National Anthem! Jx
That does sound impressive.
I think you can move your ire onto Guy Fawkes night now. Mind you I was quite interested to read that guising comes from the notion of dressing up the kids in old clothes and disguising them so the spirits would not steal them away on eve of the hallows. Or something like that. Of copurse we only had old clothes and that is probably why I was never stolen by the gohstly spirits...
Or grabbed by the ghoulies (;-)
Here in Greenock we do galoshans. I never heard the term till I came to live here, I think it's very local, but one of the primary schools has a campaign afoot to get it more universally used.
Dear Blog Meister, May I be excused games this week due to painful verrucas.Sincerely, Prof.
Previously on the blog...Been away golfing since Friday morning so missed how your predos got on Billy. Not too good then?Thanks for the visit Thing-Fish. Had you come in a Halloween skeleton costume we could have quipped "Long time no sea."
That's some round of golf (;-)I think it was seven. Not deserving of a halo...
Billy the way I have been playing recently a round could be longer than that.....
Seven is good! The 10 and a half is going to take a some beating though.It was several rounds...
I was caught out by people randomly adding Saint to an artist's name.
I had several rounds on Saturday night. Probably why I was feeling so fragile yesterday (;-)
Who's going to submit something for the 'me in 3' segment of the newly-extended Roddy Hart show? Jx
I'll have a go, but I daresay many walks to work, lengths of the pool before I can come up with anything that is both songs I like and reasonably truthful about me.
Whurs Git Fawkes to be found these days? BTW gonnae gie me an example of a Bonfire favourite, "Campfires burning, campfires burning..", "Rocket Man ~ Elton" I dunno anymore.Surely the audience will all be outside waving sparklers above their heads as opposed to listening to GIO?
Song for Guy?
Like it Billy Boy
Keep out of the black & into the red, you can't beat a bit of Billy... http://youtu.be/BCPRoUr686U
’How about this?’
Sky rockets in flight, Afternoon Delight.Does Blunt not have a song about a bonfire?BA Robertson should get a run out.
I feel a prediction coming on...
SG is off on a wee holiday Jx
Does he not have a smartphone yet?
Dont know about Roddy Hart, but Sara Cox produced another fine "Sounds of the 80s" show on Saturday. Guests Sheila E and Colin Hay. Quite a bit of correspondence read out too, so Cox _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Norrie.(Yes, self censorship....)
Ah, dashes dont work 6 letters/2 letters/1 letter/4 letters
Give another clue
I'll get into trouble.
Tonight's predictionTick Tick Boom – The HivesFireworks – Siouxsie & The BansheesBurning Down The House – Talking HeadsBang Bang – B.A. RobertsonHandle With Care – Travelling WilburysSong for Guy - Elton JohnBonfire Heart - James BluntTreason – Teardrop ExplodesCatherine Wheel – Crowded HouseLight My Fire – The DoorsFire – Crazy World of Arthur BrownThis Wheel’s On Fire - Julie Driscoll Brian Auger & The TrinityBoom Bang A Bang – LuluZoom – Fat Larry’s BandFire – KasabianThis Fire – Franz FerdinandSpinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat and TearsRocket Man – Kate BushRocket – Def LeppardFirework – Katy PerryWe Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel
Oh and:The Unforgettable Fire - U2
Aww Billy... nae Krewmen?Your after beating that P.B. ;-)
If you really want to "blow" your chances how's about Let's Go Go (Bang Zoom) - The Real Roxanne with Hitman HowieTee
Like it Prof!What about "Single Bed" by Fawkes ? (Works with JfE's Morningside accent)
Good one Prof!Adam I re-fuse to be drawn into that one (;-)
Cherry Bomb - Runaways(A cherry bomb is a round firecracker, red in color, and approximately one-inch in diameter, with a green water proof fuse sticking out the side. The original cherry bomb contained more than one gram of flash powder and was very powerful. These were declared illegal in 1966 by the federal government. Legal cherry bombs today are restricted to 50 milligrams of flash powder.)Only You Can Rock Me - UFO(UFO - A term for a device that spins very fast and lifts high into the sky, only to explode or burst into a special aerial effect. These are also called helicopters, planes, or sky flyers.)Not forgetting Smoke on the Water and Jumping Jack Flash.
Welcome Astra Man!
Back in the day 60's 70's "Astra" was the firework of choice.
Did you know there was a firework called T-Rex Terror? I've not found a Blondie/Proclaimers/Queen related one though.
Take yer pick, http://www.firework-ads.co.uk/pics/Astra%20Advert%20-%201952-01%20Trade%20-%20Fireworks.jpg
Koh I Noor looks interesting.
8 last night but sorry no Krewmen or Real Roxanne...
Another grand effort Billy. Will be interesting to see how Glen reacts when he gets back.
Another non theme tonight!
Your correct Billy.. where's the humour in a scratched / broken record?
Maybe this scratch?
Everybody else is away chasing the tumbleweed (;-)
I've still got it on New Hormones... thought wee vic might be interested in my collection but he wouldn't put his money where his mouth was ;-(Punt it in as as a shout, Time's Up would be my shout
Only one Scratch...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fit99l6kHyAOdd that SG and Glen go away at the same time....Is SG GM's driver??
Nae Buzzcocks then?
Is that BB doing BBC telly voiceovers now...the programme about Aiberdeen harbour? Jx
In DC's absence... ah kain
BTW what gives with the C.I.N. ads & him sounding as if he's in a tunnel? What does that effect bring?
Ah'm here.Gave the show another shot tonight while on mah exercise bike. Spandau Ballet FFS. Get It Off an on wi Top Gear on Dave.Now there's a thought, is there a Dave Blog we could frequent?
Probably but any night out would have to be on Clarkson Island (;-)
Its the biggest Blog ......in the world.
♫ When I get older losing my hair many years from now ♫Oh bugger (;-)
C'mon now Billy. If ever there was ever a night to consolidate your name as the Predo Prince (Billy) and steal the crown from the Monarch that was Glen. (See what I did there??) its tonight.
Thinking about it.
BTW, you're not allowed to look at the other side. Stands to reason you'll get a good score it you trawl through their shouts. (Down Mac, I said "trawl").
Tonight's predictions:Old Man - Neil Young (Twenty four and there's so much more)Dancing Queen – AbbaA New England – Kirsty MacCollI’m Eighteen – Alice CooperIt Was A Very Good Year – Frank SinatraHappy Birthday Sweet Sixteen – Neil SedakaSweet Little Sixteen – Chuck BerryWhen I’m 64 – The BeatlesSeventeen – The Sex PistolsAt Seventeen – Janis IanEdge of Seventeen – Stevie NicksForever Seventeen – Tim McGraw22 – Taylor SwiftThirteen – Big Star7-Teen – The RegentsSeasons In the Sun – Terry JacksSummer (The First Time) - Bobby Goldsboro 17 Again – EurythmicsIronic – Alanis MorissetteThe River – Bruce SpringsteenI Saw Her Standing There was played last night – what are the chances of a repeat?
Just remembered:Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan
Also just remembered Save All Your Kisses For Me but I sincerely hope no-one suggests that (;-)
Pete Winfield might be a shoo - in.Bit heavy on the 17s are ye no?
Possibly. Thought about PW but is that not a play on words about a hit record rather than an age?
Oh, I'm not sure.I knew the "bullet" referenced a single that shoots up the chart. I always presumed 18 referred to the singers age. Could be wrong.
I keep telling you. Rockabilly Billy... Stray Cats ~ Sexy & 17
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A poor effort today (:-(Sorry Prof no Rockabilly
Can't win them all Billy plus you're the best we've got ;-)
A quick glance on the other side...Like we really do need to hear New England again on GIO!Interesting shout for 2, 4, 6,8 Motorway. I suppose there are numbers involved in ages right enough.I'm going for Bobby Goldsboro. Great guitar in there.
I've asked for The Tubes version I Saw Her Standing There. Jx
Great shout Julie!
Aye well... Jx
Howdy pop pickers. Heard my first three minutes of GIO in many moons on bonfire night and it struck me that There's a guy works down the chipshop must be the most played choon on the show. I am sure I have heard it on chip night, work night, songs that mention other singers night, locations night, long titles night, folk with surnames beginning with mac night, songs you learned from your mother father granny granda night, dead pop stars night, female singers night, songs that don't fade out night, non instrumental night, misheard lyrics night, the first record you ever bought night, the song you wished you wrote night, the first single you ever bought night, your favourite 80's song night, songs about liars night, people who wish they were someone else night.....where's captain ramius when you need him
good to see you, pp, and a very Happy Birthday. After the celebtrations are over you'll be free to organise the next bloggersmeet.What did a guy in a chipshop have to do with bonfires? Oh silly me, just got it.
A New England must be a close second (;-)
Ah kain.They even started the show with it!!!Could someone who has FB access please put a comment on about it being on AGAIN! Someone there has actually praised the fact.Happy Birthday Pablito!
Happy birthday Paolo!
that wiz a cheeky wee googly.................two o' the same song.....but nae queen ............where's E_Z when you need himcheers frae the dale
There was Dancing Queen!
Guilty... the wife's Nano on holiday.
As in pleasure but they've apparently moved the posts again.
Save the last dance for me?
"The Proclaimers - 500 miles, orRunrig - Loch Lomond.Two great crowd pleasers!"Jeezo...
Somebody should ask for Judie Tzuke for Norrie!
Why Judie Tzuke for me? What's with all the digs? What have I done now?
Aw Norrie! We're no knockin you! Its all in jest. Your oor chum!No like thon Poppykiss...Happy today coz we got 20 tickets in the World Cup lottery!
That's no' very nice... anyhow I've got some new pals who appreciate my rubbish see FB's Glasgow Apollo Group
Oh I get it Judie Sook.....yes well she is one of the Gits favourites so get her on for him. Sycophantically yours etc.
Been playing around with a theme idea:Artists who sound like other artistsBrooce= Gary US Bonds – This Little Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOrMvUtm5jUBowie = Icehouse - No Promises http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o9BCQP0cnsRod = Clime Fisher – Love Changeshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRXM0FY_qs0Neil Diamond = Andy Kim – Rock Me Gently http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxYJqagN8jMBryan Ferry = Japan – Ghosts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zzLU1ato2wIf we can come up with another dozen I'll send it in.
Nik Kershaw - Stevie Wonder - Human Racing
in a strange sort of way.......paulmccartney/cash.............'new ways'.........from an album that is a revelation!!cheers frae the dale
Dr Feelgood = The Strypes - Hometown Girls
dale kelvin - I guess you mean 'new' - the new mccartney album? If so, you're right - an absolute revelation ( except for maybe the title track, which is the only safe predictable track on the album). the rest really is relevatory.Band on the Run was a slow burning thing - I think this may turn out the same, a few listens in, and I'm smitten - even 'the voice' sounds o good form.
Been done before Adam...but I think only the once, so, in GIO terms that's like not having done it at all! Jx
Soul Asylum - Runaway Train = Tom Petty Jx
James Blake = Antony Hegarty Jx
Right Norrie, who does Brooooce sound like on Girls In Their Summer Clothes? Jx
Jackson Browne - Dawes, 'From a Window Seat'that's not the answer to Julie's question but it is a fine goal.
A goal for Ms Broon but nae celebration?
Paolo would be runnin roond the pitch in his birthday suit...
I'm waiting for the hat-trick, DC, got the last goal too. But I'll steer clear of the pitch till Paolo's birthday's over.
O dearie me...jx
Meanwhile on FB...I'll let you know if I ever have the misfortune to bump into Mr Andrew Currie....
It'll be Instant Korma?
Roddy Hart &,The Lonesome Fire were excellent last night. I am now the proud owner of a signed copy of their CD.
I'm still smarting over his non-turn-up-idness. Yes Gaie...I do bear a grudge...though I tune in to bit of his shows...usually in the loo. Thought I'd just throw that in there to unnerve youse lot jx
that'll teach him.
Billy I see some lunatic got a sleeve credit on that lp
3 hours in the loo?
Gaie, thought we were going to see Clarence's bagpipes and kilt once HRC get their act together and give us a ballpark opening date.
BTW genuine question. Any reason why I can never post on this site from my iphone. Lets me type my words of wisdom and then takes the piss and refuses to budge. Works fine on laptop.
Where's the Capt when you need him?
you're right, Paolo, can hardly wait to see Angus's school uniform. As if I didn't see enough of them on a daily basis...
Paolo, I sometimes have a problem on my iPad. If I type something and then want to amend it before pressing 'publish', it freezes on me. I have to get rid of the keypad bit and zoom out then put the cursor where I need it before typing again.Weird, eh?DC
I can't post comments using my iPad. This is just a recent development (if you can call it that).
Good suggestions on the soundalikes. If we get a couple more I'll send them in.
Here Paolo! You'll like the 74 chart on Pick of the Pops this week. A fair few of your faves on.
Let me guess, chi-lites stylistics and paper lace
more sundalikeysdidn't roxy sing glass of champagne and hey little girl?
What are the chances of this tonight?
No fancy a punt on the predos Billy?
Are you challenging me?
Tonight's predictions:My Perfect Cousin - The UndertonesSisters Are Doin' It For Themselves - Eurythmics & Aretha FranklinLittle Sister - Ry CooderSister - The Black KeysFather Figure - George MichaelFather and Son - Cat StevensHe Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The HolliesOur House - MadnessSon of My Father - Chicory TipFamily Affair – Sly & The Family StoneWe Are Family – Sister SledgeFather and Daughter – Paul SimonAnnie, I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The CoconutsCousins – Vampire WeekendPapa Was A Rolling Stone – The TemptationsDaddy’s Gone – GlasvegasOde To My Family – The CranberriesDance With My Father – Luther VandrossPapa Don’t Preach – MadonnaShakespeare’s Sister – The Smiths
Good punt Billy.Might have given et a wee bitty more of a Scottish flavour with Neil and Lena though.Still you'll have more luck than I did on the FIFA first come first served ticket sale this morning. Nae joy with the 1/4 finals.
Billy... Cash is mainstream "Daddy Sang Bass". Plus think Rockabilly... DON'T YOU ROCK ME DADDY-O ~ Vipers Skiffle Group
Plus "bingo" could be enhanced by bonus points ;-). Opening +10, closing +10, after 19:00 news +5.
The opening track has to be The Undertones.
Remember to name your News & closing shouts also
Madness after the news and Luther Vandross closing track.
Fleetwood Mac - Oh Daddy
Could the Blog Meister stop hedging his bet and be more specific!
Points mean prizes
...but let's see what you would have won!
First prize: a night out with Miss Babs
Second prize: two nights out with Miss Babs...
Here's mine ...Opening:" Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" ~ Eric BurdonNews:DON'T YOU ROCK ME DADDY-O ~ VipersClose:Undertones
This is exciting...
It's like my birthday, Christmas, Ne'rday all at once
I'm so excited I've just called Madame Popkiss to cancel the Hydro tonight & to make sure the tranny is tuned into Happy Radio
I think you'd be better off with Depeche Mode. Remember to take your binoculars though (;-)
Now you tell me!
Madame was on the floor at Rod, jeez you'd think she ought to know better.
You can have the fun add-ons, but they don't change the number of predos and that's what counts.
Adam, another for the soundalikeys, Frankie Miller and Dan McCafferty, Broken-down Angel.
Come Mr Tally Man, tally your predictions.How did you get on Billy? I heard The Undertones kicking off, so a good start.Good one Gaie. Havent put the list in yet so till time.
It went down hill after that. I made it 6.
Bryan Burnett with two hours of artists you have pretended to like.Sounds ominous...
GBH ~ No Survivors
Blitz ~ Someone's Gonna Die
Anti Nowhere League ~ I Hate People
Exploited ~ Dead Cities
You'll get the idea... apocalyptic post punk!