Sunday, 3 November 2013

The weeks themes

Look quite good, relatively speaking, although of course I am a sook / sycophant / in with the facebook crowd * (delete as required) Talking and listening Gut Fawkes Night A CD that Skips Ages Guilty pleasures Ok I take it back.....

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  1. Is Gut Fawkes night a west coast thing?

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  2. 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

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    1. 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...

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    2. Or grabbed by the ghoulies (;-)

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    3. 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.

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  3. Dear Blog Meister, May I be excused games this week due to painful verrucas.

    Sincerely, Prof.

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  4. 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."

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    1. That's some round of golf (;-)

      I think it was seven. Not deserving of a halo...

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    2. Billy the way I have been playing recently a round could be longer than that.....

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    3. Seven is good!
      The 10 and a half is going to take a some beating though.

      It was several rounds...

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    4. I was caught out by people randomly adding Saint to an artist's name.

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    5. I had several rounds on Saturday night. Probably why I was feeling so fragile yesterday (;-)

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  5. Who's going to submit something for the 'me in 3' segment of the newly-extended Roddy Hart show? Jx

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    1. 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.

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  6. 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?

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    1. Song for Guy?

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    2. Keep out of the black & into the red, you can't beat a bit of Billy...

      http://youtu.be/BCPRoUr686U

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    3. sound effects...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTRfRK0ahYs

      Jx

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    4. Sky rockets in flight, Afternoon Delight.
      Does Blunt not have a song about a bonfire?
      BA Robertson should get a run out.

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    5. I feel a prediction coming on...

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  7. SG is off on a wee holiday Jx

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  8. 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....)

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    1. Ah, dashes dont work 6 letters/2 letters/1 letter/4 letters

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    2. Give another clue

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    3. I'll get into trouble.

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  9. Tonight's prediction

    Tick Tick Boom – The Hives
    Fireworks – Siouxsie & The Banshees
    Burning Down The House – Talking Heads
    Bang Bang – B.A. Robertson
    Handle With Care – Travelling Wilburys
    Song for Guy - Elton John
    Bonfire Heart - James Blunt
    Treason – Teardrop Explodes
    Catherine Wheel – Crowded House
    Light My Fire – The Doors
    Fire – Crazy World of Arthur Brown
    This Wheel’s On Fire - Julie Driscoll Brian Auger & The Trinity
    Boom Bang A Bang – Lulu
    Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band
    Fire – Kasabian
    This Fire – Franz Ferdinand
    Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat and Tears
    Rocket Man – Kate Bush
    Rocket – Def Leppard
    Firework – Katy Perry
    We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel

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    1. Oh and:

      The Unforgettable Fire - U2

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    2. Aww Billy... nae Krewmen?




      Your after beating that P.B. ;-)

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    3. If you really want to "blow" your chances how's about
      Let's Go Go (Bang Zoom) - The Real Roxanne with Hitman HowieTee

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    4. Like it Prof!

      What about "Single Bed" by Fawkes ?

      (Works with JfE's Morningside accent)

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    5. Good one Prof!

      Adam I re-fuse to be drawn into that one (;-)

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    6. 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.

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    7. Back in the day 60's 70's "Astra" was the firework of choice.

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    8. Did you know there was a firework called T-Rex Terror? I've not found a Blondie/Proclaimers/Queen related one though.

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    9. Take yer pick, http://www.firework-ads.co.uk/pics/Astra%20Advert%20-%201952-01%20Trade%20-%20Fireworks.jpg

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    10. Koh I Noor looks interesting.

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    11. 8 last night but sorry no Krewmen or Real Roxanne...

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    12. Another grand effort Billy. Will be interesting to see how Glen reacts when he gets back.

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    1. Your correct Billy.. where's the humour in a scratched / broken record?

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    2. Everybody else is away chasing the tumbleweed (;-)

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    3. 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

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    4. Only one Scratch...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fit99l6kHyA

      Odd that SG and Glen go away at the same time....

      Is SG GM's driver??

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  11. Is that BB doing BBC telly voiceovers now...the programme about Aiberdeen harbour? Jx

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    1. BTW what gives with the C.I.N. ads & him sounding as if he's in a tunnel? What does that effect bring?

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    2. 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?

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    3. Probably but any night out would have to be on Clarkson Island (;-)

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    4. Its the biggest Blog ......in the world.

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  12. ♫ When I get older losing my hair many years from now ♫

    Oh bugger (;-)

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    1. 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.

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    2. 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").

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    3. Tonight's predictions:

      Old Man - Neil Young (Twenty four and there's so much more)
      Dancing Queen – Abba
      A New England – Kirsty MacColl
      I’m Eighteen – Alice Cooper
      It Was A Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra
      Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen – Neil Sedaka
      Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
      When I’m 64 – The Beatles
      Seventeen – The Sex Pistols
      At Seventeen – Janis Ian
      Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
      Forever Seventeen – Tim McGraw
      22 – Taylor Swift
      Thirteen – Big Star
      7-Teen – The Regents
      Seasons In the Sun – Terry Jacks
      Summer (The First Time) - Bobby Goldsboro
      17 Again – Eurythmics
      Ironic – Alanis Morissette
      The River – Bruce Springsteen

      I Saw Her Standing There was played last night – what are the chances of a repeat?

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    4. Just remembered:

      Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan

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    5. Also just remembered Save All Your Kisses For Me but I sincerely hope no-one suggests that (;-)


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    6. Pete Winfield might be a shoo - in.
      Bit heavy on the 17s are ye no?

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    7. Possibly. Thought about PW but is that not a play on words about a hit record rather than an age?

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    8. 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.

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    9. I keep telling you. Rockabilly Billy... Stray Cats ~ Sexy & 17




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    11. A poor effort today (:-(

      Sorry Prof no Rockabilly

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    12. Can't win them all Billy plus you're the best we've got ;-)

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  13. 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.

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  14. I've asked for The Tubes version I Saw Her Standing There. Jx

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    1. Great shout Julie!

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  15. 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

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    1. 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.

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    2. A New England must be a close second (;-)

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    3. 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!

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  16. that wiz a cheeky wee googly.................two o' the same song.....but nae queen ............where's E_Z when you need him

    cheers frae the dale

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  17. Guilty... the wife's Nano on holiday.

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    1. As in pleasure but they've apparently moved the posts again.

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    2. "The Proclaimers - 500 miles, or
      Runrig - Loch Lomond.

      Two great crowd pleasers!"

      Jeezo...

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    3. Somebody should ask for Judie Tzuke for Norrie!

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    4. Why Judie Tzuke for me? What's with all the digs? What have I done now?

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    5. 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!

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    6. That's no' very nice... anyhow I've got some new pals who appreciate my rubbish see FB's Glasgow Apollo Group

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  18. Oh I get it Judie Sook.....yes well she is one of the Gits favourites so get her on for him. Sycophantically yours etc.

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  19. Been playing around with a theme idea:

    Artists who sound like other artists

    Brooce= Gary US Bonds – This Little Girl
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOrMvUtm5jU

    Bowie = Icehouse - No Promises
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o9BCQP0cns

    Rod = Clime Fisher – Love Changes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRXM0FY_qs0

    Neil Diamond = Andy Kim – Rock Me Gently
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxYJqagN8jM

    Bryan Ferry = Japan – Ghosts
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zzLU1ato2w

    If we can come up with another dozen I'll send it in.

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    1. Nik Kershaw - Stevie Wonder - Human Racing

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    2. in a strange sort of way.......paulmccartney/cash.............'new ways'.........from an album that is a revelation!!

      cheers frae the dale

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    3. Dr Feelgood = The Strypes - Hometown Girls

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    4. 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.

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  20. Been done before Adam...but I think only the once, so, in GIO terms that's like not having done it at all! Jx

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  21. Soul Asylum - Runaway Train = Tom Petty Jx

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  22. James Blake = Antony Hegarty Jx

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  23. Right Norrie, who does Brooooce sound like on Girls In Their Summer Clothes? Jx

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  24. Jackson Browne - Dawes, 'From a Window Seat'

    that's not the answer to Julie's question but it is a fine goal.

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  25. A goal for Ms Broon but nae celebration?

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    1. Paolo would be runnin roond the pitch in his birthday suit...

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    2. 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.

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    3. O dearie me...jx

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  26. Meanwhile on FB...

    I'll let you know if I ever have the misfortune to bump into Mr Andrew Currie....

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  27. Roddy Hart &,The Lonesome Fire were excellent last night. I am now the proud owner of a signed copy of their CD.

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    1. 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

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    2. Billy I see some lunatic got a sleeve credit on that lp

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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.

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    1. Where's the Capt when you need him?

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    2. 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...

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    3. 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

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    4. I can't post comments using my iPad. This is just a recent development (if you can call it that).

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  30. Good suggestions on the soundalikes. If we get a couple more I'll send them in.

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  31. Here Paolo! You'll like the 74 chart on Pick of the Pops this week. A fair few of your faves on.

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  32. Let me guess, chi-lites stylistics and paper lace

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  33. more sundalikeys
    didn't roxy sing glass of champagne and hey little girl?

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  34. No fancy a punt on the predos Billy?

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  35. Tonight's predictions:

    My Perfect Cousin - The Undertones
    Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves - Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin
    Little Sister - Ry Cooder
    Sister - The Black Keys
    Father Figure - George Michael
    Father and Son - Cat Stevens
    He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies
    Our House - Madness
    Son of My Father - Chicory Tip
    Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone
    We Are Family – Sister Sledge
    Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
    Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts
    Cousins – Vampire Weekend
    Papa Was A Rolling Stone – The Temptations
    Daddy’s Gone – Glasvegas
    Ode To My Family – The Cranberries
    Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
    Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna
    Shakespeare’s Sister – The Smiths

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    1. 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.

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    2. Billy... Cash is mainstream "Daddy Sang Bass".

      Plus think Rockabilly...
      DON'T YOU ROCK ME DADDY-O ~ Vipers Skiffle Group

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    3. Plus "bingo" could be enhanced by bonus points ;-). Opening +10, closing +10, after 19:00 news +5.

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    4. The opening track has to be The Undertones.

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    5. Remember to name your News & closing shouts also

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    6. Madness after the news and Luther Vandross closing track.

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    7. Could the Blog Meister stop hedging his bet and be more specific!

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    1. ...but let's see what you would have won!

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    2. First prize: a night out with Miss Babs

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    3. Second prize: two nights out with Miss Babs...

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  37. Here's mine ...
    Opening:
    " Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" ~ Eric Burdon
    News:
    DON'T YOU ROCK ME DADDY-O ~ Vipers
    Close:
    Undertones

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    1. It's like my birthday, Christmas, Ne'rday all at once

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    2. 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

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    3. I think you'd be better off with Depeche Mode. Remember to take your binoculars though (;-)

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    4. Madame was on the floor at Rod, jeez you'd think she ought to know better.

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  38. Prediction Monitor11 November 2013 at 19:34

    You can have the fun add-ons, but they don't change the number of predos and that's what counts.

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  39. Adam, another for the soundalikeys, Frankie Miller and Dan McCafferty, Broken-down Angel.

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  40. 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.

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    1. It went down hill after that. I made it 6.

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  41. Bryan Burnett with two hours of artists you have pretended to like.

    Sounds ominous...

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