Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Happy December

Yes a new post. My apologies for the delay in updating!

109 comments:

  1. Thanks. Happy December to you too!

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  2. I think we should try for another 200 suggestions for this Friday's theme.
    Here is something to help:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_board_games

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    1. In a spare couple of moments earlier I came up with:

      Scrabble ~ Wordy Rappinghood – Tom Tom Club
      Pictionary ~ Pictures of You – The Cure
      Rapidough ~ Bend Me, Shape Me - Amen Corner
      Monopoly ~ He’s In The Jailhouse Now – Jimmie Rodgers
      Twister ~ Get Over You – The Undertones

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    2. I'm going to patent Gluedough - a very messy whodunnit game.

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    3. There used to be a game for dog lovers called Scoop.

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    4. If anyone wants a game I've got it.

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    5. My mum will give you cake and lemonade.

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    6. ..I remember Scoop. You had little cardboard newspaper articles to collect and fit on your front page..

      Crap game!!..

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  3. How can Deacon Blue be from Dundee and the West Coast?

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    1. Dundee's quite big and this is a small country

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      THURSDAY

      Rocky Raccoon



      What else is on the White Album?

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    4. There a lot on the White Album. It would have been a great single album with Hey Jude on it.

      Anyone read Mark Lewisohn's book?

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    5. Nope, spill the dirt what did it reveal?

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    6. I was asking because it's expensive and didn't want to buy mince.

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    7. It's in Greenock library of course. Always a good selection of music books.Haven't read it though - hard to follow The land Lay Still; Got a recent Val McDermid which is just so poorly written - I thought better of her, but it's a sort of inferior Harlan Coben take on the Jade Goodie story, which I suppose should have been warning enough, but didn't know that when I started it.

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  4. Another chance to hear Hurt by Johnny Cash tonight?

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  5. Sorry Billy. Havent given you much support on the Board Game Theme yet.
    Here's a few:
    Cluedo: Whodunnit - Tavares
    Mouse Trap: Rat Trap - Boomtown Rats
    Go: Go Now - Moody Blues
    Monopoly: Take A Chance - Abba
    Ludo: Ludo Shuffle - Boz Scaggs

    I beamed the Dead Swan signal out to DC last night so hopefully he'll respond with 50 or so.

    There's probably enough in Monopoly for it to be a theme in itself.

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    1. Too busy to think about more at the moment (:-(

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    2. Then it would have a monopoly.

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    3. Is that the Cellardyke version of the Bat signal?

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    4. Did somebody say something?

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  6. Tonight...

    Can't Hold Myself In Line ~ Johnny Paycheck

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  7. More fun and games:

    Totopoly: Rosana – Toto
    War: War – Edwin Starr (but loads of other options. Its a theme in itself!)
    Sorry!: Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word – Elton John
    Ticket to Ride: Ticket to Ride – Beatles
    Caribbean: Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean
    Girl Talk: Girls Talk – Dave Edmunds
    Top Secret Spies: SPies Like Us – Paul McCartney
    Fireball Island: Fireball – Deep Purple
    Through the Desert: Horse with no Name - America
    Manhattan: Manhattan Skyline – John Miles
    Ra: Clouds Across the Moon – The Rah Band
    Take it Easy: Take it Easy – Eagles
    Trouble:Trouble – Coldplay

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    1. totopoly was great fun - yep, as far as the others go, me neither.

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    2. i definitely got totopoly for xmas one year.....now ma wee girl works in the bookies.....a seriously aspirational board game...

      cheers frae the dale

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    3. I could'nae understand it... I liked Spyring

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  8. Monopoly
    Go (Now) - Moody Blues
    Old (Kent) River Road - Lacs
    (Community) Chestnuts roasting on an open fire - Nat King(s Cross) Cole
    Crying in the (White)Chapel - Elvis
    Income Tax(Man) - Beatles
    King(s Cross) of the Road - Roger Miller
    The Angel (Islington) of Harlem - the Stones
    Take a Chance on me - Abba
    I Euston Love her, but it's Pall Mall over now - The Stones
    Pentonville (Blues) Road - Boy George
    Jail(House Rock) - Elvis
    Are Friends Electric (Company) - Gary Numan
    Bow Diddley - Buddy Holly
    (Community) Chest the way you are - Billy Joel
    Streets of London - Ralph McTell
    I feel Vine - Beatles
    All Right Now - Free (Parking)
    Do the Strand - Roxy
    Chance - Big Country
    Tiger Fleet - Mud
    (Trafalgar) Square One - Tom Petty
    Leicester Square - Rancid
    Whole of the moon - Water (Works) Boys
    Piccadilly Lilly - Tiger Lillies
    Jail(break) - Thin Lizzy
    Barbara Ann - Regent S(treet)
    Oxford (Town) Street - Bob Dylan
    (Community) Chest Another Manic Monday - The Bangles
    Theme from James Bond (Street) - John Barry
    Leaving of Liverpool (Street) - Pogues
    Park (Life) Lane - Blur
    Super(Tax) Trooper - Abba
    Strawberry (May)Fair - S&G

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    1. Excellent, DC. Now what about the Isle of Arran Monopoly board?

      Standing in the Road - Blackwaterfoot Sue
      Shiskine by the Pool - Dire Straits
      Glen Rosa Cimarron - Poco

      cannae think of any more and I've no idea what's actually on the board

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    2. So, did any of these make it on tae the show?

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  9. Tomorrow...

    Hoops & Mallets ~ Art Of Noise

    Twist & Crawl ~ T. Beat

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  10. Of course, My Perfect Cousin a shoo in tomorrow.

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  11. As are Ian Dury and The Blokus...

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  12. I heard Kirsty shoe horned in again tonight! No Hurt though.

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      I wouldn't mind if they played Kirsty every night!


      FRIDAY

      Botanic Endgame
      - Michael Marra ~ Chess


      Probably too subtle for this show...

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    2. Grandmaster Flash may be more on their wavelength (;-)

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  13. That's the Specials AKA No.1 for Christmas then

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    1. Unless John Lewis air some more ads...

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  14. Monopoly pieces
    Dog Eat Dog – Adam & The Ants
    Cars – Gary Numan
    The Love Cats – The Cure (cat replaced the iron this year)
    These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
    Iron Lion Zion – Bob Marley
    Battleship Chains – Georgia Satellites
    Top Hat, White Tie and Tails – Fred Astaire
    Needles and Pins – The Searchers (thimble)

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    1. Yer joking... I wonder why the iron was done away with?

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  15. *BREAKING NEWS*

    Tonight we're paying tribute to Nelson Mandela with songs about freedom and fighting for your rights.

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    1. Odds on Special AKA opening the show?

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    2. The Monopoly shouts are still valid. The fights we had in our house....

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    3. Hip To Be (Nelson Mandela) Square - Huey Lewis

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    4. Does that include freedom to request non mainstream artistes / tunes?

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    5. I feel a wee prediction coming on!

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    6. Tonight's predictions:

      Free Nelson Mandela – Special AKA
      Something Inside So Strong – Labi Siffre
      Biko – Peter Gabriel
      Mandela Day – Simple Minds
      Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution – Tracy Chapman
      Redemption Song – Bob Marley
      Give Me Hope Joanna – Eddy Grant
      State of Independence – Donna Summer
      Freedom – Wham!
      I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
      A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
      People Get Ready – The Impressions
      Wind of Change – The Scorpions
      Freedom of Choice – Devo
      Freewill – Rush
      I Want To Break Free – Queen
      Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys
      Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
      Ebony and Ivory – Macca & Stevie W
      Homeless - Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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    7. George Michael not Wham, Billy. Dont want you dropping points.
      Not sure the Beasties will fit the mood.
      Also dont think the Scorpions will be played. The damage caused by radios being hurtled through windows would be immense.
      Without going all Kelvin Daley on you, this could be played

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

      Off to watch the draw.

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    8. You won't be whistling along then?

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    9. Probably right about Beastie Boys but I was giving up the will to live at that point...

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    10. I'm sorry Nelson Mandela is dead but isn't the coverage tending towards overkill.

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    11. To try to lighten the tone a little I've suggested Randy Newman's Christmas in Capetown.

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    12. Wonder if Little Stevie is penning a tribute record as we speak?

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    13. Free Nelson Mandela with every two gallons of Fina

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    14. Just heard tonight's news - Nelson Mandela is still dead.

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    15. Did they play

      I shot the sheriff?

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    16. I thought you'd have been a Shell customer ;-)

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    17. I get crabbit when I wear the suit for the Fair


      Unless it's a "Sawndy Claws" suit

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  16. I haven't been so upset since Megrahi passed away.

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    1. The only choon I heard as I exited the Co-op car park, but wis it not attributed to our blogmeister?

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  17. Rod Stewart singin "Silent Night".

    Think I've peaked too early

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  18. Thank Sweet Jesus.. some Blues on BBC4 "later with Holland"

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    1. Unfortunately my better half is watching some sentimentalfeelgoodamericancrapfulmaboutSantaClaws so I've gone for an iChoons genius classic rock mix.

      Shame, caws I wis gettin right intae the Festive season

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  19. Staying in tomorrow night for the three hour Mandela special. They're even beginning to compare him with Bono.

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    1. So they still haven't found what they were looking for?

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    2. I've found this http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25273104

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    3. I got a Paco Castillo yesterday.

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    4. Nice, has your fan base revolted over your decision to go acoustic?

      Difference is... you can play the thing properly and I'm a dreamer.

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    5. I'm going for Grade 4. My career peaked with a debut at the Maclellan Galleries and petered out in east end pubs.

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    I'm not familiar with , being more of a Clyde 2 man, particularly fond of Helen MacPherson's Country show.

    Maybe we can sneak some oft requested, never played songs past her.

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    Mmm. Susan Hay link didnae' work.

    Ah'm a tube.

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  22. Quite a few kids at our school are not familiar with , either. They find ; and : confusing and as for ' lots of folk haven't a scooby where to put it.

    What's Susan Hay got to do with anything anyway? Roddy Hart, or rather his producer, whom he calls Raging Bull, played Alice's Restaurant Massacree last week. All 18 minutes. Class.

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      Gaie,
       
      Bryan is going to Africa to represent BBC Radio Scotland at Mr. Mandela's funeral.
       
      Susan Hay will have to endure the likesay us.

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    2. as far as GIO is concerned the likesay us don't exist so I don't think she'll be worried.

      Pre-broadcast pep-talk

      Miss B " Now, Susan, remember you're only a presenter, you describe folks' teas and tell how they're dancing round the kitchen and then you put on the record I hand to you. Should you by some accident see an imaginative suggestion for a song you pass it right over to me and I'll replace it with 500 miles, Swim till you Can't see Land or The Bluebell Polka. That's us got the eclecticism angle covered. Remember, in GIO terms 'eclectic' means a mix of tried and tested tunes from different genres, the emphasis being on tried and tested - the listeners are in general not very bright and they think this is an amazing show of originality. Obviously to keep this charade up we will play over the week possibly as many as two of your own preferences thereby extending our repertoire to 24 songs.
      Got that, Susan? Just to be clear, I'm the boss, don't let the insane giggling fool you. I may not know much about music, but by hokey I know what I like to have played on GIO.
      Now off you go, the first request will be from Margherita Still, followed by Bohemian Rhapsody as suggested by Erik Zoha and don't forget to mention that Fergie's having lobster bisque for his tea.

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      Yeah, everyone is convinced they have a GSOH and that their taste in music is eclectic.

      We'll see.

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  23. Did youse know that Captain Ramius is moving to Sweden?

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  24. He'll be all right for furniture. Is there any more info via that link?

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    1. He tweeted the link, I don't know any more.

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  25. Yeah, it's true folks. It's been in the pipeline for a year and more. We're off to Stockholm, lock, stock and 3 wains on Jan 6th.

    Galen's spot on re furniture - we're trying to get rid of a tonne of our current stuff cos it's all IKEA anyway. Also a load of other stuff too - anyone want a fair quality upright piano?

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    1. Take the piano - the IKEA ones are dreadful. Good luck with your new venture.

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    2. yes, very best of luck to you and your family, hope your Swedish is better than my Gaelic.

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    3. wits swedish for 'babs'

      good luck

      cheers frae the dale

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    4. Is it yon dude who used to subscribe to the show where you choose the music?

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    5. Heuten Geuten captain,

      Avoid lobster if you eat out

      DC

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    6. Ach I canny get thae links tae work. Type Swedish Chef Lobster intae youchoob an you'll get the drift

      Obviously wrong by the way caws the chef is trying tae cook a red lobster

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    7. Going overseas doesnt mean you cant contribute and continue to listen CR.
      Just keep Alison Again on speed dial.

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    8. Scotch, was that you and Glen in the balcony?

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      Aye! He's the auld yin.

      >8-D

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    10. Waldorf: hey, you old fool, you slept through the show!

      Statler: who's the fool? You watched it!

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    1. Well done, you win a night out with Susan Hay (;-)

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