FFS I can't even remember what I had for my breakfast.
Every week in the 60s songs appeared which we're still listening to now. Popular music peaked in the early 70s and is now in a long slow decline.
You should listen to Sounds of the 80s on Radio 2 with Sara Cox.It'll change your mind.And lets not forget, the 80s was the best decade for hair.
Would that be better than having lived through it?
Well its like a lot of things when you look at them in retrospect, after a certain amount of time has passed. You can discover an appreciation that perhaps you were unable to feel at the time when they were current.She played Clouds Across The Moon last week.
I certainly like some things now I hated at the time - like Abba - but don't tell anyone.
Can I have your assurance that the stadiums will be finished in time?
I really don't care
I'm not sure about the one in Curitiba....
Perhaps all you bloggers can hop on Norrie's JCB and get down here and finish it off. Save the World Cup. Sort of thing that would be right up Kelvin Dale's street, He could bring along some of the choir to keep spirits up. We'd film it all. It'd be a cross between Summer Holiday, Holiday on the Buses and Auf Wiedersen Pet."Tchau Hen" as a working title mebbe?
Nobody gets the keys to my JCB
We'll come after the Commonwealth Games are sorted out. With the non-appearance of the big names and an opening ceremony with a cast of dozens there's a bit of work to do.
I really do care
It's all gone quiet in here. Too busy thinking up a list of the best lyricists?
I remember PF Sloan....
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Like the profile picture, Julie - similar to this one
"A police car and a screaming sirenPneumatic drill and ripped up concreteA baby wailing, a stray dog howlingThe screech of brakes and lamplights blinking"It doesn't rhyme, it doesn't scanWho would link Burns with this man?
http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/jan/24/lets-move-to-the-east-neuk-fife-scotlandno ma cuppaTea - no enough nightclubscheers frae the dale
I'm sure DC could show you the nightlife (BBC4 on a Friday round at his house with a cairy-oot.)
It says Cellardyke harbour is an ideal swimming pool. Maybe two days of the year.
From DC:"The harbour is a fine place for running down swimmers in my boat. Olympic standard front crawl when I appear.Dale, you're right, it's no your cup o teaGaie, spot on."
Ah kain, imagine thinking you can use a harbour as a swimming pool! I remember one guy actually objected to me bringing the boat in and asking him politely (at least to begin with) to move so I could get to the pier.And as for the water? Well, see what it did to that swan.....
haha! BB mentioned some bloke's themes list which he (the bloke) reckons they've lost. I tweeted GIO that it surely must be down the back of the filing cabinet alongside the erstwhile bloggers' themes dossier. Got a reply back saying that the blog themes dossier is in now on display in the broadcasting hall of fame. had to chuckle. So...mystery solved peeps. Regardless, I've enquired as to whether or not they're ever going to read it! Julie x
Who's the bloke in your F***book photo Julie?And while we're on the other side, do you think EZ is maybe just taking the piss?
I think he has been in my vehicle.And while we're asking questions, what is Clever Weather?
There's nothing clever about the weather. GIO listeners have 50 songs for rain (;-)
It's who Louise,JuliefromEdinburgh'spal refers to as My Tim. Tim Vine. He was most impressed that, when she asked him to sign her copy of his joke book, she'd actually completed the 'my favourite joke from this book is...' space (she's just like that). SG...how do you know who he's talking about if you're not on facebook? Jx
So what was her favourite joke?
So a bloke said to me, shall we talk about diaries? I said, Letts. Jx
He was impressed she got that one but then Letts diaries were (are?) printed in Dalkeith! Jx
Tim Vine? Ah thocht we wuz talkin' aboot Burns!>8-D
You can't have been on my page recently...changed my photie ;o) Jx
Doesn't mean he's not still stalking you (;-)
Actually, it is possible to access the Dark Side from here with no need to log in.Not that I would.......
Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.
Consume me? In the canteen?
Well thats Pete Seeger away.Hearing the soundtrack from the new Cohen brothers' film must have done for him.
Finally the big box for the Little Boxes man.
I can't be arsed listening to anything by Pete Seeger.The great weight of causes and social commentary just does my nut in. Anyway, aother one who outlived Megrahi.
On how many workhouse boards do you sit?
There will be a theme devoted to him, of course.It is, after all, the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Paolo has always championed his brother Bob.
I thought he was called Vin.
I find it all a bit ticky tacky
..i went to see the film and the sound track is brilliant...justin timberlake is a revelation....especially ....'please mr. kennedy'......cheers frae the dale
It picks up at the end when Bob comes on. The rest is dross.
.......it reminds me o bleecker street.......which i think is the real location of baker street......rafferty was a joker....cheers frae the dale
These themes are not bad!Wednesday - The Price of Love - Bryan FerryThursday - Get a Haircut - George Thorogood & The DestroyersFriday - Talent is an Asset - Sparks
Bryan Ferry - very funny.
I've just seen your profile picture, Julie. Have you done something with your hair?
If you think that's me in the centre then, yes. Jx
I just bought a flat screen TV with a broken volume control for 100 quid. I couldnt turn it down.
I dreamed last night that I was lying between John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. When I woke up I found myself in a hospital bed. "Where am I?""In the Western."
Before my Grandfather died, we covered his back with lard...after that he went downhill really quickly ( M Jones) J x
A jump lead walks into a bar.The barman said, "don't start anything"
Just had a look round the Maracana, Glen. You'll be pleased to hear its in very good nick.
Put me down for two tickets.
I'll let you know if we have any extras.
I see Erik's been busy 'liking' everyone's fb suggestions...including his own...sigh! Jx
He often likes mine so he can't be all bad.
Don't worry about verrucas, worry about verrucae.
verrucas is perfectly acceptable...as is stadiums (which is why I didn't correct you a while back) ;o) Jx
I've never seen that. I must've been too old.
They may have moved the goalposts, (yet again), but all the good boys and girls who went to Sunday school will realise I can still request Talent is an Asset - Sparks>8-D
Oooh...very good SG. They won't get it though. Not even if Miss B's on duty, since she spent her Sunday School Teacher days mucking about with glue and glitter. Jx
I only have liabilities...
...but in the balance sheet of life I'm still positive (;-)
Even mair themes for your perusal.
Free for all Friday. No change there then!
You're flying the Blog flag on your own today Julie (apart from Glen re-running all our old puns).Slow day at the Castle?
I thought they were new puns. Old age.
I was just kidding.
It still hurts - cancel those Maracana tickets.How many times have we had money as a theme?
Off work and bored Adam. Not worked at The Castle for a few years now...I miss it sometimes but at least the toes of my shoes last more than a fortnight these days. Jx
Monday Don't Stop me now / QueenTuesday I want it all / QueenWednesday Good old Daschund loverboy Thursday / Bohemian Rhapsody / QueenFriday Fat bottom girls / QueenDo you think he will be my facebook friend?
I jokingly suggested Tie Your Mother Down and got credited with it. Do you want my resignation?
We've only 14 weeks until the anniversary of the blog shutdown. How are we going tae celebrate this year?Jist sayin, we shid be telt
Ah've signed the pledge and climbed onto the wagon.(Made an arse o' masel' last weekend. Actin' like a silly wee 50 year old).
It'll do you good. Drink's a curse - I heard of a guy who went to Edinburgh dressed as a woman.
"Andrew Lloyd Webber doesn't need necessarily to be on camera does he? I think the old phantom could have lent him a mask or two... No I'm teasing, and he'd know if he's watching, which I hope he isn't."
Happy February! Where did January go?
washed down the plughole with all the rain. Good old tunes eh? C'mon, Billy - time to compile the playlist of tunes that GIO never tires of - I'll start you offSwim Till you Can't Reach Land500 MilesFlash!There's a Guy etc etc etc
Hurt - Johnny CashDignity - Deacon BlueBicycle Race - QueenHanging On The Telephone - BlondieI'm On My Way - The ProclaimersSomewhere In My Heart - Aztec Cameraetc etc
Sorry was losing the will to live there...
What happened to Pete and the lists that he was going to be compiling?
I think Brian D and Caroline J could be taking the mick on the other side.
You would hope so but I doubt it.
HaHaHa Glen Jx
Is your hair growing back in yet?
Slowly. Might have to borrow Senga's wig. Jx
Would you call the Chuckle Brothers as character witnesses?
Glen, that was the funniest GiO moment since ALW. I nearly fell off my exercise bike laughingAnd then Bryan said that there had been a few requests for 'Parallel Lines'Brilliant
If I suggest Agadoo for tonight do you think they'll take me seriously? Jx
It sounds as good today as it did then.
It's official. Constantly repeating the usual suspects is a good thing! Jx
Got one of my suggestions played but God knows why they picked that version!!! Sigh! Jx
Is that the guy who was in The Box Tops?
Yes...Alex Chilton. Jx
...not to be confused with the leader of George Melly's backing band! Jx
Doesn't sound like the guy from The Letter.
Probably because it's Chris Bell. Jx
Like putting Jimmy Page on rhythm guitar.
I've asked for Kirsty tonight, probably Tom T. Hall tomorrow. The rest of the week's a washout.
Have they ever played Tom T Hall on GIO? Jx
He's had a strong lobby.
They might have played "I Love", not certain.But "Harper Valley P.T.A." has had a few outings!
Well, Billy Boy? Predo night?
Prediction - part one:Sheep – The HousemartinsCool for Cats - SqueezeThe Love Cats – The CureDog Eat Dog – Adam & The AntsI Wanna Be Your Dog – The StoogesBlack Dog – Led ZepDog Days are Over – Florence & The MachineBoris The Spider – The WhoWild Horses – The Rolling StonesThe Wolves – Ben Howard
Prediction - part two: The Snake – Al WilsonThe Rat – The Walkmen (surely this time Julie)Spiders and Snakes – Jim StaffordShock the Monkey – Peter GabrielChicken Payback – The BeesIron Lion Zion – Bob MarleyThe Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tight FitRattlesnakes – Lloyd Cole & The Commotions Blackbird – The BeatlesHounds of Love – Kate Bush
I guess there's not much chance of this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQm_8uoljWM&feature=kp
Or this onehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hqklWJxUTo
My prediction was predictably miles out.
How to get something played on GIO? Be a BBC Radio Scotland producer (Westertongirl on twitter is Mandi...co-incidentally, also, Vic Galloway Show's producer).
If she has aspirations to Bearsden she could be taken up the Switchback.
We don't get Mandi on GIO these days - is Fergie from Aberdeen a bbc producer? No matter how duff it is, his specialist knowledge of obscurity gets played.. but some of it is obscure for a good reason.
She's on a project apparently
Possibly even worse than the the prog rock fiasco - possibly the worst episode of GIO I've heard these last four years. I hate it when Vic does the show - I doubt he even reads the stuff before he starts... utter crap.
It can't be easy being dropped into a show like this. You're becoming short-tempered and intolerant. It's great isn't it?
I know, it is. i'm off to console myself with the box set of 'game of thrones. - a big titted adventure set against a background of medieval conflict Tolkien with tits, basically, but great fun. That'll make up for it.
well, except maybe the interior decorators....
Bring back Colin and Justin! More chance of that than another prog night...
Chill, mellow-out, F F S relax... take a leaf out of my white paper. It's irrelevant who's presenting / producing ... welcome to my nightmare, dumbed down drive time radio.
I'm sure that's true, I just had a bit more expectation of Vic whereas I now think he's even more at pains to play old tired (sic) and tested stuff because that's not what he plays on his own show and he doesn't want to terrify the GIO listeners. And let's keep everyone happy by naming them whether they're having a tune played or not. So patronisiing.Anyone going to see Eric Clapton at the Hydro? I'm not, but I'm going to see The National over in Edinburgh where I swore I'd never venture again because of the uncomfortable seats and exorbitant car-park charges. Never say never!
...and the people are so welcoming. They meet the Glasgow train with baseball bats.
you've just made Julie very angry..she's away to find her baseball bat
Opinion, theme, barometer?No-one would have believed, in the early years of the twenty first century, that blogger's affairs were being watched from the opulent offices of Pacific Quay. No-one could have dreamed that we were being scrutinized, as someone with a microphone interviews the Scottish voters and independence Referendum. Few men & women even considered the possibility of interesting and challenging themes being set by Radio Scotland. And yet, across the River Clyde, minds immeasurably inferior to ours regarded this blog with envious eyes; and slowly, and surely, they drew their plans to plagiarise us.
I have a baseball hat if that of any use but I suppose my aloof scowl would work well enough! Jx
What have you uncovered Eck??
Gaie, The Usher Hall seats are very comfortable compared to the pews at The Queen's Hall (which is a shame cos it's a lovely venue). Jx
Ok, I'll never go there, then. Or I'll take a cushion.
Some good acts play there Jx
HAHAHA!! Glen, that's brilliantly awful! Jx
I trust you're not referring to Britain's Ricky Nelson.
Oh yes I am...I needed cheering-up and that did the trick. Jx
You could go and see him.
So I could...but I'm not that unhappy Jx
Rick's got more hard necks than I have!
Why have I not heard Glen Campbell's Guess I'm Dumb before? - a forgotten gem
It's great innit! Just perfect Might be in with a chance of having it played...BB likes Glen Campbell. Jx
Yes, good shout Julie. On your others you do know that Giving it all Away was written by this man:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OEarewzmwIAnd as you know we dont get enough of him on GIO.
Not looked at the link but assume you mean Leo Sayer so, yes I did know that...forgot to mention it though Jx
can anyone who's got a few moments go on GIO facebook and ask for a request accompanied by a tale of woe as their justification? It's catching... Let's pile on the misery.l
See what you mean Henri. Mind you, I'm surprised you and Glen haven't been pulled up yet as Mad Mac-like trolls. You'll be getting a wee one on one with the FB minder, EZ, in a bit.
I'm trying to be cheery today. Glen would just make some pithy remark anyway...though I am touched by his endorsement of my Glen Campbell request. Jx
I was reacting to Henri. I didn't see previous references to depression/bereavement. I'm sorry if I've upset anyone but I'm not sure if the GIO request page is the place to seek consolation.
You've not upset me Glen...not today anyway ;o) Jx
...and you and HH have been v amusing on the fb page. Jx
TUESDAY Rocky Raccoon - The BeatlesWhat else is on the White Album?
Great choice Scotch
so what have you all been learning to play on the comb + paper this weekend? I've just about cracked 'Guess I'm Dumb'. Jx
@ Adam ... I'm now spitting bullets at the SRU ;-0Enough is enough, I can't go on, I can't go on no more, no
I wis there. They only just managed to get me back ower the Forth Brig
As was I DC.Atmosphere whilst queued for the train in Haymarket Station afterwards was akin to Europe 1939 / 45!