Thursday, 13 February 2014

Themes and non blog and stuff

I am afriad I have to report a prolonged absence ....see you all sometime in March. ps Brooooce etc.

180 comments:

  1. Have a good time Norrie. Does that mean you wont be over for the WC?

    Previously on the Blog from Big Eck:
    "By the way have any of you lot got a Plan B fur me an' Fish Hied"

    You've lost me. Can you explain a wee bit?

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    1. Not looking good I am afraid Adam...

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    2. Currency union... No!

      The Yes campaign now have to try to answer some of the detailed arguments or come up with a Plan B and stop claiming to be the victims in all this!

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    3. Ah kain. About time we stood up tae bullion

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    4. Plan B: Pledge to close down Radio Scotland and start a new station with Henri Hannah and Glen Miller in charge.

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    5. Can you stop bullying me now.

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  2. Somebody should point out to B Doig on Facebook that "Mama Told Me Not To Come" was a hit in 1970. Plus "Handbags and Gladrags" was only released as a single by Rod in the USA and that was 72.
    Maybe his first album wasnt the greatest hits of 1973 after all.

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    1. Dear Mr dantic - we prefer not to let facts get in the way of a good story. For example it is good that Parallel Lines has recently (last night) been declared the greatest debut lp of all time.

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    2. ......and, according to 'our hero', a graaayyyyt track in itself

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  3. Miss B will be relieved that the Hairy Cornflake got off then.

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    1. Not enough convincing evidence I suppose.

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    2. Ah dinnae understand, what's that tae dae wi Miss B???

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    3. Ah, I see...
      Miss B used to tell the story about how DLT stayed over one night at her parents’ place when she was a lass.
      I think conversations at the coffee machine have been coming to sudden halts since he was charged.

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    4. Don't
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      about that......

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  4. He's not quite in the clear yet.

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  5. Meanwhile on the other side...
    Wor Julie is asking but no one is listening and it looks like the Liquid Entertainer has made an early start to the weekend.

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    1. Is she fannying about again?

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    2. You'll have had your DL tea?

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    MONDAY


    Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day
    - Jethro Tull


    The best chance so far this year to get the Mighty Tull played!

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  7. I'm not convinced the producer will consider that fits in with the theme of 2 hours of essential music.

    But I'm glad you're still such a cheery optimist.

    :0)

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      O, ye of little faith! Monday's theme is the Winter Olympics


      Jethro Tull are a shoo-in!

       >8-D

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    2. that'll be the thin ice of hell having frozen over, then?

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    3. Cheery Optimistic Git16 February 2014 at 09:33

       
      Indeed! Tuesday's show will be the usual suspects, with a glimmer of hope for Wednesday!

       >8-D

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  8. Percy SLEDGE
    BronSKI Beat
    I Only Have ICE For You

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    1. I've been struggling for a rhyme for Olympics and can only come up with gym tricks and dim pr****s.

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    2. Oh Adam you've missed the obvious... "Adamski"

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    3. This mine, shout that is...

      Stompin' Tom Connors & his NHL favourite "The Hockey Song."

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    DC is on the piste with his skiin' doo...

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    1. Ah wish ah wis a pigeon,
      Ah do,
      Ah do.............

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  10. Warren Z popular tonight I see.

    They might be struggling with the theme tonight. How many "cold"s can they put in? Its no even that cauld in Sochi. 10C today.

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    1. At least they got most of the buildings finished.

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    2. At least everyone is coming.

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    3. Warren didn't write the bloody song... Don't you hate it when your elders blag your ideas!



      Keep it country!

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    4. They're still looking for people for the opening ceremony - they've got a jazz trio at the moment.

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  11. If that comment is targeted at me, Mac - it's a different song. I'm quite hurt, in fact I resemble that remark.

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  12. Not the song Faither .. the sport!

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  13. So did Tull and Warren get on?

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    1. according to this
      they were sonic soulmates

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  14. Tonight, friends, I am going to suggest The Dark, Dark Bright by There Will Be Fireworks.

    Whit a terr.

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    1. Adam will be able to hear the laughter.

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    2. I am going for Bohemian Rhapsody.

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    3. They're looking for the best Greatest Hits album so it might be an evening of Queen.

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    4. Whats all the racket???

      Gaie, I'm surprised you're not going with something from Tom and Ken's live anthology?

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    5. I almost asked a stupid question. Got you now Adam.

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    6. Oops, misread the theme. So no, Adam I won't be going for Tom or anyone else, it's another dud, barrel-scraping nae imagination idea. No, it's not even an idea.

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    7. Spot on Gaie.

      BTW how did Vannesa Mae qualify for the Olympics?? Sounds like a fiddle to me.

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    8. just another string to her bow

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    9. At least she isn't doing it for the money.

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    10. Oh behave and give poor girl a break you lot, there's a movie and film score in the experience somewhere.

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      I lasted 38 seconds. Is this a record?

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    2. No, I think it's a CD.

      or else it's how long I stood Miss B's cackling for, before switching to radio 2.

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  16. So what theme was the one referred to tonight as one suggested by Paolo? I'm sure I heard him mentioned. Jx

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    1. Offers you can't refuse is tonight's theme. Paolo was credited with coming up with this.

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    2. Sheesh! He'll do anything to get the Bellamy Brothers on.

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    3. It isn't a roaring success. There seems to be a basic lack of understanding as to what constitutes an offer e.g. Van Halen's Jump.

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    4. We need more songs that are a sordid exploration of fecklessness and misery © HH (;-)

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    5. Escapism from the bliss that is real life.

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    6. Dearame Glen, I see what you mean. Their grasp of functional English is as bad as their grammar.
      How did it go in the end? Did they manage to get enough genuine offers? What was Paolo's shout?

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    7. Fine, last time I spoke tae him

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    8. I watched the Olympics. Don't know if he got a shout. David Bowie wants us to stay in the UK.

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    9. Osborne, Barroso, Balls, Alexander and now Bowie, we're all doomed I tell ye!

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    10. Apparently as an expat I can opt to remain British if you lot do do something daft.

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    11. if anybiddy does anything daft i'm movin tae hastings.....you get the papers on new years day

      cheers frae the dale UKOK

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    12. Albeit gey soggy anes

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    13. You must have been thrilled your favourite girl singer got and award last night, Glen?

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    14. It's a little bit funny...

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    15. The world is now run by diddies.

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    16. Phew, that's a relief. Nikki the Fish is still working on Plan Zee

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  17. Odd theme for a Friday.
    Has anyone asked for The Persuaders yet?
    Or this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7x5aIifokw

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    1. Better still

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vERE274OdFc

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    2. I don't know. It's all gone a bit mental over on the other side. Should be a busy show....

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  18. Wey hey! It's my theme on Monday...hope there are no Queen or Blondie songs about mirrors/reflections. Jx (there will be though)

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      As I reflect on the last time we had this theme, I cannot help but wonder if Monday's playlist will mirror it.

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    2. V good SG. Have we had this theme before? Jx

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    3.  
      Indeed! I got this played. Nuthin' since, mind.

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    4. Well done Julie x

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    5. JfE, Can I take you to a restaurant

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    1. Is it a fairground mirror (;-)

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  20. Glen, nothing to do with mirrors, but thought this might be of interest?

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    1. Saw him at The Ferry. He has enormous hands.

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  21. Caught the last half hour of the BB King documentary on BBC4. Wish I'd seen the first hour - it'd better turn up on iPlayer, though not everything seems to.

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  22. So what inspired this theme then Julie?
    Coz you know it'll be some bloke in Dalkeith that has spaghetti hoops on toast for his tea that'll be credited with it.

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    1. I really don't know Adam. It just popped into my head and I thought it might appeal to BB etc over some of the facebook clan's suggestions hehe. I don't even have a song-suggestion. Maybe I'll be assembling a croquembouche while simultaneously stirring a béarnaise sauce and keeping an eye on the baked alaska. Jx

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  23. I'm having a strong premonition about Heart Of Glass.

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    1. you've not got much to say for yourself this weather, Mr G

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      Gaie,
       
      I am incapable of raising a single eyebrow à la Roger Moore, and find myself envious of those who can.

      The best I can manage is a blank comment box.



      puir wee git

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    1. I'm not a fan either I much prefer " Roll Over Beethoven" by Chuck.

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    2. I don't know much about art, but I do know what I don't like. However, I absolutely love Glasgow's murals. City's looking great

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    3.  
      To the Dark Side you would tempt us!

      Devious you are!!!

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    4. but think what fun you could have posting photos of your dinner along with your suggestions to GIO.

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    5. These murals are usually on gables exposed by demolition. Some think we'll be the next Detroit.

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  26. therealpaolopablo23 February 2014 at 21:02

    Can i just say, having dropped in and read back, and made sense of Scotch's texts last week, that I didn't get a theme played last week...unless they found Gaie's jotter from the last decade. . In fact I haven't suggested a theme or a request or managed a listen since the bygone days of Englandshire being a dry country.
    What's the themes this week then? Have we done a referendum theme yet? there's loads of referendum songs.

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    1. TV themes, best of Best ofs, short songs - I think our jotter rose above all that guff.

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    2. it was mentioned that they've found the themes list...must've raided the Broadcaster's Hall Of Fame! Jx

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  27. Here's a song that won't be played tonight

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  28. I listened tae about an hour of the show tonight. What a load o guff about recipes an weird meals fae folk who haven't been on before. Even the Meek family have stopped telling us their eating habits.

    It's about time Aggie fae Hawick came back wi her hedgehog pies.

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    Still cannae believe a show on the theme of chat-up lines didnae' include this.

     
    scunnered git

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    1. Well I'd have gone for a Brad Paisley too, possibly this

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  30. Well its mankini time again. Doesnt seem a year since it last got an airing.

    Oh and given Kate Perry's latest scandal, maybe blasphemy in pop could be a good tea time theme.

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  31. And see what we're doing on Monday in London.

    http://www.royalalberthall.com/press/pressreleases/release.aspx?id=30270

    Now that a RAH Band!

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  33. Tricky theme tonight. Songs featuring colours FFS.

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    1. A McCafferty night.

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      I hope no-one asks for mauve.

      Men don't know what mauve is.

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    3. GIO don't know when an appropriate list of B sides is posted on Farcebook.




      Get It Alba & Rabo Direct Pro 12

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    1st. Monday in March is acoustic night.

    Yet another opporchancity to hear Nirvana murder "The Man Who Sold the World"

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  35. Surely they must be getting bored by how often their repeated themes are being featured.




    Jeff needs to review his Performance Management process.

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  36. Have we had Myths + Legend? Jx

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    My Lords, Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you

    The Holy Grail




    Put it somewhere safe.

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    1. I remember the day Runrig played Balloch. I was driving to scarborough with a wife and three weans in the car whilst all the pals I had converted to Runrig were heading for balloch. Having seen them at the QM hall of residence, Tiffany's, Night Moves and best of all barrowland, I missed out on ther finest hour and lost interest in them soon afterwards.

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      Kinky Friedman at King Tut's, 24 - 6 - 1992

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    3. I couldn't begin to choose just one, but certainly Runrig at Barrowland are always brilliant. Donnie's farewell at Stirling Castle was obviously memorable and then our first post-Donnie gig in Greenock Town Hall kicked off a whole new and vastly enlivened era. . The Silencers Burns Night gig for Cha Burns (ABC) shortly before he died will always be a stand-out memory - the atmosphere was unbelievable. Tribes at Òran Mòr last year were first-rate and they'd have been brilliant at Barrowland. Sadly they're no more. Didn't see that one coming.

      There's so much discussion on FB on the Apollo page and so many folks with happy memories, but though I saw the Stones there and I'm sure must have been blown away at the time, I can't actually 'feel' what it was like at all any more it was so long ago. Eric Clapton, Edinburgh Playhouse - that was good. So was BB King with Robert Cray.
      And so it goes.

      My all-time stand-out gig will surely always be Tom Petty at RAH. But then that's not in Scotland.

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    4. But just think how tickled you were.

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    5. well go on, then Adam, tell us about the time you saw Showaddywaddy in Auchtermuchty.

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      Deh ken!

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    2. What's there to say but we're withering on the vine.

      Beaten by middle of the road drive time radio.

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    3. Let's all target Simon Mayo's blog.

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  40. DC you going to Murrayfield on Saturday?

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    1. In the Guildford, West Register St from 12:00

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    2. I often go tae the Cafe Royale, next door, before rugby games

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  41. Nut a chirpy chirpy cheep cheep fae some of the regulars here.

    I won't be at Murrayfield, I did my penance a few weeks back. Bon chance mon ami, nous needons it......

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    1. Thought I'd mention it, I've witnessed two Calcutta whitewashes at Murrayfield now, first time I was 15!

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    2. The Daughter's going. I can't afford it but she's a poor student and can. Jx

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  42. Thats Carnaval ower for another year. Mankini dreepin on the line.

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  43. LIfe on here is like watching a mankini dry (;-)

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    1. 'Life'is a bit of an exaggeration, is it not?

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    2. I guess I got carried away (;-)

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    FRIDAY
     
    Pinball Wizard - Saint Andrew

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  45. well they'd better play Siobhan Wilson's A Case of You this time. I know they've got it, Roddy Hart's already played it, but it was Bryan who asked her to send a recording. Of course if Billy'd like to ask for it that would avoid them having to mention me.

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    1. Brilliant, I've asked for it.

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    2. The mole will of course give them the heads up.

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    3. you'd have to hope they find time for it in amongst all the Proclaimers requests

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    4. Oi Gaie...I resist the temptation to diss Runrig on many an occasion ;o)
      Jx

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    5. jist sayin' there pure hunners of requests for The Proclaimers over by. Some folks must like them.

      You can diss Runrig if you like, Julie, but if I tell you, if I thought I were going to a gig with them at Barrowland tonight, I'd be singing in the rain already :0)

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    6. Well, did you get Ms Wilson on?

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    7. Julie, you've no been asking for the Twins have you???

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    8. I've not been asking for them but I like them and they've provided a substantial part of the soundtrack to my life. Jx

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  46. How come Norrie is appearing twice daily on the other side but doesnt have time to pop in here for a bit of gardening?
    And where's Glen?

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    MONDAY

     
    Country Bus - Jake Thackray

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    1. Tuesday made me laugh. How are they going to get round that one?

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    2. Billy in Alloa9 March 2014 at 13:05

      Indeed

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    3. Yup. Tuesday should be classic. You fancy a Predo. Bill?

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  48. If Radio Scotland banned the use of 'you know' from all its interviews, there'd be time for a lot more music.

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    1. Add
      "to tell you the truth"
      "to be honest"
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      "at this moment in time"

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    2. every day we could have 2 hours of songs you never hear on the radio.

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      I know.

      And some interviewers have the extremely irritating habit of putting words in the mouths of the interviewees.

      Pure rips mah knittin', by the way!

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    4. Now you're just being silly Gaie (;-)

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