Thursday, 9 October 2014

A rare holiday

I am off to Tenerife to play golf for 10 days.

Keep things in order here please Glen.....

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  1. Enjoy yourself Norrie. A fair weather golfer then?

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    1. I'm not that great, but I can complete a round in less than 10 days.

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    2. You said it... why did Norgon leave you in charge?

      Strangler's "Enough Time" contains a morse code message spelling out 'Mother Earth we are fucked!

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    3. Norrie's hardly out the door and the swearing's already started.

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    4. Wait until he starts playing...

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    5. Hahahahaha!

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    6. You related to Robbie Fowler?

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    7. That wee scouse git? Nah.

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    8. That's no way to talk about the former manager of Muangthong United.

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  2. Only a third of the requests on FB are ridiculous if its forgotten songs we're looking for. I thought it would be more. They're getting better.
    However there is no excuse for asking for Hold Me Now, 99 Red Balloons and There's a Guy works down the...

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    1. I was trying to forget that one.

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    2. Carpet Bombing complete, returning to base, Over.

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    3. Well done lad!
      Liked the Yarbrough and Peoples shout in particluar. Brought back a lot of memories of my Royal Circus days
      Will be a good fit with my Saxon request.

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    4. Wheels Of Steel surely

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    5. Ay, Ay Ay Doug Rougvie!

      I see Save a Prayer has been asked for. How does that one go again?

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  3. Here's a site you'll have fun with. Especially you Glen!

    I still do that KC dance to this day!

    http://www.forgotten80s.com

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    1. Good to see Mexican Radio there. I look forward to hearing it on GIO later.

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    2. William, Call Of The West

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  4. m
    NEXT FRIDAY


    Randy Scouse Git
    - The Monkees

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  5. I dont believe they played Hold Me Now!
    But probably the biggest disappointment of the day was the non-appearance on a Friday of the Liquid Entertainer.
    Mind you the lad Doig did his best as a late substitute. He must have been on Norrie's course this last week. Top marks too by the looks of it. He's well changed his tune.

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    1. Saw this band in Aberdeen on Friday. Can't remember their name.


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    2. Is it the Waddy????

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    3. Yes, I think that was the name - rock'n'roll revival, something about The Moon Of Love.

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    4. Moon... that's only 3 steps to heaven surely.

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  6. FFS Art is dying at the Palladium

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    1. Didn't he just, and yet someone told me the other day that Art was one of the 'oldies' who could still sing as well as in his heyday! Jx

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    2. Art FAS, shurely MM?

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    3. Fergal Sharkey is a classic example

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  7. Phew!
    This isnt out yet so cant count for tonight.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopmusic/10859712/Queen-to-Release-New-Album-With-Unreleased-Freddie-Mercury-Songs.html

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    1. Other tracks to feature on the new album include You're My Best Friend, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and Too Much Love Will Kill You. 28 May 2014 Queen are to release their first new album in almost 20 years that will include unheard vocals by late frontman Freddie Mercury, the band's guitarist Brian May has disclosed...

      It's what he would have wanted.

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  8. See Gaie & Billy hit the high notes tonight :-)

    Classic Albums..
    What’s Going On why was Highway 61 Revisited? Clash went The Band or was it the Unknown Pleasures of a Blond On Blond who cares. Never Mind The Bollocks... there's Forever Changes a Low on The Velvet Underground And Nico she was Solid Gold. Horses make Pet Sounds which Bringing It All Back Home for an Exile On Main Street and The Doors. Are You Experienced in The Modern Dance he was asked, no but I am King Of The Delta Blues Singers. Why you Young Americans you come here on the Trans-Europe Express and stand in the Darkness On The Edge Of Town that's no job for This Years Model. She removed her Trout Mask Replica to the The Man Machine and said "Let’s Get It On" The Mothership Connection was made and The Cream Of Al Green nearly came. There’s A Riot Going On have you a Revolver? No said Al but I know of Rocket To Russia, Big 16... there'll be Blood On The Tracks. The Scream was Closer, Another Music In A Different Kitchen maybes it was For Your Pleasure however truth was The Harder They Come. To some it's Entertainment! others “Heroes". Meat Is Murder and Fear Of Music isn't a Lust For Life. Just Get Happy! More Songs About Buildings And Food were discussed whilst travelling from Station To Station it had been a Hard Day’s Night to Leave Homeand A Love Supreme leaves one Stranded. In A Silent Way The Correct Use Of Soap helped. Strange Days to be Born In The USA especially being an LA Woman in the Armed Forces back in Paris 1919. She exclaimed Forward Onto Zion I replied My Aim Is True but the Rubber Soul tore and she choose Suicide.

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    1. ...Suicide from a Bridge Over Troubled Water on The Dark Side Of The Moon...

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    2. I wuz bored Billy Boy... fed up waiting for the weekend when I wave to Norgan on our arrival & as he stands waiting to board his
      return flight home.

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    3. Nah, that doesnt make sense Glen.

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    5. Nice one Madmac. Too much time on your hands obviously.

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  9. Disappointingly predictable for the most part over on the Darkside today.

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    1. Big-selling albums - what can you expect?

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    2. Paolo Nutini ????

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    3. I suggested 2 Paolo N tracks which I like (2 of his albums spent a helluva long time in the charts) yet...what did they play?... Pencil Full Of Lead...sigh! Jx

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    4. Yes but today's charts dont count, do they?

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  10. Hope you don't think I'm antisocial but I just canny post on this site from mobile and I have no idea why. Even by laptop it takes about ten minutes to post. See, what I mean, I actually wrote this ten minutes ago

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    1. And it's as good now as it was then.

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  11. Punch Bros. & JD McPherson at Celtic Connections

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    1. That sounds great Glen. Great enough for me to go off on one of my depressions about how Edinburgh has such a dearth of venues used for music. Would turn me to drink if I hadn't signed up for Sober October which, by the way, you could all donate towards if you're feeling charitable...make all my tearful traipses through the wine aisles worth it... I'm the Midlothian Julie Ross http://www.gosober.org.uk/our-community/search-results?keyword=julie%20ross

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    2. Norrie MacLean of the Clan MacLean15 October 2014 at 06:08


      Sobriety is overrated. *hic*

      So is golf.

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    3. The Liquid Entertainer15 October 2014 at 12:53

      Call me old fashioned. Did Freddie not do that once? Is it me or should people no preach on blogs? Halleluhah Lenny said and he wouldnt be referiing to your devilisih cruzade Julie Ross. Julie beware of the devil or is it that another song. I think the chippy is open.

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    4. A month's abstinence can only do you good. Is it a moustache for November?

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    5. I already have the 'tache so cant participate. Jx

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  12. That's another grenade just lobbed into the GIO pillbox.

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  13. Is everybody up for tonight's theme?

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    1. Was thinking about Oi Va Voi when this little gem turned up.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfzUONYEuMk

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    2. Thats up there Billy.
      Thats what I thought Glen.

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    3. How come I've never come across The Spotnicks before??
      They still tour!
      Former Beatles drummer, Jimmie Nichol played for them I see and the second half of this video could gotten on tonight.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBcFiIc5iC0

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    4. I'll put you in touch with the Spotnicks Fan Club - your nearest branch is in Brasilia.

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    5. Nae Times Up by the Buzzcocks... what do you expect fae guys who all wear the same shoes & post it on Farcebook

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    6. Don't be too down about it MM.

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    7. If it ain't brogue don't fix it.

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  14. Ah, Glen. Shadows just second string along side the Spotnicks.

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  15. Hey Mack!
    Your quiet on the other side today. Whats up?
    I like to wake up in the morning to the smell of napalm.

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    1. Ahhhhhh.
      A bit of last minute, low level strafing in the afternoon is it?

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    2. Hey! Gene Chandler was my shout this morning!!

      "Fine, fine, foxy lady....."

      Top drawer.

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    3. I've used my data allowance this month & refuse to pay O2 a single penny more.

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    4. You'll be able to congratulate Julie in November.

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    1. TV themes - there's a novelty.

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    2. Still prefer the "TV Taxi Driver".

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  17. Going to be a bit like Junior Choice on Monday is it no?
    Here Billy, we've no had a predo list from you for while. I'll kick you off:
    Grange Hill
    White Horses
    Jim'll Fix It
    Rupert the Bear
    Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads (I'm halfway through the box set as it happens).
    Theme from The Gallery on Vision On (there might have been a couple)

    Hopefully we'll get The Persuaders but not so sure. Oft requested etc

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    1. They have said childhood favorites so presumably they're not thinking about things like True Blood, Sopranos and The Wire.
      So
      Happy Days
      Bewitched
      Record Breakers
      Taxi
      Cheers

      Shaping up to be a top night!

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    2. Fireball XL5
      Tales of the Riverbank


      Wish we had the blog back......

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    3. The Jeeeeez, anything can happen in the next half hour!

      Bonanza.... Captain Scarlet.... Man from U.N.C.L.E..... (Open channel three, Solo needs a pee etc), Daktari, pink Panther, High Chaparal and...... The Lone Ranger


      It's a cracker, Jack!

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    4. ....and, of course, The Vital Spark........

      "The Wedding" has tae be the funniest Scottish show ever produced

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    5. GIO "Pointless"... Flashing Blade, Robinson Crusoe, The Aeronauts

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    6. Byeeeeee


      I'll say hullo to Norgon in passing ;-)

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    7. You cant escape by going overseas MM.

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  18. Just heard - new Annie Lennox album out - don't panic.

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    1. Just think: by getting a free download from U2 you could have enough pocket money left over to buy this and your ipod would be safe from ever being stolen.

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  19. Went to Paisley Abbey on Friday for the concert with Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire, and King Creosote, both along with the RSNO. It was a great evening - I'm not a huge fan of either Roddy's voice or King Creosote's, but they were both superb, as of course was the orchestra. The acoustics were glorious - I thought - always nervous about making that kind of comment in case there's anyone listening that knows a bit about sound reproduction, which I don't, but I don't think I've ever heard better. I wonder if there was less amplification than in a normal gig venue - all was very clear anyhow and the singers were spot on. The setting was pretty special and the highlight of the night was King Creosote singing Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice along with rollicking orchestral accompaniment. Paisley Abbey's never seen the likes!

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    1. John Knox is doing 1000 rpm.

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    2. it'll keep the kirk session meetings going for months

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    3. I don't know what's wrong with the Town Hall. They spent a fortune refurbishing it and it's only used for the Beer Festival (by old men with pony tails).

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    4. I wouldn't know about that. Are they the guys who frequent the Apollo facebook page, endlessly lamenting its demise?

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    5. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

      I presume you've seen this.

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    6. Ha! I was at that gig that photo was taken!

      Shame the Apollo isnt there anymore.

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    7. I was only in the Apollo a handful of times and such a concert-going novice that anywhere would've been wildly exciting so I can't truthfully add to the nostalgic ramblings. I saw the Stones, Kevin Ayers, Moody Blues (why?) and - well obviously we say, 'the Quo, man'. They were the last and it certainly felt like the balcony could come down any time.
      But I can't say I miss it, what with all the wealth of venues we have now, not all good certainly, but some imaginative and some unique, like Barrowlands. I suppose if that went I'd feel the same as the Apollo stalwarts do.

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  20. There is a piece on the Beeb website about unlikely covers.
    Ever heard this original?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aLNwOxPsjg

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  21. MASH
    Hill Street Blues
    Ironside
    Banana Splits
    Miami Vice
    Dads Army

    How are we doing Billy?

    BTW, talking about Dads Army, I did start on our Blog's version's theme but only got as far as:
    "Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hanna, when you say the White Album's good"

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    1. The Tomorrow People

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xez4o1ujOPI

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  22. A bit ower warm to go out today..

    Some fine moves here!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ee4bfu_t3c

    Apologies if this is old news.

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    1. I passed that theatre a couple of weeks ago. I didn't see Future Islands but I did see these boys.

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