Monday, 18 January 2016

Is it too late to wish everyone a happy new year

Anyway all the best - hope youse are all behaving?

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    1. We've had a bit of a problem with Glen on the other side.
      Thought you could maybe put a word in for him

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    2. Oh what has happened? Not seen him post recently..

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    3. If you'd been reading your Blog you'd know.
      He's been barred. Ex-communicated. Struck off. He is an ex-poster. In FB's eyes, he has ceased to be.
      Even Henri didnt get that during his Mr Moan spell.

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    4. Hanri followed up every moan with a sook, that's why he never got barred.

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    5.  
      As Nietzsche almost said: "When you gaze into the Dark Side, the Dark Side gazes also into you."

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    6. Ach, its no the same without Glen on FB.
      I'm still dining out on the Anne Franks quip.

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      Didn't catch that one. Do tell!

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    8. She never fared well as an actress. Playing Anne Franks, the audience were moved to cry "She's in the attic" when the Gestapo arrived to search the house.

      Something like that.

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    9. there are two other fascinating museums in amsterdam,dr. max euwe where you can have a nice game of chess with coffee, free, and recently they unearthed a huge magnificently crafted chess board made by a german..the white pieces depicted the glorious german army the black pieces their weak submissive opponents and round the edge of the chess board were the names of the nations conquered by the nazis, in chronological order. last on the list was england - that went well. across the city is the versetzmuseum..the museum of the dutch resistance...in a glass case is a hand made chess set made of little screwed up bits of paper - made by a dutch resistance in hiding, just like ann frank - the fascinating aspect of this chess set, apart from the skill of making the pieces from paper, was this time the white pieces were the dutch resistance all soft caps and rifles and the black pieces the german invaders - just so poignant.

      happy new year everyone - as for the programme - sadly there seems to be an oversized quota of YESSER material being played - clearly the listening gestapo wield some influence.

      cheers frae the dale

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    10. could we have a bit of a rundown on what YESSER material is, please?

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    11. He LIVES!!

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    12. ..nutini...ross....capercaillie....reader....twins....churches....frightened rabbit.....bragg.....ferdinand....the output is monitored believe it or not....did i say kane?....

      cheers frae the dale

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  2. Aye, we're behaving, not much opportunity of doing anything else, sadly.

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  3.  
    These themes actually have some potential!

    Who'd've thuink it?


    Welcome back, Blogmeister!!!

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    1. Alas, the potential was not realised.

      Still, there's always next week!

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  4. Oi! You lot get yer arses oan tae Farcebook. You non-subscribers are guilty of abandoning auld Glen tae his fate & the dark side is there for the taking by the bloggers IF there's sufficient numbers.

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    1. I need to explore the medium a bit more.

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    2.  
      I feel no such need. Why get involved with a Dark Side bereft of humour?

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    3. Aye, but its like Mac is the wee Mexican villager come tae ask us for help against the bullies ower there who have already got rid of his best gun.

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    4.  
      So, you wish to embrace the Dark Side, Gringo?

      First ye must shave yer heid...

      Izzat Kung Fu?

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    5. That's right pick on the Mexican.. Donald will be proud.


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    6. Nah, Scotch. He's just had a couple o pints.

      (one for our younger bloggers there....)

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  5. It's kinda like Big Eck giving up on the Donald!

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  6. Whats happening tonight then?

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    1. Lots of puddings so no change from normal...

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    2. Mac, I see you have a couple of new admirers. Get them signed up for the cause.

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  7. Tonight's prediction:

    Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? - Ramones
    Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll - The Killers
    God Gave Rock And Roll To You - Kiss
    I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock’n’Roll) – Dave Edmunds
    I Love Rock And Roll - Joan Jett
    I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) - The Moody Blues
    It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) - AC/DC
    It's Only Rock 'N' Roll - The Rolling Stones
    It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel
    Mr. Rock and Roll - Amy MacDonald
    Old Rock n Roll - Young Fathers
    Old Time Rock And Roll - Bob Seger
    Rock 'n' Roll Queen - The Subways
    Rock 'n' Roll Star - Oasis
    Rock 'n' Roll Suicide - David Bowie
    Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin
    Rock And Roll - The Velvet Underground
    Rock And Roll Band - Boston
    Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through - Meat Loaf
    Rock And Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers
    Rock and Roll Is Dead - Lenny Kravitz
    Rock And Roll Music - Chuck Berry
    Rock And Roll Queen - Mott the Hoople
    Rock N' Roll Is Free - Ben Harper
    Sex and Drugs and Rock And Roll - Ian Dury
    So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star - The Byrds
    The King of Rock 'n' Roll – Prefab Sprout
    Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll) - Elton John

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    1. What was the score Billy?

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    2. "Got 10 thanks Adam"


      pp

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    3. Well, I'd give you 11.
      Half for AC/DC and half for God Gave Rock n Roll to You.
      The only thing else you should have called was the shoo-in that is Starship. And Bryan isnt going to play Oasis if he can help it so that was a long shot.

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    4. I'll settle for 11 Adam. Sorry was looking for additional comments further down the page...

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  8. Not sure you've included the requisite number of YESSERS there, Billy.

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  9. Do you think a certain Mr Kent on the other side is a secret alias for oor Glen?
    Coming in with a Queen request before slipping in a Johnnie Winter one??

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    1. Could be. Seems rather suspicious...

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    2. There are more personalities there than in Freud's Vienna waiting room.

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    3. Joe Cocker gone now. This is getting ridiculous.

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    4.  
      Joe reached his "three score and ten" a wee while ago.

      I see the hit-man who picked up the contract on M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E got busted in Paris.

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    5. Here Glen! The Liquid Entertainer isnt in there with you is she?

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    6. She's been conspicuous by her absence. Hope she's ok.

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    7. Maybe she's on that dry January thing many of you go on over there.
      That or she's in the cell with GM, keeping count as he incessantly bounces the baseball off the wall.

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    WEDNESDAY


    It Was So Easy
    - Carly Simon - from the album No Secrets

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  11. So long Paul Kantner. Saw him at The Ferry in 2012. As we waited for the show to start a stooped, bespectacled old guy shuffled past in an anorak and trainers. My hero.

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    Songs You Rarely Hear on the Radio


    Tune in and listen to songs seldom played oan the tranny.

    Queen, Blondie, Deacon Blue, U2, Oasis, Smiffs, (wiff or wiffout Morrissey).

    You might even hear a Country song! If my suggestion is played. I won't hold my breath.

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    1. I listened in hope till some moron went daft shouting about milk on apple crumble. And now I've just looked at the playlist. I mean someone somewhere is just taking the p***. Charles Aznavour, Stranglers, Barry Manilow, Wah!, Lindisfarne, Primal Scream, Hooters - each with the only song that GIO would ever, ever play.

      All well-known YESSERS of course, that must be it.

      Or is a French YESSER a Weezer?

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    2. It went downhill after Buzzcocks...

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  13. Well its that mankini time of year again but this year I'll be spending it in the land Butch and the Kid ended up.
    Maybe I'll bump into Glen on the run. Hope he's had his Zika jag.

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    1. Have a great trip. Send us a postcard!

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    2. Where I'm going they dont have postcards. Nothing worth putting on them.

      Definitely something familiar about EK on the FB page.

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    3. Actually, thats not fair on the place. This is where I'm heading.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Fuerte_de_Samaipata

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  14. They played this on Sunday - have you seen it, Norrie? Neil made it specially for the first Bert Inspired gig.

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  15. See what happens when Adam's away. Place just falls apart.

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      They played a Warren Zevon song on Tuesday that made no mention whatsoever of mooning werewolves in the capital of Englandshire.

      I wonder who requested it?

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    2. That was me. Somebody else requested it too. No not Eric...

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  16. Saw Rich Hall last night. At the Birnam arts centre of all places. Absolutely hilarious.

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      Yeah, Rich gives great value for money!

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    2. Ill Larch

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      Carl Hill

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    1. His best

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj_KDHU03Ss

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    2.  
      Certainly not his best haircut...

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    3. Better than what it became. Not sure I like the beard nowadays either. Looks mean sitting next to Martin O Neill.

      No shouts for this yet!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oO5v_Vjt8g

      Billy?

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    4. Surprised Julie hasnt been on with this.
      Think she's a fan..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-k3hjvMGuU

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    5. Thanks Billy, I saw that.
      But whats more, the Liquid Entertainer is back! And asking for Nothing Slurred, sorry, Rhymed.
      What a gal.

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  18. Simon Le Bon exhorting James Bond to "dance into the fire" was not too clever.

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    1. It's all fun and games till someone loses an eye.
      A Wellwisher in Boston

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    2. Cauld up there Glen is it no?

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    3. Sunny today and snow gone. Squirrels out.

      out.

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  19. Of course we all remember “King of the Cops” by Billy Howard (my shout for tonight Billy, please)

    But I had no idea this existed. A lost classic I’d say.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3SXX-SXfl0

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    1. How could we possibly forget? The disco version seems very similar...

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    2. Some fine lyrics though.
      Not as good as the Barron Knights with the likes of "There's a dentist in Birmingham....." but close.

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    3. Any traffic control here requires the presence of a State Trooper. Is there a song in that?

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      Sarah Brightman lost her heart to one.

      Speaking of heart...


      GOOD NEWS - Heart are playing GRCH in July.


      BAD NEWS - According to Heart's website, the gig is sold out.

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    5. I saw them in Edinburgh in 1988. Best concert ever. Pity tickets all gone. Not sure about the venue, though, like The Tubes at King Tut's.

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  20. Somebody has asked for their all time favourite song. The song above all others...and she cant even spell it!

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  21. Poor turnout today on the other side. Its half past fower and there are only 25 hits. Good chance of getting the record Billy.

    And does the Boston link confirm our suspicions then??

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      "I LOST MY HEART TO A MASS. STATE TROOPER"

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  22. There is a book by David Hepworth about to come out. Its called "1971" I think. In it he makes a case for 71 being the most important year ever for Rock Music.
    I think in the past on these pages Ive suggested 1972 as being that, though I think there is an argument for 1976.
    Anyway, I hear the book is a good read.

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  23. He's my age so he should know what he's talking about but the classic albums he refers to were mainly from acts formed and honed in the 60s.

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    1. He does say that 1965 is the year of the pop single.

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    2. I think you'll find that just by looking at the number ones of 65 compared to 71 or even 72 - there's no contest.

      http://www.everyhit.com/number2.html

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    TUESDAY

    Another Warren Zevon song on Tuesday that makes no mention whatsoever of mooning werewolves in the capital of Englandshire.

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    1. time for Billy to put up the ultimate playlist then for Monday. How many ways can they devise to say 'songs that I (not me) like'?

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  25. I can see that I'm just going to have to

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  26. score another goal while youse are all sleeping.

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  27. All the ladies fell for Rudolph Valentino
    He had a beano back in those balmy days
    He knew every time you meet an icy creature
    You've got to teach her hot blooded latin ways
    But even Rudy would have felt the strain
    Of making smooth advances in the rain


    Ah hed nae idea! So ded I! DC Thomson eh?

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    1. Have comics ever been a theme?

      Judy Teen – Cockney Rebel
      Bimbo – Jim Reeves
      Viva Espanha (Beano) as above.
      Stand and Deliver (Dandy highwayman) – Adam and the Ants
      Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller
      Jack and Jill – Raydio
      The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tight Fit
      I’m Mandy Fly Me – 10CC
      Jackie Wilson Says – Dexys
      Tiger Feet – Mud
      (Shoot that) Poison Arrow – ABC
      or
      Shoot to Thrill AC/DC
      Forever in Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond

      Anything by Boyzone
      Anything by Diana Ross
      Anything by Prince Buster or Mr Bloodvessel
      Anything by The Clash (Topper Headon)

      Hot Spur (Donna Summer Special)
      Is Victor There? Department S(unday Name Mix)
      Anything by The Buggles (Trevor Hornet)

      Not even started on characters from them....

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    2. don't think it has, Adam. Worth a try, just don't ask me to suggest it or it'll go in the sin-bin.

      There's Princess, Twinkle, Rainbow, Children's Newspaper - well maybe not that

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    3. Twinkle! I'd forgotten about Twinkle.
      Cant think of a song though, can you?

      This is a Hyundai ad that featured Jim's Bimbo. Was it shown in the UK? Cant imagine the H&S brigade letting this through.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H6bwGztMdA

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    4. Terry.

      Can't remember the ad, but then we never had ITV for years. It would fail the H&S on so many levels now I remember the song well though.

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    5. Good idea Adam. How can I shoehorn 2000 AD in?

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    6. You'll manage Billy. You're a marvel. Uncanny at this sort of thing.

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  28.  
    TUESDAY

    I Just Don't Know Whay to Do With Myself
    - Dusty

    Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me - Warren Zevon

    Goodbye to Love - The Carpenters

    I'm So Tired - The Beatles

    Anything at all by - Morrissey

    Lucky Me - Mindy McCready

    I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself - Elton John

    Alcohol - Kinks

    Boney Fingers - Hoyt Axton

    England 2 Colombia 0 - Kirsty MacColl

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    1. Warren's becoming a bit of a regular on GiO.

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    2. can we assume then that Fergie, Erik, Patrick or Marguerita suggested him at some point, thereby earning him the GIO seal of approval?

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    3. Warren is also Iain Anderson's featured songwriter.

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  29. Poor showing today on t'other side.

    Here Glen, you're going to give your self away with comments like that.

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  30. NEWSFLASH!

    Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri are playing at Woodend Bowling Club, Jordanhill on Guy Fawkes' night.

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    1. That can't be true. They close bowling clubs that night because of the danger of heart attacks from sudden noises.

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      Do I detect a slight bias?

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    3. I have never seen a bowling club flag at full mast.

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      At my cousin's husband's funeral, his bowling club's flag was draped over the coffin.

      Dunno it it's peculiar to Fife. Or mibbe Methil...

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    5. Most members take out life membership because it's cheaper than annual.

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  31. Great Slim Harpo video Glen!
    (Here for those who dont look at the Dark Side. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezJY_qqz_x8)

    A shoo in tonight, shurely...

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  32. I think Jim fae Erskine is back on the other side. This time disguised as koala bear.

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    1. Incensed from Rio4 March 2016 at 11:36

      Interesting.
      Though, as your chum BA would say, it looks like they've got you bang bang to rights.

      Do you think every complaint is treated like this? Is this what you lot pay your license fee for??

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    2. I certainly didn't ask for a Jimmy Savile record (if one existed) and there doesn't seem to be any guidance about the suitability of artistes (murderers welcome).

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    3. Yes, the Saville thing was odd.
      Are you taking it to Stage 4?

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    4. He's gonna Take it to the Limit.

      Jack Savoretti was ace last night, and good to meet up with Paolopablo and Imelda there.

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    5. Ah Pablito and the lovely Imelda!
      How are they both?

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    6. They're well, Adam. You coming over this year?

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    7. Dont think so. Organising this at the moment.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2iOcDUKYnQ

      Then there is the real thing in August and we're part of the Olympic Truce thingy.

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    Dunno 'bout y'all, but I do believe Thursday will be the highlight of a purty good week!


    >8-D

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  36. Favourite lines... I asked for this via text "Babs likes this "And I'll play you old 45's
    That now mean nothing to me" giggles soon stopped!

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    1. Vienna??

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    2. Nah Blue Deacon @ his best!

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  37. MONDAY

    Memories of dragging Norrie along to a Jethro Tull gig at the Glasgow's Pavilion Theatre.

    The Mighty Tull were Pure Mince!!!

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    1. It's enough to play the flute standing on one leg. No one expects him to do it well.

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      Norrie made a feeble excuse and buggered off early.

      Who can blame him? Certainly not I!

      Worse even than the gig at Bristol's Colston Hall, where it seemed a cat was put in charge of the mixing console.

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  38. streetchildgames.org

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  39. I see today's theme is bands that are crap. Not much change there then.

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  40. I think it's commendable that I've not nominated Roddy Hart's Coda Records no-show for tonight's let-down theme! If I had he'd have made money so na na na na na to him. Jx

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