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    Sorry I couldn't make it this week. I'm crewing...

    Sorry I couldn't make it this week. I'm crewing on a friend's yacht, sailing from Malta to Naples, via Sicily and Capri. We're currently halfway along the Calabrian coast. Sadly, I have yet to see...
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    We all love Kim Wilde - and this is why. Drunk as...

    We all love Kim Wilde - and this is why. Drunk as a skunk on a train on her way home after the office Christmas Party, treating the commuters to her very own karaoke version of Kids in America :)
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    Stumblin' In

    Suzi Quatro (born Detroit, 1950) is mainly only known in the US from her role in Happy Days as Fonzi's girlfriend, Leather Tuscadero. Legend has it, she got the role because the producer's teenage...
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    Depeche Mode bar, Tallinn

    I can vouch for the popularity in Europe of Depeche Mode (who come from Basildon, about 15 miles from where I grew up). When we were in Tallinn, Estonia, a couple of years ago, one of the highlights...
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    It's the early hours of the morning and I'm...

    It's the early hours of the morning and I'm waiting for the cab to take us to Stansted, and thence to Sicily. So I'm not going to risk waking everyone up. But this is kind of like Mornington...
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    Well, it turns out that episode one (of two!)...

    Well, it turns out that episode one (of two!) will be broadcast this Friday, June 14th. I, however will be watching it on catch-up. 'Cos this week, I'm in Sicily!! Arriverderci!

    I Can Go For...
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    Right Place, Wrong Time

    Recorded this straight after 'Dear Doctor' - took this long* to upload :(


    https://youtu.be/fKNz9lRH_QA

    *maybe YT's trying to tell me something :rofl:
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    Dear Doctor

    One from the Strolling Bones :rofl:


    https://youtu.be/cJf1LQzkJPM
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    Gold

    https://youtu.be/7eNUd28PBNY
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    Tak, UkingViking, til shout-out! Meget værdsat :-)

    Tak, UkingViking, til shout-out! Meget værdsat :-)
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    California Stars

    I almost never get to be able to post anything on a Sunday any more, so I'm making the most of this opportunity! One for UkingViking's bossa nova season, and this one for Dave's - all done in under...
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    Peter, Paul & Mary used to cover this song. I...

    Peter, Paul & Mary used to cover this song. I remember them introducing it with a tale about Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller that he wanted to sing the blues, but he wanted his audience to be happy at the...
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    Which is a great choice. The instructions...

    Which is a great choice. The instructions accompanying the sheet music actually state "with a moderate Latin beat."
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    Two Chord Samba

    I remember watching this BBC doc, "The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova & The Beach" - that included an interview with the actual Girl (Garofa) from Ipanema! - that quotes a carioca samba...
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    "I Can Go For That: The Smooth World of Yacht Rock"

    Katy Puckrick - who older viewers will remember from her days as a presenter on The Word - has in recent years being developing a niche for herself as the UK's curator of and ambassador for Yacht...
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    125 banned titles

    Here's 125 titles courtesy of the wonderful Wayback machine:
    "This record is not to be broadcast" 75 records banned by the BBC
    "This record is not to be broadcast: Vol.2" 50 more records banned by...
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    Minou

    «Minou» is a French term of endearment - nominally of a kitten, but very often affectionately of a young girl.

    This is a sad but true account of a real story; told in the form of an old-time...
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    Dreaming

    There's no echo, Keith. It's just the room.


    https://youtu.be/IPHdJqKU1is
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    Burnt

    https://youtu.be/_MvcrvvK-2o
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    Battles

    https://youtu.be/SjGsbuCM6fk
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    Above

    First one in what's going to be quite a few from me.


    https://youtu.be/BbJFMeFbWek
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    I forgot to mention that I once had a discussion...

    I forgot to mention that I once had a discussion with Dave Brock about opening for Hawkwind. I'll just leave that here.


    Oh all right. It was about 8 or 9 years ago, at a Ukulele Wednesday jam...
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    To clarify: I was trying to get out, not in. At...

    To clarify: I was trying to get out, not in. At bagage control: TSA1: "What is that?" Me: "A ukulele." TSA1:"A ukulele. What's that?" TSA2: "'What's that?'! Where's me hairdryer!!" Me: "Look. I'll...
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    Didn't see it on the playlist before I posted

    Didn't see it on the playlist before I posted
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    Silver Machine

    Before anyone else gets in. :)
    Fun fact: I once performed this for the Dublin Airport TSA, who wanted to know what was in the suspicious looking case. :smileybounce:

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