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Thursday 7th September 2006

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Ash and Girl From Mars.

Today's Transcript:

Zoe Sunshine On A Rainy Day - If you know anybody called ”Zoe”, the chances are she’ll be the last name in your phonebook - Your phonebook is where you store numbers - Numbers are central to the business of arithmetic, which comes under the general heading of “Maths” - Maths is a compulsory subject at GCSE level, along with English and I think maybe even French - French is spoken throughout France and even in parts of Canada and across much of North Africa - North Africa is where you’d find Morocco, which was the setting for the classic film ”Casablanca” - ”Casablanca” literally translated means “White House” - The White House is where George W Bush hangs out - George Bush shares the same surname as Kate Bush, who had hits years ago with ”Running Up That Hill” and of course ”Wuthering Heights” - ”Wuthering Heights” is also the title of a book by Emily Brontë, who was from Bradford, or round there somewhere, a bit like Tasmin Archer and Terrorvision - Terrorvision had a top 22 hit in 1995 with ”Some People Say” - and 1995 was also the year that Ash first burst onto the scene with their debut single ”Girl From Mars” - Which links us to Ash and Girl From Mars.

Flaws:

A few - French isn't compulsory at GCSE anymore, ”Girl From Mars” wasn’t Ash’s first single - that was ”Kung Fu”, and Emily Brontë was born in Thornton, Yorkshire - not Bradford, nor Haworth (which Dave corrected himself by saying).

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Released - April 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #11

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Friday 8th September 2006

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Today's Tedious Link:

The Shamen and Move Any Mountain.

Today's Transcript:

Ash Girl From Mars - Ash are from Northern Ireland, as are Colin Murray and Snow Patrol - Snow Patrol are fronted by singer/songwriter Gary Lightbody - A "light body" is what Victoria Beckham has got at the moment - Victoria Beckham likes to wear sunglasses a lot, as does Bono from U2 - Bono from U2 is not very tall, in fact he's quite short - Shortbread is a nice, sweet biscuity thing and shouldn't be mistaken for "sweetbreads", which I think are like horrible offal and gonads and stuff - If you lose one of the F's from "offal" and then re arrange the remaining letters in a Countdown sort of way, you get the four letter word "foal", which is a baby horse - Baby horses fall over a lot when they're first born, as they try and get used to their long, thin, gangly legs - "Legs" was a big hit for ZZ Top, who are famous for their long beards - Beards were also popular in biblical times, with Jesus and I think Samson and probably Moses as well, all sporting big bushy beards - Jesus was able to turn loaves into fish and water into wine, Moses parted the sea, and Samson's long hair gave him extraordinary strength, which enabled him to wrestle lions with his bare hands, tear down buildings and probably even "move any mountain" - Which links us to The Shamen and Move Any Mountain.

Flaws:

Yep - Dave couldn't clarify (upon questioning) that Samson and Moses definitely had beards, but he said they were "definitely hairy". Also, Jesus didn't turn loaves into fish apparently. At the risk of offending the religious ones amongst you, who actually cares.

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Released - July 1991

Highest UK Chart Position - #4

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Monday 11th September 2006

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Today's Tedious Link:

The Soup Dragons and I'm Free.

Today's Transcript:

The Shamen Move Any Mountain – A "mountain" is how you would describe Ben Nevis, Mount Fiji or K2 – If you add 7 to K2 then you get K9, which is a robotic dog in Doctor Who – The new series of Doctor Who will star Radio 1's own Reggie Yates – Reggie Yates is the radio husband of Fearne Cotton, who has just come back from Love Island where she was working with Patrick Kielty – Patrick Kielty shares the same initials as Peter Kay, who is from Bolton, as are Vernon Kay and Sara Cox – "Cox" is a word associated with apples – Apples are what Sir Isaac Newton used to test his Theory Of Relativity and Gravity – "Gravity" was the name of the comeback single by Embrace a couple of years ago, and was penned by Chris Martin from Coldplay – "Cold" is how Rafael Benitez, Steven Gerrard and the rest of the Liverpool flops must have felt after they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday with top Premiership striker Andy Johnson netting twice to send Everton to the top - and if you remove the first letter of top and replace it with an "S" and an additional "U" you get "soup", as in The Soup Dragons - Which links us to The Soup Dragons and I'm Free.

Flaws:

The first and most obvious quibble today was regarding the difference between Sir Isaac Newton and Einstein. Newton discovered gravity, and was nothing to do with the Theory Of Relativity, which Einstein went and made up. Also someone pointed out that Bobby Zamora at West Ham is now joint top scorer in the Premiership after yesterday, although Dave was right that at the time Johnson was technically top. The soup link was also wrong, as although Dave had all the right letters in "Suop", he didn't have them in the right order.

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - July 1990

Highest UK Chart Position - #5

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Tuesday 12th September 2006

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Today's Tedious Link:

Coldplay and Shiver.

Today's Transcript:

The Soup Dragons I'm Free – "I'm Free" was probably the first thing Nelson Mandela said when he was released in 1990 - Other things to be released in1990 included the single "Opposites Attract" by Paula Abdul, also "Days Of Thunder" with Tom Cruise – Tom Cruise also starred in the film "Risky Business", where Tom played a character that had to get his parents house back in one piece after they came back from their holiday, which had a similar plot to that Yellow Pages ad where the bloke needs a French polisher and right at the end finds out one of the paintings has still got a moustache on it – A moustache is something that both Tom Selleck and Brandon from The Killers have in common – The Killers played an exclusive gig for Radio 1 last Friday in Blackpool – Blackpool is somewhere famous for its tower, as is Piza in Italy and of course Paris in France – As well as being the capital of France, "Paris" is also the imaginative title of the debut album from Paris Hilton – Paris Hilton's dad owns chains of hotels worldwide - and hotels are what you might stay in if you are not at home and on the road like an international rock band like Coldplay - Which links us to Coldplay and Shiver.

Flaws:

The team didn't bother as they were a bit far behind, and it seems to be flawless today anyway. I would like to thank Chris and Will Ferrell for speaking all over the link though (even if it was to advertise "Talladega Nights", out at all good cinemas now), making it rather hard to transcribe.

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - March 2000

Highest UK Chart Position - #35

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Wednesday 13th September 2006

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Today's Tedious Link:

David Bowie and Heroes.

Today's Transcript:

Coldplay Shiver – "Shiver" is what you do either if you are really cold or if you're ill with a fever – "Fever" was the title of a 1993 hit for Madonna – Madonna is married to Guy Richie, who directed "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels", as well as "Snatch", both of which starred Vinnie Jones – Vinnie Jones used to play football for Wimbledon FC – Wimbledon is also somewhere which is well known for dog racing and tennis – Tennis is associated with strawberries, which are sold in a punnet – "Punnet" almost rhymes with "bonnet", which can be found on a car and in America is known as a "hood" – "Hood" rhymes with "wood", which is where you would find lots of trees, birds and squirrels – Squirrels have big bushy tails and like to eat nuts – Nuts can be a major life threatening hazard if you have a nut allergy, and this is why they don't serve them as snacks on aeroplanes anymore – Other things that aren't allowed on planes anymore include fireworks and knives - and famous knives include the "bowie knife" - Which links us to David Bowie and Heroes.

Flaws:

Some people didn't believe Vinnie Jones was in Snatch - he was "Bullet-tooth Tony" of course (although the team did have to look it up). Joel off of JK and Joel, as well as loads of other texters, said he had been served nuts recently on a plane, but Dave and Chris seemingly hadn't. Must just be a change implemented in first class then eh?

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - October 1977

Highest UK Chart Position - #24

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Thursday 14th September 2006

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Today's Tedious Link:

Green Day and Basket Case.

Today's Transcript:

David Bowie Heroes - “Heroes” is how you might describe the Everton players after last Saturday’s 3-0 derby demolition of hapless Liverpool - Liverpool are managed by Rafael Beneath-us, who like much of their under performing foreign stars, is from Spain - Spain is the only country that borders Portugal - and Portugal, or “Madeira” I think to be precise, is where Nelly Furtado’s parents are from - Nelly Furtado’s current album is called ”Loose” - “Loose” is the opposite of “tight”, like ”Tight Fit”, who scored a number one hit in 1982 with ”The Lion Sleeps Tonight” - “Sleeping Lions” is the name of a good game to play with children - ”Children” was a 1996 hit for Robert Miles, who’s from Italy - Italy is where the Romans were from - and it was the Romans who had a lot to do with civilization and the invention of stuff like straight roads, months, calendars, central heating, education, aqueducts, swimming baths and concrete - Concrete starts of soft, and then goes hard, and in that respect has something in common with ice magic and bread - and bread in restaurants is often served in a “basket” - Which links us to Green Day and Basket Case.

Flaws:

Lots of abuse from Liverpool fans for Blue-nose Dave, and his stupidly biased link. Nobody picked up on his grammatical error though - ”much of their under performing foreign stars” should really be ”many of their under performing foreign stars”.

Our Tedious Facts:

Re issued - January 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #7

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Friday 15th September 2006

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Today's Tedious Link:

Scissor Sisters and Take Your Mama (Live from Maida Vale - pic above).

Today's Transcript:

Green Day Basket Case - A “basket case” is an expression for someone who’s a bit crackers - Crackers in the world of biscuits are what you serve with cheese - Cheese is made from milk and is therefore not recommended to people who suffer from a dairy allergy - The word “dairy” is an anagram of “diary”, which is a daily journal that people keep, and in the world of sailing and shipping is known as a “log” - “Log” is a word also associated with computers, as in the instructions ”log on” or ”log off”, and is of course also synomonous with the world of lumberjacks, who chop trees into logs, which you then put in your fire - Fire can result in smoke, which gets in your eyes - ”In Your Eyes” was a 2002 hit for Kylie Minogue, and a different ”In Your Eyes” was a hit nineteen years earlier for the late George Benson - ”Benson” was the title of an early 80’s American sitcom about Benson DuBois, who was a funny butler for a wealthy family, who lived somewhere like New York, I think - New York is where the Scissor Sisters are from, and they’re our very special guests all day today on Radio 1, live at our world famous Maida Vale studios, where they’ll be performing live tracks all day - Which links us to a Tedious Link special, live from Maida Vale, Scissor Sisters and Take Your Mama

Flaws:

How does he do it eh? The MAJOR flaw in today’s link was the fact that George Benson isn’t dead, and is very much alive and kicking. So much so that he played in Jersey on Saturday. Vitty said he had him confused with Luther Vandross, and apologised to Mr Benson and his family for this gross inaccuracy. Chris rightly pointed out that it’s not the first time he’s made such an error. Also, ”Benson” technically began in 1979 (not the early 80’s), but that’s just me being an arse.

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - April 2004

Highest UK Chart Position - #17

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Monday 18th September 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:27 pm

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Today's Tedious Link:

Dream Warriors and My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style.

Today's Transcript:

Scissor Sisters Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters were performing live for Radio 1 all day on Friday at our world famous Maida Vale studios in London - London is set to host the Olympics in the year 2012, having beaten off strong competition from the French - The French are famous for their food, which often contains a lot of garlic and gives you smelly breath - If you add an “E” onto the end of “breath” you get “Breathe”, which is a one word song title that links The Prodigy, Kylie Minogue and Erasure - Erasure are made up of Andy Bell and quiet keyboard type Vince Clark, who used to be in Yazoo with Alison Moyet, and also Depeche Mode before that - “Depeche Mode” is the French phrase that means “fast fashion” - Fashion is what Kate Moss does, and she also goes out with Pete Doherty - Pete Doherty shares the same initials as Paul Danan, who’s apparently doing some show with Calum Best and Fran Cosgrove, where they go on a road trip along Route 66 in America - America shares a land border with Mexico in the south and Canada in the north - and Canada is the country that’s given us many musical acts over the years, such as Bryan Adams, Alanis Morisette, Avril Lavigne and of course the Dream Warriors - Which links us to a Tedious link classic, The Dream Warriors and My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style.

Flaws:

Dave said no, but are Kate Moss and Pete Doherty actually still together? Answers on a postcard please.

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1990

Highest UK Chart Position - #13

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Tuesday 19th September 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:28 pm

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Today's Tedious Link:

The Beatles and Let It Be.

Today's Transcript:

Dream Warriors My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style - The Dream Warriors were a bit of a two hit wonder back in the year 1990, with their other offering being their top 16 chart smash ”Wash Your Face In My Sink” - “Sink” is what you hope won’t happen to you if you’re in a boat - A boat is what you should be in if you’re out shark fishing - Sharks can grow to the size of a family hatchback, with several rows of razor sharp teeth - Sharp teeth are also what make lions and tigers scary, which is why it’s best to see them when they’re safely locked up in a zoo - “Zoo” rhymes with “moo”, which is the noise you’d associate with a cow - The plural of “cow” is “cows”, and the collective term for a group of cows is a “herd” - Heard, first name Douglas used to be a Conservative MP and member of the cabinet - A cabinet of a different type is a large piece of furniture that would probably be made out of wood - Wood also used to be used to make false legs in the olden days, for pirates and stuff, whereas nowadays they use other, more advanced materials for prosthetic limbs, like the one that Heather Mills has got - Heather Mills is currently stuck in the middle of a nasty divorce from Sir Paul McCartney - Which links us cleverly to Sir Paul McCartney’s old band The Beatles and Let It Be.

Flaws:

Dave said none, but he failed to point out that the “herd”/”heard” link was phonetic. I think he’d refer to that as a “technicality” however.

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - May 1970

Highest UK Chart Position - #1

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Wednesday 20th September 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:29 pm

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Today's Tedious Link:

Leftfield and Open Up.

Today's Transcript:

The Beatles Let It Be - The Beatles are from Liverpool, as are Jimmy Tarbuck and Cilla Black - Cilla Black’s real name isn’t actually “Black”, but is in fact “White” - ”Black Or White” was a hit for Michael Jackson, who enjoys theme parks and the company of children - ”Children” was a 1996 hit for Robert Miles - “Robert Miles” shares one name in common with “Miles Davis”, who in turn shares one name in common with “Carrie Davis”, who’s from the West Country, like The Wurzels - The Wurzels’ most famous musical offering was a song themed around a combine harvester - “Harvester” is also the name of a chain of restaurants whose adverts used to feature the track ”Harvest For The World” by The Christians - The Christians were involved in the crusades in the olden days, when they used a trojan horse to break down the barriers of the non believers - ”Believe” was a number one hit in 1998 for Cher, who used to be the other half of Sonny Bono - The name “Bono” is spelt the same as “Bono”, who’s the lead singer of U2 and an Irishman from an Irish family - and another famous frontman from an Irish family is John Lydon, who used to be Johnny Rotten and is now John Lydon again, who also used to front Leftfield - Which links us predictably to Leftfield and Open Up.

Flaws:

Just the one big one today - the Trojan horse had nothing do with the Crusades at all, that was the Greeks. Some texters commented that Dave's history was as good as his Maths. i.e. sh*t.

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1993

Highest UK Chart Position - #13

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Thursday 21st September 2006

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Today's Tedious Link:

Doves and Caught By The River.

Today's Transcript:

Leftfield Open Up - “Open up” is something you might have to do if you were visiting a psychiatrist - A psychiatrist is also sometimes known as a “shrink” - Shrink is what might happen to your clothes if you don’t wash them properly, or leave them in the dryer too long - Long is the opposite of short, and the words “long” and “short” can be applied to the length of a ladies’ skirt - “Skirt” is what Dominic Byrne calls girls - ”Girls Girls Girls” was a big hit for Mötley Crüe, who feature Tommy Lee on drums - Tommy Lee used to be married to Pamela Anderson, who’s now with Kid Rock - Rock of a different type is the area of study for a geologist - Geologists study “Geology”, which is a subject you can do if you’re at university - “At university” is quite literally where we’re gonna be tonight, in the Chris Moyles Show Karaoke extravaganza at the University Of The West Of England in the host city of Bristol - Bristol is situated on the River Seven - and if you were on the run from the police in Bristol, and had been hiding by the river, and were then “caught by the police” while you were hiding there “by the river”, I’d suppose that you’d say that you’d be quite literally “caught by the river” - Which links us cleverly to Doves and Caught By The River.

Flaws:

There was a big debate on whether or not Bristol was situated was on the River Seven, or Avon - something I myself was pulled up on the other week. Check the top sub-forum on the boards and click on the Bristol thread. Rachel backed up Dave, although Moyles was less convinced and called a text poll. It was then I lost interest.

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - October 2002

Highest UK Chart Position - #29

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Friday 22nd September 2006

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Today's Tedious Link:

EMF and Unbelievable.

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Doves Caught By The River - Doves tend to be white and are a symbol of peace - “Peace (In The Valley)” was a big hit years ago for Rozalla - Rozalla was from Zimbabwe I think, which used to be called “Rhodesia” and is also where Bruce Grobbelaar is from - Bruce Grobbelaar now lives in, or near, Rothwell in Leeds, which is where Longman makes his sandwiches - Sandwiches are named after the town of “Sandwich” in Kent, because it was the Earl Of Sandwich who lived in Sandwich, and first invented sandwiches, which he named after himself and the town presumably - Sandwiches are the sort of thing you might find in a picnic - Picnics normally require the use of a hamper - “Hamper” rhymes with “scamper”, which is what a small rabbit might do across a summer meadow - The plural of “meadow” is “meadows”, which need to be mown - Moan of a different type is something you’d do if you weren’t happy, which is quite the opposite of how the people were at our karaoke evening last night, when they all had a right royal hoot - It wasn’t just good, it was great, and if I’d have been one of the lucky punters lucky enough to have been there last night, I’d have probably described the evening as ‘super” and “unbelievable” - Which links us to EMF and Unbelievable.

Flaws:

Seamless? ”No no no no no no” - to quote an old Kinder catchphrase.
*”Peace (In The Valley)” was by Sabrina Johnston, not Rozalla.
*Rabbits hop rather than scamper.
*Also sandwiches weren’t invented by the Earl Of Sandwich - that was rollocks.

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1990

Highest UK Chart Position - #3

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Monday 25th September 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:32 pm

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Placebo and Nancy Boy.

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EMF Unbelievable - EMF were fronted by their lead singer called “James” - James is also the name of a famous English King, and in that respect shares something in common with Henry, George, Charles and Edward - Charles and Edward were the proper first names of Charles and Eddie, who scored a number one hit in 1992 with ”Would I Lie To You?” - ”Would I Lie To You?” is also a song title that would appear on the contrasting discographies of Whitesnake and The Eurythmics - The Eurythmics were made up of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, who used to be married to (or certainly went out with) Siobhan Fahey, who was originally in Bananarama, and then went on to form Shakespeare’s Sister with Marcella Detroit - Detroit is a place in America and is also where Eminem is from - Eminem starred in the film ”8 Mile” - 8 mile plus another five miles is thirteen miles, which is the approximate length of the Great North Run, which scarily takes place this coming Sunday and takes place in Newcastle Upon Tyne, which is the home of Ant & Dec - Ant & Dec are both big mates of Brian Connelly - Brian Connelly shares the same first name as Brian Molko - and Brian Molko is the lead singer of the band Placebo - Which links us to (the superb) Placebo and Nancy Boy.

Flaws:

Well, James was born at Edinburgh Castle, which technically makes him a famous Scottish King and not an English one. The Jocks 1 McVitty 0. Anyway, superb choice of track. Pity daytime Radio 1 don’t give a sh*t about them anymore. “Meds” should be on the playlist without a doubt. I’m sick of genuinely great records being ignored for dance pap. Anyway, roll on December 7th for Placebo at Notts Arena.

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - February 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #4

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Tuesday 26th September 2006

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Ian Brown and F.E.A.R.

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Placebo Nancy Boy - A “placebo” is actually a medical term for something which doesn’t have any medicinal qualities but makes you feel better because you think it does, so it’s all in your head - Your head is the part of the body that connects your brain and your eyes and your mouth and your cheeks to your main body or torso, via the neck - The word “neck” in * rhyming slang is known as a ”Gregory”, as in Gregory Peck, who was an actor from years ago who is now sadly dead, just like Fred Astaire - ”Just Like Fred Astaire” was a hit for James in 1999, while ”1999” was a hit for Prince, who likes the colour purple, which was the title of a film starring Whoopi Goldberg, who was also in ”Jumpin' Jack Flash”, which was a hit for The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones are still going strong, and still feature the frail and fragile Keith Richards, who’s making a cameo in the new Pirates Of The Caribbean film alongside Johnny Depp - Johnny Depp shares the same initials as Coronation Street star Jane Danson - Jane Danson is from Manchester, as are many, many famous people, including Steve Coogan, Ryan Giggs, Morrissey, Brian Kidd, Melanie Sykes and of course Ian Brown - Which links us to Ian Brown and F.E.A.R.

Flaws:

With Ian Wright in, the pub quiz half way through and the text machines off, Dave declared “I don’t know” when asked whether the link was seamless. The answer? Well, sorta. Ryan Giggs was born in Cardiff let’s not forget.

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - September 2001

Highest UK Chart Position - #13

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Wednesday 27th September 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:34 pm

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Today's Tedious Link:

Wheatus and Teenage Dirtbag.

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Ian Brown F.E.A.R - Ian Brown shares the same surname as Gordon Brown, who is the Deputy PM and a strong possibility to take over the leadership at some point from Tony Blair - “Blair” rhymes with “care”, as in The Care Bears, which were popular with Joel from JK and Joel during his childhood - Childhood is apparently the happiest time of your life - ”(I've Had) The Time Of My Life” was a big hit for Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, and was taken from the soundtrack to the movie ”Dirty Dancing”, starring Patrick Swayze - Patrick Swayze was also in the film ”Ghost” with Demi Moore, who goes out with Ashton Kutcher from ”MTV Punk’d”, and also used to be married to Bruce Willis - Bruce Willis starred in the Die Hard films and also in ”Moonlighting” with Cybill Shepherd - A shepherd is someone involved in the business of sheep, as is a shearer - Shearer, first name Alan, used to play for Newcastle United and before that for Blackburn Rovers and Southampton - Southampton is famous for Craig David, who had a top 8 hit with ”Rendezvous” in 2001 - and 2001 was also the year that the almost one hit wonders that were, or are rather, Wheatus, scored their biggest hit with ”Teenage Dirtbag’ - Which links us to Wheatus and of course Teenage Dirtbag.

Flaws:

Yeah, er, but, er NOOOO. Gordon Brown is The Chancellor Of The Exchequer, not the Deputy PM. Schoolboy error there by A-Level Politics student Comedy Dave. Also, Demi Moore married Ashton Kutcher on September 24th 2005, so isn’t just “going out” with him anymore.

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Released - February 2001

Highest UK Chart Position - #2

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Thursday 28th September 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:35 pm

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Skunk Anansie and Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good).

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Wheatus Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus’s only other decent chart entry came with their cover of ”A Little Respect” by Erasure - “Erasure” sounds a lot like “eraser”, which is what the Americans call a rubber - Rubber naturally comes from rubber trees, and one of the biggest producers of rubber is Malaysia - The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur, and is known for short as “KL” - “KL” are the initials of Ken Livingstone, who’s the Mayor of London - London is the capital of England - If you swap the A of England for a U you get “Englund”, as in Robert Englund, who starred in the ”Nightmare On Elm Street” films as Freddy Krueger - ”Kruger” is also the name of a national park in South Africa - South Africa is where Nelson Mandela is from, and was incarcerated - Nelson Mandela has met loads of singers and stuff over the years, including Bono, Jim Kerr from Simple Minds and Tom Jones - Tom Jones is from South Wales, as is Grant from Feeder - and Feeder’s drummer Mark, who’s from Leeds I think (or certainly supports Leeds) used to be the drummer with Skunk Anansie - Which links us to Skunk Anansie and Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good).

Flaws:

Surprisingly short of mistakes today. There was a phonetic Krueger/Kruger link Vitty never made clear - but still.

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - February 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #13

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Friday 29th September 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:36 pm

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Bryan Adams and Run To You.

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Skunk Anansie Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good) - “Hedonism “is what people like to do when they go to Ibiza - Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands, along with Formentera, Majorca and Minorca, and they’re all situated in the Mediterranean Sea - The Mediterranean Sea is what separates the continents of Europe and Africa - Africa is where Safari Parks import all of their lions and elephants and stuff - Elephants have tusks, and it’s these that poachers are after to sell to bad people who carve them into ivory - The Ivory Coast is where Didier Drogba is from, who plays for Chelsea - Chelsea are managed by Jose Mourinho, who likes to wear a long coat - The word “coat” rhymes with “moat”, which is the word for the water filled trench designed to keep out marauding and invading baddies, that would be dug around the castle - Castles were a big thing in the olden days, and many places in the UK still have names that derive from the fact that they were traditional castle locations, such as “Castle Bromwich”, ”Castle Donington” and of course ”Newcastle Upon Tyne” - and Newcastle Upon Tyne is where me, Rachel, Carrie and Longman will be on Sunday for The Great North Run, which begins in Newcastle and ends in South Shields - So if you’re gonna be in South Shields or anywhere along the thirteen mile course, we will during the course of the morning “run to you” - Which links us cleverly to Bryan Adams and Run To You.

Flaws:

Tusks are already made of ivory - but bar that “bang on” (to quote Dave’s terminology).

Our Tedious Facts:

Released - January 1985

Highest UK Chart Position - #11

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Monday 2nd October 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:13 pm

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The Charlatans, North Country Boy

Today's Transcript:

Bryan Adams is from Canada, which is where you're likely to see a moose. Mousse can also be something that people might eat for pudding. Pudding Lane is where the Great Fire of London started, which happened around the time of the Bubonic Plague. If you swap the 'L' in 'plague' for an 'R' you get 'Prague', which is a popular destination for stag dos. A female version of a stag is a hen. 'Hen' rhymes with 'Len', who had a hit with 'Steal My Sunshine'. Sunshine is what people like to see when they go away on holiday. 'Holiday' was Madonna's first top ten hit in this country in 1984. '1984' was a hit for the Eurythmics. The Eurythmics are made up of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, who's from Sunderland. Sunderland is in the North East, so I suppose you could say that Dave Stewart is a north country boy, which links to The Charlatans and 'North Country Boy'.

Flaws:

The Great Fire of London happened in 1666, whereas the Bubonic Plague hit Europe between 1340 and 1400, so completely different time periods.

Tedious Facts:

Released - April 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #4
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Tuesday 3rd October 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:22 pm

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East 17, Deep

Today's Transcript:

The Charlatans' Tim Burgess shares the same first name as Tim Rice, who shares the same surname as Anneka Rice, who did 'Treasure Hunt' until she was replaced by Annabel Croft. Crofters tend to live in small communities in the North of Scotland and on the islands off the West Coast. 'Coast' rhymes with 'toast', which is what you do to the happy couple at a wedding. Wedding is a word associated with bells, which are what you find in a church. Church, first name Charlotte, has got her own show on Friday night on Channel 4. Four is the square root of 16, which is how old you have to be to ride a moped in the UK, while at 17 you can learn to drive a car. His car is what Brian Harvey of East 17 managed to run himself over with while he was driving it. Brian Harvey is from Walthamstow in North East London, which has the postcode East 17, which links to East 17 and 'Deep'.

Flaws:

Seamless link.

Tedious Facts:

Released - January 1993

Highest UK Chart Position - #5
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Postby Nicola_Red » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:22 pm

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John Lennon, Imagine

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Deep is the opposite of shallow, as in 'Shallow Hal', which is a film starring Jack Black. Jack Black is a famous person we met and interviewed in New York, and in that respect shares something in common with 50 Cent. If you add an 'S' onto the beginning of 'cent' you get 'scent', as in the film 'Scent Of A Woman' starring Al Pacino. Al Pacino shares the same initials as Andi Peters, who used to do the Broom Cupboard with Edd the Duck. The French for duck is 'canard', and if you swap the first 'A' in 'canard' for a 'U' you get 'Cunard', which is the name of the cruise line that owns the QE2. The QE2 is named after Queen Elizabeth II, who is our current monarch. 'Monarch Of The Glen' is a TV show based in Scotland. Scotland are managed by Walter Smith, who used to be the manager of Everton. If you were going to watch Everton play and were arriving by air you'd land at John Lennon Airport, which links to John Lennon and 'Imagine'.

Flaws:

Problem-free today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1975

Highest UK Chart Position - #6

This track only reached #6 on its original release, but hit #1 on re-release in 1980 following Lennon's assassination.
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Thursday 5th October 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:35 pm

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James, Sit Down

Today's Transcript:

John Lennon was married to Yoko Ono, who's from Japan. Japan is famous for sumo wrestling. A sumo wrestling bout normally involves throwing rice. Rice can be boiled or fried, and in that respect shares something in common with potatoes. Potatoes were first introduced to this country by Sir walter Raleigh. A rally of a different type is what you'd expect Colin McRae to take part in. Colin McRae is from Scotland, like Lorraine Kelly. Lorraine Kelly shares the same surname as Matthew Kelly, who used to do 'Stars in Their Eyes'. If you actually had stars in your eyes you'd probably need to go to the doctor. Doctors work in surgeries or hospotals. If you were sick and had to go to the hospital the doctor would take you into a cubicle and ask you to sit down, which links to James and 'Sit Down'.

Flaws:

It isn't rice that's thrown at sumo wrestling matches, it's salt.

Tedious Facts:

Released - March 1991

Highest UK Chart Position - #2
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Friday 6th October 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:48 pm

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Livin' Joy, Dreamer

Today's Transcript:

James were fronted by Tim Booth, who is now with Booth and The Bad Angel. Angels have wings, and Wings were a band led by Sir Paul McCartney. Sir Paul McCartney is one of two surviving Beatles, the other being Ringo Starr. Ringo Starr used to be the voice of 'Thomas the Tank Engine'. Thomas the Tank Engine is a train, which is what trainspotters get excited about when they stand on the platform at places like Crewe Station. Crewe is where you change for services to Chester and North Wales. North wales is where John Prescott is from. John Prescott is not to be confused with Gordon Brown, who's Chancellor of the Exchequer, which is like the accountant for the whole country, 'Country House' was a number 1 for Blur in 1995, the same year as 'Dreamer' by Livin' Joy, which links to Livin' Joy and 'Dreamer'.

Flaws:

Once again nothing to report.

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 1994 (remix released in May 1995)

Highest UK Chart Position - #18 (remix #1)
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Monday 9th October 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:00 pm

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Prince & The Revolution, Raspberry Beret

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Livin' Joy's follow-up to 'Dreamer' was called 'Don't Stop Movin'', which was also the title of a hit for S Club 7. S Club 7's Bradley recently had a celebrity boxing match with Jack Osbourne. Jack Osbourne likes to spend his time climbing mountains. Mountains are where you might expect to see goats. 'Goats' rhymes with 'boats', which can either have motors or sails. Sales of a different type are what people queue up for on Boxing Day. Boxing Day is the 26th of December. December is month number 12. 12 is divisible by 6, 2, 3 and 4. If you add up 6, 2, 3 and 4 you get 15, which is the number of people in a rugby team. One of the biggest rugby tournaments in the world is the Six Nations, which includes France. France is somewhere where they wear berets, which links to Prince and 'Raspberry Beret'.

Flaws:

There were some arguments as to whether Boxing Day is always the 26th December. This proves to be more complicated than I realised, and wiki states that when 26 December falls on a Sunday, Boxing Day in many places is moved to 27 December. In the UK, where Boxing Day is a bank holiday, if Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, a substitute bank holiday is given on the following Monday, but if 26 December falls on a Sunday – which means that Christmas Day, another holiday, fell on a Saturday – then the Statutory Holiday for Christmas is moved. So Dave was kind of right, but kind of not.

Tedious Facts:

Released - July 1985

Highest UK Chart Position - #25
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Tuesday 10th October 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:12 pm

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Manic Street Preachers, A Design For Life

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Prince used to go out with Sheena Easton, who sung 'For Your Eyes Only', from the Bond film. In 'For Your Eyes Only', Bond was played by Roger Moore. Roger Moore shares the same surname as Alecia Moore, who's better known as Pink. 'Pink Cadillac' was a hit for Natalie Cole. Natalie Cole shares the same surname as George Cole, who played Arfur Daley in 'Minder'. 'Minder' was re-made with the Dennis Waterman character played by Gary Webster, who I saw at the finishing line at the Great North Run. Run DMC had a hit with 'Walk This Way', which was a collaboration with Aerosmith. Aerosmith's lead guitarist was Joe Perry. 'Perry' rhymes with 'ferry', which is a good way to get to France or Ireland. If you wanted to go to Cork in Ireland by ferry you'd probably have to catch it from Swansea. Swansea is in South wales and near Blackwood, the home of the Manic Street Preachers, which links to Manic Street Preachers and 'A Design For Life'.

Flaws:

Seamless today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - April 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #2
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Wednesday 11th October 2006

Postby Nicola_Red » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:04 pm

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Fun Lovin' Criminals, Scooby Snacks

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Design is something that an architect would do in the world of buildings. Buildings that are on different levels contain stories. Stories of a different type are what Steve Lamacq likes to tell. 'Tellin' Stories' was an album by the Charlatans, which contained the track 'How High'. "How high" is a question that might be asked by the mountain-climbing Jack Osbourne. Jack Osbourne has got a sister called Kelly. 'Kelly Watch The Stars' was a hit for Air. Air Supply were a band from Australia. Australia is where Rolf Harris is from, and he likes to draw animals, like cartoon dogs and stuff. One of the most famous cartoon dogs is Scooby-Doo. if Scooby-Doo was peckish he might want a Scooby snack, which links to Fun Lovin' Criminals and 'Scooby Snacks'.

Flaws:

Watertight.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #22
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