Transcripts of Dave's Tedious Links
By MC
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Monday 5th January 2004

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Today's Tedious Link:

The Mock Turtles and Can You Dig It?

Today's Transcript:

Oasis What’s The Story Morning Glory - Morning Glory is something you have when you wake up - Wake Up Boo was a big hit for The Boo Radleys - Boo Radley was a name of a character in To Kill A Mocking Bird written of course by Harper Lee - Harper Lee shares the same surname as Franny Lee who used to play for Man City - Man City are managed by Kevin Keegan - Kevin Keegan shares the same christian name as Kevin Woodford the celebrity chef - If you add an “I” to the word chef you get chief which is a term referring to a type of tribal leader in many African and Native American communities - Native Americans traditionally live in a type of tent called a Teepee - Teepee sounds a bit like Taipei which is the capital of Taiwan - Taiwan is entirely surrounded by water making it an island much like Australia and Guernsey - Guernsey is famous for it’s cows - Cows live on farms as do chickens - Chickens lay eggs as do turtles - and when you think of the word Turtles in the context of an early 90’s Madchester baggy band with one of the brothers being Steve Coogan you think of course of The Mock Turtles and Can You Dig It? - Which links us to todays first ever breakfast tedious link The Mock Turtles and Can You Dig It?

Tedious Facts:

Released - March 1991

Highest UK Chart Position - #18
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Robbie Williams and Millennium

Today's Transcript:

The Mock Turtles Can You Dig It? - Turtles carry their home on their back and in that respect share much in common with a snail - A snail leaves a trail - A trail is industry speak for a promotional trailer or feature - Trailers of a different type are what white trash americans live in - Livin Joy had a number one hit in 1995 with Dreamer - The plural of dreamer is dreamers as in Freddie and The Dreamers who were a light hearted beat combo in the 1960’s the same era interestingly that saw the launch of The Beatles - The Beatles drummer was called Ringo - Ringo rhymes with Dingo which is a type of wild australian dog - Dogs eat out of bowls - Bowls or more precisely Lawn Bowls is a sport which requires the participants to dress all in white a bit like cricket and tennis - The game of tennis requires a net - Annette Benning is married to actor Warren Beatty who shares the same surname as James Beattie who plays for Southampton - Southampton is the birthplace of Mr Craig David - Craig David scored two number one hits in the year 2000 and the year 2000 was also known at the time as the Millennium - Which links us to Robbie Williams and Millennium. (THIRD TIME AS TEDIOUS LINK NOW - SECOND TIME IN 6 MONTHS IT HAS BEEN USED.)

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Released - September 1998

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Neneh Cherry and Buffalo Stance

Today's Transcript:

Robbie Williams Millennium - A Millennium only happens once every thousand years - Years are made up of months - Months are made up of days - Days Of Thunder was a film starring our good friend Mr Tom Cruise - Cruise liners are traditionally popular with the elderly - Elderly people are entitled to discount on transport - The word transport shares many of the same letters as the word transplant which is a process by which people acquire new organs from elsewhere - If you combine the words elsewhere and saint you get Saint Elsewhere which was an American TV hospital drama set in Boston - the same city interestingly which provided the setting for Cheers - Cheers starred Ted Danson, George Wendt, Rhea Perlman and Kirstie Alley - Ally McCoist is an ex-footballer and in that respect shares something in common with former Leeds United legend Trevor Cherry - And when you think of famous people with the surname Cherry who represent the world of music you think of course of Neneh Cherry - Which links us to Neneh Cherry and Buffalo Stance.

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Released - December 1988

Highest UK Chart Position - #3
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Oasis and Live Forever

Today's Transcript:

Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance - If you remove the Stance from Buffalo Stance you’re left simply with Buffalo which is a word often associated to mozzarella and wings - Wings were a group fronted by Paul McCartney - Paul McCartney shares the same surname as Stella McCartney who is a famous fashion designer - Fashion Designers make clothes - Clothes are sold in shops as are crisps - Crisps are the favourite food of Gary Lineker - Lineker rhymes with Spinnaker which is a type of sail commonly found on a yacht - Yachts are often raced as are horses - Horses are ridden by jockeys - Jockeys tend to be smaller than most adult people a bit like children - Children was a big hit for Mr Robert Miles - Robert Miles was born in Switzerland - Switzerland is the world’s primary exporter of cuckoo clocks - Clocks was a huge hit last year for Coldplay - Coldplay frontman Chris Martin recently upset Liam Gallagher - and Liam Gallagher is of course the voice behind the beautiful Live Forever by Oasis - Which links us to (you’ll never believe it) Oasis and Live Forever.

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Released - August 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #10
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Shamen and Ebeneezer Goode

Today's Transcript:

Oasis Live Forever - If you live forever you might be referred to as being immortal - The word immortal is one of the few words in the English language which begins with the letter ‘I’ - another one of course being Igloo - An Igloo is a term for a house made of ice - Ice Ice Baby was a big hit in 1990 - the same year that saw the commencement of Operation Desert-Storm - A storm is something which brews and in that respect shares something in common with tea - Tea comes from China - as does Ken Hom who markets his own brand of wok - Wok rhymes with * which is a primary ingredient in the dish Coq au Vin - Vin is the french word for wine - Wine is made from grapes as are raisins - Raisins are very similar to sultanas - Sultanas are the female version of Sultans - Sultans of Swing was a big hit for Dire Straits - Straits or more precisely the Menai Straits are what separate Anglesey from North Wales - North Wales is famous for it’s mountains and when you think of the word ‘mountain’ in the context of early 90’s dance pop you think of Move Any Mountain by The Shamen - Which links us (bizarrely not to Move Any Mountain by The Shamen but) to The Shamen and Ebeneezer Goode.

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Released - September 1992

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

5ive and Keep On Movin'

Today's Transcript:

The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode - Good is the opposite of bad - Bad was the title of a 1987 album by Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson made famous the wearing of one glove a craze that has now been copied by many golfers - Golfers are famous for wearing ridiculous trousers as was MC Hammer - MC Hammer is now a reverend or a minister or something - If you remove the second ‘I’ from the word minister you get minster as in York Minster which is one of the primary attractions in the city of York - York is the home of Shed Seven - Shed Seven’s first Top 30 single release was entitled Dolphin - Dolphins are known for being friendly to tuna - Tuna is a type of fish - Fish is the name of the lead singer of Marillion who had a 1985 hit with Kayleigh - Kayleigh rhymes with Hayley as in Hayley Evetts who was that brummie bird out of Pop Idol who I think was going out with Gareth Gates until she found out he’d been knocking off Jordan - Jordan is a regular on the London party circuit as is Dani Behr - and Dani Behr has enjoyed several relationships over the years with high profile beaus including Ryan Giggs of Man Utd and J from Five - Which links us to 5ive and Keep On Movin'.

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Released - November 1999

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

A Tribe Called Quest and Can I Kick It?

Today's Transcript:

5ive Keep On Movin' - 5ive are sadly no longer with us and in that respect are kind of extinct like the woolly mammoth - The woolly mammoth was related to the elephant - Elephants never forget - Never Forget was the penultimate single from Take That - Take That were fronted by keyboard wizard Gary Barlow - Gary Barlow shares the same surname as Tracy Barlow from Coronation Street - Coronation Street’s Kevin Webster is a soap opera mechanic as was Kylie Minogue’s Neighbours character Charlene - Sharleen Spiteri is the singer with Texas - Texas is the home of our good friends Beyonce Knowles and Renée Zellweger - Renée Zellweger stars in Cold Mountain which shouldn’t be mistaken for Red Mountain which is a type of coffee - Coffee contains caffeine - Caffeine is a drug but is less addictive and dangerous than heroin - and if you were addicted to heroin and were quite rightly trying to give it up you might have to ask yourself “Can I give up?” or indeed “Can I kick it?” - Which links us to A Tribe Called Quest and Can I Kick It?

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Released - January 1991

Highest UK Chart Position - #15
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

All Saints and Pure Shores

Today's Transcript:

A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It? - “Can I Kick It?” is clearly a question much like “Where Is The Love?” which was a big hit for The Black Eyed Peas - Black-eyed Peas are a popular dish in the southern states of America as are grits - Grits rhymes with Brits as in The Brits which take place every year in February a bit like Valentines Day - Valentines Day clashes with the fifth round of the cup - A Cup is what links football, tea and boobs - The word Boobs contains a double “o” a bit like tools and boogie - Boogie Nights was a film starring Mark Wahlberg who also starred in The Perfect Storm alongside George Clooney - Clooney rhymes with loony - Luniz had a hit with I Got 5 On It - On it rhymes with bonnet which is what the Americans call a hood - Other stupid American words include sidewalk, freeway and jello - Jello rhymes with Yellow - Yellow featured on the soundtrack of Ferris Bueller's Day Off which starred Matthew Broderick who is now married to Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker - and a Parker is the winter coat of choice for many celebrity couples - the most famous of these being Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton, who used to be in All Saints - Which links us to All Saints and Pure Shores.

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Released - February 2000

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Blur and Parklife

Today's Transcript:

All Saints Pure Shores - Pure Shores appeared on the soundtrack to The Beach - The beach is where you might find crabs - Crabs have claws as do cats - Cats sound a bit like puffins which are used to advertise Guinness - Guinness is brewed in Dublin which is the home city of Samantha Mumba - Mumba rhymes with lumbar which is a region of the back - Back In The USSR was a big hit for The Beatles in 1976 which was the same year that my sister was born in - Born In The USA by Bruce Springsteen was taken from the album of the same name which also included the track Dancing In The Dark - the video for which included a girl in the audience being plucked by Bruce from one of his gigs which turned out to be a very very young Courtney Cox - Courtney Cox shares the same Christian name as Courtney Love who is the lead singer of the band Hole - Hole In My Shoe was a 1984 hit for neil - Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon although he didn’t actually meet any of our intergalactic neighbours - Neighbours actress Ann Haddy played the role of Helen Daniels - and Helen Daniels shares the same surname as quadrophenia star Phil Daniels who also starred in the video for Blur’s Parklife - which links us to Blur and Parklife.

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Released - September 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #10
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

C & C Music Factory and Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

Today's Transcript:

Blur Parklife - Blur frontman Damon Albarn is from Colchester who knocked Accrington out of the cup to set up a fourth round tie with Coventry - Coventry was heavily bombed during the war - what is it good for, absolutely nothing - Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now was a big hit in 1987 for Starship who used to be known as Jefferson Starship and before that were known as Jeffers and Airplane - Jeffers and Airplanes track Somebody To Love is currently sampled on the latest offering from Boogie Pimps - Pimps hang out with hookers - Hookers talk to you through your car window and in that respect share something in common with serving staff at drive-thru fast food outlets - Drive-thru fast food outlets were invented by the americans which is why so many of them are fat - Fat Friends is currently running on ITV the same channel that employs our good friend Philip Schofield - Philip Schofield used to work with a partner called Gordon - Gordon Kaye is the actor who played Renee in 'Allo 'Allo - 'Allo 'Allo is what the french say when receiving a phone call - Call Me was a big hit for Go West - West rhymes with vest and if you wear a vest in a hot room in the middle of the summer in Africa it’s gonna make you sweat - which links us to C & C Music Factory and Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now).

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Released - December 1990

Highest UK Chart Position - #3
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Republica and Ready To Go

Today's Transcript:

C & C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat - Sweat can smell if left for a long time and in that respect shares much in common with milk - Milk is a big favourite with babies - Babies wear very small shoes and clothes - Clothes are hung out to dry - Too dry is how you might describe a desert that hasn’t seen any rain for a long time - Time After Time was a big hit for Cyndi Lauper - Lauper rhymes with Pauper which is one way of describing the street urchin Oliver - Oliver’s Army was a huge hit for Elvis Costello - Elvis Costello shares the same first name as Elvis Presley who in turn shares the same surname as Reg Presley who wrote Love Is All Around, the enormous Wet Wet Wet hit from the movie Four Weddings And A Funeral which starred Hugh Grant - Hugh Grant once got in a sticky situation with Divine Brown - Brown Girl In The Ring was a big hit for Boney M - Boney M are from Germany - Germany borders the Czech Republic and the word Republic in Czech is probably pronounced Republica or something - which links us to Republica and Ready To Go

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Released - March 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #13

Can be found on both the album “Republica” and on “Republica - Ready To Go - The Best Of”
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Take That and Pray

Today's Transcript:

Republica Ready To Go - A Republic as we learnt yesterday is actually pronounced “Repooblica” if you’re in the Czech Republic and are a Czech - Check 1-2 was Craig McLachlan’s band who recorded the seminal pop smash Mona in 1990 - The video for which featured Craig and the boys playing guitar on the back of a Pickup truck - A Pickup truck is the vehicle of choice for American farmers who need to transport chickens - Chickens are the primary source of eggs - Eggs are often eaten with bacon - Bacon comes from pigs as do sausages - Sausages are sold by a butcher - Butcher first name Ricky has a son called Liam - Liam Neeson is part of the all-star cast that appears in Love Actually along with Martine McCutcheon - Martine McCutcheon went to Liza Minelli’s wedding - The Wedding Present are from Leeds as are The Sisters Of Mercy and The Mission, both of whom had a penchant for wearing black - Black is also worn by certain members of the clergy in church - and church is where you go if you want to kneel down and pray - Which links us to Take That and Pray. (Gary Barlow is 33 today coincidentally.)

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Released - July 1993

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Stone Roses and Fools Gold

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Take That Pray - Pray was also the title of a single by M.C. Hammer - The plural of hammer is hammers as in The Hammers which is the nickname of West Ham United - West Ham United are managed by Alan Pardew who split acrimoniously with Reading - The word Reading contains exactly the same spelling and letter formation as reading which makes up one of the three R’s - The three R’s shouldn’t be mistaken for the “Three Amigos!” which was a 1986 film starring Steve Martin and Chevy Chase - Chevy Chase is one of the few celebrities in the world whose first and last names begin with the same letter - another of course being Dougie Donnelly - Dougie Donnelly shares the same christian name as Doogie Howser MD who made history by being the youngest person to qualify as a doctor - Dr Alban despite his name was actually a dentist and therefore specialised purely in teeth - Teeth need to be cleaned on a daily basis as do fish - Fish can breathe underwater - Underwater is where you find most ship wrecks, many of which are laden with hidden treasures such as pearl necklaces and gold - and surely anybody who lets their gold sink to the bottom of the ocean must be a fool and therefore the sort of gold you find down there must be “Fools Gold” - which links us to The Stone Roses and Fools Gold.

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Released - April 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #25
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Texas and Say What You Want

Today's Transcript:

The Stone Roses Fools Gold - Gold along with frankincense and myrr were all gifts given by the three wise men - The three wise men navigated their way through the night sky by following the stars - a method that was later adopted by sailors before the advent of radar - If you knock the last “r” off the word radar you’re left with RADA which is like a top college for budding actors - Actors need directors - Directors tend to sit in chairs with their names on the back - “Back Of The Net” was a popular catchphrase from the world of Alan Partridge - The plural of partridge is partridges which like to live in pear trees - Trees have leaves as do certain types of pot plants - Plants require soil - Soil rhymes with oil - Oil is something you put in your car as is petrol - Petrol is sold by the gallon so you might perhaps put five gallons in your car or you might fill it with ten gallons - and when you think of ten gallons you think of Ten-gallon hats which are the headwear of choice for the fashionable people of Texas - Which links us to Texas and Say What You Want.

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Released - January 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #3
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Madonna and Like A Prayer

Today's Transcript:

Texas Say What You Want - Texas is known as the Lone Star State - A lone star in the night sky is what the three wise men used for the purposes of navigation - Navigation is essentially the process of finding your way from A to B - A and B are followed by C - Sea going vessels are often fitted with radar - The word “radar” is a palindrome much like the words Abba, Aha, Boob, Racecar and Kayak - A kayak is a type of native American canoe - Kanu first name Nwankwo plays for Arsenal - Arsenal are managed by Arsene Wenger who is a Frenchman and in that respect shares something in common with Louis Pasteur the man who invented and gave his name to pasteurised milk - Milk comes from a cow - The cow jumped over the moon - Moon first name Alfie is the name of the EastEnders character that is played by actor Shane Ritchie - Shane Richie shares the same phonetic surname (different spelling, same pronunciation) as Guy Ritchie the flat cap wearing * film director - and Guy Ritchie is married to Madonna - which links us to Madonna and Like A Prayer.

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Released - March 1989

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Arrested Development and Mr Wendal

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Madonna Like A Prayer - The word “Prayer” rhymes with hair which is what you might have cut by a barber - Barber first name Glynis is the name of the actress that played Makepeace in the 80’s cop drama Dempsey & Makepeace - Which in 1986 featured a cameo appearance by Suzi Quatro - Suzi Quatro shouldn’t be mistaken for Audi Quattro which is a classic car famed for it’s rallying pedigree - Pedigree is something you might order in the pub as is Boddingtons - Boddingtons launched the career of Melanie Sykes who now enjoys fame and fortune as the on-screen partner of Des O’Connor - Des O’Connor has enjoyed chart success over the years and in that respect shares something in common with Jimmy Nail - Jimmy Nail shares the same Christian name as Jimmy Tarbuck who is a regular on the Celebrity Golf Circuit along with Radio 1’s very own DJ Spoony - If you remove the last letter of the word “Spoony” your left simply with “Spoon” which is a necessary tool for the enjoyment of soup - Soup is often served with a roll - The word “roll” consists of just four letters much like the words “Cops” and “Jail” - Jail is where you might end up if you were to get arrested by Cops - and when you think of the word “Arrested” in the context of early 90’s commercially successful pop/rap crossover combos you think of Arrested Development - Which links us to Arrested Development and Mr Wendal.

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Released - January 1993

Highest UK Chart Position - #4
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Stereophonics and Just Looking

Today's Transcript:

Arrested Development Mr. Wendal - Wendal rhymes with Kendal as in Felicity Kendal who starred in The Good Life - Good Life was a top 4 hit in 1988 for Inner City and was a follow up to their earlier single Big Fun - Big Fun collaborated on their 1990 hit You’ve Got A Friend with Sonia and Gary Barnacle - A Barnacle is a type of marine crustacean parasite type thing which might be found on a hull of a bowder on the underside of a whale - Whale hunting is popular off the coast of Japan - Japan was the name of a group fronted by David Sylvian - Sylvian is an anagram of Sylvain as in Sylvain Wiltord who plays for Arsenal - Arsenal have been drawn in the next round of the Cup against Chelsea - Chelsea Clinton is the daughter of the former US president Bill Clinton - Clinton Morrison shares the same surname as Jim Morrison who was the lead singer of The Doors - Doors have knockers as does Jordan - Jordan is a country in the Middle East famous for the production of oil - Oil is a fossil fuel much like coal - Coal Mining was a primary industry in the valleys of South Wales - and South Wales has produced many bands over the years, one of the most prolific being the Stereophonics - Which links us to Stereophonics and Just Looking.

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Released - March 1999

Highest UK Chart Position - #4
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

PM Dawn and Set Adrift On Memory Bliss

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Stereophonics Just Looking - Just Looking is what you might say to an overly-attentive shop assistant who you wish would just leave you alone - Alone was a 1987 hit for Heart - The band Heart contained two ladies and in that respect are a bit like The B-52’s - A B52 is something you might find on a * menu - The word menu comes from the french word le menu which literally translated means a list of things you could eat - The word eat is an anagram of the word tea - Tea is normally drunk with milk - Milk rhymes with bilk as in Acker Bilk the legendary jazz clarinetist - A Clarinet requires a reed - Read first name Mike is a former Radio 1 DJ who once famously banned Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Frankie Goes To Hollywood were fronted by Holly Johnson who also enjoyed later chart success with Americanos Blue Jeans and Chinos - and Chinos would be considered a luxury item in the Australian celebrity jungle where stars from all walks of life are currently appearing in reality TV’s toughest task where they are quite literally “Set Adrift” from the outside world with their every move monitored by cameras that roll constantly from Dawn to PM or if you like from PM to Dawn - which links us to PM Dawn and Set Adrift On Memory Bliss.

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Released - August 1991

Highest UK Chart Position - #3
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Chad Jackson and Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked)

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PM Dawn Set Adrift On Memory Bliss - Set Adrift is what you would be if you were left clinging to a small wooden raft in the ocean after surviving a dreadful accident involving a Cruise Liner - The most famous Cruise Liner in the world is probably the Titanic - the story of which was made into a Hollywood Blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - The word “Winslet” shares many of the same letters as Winalot which is a popular type of dog food - Dog food is traditionally packed in tins although it can also be found in new pouches - Pouches are also what a female kangaroo uses to transfer offspring around the bush - Bush first name George is the President of The United States Of America - Presidents Of The United States Of America had a smash hit with Peaches - Peaches like Dog food can also be found in tins - Tins are actually a very versatile and popular way of keeping fresh many different types of food such as carrots, peas and snails - Snails are widely eaten in France - The official language of France is French - and the French language is also spoken in many of the former French colonies of North Africa including Senegal, Tunisia and Chad - Which links us to Chad Jackson and Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked.

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Released - June 1990

Highest UK Chart Position - #3

FOUND ON THE COMPILATION BACK TO THE OLD SKOOL 2.
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Michael Jackson and Black Or White

Today's Transcript:

Chad Jackson Hear The Drummer Get Wicked - Chad Jackson shares the same surname as Colin Jackson the welsh athlete - Athlete had a hit last year with El Salvador - Salvador Dali is a famous painter much like Rolf Harris - Harris is in the Outer Hebrides - The word “Hebrides” shares many of the same letters as the word “Zebedee” who was a character in Rainbow - Rainbow had a top 6 hit with Since You Been Gone in 1979 - the same year that I Will Survive topped the charts for Gloria Gaynor - Gayner Goodman is a legendary artist from the world of Page 3 much like Sam Fox who bizarrely was interviewed about her views on the whole Jordan versus Peter Andre thing last night on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here - I’m A Celebrity is hosted by Ant & Dec who are from Newcastle upon Tyne - It was in Newcastle on Friday that we put Aled into our big truck and gave him the task of spreading the word of Moyles on a sightseeing visit around the city - That visit took in The Tyne Bridge, The Newcastle Brown Ale Factory and St James Park with Aled dressed in Newcastle United’s famous black and white - and when you think of the words “Black” and “White” in the context of early 90’s Michael Jackson songs you think of “Black or White” - Which links us to Michael Jackson and Black Or White.

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Released - November 1991

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

Green Day and Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)

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Michael Jackson Black Or White - “Black Or White?” is a question you might be asked when ordering coffee - Coffee and TV was a big hit for Blur - Blur’s Damon Albarn hails from Colchester - the same Essex town that created the man they call Steve Lamacq - Steve Lamacq shares the same first name as Steve Irwin the Australian crocodile man - Other famous crocodile experts include Bush Tucker Man and Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan - Paul Hogan is married to Linda Kozlowski - If you remove the first three letters of Kozlowski you’re left simply with “Lowski” which is the reverse of Ski Low, a type of yoghurt - Yoghurts are sold in pots - The word pots is an anagram of “Stop” which was a big hit in 1998 for The Spice Girls - Spice Girls The Movie starred Richard E Grant who then went on to star as Zak in the Argos adverts - Argos sell kettles - Kettles rhymes with Nettles as in John Nettles who starred as Jersey based detective Bergerac - Bergerac sounds like a French name to me - The French eat frogs which are green - and when you think of the colour “Green” in the context of great bands that you don’t hear enough of these days you think of Green Day of course - Which links us to Green Day and Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance).

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Released - January 1998

Highest UK Chart Position - #11
By MC
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Today's Tedious Link:

D:ream and Things Can Only Get Better

Today's Transcript:

Green Day Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) - Green Day are from America and in that respect share something in common with Kool & The Gang - Kool & The Gang recently collaborated on a re-working of their hit Ladies Night which featured the vocal talents of Atomic Kitten - Atomic Kitten’s Jenny Frost joined the band on a free transfer from Precious - Precious is a word which is often associated with Diamonds and Pearls - Diamonds & Pearls was a 1991 hit for Prince and the New Power Generation - Generation X was the band that launched the career of Billy Idol - Billy Idol shares the same surname (albeit different spelling) as Eric Idle from Monty Python - If you remove the “Python” from Monty Python you’re left simply with “Monty” as in Monty Don the fella that sometimes does those travel shows - Travel rhymes with Gravel which is what you might put on a posh drive - Drive was a huge hit for The Cars - Cars are a big passion of Eddie Irvine and Shane Lynch who are both Irish - Something they share in common with Peter Cunnah who was of course the lead singer of D:ream - Which links us to D:ream and Things Can Only Get Better.

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Released - January 1993

Highest UK Chart Position - #24
By MC
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The Manic Street Preachers and A Design For Life

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D:ream Things Can Only Get Better - If you put together the words “D:” and “ream” you get Dream which is something you might do when you go to bed - The plural of bed is beds - Beds need bedding - If you add the word field to the word Bedding you get Beddingfield as in Daniel Bedingfield who is currently recuperating in New Zealand - The capital of New Zealand is Wellington - Wellington boots are the footwear of choice for farmers - Farmers are the primary purchasers of tractors - Tractors are very slow moving and often need to be overtaken on public roads and in that respect share something in common with Milk floats - Floats of a different type are common place in a parade - The word parade can also be used to describe a small collection of shops - The word shops shares many of the same letters as the word ships - Ships are the best mode of transport for observing whales - If you remove the “h” from whales you get “Wales” as in the country - Home of the welsh and home of the Welsh Rockers The Manic Street Preachers - and when you think of The Manic Street Preachers and classic tracks by them featuring the words “Design” and “Life” in the title you think of the track A Design For Life - Which links us to The Manic Street Preachers and A Design For Life.

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Released - April 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #2
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Today's Tedious Link:

Underworld and Born Slippy

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Manic Street Preachers A Design For Life - The Manics have a lead singer called James as do Starsailor - Starsailor are from Wigan along with Richard Ashcroft and Kym Marsh - Kym Marsh is married to Jack Ryder - The Ryder Cup is a prestigious event on the annual golfing calendar - Calendar Girls was a big movie last year starring Julie Walters and Helen Mirren - If you combine Mirren with the word “Saint” you get St Mirren who are from Paisley - Paisley Park is a recording facility that is owned by Prince - Prince had a 1984 hit with When Doves Cry - Other famous musical references including the word “Cry” include Human Cry, Cry Me A River and Boys Don’t Cry by The Cure - The Cure are fronted by Robert Smith - Robert Smith shares the same surname as Delia Smith who supports Norwich City - Norwich City are nicknamed The Canaries - Canaries and Pit Ponies were traditionally used in the coal mining industry - Coal mining takes place underground and for those people involved it is their world - So I suppose you could say it is their underground world or indeed their “Underworld” - Which links us to Underworld and Born Slippy.

Tedious Facts:

Released - July 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #2
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The Verve and Lucky Man

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Underworld Born Slippy - If you add the letters “e” and “r” to slippy you get slippery as in Slippery When Wet which was the title of a multi-platinum selling album by Bon Jovi - John Bon Jovi once arrived by helicopter for a Radio 1 Roadshow with Simon Mayo in Bournemouth - Bournemouth is in Dorset and is just along the road from Poole home of the world famous Poole Harbour - Harbour Lights was a short lived drama starring Tina Hobley and Nick Berry - Nick Berry first found fame and fortune as early EastEnders heartthrob Simon Wicks - Wicks are an essential component in the construction of candles - Candles in my experience are universally loved and worshipped by all women - Women make up approximately 50% of the earth’s population - Population is measured using a census - The word “Census” sounds a bit like Senza as in Senza Una Donna which was a big hit for Paul Young and Zucherro - Zucchero I think is the Italian word for sugar - The word sugar is made up of just five letters as are the words house, tapas, Verve, Lucky, Urban and Hymns - and when you think of the words Urban, Hymns, Lucky and Verve you think of The Verve and their album Urban Hymns which features the beautiful Lucky Man - Which links us to The Verve and Lucky Man.

Tedious Facts:

Released - December 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #7
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