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Absolute Radio's You Can't Cheat

Some of us just don't have the time, or patience, to wake up that early (7:45am) or even (9:15am). yes we can wade through hours of the free Podcasts available on Itunes, to find the all the answers to the previous questions, but some of us have to work for a living. So I've done it for you won't have to. Maybe its true you can't cheat......but I hope this helps.

Here are the Questions and Answers so far.
Question 1/5: What was roughly about 3200 Kg
Answer: Weight of stolen gold in the film "The Italian Job".
January 2009

Question 2/5: What's next and why 7..9..18..?
Answer: 25 - Date of George Harrison's birthday
Ringo 7th, John 9th, Paul 18th, George 25th - Beatles Birthdays

Question 3/5: I did it twice, who am I?
Clue 1: I did it in the 1980s
Clue 2: I did it on TV
Clue 3: I was a deputy inbetween
Clue 4: School badge
Answer: Mrs McClusky - Headmistress 1981-1984, deputy 1984-1986, Headmistress 1986-1991
Question 4/5: What links Top Gear with High School Musical?
Clue 1: The Other Big Book at Christmas
Official Answer: Both have alarm clocks on page 153 of current Argos catalogue.
What if you shop at Tesco Direct, Littlewoods, or other catalogue companies?
Alternative Answer: Both are Guinness World Record holders.
Question 5/5: What is 98 Seconds?
Answer: Adam Faith's No1 single "What do you want"
19 weeks from 20 Nov 1959 (the total from adding the numbers in question 2, weird)

Apparently you not only must to have the right answer, you must have their right answer. Also Its a mystery to me why they have to ask all 10 lucky callers to answer the questions off-air first. By the time the dice has rolled, the presenters already know the result, so why bother talking to the listener.

ACM Summer School

The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford is running an intensive week long course for local young musicians. It will be held from the 18th-22nd August an include guitar, bass, drums, vocal and music production.


Call 01483 500800 to book a place

Acoustic Fridays Vol 1 CD now available

This bargain price CD contains 17 of the best performances, some recorded at Farnham Maltings. Tracklist: Easier To Cry* (Big Wednesday), Heaven Knows (live, Rob Reynolds), Isn't It A Shame (live, Jenny-Lynn Smith), Heart Attack* (Without Grace), She Turns The Key (Sequoia), Firelight (Alastair Brown), Give Up Giving Up* (Laura Colegate), Operator* (Logo), Alcatraz* (Mike Henson), Resuce Me (Rachel Mari Kimber), I Could Be (The Lightyears), Slow Song* (Retrograde Inversion), Lectures & Lies* (Subdelta), All For Nothing (Anna Neale), Gravity* (Rachel Deadman), Tilt-A-Whirl (Case Hardin), Close To Tears (Wire Jesus).

Price: £5

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Advertising music

Ever since the Levi's adverts in the 1980s and 1990s including Stiltskin's "inside", and Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" started using pop music, there has been a strong connection between the audio and visual elements of adverts. The batton was then picked up by VW with The Bluebells' "Young at Heart" and Acker Bilk's "Stranger on the shore". Then we had Ladysmith Black Mambazo's "Inkanyezi Nezazi" for Heinz baked beans, Wheatus's "Teenage dirtbag" and David Bowie's "Space Oddity" for Renault. More recent examples have included Andy Williams' "The impossible dream" for Honda, Republica's "Ready to go" for Halfords, and James Taylor's "You've got a friend" for the AA. Current examples include Blackheart's "Unlike Water" in the flowing Moben Kitchens commercial, Nancy Sinatra's "The End" in the funny film edited one for Vodafone, Jose Gonzalez's "Heartbeats" and Rolling Stones' "She's a rainbow" for Sony Bravia. Now we have the folky twang of Simone White's "Beep Beep Song" while the Audi R8 builds itself.
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All Change Sundays at Saddler's Arms

Sadly the Jazz and blues on offer at the Saddlers Arms in Send has come to an end. A new selection of bands will play, starting in a few weeks. If you are still searching for free live Jazz it is available at Cricketers, Horsell Birch on Monday nights from 8:30 to 11pm.