I have to say that I am loving this new surge in nostalgia. The Big Reunion on TV has seen 5ive, 911, Liberty X, Atomic Kitten and Blue all reform. There are various websites too featuring articles such as 'You Grew Up In The 1990's If..."
If you remember Smash Hits magazine. You wore tracksuit bottoms with poppers down the legs, even though you knew someone would pull them open. You drew the Nike trademark tick a lot. yes, I did this. Sometimes. Mario Bros was the game to play, and I would browse the toy section of the Argos catalogue to see if I could afford anything.
Lynx shower gel and deodorant was cool and you could always guarantee you would receive a set every Christmas, and discounted wet gel was the hair product to use. I had hair back then, you see. I was rocking the curtain style.
So with all the nostalgia it was great to have Blue on kmfm on Saturday. Ok, they are not really that nostaligic, but they have been away for a while, and it is about time that they reformed properly and gave us another big hit single. All Rise and Flyby were just two of their catchiest and biggest singles. Lee's voice would always stand out, Duncan's too, Antony's would blend into the mix for the right reasons and Simon would add an occasional rap. I loved Blue.
They can all sing too. I mean, really sing and harmonise They started off by giving me an impromptu verse of One Love - another of their big hits. It sounded so good. I had to ask if Blue were back to stay and Simon hinted that if the support is there from the fans, then it is a possibility. Let's hope so. There is room for the boys to be back in the charts, and welcome they are too.
Can you name the oddest name you have seen for a pub? I was asking for your best pub names on kmfm Drivetime last week. There is the Duke with no Head in Wateringbury and the Donkey of Fire in Ramsgate. I mean, how is a pub given its name? There is the Round of Carrots, The Jolly Taxpayer, The Swan with Two Necks, My Father's Mustache, The Nobody Inn and the Oily Serviceman. OK, I made the last one up, but it is believable.
In other pressing news this week, the odds are on the Royal baby being a girl after it was said that Kate Middleton accidently nearly said "daughter" when a fan handed her a teddy bear on a recent public visit. As a result, Alexandra is the bookies favourite name.
I was suggesting during kmfm Drivetime that more common names should be brought back. What about Princess Debs? Or if the baby is a boy, Prince Dave. I was so convinced that no one has named their new baby Debs or Dave in the last six months to a year that I asked you to text me if you had. I received a lot of texts from listeners telling me that their baby dog was Dave and another called Debra.
Liz called as she insisted that her Shih tzu Deb was her baby. I was never going to win that discussion with her, even though I did try and point out that I was looking for an actual baby and she had not given birth to her Shih tzu. Oh well, some you lose.
I'll speak to you on your way home on kmfm Drivetime from 4pm.