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29th January 2011 - Remembering a "mad" scientist

My clue to the Stuck in a moment quiz was that  the artist had previously been a member of one of the most successful boy bands of the early 2000s.*

My cryptic Where am I? clue to a location somewhere in our area was “This display of artefacts provides for all tastes,” with the hint that it’s also something some people do for themselves when they go on holiday.*

Following Rob Harvey’s earlier play of Hyperactive by Thomas Dolby I dug out his quirky 1982 hit, She blinded me with science, which brought back memories of the somewhat eccentric TV scientist Magnus Pyke – who appeared in the song and the video – best remembered for constantly waving his arms around!

Track listing:

Housemartins - Happy hour
Sparkadia - Mary
Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For
Nickelback - How You Remind Me
Brian Setzer - Jump Jive And Wail
Basement Jaxx - Oh my gosh
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
Bob Geldof - Silly Pretty Thing
White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Freeez - I.O.U.
Natalie Imbruglia - Wrong Impression
Duffy - Keeping My Baby
Marc Almond and Gene Pitney - Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
Caro Emerald - Riviera Life
Craig David - One More Lie (Standing In The Shadows)
Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control
Jojo - Leave get out
Saw Doctors - I Use To Love Her
Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy
Madonna - Live to tell

* The answer to Stuck in a moment was Lay your hands by Simon Webbe, formerly with Blue. Where am I? was the Cater Museum in Billericay High Street, the hint referring to a self catering holiday.



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