The Full “Campaign” Catastrophe 17th July 2010

In TFC on July 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Presented by Andy Bell

We are off to the polls.  So musical cheer is necessary to get us through the hyperbole, confected outrage and pontificating.  Interesting that the last video on Rage this morning before the political stuff started the ABC was Scissor Sisters.  I don’t think that was random!

And if you want to find out who you really are politically, go here to do the test. My match was Aung San Suu , the Burmese opposition leader. Strange, but true.


Poems – Frank Bennett

A classy crooner from the emerald city.

Danger Zone – Mercy Dee Walton

Tyolki Ellaa – Kuunkuiskaajat 

A Finnish group that’s the end. Boom boom.

Moonshadow – Cat Stevens

Attention Must Be Paid – Rock Follies

Rock Follies was a breathtakingly audacious  series made for UK commercial television in the 1970s.

Its combination of drama, comedy and music (some of it performed live) was derived from fringe theatre.  The show was an unexpected hit and had strong messages about gender politics as well as the music industry.  As a teenager I loved it and thanks to a chance re-discovery on Youtube  I fell in love again.  Open your hearts!

Rock Follies

Biba Nova

On The Road

Last Nite – The Jumbonics

Come Rain Or Come Shine – Pearl Bailey

Little Jazz Bird – John Pizzarelli

Fling Home – Lionel Hampton Orchestra

I Had The Craziest Dream – Harry James Orchestra

Muriel – Tom Waits

Parasite – The Gadflys

The River Won’t Flow – Songs For A New World (Cast)

I’m The Guy Who Found The Lost Chord – Jimmy Durante 

One of the silliest songs ever, but actually based on tragedy.  The  Lost Chord” is a song composed by Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert & Sullivan fame) in 1877 at the bedside of his brother Fred during his last illness. Fast forward to Jimmy Durante, a somewhat coarse comedian, and he turned the idea of a “lost chord” into it into a superb piece of nonsense.

Here’s a spot on impression of what a perfomance of this sing would have looked like … lip synching is not new!!!

Love Explosion – Formula One

Bachianas Brasileiras #5 – Gli Scapoli

January – Mississippi

Impacilla Carpisung – Ting Tings


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