Posted & Presented by Andy “Loves A Speccy” Bell
Plans were left in turmoil. Schedules torn up. Post-hooter arrangements in tatters.
And that was just the show!
A draw in the Grand Final. Only the third in VFL/AFL history (1948 & 1977 were the others).
I spent a glorious afternoon quaffing a few ales and scarfing some lovely finger food at a mate’s place. To be a neutral in a houseload of Collingwood existensial angst was indeed a privilige.
Anyhoo, I rapidly had to re-jig the run order of songs AND find a closing song. And Andrew Demetrious thinks HE’S got problem.
So on with the 3rd annual “TFGFC”
Leaps & Bounds – Paul Kelly (The Game)
Bye & Bye – Gregg Stafford & Dr Michael White (St Kilda)
That Old Black Magic – Shirley Horn (Collingwood)
Atomic Dog – George Clinton with Coolio (Western Bulldogs)
Tiger Rag – The Mills Brothers (Richmond)
Surf City – Jan & Dean (Sydney)
Pears Before Swine – Coldcut (GWS)
Cats Meow – Flat Top Tom & His Jump Cats (Geelong)
One Day More – Les Miserables – Cast (Essendon) James Hird reference!
Golden Brown – The Stranglers (Hawthorn)
The Trumpeters – National Band of New Zealand
How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously – Pet Shop Boys (for the umps)
Sue Me – Guys & Dolls – Cast (Adelaide)
Way Out West – Andrew Bird’s Bowl Of Fire (West Coast Eagles)
The Lavender Song – Ute Lemper (Fremantle)
Power In The Darkness – Tom Robinson Band (Port Adelaide)
Blue Gardenia – Sandra Lawrence (Carlton)
The Bliss Of A Bris – Naked Boys Singing – Cast (Brisbane)
Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport – Rolf Harris (North Melbourne)
That Lucky Old Sun – Bing Crosby (Gold Coast Suns)
The Devil Done Got Me Blues – Kevin Clark & The Jazz Revelation (Melbourne)
So what to play for the draw ? It came to me as I strolled along Albion Street, Brunswick with an independent air. Something so far removed from footy that the irony was nuclear strength!!
Why Must The Show Go On – Noel Coward (The Game)
And if you are still unsure about the footy feast your eyes on some broadcasting history!!!