Hosted & Posted by Tim Harrison & Andy Bell
Dedicated to the memory Ralph Mclean
“This program lost a listener this week and we don’t like that at all.
Ralph Mclean, Channel 31 Yartz man about town, Fitzroy political legend & all round remarkable man died on Christmas Day.
Tonight’s show is dedicated to Ralph…you can read all about him on the blog.
He heard all about my plans for TFC way before the first program.
He followed the show’s early faltering steps and kept across its growth.
And what he had to say was always worth listening to.
When TFC changed a bit last year and moved from being a single hander into a de-facto radio coupling Ralph was there.
He texted as I lumbered up Bourke Street minutes after one of the early joint efforts: “Tim’s good”.
I knew that already, but hearing it from Ralph was the cherry on the cake.
His mantra was an deceptively simple trifecta: “is it doable, is it fun, is it worthwhile?”.
That informs this program to its core and I have Ralph to thank for that … and much, much more.
Funhouse – Pink
Hide U – Kosheen
Shoo-Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy– Jo Stafford
A Dutch cooking song from Pennsylvania. Yeah, I know!
I Call This Loving – The Impressions
Love Is In The Air – Larry Blyden & Susan Browning
The opening song that never was. It was to have been featured at the start of Sondheim’s “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum“, but got replaced by this.
Precious – Depeche Mode
An amazing confluence with this week’s “What The Bloody Hell Was That”. Both Tim & Andy decided on silly versions of Lennon & McCartney classics. Strange but very true, and a hoot and a half.
Help – Bananarama with La na nee nee noo noo
She Loves You – Peter Sellers
Bewitched – Peggy Lee
Where’s Summer B – Ben Folds Five
Wote Monte – J-P Matheley, J-P Peonon & J-Luc Guanel
Fab stuff from Martinique
Hot In The City – Billy Idol
Hello Mary Lou – Ricky Nelson
She Loves You – The Beatles
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin
Returning A Gift – Bob Newhart
Drinka Little Poison – Soul Rebels Brass Band
Another ripper from the musical wonderland that is New Orleans.
Rock & Roll Creation – Spinal Tap
Melao de Cana – Celia Cruz
Der Wind Hat Mir Ein Lied Erzählt – Nina Hagen
It means the wind has told me a song. Nina is often referred to as the “mother of punk”.
T.S.O.P – The Three Degrees
You Promised Me – In-Grid
AND leaving you wanting even less, here’s the link to the crappy gifts website.