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At one time I was, amongst other things, a sports broadcaster.
Strange, but true.
I did soccer, cricket, athletics and rugby union.
In fact when it came to soccer I was known as “the outrageous voice of football”. It was something to do with my cultural references!
I was covering Wales & rugby union when the citadel of Welsh supremacy started the crumble, but it was still great fun in an era when the game was not a “brand” or a “business”, but a sport.
And dressing sheds are not the homo-erotic Shangri-Las that many think they are.
Tonight’s show went to air only minutes after the Rugby World Cup Semi Final between Wales and France. A tense night, with my heart with my boys at Eden Park as well as you lovely Catastrophe-ettes.
Laura – Scissor Sisters
Sunny – Twinset
Shine – Duck Musique
One of my better Sunday afternoon choices of 2011. These guys are très bon.
That’s When The Music Takes Me – Neil Sedaka
Sweet Georgia Brown – Combo Fiasco
I Remember You – Frank Ifield
This is one of the first “hits” I can remember. I was three at the time. It was Number One in the UK for seven weeks in 1962. Ifield is an Anglo-Australian – born n the English Midlands in Coventry and brought up in Dural NSW.
C’est Si Bon – Eartha Kitt
C’est Si Bon – Stan Freberg
This compare & contrast is probably the most extreme yet. Eartha is … Eartha. And Stan is just silly. Imagine such a thing on TFC.
Uptown Top Ranking – Althia & Donna
Huon Pine – Viktor Zappner Trio
Born in Czechoslovakia & a tower of influence in Tasmania’s jazz scene.
The Voice In My Heart – Eydie Gormé
Fingals Cave – Mànran
Romance At Garma – Yothu Yindi
Jarrow Song – Alan Price
A song reflecting on the Depression and its impact on the North East of England town of Jarrow. They wouldn’t just sit & take the privations of a collapsing economy, they marched on London. It was a gesture which brought nothing, but it has never been forgotten.
Popular Song – Richard Baker
From Façade an early example of blending two artistic forms – poetry and music. The words came from Edith Sitwell and the music from William Walton. Façade appeared in 1922 and was performed behind a curtain with a hole in the mouth of a painted face and the words were recited through the hole with the aid of a Sengerphone AKA loud hailer. Quoth Wikipedia: “The public received the first performance with bemusement.”
And here’s Edith
Life Is – Herschel Bernardi
Dumb Things – Paul Kelly
The Lost Song – Cat Empire
Down Below – Jimmy Little
Lava Lover – Mika
A Kiwi queer icon.