Archive for November 27th, 2005

New Day Australia Christmas Cruise Weather

The weather report for the New Day Australia Christmas Cruise is looking good, gone are the raindrops and most of the clouds. I know Sydney needs rain, but it would be great to have a warm sunny day on the harbour. Tommorow, or perhaps Tuesday, I will update my schedule for Thursday, which should prove to be a very exciting day. I plan on ringing John Kerr tonight (tomorrow morning to be pedantic), and on Thursday morning, both mornings with different subjects. If you’re near a radio, see if you can pick him up after midnight, you can recognise him by his voice here.

Christmas Cruise Weather
Mostly Sunny 18-27

Thanks to The Weather Company.

Samuel

3 comments November 27th, 2005 at 09:58pm

Schnappi on 42

It’s only a small slip for Schnappi this week, down from 41 to 42.

Incidentally, this is the 21st week that Schnappi has been on the ARIA singles chart.

Samuel

November 27th, 2005 at 09:48pm

Samuel’s Musician Of The Week

This week the award goes to Rolf Harris, and in an effort to bring a lighter song to the feature song position this week, I have chosen Jake The Peg. Rolf has a lot of good songs, including Boomenoomenah, Bunyip, Salvation Army Citadel & Whoops Away We Go, byt Jake The Peg is always the one I think of when the name Rolf Harris is mentioned.

Jake the Peg
I’m Jake the Peg, deedle eedle eedle um,
With my extra leg, deedle eedle eedle um.
Wherever I go through rain and snow,
The people always let me know:
There’s Jake the Peg, deedle eedle eedle um,
With his extra leg, deedle eedle eedle um.

The day that I was born, oh boy, my father nearly died.
He couldn’t get my nappies on, no matter how he tried,
‘Cause I was born with an extra leg, and since that day begun,
I had to learn to stand on my own three feet,
Believe me that’s no fun.

I’m Jake the peg, deedle eedle eedle um,
With my extra leg, deedle eedle eedle um,
Wherever I go through rain and snow,
The people always let me know:
There’s Jake the Peg, deedle eedle eedle um,
With his extra leg, deedle eedle eedle um.

I had a dreadful childhood, really,
I s’pose I shouldn’t moan,
Each time they had a three legged race,
I won it on my own.
And also I got popular,
When came the time for cricket,
They used to roll my trousers up,
And use me for the wicket.

I’m jake the peg, deedle eedle eedle um,
With my extra leg, deedle eedle eedle um.
Wherever I go through rain and snow,
The people always let me know:
There’s Jake the Peg, deedle eedle eedle um,
With his extra leg, deedle eedle eedle um.

I was a dreadful scholar,
I found all the lessons hard,
The only thing I knew for sure was three feet make a yard.
To count to ten I used my fingers,
If I needed more,
By getting my shoes and socks of,
I could count to twenty-four.
(Pause…count: 1 2 3 4 5….) To twenty-five!

I’m jake the peg, deedle eedle eedle um,
With my extra leg, deedle eedle eedle um.
Whatever I did they said was false,
They said ‘Quick march,’ I did a quick waltz.
Then they shouted at me ‘Put your best foot forward.’
‘But which foot?’ I said.
‘It’s very fine for you, you only got a choice of two, but me!

I’m jake the peg, deedle eedle eedle um,
With my extra leg, deedle eedle eedle um.

Samuel

November 27th, 2005 at 08:33pm

Samuel’s Friday Coffee

As mentioned here, I had a cup of coffee at 11:30 on Friday with one of this site’s many correspondents. The correspondent in question is Loadedog, who once described me as a “crazy, nerdy, funny guy”, but our little meeting was not as innocent as it may seem from what I have written so far, you see, Loadedog had an agenda.

Recently, the person who was once referred to as an “evil pompous loony woman” offered a prize “which may or may not be worth winning” to anyone who could be photographed with me. This wasn’t the only reason I agreed to meet with Loadedog, there were many reasons, but one of them had to do with our last encounter being somewhat embarrassing when neither of us could think of something to say.

Anyway, I went along and we had a bit of a chat, which was very interesting, and Loadedog has written an article about it at http://www.loadedog.com/articles/aadailies/0511/sam.shtml

Among the quotes, Loadedog describes me as “a teenage blogger, mild of manners, short of experience, long on ingenuousness and normally as gentle as a languid mother cat.”

He also describes The Spin Starts Here as “a jaundice-eyed view of the world, a snickering cabal of middleweight curmudgeons bent on bludgeoning featherweights (unlike Loadedog – a flyweight picking daisies.. tra la la), often with wit (though they’re no Oscar Wilde), but seldom with any reason other than to fill space and draw attention to themselves (very successfully one must add).”

He has written a rather interesting and thought provoking article, which certainly places an interesting light on my life. Two things though, one is that John Laws is only part of my overall enjoyment of talk radio, which I find to be more interesting and entertaining than music radio, and secondly, my love of country music is a small part of my musical taste, which is mostly based in the early 1980’s and prior, but does have the occasional jump into later eras. Personally I think the mass produced comercialisation of music these days mainly produces “Synchronised Screeching”, leaving smaller, independent and local bands to attempt to fill the void, which some do quite well.

The photo of myself and Loadedog didn’t quite come out as expected, mainly due to lighting problems, but I would certainly recommend that you take a look at the interesting and impartial article which Loadedog has written.

Samuel

18 comments November 27th, 2005 at 02:43am

Random Quotes

Really, I should be doing this as soon as good quotes appear, as it is very difficult to go back through the entire website in search of them, but I have lapsed in my duties to do such, and I have now ammended it. The random quote list has almost doubled in size, which can be put down to the amazing amount of creativity that people around here seem to have.

There are lots of new quotes, and all the old ones as well. Eventually, in many years time, there will be so many quotes that they will be hard to repeat and will hopefully invoke memories in long term readers and commenters.

Samuel

November 27th, 2005 at 02:18am


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