Archive for September 28th, 2006

Samuel’s Persiflage still set for September

I finally managed to record the interview for this month’s episode of Samuel’s Persiflage overnight, so it looks like we are still set for a September release…depending of course on how much sleep I need over the next couple days. I must admit though, the “not quite September edition” does have an interesting ring to it.

Samuel

27 comments September 28th, 2006 at 01:42pm

John Stanley second in line to the throne!

2UE have today proven that John Stanley’s previous go at filing in for John Laws on a public holiday was not just a desperate attempt by 2UE to fill some air time in the absence of a lot of people…John Stanley is now officially the third person in line to host the John Laws Morning Show, behind John Laws and Tim Webster.

John Laws returned from holiday on Tuesday, and is today unwell, his usual replacement Tim Webster is far too busy working with Channel Ten preparing their coverage of the AFL Grand Final to dash in to 2UE, so 2UE’s afternoon presenter John Stanley took over the show.

This further proves my theory that 2UE are likely to offer John Stanley the morning shift when Lawsie eventually retires. It’ll be a hard choice between Stanley and Webster, both of which do an excellent job, but I think John Stanley will be the most likely option due to Tim Webster’s ongoing comittment to Channel Ten.

Steve Liebmann is likely to host John Stanley’s show this afternoon.

Update 1:29pm: John Stanley is filing in for himself on the afternoon show…see comments below for more details. End update

Samuel

6 comments September 28th, 2006 at 11:13am

Samuel’s Footy Tips

By popular demand (mostly by people who want to bet against me), here are my footy tips for the weekend, just a smidgen and a bit early.

AFL Grand Final
Swans V Eagles

NRL Grand Final
Storm V Broncos

Good luck!

Samuel

17 comments September 28th, 2006 at 10:39am

The ACTION Song

Well it took long enough…finally somebody (well done Denise…sorry, no prize, except seeing the full song) worked out that the title to my article about the recent bus strike “No ACTION today…they took my bus away…” is based on the song “No Milk Today” by Herman’s Hermits.

So, to the tune of “No Milk Today” I present “No ACTION Today”, the song of the strike and the days following. It’s not syllable perfect, so you’ll need to use your imagination a bit.

No ACTION today, they took my bus away
The busses are just fine, but there’s a picket line
No ACTION today, the drivers are on strike
But people at the stop, don’t know the reason why

How could they know that there is a strike
There’s no signs around, media just catching up
How could they know that there is a strike
They’re all stuck there, at the bus stop

No ACTION today, they took my bus away
the shifts on offer are, very very poor

But all that’s left is a bus stop filled with people
looking very con-fu-used
They’ll all need to arrange other transport
Like a taxi

No ACTION today, they took my bus away
The drivers might be fined, but they don’t really mind
No ACTION today, they took my bus away
Services could be halved, but the drivers won’t take part

Stanhope’s regime has caused this
massive budget cuts, and lots less busses
How will people get from A to B
If there’s no bus, in the middle of the day

No ACTION today, they took my bus away
The drivers are on strike, fighting the good fight

All they want’s a decent roster
without split shifts and poor service
They want people to use the busses
And keep them in a job

No ACTION today, they took my bus away
Things are looking up, the talks have resumed
No ACTION today, they took my bus away
The split shifts are gone, the union is pleased

Who knows what might be next
What tricks are left, and who will win
Will we have another strike
Only time will tell, we shall wait and see

No ACTION today, they took my bus away
We play the waiting game, and let the talks go on

Who knows what might be next
Will services be intact, and who will win
Who knows what might be next
Will services be intact, and who will win
Who knows what might be next
Will services be intact, and who will win

Samuel

2 comments September 28th, 2006 at 07:11am


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