Archive for October 8th, 2006

Samuel’s Musician Of The Week

This week the award goes to 2CC’s Mike Welsh & Frankie plus Frankie’s friend Alex and one of Alex’s unnamed friends (that’s a mouthful) for their combined effort, The Ballad Of John & How. Whilst I now know that Alex’s unnamed friend is the singer, I originally suspected that it was Kim Payne, producer of the Mike Jeffreys Breakfast Programme…I was quite wrong about that one!

With thanks to Mike Welsh I can offer a download this week:

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He can’t walk on water, he can’t raise the dead
How can he be so damn good when he can’t lie straight in bed
Plenty around, they would if they could
Little Johnny How– can he be so good

Kids are in detention, kids are overboard
Sing the same song and tug the right cord
Cricket is the ashes, lies are bulldust
At the end of the day just who do ya trust
Being a pollie don’t make you a cheat
Just don’t ask how we sell our wheat
Winners are grinners and losers are not
Get what you can, and keep what you got

He can’t walk on water, he can’t raise the dead
How can he be so damn good when he can’t lie straight in bed
Plenty around, they would if they could
Little Johnny How– can he be so good

Once upon a time, turn back the clock
Little Johnny H was a laughing stock
Took it on the chin and took it in the back
Now it’s George and John in the same sack
Don’t be alarmed and don’t be alert
Little white lies and no one get hurt
All about clich├ęs, pain and no gain
Excuse me sir, but could you please explain

He can’t walk on water, he can’t raise the dead
How can he be so damn good when he can’t lie straight in bed
Plenty around, they would if they could
Little Johnny How– can he be so good
Little Johnny How– can he be so good
Little Johnny How– can he be so good

Samuel

October 8th, 2006 at 07:21pm

Happy Birthday Rob Elliott

Today, according to 2UE is Rob Elliot’s birthday. Rob is arguably best known for his role as host of Wheel Of Fortune.

Rob is shown in the lower right corner of this picture.
Rob Elliott on Wheel Of Fortune

It is unclear whether Rob was born in 1965 or 1966, but either way, happy birthday Rob, Wheel was never the same when you left.

Samuel

11 comments October 8th, 2006 at 09:36am

When does the moon rise?

On the whole, I consider myself to have a pretty good general knowledge, certainly not enough to ever be a contender on television quiz shows like Temptation (aka Sale of the Century), but pretty good none the less. And for that very reason, there are questions I occasionally find myself asking which I think I really should know…things which seem incredibly basic, but are probably known by very few people.

For example, last night around 6:50pm as Nattie and I were walking past the intersection of Ballumbir St and Ainslie Avenue, I noticed that the moon was rising over Mount Ainslie, it was a lovely clear night and I was disappointed that I didn’t have the camera with me. So I thought that it would be a good idea to take a photo tonight…and then it dawned (hmmm, no pun intended) on me…how long does the moon stay “up” for? And when does it rise again? Is it remotely similar to the sun cycle? How does it work?

I felt quite silly not knowing this seemingly basic information, but I thought about it for a while and realised that with the moon being up during the day, the information couldn’t be as easily understood as I thought. With this in mind, and knowing that I wanted to get a photo of the moon rising over Mount Ainslie, I set about finding out when the moon rises next.

I typed “moonrise” into Google and landed on Geocience Australia’s “Compute Moonrise & Moonset Times” page, and after entering my location found that the moon will rise tomorrow at 7:40pm…I then checked the accuracy of the page by asking it when the moon was scheduled to rise today, and it informed me that the moon should have risen at 6:24pm, which sounds about right considering that I can’t see the horizon from my location and it therefore took about half an hour for the moon to get over Mount Ainslie!

So, with that mystery solved, I now intend on taking a few photos of moonrise tonight…I have identified a spot with a nice, clear unobstructed view of the moonrise location…a spot which is out of the way of traffic and passers by, and should be quite good!

Samuel

October 8th, 2006 at 06:18am

Somebody working in his seventies

Good morning John,

Lawsie is working actively in his seventies, although I must say that I am becoming increasingly concerned about his health, and have to wonder how long it will be until Tim Webster takes over completely…over the last few weeks Lawsie has been away that much that it has felt like Tim’s show, with Lawsie filling in once or twice!

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

October 8th, 2006 at 12:30am


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