Archive for July 2nd, 2007

Samuel’s Persiflage

I haven’t had time to record a promo and put it on the Samuel’s Persiflage feed, so I’m writing this instead.

The next episode of Samuel’s Persiflage is due for release tomorrow night, the main topic being the impending retirement of John Laws…and our guest is someone who worked with Lawsie for a few years.

Also, the full details of the upcoming Skypecast episode, including the date, time, and how you can take part…plus, the response from last episode’s annoying telemarketers…and ad or two from years gone by, read by our main topic, and the listener feedback.

It should be fun!

Samuel

July 2nd, 2007 at 03:07pm

Samuel’s Blog Weekly Poll: Samuel’s Plans

Another lengthy break between polls got me thinking about this question:

Does it annoy you when Samuel doesn’t write something he said he was going to write?

Total Votes: 29
Started: July 2, 2007

It might surprise you to find out that my vote is “yes”, as I get annoyed when I don’t get around to writing things that I have said that I’m going to write.

The previous poll was:

Should the Queen’s Birthday holiday be held on or around the Queen’s actual birthday?

Total Votes: 25
Started: June 11, 2007

I’m glad that the majority of people don’t want the Queen’s Birthday holiday to be on her actual birthday…it would be a logistical nightmare whenever the monarch changed, and it would further erode the balance of holidays throughout the year.

For a list of all previous results, see the Weekly Poll Results page.

Samuel

1 comment July 2nd, 2007 at 06:50am

Cooking, Smoke Alarms and Cats

Good morning John,

I can honestly say that I have never set off the smoke alarm when using the toaster, although I did manage to set off the security alarm (on purpose I might add) during primary school…although that's a story for another day.

I distinctly remember that at my nanny's house the smoke alarm was just outside the kitchen door, and the oven was right next to the kitchen door. This particular smoke alarm was more of a steam alarm than anything else, and it had this rather annoying urge to deafen anyone nearby whenever the oven door was opened.

And I wouldn't know about cats being alarmed by smoke alarms…but I do know that when I was looking after a neighbour's cat which I was allergic to a few years ago, it did not like my singing one tiny little bit. The first time I started singing to it, it froze on the spot…ears up and eyes wide open. The next time I tried to sing to it, it bolted to the other end of the house.

Needless to say, I didn't sing to the cat again!

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

6 comments July 2nd, 2007 at 03:52am

Samuel’s Musician Of The Week

This week the award goes to Ricky Nelson, and the feature song is one I think he performs brilliantly, Hello Mary Lou.

Hello Mary Lou
Goodbye heart
Sweet Mary Lou
I’m so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou
We’d never part
So Hello Mary Lou
Goodbye heart

Passed me by one sunny day
Flashed those big brown eyes my way
And ooh I wanted you forever more
Now I’m not one that gets around
Swear my feet stuck to the ground
Though I never did meet you before

I said Hello Mary Lou
Goodbye heart
Sweet Mary Lou
I’m so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou
We’d never part
So Hello Mary Lou
Goodbye heart

I saw your lips I heard your voice
Believe me I just had no choice
Wild horses couldn’t make me stay away
I thought about a moonlit night
Arms around you good an’ tight
All I had to see for me to say

I said Hello Mary Lou
Goodbye heart
Sweet Mary Lou
I’m so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou
We’d never part
So Hello Mary Lou
Goodbye heart

Yes Hello Mary Lou
Goodbye heart

Well Hello Mary Lou
Goodbye heart

Samuel

1 comment July 2nd, 2007 at 01:16am


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