Archive for July 16th, 2007

Cold Canberra

Good afternoon John,

Well you already know that it's cold down here in Canberra, but I have to tell you that I was shocked this morning when I had to visit a courier's depot…it was zero degrees outside, and this place just left the front door wide open with no heating. I don't know how those people survive, it was absolutely freezing in there.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

3 comments July 16th, 2007 at 12:57pm

RIP Ken

I have just heard the sad news that Ken, a regular caller to 2CC, sadly passed away on Saturday.

Ken had an interesting ability to lighten the mood, and it is a pity that he wasn’t still here on Sunday to see the Raiders thrash the Gold Coast Titans.

It most certainly has not been a good month, first Bruce “The Goose” passed away on June 25, then Stan Zemanek on July 12, and now Ken on July 14.

If there is life after death, I’m sure that trio are making their presence felt.

Samuel

1 comment July 16th, 2007 at 12:10pm

Video Ezy Weston Creek Robbed

Video Ezy in Weston Creek was robbed yesterday afternoon.

The report I have received indicates that the large male offender managed to barge through the locked front door of the store shortly after it closed for the day, whilst the two female shop attendants were finishing up their end of day procedures.

The offender got away with $225 in cash.

At present I don’t have a description of the offender other than him being rather large, and I normally wouldn’t report on such a robbery here, however the fact that the offender managed to barge through the locked front door of the Video Ezy store makes him potentially more dangerous than your average robber, and the story a lot more interesting.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

Update:

Here is the press release from ACT Police:

ACT Policing is investigating an armed robbery at the Video Ezy store in Weston last night (July 15) around 10pm.

The offender initially knocked on the door of the closed store requesting access to hire a movie. When the staff declined to let him in, he produced a knife and kicked the glass door, gaining access to the store.

The offender then threatened the two female staff members with the knife and demanded cash. He is described as male, Caucasian, approximately 30 years old, 168cms (5’6”) tall wearing a dark jumper and pants.

Witnesses last saw the offender leaving the area on a bicycle.

Police would urge anyone who may have seen this male in the Weston Creek area around the time of the offence, or who may know the identity of the offender to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

End Update

Samuel

1 comment July 16th, 2007 at 03:37am

Samuel’s Musician Of The Week

I am dedicating the award this week to the memory of the late Stan Zemanek.

The feature song is one he played regularly, and added various amusing negative things callers had said about him to the instrumental bits of the song. The winner of the award this week is Pat Benetar, and the feature song is “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”.

You’re a real tough cookie with a long history
Of breaking little hearts, like the one in me
That’s OK, lets see how you do it
Put up your dukes, lets get down to it

Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Why Don’t You Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Fire Away!

You come on with a come on, you don’t fight fair
That’s OK, see if I care
Knock me down, it’s all in vain
I’ll get right back on my feet again

Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Why Don’t You Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Fire Away!

You’re a real tough cookie with a long history
Of breaking little hearts, like the one in me
Before I put another notch in my lipstick case
You better make sure you put me in my place

Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Come On, hit Me With Your Best Shot
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Fire Away!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Why Don’t You Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Fire Awaaaay!

Samuel

July 16th, 2007 at 02:54am

Macarthur Park

Good morning again John,

I have to agree with you about Macarthur Park, it is just dreadful. I could name a heap of other songs that I can't stand, but the one that really stands out is Madonna's "Like A Virgin", which is, in my view, without a doubt the most annoying song ever made.

I have to admit that I was surprised to learn that Donna Summers ever recorded a version of "Macarthur Park", how anyone could make the transition from great songs like "She works hard for the money" to "Macarthur Park" is beyond me.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

5 comments July 16th, 2007 at 02:27am


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