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November 27th, 2005 at 02:43am

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.


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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  November 27th, 2005 at 7:59 am

    I’ve re-posted that photo on my site with a bit more light in it . You can see it here –
    (Link removed at request of poster — reason = link no longer valid — admin)

  • 2. Samuel  |  November 27th, 2005 at 12:15 pm

    It’s certainly brighter, and I think you just invented a new way to hide someones face….stray colours!

    Loadedog wanted to be in the photo, but wasn’t back far enough for the room lighting to work properly.

  • 3. John B1_B5  |  November 27th, 2005 at 12:53 pm

    Ok, I’ll change the attached comments . It just looked like it had already been ‘doctored’ ….. but obviously not .

  • 4. John B1_B5  |  November 27th, 2005 at 1:04 pm

    Done ! It certainly turned out as an interesting collage of colours, lol !

  • 5. jingle  |  November 27th, 2005 at 6:29 pm

    How was the night, will you and loaded dog keep up contact, and how was the retirement expo i went, and had a great day got heaps of info, even though i am not retirement age.

  • 6. Samuel  |  November 27th, 2005 at 6:38 pm

    The night? Last night? I had a good sleep…

    Loadedog and I exchange emails from time to time, I’m sure we’ll stay in contact. I thought the retirement expo was good, it was a pity I couldn’t be there on Saturday as it sounded like Mike Frame had a lot of fun (I wish I had gotten a photo of Denise Drysdale).

    I’m not even close to retirement age, but there were plenty of things to see.

    When did you go jingle?

  • 7. jingle  |  November 27th, 2005 at 7:41 pm

    i went on satuday afternon threeish

  • 8. Imon Toujon  |  November 27th, 2005 at 7:59 pm

    Interesting you are considering retirement at such an early age. Are you making plans for or with someone else closer in age to the leisuresuit years?

  • 9. jingle  |  November 27th, 2005 at 8:40 pm


    enjoy a tribute to you sam

  • 10. Samuel  |  November 27th, 2005 at 8:40 pm

    No, just having fun looking around the expo and seeing an outside broadcast by 2CC.

  • 11. jingle  |  November 27th, 2005 at 8:48 pm

    There are things fo young and old

  • 12. John B1_B5  |  November 27th, 2005 at 11:13 pm

    Could you delete that link I put up the top there Samuel ? …… The reason being I have deleted the photo due to the poor quality, and all you see now is this –
    Hmmm, We Can’t Find that Page…

    The page you’re looking for might have been moved or deleted. Or, perhaps the Web address is misspelled?

    Ideas to help you find what you’re looking for:
    Try refreshing the page (click Refresh or Reload on your browser).
    Check the address for spelling and punctuation errors.
    Go to NineMSN Groups Home and look around from there.

    Thanks .

  • 13. Samuel  |  November 27th, 2005 at 11:18 pm


  • 14. jingle  |  November 27th, 2005 at 11:52 pm

    I am discusted by the spins starts here and the way they prtray you

  • 15. heatseeker  |  November 28th, 2005 at 4:12 pm

    If ever I see anyone from the Spin Starts Here, consider them glassed!

  • 16. mattr  |  November 29th, 2005 at 1:44 pm

    Jingle, Samuel has quite a few fans at TSSH. Like, people who want to meet Samuel in Sydney and have their photo taken, and who check daily (TSSH and Samuel’s blog) to see what the erstwhile young fella has been up to. The malice factor is very low, the appreciation factor is growing. I am myself a convert to Samueldom.

  • 17. Imon Toujon  |  November 29th, 2005 at 9:00 pm

    Samuel, there is a photo of John_B1_B2 on TSSH website. It’s in the comments section of the story about your visit to Loadog’s place.

    Have you seen it? Did you take that picture of John_B1_B2 as there is a person in the reflection of the car door. Is that you?

    Thousands of people have seen it and can clearly identify what John looks like.

  • 18. Samuel  |  November 29th, 2005 at 9:04 pm

    It’s John B1_B5 actually, and if you look at this post from October you will see it in context.


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