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Samuel’s Persiflage #13

April 22nd, 2007 at 03:59am

Samuel's Persiflage
Samuel’s Persiflage Episode Number Thirteen has arrived at long long last, and is ready for download . There is also a low quality version for the bandwidth impaired here.
(Update: Links corrected, sorry about that)

This month we solve the mystery of Frog from Songland Records and chat with Frankster from The Frankster Archives Library.

The episode starts with Frankster, we talk about his radio and television archive, copyright laws, strange programs on Channel Nine and a few other things.
Frankster’s website can be found at and he may be able to assist with transferring your old memories from tape (of just about any sort, even waterlogged) to DVD.
Frankster can be contacted by email. archiveslibrary at optusnet dot com dot au

Just about everyone in Canberra has heard of “Frog from Songland Records”, but why is he called Frog, and just why is Songland Records the “home of the hard to find”. I chatted with Frog to find out the answers to these questions and more in the the first ever on location Samuel’s Persiflage interview.
Songland Records is located opposite Coles Supermarket in the Tuggeranong Hyperdome and would love to help you find that hard to find bit of music. They can be contacted by phone on (02) 6293 4677 or by email, songland at protel dot com dot au.

The classic ad this month is one that is very well known in Canberra and still on the air after at least a decade and probably more, and I have an anecdote to accompany it.

There is also plenty of feedback from the last two episodes, and even some for episode four.

All listeners are invited to send in more feedback, both in written and audio format. As per usual feedback can be sent to (text, MP3, Wave or Ogg Vorbis), spoken feedback by clicking here or on the button below would be great, or leave a comment below.

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The Samuel’s Persiflage #13 file itself is available here, and is 56:00 in length (51.2MB) at 128kbps stereo. The 128kbps format is used so as to provide you with a high quality and good sounding podcast. I do, however, acknowledge that this is just unreasonable for dial-up, so a 16kbps mono file is also available here. The sound quality isn’t as good, but is much better for those on dial-up or with small download limits. The low quality version is 6.41MB

For those of you who are using podcast software to receive your podcasts, the feed can be found here and if you are using iTunes you can subscribe to Samuel’s Persiflage by clicking here.

There is no Persiflage Puzzle this month as the overwhelming feedback for it so far has been negative. I would like more feedback on the issue before making a final decision on whether to keep it or discard it. Do you want the Persiflage Puzzle to be a part of Samuel’s Persiflage? Let me know.

The next episode of Samuel’s Persiflage will be next month, I apologise for the long delay between the last episode and this one.

Enjoy the show!


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  • 1. John999555  |  April 25th, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Very good.

  • 2. Samuel  |  April 25th, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Thank you John, is there anything in particular you enjoyed, or are you just happy to have the Persiflage back?

  • 3. John999555  |  April 25th, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Good to have it back, AND was interesting to hear “Frog” being interviewed.

  • 4. Samuel  |  April 25th, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    I’ll just have to remember to find somewhere a bit quieter next time I do an on location interview.


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