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Samuel’s Musician Of The Week

This week’s award goes to Tina Turner, and the feature song is “Simply The Best”. I recall when it was the theme song for Australian Rugby League and the accompanying video was of Tina Turner singing the song on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, I think that was probably the best promotion the ARL or related bodies have produced for rugby league.

Tim Webster also played this song a few weeks ago, and when he did that I finally understood what Wayne Mac was referring to when he was talking about the great sound of music pumping through an AM radio…this song really does sound fantastic on AM radio.

I call you when I need you, my heart’s on fire
You come to me, come to me wild and wild
When you come to me
Give me everything I need

Give me a lifetime of promises and a world of dreams
Speak a language of love like you know what it means
And it can’t be wrong
Take my heart and make it strong baby

You’re simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than anyone, anyone I ever met
I’m stuck on your heart, I hang on every word you say
Tear us apart, baby I would rather be dead

In your heart I see the star of every night and every day
In your eyes I get lost, I get washed away
Just as long as I’m here in your arms I could be in no better place

You’re simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than anyone, anyone I ever met
Oh, I’m stuck on your heart, I hang on every word you say
Oh, Tear us apart (no no no), baby I would rather be dead

Each time you leave me I start losing control
You’re walking away with my heart and my soul
I can feel you even when I’m alone
Oh baby, don’t let go

Oh, you’re the best
Better than all the rest
Better than anyone, anyone I ever met
Oh, I’m stuck on your heart, I hang on every word you say
Oh, Tear us apart (no no), baby I would rather be dead
Oh, you’re the best


February 17th, 2008 at 10:31pm

RIP Smoky Dawson

This was also supposed to appear on Friday.

Smoky DawsonOn Wednesday, a legend of the Australian radio industry and the Australian music industry, Smoky Dawson (real name Herbert Henry Dawson) died at the age of 94.

2GB’s Jason Morrison has very kindly provided permission for me to reproduce the tribute he and 2GB produced on Thursday.

Download MP3

Smoky is survived by his wife Dot, currently aged 102.


February 17th, 2008 at 06:03am

From The Vault: January 27, 2006

This was supposed to appear on Friday, obviously it didn’t. From the 27th of January 2006, it’s a note about John Laws returning from holidays, and a whole heap of very peculiar comments.

The Cat’s Back!
January 27th, 2006 at 02:41pm

Returning to The Fortress on Monday, is John Laws. That means the golden microphone will also be returning to work, and the co-driver will be dropping by on Fridays with his race tips.
John Laws - Putting The Cat Amongst The Pigeons from 9 til noon weekdays
Hopefully the cat will find a way to be amongst the pigeons again, and The Cuckoo’s Nest will almost certainly have a song ready, with plenty more to come as the years rolls on.

Welcome Back Lawsie!


Entry Filed under: TV/Radio/Media


1. Kooky_Pound_Puppy | January 27th, 2006 at 5:17 pm

I actually saw Lawsie the other day, in front of his Woollara home in Sydney, Looking relaxed fresh and happy.
He is great on radio my nan loves him!.

2. flakey blondie samspam | January 28th, 2006 at 11:52 pm

My mum has a hugh crush on Lawsie, that she went out shopping and brought home a vaz(a carpet washer). I started to threathen to put her into the local home.
All she would do is is quote Lawsie old add” A HOME ISN’T REALLY CLEAN UNLESS IT’S WASHED ‘like she was in some sort of trance.
It’s not that I have anything against carpet washes, it’s just that my mum’s house is all floorboards.
It’s amazing the power Lawsie has on the lady’s.

3. heatseeker | January 30th, 2006 at 12:24 pm

Mmmmm … I’m a bit worried about these subliminal messages of Lawsie’s that compel people who don’t even have carpet to go out and buy carpet washers.

I will play his next show backwards and scrupulously check for any hidden Satanic messages …

4. flakey blondie samspam | January 30th, 2006 at 10:15 pm

Well if you look at the pic of lawie it’s quite a knowing smirk. Men that have the hidden goods , seem to reflect it with a smirk that seems to make women weak at the knees.
I gather your male heatseeker as you seem not to have fallen for the charms of THE LAWSIE….

5. Chuck Berry | January 31st, 2006 at 12:57 am

Hold on and rewind. I seem to have missed something very important. What was the Kooky_Pound_Puppy doing outside Lawsies shack? Have we stumbled upon something here?

6. heatseeker | January 31st, 2006 at 4:59 pm

Well, yes FBP, I am indeed a male, but Samuel is apparently also of the masculine persuasion, and he seems to be enamoured with Lawsie, and, as his apprentice, he has very effectively adopted his modus operandi of subliminal seductive messages in his prose.

(Section removed – derogatory and offensive) (incidentally, I did a Google search: persiflage \PUR-suh-flahzh\, noun: Frivolous or bantering talk; a frivolous manner of treating any subject, whether serious or otherwise; light raillery … sounds all a bit demonic to me).

Come to the Dark Side Samuel …

And Chuck, yes, it appears that KPP is a radio star stalker, and I think it’s only a matter of time before he/she is lurking around outside Samuel’s abode, and reporting his doings in extensive detail every time he ventures out with Nattie.

7. flakey blondie samspam | January 31st, 2006 at 5:51 pm

Kooky you have some explaining to do young lady????
A stalker??? Or just another female that can’t resist the charm of THE LAWSIE!!!!

8. Kooky_Pound_Puppy | January 31st, 2006 at 11:09 pm

Ok i must explain, i ran out of oil for my 1974 Combi, and i neede some valvoline i was trying to get in to get some of Lawsie, if you know what i mean’

9. Tony | February 8th, 2006 at 3:41 pm

I’m starting to think John Laws is God, he seems to have been around just as long.

February 17th, 2008 at 03:31am

Site Maintenance Complete…for now

The site maintenance that I mentioned half a week ago is now, more-or-less, complete. The important bits are done, and user registrations have been enabled again.

The user account audit has not been completed yet, but with 347 user accounts that is going to take a little while. I’ll set aside some time in the next few days to complete that task.

Any questions, let me know.


February 17th, 2008 at 02:41am

Does that look like a copy?

Oh how I love it when people try to pass off my work as their own work.

Apart from an additional image that the beginning of “their” article, it’s a word for word, image for image copy of my editorial about magpies. I may never have known, but when they referenced an image from my website, Google’s blog search interpreted it as a link to this blog and displayed it as such on my administrative home page.

As per the licence for content on this website, they are free to use that article, as long as they link back to me as the source of it (or attribute it to me in any other way which may be agreed to). I will be contacting the publisher of the copyright violation to seek a link, hopefully they will be co-operative and I won’t be forced to report a copyright violation to Yahoo.

I have sent the following message to the person responsible for that blog via Yahoo’s message form system:

Subject: Direct copy of one of my blog posts


I am writing to you as you appear to have copied one of my blog posts. My editorial about being nice to magpies, published in August 2006 at has been directly copied to without attribution.

As per the copyright notice linked to at the bottom of that page, and every other page, on my blog (see you are free to use my content as long as you attribute it to me. I therefore request that you place a link to my blog on your entry about magpies, or contact me so that we can reach a mutual agreement about this issue.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart


2 comments February 17th, 2008 at 01:48am

“For the first time in about two weeks, I feel awake”

I said that, possibly with the words in a different order, about six hours ago. I still feel awake. Perhaps I can finally write some blog posts, write those editorials that have been circling my head at inopportune moments for the last week, finish that site maintenance I started half a week ago, and finally feel like I’m achieving something.

There are few things more depressing than having about a dozen things you want to do, only to find that you barely have the energy, patience, concentration or well-being to put up with the things that have to happen before that…and then discover that no matter how utterly exhausted you may be, sleep can not come in solid blocks, and that half hour you waste trying to get back to sleep every couple of hours would have been so much easier to put up with had you either been asleep or been able to find the energy to do something constructive.

And then there’s the times where you don’t feel well, you’re tired but can’t sleep, have something to do but can’t find the energy or motivation to do it, so waste time instead, and then feel worse a few hours later, and then collapse out of exhaustion, sleep for about twelve hours straight, wake up feeling tired and remain that way until you sleep again.

No wonder the last two weeks seem like a blur…I must have been incredibly difficult to be around.


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