Geraldine Nordfeldt has written a short story on page 18 of today’s The Canberra Times about the Mike Welsh/Michael Thompson documentary All Talk which was launched on Tuesday. The article is rather good for a game of “spot the errors”.
OK, from the top.
spent three years interviewing five of their most passionate and quirkiest listeners.
It was probably three years or more from the time the idea was conceived to the final product, but filming started in 2007, not 2006.
Lon Morgan [..] spends many hours riding his bike with his radio strapped to the handlebars in Dickson, where he made a special crossing for his cat.
I’m pretty sure that you’d be more likely to find Lon’s radio dangling from his neck…but I’ll have to watch the video again to confirm it.
Lon’s cat crossing is on his driveway, not in some random part of the Dickson shops as implied by the article.
Former school teacher Betty Gill is not very tolerant of the current generation
When did she say that Geraldine? I don’t recall that being in the documentary, or being her general demeanour at the launch. She’s not afraid to use her sharp tongue on people who cross her, but that’s not the same thing.
while local blogger Samuel Gordon Stuart spends many hours recording radio and making news tapes.
Ummm, what? Firstly, you got my name wrong Geraldine. Blogger’s name + Google = Accuracy. Gordon hyphen ess tee eee double-you ‘ey are tee.
Secondly, if only I had the time and storage space of Media Monitors…I’d love to record hours of radio. I record it occasionally Geraldine, very occasionally.
And what in seventy-three types of manufactured magnetic audio cassettes are “news tapes”? Are you perhaps referring to the brief bit of footage from a couple years ago where I was reading the news for Australian Independent Radio News?
Unfortunately Bruce “The Goose” died during filming
The late Bruce “The Goose” Bennett sadly passed away on the afternoon of the 25th of June, 2007, a couple months before filming. (I sent an email to Stuart Bocking about it, which is why I can be sure of the date).
I suppose this all just gives me more reason to write about the documentary…and an angle to work with, as I’ve been struggling to decide how to approach it given that I don’t think I can write a review due to my involvement.