Maynard's Malaise

Australia's Maynard, although not the guy from Tool, he proves he is one. Take a journey through pop culture with no clear purpose or destination. Sometimes a video. Always shameless.

Dave Mason Live (without Dave)

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Dave Mason of The Reels played a great cinematic gig at The Golden Age Cinema in Sydney last week. Dave of course, wouldn’t be interviewed, but I did get to speak with a few famous faces in the crowd (and Tony Push) enjoy. The show was actually quite moving.

Bunga Bunga 12 Tim Ferguson & Maynard

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Tim Ferguson & Maynard are angry and concerned about everything from the flag to Eurovision. You know, the really important stuff. This show comes from a beleaguered Fortress Ferguson, where thankfully there are plenty of Mr Spock action figures for them to play with. Beware the pussy with the machine gun. NSFW.

Sunday Afternoon Fever 7.2.1993 The Death of The Reels


In the 1st SAF for 1993 as Dave Mason declares the death of The Reels. Doug Anthony All Stars in London, a new single for Duran Duran and I can't find a guest to interview. So I let the audience interview me. Lance & The Hollywood Kids & Mrs Sinatra too! AND Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra live in the studio direct off the plane from Japan.

Damian Cowell's Disco Machine

Damian Cowell's Disco Machine

Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine is pumping out across Australia, so I foolishly decided to have a word with him about TISM, Root! and DC3 as well. Damian explains his influences behind the album and references people I haven’t heard of and uses words I’ve only read in small labels next to stuff in an art gallery.

Last time I interviewed Damian, he was screaming “Spreadwell” at me. This interview only goes slightly better. But there is a lot of fucking bad language, so you’ve been warned.

Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine is what this country needs right now, or maybe Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine album needs a country. Im fine with both outcomes. 


Simon Day of Ratcat

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Ratcat have played Perth, Melbourne & Sydney recently. Simon Day talks about hearing his songs on the radio for the first time and how you handle not having a hit song. Don’t Go Now, That Ain’t Bad and lots of Ratcat history. Simon Day is here to dispel those rumours he was hit by a kangaroo and has been in a coma since 1993.

Sunday Afternoon Fever 16.5.1993 - Simon Afternoon Fever

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Simon Day from Ratcat joins Simon Marnie from SBS for Simon Afternoon Fever. Non Simonesque participation from Ru Paul, Thierry Mugler, Greg Fleet AND The Sharp play live in the studio. Callers tell us just what they think of the Simons & Simones of 1993. Regulars Mrs Sinatra is getting over an illness cloud & Lance with The Hollywood Kids does not disappoint with the 90210 gossip.

Bunga Bunga 11 Tim Ferguson & Maynard

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This awkwardly staged photo shows that Bunga Bunga is back for 2015. Our first show for is all CATS. Cats jumping, cats flying planes & generally treating us all with distain. AND the thorny issue of cats not putting the toilet seat back down. Bunga Bunga declares 2015 International Year of DAAS. Canada, Shonen Knife & Danger 5 too also make an appearance (time permitting).

Happy 40th Birthday Triple J !

Triple J 40th

The national instsitution that is radio Triple J started 40 years ago today. Staff from 40 years got together on Saturday night. We spoke with Mikey Robins, Jane Gazzo, Dr Karl, Rusty Nails, producers and management about a wild place in wild times. Contains lots of swearing, fuckin’ heaps.

Sunday Afternoon Fever 23.8.1993 - Mrs Sinatra at home

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If there was ever a relaxed episode of Sunday Afternoon Fever, this was it. I was back from 3 weeks holiday and the show features Mrs Sinatra and myself lazying by the pool at Caesars Palace. It’s the first time Asshole is played on air. The Doug Anthony All Stars speak from their Scottish hotel room. The new studio console fails multiple times in the first hour. Appearances from The Jerky Boys, Racheal Burger and some really attentive listeners on Maynard’s Mastermind Quiz.

Maynard Breakfast Triple J Feb 1989

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Experience the daggy and uncool world of Maynard on weekend breakfast Triple J. This is from Sunday 19.2.1989 & Saturday 25.2.1989. Thanks to all at Triple J especially my producer and rare newsreader Chris Norris. This is just silly.

Shonen Knife tour Australia 2015

Shonen Knife Australian Tour 2015

Naoko Yamano, singer from Shonen Knife (Boy Knife) speaks to us from Tokyo on their upcoming Australian tour and their new album Overdrive. The band formed in 1981 and is more popular across the world than at home in Japan. Shonen Knife are always fun live with a raw, yet cute sound that makes them one our favourite bands. Let’s Knife!

Danger 5 return to save us from Hitler

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Danger 5 returns for a second season. It’s the bongo playing, dogs dancing, Nazis in space, Pterodactyl riding, quadruple flame throwing chainsaw wielding, head exploding show that you can't miss.  David Ashby is “Jackson” and the co creator, Maynard asked him some ill informed questions and against legal advice he answered them.

A Very Bunga Bunga Xmas 2014 - Part 1

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A Xmas show that is not for children, consider yourself warned. Tim Ferguson and Maynard empty their Xmas sack of goodness all over your floor. This year has been a cracker for Tim. Maynard's 2014 was rubbish as usual. But you can’t stop the Bunga, with guest appearances from George Hrab, Danger 5, The Batman Singers, Norman Fox & an anonymous German speaking French. Listen and hear your dreams turn into Bunga Bunga.

A Very Bunga Bunga Xmas 2014 - Part 2

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Another Xmas show that isn’t for children. In Part 2, Tim Ferguson and Maynard bring you a Xmas show too far. There are more Xmas tunes to play and more friends of Bunga Bunga to wish us all a Merry Shatmas. Guests; Floyd Vincent, Christopher Laird, Rob Darby & Skeptical Richard Saunders, who helps me out with my annual Xmas joke.

Finding Ecstasy with Norman Fox

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Norman Fox (that’s him the young together one on the right) has written a coming-of-age novel (Finding Ecstasy) against the backdrop of the late 80s Hordern Pavillion dance parties. He was there and lived it. We took a walk around the Hordern today while sharing some stories and flat out gossip. Join us in your 501s, Doc Martins and padded bomber jackets….

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Tim Ferguson & Maynard solve your problems and create more for themselves. Tim has something to say about the ABC cuts & the Pope. Maynard reads a book and has flashbacks again. Tim admits he doesn’t miss dancing. Group sex with Ann-Margaret.

Mr Molly Meldrum meets Maynard (again)

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Molly Meldrum was a popular boy at The Bookshop, Darlinghurst when he made an appearance to sign his biography “The um Neverending Story”. He also announced plans to produce a musical about Che Guevara & hinted at romantic involvement with Jana Wendt. It’s the iconic and never boring Mr Ian “Molly” Meldrum.

Bunga Bunga 9 Tim Ferguson & Maynard

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The power of the Bunga Bunga is strong in this one. Tim Ferguson gives Australian politics a piece of his mind. Maynard can’t spare any of his and asks Tim about Jesus. A Skeptic drops by. Can you pick the accent of our waitress at the Cafe Frou Frou? The show in search of a format marches on…

John Waters interview July 1990


John Waters talks about his likes, dislikes and his deep hatred of sport. The movie Cry Baby had been released and he was as charming and witty as always. His new book Carsick is about him hitchhiking across the USA. You could do worse than getting stuck in a small space with him. 

Bunga Bunga 8 Tim Ferguson & Maynard

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Once you go Bunga you never go back. Tim Ferguson & Maynard solve your medical and political problems. But you may leave with more issues than you arrived with. Guests: Richard Saunders of Australian Skeptics & Wealthy Jesus of Glebe Pt Road.

 (Maynard 2015)