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.
John Flansburg & John Linnell are They Might Be Giants, for 30 years now. John Flansburg took the time to answer some questions before their Adelaide show about their music, Nanobots & Star Trek pyjamas. That's John F doing the navigating.
Richard Fidler, the "nice guy", the "quiet one" or "the guy with the guitar" in the Doug Anthony All Stars. Faultlessly polite, his memories of DAAS Kapital differ somewhat from Tim & Paul's. I spoke to Richard Fidler earlier this year about his radio show.
Professional troublemaker and arty type, Paul McDermott has had a deserved career hosting and performing on Australian TV since the DAAS breakup. He has his finger in so many creative pies his wrist is often very sore. Listen to his very different take of the history and legacy of The Doug Anthony All Stars & DAAS Kapital. It has been my pleasure to revisit the work of these 3 guys. Even if they all lied to me.
Perhaps the most annoyingly confident member of the Doug Anthony All Stars, Tim Ferguson is excited about the release of DAAS Kapital on DVD. His big mouth also has a lot to say about Richard Fidler & Paul McDermott in this part 1 of The Doug Anthony All Stars trilogy. I also spoke to Tim last year about his theory of comedy.
From Saturday morning the 25th October 1986 comes Radio Stupid. James Valentine of The Models is guest with his sax. The show makes no sense, but it never did.
Interviews with Craig Charles (Dave Lister) Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) from Red Dwarf. Hear from the fans too, @ Culture Shock's A Smegging Good Weekend in Sydney.
Interviews with Star Trek actors Terry Farrell & Nicole de Boer, who played Jadzia & Ezri Dax, symbiant beings stationed at Deep Space Nine. They were both in Sydney for Culture Shock's OzTrek 9. We also learn of the popularity of the Star Trek door chimes in the "dealers room". Deepwater Black and of course Becker get a mention.
The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas 2012 was a HOOT! Normally you don't associate MUSIC with critical thinking, maybe this explains why. Skeptic AND eclectic!
Fred Fairbrass and his brother Richard Fairbrass are the duo that make up the legendary Right Said Fred. In this career defining interview (for Maynard) you will learn from Fred Fairbrass all you ever need to know about one of the UK's greatest pop bands.
Misconceptions will also be kicked in the bum as you will discover that:
Right Said Fred is just not one guy (called Fred)
Right Said Fred have had more hits that just "I'm Too Sexy".
Right Said Fred are far from fat, broke and living on the dole.
Maynard and Tony Push wander aimlessly around local bustops at Xmas trying to remember what was good about 2012 and wonder what else will go wrong in 2013. Random. With lots of Maynard's favourite sounds.
Maynard was the host of the Triple J breakfast show when the current host was being born. How has Tom Ballard's 2012 been? What does he want to do next? What is his favourite song of the year? Why does Tom know who Maynard is?
Rebecca Watson of Skepchick was in Melbourne last weekend for the Australian Skeptics convention. We spoke about hair dye technology, feminism, books and a very bisexual James Bond.
Are there any good stories left? Has shitty reality TV killed narrative? Maynard asks Tim Ferguson, Jack Marx, Tony Push & Fiona Scott-Norman about the lack of good story telling on TV and at the movies. Or maybe it's alive and well after all?
Sönke Neitzel examined the transcripts of secret recording made of German POWs in Britain. The casual, pitiless brutality in them raises issues for 21st century conflicts.
Mr Richard Fidler is the host of Conversations on ABC Radio. He is also a well known Republican and all round very nice guy. Not to mention his work with The Doug Anthony All Stars, which we will. I haven't caught up with Richard for years, so listen in.
Maynard travels from Australia to interview George Hrab backstage and candidly at The Amazing Meeting 2012 in Las Vegas. George talks about difficult issues in comedy and life as Maynard becomes nervous. Explicit language and adult concepts such as monogamy ahead.
Last weekend at pop culture expo Supanova Sydney celebrated it's 10th birthday.
I spoke with lots of fans as well as Tricia Helfer from Battlestar Galactica, but I enjoyed meeting all the fez wearing Dr Who fans the most.
Maynard presents a brief look at the second greatest musical ever (after Can't Stop The Music) Xanadu. Maynard was lucky to interview the cast of Xanadu The Musical in Sydney. Tony Push joins Maynard to relive some philosophical moments of Madd Club history.
John C Dvorak is an interesting guy with a unique journey through the world of tech and finance. Never scared to say what he really thinks, this doesn't always make him popular. That's why I like him. As the co-host of No Agenda with Adam Curry he unpacks the bogative wherever it may be...
George Hrab is host of The Geologic Podcast. But really he is one of those annoying guys that seems to do everything well. He's a funk musician with a big brain who speaks Ukranian, is there anything else? Only fault I can find with him is he has never seen Betty Blue. George is one of my favourite people on the internet not working in the porn industry. He has a huge live show coming up in Pennsylvania. Do you?