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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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….
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.
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.
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 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.
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 interviews Gene Simmons in 1990. Gene was producing tracks for Doro Pesch at Fortress Studios in LA that day. Gene Simmons talks about the worst Kiss gig, how many cars he needs and how long the beach Boys could stay alive in New York City.
Maynard & Tim Ferguson take a wild sexual ride through the experiences of the listeners. This show features the Doug Anthony All Stars on Maynard's Triple J breakfast show May 1990. This show is not for children, especially that little kid that keeps mouthing off at us. This truly is average entertainment, for no apparent reason.
March 2000 was the last test broadcast of FREE-FM a GTLB station trying to get a broadcast license in Sydney. Here's an hour of the breakfast show. Warning; you may find this very offensive if you are a Sagittarius. Thanks to Ashley Hall, Peter the Newsreader & Don Balfour and all the FREE-FM team. Our motto; Free-FM: We love to pry.
Interviews from Triple J breakfast show 1988 & 1990. A 1990 Danny Elfman is perplexed that the LA critics actually like Dark At The End Of The Tunnel from Oingo Boingo. Pee Wee Herman is going all Frank Sinatra over his 1989 movie Big Top Pee Wee.
Tim Ferguson & Maynard navigate the uncharted waters of a show with no format. We brown nose, we celebrate, but above all, we listen to you and announce the biggest intellectual challenge to our audience ever. Dating, TV and yet another new opening theme.
Ash Rothschild was the lead singer of Sydney band Caligula from 1990 till 1994. He now sings with The Graveyard Rockstars. In this park bench Surry Hills heartwarming moment, Ash talks about 90s bands like The Cure, Frente & Girlfriend. 90s drugs like MDMA & Passion Pop. Warning: this show contains adult concepts, like becoming a parent and fear of using the phrase “you tell kids that today, and they won’t believe you.”
Tim & Maynard search for a format yet again. We ask you about your pet sex names and Tim gets harsh reviews from a young local boy. Maynard eats an odd shaped cookie. Again. The audience is put on notice to lift their game.