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.
Two shows in 1 this time! Maynard visits some of his favourite Japanese music from his archives. On the way the big news of a Madd Club reunion gig and a live show interviewing Tim Ferguson broke in.
Tim Ritchie has been in radio since the 70s, from Triple J to Radio National he has always been about introducing new music. His time as a nightcjub DJ is legendary, as are the stories you are about to hear. Tim Ritchie answers some of your questions and most of mine. Enjoy some quality sounds with @TCR.
Maynard welcomes Tim Ferguson, Tony Push, Christopher Laird & George Hrab to the bullshit finish to a bullshit year. They attempt to change his mind and fail. Plenty of musical surprises and archive sounds to make this the most bullshit Xmas of them all.
Jedward, twins John & Edward Grimes, are Eurovision popsters and a double trouble ball of energy. They played Enmore Theatre, Sydney to an equally excited crowd of fans. Maynard got between the fans and between the Jedward twins to share a Jepic night.
That’s Koko Wallace making a “chickie boom” move with Bridget Turner & Jade Foo of Boys, Boys, Boys. Boys, Boys, Boys are from Perth and would like your attention for a moment. Koko packs well on tour, enjoys 90s techno and has an occasional potty mouth. Enjoy.
Conspiracy archivist Jaimie Leonarder has been fascinated by the JFK assassination all his life. He has studied and read everything he can find on the subject. Today, 50 years on, what does he think of the various theories? Is the death of JFK still even relevant to Australia 50 years on? Jay brings his conspiracy facts.
10 years ago Paul McDermott & the Gud boys scared all the press at the publicity launch for their tour. I stupidly waded in and asked the big questions.
After years of Radio Stupid going out on various community radio stations around Australia, it was time to move on to Triple J and do even more nightclub DJ work with The Madd Club.
Little Nell who played Columbia in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, was special guest last Friday night for a special screening of the movie. I spoke to her before the show about her career, tap dancing and mouse ears. Also hear from the happily perverted fans of the movie.
Carry A Big Shtick more like it.
Tim Ferguson has finally published his memoir, Carry A Big Stick, recalling his life and his intentionally comedic moments as well.
Ever since the very first time since I met Tim at the Adelaide Festival Fringe in 1986 when I presented the Doug Anthony All Stars with the "Pick Of The Fringe" award, that the Castanet Club had won the previous festival, I've wanted to see inside his house.
Well, dear listener, today is our day.
Tim opens up on his partners in comedy crime as well as his MS and his secret love for a film not made by George Lucas.
He also takes your questions, and you might not like his answers. I know I didn't.
Tim Ferguson is my favourite failed NSW Senate candidate ever!
Spike Slawson is excited about Me First & The Gimme Gimmes October tour of Australia. This late night interview contains swearing, Cat Stevens and making young children cry. If you like your songs furious and insane fast, this is your band.
Tim Ferguson is running for New South Wales Senate under the Senator Online party. As usual, he has a lot to say.
"I will have no will of my own, I'll make speeches, but I've got to do what you say".
Best of all he claims he will look good doing it. He wants to be the new Natasha Stott Despoja.
Tim Ferguson wants to be your political puppet. In a democratically corrupt way.
"Democracy shouldn't be something you do every three years with a hangover, then you get a sausage sandwich, go home and complain and whinge for the next three years."
Dannii Minogue released this interview as a bonus disc in 1990 with her 2nd single Success in 1990. She was 18 and it was on my Triple J breakfast show. That is Dannii Minogue and myself demonstrating the "Mama Mia" look at the Mushroom 25 years concert, 14th November 1998.
George Hrab has worked his kapoopie out on his latest live DVD. It is out this week and to celebrate the very Hrabness of the event, here is the first hour of his 21812 concert. I took the opportunity to challenge him to a Musical Throw Down Cage Match. He wins of course, but not before I get my own personal “Ask George” question answered. 21812: A Gneiss Night Out proves once again that Geo is annoyingly talented.
To celebrate the extension of the Sydney Institute Of Technology into Haymarket in August 1988, Radio Stupid was live 10am Saturday with guests, The Sandman & and fake cluster of international performances. Disco Tex and Herb Alpert even turned up.
From 2NUR-FM comes the 1988 sound of Maynard and friends. Weird collection of music and guests including The Bachelors From Prague and Mari Wilson.
In time for The Amazing Meeting 2013 comes the final Maynard interviews from TAM 2012 Las Vegas. What music will the Skeptics choose? You might hear someone you know...
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.