These fellows from Sydney who manage all the most happening rock bands in the country started doing these events as they seem to be totally excited by it. They pair a musical person witha sports person and Francis Leach, an excellent broadcaster in any field (but who now mostly works in sport) chairs the proceedings.
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Dennis and I both came on to a theme tune. Francis had walked on to the Smiths "This Charming Man". We were still in the dressing room and I asked Dennis his opinion on the Smiths. He said he liked a track from Morriseys 2014 album called "istanbul" but wasn't really fussed by either. He came on to some "Game of Love". I walked on to Lynyrd Skynyrds "Workin for the MCA".
Francis threw up some photos of different things and we gagged about career flops and highs. Dennis confessed to an interest in the JFK shooting and a thwarted tv special he had once almsot made.
I talked of teen footystuff and playing music. We had to bring a fave bit of music to talk about. I Dennis brought a young American band he had produced an album for in 2010 called the McKennas. I brought LIVE DEAD by the GRATEFUL DEAD and talked about DARK STAR.
We had to talk about heroes. Dennis had pictures of djs he had loved. American and Australian. I had pictures of the author John Cowper Powys and the explorer Richard Burton.
The audience was .... well I don't really know. Hey we kept it light mostly!
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Anyway, had a marvellous time. Dennis was a lovely fellow and we promised we'd have dinner on Grand Final week. I'll hold him to that.
Oh, I had to play a few tunes so I did "saturday night bath", "life's a dream" and "flash in the pantz". In reverse order to that.
400 people came on a cold Sunday night to hear two old smoothies talk about their lives in the world of luck and chance. Isn't Melbourne strange?