Three polls in a row about Australian politics is enough. There are more important issues than defending the constitution or the PM blaming an interest rate rise on state debt when there is no state debt — and then spending taxpayer’s money to advertise the lie.
No, what concerns us this week is the news that Supernaut has reformed for the Countdown Spectacular 2…
I’ve written about Supernaut before. But for readers younger than… well, for younger readers, here’s a quick refresher.
Supernaut was one of the finest musical acts of the 1970s. Watch the video of their number 1 hit I Like It Both Ways and you’ll agree. You’ll naturally want to see She’s Too Hot to Touch and Kids Art Out Tonight as well.
Tonight on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debate, the sublime Paul McDermott recalled that I Like It Both Ways was his favourite song as a child.
“I like it both ways.” I was 7 years old at the time. I didn’t know what it was about…! It was 3 years before I found out what it meant. And even then I would have preferred it was from someone my own age, rather than a 45-year-old postal worker with tight, tight shorts who went by the name of Saddle Face.
As I say, Supernaut has reformed. Please, go to the website, vote, and tell me how you feel about that. And do add your comments…
That bitter old queen Sir Elton John has called for the Internet to be closed down. Yeah, sure, whatever you say. Elton John Strains Limits of Irony, says Wired. [Update: The original rant is in The Sun (of course).]
New York DJ and producer Moby is giving away music. mobygratis.com is for “independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.” Nice.
Oh, I wasn’t feeling so good on the weekend and I missed that Live Earth concert. So the planet’s all OK now, yeah?
It’s totally safe. Our journey involves YouTube, a cleanskin Cabernet Merlot and that blurry hour before the sleeping pill kicks in. There is no need for alarm. Let us begin…
- All systems are go!. And once you learn the lyrics, sing along!
- Play the Countdown version and/or the Bandstand version, and explain which you prefer.
- Discuss whether the follow-up single release was a mistake or not.
- Should I admit to owning an autographed copy of that band’s album, or explain how it came to be in my possession?
- Does the knowledge that the album was produced by Ian “Molly” Meldrum change your answer to the previous question?
- Are cover versions ever acceptable?
- Does Adam Richard speak the truth?
- Come to Daddy.
- Grand Finale.
You may now each ask one question related to the above. I shall answer truthfully.