Category Archives: Radio
Radio LOL of the Day: Thursday 25th March – Andy Lee talks footy, wanting to be a certain footballer
Show: Rush Hour
Network: Triple M
Quite an awkward, and somewhat unexpected moment surfaced today courtesy of an interview between Rush Hour hosts James Brayshaw and Billy Brownless and Andy Lee.
Normally conductors of irreverent interviews, JB and Billy were throwing questions at Andy regarding football and his life. Of course, up until this point, everything but Megan Gale was mentioned.
But it was quite a good interview, and first they spoke about footy, as Andy is a mad “blue-bagger”, as Billy put it.
Andy: Should be a good one. I’m looking to Matty Kreuzer coming back…
Billy: Yes indeed, and Jordan Russell’s a fan of yours. I’m just reading the profile here in the (Football) “Record” at the ground here today; “if you weren’t an AFL footballer, what would you like to be?”
“Hamish or Andy.”
So, if you weren’t a superstar in the media, what would you rather be… wanna be… a Carlton footballer?”
Andy: Carlton footballer… maybe Shaun Hampson (Gale’s current boyfriend).
This was met with about 4 or 5 seconds of JB and Billy being unsure of what to say. All that can be heard is JB guffawing.
JB quipped, “I think you’ve been him… you can’t pick blokes you’ve been”.
Andy Lee then told the story of why he didn’t end up being a footballer; his mother didn’t allow him to play after his dad sustained an injury.
Conversation also turned to their deal with Nine, and how the new show is shaping up.
And it remains as unclear as ever, as to what format the show will take, as apparently they still “don’t know” what the show is.
Apparently the only thing they know is that they “want to do a show”.
So what have they been doing with their spare time?
“A lot of spontaneous purchases”, apparently.
But that’s what we love about them, anyway.
And apparently Andy Lee, of all people, was to press the button to sound the siren to kick off the 2011 AFL season.
Here’s a guide as to all of your favourite radio stars and their online presence:
Hamish and Andy
Official Show Account – Operated by Hamish and Andy themselves; tweets followed by either a H or an A to denote who wrote them.
Giggling Ben – Aka Ben Wasley, button-pusher.
Cackling Jack – Aka Jack Post, button-pusher.
Jez Carne – Known as the “web guy”, and was first heard on the show during their Australian Caravan of Courage trip.
Fifi and Jules
Jules Lund – Unverified and inactive, but very possibly his account when you see it…
Blake Phillips – The “web guy”
Hot 30 Countdown
Justin Hill – Producer
Fox FM (Melbourne)
Matt and Jo Show
Matt Tilley – Has been inactive since July 22nd, 2009. This account was used as a show promotion, with the challenge being for Matt to pen 100 tweets in one day. Hence a tweet count of only 100 tweets.
Jo Stanley – No known account.
(“The Fabulous”) Adam Richard
2DAY FM (Sydney)
The Kyle and Jackie O Show
Labby, Camilla and Stav
Lisa, Baz and Sam
Barry Radio (Digital Station)
The Peanut Gallery
Official Show Account (Operated by Jeff Wortman and Paul Hogan)
The Little Dum Dum Club
The Sweetest Plum
‘Triple M Network
Triple M (Melbourne)
The Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire
Mick Molloy – (NOTE: There is a fake account purporting to be Mick, however this tweet from the Grill Team firmly states that it is not… Mick). He is not currently operating a Twitter account.
Triple M Footy
Dr Peter Larkins
Triple M (Sydney)
The Grill Team
The Sweetest Plum
Triple M (Brisbane)
Greg “Marto” Martin
Greg “Sully” Sullivan
Dead Set Legends
Paul “Fatty” Vautin
Triple M (Adelaide)
The Hot Breakfast
Dead Set Legends
Ken “KG” Cunningham
Just a word on the latest Eddie McGuire furore.
Now you might be like Eddie and declare your unbridled love for all things falafel. You might say that even in the context it was in and whatever intent Eddie had, that it isn’t even that damaging in content. However, think of the connotations associated with a fried falafel and then the connotations involved in alluding to pizza or “haggis” (as he also calls his father a “haggis-muncher”).
Yes, because the racial associations with these foods play no part at all, do they? These cultures have long been a part of Australian culture, or at least the ancestry of many Australians. The days of teasing someone as a “wog” are now over, so why would calling something a land of pizza be even a slight jibe?
This is why these seemingly innocent jibes against some groups do so much damage. Take Ben Elton’s Live From Planet Earth. During a “public school teacher” sketch, a teacher said various made-up Asian-sounding names (one for example, sounded like “ain’t-shit”) and implied how ridiculously hard they were working.
Now, this seems like a compliment, and on the surface, it is. But, these sort of compliments or observations have a more insidious racism, even it is more hidden.
Either way, the person saying these “jokes” is usually feeling threatened, and uses his or her position chatting to a bunch of friends or thousands of people, to simultaneously make themselves more secure and take another group (usually in a lower position to start with) down a peg or two.
And of course, you always get the perpetrator of an offensive remark defending themselves by saying it was all a joke or some such.
And sometimes it is.
Here’s the distinction; the Chaser Make a Wish Sketch was utterly lambasted for uttering the line “they are just going to die anyway”. I’m not for one second defending it by saying how funny it was. I am also not saying it was tasteful or nice in any way. But! At no stage did anyone think the Chaser laughed at the fact that these kids were sick; their intention was not to make these kids or their families lose hope. They were trying- poorly- to be so outrageous that it was somehow funny. Needless to say it didn’t work, but the point is- their intention was not a nasty one.
As Ricky Gervais said, comedy can either come from a good place or a bad place. And while the Chaser did not have their comedy come from a good place, it certainly wasn’t the other.
And no one can deny that protective
Eddie wasn’t trying to land a knockout blow with an easy stereotype of both the Lebanese population and the rest of the people of Greater Westen Sydney.