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Tuesday, October 12
Country Music Hoedown Ernie Johns and the Avalanche Band Golden Hills Motel, 145 Marong Road. Entry $5, meals from 6pm. Details: 5443 1333
Eat Pray Love - Soroptimist Fundraiser Bendigo Cinema - Queen Street Film starts at 2pm Tickets $15 Followed by afternoon tea.
Travel in Style The Zonta Club and Almarker and Image Quest present. Proceeds to YWCA encore program for women who have experienced breast cancer. 7pm for 7.30pm. The Conservatory All Seasons, Bendigo.McIvor Highway, Bendigo Tickets $50 include welcome drink and supper. Details: 5439 4325.
Monday, October 11
Bendigo Writers’ Council October Writers Explore Character Development Big Band Music Workshop Close of Seniors Festival 7 to 9pm, Best Employment 2-4pm Golden Square Uniting Church Corner Laurel and Panton 26-28 St Andrews Ave, Bendigo Cost: $5, Membership: $10 streets, Golden Square. annually Details: 5443 3469.
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Tuesday, October 12 Janome Sewing Machine – Horizon Demonstration Day. Statewide Sewing Superstore, 12 High Street, Bendigo. 11am. Details: 5441 2553.
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WHATS ON AT THE VINE
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8PM, FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER THE CAPITAL – BENDIGO’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE www.busting-out.com
THURSDAY OCTOBER 14 9PM KURT REIFLER WITH LOCAL BAND THE LOST BOYS
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SUNDAY OCTOBER 10 4PM ACOUSTIC DUO- JON & BEL FREE ENTRY
BENDIGO BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL Andrew Higgs, Michell e Mee Andy Garlick, Old Buzz han, ard Medicine Show and mo re
Galicia, Spain, The Forgotten Celtic Region Presented by John Clancy, Celtic Studies Conference, University of Sydney. 4.30 pm. Latrobe Visual Arts Centre, View Street, Bendigo. No need to book and no charge. Details: 5442 6649.
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Rotate-a-date Dinner for 50+ singles Wild Mint 7pm Details: 0405 592 500.
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Wednesday, October 13 Speed Dating for 25-40 singles Wild Mint, 7pm Details: 0405 592 500.
Tuesday, October 12
THE MELBOURNE AGE
Bendigo Parkinson Support group meeting. With guest speaker. Lunch at noon. Meeting 1pm Umpires association rooms, Weeroona Oval, Napier Street, Bendigo. Details: 5447 3668.
Scribe Competition. 5. Birds of Tokyo in BENDIGO...if Jake wins the Sound 24 hours every vote Head to his blog and vote people! You can
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Tuesday, October 12
1. Daylight saving 2. Blues and Roots fundraiser at The Newy 3. The Bill - goodbye old friend 4. Guy Sebastian ‘blowing it’ on X-Factor
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Mature Age Persons Meet and Greet 2pm every Tuesday at the Newmarket Hotel. No cost. Details: 5446 2189.
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Australiana entertainment Newmarket Hotel, corner Nolan Street and Charleston Road, Bendigo. 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Free entry. Meals available noon to 2pm. Details: 5441 5121
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Art Exhibition Bendigo art society official opening 7pm, Dudley House, View Street, Bendigo. Exhibition continues Saturday and Sunday.
Tuesday, October 12
Girgarre Farmers Produce and Craft Market and chook auction 8.30am to noon. Seasonal fruit and vegetables. Corner Winter and Station Street. Live entertainment. Free tea and coffee. Details: 5857 2270.
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MEGAN SPENCER BEFORE even glimpsing Julian Day’s exhibition, you hear it, whining away in the distance as you make your way down Allans Walk. A plaintive drone gradually meets your ears, the ‘sound equivalent’ of grief felt by the many who did their time inside HM Bendigo Prison before it was decommissioned in 2006. Tight Spaces is an art show completely inspired by – and immersed in – the spaces inside the ominous brick walls of Bendigo Prison. Best-known as a broadcaster on ABC Radio’s Classic FM, Julian is charismatic fellow with a unique take on Australian life. Sydney-based, Julian was born in Bendigo with family still here. On visits home he became fascinated with the prison’s dark history and architectural symbolism. He wound up spending his own ‘time inside’ over 18 months, after gaining access to this significant Bendigo location, post-closure. Julian took tons of photos of the spaces and places in which generations of prisoners spent their time. He also made on-site field recordings, later manipulated into a haunting soundtrack to accompany video images. The result is a photographic exhibition (four panels of 5x5 A4 colour photos), and a twin sound/video installation. Weeds between concrete; white painted circles on which inmates stood, and blue sky with white clouds slowly crawling over it, are just some of the images that greet you when you walk inside the gallery. A prisoner’s eye-and-ear-view so to speak… This abstract study on ‘life inside’ makes a simple point about Bendigo’s complex, glorious goldrush past - and perhaps the price any town pays for progress. That all that glitters is not gold, with crime and wealth co-dependent bedfellows. And that some must suffer in order to find liberation… It’s a beautifully-considered, poetic exhibition, from a young artist ahead of his time. Catch Tight Spaces now, in its last days.
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EVERYBODY needs a mentor, to help us strive for greater things. It’s no different in music. For 14-year-old Heathcote musician Cassie Ward, her rise to the big stage tomorrow at the FReezA Battle of the Bands regional finals, has been guided by not only a mentor, but a close friend, fellow Heathcote muso, Bianca Mayes. A singer from a young age, Ward’s recent development has been fostered closely under Mayes’ tuition. Tomorrow, they will share the stage, when they represent the region. A music teacher in her home town, with 16 budding musicians on her books, Ward was one of Mayes’ first ever pupils. “I’m a little bit nervous, but I can’t wait to get up on stage,” Ward said. Mayes is no stranger to the big stage herself One half of sister act, Preston Perche, the band have played a number of big name venues, like the Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda. She returned to Heathcote permanently ear-
lier this year to run her music school and find inspiration away from the city. “I love Heathcote, it will always be my home,” she said. Mayes will take a backing role tomorrow, however. And that suits her fine, allowing her protege to shine in her own right. “Cassie has an amazing voice, she demands your attention,” Bianca said. “She has a great stage feel.” It was Mayes’ encouragement that helped Ward both enter, and win, the Bendigo leg of the battle, performing a selection of her originals. “I thought she was good enough, and ready enough, to enter with her own original material,” Mayes said. “She has this uniqueness about her, I would say the X Factor, but that probably doesn’t sound suitable anymore.” While Ward’s vocal skills and guitar work have impressed, it’s her songwriting which sets her apart.
Urban Creatures (Damien Neil - guitar/vocals, Colin Thompson - Drums) | Photo: Alex Kerr
THE inaugural Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival takes another major step tomorrow afternoon, towards its eventual debut in November next year. That strong advocate of live music, The Newmarket Hotel, will hold the jampacked fundraiser which boasts 18 live and mainly local acts on the bill. Pencilled in to perform are Melbourne‘s Andrew Higgs and Kyneton’s own Tully Sumner, together with local performers Damien Neil, Michelle Meehan and Urban Creatures. With the backing of government grants, local council and corporate sponsorship, the support of you, the local punter, is essential. “It’s a great opportunity for local punters to show a sign of good faith to our potential backers and to demonstrate
that the local music scene in Bendigo is alive and well,” festival director Colin Thompson said. For a quality preview of just a selection of the awesome talent to be found in the region, entry is a mere $15. “This is a pittance, disproportionately small compared to the array of talent you’ll be able to enjoy for the afternoon and evening,” Thompson said. This festival is off and running, after a strongly attended street-side launch last month outside The Basement Bar. A main feature of next year’s festival will be a concert in Rosalind Park. The fundraiser kicks off at midday, at The Newmarket Hotel. More info at http://www.myspace. com/bendigobluesandroots
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Bianca Mayes and Cassie Ward | Photos: Andrew Perryman
“She could take any subject matter and turn it into a song,” Mayes said. “She is an amazing songwriter. “She could do anything with her talent. “It’s all in front of her.” The FReeZA Battle of the Bands Regional Finals is on tomorrow at the Kangaroo Flat Leisure Centre from 4pm. Entry $15. Headlining the event is Melbourne three-piece band, Calling All Cars.
Runtime: 114 mins Genre: Comedy Director: Jay Roach Cast: Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Lucy Punch Synopsis: The comedy Dinner for schmucks tells the story of Tim (Paul Rudd), an up-andcoming executive who has just received his first invitation to the ‘dinner for idiots,’ a monthly event hosted by his boss that promises bragging rights (and maybe more) to the exec that shows up with the biggest buffoon. Tim’s fiancée, Julie, finds it distasteful and Tim agrees to
skip the dinner, until he bumps into Barry (Steve Carell) - an IRS employee who devotes his spare time to building elaborate taxidermy mouse dioramas - and quickly realizes he’s struck idiot gold. Tim can’t resist, and invites Barry, whose blundering good intentions soon sends Tim’s life into a frenzied downward spiral and a series of comic misadventures, threatening a major business deal, bringing crazy stalker ex-girlfriend, Darla, back into Tim’s life and driving Julie (or so Tim thinks) into the arms of another man.
WIN 1 OFAT THE 10MELBOURNE DOUBLE PASSES TO EQUITANA SHOWGROUNDS 18th-21st NOVEMBER EQUITANA Melbourne is the one event that brings together every aspect of the equine community to one venue. Four days of prominent educators, international trainers, top riders, specialist clinics, multitudes of shopping possibilities, elite competition, endless entertainment and hundreds of beautiful horses all combine to create the most action packed event seen in Australia. These amazing horsemen will be presenting a number of educational sessions alongside their specialist Dressage, Horsemanship and Eventing Clinics. A not to be missed opportunity to learn from proven masters of their sports. 4 b.entertained
“As the 150th Anniversary of Spring Carnival draws to a conclusion this year there is one event that shines out as a true tourism success for Victoria. The Australian love of horses is legendary, but too often the broader equine industry is over shadowed by horse racing. EQUITANA Melbourne has evolved over 11 years to become a true showcase for the industry and equine sports”, comments Event Director Rod Lockwood. Tourism and Major Events Minister Tim Holding said the Victorian Government has been supporting EQUITANA Melbourne since the inaugural event in 1999 and is very pleased to continue the support to this very unique event.
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Author: Janet A Holmes Publisher: Littlr Hare ISBN: 9781921541575 Price: $12.95 Review by: Jacqueline Perryman Readership: Early Childhood DUCK is a small book packed with maximum appeal. Presentation, versatility and soul – the volume has it all. Crafted for tiny hands and gentle hearts, it speaks of companionship, reunion and the beauty nurtured by a special, but unlikely friend. Exquisitely illustrated, Duck is literature to live by, literature to teach, and literature to enjoy – especially for those still fresh from heaven – and those given the honour of helping them grow.
The Sword – Warp Riders
Album: Warp Riders Artist: The Sword Label: Shock Reviewer: Jeff Else Jeff’s Rating: 8/10
READY your ears for the most recent of awesome in the form of a metal / stoner / hard rock outfit hailing from Austin, Texas. I present to you The Sword. Warp Riders is their third album and first concept album (sci-fi inspired by 1980s comics and TV) and dishes up a healthy serving of classic tunes. This album successfully mixes traditional elements of old-school metal and hard rock. Think mid 1980s Metallica jammed with Black Sabbath, Mastodon, Motorhead, ZZ Top and Clutch. That’s right, mix them all together and see what
you get, as I bet you would get The Sword performing Warp Riders. With a running time of 48 plus minutes and consisting of 10 songs broken into two parts, Warp Riders features moments of metal melody that seamlessly builds to almost thrash and then back again, creating epic moments. I’m sure it will have its knockers that could say that it is nothing new, and unoriginal, but the first thing I did when the album was over was hit repeat. The Sword – Warp Riders deserves a solid 8/10 horned metal salutes. A group to keep an eye on.
The Other Guys Rated: M Genre: Action | Comedy Director: Adam McKay Main Cast: Will Ferrell Mark Wahlberg Reviewer: Robert Gibson Rating: 7 1/2 out of 10 AS an actor Will Ferrell can be a very good performer and, equally, he can produce bad performances that are usually script driven. In The Other Guys he is good at being very annoying when he plays Detective Allen Gamble who is a nerdy desk-bound officer concentrating on forensic accounting. Whereas Ferrell’s character is atypical of a NY law enforcement officer, he is partnered with detective, Terry Hoitz (played by Mark Wahlberg), who is more of what one expects from a New York plain clothes cop. The movie’s dynamic centres on the opposites of
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the two characters, and Ferrell’s performance is so convincing that the audience empathises with Hoitz’s frustration at dealing with such a jerk. The laughs range from the ridiculous to slap stick while the action shots are clever and exciting. Ferrell and Wahlberg are backed up by three other notable performances. Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L Jackson play two over-the-top hero detectives who solve the glamour jobs and get all the attention. Michael Keaton plays the initially fairly straight role of everyone’s boss, captain Gene Mauch, and gets a chance to expand the role when his character is filmed in his second job as a retail sales manager. The ensemble cast is also backed up by Eva Mendes’ good work as Gamble’s very attractive wife Dr Sheila Ramos Gamble, and Steve Coogan who plays a bumbling swindler, Sir David Ershon. Marketers have been close to ruining all the fun of The Other Guys by including too many of the film’s gags in a variety of trailers that have been used heavily in all media to promote this flick.
BEST PARENTS EVER!!! (Chainsaw Wakeup)
A video getting some attention this week features a couple of kids who stayed up late watching scary movies so to punish them, rather than grounding them, the dad gets a chainsaw and a clown mask and goes to town. www.youtube.com
jake on andrew g: ANDREW Günsberg is a man who needs very little introduction. A popular Australian TV and radio personality, “G” has been a host on Channel [V], Australian Idol, an ambassador of the Optus Sound Scribe program and is back in Australia for his photography exhibit, documenting a year in his very full-on life. I was lucky enough to secure an interview with Andrew last week... This last week has been pretty crazy for you mate, what’s it like being the interviewee rather than the interviewer? It’s an interesting vibe being the focus of an interview, while also being there to push something else. I, like you, am really excited about the Optus Sound Scribe program, I can’t believe you got a gig (at the Bendigo Weekly) that’s awesome! Cheers, it’s been a lot of fun, a great program all round. Tell us a bit about your 365 days photo gallery, what was the inspiration behind that one? There’s an online photo streaming website called flickr, which has a bunch of different groups of people that are like ‘here are photos of flowers’ or ‘here are photos of planes landing’. Then there’s a group of about 19,000 people in a group called 365 days, where you take a self-portrait every day for a year. I’d noticed other people’s photography had improved immensely while doing this project. So I thought ‘I’ll do that, and push myself to be creative while documenting a year of my life’. I never shot it with the idea of exhibiting it, but then about two thirds of the way through it I got invited to come exhibit it. Good to hear. Looking back on any of the photos did you ever find yourself thinking ‘What the hell was I doing that day?’ No actually, it was quite emotional hanging them all up to be honest, because I could tell by the look in my eye what I was feeling each day. That got pretty intense sometimes, in any year not every day is going to be an awesome day. Some days I didn’t feel like doing it, so yeah it was a bit emotional going through all the photos. Your radio show in LA is going well mate? I couldn’t have dreamed of a better start after finishing up on Idol. Going straight into this brand new radio project never before attempted and live for another country - every week for Australia and 75 stations around the country. Amazing! It’s been an incredible 10 months. That’s crazy, what would you say the biggest differences between Australian and American radio are? The big difference between Australian and American radio is that Australian radio is a lot more personal. American radio tends to just get out of the way...they only do one of two things: they’re either a personality-based station like your Ryan Seacrest show, or your Howard Stern Show...or they’re just all music, and that’s it. They don’t really mix the two up.
So onto Optus Sound Scribe now mate, what are your thoughts on the program? I really like the Optus Sound Scribe initiative because it’s helping young people from regional Australia to get a start in music journalism, which is a tricky industry to get a start in anyway. But in doing so, it is also helping young people in regional areas to get behind each other, so it’s supporting a community aspect. But there’s also the fact that we have these 40 people writing about their local music scene, so therefore there’s all these bands that are getting exposure that haven’t gotten a lot of attention in the past. So you’re a bass player mate? Yeah definitely, I probably play a little more six string and piano these days though because a bass player without a band is a very lonely man. I started playing guitar when I was eight, and moved to bass when I was 14. I played in bands for the next 10 years, until I got a full time job in radio announcing and the band I was in kind of fizzled out. There’s only so often you can drive up and down the east coast of Queensland in a Toyota HiAce that smells like stale beer and roadside food farts before you think ‘you know what, I’d rather be home with my girlfriend’ [laughs]. Who were some of your favourite bassists at the time? If I wanted to be any bass player, I’d have wanted to be Les Claypool. Because he was a little bit of Bootsy and a little bit of Flea, and I liked how weird he was. I was really into Claypool for a long time, still am. I saw Primus back in the day, my favourite Tshirt got destroyed at that gig, but it didn’t matter because Les stripped down to his underpants, and played the whole show in the weirdest pair of Y-fronts you ever did see! He pulled out the sixstring custom and we all got very excited, and I was a very nerdy bass guitar guy, still am really! Who are some of your favourite artists at the moment? At the moment I can’t get enough of Rihanna and Lady Gaga. I love Lady Gaga because she’s a performance artist, but her art happens to be pop music. She’s not a pop musician. It’s amazing what she’s doing. If the world were to follow you now where would you lead them? I would lead the world to a place where good intention and benefit of the doubt are recognised as the most rewarding things a human being can experience, and to the realisation that we all live on a very, very small piece of rock floating in an enormously large expanse of space, and the sooner that we get over our differences and figure out a way that we can get it all on together, the sooner we turn into giant green/blue Mardi Gras funball floating through space – I’d like to thank Henry Rolins for that last line. b.entertained 5
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Tim is the owner/manager of The Dispensary Enoteca in Chancery Lane – bringing a bit of that Melbourne laneway culture to Bendigo. He has worked in restaurants since 1988 and moved here with his wife Anita. They now have two beautiful daughters and have been highly commended in the latest Age Good Food Guide with a score of 14/20 – just one point off getting a hat. What’s most important thing in regard to food: Freshness and quality. I believe in ‘fresh is best’ and ‘quality over quantity’ and being able to enjoy a wide range of cuisines. Where’s your favourite places to eat out and what do you love about it? Locally – The Whirrakee – they really care about food La Terazza – great laid back, family run business with unpretentious comfort food. Annie Smithers – superb produce cooked simply Yum Cha at The Golden Dragon Museum – great authentic Asian flavours.
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Anywhere – The markets in Paris or Beijing, Ladro in Melbourne (my daughters favourite restaurant) and Victoria St. Richmond (we miss Vietnamese food!)
Describe your happiest food moment. Anytime cooking with my eight-year-old daughter Stellina. Her youthful enthusiasm and innocence make cooking a delight every single time.
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What can’t you do without in your kitchen and why? Stellina for obvious reasons – irreplaceable, at least until my two year old daughter Amelita is old enough to take over. What would your last meal be? The crab at Num Fong- the best meal in Melbourne ever! (Restaurant now closed – what a tease!) If you could invite anybody for dinner who would it be..and why? My family, Alan Border, Keith Richards, Heather McKay, Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Paul Keating, Don Chipp, Helen Clark, Lalou Bize-Leroy and Tom Ford.
What would you cook? With that many people, it has to be a barbecue. Which is your favourite foodie shop? Locally? Bendigo Wholefoods and Quinn’s Bluebird Anywhere? Queen Victoria Market. Have you a favourite chef or cookbook? Simple French Food by Richard Olney. Simple, achievable home meals. What do you make of all the cooking shows currently on TV? Great. I hope they teach children and adults the importance and beauty of food and quality cooking, NOT fast food. What does your favourite breakfast entail? Caviar and Blini’s at the European in Spring Street. Melbourne. Where’s your favourite butcher? Erindale Farm and Flora Hill Meats. Good service, honest and reliable. The both have the ability to source excellent, high quality produce. What’s your favourite cut of meat? Veal and crayfish. Subtle, testural and engaging and yabbies as they’re uniquely Australian. What about your favourite vegetable? Leek – the gentleman’s onion. Is there anything you won’t eat and why? I struggle to eat brains. Are you a sweet tooth or savoury? Savoury. Salt is the greatest ingredient ever.
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Don’t you just love spring? The fruit trees are flowering and veggies in the patch are growing. At the Bendigo Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday, the region’s best spring produce will be on the trestles waiting for you and your basket. Spring lamb, cheeses, berries and early spring veggies, as well as wonderful citrus, bread and olives will make your weekend eating exciting. Rosalind Park end of Williamson Street, Bendigo this Saturday from 9am to 1pm. For more information, www. bcfm.org.au
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Healthy Eating with Brian Hosking, Vibrant Garden Vibrant Garden Spring vegetable omelette
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KEN Duell and Lisa Mahon have been farming in Dunolly for more than 10 years and have been certified organic A grade the whole time. The property has never had sprays on it and is a commercial permaculture farm. They started farming because they loved growing plants and the farm was a great place to bring up their two boys. They are part of willing workers on organic farms and have people from all over the world come and stay with them to learn about farming with nature. They grow lettuce, snow peas, beans and garlic. They also supply Southern Light Herbs in Maldon with their nettle, passionflower, lemon thyme, Melissa and rosemary. Ken and Lisa are passionate about producing the best quality gourmet crops and believe that healthy food shouldn’t just be good for you, it should be great for the environment too.
Tip of the week.
Bendigo’s Biggest Winner
BIGGEST WINNER 2010
Michele has a problem with the fact that I got her into doing this Biggest Winner thing. She’s not a big one on detail so when I said, “Hey, we should do this thing together” I apparently sounded really excited and she promptly said “Yes” without realising what it was. Now she’s dug her heels in and is convinced that the 3kg that I lost, she has found and added it to her own frame……and it’s all my fault of course. So, my choice of Cyndi’s tip for the week is perhaps one that you’ll enjoy Michele:
Eat good chocolate
Chocolate can be good for you but if you’re going to eat chocolate make sure you eat the best. Here are my rules for keeping chocolate in your diet: • Eat chocolate without additives – look for the basic ingredients of cocoa, cocoa butter, organic cane juice and milk. • Buy small single chocolates… not blocks.
• Look for high-quality organic chocolate that’s good for you and good for the planet.
Twenty years in the entertainment game is a long stretch. What’s the secret? JOHN: The first two years was fine, but after then it became clear it was never going to last. But we realised we had a good thing going so we decided to keep plugging away. RUSTY: The year we formed was in 1990 when Collingwood won the flag so we thought let’s give it a go until the Pies were in with another big chance again. RUSTY: There comes a time in every comedy duo’s life where you have to ask yourself “have we lasted longer than Lano and Woodley?” Then you say “yes, we can now close this chapter”.
What about when you warmed the crowd (95,000 people) up at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne for 45 minutes? RUSTY: That was amazing. We were given instructions to teach the crowd three dance moves. Unfortunately the Macadamia wasn’t one. The lights were turned off so we decided to get the crowd to do a camera flash bulb Mexican wave.
So are you guys like Hamish and Andy, best of mates? JOHN: It’s like a marriage. You wouldn’t say we were friends. You guys are also good mates with Lano and Woodley. Is there a sharing of intellectual property? RUSTY: Yeah we have known those guys since about 1988 before we got our start and we were actually in a band with them called Plop where we would get together for Christmas comedy shows in Melbourne when our mantra was “always say yes to bad ideas”.
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Would that be your advice to up and coming comedians – try anything? Within reason of course. RUSTY: We did the theatre restaurant circuit for many years, you’ve just go to play as many gigs as you can. Doing eight shows a week for weeks on end, that’s how you hone your craft. You can’t buy those sort of skills. Eventually you get to a stage where there is no performing situation you are frightenend of.
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ALL good things must come to an end, and one of Australia’s most enduring comic duos have hung up their boots. After 20 years in the game, Rusty and John, better known as the Scared Weird Little Guys, are moving onto greener pastures. And after two decades on the comedy circuit, they depart with their funny bones very much intact...
You’ve worked with some big names, who has been a favourite? JOHN: We did some tours with Jason Alexander from Seinfeld and we got to sing a few songs with him. He was lovely, a good singer and good generous bloke.
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What was the big break for you guys? Expo 88 was a landmark for us, it gave six days a week, four shows a day. It was the big kick for us.
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Where do your ideas come from? RUSTY: We bounce ideas off each other all the time, making the whole process easier, if one might not be feeling the best, the other can pick up the slack.
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Has that lack of fear filtered into your own life? RUSTY: Very true, very good observation. If there’s an intruder in my house at 3am I don’t feel fazed
You could charm him out the door I guess. So what’s been the highlight of your career. RUSTY: So many. We have done shows with symphony orchestras, eight piece rock bands, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, toured North America.
That’s so cool. RUSTY: Yeah you can check it out on You Tube. It went for about a minute and it went the entire way around the MCG. We also got the northern stand and the southern stand to compete in a game of ping pong where the crowd had to go ‘pop’ with their mouth. Luckily the opportunity came to us after Lano and Woodley said no. They were a bit frightened of it but we were like “bring it on”. Clever. What’s been the secret of your success? RUSTY: The musical element of our shows has kept us in good stead in many comedy situations, whether it’s performing to 95,000 people at the MCG or seven at a dinner party. Which would you prefer? A grand performance or something more intimate? JOHN: The perfect size would be about 700 to 1000 people. We did some shows at the comedy festival back in 1997 and did three shows of about 1400 and there was a lovely wash of laughter. With the MCG performance though, I really couldn’t hear the audience as we had these little earphones and all we could hear was ourselves, our guitars and a guy saying “okay guys, you’ve got 17 minutes to go”. Although I guess the good thing is you couldn’t hear any hecklers although I’m tipping a collective boo would do more to knock your confidence. RUSTY: Yeah we were lucky there was no rehearsed chanting going on. Is it hard work being funny? Is there constant pressure to be always tickling the funny bone? People often come up to you on the street and say “hey you’re that guy, say something funny”. So I usually just say “Uranus”. This is your farewell tour. What happens after that? RUSTY: I’m going to start a Powerdinger cover band called Talcum Digit because I see an opening there. JOHN: I’m going to go into children’s entertaining actually like High Five, except it’ll be called High One and do children’s songs, basically I’ll be high. b.entertained 7
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