Sunday, April 6, 2008

Macca in Launceston

Fran and Macca (not a good one of either!) I'm not a Groupie, I just like what his program does, bringing all of Australia together.

My name on the back of the bus

For years and years we have been listening to Macca on "Australia All Over", even before he was the "man". I can't remember who it was earlier, but at 7.30 AM there was a small "serial" called the Prickle Farm, which we just loved. I think Mike Hayes wrote it, about a newish farmer and his trials and tribulations. (off to Google here) I became addicted to the Sunday Morning ABC Radio show and then along comes Macca! Mind you some days I could slap him, but then I roll over or get up and he gets over whatever is annoying him. I congratulate him for keeping politics in the main out of his show. Very refreshing! I think you could have listened to him all during the election campaign and not know that one was happening!

This week it has been Tasmania's turn to be in his "Say G'Day Tour" with it culminating in Launceston this morning with an OB. (Outside Broadcast - but in the foyer - weather in Tas)

Although I was up at some ungodly hour this morning because I thought our clocks went forward ( not back) thus gaining an extra 2 hours, I was ready early to go to our local ABC studio, but DH, enjoying the extra time, was laying in bed with the cuppa I gave him, his book and the beautiful Autumn sun shining in on him, and would not be hurried.
We arrived for the last hour, squiggled our way to the front of the crowd near the CWA morning tea table, sat on the floor and watched. After a while one of the CWA mafia offered me a chair, God bless them!

It's interesting to see how the show is presented with "spontaneous" phone calls, his pile of books, CD's and other notes, his guests and how he does his impromptu chats - during a break he asks "Who's got a story to tell me?" and very firmly tells the Anti-Mill Lobby it won't be them and interviews a 9 year old from a dairy farm in Redpath.

A lovely morning all told.

Lee Kelly. Like me, you all are probably wondering what she looks like?

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