WBF Show 320 – I love the sound of static in the morning (circa 2009)


OK, there really is not a lot to say about this. This is the final WBF show ever broadcast on 2RRR, Sydney’s number one community station, the voice of the people and home of HARDCORE. It happened in 2009, sometime in April. This change was necessitated by a number of factors. One, we believed that terrestrial broadcasting was as dead as the chances of Tony Abbott winning an election and becoming Prime Minister (oh, how that idea us made us laugh in an era where we actually let PM’s be leader for more than 47 days – yes, we are looking you Julia, you started this). Two, we thought in the end that these ‘internets’ would dominate the world, allow us to be the next media superstars and take what was simply ground breaking comedy. Ground. Breaking. Comedy. And Three, I think we offended pretty much everyone we possibly could have with this show. We offended K.Rudd. We offended cats. We offended Osama Bin Laden. We offended Matt Curley. We offended Abe. And Pete was the most offended of us all. It caused us so much offence that we went nearly 6 years before we got together in a studio and did another show and he moved to another fucking country.

Let’s be fair. I could run through all the lines. ‘Good looks. Big Dick. I even bought the t-shirt. Armani designed it.’ Who was Captain Planet and why was he called that. French Weaponry. Abe watches the Wire (which is now ‘classic’ TV). Say something French…oui! Fuck Telstra, Abe, do you own any Telstra shares? Technophages. Richard predicted the end of Telstra…how did that work out? If only he had said Australia Post, what a prescient mother he would have been. What are fighting in Afghanistan for? More uses of the word ‘fuck’ than ever. We gave up counting after the intro. One of the issues we have is that our show is timeless in an entirely time locked way. So, we are unapologetic in the way that this show is entirely rooted (tee-hee) in the politics of 2009. When you think about, how much has actually happened in that time? 4 changes of PM, Pete living in the UK for six years under a conservative junta. 3 NSW Premiers. 8 trips back to Australia by Pete through various hipster colonies. Eighteen different recipes for gin gimlets. Richard converting to Scientology and Mormonism. Abe dating Peta Credlin. A Peta Credlin, not the Peta Credlin.. 97 internet memes featuring Kim Kardhasian. One gold and white dress. Kanye West.

Oh, and a mention of Leonard Nimoy. RIP Spock. Live long and Prosper.

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