The show: Slow starters and long burners

Slow starters: Frosty morning + damp engine = 10 minutes late. But the show must go on!

First – Brazil (an apology). Our barely concealed delight at Brazil crashing out of the World Cup was not aimed at the team directly but a result of us being sick of English commentators turning into the sports equivalent of Fox News journalists when covering their games. Fair and balanced? More like prejudiced and one eyed. Every Brazilian player who manages to trap a ball is lauded endlessly and a completed pass between team members is taken as evidence that Joga Bonito is alive and well. In reality it was only ever a Nike sales pitch.

Long burners: 25 years ago Katrina and the Waves released “Walking On Sunshine”. At the NPR website you can read the “Living On A Song” story of the never-ending rewards the band are reaping from the song’s success, or download the actually broadcast here. Apparently over the last decade the band were still averaging a million bucks a year in royalties. A lesson in always making sure you retain your publishing rights.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Download 12pm – 1pm here (m4a / aac file)

1pm – 2pm

Download 1pm – 2pm here (m4a / aac file)

Alternatively, this is the raw, unpasteurized version of the show in mp3 format. No chapters, pictures or links. Slightly less quality. Otherwise the audio content is the same as the two files above. The choice is yours…..

Download 12pm – 2pm here (mp3 file)

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6 responses to “The show: Slow starters and long burners

  1. nothing matters… Uruguay was in the semi-finals.

    • Well – out least they’re out now.

      Would have been weird for Diego Forlan to do another Athletico Madrid trick eg world record amount of draws to get to a final.

      Fingers crossed for a Spain-Netherlands final.

      But Germany really have been the best team of the lot.

      • probably the only thing that i’ll remember of this World Cup is Loco Abreu eliminating Ghana with a “cavadinha” (I don’t know how you guys calls that kind of kick).

        and I bet (before the cup begins, must say) that Spain wins the cup… i don’t know if this will happen, what i know is that this will be the most boring final game since ’94 Brazil-Italy.

        bah, who cares about World Cup, anyway…

      • I will always remember Paul the Octopus.

        And if Spain win it then the All Whites will be the only unbeaten team in the tournament!!!

        Oh… how could I forget the massive underachivements of Italy, France and england. Hilarious stuff.

  2. NZ NEED to do a memorial in honor to Mulligan-Bertos-Elliot-Killen and all these guys…
    they are heroes just like ’50 USA or ’66 North Korea

  3. oh, and by the way, it was me (and not Stan) who invited you all to be in our house in 2014.
    and you’re still welcome (even after showing to the world how you doesn’t like the brazilian football).