Gah! And that was a real self-loathing Stewie Griffin style “gah”. I can’t believe that I just used the term “funky”. Makes me sound like a middle-aged middle-manager at a shitty office party that no one wanted to attend. The Herb Whisperer would have kicked my arse if he had been here. So let’s just pretend that I used the term “the funk” instead, okay?
So why the funk and retro? Well, there wasn’t a huge amount of it to be honest but during times of recession and long winters it’s good to dig through the record collection for a bit of inspiration hence the stone cold classics from Funky Four Plus One‘s (the epic “That’s The Joint” (the which inspired the name of this show) and The JBs (for a high speed funk workout).
But the point I’m getting to is that if you’re feeling a bit down and don’t mind falling into the fatal trap of shopping to make yourself feel better then you can’t go wrong by buying cheap second hand records. Especially from places like Galaxy Records where I scored mint copies of Blondie‘s “Autoamerican” (1980), Malcolm McLaren‘s “Duck Rock” (1983), and Stu and The Lads “Nice One Stu” (1976). Cheers Dave !!!
Earlier this week our accountant shocked us with the news that The Herb Whisperer is carbon negative – not carbon neutral like we originally thought. To get him to a point where he is carbon neutral will involve him expending a lot of carbon by making lots of international flights. This means The Herb Whisperer will be on hiatus over the next several months.
Hiatus is not a country in the Caribbean. In fact, The Herb Whisperer has taken up semi-permanent residence in The Andrew Ridgeley Suite at Club Tropicana on the Gold Coast in AUstralia. This involves a lot of poolside action and being served pinacoladas by George Michael lookalikes. The Gold Coast is one of the weirder parts of world.
This does mean that the podcast is out of action for a while.
But it also means that in the secluded privacy of the RDU studio Fraserhead, as well as continue doing the show, can just sit there watching classy music videos by Make The Girl Dance for their new single “Baby Baby Baby”. If you look closely, you will notice that the video image is mirrored (eg. shop names are backwards). Yes, Fraserhead notices things like this.
Indulge us. Please. For a minute. Punchline (sort of) coming…
This Wednesday night/Thursday morning (depending where you are in the world) sees the 2009 European Cup Final (annoyingly called the Champions League for the last 17 years) between FC Barcelona and Manchester United, arguably the two best football teams currently on the planet, and each boasting potential world players of the year.
The Herb Whisperer swears that this is the most excited he has been about a football match in years.
It’s a difficult match to predict. Will it be a goalless affair or a feast of goals? More importantly, how are we going to bet on this match and try to make up for the debacles of our poor betting records for the last few World Cups and European Championships?
Inspiration came in the form of playing Barcelona producer John Talabot‘s “Naomi” back to back with Manchester outfit Delphic‘s “Counterpoint”.
Because the former is 7 something minutes long and the latter is 6 something minutes long we have decided to put our life savings on Barcelona winning 7-6. In extra time.
With those sorts of winnings we’ll be able to throw a big party for all of you at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles sometime soon. The invitations will be mailed out next Friday. Looking forward to seeing you there.