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Old 30th March 2017, 11:07 PM
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Two days and nights and nothing from peeps in the way of romanticism - back in the day.

On the theme of cutting edge Aussie social comment on TV, one does not overlook Norman Gunston.

Gary McDonald invested himself into the persona of Gunston such that interviewees, actors and musicians, mainly American, didn't quite know how to deal with such originality and satirical genius, and also facing their ignorance of Australia, although they were here. He did get to do interviews in America. Norman presented a clear challenge to his interviewees' own ability to actualise on camera or off camera for that.

Gary possesses acuity. He is extremely intelligent and perceptive. Being Norman Gunston, the boy from Woollongong characterised by angst, took it out of him. Questions posed to interviewees, most of whom he deeply appreciated, I think, were ad lib as it seems. He was Gunston, commenting on Australia, and America by inference, as an unassuming, intuitive thinker might do.

One is afflicted with the cultural cringe watching the videos, though there's clearly no need to be.

Australia's Woody Allen. Just as good. Different. Antipodean.

There has been no one to take up the mantle since. Please correct me.

Gary McDonald learned how to do Rational Emotive Therapy to regain his sense of being self possessed. He advocates for Beyond Blue.

Julia Gillard is now taking up the job of chair of Beyond Blue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW2k...=RDcW2kSkurQFs
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We've got a great Grand Old Days of Oz Music thread in the making here.

Should we ask the friendly Mods for a split, so I can get on with other bits of the silly memoir?
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Old 30th March 2017, 11:28 PM
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I apologise for really coopting this thread Mr. Black. I have exhausted any hipness I had. No need for a separate thread.

Carry on regardless. I await your next installment.
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Nay, Strato, 'tis a wonderful thing, and we should keep the adventure going.
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So what happened next Mr. Black?
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Well, there's stuff happened before, too. The notes don't even really kick in till I'm about 16 years of age.

I can jump all over the place, as topics suggest, or make some attempt at narrative continuity.

Whaddayareckon?
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Playing With Knobs and Carrots

Hang on, Banjo checks which website he's on.....

Er......

Gotta type that into Google and see what happens!
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Don't tell me, Banjo, you've never heard of porn-again Xtians?

I had one of them as a housemate once.
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Well, there's stuff happened before, too. The notes don't even really kick in till I'm about 16 years of age.

I can jump all over the place, as topics suggest, or make some attempt at narrative continuity.

Whaddayareckon?
Whatever would conduce to the production of the final book.

I guess you have a chronological account in mind?

Narrative continuity.
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Well, there's stuff happened before, too. The notes don't even really kick in till I'm about 16 years of age.

I can jump all over the place, as topics suggest, or make some attempt at narrative continuity.

Whaddayareckon?
Whatever would conduce to the production of the final book.

I guess you have a chronological account in mind?

Narrative continuity.
These are just notes, Strato. Suddenly, another episode will suggest itself to me, and then a whole block of text has to insert itself into the narrative, like a late-coming pie-fancier into a seated row at a theatre.

It's going to be a dog's breakfast, I fear.
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