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Postby weird_el » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:08 pm

Here is a recent radio interview Al did with ABC Melbourne. The part with Al starts about 9 minutes into it and takes about 20 minutes.

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Postby algonacchick » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:11 pm

That was a pretty good interview. Always nice to hear Al's dulcet tones. :inlove:
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Postby Leigh » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:13 am

Great interview...thanks for posting it. :)
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Postby Poptronixx » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:01 am

Nice interview. Thanks weird_el :peace:
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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:12 am

weird_el @ Mar 6 2007, 04:08 PM wrote: Here is a recent radio interview Al did with ABC Melbourne.


Very fun interview. Who knew Al had buttons on his accordion that control his garage door? :lol:

For me the money quote was:
"Have you had stalkers?"
"Not as such, no. I've had-- I don't really want to go into it, I've had some kind of scary fan mails come through, some obsessive people, but nothing I'd consider a stalker."



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Postby KnottyEmily » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:16 am

It was good that the comment about Al's parents didn't bring down the rest of the interview. It sounded like Al was about to correct them, but they moved on really quickly and he just let it slide.

It was a really fun interview. I was bummed that I didn't know about it before hand, because I was in the area when Al was in the studio.
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Postby Leigh » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:19 am

KnottyEmily @ Mar 8 2007, 04:16 AM wrote: It was good that the comment about Al's parents didn't bring down the rest of the interview. It sounded like Al was about to correct them, but they moved on really quickly and he just let it slide.




Yeah i noticed that bit too Emily. I held my breath for a bit. I thought Al was gonna say something. It could have been an awkward moment for the DJ's. Its just another case of radio DJ's not doing research.
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Postby Grom » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:42 am

Leigh @ Mar 8 2007, 03:19 PM wrote: Yeah i noticed that bit too Emily. I held my breath for a bit. I thought Al was gonna say something. It could have been an awkward moment for the DJ's. Its just another case of radio DJ's not doing research.


Well, they did their research, by the sounds...on Wikipedia. Dunno how they glossed over that part, though.
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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:22 am

I thought that the way they mentioned Al's parents was actually OK. Talking about how they died, or trying to score points off Al or milk it for a laugh... no! No! Boil the idiots in oil! OTOH, talking about how supportive of Al they were, and how they enjoyed his success, and generally what great parents they were... I think that THOSE are okay topics, after three years. But of course it's Al's opinion that counts.
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Postby KnottyEmily » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:49 am

I agree, they were very tasteful in their comments, but it might have had something to do with the fact that they weren't aware that Al's parents passed away. Although I'm certain that they wouldn't have tried to score points like Rover did. It was just a little bit of a shame that that final comment slipped in there, but Al seemed to brush it off, probably because they were so genuine in their comments about his parents, so I guess it's all good.
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