• Men Without Hats

    Ivan Doroschuk is Men Without Hats who had hits with The Safety Dance in August 1983 & Pop Goes The World in February 1988 in Australia. The Safety Dance was about dancers pogoing in nightclubs, while Pop Goes The World was about the 80s nuclear threat. Ivan Doroschuk is touring Australia for the first time…

    Boom Boom Paul Lekakis

    Paul Lekakis had a number one hit in Australia for 5 weeks in 1987 with Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room). But the hit dance track was recorded much earlier in Italy. Lively Paul Lekakis is a model/dancer/actor/singer that is coming to Australia as part of the Totally 80s tour and he’s never…

    Bunga Bunga 21 Tim Ferguson & Maynard

    Bunga Bunga, the show in search of a reason returns for 2016 like a lost pet that poops on your floor. Tim Ferguson speaks out from his Fortress of Arrogance about movies (especially the one with Village People) reviewers (hint; he doesn’t like them) and handy hints for travellers (don’t swallow your passport). Maynard &…

    Weird Al Yankovic fans in Sydney go nuts

    Weird Al Yankovic played the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Saturday night to a packed crowd of chanting Weird Al fans. I got in the middle of them and found out that Al is more loved, by more people, of all ages than ever. The dress code for the night was loud and the headgear;…

    Get Gangsta with Weird Al

    The Weird Al Yankovic show at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Saturday night was a blast. My favourite as always was the polka medley, but Smells Like Nirvana was a crowd favourite. I’m working on the more than 30 interviews I did with the fans at the show for the next Planet Maynard podcast….

    Backstage with Weird Al Yankovic 2003

    Weird Al Yankovic toured Australia for the first time in 2003. Maynard first met Al on a promotional tour to Australia in 1989, for his movie UHF. Maynard caught up with Al again backstage at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. Polka time people! Weird Al Yankovic is touring Australia again in January, see you there.I’ll…

    Maynard Breakfast show 1989 – The Year That Wasn’t

    Every Friday on Maynard’s Triple J breakfast show, The Week That Wasn’t reminded listeners what happened on the show that week. This was the end of year version for 1989. With the voices of The Bay City Rollers, Collette, Bernard King, Mr Squiggle, ABC Director David Hill, Village People, Peter Castaldi, Fred Schneider, Tom Jones,…

    The History of ASIO

    John Blaxland has an extensive background in Joint Intelligence Operations for Australia and has authored volume two of The Official History of Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. John Blaxland covers the protest years of 1963-1975. Maynard is paranoid, has he got anything to worry about? What can we learn from the way ASIO has behaved in…

    A Very Unemployed Xmas 2015

    2015 has been the worst year ever for Maynard. So to help him through his Xmas show from outside his local bottle shop, Tony Push, George Hrab, Christopher Laird and Rob Darby drop in. Expect Xmas songs that shouldn’t be sung at Xmas. Expect surprises that shouldn’t happen to anyone at anytime of year.

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