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…

Adam Ant Interview 1990

Adam Ant answered questions in this Maynard interview from 1990 about manners, fashion, his dating status, but most importantly, undies. He knows why women love 1940s boxer shorts on men.

De La Soul Interview 1991

Kelvin Mercer (Posdnuos) from De La Soul in 1991 on the release of their album De La Soul Are Dead. We discuss sampling, answering machines and people trying to give you demo tapes all the time. Somehow Neil Diamond is mentioned.

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