Overheard FM is coming!
But so is my daughter’s 23rd birthday!
Oh, wait. You need to know that’s in the first week of August for that to make any sense.
See, if I’d said Christmas, that could generate an inference that I’m putting it off with the express intention of never doing it.
No. I’m not in the APS anymore. Or a private LLC company. Or a public beneficial institution in Strawberry Hills. Etc. 😂
Listen in to this short broadcast for more details.
And then… I’m hiring!
🙂 Happy Tues… Wednesday. And Tuesday as well for many reading.
11:11 AEST, Canberra, ACT, Australia
#radio #hiring #sounds #Soundcloud #assumption #mother #of #all #[can’t write next word before the 9.30pm watershed] #migrants #community #asylumseekers #Overheard #AmpUp #people #music #arts
Listen to rec_20180411-1036 Overheard FM Introduction and Plans.wav by Overheard Productions #np on #SoundCloud
Aaagggghhh! Why is the world so geared against mobile devices? Click above link to get to this:
UPDATE: REPORTS OF OVERHEARD PRODUCTIONS’S DEMISE HAVE BEEN GROSSLY EXAGGERATED. BY THE OWNER-OPERATOR. AGAIN.
(It seemed like a good idea and the right way to go at the time, but in truth, Overheard Productions just needed a Bex, a cup of tea, and a good lie down. For about four months. So that’s all done, and we’re coming back live, albeit in a different format and with a different focus. Make that, similar format, slightly different focus. These things shall – or may – become clear. Bill Quinn, Tuesday 14 March 2017, 14:06 AEST.)
This is a common occurrence, that thing what just happened here about half an hour ago.
After a fairly rugged day, I was choosing to turn off the brain – the analytical, always-thinking, always-connecting, always spotting opportunities or potential brain.
With a remote control device, nay, two remote control devices in hand/s: terrestrial AND satellite television, and the owner had gone to bed with her laptop and dog, so the televisual airwaves and receiving flat-screen monitoring thing were mine, all mine.
And then I happened to look at social media and there it was: a friend was sharing some banal meme about cats or food or hovercraft or I honestly cannot remember what it was. And he was starting into a long line of banter on the same topic.
There’s nothing wrong with that. I do it meself. At some great length.
SEE THE FOLLOWING POST FOR WHY THE POST IS ALL RETROSPECTIVELY VERY MUCH MOOT.
Earlier this week, we announced a very short closing down sale to last until 18:36 AEST (Gold Coast, Australia) which meant an elapsed time of about four and a half days.
Sadly, this week has been high-JACKed by a bit of illness, some frustrating global and national organisations behaving very badly, and just two or three individuals in my worlds acting like petulant pre-school children.
Actually, that’s an unfair comparison: I know many very mature pre-schoolers.
We’ll have a bit more to say about the reasons for this decision at the end of Sunday 23 October, coming as it does only about six weeks before the 13th anniversary of the business starting in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
And no, that’s nothing to do with the fear of reaching 13. Numbers for us are like horoscopes: they’re a bit of harmless fun, but not to be taken seriously. Take 50, for example. (Everyone thinks I’m in my forties!)
But for now, let’s just say that there are new chapters to be written, projects to put in place without distractions, and maybe a few legacy barnacles collected along the way that we’ll happily scrape off the hull as we shut the doors. Continue reading
This ongoing police procedural drama/situation comedy is sponsored by the makers of the Matt Barker Radio interview on Overheard Productions:
I’ve said it before and will keep saying it: you just cannot make this shit up!
Three days after the Friday night police incident where a whole passenger train was detained for ten minutes while members of the QPS swarmed around the Lota station, and after many phone calls, I’m still in the dark.
I’ll give you the Wednesday updates later, but for now, here is where Ankerss Ahrr-Whey tracks down a neighbour of mine to find out what the heck is going on.
Garry briefs us for a short while until his meal starts to go cold and his accent ships off from north England to…. we’re not quite sure where.
And for those of you who saw the teaser, you know want some more of this:
(A little tip for amateur video-ers, Youtubers: if you’re recording a live performance, be sure to include even just a little of the applause at the end. Otherwise, it’s a bit like a door slamming shut in your face when you stop talking with a friend. I was going to go with a butt cheeks analogy; aren’t you glad I didn’t?)
And now that we’ve gone there, let’s go here. Muggins is there, front and centre at about 0:10. A time of my life when song just took me somewhere I’d never been before.
ENDS hopefully this century…
On Friday 9 September 2016, at approximately 23:40, officers of the Queensland Flying Peleton Brigade boarded the train to Cleveland which had been held at Lota station and removed Bill Quinn.
Mr Quinn is current head of logistics for the Overheard Group, including Benevolent Ethical Entertainment Presenter (BEEP!) of Overheard Productions and Tawp Dawg at Bill The Housesitter.
Mr Quinn was spotted later that night in the comfy chair at #36. He’s chill. And there’s a perfect extra resource with some of these bit players.
[I’m leaving that sentence there because in time, the meaning of whatever the hairy heck it was that I meant may reveal itself. Picture a man, barely alive, lying in bed at about 3am, trying to stay awake long enough to post a brief update, but whose face kept falling asleep and slamming into the phone.]
Ask Bill if you’re looking for some promotional exposure.
But right now he’s talking Braille, so please check back at 11pm on Sunday 11 September (London time), 8am Monday 12 September (Brisbane time) or call +61-555-000-000 (for a good time).
Capalaba, Redlands Council District, Queensland, Australia
Originally published in December 2015.
Welcome to Episode 2 of Cooking At #36 with Billgella Lawsoote.
Our legal people have been combing through our initial agreement with M/s Lawsoote and it does indeed appear that a clerical error DID spin the series out from the original 3.6 episodes to an eye-watering 36 episodes.
With the caveat of ‘ne’er the same kitchen twice’.
We present to you, the uninformed swill at the bottom of a glass of a really gritty Bordeaux, the sort you want to finish off with a knife and fork, the second in our (slap me now for using this hackneyed term) journey — pronounced with four Js: jjjjourney around the kitchens of Australia.
Today for your information, edification and inebriation, we have ‘White Whine Fillet Surprise’.
Short on the whine, long on the wine.
Warning: Billgella works a little blue in this edition beamed live (and by live, we mean recorded three weeks ago) from Paddington, NSW.
Here’s what some food pundits are saying about Episode 2.
‘I kept falling off my chair’. – Matt from Basildon, Essex.
Surely faulty office furniture is an office services issue, not the kitchen’s.
“Where’s the bacon?” – Johnny RT from Sydney via Liverpool UK.
Have you ever crossed a Basa with a pig, JRT? We tried once, and the pig thrashed around in the shallows for half an hour. It took us twice that long just to get the smile off his face.
DISCLAIMER: Again, please note this edition is not safe for work (NSFW). We did road-test it on a pre-school group at the Sorbonne School For The Gifted Culinary Toddler and the feedback was unanimous: “We’re including you in our mandatory reporting to the relevant authorities.”
Billgella Lawsoote returns in the new year with a multicultural melting pot Episode 3 from the heart of Kebabland, Sydney.