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New Levels Of Crap For Australia Day Concert

By 4 January 2006 8

The Canberra Times brings news as to the dire self-promotion which will masquerade as entertainment for the Australia Day Concert in 2006.

It seems Russell Crowe will be interrupting his nine week residency at the Vanguard Hotel (Newtown), despite this CT blather I’m guessing was lifted from a media release:

Since striking it big in the American film industry, the Oscar winner has found it increasingly hard to make it back to Australia, and organisers of the annual bash are delighted to have landed one of entertainment’s most sought-after names.

Other famewhores being paid to cross-promote will be Rogue Traders, Thirsty Merc, Jade MacRae, Joel Turner and Bob Downe.

The real mark of quality is that it “will be co-hosted by Big Brother presenter Gretel Killeen and Australian Idol hosts James Mathison and Andrew G.”

I suppose I should give thanks that we’ve moved on from dodgy “Idols”

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8 Responses to New Levels Of Crap For Australia Day Concert
#1
Slinky the Shocker10:16 am, 04 Jan 06

Sounds like another great Australia day to spend on the coast or in the mountains :)

#2
bulldog10:26 am, 04 Jan 06

Did anyone else notice that Crowe’s new band has the same acronym as the last mob of yahoos – TOFOG. Is this just a re-branding of the same mediocre purveyors of rock-ballads? Will the good people of Cnaberra be sucked into seeing a good actor in an ordinary band?

As for the rest of the acts – I would second the motion to be out of town. How did Gretel, James and Andrew become celebrities worthy of hosting the National Capital’s Australia Day celbrations? Are we becomeing a great nation, under channel ten, with liberty and justice for some?

#3
Mr Evil11:05 am, 04 Jan 06

“Since striking it big in the American film industry, the Oscar winner has found it increasingly hard to make it back to Australia,…..”

Shouldn’t that be, “Since striking a hotel receptionist with a phone the Oscar winner has found it increasingly hard to make it back to Australia due to Bail conditions and Court appearances”????

I hope the Hyatt’s phones are fully checked and tested by Telstra before ‘Big’ Russ hits town so there’s no excuse for any tantrums in Canberra.

#4
bulldog11:16 am, 04 Jan 06

Maybe Sol Trujillo can be there personally to accept a beating from Big Russ on behalf of all Telstra share holders….

#5
Thumper12:00 pm, 04 Jan 06

Australia Day

Copyright 2006 Channel Ten.

#6
Samuel Gordon-Stewar12:02 pm, 04 Jan 06

Slinky the Shocker wrote:
“Sounds like another great Australia day to spend on the coast or in the mountains :)”

Yes, that, or with a rocket launcher

#7
Ralph8:09 pm, 04 Jan 06

Russell Crowe – Australia’s favourite Kiwi.

#8
Jazz8:54 am, 05 Jan 06

to each their own, I say. If you don’t like what is served up have your own Aussie Day Celebrations in whatever flavour you want.

I for example will be having a barbeque and drinking some beer with whomever of my mates come around. No music, no fireworks, no TV or hollywood stars bearing telephones.

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