It’s been a while since we poked the bear cage of Samuel Gordon Stewart but he’s posted an in depth comparative analysis of 666 in the morning vs. the charms of John Laws.
“It was 10:45 and I had heard enough. It was the worst 45 minutes of radio I have endured in a looooong timeâ€¦and that Alex Sloan couldnâ€™t keep a straight face if it was supergluedâ€¦and she tâ€“aâ€“lâ€“kâ€“sâ€¦..sâ€“oâ€¦..sâ€“lâ€“oâ€“wâ€“lâ€“y and constantly says um and er. I donâ€™t mind the occasional um and er, but when they become a vital part of every second sentence it is downright annoying.
All the while, Lawsie was focussing on real issues, such as basic services for schools which seem to be sadly lacking in so many places, and the crazy outsourcing system which NSW schools have to go through to get things repairedâ€¦adds about 30-40% to the cost of the repair and they end up with the local repair person anyway. (Yes, I had to flick back during the bad music to save my ears).
Now Sam’s dislike for music published after the Berlin Airlift is legendary (he claims to download our Insatiable Banalities podcast and cut out the music before listening to the chat), but why is the minutiae of NSW administration (as delivered by a man proven to sell his opinions to the highest bidder) more intriguing than even the modest charms of Alex Sloan?