Stanhope says Rogue Traders are “one of the best contemporary bands in the country”

johnboy 19 January 2007 45

Our Brave Leader has announced the headline act for the Canberra Day concert on 11 March is going to be Rogue Traders.

Fair enough, they’re on a budget after all. But I was struck by this pronouncement from the famed music critic cum Chief Minister:

“It will be a pleasure to welcome one of the best contemporary bands in the country to help us celebrate this important occasion.”

Everyone OK with this assessment?

Possibly more importantly, ABC Kids entertainment jamboree is being wheeled out with “B1, B2, Angelina Ballerina, Postman Pat and Playschool’s George Spartels”.

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45 Responses to Stanhope says Rogue Traders are “one of the best contemporary bands in the country”
Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 1:41 am 21 Jan 07

I like them… but won’t be attending concert…

Roguies ARE “one of the best contemporary bands in the country” and will be popular (with the masses). This doesn’t mean that they are good, for example, like The Whitlams (if memory serves, they will be there too?)…

All in all, not Jon’s WORST mistake, but feel free to add a little cross on your “good/bad” list for later this year if you feel it necessary…

Oh, and will he be granting them $300,000 when they say they can’t make it, ’cause they might go broke? 😉 Actually, I might try that ploy when I want to do something with my classroom next month… “Jon, my classes may not go ahead, because the chairs, desk, resources etc are inadequate, could I have say, $5000?”

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 11:41 pm 20 Jan 07

Rogue Traders don’t do a lot for me. Iwas going to go to the Aust Day concert featuring them last year but baulked due to lack of interest (and talent) and decided to watch it on TV instead. I thought they were crap “live” on TV, so glad I didn’t go there to see them.

miz miz 11:58 pm 19 Jan 07

IMHO the Bananas are the headline act.

miz miz 11:56 pm 19 Jan 07

The ‘My Sharona’ rip off is particularly unbearable . . .

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:22 pm 19 Jan 07

AD, the music industry has been doing that since the 1970s, and while muppets keep buying it, they’ll keep doing it.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:14 pm 19 Jan 07

yup thumper a horrible trend in australian (globally too) music at the moment… rip off old tunes (badly), add 16ths or four on the floor, grow moppy hair cut, dress pseudo 70’s punk and call it retro.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:05 pm 19 Jan 07

I bet she knows heaps about stuff.

Thumper Thumper 3:55 pm 19 Jan 07

Ah, so they’ve followed the time honoured tradition of Jet, Oasis, and scissor sisters.

mandaACT mandaACT 3:53 pm 19 Jan 07

God i cant stand the rogue traders, all they do is rip off other’s songs and repeat one line through a few verses. I am surprised they haven’t been sued for copyright infringement as yet.

simto simto 3:52 pm 19 Jan 07

As someone who, in his youth, knew Natalie Bassingthwaite and was in an amateur musical with her, I can report she was quite a sweet young lass at the time (dating a hunky sound guy).

But given that a recent magazine profile failed to mention me, and did mention that she’s gone through a marriage and a divorce, yep, she’s a slapper now.

Maelinar Maelinar 3:07 pm 19 Jan 07

I bet she’d buck right on if you said “I think Kylie Minogue had a stronger acting talent when she appeared on Ramsay St”

andy andy 2:58 pm 19 Jan 07

i bet she’d be a real boring root too..

Absent Diane Absent Diane 2:55 pm 19 Jan 07

don’t really rate her, prefer my women a little more mysterious…and although I rate how cleverly they raped the music scene with there near copyright breaching riffs and repetitive catchy lyrics.. they are still a crap band

Thumper Thumper 2:48 pm 19 Jan 07

She’s probably a lovely girl. The type to take home to meet your mum.

Maelinar Maelinar 2:43 pm 19 Jan 07

Well would anybody go to see RT without the softcore porn act out the front ?

Thumper Thumper 2:41 pm 19 Jan 07

“little drawing card lady”

What the Roger?

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 2:40 pm 19 Jan 07

Maybe she likes a one-night Stan.

barking toad barking toad 2:39 pm 19 Jan 07

and I bet she has a lovely nohope

Two of clubs Two of clubs 2:39 pm 19 Jan 07

Will they actually bring their little drawing card lady this time?
When they played at Academy some time back, they didn’t deem it necessary for the little old bush capital.

Thumper Thumper 2:31 pm 19 Jan 07

Fair enough, my partner would kill me very slowly and painfully if I said that…

However, she is hot…

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