Surely others hold a sentimental soft spot for the D-Gen’s “The Late Show” and remember Mick Molloy’s shtick where, as booking manager, he’d end up with a “sounds like” offering….most notably when Joan Kirner (with David White in tow) subbed for the “expected” Joan Jett.
I was reminded of this, strangely, on Oaks Day.
From the betting ring we are usually blissfully unaware of the tortuous ”entertainment” being inflicted on patrons in the stands (for whom horse racing obviously/ironically is not enough), but sometimes a PA blares a barrage to interrupt the business of betting . Some blokes try to guess the identity of the “noisemaker” – I never know but Derby Day had a bloke who couldn’t even hold a tune.
As the Oaks field gathered the din increased and I was told the singer was Belinda Carlisle, a faded 80’s poster with, I must concede, at least a racing link from her band’s name, the Go-go’s.
I lamented an opportunity that the old Working Dogs team would not have missed. They’d have booked Belinda Carlile, former Alice Springs, current Pooncarrie Cup winner and eastern seaboard “journeyman” hoop.
Names can be fun.
I always remembered the agony inflicted by his promotion on “Major” Major in Catch 22. That probably triggered my antennae for anything resembling same name/different game or those with appropriate titles for their roles – I saw Newcastle Harness Racing’s CEO Ross Gigg on Sky the other night!
There are heaps such as this. Many are amusing. Some, like Cardinal Sin, are alarming.
But the name game is a fun topic.
Who’s got some to share?