Swish Agonistes – A 70s Tribute to Sandy Stone

Countdown…
Humdrum…
Drumstick…
Golden Gaytime…
Sunny Boy…
Mad Max…
Max Gillies…
Stork…
Great McCarthy…
Peter Crimmins…
Frank Thring…
Little Lucifer…
TV Licences…
Colour Tele…
Telly Savalas…
Hey Charger…
P76…
Chiko Roll…
KFC…
Yumbo…
National…
Rank Arena…
Tina Arena…
YTT…
Waverley…
Barassi…
Chappelli…
Centenary Test…
Rick’s Jaw…
Footy Park…
Jezza’s Mark…
Twiggy’s Mark…
ThommoandLillee…
Cowdrey…
Wilbur Wilson…
It’s Academic…
Rale Rasic…
74 – Chile draw…
NSL…
Sherbet…
Shirley…
Skyhooks…
Skyways…
Matlock…
Goosebumps…
Heart Thumps…
Stevie…
Evie…
Ripper…
Bumper…
Scorcher…
Ripsnorter…
ABBA…
Norman Gunston…
Don Dunstan…
John Kerr…
Van Der Hum…
Prisoner…
The Freak…
Streakers…
Don Lane…
Coffee Tables…
Jeanne Little…
Boney…
Boney Maronie…
Ossie…
Young Doctors…
Dave Sullivan…
Ugly Dave…
Ugly Australians…
Big M Girls…
Golden Breed…
Radio Birdman…
Birdman Rally…
Lumber Jackets…
Sunbury…
WSC…
ACB…
The Don…
Don Finlayson…
Herb…
Dorrie…
Durrie…
Winfield…
Hoges…
Strop…
Delvene…
Karen Pini…
John Cornell…
Austin Robertson…
Kerry Packer…
Delilah…
Tracy…
Bill and Boyd…
Life Be In It…
Norm…
Bewdy Newk…
Mark Edmondson…
Evonne Goolagong…
Shane Gould…
2JJ…
3XY…
4IP…
5KA…
Top 40…
Countdown

About Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt

Saw my first SANFL game in 1967 - Dogs v Peckers. Have only ever seen the Dogs win 1 final in the flesh (1972 1st Semi) Mediocre forward pocket for the AUFC Blacks (1982-89) Life member - Ormond Netball Club -That's me on the right

Comments

  1. Brilliant Swish. Memories are like lost keys. They were always there, but someone needs to shine a light in a dark corner to help you find them.
    So many beauties there but “goosebumps………heart thumps” triggered a “song” reaction in me. Big hair; loud guitars and drama. But who??? Any hints.
    I think JTH’s Karen Pini reference must have triggered something in your brain, whereas for me it didn’t get above the beltline.
    Sandy Stone – Edna’s sunset home companion or Bandstand singer??
    Now if we can just get Dave Warner to write some music to this I am sure Swish and the Knackerettes could rival Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”.

  2. Mickey Randall says

    Fantastic Swish. You’ve covered it brilliantly. Peter- Goosebumps is by Christie Allen. It was often on Countdown, and I reckon Molly liked it. I’m sure he said, “Do yourself a favour and get it.”

  3. Classic

  4. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    For a taster of the Barry Humphries/Sandy Stone original that I have plundered for this (the full version dirges on for over 20 minutes):

    http://www.pandora.com/#/barry-humphries/moonee-ponds-muse-1/sandy-stone-suite-sandy-agonistes

  5. Great list. A few more off the top of my head. Apologies if I’ve doubled up.

    The Captain and the Major
    Robbo at the Park
    3KZ IS football
    Penthouse Club
    Harry Beitzel
    Tommy Lahiff (down in the rooms)
    Mission Brown
    20k mortgages
    Long hair (sigh)
    Sideburns
    Fondue nights
    Macrame (esp owls) decorating the lounge
    Marching bands at VFL finals
    Orange benchtops
    Duchess of Duke Street
    Power Without Glory
    Hookseys five fours
    Muppets
    Statler and Waldorf
    Number 96 explosion
    Evans the wireless
    Tattslotto begins
    David Johnson and Lucy Kiraly
    Moonface
    The Box
    Peak touchball
    Incredible Hulk
    Cork tiles
    Shag-pile carpet
    String curtains
    Home bottlings
    Elton
    Daddy Cool
    Sesame Street
    Bert, Ernie et al
    Book ’em Danno
    Jack O”Toole’s countdown for the WOS woodchop
    Alan Teasdale’s Brownlow suit
    The Whale

    Cheers, Burkie

  6. Well done those men.

  7. Malcolm Ashwood says

    Great iniator of some fun times and memories Swish

  8. Neil Belford says

    Brilliant Swish,

    One major omission

    GTK

  9. 2 Karen Pini references, only days apart. Her odds are shortening as the 2014 Almanac cover.

  10. Love it. The 1970s also means:
    Spectrum.

    and…

    “Well I remember when I was young, the world had just begun and I was happy” – Matt Taylor and Chain.

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