The Fabulous Adam Richard

Spicks and Specks Episode 6

This week we have one of my absolute comedy idols, and a frequent guest at The Shelf, the hysterical Tony Martin is on my team. We're joined by Kate Miller-Heidke, who is about to release her crowd-funded album O, Vertigo. I've heard an advance copy, and it is brilliant. Great pop, with those unmistakable acrobatic vocals. There are some fascinating collaborations on this album as well, including Megan Washington and Drapht. A particular highlight for me was Share Your Air featuring Passenger. 

Ella has ARIA winning oud player Joseph Tawadros and one of my favourite comedians, and another frequent Shelver, Celia Pacquola.

Spicks and Specks Episode 5

Huge show with DJ Shadow (Josh Davis), Ricki-Lee, Tegan Higginbotham and the return of Tom Gleeson

Josh Davis aka DJ Shadow is one of the most influential figures in music. His 1996 debut album Endtroducing... is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world's first completely sampled album.

Ricki-Lee is one of my totes besties, and the force behind such huge hits as Raining Diamonds, Do It Like That and the international club sensation Can't Touch It (as featured on the Sex and the City 2 Soundtrack and trailer)

Spicks and Specks Episode 4

This week Josh, Ella and I are joined by Dave O'Neil, who has been on the show more than any of us, South African born and now New Zealand based comedian Urzila Carlson, entertainment journalist Nadia Salemme, and legend of Aussie Rock, Sean Kelly from The Models. Also featured on the show are musicians Tjupurru and Efiq Zulfiqar.

I was quite excited to meet Sean Kelly, because I was a bit of a fan of The Models back in the day. When Kate Ceberano was their back up singer and drummer Barton Price had an uber-mullet. Sean confessed to us on the set that he didn't remember much of what happened in the 80s with bands like INXS, but he is pretty sure there weren't quite so many topless women wandering around, as there seemed to be in the Never Tear Us Apart mini-series.

5 of the Best Diets

A glorious history of my fat fighting failures.

Wendy Hargreaves runs the 5 of the Best website, and I was meant to do something deliciously indulgent for her, like 5 of the Best Mocktails or 5 of the Best French Toasts in Melbourne, but instead I went another way. Thankfully her passion for indulgence overflows to her contributors, and she let me get away with this extremely off-topic top five. Hopefully this helps other people stuck on the seemingly endless diet treadmill.

 

The Gaypocalypse Creative Process (via Instagram)

I spend too much time with Hammo. I think I've accidentally written 3 shows... #Gaypocalypse

Spicks and Specks Deleted Scenes

I've created a playlist of deleted scenes from Spicks and Specks on my YouTube channel. There's another playlist of special moments and behind the scenes fun. Sometimes there is just too much fun to fit into one episode!

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