Episode 1 of the new Spicks and Specks is a stupid amount of fun. Our guests are Meshel Laurie, Des Bishop, Jacqui Dark and Jay Watson from Tame Impala.
I have known Meshel since I first started doing standup. In fact, Meshel Laurie got me my first paid gig! I learned everything I know about MCing from watching and working with Meshel. You can hear her weekday mornings on Nova100 in Melbourne with Tommy Little. Meshel is stalwart of the original show, and wait until you see the gorgeous chemistry she has with Jay Watson.
Jay Watson (Tame Impala, Pond) is adorable, and you'll get to see his underpants. Isn't that what people want? To see 23yo rock stars in their underpants? Spicks and Specks will provide you with such delights.
I cannot even begin to explain the level of anticipation I have for 2014. Mostly due to how excited I am to begin my new job as Team Captain on Spicks and Specks. Working with Josh Earl and Ella Hooper these last couple of months has been a truly joyous experience.
I've already shared my feelings on approaching the final ever Matt and Jo Show. For those of you that missed it, here is my final speech from that final show. Transcript (well, the script I was attempting read off before I got sidetracked) is below. I was inconsolable while writing this. Tears and great wracking sobs tore me apart for hours as I attempted to read it out aloud to myself, to make sure it made sense. It needed a name so I could find it in the cloud, and the speech is titled, hilariously, Fox Hat. Intro is courtesy of Jeremiah Busniak. Thanks for ten wonderful years to Matt Tilley, Jo Stanley and Troy Ellis. If you want to hear their speeches, they are at Radio Today.