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Old 26th March 2017, 02:39 PM
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I know you are into all this Mr. Black.

Mic is a visionary. A very single minded man, was since his school days at Camberwell High. Janie, Mick and Jim inherited their vaudevillian granddad's fine collection of 78s. I think they have a Jewish dad, a wool buyer who vainly attempted to discourage Mic and Jim and Janie from making a career out of show biz with its craziness and uncertainties. But they had that exposure and nurture. Janie had a lovely Yairi guitar. Folkways and Vanguards records were coming available if you went to the right shop. The types one connects with in school can make a big difference in getting a band together. Mic is naturally entrepreneurial.

Personally, surveying Mic and Jim's careers I feel a failure (just like Frank Spencer really) as I am right into that infectious old timey music, identify with the bohemian life, black and Jewish manifestations especially in the uncommercial art and culture of America. Mic especially puts the iconic Australian stamp on it. I can play that stuff, but could never focus or apply myself anything like the Conways can. They are geniuses, prophets if you will.

I love the Stumblers record You Gotta Move with Dom, Pete Burgess and Jim. Every track is a cracker. The Conways certainly have been prolific and germinal. Mic the showman was a big driver in the beginnings of The Great Stumble Forward and Circus Oz.
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Old 26th March 2017, 05:34 PM
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I seem to recall a show/series on ABC TV, probably in the early 1970's in which Mic featured. It was B&W, so probably pre 1975?

Do either of you old bastards recall that, and remember the name of the show?
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Old 26th March 2017, 06:27 PM
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Was that the ABC's GTK, Two Dogs?

This Milesago article is good. Australia's Loudest Jug Band.

http://www.milesago.com/artists/matchbox.htm

Mick alerted me to Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks and Spike Jones and more indeed. One very hip guy.



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Old 27th March 2017, 12:54 PM
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No, it wasn't GTK. If I recall correctly it was on at around 9-10pm. I'm not sure if it was a one-off show, or a series. I couldn't come up with anything with Google, and I'm beginning to think it's a false memory!
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No, it wasn't GTK. If I recall correctly it was on at around 9-10pm. I'm not sure if it was a one-off show, or a series. I couldn't come up with anything with Google, and I'm beginning to think it's a false memory!
This list is bound to evoke a few memories, anyhow.
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Old 27th March 2017, 11:17 PM
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Oooh yeah! Thin Arthur (Rory O'Donoghue) lived just down the road from me when I was in high school long, long, long ago.
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(Fark, showing my age now).
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(Fark, showing my age now).
Sometimes I think kids are missing out on so much these days!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs9ma5oHVbE

And of course the colour introduction;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdTC-NiqEOU

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Old 28th March 2017, 09:49 PM
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Deadly Earnest was refreshing after Ozzie and Harriet.
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