Today’s instalment of Vintage Australiana

…is Rolf that is. Rather than Stairway to Heaven. For some reason when I went to the tea room earlier today to make a cuppa, I found myself singing Tie me Kangaroo Down Sport. I don’t know why either. I haven’t found a YouTube of that song yet though.

“…and don’t the kids love him.” You betcha. I like Rolf. I remember watching a TV show in the 70’s called ‘Rolf on Saturday’ that was UK made – I can still sing the song “Rolf on Saturday, okay [clap clap], come on and play, blah blah blah blah* Are you ready for Rolf on Saturday, okay?” !!
And I loved his ability to sing and paint – usually at the same time. And his British Paint commercials. (“Trust British Paints? Sure can.”) When I was a teenager, I got to see him sing and paint for real (at a concert I was involved in as well – Victoria’s 150th celebrations, also had Ricky May and Jackie Love performing- hah)…Rolf sang Sun-arise and I was stoked. Sure he’s daggy, sure he’s cheesy, but hooray for Rolf!


*can’t remember that line

Advertisements

5 Responses to “Today’s instalment of Vintage Australiana”


  1. 1 Sherrin Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Go Rofie!!! wokka wokka…

    Peter Russell Clarke tomorrow?! ;o)

  2. 2 CurlyPops Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I love Rolf Harris, he’s done a complete cirle and become daggily cool again. He was on ‘More Enough Rope’ earlier in the week. I didn’t catch the whole interview but it was really interesting. I’m going to check out the tv guide for ABC2 and IQ it.

  3. 3 drewzel Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Sherrin, where’s the cheese?

  4. 4 JustJess Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Very good Drewzel! I remember that show too! Ricky May mention brought back memories of seeing him in Guys and Dolls in the eighties. I loved stage productions from that minute. That would have been a great concert!

  5. 5 laura Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    A Peter Russell Clark bloopers video that did the rounds a while back – not work safe but hysterical.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




blog portion

portion? (pôr'shən, pōr'-) n. 1. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole. 2. A part separated from a whole. 3. A part that is allotted to a person or group, as: i. A helping of food. ii. The part of an estate received by an heir. iii. A woman's dowry. 4. A person's lot or fate. loves to stitch! "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." - Anais Nin

Tempus fugit

May 2008
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Me:



handmade by me:


Available from: Meet me at Mikes 63 Brunswick st, Fitzroy, Victoria.
stitchybutton for blog

pimp stitch

perusals:

  • 144,176 hits

past portions

ad free blog

[Current header picture from a photo here. I *heart* Shorpy!]

My friend Flickr

The op-shop shall provide

aka "things I'm hoping to find there":
- old fashioned wire soap shaker

- cupboard for sewing room

- leather suitcase/luggage

- 1930s glass lamp shade

- "78" records

- vintage perpetual desk calendar


readmixtape





split personality:



We love fridays! Play along!


%d bloggers like this: