This week, we align our chakras with Yeh Goodboy Brad Hollis, a comedian of Yeh Goodby Goodboy Good Footy Energies fame. And our musical curator, Todd Fischer, who is a huge fan of Brad Hollis, joins us for the whole show.

This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is from Bleasdale.

Nigel will try to stump us in IS IT NEWS on the topic of spirituality and sport.

In 100 Weeks Ago we hear a snippet from Dr Space Junk, Alice Gorman

South Australian film industry stalwart, Tess O’Flaherty, gives us her fake blood recipe for Hallowe’en

And in the musical pilgrimage … we hear a track from the Crump Cake Orchestra.

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Running Sheet: Yeh Goodboy Brad Hollis

TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Outtake
 I do nips and tucks
00:00:31
Theme
Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:40 SA Drink Of The Week

2015 Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec Langhorne Creek … tasting notes.

 

00:13:35 Stories Without Notice

 SA film industry stalwart, Tess O’Flaherty, generous shares her recipe for fake blood ahead of Hallowe’en. And she’s good with fake blood!

Tess O'Flaherty sporting some fake blood

00:18:12 Brad Hollis

Brad Hollis is a local Adelaide Comedian spreading his knowledge and wisdom in the realms of Spirituality, Numerology and Holistic Healing. He has been rising to fame through his Facebook page Yeh Goodboy Goodboy Good Footy Energies, which has now amassed more than 50 thousand dedicated followers who keenly receive Brad’s teachings like sermons from a bible. Brad has gone from ‘Smoking Weed and Watching Brad Johnson Smile’ to a national treasure in the matter of a year or two, and tonight, we are blessed to have him in the midst of us, to show us the light, or at least, his light.

Brad, can you take us back to the beginning, in 2012, when you were watching a St Kilda game and you heard a voice that changed your life?

What do each of these adjectives that Armitage used, actually mean – milky, pure and nang?

Lots of top players have done your famous prayer pose on national television. What is the outcome or benefit of that?

I’ve heard it argued that you predicted the last two AFL Premierships? Is this true, and if so, what is behind it?

Do you have an explanation for why Adelaide Crows lost the premiership?

You made the state final of RAW Comedy in 2016 and was a national finalist in 2017, in fact we have a little clip from the 2017 final (here it is)

 

How much is comedy about pace and the music of the voice, and how much is it about content?The movie scene about the monks wanting to tell off a monk for being attached to a car but realising that would make them attached to him being attached, how do you resolve that issue? Surely, the richness of life comes through attachment – psychopaths are the ones who have achieved greatest unattachment.

You’ve completed a course on Reiki and Holistic Healing. How far does your belief in these fields go or is it all just research for your comedy act?

What was the Reiki / Holistic Healing course like? Did you meet any interesting characters?Was it hard to find volunteers to practice on and how did it go when you did?

You often describe certain dreams and visualisations you have while meditating. Then you try to suggest what messages the universe may be trying to send you. What are some of the most interesting dreams you’ve had and what do you think the message was?

You often talk about the world currently moving from a state of bad energy to good energy. What are some of the signs you have seen that point to this?

How do we work out our life path numbers and what do they mean for each of us?

01:14:41 Is It News?

Nigel Dobson-Keeffe challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.

The Register September 1920
SPIRITUALISM. – Follow on from Sir Conan Doyle’s Visit
I think the main trouble with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’, is that he takes himself too seriously, and is generally lacking in the sense of humour and the artistic. He comes among us as an authority on psychic phenomena. We can get all we want of this in India or China. Australia frankly does not want it. India and China can have it. We send missionaries to India and China to kill it. Why bring it here? I do not agree with Sir Conan Doyle that much sport plus spiritualism will breed the perfect man. We must not worship physical power and the mysteries of spiritism. If we do we shall become Pagans instead of Christians.

The Register November 1910
THE SPIRITUALITY OF SPORT.
Review: “The Race Before Us,” by Reverend Thomas Guy; G. Bell and Sons, Adelaide.—Reverend. Thomas Guy is a Man with a Mission. He has discovered that modern sport is honest, spiritual, earthly, and- vigorously he undertakes to show the present generation the error of its ways in not participating. The spiritual and physical are one, he maintains, and hammers away at that assertion throughout the book— conversation, argument, lecture, all are employed to demonstrate the appropriateness of the Christian who supports athletics, or the youth who at least tries with a dumbbell if unable to play a hard game. Even simply the watching of sport, to see the Lords creation excelling at physical and sweaty prowess serves to raise the spirits in these dark times. As a local lad and nowadays Pastor for the Southern Presbyterian Fellowship Church he has supported the introduction of sport on Sunday to the ire of many a Catholic and Protestant. Rather than defining the day of rest as one of self-reflection and spirituality he proposes that exertion and enjoyment of one’s own body through the healing effects of sport is also needed to show true praise to the Lord and his divine creation in the flesh.

Australian Christian Commonwealth November 1928
SPORT
There are grave dangers in excessive participation in sport. Can anyone consider candidly the class that habituates the racecourse, the football field, the dance room, and say they are noted for intellectual alertness? Is this land raising great composers, poets, or statesmen? I know not. The time that should be devoted to study is given to sport. In our public and high schools far too much attention and encouragement is given to sport in "its various branches. But, someone objects, we must have recreation. Decidedly! It is essential; it is worked into the fabric of our being; we have
capacity for it; the body needs it. But we should not obtain it at the expense of mental stultification. There is a danger of our not fulfilling the purpose of life. With many the emphasis is on play, and it is affecting adversely creative life; the relation between work and play is severed. Men return to work on Monday more tired than they left it on Saturday. Time is spent in sport that should be put into creative effort. The pleasures of this life choke the Word and spiritual dullness is the result. Today there is a undue glorification of the physical side of our being to the hurt of the more enduring interests of the soul. The muscles are developed, the morals neglected.

01:23:25 100 Weeks Ago
In 100 Weeks Ago, we revisit Dr Space Junk, Alice Gorman, who is a space archeologist. She studies human-made space objects like satellites that have returned to earth, and applies the skills of the archeologist in piecing together their stories. Through this work, we’ve found the evidence of how many missions “made do” with patch up jobs and improvisation with particular parts – the opposite of the popular understanding of space missions in which “no expense is spared”.
01:30:45 Musical Pilgrimage

And our song this week is The Ballad of One of the Trumpet Players from the Shaolin Afronauts Part 2 by Crump Cake Orchestra, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.

For our featured track this week I’m going to play a song for you off Crump Cake Orchestra’s new album. Over 3 years in the making, Copy Copy is Evan Bassani’s attempt to rework the sample-based music of Adelaide jazz hip-hop 3 piece voiceROM for the 20 piece Crump Cake Orchestra. So he’s basically taken bits and pieces from voiceROM’s music and created a whole new album of original content that stills pay homage to the originals.

Incorporating elements from Jazz, Rock, Latin, Funk, and Electronica, Copy Copy is a wonderfully exciting body of work, that has a strong sense of cohesiveness from start to finish.

The album has a mixture of big band jam sessions and shorter hip-hop style tracks like Mr. 6 Biskets which keeps the record moving and gives it some great variety. Some of my other favourites include Ferg and His Cowbell for Dads, Poison Clan Techniques and the title track Copy Copy.

The song I’m playing for you now though is called the Ballad of One of the Trumpet Players from the Shaolin Afronauts Part 2. I asked for the story behind the title and Evan told me that the guys from voiceROM, who are also members of the Shaolin Afronauts, were working on some electronics for one of the Shaolin shows. Next door one of the trumpet players was doing a warm-up, so they recorded it because they could, and made the song which has now been re-interpreted by Evan and the Crump Cake Orchestra.

It starts off with a really groovy progression that gets you moving and then builds and builds throughout as more and more instruments are added. It then moves into some indulgent trumpet, drum and bongo solos that should leave you very keen to catch Crump Cake Orchestra live.

You can do just that at their album launch on November 11th at Nexus Arts where they are being supported by voiceROM, so that will be really interesting to hear some different interpretations of the same songs.

01:42:51 Outtake
 Steve syrup … She let me hold her Sputnik … Brad was a sparkle in the Universe’s eye

Here is this week’s preview video:

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