adelaide-no-satisfaction Photo Steve DavisWhen I’m ridin’ round the world
And I’m doin’ this and I’m signing that
And I’m tryin’ to make some girl
Who tells me baby better come back

Some haunting lyrics from the Rolling Stones’ (Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, set the scene for this week in Adelaide.

Mick Jagger had terrible news about the death of his girlfriend, postponing the much-touted launch concert at the Adelaide Oval, meanwhile we all scratched our heads after the election having realised we’re set for a hung parliament at a crucial time in South Australia’s history.

In Adelaide’s Yesterdays, Colin takes us on a tram ride through yesteryear, while Steve and his daughter have fun meeting strangers on the train to Belair.

There’s also another ripper South Australian wine thanks to Sue from Vintage Cellars in Darwin, music from The Timbers – the track reputedly used on board the Sea Shepherd to rally the troops – and an Adelaide link to Cyclone Tracy and wheelbarrow production!

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Show notes

Intro: Our original theme song is here, Adelaidee Hoo. Note, throughout the podcast we also use free sfx from for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the radio signal sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

South Australian Drink Of The Week: Thorn-Clarke 2011 Barossa Quartage. Tasting notes here.

Shout outs: Steve sent a cheerio to Sue at Vintage Cellars in Darwin. Brett sent one to Virginia. Colin to Ilana at Hollick Wines.

Stories without notice: Steve talked about a trip on the train to Belair and shared a quick interview with passenger, Karen from Aberfoyle Park. Colin shares his disappointment in The Advertiser’s poll accompanying the story about the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend. Brett tells about a disastrous gig on the weekend with a happy ending!


Michael Hawkes from Captovate in Darwin – the former Adelaidean shares a story about his father, Ian, moving to Darwin just before Cyclone Tracy to work in the construction industry. Timing is everything! Ian turns 80 this weekend. Happy Birthday.

Adelaide Visa Council: Before the Council this week:

  • Kylie Cleere @ky_weez  No case to answer
  • The Girl On Fire @The__Squealer Visa Granted
  • Jessie Heath @jessiebiscuit Visa Rejected
  • Special Award to Sue from @Vintage_Cellars in Darwin for outstanding support of South Australian wine and of Adelaide tourism highlights. Visa Granted

Adelaide’s Yesterdays: Colin takes us on a tram ride through Adelaide’s vibrant network of the past.

Brett’s Musical Pilgrimage: The Timbers with Gallantry.