People turn on in Otaki / I wish you were there.…

Utter briliance from Space Waltz:

Phil War­ren gets it (although he noto­ri­ous­ly missed Spilt Ends on the same show) and the rest don’t – but one could hard­ly expect Howard Mor­ri­son to. I just think hav­ing the balls to go up against the hor­ror that was the NZBC light enter­tain­ment machine in the 1970s (and beyond) is some­thing.

I remem­ber watch­ing this at the time; the next day the whole nation was talk­ing about it. Three years lat­er when I bor­rowed a micro­phone from Alas­tair Rid­dell, I was still in awe.

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