Monday, May 24, 2010

New Talent


Terrible. I have hardly missed an episode of Collectors and yet I scarcely remember the names of the regulars. Gordon Brown is one, not hard to remember for some reason. Adrian something is another and the woman who left, who I quite liked, well her name has totally escaped me. I was surprised to hear that the show has been running for five years. No wonder Andy is looking older and dare I say, a little thicker. Does he still do ABC breakfast radio in Tassie. I used to listen to him occasionally on the net. I didn't think he had a good radio voice.

It must be difficult to step into someone's shoes but Claudia has stepped into the shoes of the departing panel member very well.

I cannot say that Claudia is knock out good looking, but she has style and certainly makes the best of herself. Give me interesting looks over conventional beauty anytime. From memory, she was a guest showing us her tin toys on a show and tell type segment.

Better do a minute of research. Ok, married to a business man, lives in a cottage in Sydney's Annadale. Yep, tin toys. While I don't have any, I love tin toys. I approve of Claudia on Collectors. Not much more to say.

17 comments:

  1. I dare say it's easy to remember Gordon Brown because (a) his ex-PM namesake and (b) the lame jokes Andy tells when describing the prizes.

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  2. I watch Collectors for two reasons:

    1) I'm hopeful they will feature someone who collects Soviet-era cameras
    2) I'm parochial, and as I still can't quite believe it's a Tasmania production (filmed about 1km down the road from my old high school), I feel I have to support it

    No idea of the other guy's name either. Maybe it's the jokes that seal it...

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  3. I remember seeing Claudia's collection on the show. It made me wish I still had all those tin robots we bought in 1969.
    Love Adrian, Andy and Gordon too.
    The whole show is a Psychology 101 primer, and they will never run out of people who collect weird things - pegs? anything green plastic?

    It's fascinating. I went nuts when ABCTV moved it to Sunday, and thank god it was moved back to friday - it's the vibe man.

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  4. Daniel, it was not very long ago that I realised the same name, Gordon Brown. Agree about lame jokes. The show can be a bit twee at times.

    Me. 1/ You are in with a chance.
    2/ I am pleased it comes from Tas. I like Tas and I am quite happy for my taxes to subsidise it. How much do we pay for Claudia's airfare and accommodation to and fro? Could be worse, like WA.

    Ann, I think I had a tin robot as a kid. I used to collect electric wire insulators when I was in my teens. Electric wire insulator collection has already been on Collectors. I don't mind when it is on. We rarely watch it live. Usually record it.

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  5. Yeah whats the go with Andy aging??

    My theory is that the guy is a bit of a loser, but tries really hard, and this makes him sad+tired, so he ages fast.

    Or it could be amphetamines...

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  6. invig! Andy is a gorgeous country boy (Warrnambool I think) and if a loser, then a rich loser as the show was his idea and there is a magazine as well.

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  7. Invig, I hope he doesn't read this. Not good for his ego. I used to like him, but gone off him now.

    Ann, would it be an outside production? Never taken much notice of the credits. I would have guessed he is contracted staff.

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  8. I've not seen Collectors. Will have to check it out.

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  9. Anonymous10:13 pm

    Shes drop dead gorgeous - a bit weird looking, but gorgeous none the less. Good program - liked the bloke who had a HUGE chainsaw collection, yonks ago..
    Michael

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  10. Anonymous10:16 pm

    Me - Russian Cameras? - you jest. But if you come across any "Selena" radios, let me know. Fascinating things, the later ones were read hot performers - had a rotary tuner too - pretty radical.
    Michael.

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  11. At the ripe age of 27 MD, I am not sure Collectors is for you. But do have a look at the people involved.

    Michael, mixed view of her in your opinion. I understand. Selena radios are up for checking tomorrow. Do they have a seriously big valve?

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  12. She looks ghastly. Waxworks horror.

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  13. Ok Keb. Not to your taste. Fortunate that we don't all like the same.

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  14. Anonymous5:15 pm

    RANT ON.
    Andrew - Selena radios were made in the old USSR - a place with relatively primitive technology, a huge, basically disinterested and/or alcoholic workforce, (everyone had a job) so it didn't matter how many hours went into making them. They were virtually hand made. Quality control was entirely optional. Early ones were a nightmare of zillions of wires, no colour codes. Last ones had a turret tuner so were MUCH nicer to work on. They performed beautifully, they were a properly designed radio that you could take WAY into the bush, and they would still pull in radio stations. Had shortwave bands, and FM broadcast band. Styling? - well, sort of 60's but without much plastic - wood, aluminium etc.

    And, if your blog comments have no word limits, I will recount my adventures in Franks Scrap Yard, and their connection with the Russian electronics industry...
    RANT OFF

    Hey - laying concrete is what you do to hold poles in the ground - whats so butch about that, its an everyday practical skill that most guys would have...

    Michael.

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  15. No word limits I believe Michael. Love to hear about it. I did have an old bakelite radio a couple of decades ago, and lusted for a wind up gramophone. I settled for a pianola instead.

    Yeah, I have set gate posts in concrete, but I did chip a nail.

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  16. Anonymous9:56 pm

    Didn't wear ya gloves, did ya
    Michael

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  17. Nope, never been a glove person, hence my hands don't quite have the texture of a babies bum.

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