Matinee Idle – Phil O’Brien and Simon Morris

By Karl du Fresne In Commentary

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4th June, 2011
Phil O’Brien and Simon Morris, the hosts of Radio New Zealand’s holiday music show Matinee Idle, are sitting in Scopa cafe in Wellington’s Cuba St. Morris has just realised the next Idle is rapidly approaching (it’s on Queen’s Birthday) and they haven’t got a theme. “Spoons,” suggests O’Brien. “Rhymes with June. Yeah, we could do spoons.” “What happens,” he explains, “is that people say to us, ‘How about doing a really dumb theme like wheelbarrows?’, and we go, ‘Yeah, okay.’ We can always come up with a couple of songs about wheelbarrows.” ...

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