PREVIEW OF EPISODE 10
HOSKING FRONTS NU COUNTRY TV
TV director, producer and videographer Peter Hosking belatedly makes his
on camera debut as host of Nu Country TV in its 10th episode on Saturday
Hosking, 55 and veteran actor in popular movies, TV series and on stage,
reluctantly emerged from behind the camera at the request of fellow volunteers.
It wasn't just because his peers believed that after spending 50 or 60
hours weekly for six months on filming and editing, the show viewers deserved
to know who to thank.
While others slept the sleep of the just, Hosking often burned the midnight
oil working on this show gratis after treading the boards filming other
TV series and stage productions to keep the dingoes from his door.
TROUBLE ON MDA AND NU COUNTRY TV
another reason why we asked Peter to strut his stuff in front of his own
Hosking appears in an episode of award winning ABC TV series 'MDA' on
Wednesday December 10 - just four days after his Nu Country TV hosting
And we figure
that Hosking, who has often been mistaken on the set and in the mean streets
for MDA star Shane Bourne, could benefit from a little mainstream publicity.
Hosking, long living as Bourne's body double, plays a surgeon who stuffs
up the back operation of a ballerina in MDA.
We reckon that's worth a personality piece in one of the show business
columns in the dailies.
Well, that's what we're shooting for - to publicise Nu Country TV, with
amazing ratings in its first series.
And, of course, for MDA now bathing in the afterglow of its recent TV
ADAM BRAND LAST MAN STANDING
and Colac raised singer-songwriter Adam Brand and duet partner Melinda
Schneider are the musical headliners this week.
The Perth born former dental technician performs embryonic hit 'Last
Man Standing' - one of his many songs about another former career
as a stock car driver.
Compass Brothers Records stable mate Schneider cut a duet on 'Love
Away The Night' before he released the first of his three CDs.
It appears as a bonus track on Melinda's debut disc 'My Oxygen.'
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OF MELINDA SCHNEIDER'S LIFE
born Melinda Schneider, fresh from her support on the Dixie Chicks
third Australian sojourn, is interviewed by alternate Nu Country TV
host Heather Rutherford.
Melinda tells Heather about her colourful career that includes writing
with a vast galaxy of international and local artists.
The two telegenic country music fanatics caught up during a short
break in Melinda's hectic touring schedule with the Texan trio and
their hot band.
Melinda tells Heather the 'Story Of My Life' and then performs
her song of the same name on her brand new video clip.
looking to hearing the story of Heather's life that included a stint as
a popular Nu Country DJ and an American trip highlighted by a Bill Chambers
CLICK HERE for a Melinda interview
in the Diary on September 11.
ALISON KRAUSS MAYBE
Former child prodigy Alison Krauss, 32, became an international star long
before she won wide exposure on huge selling 'O Brother' movie soundtrack.
has released 10 albums and a DVD of her live 2002 double CD Alison
Krauss & Union Station Live (Rounder-Shock.)
Alison, born in Champagne, Illinois, has won 13 Grammies - making her
second only to Aretha Franklin as a female.
We reach back to her 8th album 'Forget About It' in 1999 for a video clip
of her cut of the Gordon Kennedy-Phil Madeira song 'Maybe.'
Further info visit - http://www.alisonkrauss.com/
CHRIS WILSON WRECKAGE
Wilson has broadened his interest in country music since performing
live with Texan troubadour Billy Joe Shaver on his debut Australian
tour in 1990.
Wilson eulogised audience member and fellow singer-songwriter A P
Johnson in his song Desperado Waiting For A Tram on his 1998
double CD, The Long Weekend.
harpist also performs on shows with singing spouse Sarah Carroll and her
popular quartet Git.
On one of those shows director Hosking captured Chris performing his song
CLICK HERE for a feature
on Chris Wilson
Further info - http://www.chriswilson.com.au/
SENSITIVE NEW AGE COWPERSONS POUR ME
Perth singing saddle tramps Sensitive New Age Cowpersons deliver an amusing
live cut of 'Pour Me.'
The band has won national airplay since 1994 when it released a Warner
Further info visit - http://www.cowpersons.com/
FLOOD CREATE BIG WAVES
'The Flood' won wide acclaim on its second tour with California born and
Oklahoma raised singer-songwriter Kevin Welch.
Flood' joined Welch, 48, on his second live CD 'Live Down Here On
Earth' and toured here in spring to promote their joint effort.
The 12-song disc is an accurate depiction of their live shows that
began at the Gympie Muster and featured dynamic shows at the Basement
'You Might Be There' live in concert for Nu Country TV.
CLICK HERE for a preview of the Welch-Flood
tour from the Diary on JULY 15.
PACIFIC BOB HOT DESSERT
FRUIT SALAD WITH CHILLI
Expatriate Californian culinary king Mid Pacific Bob Olson warns he will
return a floral montage of his world famous fire extinguisher in future
But there's no evidence of it this week in his mouth-watering segment
Mid Pacific Bob's delicacy is a dynamic dessert - Fruit salad with chilli.
Now if that hasn't aroused your taste buds don't try to swim north or
south across the Rio Grande or the Merri Creek or Yarra.
You will drown and the chilli won't save you.
Not even if you're a fireman or firewoman like Eltham egret Leslie Avril
who lit a few spot fires when she duetted with the Dead Livers at the
Nu Country Christmas party.
Bob toils as a Northcote High mathematics teacher between visits to his
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