Episode 24 – Dude, Where’s San Marino?

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In this episode, Danie and Mark explore the tiny micro-state popped in the middle of Italy, also known as the magical land of Valentina Monetta!

Songs Include:

Spirit Of The Night – Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson (2017)

Chain Of Lights – Anita Simoncini and Michele Perniola (2015)

The Social Network Song (Oh Oh – Uh – Oh Oh) – Valentina Monetta (2012)

I Didn’t Know – Serhat (2016)

Maybe  – Valentina Monetta (2014)

…They also chat about St Elmo’s Fire, San Marino and their mondegreens, Joffrey from Game Of Thrones, Abraham Lincoln, Robocop quotes, The Facebook Song saga, how internet friends are real friends, Daryl Dixon and Chewbacca, Special Constables, Serhat with Saturday Night Fever and Star Trek, John Farnham, and breaking Eurovision records.

 

Then the Yoda Beanie Of Doom gave us our next country…

 

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Next, we’re off to The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia!

 

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We are not affiliated with the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), its partners, or SBS (Special Broadcasting Service). We are just fans.” 

Intro and Indents provided by Shock Wave SoundInto The Lights by Global Sound System.

Snippets of audio used for entertainment purposes only:

Eurovision 2016 Stray Thoughts: San Marino Will Never Give Up Over Thinking It by Matt Wrather (audio taken from YouTube)

St Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion) – John Parr (audio taken from YouTube)

Facebook Oh Uh Oh – Valentina Monetta (audio taken from YouTube)

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Episode 23 – Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Excellent Adventure

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In this episode, Danie and Mark try to figure out what is going on with this very messy, but awkwardly polite country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, while discussing the history, war, geography, and politics of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Republika Srpska. Also, they have major issues pronouncing “Herzegovina”!

 

Songs Include:

In The Disco – DEEN (2004)

Ljubav Je – Dalal & DEEN feat. Ana Rucner and Jala (2016)

Thunder And Lightning – Vukasin Brajic (2010)

Could It Be (Ne Brini) – Mija Martina Barbaric (2003)

Love In Rewind  – Dino Merlin (2011)

…They also chat about discos, Skeleton Cellos, Dune and Ana Rucner’s stage outfit,

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(seriously, who wore it better? Ana or Sting?), Franz Ferdinand, Yugoslavia, and those “Footstool People” return, uneasy family dinners, David Lynch Red, double denim, plus Bosnia and Herzegovina’s constant opting in and out of Eurovision.

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Then the Yoda Beanie Of Doom gave us our next country…

 

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Next, we’re off to San Marino!

 

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Intro and Indents provided by Shock Wave Sound. Into The Lights by Global Sound System.

Snippets of audio used for entertainment purposes only:

Geography Now! Bosnia and Herzegovina – Pauly Barbato (audio taken from YouTube)

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Episode 22 – The Italian Job

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Danie and Mark travel to Italy and cover the history and politics of the country, plus Catholicism, environmental issues, volcanoes AND Italy in Eurovision.

 

Songs Include:

Occidentali’s Karma – Francesco Gabbani (2017)

L’Amore E’ Femmina – Nina Zilli (2012)

No Degree Of Separation – Francesca Michielin (2016)

Grande Amore – Il Volo (2015)

Madness Of Love  – Raphael Gualazzi (2011)

…They also chat about Seinfeld, Tim Ferguson, Amy Winehouse, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Dr Jacoby from Twin Peaks, Il Volo’s favourite movies, whether or not Lucius Superbus invented the Maxi Taxi, and much more!

Then the Yoda Beanie Of Doom gave us our next country…

 

 

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Next, we’re off to Bosnia and Herzegovina!

 

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Intro and Indents provided by Shock Wave Sound. Into The Lights by Global Sound System.

Snippets of audio used for entertainment purposes only:

Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu – Domenico Modugno (1958)

Volare – Tim Ferguson, Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush 1995 (audio taken from YouTube)

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Episode 21 – Belgium Beyond

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Danie and Mark travel to Belgium and celebrate their 1st Birthday with the 21st episode in the series. They also talk about the shared history with France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Austria, and Luxembourg, the geography and climate, and the politics of Belgium. Plus they get to play the first song from 2017, and wish Blanche a Happy 18th Birthday!

Songs Include:

City Lights – Blanche (2017)

What’s The Pressure – Laura Tesoro (2016)

Sister – Sergio & The Ladies (2002)

Love Kills – Roberto Bellarosa (2013)

Rhythm Inside  – Loic Nottet (2015)

…They also chat about Kenny Loggins, Queen, the lions of Voltron, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, watching Twin Peaks season three and how now everything is David Lynch, Billy Birmingham’s 12th Man, and ABBA.

 

Then the Yoda Beanie Of Doom gave us our next country…

 

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Next, we’re off to Italy! Hooray! A Big Five!

 

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Intro and Indents provided by Shock Wave Sound. Into The Lights by Global Sound System.

Snippets of audio used for entertainment purposes only:

Miserable Fat Belgium Bastards – Monty Python (audio taken from YouTube)

Another One Bites The Dust – Queen (audio taken from YouTube)

Napoleon taken to Ziggy Piggy – Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (audio taken from YouTube)

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Episode 20 – Russia Reloaded

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Danie and Mark travel to Russia, the largest country in the world! They cover a brief history of the country, the geography, and the politics, while focusing on their Top 5 Eurovision songs based on a jury of two.

 

Songs Include:

Party For Everybody – Buranovskiye Babushki (2012)

Ne Ver’, Ne Bojsia – t.A.T.u (2003)

What If – Dina Garipova (2013)

You Are The Only One  – Sergey Lazarev (2016)

A Million Voices  – Polina Gagarina (2015)

…They also chat about The Americans, subliminal messages, mondegreens, propaganda, Ivan the Terrible, booing, Designated Survivor, Compare The Meerkat, and Danie sings badly.

 

Then the Yoda Beanie Of Doom gave us our next country…

 

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Next, we’re off to Belgium!

 

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Intro and Indents provided by Shock Wave Sound. Into The Lights by Global Sound System.

Snippets of audio used for entertainment purposes only:

Moscow (extended version) – Genghis Khan (audio taken from YouTube)

All The Things She Said – t.A.T.u (audio taken from YouTube)

Jukebox in Siberia –  Skyhooks (audio taken from YouTube)

Back in the USSR – The Beatles (audio taken from YouTube)

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WMP Supplemental: Post-Eurovision 2017 Debrief

Listen to the episode here: WMP Supplemental 2 – Post Eurovision 2017 Debrief

Danie and Mark have a quick chat about Eurovision 2017. We talk about how well we thought Australia went, compared our Top 10 to that of the final results, and how Australia voted.

We also chat about our three happy/sad surprises, our most improved/most disappointing entries, and the songs we will continue to listen to well after the dust settles.

We also touch on whether Israel and San Marino will continue participating, if we still need the top 5, and a little bit about Lisbon.

And of course, we play the winner! Congrats, Portugal!

Amar Delos Dois – Salvador Sobral

And, check out AussieVision.net!

ALSO, RUSSIA IS COMING! Well, the episode anyway. BE READY!

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Intro and Indents provided by Shock Wave Sound. Into The Lights by Global Sound System.

Snippets of audio used for entertainment purposes only:

We Interrupt This Programme (audio taken from YouTube)

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WMP Guest Spot #2: Refreshments Provided Podcast

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A little while back, we joined Jason-Scott Watkins and Carly Findlay on Refreshments Provided Podcast!

You can listen to the podcast here!

Since Carly is new to Eurovision, Jason invited us to help her dip her toes in the glitz, glamour, politics, and music of the song contest. We also tried out Jason’s Ukrainian Poppy Seed biscuits!

You can like the podcast on Facebook here and follow on Twitter here.

You can follow Jason on Twitter here and check out his website here!

You can follow Carly on Twitter here and check out her website here!

We’ll be back to regular programming very shortly with Episode 20: Russia.