Some of you might remember that I have whinged a bit in the past about the pathetic politicians we are currently afflicted with here in Australia, and I’m not the only one complaining. After all, pollie bashing is something of a national sport over here in Australia but with Julia and Tony, boy, do we have something to complain about.
Fortunately, over the weekend I saw this news report that revived my hopes that something interesting, however small, might happen between now and the election in September and gave me an excuse to post an Australian music clip.
Angry Anderson is now the member for the National Party in the seat of Throsby, NSW.
Now, I know that Throsby isn’t my electorate so I can’t vote for him, and I also know that he might not do a good job, but I don’t care. One less suit in politics can only be a good thing.
Angry was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993 after being recognized for his work with youth, and is known for his work with charities so hopefully he isn’t just a famous face without anything useful to contribute. (Peter Garrett, anyone?)
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Angry, below is a YouTube clip of him in his rock and roll heyday as the short, bald (and surprisingly fresh-faced) frontman for Rose Tattoo in 1978. If you have seen the extremely politically incorrect and very sweary television series Swift and Shift Couriers (where his character spends every working hour hanging out at the pub, beer in hand) it will be fairly clear that he is still something of a ratbag.
Here is a far more recent viewing of him as seen on the music trivia show RocKwiz. I will include a slight language warning when he gives his opinion of politicians. Quite appropriate really. 🙂