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Host: Were back your watching the panel, its time now to welcome our first guest for this evening, his been all over the country in the last week promoting his new album "Photograph Smile". Which incidentally entered the Aria charts at number thirty just the other day, well done, would you please welcome, Mr. Julian Lennon.
(Crowd Cheers loudly)
Host: Julian, how'd you umm, How did you cope with the Aria awards last night.
Kate Waynebroke: A bit long winded, long and dry huh.
Kate Waynebroke: Was is dry?
Host: And your ears kind of hurting at the same time, is it like the British music awards?
Rob Stitch: The one I love is the world music award in Monaco. Have you been to that?
Rob Stitch: Prince Albert and Claudia Shaffer sit in the front row.
(Crowd roars with laughter)
Host: Have you been to a Eurovision song contest?
Santo: Hang on, your saying that as if it's bad.
Host: That's a treat awaiting you.
Host: And you've been in lots of small little intimate club shows as you work your way around the country.
Host: And the idea being you'll come back and do a real tour next year?
Andrea Salmon: Is the tour about this album or are you doing any of your old music.
Andrea Salmon: Excellent
Host: And this ones been quite a wait for this, it's been seven years since or something since you last poked your head up.
Rob Stitch: You see my theory was you saw the success that David Hasselhoff was having and you thought...
(Crowd Roars with laughter)
Rob Stitch: And you went gee the penny dropped so you obviously it hits when you were there last time.
Host: His actually a ride I think at Disneyland.
Kate Waynebroke: Was he talking to the car? Was he talking to the car? or was he singing?
Andrea Salmon: Or wearing red Speedo's.
(Crowd and Interviewers laugh)
Kate Waynebroke: Tragic.
Santo: Julian do you live in Italy?
Santo: Where abouts?
Kate Waynebroke: Santo's Italian.
Host: (Turns to Julian) It never stops.
Santo: And umm and how, umm do you live there for the television? I mean is,
(Crowd laughs, Julian looks puzzled)
Santo: Because I mean that's my reason for going over there I reckon I mean in fact, in fact, you know what, have you noticed this, in fact you have probably done this in Italy you can actually roll up to a variety show and actually do nothing but sit in the audience and they will go (Speaking in Italian introduces Julian Lennon to the audience) and you stand (Interviewer stands up and waves to the crowd) and then your apart of the show.
Kate Waynebroke: Ahh because your there.
Host: Have you done that.
(All talking at once at this point Julian not knowing which way to look or whom to answer.)
Host: And the Eurovision song contest complex.
Rob Stitch: So you've got a lot to look forward to back in Europe.
Santo: Why do you live in Italy?
Santo: A bit over bearing sometimes.
(Crowd laughs in slight disapproval at this comment)
Host: He's allowed to say that
Andrea Salmon: So what did you do with your seven years off? We've heard you like cooking and architecture all those certain things.
Andrea Salmon: Your dabbling in a bit of everything.
Kate Waynebroke: Whale saving.
Host: You sound like a member of the royal family basically, which is a good lifestyle, I'm not knocking it now you've seen, you've basically set up your own label so you had, you had like hassles with the with your previous labels. A bit of a George Michael thing happening, (Crowd Laughs) no no not in the toilet block sense. I mean in the in the ahh in the ahh contractual sense. (Crowd Laughs) and so this "Photograph Smile" is done for yourself basically.
Host: And when your recording without the commercial considerations do you still find yourself thinking, "oh what's the single" and has this got commercial radio airplay potential or are you totally...
Host: Yeah but the full control thing you were actually saying when you were recording albums in the past someone from the record company.
Host: Would they come in and go we don't like the base line on this or,
Host: Ya Kidding
Host: You know were they diplomatic at that stage or were they like "Look we love it Julian.. But" or were they just blunt in going.
Rob Stitch: That's, that's inferior.
Kate Waynebroke: And is this a suit or someone who reportedly knows something about music
Kate Waynebroke: Ahh okay.
Andrea Salmon: So with this, this new record label do you look at new bands are you looking for younger talent or..
Kate Waynebroke: You know she sings.
Andrea Salmon: Don't start you know how bad I am.
Host: Well, Ahh, well the single, the single "I Don't Wanna Know" can you, can you stand if we have a quick listen.
Host: cause we saw the clip the other day and its just sensational but for anyone who hasn't seen it here's a bit of it
(Cut to clip of video footage for "I don't wanna know")
Transcription by Jodie
Background/Flowers from the 'Photograph Smile' CD inlet by Angelika Letsch.
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