Part 2 of the Quinn/Snelling conversation includes discourse on some of Australian television's deep dark past, various animal attacks (including some startling revelations about Wes's country upbringing) and whether or not there is a bicycle heaven.
Wes Snelling is a multi-award-winning and multi-award-nominated cabaret artist, mentor, dramaturg, director and producer. He is also the creator of the spectacular cabaret diva alter ego Tina Del Twiste. We talked about The Big Gig (ABC TV) and the Return To Eden miniseries which involved Rebecca GIlling getting eaten by a crocodile. In fact, there's quite a lot of stuff about animals, including a reference to Wes's house mouse, ferreting, why rabbits are SATAN, cats that act like dogs, close encounters with sharks and a mystery animal under a school building. That's not the start of a repressed memory, I'm fine.
We've known each other for basically twenty years, and it is evidence of my respect for him that in this episode I allowed my single most embarrassing television appearance public. Dear God, let that 1980s show have been razed from the annals of Australian broadcasting history...
Incidentally, if you have not encountered them before, these are spokey dokes:
And this is a brolga dancing (Apols, iTunes people! See www.bangonthestrillers.com for images):
Photograph of Wes Snelling from his lauded show 'Kiosk' by James Penlidis (true, it's late and I didn't double check, but if I had any money, I'd put it on this being a Penlidis shot).