Do you want to hear a really cute story? And win a prize, maybe? You do? Okay. Cool.
On Sunday nights, my mum and I watch Classic Countdown together. Mum lives in Tasmania and I live in Melbourne, but on Sundays at 6pm we make a cup of tea (or pour a glass of wine) flip the telly on, grab our phones and get our Molly on.
It’s very exciting to see which year we’re up to, and who is doing the promo piece-to-cameras, and who will be in the studio. This week, Laura Branigan drove in – amidst the crowd of kids – singing Gloria. Last week, Simple Minds were swinging the satchels and lurching about. There’s been a lot of Inxs. Olivia Newton-John. Duran Duran. ABBA. Pseudo Echo. Elton. The Go Betweens. The Church. A great and quite controversial band called The Fruit Pastilles (which I had forgotten about). The list goes on. The stars are unforgettable and forgotten, in equal parts.
As the episodes play out, we message back and forth with short comments about what’s on screen. Some of those comments included:
Me: “Molly’s posh accent! LOL!”
Mum: “Proper lyrics. And eyelashes!”
Me: “I do like The Knack, tho.”
Mum: “Here goes Kate Bush!”
Me: “He’s sort of like Michael Hutchence’s older, plumper brother…”
Mum: “Johnny Rotton sounding SO sensible.”
Me: “Nice harmonies too… and hair.”
Mum: “I like some of these. Not Iggy Pop though.”
Me: “Again with JoJo Zep?”
Mum: “Ah, David Bowie.”
Me: “OMG! LEIF!”
Mum: “Cake was very nice, rich.”
(Last one is not related to Classic Countdown but still important.)
Countdown was a huge, massive, epic, giant part of my life, growing up (and I bet many readers feel the same) so it’s pure bliss to revisit it each week. Completely bolstering, in fact.
Such is my love for Classic Countdown that the ABC got in touch and offered me a really ace prize pack to give away to one lucky and clever Meet Me At Mike’s reader. I KNOW!
The prize pack contains: One Classic Countdown tote, one Classic Countdown CD and one Classic Countdown t-shirt.
(If you fancy snaffling some of these things for Christmas gifts, the Classic Countdown album is out now – and the limited edition t-shirts and tote bags are available/nearly available at abcshop.com.au!)
TO ENTER: please comment below and tell me why you fancy winning this ace prize.
Good luck!! Do yourself a favour and watch the show, lovers!
PS: Huge thanks to Jill at the ABC for these goodies!
Open to people with Australian postal address only.
Pip’s favourite response will win.
Giveaway finishes at MIDNIGHT on 20th November 2017.
Winner contacted via email on 23rd November 2017.
Prize will be posted by Pip once winner’s address is confirmed.