Monthly Archives: May 2020

Gone baby gone…who stole all of INXS’s Michael Hutchence’s millions? Who is Melanie Phillips and how did she escape The Guardian & get her mind Right. Why Nicolas Cage & a 50,000 pound Gold Buddha commandeered a 747 and left the Cast and Crew Behind. Who really created the movie YESTERDAY?

In an epic Episode 10 we go deep.  Way deep…   MASSIVELY DEEP AND A BIG SHOW so fasten your seatbelts…

Once in a great while you come across a person who has such depth and intelligence you are riveted by their presence and MELANIE PHILLIPS is such a person.  Her powerful statement on “Why I left the Left” as she was forced out of The Guardian UK is the talking point for her explanation on how anti-semitism has exploded around the UK and the rest of the world, once again.  You can’t help but learn something and reflect on changing times by exploring what she has to share.

Then we dive deeper into the bowels of suspicious accounting, questionable legal manuevering and outright alleged criminal activity and theft as we Listen Like Thieves to find out where the late MICHAEL HUTCHENCE’s  $50 million and continuously counting disappeared.  Chateau, Villas, homes, cars, cash, all gone baby gone.  The Paradise Papers leak of 13 million documents detailing investments from Queen Elizabeth to Prince Andrew and all three of the last Presidents has let loose a Pandora’s Box that won’t be closed soon, and hopefully see light of day in a movie.

Who the F**k is JACK BARTH?  Do you know who the Beatles were?  Well, there’s a start.  How the movie YESTERDAY’s credits and process got allegedly hijacked from an unknown 62-year-old screenwriter and taken over by two of Hollywood’s finest, director Danny Boyle and writer/producer Richard Curtis.

Then we dig Deeper than the Deep State with #OBAMAGATE and start to unveil how the loony Left’s misplaced love for the former US President is starting to unravel document-by-document as that administration’s illegal spying on US citizens comes to light with the framing of General Flynn.  Russian Tampering: FAKE  Steele Dossier: Bought and paid for by Clinton’s people: FAKE and the FBI and CIA even admit it’s rubbish.  Mueller Probe: HOAX    It doesn’t matter whether you like or dislike the current administration they are the victims of criminal activity and it’s unmasking time for real.

It’s stifling hot in your 747 from Bangkok back to the USA as it sits on the tarmac with the air conditioning turned off.  You’ve been on a Thai shoot forever, in monsoon season.  It’s done.  You want to go home.  Why is the plane waiting?  Because star NICHOLAS CAGE is running late.  And then he arrives and the news gets worse…. Every wondered why Buddha is so enlightened but has a weight problem?

Why JERRY SEINFELD’s last show should have been at the Orpheum in Sioux City, Iowa, years ago.  “NO JOKES FOR YOU!”

The Depth of Despair that MAIN STREAM MEDIA is so disgusting these days they have no place in our world for integrity or reporting.  I’m embarrassed to have attended the School of Journalism in Boulder, Colorado at CU in the 70’s when it had integrity.

The SON of God speaks out….he is more popular than Jesus, even though his Japanese firm lost $13m billion this past year.

And why so much CRIME is committed by LEFT-HANDED females?  Are you at risk?

Plus all the regular features, comment, reflections, boozy reflections of last night, Memorial Day redux, Fashion Fun and shout-outs to good people and great service.


#michaelhutchence #yesterdayMovie #JackBarth #RichardCurtis #DannyBoyle #Prada #Moncler #MelaniePhillips #Usquaebach





Inside Taylor Swift, How I Killed Delta Goodrem in 2004 but (fortunately) she came back! Sioux City Grand Theft Confessions, (VASSE) Felix the Apex Feline of Wine, D & G go Full Soprano (Tony, not Kiri Te Kawana, Roseanne & Tom Arnold’s Secret Crack Closet, ,

In Episode 9 (9’s being my lucky number not that I’m superstitious) after 16 long years I confess… I confess to killing Delta Goodrem in April of 2004 but yet… lo and behold…she has risen!  The true story behind the murder most foul in St. Kilda at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

A know a lot of you wanted to go inside Taylor Swift, and today is your opportunity.  Not in that kind of way, but we go inside her amazing biopic Miss Americana and find some revealing surprises and why President Trump likes her music 25% less these days.  And I reveal the #1 hotel in America to commit suicide if you’re so inclined.

In ‘long-arm-of-the-law’ day my confessions continue as my long-sequestered Grand Theft investigation trail circa 1969 from Sioux City’s finest (sic) has gone colder than JFK at Parkland Hospital

Australia has kangaroos, great surf, weird politicians, generally amazing people albeit too many socialist losers.  But I love living here because it has West Australia and that means some AMAZING wine and we touch on a bit of a killer red from the top cat Apex Feline winery in the Margaret River region named from the eponymous famous or infamous missing sailor of the 19th century, Vasse Felix.

Want to look like a fucking rock star or Soprano?  Tony Soprano….not that lame Kiri Te Kawana wannabe?  Wear my new Dolce & Gabbana embroidered track suit and no one will mess with you, ever…

SPYGATE!  Why the next 100 days will reveal the filth and the fury from #ObamaGate

Pipe dreams gone amock! : Why coming out of the closet isn’t nearly as dangerous as going into the closet, with Roseanne & Tom Arnold at the end of their early reign.  A real #BurnNotice

#DeltaGoodrem #TaylorSwift #VasseFeix #Sony #MICF #Dolce&Gabbana #Valentino #MissAmericana #TrueCrime #SiouxCityGrandTheft #WesternAustralia #Spygate #ObamaGate #Roseanne #Crackheads #MelbIntComedyFest



The Jewish Lawyer Who Knew Too Much and Lost His Head (Literally) in a Cambodian Hotel, “I Know A Guy in Sioux City…”, Free General Flynn! Parisian Style Icons, Newest Architectural DemiGod to Worship, The Greatest Film Scripts Never (yet) Made, Food to Die For You Can’t Have Right Now (Sorry!)

In Episode 8 it’s a week of lament.  Lamenting some of the fave and best restaurants in the world that are gone through the ravages of time and tide, or are now only tattered remnants of their past.

But with all loss comes the Universe balancing it with creation of new things to wonder at google-eyed; the amazeballs new architectural interiors whizzbang DemiGod icon (he’s not new…I just recently discovered him) Swedish import MARTIN BRUDNIZKI and his unforgettable creations.  From my fave new London restaurant BRASSERIE OF LIGHT (regrettably closed inside regrettably closed SELFRIDGES at the moment until WuFlu blows away) to ANNABELLE’s to scores of other groovy hotel installations and objets d’art.   There is so much beauty and emotion jam-packed into his creations but they have a transcendental appeal that while radical in some ways the simplicity and blending manages to appeal to a wide audience.  You feel an extraordinary vibe when you walk into any place where he has waved his magic wand…

Meanwhile…Hey?  Do you need a guy?  Everyone in a small town or neighbourhood knows a guy.  Car problems?  I know a guy…  and so on… A guy who can (fill in the blank).  I name ‘dose guys from Sioux City that I used to know.

Was University of Colorado (Boulder) in the early 1970’s the coolest place ever?  Of course… I went there and I was the most uncool chubby thick-glassed, big nose white Jew boy from a hick town ever to attend.  But relive those days and a great Facebook site about them which is ‘Members Only’.  It was Playboy Magazine’s then #1 Party School in the USA.  ‘Nuff said.

Two True Hollywood Tales on the brink of being made…or not!  Once upon a time a nondescript, insecure, hopelessly-average Jewish lawyer in Melbourne, Australia married into one of the wealthiest families in the country and was handed the keys to the kingdom. He married as well as Nicole Kidman when she snared Tom Cruise in a transactional way.  His name was Max Green.  On the eve of his son’s Bar Mitzvah he stole $40 million dollars from the wealthiest investors in town under pretext of a fake investment tied to a real project, plunged all the money into stolen sapphires from a suspicious mine run by an ex-CIA spook and a partner in Laos, managed and guarded by an ex-SAS soldier and his wife, and almost (read: Almost…) got away with it until he forget that he didn’t know what he didn’t know and his head was smashed to pieces in a posh hotel room at the Sofitel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia when it was decided he was the man who knew too much.  You need to get some quick free legal and accounting advice here because it’s stranger than fiction.

The other Hollywood film you have never seen and might never unless there’s a Dallas Buyers Club miracle is about a guy named Gelignite Jack Murray who drove the longest, toughest, car race on the planet: The legendary REDEX ’round Australia rally in the early 1950’s.  His car passing tactics were to throw dynamite (gelignite) at other cars.  At one point the $40m budget was thought to have been secured and ‘CON AIR’ , ‘LARA CROFT’ and ‘EXPENDABLES 2’ director Simon West was attached to direct. What happened to that movie?  The main investor was a multi-millionaire physician who owned a football team before he was sent to Federal Prison for allegedly hiring a convicted hitman to collect a debt.  It gets weirder…

Some people have problems with directions, or parking.  I have problems with zippers and shoelaces and this has plagued me for 60+ years. And no I’m not left-handed.  My wife is and we discussed that in an earlier episode.  And we reveal why the Big Lie of the Personal Development World was “Hugs Not Drugs”.  Whoever thought hugs were better than drugs obviously never did any Class A narcotics.  But don’t try this at home, kids, it’s just a memorable cautionary tale from someone who was ravenously hungry at the conclusion of the podcast.

Inspiring people, companies and things to investigate from this week where you can find the breathtaking beauty right in front of you if you look up when you walk down your own street.

@martinbrudnizki @m_b_d_s_  @AMIparis @Y3 @StoneIsland #Perinos @IGLuxTravel #InternationalTravelManagement #JohnClifford #PaulConroy #JamesMcdonaldPhotography @jamesMcdonald #Dust&Glory #SimonWest #GaryO’Toole #NatalieHeslop #NancyRizk #FotisKapetopoulos #AngusPyke @BrasserieOfLight #bobbywoodmode

Brasseries of Light Photography by James McDonald

Amazing True Hollywood Stories! How a young French kid in a sleeping bag outside the wrong hotel 20 years earlier got DALLAS BUYERS CLUB made, Waiter at End of His Rope pens Tom Hardy CAPONE flick, How to Snub Sinatra, Sioux City, Iowa Porn History, The Worst Congresswoman in History

In Episode 7 it’s time for TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORIES of grace and valour!  (No #meToo politics, gender-prefs, or virtue-signalling!)

We hear an amazing story about how uber producer Cassian Elwes (Thank You For Smoking, The Butler) had wanted to be involved with Dallas Buyers Club for over a decade, and how he got his chance to be a part of history by saving the film in the last moments before production was about to crash from financial fallout by calling in a 20 year old favour from a French backpacker.

We then travel to the dark recesses of Lower Fourth Street in Sioux City, Iowa in the late 1950’s and early 60’s, long before YOUPORN and PORNHUB, to discover the Cornhusker Porn King’s secret hideaway I frequented as a 10-year-old pinball addict.  Through the portal of time we jump in some Hansen Ski Boots and onto the ski slopes of Aspen, Vail, and Lake Eldora (Lake Eldora???) at University of Colorado in the 70’s just trying to keep our feet warm, and then out to Hollywood again (via a New York restaurant) where a down-and-out-writer subsisting as a waiter gets la mano de Dios and a studio deal with Tom Hardy attached for an Al Capone feature….but that’s not the story I want to tell.  I want to tell you about the character behind the waiter.

In between this we find how I escaped Vietnam and how the world would be a better place if John Kerry and John McCain had spent more time there….like…forever…and opened up a bed and breakfast together.

And we revisit The Dinner Party time-travel experiment, which hit the 21 day deadline TODAY (though you can start anytime) to check in on our time-travellers, and explain why it’s time to send China back to the Stone Age.

Tired?  Well, we lighten it all up with Don Rickles’ tutorial on how to snub Frank Sinatra, and how it can help you with your relationships today!   And we put on our waders and gumboots and dive down into the sewer looking for Nancy Pelosi in her natural habitat.

All this plus your regular features, Scorpio Full Moon debrief, and why Louis Vuitton and Off-White’s Virgil Abloh is the coolest cat around.

#ScottFeinberg #danbongino #cassianelwes #matthewmcconaughey #scottyCam #neilwhittaker #hotelduCap #cannes #voltage #NicolasChartier #sonsOfMary #ElwoodBathers #offwhite #VirgilAbloh #LouisVuitton #ValentinoGaravani #pantryBrighton #RoyalBrightonYachtClub #THR #TheWrap #Variety #ChinaliedPeopleDied #Patagonia #HotelduCap-Eden-Roc #InterContinentalCarltonCannes #cannesFilmFestival #igluxtravel #neilswidey #jeffjacoby #bostonglobe